What does Read mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ἀνέγνωτε to distinguish between 10
ἀναγνωσθῇ to distinguish between 2
וַיִּקְרָ֣א to call 2
וַיִּקְרָא־ to call 2
קְרָ֣א to call 2
ἀναγνοὺς to distinguish between 1
קָרָא֙ to call 1
תִּקְרָאֵֽם to call 1
וַיִּקְרָ֨א to call 1
בִּקְרֹ֥א to call 1
קָרָ֤אתָ to call 1
וּקְרָאֶ֖נָּה to call 1
וַיִּקְרָ֥א to call 1
וַיִּקְרָאֶ֤הָ to call 1
כִּקְר֣וֹא to call 1
וְֽקָרָ֔אתָ to call 1
קָרָ֜א to call 1
וַיִּקְרָ֛א to call 1
נִקְרָ֛א to call 1
וַֽיִּקְרְא֥וּ to call 1
וַ֠יִּקְרָא to call 1
וַֽיִּקְרְא֗וּ to call 1
לְמִקְרֵ֔א to call 1
יִקְר֔וֹן to call 1
לְמִקְרֵ֗א to call 1
אֶקְרֵ֣א to call 1
קֱרִ֖י to call 1
וְקָרָ֣אתָ to call 1
וַיִּקְרָאֵ֑הוּ to call 1
ἀναγινώσκεις to distinguish between 1
ἀναγινωσκομένας to distinguish between 1
ἀναγνῶναι to distinguish between 1
ἀναγνόντες to distinguish between 1
ἀναγινώσκετε to distinguish between 1
ἀναγινωσκομένη to distinguish between 1
ἀναγινώσκηται to distinguish between 1
ἀνέγνωσαν to distinguish between 1
ἀναγνωσθῆναι to distinguish between 1
ἀναγινωσκόμενος to distinguish between 1
קָֽרְא֔וּ to call 1
וַיִּקְרָאֵ֑ם to call 1
וּֽקְרָ֔אוּ to call 1
וַיִּקְרָאֵֽהוּ to call 1
וַיִּקְרָאֵ֥הוּ to call 1
קָרָ֖א to call 1
כִּקְרֹא֩ to call 1
וְקָ֥רָא to call 1
תִּקְרָ֞א to call 1
נִקְרָאִ֖ים to call 1
וַיִּקְרָ֖א to call 1
ἀναγνῶτε to distinguish between 1
קֱרִ֧י to call 1

Definitions Related to Read


   1 to distinguish between, to recognise, to know accurately, to acknowledge.
   2 to Read.


   1 to call, call out, recite, Read, cry out, proclaim.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to call, cry, utter a loud sound.
         1a2 to call unto, cry (for help), call (with name of God).
         1a3 to proclaim.
         1a4 to Read aloud, Read (to oneself), Read.
         1a5 to summon, invite, call for, call and commission, appoint, call and endow.
         1a6 to call, name, give name to, call by.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to call oneself.
         1b2 to be called, be proclaimed, be Read aloud, be summoned, be named.
      1c (Pual) to be called, be named, be called out, be chosen.


   1 to call, Read aloud, Read out, shout.
      1a (P’al).
         1a1 to call, proclaim.
         1a2 to Read aloud, Read out.
      1b (Ithp’el) to be summoned, be called.

Frequency of Read (original languages)

Frequency of Read (English)


Webster's Dictionary - Deep-Read
(a.) Profoundly book- learned.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Read, Reading
A — 1: ἀναγινώσκω (Strong's #314 — Verb — anaginosko — an-ag-in-oce'-ko ) primarily, "to know certainly, to know again, recognize" (ana, "again," ginosko, "to know"), is used of "reading" written characters, e.g., Matthew 12:3,5 ; 21:16 ; 24:15 ; of the private "reading" of Scripture, Acts 8:28,30,32 ; of the public "reading" of Scripture, Luke 4:16 ; Acts 13:27 ; 15:21 ; 2 Corinthians 3:15 ; Colossians 4:16 (thrice); 1 Thessalonians 5:27 ; Revelation 1:3 . In 2 Corinthians 1:13 there is a purposive play upon words; firstly, "we write none other things unto you, than what ye read (anaginosko)" signifies that there is no hidden or mysterious meaning in his Epistles; whatever doubts may have arisen and been expressed in this respect, he means what he says; then follows the similar verb epiginosko, "to acknowledge," "or even acknowledge, and I hope ye will acknowledge unto the end." The paronomasia can hardly be reproduced in English. Similarly, in 2 Corinthians 3:2 the verb ginosko, "to know," and anaginosko, "to read," are put in that order, and metaphorically applied to the church at Corinth as being an epistle, a message to the world, written by the Apostle and his fellow missionaries, through their ministry of the gospel and the consequent change in the lives of the converts, an epistle "known and read of all men." For other instances of paronomasia see, e.g., Romans 12:3 , phroneo, huperphroneo, sophroneo; 1 Corinthians 2:13,14 , sunkrino, anakrino; 2 Thessalonians 3:11 , ergazomai, and periergazomai; 1 Corinthians 7:31 , chraomai and katachraomai; 1 Corinthians 11:31 , diakrino and krino; 1 Corinthians 12:2 , ago and apago; Philippians 3:2,3 , katatome and peritome.
B — 1: ἀνάγνωσις (Strong's #320 — — anagnosis — an-ag'-no-sis ) in nonbiblical Greek denoted "recognition" or "a survey" (the latter found in the papyri); then, "reading;" in the NT the public "reading" of Scripture, Acts 13:15 ; 2 Corinthians 3:14 ; 1 Timothy 4:13 , where the context makes clear that the reference is to the care required in reading the Scriptures to a company, a duty ever requiring the exhortation "take heed." Later, readers in churches were called anagnostai. In the Sept., Nehemiah 8:8 .
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Bible: to be Read With Delight
When Mr. Hone, who wrote the 'Every-day Book,' and was of sceptical views, was travelling through Wales, he stopped at a cottage to ask for a drink of water, and a little girl answered him, 'Oh, yes! sir, I have no doubt mother will give you some milk. Come in.' He went in and sat down. The little girl was reading her Bible. Mr. Hone said, 'Well, my little girl, you are getting your task?' 'No, sir, I am not,' she replied,' I am reading the Bible.' 'Yes,' said he, 'you are getting your task out of the Bible?' 'Oh, no,' she replied, 'it is no task to read the Bible; I love the Bible.' 'And why do you love the Bible?' said he. Her simple, child-like answer was, 'I thought everybody loved the Bible.' Her own love to the precious volume had made her innocently believe that everybody else was equally delighted to read God's Word. Mr. .Hone was so touched with the sincerity of that expression, that he read the Bible himself, and instead of being an opponent to the things of God, came to be a friend of divine truth.
Webster's Dictionary - Well-Read
(a.) Of extensive reading; deeply versed; - often followed by in.
Webster's Dictionary - Read
(v. i.) To give advice or counsel.
(n.) Rennet. See 3d Reed.
(imp. & p. p.) of Read
(v. i.) To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document.
(v. i.) To tell; to declare.
(v. t.) To advise; to counsel.
(v. t.) To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
(v. t.) To tell; to declare; to recite.
(v. t.) To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book.
(v. t.) Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.
(v. t.) To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation.
(v. t.) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law.
(v. i.) To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage reads thus in the early manuscripts.
(v. i.) To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly.
(v. i.) To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
(v. i.) To learn by reading.
(a.) Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.
imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.
(v. t.) Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede.
(v.) Reading.
Webster's Dictionary - Half-Read
(a.) Informed by insufficient reading; superficial; shallow.
King James Dictionary - Read
READ, n. See the Verb.
1. Counsel. Obs. 2. Saying sentence. Obs. READ, The preterit and pp. read, is pronounced red. Gr. to say or tell, to flow a speaker, a rhetorician. The primary sense of read is to speak, to utter, that is, to push, drive or advance. This is also the primary sense of ready, that is, prompt or advancing, quick. L. gratia, the primary sense of which is prompt to favor, advancing towards, free. The elements of these words are the same as those of ride and L. gradior, &c. The sense of reason is secondary, that which is uttered, said or set forth hence counsel also. See Ready.
1. To utter or pronounce written or printed words, letters or characters in the proper order to repeat the names or utter the sounds customarily annexed to words, letters or characters as, to read a written or printed discourse to read the letters of an alphabet to read figures to read the notes of music, or to read music. 2. To inspect and understand words or characters to peruse silently as, to read a paper or letter without uttering the words to read to one's self. 3. To discover or understand by characters, marks or features as, to read a man's thoughts in his countenance. To read the interior structure of the globe.
An armed corse did lie, in whose dead face he read great magnanimity.
4. To learn by observation. Those about her from her shall read the perfect ways of honor.
5. To know fully. Who is't can read a woman?
6. To suppose to guess. Obs. 7. To advise. Obs. READ,
1. To perform the act of reading. So they read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense. Nehemiah 8 .
2. To be studious to practice much reading. It is sure that Fleury roads.
3. To learn by reading. I have read of an eastern king who put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence.
4. To tell to declare. Not in use. READ, pp. red.
1. Uttered pronounced, as written words in the proper order as, the letter was read to the family. 2. Silently perused. READ, a. red. Instructed or knowing by reading versed in books learned. Well read is the phrase commonly used as well read in history well read in the classics.
A poet well read in Longinus -

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Read - Read, n. Read, The preterit and pp. Read, is pronounced red. The primary sense of Read is to speak, to utter, that is, to push, drive or advance. This is also the primary sense of Ready, that is, prompt or advancing, quick. See Ready. To utter or pronounce written or printed words, letters or characters in the proper order to repeat the names or utter the sounds customarily annexed to words, letters or characters as, to Read a written or printed discourse to Read the letters of an alphabet to Read figures to Read the notes of music, or to Read music. To inspect and understand words or characters to peruse silently as, to Read a paper or letter without uttering the words to Read to one's self. To discover or understand by characters, marks or features as, to Read a man's thoughts in his countenance. To Read the interior structure of the globe. ...
An armed corse did lie, in whose dead face he Read great magnanimity. Those about her from her shall Read the perfect ways of honor. Who is't can Read a woman? ...
6. Read, ...
1. To perform the act of Reading. So they Read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense. To be studious to practice much Reading. To learn by Reading. I have Read of an eastern king who put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence. Read, pp. Uttered pronounced, as written words in the proper order as, the letter was Read to the family. Read, a. Instructed or knowing by Reading versed in books learned. Well Read is the phrase commonly used as well Read in history well Read in the classics. ...
A poet well Read in Longinus -...
Readable - ) Such as can be Read; legible; fit or suitable to be Read; worth Reading; interesting
Read - ) of Read...
(v. ) To perform the act of Reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document. ) To interpret; to explain; as, to Read a riddle. ) To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is expressed; to peruse; as, to Read a discourse; to Read the letters of an alphabet; to Read figures; to Read the notes of music, or to Read music; to Read a book. ) To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to Read theology or law. ) To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage Reads thus in the early manuscripts. ) To produce a certain effect when Read; as, that sentence Reads queerly. ) To study by Reading; as, he Read for the bar. ) To learn by Reading. ) Instructed or knowing by Reading; versed in books; learned. of Read, v. ) Reading
Peruse - ) To Read through; to Read carefully
Anticipate - (Latin: ante, before; capio, take) ...
To Read the Divine Office, in private but not in choir, before the time usually assigned for it; e. , to Read Matins, which should be Read before Mass, on the evening before, i
Jehudi - ” Messenger for Jewish leaders calling Baruch to Read Jeremiah's preaching to them and then messenger of the king to get the scroll so the king could Read it. Jehudi Read the scroll to King Jehoiakim and then cut it up and threw it into the fire about 604 B
Jehudi - The princes' Ready tool in fetching Baruch to Read Jeremiah's (Jeremiah 36:14; Jeremiah 36:21-23) denunciations; then employed by Jehoiakim to bring and Read the roll, which the king cut and burned
Shachia - ” Clan leader in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:10 ), following different manuscripts than modern translations which Read Sachia. Many manuscripts and early versions Read, “Shabia
Radde - of Read, Rede
Jezoar - The name in the Hebrew text is Jizhar or Izhar as Read by modern translations. Early Hebrew scribes Read it as “and Zohar” (NIV)
Ayyah - ” In the unclear Hebrew text of 1 Chronicles 7:20 , modern translations Read Ayyah as a city on the border of Ephraim. Others follow a Greek text tradition which apparently Read Gaza
Pul (1) - Septuagint Read Phud. Phut ought to be Read for Pal; compare Nahum 3:9
Jehu'di - (a Jew ), son of Nethaniah, a man employed by the princes of Jehoiakim's court to fetch Baruch to Read Jeremiah's denunciation, ( Jeremiah 36:14 ) and then by the king to fetch the volume itself and Read it to him
Redde - of Read, or Rede
Rad - of Read, Rede
Overread - ) To Read over, or peruse
Hezrai - ” KJV Reading of name of David's military hero (2 Samuel 23:25 ) following an early scribal note on the Hebrew text. The written text and modern translations Read Hezro with 1 Chronicles 11:37 , where many early translations Read Hezrai
Eichah - The Book of Lamentations, Read on Tishah BeAv
Jehudi - An officer of Jehoiakim, at whose summons Baruch Read to the princes of Judah the roll of Jeremiah’s prophecies, and who was afterwards himself employed to Read the roll to the king
Sallai - Commentators often emend the Hebrew text to Read, “and his brothers, men of valor. ” Others Read, “Sallu
Ira (1) - Others Read Ir with conjunction "and" at the end
Credo - ) The creed, as sung or Read in the Roman Catholic church
Hashbadana - One who assisted Ezra when he Read the law
Lectionary - The Tables to be found in the Prayer Book setting forththe portions of Scripture to be Read daily in Public Worshipthroughout the year, also the Proper Lessons for Sundays and theHoly Days of the Church. The word is derived from the Latin lectus,from lego, to gather, to Read. From this origin we have the wordlection, meaning a Reading or lesson Read; he who Reads was calledlector, a name given to one of the minor orders in the ancientChurch. The Lectionary as found in the Prayer Book contains mostample provision for the Reading of God's Holy Word. By thisappointment the Old Testament is Read once during the year, andsome portions of it more frequently. The New Testament is Readthree times, while the Book of Psalms is Read twelve times or oncea month. No other religious body makes so large provision for thepublic Reading of the Scriptures, and the Episcopal Church has beenappropriately called a "Bible Reading Church
Yonah - ) (a) the prophet sent by G-d to urge the people of Ninveh to repent; (b) the Book of Jonah, Read during the afternoon prayers on Yom Kippur ...
Yonah The book of Tanach relating Jonah's mission to prophesy to Nineveh, his attempt to avoid fulfilling this duty, and Nineveh's return to G-d. It is Read on Yom Kippur
Proper Lessons - The portions of Scripture from the Old and NewTestaments appointed to be Read on a Sunday or Holy Day at Morningand Evening Prayer. The word "Proper" as thus used is intended toindicate that the Lesson is appropriate to the Sunday or Holy Dayand is to be Read on that day instead of the Lesson appointed forthe Daily Office
Prelection - ) A lecture or discourse Read in public or to a select company
Lay Reader - A layman authorized to Read parts of the public service of the church
Punites - Some manuscripts Read Puvanites or Puvites
Bedan - This is usually seen as work of copyist, but the original Reading is uncertain. Early Jewish rabbis Read ben-Dan, “son of Dan” and thought Samson was intended (Judges 13:2 , Judges 13:24 ). Others Read Abdon (Judges 12:13-15 ). NIV, TEV, NRSV Read Barak for Bedan
Peacock - NAS, NRSV Read peacock with KJV at 1 Kings 10:22 ; 2 Chronicles 9:21 . Other translations Read monkey (REB, RSV) or baboon (NIV, NRSV margin)
Gergesenes - (guhr' geh sseeness) KJV Reading in Matthew 8:28 . Modern translations Read, “Gadarenes
Ashbea - NIV, NAS, NRSV Read Beth Ashbea
Lector - ) A Reader of lections; formerly, a person designated to Read lessons to the illiterate
Ibleam - Many Bible students think Ibleam was the original Reading for the Levite city in Joshua 21:25 , where the Hebrew text now Reads “Gath-rimmon,” also Read in Joshua 21:24 . Some Greek manuscripts Read Iebatha, perhaps a corruption of Ibleam. 1 Chronicles 6:70 Reads Bileam, pointing to Ibleam as original. Other Greek manuscripts Read Beth-Shean. Many Bible students also Read Ibleam as the place of attack in 2 Kings 15:10 (REB, TEV, RSV, but not NRSV). Some Greek manuscripts Read Ibleam. Normal text procedure would see Ibleam as the easier Reading adopted in view of 2 Kings 9:27 by a copyist or translator who did not understand the Hebrew text
Kere-Kethib - (keh ree'-keh theeb) Transliteration of Hebrew terms meaning, “read” and “written. In such cases the text has the written consonants of the traditional text, but the scribes had placed vowel points in the text indicating how the word should be Read. In the margin of the text stands the consonants of the word to be Read. The textual margin would Read dni , the consonants of adonai . How such Readings developed in the history of the text is not known. They may have sought to make the text Read in worship by the community conform to a standard written text. Some examples may have been theologically motivated, as the change in the divine name warned the Reader not to pronounce the sacred name but to replace it with adonai or Lord
Hashbadana - Consideration in judging, stood at Ezra's left hand when he Read the law (Nehemiah 8:4 )
Ferret - Other translations Read, “gecko
Asuppim - Modern translations Read, “storehouse
Misread - ) To Read amiss; to misunderstand in Reading. ) of Misread...
Parthians - We Read of them Acts 2:9
Shen - Early translations Read it as “Jeshanah” (REB, NRSV), but that appears to be too far east for the context. Some early translators Read, “Beth-shan
Gesham - Thus NAS, NIV, NRSV, REB Read, Geshan, which is the actual Hebrew spelling. The early Greek traditions Read Gershom and Sogar
Harmon - KJV Reads, “palace,” changing the first letter of the Hebrew word to a common Hebrew noun for royal fortresses. ” The earliest Greek translation Read, “Mount Rimmon. ” Some Bible students change the first letter slightly to Read, “Mount Hermon. ” If Harmon, the unchanged Hebrew text, is Read, we know nothing of the place meant. Whatever the precise Reading of the original, Amos' intention was to describe the drastic fate waiting the sinful women of Samaria, a fate using terminology connected with slaughter of animals and exile
Reading - ) The way in which anything Reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version. ) Addicted to Reading; as, a Reading community. ) The act of one who Reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be Read. ) Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive Reading. ) of Read...
(n. ) Of or pertaining to the act of Reading; used in Reading. ) An observation Read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the Reading of a barometer
Greyhound - Modern translations Read “strutting cock” or rooster
Ribband - Modern translations Read “cord” (NAS, NIV, NRSV) or “thread” (REB)
Polyphone - ) A character or vocal sign representing more than one sound, as Read, which is pronounced red
Pub - The name is not Hebrew, but rather Assyrian, from Phol, which some Read Bean
Evangeliaria - Liturgical books containing portions of the Gospels Read during Mass and in public offices of the Church
Unread - ) Not Read or perused; as, an unread book
Shunammite - Read "Sulamite
Epistle - In Liturgy, selection most frequently from one of the letters, or Epistles of the Apostles Read at Mass after the Collects, at the (priest's) right-hand side of the altar and therefore called the Epistle side. At High Mass the Epistle is Read aloud in one tone by the subdeacon
Prelect - ) To Read publicly, as a lecture or discourse
Asnapper - (ass napuhr) KJV Reading in Ezra 4:10 . Modern translations Read Osnappar (NAS, RSV) Ashurbanipal (TEV, NIV)
Azal - Not known as a place: in the margin it is not Read as a proper name
Nodab - We Read of this place 1 Chronicles 5:19
Gospeller - The Priest or Deacon appointed to Read the Holy Gospelat a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, is so, called
Index - Simply the list of books which Catholics are forbidden by the highest ecclesiastical authority to Read or retain without authorization
Index of Prohibited Books - Simply the list of books which Catholics are forbidden by the highest ecclesiastical authority to Read or retain without authorization
Hashum - ...
Stood on Ezra's left hand while he Read the law (Nehemiah 8:4 )
Bajith - (bay' jith) KJV Reading in Isaiah 15:2 . Modern translations Read, “temple
Gizonite, Hashem the - Kennicott would Read the proper name Gouni
Unriddle - ) To Read the riddle of; to solve or explain; as, to unriddle an enigma or a mystery
Neapolis - We Read of this place, Acts 16:11 perhaps so called from being then newly formed meaning a new city
Proper Psalms - Certain great days of the Church are so importantin the truths they set forth, the Church hath thought good to orderthat all Holy Scriptures that can possibly be used in illustrationthereof shall be Read on those days. Thus in addition to the ProperLessons there are also Proper Psalms, and the days for which theyare appointed with the number of the Psalms to be Read are to befound in the Table prefixed to the Psalter in the Prayer-book
Sententiary - ) One who Read lectures, or commented, on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris (1159-1160), a school divine
Kohelet - In many communities it is Read on the holiday of Sukkot
Dara - In some Hebrew MSS DARDA is Read
Shalem - Modern translations Read, “safely
Gospel Side of Altar - The left side of the altar as one faces it, so called because portions of the Gospels are Read there at Mass
Azzah - Elsewhere less accurately Read Gaza
Parshat shekalim - "portion of shekels"); Torah portion concerning the mitzvah of the half-shekel, Read on the Shabbat before the month of Adar ...
Altar, Gospel Side of - The left side of the altar as one faces it, so called because portions of the Gospels are Read there at Mass
Flower of Age - 1 Corinthians 7:36 should Read "if he pass the flower of his age
Shiloni - But the passage may be Read "Zechariah, the son of the Shilonite," as in the R
Slaves - only in Revelation 18:13 , where it should Read 'bodies,' as in the margin
Megilah - "scroll") Usually a reference to the Scroll of Esther that is Read on Purim and chronicles the story of the holiday
Lection - of Scripture, Read in divine service. ) A Reading; a variation in the text
Bimah - "platform"); raised table at which the Torah is publicly Read in the synagogue, and from which a sermon is often delivered...
Miserere - " The Latin title of the 51st Psalmwhich is used in the Penitential Office appointed to be Read on AshWednesday
Lacedaemonians - In 2Ma 5:9 we Read that Jason fled for refuge to the Lacedæmonians ‘because they were near of kin. , 1Ma 15:23 , where we Read of Sparta and an alliance with the Spartans
Shabbat chazon - "Sabbath of Vision"); the Shabbat before Tishah BeAv, so called because of the passage �Chazon� (Isaiah 1:1) Read for the Haftorah ...
Jibsam - Modern translations often Read Ibsam
Neziah - We Read of the children of this man, Ezra 2:54
Nephtoah - We Read of the water of Nephtoah, which went towards mount Ephron, Joshua 15:9
Jehudi - He was sent by the princes to invite Baruch to Read Jeremiah's roll to them (Jeremiah 36:14,21 )
Gospel Side - The north side of the Altar (the left side as we facethe Altar) at which the Holy Gospel is Read
Hammelech - Modern translations Read, “son of the king
Ecclesiastes - In many communities it is Read on the holiday of Sukkot
Arni - NAS, NIV Read Ram, correlating with list in 1 Chronicles 2:10
Anaiah - One who stood beside Ezra when he Read the law to the people
Jube - ) gallery above such a screen, from which certain parts of the service were formerly Read
Litany Desk - A kneeling desk, sometimes called a faldstool, fromwhich the Litany is Read. The significance of this position may be seen byreference to the words of the prophet Joel Read on Ash Wednesdayas the Epistle, "Let the Priests, the Ministers of the Lord, weepbetween the porch and the Altar, and let them say, Spare Thypeople, O Lord
Loft, Rood - Loft or gallery surmounting a rood screen, from which the priest sometimes Read the Epistles and Gospels or preached to those assembled in the nave
Jose - Modern translations Read Joshua (Luke 3:29 )
Parshat zachor - "portion of rememberance"); portion of Torah concerning the mitzvah to remember what Amalek did to the Jewish people, Read on the Shabbat before Purim
Gnat - Matthew 23:24 should Read 'strain out' in contrast to 'swallowing
Parashah - ) A lesson from the Torah, or Law, from which at least one section is Read in the Jewish synagogue on every Sabbath and festival
Rood Loft - Loft or gallery surmounting a rood screen, from which the priest sometimes Read the Epistles and Gospels or preached to those assembled in the nave
Post Communion - The name given to that portion of the CommunionOffice which is Read after all have communicated, and is the givingof thanks for the grace received
Dekar - (dee' kahr) KJV Reads “son of Dekar” in 1 Kings 4:9 , where modern translations transliterate the Hebrew text to Read, “Ben-deker
Dehavite - Modern translators Read the text as two Aramaic words—di-hu' meaning, “that is
Shephuphan - Some commentators Read, “Shupham” on basis of early translations
Vayechal - Torah passage Read in public during fast days...
Vayikra: (lit. �And He called�); a) the Book of Leviticus; b) the first Torah Reading in that book ...
Shabbat nachamu - "Sabbath of Consolation"); the Shabbat following the fast of Tishah B'Av, so called because of the passage �Nachamu� (Yeshayahu 40:1) Read for the Haftorah ...
Shabbat bereishit - the Shabbat following Simchat Torah, at which the first portion of the Torah, Genesis, is Read begninning a new year of the weekly Torah Reading cycle ...
Menuhah - We should perhaps Read Manahath (wh
Parshat parah - "portion of the cow"); Torah portion concerning the mitzvah of the red heifer, Read on Shabbat in the second half of the month of Adar
Paramour - Other translations Read: lovers (NIV); male prostitutes (REB); and oversexed men (TEV)
Scriptures: Reading of - ' If those who love the Scriptures were asked why they Read the Bible so often, they might honestly reply, 'because we cannot find time to Read it oftener
Diana - KJV Reads “Diana” in Acts, where Greek and most modern translations Read “Artemis
Tohu - Parallel lists Read Nahath (1 Chronicles 6:26 ) and Toah (1 Chronicles 6:34 ) in the corresponding position
Telaim - Septuagint and Josephus Read Gilgal; but no Hebrew manuscript sanctions this
Parshat hachodesh - "portion of the month"); Torah portion concerning the Passover offering and the mitzvah to keep a calendar, Read on the Shabbat before the month of Nissan ...
Palindrome - ) A word, verse, or sentence, that is the same when Read backward or forward; as, madam; Hannah; or Lewd did I live, & evil I did dwel
Atroth - 32:35: it should probably be joined to the next word and Read Atroth-shophan,the several places being divided by the word'and
Amana - The LXX Read 'from the top of Faith
Crane - Modern translations Read, “swift” (NIV, NAS, REB) or dove (Isaiah 38:14 REB)
Zebaim - "Pochereth of Zebaim" should be Read as in the Revised Version, "Pochereth-hazzebaim" ("snaring the antelopes"), probably the name of some hunter
Camphire - Most modern versions Read “henna
Mizar - Probably one of the lesser mountains near Hermon, or, if not a proper name, it may be Read 'the little hill' as in the margin
Jorkeam - We should perhaps Read Jokdeam , the name of an unidentified place in the Negeb of Judah ( Joshua 15:56 )
Confectioner - Modern translations Read, “perfumer” (Exodus 30:25 ,Exodus 30:25,30:35 ; 1 Samuel 8:13 ; Nehemiah 3:8 )
Toah - The parallel lists Read Nahath (1 Chronicles 6:26 ) and Tohu (1 Samuel 1:1 )
Bethabara - Most Editors of the Greek Testament Read BETHANY
Khutbah - ) An address or public prayer Read from the steps of the pulpit in Mohammedan mosques, offering glory to God, praising Mohammed and his descendants, and the ruling princes
Hashbad'Ana - (considerate judge ), one of the men (probably Levites) who stood on Ezra's left hand while he Read the law to the people in Jerusalem
Sheal - ” Many commentators change the Hebrew text slightly to Read, “Yishal” or “Jishal,” meaning, “he asks
Nuremberg Chronicle - It was widely Read because of its popular character and strict adherence to truth
Pericope - ), a selection from the Bible, appointed to be Read in the churches or used as a text for a sermon
Aloth - (ay' lahth) Place name meaning, “the height” if not Read Bealoth (NAS, RSV), “feminine baals
Amminadib - In the margin "my willing people" is Read, which translation is preferred by others, and it is probable that no proper name is alluded to
Mene - (numbered ), the first word of the mysterious inscription written upon the wall of Belshazzar's palace, in which Daniel Read the doom of the king and his dynasty
Lecturn - ) A choir desk, or Reading desk, in some churches, from which the lections, or Scripture lessons, are chanted or Read; hence, a Reading desk
Legend - ) That which is appointed to be Read; especially, a chronicle or register of the lives of saints, formerly Read at matins, and in the refectories of religious houses
Gemariah - In his apartment Baruch Read aloud the prophecies of Jeremiah; and he, with others, secured a second and more public Reading, and brought the roll to be Read to the king, who cause it to be burned, Jeremiah 36:1-32
Reproaches, the - " This consisted ofcertain striking passages Read from Micah 3:3 and 4, as well asother Scriptures, with the respond, "Holy God, Holy and Mighty,Holy and Immortal, have mercy upon us. " ...
They are called "Reproaches" from the character of the first passageread, namely, "O my people what have I done unto thee, and whereinhave I wearied thee? Answer me;" this being Read also as a respondto the other passages
Shallun - NRSV, NAS, TEV follow some early version evidence and Read, “Shallum
Mahavite, the - be emended to Read ‘the Mahanaimite
Marisa - It occurs only in 2Ma 12:35 , but should be Read also in 1Ma 5:66 , where all Greek MSS wrongly have ‘Samaria
Lebbeus - (lehb bee' uhss) Reading of some ancient Greek manuscripts for Thaddeus in Matthew 10:3 (KJV). Modern translations and interpreters follow earlier Greek manuscripts which Read simply Thaddeus
Tabor, Oak of - Other translations Read plain (KJV), great tree (NIV), or terebinth (REB) of Tabor
Selichot - (a) penitential prayers Read before dawn during the week preceeding Rosh Hashanah; (b) the days during which these prayers are recited; (c) special prayers recited on fast days and Yom Kippur Katan ...
Hararite - Kennicott would Read in both Sam
Beri - Many Bible students think a copyist has changed original text which may have Read, bene (sons of)
Shalem - This is judged to be not a proper name, but that the passage should Read, Jacob came 'safely' to the city of Shechem
Tikkun leil shavuot - "service of the night of Shavuot"); the series of selections from the written and oral law Read and studied during the night-long vigil observed on the first night of Shavuot...
Necho - We Read of Pharaoh Neeho, king of Egypt, 2 Kings 23:29
Mount Seir - The Horites originally possessed it, as we Read Genesis 14:6. ) But what makes Seir an interesting subject to the Lord's people is, that here it was Jacob, in his return from Mesopotamia, had those soul-exercises which we Read of Genesis 32:3-20. Read the close of the chapter, and to the end of the sixteenth verse of the thirty-third chapter
Faith of Our Fathers! Living Still - The last two lines of each verse Read: ...
Faith of our Fathers! Holy Faith!...
We will be true to thee till death
Shabbat shuvah - �the Sabbath of Repentance�); the Shabbat between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur; also known as Shabbat Shuvah (from the first word of the Haftorah Read on that day, beginning Hoshea 14:2) ...
Thaddaeus - ) The Sinaiticus and Vaticanus manuscripts Read in Matthew 10:3 only "Thaddaeus, "omitting "and Lebbaeus whose surname was
Altar, Epistle Side of - The right side of the altar as one faces it, so called because, very frequently, parts of the Bible taken from the epistles of the Apostles are Read there during Mass as lessons
Epistle Side of Altar - The right side of the altar as one faces it, so called because, very frequently, parts of the Bible taken from the epistles of the Apostles are Read there during Mass as lessons
Parosh - We Read of the tribe of Parosh, Ezra 2:3
Shamed - ” KJV, REB Reading following Hebrew of Benjaminite's name (1 Chronicles 8:12 ). Other modern translations Read, “Shemed. ” Many commentators follow early manuscripts and versions in Reading, “Shemer
Dan-Jaan - and the Vulgate Read "Dan-ja'ar", i
Geruth-Chimham - Instead of gçrûth we should perhaps Read gidrôth ‘hurdles
Prayer: Believing - Is it not a sad thing that we should think it wonderful for God to hear prayer? Much better faith was that of a little boy in one of the schools in Edinburgh, who had attended a prayer-meeting, and at last said to his teacher who conducted it, 'Teacher, I wish my sister could be got to Read the Bible; she never Reads it. ' ...
'Why, Johnny, should your sister Read the Bible?' ...
'Because if she should once Read it, I am sure it would do her good, and she would be converted and be saved. ' ...
'Do you think so, Johnny?' ...
'Yes, I do, sir, and I wish the next time there's a prayer-meeting, you would ask the people to pray for my sister that she may begin to Read the Bible. ' ...
So the teacher gave out that a little boy was very anxious that prayer should be offered that his sister might begin to Read the Bible. ' ...
'Oh, sir,' said the boy, 'I did not mean to be rude; but I thought I should just like to go home and see my sister Reading her Bible for the first time
Lesson - ) A portion of Scripture Read in divine service for instruction; as, here endeth the first lesson. ) Anything Read or recited to a teacher by a pupil or learner; something, as a portion of a book, assigned to a pupil to be studied or learned at one time
Lessons - (Latin: lectio, Reading aloud) ...
Designated portions of the Scriptures Read at Mass, from Old and New Testament, more frequently from the Epistles (letters) in the latter, and therefore called Epistle; also in the Ironic office
Rapture - Mibhar - " Septuagint seemingly Read, "Igal the brother of Nathan, flower of the host; Bani the Gadite
Pulse - Modern translations Read vegetables
Tongs - KJV used tongs at Exodus 25:38 ; Numbers 4:9 where modern translations Read snuffers (NAS, NRSV) or wicktrimmers (NIV)
No - We Read in the prophet Nahum of populous No
Paltite - The parallels in 1Chronicles Read Pelonite (2 Samuel 11:27 ; 2 Samuel 27:10 )
Everlasting - We also Read of the "everlasting hills" (Genesis 49:26 ); an "everlasting priesthood" (Exodus 40:15 ; Numbers 25:13 )
Caleb-Ephrathah - It is not improbable, however, that we should Read: ‘after Hezron died, Caleb came unto Ephrath the wife of Hezron his father
Rehoboth - We Read of a river of this name Genesis 36:37; where one Saul, a descendant of Esau, resided on the borders of it
Logos - John 1:1 says, "In the beginning was the Word ...
Lectionary -
In a wide sense any liturgical volume containing passages Read aloud in services of the Church. ...
Collection of scriptural Readings chanted by deacon, sub-deacon, or lector during Mass. ...
Book from which Readings for Matins were taken
Feast, Semi-Double - It is so called because the antiphon before each psalm in the Sacred Office is not Read in full, and thus is only "half-doubled" for that psalm
Izrahite - Other Hebrew manuscripts Read, “Zerahites
Epistle Side - The south or right side of the Altar from which theEpistle is Read. When the Priest celebrates alone, he first Readsthe Epistle at the south side and then passes to the north sidewhere he Reads the Gospel
Mary - Mother of John Mark, mentioned in the New Testament only once (Acts 12), where we Read that many were gathered together and praying in her house when Peter knocked at the door, after his escape from prison
Lign Aloes - KJV transliteration of the Vulgate (official Latin translation) Reading at Numbers 24:6 (lignum aloes wood of aloes). NAS, NIV, NRSV simply Read aloes. The REB reflects the KJV tradition with the Reading “aloe trees”
Moderation - Modern translations Read forbearance (RSV), forbearing spirit (NAS), gentleness (NIV, NRSV), and “consideration of others” (REB)
Semi-Double Feast - It is so called because the antiphon before each psalm in the Sacred Office is not Read in full, and thus is only "half-doubled" for that psalm
Boaz - The story of his marriage to Ruth is recorded in the Book of Ruth, which is Read on Shavuot in many communities
Last Gospel - The Gospel Read at the end of Mass, usually from the first chapter of Saint John, except on days in Lent, vigils, and Sundays when a feast of major rite is celebrated, and the third on Christmas Day
Jehudijah - ” KJV transliteration from Hebrew which modern translations Read as adjective, “Judean” or “Jewish. ” TEV Reads, “from the tribe of Judah” (1 Chronicles 4:18 )
Song of songs - In many communities it is Read on the holiday of Passover
Gospel, Last - The Gospel Read at the end of Mass, usually from the first chapter of Saint John, except on days in Lent, vigils, and Sundays when a feast of major rite is celebrated, and the third on Christmas Day
Magdala - Only once mentioned (Matthew 15:39 , where some MSS Read Magadan), except as the birth-place of Mary Magdalene
Audientes - They were so called from their being admitted to hear sermons and the Scriptures Read in the church; but they were not allowed to be present at the prayers
Abiezer - We Read of several of this name in the Scriptures
Bible: to be Read With Delight - The little girl was Reading her Bible. Hone said, 'Well, my little girl, you are getting your task?' 'No, sir, I am not,' she replied,' I am Reading the Bible. ' 'Yes,' said he, 'you are getting your task out of the Bible?' 'Oh, no,' she replied, 'it is no task to Read the Bible; I love the Bible. ' Her own love to the precious volume had made her innocently believe that everybody else was equally delighted to Read God's Word. Hone was so touched with the sincerity of that expression, that he Read the Bible himself, and instead of being an opponent to the things of God, came to be a friend of divine truth
Gospel in Liturgy - From the earliest times the Gospels were Read and explained during Divine services; gradually certain portions, appropriate to the chief feasts and seasons of the year, were chosen and became a fixed part of the Mass. During the Reading of the Gospel all stand as a mark of reverence for the Word of God and sign their foreheads, lips, and breast with the cross as a sign of Readiness to believe, profess, and cherish its truths. The Gospel is Read or sung after the Epistle by the celebrant, standing at the left side of the altar, as the people face it. The Last Gospel is that regularly Read at the end of Mass (John 1); except on Vigils, days in Lent when the Mass of a feast is celebrated, and days of Special Commemoration
Hazazon-Tamar - Edom (NIV; TEV; NRSV; REB following one Hebrew manuscript; most manuscripts and early translations Read, “Aram,” meaning Syria, as Read by NAS; KSV)
Gemariah - Baruch Read aloud to the people from Gemariah's chamber, and again in the hearing of Gemariah and other scribes, the prophecies of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36:11-20 ), which filled him with terror. He joined with others in entreating the king not to destroy the roll of the prophecies which Baruch had Read (21-25)
Sal'Amis - Paul, we Read expressly of "synagogues" in the plural, ( Acts 13:5 ) hence we conclude that there were many Jews in Cyprus. And this is in harmony with what we Read elsewhere
Ashurites - ]'>[1] Read ‘the Geshurites,’ whose territory bordered on that of Gilead ( Joshua 12:5 ; Joshua 13:11 ), and who might therefore be suitably included here. We should probably Read hâ-Ashçri ‘the Asherites,’ i
Antelope - ...
The original NIV Read “antelope” in Isaiah 13:14 , but more recent editions Read, “gazelle
Lessons, the - The word "Lesson" is derived from the Latin lectio,meaning a Reading, and signifies a portion of Scripture appointedto be Read during Divine service; applied especially to thoseScriptures Read in the Daily Services. Two Lessons are to be Readat each service in accordance with the custom of the earlyChristians, one from the Old Testament and one from the New
Aloth - Place or district of Asher: perhaps the same as some unknown place called Baaloth, which the LXX Read here, and the Vulg
Sechu - Many commentators follow the earliest Greek translation and change the Hebrew text to Read “on the bare height” (NRSV note)
Bay-Tree - text to Read ’erez , ‘cedar
Shallecheth - (sshal' lih cehth) Place name of uncertain meaning, sometimes thought on basis of earliest translations to have resulted from scribe's transposition of first two letters and thus to have Read originally, “chamber
Anaiah - ” Ezra's assistant when Ezra Read the law to the post-exilic community (Nehemiah 8:4 )
Jehuel - Other translations Read Jehiel, following early Hebrew scribes
Alexia - ) As used by some, inability to Read aloud, due to brain disease
Scroll of esther - It is Read every year on Purim
Eran - ” Some of the earliest translations and the Samaritan Pentateuch Read “Eden” rather than Eran
Monkey - NIV, NRSV note Read, “baboons
Yom kippur kattan - �the little Yom Kippur�); the eve of Rosh Chodesh (or the preceding Thursday, if Rosh Chodesh falls on Shabbat or Sunday), observed in many communities as a minor fast day during which special prayers are recited and VaYechal is Read
Sheth - The word occurs also in Numbers 24:17 , where, instead of 'children of Sheth,' it is better to Read 'sons of tumult;' that is, 'tumultuous war will be destroyed:' cf
Lamentations - It is Read on Tisha b'Av, the anniversary of the Temples' destruction
Shemeber - The Genesis Apocryphon and Samaritan Pentateuch Read his name as Shemiabad, “the name is lost
Shema - ...
One who stood by Ezra when he Read the law (Nehemiah 8:4 )
Mishael - One who stood by Ezra when he Read the law
Sherebi'ah - ) When Ezra Read the law to the people, Sherebiah was among the Levites who assisted him
Bavai - NRSV, NIV Read Binnui on basis of 1 Chronicles 3:24 and other textual evidence
Areed - ) To tell, declare, explain, or interpret; to divine; to guess; as, to aread a riddle or a dream. ) To Read
Pallu - We should probably Read Pallu for Peleth in Numbers 16:1
Seven - We Read in Scripture of seven years of plenty, and seven years of famine, seven trumpets, seven seals, seven vials, &c
Occasional Prayers - , which are Read on request
Hananiah - A false prophet, in the days of Jeremiah, whose history, though short, is so very striking and awful, that the Holy Ghost hath been pleased to appoint a whole chapter in the writings of Jeremiah to record it; as if the Lord the Spirit intended it to be frequently Read in the church. Indeed, it cannot be Read too often, and especially by all that minister in holy things
Cuckow - Modern versions Read “sea gull
Quo Vadis - Words spoken by Our Lord of Himself to the Apostles before His Ascension and repeated in the Gospel (John 16:5) Read on the fourth Sunday after Easter
Unni - The Hebrew Masoretic text Reads Unno; the scribal marginal notes (Qere) Read Unni
Sheth - Read instead of "the sons of Sheth
Gidom - Possibly the word is not a proper name, but may be Read as an infinitive, ‘till they cut them off
Shuah - Ten of DeRossi' s and Kennicott's manuscripts Read "Shuah son of Chelub," another form of Caleb, the addition distinguishing him from Caleb, son of Hezron, and from Caleb the son of Jephunneh
Metonymy - ) A trope in which one word is put for another that suggests it; as, we say, a man keeps a good table instead of good provisions; we Read Virgil, that is, his poems; a man has a warm heart, that is, warm affections
Reading - In the countries of the Levant the people never Read silently, but go on in a kind of singing voice, aloud. The eunuch was probably thus Reading when Philip overheard him, and finding that he was Reading the Scriptures, said, "Understandest thou what thou Readest?"...
Fuller - We Read also of fullers' soap, Malachi 3:2 , and of the fullers' fountain
Whither Goest Thou! - Words spoken by Our Lord of Himself to the Apostles before His Ascension and repeated in the Gospel (John 16:5) Read on the fourth Sunday after Easter
Engedi - We Read of the vineyards of Engedi Song of Song of Solomon 1:14
Abdon (2) - Many manuscripts there Read "Abdon"; the Hebrew letters Resh ( ר ) and Daleth ( ד ) are very similar, and therefore often interchanged
Archite - The native of a town Apharsites - The verse is difficult to Read in the original language, and no satisfactory interpretation has been offered
Baal-Shalisha - So that it may be Read the lord of three
Legible - ) Capable of being Read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; - used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript
Hilkiah - Hilkiah in the course of the repairs "found the book of the law of the Lord, given by the hand of Moses," and being not able to Read it himself gave it to Shaphan to Read (2 Chronicles 34:20-22 etc. Shaphan "read therein" (not the whole, which would require a different phrase, 2 Kings 23:2) to the king. ...
The threats and curses of the law against transgressors (Leviticus 26; Deuteronomy 28; 29) were prominent in the passages Read, and so overwhelmed the king that he tore his clothes. Probably Josiah, owing to the neglect of the law in Manasseh's and Amon's ungodly reigns, had never heard the law Read from before. Deuteronomy, the repetition of the law in a summary, was the leading portion Read, just as at the Reading in the feast of tabernacles every seventh year, the year of release, not the whole Pentateuch but lessons from it day by day were Read (Nehemiah 8:18; Nehemiah 9:3-5, etc. ...
This correspondence is doubtless due to the prominence given to Deuteronomy in Reading the book of the law just then found; the finding and the Reading would naturally interest Jeremiah deeply and tinge his prophecies. Josiah Read (i. caused to be Read) "all the words of the book of the covenant found in the house of the Lord," i. The directions for the Reading of the law every seventh year or year of release, also the direction (Deuteronomy 17:18-19) that a copy of the law should be made for the king distract from that of the priests and Levites, imply a paucity of Readers and of copies (compare 2 Chronicles 17:9; 2 Kings 14:6; 2 Kings 18:5-6). ...
Shaphan the professional "scribe" Read it to Josiah, who as well as Hilkiah probably could not Read, for Reading and writing were confined to the "scribes," excepting a few who like Moses had learned in Egypt (Acts 7:22)
Gerasa - "Gerasenes" is Read in Mark 5:1 by the Vaticanus and Sinaiticus manuscripts; also in Luke 8:26 by the Vaticanus A city on the eastern border of Peraea amid the Gilead mountains, 20 miles E. If Gerasa be Read for Gadara, "the region of Gerasa" must include Gadara and the coasts of the sea of Tiberius which lay far W
River - We Read of the several rivers in Scripture, even from the garden of Eden. Hence we Read of "the river of life, and the river of pleasures," and the like
Hadattah - The earliest Greek translations apparently Read the Hebrew word for “their villages” that reappears in this section of Joshua instead of Hadattah. Some Bible students think Greek had the original Reading
Importunity - In Luke 11:8 importunity results in a favorable response to a midnight request for bread (KJV, RSV). Many modern translations Read persistence (NAS, NIV, NRSV, REB)
Iru - Many Bible students think the original text Read Ir, a copyist joining the final u to the name when it should have been the first letter of the following word, meaning, “and
Beth-Gader - It is probably the same as Geder (Joshua 12:13 ), if that is the proper Reading. Some students of Joshua suggest the original text Read Gezer or Gerar
Seresh - This event played a pivotal role in the Purim story, as described in the Scroll of Esther which is Read every year on Purim
Lahmam - (lah' mab) Place name meaning “food” or “bread. ” Reading in many Hebrew manuscripts and early translations for Lahmas (Joshua 15:40 ). KJV, NRSV, TEV Read Lahmam
Kiriath - Therefore we ought probably to Read Kiriath-jearim , a Reading supported by the LXX Conduit - We Read that Hezekiah by means of a pool and a conduit brought water into Jerusalem
Teresh - This event played a pivotal role in the Purim story, as described in the Scroll of Esther which is Read every year on Purim
Gemariah - The son of Shaphan, from whose chamber Baruch Read to the people the roll of Jeremiah's prophecies
Kenath - It was afterwards re-taken with the villages of Jair by Geshur and Aram, as the passage in Chronicles should Read
Kerioth - This passage is better Read, 'Kerioth-hezron, which is Hazor
Naamathite - We Read of Zophar the Naamathite, Job 2:11
Bigthan - This event played a pivotal role in the Purim story, as described in the Scroll of Esther which is Read every year on Purim
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin - There are two things said of the king's wise men: they could not Read the writing, nor make known to the king its interpretation. Various suggestions have been made as to why the wise men could not Read the writing. ...
