Stanley Meredith

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...earnestly. " Why did he not call together his men of war? Surely Joab, the mighty captain of his host, should have driven the people of Absalom as chaff before the wind." " Nay, my son," answered Eleazar, " there were many men with Absalom; and David knew full well the caverns and mountain fastnesses about Hebron, wherein the rebellious could entrench themselves. He had himself dwelt in the wilderness of Ziph, while his life was hunted by Saul; and he saw that it were madness to attack an enemy in the strongholds, where ten might put a thousand to flight. Therefore he fled from Jerusalem northward, to draw the revolting army thither unto battle. Thou knowest how David, in his flight, directed his friend Hushai, the Archite, to return into Jerusalem, and there defeat for him the words of the wise Ahithophel, who had become one of the conspirators with Absalom. The device was successful. The rebel king adopted the plans of Hushai, and the counsel of Ahithophel was turned into foolishness. The sons of Zadok and Abiathar stayed by the fountain of Enrogel, which is at the foot of Mount Zion, waiting for tidings from within the city. Thither a damsel carried them the messages of Hushai, with which they hastened to King David. Thou hast great honour in thy father, young man," added Eleazar, turning to Azariah. " Israel shall never forget Jonathan, the son of Abiathar, and Ahimaaz, the son of Zadok." The expressive face of Azariah flushed with quick pleasure at this tribute unto his father; and he said, " Ahimaaz, from his youth up, hath counted it a duty and a joy to serve his king." " It seemeth to me a strange thing that, at one time, there should be two high priests in Israel," observed Heman. "It happened in this wise," answered Eleazar; "but surely...

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...earnestly. " Why did he not call together his men of war? Surely Joab, the mighty captain of his host, should have driv...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217562558

ISBN - 13:9780217562553

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