Companion To The Revised Old Testament by Talbot Wilson Chambers

Companion To The Revised Old Testament

byTalbot Wilson Chambers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...renderings made the sacred writers more obscure than they naturally are. The revision of course does not solve all difficulties and make all rough places plain, but if it smooths the path for the English reader and perceptibly aids him in reaching the mind of the Spirit, the benefit will not be small to the church of God. Hosea.--In ii. 21, 22 the verb " hear" is changed to "answer," which is the proper sense of the Hebrew. When the heavens ask to send their rain upon the earth, God will answer them, and when the earth asks rain the heavens will answer, and so throughout the series of bold personifications. In iv. 16, " For Israel slideth back like a blacksliding heifer," the revision reverts to the true meaning of the original, which is that Israel hath behaved himself stubbornly like a stubborn or refractory heifer. In v. 18, "her rulers with shame do love, Give ye," which is almost unintelligible, is replaced by "her rulers dearly love shame "--i.e., what is shameful. In v. 10 " the princes of Judah are like them that remove the bound," the change of "bound" into "landmark" makes the sense more obvious. In vi. 3 the fine passage, "Then shall we know if we follow on to know the Lord; His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain tmto the earth," has its full beauty brought out by a stricter rendering--" Let us know, let us follow on to know the Lord; His going forth is sure as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watereth the earth." The sense is both clearer and richer. We read in v. 4 concerning Judah's goodness that " as the early dew it goeth a...

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Title:Companion To The Revised Old TestamentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217915736

ISBN - 13:9780217915731

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