It will Readily be seen that even if such a sentence had been Read, its signification could not have been known apart from the teaching of God
Jashubilehem - (juh sshyoo' bi-lee' hehm) Personal name meaning “Jashubites of bread” or “she returns for bread. Hebrew text has two words which modern interpreters Read in different ways: but returned to Lehem (NRSV); then settled in Bethlehem (NEV)
Jokneam - 1 Kings 4:12, Read Jokmeam
Mary - A Roman Christian greeted in Romans 16:16 as one "who bestowed much labour on you" (so the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus manuscripts Read for "us"
Haman - At Ahasuerus' behest, he was hanged, as described in the Scroll of Esther which is Read every year on Purim
Immutability - In Malachi 3:6 we Read, "I am Jehovah, I change not," and the Lord is " the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever
Hashum - One who assisted Ezra when he Read the law
Bartholomew - His name signifies, a son of Tholomy, or, as some Read, Ptolemy
Shaphan - A scribe or secretary under King Josiah, to whom he Read from the newly found autograph roll of the book of the law, 2 Kings 22:12 ; Jeremiah 29:3 ; 36:10 ; Ezekiel 8:11
Eddinus - In the parallel passage 2 Chronicles 35:15 the corresponding name is Jeduthun , which is Read also, contrary to MS authority, by AV Dodanim - versions and the parallel passage 1 Chronicles 1:7 Read Rodanim , i. the true Reading of Ezekiel 27:15 under Dedan
Queen - No explicit mention of queens is made till we Read of the "queen of Sheba. In the New Testament we Read of the "queen of the south", i
Epistles - Each epistle should be regarded as a letter, and be Read as a whole. They were living examples of Paul's doctrine which could be known and Read of all men
Zaphenath-Paneah - It should evidently be Read Ze-p-net-e-f-‘onkh , meaning in Egyp
Foam - The expression in Hosea may therefore be Read, "as a chip on the face of the water," denoting the helplessness of the piece of wood as compared with the irresistable current
Euroclydon - ” KJV Reading of traditional Greek text in Acts 27:14 , but most modern translations follow other Greek texts which Read Eurakulon , the northeast wind. Whichever Reading is correct, the wind created a mighty storm which shipwrecked the ship taking Paul to Rome
Brooks of the Willows - The Hebrew name can be Read as a plural form of the Brook of the Arabah, but two separate waterways are meant
Haphtarah - ) One of the lessons from the Nebiim (or Prophets) Read in the Jewish synagogue on Sabbaths, feast days, fasts, and the ninth of Ab, at the end of the service, after the parashoth, or lessons from the Law
Shaaraim - ) The Septuagint Read Sakarim , which favors identifying Shaaraim with Tell Zekariah above the southern bank of the valley of Elah, a large hill with terraced sides and caves
Abishalom - But in 2 Chronicles 11:20 we Read that Maachah was the daughter of Absalom; therefore Abishalom appears to be a fuller way of writing Absalom, and refers to the son of David
Peasantry - KJV, NIV, TEV followed the targum (Aramaic paraphrase) and Syriac version in Reading villages. REB Read champion
Sports - " Two or three restraints were annexed to the declaration, which deserve the Reader's notice: ...
1st. " This declaration was ordered to be Read in all the parish churches of Lancashire, which aboun with Papists; and Wilson adds, that it was to have been Read in all the churches of England, but that Archbishop Abbot, being at Croydon, flatly forbade its being Read there. The severe pressing of this declaration made sad havoc among the Puritans, as it was to be Read in the churches. Some, after publishing it, immediately Read the fourth commandment to the people:...
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy:" adding, "The injunction of man. " Some put it upon their curates, whilst great numbers absolutely refused to comply: the consequence of which was, that several clergymen were actually suspended for not Reading it
Silla - The servants of king Joash smote him ‘at the house of Millo [1] on the way that goeth down to Silla’ ( 2 Kings 12:20 ). ]'>[2] Reads Gaalla or Gaallad
Uknaz - In all probability something has dropped out of the text, which had Read originally ‘the sons of Elah: … and Kenaz
Piece of Money - NIV Reads “pieces of silver. Modern translations Read: stater (NAS); four drachma coin (NIV); shekel (RSV); coin (NRSV, REB)
Lehi - Many interpreters Read 2 Samuel 23:11 as occurring at Lehi (TEV, NRSV, REB)
Calves of the Lips - Modern translations supply different vowels to the consonants of the Hebrew text and Read “fruit of the lips,” which means giving praise to God
Lake - In the original we should Read Bor as a lake, or pit, or cistern
Guni - Probably we should also Read ‘the Gunite’ for ‘ Jonathan ’ in 2 Samuel 23:32 ; and for ‘the Gizonite ’ in 1 Chronicles 11:34
Gilead, Mount - Some suppose that 'Gilboa' should be Read, but there is no MSS authority for the change
Urijah - One who stood by the side of Ezra when he Read the book of the law
New Moon - We Read much of their feasts and friendly meetings with each other. Hence we Read of David being expected at the king's table on the first day of the new moon, and being particularly missed because it was that day. (See 2 Kings 4:23) We Read also of the new moon festivals in other parts of Scripture
Tishbite - In 1 Kings 17:1 the word rendered "inhabitants" is in the original the same as that rendered "Tishbite," hence that verse may be Read as in the LXX. " Some interpret this word as meaning "stranger," and Read the verse, "Elijah the stranger from among the strangers in Gilead
Evening - We Read that the evening and the morning were the first day. We Read in Ezekiel 24:18 "in the evening, my wife died, and in the morning I did as I was commanded
Firmament - We Read that God called the firmament 'heaven:' this is 'heaven' in a broad sense as we Read elsewhere of 'the stars of heaven,' but also of 'the birds of heaven
Anagram - ) Literally, the letters of a word Read backwards, but in its usual wider sense, the change or one word or phrase into another by the transposition of its letters
Apis - Other translations retain the present Hebrew text and Read, “Why are thy valiant men swept away?” (KJV)...
Ishvah - KJV Read the text with different vowel points than the standard Hebrew manuscript, spelling the name Ishuah
Jorkeam - Many interpreters Read Jokdeam here, equating the city with the tribal city of Judah
Jeshanah - Some interpreters follow early translations and Read Jeshanah in 1 Samuel 7:12
Juniper - Modern translations Read “broom
Hashbaddanah - A member of the community leaders who stood with Ezra as he Read the law to the people (Nehemiah 8:4 )
Quartermaster - ” The KJV Reading “quiet prince” reflects a different vocalization of the Masoretic text. The NIV Reading “staff-officer” likely reflects a slight change in the consonantal text to Read “prince of the camp
Town Clerk, - (Acts 19:35 ) The original service of this class of men was to record the laws and decrees of the state, and to Read them in public
Lehem - (leh' hehm) Place name meaning “bread” or “food. ” NRSV Reading (1 Chronicles 4:22 ) based on evidence from early Latin and Greek translations. Hebrew Reads Jashubi-lehem (KJV, NAS, NIV). REB, TEV emend the text to Read, “came back to” or “settled in Bethlehem
Euroclydon, - The etymology of the word is not known: some MSS Read εὐρακύλων, euraquilo
Athenaeum - ) A temple of Athene, at Athens, in which scholars and poets were accustomed to Read their works and instruct students
Fescue - , used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to Read
Arba - ARBA is named ‘the father of the Anak’ in Joshua 14:15 (so Read also Joshua 21:11 , cf
Aphrah - ' The LXX Read 'the house in derision
Allon - Place in Naphtali, Joshua 19:33 ; or perhaps it may Read, 'from the oak at Zaanannim,' referring to some well-known old tree
Carmel - Some Read it Carmul, as if composed of Kar, lamb; and Mul, circumcised
Multitude - ) A great number of persons or things, regarded collectively; as, the book will be Read by a multitude of people; the multitude of stars; a multitude of cares
Drunkenness - We Read of it as early as Noah
Beth-Abara - and some of the best manuscripts Read Bethany for Beth-abara; possibly it was at Beth-nimrah, or Nimrîn; or, as Conder thinks, at ʾAbarah, a leading ford of the Jordan on the road to Gilead
Weaving, Weavers - No mention of the loom is found in Scripture, but we Read of the "shuttle" (Job 7:6 ), "the pin" of the beam (Judges 16:14 ), "the web" (13,14), and "the beam" (1 Samuel 17:7 ; 2 Samuel 21:19 ). " We Read also of the "warp" and "woof" ( Leviticus 13:48,49,51-53,58,59 ), but the Revised Version margin has, instead of "warp," "woven or knitted stuff
Preface - The aim was to produce material that would be a credible aid to biblical knowledge, but in an easy-read non-technical style that any Christian could understand. ...
The original English title of this book used the word Directory rather than Dictionary, partly to appeal to Readers who may not want a book that sounds academic, and partly because the book does not, like a ‘proper’ dictionary, deal with all the words and names in the Bible. The ‘bridge’ element in the title reflects the aim of all Bridgeway books, which is to bridge two gaps at once – the gap between the word of the Bible and the world of today, and the gap between the technical reference works and the ordinary Reader. ...
God’s Word gives meaning to life, but only if people Read and obey it. The trouble is many do not Read it as they should, the reason often being that they do not understand it. My desire is that this book will help give the kind of help that will encourage people to Read and enjoy the Bible
Lessons - Among ecclesiastical writers, are portions of the holy Scriptures Read in churches at the time of divine service. In the ancient church, Reading the Scripture was one part of the service of the catechumen, at which all persons were allowed to be present in order to obtain instruction. The church of England, in the choice of lessons, proceeds as follows:...
for all the first lessons on ordinary days, she directs to begin at the beginning of the year with Genesis, and so continue till the books of the Old Testament are Read over, only omitting Chronicles, which are for the most part the same with the books of Samuel and Kings; and other particular chapters in other books, either because they contain the names of persons, places, or other matters less profitable to ordinary Readers. The course of the first lessons for Sundays is regulated after a different manner: from Advent to Septuagesima Sunday, some particular chapters of Isaiah are appointed to be Read, because that book contains the clearest prophecies concerning Christ. , the particular history relating to that day is appointed to be Read; and on the saints days the church appoints lessons out of the moral books, such as Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, &c. As to the second lessons, the church observes the same course both on Sundays and week-days; Reading the Gospel and Acts of the Apostles in the morning, and the Epistles in the evening, in the order they stand in the New Testament; excepting on saints' days and holy days, when such lessons are appointed as either explain the mystery, relate the history, or apply the example to us
Haeleph - ” KJV Reads the initial “h” as the Hebrew definite article and thus has “Eleph. ” Some interpreters combine the preceding town name in Joshua 18:28 to Read, “Zelah Haeleph” as one town, following early Greek manuscript evidence
Delaiah - ...
A son of Shemaiah, and one of the courtiers to whom Jeremiah's first roll of prophecy was Read (Jeremiah 36:12 )
Epistle, the - The portion of Holy Scripture Read before the Gospelin the Communion Office, generally taken from one of the N
Hushim - In 1 Chronicles 7:12 Hushim seems to be a Benjamite, but it is possible that for ‘sons of Aher’ we should Read ‘sons of another,’ i
Nophah - The REB and RSV by altering one letter of the Hebrew text Read “fire spread,” a Reading supported by the earliest Greek translation and Samaritan Pentateuch
Siddim - Some think the Hebrew should be Read Shadim and interpreted as a reference to the Valley of Demons
Cub - Lybia), as was Read by LXX Mordecai - Encouraged Esther to beseech the king to annul Haman's decree calling for the extermination of the Jews, as recorded in the Scroll of Esther, which is Read every year on Purim
Gob - In the parallel passage 1 Chronicles 20:4 Gob appears as Gezer ; many texts Read it as Nob
Mer'Ibah - In ( Exodus 17:7 ) we Read, "he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah," where the people murmured and the rock was smitten
Clement - The church at Corinth having been disturbed by divisions, Clement wrote a letter to the Corinthians, which was so much esteemed by the ancients, that they Read it publicly in many churches
Pannag - NAS, NIV Readings (cakes, confection) are supported by an Akkadian cognate and the Targum. RSV follows variant manuscripts in Reading “early figs. ” REB, NRSV Read “millet. ” TEV Reads, “wheat
Ahasuerus - At Esther's insistence, he issued a second decree, allowing the Jews to defend themselves, rendering the first decree ineffective, as recorded in the Scroll of Esther which is Read every year on Purim
Decipher - ) To find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning of; to make out or Read, as words badly written or partly obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold
Dan-Jaan - Many Bible students think the scribes have not preserved the correct Hebrew text at this point and Read only “Dan” (NRSV) or “Dan and Ijon” (NEB)
Halah - They Read the Hebrew word for “host” as Halah
Shabbethai - ” Levite who explained the law to the people as Ezra Read it (Nehemiah 8:7 )
Tahtim Hodshi, the Land of - In all probability we should Read ha-Hittim-Kâdçshâh = ‘to the land of the Hittites, towards Kadesh Tubal-Cain - In Genesis 4:22 ‘the father of every forger of copper and iron’ (so Read, with slight textual correction), i
Zabdi - A Levite ( Nehemiah 11:17 ); but Read probably Zichri , as in || 1 Chronicles 9:16
Jamin - A Levite who interpreted the law for the people as Ezra Read it (Nehemiah 8:7 )
Dan-Jaan - Septuagint and Vulgate Read "Dan in the wood" (Dan-jaar), corresponding to the country about Tel-el-Kady
Kinah - Wilton (Imperial Dictionary) would Read for "Eder, and Jagur, and Kinah" "Arad and Hazor Kinah"; compare Septuagint, "Ara and Asor and Kinah
Sabeans - This word, in Ezekiel 23:42 , should be Read, as in the margin of the Authorized Version, and in the Revised Version, "drunkards
Bor-Ashan - ” Place in most manuscripts of 1 Samuel 30:30 ; others Read Chor-ashan (KJV)
Lord of Glory - In the Epistle of Saint James 2:1, we Read, "My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory, with respect of persons
Poll-Tax - NAS used poll-tax sometimes when other translations Read either taxes or tribute (Matthew 17:25 ; Matthew 22:17 ; Mark 12:14 )
Synagogue - The early synagogues had a place in the center of the room where the sacred scrolls were kept and from where they were Read. It is from the worship order established in synagogues that our modern church patterns of Reading and expounding upon scripture from the pulpit are derived
Bathshua - KJV, NIV Read, “daughter of Shua
Homiliarium - Read in early times after the recitation of the Divine Office, in the 8th century, numerous collections were compiled from the homilies of the Fathers, Gregory the Great and others, for the purpose of preaching
Zemarites - NRSV, emended the text of Ezekiel 27:8 to Read “men of Zemer” (KJV, “thy wise men, O Tyrus”)
Becher - Son of Benjamin, Genesis 46:21 , 1 Chronicles 7:6 ; 1 Chronicles 7:8 and implicitly in 1 Chronicles 8:1 where for his first-born, Ashbel we should probably Read Becher and Ashbel
Agade - AGADÊ (formerly but erroneously Read Aganê)
Glory, Lord of - In the Epistle of Saint James 2:1, we Read, "My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory, with respect of persons
Bishlam - It will be seen that in the margin instead of Bishlam is Read 'in peace,' and this is the Reading in the LXX, Arabic, and Syriac Versions
Sheminith - It will be seen that in the margin these passages Read 'on the eighth,' with which the LXX agrees
Exegesis - That is, he extracts out of the text what is there as opposed to Reading into it what is not there (eisegesis). There are rules to proper exegesis: Read the immediate context, related themes, word definitions, etc
Ephphatha - Whenever we Read this miracle of the Lord Jesus, shall we not beg the Lord to say to us, as to this poor man, that all our spiritual faculties may be opened at his sovereign voice, and all unite in his praises?...
Sabeans - The translation "Sabeans" in Ezekiel 23:42 is incorrect: Read "drunkards," as in the margin and In the R
Jot - Matthew 5 ...
A man may Read much, and acquire not a jot of knowledge, or be a jot the wiser
Roll - A book in ancient times consisted of a single long strip of paper or parchment, which was usually kept rolled upon a stick, and was unrolled when a person wished to Read it
Subdeacon - In former times the name given to him who assisted theCelebrant at the Holy Communion was Deacon, and the name Subdeaconto one who waited on the Deacon as the Deacon waited on theCelebrant, and he was permitted to Read the Epistle
Baruch - These he Read to the people from a window in the temple in the fourth year of the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah (Jeremiah 36 ). He afterwards Read them before the counsellors of the king at a private interview; and then to the king himself, who, after hearing a part of the roll, cut it with a penknife, and threw it into the fire of his winter parlour, where he was sitting
Gemariah - From his chamber in the Lord's house Baruch Read Jeremiah's threatening prophecy in the people's hearing (Jeremiah 36). Michaiah reported it, anti Baruch being summoned Read it again before the princes seated in council in the scribe's chamber in the king's house
Targum - And it is more than probable that this Targum was Read to the people at the Reading of the Scriptures after their return from Babylon; for it is said that when they Read in the book of the law, "they gave the sense, and caused them to understand the Reading
Legend - Originally a book, in the Romish church, containing the lessons that were to be Read in divine service: from hence the word was applied to the histories of the lives of saints, because chapters were Read out of them at matins; but as the golden legend, compiled by James de Varase, about the year 1290, contained in it several ridiculous and romantic stories, the word is now used by Protestants to signify any in credible or inauthentic narrative
Baruch - These he Read before the princes, who rehearsed them to Jehoiakim, the king, having previously placed the writing in one of the offices of the temple. The king ordered the writing to be Read in his presence, and he became so angry that he destroyed the manuscripts and gave orders to arrest both the prophet and his secretary, but they had concealed themselves
Edward Pusey - Deeply Read in the Church Fathers he conceived the idea of bringing Anglicanism to the norm of the ante-Nicene Church. His writings, usually lengthy, ponderous, and difficult to Read, were voluminous and sound
Woe - We find the expression, "Woe is me!" that is, Alas for my sufferings! And, "Woe to the women with child, and those who give suck!" that is, Alas for their redoubled sufferings in times of distress! If in the denunciatory language of Christ, we should Read, "Alas for thee, Chorazin! Alas for thee, Bethsaida!" we should do not injustice to the general sentiments of the passage. ...
Yet in many cases the word woe is used in a fuller and more awful sense, expressing an inspired denunciation and foreshadowing of God's wrath upon sinners; as when we Read, "Woe to those who build houses by unrighteousness, and cities by blood;" woe to those who are "rebellious against God," etc
Serenus, Bishop of Marseilles - Gregory, commending his fervour against idolatry, reproved his violence, since the use of representations in a church was that the unlearned might Read on the walls what they were unable to Read in the Scriptures (ix
Scriptures - Now the Jews Read the Pentateuch once in every year, divided into 54 parashas or "sections": and parts only of the "prophets", haphtaroth) , shorter lessons Read by a single individual, whereas the parasha is distributed among seven Readers. Of the hagiographa , the five megilloth ("scrolls") are Read on five annual fasts or feasts, not on the sabbath. The Hebrew, however, substituted mikra , "what is Read," for kethubim , which is applied to one division of Scripture, the hagiographa (Nehemiah 8:8)
Chebar - ’ Hence for ‘the river Chebar’ we may Read ‘the Grand Canal
Inspection Gate - The Hebrew word is related to that of Jeremiah 52:11 , so some interpreters Read, “prison tower” here
Barnabites - A religious order, founded in the sixteenth century, by three Italian gentleman, who had been advised by a famous preacher of those days to Read carefully the epistles of St
Hashum - Community leader who stood with Ezra while he Read the law to the people (Nehemiah 8:4 )
Benefit of Clergy - In the early days it was even extended to all who could Read, since as a rule only clerics had that accomplishment
Huzzab - Gesenius derived it from a verb tsâbhabh , and Read ‘the palace is dissolved and made to flow down
Hor Hagidgad - Gudgodah in Deuteronomy 10:7; "the cavern" or else "the summit" of Gidgad, according as the first letter in Hebrew is "ch" ([1]Ηet ( ח )) (as in the Received Text and Syriac) or "h" (as Septuagint and Vulgate and Samaritan text Read)
Nineveh - The people of Nineveh repented and the city was spared—as is recounted in the Book of Jonah, which is Read on Yom Kippur
Calah - One of the early cities built by Asshur, or, probably by Nimrod, if we Read 'out of the land he (Nimrod) went forth to Assyria,' as in the margin
Sceva - His seven sons, Jews, exorcised demons in Jesus' name, whereupon the demon-possessed leaped on two of them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of the house naked and wounded: (Acts 19:14-16; the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus manuscripts Read "prevailed against both"
Abiasaph - According to 1 Chronicles 9:19 ; 1 Chronicles 26:1 (in the latter passage Read Ebiasaph for Asaph), a section of the division acted as doorkeepers
Adonai - The Jews, who either out of respect or superstition, do not pronounce the name of Jehovah, Read Adonai in the room of it, as often as they meet with Jehovah in the Hebrew text
Salt Valley of - The "Syrians" is Read in 2 Samuel 8:13, by a copyist's error
el-Elohe-Israel - This appears a strange name for an altar , and it is just possible that we should emend the text, so as to Read with the LXX Dishon - Genesis 36:30 = 1 Chronicles 1:41 ; Dishon should also be Read for MT Gemari'ah - He was one of the nobles of Judah, and had a chamber int he house of the Lord, from which Baruch Read Jeremiah's alarming prophecy in the ears of all the people, B
ha'Shum - ) ...
One of the priests or Levites who stood on Ezra's left hand while he Read the law to the congregation
Irha-Heres - Read 'Irhahares ; Rendered "city of the sun", Isaiah 19:18 , where alone the word occurs
Jobab - Ptolemy mentions the Jobaritoe (perhaps Jobabitae ought to be Read) among the Arabs
Purim - Then the megillah "roll" of Esther is Read through histrionically. On Haman's name being mentioned the congregation exclaim, "let his name be blotted out!" His sons' names are Read in one enunciation to mark they were all hanged at once. ...
At the close of Reading the megallah all cry out, "cursed be Haman, blessed be Mordecai; cursed be Zeresh (Haman's wife), blessed be Esther; cursed be all idolaters, blessed be all Israelites, and blessed be Harbonah who hanged Haman!" The repast at home is mainly milk and eggs. At morning service Exodus 17:8-16, the doom of Amalek the people of Agag (1 Samuel 15:8), Haman's ancestor (Esther 3:1), is Read. "...
(See JESUS CHRIST on "the feast of the Jews," John 5:1, not probably Purim (which the Vaticanus and the Alexandrinus manuscripts Reading, "a," favors), but the Passover (which the Sinaiticus manuscript, "the," indicates)
Ark - We Read in Scripture of the ark which the Lord directed Noah to make. (Exodus 25:10) And we Read of an ark seen by John in the temple in heaven; but then, this latter was visional. (See Numbers 10:33; Joshua 3:11; Jos 7:6 with Isaiah 42:6; 2 Chronicles 8:11) We no where Read of arks
Hyperbole - " So we Read of "angels' food," Psalms 6:6 ; Psalms 119:136 ; Psalms 78:25 ; the "face of an angel," Acts 6:15 ; and the "tongue of an angel," 1 Corinthians 13:1 . We Read "sigh with the breaking of thy loins," Ezekiel 21:6 , that is, most deeply. So we Read that "the stones would cry out," and "they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another," Luke 19:40 ; Luke 19:44 ; that is, there shall be a total desolation
Michaiah - He reported to the king's officers Jeremiah's prediction, which he had heard Baruch Read (Jeremiah 36:11,13 ) from his father Gemariah's chamber in the temple
Cup-Bearer - We Read also of Solomon's cup-bearers (1 Kings 10:5 ; 2 Chronicles 9:4 )
Jalam - Some interpreters emend the Hebrew text of Psalm 55:19 to Read, “Ishmael and Jalam, and the inhabitants of the east all together,” but this is done without any textual support
Gedor - Read, where the patriarchs of old had sojourned and fed their flocks (Genesis 20:1,14,15 ; 26:1,6,14 )
Dodanim - and the Samaritan Version also Read Rhodii, whence some have concluded that the Rhodians, the inhabitants of the island of Rhodes, are meant
Ed - NAS, NIV, NRSV Read, “witness
Gamad - The early translations apparently Read slightly a different Hebrew text with letters easily confused with those of Gamad and meaning, “watchers
Cunning - ’ In the Preface to the Wyclifite version of 1388 we Read of ‘the Holy Spyrit, author of all wisdom and cunnynge and truth
Abel the Great - Keil supposes the Reading ought to be "Eben" (the stone), for "Abel. " The Septuagint and the Chaldee versions so Read; but "Abel" is probably right, and refers to the mourning caused by the destruction of so many Bethshemites for looking into the ark
Grecians - The gospel was preached to them at Antioch, Acts 11:20 ; but in this last passage many MSS Read 'Greeks
Jonah - It is Read on Yom Kippur
Medad - MEDAD and ELDAD...
—we Read of these men on whom the Spirit of the Lord came, Numbers 11:26-27
Damnation - κρίσις, 'judgement,' associated with eternity: judgement of hell,' Matthew 23:33 ; 'eternal judgement,' Mark 3:29 (where some Editors Read 'guilty of eternal sin'); and 'resurrection of judgement
Sunday, Septuagesima - Among the Greeks called Prodigal Son Sunday from the subject of the Gospel which they Read on this day
Septuagesima Sunday - Among the Greeks called Prodigal Son Sunday from the subject of the Gospel which they Read on this day
pa'Hath-mo'ab - Of the individual or the occasion of his receiving so singular a name nothing is known certainty but as we Read in ( 1 Chronicles 4:22 ) of a family of Shilonites, of the tribe of Judah, who in very early times "had dominion in Moab," it may be conjectured that this was the origin of the name
Ammin'Adib - (Song of Solomon 6:12 ) It is uncertain whether we ought to Read here AMMINADIB, with the Authorized Version, or my willing people , as in the margin
Euraquilo - There is some doubt as to the Reading. The Greek MSS which are esteemed to be the best Read Euraklyon ; so do the Bohairic Version, which was made in Egypt in the 6th or 7th cent. , Reads Euroaquilo , which points to a Greek original Reading Euroakylon . Syriac, Read Euroclydon (so AV Preachers: How They Gain Perspicuity - Warburton, one of the inspectors of schools, mentions in his report for 1863, that he has nowhere heard such good Reading as in a girls' school in Berkshire, than which none in his district bears a better character for instruction in what are called the higher subjects. The clergyman, who is also the acting manager, is rather deaf, and the girls, who are frequently heard by him without book, are obliged to Read with unusual clearness and distinctness of tone and articulation, in order that he may not lose a word. The inspector considers the pleasure with which be listened to the girls' Reading to be in great measure attributable to the fact of their ordinarily having to make what they Read intelligible to one who cannot hear so well as many persons do
Clerk - ) A man who could Read; a scholar; a learned person; a man of letters. ) A parish officer, being a layman who leads in Reading the responses of the Episcopal church service, and otherwise assists in it
Shaaraim - Town where tribe of Simeon lived (1 Chronicles 4:31 ), but the parallel texts Read Shilhim (Joshua 15:32 ) and Sharuhen (Joshua 19:6 )
Zaanannim - ) is part of the name, which should then be Read Bezaanannim
Household - We Read of the baptism of whole households
Jesiah - Modern translations Read, Isshiah
Gemariah - Son of Shaphan, the court scribe, who had a room in the Temple, where Baruch Read from Jeremiah's sermons to the congregation (Jeremiah 36:10 )
Gob - Some Hebrew manuscripts Read Benob or “in Nob” as in 2 Samuel 21:16
Bealoth - KJV, NIV Read, “in Aloth
Carites - (car' i teess) A term of uncertain meaning in 2Kings 11:4,2 Kings 11:19 and in Hebrew text of 2 Samuel 20:23 , where Cherethites is usually Read
Bethabara - ]'>[1] , here Read Bethany
Mansion - Thus modern translations Read, “dwelling places” or “rooms
Pedaiah - One who stood with Ezra when the law was Read
Cankerworm - "It spoileth and fleeth away" (Nahum 3:16 ), or as some Read the passage, "The cankerworm putteth off Unclothed - Four times in the Old Testament we Read that "the spirit of God clothed Himself with
Emmaus - Some manuscripts, however, Read one hundred and sixty furlongs, instead of sixty; and Eusebius and Jerome locate Emmaus at the ancient Nicopolis, twenty miles west-north-west of Jerusalem, where a village called Amwas still exists
Yonder - ...
Read thy lot in yon celestial sign
Pastoral Letter - Perhaps the most important ofsuch Pastoral Letters is that which is issued by the House ofBishops at the close of each General Convention, touching on gravequestions of the day or on the prospects of the Church throughoutthe nation, and which is required by canon to be Read in all thechurches
Remphan - The name of a god in Acts 7:43 , which Israel had worshipped (but some of the Greek MSS Read REPHAN)
Malchiah - ...
A priest who stood by Ezra when he "read in the book of the law of God" (Nehemiah 8:4 )
Judah Upon Jordan - It has been suggested that, following the Masoretic punctuation, the expression should Read thus, "and Judah; the Jordan was toward the sun-rising
Adriel - Here it is said that Michal "brought up" [1] these five sons, either that she treated them as if she had been their own mother, or that for "Michal" we should Read "Merab," as in 1 Samuel 18:19 )
Crane - " Thirteen manuscripts of Kennicott Read isis for sus or sis ; that goddess having been, according to Egyptian fable, changed into a swallow; a fable transferred to the Greek mythology, in the story of Procne
Doctrines of Grace - Our forefathers were very fond of clipping their plants and training their flowers into quaint and grotesque forms; so that we Read of great guns wrought in rosemary and sweet briers. Let the poor trembler who is sincerely seeking Jesus, rest assured that the seemingly dreadful doctrines of election and predestination are not one whit more terrible, and are far more sweetly fragrant
Comfortable Words - The name given to the short passages ofScripture Read after the Absolution in the Communion service
Merab - Modern translators based on context and a few ancient texts often Read Merab instead of the Hebrew text's Michal in 2 Samuel 21:8
Riblah - Earliest translations Read Arbelah
Baale - ” 2 Samuel 6:2 may be Read as “from the lords of Judah” or as went from Baale Judah. If the latter Reading is correct, then Baale Judah is a place name where the ark of the covenant was before David took it to Jerusalem
Mingled People - Modern translations follow the alternate vocalization and Read Arabia or Arabs at Ezekiel 30:5
Lahmi - There is a discrepancy between this passage and the parallel passage in 2 Samuel 21:19 , where we Read that ‘Elhanan Jude - It is not improbable that Peter had Read Jude's epistle, when he wrote his Second epistle; and that the thoughts, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, had made a strong impression upon his mind
Shiggaion - Some Read it Shigionoth, which makes it plural; the word is the same
Shema - One who stood by Ezra when the law was Read
Sickle - One day He will cut down all the wicked nations of the earth, as we Read in Revelation 14:14
Reader - ) One whose distinctive office is to Read prayers in a church. ) A proof Reader. ) One who Reads. ) One who Reads much; one who is studious. ) One who Reads lectures on scientific subjects. ) One who Reads manuscripts offered for publication and advises regarding their merit. ) A book containing a selection of extracts for exercises in Reading; an elementary book for practice in a language; a Reading book
Arad - (In the two passages in Numbers Read 'the Canaanite king of Arad
Mattithiah - One who stood beside Ezra when he Read the law
Tiberias - He was often in the immediate neighborhood; but we never Read of his entering Tiberias
Lecture - ) The act of Reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture. ) To Read or deliver a lecture to
Perfumer - In Nehemiah 3:8 we Read of a guild of perfumers
Lectern - The desk or stand from which the Scriptural Lessons inChurch are Read, and is so called from this fact
Synagogue - See Acts 15:21 : "For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being Read in the synagogues every sabbath day. As any one who happened to be present was at liberty to Read and expound the sacred books, Acts 13:14-15; Acts 15:21, this privilege afforded our Lord and his disciples many opportunities for preaching the gospel of the kingdom in the various synagogues. The "ruler of the synagogue" granted permission to Read or speak. The "minister," answering nearly to the modern sexton of the synagogue, was the attendant who handed the books to the Reader, and opened and closed the synagogue
Ambassador, Ambassage - Joshua 9:4 , however, should be Read as in RVm Rachel - Apparently she prayed to God, for we Read that He 'hearkened' to her: she bore Joseph and then Benjamin, at whose birth she died. Otherwise we Read nothing of her character: at home she had evidently been in a bad school
Hadar - Translations differ on their Readings, KJV Reading Hadar in both cases. NIV, TEV Read Hadad in both cases, while NAS, REB, NRSV retain Hadar in Genesis 36:39 but Hadad in Genesis 25:15
Uphaz - We Read of the gold of Upham, perhaps the same as Opher: the certain man, Daniel saw in a vision, had his loins apparently girded with it
Blasting - Reference to the hot east winds which blow across Palestine for days at a time (Deuteronomy 28:22 KJV and RSV; other versions Read “blight”)
Shalem - In Genesis 33:13 we Read ‘Jacob (on his return from Haran) came to Shalem a city of Shechem’ (RV [1] Reads ‘in peace to the city of Shechem’; so Luther in his German translation)
Kelita - ” A Levite who assisted in interpreting the Law when it was Read to the assembly of the people during the time of Ezra (Nehemiah 8:7 ) and who participated in the sealing of the covenant (Nehemiah 10:10 )
Desk - ) A Reading table or lectern to support the book from which the liturgical service is Read, differing from the pulpit from which the sermon is preached; also (esp. ) A table, frame, or case, usually with sloping top, but often with flat top, for the use writers and Readers
Philosophy - ) The course of sciences Read in the schools
Smith - When the Philistines were oppressing Israel we Read "there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears
Pahath-Moab - The word has been Read to mean ‘governor of Moab,’ and referred to a dominion once exercised over Moab
Pharathon - Some authorities Read with LXX Pillar, Plain of the - In Judges 9:6 we Read that the men of Shechem made Abimelech king ‘by the plain (AV Mish'Ael - (Leviticus 10:4,5 ) ...
One of those who stood at Ezra's left hand when he Read the law to the people
Mule, - We do not Read of mules at all in the New Testament; perhaps therefore they had ceased to be imported
en-Rimmon - ’ In all these instances there can be littls doubt that we ought to Read En-rimmon
Sand - For ‘sand,’ in Job 29:18 , we should probably Read, with RVm Michaiah - On hearing all the Lord's words, through Jeremiah, Read by Baruch Michaiah went down to the king's house, into the scribe's chamber where sat all the princes, and declared unto them all the words
Chancellor - ...
We Read of no chancellors till Henry the Second's time; but that the king requiring the attendance of the bishops in his councils, it was thought necessary to substitute chancellors in their room for the despatch of business
en-Rimmon - These two are often Read as one city (Joshua 19:7 , RSV but not NRSV), but this makes the numbers of the cities in the lists inaccurate
Tadmor - Early Hebrew scribes Read Tadmor as the city instead of Tamar of the written text in 1 Kings 9:18
Hattush - A descendant of David, who returned with Ezra from Babylon ( Ezra 8:2 [1]); see also 1 Chronicles 3:22 (but if we accept the LXX [2] Reading here, a younger Hattush must be meant)
Tower - (2 Samuel 8:6 ) Besides these military structures, we Read in Scripture of towers built in vineyards as an almost necessary appendage to them
Weariness - We Read that on His way, beaten down by heavy toil (κεκοπιακώς), He sat upon the well near to the village of Sychar (John 4:6)
Backwards - ) In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily; as, to Read backwards
Carbuncle - NAS and NRSV Read, “emerald”; NIV, “beryl. There NAS Reads, “crystal”; NRSV, “jewels”; and NIV, “sparkling jewels
Lahmi - (lah' mi) Personal name meaning “my bread” or perhaps an abbreviated form of Bethlehemite. The Chronicler may have been using a text of Samuel which copyists had made difficult to Read and have interpreted it to the best of his ability
Mizraim - Some scholars revocalize the Hebrew consonantal text to Read Mushri; but they have no textual evidence for this
Birth-Day - We do not Read that the Israelites had any such custom; and the Preacher says the day of death is better than the day of one's birth
Cherethims, Cherethites - In the last two passages, the LXX Read 'Cretans
Painting - Jezebel 'painted her eyes,' as 2 Kings 9:30 should Read
Ariel - It has recently been proposed to Read Uri-el (‘city of God’) as a paronomasia or play of words on Uru-salim , the earliest recorded form of the name ‘Jerusalem
Jehovah - The Hebrews considered the name of God too holy to pronounce and substituted the word “Lord” (adonai) when the text was Read
Adonai - The Jews, who either out of respect or superstition do not pronounce the name of Jehovah, Read Adonai in the room of it, as often as they meet with Jehovah in the Hebrew text
Or - ) A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may Read or may write, - that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both
Professor - ) One who professed, or publicly teaches, any science or branch of learning; especially, an officer in a university, college, or other seminary, whose business it is to Read lectures, or instruct students, in a particular branch of learning; as a professor of theology, of botany, of mathematics, or of political economy
Leather - We Read of Simon a tanner in Acts 9:43 ; Acts 10:6,32 ; and the monuments show that the art of tanning was practised in Egypt, so that without doubt it was also known to the Israelites
Reginald Buckler - He was the author of widely Read books on the spiritual life, among them: "The Perfection of Man by Charity," "Spiritual Considerations," "A Few First Principles of Religious Life," "A Good Practical Catholic," "Dispositions to Catholic Faith," "A Spiritual Retreat," "The Life of Faith and Love," "The Love of God and Prayer," and "Spiritual Instruction on Religious Life," ...
Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus - When Saint Radegunde received a relic of the True Cross, Fortunatus composed a number of religious poems, two of which, "Vexilla Regis prodeunt" and "Pange Lingua," are Read in the Liturgy
Sabbatical Year - The three prescriptions enjoined were: ...
all agricultural labor was to be suspended
no debts could be exacted from an Israelite
the law was to be Read on the Feast of Tabernacles to all Israel
The object of the year was to impress on the people that the land was the Lord's and they only the tenants
Year, Sabbatical - The three prescriptions enjoined were: ...
all agricultural labor was to be suspended
no debts could be exacted from an Israelite
the law was to be Read on the Feast of Tabernacles to all Israel
The object of the year was to impress on the people that the land was the Lord's and they only the tenants
Mene - The astrologers could not Read them, perhaps because they were written in antique Hebrew characters; still less could they explain, even if they had dared to do it, what was so portentous
Elath - Subsequently the town must have been destroyed, as we Read in 2 Kings 14:22 of its being built by Azariah
Gnat - A small winged stinging insect, a mosquito, spoken of in the proverbial expression, Matthew 23:24 , "Ye strain at a gnat, and swallow in a camel," which should Read, as it did in the first English translations, "Ye strain out a gnat," etc
Birthday - , we Read that Job's sons "feasted every one his day
Sentences, the Opening - Short passages of Holy Scripture Read atthe beginning of Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, are so called,and are intended to strike the keynote of the service to follow
Shammah - 2 Samuel 23:38 should Read ‘Jonathan son of Shammah, the Hararite. ’ Read, with Lucian, ‘son of Jonathan. ’ Shimei , son of Ela ( 1 Kings 4:18 ), should also appear here if we accept Lucian’s Reading of ‘Ela’ for ‘Agee’ ( 2 Samuel 23:11 )
Reen - When they were free to Read the Scriptures and to worship in their temple (all of which is compared to a green tree), what would they be like when they had no temple, and their enemies came in like a flood, and they had no Scriptures from which to Read
no - Instead of 'populous No,' 'No of Amon' should be Read, referring to the Egyptian god Amon; and in Jeremiah 46:25 for 'the multitude of No,' 'Amon of No' should be Read
Read, Reading - A — 1: ἀναγινώσκω (Strong's #314 — Verb — anaginosko — an-ag-in-oce'-ko ) primarily, "to know certainly, to know again, recognize" (ana, "again," ginosko, "to know"), is used of "reading" written characters, e. , Matthew 12:3,5 ; 21:16 ; 24:15 ; of the private "reading" of Scripture, Acts 8:28,30,32 ; of the public "reading" of Scripture, Luke 4:16 ; Acts 13:27 ; 15:21 ; 2 Corinthians 3:15 ; Colossians 4:16 (thrice); 1 Thessalonians 5:27 ; Revelation 1:3 . In 2 Corinthians 1:13 there is a purposive play upon words; firstly, "we write none other things unto you, than what ye Read (anaginosko)" signifies that there is no hidden or mysterious meaning in his Epistles; whatever doubts may have arisen and been expressed in this respect, he means what he says; then follows the similar verb epiginosko, "to acknowledge," "or even acknowledge, and I hope ye will acknowledge unto the end. Similarly, in 2 Corinthians 3:2 the verb ginosko, "to know," and anaginosko, "to Read," are put in that order, and metaphorically applied to the church at Corinth as being an epistle, a message to the world, written by the Apostle and his fellow missionaries, through their ministry of the gospel and the consequent change in the lives of the converts, an epistle "known and Read of all men. ...
B — 1: ἀνάγνωσις (Strong's #320 — — anagnosis — an-ag'-no-sis ) in nonbiblical Greek denoted "recognition" or "a survey" (the latter found in the papyri); then, "reading;" in the NT the public "reading" of Scripture, Acts 13:15 ; 2 Corinthians 3:14 ; 1 Timothy 4:13 , where the context makes clear that the reference is to the care required in Reading the Scriptures to a company, a duty ever requiring the exhortation "take heed. " Later, Readers in churches were called anagnostai
pu'Rim - After a short prayer and thanksgiving, the Reading of the book of Esther commences. When the Reader comes to the name of Haman, the congregation cry out, "May his name be blotted out," or, "Let the name of the ungodly perish. " When the Megillah is Read through, the whole congregation exclaim, "Cursed be Haman; blessed be Mordecai; cursed be Zoresh (the wife of Haman); blessed be Esther; cursed be all idolaters; blessed be all Israelites, and blessed be Harbonah who hanged Haman. " In the morning service in the synagogue, on the 14th, after the prayers, the passage is Read from the law, (Exodus 17:8-16 ) which relates the destruction of the Amalekites, the people of Agag, (1 Samuel 15:8 ) the supposed ancestor of Haman. (Esther 3:1 ) The Megillah is then Read again in the same manner
Thirteen - ...
2sa13 - We Read here the tragic story of Amon, his sister Tamar, and the murder by Absalom. ...
mt13 - Here we Read of the seed destroyed by the birds, the tares cast into the fire, the bad fish rejected. ...
mr13 - We Read here the terrible record of the great tribulation days when the wrath of GOD shall be poured out on the earth. ...
lu13 - Here we Read the story of the woman with an infirmity of eighteen years; also the story of the master closing the door against professors who were hypocrites; also the record of Herod, the fox who was to be destroyed by the Lord. We also Read of the house of Jerusalem left desolate because they refused to obey GOD
Hazelelponi - KJV follows Hebrew text, which Reads “these the father of Etam. They would restore the text to Read, “these were the sons of Hareph: the father of Etam,” Since many of the other names in the list are names of towns (for example, Penuel, Bethlehem), Hazeleponi may also represent a town name
Hagiographa - The hagiographa in their Hebrew order include: Psalms, Proverbs, and Job; the “five scrolls” (Megilloth ) Read at major festivals, namely, Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther; Daniel; and Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles
Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity - The formal decree of erection was Read in Washington, DC, April 29, 1929
Shelah - Probably ‘the Shelanite’ should be Read also for ‘the Shilonite ’ of Nehemiah 11:5 and 1 Chronicles 9:5
Trogyllium - ’ This statement is no part of the NT text as now commonly Read, but it is not impossible, and perhaps embodies a real tradition
Flea - Read "come out to seek my life" instead of "to seek a flea
Beatitudes, the - When Israel entered the land the blessings, but also the curses, were duly Read to the people
Ishtob - Thus most modern translations Read “men from Tob
Ithiel - Then the text would Read, “God is not with me, God is not with me, and I am helpless” (TEV), or “I am weary, O God, I am weary, O God
Enam - In Genesis 38:14; Genesis 38:21, Read as margin "in the gate (phathach ) of Enaim," instead of "in an open place
Dearth - We Read also of dearths in the time of the judges (Ruth 1:1 ), and of the kings (2 Samuel 21:1 ; 1 Kings 18:2 ; 2 Kings 4:38 ; 8:1 )
Peace of Pardon: Not a Mere Forgetfulness - I have spilled the ink over a bill and so have blotted it till it can hardly be Read, but this is quite another thing from having the debt blotted out, for that cannot be till payment is made
Box - Some Read this in Ezekiel 27:6, instead of "the Ashurites
Eagle - To this end the lectern from which the Holy Scriptures are Read isgenerally constructed in the form of an eagle with outstretchedwings on which the Bible rests
Bible: Why Priests Withhold it - The true reason why the Papists forbid the Scriptures to be Read is not to keep men from errors and heresies, but to keep them from discovering those which they themselves impose upon them
Nose Jewels - " In Isaiah 3:21 the nose jewels are mentioned among other adornments of women, which should be taken away in God's judgements; and in Ezekiel 16:12 , among the ornaments spoken of symbolically with which God adorned Jerusalem, is 'a jewel on thy forehead,' which should however Read 'a ring upon thy nose
Dove's Dung - Still others emend the text to Read some type of bean pods (REB, NIV)
Bottle - In Psalm 33:7 many modern scholars and translators emend the Hebrew text by adding an unhyprohynounced Hebrew letter (aleph) to Read “bottle” or “jars” (NIV, NRSV), but the traditional Reading “heap” following the Hebrew text finds support in the parallel statement of Exodus 15:8
Resen - Septuagint Read Dasen
Dumb - The asylum at Hartford in Connecticut was the first institution in America for teaching the deaf and dumb to Read and write
Elymais - In 1Ma 6:1 , according to the common Reading, which is adopted by the AV Melzar - ]'>[4] to conclude for Belshazzar as the true Reading, and to Read in Daniel 1:11 : ‘And Daniel said to Belshazzar, prince of the eunuchs,’ etc
Achish - Dedan - In Ezekiel 27:15 Read ‘Rodan’ (Rhodians) for ‘Dedan
Vail - ...
2 Corinthians 3:14 (a) This represents the peculiar unbelief which fills the hearts and minds of the people of Israel as they Read the Old Testament and cannot see CHRIST depicted there
Samaria - It was built by Omri, as we Read 1 Kings 16:24
Ivory - We Read of beds of ivory, thrones of ivory, palaces of ivory, ivory houses, and all manner of vessels
Bells - metsilloth, 'bells' from their tinkling, Zechariah 14:20 , but in the margin is Read 'or bridles
Gileadites - We also Read of Jair a Gileadite, Judges 10:3 ; and Barzillai, 2 Samuel 17:27 ; 2 Samuel 19:31 ; 1 Kings 2:7 ; Ezra 2:61 ; Nehemiah 7:63
Visions - With the prophets they were frequently employed: more than twenty times we Read of them in Daniel
Cain - And this agrees to Eve's name of her son, for she said, I have gotten a man from the Lord; or as it might be Read, the man (that is the very one promised), from the Lord
Micah - His name is probably from Macac, poor, low, humble; though some Read it Michaiha, and form it into a question, Who is like to JEHOVAH?...
Lay-Reader - A layman who Reads the Church service in the absenceof the Priest. The American Church has a canon on the subject, settingforth the method of appointment and regulating his work, from whichit is learned that the lay-reader is very much limited in theservice he renders being permitted to use only those portions ofthe service which do not belong properly to the Ministry. When thePriest is present a laymen may Read the Lessons in the Daily Morningand Evening Prayer, and also the Litany as far as the Lord's Prayer
Responds - In the old system of Reading Holy Scripture in DivineService, short selections from different books of the Bible wereread successively, with short Anthems being sung after each, whichwere called "responds. " This responsory system of Reading HolyScripture is still retained in its old form in the case of the TenCommandments when Read in the Communion service
Palm Sunday - Matthew being Read on this day
Hanging, Hangings - In the last passage, Numbers 3:31 , we should probably Read, as in Numbers 4:5 , ‘the veil of the screen,’ ‘ screen ’ being RV Gaza - We Read of it as early as Genesis 10:19 as a border of the Canaanites. City of Ephraim, 1 Chronicles 7:28 ; but here many MSS Read Ayyah
Esther (2) - It has generally been held in high estimation among the Jews, who class it with Ruth, Ecclesiastes, Solomon's Song, and the Lamentations, as the five megilloth or rolls, and solemnly Read it at the feast of Purim. The omission was probably intentional, and in order to permit the Reading of Esther at the joyous, even hilarious, festival of Purim, without irreverence. The language of the book contains several Persian words, translated "satrap," "post," "edict," "royal" (not "camel;" 8:10, and 14 Read "swift steeds that were used in the king's service, bred of the stud," R
Christ, the Christ, - ' The same word is used in reference to the high priest and the king as God's anointed; but the Lord Jesus is emphatically 'the Anointed,' this being the signification of the Word 'the Christ' which should be Read in many places in the N. ...
