The Historical Poetry Of The Ancient Hebrews (volume 1)

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byMichael Heilprin

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... Saul's heroism delivered his people from the yoke of the Philistines, and made it triumphant over Ammon, Moab, Edom. and other enemies. His throne created unity and national integrity. His zeal for Jehovah destroyed foreign elements. His victories enriched the state. Such was the early course of his reign. But disobedience to the dictates of Samuel, which the prophet treated as disobedience to God: jealousy of David, which drove this son-in-law of the king into revolt--if it was not merely a pretext for revolt: and melancholy and violence of temper, which hostile collisions and constant fear provoked or aggravated, made the latter part of Saul's reign a period of civil distraction, which ended in a general catastrophe. The Philistines saw that their turn for victory was come. Saul had hunted David beyond the southern boundary of his kingdom, and the valiant Hebrew freebooter, with his six hundred warriors, had become a vassal of Achish, king of Gath, one of the five leading cities of Philistia. Samuel, the man whose ardor in the service of Jehovah had inspired the Israelites in their grapples with' the worshippers of Dagon and Astarte, was dead; Saul's mind was distracted; Jonathan, David's friend, was distrusted by his father. The princes of Philistia now marshalled their forces for a decisive blow. The last chapters of L Samuel tell the story of Israel's defeat. The Philistines marched to the north, and the valley of JezreeL in Issachar, became the battlefield; the invaders gathering their armies to Aphek. and the Israelites encamping by a fountain near Mount Gilboa. And the Philistine princes passed on. leading their men by hundreds and by thousands. David and his men denied among the last with Achish. Seeing them, the other princes of Philistia asked,...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... Saul's heroism delivered his people from the yoke of the Philistines, and made it triumphant over Ammon, Moab, Edom. and other...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217586961

ISBN - 13:9780217586962

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