'Israel in the wilderness'; or, Gleanings from the scenes of the wanderings. With an essay on the…

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byCharles Forster

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... they went up to fight contrary to the command of Moses, after the return of the men who had been sent to spy out the land: a Seir totally distinct from that in the land of Edom.'--Tent and Khan, p. 217. If this conclusion be correct, as there is every reason to believe, it may be a clue to the site of the Hormah of Numbers xiv. 45. Dr. Stewart mentions, on the authority of the Bedouins, that 'directly east from Khulasah there are ruins called Kherbut Sebata, at the foot of the Magrah mountains, which were in sight,' and adds, 'This most probably is the Zephath of Judges i. 17, also called Hormah,' p. 205. If his Kusr-es-Sir be the Seir of Deut. i. 44, and this Sebata be Zephath (alias Hormah), may not the latter be the Hormah of Numbers and Deuteronomy, where the pursuit closed? battle of Hormah, fought, we have seen, on the northeastern side and summit of Djebel Helal. Another passage informs us that in this great fight the Amalekites were leagued with the Canaanites, who, it is hence made clear, had pushed their settlements southwards into the wilderness of Paran, where the two races became intermingled, and occupied together the whole southern, or Arabian, frontier of Palestine. 'Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them and discomfited them even unto Hormah.' Thirty-eight years later Moses found himself a second time upon this same ground. And we have only to consider his circumstances regarded as a human leader, to see the wisdom and necessity of the fruitless embassy to Edom. Por he was here placed in circumstances which nought but miracle could overrule. In his front lay the whole strength of the combined Amalekite and Canaanite population. On his left flank hung impending the impregnable...

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... they went up to fight contrary to the command of Moses, after the return of the men who had been sent to spy out the l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217144683

ISBN - 13:9780217144681

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