In Daniel we Read that Messiah the Prince would be cut off and have nothing (margin), which was fulfilled when, instead of being hailed as Messiah by the Jews, He was rejected, cut off, and had, at the time, nothing of His Messianic honours, though, in His death, He laid the foundation of His future glory on earth, as well as effecting eternal redemption for the saved. We Read in 1 Corinthians 12:12 that as the body is one, and hath many members, "so also is the Christ:" the Head and the members in the power and the anointing of the Spirit form but one body
Bible: Judged by Its Fruits - A Roman Catholic priest in Belgium rebuked a young woman and her brother for Reading that 'bad book' pointing to the Bible. Since he began to Read the Bible, he works with industry, goes no longer to the tavern, no longer touches cards, brings home money to his poor old mother, and our life at home is quiet and delightful
Ahikam - It was in the chamber of another son (Germariah) of Shaphan that Baruch Read in the ears of all the people Jeremiah's roll
Bridgetins - This order spread much through Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands. In England we Read of but one monastery of Brigittins, and this built by Henry V
Diblah - With slight manuscript support from the Latin Vulgate, many Bible students Read “Riblah” supposing that in the earliest history of the text tradition a copyist made the simple mistake of changing a Hebrew “r” to a Hebrew “d,” the two letters being easily confused
Tappuah - Some scholars Read, “Tappuah” for “Tiphsah” in 2 Kings 15:16 (REB)
Targum - ” The most important of these translations still in existence is Targum Onkelos which was probably Read weekly in synagogue services from a relatively early date
Quarry - Thus most modern translations Read: “idols” or “sculpted stones,” the latter possibly referring to Joshua's stones of commemoration ( Joshua 4:1 ). Modern translations use “quarry” in 1 Kings 6:7 to make explicit the intention of the more literal KJV Reading
Helez - ]'>[1] Read ‘the Pelonite . ’ The former Reading is further inconsistent with 1 Chronicles 27:10 , where Helez is expressly designated as ‘of the children of Ephraim
Lubim - Probably Lubim should be Read for Ludim (wh
Madmen - It is a very natural suggestion that the initial m of Madmen has arisen by dittography from the final m of the preceding word, and that for Madmen we should Read Dimon (cf
Parable - A fable or allegorical instruction, founded on something Read or apparent in nature or history, from which a moral is drawn, by comparing it with something in which the people are more immediately concerned: such are the parables of Dives and Lazarus, or the prodigal son, of the ten virgins, &c
Barzillai - The Meholathite whose son Adriel is said ( 2 Samuel 21:8 ) to have married Michal Galeed - It is pretty certain that we should Read ‘Laban’ instead of ‘Jacob’ in Genesis 31:45
Old Gate - Still others emend the text to Read “Misneh Gate” (JB)
Islands, Isles - We Read of 'the isles which are beyond the sea,' 'the isles afar off,' and 'isles of the Gentiles
Ariel - In 2 Samuel 23:20 ; 1 Chronicles 11:22 , we Read that Benaiah slow two 'lion-like men,' which some prefer to translate 'two [1] of Ariel
Propitiation - A kindred word (the verb) occurs in Hebrews 2:17 , where, instead of 'to make reconciliation,' should be Read "to make 'propitiation' for the sins of the people
Red - of Read
Geber - ’ But it is possible that the text should be emended so as to Read ‘and one officer was over all the officers who were in the land,’ the reference being, not to Geber, but to Azariah, son of Nathan, mentioned in v
Baptism - If you want to Read more on this see Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?...
Adonists - A party among divines and critics, who maintain that the Hebrew points ordinarily annexed to the consonants of the word Jehovah are not the natural points belonging to that word, nor express the true pronunciation of it; but are the vowel points belonging to the words Adonai and Elohim, applied to the consonants of the ineffable name Jehovah, to warn the Readers, that instead of the word Jehovah, which the Jews were forbid to pronounce, and the true pronunciation of which had long been unknown to them, they are always to Read Adonai
Kenites - The Kenites of whom we Read appear to have known and served Jehovah, and the whole tribe were friendly to the Hebrews
Wood, Gopher - Translators either have not attempted to give an equivalent, or have with early Jewish interpreters Read a slightly different word (Vulgate: "LlBvigatis" ; D
Eben-Ezer - Samuel s explanatory words should be Read thus: ‘This is a witness that Jahweh hath helped us
Matithi'ah - (Ezra 10:43 ) ...
Probably a priest, who stood at the right hand of Ezra when he Read the law to the people
Two Hundred - ...
Note: In Acts 27:37 , some ancient authorities Read "about threescore and sixteen souls" (RV, margin)
Prayers For the Dead - In these we findthat the commemorations of the departed were not only generalcommemorations, but that names of persons who were to be prayedfor were Read out from the DIPTYCHS (which see)
Works: And Our Salvation - Lord, when we Read in thy Word that we must work out our own salvation, thy meaning is not that our salvation should be the effect of our work, but our work the evidence of our salvation
Ahijah - ]'>[1] Ahiah ), a priest, son of Ahitub, who had charge of the oracular ephod and consulted it for Saul [2]. 1 Chronicles 11:36 , one of David’s heroes, from Palon, an unknown locality: perhaps Giloh should be Read, seeing that Palon has already been mentioned ( 1 Chronicles 11:27 )
Abihu - Immediately before this we Read that "there came a fire out from before the Lord and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat. We Read elsewhere that everything was to be done 'as the Lord commanded Moses;' but of this which Nadab and Abihu did, it expressly says it was not commanded; therefore it was sin, and God was dishonoured
Abomination of Desolation - Of this person an image will be made, and the people will be constrained to worship it, Revelation 13:14,15 ; but we do not Read that it will be carried into the future temple; whereas our Lord says that the abomination will stand in the holy place. On the other hand we Read that the Antichrist "exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God
Pentecost - They deck the synagogues, where the law is Read, and their own houses, with garlands of flowers. They hear an oration in praise of the law, and Read from the Pentateuch and prophets lessons which have a relation to this festival, and accommodate their prayers to the same occasion
Sophronius, Ecclesiastical Writer - Sophronius had, in dispute with a Jew, quoted from the Psalms, but the Jew said that the passages Read differently in Hebrew. They were well received, and were Read in many of the Eastern churches instead of the Septuagint
Book - The Reader takes hold of the rods, and unrolls the sheet until he comes to the desired column. Thus, in Luke 4:17, the phrase "opened the book," should probably Read "unrolled the scroll. " and in verse 20, for "closed the book," Read "rolled up the volume," or "scroll. " This shows the force of the figure, Isaiah 34:4, where the heavens are represented as rolled together as suddenly as the opposite ends of an unrolled scroll fly to meet each other when the hand of the Reader is withdrawn from it. Thus a book means one complete "roll;" so we Read of the "book of the law;" the "book of life," Revelation 21:27; see Psalms 69:28; "books of judgment," Daniel 7:10; "book of Jasher" (or righteous), Joshua 10:13; "book of the Chronicles of," etc. In ancient times, writings that were to be sealed were first wrapped round with thread or flax, to which the wax and seal were applied. These seals must be broken before the book could be Read
Following of Christ - It is a series of counsels of perfection written in Latin in a familiar style, and divided into four books: ...
Useful admonitions for a spiritual life
Admonitions concerning spiritual things
Of interior consolation
Of the Blessed Sacrament, usually omitted in Protestant editions
It aims to instruct the soul in Christian perfection with Christ as the Divine Model and, next to the Bible, is perhaps the most widely Read spiritual book in the world
Shobi - 164) suggests that the text of 2 Samuel 17:27 is corrupt, and that it originally Read ‘and Nahash came,’ instead of ‘Shobi, son of Nahash
Stone-Squarers - Others would emend to Read ‘did hew them and border them,’ i
John, Second Epistle of - Some suppose the word κυρία to be a proper name, and Read 'To Kyria the elect
Urijah - ...
One of the priests who stood at the right hand of Ezra's pulpit when he Read and expounded the law (Nehemiah 8:4 )
Heaven: Its Variety - We cannot stay to Read the catalogue now, but heavenly joys shall be like the tree of life in the New Jerusalem, which, brings forth twelve manner of fruits, and yields her fruit ever month
Imitation of Christ - It is a series of counsels of perfection written in Latin in a familiar style, and divided into four books: ...
Useful admonitions for a spiritual life
Admonitions concerning spiritual things
Of interior consolation
Of the Blessed Sacrament, usually omitted in Protestant editions
It aims to instruct the soul in Christian perfection with Christ as the Divine Model and, next to the Bible, is perhaps the most widely Read spiritual book in the world
Shaalbim - Possibly Shaalbim should be Read for Shaalim in 1 Samuel 9:4
Clauda - The Euroclydon (rather as the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus manuscripts Read, Euraquilon) or E
Puffery: Spiritual - When we Read the exaggerated accounts which are so frequently issued, lauding to the skies the successful labours of certain evangelists of doubtful vocation, we are reminded of the battle of Aliwal, of which an officer wrote, 'Aliwal was the battie of the despatch, for none of us knew we had fought a battle until the particulars appeared in a document which did more than justice to every one concerned
Laish - Modern translations Read Laishah
Did - ...
Have ye not Read what David did when he was hungry? Matthew 12
Spear - should be Read
Primer - ) A small elementary book for teaching children to Read; a Reading or spelling book for a beginner
Ambo - (Greek: an elevation) ...
An elevated desk or pulpit with a flight of stairs on each side from which the Epistles and Gospels were Read and the sermon preached, in the early Church; in later times, two ambones were used, one for the Epistle, the other for the Gospel
Buildeth - We Read: "He made the stars also
Cross - Jesus died on a cross: hence it is an emblem of the crucifixion of Christ, so that we Read of the 'death of the cross,' and the 'blood of his cross,' Philippians 2:8 ; Colossians 1:20 ; also the 'preaching of the cross
Silver - " We do not Read of silver being in Heaven
Martyrs - On Yom Kippur and Tishah B'Av it is customary to Read an elegy that discusses the martyrdom of these holy men
Ten martyrs - On Yom Kippur and Tishah B'Av it is customary to Read an elegy that discusses the martyrdom of these holy men
ab'Igail - ( 1 Chronicles 2:17 ) In (2 Samuel 17:25 ) for Israelite Read Ishmaelite
Abigail - In 2 Samuel 17:25, for Israelite Read Ishmaelite
Riddle - See Read
Chisel - KJV, NAS, NRSV Read “planes. KJV Reads “tongs” in Isaiah 44:12
World: Not to Build Too Confidently on it - Herein we Read a lesson as to our worldly schemes and possessions: this poor fleeting world deserves not that we should build our hopes and joys upon it as though they could last us long
Apocrypha - This is the name given to certain books generally boundwith the Old and New Testament Scriptures which the Sixth Articleof Religion describes as "The other books (as Hierome saith) theChurch doth Read for example of life and instruction of manners;but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine
Reader - READER. —The Gospels frequently refer to private Reading of Scripture, and Jesus Christ assumes that His hearers have the sacred books and Read them for themselves, e. At Nazareth, Jesus took the place of the public Reader in the synagogue (Luke 4:16). The expression, ‘Let him that Readeth understand,’ in Matthew 24:15, cannot refer to the Reading of Daniel 9:27, because, although Daniel is mentioned earlier in this passage of Mt. Taken thus, they appear to point to the function of the Reader in the primitive Church. That this function was known in very early times is indicated also by Revelation 1:3, where public Reading is unmistakably indicated, because it is associated with hearing by others: ‘Blessed is he that Readeth, and they that hear,’ etc. Among the Jews any member of the congregation—even a minor—might be the Reader both of the Law and of the Prophets, although if a priest or a Levite were present he should have precedence (Gittin, v. Therefore it was quite in order that Jesus, although neither a scribe nor a synagogue official, should have the Prophet roll handed to Him to Read. For this reason we may conclude that the Reader in the primitive Church was not a man in any sense ‘in orders. ’ For convenience, the same person might Read on every occasion; but there is nothing to show that this was the case. We do not meet with the Reader among the Church functionaries referred to by St
Amalek, Amalekites - There is a difficulty connected with these names, seeing that we Read of Amalekites in Genesis 14:7 , some hundred years before Amalek, the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau, was born, Genesis 36:12 . Whether all we Read of the tribe after this refers to the descendants of Esau, or whether the more ancient people were amalgamated with them, is not known. The first we Read of them is that they attacked Israel soon after they had passed the Red Sea. ...
We thus find that Amalek was the first to attack Israel, and continued an enemy ever Ready to molest them when they were weak even until the days of Hezekiah, and they are found in the hostile confederacy at the close of their history: an apt type of Satan as the enemy of God's people
Jozabad - (2 Kings 12:21 , where Hebrew text says Jozabad, son of Shimeath and Jehozabad, son of Amaziah, but many Hebrew manuscripts Read the first name of Jozachar). 2 Chronicles 24:26 Reads “Zabad son of Shimeath” and Jehozabad son of Shimrith. Priest who witnessed transfer of gold Ezra's party brought from Babylon to the Temple in Jerusalem (Ezra 8:33 ), though a Hebrew manuscript Reads Jonadab here. Levite who helped the people understand God's law as Ezra Read it (Nehemiah 8:7 )
Jehoiakim - In the fourth year of his reign, Jeremiah wrote in a book his prophecies against Judah and Israel, which were Read in the Lord's house; but when tidings of this reached the king he sent for the book, heard it Read, and then cut it in pieces and burnt it
Gershom - The son of Gershom, Jonathan , and his descendants were priests to the tribe of the Danites; but the fact that these latter set up for themselves a graven image, and that therefore the descendants of Gershom were connected with worship of this kind, was regarded as a grave evil by later generations, for which reason the word ‘Moses’ in Judges 18:30 was Read ‘Manasseh’ by the insertion of an n above the text; it was thought derogatory to the memory of Moses that descendants of his should have been guilty of the worship of graven images. In Judges 17:7 there is a possible reference to Gershom, for the words ‘and he sojourned there’ can also be Read ‘and he (was) Gershom’ (W
Minister - The minister of the synagogue was appointed to keep the book of the law, to observe that those who Read it, Read it correctly, &c, Luke 4:20
Apocrypha - The word Apocrypha is of Greek origin, and is either derived from the words απο της κρυπτης , because the books in question were removed from the crypt, chest, ark, or other receptacle in which the sacred books were deposited whose authority was never doubted, or more probably from the verb αποκρυπτω , to hide or conceal, because they were concealed from the generality of Readers, their authority not being recognised by the church, and because they are books which are destitute of proper testimonials, their original being obscure, their authors unknown, and their character either heretical or suspected. To this decisive evidence against the canonical authority of the apocryphal books, we may add that they were never Read in the Christian church until the fourth century; when, as Jerom informs us, they were Read "for example of life, and instruction of manners; but were not applied to establish any doctrine. As a proof that they were not regarded as canonical in the fifth century, Augustine relates, that when the book of Wisdom and other writings of the same class were publicly Read in the church, they were given to the Readers or inferior ecclesiastical officers, who Read them in a lower place than those which were universally acknowledged to be canonical, which were Read by the bishops, and presbyters in a more eminent and conspicuous manner
Mote And the Beam, the - A parable forming part of the Sermon on the Mount, and Read in the Gospel the first Sunday after Pentecost (Matthew 7; Luke 6)
Sopater, Sosipater - In Acts 20:4 we Read that Sopater, son of Pyrrhus (RV Jair - ” His name is Jaare-oregim in 2 Samuel 21:19 , though some translators would Read the text “Jair of Bethlehem” (REB)
Jeremoth - Early Hebrew scribes and earliest translators Read “and Ramoth
Malchiah, Malchijah - One who stood by Ezra when he Read the law
Harod - It was home for two of David's heroes (2 Samuel 23:25 ), though the parallel text in 1 Chronicles 11:27 Reads, “Harorite,” representing a copyist's confusion of two letters similar in appearance. Some Bible students see a reference to Judges 7:1 in Psalm 83:10 and make a slight change in the Hebrew text to Read “Harod” instead of “En-dor
Zorah - 1 Chronicles 2:54 (where Read Zorathites for Zorites )
Uri'Jah -
Urijah the priest in the reign of Ahaz, (2 Kings 16:10 ) probably the same as URIAH , ...
A priest of the family of Koz or Hakkoz, the same as URIAH , ...
One of the priests who stood at Ezra's right hand when he Read the law to the people
Kir-Heres - The Greek translation of the name in Isaiah 16:11 suggests that the translators of the Septuagint had a Hebrew text that Read Kir-Hadesheth, a name meaning “New City,” which was mistaken for Kir-Hareseth or Kir-Heres. In the context, Kir-Hares (for Kir-Hareseth) is likely the best Reading (see Isaiah 16:7 )
Beans - In Ezekiel 4:9 we Read of beans as being mixed with barley, lentils, millet, and fitches to make bread
Calf - One of the four creatures around the throne resembled a calf (Revelation 4:7 KJV; modern translations Read, “ox”)
Argob - The Hebrew text is difficult to Read at this point
Greek, - we Read that some came to Jerusalem to worship and desired to see Jesus; but He was then just about to be offered up
Crown of Thorns - ' We Read that the robe was taken off Him, but nothing is said of the crown, so that He may have worn that on the cross
Pur, Purim - The feast is still kept by the Jews: the Book of Esther is Read, and curses are pronounced on Haman and on his wife; and blessings on Mordecai, and on Harbonah
Adonis - ” Other translations Read, “finest plants” (NIV), “pleasant plants” (KJV), “delightful plants” (NAS), “sacred gardens” (TEV), “pleasant plants” (NRSV)
Hara - There is much to be said for the suggestion that the original text Read hârç Mâdai , ‘mountains of Media,’ corresponding to the cities of Media of the parallel passages (LXX Geba - In 2 Samuel 5:25 Geba should probably be Read Gibeon: cf
Apostle - Paul, printed in the order wherein they are to be Read in churches through the course of the year
Abomination - Thus we Read, (2 Kings 23:13,) that Ashtoreth was the abomination (that is the idol) of the Zidonians; Chemosh, the abomination of the Moabites; and Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites
Call - The first passage in the Old Testament in which we meet with this phrase, is Genesis 4:26 , where we Read, "Then began men to call on the name of the Lord," or Jehovah; the meaning of which seems to be, that they then first began to worship him in public assemblies
Rain - We Read of the 'early rain' and the 'latter rain
Occurrence of Holy Days - Andrew's Day fell on the same date the Sunday tookprecedence and only the Collect for the Saint's Day was Read; theFourth Sunday in Advent took precedence of St
Rephan - The Hebrew has Chiun, which may have been Read as Kewan, and changed into Rephan, a similar change of כ to ר in Septuagint occurring in Nahum 1:6. Smith) are a gloss, as is indicated by the fact that the Septuagint Read them before Ραιφαν = áéåï
Presents - We Read in Scripture of presents upon various occasions; and it should seem to have been intended as not only important on account of the value of what was given, but also more so as a testimony of some particular meaning. Thus we Read from the first, that Cain and Abel brought their mincha, their offerings, unto the Lord
Ezra - After this we do not again Read of him until abouttwelve years later, when he stood upon a pulpit of wood and Read to the people the book of the law, and the Levites sought to explain it
Altar - The first altar we Read of was built by Noah on leaving the ark, on which he offered burnt offerings of every clean beast and clean fowl. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob alsobuilt altars to the Lord: these would have been constructed of stoneor earth, but it is remarkable that we seldom Read of their offering sacrifices on them
Hophni - This man's history is a very awful one, as we Read it, 1 Samuel 2:1-36; 1 Samuel 3:1-21; 1 Samuel 4:1-22. The infamy of these men while ministering before the Lord, the Holy Ghost hath faithfully recorded; and their history presents itself as a monument in the church, to be Read by all that minister in holy things
Embalm - Hence we Read of Joseph giving directions to the physicians to embalm the body of his father. To avoid the dreadful effects arising from putrefaction, gave rise to the idea of embalming; which was done by taking away the entrails, and anointing the body with oil and a composition of spices, which formed a kind of transparent coating, preserving from corruption, and keeping the body entire. I beg the Reader to remark, that the custom, thus probably borrowed from the Egyptians, became the custom also of the Hebrews, even to the days of our Saviour. For we Read, that there was an intention of embalming the Lord of life and glory. But if the Reader will consult all the evangelists, he will find that the thing was not done, but prevented by our Lord's resurrection
Golden Candlesticks - I detain the Reader, therefore, in this place, to take a short notice of it. Of the Jewish church we Read of one candlestick of gold, with six branches, in the tabernacle, (Exodus 25:31-32) But here we Read of seven candlesticks, and the Lord Jesus in the midst
Keri And Chethib - These terms refer to the various Readings appended to the printed Hebrew Bible. The keri (or qeri ) are placed in the notes, and signify 'to be Read,' instead of what is in the text, which latter is called chethib (or kethib ), 'written. ' A small circle or star is placed in the text to call attention to the alteration, and where one word is substituted for another the word to be Read is printed in the notes, without points, the points that belong to it being given in the text, though they do not belong to the word there printed. ...
Several different accounts have been given as to the origin of these various Readings, some endeavouring to trace them back to Moses; others, to Ezra; and others to the Sanhedrim; so that there seems no reliable clue to their authority
Alabaster - In Matthew 26:6,7 , we Read that Mary, sister of Lazarus, John 12:3 , poured as alabaster box of precious ointment on Christ's head
Stool - In the difficult passage Exodus 1:16 the word rendered ‘stools’ in the sense of birth-stools ( sella parturientis ) must be pointed to Read ‘stones’ ( ’abnáyim for ’obnáyim , both dual number), the reference being to the two stones or bricks on which a woman sat during her accouchement. This widely spread custom has been conclusively shown to have existed in ancient Egypt by Spiegelberg ( Ægypt
Maccabees, Books of the - ...
The third does not hold a place in the Apocrypha, but is Read in the Greek Church
Ebal - On this mountain six of the tribes (Deuteronomy 27:12,13 ) were appointed to take their stand and respond according to a prescribed form to the imprecations uttered in the valley, where the law was Read by the Levites (11:29; 29:4,13)
Ezel - Early translations and modern translators have sought a different text to Read at this point
Ithra - Some modern translations thus Read Jether in 2 Samuel 17:25 (TEV, NIV). One early Greek manuscript and 1 Chronicles 2:17 identify Ithra as an Ishmaelite rather than an Israelite, as the standard Hebrew text of 2 Samuel 17:25 Reads. Many Bible students think Ishmaelite was the original Reading in 2Samuel, since it would be unusual and unnecessary to identify an Israelite (REB, TEV, NRSV)
Zerah - With an enormous army, the largest we Read of in Scripture, he invaded the kingdom of Judah in the days of Asa (2 Chronicles 14:9-15 )
Bake - The duty of preparing bread was usually, in ancient times, committed to the females or the slaves of the family (Genesis 18:6 ; Leviticus 26:26 ; 1 Samuel 8:13 ); but at a later period we find a class of public bakers mentioned (Hosea 7:4,6 ; Jeremiah 37:21 ). The bread was generally in the form of long or round cakes (Exodus 29:23 ; 1 Samuel 2:36 ), of a thinness that rendered them easily broken (Isaiah 58:7 ; Matthew 14:19 ; 26:26 ; Acts 20:11 ). Common ovens were generally used; at other times a jar was half-filled with hot pebbles, and the dough was spread over them. Hence we Read of "cakes baken on the coals" (1 Kings 19:6 ), and "baken in the oven" (Leviticus 2:4 ). (See BREAD
Dimon - Dead Sea Scrolls text and Latin Vulgate Read “Dibon” here. This may be the original Reading, but that would go against the normal type of copying mistakes scribes make in that it would substitute an unknown place for a famous place
Rimmon - Early translations and many modern interpreters Read En-rimmon in all occurrences. See Joshua 19:13 ; 1 Chronicles 6:77 ), probably the original Reading for present Dimnah (Joshua 21:35 )
Kiln - The Hebrew word, tannur , is used to refer to both the oven used in the home for baking bread and the large pottery kiln. The term “brickkiln” is used in Nahum 3:14 , but this should probably Read “brick mold” (NRSV, NAS) or “brick work” (NIV, REB), as the bricks in Palestine were usually sun dried
Knife - We also Read of sacrificial knives ( Genesis 22:6 ; Genesis 22:10 , Ezra 1:9 ), of ‘a barber’s knife’ or razor ( Ezekiel 5:1 ), and of a scribe’s knife ( Jeremiah 36:23 EV Sabaoth - (Romans 9:29 and James 5:4) Perhaps the word might be more properly Read Zabaoth, armies, from Tzaba, army, (Jeremiah 11:20) And when joined to the incommunicable name of JEHOVAH, it forms together that glorious title The Lord of hosts, or armies
Sling - We Read of some who were so skilled in its use as to throw a stone to a hair's breadth
Athanasius (1), Bishop of Anagastus - 15) tells us that when Aetius was expelled from his master's house, after his unlucky victory in argument, Athanasius received him and Read the Gospels with him
Forest - We Read of the Hercynian forest, in Germany, and the forest of Ardennes, in France or Gaul
Impute - I have Read a book imputed to lord Bathurst
Esther, Book of - The Jews Read it on the feast of Purim
Abdon - According to Gesenius, Abdon is Read here in twenty Hebrew MSS
Nathanael - We Read at the end of St
Ophir - We Read much in Scripture of the gold of Ophir, 1 Kings 9:28
Love Feasts - , "many ancient authorities Read 'deceivings,'" (apatais); so the AV
Palmer Worm - The Jews support this idea by deriving the word from גוז or גזן , to cut, to shear, or mince, Notwithstanding the unanimous sentiments of the Jews that this is a locust, yet the LXX Read καμπη , and the Vulgate eruca, "a caterpillar;" which rendering is supported by Fuller
Pelusium - Some modern translations follow the Vulgate in Reading Pelusium at Ezekiel 30:15-16 (NIV, NRSV, TEV; also KJV and NAS margins). KJV, NAS follow the Hebrew in Reading Sin. Some Greek and Latin witnesses Read Sais, the capital of the Twenty-Sixth (Saite) Dynasty (663-525 B. The REB follows the earliest Greek translation in Reading Syene (modern Aswan) at Ezekiel 30:16
Porters - We Read, in 2 Corinthians 13:14 , of the faithful service they rendered in protecting Joash and slaying Athaliah
Pedaiah - One of those who stood by Ezra when he Read the Law to the people ( Nehemiah 8:4 ; 1Es 9:44 Phaldeus ), perhaps identical with 4
Elath, Eloth - Afterwards we Read that it was built by Azariah, and was restored to Judah; but subsequently it was conquered by Rezin and held by the Syrians, until it became a frontier town of Rome
Laity - The word is the equivalent of "brethren," as we Read inthe Acts of the Apostles, of the first Church Council which issuedthe first pastoral letter, which begins "The Apostles and Eldersand brethren send greeting" (Acts 15:23)
Joannes Scythopolita, Scholasticus in Palestine - Photius had Read a work of his in 12 books, Against Separatists from the Church or Against Eutyches and Dioscorus , written at the request of a patriarch Julianus, probably Julian patriarch of Antioch, A
Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin - This discrepancy can best be accounted for by assuming that the words of the inscription as given in Daniel 5:25 already lay in their present form before the author, and are not the product of his free invention; while Daniel 5:26-28 are the result of ‘an attempt to extract from the words, in spite of grammar, a meaning suitable to the occasion. Thus the four words Read consecutively: ‘A mina, a mina, a shekel, and half-minas. ’ The enigmatic character of the combination apparently consisted partly in the manner in which the words were supposed to have been written perhaps in some unfamiliar form of Aramaic cursive or with some curious inversion in arrangement and partly in determining their import even when Read. It should be noticed that a double interpretation is apparently given throughout, each of the words having perhaps been Read in two ways, and the meanings combined (see art
Obadiah - One prophet must have Read the other's prophecy
Lectern - (Latin: legere, to Read) ...
A book-stand or Reading-desk to support the sacred books used in liturgical ceremonies
Letturn - (Latin: legere, to Read) ...
A book-stand or Reading-desk to support the sacred books used in liturgical ceremonies
Mass, Nuptial - The nuptial blessing is Read by the priest after the Pater Noster of the Mass, and is never given apart from the Mass
Zeruiah - It seems more probable that for Nahash in 2 Samuel 17:25 we ought to Read Jesse , than that Jesse’s wife had previously been married to Nahash the Ammonite
pi-Hahiroth - Read "farmstead"), the name of a place in Egypt where the children of Israel encamped (Exodus 14:2,9 ), how long is uncertain
Kerioth - Read together, without "and," Kerioth Hezron (Kuryetein, "the two cities," now 10 miles S
Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz - in ordinary characters, large enough for all to Read, that after the event its correspondence to the prediction might be seen
Ishbibenob - Another solution changes the text to Read the name as a verb meaning, “they camped in Nob,” leaving the soldier unnamed
Tiberias - We do not Read of the Lord visiting the city
Confession - But the Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, and Vaticanus manuscripts and Vulgate Read "sins" (hamartias )
Nuptial Mass And Blessing - The nuptial blessing is Read by the priest after the Pater Noster of the Mass, and is never given apart from the Mass
Kiriath-Arba - ]'>[2] Reads ‘the city Argob, the metropolis of the Anakim’: in the second ‘the city Arbok, metropolis,’ etc. Perhaps in the last two, therefore, we should Read ’çm , ‘mother,’ i
Oak - Notice that in Joshua 24:26 that great leader made a covenant with the people under an oak tree, and then died as we Read in Joshua 24:29
Scribe - ) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who Read and explained the law to the people
Beggars - The Psalmist said that during the whole of his life he had not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread, Psalm 37:25 ; whereas of a wicked one, typical of Judas, it is said, "Let his children be continually vagabonds and beg," Psalm 109:10 ; but in bringing in strength and salvation Jehovah "lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes," 1 Samuel 2:8 . we Read of several beggars who were also blind, who received blessing, Mark 10:46 ; Luke 18:35 ; John 9:8 ; and in the parable the Lord spoke of the beggar named Lazarus who was carried into Abraham's bosom
Pharoah - The Pharaoh, the tyrant of Egypt, we know most of in Scripture, was a type of the devil; and as such the Lord's people should Read his history, %with the Lord's striking observation upon him
Footsteps - Read the special case about Moses in Psalm 103:7
Bethany - It was where Lazarus, Martha, and Mary resided, in whose house the Lord found a resting place, amidst those whom He loved, and who were ever Ready to welcome Him, and to devote the best of their substance to Him. ...
Some of the Greek MSS Read BETHANY in John 1:28 where John was baptizing on the east of the Jordan
Scorpion, - ...
In Revelation 9 we Read of locusts with stings in their tails, and which torment men as do the scorpions: they are employed as symbols of some form of cruel and pitiless agents
Angel of Great Counsel - (Magni Consilii Angelus, in the Introit of the third Mass of Christmas) ...
A title of the Messias in the Greek Version of Isaias, 9:6, where we Read according to the Hebrew text followed by the Latin Vulgate, "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, a Father forever, Prince of Peace. , in his commentary on Isaias expresses the view that the Hebrew text used by the Greek translators may have been already altered
Ashes - ]'>[1] , Read ‘Headband’ (wh
Skim - : To Read or examine superficially and rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim a book or a newspaper
Gerizim - Six tribes were placed on Gerizim, and six on Ebal, Deuteronomy 27:12-13; the ark was probably in the valley between them, and Joshua Read the blessings and cursings successively
Abelmizraim - This signifies, with the Hebrew points, 'meadow of the Egyptians;' but 'mourning of the Egyptians' if Read without or with different points
Brass - We Read also of mountains of brass in reference to the everlasting establishment of JEHOVAH'S purposes, Zechariah 6:1
Syene - Ezekiel 29:10 , describing the desolation to be brought upon Egypt, says, "Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will make the land of Egypt utterly desolate, from the tower of Syene even to the border of Cush," or Arabia or, as some Read it, "from Migdol to Syene," implying, according to either version of the passage, the whole length of the country from north to south
Ger'Izim - (cutters ), a limestone mountain, 2855 feet high (800 feet above the valley at its foot), in Ephraim, near Shechem (Sychar), from which the blessings were Read to the Israelites on entering Canaan
Ivory - Gesenius would Read sheen habenim , "ivory (and) ebony. In Ezekiel 27:6 we Read "the Ashurites have made thy (Tyre's) benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim"; rather, as the Hebrew orthography requires, "they have made thy (rowing) benches of ivory, inlaid in the daughter of cedars" or "the best boxwood" (bath ashurim ), from Cyprus and Macedonia, from whence the best boxwood came (Pliny)
Son - In Romans 9:26,27 ; 2 Corinthians 3:7,13 ; Galatians 3:7,26 ; Ephesians 2:2 ; Ephesians 5:6 ; Colossians 3:6 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:5 ; Hebrews 11:22 ; Hebrews 12:5 ; Revelation 2:14 ; Revelation 7:4 ; Revelation 12:5 ; Revelation 21 : 12 (and often in the Gospels and the Acts) 'sons' (υἱός) should be Read instead of 'children,' On the other hand, in John 1:12 ; 1 Corinthians 4:14,17 ; Philippians 2:15,22 ; 1 Timothy 1:2,18 ; 2 Timothy 1:2 ; 2 Timothy 2:1 ; Titus 1:4 ; Philippians 10 ; 1 John 3:1,2 , 'children' (τέκνον) should be Read instead of 'sons
Play - Thus we Read, (2 Samuel 2:14) "Abner said to Joab, let the young men now arise and play before us. So again we Read, (Exodus 32:6) that when the people had sat down to eat and drink at their sacrifices, they rose up to play. Hence, therefore, it is necessary that in our Reading Scripture, we should have a right apprehension of the terms and words made use of, that we may not confound things
Abimelech - 1 Chronicles 18:16 : Read Ahimelech . Psalms 34:1-22 (title): Read Achish (cf
Hosanna - The Hebrews Read it Hoshiah-na. It is hardly necessary to tell the Reader, that it was with this salutation the multitude hailed Christ, in his public entrance into Jerusalem, five days before his death. " (Psalms 72:15) And here we find the unceasing cry Hosanna, which is a form of blessing and prayer included; as if they had said, "Preserve, Lord, this son of David!" And the spreading of their garments in the way, and strewing the road with branches of trees, were all figurative of laying every thing at the feet of Jesus. For what but a divine overruling power could have produced such an effect, that in the moment their fathers, and the scribes and pharisee's were moved with indignation, those little children should join the Redeemer's train, and mingle their infant voices in the Hosanna of the multitude! And the Reader will not overlook in this account, I hope, how thereby that blessed prophecy was fulfilled, and which Jesus himself explained and applied. "Have ye never Read, Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?" (Matthew 21:16; Psalms 8:2)...
Mount Samaria - ) We have reason to bless the Lord whenever we hear or Read of Samaria, from that most interesting discourse, recorded by the Evangelist, which took place here between Jesus and the poor adulteress. What unnumbered discoveries of grace have distressed sinners found in those encouraging words of Jesus! The constraint upon the Lord Jesus to go there to seek and save this sinner, the unprepared, unconscious state of her mind at the time, the tender waitings of Jesus to the hour of her arrival at the well, for he was first there, the tenderness and compassion in all that he said and manifested towards her, his condescension in abiding with the Samaritans two whole days, and the effects wrought upon the hearts of many of the people, as well as this poor woman; these, with numberless other incidents which are found in Christ's visit to Samaria, must always make the very name interesting to the heart of a believer, and especially when the same saving grace which wrought upon this woman's mind hath taken place in ours, so that we can hold out the invitation concerning Christ to others, which she did to her countrymen: "Come, see a man which told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ!" (Read the whole relation, John 4:1-42
Jeiel - ” The early Hebrew scribes often used Hebrew vowel points in the text to indicate the name should be Read as Jeiel where the written text indicated Jeuel (1 Chronicles 9:35 ; 1 Chronicles 11:44 ; 2 Chronicles 26:11 ; 2 Chronicles 29:13 ). This article will deal with both Jeiel and Jeuel, since all occurrences of Jeuel show early textual evidence of being Read Jeiel
Heart - ...
We Read that the Lord searches the heart, Jeremiah 17:10. ...
In Joshua 24:23 we Read about the heart that is inclined to the Lord. " They were now Ready to go into GOD's presence because His Blood had blotted out their sins. ...
In Hebrews 3:12 we Read of an "evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God. ...
At the end of the Old Testament in Malachi 4:6, we Read of a heart that is turned unto the Lord. ...
We Read in2Co3:3 of the fleshy heart
Obituaries - At one time the names were Read out at the Mass, but later the custom arose of Reading them in the chapter
Cambridge Summer School of Catholic Studies, the - The papers Read and discussed are subsequently published in book form under the editorship of the Reverend C. The character of the work accomplished by the Cambridge Summer School may be estimated from the following volumes already published: "The Religion of the Scriptures," 1921; "Catholic Faith in the Holy Eucharist," 1922; "The Papacy," 1923; "Saint Thomas Aquinas," 1924; "The Incarnation," 1925; "The Atonement," 1926; "The Church," 1927; and "The English Martyrs" (edited by Reverend Dom Bede Camm, O
Firmament - The language of Scripture is not scientific but popular, and hence we Read of the sun rising and setting, and also here the use of this particular word
Naboth - ) Septuagint (1 Kings 21:1) omit "which was in Jezreel," and Read instead of "the palace" "the threshing floor of Ahab king of Samaria
Hypocrites: Seeking Their Own Advantage - I have Read of one that offered his prince a great sum of money to have leave once or twice a-day to come into his presence, and only say, 'God save your Majesty!' The prince wondering at this large offer for so small a favor, asked him, 'What advantage would this afford him?' 'O sire,' saith he, 'this, though I have nothing else at your hands, will get me a name in the country for one who is a great favorite at court, and such an opinion will help me to more at the year's end, than it costs me for the purchase
Affliction: Endears the Promises - We all of us value those golden words, 'When thou walkest through the fire thou shall not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee' but few if any of us have Read them with the delight of the martyr Bilney, to whom this passage was a stay, while he was in prison awaiting his execution at the stake
Lost Coin, Parable of the - A parable told to the Pharisees and Scribes who were murmuring against Our Lord for stooping to receive and enlighten publicans and sinners (Luke 15); also Read for the Gospel, the third Sunday after Pentecost
Massa - It is probably not to be Read in Proverbs 30:1 , where the word ‘Massa’ (RVm Deacon - ) To Read aloud each line of (a psalm or hymn) before singing it, - usually with off
Birds, Clean And Unclean - We do not Read of the ordinary domestic fowl in the O
Cisterns - Some were really pits, for we Read of the 'wheel' being broken
Hilkiah - One who stood by Ezra when he Read the law
Fleshly - In most of these passages some MSS Read σάρκινος, 'fleshy
Stephanas - In Romans 16:5 oldest manuscripts Read "Asia" for Αchaia
Psalms - We Read "sing psalms unto him," "Make a joyful noise unto him with psalms," etc
Shaphan - Hilkiah gave the discovered copy of the law to Shaphan who Read it to the king
Epistle to the Romans - It is Read in the Divine Office immediately after the Epiphany
Mount Amana - ) In the Ketib it is written Abana, but in the Keri it is Read Amana; and so the margin of the Bible hath it
Matthias - We have no particulars of his youth or education, for we may reckon as nothing, what is Read in Abdias, or Obadiah, concerning this matter
Ramoth Gilead - We do not Read of it later
Ossifrage - Interpreters are not agreed on this bird; some Read "vulture," others "the black eagle," others "the falcon
Arnon - The reference to "high places" in Isaiah 15:2, some Jewish scholars regard as the name of a place and Read, "Beth-bamoth and Dibon are gone up to weep
Schoolmaster - At the time of Christ, it would appear that the Jews in general were able at least to Read and write
Bithynia - It may be, with some justice, considered as a province taught by Peter; and we Read that when Paul attempted to go into Bithynia, the Spirit suffered him not, Acts 16:7
Sake - I Read for the sake of instruction, that is, to obtain it
Romans, Epistle to the - It is Read in the Divine Office immediately after the Epiphany
Hind - There is a difficulty and incoherence here which the learned Bochart removes by altering a little the punctuation of the original; and it then Reads, "Naphtali is a spreading tree, shooting forth beautiful branches. The word rendered ‘goodly' signifies noble, grand, majestic; and the noun translated ‘words' radically signifies divergences, what is spread forth. " For these reasons he proposes to Read the passage, "Naphtali is a deer roaming at liberty; he shooteth forth spreading branches," or "majestic antlers. In our version of Psalms 29:9 , we Read, "The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests. The Syriac seems, for אילות , hinds, to have Read אלות , oaks, or rather, perhaps, terebinths. The passage may be thus versified:—...
"Hark! his voice in thunder breaks, And the lofty mountain quakes; Mighty trees the tempests tear, ...
And lay the spreading forests bare!" ...
Pelican - Read "pelican" for "cormorant" in Isaiah 34:11; Zephaniah 2:14
Anah - ) Read son instead of daughter , which would identify this Anah with 2
Miguel de Molinos - He was, however, arrested by the Holy Office, 1685, and the report of the process against him was Read in the Dominican church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, 1687
Molinos, Miguel de - He was, however, arrested by the Holy Office, 1685, and the report of the process against him was Read in the Dominican church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, 1687
Rages - In Tob 6:9 Read Ecbatana for Rages
Logia Jesu - Some have Read in the expression of Papias an original or a source anterior to our First Gospel and made up exclusively of logia or discourses, but it would be difficult to substantiate this claim, from which important conclusions are derived as to the composition of the Gospels
Sepulchre - " It has been proposed, as a mode of reconciling the apparent discrepancy between this verse and Genesis 23:20 , to Read Acts 7:16 thus: "And they Trumpet - We Read much of the use of trumpets in the old church in the wilderness
Euroclydon - The Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus manuscripts Read Euraquilon, i. to the African Syrtis (Acts 27:17), favor this Reading
Tadmor - In 1 Kings 9:18 , where the word occurs in the Authorized Version, the Hebrew text and the Revised Version Read "Tamar," which is properly a city on the southern border of Palestine and toward the wilderness (Compare Ezekiel 47:19 ; 48:28 )
Beelzebul - So it ought to be Read in Matthew 12:24; Mark 3:22; Luke 11:15, etc
Ember Days - For this reason one of the two prayers, entitled, "Forthose who are to be admitted into Holy Orders," is to be Read dailythroughout the week
Harosheth - This view would Read Joshua 12:23 , “king of Goiim in Galilee” (TEV, NRSV) and equate the king with the ruler of the Galilean forests
Meadow - Reads âchû , an Egyptian word which probably means ‘ reed grass ’ (RV [1] simply transliterates ‘ Maareh-geba ,’ it is practically certain that we should Read ma’arab , and translate ‘from the west of Gibeah’; see Gibeah, No. ]'>[2] ‘ paper reeds ’), where it is possible that ‘ârôth may be a misreading for âchôth
Baruch - He wrote down Jeremiah's preaching and Read it to the king's counselors who took it to the king
Needle - Small slender instrument used in sewing with an eye at one end through which thread is passed. Some late Greek manuscripts Read rope (kamilos ) for camel (kamelos )
Holy Shroud - In 1901, Dr Paul Vignon Read a paper before the Academie des Sciences in which he maintained that the image upon the shroud was a natural negative of the Sacred Body, and as such was completely beyond the skill of any medieval forger
Lot - 8 he is designated ‘just in seeing and hearing’-‘aspectu et auditu justus’-but it is better to Read, ‘in seeing and hearing he vexed his righteous soul
Perseverance: in Doing Good - He was permitted to enter the room of the aged sufferer, to Read the Bible, and pray by his bedside
Beginning - John 1:1-3 ; Acts 15:18 (which should Read 'from eternity')
Corner Stone - In 1 Corinthians 3:11 we are told "other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ;" and in Ephesians 2:20 we Read "Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone
Cedar - This passage was Read at Spurgeon's funeral to teach that the lesser preachers mourned over the death of this great preacher (the cedar)
Scribe - We Read in the Old Testament Scripture of this office in the time of the Kings, and it should seem at that time that it was an employment of great power
Sackcloth - We Read much of the sackcloth with which the prophets and mourners in Zion clad themselves upon occasions of sorrow. " (Psalms 30:11) I refer the Reader to the word of God for accounts of this apparel. (Genesis 37:34; Psalms 35:13; Isaiah 20:2) There is a prophecy in the book of the Revelations which some think yet remains to be fulfilled, where it is said that the Lord's "two witnesses shall prophecy a thousand, two hundred, and three-score days, clothed in sackcloth?" (Revelation 11:3) Others suppose the event hath been already accomplished
Gold - Proverbs 17:3 ; Zechariah 13:9 ; and we Read of 'choice gold,' 'fine gold,' 'pure gold
Jehoiada - It is probably the same man that is referred to in 1 Chronicles 12:27 ; 1 Chronicles 27:34 , where we should probably Read ‘Benaiah the son of Jehoiada
Stink - We do not Read of physical diseases in the case of King David, except indirectly
Grecians - omits "the Greeks" and Reads "they all;" or else Gentiles as opposed to Jews, Romans 2:9-10, "Gentile" A. Read "Greek
Greeks - omits "the Greeks" and Reads "they all;" or else Gentiles as opposed to Jews, Romans 2:9-10, "Gentile" A. Read "Greek
Daughter - But there is a great sweetness in it, when Read in Scripture in allusion to the church
Amminadib - It is a compound word, consisting of Ammi, my people, and Nadib, willing, or generous, princely; some Read the word, therefore, together, my princely people
Hornet - We Read of this insect a particularly commissioned by the Lord, to punish and drive out the enemies of Israel
Michal - In 2 Samuel 21:8 , for 'Michal,' it should probably be Read '[1] Michal,' that is, Merab, as in 1 Samuel 18:19
Trinity - These passages, carefully Read, are sufficient to prove that "the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is one, the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal; such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost; the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God; and yet they are not three Gods, but one God
Night - Hence when Peter and John, as we Read Acts 3:1 went up to the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour, this would have been with us three in the afternoon
Ahaz - Here, however, the Septuagint and the Syriac Read "twenty-five years old
Parbar - If we Read bappĕrâdîm instead of bapparvârîm , we get the meaning ‘who was over the mules
Shroud, Holy - In 1901, Dr Paul Vignon Read a paper before the Academie des Sciences in which he maintained that the image upon the shroud was a natural negative of the Sacred Body, and as such was completely beyond the skill of any medieval forger
Shroud of Turin - In 1901, Dr Paul Vignon Read a paper before the Academie des Sciences in which he maintained that the image upon the shroud was a natural negative of the Sacred Body, and as such was completely beyond the skill of any medieval forger
Turin, Shroud of - In 1901, Dr Paul Vignon Read a paper before the Academie des Sciences in which he maintained that the image upon the shroud was a natural negative of the Sacred Body, and as such was completely beyond the skill of any medieval forger
Scribe - A writer and a doctor of the law a man of learning one skilled in the law one who Read and explained the law to the people
Verb - The verb affirms, declares, asks or commands as, I write he runs the river flows they sleep we see they are deceived depart go come write does he improve? When the action expressed by a verb is exerted on an object, or terminates upon it, the act is considered as passing to that object, and the verb is called transitive as, I Read Livy
e'Bal, Mount, - (They are nearly in the centre of the country of Samaria, about eight hundred feet above Nablus in the valley; and they are so near that all the vast body of the people could hear the words Read from either mountain
Matthew, Feast of Saint - Matthew had beena Publican or tax-gatherer, and while in his office at Capernaum,receiving the customs from those who passed over the Sea of Galileehe was called by our Lord and, we Read, "he at once arose andfollowed Him
Bible, the English - Thus the form in which theEnglish Bible has now been Read for more than 300 years was theresult of various revisions made between 1525 and 1611
Retreat - In Holy Scripture we Read of our Lord and His disciples constantly going into retreat in some shape or other
Cubit - The inscription found in the Siloam tunnel states the length of the tunnel to be 1,200 cubits, as Read by Major Conder; but 1,000 cubits as interpreted by Professor Sayce. Many of the ancient stones in the base of the temple area, the breadth of the pilasters found in the north-western corner of the area, together with their distances apart, and also the Galilean synagogues, all give a measure of 16 inches. ...
