The first book of the Kings

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJoseph Rawson Lumby

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...supplied to omit the word 'shekels' as is done here. So Gen. xxiv. 22; Exod. xxx. 23. No Englishman misunderstands such an expression as 'three hundred a year.' 17. three pound of gold went to one shield The word rendered pound here is 'maneh,' and according to the parallel passage (2 Chron. ix. 16) is equal to 'one hundred shekels.' There is no sufficient data for settling the value of these weights in terms of our English standards, but such computations as seem most trustworthy make the maneh equal to about 2J lbs. The addition of three such maneh of gold to a shield need not make it unwieldy. Of course the gold was only the external covering, not the whole fabric of the shields, though Josephus says the king cast (i-x&vevae) these targets and shields of the precious metal. in the house of the forest of Lebanon On this see above vii. 2. These golden shields were probably only used on grand occasions, and when not in use were suspended against the numerous pillars in the royal armoury, for which purpose the house of the forest of Lebanon 8 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and over 19 laid it with the best gold. The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions 20 stood beside the stays. And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was a not the like made in any kingdom. And all king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: none were of silver: it was nothing accounted of in the days of 22 Solomon. For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish appears to have been built. The shields were carried away in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...supplied to omit the word 'shekels' as is done here. So Gen. xxiv. 22; Exod. xxx. 23. No Englishman misundersta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217294162

ISBN - 13:9780217294164

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