In Ezekiel 41:8 we Read of a 'great cubit,' and in the commencement of the description of the future temple the reed is described as being "six cubits long by the cubit and a handbreadth. ' From this we gather that there was an ordinary cubit, and a great cubit, the difference being a handbreadth, which is accounted to be the same as the palm, a sixth of a cubit
Lord - This glorious name is peculiarly and properly the distinguishing name of JEHOVAH, and ought to have been so hallowed and sacred, as never upon any occasion whatever to have been applied to any other, For we Read that JEHOVAH is very jealous of His name, and will not allow the very mention of it, unless in a way of reverence to himself, without attaching guilt to the person that doth it. Thus we Read, "Thou shalt riot take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain
Gog And Magog - MAGOG, the son of Japheth (Genesis 10:2 ), whose descendants spread over the vast steppes in the north, after whom the land is here called. Ezekiel 38:2 should Read "Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. ...
In Revelation 20:8 we also Read of Gog and Magog attacking "the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city," Jerusalem; but this must not be confounded with the prophecy in Ezekiel, for here they come out of 'the four corners of the earth;' and the battles do not coincide as to time
Heaven - ...
We never Read in the Bible that the believer "goes to Heaven. " We also Read, "I have a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better
Hadad - It is possible, also, that Adrammelech of 2 Kings 19:37 and Isaiah 37:38 should be Read Adadmelech , ‘Adad is king. ]'>[1] and the best Readings. He escaped the massacre of Edomites perpetrated by Joab, David’s general, and fled (according to the received Reading) to Egypt, whose king befriended him, and gave him his sister-in-law as his wife. instead of Mitsraim (Egypt) Mitsri should be Read in the Hebrew as the name of a region west of Edom, which in the old MSS was several times confounded with the word for Egypt
Gate - The prison at Jerusalem had an outer gate of iron, the only iron one we Read of. we Read of THE BEAUTIFUL GATE of the temple, Acts 3:10 ; and Josephus relates that Herod made an outer gate of Corinthian brass, costing more than those adorned with gold and silver
Jehoiakim - In the year after this, Jeremiah caused his prophecies to be Read by Baruch in the court of the temple. Jehoiakim, hearing of this, had them also Read in the royal palace before himself
Answer - 19:18, where we Read that God reacted to the situation at Sinai with a sound (of thunder). 18:27 (the first occurrence of ‛ânâh), we Read: “Abraham answered and said” to the Lord, who had just spoken. Or we Read in Belial, Beliar - we Read of ‘the cords of death,’ ‘the floods of Belial,’ ‘the cords of Sheol,’ ‘the snares of death’; here Belial = the under world. Again, in Nahum 1:15 we Read that Belial shall no more pass through Judah; he is utterly cut off. ]'>[3] (but not the Vulgate) Read ‘Beliar’ rather than ‘Belial’ (Peshiṭta ‘Satan,’ but the Ḥarklensian Syriac ‘Beliar’), the word is used as a proper name = Satan, or else Antichrist, Satan’s representative
Julius, Bishop of Puteoli - ) that the Roman legates could not take part in the council ("assidere non passi sunt " are his words) because the precedence was not given to them as representing Rome, and because Leo's letter was not Read, is not in harmony with the acta of the council (see Tillem. We Read that he made several efforts to resist DIOSCORUS, especially urging that Leo's letter should be Read, but he does not seem to have been so prominent in opposition as Hilarus the deacon (ib
Koran - (Arabic: quara'a, to Read) ...
The sacred book of Mohammedans esteemed by them as Divine revelation
Hanan - Levite who instructed the people in the Lord's law while Ezra Read it (Nehemiah 8:7 )
Shimeath - we ought to Read Jehozabad , and undoubtedly Jozacar and Jehozabad are identical, and by scribal repetition (dittography) we have the two really identical names and the varying forms Shimeath , Shimrith , and Shomer
Titans - ’ Thus, in interpreting early Hebrew thought for Greek Readers, the old shadowy Rephaim were identified with Titans and giants. ...
Similarly in the song of victory in Jdt 16:7 we Read:...
‘For the mighty one did not fall by the young men,...
Neither did the sons of Titans smite him,...
Nor did tall giants set upon him,...
But Judith, the daughter of Merari …’...
In this late work Greek mythology has been absorbed by Jewish thought
Sabbatical Year - The sabbatical year opened in the sabbatical month, and the whole law was to be Read every such year, during the feast of Tabernacles, to the assembled people
Translation - The reference is to Genesis 5:24, where we Read: ‘he was not; for God took (לָקַת) him,’ the Septuagint translation being οὐχ εὑρίσκετο, ὄτι μετέθηκεν αὐτὸν ὁ θεός
God: His Benevolence in Creation - ' Here, also, we may Read beneficent design
Watches - But in the New Testament we Read of four watches, a division probably introduced by the Romans (Matthew 14:25 ; Mark 6:48 ; Luke 12:38 )
Elon - It is probably the same place as Elon-beth-hanan (1 Kings 4:9 ), though some Read Ajalon and Bethhanan or “Elon, and Beth-hanan” (REB)
Commination - An office in the church of england appointed to be Read on Ash Wednesday
Chuza - We Read in Matthew 14:1, "Herod heard of the fame of Jesus, and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist, who is risen from the dead
Muth-Labben - ) The Septuagint and Vulgate versions Read concerning the mysteries of the Son," namely, the divine Son's death, the earnest of His final victory over the last "enemy" (Psalms 9:6)
Migron - In 1 Samuel 14:2 Samaul, whose army was encamped south of the Wady es-Suwçnît , is said to have dwelt in ‘the uttermost part of Geba (so Read) under the pomegranate tree which is in Migron
Judaea - " In a wider and more improper sense "Judæa" was sometimes applied to the whole country of the Canaanites, its ancient inhabitants, and even in the gospels we Read of the coasts of Judæa "beyond Jordan
Apostle - Paul, printed in the order in which they are to be Read in churches, through the year
Balaam - Read Numbers 22,23
Proverbs - When we Read, therefore, the parables, or indeed any other of the blessed sayings which dropped from Christ's mouth, when we are alone with Jesus we should ask the indulgent Lord to do the same by us, and make the word doubly sweet and blessed by unfolding and explaining all things to us himself
James, the Lord's Brother - Nor is it probable that he was one of the twelve apostles, for we Read that "neither did his brethren believe in him
Candace - we Read Κανδάκην Αἰθίοπες πᾶσαν τὴν τοῦ βασιλέως μητέρα καλοῦσιν (J
Prophets, Sons of the - We Read of them only in the days of Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha, who were held in repute by them
Canaan - Read, "land of the Phoenicians," instead of "land of Canaan
Gall - In Mark 15:23 myrrh is Read instead of gall; the meaning would be the same
Tabor - The 'plain of Tabor' in 1 Samuel 10:3 should be Read the 'oak of Tabor' as in the R
Alms - On the other hand, we Read that "he that hath pity upon the poor lendeth to the Lord, and that which he hath given will he pay him again
Book - In the New Testament, we Read of "the book of life
Kadesh-Barnea - Travellers are at a loss to determine whether the original Kabesh we Read of Genesis 14:7 is the same with the Kadesh, Numbers 13:26
Nebuchadnezzar - (Isaiah 46:10) Let the Reader Read the close of Isaiah 44:1-28, and form his conclusions accordingly
Nod - The Chaldee interpreters render the word Nod, not as the proper name of a country, but as an appellative applied to Cain himself, signifying a vagabond or fugitive, and Read, "He dwelt a fugitive in the land. " But the Hebrew Reads expressly, "He dwelt in the land of Nod
Alabaster - ...
In Matthew 26:6-7 , we Read that Jesus being at table in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came thither and poured an alabaster box of ointment on his head
Raven - , for we Read of "every raven after his kind" as being unclean. That the carnivorous ravens should bring flesh as well as bread to Elijah shows God's miraculous power; He caused them to feed His servant
Necromancy - This practice, no doubt, the Israelites brought with them from Egypt, which affected to be the mother of such occult sciences; and from thence it spread into the neighbouring countries, and soon infected all the east. What forms of enchantment were used in the practice of necromancy we are at a loss to know, because we Read of none that the pythoness of Endor employed; however, that there were several rites, spells, and invocations used upon these occasions, we may learn from almost every ancient author, but from none more particularly than from Lucan in his Pharsalia
Bdellium - The rabbins are followed by Reland in calling it a crystal; but some, instead of bedolah, Read berolah, changing the ד into ר , which are not always easily distinguished, and are often mistaken by transcribers; and so render it the beryl, which, say they, is the prime kind of crystal
Baruch - he wrote down, from the lips of Jeremiah, all the divine messages to that prophet, and subsequently Read them to the people, and again to certain princes
Harvest And Few Laborers, Parable of the - These verses form part of the Gospels Read in the Masses of various saints noted for Apostolic zeal: e
Preaching - After the captivity, numerous synagogues were erected, in which the word of God was Read and expounded from Sabbath to Sabbath
Hilki'ah - (1 Chronicles 26:11 ) ...
One of those who stood on the right hand of Ezra when he Read the law to the people; doubtless a Levite, and probably a priest
Creation - The order of creation as given in Genesis is in close harmony with the order as revealed by geology, and the account there given, so long before the records of the rocks were Read or the truth discoverable by man, is one of the strongest proofs that the Bible was inspired by God
Adriel - " These were doubtless the sons of Merab and not of Michal: translators are agreed that it should be translated 'bare to Adriel,' as it Reads in the margin, and not 'brought up. ' It seems therefore most probable that the name Michal is here the mistake of an early copyist, and the passage should Read, "the five sons of Merab the daughter of Saul, whom she bare unto Adriel;" or it might originally have stood, "the five sons of the daughter of Saul whom she bare to Adriel," and some one unadvisedly added Michal in the margin which afterwards found its way into the text
Penitential Psalms - Being the 6th, 32d, 38th, 51st, 102d, 130thand 143d Psalms of David, all of which are Read during the serviceson ASH WEDNESDAY (which see)
Reprobate, - God's ancient people in their condition of moral debasement are compared to 'reprobate silver,' or 'refuse silver' as in the margin, Jeremiah 6:30 ; or, as is Read in Isaiah 1:22 , 'thy silver is become dross,' rejected
Jesse - He was elderly and had eight sons when we first Read of him
Chaldeans, Chaldees - After the mention of Ur of the Chaldees in Genesis 11:28,31 ; Genesis 15:7 ; and the Chaldeans who fell upon Job's camels (Job 1:17 ) we do not Read of them for some fifteen hundred years, when God sent them to punish Judah. We Read "Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness
Excommunication - Again and again we Read in the O. In 3John we Read of Diotrephes who took upon himself to cast some out of the church, which John would not forget when he visited them
Reed - We Read of Ezekiel's reed, Ezekiel 40:3 which was six cubits and three inches; that is, about three yards and a little more of our English measure. (See Isaiah 42:1-25; Matthew 12:18-20) We Read of a reed put into our Lord's hand, in the hall of Pilate, by way of mock royalty; but this it should seem to have been of the rod kind
Quails - We Read of the Lord's giving Israel those birds for food upon two occasions. ...
I would refer the Reader to those portions in the word of God for the history of those events, Exodus 16:1-36 and Numbers 6:11. And I would beg of him, when he hath diligently Read those Scriptures, to consider what solemn lessons such views hold forth of God's people running counter to God's government
Caleb - Some would Read the whole passage thus: "These the Man Who Had Not on a Wedding Arment - ...
Intending communicants! Your own hearts have already interpreted to you what I have been driving at all this time. For this day seven-night you are all commanded to be Ready to present yourselves before your Lord in His Father's house. Now what are you intending to do all this week with a view to the Lord's Supper? With whom do you intend to take counsel? Do you know, in all your circle of acquaintances, any one you feel sure is at home in such matters? What books will you Read this week, and what books will you judge it impertinent, and unseasonable, and unbecoming, to Read this week? How do you intend to lay out your nights especially? In short, what steps do you intend to take to secure and guard yourself against some awful slip or oversight when you are ushered into the King's presence? Have you any plan? Have you any programme? Six days and six nights look a long time in which to prepare. And if your soul is lost at last that catastrophe will be accounted for largely by your persistent Reading of unseasonable and unbecoming books, and especially in the night-watches of the communion week. Tomorrow night they will take time and will Read again all about the institution of the Passover in Israel, and they will apply all the lessons of the Passover to their own hearts, and to their own lintels and side-posts. What else, in the name of sin and salvation, would you expect to find them Reading on such a night and in such a week! And all the week they will have among their choicest books some classic on the communion, say like Robert Bruce, and they will work their soul-saving way through that great book again. I have not Read Bruce so often, I am ashamed to say, as Jowett had Read Boswell. But I Read him for the first time forty years ago, and I Read him again last week. And in the strength of many Readings of that great Edinburgh preacher I will venture this prophecy that if you begin Bruce at this communion, you will still be Reading him forty years after this, and you will be liking him better and better at every returning communion in your ministry,-a sure mark of a masterpiece. ...
But with all that, you must not sit at home and Read your Bible and Bruce on the Sacraments all the week, and do nothing else. And open and Read the journey to Emmaus, and think you are one of them, till your heart burns within you. Do not come late and agitated with getting Ready. Have a good half-hour to Read and think and pray. And if your heart has resisted all the preparations of the week and you are Ready to sink into the earth when the elders bring forward the elements, then give vent to your heavy heart in such ejaculations as this: I am not worthy, Holy Lord. ...
And then, when your Saviour says to you after supper, Know you what I have done to you? you will have your answer Ready
Daniel - Calvin says that when Daniel and his three companions got far enough away from the royal table they would both eat flesh with pleasant bread, and would drink wine also in the wayside inns of Babylon, just as they had done when they were at home in Jerusalem. It was the largeness, and the expansiveness, and the hospitality of Daniel's fine mind, all combined with his extraordinary nobility and beauty of character, that gave Daniel such an unparalleled position in the court of Chaldea, and which has gained for Daniel such a famous and such a proverbial name in all subsequent literature, Ezekiel, a contemporary prophet, has heard so much of the wisdom of Daniel, that, to a proud enemy of Israel, he exclaims in irony: Thou art wiser than Daniel! We see the popular belief about Daniel strikingly illustrated also in the Apocryphal addition that was made to the Book of Daniel by its Greek translator and editor, and which was called the story of Susannah and the judgment of Daniel, And we are gratified to Read in our own tongue a tribute to the same noble tradition in Shylock's exclamation;-...
A Daniel come to judgment! yea, a Daniel!O wise young judge, how I do honour thee!The prophet Daniel became a great proficient both in penitential and in intercessory prayer also as the years went on. And Babylon taught Daniel and his three friends all to pray, and to pray together in their chambers, as we Read. For Daniel, just because he Read in Jeremiah that deliverance was at the door, all the more set himself to pray as if his prayer was to be the alone and predestinated cause of the coming deliverance. Read, all you experts in prayer, with all your mind, and with all your heart, and with all your experience, and with all your imagination this great causality chapter. Read it and think about it. Read it with your Pascal open before you. Read it and sink down into the deep things of God and the soul. Read it and practise it till you know by experiment and by experience that decree, and covenant, and prophecy, and promise, and all, however sure, and however near, are only fulfilled in immediate and dependent answer to penitential and importunate prayer. Read it and pray as never before after the answer has actually begun. And after the answer is all fulfilled, still Read it and the still deeper chapters that follow it, till you learn new fastings, and new sackcloth, and new ashes, and new repentance, away out to your saintliest old age. Read Daniel's greatest prayer and...
Know thy dread power-a creature, yet a cause
Synagogue - During the Babylonish captivity, the Jews, who were then deprived of their customary religious privileges, were wont to collect around some prophet or other pious man, who taught them and their children in religion, exhorted to good conduct, and Read out of the sacred books, Ezekiel 14:1 ; Ezekiel 20:1 ; Daniel 6:11 ; Nehemiah 8:18 . This, on the appointed days, is publicly Read. Synagogues were sometimes called by the Jews schools; but they were careful to make an accurate distinction between such, and the schools, properly so called, the מדרשים , or "sublimer schools," in which the Talmud was Read, while the law merely was Read in the synagogues, which they placed far behind the Talmud. But there were no regular teachers in the synagogues, who were officially qualified to pronounce discourses before the people; although there were interpreters who rendered into the vernacular tongue, namely, the Hebraeo-aramean, the sections, which had been publicly Read in the Hebrew. On the contrary, in the time of Christ, the person who Read the section for the Sabbath, or any other person who was respectable for learning and had a Readiness of speech, addressed the people, Luke 4:16-21 ; Acts 13:5 ; Acts 13:15 ; Acts 15:21 ; Matthew 4:23 . ...
The other persons who were employed in the services and government of the synagogue, in addition to the one who Read the Scriptures, and the person who rendered them into the vernacular tongue, were as follows:...
1. "The ruler of the synagogue," αρχισυναγωγος , ראש הבגסת , who presided over the assembly, and invited Readers and speakers, unless some persons who were acceptable voluntarily offered themselves, Mark 5:22 ; Mark 5:35-38 ; Luke 8:41 ; Luke 13:14-15 ; Acts 13:15 . "The servants of the synagogue," חזן , υπηρετης , Luke 4:20 ; whose business it was to reach the book of the law to the person who was to Read it, and to receive it back again, and to perform other services. The ground of the application of this term in such a way, is as follows: the word פרנם is, without doubt, derived from the Greek word πυρνος , "bread," or "a fragment of bread;" and, as it is used in the Targums, it corresponds to the Hebrew verb רעה , "to feed. A section was then Read from the Mosaic law. Then followed, after the singing of a second doxology, the Reading of a portion from the prophets, Acts 15:31 ; Luke 4:16 . The person whose duty it was to perform the Reading, placed upon his head, as is done at the present day, a covering called tallith, to which St. The sections which had been Read in the Hebrew were rendered by an interpreter into the vernacular tongue, and the Reader or some other man then addressed the people, Luke 4:16 ; Acts 13:15 . The Readers, for instance, were not then, as they are at the present day, called upon to perform, but presented themselves voluntarily, Luke 4:16 ; the persons also who addressed the people were not rabbins expressly appointed for that purpose, but were either invited from those present, or offered themselves, Acts 13:15 ; Luke 4:17 . The parts to be publicly Read, likewise, do not appear to have been previously pointed out, although the book was selected by the ruler of the synagogue, Luke 4:16 . Prayer succeeded, which was followed by the commemoration of the Saviour's death in the breaking and distribution of bread. The Reader and the speaker stood; the others sat; all arose in the time of prayer
Bible, Inspiration of the - The seriousness with which evangelicals take the inspiration of Holy Scriptures derives exclusively from their conviction that when they Read it they Read the very words of God. ...
In 2 Peter 1:19-21 , we Read that "no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. The Gospel pages are peppered with his question "Have you not Read ?" and Jesus' confident assertion, "It is written " (that is, "The Bible says "). In 2 Peter 3:16 we Read that Paul's "letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures. " Already, within the pages of the New Testament, Paul's letters are accorded the status of Scripture, setting the pattern for the recognition of all the books of the second Testament as inspired and therefore canonical for the church of Jesus Christ
Song of Solomon, Theology of - At first Reading it seems impossible to describe a theology of the Song of Songs. The Song gives no indication that it should be Read in any but a straightforward way. ...
Indeed, the Song must be Read in the context of the garden of Eden, where human sexuality is first introduced. ...
Nonetheless, this Reading does not exhaust the theological meaning of the Song. When Read in the context of the canon as a whole, the book forcefully communicates the intensely intimate relationship that Israel enjoys with God. We do not deny the primary and natural Reading of the book, which highlights human love, and we do not arbitrarily posit the analogy between the Song's lovers and God and Israel. Rather, we Read it in the light of the pervasive marriage metaphor of the Old Testament. So Christians should Read the Song in the light of Ephesians and rejoice in the intimate relationship that they enjoy with Jesus Christ
Elishama - He is apparently listed twice in 1Chronicles 3:6,1 Chronicles 3:8 , though 1 Chronicles 14:5 Reads the first Elishama as Elishua, as in 2 Samuel 5:15 . Baruch's scroll of Jeremiah's preaching was stored in Elishama's room before it was taken to be Read to the king (Jeremiah 36:12-21 )
Floor - ]'>[2] , is meant ‘from floor to ceiling,’ a sense implied in the better Reading ‘from the floor to the rafters’; cf. 1 Kings 6:15 , wherefor ‘walls’ Read ‘rafters’ of the ceiling
Nephilim - In Genesis 6:4 we Read: ‘The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also afterwards, when the sons of God went in to the daughters of men and they hare to them; these are the heroes which were of old, the men of renown
Zabad - 2 Chronicles 24:26 , one of the murderers of Joash = Jozacar ( 2 Kings 12:21 ); we should perhaps Read Zacar here
Jashobeam - Some Greek manuscripts actually Read Ishbaal. In 2 Samuel 23:8 , REB Reads Ishbaal
Bedan - ...
The Chaldee paraphrase Reads "Samson" for "Bedan" in 1 Samuel 12:11. The Septuagint, Syrian, and Arabic versions Read "Barak," which also the order forbids; however, see Hebrews 11:32
Adoni-Zedec - Among the Tell Amarna tablets (see Joshua 10 , and indeed throw light on the wars of conquest generally, so that they may be Read as a kind of commentary on the book of Joshua
Talitha Cumi - codices אBC Read κούμ for κούμι
Decalogue - The Reading of the Ten Commandments in the Communion Office ispeculiar to our Liturgy and were added in the year 1552, togetherwith the response after each commandment, "Lord, have mercy upon usand incline our hearts to keep this law. To the Commandments is added our Lord's Summaryof the Law, which may be Read at the discretion of the Minister
Martyrologies - In religious communities and seminaries it is Read out each day at the principal meal; where the Office is chanted in choir, it is sung during Prime
Nahor - In Genesis 24:10 we Read of ‘the city of Nahor i
Colossae - If, as seems certain, ‘the epistle from Laodicea’ ( Colossians 4:16 ) is our ‘Epistle to the Ephesians,’ it also was Read in the church at Colossæ
Gadara - The narrative of the healing of the demoniac, according to Matthew 8:28 , is located in the ‘country of the Gadarenes ,’ a Reading repeated in some MSS of the corresponding passage of Lk. ( Luke 8:26 ), where other MSS Read Gergesenes . The probability is that neither of these is correct, and that we ought to adopt a third Reading, Gerasenes , which is corroborated by Mark 5:1
Mail - ...
We Read also of shirts of mail, and gloves of mail
Meshech - These two peoples, possibly kindred, appear almost always in conjunction in OT; so even in Isaiah 66:18 , where Read ‘Meshech’ instead of ‘that draw the bow’ (the word for ‘bow’ being a supplementary gloss)
Popery - He that comes to Read the Jewish writings, especially those that are of the nature of sermons, will find this to be the main stuffing of them, almost in every leaf and page
Mnason - ) introduce a variant Reading which makes Mnason entertain St. 15 as already in Jerusalem, as having Mnason as host, and being welcomed by the disciples. א and one or two Versions Read ‘Jason’ for ‘Mnason’; cf
Guild of Saint Luke, Saint Cosmas, And Saint Damia - At the annual meeting of the British Medical Association the guild arranges for a paper to be Read before a meeting open to all medically qualified Catholics
Pul - The LXX Read PHUD, which has led to the thought that Phut may have been in the original
Mahlon - In the history of this house, we Read that in the days when the Judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. In such seasons there is always a famine, not perhaps of bread and water, but a famine to the soul in not hearing the word of the Lord. (Amos 8:11) In this state this house in Israel left Bethlehem-Judah, the land of bread, and the bread of JEHUDAH, (for so Bethlehem-Judah means) and went to sojourn in Moab
Canaan - God had already blessed Ham along with Noah and had made a covenant with him, how then could he lead Noah to curse him? Genesis 9:1,8 . It was Nimrod, Ham's descendant, who founded the great kingdoms of the East, and we do not Read of them being tributary to Israel as Canaan was
Heart - The heart is often referred to in scripture as the seat of the affections and of the passions, also of wisdom and understanding — hence we Read of 'the wise in heart,' also the Lord gave to Solomon 'a wise and understanding heart
Evangelist, - Though there was and is an especial gift to some to proclaim the gospel, we Read of others who helped to spread the good news, as when there was persecution at Jerusalem, all were scattered abroad except the apostles, and they went everywhere 'announcing' the glad tidings of, or evangelising, the word, Acts 8:4 ; and Paul speaks of some women who 'laboured with him in the gospel,' Philippians 4:3 ; this they could have done in various ways without preaching publicly
Alternate - ; Read every alternate line
Shelomith - Ezra 8:10; but Septuagint Read "of the sons of Bani, Shelomith the son of Josiphiah
Keys - Gregory we Read that it was the custom for the popes to send a golden key to princes, wherein they inclosed a little of the filings of St
Hunting - It seems to be no unfair inference, that he who can take pleasure in tearing poor timid hares to pieces by dogs, would not melt into tears in beholding men torn to pieces by horses, Nimrod is the first hunter we Read of in history, and of him it is said to a proverb, that he was a mighty hunter before the Lord
Nicodemus - The last we Read of Nicodemus is that after the crucifixion he brought about a hundred pounds' weight of myrrh and aloes to embalm the Lord's body
Mary, Wife of Cleophas - In John 19:25 this Mary is said to be the sister of the Lord's mother, if we allow the word 'and' to separate the persons, which is the most obvious sense; and it is natural that as this is the only place where we Read of the Lord's mother having a sister, it should say who she was
Demons - Although there is only one being known as the devil, the English version of the Scriptures often uses the words devil and devils, where it should Read demon and demons
Devils - Although there is only one being known as the devil, the English version of the Scriptures often uses the words devil and devils, where it should Read demon and demons
Nineveh - Let the Reader turn to the thirteenth chapter of Isaiah's prophecy, and Read from Isaiah 13:19-22, to see a picture of God's desolation upon sinful nations and kingdoms
Haman - son of Hammedatha, the Amalekite, of the race of Agag; or, according to other copies, son of Hamadath the Bugean or Gogean, that is, of the race of Gog; or it may be Read, Haman the son of Hamadath, which Haman was Bagua or Bagoas, eunuch, that is, officer to the king of Persia. We have no proof of Haman's being an Amalekite; but Esther 3:1 , Reads of the race of Agag
Lamentations of Jeremiah - On the ninth day of the month of Ab (July) it was Read, year by year, with fasting and weeping, to commemorate the national misery and the final deliverance
Judae'a, - " In a wide and more improper sense, the term Judea was sometimes extended to the whole country of the Canaanites, its ancient inhabitants; and even in the Gospels we Read of the coasts of Judea "beyond Jordan
Evangelist - If the gospel were a written book, and the office of the evangelists was to Read or distribute it, then the writers of such books were pre-eminently THE evangelists. In later liturgical language the word was applied to the Reader of the gospel for the day
James the Less, - (Acts 9:27 ; Galatians 1:18,19 ) This pre-eminence is evident throughout the after history of the apostles, whether we Read it in the Acts, in the epistles or in ecclesiastical writers
Matthias, Feast of Saint - This passage is Read for theEpistle for the Day
Boanerges - —In Mark 3:17 we Read that Christ ‘gave to James and John name(s) Boanerges, that is, sons of thunder’ (καὶ ἐπέθηκεν αὐτοῖς ὄνομα [4] If the Evangelist be right in saying that the original title meant ‘sons of thunder,’ we must suppose that Βοανη or Βοανε is due to inaccurate transliteration of בִּנִי, or to a conflation of two Readings with a single vowel (see Dalm. In that case the Evangelist, misreading or mishearing his Aramaic original, has fused two names into one, and has tried to give a rough translation of the word thus formed
Grave - We Read in the O. In Luke 8:27 we Read of a demoniac who lived in the 'tombs:' these were doubtless natural caves. There is a tradition that the sepulchres were white-washed once every year, that they might be Readily seen and avoided
Ass - I have thought it worth while, to stop the Reader in this place, in order to make an observation or two on the condescension of the Lord Jesus, respecting his use of this animal, in the unequalled humility of our Lord's character. We Read (Matthew 21:2, etc. ...
But I will beg to detain the Reader with another thought upon the subject, which hath not, as far as I have ever Read or heard, been noticed; and yet may be after all, for aught I know, the chief circumstance for which the prophet predicted, and Jesus fulfilled, the prophecy. And was it not meant [1] to shew, that he came to take away the defilements and uncleanness of his people? If Christ became both a sin and a curse for his people, (2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13) might there not be somewhat significant and typical in thus riding upon a beast deemed by the law unclean? I leave the Reader to his own determination on the point, under the grace of God
Rechabites - " These Kenites, afterward styled Rechabites, were of the family of Jethro, otherwise called Hobab, whose daughter Moses married; for "the children of the Kenite, Moses's father-in-law," it is said, "went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah, and dwelt among the people," Judges 1:16 ; and we Read of "Heber the Kenite, who was of the children of Hobab, the father-in- law of Moses, who had severed himself from the Kenites," or from the bulk of them who settled in the tribe of Judah, "and pitched his tent in the plain of Zaanaim," Judges 4:11 . It was he who gave that rule of life to his children and posterity which we Read of in Jeremiah 35:6-7
Ready - ReadY, a. to rid redo, Ready rida, to ride bereda, to prepare. The primary sense is to go, move, or advance forward, and it seems to be clear that Ready, ride, Read, riddle, are all of one family, and probably from the root of L. See Read and Red. Quick prompt not hesitating as Ready wit a Ready consent. Quick to receive or comprehend not slow or dull as a Ready apprehension. Quick in action or execution dextrous as an artist Ready in his business a Ready writer. He makes Ready payment he pays Ready money for every thing he buys. Prepared fitted furnished with what is necessary, or disposed in a manner suited to the purpose as a ship Ready for sea. My oxen and fatlings are killed, and all things are Ready. Willing free cheerful to do or suffer not backward or reluctant as a prince always Ready to grant the reasonable requests of his subjects. The spirit is Ready, but the flesh is weak. ...
I am Ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. Men are generally Ready to impute blame to others. They are more Ready to give than to take reproof. A Syrian Ready to perish was my father. A sapling pine he wrench'd from out the ground, the Readiest weapon that his fury found. Sometimes the Readiest way which a wise man has to conquer, is to flee. ...
Through the wild desert, not the Readiest way. ...
The Ready way to be thought mad, is to contend you are not so. To make Ready, to prepare to provide and put in order. An elliptical phrase, for make things Ready to make preparations to prepare. ReadY, adv. ...
We ourselves will go Ready armed before the house of Israel. ...
ReadY, n. For Ready money. ...
Lord Strut was not flush in Ready, either to go to law, or to clear old debts. ...
ReadY, red'y
Manasseh - In Psalm 80:2 we Read, "Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us," in allusion to these three being the tribes that immediately followed the ark of God in the wilderness. Jerome, the Vulgate, three Hebrew MSS, and two or three ancient copies of the LXX Read Moses instead of Manasseh. Doubtless Moses should be Read instead of Manasseh
Baruch - Some time afterward he instructed the latter to go and Read them to the people, who were then assembled in the temple; on which Michaiah, who happened to be present, and heard them, instantly gave notice of them to the king's counsellors. The latter immediately sent for Baruch, and commanded him to repeat to them what he had been Reading to the people in the temple; which he accordingly did, to their great astonishment: and, finding that they contained some very unwelcome tidings respecting the fate of the kingdom, they inquired how he came into possession of them; intimating that their duty to the king required that they should make him acquainted therewith. The latter sent Jehudi to fetch the book; which being brought, Jehoiakim commanded it to be Read in his presence, and in the presence of his nobles who surrounded him. The latter were exceedingly affected at hearing Jeremiah's letter Read to them, and returned an answer to their brethren at Jerusalem
Collation - ) A collection of the Lives of the Fathers or other devout work Read daily in monasteries. ) A light repast or luncheon; as, a cold collation; - first applied to the refreshment on fast days that accompanied the Reading of the collation in monasteries
Isaac Hecker - He Read Kant, but found him over-exalting human reason
Lessons of the Roman Breviary - From Apostolic days the books of Scripture, as well as non-canonical writings, were Read in the Christian assemblies
Quarry - ]'>[4] , Read ‘idols. ]'>[6] Reads ‘before it was brought thither,’ RVm Chapter - ...
(2) Short lesson or passage from Holy Scripture called the "little chapter," Read at Office. The name arose from the custom of Reading a chapter of the rules at a prescribed daily gathering of the members
Levit'Icus - We may not always be able to say what the exact relation is between the type and the antitype; but we cannot Read the Epistle to the Hebrews and not acknowledge that the Levitical priests "served the pattern and type of heavenly things;" that the sacrifices of the law pointed to and found their interpretation in the Lamb of God; that the ordinances of outward purification signified the true inner cleansing of the heart and conscience from dead works to serve the living God
Wailing-Place, Jews' - Many of the elders, seated on the ground, with their backs against the wall, on the west side of the area, and with their faces turned toward the eternal house, Read out of their well-thumbed Hebrew books passages from the prophetic writings, such as Isaiah 64:9-12 " (King's Recent Discoveries, etc
Amalekite - We Read of them subsequently as in league with the Moabites (Judges 3:13 ) and the Midianites (Judges 6:3 )
Nail - The Revised Version Reads, "as nails well fastened are the words of the masters," etc. Others (as Plumptre) Read, "as nails fastened are the masters of assemblies" (Compare Isaiah 22:23 ; Ezra 9:8 )
Lud, Ludim - Here there can be no question of Asiatic Lydians, and experts are divided as to whether an unknown African people is referred to, or whether we are to Read Lubim (wh. This Reading would suit equally well Jeremiah 46:9 , and even the singular form Lud might with advantage be emended into Lub in Ezekiel 27:10 ; Ezekiel 30:5 , Isaiah 66:19
Jaazaniah - Shaphan was the scribe who Read to Josiah the law
Town Clerk - An officer originally appointed to record the laws and decrees of the state, mid to Read them in public; but in Asia Minor, under the Roman empire, authorized to preside over popular assemblies and submit questions to their vote, as inscriptions on marbles testify; in short, governors of single cities and districts, and named as such on the coins; sometimes also entitled "chief priests"; a kind of state secretary
Seal - ]'>[1] where we Read that the chief priests and Pharisees, after consultation with Pilate, in order to guard against the removal of our Lord’s body by the disciples, secured the sepulchre to the best of their power by setting their seal upon the entrance stone (cf
Kue - The Masoretes (the Hebrew scholars who added the vowels to the Hebrew text which had been written only with consonants) did not seem to understand the reference and added vowels to the consonants which gave the Reading now found in the KJV—”linen yarn. ” By adding different vowels to the consonants of the Hebrew text, modern Bible students Read “from Kue
Satyr - Some commentators Read 2 Kings 23:8 to refer to worship places for these demons at a gate in Jerusalem (compare REB)
Holy Office, Congregation of the - It censors and condemns books judged dangerous to faith or morals, and can grant permission to Read such books
Hosts, Lord of - We Read of 'the God of hosts' only a few times comparatively; it is mostly 'Jehovah of hosts,' and at times 'Jehovah God of hosts,' showing that it is in connection with Israel that God revealed Himself under this name
Galilaean - In John 4:45 we Read that Galilaeans, who had been at Jerusalem and had seen the works of Jesus there, received Him on that account in their own land
Malefactor - Hence it is maintained by Alford and others that we ought to Read ‘two other malefactors’ (without a comma after ‘other’) instead of ‘two others, malefactors’ (Authorized Version and Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 )
Adjuration - ...
Paul "adjuring" the Thessalonians "by the Lord that the epistle might be Read to all the holy brethren
Jehoiada - It has been proposed to Read "83" instead
Ahaziah - Under the influence of his mother, who was a daughter of Ahah and Jezehel, it is not surprising to Read that he walked in the ways of Ahab
Builder - As early as Genesis 4:17 we Read of Cain building a city and calling it after his son's name; since which time building houses has become general; whereas Abraham looked for a city whose Builder is God
Lodge - The devil has his throne in the apostate church, as we Read in Revelation 2:13
Chapter - The Pentateuch was divided by the ancient Hebrews into 54 Parshioth Or sections, one of which was Read in the synagogue every Sabbath day ( Acts 13:15 )
Calling - We Read of the 'high' calling, the 'holy' calling, and the 'heavenly' calling
Blessing - Again, we Read that "the less [1] is blessed of the better," Hebrews 7:7 ; and though this refers to Melchisedec blessing Abraham, the same thing is true respecting God and His creatures: in bestowing favours God is the only one who can bless. In Matthew and Mark the Lord took bread, and 'blessed. ' In Luke and in 1 Corinthians 11:24 He took bread and 'gave thanks
Inn - We Read of the inn as early as Genesis 42:27 ; Genesis 43:21 , when Jacob sent to Egypt for corn
Maaseiah - Two who assisted Ezra when the law was Read
Footstool - ’ Similarly in Mark 12:36 ὑποκάτω is Read by many ancient authorities, and is adopted by WH Tongues, Gift of - , where it should Read simply 'tongue
Esdras - , after the walls of Jerusalem had been rebuilt, the Law was Read to the assembled multitude, whereupon the Feast of Tabernacles and the Day of Atonement were observed
Elimelech - This man was the husband of Naomi, whom we Read of with such honourable testimony for her faith in God, in the book of Ruth; and as so much is contained in that sweet fragment of sacred Scripture, in allusion to the Lord Jesus Christ, I thought it proper to notice in this place, this name. The certain man, there spoken of, going down from Bethlehem-judah, the land of bread, to sojourn in Moab, the city of destruction, becomes no unapt representation of our first father, who, like the Samaritan our Lord describes, going down from Jerusalem, the holy city, to Jericho, the cursed city, fell among thieves
Herodians - His disappointment at the birth of Christ, and the account the wise men who came from the east to Jerusalem, to seek for the new-born Prince, explains what we Read of him, and his infamous cruelty
Acceptable Year of the Lord - The Lord Jesus at the beginning of His ministry entered into the synagogue at Nazareth, and on the prophecy by Isaiah being handed to Him Read from Isaiah 61 , the passage, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord " — leaving off in the middle of a sentence, for the next words are, "and the day of vengeance of our God" Luke 4:18,19 ; Isaiah 61:1,2
Threshing Floors - In Hosea 13:3 , we Read of the chaff which is driven by the whirlwind from the floor
Olive Tree - Tournefort mentions eighteen kinds of olives; but in the Scripture we only Read of the cultivated and wild olive
Famine - We Read in the New Testament, Acts 11:28, of a famine predicted by a Christian prophet named Agabus. Famine is sometimes used in a figurative sense; as when a worse destitution is described than that of bread, a sorer thirst than that for water—even a famine of the divine word, a thirst because the living streams of mercy flow out no more
School - " The children Read aloud to acquire fluency
Roman Breviary, Lessons of the - From Apostolic days the books of Scripture, as well as non-canonical writings, were Read in the Christian assemblies
Hecker, Isaac Thomas - He Read Kant, but found him over-exalting human reason
Pool, Pond - In Isaiah 19:10 Read with RV Bee - " We Read, ( Judges 14:8 ) that "after a time," probably many days, Samson returned to the carcass of the lion he had slain, and saw bees and honey therein
Palsy - We Read, (Mark 2:1-13) of an interesting cure the Lord Jesus wrought on a poor man labouring under this disease; and the complaint of this cripple in body gave occasion to our Lord to manifest thereby his sovereign and almighty power in healing the crippled state of the souls of his people
Dreams - Under the Christian dispensation, while we Read frequently of trances and vision, dreams are never referred to as vehicles of divine revelation
Joannes (509), Monk - metrical discourses Read in the office of the dead), a book of questions relating to O
Seal - ]'>[1] where we Read that the chief priests and Pharisees, after consultation with Pilate, in order to guard against the removal of our Lord’s body by the disciples, secured the sepulchre to the best of their power by setting their seal upon the entrance stone (cf
Adoption - In like manner we Read that Mordecai adopted Esther, his niece; he took her to himself to be a daughter, Esther 2:7 . So we Read, Ruth 4:17 , that Naomi had a son-a son is born to Naomi; when indeed it was the son of Ruth
Staff - The Septuagint Read it as מַטָּה, ‘staff,’ and the Massoretes as מִטָּה, ‘bed. on Genesis) accept the Reading of the Massoretic text. To get over the difficulty, Cheyne (Encyclopaedia Biblica , article ‘Staff’) suggests that ראש, ‘head,’ should be Read as צָרָשׂ, ‘couch. It is impossible to decide whether ‘staff’ or ‘bed’ is right, but the fact that the Septuagint is the oldest commentary on the Hebrew Bible makes its Reading the more probable
High Place - This was failure, for we Read that "Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. The word bamah is used apparently for any idolatrous erection, for we once Read of high places in a valley
Fig - It has, indeed, small and hidden blossoms, but the passage in Habakkuk 3:17 , should Read, according to the original Hebrew, "Although the fig tree should not bear," instead of "blossom. We likewise Read of "cakes of figs," 1 Samuel 25:18 2 Kings 20:7 1 Chronicles 12:40
Josiah - It will only be after your heart is tender and your life repaired that Hilkiah and Shaphan and Huldah the prophetess will be able to discover and to Read to you either the law of Moses, or the grace and truth that has come by Jesus Christ. ...
When the law of the Lord, as it was written in the newly disinterred Books of Moses, was Read for the first time to Josiah, and while Shaphan the scribe was still Reading it, Josiah rose up and rent to pieces his royal robe. After having looked for it, I do not Read that Shaphan the scribe rent his robe, nor Ahikam the son of Shaphan, nor Hilkiah the priest, nor Achbor, nor Asahiah the servant of Josiah, nor Huldah the prophetess. Josiah alone rent his robe as the law was Read. If you have any real Interest in these things; if you care to go to the sources and are not indolently content with my poor paraphrase of these intensely interesting Scriptures: if you are a true student, a true sinner, and a true reformer of yourself and of the ruins that lie all around you-you will Read 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles to yourselves, if only to see what a reformer both of himself and of his whole land Josiah was: and all that out of his own tender heart. Has He even yet been given in that way to you? Do you rend your heart every day as you hear and Read the Word of God? Or, are your clothes as whole, and your hearts, as were Hilkiah's and Shaphan's, and all the rest of the merely official and salaried servants of the palace and the temple? On the other hand, if all you have done only adds itself on to what you have not done: if your best works break your heart even more than your worst: if it is no rhetoric that all your righteousnesses are so much filthy rags: then, I wish much to assure you, that so it always is when the Holy Spirit accompanies the Word of God, either Read or heard. ' And the Word of God has never yet been aright Read to you, or aright heard and believed by you, unless you feel like Josiah, and Jeremiah, and Peter, and Andrewes every day. The narrative is obscure and perplexed, and it lends itself to be Read in more ways than one. But as I Read Josiah's end it is something like this,-The king's tender heart led him out to do battle against the hereditary enemy of Israel and the oppressor and persecutor of the weak; in short, he went out against the Sultan of Turkey of that day. And till Jesus Christ from the great white throne condemns and sentences Josiah for his too tender heart, I shall continue to Read this to myself on his tombstone in the valley of Megiddo:...
the remembrance of josiah is like the perfume of the apothecary, and his name is like music at a banquet of wine
Synagogue - Where the Jews were not in sufficient numbers to be able to erect and fill a building, there was the proseucha ( proseuche ), or place of prayer, sometimes open, sometimes covered in, commonly by a running stream or on the seashore, in which devout Jews and proselytes met to worship, and perhaps to Read. More toward the middle of the building was a raised platform, on which several persons could stand at once, and in the middle of this rose a pulpit, in which the Reader stood to Read the lesson or sat down to teach. " (Luke 8:41,49 ; 13:14 ; Acts 18:8,17 ) The most prominent functionary in a large synagogue was known as the sheliach (= legatus ), the officiating minister who acted as the delegate of the congregation and was therefore the chief Reader of prayers, etc. "Moses" was "read in the synagogues every Sabbath day," (Acts 15:21 ) the whole law being Read consecutively, so as to be completed, according to one cycle, in three years. The writings of the prophets were Read as second lessons in a corresponding order
Paper - ) A printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the like; a writing; as, a paper Read before a scientific society. ) A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application; as, cantharides paper
Obadiah, Book of - He sees the calamity as having already come on Jerusalem, and the Edomites as joining their forces with those of the Chaldeans in bringing about the degradation and ruin of Israel. We do not indeed Read that the Edomites actually took part with the Chaldeans, but the probabilities are that they did so, and this explains the words of Obadiah in denouncing against Edom the judgments of God
Baal-Zephon - The words together may be Read, the lord of secret, meaning one that inspects, and discovers what is hidden. I beg the Reader to consult the Scripture concerning it, (Exodus 14:2) Piha-hiroth it should seem was so called, because it formed the mouth or gullet of entrance to the sea
Seventy - We Read of our Lord's appointing seventy persons of a rank inferior, it should seem, to the apostles, and sending them out by two and two, before his face, with authority to teach and to preach in the cities
Deacon - " For a long period a feeling of mutual jealousy had existed between the "Hebrews," or Jews proper, who spoke the sacred language of palestine, and the "Hellenists," or Jews of the Grecian speech, who had adopted the Grecian language, and Read the Septuagint version of the Bible instead of the Hebrew
Street (2) - —In place of ‘street’ in Mark 6:56 we should Read with Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘market-place,’ the open space or square (ἀγορά) where goods are brought for disposal to the merchants from the bazaars, and where people at leisure gather for conversation
Prison - The first occasion on which we Read of a prison is in the history of Joseph in Egypt
Salvation: in Christ - We lately Read in the papers an illustration of the way of salvation
Shechem - Stephen’s address we Read that Jacob and the fathers were carried over unto Shechem and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought of the sons of Hamor in Shechem (Acts 7:16)
Tamar - We Read them, we ponder them, and when this is done we commonly say, the "Lord's thoughts are not our thoughts, neither our ways his ways. Was this intentional to set forth the grace of JEHOVAH and the unparralleled condescension of the Lord Jesus? Who shall answer the question? Who shall explain the subject? One thing is certain; as every thing in redemption is mysterious, so in our exercises on mysteries the lowest humbleness of opinion becomes the highly-favoured objects of such unheard of mercy Lord! I would say for myself and Reader, "thy way is in the sea: and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known
Bricks - As early as Genesis 11:3 we Read of bricks being made and burnt; and in Egypt the bricks were made with an admixture of straw
Hardeneth - Pharaoh had lived many years as a rebel idolator before we Read that GOD had hardened his heart
Vine - Hence some Read the words of the church in this lovely song, Esh col copher, that is, the man that hath atoned, and is all things of blessing. The Reader will find numberless clusters of them in the sacred word
Seraphim - Symbolical celestial beings seen by Isaiah standing above the Lord on His throne (Adonai, but many MSS Read Jehovah )
Garden, Gardener - Once only we Read of a GARDENER, John 20:15 , though, since the curse upon the ground, there must always have been some who laboured in gardens: cf
Embalming - Jacob and Joseph were both embalmed in Egypt, but we do not Read that it was ever practised by the children of Israel
Hamath, Hemath - We Read of the HAMATHITE as early as Genesis 10:18
Asher - Hence, Jacob, when adying, declared that "the bread of Asher should be fat. So that the opening of that Psalm being plural, should be Read with an eye to Christ; blessedness is the man, etc
Antinomians - One has but to Read carefully the epistle to the Galatians to see that for Gentile believers to place themselves under the law is to fall from grace; and Paulexhorted them to be as he was, for he was (though a Jew by birth) as free from the law by the death of Christ as they were as Gentiles
Arabians - We Readthat Abraham sent the sons of Keturah and of his concubines "eastward, to the east country. We Read of Solomon receiving gifts or tribute from the kings of Arabia
Paper - ) A printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the like; a writing; as, a paper Read before a scientific society. ) A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application; as, cantharides paper
Heath - In Jeremiah 48:6 , the original word is ערוער , which the Septuagint translators have Read ערוד , for they render it ονος αγριος , wild ass; and, as this seems best to agree with the flight recommended in the passage, it is to be preferred
Bow - In 2 Samuel 1:18 , we Read
Edomites - They must have greatly increased, as is shown by the numbers that were slain in some of the wars; and though in the time of David we Read of every male in Edom being slain, 1 Kings 11:15,16 , they again became numerous and were again defeated
Plague, the - But we also Read of pestilences which, although sent as judgments, have the characteristics of modern epidemics, not being rapid beyond nature nor directed against individuals
Joel - Apparently Joel is called VASHNIin 1 Chronicles 6:28 ; but it is possible that the word Joel has dropped out: the passage would then Read "the firstborn Joel, and 'the second' Abiah," as in the R
Proclus, a Montanist Teacher - Proclus was publicly opposed by Caius, commonly called a Roman presbyter, and the record of their disputation, though now lost, was Read by Eusebius, and is mentioned by several other writers
Soldiers - In Luke 3:14 we Read of soldiers who came to John the Baptist and asked him what they were to do. ) we Read of the armies (στρατεύματα) which the king sent to avenge the murder of his servants. It is recorded also (John 19:23-24) how they parted His garments among them (see Coat and Quaternion); and further that, when the end had come, finding He was already dead, they refrained from breaking His legs, as Pilate had ordered, before taking Him down; but ‘one of them with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith there came out blood and water’ (John 19:32; John 19:34)
Jehoiakim - After his secretary Baruch Read them in the temple, the city leaders became so disturbed that they Read them to Jehoiakim. Jehoiakim was taken captive and chained Ready to be sent to Babylon, but he died before the journey began
Book - 29:11), to be Read by the addressee (2 Kings 22:16). The sense of sêpher is similar to “scroll” (megillah): “Therefore go thou, and Read in the roll [1] which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the Lord in the ears of the people in the Lord’s house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt Read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities” ( Letter - ...
Most of Paul's letters were designed to be Read to entire churches. Colossians 4:16 instructed the Colossian church to Read the letter and to pass it along to the Laodicean church. The Colossians also were told to Read the letter that Paul had written to the Laodiceans. This implies that Paul's letters were widely Read. It also shows that some first-century Readers had problems understanding all that Paul wrote
Gestures - Thus (a) we Read of our Lord taking the sick person by the hand, as in the case of Simon’s wife’s mother (Mark 1:31 and || Mt. Similarly we Read of the sick touching Jesus,—the woman with the issue oMar_5:27(Mark 5:27 and || Mt. We Read twice in Mk. In another way we Read of Jesus’ blessing with a gesture of the hand, as at the Last Supper (λαβὠν—εὐλογήσας, Mark 14:23) and at the meal at Emmaus (Luke 24:30; Luke 24:35). —(a) We Read of the stretching forth of the hand toward the disciples when Jesus claimed them as His mother and His brethren (Matthew 12:49); cf. (b) We Read of many gestures with the eyes. The glance to emphasize truth must also be understood where we expressly Read of Jesus’ ‘turning’ to those whom He is addressing (Mark 8:33, Luke 7:9; Luke 9:55 etc. Corresponding with this gesture of Jesus is the keen ‘gaze’ or ‘fastening of the eyes’ which we Read of in the case of the people of Nazareth (Luke 4:20), the maidservant (Luke 22:56), St. We Read of many thus kneeling to Jesus—the leper (Mark 1:40 and || Mt. (f) We Read of gestures expressing grief
Synagogue - In those gatherings in the house of Ezekiel of which we Read ( Ezekiel 8:1 ; Ezekiel 20:1-3 ) we may perhaps detect the germs of the future synagogue. 17) is only echoing the contemporary belief, which is also reflected in the words of the Apostle James, ‘for Moses from generations of old hath in every city them that preach him, being Read in the synagogues every sabbath’ ( Acts 15:21 RV [13] 125 160), and now regard the Great Synagogue as unhistorical, the tradition of its existence having arisen from a distorted view of the nature and purpose of the great popular assembly, of which we Read in Nehemiah 8:1-18 ; Nehemiah 9:1-38 ; Nehemiah 10:1-39
Temptation - We Read of the temptation of Joseph (Genesis 39 ), of David (2 Samuel 24 ; 1 Chronicles 21 ), of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 32:31 ), of Daniel (Daniel 6 ), etc
Naaman - One of the family of Benjamin who came down to Egypt with Jacob, as Read in Genesis 46:21
Diptych - The contents of the diptychs were Read aloud from the ambo or altar, and traces of the fixed usage of the Church in the 5th century may still be found in the Canon of the Mass
Temple - We Read also of the heathen "temple of the great goddess Diana" (Acts 19:27 )
On - Read Ir-ha-heres, i
Magic - We Read also of the divining cup of Joseph (Genesis 44:5 )
Habit - iii; Read in the Active Powere, p
Faith: Appropriating - You could Read in his glistening eye that the infant's confidence in appropriating as his own all that his father had, was an important element in his satisfaction
Tamar - The text should perhaps Read Tadmor (2 Chronicles 8:4 ), since the Hebrew lacks the qualifying phrase “of Judah” and the Masoretic vowel points correspond Tadmor
Myra - In Acts 27:6 we Read that the centurion in charge of St
Scroll (Roll) - To this day the Scriptures are always Read in the synagogue from rolls, never from a codex
Yhwh - The written Hebrew language did not include vowels, only the consonants were used; thus Readers supplied the vowels as they Read (this is true even today in Hebrew newspapers). YHWH appeared with the vowels from “Adonai” as a device to remind them to say “Adonai” in their Reading of the text
Goliath - But Septuagint and Josephus Read four cubits and a span
Seer - We Read in the First Book of Samuel that he "who was then called a prophet was before time called a seer
Sabbatical Year - ...
The sabbatical year began in the seventh month, and the whole law was then Read during the feast of tabernacles; so that holy occupation, not apathetic rest, characterized it, as in the case of the Sabbath day
Seraiah - Son of Neriah: to him was committed by Jeremiah a roll 'written against Babylon,' to be Read at Babylon, and then with a stone tied to it, he was to cast it into the Euphrates; and to declare, "Thus shall Babylon sink
Salmone - Then we Read, when they "scarce were come over against Cnidus," they made cape Salmone which bears S
Geba - In 2 Samuel 5:25 we should probably Read ‘Gibeon’ as in 1 Chronicles 14:16
Jesse - The earliest historical mention of him ( 1 Samuel 17:12 ; see David, § 1) represents him as already an old man. Nothing further is heard of Jesse until we Read of him and his ‘house’ coming to David in the ‘cave’ of Adullam; David then brings his father and mother to Mizpeh of Moab, and entrusts them to the care of the king of Moab ( 1 Samuel 22:3-4 )
Phut - advancing northwards, Cush (Ethiopia), Mizraim, Phut (a dependency of Egypt), Canaan (Jeremiah 46:9; Ezekiel 30:5; Nahum 3:9; Isaiah 66:9 where "Phut" should be Read for "Pul")
Horn - " (Habakkuk 3:4) Hence also we Read of the horns of the altar
Antitype - we Read, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world
Through - ) From beginning to end; as, to Read a letter through
Camp And Encamp - We Read of gates to the camp, Exodus 32:26-27; the dead were buried outside these, Numbers 10:4-5; also lepers, and various unclean persons, and captives, at least for a while, were to be there
Tabernacles Feast of - In every seventh year during this festival, the law of Moses was Read In the hearing of all the people
Worship of God - The directions of Paul, not to forsake the "assembling of ourselves together," to Read his epistles "in all the churches," and to join in "psalms and hymns and spiritual songs," and his rules for securing the highest spiritual edification of all when they came together in the church, all indicate the established law of Christianity
Jew - ...
In the addresses to the seven churches we twice Read of those who "say they are Jews, and are not
Pontitianus, a Soldier - Anthony, which one Read to the other until he was stirred to relinquish his military life and enlist in the service of God as a monk, and prevailed on his companion to join him
Grecians Greeks - They Read the Greek poets, and many of them studied Greek philosophy, while at the same time they adhered to the Jewish hopes and regarded Jerusalem as the centre of their life and worship. ...
A question of considerable interest has been raised regarding the proper Reading in Acts 11:20. Are we to Read here ‘Grecians’ or ‘Greeks’? Were those to whom the men of Cyprus and Cyrene preached Jews or Gentiles, Grecians or Greeks? Internal evidence and the mass of manuscript authority seem to conflict. The Reading Ἑλληνιστάς of TR Pledge - " (Deuteronomy 24:6) By these the man grinds his daily bread, and therefore he will starve if the implements for providing his food be taken from him. And in a spiritual sense how much higher the argument runs! Take not away the means and ordinances of worship, by the use of which, under the blessing of God, the bread of life is administered to him. " (Deuteronomy 24:10-13) Precious Jesus! I would say as I Read those sweet Scriptures of mercy, I have pledged to thee all I have, and all I am; and do I not see in this blessed command of thine thy gracious tenderness of heart to give me all my justly forfeited pledges, that the sun may not go down and I be found naked, but sleep secure in thy garment of salvation, that my soul may bless thee! This is indeed the Lord's righteousness, which is upon all, and unto all, that believe. Oh, that the usurers of the present day would Read those Scriptures, and be no longer so, but like Job, "drive not away the ass of the father less, and taken of the widow's ox for pledge!" (Job 24:3)...
Book - These rollers were held one in each hand and the book was unrolled from off the one on to the other as the book was Read; and this had to be reversed before the book could be Read again
Interpreter - And it would have been no violence to the passage if, instead of Reading it as it is in our Bibles, it had been Read, "and they knew not that Joseph heard them, for the Advocate was between them. For beside this interpretation given by the Malats to Joseph, it is plain, that Joseph and his brethren conversed together without the medium of an interpreter, as we Read in the twenty-fourth verse: for there it is said, "that he turned himself about from them and wept; and returned to them again and communed with them
Kings - They are mentioned in many parts of Scripture; thus 1 Kings 11:41 , we Read of the book of the Acts of Solomon, which is supposed to have been written by Nathan, Ahijah, and Iddo, 2 Chronicles 9:29 . We elsewhere Read that Shemaiah the prophet, and Iddo the seer, wrote the Acts of Rehoboam, 2 Chronicles 12:15 ; that Jehu wrote the Acts of Jehoshaphat, 2 Chronicles 20:34 ; and Isaiah those of Uzziah and Hezekiah, 2 Chronicles 26:22 ; 2 Chronicles 32:32
Neomenia - In the prayers of the synagogue, they Read from Psalm 113, to 118. They bring forth the roll of the law and Read therein to four persons
Swine - ...
In such detestation was the hog held by the Jews, that they would not so much as pronounce its name, but called it "the strange thing;" and we Read in the history of the Maccabees, that Eleazer, a principal scribe, being compelled by Antiochus Epiphanes to open his mouth and receive swine's flesh, spit it forth, and went of his own accord to the torment, choosing rather to suffer death than to break the law of God, and give offence to his nation, 2Ma_6:18 ; 2Ma_7:1 . We Read, in Matthew 7:6 , "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you
Oil - If the Reader desires Scriptural information on this interesting subject, he should diligently Read the Lord's directions concerning the holy oil, Exodus 30:22-38. It will be sufficient to say in general, that to this one glorious office of the Holy Ghost all the anointings we Read of in the Old Testament, and the uses to which the the holy oil was appropriated, evidently pointed
Grecians Greeks - They Read the Greek poets, and many of them studied Greek philosophy, while at the same time they adhered to the Jewish hopes and regarded Jerusalem as the centre of their life and worship. ...
A question of considerable interest has been raised regarding the proper Reading in Acts 11:20. Are we to Read here ‘Grecians’ or ‘Greeks’? Were those to whom the men of Cyprus and Cyrene preached Jews or Gentiles, Grecians or Greeks? Internal evidence and the mass of manuscript authority seem to conflict. The Reading Ἑλληνιστάς of TR Synagogue - It has been judged that they arose after the captivity, and may perhaps have been occasioned by a desire to perpetuate the work begun by the people calling upon Ezra to Read to them the book of the law, when those who heard were deeply affected. Nearer the centre of the building was a raised platform with a kind of desk or pulpit, where the Reader stood. ...
It is known that a portion of the law and of the prophets was Read every Sabbath, and it is clear from Acts 13:15 that if any one was present who had a "word of exhortation for the people," the opportunity was given for its delivery. In Luke 4 the Lord, in the synagogue at Nazareth, stood up to Read, and there was handed to Him the book of the prophet Isaiah. After Reading a portion which set forth His own attitude among them (stopping in the middle of a sentence), He sat down and spake "gracious words" to them. Of others we Read that many of the chief rulers believed on the Lord, but feared to confess Him lest they should be cast out, "for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. the sheliach, a delegate of the congregation, who acted as chief Reader: he is not mentioned in the New Testament. 'servant, minister, officer,' only once mentioned in connection with the synagogue as the 'attendant' to whom the Lord gave the book when He had done Reading
Marriage - And though in the Old Testament we Read of many wives being joined to one husband, yet our Lord Jesus expressly said, that it was not so from the beginning. (Matthew 19:3-9) And there is reason to believe, that in numberless instances where we Read of a man having more wives than one, all but one were rather as concubines than wives. In confirmation of this opinion, I beg the Reader to consult ‘the following Scriptures: Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:22-33; Hebrews 13:4. And when the Readers hath fully considered the force of these Scriptures: let him turn to John's gospel, second chapter and there Read how the Lord Jesus honouered the marriage both with his presence and first miracle that he wrought; than let him turn to the fifth chapter of Mathew's Gospel, and Luke the sixteenth and eighteenth, and mark how strongly the Lord attacheth adultery to the separation of men and their wives
Moabite Stone - It was 3 1/2 feet high and 2 in breadth and in thickness, rounded at the top. Here "we have the identical slab on which the workmen of the old world carved the history of their own times, and from which the eye of their contemporaries Read thousands of years ago the record of events of which they themselves had been the witnesses
Cup - We Read also of the "cup of astonishment," the "cup of trembling," and the "cup of God's wrath" (Psalm 75:8 ; Isaiah 51:17 ; Jeremiah 25:15 ; Lamentations 4:21 ; Ezekiel 23:32 ; Revelation 16:19 ; Compare Matthew 26:39,42 ; John 18:11 )
Seraiah - The roll containing this message (Jeremiah 50:1-8 ) Seraiah was to Read to the exiles, and then, after fixing a stone to it, was to throw it into the Euphrates, uttering, as it sank, the prayer recorded in Jeremiah 51:59-64
Forehead - The forehead is used as a very dishonorable word when Read of the harlot's forehead (Jeremiah 3:3 ), indicating utter shamelessness
Salt - Thus in Genesis 19:26 he would Read "pillar of asphalt;" and in Matthew 5:13 , instead of "salt," "petroleum," which loses its essence by exposure, as salt does not, and becomes asphalt, with which pavements were made
Torment (2) - Christ Read off to them in vivid words what their vision was too dull to see,—the penalties attached to their sin by the law that ‘Justice founded and eternal Love
Oded - Father of Azariah the prophet under Asa (2 Chronicles 15:1); in 2 Chronicles 15:8 "of Oded the prophet" must be an interpolation, for "the prophecy" in the Hebrew is absolute, not in the construct state as it would necessarily be if the words were genuine; besides not Oded but Azariah was "the prophet," the Alexandrinus manuscript and Vulgate Read in 2 Chronicles 15:8 "Azariah son of Oded
Heath - (I have not seen this plant, but have Read this description given by others)
Concubines - In the Canticles we Read of 60 queens and 80 concubines and virgins without number; but there was one, a choice one, the only one of her mother, that excelled them all — the bride of the song
Pleiades - " (Psalms 147:4) And we Read that there was a time when the stars in their courses fought in the Lord's course
Bachiarius, Monk. - 24), who attributes to him several works, only one of which he acknowledges to have Read—viz
Shoes - We Read that "all they of Edom became David's servants. ' But it may be figurative of treading down their enemies, as the Lord is represented having "feet like unto fine brass
Cake - They described their bread as "mouldy;" but the Hebrew word Nikuddim , Here used, ought rather to be rendered "hard as biscuit. The ordinary bread, when kept for a few days, became dry and excessively hard. The Gibeonites pointed to this hardness of their bread as an evidence that they had come a long journey. ...
We Read also of honey-cakes (Exodus 16:31 ), "cakes of figs" (1 Samuel 25:18 ), "cake" as denoting a whole piece of bread (1 Kings 17:12 ), and "a [1] cake of barley bread" (Judges 7:13 ). In Leviticus 2 is a list of the different kinds of bread and cakes which were fit for offerings
Shield - to cover all that was put on before; but Sinaiticus and Vaticanus manuscripts Read "IN all things
Litany - Before the last review of the common prayer, the litany was a distinct service by itself, and used sometimes after the morning prayer was over; at present it is made one office with the morning service, being ordered to be Read after the third collect for grace, instead of the intercessional prayers in the daily service
Epistle to the Colossians - Portions of the Epistle to the Colossians are Read in the Mass and Office of Christ the King
Apostolic Fathers - Some of them however are found at the end of some of the Greek Testaments and were formerly Read in the churches
Oath - , in Galatians 1:20 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:27 was not inconsistent with Christ's prohibition, Read in the light of its context
Bat - The bat is therefore well described in Deuteronomy 14:18-19 , as the passage should be Read, "Moreover the othelaph, and every creeping thing that flieth, is unclean to you; they shall not be eaten
Pre-Existence of Souls - The idea can be more easily Read into, than gathered out of, such passages as Job 1:21 (cf
Thief, Thieves - 1: κλέπτης (Strong's #2812 — Noun Masculine — kleptes — klep'-tace ) is used (a) literally, Matthew 6:19,20 ; 24:43 ; Luke 12:33,39 ; John 10:1,10 ; 12:6 ; 1 Corinthians 6:10 ; 1 Peter 4:15 ; (b) metaphorically of "false teachers," John 10:8 ; (c) figuratively, (1) of the personal coming of Christ, in a warning to a local church, with most of its members possessed of mere outward profession and defiled by the world, Revelation 3:3 ; in retributive intervention to overthrow the foes of God, Revelation 16:15 ; (2) of the Day of the Lord, in Divine judgment upon the world, 2 Peter 3:10 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:2,4 ; in 1 Thessalonians 5:2 , according to the order in the original "the word 'night' is not to be Read with 'the day of the Lord,' but with 'thief,' i
Institution, Office of - TheRector is then duly instituted according to the service set forth,either by the Bishop himself, or by a Priest appointed by him, inwhich the Letter of Institution is Read; God's blessing invoked onthe newly appointed Rector and his work; the keys of the Church aregiven him by the Wardens; a sermon is preached on the duties ofPastor and People by some one appointed by the Bishop, and the HolyEucharist is celebrated by the newly instituted Minister. By thewording of the Canon this service is not obligatory and adds nothingto the contract or agreement already made between the Minister andVestry
Synagogue - The exiles gathered together for the Reading of the law and the prophets as they had opportunity, and after their return synagogues were established all over the land (Ezra 8:15 ; Nehemiah 8:2 ). The arrangements for the women's place in a separate gallery or behind a partition of lattice-work; the desk in the centre, where the Reader, like Ezra in ancient days, from his 'pulpit of wood,' may 'open the book in the sight of all of people and Read in the book of the law of God distinctly, and give the sense, and cause them to understand the Reading' (Nehemiah 8:4,8 ); the carefully closed ark on the side of the building nearest to Jerusalem, for the preservation of the rolls or manuscripts of the law; the seats all round the building, whence 'the eyes of all them that are in the synagogue' may 'be fastened' on him who speaks (Luke 4:20 ); the 'chief seats' (Matthew 23:6 ) which were appropriated to the 'ruler' or 'rulers' of the synagogue, according as its organization may have been more or less complete;", these were features common to all the synagogues. ...
Where perfected into a system, the services of the synagogue, which were at the same hours as those of the temple, consisted, (1) of prayer, which formed a kind of liturgy, there were in all eighteen prayers; (2) the Reading of the Scriptures in certain definite portions; and (3) the exposition of the portions Read. ...
The establishment of synagogues wherever the Jews were found in sufficient numbers helped greatly to keep alive Israel's hope of the coming of the Messiah, and to prepare the way for the spread of the gospel in other lands
Uncorruptness - If we Read of God in 1 Timothy 6:16 ‘who only hath immortality,’ we also Read in 1 Timothy 1:17 that He is ‘the King eternal, incorruptible, invisible
Directory - The substance of it is as follows:...
It forbids all salutations and civil ceremony in the churches;...
the Reading the scriptures in the congregation is declared to be part of the pastoral office;...
all the canonical books of the old and New Testament (but not of the Apocrypha) are to be publicly Read in the vulgar tongue: how large a portion is to be Read at once, is left to the minister, who has likewise the liberty of expounding, when he judges it necessary. Should the Reader be desirous of perusing this Directory at large, he may find it at the end of Neale's History of the Puritans
Rain - When we Read the Word of GOD, or hear it preached, some blessing always comes immediately. Other things that we hear or Read lie dormant in our souls and minds, sometimes for years; then when the conditions are ripe, that particular message becomes a live message
Offering - In Ephesians 5:2 we Read that CHRIST is our offering and our sacrifice. ...
All the above types are summed up as pictures and types of our Lord JESUS in Ephesians 5:2, where we Read that He "hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour
Fast, Fasting - The first fasting we Read of is when Moses went up into the mount to receive the tables of the covenant, and was there apart from nature with the Lord for forty days and nights. ...
Later on we Read of four fasts being kept, Zechariah 7:5 ; Zechariah 8:19 , though we have no record of their having been instituted by God. In the fourth month, corresponding to the 'breaking up' of Jerusalem, when there was no bread for the people
Law - The passage should Read "Sin is lawlessness:" that is, man doing his own will, defiant of restraint, and regardless of his Creator and of his neighbour. ...
The word 'law' is also used for a fixed and unvarying principle such as 'a law of nature:' thus we Read of the 'law of faith,' 'law of sin,' 'law of righteousness,' 'law of the Spirit of life,' etc
Elect - For as we Read, (Job 4:18) "God putteth no trust in his servants, and his angels he chargeth with folly," that is, with weakness; so it is plain that their preservation is not in themselves, but in the Lord. And when we Read of the elect angels, it implies their election, and upholding in Christ
Solomon's Song - Many Christians, deeply imbued with the spirit of the gospel, have found great delight and benefit in Reading it. To such as Read it with a carnal and especially with a wanton mind, it is the savor of death unto death, as the mind and conscience of such are defiled; but to such as have experienced much fellowship with Christ, and Read it with a heavenly and spiritual temper of mind, it will be the savor of life unto life
Jeremiah - In the fourth year of Jehoiakim he was commanded to write the predictions given to him, and to Read them to the people on the fast-day. The roll was Read to the king
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - Theodoret, whose testimony in his favour cannot be suspected, declared in a letter to Dioscorus, soon after his consecration, that the fame of his virtues, and particularly of his modesty and humility, was widely spread (Ep. Such accusations were then so Readily made—as the life of St. He did indeed propose the acceptance of Leo's letter to the council, a letter written at the same time as, and expressly referring to, the famous "Tome"; but it was only handed in, not Read, Juvenal moving that another imperial letter should be Read and recorded. Elpidius, the imperial commissioner, vetoed this proposal on the ground that the judges of Eutyches were now to be judged, and that his accuser had already fulfilled his task, "and, as he thought, successfully": to let him speak now would be a cause of mere disturbance ( ib. The episcopal deputy of Leo, with his companion the deacon Hilarus, urged that "the pope's letter" (probably including the "Tome" in this proposal) should be Read first, but this was overruled; Dioscorus moved that the "acts" should be first Read, and then the letter of the bp. The Reading began ( ib. The Reading proceeded as far as Eusebius's question to Eutyches, "Do you own two natures after the incarnation?" Then arose another storm: "The holy synod exclaimed, 'Away with Eusebius, burn him, let him be burnt alive! Let him be cut in two—be divided, even as he divided!'" "Can you endure," asked Dioscorus, "to hear of two natures after the incarnation?" "Anathema to him that says it!" was the reply. The doctrinal decisions of the Ephesian council of 431, in its first and sixth sessions, were then Read. Hilarus, the Roman deacon, testified that the apostolic see reverenced those decisions, and that its letter, if Read, would prove this. Command my petition to the emperors to be Read. " It was Read by Beronicianus, the secretary of the imperial consistory, and stated that "at the recent council at Ephesus, this good ( χρηστός ) Dioscorus, disregarding justice, and supporting Eutyches in heresy—having also gained power by bribes, and assembled a disorderly multitude—did all he could to ruin the Catholic faith, and to establish the heresy of Eutyches, and condemned us: I desire, therefore, that he be called to account, and that the records of his proceedings against us be examined. " Dioscorus, preserving his self-possession, answered, "The synod was held by the emperor's order; I too desire that its acts against Flavian may be Read"; but added, "I beg that the doctrinal question be first considered. " "No," said the magistrates, "the charge against you must first be met; wait until the acts have been Read, as you yourself desired. " The letter of Theodosius, convoking the late council, was Read. The Reading went on; at the letter giving Dioscorus the presidency, he remarked that Juvenal, and Thalassius of Caesarea, were associated with him, that the synod had gone with him, and that Theodosius had confirmed its decrees. The Reading was resumed. " "But," said Dioscorus, "the acts shew that I proposed that it should be Read. Let others say why it was not Read. Basil) said that he had not power, of himself, to order the Reading of the letter ( ib. When the Reader came to Dioscorus's words, "I examine the decrees of the Fathers" (councils), Eusebius said, "See, he said, 'I examine'; and I do the same. When the Reader came to the failure of Flavian's attempt to get Eusebius a hearing, Dioscorus threw the responsibility on Elpidius; so did Juvenal. Cyril's letter to John of Antioch, "Laetentur coeli," was Read as part of the acts of Ephesus. The magistrates asked whether the canonical letters of Cyril, recently Read (i. "Let his next words be Read," said Dioscorus; "you will find that he is inconsistent with himself. After more Reading, he said, "I accept the phrase 'of two natures,' but I do not accept 'two'" ( i. The Reading went on until it was necessary to light the candles ( ib. After some discussion as to making an exposition of faith, which led to the Reading of the creed in its two forms—both of which were accepted—and of Cyril's "two canonical epistles," and of Leo's letter to Flavian (the Tome), which was greeted with "Peter has spoken by Leo; Cyril taught thus; Leo and Cyril have taught alike," but to parts of which some objection was taken by one bishop, and time given for consideration, the usual exclamations were made, among which we find that of the Illyrians, "Restore Dioscorus to the synod, to the churches! We have all offended, let all be forgiven!" while the enemies of Dioscorus called for his banishment, and the clerics of Constantinople said that he who communicated with him was a Jew ( ib. 13, the magistrates not being present, a memorial to the council from Eusebius of Dorylaeum, setting forth charges against Dioscorus, was Read ( ib. supra ) "from being Read
Revelation, Idea of - In Genesis 1 we Read his mandate to the first humans, then in chapter 2 his specific instructions for life in Eden, and in chapter 3 his discovery of and response to the sinin all of which we Read of this characteristic divine activity in speech . In law, prophets, and history we Read the speech of God; the most common of all the Acts of God in history is the use of quotation marks. And as the book which, supremely, testifies of Jesus and records his teachings, which was written under the impress of his Spirit, "who spoke by the prophets, " and which is today illumined by that same Spirit as it is Read, preached, made the subject of theological formulationit serves most appropriately as the "supreme rule of faith and practice" of his own church. " And throughout Psalm 29 we Read that the voice of the Lord is heard in the great events of nature. These are striking illustrations both of the Ready Old Testament acceptance of general revelation and of the overarching significance of revelation by the divine speech. It is in only the second verse of the Bible that we first Read "And God said, " the phrase that initiates every stage of the creative process. Hard on the heels of these words uttered into an obedient and yet impersonal universe, in Genesis 1:28 we Read the first words of revelation addressed to God's human creatures: "Be fruitful and increase in number. " And then, as the cosmogony resolves into the narrower dimensions of Eden, we Read that the Lord God commanded Adam concerning the trees of the gardenwhich to eat, and which not to eat (2:16-17). And they underline the role of Holy Scripture, above all, in the theological formulation of the church, offering explicit and coherent resolution to the (still) widespread though haphazard use of Scripture to authorize theological proposals in many streams of contemporary theology
the Merchant Man Who Sold All That he Had And Bought the Pearl of Great Price - Till as his Reading life goes on, he as good as sells all his former books for the sake of this and that pearl of books which he has discovered in the course of his Reading. A new beginner in books Reads everything he comes across. But as time goes on, and as the real use of a good book, and the real rarity of a good book, become revealed to him, the true Reader will be found giving up all his Reading time, and all his Reading outlay, to the really great and life-long books of the world, and to them alone. " Before his eyes were opened, and before his taste was refined to distinguish pearl from paste, Chalmers actually denounced John Newton, and Richard Baxter, and Philip Doddridge, from the pulpit, and as good as forbade his people to Read them. For as I Read on I came on such entries in his private journal as these: "Began Richard Baxter, which I mean to make my devotional Reading in the evenings. -Finished this day the perusal of Foster's Essays, which I have Read with great relish and excitement. -I am Reading The Marrow, and derive from it much light and satisfaction. O my God, bring me nearer and nearer to Thy Son!" And of another masterpiece of another master mind, he writes-"Read Edwards on the Religious Affections. Chalmers says, "I am Reading Owen just now on The Person of Christ. O my God, give me the life and the power of those who have made this high attainment!" And again, "Have you Read Owen on the Hundred and Thirtieth Psalm? This is my last great book, and I would strongly recommend it as eminently conducive to a way of peace and holiness. " And of the very Doddridge against whom he had at one time warned his parishioners, he now writes-"I have been Reading more of Doddridge, and do indeed find myself to be a very alienated and undone creature. " And of another goodly pearl, whose title at least you all know, he writes, "I am on the eve of finishing Guthrie, which, I think, is the best book I ever Read. " And at a later date-"I still think it the best human composition I ever Read relating to a subject about which it is my earnest prayer that we may all be found on the right side of the question. " And at the very end of his saintly and splendid life-"I am Reading Ebenezer Erskine on The Assurance of Faith, and I specially like it. Let every divinity student Read Chalmers's Memoirs just before he is ordained, and once again every three or four years all his ordained days. We have it in our hand already, and all we have to do in order to be the richest of merchant men, is to keep a good hold of it. Unless, indeed, we have already lost hold of it
Veil, Vail - The word denotes something spread out and covering or concealing something else (Compare 2 Corinthians 3:13-15 ). This verse should be Read, "And when Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face," as in the Revised Version
Isaiah - The prophecies are Read in the Divine Office during Advent, and are a good preparatibn for Christmas
Isaias - The prophecies are Read in the Divine Office during Advent, and are a good preparatibn for Christmas
Teraphim - It seems strange to Read of teraphim, images of ancestors, preserved for superstitious purposes, being in the house of David
Prince - I refer the Reader to Ezekiel 44:1-31; Ezekiel 45:1-25 and Ezekiel 46:1-24. We Read of the Dukes of Edom and other places in the first ages of the world
Bethabara - " The Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus, the three oldest manuscripts, Read "Bethany," which also may mean "house of a ferryboat," i. Yet Origen prefers the Reading Bethabara
Sobriety - It is necessary on all occasions: when we Read, when we hear, when we pray, when we converse, when we form schemes, when we pursue them, when we prosper, when we fail
Christian - In the 11th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, the26th verse, we Read, "And the disciples were called Christiansfirst in Antioch. It didnot spread widely at first; it is only twice used in the Bible andeach time as a word of reproach
Nimrod - It was at one time hoped that the actual name Nimrod might be recovered from the ideogram commonly Read as iz
Mosque - Each mosque has also a place called tarbe, which is the burying-place of its founders; within which is a tomb six or seven feet long, covered with green velvet or satin; at the ends of several seats for those who Read the Koran, and pray for the souls of the deceased
Sermons: Bad Not to be Listened to - To hear or Read sufficiently to judge, is allowable to the man who, by reason of use, has had his senses exercised to discern, and whose business it is to warn others; but where error is manifest upon the surface, to expose our minds to its pernicious influence is as great a madness as to test the strength of the fever by lying in its lair
lo-Debar - Amos took the consonants of the name Lo-Debar and added new vowels to make the name Read “a thing of nought
Book of Life - In some cases Rabbinical thought elaborated the figure until each man was to Read and sign his record
Lightning - ‘light’; bâzâq ( Ezekiel 1:14 ) should probably Read bârâq; lappîd , lit
Josiah - " Josiah immediately convoked the whole realm, and in person Read the book of the Law to them, and exacted from them a promise to obey it
Aroer - The text of Joshua 15:22 may have originally Read Aroer
Feet (Under) - This nation began as we Read in Genesis 37:7, Genesis 37:9
Fish, Fishers, Fishing - we Read of the 'fish gate' at Jerusalem, which doubtless led to a fish market
Alphaeus - It is remarkable that in Mark 2:14 Codex Bezæ and some cursives Read James for Levi , and there is a tradition (Chrysost
Lectures, Morning - most of the citizens having some near relation or friend in the army of the earl of Essex, so many bills were sent up to the pulpit every Lord's Day for their preservation, that the minister had neither time to Read them, nor to recommend their cases to God in prayer; it was, therefore, agreed by some London divines to separate an hour for this purpose every morning, one half to be spent in prayer, and the other in a suitable exhortation to the people
Works - We Read of 'dead works': acts of mere ceremony, and the religious efforts of the flesh (the flesh profiteth nothing)
Amorites - Some must have escaped, for we Read of them later, and one of the controversies Jehovah had with Israel was for worshipping their gods
Midian, Midianites - Moses was told to make war with them, and we Read that the Israelites slew all the males, burnt all their cities and goodly castles, and afterwards put the women to death; on which occasion Balaam also was slain
Degrees - Others are of opinion, that they were so denominated, because sung in a gallery, which was in the court of Israel, where the Levites sometimes Read the law
Oak - The religious veneration paid to this tree by the original natives of our island in the time of the Druids, is well known to every Reader of British history. In fact, since in hot countries nothing is more desirable than shade, nothing more refreshing than the shade of a tree, we may easily suppose the inhabitants would resort for such enjoyment to...
Where'er the oak's thick branches spread ...
A deeper, darker shade. ...
Oaks, and groves of oaks, were esteemed proper places for religious services; altars were set up under them, Joshua 24:26 ; and, probably, in the east as well as in the west, appointments to meet at conspicuous oaks were made, and many affairs were transacted or treated of under their shade, as we Read in Homer, Theocritus, and other poets
lo-Debar - Amos took the consonants of the name Lo-Debar and added new vowels to make the name Read “a thing of nought
Or - "You may Read or may write " that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both
Through - From beginning to end as, to Read a letter through
Passing Through the Fire - We Read concerning Manasseh, (2 Chronicles 33:6) that "he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom. This horrid custom, at this dreadful fair, is kept for near three weeks, during which time the wretched creatures which engage to this service pass through the element when stirred up and quickened to burn more lively; and they who walk with the slowest pace are thought the highest of
His, His Own - , John 5:47 ; 9:28 ; 1 Corinthians 10:28 ; 2 Corinthians 8:9 ; 2 Timothy 2:26 ; Titus 3:7 ; 2 Peter 1:16 ; (b) heautou, "of himself, his own;" the RV rightly puts "his own," for the AV, "his," in Luke 11:21 ; 14:26 ; Romans 4:19 ; 5:8 , "His own (love);" 1 Corinthians 7:37 ; Galatians 6:8 ; Ephesians 5:28,33 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:11,12 ; 4:4 ; in Revelation 10:7 the change has not been made; it should Read "his own servants;" (c) idios, "one's own," "his own," in the RV, in Matthew 22:5 ; John 5:18 ; 2 Peter 2:16 ; in Matthew 25:15 , it is rendered "his several;" in John 19:27 , "his own home," lit
Serapion, Bishop of Antioch - Serapion recalls the permission to Read this apocryphal work given in ignorance of its true character and expresses his intention of speedily visiting the church to strengthen them in the true faith
Litany, the - It is appointed to be Read on Wednesdays, Fridays andSundays, and like all other prayers is said kneeling
Muratorian Fragment - Peter only which latter some of our body will not have Read in the church. John had been quoted in the paragraph treating of the Gospel and our writer may have Read that epistle as a kind of appendix to the Gospel and be here speaking of the other two. Perhaps we should Read "ut" for "et"; and the Proverbs of Solomon and not the apocryphal book of Wisdom may be intended. The fragment next says that the Shepherd was written "very lately in our own time" in the city of Rome his brother-bishop Pius then occupying the chair of the Roman church; that therefore it ought to be Read but not in the public Reading of the church
Iddo - The written Hebrew text uses this name in Ezra 10:43 for a man with a foreign wife, but an early scribal note followed by English translations Read Jadau
New Testament, Divorce in the - ...
"And there came to him [1] the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? Who answering, said to them: Have ye not Read, that he who made man from the beginning, made them male and female? And he said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh
Divorce in the New Testament - ...
"And there came to him [1] the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? Who answering, said to them: Have ye not Read, that he who made man from the beginning, made them male and female? And he said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh
Sceva - The Apostolic age firmly believed in possession by evil spirits; and there is really nothing in this chapter unlike what we Read elsewhere in NT
ir-ha-Heres - Onias Read "city of the sun" (ha-heres ), i
Gerizim - On the slopes of this mountain the tribes descended from the handmaids of Leah and Rachel, together with the tribe of Reuben, were gathered together, and gave the responses to the blessing pronounced as the reward of obedience, when Joshua in the valley below Read the whole law in the hearing of all the people; as those gathered on Ebal responded with a loud Amen to the rehearsal of the curses pronounced on the disobedient
Hellenists - Scaliger is represented in the Scaligerana as asserting the Hellenists to be the Jews who lived in Greece and other places, and who Read the Greek Bible in their synagogues, and used the Greek language in sacris; and thus they were opposed to the Hebrew Jews, who performed their public worship in the Hebrew tongue; and in this sense St
Bashan - From this time Bashan almost disappears from history, although we Read of the wild cattle of its rich pastures (Ezekiel 39:18 ; Psalm 22:12 ), the oaks of its forests (Isaiah 2:13 ; Ezekiel 27:6 ; Zechariah 11:2 ), and the beauty of its extensive plains (Amos 4:1 ; Jeremiah 50:19 )
Fasting - 2) In Acts 9:9 we Read of an Absolute Fast where for three days He “neither did eat nor drink
Temptation of Christ - The temptation of Christ, of which we Read in the 4th chap
Sprinkle, Sprinkling - Read 'dipped in
Heifer - Used, not for plowing, but for the easier work of treading out grain. ...
Jeremiah (Jeremiah 46:20) says "Egypt is like a very fair heifer" appropriately, as Αpis was worshipped there under the form of a fair bull with certain spots; in Jeremiah 46:15 Septuagint and Vulgate Read "thy valiant one," namely, Αpis
Maaseiah - One of those standing beside Ezra at the Reading of the law (Nehemiah 8:4 ), possibly 14 and/or 16. One of the Levites interpreting the law which Ezra Read (Nehemiah 8:7 ), possibly identical with 17
Josiah - The book was Read publicly, and king and people entered into a solemn covenant to act according to its injunctions
Lunatic - The lunatics we Read of in the gospel, certainly were those which were possessed by the evil spirit
Hazael - Elijah had been bidden to anoint Hazael as king of Syria, but we do not Read that he ever anointed him, neither is there any word of Elisha's doing this on the above occasion
Crown - the word 'crown' represents the word zer , the borderor moulding placed round the top of the ark, the table of showbread, and the altar of incense. We Read of it only in reference to the Lord Jesus as having on His head 'many diadems,' also as upon the 'seven heads' of the 'great red dragon,' and on the 'ten horns' of the head of the future Roman empire
Candlestick - ' It was situate in the holy place, and gave light over againstthe table of showbread. ' It should rather be Read 'burn continuously,' that is, every evening, for in the next verse it adds 'from evening to morning;' and in Exodus 30:8 it distinctly says "when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even
Aristo Pellaeus - Corderii) in these words, "I have also Read the expression 'seven heavens' in the dialogue of Papiscus and Jason, composed by Aristo of Pella, which Clemens of Alexandria in the 6th book of his Hypotyposes says was written by St
Zaretan - If with oldest manuscripts we Read "Bethany," John 1:28, the name will connect itself with Bashan and Batanaea, and the 'Abarah ford is near the hills of Bashan, whereas the Jericho fords are far away
Company - It may be applied to a small number, or any multitude whatever as in scripture we Read of a company of priests, a company of prophets, and an innumerable company of angels also, a company of horses
Gibeon - In 1 Chronicles 14:16 we Read that David smote the Philistines 'from Gibeon even to Gazer;' but in the parallel passage in 2 Samuel 5:25 it says, David smote them 'from Geba' to Gazer
Apochrypha - The apocryphal books are in general believed to be canonical by the church of Rome; and, even by the sixth article of the church of England, they are ordered to be Read for example of life and instruction of manners, though it doth not apply them to establish any doctrine
Agapae - He says, "The first Christians had all things in common, as we Read in the Acts of the apostles; but when that equality of possessions ceased, as it did even in the apostles' time, the Agape or love feast was substituted in the room of it
Light - The blessings which we enjoy in civilization, such as electronics, transportation, communication, refrigeration, manufacturing, agriculture, chemistry, physics and institutions of learning are all products of protestant countries where CHRIST JESUS is permitted to rule and reign in the heart of people, and the Word of GOD is Read, preached and taught publicly, and without hindrance
Bottle - It is proper to keep this in remembrance when Reading the Bible, both of the Old Testament and of the New; for the knowledge and use of glass is of modern date. Hence, when it is said, (Genesis 21:14) that Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, we may suppose, that this was not only a large skin for a bottle, but as it was put on her shoulder, it was somewhat cumbersome and heavy. ...
When the men of Gibeon acted wisely with Joshua, as if coming from afar country, we are told, that they not only produced their bread mouldy, but their bottles rent, and patched together, which they said, were new when they left their own country. ...
In the days of our Lord, it is certain that stone, as well as earthen vessels, were known, for we Read of such at the marriage in Cana of Galilee
Age of Man - " This is remarkable as being, according to the heading "A prayer of Moses the man of God," for of Moses we Read that he lived 120 years, and "his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated," Deuteronomy 34:7 ; but the Psalms were prophetic both for our, and future times, and Moses leads short-lived man to the eternity of God
Agrippa - He was in these possessions when we Read of him in the New Testament as 'Herod the king,' Acts 12
Earth - (Psalms 115:16) I have somewhere Read of the presumptuous gift of one of the princes of the earth, assuming to himself this grant, making a deed of gift to one of his favorites, of a certain portion of the land, the charter of which ran in words to this effect: "I give all that is from heaven to the centre of the earth, including the minerals in the bowels of it," etc. Poor vain man! when shortly after, all that he could embrace of the earth, or the earth him, was just his own breadth and length to lie down upon for corruption and to mingle with in the dust! The word earth is also spoken of by way of a natural and moral sense, Hence, in opposition to spirit, the Scripture describes the first man as of the earth, earthy; while the second man is declared to be, the Lord from heaven
Chrysippus, Guardian of the Holy Cross - 171) records his having Read in a writing of Chrysippus a statement relating to the baptism of Gamaliel and Nicodemus by SS
Breadth - Rôchab (רֹחַב, Strong's #7341), “breadth; width; expanse. 13:17, we Read: “Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. ” Rôchab itself sometimes represents the concept length, breadth, or the total territory: “… And the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel” (
Deuteronomy - " After these three addresses, in chapter 31 there follows the delivery of the law to Joshua and Moses' speech on the occasion, containing a command to Read the law every seven years
On - The first mention of this place in the Bible is in the history of Joseph, to whom we Read Pharaoh gave "to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On
Dispensations - Accordingly, we Read in the works of theological writers of the various dispensations of religion; that of the patriarchs, that of Moses, and that of Christ, called the dispensation of grace, the perfection and ultimate object of every other
Augsburgh - The confession was Read at a full meeting of the diet, and signed by the elector of Saxony, and three other princes of the German empire
Nethinims - We Read, Ezra 8:20 , that the Nethinims were slaves devoted by David and the other princes to the ministry of the temple; and elsewhere, that they were slaves given by Solomon; the children of Solomon's servants, Ezra 2:58 ; and we see, in 1 Kings 9:20-21 , that this prince had subdued the remains of the Canaanites, and had constrained them to several servitudes; and, it is very probable, he gave a good number of them to the priests and Levites for the service of the temple
Tables of the Law - Many think they were transparent, so that they might be Read through; on one side toward the right, and on the other side toward the left
Reconciliation - Except in 1 Samuel 29:4 , and 2 Chronicles 29:24 , the Hebrew word is kaphar, which is more than sixty times translated 'to make an atonement;' and this rendering suits sufficiently well in the places where 'reconciliation' is Read in the A. Believers are already reconciled, through Christ's death, to be presented holy, unblameable, and unreproveable (a new creation)
Absalom - He took great pains to acquire popularity, and after four years (so we may Read, 2 Samuel 15:7) he raised the standard of revolt at Hebron
Day - Thus we Read of a distribution into three parts—evening, morning, and noon
Chaldeans - 713, a king of Babylon is mentioned, the first of whom we Read after Nimrod and Amraphel
Josiah - The sacred book was too much neglected in those days of declension; and even the pious Josiah seems to have been impressed by the closing chapters of Deuteronomy as though he had never Read them before
On - The first mention of this place in the Bible is in the history of Joseph, to whom we Read Pharaoh gave "to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On
Pionius, Martyr at Smyrna - ...
When taken to prison, Pionius and his companions, Asclepiades and Sabina, found there already another Catholic presbyter, named Lemnus, and a Montanist woman named Macedonia. The common original was certainly Read by Eusebius, who (H
Elisha - We next Read of his predicting a fall of rain when the army of Jehoram was faint from thirst (2 Kings 3:9-20 ); of the multiplying of the poor widow's cruse of oil (4:1-7); the miracle of restoring to life the son of the woman of Shunem (4:18-37); the multiplication of the twenty loaves of new barley into a sufficient supply for an hundred men (4:42-44); of the cure of Naaman the Syrian of his leprosy (5:1-27); of the punishment of Gehazi for his falsehood and his covetousness; of the recovery of the axe lost in the waters of the Jordan (6:1-7); of the miracle at Dothan, half-way on the road between Samaria and Jezreel; of the siege of Samaria by the king of Syria, and of the terrible sufferings of the people in connection with it, and Elisha's prophecy as to the relief that would come (2 Kings 6:24-7:2 ). ...
We do not again Read of him till we find him on his death-bed in his own house (2 Kings 13:14-19 )
Laodicea - The apostle's epistles were publicly Read in the church assemblies, being thus put on a level with the Old Testament and Gospels, which were similarly Read
Belshazzar - The inscription at Umqeer (Ur of the Chaldees), Read by Sir H. His promise that whosoever should Read the writing should be "third ruler in the kingdom" is probably an undesigned coincidence with the historic truth now known that Nabonedus was the chief king, Belshazzar secondary, and so the ruler advanced to the next place would be THIRD (Daniel 5:7)
Ammon - ...
Moab was probably the more civilized half of Lot's descendants; whence we Read of the plentiful fields, hay, summer fruits, vineyards, presses, songs of the grape treaders, of Moab (Isaiah 15; 16; Jeremiah 48): Ammon the more fierce, plundering, Bedouin-like half; whence we Read of their threat of thrusting out the right eye of all in Jabesh Gilead (1 Samuel 11:2), ripping up pregnant women in Gilead (Amos 1:13), treacherously murdering, as Ishmael, Baalis' agent, did (Jeremiah 40:14; Jeremiah 41:5-7), suspecting and insulting their ally David to their own ruin (2 Samuel 10:1-5; 2 Samuel 12:31)
Hezekiah, King of Judah - Such was the joy that after the seven days of unleavened bread they kept other seven days with gladness. ...
We next Read of Hezekiah's sickness, when Isaiah was sent to tell him to set his house in order, for he should die. We Read that God had "left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart
Book With the Seven Seals - ) His hand, the dramatic challenge, the dread pause when there seems no answer, emphasized by the grief of the Seer, the triumphant approach of the Lion of the tribe of Judah-each point in the progress of the drama seizes the Reader’s imagination and increases the tension of his sympathies, till at last they are afforded relief by the magnificent burst of acclamation which follows. 1, 2: ‘And be said unto me: O Enoch, observe the writing of the heavenly tablets and Read what is written thereon … and I Read the book of all the deeds of men, and of all the children of flesh that will be upon the earth to the remotest generations’; and more especially xciii
Heart - We Read of an honest and good heart, and an evil heart of unbelief, a willing heart, a heavy heart, sorrow of heart, a hard heart, a proud heart, a pure heart. We Read of men wise in heart, and slow of heart
Kingdom - Thus we Read of the kingdom of God, Psalms 103:19 ; Daniel 4:3 ; or his universal empire and dominion over all creatures; in reference to which it is said, "Jehovah is a great God, and a great King above all gods," Psalms 95:3 . " Again: we frequently Read in the evangelists of the kingdom of heaven; a phrase, says Dr
Mary - "...
In 1:39-56 we Read of Mary's visit to Elizabeth, of Elizabeth's hymn to Mary, and then of Mary's "Magnificat. " We Read of the birth of Jesus (vv. In verses 7-12 we Read of the archangel Michael and the dragon who move from heaven to earth, and then in verses 13-17 of the dragon, the woman, and her child, all of whom are on earth
Antichrist - He speaks of the many as being already there, whereas the one was to come; and if we turn to 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12 we Read of something or some one that hinders that wicked or lawless one being revealed, although the mystery of iniquity was already at work. Here again we Read that he will do great wonders, making fire come down from heaven, with other signs or miracles. The Jews will receive him as their Messiah, as we Read in John 5:43
Paul the Aged - And Cicero goes on to fortify first himself and then his Readers, with such examples as those of Plato, who died at his desk at eightyone; and Isocrates, who wrote one of his best books at ninety-four, and who lived another five years on the fame of it; and Gorgias the Leontine, who completed a hundred and seven years, and never to the end loitered in his love of work, but died leaving this testimony on his deathbed, "I have had no cause for blaming old age," he said. On the other hand, in annotating the text Bishop Lightfoot reminds us that Roger Bacon complained of himself at fifty-three as already an old man. Samuel Johnson's shout must not be forgotten-Drink water, Sir, and go in for a hundred! And who himself drank water and went in for Reading the best and writing the best, till he published his masterpiece after he was threescore and ten. But, on the other hand, Tacitus declares that if he had one foot in the grave, it would not matter, he would still be Reading and writing the best. For I am now Ready to be offered up, and the time of my departure is at hand. " With one foot in the grave, like Tacitus, Paul is still Reading books and writing parchments. "...
I really wish I could prevail with you who are no longer young to put aside, as Butler beseeches you, your books and papers of mere amusement, and to Read Cicero's Cato, and some of the other old age classics, if only to make those fine books to serve for so many foils in a fresh perusal of the Epistles of the Imprisonment. It is our bounden duty to Read a Greek or a Roman masterpiece now and then, such as the Phœdo or the Cato, if only to awaken ourselves again to the immensity of the change that came into this world with the Incarnation and the Resurrection of our Lord. For I am now Ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. Really and truly, my brethren, it would be well worth your putting yourselves to some expense and some trouble in order to Read, say, the Consolations of Cato to your old age, and then to turn to Paul's consolations and comforts. Unless, indeed, you already Read your Paul with such understanding, and with such imagination, and with such heart, that you do not need the assistance that Plato and Cicero were raised up and preserved to this day to give you. ...
Well; after repeated Readings lately of the Cato, and the Epistles of the Imprisonment, and the Art of Dying Well, and Jeremy Taylor, and suchlike authors for old age, I will now tell you some of the reflections, impressions, and resolutions, that have been left in my own mind. For all that comes in most harmoniously after we have just been Reading Cato about our keeping on Reading and writing our best to the end. Read the very best books, and only the very best, and ever better and better the older you grow. As Paul says about prayer, Read in your New Testament without ceasing. And thus it is that if you are well Read in Paul's old-age Epistles you will find far more repentance unto life in his last years, than even in his years of immediate conversion and remorse. ...
And, not only Read your very best, but pray your very best also, and that literally without ceasing. Do you ever forefancy your first meeting with Christ? How do you think He will look? How and where will you look? Rehearse the scene, and have your part Ready. Up, and make yourselves Ready. Up, and Read Paul without ceasing, and pray without ceasing, till you also shall stand on tiptoe with expectation and with full assurance of faith
Nehemiah - He was not my kind, as we say: the kind, that is, that I like best to Read about, and to think about, and to imitate and to preach. Duncan, 'I would say to him, "Read the Marrow Men. " If I met a Marrow Man, I would say, "Read the New-Englanders. It is a weariness and a despair to Read it,-but the returned captives themselves were living in far greater poverty and bondage in Jerusalem than in all their seventy years in Babylon itself. Those of you who have ever Read and at all understood the two sad little books of Ezra and Nehemiah, and the still more sad little book of Malachi,-that saddened and despairing Reader will have seen in those three books what a hopeless people God had to do with. ...
The schoolboys who have Read the Cyropœdia can best picture Nehemiah to themselves when he says that he was the King of Persia's cupbearer. How he was heard, and how the king's heart was moved, and how Nehemiah got leave of absence to go and build the walls of Jerusalem, and the letters that he carried to the king's foresters, and to those that kept the royal quarries, and how he set out to the city of his fathers to finish it-all that is to be Read in Nehemiah's own memoirs written out for us to this day by his own graphic hand. But you must really take time and Read the whole of this inimitable little book for yourselves at a downsitting. If work is not worship, then it is surely the next thing to it, so much so that, just bring up your son in idleness, and your grey hairs are as good as in their grave already. ...
And if any young minister should be ordained, like Nehemiah, over such a congregation as Jerusalem was in that day; if he finds the gates thereof burned with fire, and the walls laid waste, and the whole house of God in reproach round about; let him Read the Book of Nehemiah till he has it by heart
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - When I was a lad in Kirriemuir our minister's name was wide-spread and dear to multitudes, not so much for his pulpit gifts, as for his personal and pastoral graces. Brand's copy of Halyburton's Memoirs, with his name and my mother's name on it in his own handwriting, is always within reach of my chair, and I am sure I have Read it at least as often as Dr. Jowett said to Lady Airlie he had Read Boswell. And you, our people, should Read far more than you do Read, both in your Bible and in other books, on those so foundation and so fruitful subjects. To turn up and Read continually the very chapter where God first gave His full and true name to Moses, and then to trace that name and see that once it was given to Israel there is little or nothing else in the whole of the Old Testament but that name. Any one, that is, who will visit such and such a sick-bed, and Read a Psalm there, and after it one of the Pilgrims' crossings of the Jordan. And, behold, with the name of his God also written upon him, so that all men can Read that name on him, as they pass by. For we Read in letters of gold God's glorious nature and name, and it is this,-the Lord; the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgressions and sins
Bible, History of Interpretation - The modern Reader of the Bible might easily assume that people have always Read the Bible in the same way that we do today. It seems natural to us to assume that the Bible, while a divinely inspired book, is also like any other piece of literature, with one message to convey from the mind of the writer to the mind of the Reader. Read this way, the Bible can be made to say anything that you want to imagine!...
The interpretation of the Bible (or any piece of literature, for that matter), is called hermeneutics. The way in which almost all Christians today Read and interpret the Bible only gradually developed. They carefully avoided Reading philosophical and speculative preconceptions into the text in the fashion of Origen and his followers. Luther and other Reformers insisted on the perspicuity of Scripture—Scripture is clear enough that the ordinary believer can Read and understand it by observing the grammatical and historical elements of the text. This was the analysis of all of the available biblical manuscripts, comparing the variant Readings, and making an informed judgment as to what the original text of the Scriptures really was. ...
Bengel was also influential in insisting on accurate, literary-historical interpretation, letting the Bible speak its own message, rather than Reading a preconceived interpretation into it
WHEN King Ahasuerus could not sleep at night he used to have his chamberlains called in to Read the books of the chronicles of the kingdom at his bedside. And as the Reading went on King Ahasuerus would stop them and would ask them, What honour and what reward have been done to Mordecai for all this? And then when the king's ministers answered him that nothing had been done, the first orders that the king gave in the morning were that Mordecai and all his descendants should be set straightway among the men whom the king delighted to honour. Now it was just because Pharaoh the father did not have the history of Egypt Read to him in that way that he and his son came to such a terrible end. The divine right, as it used to be called, of every true king is grounded in his wisdom, and in his goodness, and in his truth, and in his justice; he is the best born, the best brought up, the best Read, the best experienced, the largest-minded and the noblest-hearted man in all the land. That will be the best election-time Scotland has ever seen, not when this or that party comes into power, but when every enfranchised man has already Read about Wallace and Bruce, and about Cromwell and Milton, and about Hampden and Pym, and about Knox and Melville, and about Henderson and Rutherford and Chalmers. ...
Come on, let us deal wisely with them, said the ill-read and ignorant sovereign who sat on the throne of Egypt at the time when the children of Israel were fast becoming more and mightier than their masters. A banquet would have been spread for Moses and Aaron, and the great council of the kingdom would have been called together to receive them, and to hear what they had to say. Had Pharaoh said to his servants-Come, let us Read in the book of the kingdom. Read books of obedience. Read books of prayer and repentance and obedience. I must first Read what is to be said on the other side. And, Read what God says about His purpose with Pharaoh in what light you like, and offer what explanations of it you like, still it remains a terrible story and a terrible sentence
Black People And Biblical Perspectives - For those given permission to preach, the Bible became the textbook from which they learned to Read. Some were forbidden the opportunity of learning to Read, but legends tell of secret instructions by beneficent persons. ...
These stories were told over again by God-called men who were denied formal training; but who, having heard others Read from the Bible, committed those verses to memory and could retell Bible stories in ways that made them come to life. Black people felt included in the embryonic spread of Christianity when seeing that representatives from African countries were among those upon whom the Holy Spirit fell at Pentecost (Acts 2:5-11 ,Acts 2:5-11,2:39 )
Prophecy - Hence we Read that the Spirit of the Lord came upon them; to every one was given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. (See 1 Samuel 9:9) Hence afterwards we Read of Gad, David's seer, 1 Chronicles 21:9. Hence we Read concerning the acts of Manasseh, that they were written among the sayings of the Seers, (2 Chronicles 33:19)...
It were unnecessary to remark, what every Reader of the Bible is supposed to know, that we have recorded, from the grace of God the Holy Spirit, the writings of four of what, by way of distinction, are called the greater prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; and the Writings of the twelve of lesser prophets, as they are named, Hoses, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. I rather, therefore, refer to that statement, which the Reader will find immediately after the title-page and preface, than swell the balk of these sheets with reciting it again
Inspiration - we Read of 'the words of God. ...
Another objection to the value of verbal inspiration is that most persons Read scripture in a translation, the words of which cannot, it is alleged, be said to be inspired. But if the translation conveys exactly the same meaning as in the original, the words can be said to be inspired: for instance, the words 'God is love,' may surely be said to be the same as ὁ θεὸς ἀγάπη ἐστίν, or Deus caritas est, Dieu est amour, or Dio è carità, to those who can Read them
Cuneiform - Oppert and others, by the end of the nineteenth century it was possible to Read with confidence the cuneiform inscriptions known up to that time
Magna Carta - The supposed guarantees of habeas corpus, universal trial by jury, and no taxation without representation have been Read into the Charter by later generations
Riblah - The true Reading is, ‘and Pharaoh-necho removed him from reigning in Jerusalem’ (cf. ...
Riblah should be Read for Diblah in Ezekiel 6:14 . Riblah (with the article) is, it the Reading is correct, mentioned as one of the eastern boundary marks of Israel in Numbers 34:11
Ephesians, Epistle to the - A section of the third chapter forms part of the Mass and Office of the Sacred Heart, while a passage from the fifth chapter is Read as the epistle of the Nuptial Mass
Uriah - A man who stood on the right hand of Ezra when he Read the Law ( Nehemiah 8:4 [6])
Carta, Magna - The supposed guarantees of habeas corpus, universal trial by jury, and no taxation without representation have been Read into the Charter by later generations
Ass - Of the domesticated species we Read of,
The she ass (Heb
Bible, Use of the - The earliest accounts of the Eucharist Mass describe the Reading of selections from both Testaments; and the official public prayers of the Catholic Church today, found in the Roman Missal and Breviary, are composed largely of biblical passages. Also, the Church supplements these uses of the Bible by recommending that it be Read in private as a means of personal sanctification. It was with this in mind that Pope Leo XIII, on December 13, 1898, granted an indulgence of 300 days to those Reading the Gospel for 15 minutes a day and a plenary indulgence to those Reading it every day for a month, with the usual conditions of confession, communion, and prayer for the pope
Adjure - Thus we Read, (Leviticus 5:1) "If a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it, if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity. " And while the Reader thus observes the law of adjuration, so faithfully fulfilled by Christ, I hope he will never lose sight of the Lord Jesus Christ's answer: "Thou sayest that I am
Quietists - and the sentence of condemnation was Read by Fenelon himself at Cambray, who exhorted the people to respect and obey the papal decree
Fathers - Some suppose that the study of the fathers is barren and unimproving; that though there are some excellent things interspersed in their writings, yet the instruction to be derived from them will hardly repay the toil of breaking up the ground; that a life-time would hardly suffice to Read them with care, and digest them completely
Weaker One, Little One - ” Thus we Read of the men and the tapim, or the men and those who were unable to move quickly over long stretches: “And Judah said unto Israel, his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones” ( Catechumens - As to the time of their continuance in this state, there were no general rules fixed about it; but the practice varied according to the difference of times and places, and the Readiness and proficiency of the catechumens themselves. The next degree were the audientes, so called from their being admitted to hear sermons and the Scriptures Read in the church, but were not allowed to partake of the prayers
Fifth Monarchy Men - In ancient history we Read of four great monarchies, the Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, and the Roman; and these men, believing that this new spiritual kingdom of Christ was to be the fifth, came to bear the name by which they were called. On Wednesday morning they returned and dispersed a party of the king's soldiers in Thread-needle-street
Geba - Some citizens of Geba lived in Michmash and other cities in Nehemiah's day, unless the Hebrew text is Read differently (REB) to mean they lived in Geba as well as the other towns (Nehemiah 11:31 )
Schools - " The children Read aloud to acquire fluency
Bird - They were sympathetically watched and studied; we Read, for example, of their migrations (Jeremiah 8:7 etc
Foundation - In 2 Chronicles 23:5 the ‘gate of the foundation’ is obscurs; possibly we should Read ‘the horse-gate
Memphis - Hapi ) (whose name is Read in LXX Hill - ’ Perhaps we should Read ‘mountain’ also in Matthew 5:14
Deaconess - ]'>[2] Reading in Romans 16:1 . 8 13) is Read, it seems evident that the women referred to in v
Manoah - When the Reader hath turned to the chapter which relates this wonderful transaction, and Read it, I beg him to pause over it, and consider the several interesting circumstances connected with it; and then let him judge for himself, who this person could be that appeared to the man and his wife but, the Lord Jesus Christ. " And the name Wonderful is Christ's well-known name (Isaiah 9:6) Reader, what think you of the subject? Was it not Jesus, as if longing for the time of his coming to tabernacle openly with his people?...
Three - I pause over this number to make a short observation concerning what we Read of the sacred Three in one described by the Apostle John, and which bears a beautiful and glorious correspondence to all the testimonies of the holy writers in the Bible
Crucifixion - The torture was dreadful, and the thirst great; but in some cases life lasted three days, none of the vital parts being reached. We also Read that He was made a curse for us; for "Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree
Sepharvaim - We Read (Genesis 10:30) of an antient mount in the east called Sephar—and it is probable that the Sepharvaims were of this land; but from whence the name is, it is difficult to say. )...
I hope the Reader will, make a suitable application from this affecting account
Grove - In 2 Kings 23:7 we Read that women wove 'hangings' for the groves, but these were literally 'houses' or 'tents,' which implies that they enclosed the groves, probably for impure purposes, for immorality was almost constantly associated with idolatry
Mordecai - He caused that the king should not sleep, and that the records should be Read to him, which brought Mordecai's unrequited service to remembrance
Prophecy, Prophet - we Read that Philip had four virgin daughters who 'prophesied;' and Agabus foretold that Paul would be bound at Jerusalem and be delivered to the Gentiles
Saint - times, so we Read in the Revelation that there will be saints on the earth after the church has been taken to heaven
Jehoiakim - Things were so had that in the fourth year of his reign Jeremiah dictated to Baruch a summary of all his earlier discourses, and bade him Read it in public as though to indicate that there was no longer any hope
Jerahmeel - Read ‘Jerahmeel’ at 1 Samuel 1:1 as the name of Samuel’s grandfather
Cave - ...
The next we Read of is the cave of Machpelah (q
Smooth - ...
Luke 3:5 (b) We Read this same expression in Isaiah 40:4
Vail, Veil - That veil remains to this day on the hearts of the Jews when they Read the law
Owl - The Septuagint, Chaldee, Arabic, Syriac, Vulgate Read kippod , "hedgehog
Epistle to the Ephesians - A section of the third chapter forms part of the Mass and Office of the Sacred Heart, while a passage from the fifth chapter is Read as the epistle of the Nuptial Mass
Isaiah - Who can Read the prophecy of Isaiah without the most profound admiration! It is not only unequalled in point of language, but it contains so much of Christ, that it looks more like an history than a prophecy
Bether - Some of the copies Read the word Bethel; but it certainly is a different word, and of a different meaning. " (2 Thessalonians 1:10) Say, Reader, doth not your heart go forth, as the church of old did, (sure I am it must, if so be Christ is precious) crying out with the same rapture, "Make haste my beloved; and until that everlasting day, break upon my redeemed soul, be thou like to a roe, or a young hart, upon the mountains of Berber
Day - "At the end of these days [1] has spoken to us in [2] Son," as Hebrews 1:2 should Read. ' Elijah will come before the great and dreadful day of the Lord
Quicken, to: - with the force of 'to revive, or give new life' in a moral sense: hence we Read "quicken me again
Shiloh - The LXX Read it, "Until the coming of him to whom it is reserved
Proseuchae - Nevertheless, the name proseuchae will not prove that they were appropriated only to prayer, and therefore were different from synagogues, in which the Scriptures were also Read and expounded; since the temple, in which sacrifices were offered, and all the parts of divine service were performed, is called οικος προσευχης , a house of prayer, Matthew 21:13
Fasts - (Joel 2:1-15 ) (See (1 Samuel 7:6 ; 2 Chronicles 20:3 ; Jeremiah 36:6-10 ) ) Three days after the feast of tabernacles, when the second temple was completed, "the children of Israel assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes and earth upon them," to hear the law Read and to confess their sins
Abel - Instead of "the great stone of Abel," in 1 Samuel 6:18, the Septuagint, and Chaldee versions, and some Hebrew manuscripts, Read "the great stone;" as in the margin, and the 14th and 15th verses
Sadducees - One of the Jewish sects of which we Read in the New Testament. They were in sharp opposition to the Pharisees, but Ready to work with them against the person and teaching of Jesus
Use of the Bible - The earliest accounts of the Eucharist Mass describe the Reading of selections from both Testaments; and the official public prayers of the Catholic Church today, found in the Roman Missal and Breviary, are composed largely of biblical passages. Also, the Church supplements these uses of the Bible by recommending that it be Read in private as a means of personal sanctification. It was with this in mind that Pope Leo XIII, on December 13, 1898, granted an indulgence of 300 days to those Reading the Gospel for 15 minutes a day and a plenary indulgence to those Reading it every day for a month, with the usual conditions of confession, communion, and prayer for the pope
Restoration - Gladly as one would Read this meaning into them, sober exegesis shows that they will not bear so large an interpretation
Laodice'a - The Mohammedan invaders destroyed it, and it is now a scene of utter desolation, as was prophesied in (Revelation 3:14-22 ) and the extensive ruins near Denislu justify all that we Read of Laodicea in Greek and Roman writers
Pashur - His name is derived from Pashah, to spread; but from his enmity to the people of God while governor in the land, and his cruelty upon the person of the prophet Jeremiah, the prophet called him Magor-missabib, which the margin of the Bible renders fear round about. " (Isaiah 57:21) When the Lord's people therefore hear of such characters, or behold them in their own neighbourhood, (and they are to be found in every place) and observe in the midst of much outside appearances of gaiety, that they are like so many Pashur Magor-missabibs in themselves, surely a voice from every parish steeple where they dwell could not more loudly testify to the truths of God! I would recommend the Reader, at any time, when at a loss to explain what he beholds of the prosperity of the wicked and the adversity of the Lord's exercised family, to Read what Asaph, taught by the Holy Ghost, hath said, Psalms 73:1-28, throughout; and if he adds to Asaph's observations what the man of Uz hath said on the same subject, he will find both profitable
Jezreel - (Six Hebrew MSS, the LXX, and the Vulgate Read 'sons' instead of 'father
Ascension Day - , the 6th, 32d, and 38th,used at Morning Prayer; the 51st used in the Penitential Office,and 102d, 130th and 143d Read at Evening Prayer
Laodicea - He wanted the two churches to exchange their letters, so that both churches could Read both letters (Colossians 4:16)
Paulus of Asia - These were burst into to admit the "synodite" clergy bearing the consecrated bread, of which the inmates were compelled to partake, though it was necessary in some cases to bind their hands and force it into their mouths. The historian describes him as an honest and simple-minded old man, dwelling quietly in his monastery in Caria, when the patriarch had him brought to Constantinople and imprisoned in his own palace, until, overcome by harsh treatment, he was compelled to receive the communion at his hands, besides signing an act of submission, which he was not allowed to Read (given by the historian), to the effect that he accepted the decrees of Chalcedon and the jurisdiction of the patriarch of Constantinople
Jesus - 4:11), and in Acts 13:6, we Read of "a certain sorcerer, afalse prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesus," i
Nebuchadnezzar - After we have Read all that the historians and the travellers have to tell us about ancient Babylon, no wonder, we say to ourselves, that Nebuchadnezzar's dreams were the dreams of a magnificent imagination. ' Though long dead, King Nebuchadnezzar still speaks in the Book of Daniel, and on a thousand cylinders in the British Museum; and, as on every page of Daniel, so on every brick of Babylon, he that runs may Read this evening's text:-'Those that walk in pride the King of heaven is able to abase. Let every father, and mother, and nurse, and tutor, and school-master Read and lay to heart, as they shall answer for it, William Law's eighteenth chapter, in which he shows 'How the education which men receive in their youth makes the doctrine of humility so difficult to be practised all their after-days. Nebuchadnezzar never, that I have Read of, got one single lesson from God or man that he did not instantly lay it to heart. As I Read of Nebuchadnezzar's humility, and makeableness, and teachableness in Daniel's hands I am amazed at the boldness of the young Belteshazzar, and still more at the behaviour of his mighty master. At any rate, I cannot entertain it any longer after I have Read that magnificent chapter. I have Read nothing nobler about the best kings of Judah, or Israel, or Scotland, or England. Try to teach, try to correct a proud man, and you will not Readily do it a second time. Did you ever Read the fourth chapter of the Book of Daniel?-that splendid autobiographic chapter which king Nebuchadnezzar wrote out of his own inkhorn, and gave the document to Daniel to embody in his book? 'Come, all ye that fear God,' Nebuchadnezzar begins, 'and I will tell you what He did for my soul. And then we leave it like Nebuchadnezzar to be Read on our tombstone by all that pass by-...
Those that walk in pride He is able to abase
Humility - The Lord, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He came forth from God and would go again unto God, knowing His incomparable superiority to every one in that company, was yet so meek and lowly in heart, so humble in spirit and Ready for service, that He girded Himself with a towel and washed the disciples’ feet. It never underestimates its own worth, but in utter unselfishness it is Ready to sacrifice its own claims at any moment for the general good. Philosophers who write of the contempt of glory do yet desire the glory of writing well, and those who Read their compositions would not lose the glory of having Read them
Exodus, the - ...
We Read that the Israelites went out 'harnessed,' or 'by five in a rank' as it Reads in the margin. It may be they were ranked in fives,aswe afterwards Read of 'captains over fifties,' but it is clear that they marchedin order: it was God who was bringing them out, and it would have been unworthy of Him to have had them moving as a disorderly rabble
Esau - " Now, if the Reader will compare what is here said with the account given by the Holy Ghost, how he sold his birthright. And if the Reader looks attentively to what the Apostle hath said concerning his repentance, he will next discover, that Esau's repentance was not in respect to the promised blessing, in spiritual things conveyed to Jacob, but mere temporal possessions. "And hence he cried with an exceeding bitter cry, and said, Hast thou but one blessing, my father, bless me, even me, also, O my father!" (Genesis 27:34-38) The Reader will perceive, that in this whole account here nothing but the natural feelings at work. So that, if men who Read their Bibles would Read them attentively on this point, and beg the great Author of his written word, even God the Holy Ghost, to instruct them, they would learn to make a proper distinction between what Paul calls the sorrow of the world, which worketh death, and that godly sorrow which worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of
Bethabara - ]'>[1] (including א* ABC*) the Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 has retained here the Reading ‘Bethany,’ with marginal alternatives ‘Bethabarah’ and ‘Betharabah. Origen adopted this Reading, and it seems to have gained general currency mainly on his authority. According to Chrysostom, for instance, the more accurate copies Read ‘Bethabara,’ a result that might Readily be conceived to follow from Origen’s criticism; and he adds that Bethany was neither across the Jordan nor in the wilderness, but near Jerusalem. Βηθανια, says expressly that the right Reading is Βηθαβαμά; and he also inserts ἰτι in the text before τοϋ Ἱορδάνου. It is clear, however, that either ‘Bethany’ or ‘Bethabara’ would lend itself Readily to duplication. This is on the assumption that a guttural has been accidentally lost from the Hebrew text, and that we ought to Read בּיח עֲבָרָה. Others would Read, by conjecture, in the text of St. Βηθανια, says expressly that the right Reading is Βηθαβαμά; and he also inserts ἰτι in the text before τοϋ Ἱορδάνου
Angels - Psalm 34:7 ; and we Read also that they ministered to the Lord when He was here. In Psalm 68:17 it is shinan 'repetition;' Reading "even thousands upon thousands. " In Psalm 78:25 it is abbir, 'mighty:' "every one did eat the bread of the mighty" margin. We Read of angels who kept not their first estate,' but left their own habitation, and are kept in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day. Besides the above which are kept in chains we Read of angels connected with Satan
Call - 2:20, “that he may eat bread,” KJV). ...
The meaning “to Read” apparently arose from the meaning “to announce” and “to declare,” inasmuch as Reading was done out loud so that others could hear. In several prophetic passages, the Septuagint translates qârâ' “to Read” rather than “to proclaim” (cf. Qârâ' means “to Read to oneself” only in a few passages
Ephesus - Grotius remarks that it expresses the sublime matters contained in it in terms more sublime than are to be found in any human language; to which Macknight subjoins this singular but striking observation, that no real Christian can Read the doctrinal part of the Epistle to the Ephesians, without being impressed and roused by it, as by the sound of a trumpet. The Epistle to the Ephesians is Read throughout the world; but there is none in Ephesus to Read it now
Bible - The fact that God gave the inspired writings to men in the languages most familiar to the mass of the people who received them, proves that he intended they should be Read not by the learned alone, but by all the people, and in their own spoken language. These are divided into convenient sections to be Read through once a year in their synagogues. Selection from both the earlier and the later prophets are Read in the synagogues along with the sections of the Law; but these don not embrace the whole of the prophets, and the arrangement of them differs among different divisions of the Jews. This division into verses, and even into chapters, having regard more to convenience of reference than to the meaning must often be disregarded in Reading in order to get the true sense. The Reader is referred to the treatises of Bogue, Gregory, Keith, McIlvaine, Nelson, Spring, etc
Absalom - You must Read all the chapters about David's manner of life in Jerusalem, and all the chapters in which Absalom's name comes up, and then you must imagine yourself to be Absalom, and to be in his place. I dare not put in words what you will see when you Read Second Samuel with your eye upon the object. It is to be Read in the Book of Leviticus to this day. But what do we Read on this matter in the Septuagint? We literally Read this: 'Notwithstanding Amnon's sin David did not trouble the spirit of Amnon his son, because he loved him, and because he was his first-born. Let us Read all Holy Writ on this subject together; and after Holy Writ, all other good and true books that in any way bear upon this supreme subject. How did they come so well and so soon to understand their children? How early did they discover what manner of heart was already in their children? And at what age did they begin to deal with the hearts of their children? What amount of time did they set aside and keep sacred for reflection and for prayer to God for their child; naming their child and describing him; and how did God's answer begin to show itself first in the parents and then in the child? When did your child first begin to show some sure signs of saving grace? And how did that grace show itself to your satisfaction and thanksgiving; first in one child and then in another? Tell us about the Sabbath-how it was observed, occupied, and sanctified as your children grew up? About the church also and the Sabbath-school? About the books that were Read on Sabbath-days and week days; both by your children alone and of their own accord, as also with you all Reading together; one Reading and all the rest listening? Things like that
Crown - In Revelation 12:3 ; 13:1 , we Read of "many crowns," a token of extended dominion
Acts of the Apostles - ...
In order to Read the Acts of the Apostles with intelligence and profit, it is necessary to have a sufficient acquaintance with geography, with the manners of the times and people referred to, and with the leading historical events
Raca - Read then: ‘Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not murder, and whosoever murders is liable to the judgment, and whosoever says “Raca” to his brother is liable to the Sanhedrin: but I say unto you, whosover is angry with his brother is liable to the (Divine) judgment, and whosoever says “thou fool” is liable to the Gehenna of fire
Tribute, Toll, Taxing - Ezra 4:20 , Ezra 7:24 ) we Read of ‘tribute, custom, or toll,’ but have no information as to the precise meanings of the terms and the distinctions between them
Tiberias - "We do not Read that our Lord ever entered this city. To this same rabbinical school also we are indebted for the Masora, a "body of traditions which transmitted the Readings of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, and preserved, by means of the vowel-system, the pronunciation of the Hebrew
Baruch - prevented coming forward, Read them before the people; in consequence of which king Jehoiakim sought to kill him and Jeremiah, but the Lord hid them
Chaplain - In England there are forty-eight chaplains to the king, who wait four each month, preach in the chapel, Read the service to the family, and to the king in his private oratory, and say grace in the absence of the clerk of the closet
Benediction - The spirit of piety, or rather of superstition, has introduced into the Romish church benedictions for almost every thing: we Read of forms of benedictions for wax candles, for boughs for ashes, for church vessels, for ornaments, for flags, or ensigns, arms, first fruits, houses, ships, paschal eggs, cilicium, or the hair-cloth of penitents, church-yards, &c
Thorn in the Flesh - In Numbers 33:55 ; Ezekiel 28:24 we Read of enemies who are “thorns” in Israel's side, a constant harassment to Israel as the agent of the Lord's redemptive judgments (compare Joshua 23:13 ; Hosea 2:6 )
Pantheism - The earliest Grecian pantheist of whom we Read was Orpheus, who called the world the body of God, and its several parts his members, making the whole universe one divine animal
Trumpet - There (Matthew 24:31) we Read that when the Son of Man comes in the clouds for the final judgment, He despatches His angels ‘with a loud trumpet’ to gather His elect from the four corners of the earth
Elhanan - ’ But if this is so, how are we to reconcile it with what we Read of David’s killing Goliath? Judging from what we know of the natural tendency there is to ascribe heroic deeds to great national warriors, realizing the very corrupt state of the Hebrew text of the Books of Samuel, and remembering the conflicting accounts given of David’s first introduction to public life (see David, § 1 ), the probability is that Elhanan slew Goliath, and that this heroic deed was in later times ascribed to David
One - ...
John 10:30 (a) We all know that these two persons are just one person, for we Read that the Father sent the Son
Perish - We Read in another place "they shall be moved out of their places
Hebrew Bible - For instance, it is questioned whether in Isaiah 54:13 it should be Read 'thy children' or 'thy builders' — a question which the vowel points would have decided. The various Readings in the O
Bullock - ...
some who have been raised in Christian circles have heard much about CHRIST, and have Read their Bibles more often so that they have a very large conception of His sufficiency - the bullock aspect
Shimei - 1; but SIMEONis Read in the margin, and in the LXX, the Arabic and Syriac versions
Score - ) The original and entire draught, or its transcript, of a composition, with the parts for all the different instruments or voices written on staves one above another, so that they can be Read at a glance; - so called from the bar, which, in its early use, was drawn through all the parts
Alpha And Omega - 1 (on Ezekiel 9:6 ): ‘Do not Read “My Sanctuary,” but “My saints,” who are the sons of men who have kept the whole Law from Aleph to Taw
Conduct - The title of two clergymen appointed to Read prayers at Eton College in England
Cain - , the land of "exile", which is said to have been in the "east of Eden," and there he built a city, the first we Read of, and called it after his son's name, Enoch
Genealogies - Though 'generations' are given from the beginning, we do not Read of 'genealogies' until Israel was in the land
Enoch - City built by Cain, and named after his son: it is the first city that we Read of
Dew - Hence, we Read, by his servant the prophet Hosea, how the Lord saith, "I will be as the dew unto Israel
Continuity - 4:7, the word is used with “bread,” literally meaning “the bread of continuity” (NASB, “the continual bread”) or the bread that is “always there. ” In its first occurrence, tâmı̂yd represents “uninterrupted action”: “And thou shalt set upon the table showbread before me always” ( Read: “… Before me continually is grief and wounds
Face - We Read that God spake mouth to mouth with Moses, even apparently, and not in dark speeches, Numbers 12:8 ; "The Canaanites have heard that thou art among thy people, and seen face to face," Numbers 14:14
Heart - We Read of a broken heart, a clean heart, an evil heart, a liberal heart
Cherubim - ...
The first reference to the "cherubim" is in Genesis 3:24 , which should Read "
Dance - We Read of dances among the Hebrews at solemn religious festivals. Reads "feasting" instead of "dancing;" Job 21:11; Jeremiah 31:4; Jeremiah 31:13; Luke 15:25
Fasts - After the feast of tabernacles, when the second temple was completed," the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackcloth and earth upon them," to hear the law Read and to confess their sins
Seven - In the same book we Read of seven spirits, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven thunders, seven vials, seven plagues, and seven angels
Chronicles - The Chronicles should be Read in connection with the books of Samuel and the Kings; treating of the same periods, they illustrate each other, and form a continuous and instructive history, showing that religion is the main source of national prosperity, and ungodliness of adversity, Proverbs 14:34
Sower, Parable of the - This parable is Read, according to Saint Luke's account, on Sexagesima Sunday
Deuteronomy - (5:1-26) 19 And contains a recapitulation, with some modifications and additions of the law already given on Mount Sinai. (28:1-14) ...
The delivery of the law as written by Moses (for its still further preservation) to the custody of the Levites, and a charge to the people to hear it Read once every seven years, Deuteronomy 31 ; the Song of Moses spoken in the ears of the people, (31:30; 32:44) and the blessing of the twelve tribes
na'Aman - ) ...
One of the family of Benjamin who came down to Egypt with Jacob as Read in (Genesis 46:21 ) He was the son of Bela, and head of the family of the Naamites
ma-Ase'Iah - (Nehemiah 3:23 ) ...
One of those who stood on the right hand of Ezra when he Read the law to the people
Lamentations of Jeremiah - On the ninth day of the month of Ab (July-August), the Lamentations of Jeremiah were Read, year by year, with fasting and weeping, to commemorate the misery out of which the people had been delivered
Prodicus, a Gnostic Teacher - it seems an unauthorized combination of Theodoret's to connect Prodicus with Carpocrates, and we may reject as equally arbitrary Theodoret's assertion that he founded the sect of the Adamites, of which Theodoret would have Read in Epiphanius ( Haer
Adultery - But we do not Read that any man or woman was stoned for adultery, nor that any woman drank the bitter waters. We have a dreadful picture of guiltiness in Judges 19 : and Jeremiah charges Israel with being "as fed horses in the morning, every one neighed after his neighbour's wife," which loudly called for judgement
Victricius - Paulinus had perhaps Read this document ( Ep
Hezekiah - With it went an embassy, the account of which may be Read in 2 Kings 18:1-37 ; 2 Kings 19:1-37 and Is 36, 37. ...
In our accounts we Read of a great destruction which came upon the Assyrian army (2 Kings 19:35 , Isaiah 37:36 )
Trump Trumpet - In Revelation 8:2; Revelation 8:6; Revelation 8:13; Revelation 9:14 we Read of the seven angels who sounded their seven trumpets to the discomfiture of the earth. We Read of it, for example, in Josephus (Bellum Judaicum (Josephus) IV
Ruth - ...
Ruth is one of the five Megilloth (scrolls Read for Jewish festivals), and is Read at the Feast of Weeks
Colossians, Epistle to the - All fulness was pleased to dwell in Him, and by Him, to reconcile all things to Himself (or itself), having made peace through the blood of His cross: the saints were already reconciled if they continued in the faith (which would prove their reality). The epistle was to be Read to the church of the Laodiceans, and some epistle coming to them from Laodicea was to be Read at Colosse
Mystery - Thus, 2 Thessalonians 2:7 , we Read of the "mystery of iniquity," which began to work in secret, but was not then completely disclosed or manifested. And though in 1 Corinthians 2:7-8 , we Read of the "wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which none of the princes of this world knew;" yet, says the Apostle, we speak or declare this wisdom; and he observes, 1 Corinthians 2:10 , that God had revealed the particulars of which it consisted to them by his Spirit
Elders - In Numbers 22:7 we Read also of the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian, so that the term was not confined to Israel. ' There were elders at Jerusalem, though we do not Read of their appointment, Acts 11:30 ; Acts 15:2-23 ; Acts 21:18 ; but the choice of elders in the Gentile assemblies was by apostolic authority, either direct or delegated
Bible - The design of this division was that one of these sections might be Read in their synagogues every Sabbath day: the number was fifty-four, because, in their intercalated years, a month being then added, there were fifty-four sabbaths: in other years they reduced them to fifty-two, by twice joining together two short sections. ...
Till the persecution of Antiochus Epiphanes, they Read only the law; but, the Reading of it being then prohibited, they substituted in the room of it fifty-four sections out of the prophets; and when the Reading of the law was restored by the Maccabees, the section which was Read every Sabbath out of the law served for their first lesson, and the section out of the prophets for their second. ...
These sections were divided into verses; of which division, if Ezra was not the author, it was introduced not long after him, and seems to have been designed for the use of the Targumists, or Chaldee interpreters; for after the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, when the Hebrew language ceased to be their mother tongue, and the Chaldee grew into use instead of it, the custom was, that the law should be first Read in the original Hebrew, and then interpreted to the people in the Chaldee language; for which purpose these shorter sections were very convenient. ...
We have already mentioned the first translation of the Old Testament by the LXX (# 2. ) Both Old and New Testaments were afterwards translated into Latin by the primitive Christians; and while the Roman empire subsisted in Europe, the Reading of the Scriptures in the Latin tongue, which was the universal language of that empire, prevailed every where; but since the face of affairs in Europe has been changed and so many different monarchies erected upon the ruins of the Roman empire, the Latin tongue has be degrees grown into disuse; whence has arisen a necessity of translating the Bible into the respective languages of each people; and this has produced as many different versions of the Scriptures in the modern languages as there are different nations professing the Christian religion. The inhabitants of Georgia, in Asia, have long had a translation of the Bible in their ancient language; but that language having now become almost obsolete, and the Georgians in general being very ignorant, few of them can either Read or understand it. They have been inserted entire in the large Hebrew Bibles of Venice and Basil; but are Read more commodiously in the Polyglots, being there attended with a Latin translation. The first English Bible we Read of was that translated by J. Coverdale, Goodman, Gilbie, Sampson, Cole, Wittingham, and Knox, made a new translation, printed there in 1560, the New Testament having been printed in 1557; hence called the Geneva Bible, containing the variations of Readings, marginal annotations, &c. This translation was used in the churches for forty years, though the Geneva Bible was more Read in private houses, being printed above twenty times in as many years. About thirty years after their New Testament, the Roman Catholics published a translation of the Old at Douay, 1609, and 1610, from the Vulgate, with annotations, so that the English Roman Catholics have now the whole Bible in their mother tongue; though, it is to be observed, they are forbidden to Read it without a license from their superiors. That part of the Bible was given to him who was most excellent in such a tongue (as the Apocrypha to Andrew Downs:) and then they met together, and one Read the translation, the rest holding in their hands some Bible, either of the learned tongues, or French, or Spanish, or Italian, &c. If they found any fault, they spoke; if not, he Read on. " (King James's Bible is that now Read by authority in all the churches in Britain
Paul as Sold Under Sin - " And did I hear or Read of a man of refined mind, and of great nobility of nature that nothing could obliterate, and, withal, a truly Christian man; did I Read or hear of such a man held in captivity by some vile, cruel, cannibal tribe in South America, or Central Africa, I would feel sure that he had a tale to tell that would harrow my heart. And were that captive able by some secret and extraordinary providence to send home to this country so much as a single page out of his dreadful life, it would scarcely be believed, so far past all imagination of free men at home would be his incoherent outcries. Till what all the whole life of a true saint sold under sin can be made in its agony, you may Read in the seventh of the Romans; unless you have such an agony in your own bosom that the seventh of the Romans sounds flat and tame beside it. Tragedies! Tragedies of hatred and of revenge! If you would see hatred and revenge red-hot, and poured, not on the head of a hated enemy, but, what I have never Read in any of your stage-tragedies, poured in all its redhotness in upon a man's own heart; if you would see the true hatred and the true revenge, come to this New Testament theatre. My brethren, if you will believe me, there is nothing in heaven or on earth, there is nothing in God or in man, that from my youth up I have Read more about, or thought more about, than just this text and its two contexts. As long as I am sold under sin I will continue to Read continually this chapter, and all its context-chapters to myself, as all sent not to a man made of straw, but to a man made of sin, till he is every day sold under sin
Septuagint - Horne, the Alexandrian or Septuagint is the most ancient and valuable, and was held in so much esteem both by the Jews as well as by the first Christians, as to be constantly Read in the synagogues and churches. Hence it is uniformly cited by the early fathers, whether Greek or Latin; and from this version all the translations into other languages which were anciently approved by the Christian church were executed, with the exception of the Syriac; as the Arabic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Gothic, and old Italic or the Latin version in use before the time of Jerom; and to this day the Septuagint is exclusively Read in the Greek and most other oriental churches. It is well known, that, at the period above noticed, there was a great number of Jews settled in Egypt, particularly at Alexandria: these, being most strictly observant of the religious institutions and usages of their forefathers, had their sanhedrim or grand council composed of seventy or seventy-two members, and very numerous synagogues, in which the law was Read to them on every Sabbath; and as the bulk of the common people were no longer acquainted with Biblical Hebrew, the Greek language alone being used in their ordinary intercourse, it became necessary to translate the Pentateuch into Greek for their use. The five books of Moses, indeed, were the only books Read in the synagogues until the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, king of Syria; who having forbidden that practice in Palestine, the Jews evaded his commands by substituting for the Pentateuch the Reading of the prophetic books. When, afterward, the Jews were delivered from the tyranny of the kings of Syria, they Read the law and the prophets alternately in the synagogues; and the same custom was adopted by the Hellenistic or Graecising Jews. So that, either in Greek or in Latin, it was still the Septuagint Scriptures that were Read, explained, and quoted as authority, for a period of fifteen hundred years
Tongues, Gift of - In NT we Read of ‘speaking with tongues’ or ‘in a tongue’ as a remarkable sign of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit; but the exact meaning of the phenomenon described has been much disputed. Whatever the gift was, speaking with tongues was at Corinth ordinarily unintelligible to the hearers, and sometimes even to the speaker ( 1 Corinthians 14:14 ), though the English Reader must note that the word ‘unknown’ in AV Loose - He died to pay the debt of our sins as in Romans 5:6, and we are saved by His life as we Read in Romans 5:10. He brings the message of deliverance and salvation to the one who is Ready for it, but the Spirit keeps him away from the person who is to remain in his sins. No man lives such a clean life, free from sin, that he is worthy to open and to Read the lives of others. He can break the seals so that the book may be opened by Him and Read by Him
Lord's Day - 120), where we Read that on the day called Sunday the Christians met together, out of both city and country, and held a religious service at which first the writings of Apostles and Prophets were Read; then the president preached; after which common prayers were said; and when these were ended, bread and wine were brought to the president, who uttered prayers and thanksgivings, to which the people said, ‘Amen’; all present then participated in the Eucharist, the deacons carrying it to the absent. Thus it is clear that the early Church continued the Apostolic custom ( Acts 20:7 ) of celebrating the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day a custom so wide-spread as to enable Chrysostom to call Sunday dies panis , or ‘the day of bread. But if the Gentile Christian did not observe the Jewish Sabbath, yet he could not be ignorant of its deeper meaning, for he saw the Sabbath observed by his Jewish neighbours, and Read in the OT of its institution and uses; and thus imperceptibly the essential principles of the Sabbath would pass into the Christian idea of their own sacred day of rest and worship
Habakkuk - The Book of Habakkuk, Read as it now stands, must be dated shortly after the appearance of the Chaldæans on the stage of world-history, seeing that their descent on the nations is imminent. How can a holy God, so Ready to punish the ‘wicked’ in Israel, permit one who deserves far more the name of ‘wicked’ to rage unchecked? Are wrong and violence to possess the earth for ever?...
(4) Habakkuk 2:1-4 . The prophet, retiring to his watch-tower, whence he looks out over the world, to see it in ruins, receives an oracle which he is bidden to write down on tablets for all to Read. ...
So Read, this short book is seen to be a human document of unique value
James - This pre-eminence is evident throughout the after-history of the apostles, whether we Read it in the Acts, in the epistles, or in ecclesiastical writers
Crown - Conversely, the word evokes revulsion when we Read of Roman soldiers weaving briers into a crown of Jesus' head (Matthew 27:29 )
Job, Book of - In the Roman Breviary lessons from this book are Read in the Office for the Dead and in the nocturne of Matins during the first two weeks of September
Uzal - ) suggests that, although the most serious objections occur to the rendering, it might Read, ‘ Vedan and Javan of Uzal furnished their wares, etc
Gad - (See 2 Samuel 24:10-19) We Read also, that Gad compiled a history of the acts of David
Ham - The names Shem (the man of name or renown), Ham (the settler in hot Africa), and Japbet (father of fair descendants, or of those who spread abroad), may not have been their original names, but derived from subsequent facts of their history. Septuagint and Vulgate Read baheem for b'Ηam , i
Merodach Baladan - Read in the Assyrian inscriptions Mardoc Erapad, or Empalin Ptolemy's canon, Merodach Baldan in Polyhistor (Eusebius, Chron
Forest - We Read also of the forest of Bethel (2 Kings 2:23,24 ), and of that which the Israelites passed in their pursuit of the Philistines (1 Samuel 14:25 ), and of the forest of the cedars of Lebanon (1 Kings 4:33 ; 2 Kings 19:23 ; Hosea 14:5,6 )
Hamath - The names of Thothroes III and Amenophis I are Read by some scholars in them
Bible: How to Hear - To some the Bible is uninteresting and unprofitable, because they Read too fast. His fluttering neighbor darts down here and there, and sips elegantly wherever he can find drop of Ready nectar; but this dingy plodder makes a point of alighting everywhere, and wherever he alights he either finds honey or makes it. ...
Reader, to which do you belong?–the butterflies or bees? Do you search the Scriptures, or do you only skim them? Do you dwell on a passage till you bring out some meaning, or till you can carry away some memorable truth or immediate lesson? or do you flit along on heedless wing, only on the look-out for novelty, and too frivolous to explore or ponder the Scriptures? Does the Word of God dwell in you so richly, that in the vigils of a restless night, or in the bookless solitude of a sick room, or in the winter of old age or exclusion from ordinances, its treasured truths would perpetuate summer round you, and give you meat to eat which the world knows not of?–James Hamilton, D
Sharon - In Joshua 12:13 Lassharon is mentioned as one of the royal cities of Canaan; as ‘the king of’ is omitted in the original, the passage may Read ‘king of Aphek in the Sharon
Sennach'Erib, - [1] His name in the original is Read as Tsinakki-irib , the meaning of which, as given above indicates that he was not the first-born of his father
Tychicus - If the epistle to the Ephesians be a circular letter Tychicus (the only person alluded to throughout the epistle) would be a fit person to see it Read
Mesha - If the vowel points be emended the word may be Read as Massa , the name of a son of Ishmael in Genesis 25:14 and 1 Chronicles 1:30
Clement - Eusebius says of the first that it was Read in the churches in early times and also in his own day. This is doubtless intended as a quotation from Isaiah 60:17 in the LXX, but altered to suit his purpose; for the LXX Reads "I will make thy princes peaceable, and thine overseers righteous
Heaven - ...
That there are various heavens is evident; Satan cannot have entrance into the glory, and Paul speaks of being caught up into the third heavens, 2 Corinthians 12:2 ; and the Lord Jesus passed through the heavens, and we Read of 'the heaven of heavens
Arabah - where it should Read 'the Arabah,' Joshua 18:18 ; but it occurs in many other passages where it is translated 'a plain' or 'the plain,' and is also translated 'desert,' 'wilderness,' etc
Gibeah - A slight emendation of the text makes it Read ‘from the west of Gibeah,’ which is probably correct (Moore, Judges, in loc
Chamber - We Read of "the chambers of the south," in relation to the heavenly bodies. " (Matthew 13:10-11) But still more perhaps, chambers is meant, the sweet and intimate communion into which Jesus brings his people, and of which no eye sees, no heart is privy, but him to whom the Lord gives that bread in secret
Herod - He reigned more than thirty years, and by his death, as we Read Matthew 2:19, gave opportunity for the return of the Lord Jesus, to depart from Egypt about the third year before we begin the date of Anno Domino. I mention this the more particularly, to guard the Reader against the mistake into which some have fallen, in confounding this Herod with the Herod mentioned Acts 12which was his grandson
Golgotha - Or perhaps better Read Gulgultha, a skull
Travelling - At set times a chapter in the Koran is Read by the chief of each family, either in or near each tent, the whole family being gathered round, and very attentive
Zeal - Sometimes it is taken for envy: so we render it, Acts 5:17 , where we Read, "The high priest, and all that were with him, were filled with envy," επλησθησαν ζηλου : although it might as well be rendered, "were filled with zeal
Last - Here, last of Britons, let your names be Read
Captive, Captivity - The verse should Read "and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the Devil (having been taken captive by him), unto the will of God
Leontius, Priest And Martyr of Armenia - Lazarus himself wrote in the following generation, and his position gave him access to the best authorities, which he describes, especially assuring his Readers that he faithfully reports the last words of the martyrs. The general history of these events may be Read in Saint-Martin's Le Beau, t
Amalekites - Arab writers represent them as sprung from Ham, and originally at the Persian gulf, and then pressed westward by Assyria, and spreading over Arabia before its occupation by Joktan's descendants. which afterward belonged to them; whereas in the case of the other peoples themselves are named, the Rephaims, Zuzims, Emims, Horites, Amorites (Septuagint, however, and Origen Read for "the country" "the princes". ...
They then still retained their spite against Israel, for we Read (1 Samuel 14:48), "Saul smote the Amalekites and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them
Pillar - I do not presume to say as much, or to decide upon a subject of such infinite importance; but, when we take into one mass of particulars, all that we Read of the Lord Jesus Christ in those early ages of the church, methinks I cannot hesitate to believe, that it was Christ that they went before, and that thus surrounded his people during their whole eventful history. " (John 1:18) And what then can be more plain and evident in proof that Christ is the visible JEHOVAH, and by whom alone all revelations are made? I need not add what endearing representations all those things made of his person and his love to his church, when taken into one mass of particulars, which we Read of Christ under such a vast variety of manifestations which he hath made of himself
Fathers - Parr, his erudite biographer, will convey his sentiments on this very interesting subject: "Indeed he had so great an esteem of the ANCIENT AUTHORS, for the acquiring any solid learning, whether sacred or profane, that his advice to young students, either in divinity or antiquity, was, not to spend too much time in epitomes, but to set themselves to Read the ancient authors themselves; as, to begin with the FATHERS, and to Read them according to the ages in which they lived, (which was the method he had taken himself,) and, together with them, carefully to peruse the CHURCH HISTORIANS that treated of that age in which those fathers lived: by which means the student would be better able to perceive the reason and meaning of divers passages in their writings, (which otherwise would be obscure,) when he knew the original and growth of those heresies and heterodox opinions against which they wrote, and may also better judge what doctrines, ceremonies, and opinions prevailed in the church in every age, and by what means introduced
Salutations - References in the NT presuppose an assembly for worship, where the Epistles are Read, the kiss being not yet perhaps a formal part of the service, but a general practice on the ground of brotherly love in religious communion. Seeberg thinks, from the ancient custom of the kiss in the Lord’s Supper service, and from the passages on the kiss in the Epistles, that the Epistles especially (not so much the Gospels) were Read in the evening service, to which in the early Church the Supper was limited, and that the kiss as a part of the worship took place after that Reading. ‘So the writer of the Epistles reckons that his Epistle will be Read in that evening service, in which worship and sociability flow together, so that he tries to prepare hearts for the reception of the Lord, whom they await in the Supper. He therefore expects that his Epistle will be Read immediately before the Supper. The Lord’s Supper kiss at the end of different NT Epistles proves that these Epistles are intended to be Read in the evening public worship. There is then brought to the presiding brother bread and a cup of wine’ (Justin Martyr, Apol
the Man Who Took a Rain of Mustard Seed And Sowed it in His Field - Already as a child He had deep and clear eyes both in His mind, and in His imagination, and in His heart. And as He grew in wisdom and in stature, He would come to Read in that same mustard tree yet another parable about His Father's house and His Father's business. As also when the carpenters of Jerusalem made a pulpit of wood for Ezra and his colleagues, standing on which they Read in the book of the law distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused the people to understand the Reading. ...
Long before your son is Ready to Read Butler for himself, he will he a daily illustration to you of Butler's great principle of acts, habits, character. But, oh! the tremendous and irreparable oversight for you and for him! Read Butler for yourself till you have that wisest of Englishmen by heart. And as soon as your son is able to Read his father's best books, buy him a good Butler for himself; and, some day when you are taking a long holiday walk together, have a good talk with him about that great teacher, both, hearing your son's mind, and giving him in return your own mind, on that great man. And if they are let enter our minds; if they are for a single moment entertained in our minds; evil thoughts, especially if they are of certain kinds, will immediately spread themselves out in our imaginations, and will so colour, and so inflame, and so intoxicate, our imaginations, that our wills, and even our consciences, are completely carried captive before we are aware, till another deadly work is finished in body and in soul. And then that little thought will open and will spread out into visions of beauty that will sanctify and fortify the soul, till the young soldier of Jesus Christ will step forward and will say like the brave man in John Bunyan-Set down my name, sir! When the heavenly watchers, seeing all that, will raise their songs over him, and will sing-...
Come in, come in,Eternal glory thou shalt win!And all from a small mustard seed of one good thought sown in a good and honest heart
Love-Feast - ]'>[2] In Acts 2:42 we Read that the converts ‘continued stedfastly in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers. ’ In Acts 2:46 we Read that ‘day by day, continuing stedfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they did take their food with gladness and singleness of heart. ‘Breaking bread’ may refer only to the Eucharist; and the reference to the taking of food may be merely an expression denoting their joyous manner of life. ]'>[4] seems more probable-that the breaking of bread was accompanied by a meal. The ‘breaking of the bread’ is an unusual phrase, and as it seems clear that in Corinth the Eucharist took place during or at the end of a supper, so it probably did in Jerusalem. In Acts 20:7-11 we Read that at Troas on the first day of the week the Christians were gathered together to break bread. Paul spoke to them till midnight, broke bread and tasted it. Here the object of the meeting was the breaking of bread. ’ In the parallel passage in 2 Peter 2:13 the bulk of the Manuscripts Read ἀπάταις for ἀγάπαις. The matter is of no importance for our purpose, as it is the opinion of the majority of scholars that 2 Peter is dependent on Jude, and there can be no reasonable doubt that in Jude ἀγάπαις is the right Reading. But this translation of the word does not seem possible; and we are clearly driven to the conclusion that, among the people to whom Jude wrote, the Agape was an established institution, and the name had already been given to it. -Besides books and articles already mentioned, see J
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Jehoshaphat's mission of priests and Levites (2 Chronicles 17:7-9) implies there was no provision for regular instruction except the septennial Reading of the law at the feast of tabernacles (Deuteronomy 31:10-13). Periodic meetings for hearing the law and the prophets Read were customary thenceforth on the return (Ezra 8:15; Nehemiah 8:2; Nehemiah 9:1; Zechariah 7:5; Acts 15:21). ...
The synagogue required no priest to minister; this and the Reading of the Old Testament prepared the way for the gospel. In the middle was a raised platform on which several could be together, with a pulpit in the middle for the Reader to stand in when Reading and to sit when teaching. He desired to undertake the office of maptir or "reader of the lesson from the prophets", and was at once permitted owing to His fame) answered to our deacon or subdeacon; besides getting the building Ready for service he acted as schoolmaster during the week. Three were archisunagogai , "chiefs of the synagogue"; then also the "angel" or "bishop" who prayed publicly and caused the law to be Read and sometimes preached; and three deacons for alms; the interpreter of the old Hebrew Testament, who paraphrased it; also the theological schoolmaster and his interpreter (Lightfoot, Deuteronomy 6:4), and "prayers", the kadish , shemoneh 'esreh , berachoth ; (compare brief creeds, 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:13, the "Lord's prayer" (Luke 11), the "order" (1 Corinthians 14:40);) the teaching out of the law, which was Read in a cycle, once through in three years. ...
The prophets were similarly Read as second lessons; the exposition (derash ) or "word of exhortation" followed (Acts 13:15; Acts 15:21)
Joab - In his own well-read and picturesque way, Dean Stanley describes Joab very aptly as the Marlborough of the empire of Israel. And thus it is that, already, and before David has well sat down on the throne, we hear him saying such things as these: 'The sons of Zeruiah,' David burst out, 'be too hard for me. Already David lay and writhed in a net of ten thousand invisible threads and stings; and a chain of iron is soon to be forged for David by his own besotted hands. ' That dreadful letter shows us David's desperation, indeed; but it shows us also David's estimate of Joab. Unless you are astute enough, and wicked enough, and then honest enough to tell us, we shall not know till the day of judgment what all passed through Joab's heart when he Read that letter, and Read it again with his glancing eyes. 'Destroy this letter as soon as you have Read it,' David wrote at the top of it. 'Under the strictest seal of secrecy, and on the king's own business,' Uriah Read on the envelope, and handed it with all speed and respect to his chief. 'Read and burn instantly,' wrote David in state cipher
Canticle of Canticles - It was adapted to choral recitation, and was Read in the Jewish liturgy on the octave day of the Passover
Festivals, Religious - "During the whole period between Moses and Christ we never Read of an enemy invading the land at the time of the three festivals
Proselyte - Accordingly, in New Testament times, we Read of proselytes in the synagogues, (Acts 10:2,7 ; 13:42,43,50 ; 17:4 ; 18:7 ; Luke 7:5 ). Besides these laws, however, they were required to abstain from work on the Sabbath, and to refrain from the use of leavened bread during the time of the Passover
Judges - An examination of Exodus 18:1-27 shows that the Hebrew word for to ‘judge’ means originally to pronounce the oracle; thus, when we Read of Moses sitting to ‘judge the people’ ( Exodus 18:13 ), a reference to Exodus 18:15-16 shows that what is meant is the giving of Divine decisions: ‘… the people come unto me to inquire of God: when they have a matter they come unto me; and I judge between a man and his neighbour, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws’ (cf
Gentiles - In Joshua 12:23 we Read, "the king of the nations (the gentile foreigners) of Gilgal," the modern Moslem village Jiljule, six Roman miles N
Shepherds - I notice the character of shepherds in order to offer a short observation on what is said concerning the abomination the Egyptians had to shepherds, which may not perhaps so immediately strike the Reader. " The character of shepherds, simply as shepherds, would not have been so odious to the Egyptians, for we Read of the flock and cattle of Egypt, as well as those of Israel, and therefore they must have had shepherds also. ...
Reader, the offence of the cross is not yet ceased, and blessed is it for Christ's people it never will
Camel - In Isaiah 21:7 we Read of a 'chariot of camels
Calf, Golden - Aaron said, "This is thy god, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt" (as it should Read); and "To-morrow is a feast to Jehovah
Simeon - On the division of the kingdom they nominally belonged to the ten tribes, but were completely isolated from the other nine, so that they would have had either to coalesce with the two tribes (and of this we Read nothing), or, according to the prophecy of Jacob, be 'scattered in Israel
Abiathar - He is mentioned in Mark 2:25-26 ‘Have ye never Read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread?’ The Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885, however, translates, ‘when Abiathar was high priest. ’ The reference is evidently to 1 Samuel 21, where, according to the Hebrew text, Ahimelech gives David the sacred bread. The facts are these:—The Authorized Version, cited above, follows the Reading of A and C (ἐπὶ Ἀβιαθὰρ τοῦ ἀρχιερέως), Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 follows that of B and א (which omit the article) and the Vulgate (‘sub Abiathar principe sacerdotum’). It may Readily be due to a mere lapsus memoriae or calami, Abiathar, David’s high priest, being a much more familiar figure than his father, just as in Jeremiah 27:1 ‘Jehoiakim’ is a slip for Zedekiah
Apollinaris, the Elder, of Alexandria - 362, forbade the Christians to Read Greek literature, he undertook with the aid of his son to supply the void by reconstructing the Scriptures on the classical models
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The first sacrifice we Read of was that offered by Abel, though there is an indication of the death of victims in the fact that Adam and Eve were clothed by God with coats of skins
Zidon, Sidon - We do not Read that Nebuchadnezzar took Zidon, indeed his lengthy siege of Tyre probably enriched Zidon
Habakkuk - The prophet was told to write the vision so plainly that he who Read it might run. 'Upon Shigionoth ,' Reads in the margin "according to variable songs or tunes," which signification seems confirmed by the subscription, "To the chief singer on stringed instruments
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We do not Read of Zerubbabel after this
Tone - ) A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm ahd a regular rise and fall of the voice; as, children often Read with a tone
Hair - Of course greater pains were taken by females in thus adorning themselves; so that we Read in many passages of both scripture and the apocrypha of tiling the head and braiding the hair
High Priest - We consequently Read in the New Testament of several high priests living at the same time, and Annas and Caiaphas are particularly mentioned
Absalom - We Read that Absalom had three sons and a daughter, 2 Samuel 14:27 , yet that because he had no son left he raised up a pillar in the king's dale, to keep his name in remembrance: it was called ABSALOM'S PLACE or monument
Messenger - The Reader will have a better apprehension of the title when he is told that the same word translated messenger is also translated angel. This in Malachi 3:1 it might be Read, the angel of the covenant
Ahaziah - The Syriac and Arabic copies Read 22 in both passages
Labor - 10:16 we Read that God “was grieved for the misery of Israel
Litany - At present it forms one office with the morning service, being ordered to be Read after the third collect for grace, instead of the intercessional prayers in the daily service
Mount Olivet - ) The Reader, if not much acquainted with the sacred history will be surprized to find that the spot rendered so memorable to David by sorrow should be prophaned by Solomon his son. But so it was, when king Solomon loved many strange wives, those illicit connexions led him into idolatry; hence we Read that Solomon built an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Moloch, the abomination of the children of Ammon
Epistle - In Reading an Epistle, we ought to consider the occasion of it, the circumstances of those to whom it was addressed, the time when written, the general scope and design of it, as well as the intention of particular arguments and passages. Being placed in our canon without reference to their chronological order, they are perused under considerable disadvantages; and it would be well to Read them occasionally in connection with what the history in the Acts of the Apostles relates respecting the several churches to which they are addressed. The epistles and James, by Peter and Jude, are very different in their style and application from those of Paul written to the Gentiles; and those of Paul written to the Gentiles; and those of Paul no doubt contain expressions and allude to facts much more familiar to their original Readers than to later ages
Purim - In later times it was celebrated by a synagogue meeting on the evening of the 13th and the morning of the 14th, when the Book of Esther was Read through, special prayers and thanks were offered, and the congregation ejaculated curses on Haman and blessings on Esther and Mordecai
Palm Tree - In 1Ma 13:51 we Read of the bearing of palm branches as the sign of triumphant rejoicing an idea also implied in their use in John 12:13 and Revelation 7:9
Solomon, Song of - It was adapted to choral recitation, and was Read in the Jewish liturgy on the octave day of the Passover
Song of Solomon - It was adapted to choral recitation, and was Read in the Jewish liturgy on the octave day of the Passover
Consecration - It was enough, as one observes, to have made even a popish cardinal blush, and which no Protestant can Read but with indignant concern. As soon as they were within the place, his lordship fell down upon his knees; and, with his eyes lifted up, and his arms spread abroad, said, This place is holy; the ground is holy: in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, I pronounce it holy. He then Read several collects, in one of which he prays God to accept of that beautiful building, and concludes thus: We consecrate this church, and separate it unto thee as Holy Ground, not to be profaned any more to common use. After this came the sermon, then the sacrament, which the bishop consecrated and administered in the following manner:...
As he approached the altar, he made five or six low bows; and coming up to the side of it, where the bread and wine were covered, he bowed seven times. Then, after Reading many prayers, he came near the bread, and, gently lifting up the corner of the napkin, beheld it; and immediately letting fall the napkin, he retreated hastily a step or two, and made three low obeisances: his lordship then advanced, and, having uncovered the bread, bowed three times as before
Helena, Companion of Simon Magus - Tertullian evidently knows no more than he Read in Irenaeus; but Hippolytus, who had Read the Μεγάλη Ἀποφάσις , gives some additional particulars, e. On the other hand, it does not seem likely that Simon could have been the first Gnostic, it being more credible that he turned to his account a mythology already current than that he could have obtained acceptance for his tale of Ennoea, if invented for the first time for his own justification. 23; and we find elsewhere the false Reading Selene for Helene, e
Mourning (2) - For seven days the mourner might not Read in the Law, the Prophets, or the Talmud, because it was a ‘joy’ to do so; but a teacher could teach others through an interpreter. The mourner was allowed during this period to Read only the books of Job, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and the הלבות אבילות (Laws of Mourning)
Jehoiakim - prevented by fear of the king, sent Baruch to Read them to the people assembled out of Judah to the Lord's house on the fasting day. ...
"In the fifth year of Jehoiakim they (the princes) proclaimed a fast to all the people," or (Michaelis) "all the people proclaimed a fast"; in either Reading Jehoiakim had no share in appointing it, but chose this season of all seasons to perpetrate such an audacious act. On hearing of the roll, Jehoiakim sent Jehudi his Ready tool to fetch it from Elishama the scribe's chamber; for sinners fleeing from God yet, by an involuntary instinct, seek to hear His words against them. Then, as often as Jehudi Read three or four columns of the long roll, Jehoiakim cut the parts Read consecutively, until all was destroyed
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The tabernacle was a rectangle, measuring ten cubits in breadth, and thirty cubits in length, which was divided into ten cubits for the holy of holies and twenty for the holy (place). We next Read of the tabernacle as being at Nob. ...
Amid the coming judgements, we Read of "the temple [1] of the tabernacle of the testimony" being opened in heaven, and out of the temple proceed the seven angels having the seven vials
Dionysius (3), Bishop of Corinth - " Probably the letters were already collected into a volume and enumerated by Eusebius in the order they occurred there, or he would probably have mentioned the two Cretan letters consecutively. Dionysius informs the church of Rome that the day on which he wrote, being the Lord's day, had been kept holy, and that they had then Read the letter of the Roman church, and would continue from time to time to Read it for their instruction, as they were in the habit of Reading the letter formerly written from the same church by the hand of Clement; and speaking of the falsification of his own letters, he adds, "No marvel, then, that some have attempted to tamper with the Scriptures of the Lord, since they have attempted it on writings not comparable to them (οὐ τοιαύταις ). " Thus we learn that it was then customary to Read sacred books in the Christian assemblies; that this practice was not limited to our canonical books; that attempts were made by men regarded as heretics to corrupt these writings, and that such attempts were jealously guarded against
Jephthah And His Daughter - Their hearts were as black as hell with remorse and with terror as they approached Jephthah's dreadful den and saw his naked savages glowering at them through their spears. And he would never have got through his mission to Tob that day unless Jephthah had made his daughter spread out some venison on a shelf of a rock and pour out some of the old wine of their mountains. But it is not every masterly part that gets such a masterly reporter, 'Before the Lord,' I am much afraid, is only so much pen and ink to you even when it stands in these Reader-arresting capitals. I expect to Read in The Athenæum or The Academy some Saturday night soon that the land of Tob has been discovered and identified, and Jephthah's headquarters in it, with Exodus thirty-fourth and sixth and seventh still legible on its doorpost. If the Name and Presence of the Lord is the supreme distinction in any man's life and history, Old Testament or New, prosperity or adversity, then he that runs might surely have Read in that Jephthah's character and Jephthah's standing in the true Israel. But this sacred writer knew his own business, and I can well believe it of him that he buried Jephthah's words before the Lord at Mizpeh out of sight in order that we might have to dig for those words as for hid treasure-the hid treasure of the kingdom of heaven, as Jephthah had been taught by his mother about that kingdom, and had already taken, and will soon still more take, that kingdom by force. ...
After all that, it does not at all upset me to Read that Jephthah built an altar and offered up his daughter. And God took Jephthah at his word, till wherever the Book of the Judges of Israel is Read this that Jephthah and his daughter did shall be told for a memorial of them. They came back Ready to die for their fathers, and for their brothers, and for their husbands, and for their God. ...
And that the very fragments of such a history may be gathered up, and may not be lost, we are let Read this on the margin-That though Jephthah had neither wife, nor son, nor daughter of his own any more, yet his palace at Mizpeh was only all that the more replenished and full of people. Long ago, when Jephthah first uttered his words before the Lord at Mizpeh, he Read these words on the wall of that altar. And many of the sons of the elders of Israel ate the fat and drank the sweet at Jephthah's orphaned table, because of what Jephthah had Read long ago on the Lord's wall at Mizpeh
Bible, Authority of the - In Exodus this narrative leads to the giving of the law on Sinai, and alongside the Ten Commandments, written by the finger of God, we Read the mass of first-person instruction that became the basis of the civil and ceremonial practice of the Hebrews. As we later Read, "In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways" (Hebrews 1:1 ). In John 10:34 we Read that Jesus said "The Scripture cannot be broken. We Read: "Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?' Haven't you Read, ' he replied, that at the beginning the Creator "made them male and female, " and said, "for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh"?'" (4-5). ...
The second thread of internal testimony within Scripture may be traced through apostolic use of other canonical books. Here we unite the devotional and doctrinal use of Scripture, its place in preaching, private Reading, the great doctrinal controversies, and the anguish of the believer persecuted or bereft who turns to the Word of God for comfort from God himself
Scripture - The Scriptures have not only the external sanction of miracles, but the eternal stamp of the omniscient God by a variety of prophecies, some of which have already been most exactly confirmed by the event predicted. To say nothing of the harmony, venerable antiquity, and wonderful preservation of those books, some of which are by far the most ancient in the world; to pass over the inimitable simplicity and true sublimity of their style; the testimony of the fathers and the primitive Christians; they carry with them such characters of truth, as command the respect of every unprejudiced Reader. ...
And there you Read those awful threatenings and cheering promises which are daily fulfilled in the consciences of men, to the admiration of believers, and the astonishment of attentive infidels. To conclude: It is exceedingly remarkable, that the more humble and holy people are, the more they Read, admire, and value the Scriptures: and, on the contrary, the more self-conceited, worldly- minded, and wicked, the more they neglect, despise, and asperse them. Above all, let the Reader unite prayer with his endeavours, that his understanding may be illuminated, and his heart impressed with the great truths which the sacred Scriptures contain. As to the public Reading of the Scriptures, it may be remarked, that this is a very laudable and necessary practice. "One circumstance, " as a writer observes, "why this should be attended to in congregations is, that numbers of the hearers, in many places, cannot Read them themselves, and not a few of them never hear them Read in the families where they reside. "...
It surely would be better to abridge the preaching and singing, and even the prayers, to one half of their length or more, than to neglect the public Reading of the Scriptures. Let these things, therefore, be daly considered, together with the following reasons and observations, and let the Reader judge and determine the case, or the matter, for himself. "Remember that God no sooner caused any part of his will, or word, to be written, than he also commanded the same to be Read, not only in the family, but also in the congregation, and that even when all Israel were assembled together (the men, women, and children, and even the strangers that were within their gates;) and the end was, that they might hear, and that they might learn, and fear the Lord their God, and observe to do all the words of his law, Deuteronomy 31:12 . "Afterward, when synagogues were erected in the land of Israel, that the people might every Sabbath meet to worship God, it is well known that the public Reading of the Scripture was a main part of the service there performed: so much so, that no less than three-fourths of the time ws generally employed, it seems, in Reading and expounding the Scriptures. Even the prayers and songs used on those occasions appear to have been all subservient to that particular and principal employment or service, the Reading of the law. "This work, or practice, of Reading the Scripture in the congregation, is warranted, and recommended in the New Testament, as well as in the Old. His example, as well as his precepts, is full of precious and most important instruction; and it is a remarkable circumstance, which ought never to be forgotten, that he began his public ministry, in the synagogue of Nazareth, by Reading a portion of Scripture out of the book of the prophet Isaiah; Luke 4:15 ; Luke 4:19 . "The apostle Paul, in pointing out to Timothy his ministerial duties, particularly mentions Reading, 1 Timothy 4:13 . Give attendance (says he) to Reading, to exhortation, to doctrine, evidently distinguishing Reading as one of the public duties incumbent upon Timothy. there can be no reason for separating these three, as if the former was only a private duty, and the others public ones; the most natural and consistent idea is, that they were all three public duties; and that the Reading here spoken of, was no other than the Reading of the Scriptures in those Christian assemblies where Timothy was concerned, and which the apostle would have him by no means to neglect. If the public Reading of the Scriptures was so necessary and important in those religious assemblies which had Timothy for their minister, how much more must it be in our assemblies, and even in those which enjoy the labours of our most able and eminent ministers!" ...
On the subject of the Scriptures, we must refer the Reader to the articles BIBLE, CANON, INSPIRATION, PROPHECY, and REVELATION
Euchites - The things they saw in their dreams they took for realities, and boasted that they then acquired a knowledge of future events, could see the condition of departed souls, and could Read men's hearts. —The first whom we Read of as a leader of the sect is Adelphius; hence "Adelphians" was one of their many names. 361), but are mentioned by Photius, and the decree was Read at the second council of Nicaea (Mansi, xii. The next Euchite leader of whom we Read is Lampetius, after whom his followers were called Lampetians, and who is said to have been the first of the sect to attain the dignity of priesthood. ...
The next Messalian leader of whom we Read (in Timotheus) is Marcian, a money-changer, who lived in the middle of the 6th cent. The correspondence of Gregory the Great, already referred to, arose out of the condemnation under this name, unknown in the West, in 595, of one John, a presbyter of Chalcedon
Ezekiel, Book of - ' It was because of this obscurity that the Jews forbade any one to Read it till he had attained the age of thirty
Ink - D'Arvieux informs us that "the Arabs of the desert, when they want a favour of their emir, get his secretary to write an order agreeable to their desire, as if the favour were granted; this they carry to the prince, who, after having Read it, sets his seal to it with ink, if he grants it; if not, he returns the petitioner his paper torn, and dismisses him
Book - A book was then a roll of paper, often written within and on the back (Revelation 5:1), so as not to be wholly Readable until the seal was broken. The fragments Readable outside would excite curiosity and the desire to Read the whole
Maon - But thus all notice of Israel's great oppressor Midian would be omitted; and Septuagint in both the best manuscripts Read for "the Maonites" in Judges 10:12 "Midian
Bithynia - , Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus, the oldest manuscripts, Read) suffered them not" (Acts 16:7). For the contagion of that superstition has spread not only through cities, but even villages and the country
Hebron - In the time of Abraham, however (whose history is much bound up with this place), we Read of Hittites here
Maranatha - An old Jewish acrostic hymn, still extant in all types of the Jewish liturgy, the initial letters of the lines of which may be Read ‘Amen
Thyatira - ) Some self-styled prophetess, or collection of prophets (the feminine in Hebrew idiom expressing a multitude), closely attached to and influencing the Thyatira church and its presiding bishop or "angel" (the Alexandrinus and Vaticanus manuscripts Read "thy wife" for "that woman") as Jezebel did her weak husband Ahab. "Unto you (omit 'and' with the Alexandrinus and the Vaticanus manuscripts, the Sinaiticus manuscript Reads: 'among ') the rest in Thyatira I say,
Hart - Septuagint and Vulgate Read eylim , "rams
Staff (2) - The Authorized Version , however, Reading ‘staves’ in both cases, lies open to suspicion on this point; for in Matthew 10:10 it gives ‘nor yet staves,’ with the extraordinary marginal note ‘Gr. a staff,’ showing that their text actually Read ῥάβδον
Barnabas - We first Read of him as one who sold his land and laid the money at the apostles' feet
Euphrates - The prophecy against Babylon was written by Jeremiah in a book, and given to Seraiah, who was to Read the same when he arrived at Babylon, then tie a stone to the book and cast it into the Euphrates, and
Temptation - I beg the Reader to turn to the memorable instance of Abraham, and consider the result of that interesting transaction, Genesis 22:1-24 throughout; and Read also what the apostle James hath said concerning temptation; and I venture to hope, under the Holy Ghost's teaching, the truth will appear very plain and obvious
Covenant - In 2 Chronicles 13:5 we Read of 'a covenant of salt;' and to eat salt together is also now regarded as a bond in the East
Day of Christ - There is no reference in the NT to an identification of the Fall of Jerusalem with this day, and all such interpretations must be Read into it
Gehazi - Gehazi, like his master, had access to the court, for we Read of him narrating to the king the story of the prophet’s dealings with the Shunammite ( 2 Kings 8:4-5 ). With this dread sentence, Gehazi is ushered off the stage of sacred history, never to reappear
the Brazen Altar - In the temple built by Solomon this altar was made of brass, and was 10 cubits high and 20 cubits in length and breadth (same size as the holiest of all). And John heard the altar say (as the passage should Read) "Yea, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgements," Revelation 16:7 : this is no doubt the brazen altar, cf
Asp - and probably corrupt, perhaps Read עַכָּבִישׁ, ‘spider’), but the Septuagint word is ἀσπίς, as in Romans
Baptism - (Acts 2:4) It were devoutly to be prayed for, and sought for by faith, that all true believers in Christ were earnest for the continual influences of the Holy Ghost, as the only Read and sure testimony of being baptized unto Christ, in having put on Christ
Finger - ...
Some writer of ancient date hath interpreted one of the psalms of David (the hundred and twenty-third), under this view; and indeed, if Read with an eye to this custom in the east, the beauty of it becomes abundantly more striking
Chrysogonus, Martyr Under Diocletian - " For Nice we should probably Read Nicomedia
Ephraim (6), Bishop of Antioch And Patriarch - 228, 229), who speaks of having Read three of the volumes, but gives particulars of two only
Sandals - We Read, "If the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother will not perform the duty of a husband's brother; then shall his brother's wife come unto him, in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and shall say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house
Judaism - In that early age, we Read of altars, pillars, and monuments raised, and sacrifices offered to God
Rate - RATE, See Read
Reason - See Read
Surpliced Choir - In the description of that service given in 2 Chronicles5:12 and 13 we Read: "Also the Levites which were the singers, allof them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and theirbrethren, being arrayed in white linen
Priest; Priesthood - But prior to the institution of the high priesthood and the priestly office, we Read of the priesthood of Melchizedek ( Read that Abraham was willing to offer his son as a sacrifice
Polycarpus, Moyses of Aghel - 550), in a Letter to Paphnutius prefatory to his Syriac version of the Glaphyra of Cyril of Alexandria, prepares his Readers to find variations from the Peshitto in Cyril's citations of Scripture after the Greek, by referring them to "the translation of the N. The aim of Philoxenus in having the version made was probably, as the remark of Moyses suggests, to enable Syriac-speaking Monophysites to Read the Scriptures as they were Read by those Greek Fathers whom he owned as authorities and by their Greek-speaking brethren within the Antiochene Patriarchate. of great interest and full of valuable Readings," siding as it does frequently with the oldest Greek uncials. But we have conclusive evidence that a Philoxenian Isaiah also existed; for a rendering of Is 9:6, differing from the Hexapla and from the Hebrew, but closely agreeing with a Reading found in several MSS
the Pharisee - Especially when you see him labouring by tongue or pen or purse to keep open the running sores in the Body of Christ, to dwell upon those sores, to exasperate them, to spread them, and to perpetuate them. And that by Reading the very best books, and especially by Reading the very best of your enemy's books. "If," he said, "I met a man from New England, I would say to him, Read the Marrow Men; and if I met a Marrow Man, I would say, Read the New Englanders. Duncan's advice, I have Read Hooker, the great opponent of the Puritans, till I have come to see that in many of their contentions Hooker was in the right, and Travers in the wrong. They are all Reading one another's books now with an open mind and with an open heart. And not only the great masterpieces of the past, but to Read the periodicals and the newspapers of other churches than your own will reward you, and that not only with information that you will not get elsewhere, but with a wider sympathy, a more catholic, and a more liberal and generous, temper. And that will be Christian unity accomplished already, as far as you are concerned. That will be heaven already, with its love and its peace, descended into you. If controversial literature must be written and Read, I doubt if you are the man either to write it or to Read it
Versions - ) TARGUM is the general term for the Aramaic or Chaldee versions of the Old Testament Ezra established the usage of regular Readings of the law (Nehemiah 8:2; Nehemiah 8:8), already ordained in Deuteronomy 31:10-13 for the feast of tabernacles, and recognized as the custom "every sabbath" (Acts 15:21). The portion Read from the Pentateuch was called a parasha; that from the prophets, subsequently introduced, the haphtarah. "...
Originally it was oral, lest it might acquire undue authority; at the end of the second century it was generally Read. Alfred translated Exodus 20-23 as the groundwork of legislation, also translated some of the Psalms and parts of the other books, and "wished all the freeborn youth of his kingdom to be able to Read the English Scriptures. Arundel in his funeral sermon on Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II, says she habitually Read the Gospels in English. Words not in the original are printed in different type; an asterisk marks diversity in the Chaldee and Hebrew; marginal references are given, but no notes; shrinking from so depreciatory an epithet as the Apocrypha, the editors substitute "Hagiographa," giving Matthew's preface to these disputed books otherwise unaltered; from whence arises the amusing blunder that they were called "Hagiographa," because "they were Read in secret and apart" (which was the derivation, rightly given in Matthew's preface, for Apocrypha). " Cranmer in the preface adopts the via media tone, which secured its retention as KJV until 1568 (Mary's reign excepted), blaming those who "refuse to Read" and on the other hand blaming "inordinate Reading. The preface vindicated the people's right to Read the Scriptures. Broughton, the greatest Hebrew scholar of the age, owing to his violent temper was excluded, though he had already translated Job, Ecclesiastes, Daniel, and Lamentations. Tischendorf's Authorized English Version of the New Testament (Tauchnitz edition) with the various Readings of the three most celebrated manuscripts has done much to familiarize the ordinary English Reader with the materials from which he must form his own opinion
John - We Read our New Testament, on occasion, and we hear it Read, but we do not take time to meditate. And we cannot Read aright what he has written without that same exercise. At the same time, it is in the Revelation that John's glorified imagination spreads out its most golden wings and waves them in the light of heaven
Inspiration - ’; ‘Have you not Read . ...
Living and active Word...
The early church as a whole Readily recognized many of the early Christian writings as Scripture, particularly those that came from the apostles or had the apostles’ approval. But above all it was the truth within the books that impressed upon the Readers that here indeed was God’s Word speaking to them. ...
Believers throughout the history of the church have likewise had an awareness that, as they Read the Bible, God speaks to them through it (Hebrews 4:12). The same Spirit who inspired the writers enlightens believers as they Read, and they receive the words of the Bible as God’s final authority (1 Corinthians 2:12-15; 1 John 2:26-27; 1 John 5:7; 1 John 5:10; see INTERPRETATION)
Prophets - The first intimation we have in Scripture of these schools is in 1 Samuel 10:5 , where we Read of "a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, a tabret, a pipe, and a harp before them, and they did prophesy. We Read afterward of such another company of prophets at Naioth in Ramah, "prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them," 1 Samuel 19:19-20 . Thus we Read of the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel; and of another school at Jericho; and of the sons of the prophets at Gilgal, 2 Kings 2:3 ; 2 Kings 2:5 ; 2 Kings 4:38 . Their food was chiefly pottage of herbs, unless when the people sent them some better provision, as bread, parched corn, honey, dried fruits, and the like, 1 Kings 14:3 ; 2 Kings 4:38-39 ; 2 Kings 4:42 . ...
The manner in which the prophets published their predictions was, either by uttering them aloud in some public place, or by affixing them on the gates of the temple, Jeremiah 7:2 ; 1 Peter 1:10-12 , where they might be generally seen and Read. So Jeremiah broke the potter's vessel, Jeremiah 19; and Ezekiel publicly removed his household goods from the city, 2 Kings 25:4-5 ; Ezekiel 12:7 ; more forcibly to represent by these actions some correspondent calamities Ready to fall on nations obnoxious to God's wrath; this mode of expressing important circumstances by action, being customary and familiar among all eastern nations
Tyrannus - The person Tyrannus would then be unknown to the Readers, and would be one not unfavourable to St. Juvenal describes to us how the boys Read their lessons to the master even before dawn. All this is conveyed by the Reading of the chief representative of the Western text, but the present writer has no doubt that here, as elsewhere, the reviser has been endeavouring to remove obscurity from the narrative. The shorter Reading discussed in the earlier paragraph is the genuine one
Hosea - ...
I cannot take leave of the history of Hosea without first desiring the Reader to remark with me, what numberless things we discover in this man's writings, pointing to the person, offices, relation, and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. What grace, mercy, love, and condescension in the Lord marrying our adulterous nature! What blessedness is set forth in that betrothing nature, for ever! What sweet views of Jesus doth this man's writings give concerning his recoveries of his people under all their backslidings, and departures, and rebellions, and ingratitude! Surely, it is impossible for any enlightened eye to Read the records of the prophet, and not perceive the Saviour in almost every chapter and verse, from beginning to end, And how blessed was it and gracious in God the Holy Ghost, in those distant ages from Christ, when the prophecy of Hosed was delivered; and how blessed and gracious now in our day, upon whom "the ends of the world are come;" that this man's ministry should be made instrumental to comfort and refresh both, concerning the glorious person, love, grace, and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ
Olves, Mount of - The 'mount' is so intimately connected with the private, the devotional life of the Saviour, that we Read of it and look at it with feelings of deepest interest and affection
Bibles, Chained - This custom entailed severe hardships on the majority of students, since only the privileged few had Ready access to them. Books were thus secured against theft or loss, and, at the same tIme, students had more Ready access to them. From the 12th century on, the Bible could be found in countless monasteries and churches, chained to a desk, or lectern, or stall, near some window, where the student or pious Reader would have sufficient light to Read it. The myth, that Bibles in the Middle Ages were chained in order to prevent people from Reading them, arose in Germany in the 18th century, and was given its present currency principally through M
Chained Bibles - This custom entailed severe hardships on the majority of students, since only the privileged few had Ready access to them. Books were thus secured against theft or loss, and, at the same tIme, students had more Ready access to them. From the 12th century on, the Bible could be found in countless monasteries and churches, chained to a desk, or lectern, or stall, near some window, where the student or pious Reader would have sufficient light to Read it. The myth, that Bibles in the Middle Ages were chained in order to prevent people from Reading them, arose in Germany in the 18th century, and was given its present currency principally through M
Nahash - Yet we Read Nahash's son Shobi (2 Samuel 17:27-29) was one of the three trans-jordanic chieftains who rendered munificent hospitality to David in his hour of need, at Mahanaim, near Jabesh Gilead, when fleeing from Absalom
Homily - ...
Homilies of the Church of England are those which were composed at the reformation to be Read in churches, in order to supply the defect of sermons
Tobiah - Hence, it was deemed necessary to Read before the people the law that "the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God forever" (Nehemiah 13:1)
Sheba, Queen of - It is hard to believe that the monarch of a highly civilized and exceedingly wealthy State would be dumbfounded by the luxury of the court of Jerusalem ( 2 Chronicles 9:5 ); that Reads as though the chieftain of a petty tribe of Arabs was in question. ...
The fantastic legends which gathered round this journey may be conveniently Read in Sura 27 of the Koran, and the notes on that chapter from Mohammedan sources which Sale has collected
Letters - The education of the Jewish child had the primary purpose of enabling him to Read the passages which it was essential for him to know for the proper discharge of his religious duties. In the apocryphal Gospel of the Infancy, Jesus is credited with an intimate and astounding acquaintance with ‘learning,’ partly derived from the Reading of books
Lip - We Read of ‘lying lips’ (Psalms 31:18), of ‘the lip of truth’ (Proverbs 12:19), of ‘unclean lips’ (Isaiah 6:5), and of ‘the poison of asps’ as ‘under the lips’ (quoted in Romans 3:13); and in the NT also, of ‘the fruit of the lips’ (Hebrews 13:15), and of ‘lips that speak no guile’ (1 Peter 3:10), etc
Fravitta, Bishop of Constantinople - Pope Felix, delighted with the letters, had Zeno's Read aloud to the deputation and all the clergy of Rome, who expressed loud approval
Soul, Spirit - In the Epistle to the Hebrews we Read of the 'spirits' of just men made perfect: their place is with God through redemption
Couch - To lay down to spread on a bed or floor as, to couch malt. Paul hath couched int he words Read. To depress the condensed crystaline humor or film that overspreads the pupil of the eye
Abijah - It is said in 1Kings 15:2 that "his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom;" but in 2Chronicles 13:2 we Read, "his mother's name was Michaiah, the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah
Capreolus, Bishop of Carthage - When his letter was Read, Cyril and all the bishops exclaimed, "That is what we all say; that is what we all wish," and they ordered it to be inserted in the Acts of the council (Vinc
Dalmatius, Monk And Abbat - At the church the abbats Read the letter of the bishops, which produced high excitement
Cameronists - King James inclined to favour him on account of his supposed attachment to the hierarchy, made him master of the college, and professor of divinity, at Glasgow; but after holding this office, which he found to be unpleasant to him, for a year, he returned to Saumur, where he Read private lectures
Maximianus, Archbaptist of Constantinople - A letter to Maximian from Aristolaus, which Maximian caused to be Read in his church to his people, was pronounced spurious by Dorotheus of Martianopolis, evidently because it took the side of Maximian so decidedly
Scillitan Martyrs - 155) Reading, "Praesidente bis Claudiano consule. and Condianus as consuls for 180, he proposed that the first line of our Acts should be Read, "Praesente bis et Condiano Consulibus
Hazor - Town in tribal inheritance of Judah (Joshua 15:23 ), probably to be Read with earliest Greek translation as Hazor-Ithnan. Town in southern part of tribal inheritance of Judah, probably to be Read as Hazor-Hadattah (Joshua 15:25 ) with most modern translations
Evangelist - The use of the word for a writer of a Gospel is later, and the use for one who Read the gospel in public worship is perhaps later still. When the Reader (ἀναγνώστης or lector), an official first mentioned by Tertullian (de Prœscr. 41), expounded what he Read, he resembled the evangelists of apostolic times; but the latter had no written gospel to expound; they expounded the oral gospel, which they knew by heart. ’ The shortness of the list of gifted and given persons in Ephesians 4:11 as compared with the three lists in 1 Corinthians 12 may be taken as evidence that the regular exercise of extraordinary gifts was already dying out
Ezra, Book of - We Read in Ezra 6:13-22 of how the Temple was successfully completed on the 3rd March 515 b. 10 we Read that an assembly of the whole people, in December 458, appointed a commission to deal with the mixed marriages
Evangelist - The use of the word for a writer of a Gospel is later, and the use for one who Read the gospel in public worship is perhaps later still. When the Reader (ἀναγνώστης or lector), an official first mentioned by Tertullian (de Prœscr. 41), expounded what he Read, he resembled the evangelists of apostolic times; but the latter had no written gospel to expound; they expounded the oral gospel, which they knew by heart. ’ The shortness of the list of gifted and given persons in Ephesians 4:11 as compared with the three lists in 1 Corinthians 12 may be taken as evidence that the regular exercise of extraordinary gifts was already dying out
Borrow - (Exodus 3:22)...
And might there not be somewhat typical in the thing itself, in reference to the future call (as was all along intended) of the Gentile church? I beg the Reader to Read that sweet passage of the prophet Isaiah 19:18-25; and see the rich promises of the call of Egypt with Assyria, when the Lord shall set up the New Testament altar, even the Lord Jesus Christ, in the midst of the land of Egypt; and five cities shall speak the language of Canaan, even the gospel language of salvation by the blood and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. And I would ask, Is not that day, yea, that very day, at hand? Hath not the Lord, even now, been planting the gospel in Egypt? Hath not our God, when working by terrible things in righteousness, as he doth in the present awful war, caused even the Musselmen and inhabitants of Egypt to look on the congregations and prayer meetings of some of our pious soldiers who have been there? The writer of this hath himself received testimony to this striking providence of our God from a faithful soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as a faithful servant of his king and country, who was there, and an eye-witness to such characters looking in upon them, when he and a few of his devout comrades met together to Read the Scriptures, and pray, and sing praises to the Lord
Greek Language - The true reason is, that it was the language most generally understood both by writers and Readers; being spoken and written, Read and understood, throughout the Roman empire, and particularly in the eastern provinces. But in every church, says Macknight, there were persons endowed with the gift of tongues, and of the interpretation of tongues, who could Readily turn the Apostles' Greek epistles into the language of the church to which they were sent. In particular, the president or the spiritual man, who Read the Apostle's Greek letter to the Hebrews in their public assemblies, could without any hesitation render it into the Hebrew language, for the edification of those who did not understand Greek. Now what should that one language be, in which it was proper to write the Christian revelation, but the Greek, which was then generally understood, and in which there were many books extant; that treated of all kinds of literature, and on that account were likely to be preserved, and by the Reading of which Christians, in after ages, would be enabled to understand
Belshazzar - ...
Unable himself to decypher the writing, Belshazzar cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers, promising that whosoever should Read the writing, and explain to him its meaning, should be clothed with scarlet, have a chain of gold about his neck, and be the third ruler in his kingdom. But even if Daniel could Read the words, the import of this solemn graphic message to the proud and impious monarch could only have been made known to the prophet by God
Synagogue - The people sat with their faces towards the temple, and the elders in the contrary direction, and opposite to the people; the space between them being occupied by the pulpit or Reading desk. The prayers were nineteen in number, and were closed by Reading the execration. The next thing was the repetition of their phylacteries; after which came the Reading of the law and the prophets. The former was divided into fifty-four sections, with which were united corresponding portions from the prophets; (see Acts 13:15,27 15:21 ) and these were Read through once in the course of the year. After the return from the captivity, an interpreter was employed in Reading the law and the prophets, Nehemiah 8:2-8 , who interpreted them into the Syro-Chaldaic dialect, which was then spoken by the people. The Reader will recollect one memorable occasion on which our Savior availed himself of the opportunity thus afforded to address his countrymen, Luke 4:20 ; and there are several other instances recorded of himself and his disciples teaching in the synagogues. ...
The Jewish synagogues were not only used for the purposes of divine worship, but also for courts of judicature, in such matters as fell under the cognizance of the Council of Three, of which we have already spoken. Hence we Read of persons being beaten in the synagogue, and scourged in the synagogue, Matthew 10:17 Mark 13:9 Acts 22:19 26:11 2 Corinthians 11:24 . To be "put out of the synagogue," or excommunicated from the Jewish church and deprived of the national privileges, was punishment much dreaded, John 9:22 12:42 16:2 . In our own day the Jews erect synagogues wherever they are sufficiently numerous, and assemble on their Sabbath for worship; this being conducted, that is, the Reading or chanting of the Old Testament and of prayers, in the original Hebrew, though it is a dead language spoken by few among them
the Rich Man And Lazarus - I used to Read this parable so superficially as to think that the rich man is where he is altogether because of his starvation of Lazarus. " And then, since he had been brought up to Read and remember his Bible, he would call this out of Micah to mind. ...
It is hell on earth already when any sinner begins to remember. Read often in it, especially in the blackest pages of it. Hold daily Readings in that book. In hell he seems to have come to be of the mind of our forefathers who magnified the Reading, but "especially the preaching, of the word. Among my father's servants we had a man in black who Read prayers morning and night: but I seldom was present, and when I was present, I always fell asleep. '...
A lesson from hell-as it seems to me-how to Read, and how to teach, and how to preach; especially how to preach
the Man Who Found Treasure Hid in a Field - Carefully covering up the shining spot, before the sun had time to set, he had already sold all that he possessed, and had made such an offer for the field that it was handed over to him, with all that it contained, before he slept. And every one here will already have thought of Paul as soon as this fine little parable was Read out to him. But you cannot fail to see what a rich field, and full of what treasure, every evangelical pulpit is, with its pastorate of the same character spreading out all around it. But upon giving up myself to prayer, and Reading Mr. Kinchin's plan, and generally divided the day into three parts; eight hours for study and meditation, eight hours for sleep and meals, and eight hours for Reading prayers, catechising and visiting the parish. ' Upon Reading this, my heart leaped within me, and as it were echoed to the call. If you had been preachers you would have been tempted to Read your Bible almost solely with an eye to good texts. And, better not Read your Bible at all, than just to make sermons out of it. What a promise! you say as you Read alone, and you Read no more that night. What a field of fields to the right Reader is the word of God! What a grace-laden field is the Psalms
the Ethiopian Eunuch - Bent as their hearts were on making a fortune, the Jews of that day were almost more bent on spreading the faith of Abraham, and the hope of their fathers. The Ethiopian eunuch will be summoned forward with his Isaiah in his hand at the last day to witness against us all for the books we buy and Read, and for the way we murder time, both at home and on our holidays, as well as on our long journeys. Did you ever see any one Reading his Bible in a railway carriage, or on the deck of a steamboat? Did you ever see Isaiah, or Paul, in text or in commentary, exposed for sale on a railway bookstall? Oh, no! the very thought is profanity. One in a thousand will break through and will re-read on a railway journey his Homer or his Virgil; his Milton or his Shakespeare; his Bacon or his Hooker; his λ Kempis or his Bunyan; while one in a hundred thousand will venture to take out his Psalms or his New Testament. "The great number of books and papers of amusement, which of one kind or another, daily come in one's way, have in part occasioned, and most perfectly fall in with, and humour, this idle way of Reading and considering things. Neither is any part of it more put to the account of idleness-one can scarce forbear saying is spent with less thought, than great part of that which is spent in Reading. " If that accusation was laid against the Readers of 1792, how much more have we laid ourselves open to it in 1899?...
But, all this time Philip is wandering up and down the wilderness, thinking that he must have mistaken his own imagination for the voice of the Lord. But, at last, a chariot of distinction comes in sight, and as it comes within earshot Philip hears with the utmost astonishment the swarthy master of the chariot Reading aloud. Philip was not astonished at the distinguished man Reading aloud, but his astonishment and admiration were unbounded when he began to make out at a distance what the dark-skinned stranger was Reading. " "Understandest thou what thou Readest?" said Philip, as the chariot came to a standstill. It would be taken as the height of intrusion, and, indeed, impudence, among us if one man said to another sitting over his book on a journey, "Are you understanding what you are Reading?" But if we sat beside a foreigner who was struggling with one of our complicated guide-books, and was just about to start off in a wrong direction, it would be no intrusion if we leaned over and said to him, 'I fear, sir, that our barbarous language is not easily mastered by foreign scholars; but English is my native tongue, and I belong to this country. Had the eunuch come to Jerusalem last year at this passover time, as he had been urged to come, and as he had at one time intended to come, he might have had Philip's Master sitting beside him today and Reading Isaiah with him. " Bunyan also tells us that when he was beginning to Read his Bible he much preferred the adventures of Joshua and Samson and Gideon to Isaiah or Paul. But, explain it as we may, this Ethiopian neophyte was already far ahead of Bunyan, and even of Augustine. "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter," the eunuch Read again, "and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth. Rejoicing also that he had not talked about the sights of Jerusalem all the way to Gaza, but had Read all the way in the prophet Isaiah
the Queen of Sheba - The Name of the Lord so construes and so glorifies the whole of the Old Testament to me that the more I Read the Old Testament the more I find nothing else in it worth its ink but the Name of the Lord. I do not see what business the best of commentators has to say that, unless it be to teach us always to Read our Bible with our own eyes and with our own hearts for ourselves. And when I Read with my own eyes all I can find about the Queen of Sheba, I see neither caption, nor frivolity, nor idle curiosity about her. She had it all Read to her when her royal cares would not let her sleep. Only, in His wisdom He will have it that we come, if it is from the uttermost part of the earth, and tell Him as if He did not already know all the hard questions of our hearts; and then there will not be anything hid from the King that He will not tell us. Now, the temple was just the Lord's Supper already in type and prophecy. ...
Returning toward the same south a thousand years after the Queen of Sheba, the Ethiopian eunuch sat in his chariot and Read Esaias the prophet. Esaias had not yet risen in the day of the Queen of Sheba; but she had the best Reading of her day in her hand as she rode south. And the place in the prayer which she Reads and prays all the way from Jerusalem to the south is this-'Moreover, concerning a stranger, that is not of Thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for Thy Name's sake
Paul as a Controversialist - Once slay our incurable self-love, and once plant in its place the love of God and the love of our neighbour, and you have already as good as beaten our swords into ploughshares and our spears into pruning-hooks. You cannot Read Paul's Epistles without being constantly captivated with the extraordinary geniality, courtesy, humility, simplicity, and loving-kindness, of Paul. Well, Paul was born a gentleman already. Tertullian has a saying to the effect that some men are as good as Christian men already, just by their birth of their mother. ...
Have you ever Read that completely overlaid English classic, Paley's Horœ Pauliœ? In that incomparable specimen of reasoning the Archdeacon has a fine expression and a fine passage on Paul's "accommodating conduct. For everybody who has Read about Paul at all, knows this about him, that some of the greatest sufferings of his life sprang to him just out of his far too nobly accommodating conduct. Eloquent, statesmanlike, unanswerable, were but three of the eulogistic epithets we Read in every article. It was as if it had been printed at the head of every page,-All you who would see prejudice and partiality, Read what is written below
WHEN a Reader of the Bible first steps across the borders of the Bible, and, for love of the Bible, begins to Read the ancient books that lie around and beneath the Bible, he comes sometimes upon a real treasure, but more often upon a heap of rubbish. When a Reader of the Bible first hears of The Book of Enoch, taking Coleridge's excellent advice, he sells his bed to buy that book. Enoch! He has not Read the first chapter of the book till it is as clear as day to him that Enoch never saw the book that goes under his ancient name; and besides, it is simply impossible that any man who had ever walked with God as Enoch walked could have written a single chapter of such an inflated and fantastic book. But of Enoch, the seventh from Adam, we Read very differently. Took William Law to my heart and Read in him for the thousandth time his two golden chapters showing, How all orders and all ranks of men and women of all ages are obliged to devote themselves to God; as, also, How great devotion to God fills our lives with the greatest peace and happiness that can be enjoyed in this world. ' And then, when I turned the last page, and came to the printer's name, I felt like that member of my young men's class who told me that he Read Law slowly and grudgingly, counting the pages every now and then, lest he should come too soon to the end
Stranger, Alien, Foreigner - The word ‘stranger’ (from extraneus) has been so long in possession as the rendering of several distinct words in the Hebrew and Greek texts that it is difficult to introduce changes in translation that appear desirable in order to distinguish those words from each other, and doubtful in some instances whether an exact rendering would be tolerable to the ear of English Readers. Augustine, in a well-known story, tells us that, when a bishop, Reading the chapter about Jonah’s gourd, ventured to substitute St. Stephen (Acts 7:29, ἐγένετο πάροικος), we should Read ‘became a sojourner,’ and in that of St. ’ Read also in Acts 17:21 (Ἀθηναῖοι δὲ πάντες καὶ οἱ ἐπιδημοῦντες ξένοι), ‘Now all the Athenians and the strangers sojourning there’: ‘the large number of foreign residents … was always a distinguishing feature of Athens’ (J. Read with Revised Version ‘to the elect who are sojourners of the Dispersion,’ or simply ‘to the elect sojourners of the Dispersion. Gentile Readers,’ and that διασπορᾶς, like the preceding παρεπίδημοι, is used to describe their religious condition, both words being ‘taken from the vocabulary created by Jewish history and afterwards transferred to the Christian Church’ (F. We should Read ‘But a stranger will they by no means follow,’ or ‘will they certainly not follow
Animals - Yet the future reality of a new creation has already begun in Christ. Further, an ox treading the corn was not to be muzzled (Deuteronomy 25:4 ; quoted in 1Col 9:9; and 1 Timothy 5:18 , ; where it is applied to people ) and a fallen ox was to be helped to its feet (Deuteronomy 22:4 ; cf. In Hosea 13:7-8 we Read that God will come upon Israel "like a lion, like a leopard I will lurk by the path. " In Isaiah 31:5 we Read: "Like birds hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem. For example, in Isaiah 40:11 we Read: "he tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young" (cf. In Isaiah 53:6 we Read: "All we like sheep, have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way. Regan, Animals and Christianity: A Book of Readings ; R
Divination - We Read of it first in Genesis 41:8 , when Pharaoh called for all the magicians, chartummim, of Egypt and the wise men, to interpret his dream. ' This occurs only in Deuteronomy 18:11 , though the same is implied in Isaiah 8:19 ; Should the living go to the dead? should they not seek unto their God? And in Psalm 106:28 we Read of some who 'ate the sacrifices of the dead,' which may have been a preliminary to consulting them. The word for 'astrologers' throughout Daniel is a different word, ashshaph, and does not imply any connection with the heavens, but is rather 'sorcerers' or 'enchanters,' as we Read with reference to Babylon in Isaiah 47:9,12 , where a multitude of sorceries and great abundance of enchantments are spoken of. , besides the case referred to of the damsel possessed by a spirit of Python, we Read of others, such as Simon who used sorcery and bewitched the people of Samaria for a long time, Acts 8:9-11 ; and Elymas the sorcerer, a Jew who was met with in Cyprus, who perverted the right ways of the Lord
Dositheus (1), Leader of Jewish Sect - The earliest ecclesiastical writers speak of a sect of Dositheans, which, though it never spread far outside Samaria, seems to have had some considerable duration in that quarter. They represent him as already recognised as the prophet like unto Moses, whom Jehovah was to raise up; when Simon with difficulty and entreaty obtained election among his 30 disciples. Epiphanius who may have Read Dosithean books adds from his personal investigations to the details which he found in Hippolytus. He describes the sect as still existing observing the Sabbath circumcision and other Jewish ordinances abstaining from animal food and many of them from sexual intercourse either altogether or at least after having had children; but the Reading here is uncertain. 42) we Read that Theophilus of Persia who was later than the council of Ephesus wrote against Dositheus. 230) reports that he Read among the works of Eulogius patriarch of Alexandria (d
Premeditation - He ‘cometh unto John to be baptized of him’ with the decision already thought out that ‘thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness’ (Matthew 3:13-17 || Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22). The more often we Read and weigh it, sentence by sentence, word by word, the more wonderfully true do we find it as a summary of our Lord’s mission. The disciple who offers himself too Readily is bidden to count the cost, and is reminded of the hardships: ‘The foxes have holes, the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his head’ (Matthew 8:20); and an unwearying watchfulness is demanded, that the servant may be Ready whenever his Lord knocks (Luke 12:36). Strongly does Christ reprove those who watch the heavens for signs of weather and can Read the skies, but cannot Read the spirit of their day (Matthew 16:2 || Mark 8:12, Matthew 12:39 || Luke 11:29)
Tent - ...
In time of war we Read both of booths ( 2 Samuel 11:11 , so RV Apollos - Apollos was "fervent in spirit;" and so when he came to Ephesus, "he spoke and taught diligently the things of Jesus" (so the three oldest manuscripts Read), as John had pointed to Jesus as the Messiah. " Thus having received new light he went forth to Achaia, watering the seed there that Paul had already planted (1 Corinthians 3:4-6), and "helped them much which had believed through grace
Josiah - Hilkiah, the high priest, found the book and gave it to Shaphan, the scribe, who in turn Read it to King Josiah. The Reading of this book prompted Josiah to instigate the most far-reaching religious reforms in Israel's history
Hadad - The Septuagint Read Edom for Aram (Syria), 1 Kings 11:25, thus making Hadad succeed in his attempt to regain rule over Edom, from whence he harassed Israel; but the Septuagint omits all as to Rezon, so that its authority is worth little here. 8:7, section 6) Reads as KJV; Hadad thus having failed to recover Edom joined Rezon in assailing Israel and received from him a portion of Syria; "he reigned over Syria" refers to Rezon, and is a repetition of verse 24
Lydia - For quietness and freedom from interruption it was "outside of the gate" (so the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus manuscripts Read instead of "out of the city"), and "by the river side" for the sake of the ablutions connected with the worship
Hunting - ) would Read of Benaiah: ‘He used to go down and smite the lions in the pit on snowy days,’ when he could track them easily
Hebron - Abdon is Read in many manuscripts...
Issachar - The ‘with’ before Deborah might be Read ‘people of’; but the verse is evidently corrupt
Kenites - of the Sinaitic Peninsula ( Judges 1:16 ; Read in this verse, with MSS of LXX Joel - ’ Was he, like the prophet himself, still a particularist, extending the promised blessing to all the Jews of the Diaspora, but limiting it to them, and so making the old distinction of lsrael from the heathen more marked than ever? Or did he there and then change his standpoint so as to include the nations in his purview? Did he in that hour of inspiration Read into Joel’s words the later universalism of St
Ift - ...
In2Co9:15 we Read about the "unspeakable gift
Canon of Scripture - With the Greek MSS apocryphal books are found, parts of which were Read in the churches in early days
Zephaniah - "The remnant of Baal" (Zephaniah 1:4) implies that Josiah's reformation was already begun but not completed. Zephaniah Read the letter to Jeremiah
Bethel - ) Read Baethsur
Samaritans - We further Read that Nehemiah ejected one of the priests who had defiled the priesthood by marrying the daughter of Sanballat the Horonite
Esau - The first thing we Read of him is the selling of his birthright to his over-reaching brother Jacob, for a mess of pottage
Genealogy of the Lord Jesus - ' Ozias is placed as the son of Joram, but on consulting 1 Chronicles 3:11,12 (where for Ozias is Read Azariah, as also in 2 Kings 14:21 ), it will be seen that three kings are omitted, Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah
Zephaniah, Prophecy of - The Spirit of God could Read the hearts of the people, and could see what moral corruption was associated with the outward worship of God: cf
Amen - The first timewe Read of its use was when a woman was supposed to have been unfaithful to her husband and was made to drink the bitter water
Dancing - DANCE, DANCING...
I think it not a little important, for every serious Reader of the Bible, to have proper ideas of the Scripture meaning of dancing, and therefore it would have been wrong, in a work of this kind, to have passed it by. Hence we Read, (Psalms 149:3) "Let them praise his name in the dance
Jeremiah - It is blessed to Read his prophecy, and under the Holy Ghost's teachings to enter into the spirit of this man's writings. ...
I beg the Reader to behold, with suited attention, the account given of him in the first chapter. And who that Reads this account of the servant, but must be struck with full conviction of what is said of his Master, called from the womb of eternity, and set up from everlasting to be JEHOVAH'S servant, to bring Jacob again to him
Aaron - We first Read of him when Moses was excusing himself from being sent to deliver Israel from Egypt because he was 'slow of speech
Cord - ” In 1 Kings 20:31, we Read that the Syrians who fled into Aphek proposed to put sackcloth on their heads as a sign of repentance for attacking Israel, and to put “ropes” about their necks as a sign of submission to Israel’s authority
Samaria - Thus the sovereigns are called kings of Samaria as well as of Israel, 1 Kings 21:1; 2 Kings 1:1-18; 2 Kings 3:1-27; and we also Read of "the cities of Samaria
Josiah - It was Read to the king, who was so moved on hearing its precepts, and knowing how they had been violated, that he rent his clothes, and sent to inquire of the Lord. ...
In the eighteenth year of Josiah, the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were kept
Edom - According to the biblical writers, enmity between Israel and Edom began already with Jacob and Esau (when the former stole the latter's birthright) and was exacerbated at the time of the Israelite Exodus from Egypt (when the Edomites refused the Israelites passage through their land). Thus we Read that Solomon built a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber and sent them to distant places for exotic goods. Once again we Read of a Judean attempt (unsuccessful this time) to undertake a shipping venture from Ezion-geber (1 Kings 22:47-50 )
Peniel - " (John 1:18) Let the Reader Read the whole passage concerning this Peniel, this hallowed ground, as it is recorded through the whole chapter, (Genesis 32:1-32) and let him then compare what is there said with what the prophet Hosea, about a thousand years after, said concerning this vision; and let him then, looking up for the teaching of God the Holy Ghost, determine for himself. And when the Reader hath duly attended to the several striking particularities here recorded, and compared them with other Scriptures, I venture to believe that his conclusions will correspond with mine, that this, and indeed all the representations of the Old Testament concerning the Lord's appearance and manifestation to his people, are directly spoken of in reference to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. ...
Let the Reader first remark that the patriarch called the place Peniel on this account, that "he had seen God's face, and his life was preserved. " (1 Timothy 1:17) Hence, When the Read in the word of God that the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears open to their prayers, and that he openeth his hand and satisfieth the desire of every living thing, these expressions are literally true, as well as blessedly refreshing, considered as spoken of Him in whom it hath pleased the Father that "all fulness should dwell," and who is the Head of all principality and power; but cannot be said of JEHOVAH in his absolute nature and GODHEAD, "dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen or can see. Precious Jesus! methinks I would say for myself and Reader, grant many Peniel visits to thy redeemed now, and make all the manifestations of the full GODHEAD in glory to thy redeemed in heaven tenfold more sweet and blessed, by the communications in thee, and through thee, to flow in upon the souls of thy whole church in eternal happiness for ever
Rebels - I beg the Reader's indulgence while giving to him my sense and apprehension of the Scriptural meaning of rebel and rebels. If I err, I pray the Lord to forgive me, and to preserve the Reader from following my opinion. ...
I humbly conceive that by the term, in the language of Scripture, is meant reprobate; and therefore is never used in application to any of God's children, in confirmation of this opinion, I beg the Reader to consult all the places in Scripture where the word occurs; and these, as far as I recollect, are only five, namely, Numbers 17:10; Num 20:10; Jeremiah 50:21 —in the margin of the Bible, Ezekiel 2:6; Eze 20:38. Now the Reader will discover, that in every one of those instances, excepting one, namely, Numbers 20:10. And we Read of no traitor in the word of God but the traitor Judas, who is said to have fallen by transgression, that he might go to his own place, (Acts 1:25) his own proper place, his birth-right. " (Ezekiel 20:38)...
And with respect to the woe the Lord pronounceth against his rebellious children, everyone who Reads his Bible with attention, under the Holy Ghost's teaching, will discover that this woe is all of a temporal nature, and hath respect only to chastisements. In confirmation, I beg the Reader to consult Isaiah 13:1-22, where this woe is spoken of most particularly. ...
Though I have largely trespassed under this article, yet I must still detain the Reader with one observation more to fulfil my promise, by shewing, as I proposed, that the one only place in Scripture where the Lord's children are called rebels was misapplied, and in that misapplication of the name, and the Lord's displeasure in consequence on this occasion, becomes in my view the highest confirmation of the whole. I beg the Reader to turn to the chapter, and Read the whole passage Numbers 20:1-13. When the Reader hath made his own observations upon it, let him turn to the one hundred and sixth Psalm, and hear what God the Holy Ghost saith upon it, Psalms 106:32-33. But might there not be an offence also in calling the Lord's heritage rebels? Let the Reader remember I do but ask the question, and not decide. Reader, pause! If this opinion be at all founded in right, think, how precious the Lord's people are in his sight!...
Fellow - I should not have thought it necessary to have called the Reader's attention to this word, had it not been to remark to him, the great beauty of it in a double sense, when applied to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ in relation to his fellowship with his Father in the nature and essence of the GODHEAD, and in relation to his fellowship with his church in the human nature; under both which the Lord Jesus appears so lovely and so endeared to his people, as to render him most interesting indeed. (Compare Psalms 45:6-7 with Hebrews 1:8-9)...
Now I beg the Reader to ponder well the subject, and mark with me the blessedness and the preciousness of it. " O! with what rapture ought every child of God to Read what the Holy Ghost saith to this purport, in the close of the second chapter of the Hebrews. "...
And now I hope from such unanswerable testimonies to this great truth as are found in all the persons of the GODHEAD witnessing to it, the Reader will never be in danger of being led away from the uniform and unceasing belief, that he who in his infinite grace and mercy hath made himself our fellow, is, and hath been from all eternity, fellow to the Lord of hosts. This question, if properly applied, would be a dreadful silencing to all such as pretend to be "wise above what is written. " And I would solemnly recommend also, every one of this description, who, under the pretence of candour, is literally joining, however unintentionally, the Infidel's cause, to Read the history of Nadab and Abihu, Leviticus 10:2 and Uzzah, 2 Samuel 6:6-7
Hebrew Language - It is surprising that this adoption of the Phenician language by the patriarchs should have escaped the notice of several intelligent Readers of the Bible. On this account it was, that, when the Scriptures were Read, it was found necessary to interpret them to the people in the Chaldean language; as, when Ezra the scribe brought the book of the law of Moses before the congregation, the Levites are said to have caused the people to understand the law, because "they Read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the Reading," Nehem
Print - ]'>[1] Read (א has εἰς τὴν χείραν (sic) αὐτοῦ). Brixianus (OL) gives ‘nisi videro in manibus ejus locum clavorum et mittam digitum meum in foramina clavorum’; others Read ‘figuram’ (so D Revelation of John, the - Revelation was omitted by the council of Laodicea from its list of books to be Read publicly, doubtless because of its prophetic obscurity. 35-36) omits Revelation in enumerating the New Testament Scriptures to be Read privately as well as publicly, for he argues "whatever is not Read in the churches Read not even by thyself. ...
The most primitive testimony is decidedly for it; the only objections were subjective: (1) the opposition of many to the millennium in it; (2) its symbolism and obscurity prevented its being publicly Read in churches and its being taught to the young. The New Testament consists of the histories (the Gospels and Acts), the doctrinal epistles, and the one prophetic book, Revelation; the same apostle wrote the last of the Gospels dud the last of the epistles and the only prophetic book of the New Testament All the New Testament books were written and Read in the church assemblies some years before John's death. ...
John Newman, Venerable - From 1839 the via media appeared, as he Read history, a mere repetition of the subterfuges of past heresies
Newman, John Henry, Venerable - From 1839 the via media appeared, as he Read history, a mere repetition of the subterfuges of past heresies
Thaddaeus - ]'>[3] renders ‘ brother of James’), and with the ‘Judas, not Iscariot,’ of John 14:22 , though some Syrian writers have made this last Judas to be the same as the Apostle Thomas (syr sin Reads here ‘Thomas,’ syr cur Reads ‘Judas Thomas’), Thomas being confessedly only a surname, ‘the Twin. ‘Thaddæus’ has the best attestation, and this alone is Read in RV Jeremiah - Then he received the order to write all that God had revealed to him, since the time of Josias, in a volume, and to have it Read on the solemn day by his disciple Baruch
Jeremias - Then he received the order to write all that God had revealed to him, since the time of Josias, in a volume, and to have it Read on the solemn day by his disciple Baruch
Divination - ) on in Mesopotamia, the Reading of livers helped determine the actions of commoners and kings. A sheep was slaughtered, its liver removed, and the markings of the organ "read" for an answer. The Bible alludes to the use of omens (Isaiah 44:25 ), arrows (Hosea 4:12 ), animal actions (1 Samuel 6:7-12 ), the Reading of livers (Ezekiel 21:21-22 ), budding plants (Numbers 17:1-11 ), necromancy (1 Samuel 28 ), and prophetic utterances, called false (Micah 3:7,11 ) or "lying divinations" (Isaiah 44:25 ; Jeremiah 14:14 ; 27:9-10 ; Ezekiel 12:24 ; Zechariah 10:2 ). References to the "soothsayers' tree" (Judges 9:37 ), the "sons of a sorcerer" (Isaiah 57:3 ), and the girl with a spirit of divination (Acts 16:16-19 ) are evidence of widespread practice
Asher, Aser - It was doubtless intended that their west border should have been the Great Sea, but we Read that they did not drive out the inhabitants of Accho, Zidon, Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik and Rehob; but the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites. ...
When Jacob called his sons about him to tell them what should befall them in the last days, he said of Asher, "Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties
Josiah - ...
When this book was Read to him, the king was alarmed by the things it contained, and sent for Huldah, the "prophetess," for her counsel
Philippians, Epistle to - "The joy caused by his return, and the effect of this wonderful letter when first Read in the church of Philippi, are hidden from us. " The gospel spread very extensively among the Roman soldiers, with whom he was in constant contact, and the Christians grew into a "vast multitude
Calf Worship - In Hosea 14:2 we Read "calves of our lips": instead of calves which we can no longer offer in our exile, we present praises of our lips; so Hebrews 13:15
Say, Speak, Answer - 9:8 we Read: “God spoke to Noah” (NASB); the specific content of the communication is not immediately detailed
Ur - ) The oldest king of Ur known to us is Ur-Ba'u (servant of the goddess Ba'u), as Hommel Reads the name, or Ur-Gur, as others Read it. It Reads: "Ur-Ba'u, king of Ur, who built the temple of the moon-god
Family - ” Most versions keep the translation “family”; but instead of “kindred” and “kind,” some Read “relative” (NASB) or “clan
Negeb, - At this time the Negeb is described as of several parts, the Negeb of Judah, of the Jerahmeelites, and of the Kenites ( 1 Samuel 27:10 ); while in 1 Samuel 30:14 we Read of the Negeb of the Cherethites and of Caleb
si'na-i, - Dean Stanley says that "from the highest point of Ras Sufsafeh to its lower peak, a distance of about 60 feet, the page of a book distinctly but not loudly Read was perfectly audible
Thessalonica - Octavius Augustus rewarded its adhesion to his cause in the second civil war by making it "a free city" with a popular assembly ("the people") and "rulers of the city" (politarchs: Acts 17:1; Acts 17:5; Acts 17:8); this political term is to be Read still on an arch spanning the main street, from it we learn there were seven politarchs
Tiberias, Sea of - , we Read "the disciples went by ship over the sea toward Capernaum (the same side as Tiberias), and the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew"; then Jesus walked on the sea to them, and "immediately the ship was at the land where they went. howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias, nigh unto the place where they did eat bread
Transfiguration - It has been noticed that in the context (2 Peter 1:14) we Read of St
Kenosis - For example, when Isaiah (a poetic book) is Read, one would not come away believing that mountains and hills have the ability to sing nor that the trees of the fields have the ability to clap their hands ( Isaiah 55:12 ). The ancient and modern Reader alike would understand that figurative language was being used and not intended to be taken literally
Ephphatha - We there Read that Jesus said to a man who was ‘deaf and had an impediment in his speech, Ephphatha’ (ἐφφαθά)
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John 4:35 (b) The picture used by our Lord represents the culmination of the life of the sinner, wherein he is Ready for the judgment, having run a full course of rebellion against GOD. During all these times he has perhaps Read Gospel literature, been prayed for by his friends, and heard sermons which declared the Gospel. The Lord indicates that he is Ready now for the Gospel, so that he will meet and trust the Saviour when CHRIST is preached
Census - We Read that Joab did not finish the numbering of the people "because there fell wrath for it against Israel," 1 Chronicles 27:24 : so that the number in Samuel may be of those actually counted, and that in Chronicles may include an estimate of the districts not canvassed
Rams Horns - We Read of rams-horns made use of by Joshua's army, at the command of the Lord, in the destruction of Jericho. (Joshua 6:4-5) An English Reader, in the perusal of this Scripture, will unavoidably connect in his ideas the ordinary horns of the ram with which he is acquainted. Let the Reader connect with this view what Moses, in his dying moments, when the spirit of prophecy was upon him, spake of Joseph typical of the Lord Jesus Christ: "His glory (said he) is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and the thousands of Manasseh
Peter - The three names 'Peter, James, and John' occur often together, still we do not Read of Peter having any authority over the others: cf
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Jeremiah 2:21 (a) Here we Read the sad lament of the Lord because of the evil conduct of His people
Amalek, Amalekites - They are not counted among the kindred of the Israelites, and probably were among the inhabitants of the region whom the Hebrew and Aramæan immigrants found already in the land. Most modern critics also Read Telem for Havilah in 1 Samuel 15:7 , and for ‘ of old ’ in 1 Samuel 27:8
Ararat - His statement about relics of the ark being shown in his time appeals to be borrowed from Berosus, and applies to whatever mountain that writer had in mind possibly Jebel Jûdî! The Targums and Peshiṭta, however, which are influenced by this tradition, Read Ḳardû (Kurdistan), in verbal agreement with Berosus
Garments - ...
Besides the above we Read of 'changeable suits of apparel' for women
Targum - It is easy to understand that pious Jews who did not return under Ezra and Nehemiah, and were gradually losing the use of the Hebrew tongue (as well as their descendants born in captivity) would value such a translation; and it has been stated that for centuries the Targums were publicly Read on the Sabbaths, festivals, etc
Moloch - )...
But beside the Scripture account, the corresponding history of the times furnish accounts which are truly distressing to Read. ...
I have been more particular in noticing, under the article of Moloch, the general subject of human sacrifices, by way of calling the Reader's attention to the happy state of the revealed word of God
Hand - ) I only detain the Reader yet farther to remark, what a peculiar blessedness is in the subject, considered with reference to the hand of Jesus over his people. All that we Read in the word of God of the hands, and eyes, and ears of the Lord, as continually engaged for his church and redeemed, is spoken of Christ in his human nature; and most blessed are those things in relation to Christ
Air - ]'>[2] ) we Read of the ‘aerial spirit Beliar’ (Benj
Jansenists - It is said that he Read through the whole of St
Nonconformists - And it is worth your knowledge, that so great was the zeal in carrying on this church affair, and so blind was the obedience required, that if you compare the time of passing the act with the time allowed for the clergy to subscribe the book of Common Prayer thereby established, you shall plainly find, it could not be printed and distributed, so as one man in forty could have seen and Read the book before they did so perfectly assent and consent thereto. ...
Such were the dreadful consequences of this intolerant spirit, that it is supposed that near eight thousand died in prison in the reign of Charles II. But, notwithstanding all these dreadful and furious attacks upon the dissenters, they were not extirpated
Josiah - With this view he assembled all the elders of the people in the temple at Jerusalem; and, having ascended the throne, Read the book of the Mosaic law, and then entered into a solemn covenant to observe the statutes and ordinances which it enjoined
Archelaus - After the death of Herod, Archelaus ordered that king's will to be Read, wherein he, Archelaus, was declared king, on condition that Augustus consented
Naphtali - ) And when we Read what the church saith of her Lord, as a roe or a hind upon the mountains of spices, and thus frequently through the book of the Songs, surely it can be no difficult matter to behold Jesus in the type, and regard him who giveth goodly words
Mount Zion - So that when in other Scriptures (numberless as they are) we Read that "the Lord hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it. ) Reader! what are your views, in contemplating this mountain of the Lord's house, which he hath established "in the top of the mountains, and of which he hath said all nations shall flow unto it?" (Isaiah 2:2; Micah 4:1 etc. ) Reader! see to it, that these privileges and these blessings are yours
Over - Throughout from beginning to end completely as, to Read over a book to argue a question over again. Over, in composition, denotes spreading, covering above as in overcast, overflow or across, as to overhear or above, as to overhang or turning, changing sides, as in overturn or more generally beyond, implying excess or superiority, as in overact, overcome
Watch - Hence we Read in Scripture of the morning watch, and of the second, third and fourth watch the evening watch commencing at six oclock, the second at nine, the third at twelve, and the fourth at three in the morning
Jezebel - The Sinaiticus manuscript and the Paris manuscript and Vulgate Latin Read as the KJV; but the Alexandrinus and Vaticanus manuscripts "thy wife," i
Crucifixion - ...
At the place of crucifixion the usual procedure was to nail the victim’s outstretched arms to the crosspiece, and then to lift this on to the vertical piece already fixed in the ground. Though lifted up from the ground, the victim was close enough to the ground for people to Read the accusation nailed to the cross above his head (John 19:19-20)
Pammachius, a Roman Senator - ) congratulating him on an action likely to help in healing the schism, and desiring him to Read the letter to his brother senators, that they might do likewise
Urbanus, Bishop of Sicca Veneria - The bishops insisted on seeing them in writing, and the documents were accordingly then produced and Read
Sweat - —The word ‘sweat’ occurs only in one passage in the NT, namely Luke 22:44, in the narrative of our Lord’s agony in Gethsemane, where we Read: ‘His sweat became, as it were, great drops of blood falling down upon the ground. ’ Here again there is a secondary question of Reading, because certain manuscripts and versions (אVX, Vulgate Boh. ) Read the genitive of the word rendered ‘falling down,’ agreeing with the word for ‘blood,’ and not the nominative in agreement with the word for ‘drops,’ as do the majority of the authorities. Harnack also reminds us that there are two points in the Lukan story that would offend orthodox Readers, first, the mention of an angel as strengthening our Lord, which might be a strong support to those who exaggerated the importance of angel ministry; and, second, the fact that the agony was the result of an inward struggle, which might be taken as pointing to too great human weakness in our Lord’s Person to be consonant with the full maintenance of His Divine nature. ]'>[3] It may thus be granted that such an event as the ordinary text describes was a possibility, though nothing very closely allied to it has ever been observed, and one would naturally manifest great caution in accepting the historicity of it, in view of all that has already been said about the passage. 1 we Read, ‘Let thine alms sweat into thine hands until thou shalt have learned to whom to give. ]'>[1] , ‘Notes on Select Readings,’ pp
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Matthew 6:11 (5) Our daily (?) bread give us to-day. ]'>[5]...
Luke 11:3 (5) Our daily (?) bread give us day by day. The places in which there is a difference of Reading, or where words are omitted by some authorities, are enclosed in brackets. ) a few old authorities Read the perfect ‘have forgiven. ‘bread constant of the day,’ in Lk. ‘bread constant of every day’; in Lk. has ‘bread of our need today,’ in Lk. ‘bread of our need daily. ’ This is Read now in the Vulgate in Lk. ’ The Syriac rendering ‘constant’ comes from the first derivation; the second derivation permits their other rendering ‘of our need,’ bread ‘ adapted to our human substance . ’ In either case ‘bread’ may be taken in an earthly or a heavenly sense. If we adopt the derivation from ienai ‘to come,’ the bread epiousios will be (i) whatsoever is needed for the coming day, to be sought in daily morning prayer ‘give us to-day’; (ii) whatsoever is needed for the coming days of life. The petition becomes a prayer for the presence of Him who has revealed Himself as ‘the Bread. ...
We have already observed that the longer Readings in the Lukan form of the Prayer may be due to the attempts of copyists to harmonize the text with the form found in their days in Mt. The differences of text, especially if the shorter Readings in Lk. ...
In a work accessible to the ordinary Reader, Sayings of the Jewish Fathers (ed. Taylor), we Read ( Nehemiah - They requested Ezra to Read from the book of the law of Moses (Nehemiah 8:1 ). Ezra Read, and others helped by giving “the sense, so that the people understood the Reading” (Nehemiah 8:8 NRSV). God's Word must be Read and then interpreted (Nehemiah 8:4-8 )
Education - This implies the existence of some provision for instruction in Reading and writing the difficult Babylonian script. ]'>[1] ‘wrote down’), warns us against unduly restricting the number of those able to Read and write in the somewhat later period of the Judges. The more stable political conditions under the monarchy, and in particular the development of the administration and the growth of commerce under Solomon, must undoubtedly have furthered the spread of education among all classes. … Piety and education were inseparable; whoever could not Read was no true Jew. It was somewhere in this period, too, that the preacher could say: ‘Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh’ ( Ecclesiastes 12:12 ) reflexions which necessarily presuppose a wide-spread interest in intellectual pursuits. Already the boy had learned to repeat the Shema (‘Hear, O Israel,’ etc. He now began to learn to Read. After the letters were mastered, the teacher copied a verse which the child had already learned by heart, and taught him to identify the individual words. ]'>[4] ’s’ Reading, writing, and arithmetic, the last in a very elementary form. ]'>[3] ), on which he wrote ‘with a pointed style or metal instrument, very much as if one wrote on thickly buttered bread with a small stiletto
Lot - His cattle were already up to their bellies in the grass around Sodom, and that was heaven upon earth to Lot. Read the thirteenth and the nineteenth chapters of Genesis, and then take those two chapters with you to your knees, and so make your choice. And thus it is that we go on to Read that the Lord said to Abraham, after that Lot was departed from him, 'Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward. Arise, walk through the land, in the length of it and in the breadth of it, for to thee will I give it. In three crowded verses Moses tells his Readers the result. To Read Second Peter on Lot is far more comforting than to Read Hoses. But, then, to Read that only makes us stop and say and ask, Why did a man with a beginning like Lot, and with past experiences like Lot, why did he not rise up and leave a life, and a neighbourhood, and an occupation, and a companionship out of all which so much danger and so much vexation of soul continually sprang? The reason was that he had invested in Sodom, as our merchants would say
Canon of the New Testament - Primarily the question was as to what books were Read in the churches at public worship. The very earliest Reading of NT books in the churches must have occurred in the case of epistles addressed to particular churches, which of course were Read in those churches; next come the circular letters ( e. Paul had sent that Epistle to the church, and a new generation had arisen in the interval; but there is no proof or probability that it was regularly Read at the services. The earliest references to any such Reading point to the Synoptic Gospels as alone having this place of honour, together with the OT prophets. As yet no epistles are seen in the place of honour of church Reading side by side with OT Scriptures. It also has the Book of Wisdom, which it says was ‘written by the friends of Solomon in his honour,’ and the Apocalypse of Peter, although acknowledging that there is a minority which rejects the latter work, for we Read ‘we receive moreover the Apocalypses of John and Peter only, which [3] some of our body will not have Read in the church. Lastly, the Canon admits Hermas for private Reading, but not for use in the church services. On the other hand, Wisdom, without question, and the Apocalypse of Peter, though rejected by some, are included in this canon, and Hermas is added for private Reading. It was necessary to settle what books should be Read in church and what books should be appealed to in discussion. Canonical books were the books Read at public worship. An important step towards the settlement of the Canon on historical and scientific lines was taken by Eusebius, who, with his wide Reading and the great library of Pamphilus to resort to, also brought a fair and judicious mind to face the problems involved. Of course these would correspond to his own Canon and so help to fix it and spread its influence. 397), which orders that ‘besides the Canonical Scriptures nothing be Read in the Church under the title of Divine Scriptures,’ and appends a list of the books thus authorized in which we have the OT, the Apocrypha, and just our NT books. Translations of the Bible into the vernacular of various languages laid the question of the Canon to rest again, by familiarizing Readers with the same series of books in all versions and editions. It cannot be said that these four tests would give an indefeasible right to every book to claim a place in the Canon if it were not already there e
Targums - When, therefore, the Scriptures were Read in synagogues, it became necessary to translate them, in order that they might be understood by the congregation. The way in which it was done was as follows: In the case of the Pentateuch (the ‘Law’) a verse was Read in Hebrew, and then translated into Aramaic, and so on to the end of the appointed portion; but in the case of the prophetical writings three verses were Read and then translated. It is, however, interesting to note an exception in the case of Southern Arabia, where the custom still survives; and in Bokhara the Persian Jews Read the Targum, with the Persian paraphrase of it, to the lesson from the Prophets for the last day of the Passover Feast, namely, Isaiah 10:32 to Isaiah 12:6
the Slothful Servant Who Hid His Lord's Money - The ambitious and not unfaithful young minister had his sermon all Ready, but as there would be a small congregation that snowy morning he would not throw away his whole week's work on such a handful, and so he left his sermon at home. Once they are settled and married they will lay out their days, and Read the best, and rise in the morning, and preach every Sabbath to the top of their ability. And at the same time he began to lay up those immense stores of Reading and writing that make his every sentence today a model of fulness, and clearness, and finish. For why do you neglect as you do those whose priest and bishop you already are? You hire a coachman to carry you to church, and to sit in the street with his horses whilst you are attending divine service. Teach her the catechism, hear her Read and exhort her to pray. When you do this much good in your present state, then you are already that extraordinary person you intend to be. You can give them little books to Read, and make them tell you what they have Read, and better and better books as they grow up
Multitude - ’ The following phrases may be noted—(a) ὄχλος ἱκανος, which Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 in Mark 10:46 translates ‘great multitude’ (Authorized Version a ‘great number of people’), yet in Luke 7:12 renders, as Authorized Version , ‘much people,’ probably because in the preceding verse ‘great multitude’ is used for a different collection of persons; (b) ὁ πολὺς ὁχλος or ὁ ὀχλος πολύς forming almost a composite term ‘the common people’ (Mark 12:37, John 12:9; John 12:12 (Revised Version margin) ); (c) ὁ σλεῖστοι ὀχλος, Matthew 21:8 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘the most part of the multitude,’ Authorized Version ‘a very great multitude,’ Vulgate plurima turba; in Mark 4:1 ὄχλος πλεῖστος is Read by אB, al. Accordingly we Read that Herod was restrained from putting John the Baptist to death since he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet (Matthew 14:5). For the meeting of the two multitudes see Matthew 21:10-11, and note how the answer of Matthew 21:11 is already greatly modified from the Hosanna cries of Matthew 21:9. We Read that on one occasion He had compassion on them because they were ἐσκυλμένοι καὶ ἐρριμμένοι, as sheep not having a shepherd. 10, as the result of His compassion; so Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘distressed and scattered’; Authorized Version ‘they fainted,’ following Textus Receptus , which Reads ἐκλελυμένοι for ἐσκυλμένοι, with very little MS support. At other times we Read that, attracted by His teaching and His miracles, ‘all the city was gathered together at the door’ (Mark 1:33); ‘they came from every quarter’ (Mark 1:45); their attendance was so persistent that Jesus and the disciples ‘could not so much as eat bread’ (Mark 3:20); it was necessary to address them from the boat (Matthew 13:2); they brought their sick and maimed to Him (Matthew 15:31, Mark 1:32); they pressed upon Him and heard the word of God (Luke 5:1); and their rapt attention to His preaching, even during the last days at Jerusalem, is described by St. ||); the section dealing with the Bread of Life (John 6:24 f
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It is uncertain whether we should Read τῆς λεγομένης (TR [2] and Syriac commentaries seem to have Read Λιβύων (cf. , was not aware that the emendation had been proposed by anyone before himself, and he expressed his certainty that Λιβυστίνων was the true Reading. His note is still worth Reading
Title on the Cross - , where the Textus Receptus Reads οὖτός ἐστιν ὁ β. The so-called Gospel of Peter, taking the words as an insult to Jesus on the part of the Jews, Reads: οὖτός ἐστιν ὁ β. The true Reading, therefore, preserves the more natural order. It can be said with some confidence that it is more natural that ὁ Ναζωραῖος should represent the word of the Aramaic inscription, as this method of description would have little point for those who would Read the Greek or the Latin (cf. Wherever these exist—where there is an eye to Read, a hand to write, a tongue to speak—the cross has a message and the King a kingdom
Dibon - The phrase of "Mesha" (named on the stone just as we Read it 2 Kings 3:4-27), "Chemosh let me see my desire upon all my enemies," is word for word, substituting Jehovah for the idol of apostate Moab, David's phrase (Psalms 59:10). Hence, he was Ready to ally himself to Ahaziah (2 Chronicles 20:85); then to Jehoram and Edom against Moab. There we Read "Israel departed from the Moabite king, and returned to their own land;" ultimately, the Dibon stone informs us Mesha took town after town of Gad, "Medeba, Jahaz, Dibon, and Kir
Trajan - He had already proved himself the ablest general of the time. The Reader is impressed by ‘the careful attention paid to details … the consistent desire … to respect local customs and usages, the avoidance of general rules and principles, and the equitable spirit which insists on the execution of the laws, but observes vested interests, and avoids the appearance of anything arbitrary’ (E. 102,’ Read before the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies on 3rd March 1914, and to be published in JRS [4] 17-26, may also be Read
Vain - —Our Lord quotes here from Isaiah 29:13, where LXX Septuagint Reads μάτην δὲ σέβονταί με διδάσκοντες ἐντάλματα ἀνθρώπων καὶ διδασκαλίας. 155) thought it evident that the LXX Septuagint Read? וְחהוּ (= μάτην, cf. It is quite possible that our Lord ‘read וְחהוּ in His Hebrew scroll of Isaiah,’ and that this was the received Reading at the time that the Gospels were written. Such a solution of the difficulty would indeed be completely satisfying, but we must remember that the proposed Reading is merely a conjectural one, and that no external evidence in its favour has been found
Refuge - If the Reader will consult the Scriptures which relate to those cities of refuge he will find a very ample account Numbers 35:9-34; Deuteronomy 19:1-13; Joshua 20:1-9 throughout. And when he hath Read the several particulars there recorded, he will discover that those cities of refuge were wholly intended to screen the unintentional murderer. So Ramoth and Golan both Read with an eye to Jesus, as they express exaltation and joy, may be supposed to imply the raising up of the depressed spirits of a sinner when fleeing to Christ for refuge, and finding him all he stands in need of, as well as that "joy and peace in belie ving, when abounding in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost. "...
It is very blessed in Reading the Old Testament Scripture, to discover in every part of it so much of the New
Abba - ...
I very earnestly beg the Reader not to lose sight of this view of the word Abba, but to let it possess a suitable place, equal to its importance, in his remembrance. For if it was so specially confined, among the people of the East, to the children of a family; and Jesus and his people in him, are enjoined to use it on this account; can any thing more strikingly prove their relationship? And I cannot but express my hope, that if the Reader of this Poor Man's Concordance, is enabled, by grace, to see his own personal privilege herein, and can enter into a proper apprehension of the word, in this most endearing view, he will be led to discover the sweetness and blessedness of it, and from henceforth adopt it, in all his approaches to the throne of God in Christ. And how delightfully in this sense, doth it explain to us that passage of the apostle, in his epistle to the Galatians; where he saith, "Because ye are sons, [1] God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying Abba, Father. ...
Though I have already far exceeded, under this article, the ordinary limits to be observed in a work of this kind, yet I must beg to trespass a little farther, by way of confirmation of the observations made upon it. It is well known, that the ancient nations of the Arabs, retain many of the usages we Read of in sacred history. Hence the poor woman we Read of, Luke 7:38. Let the Reader connect this with Jacob kissing his son, and the church's call unto Christ
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After that, however, we Read of them no more. By the time of the conquest we Read only of the “people” (‛am) of Israel entering the land of Canaan and inheriting it ( Maronites - One thing is certain, from the testimony of Tyrius, and other unexceptionable witnesses, as also from the most authentic records, namely, that the Maronites retained the opinions of the Monothelites until the twelfth century, when, abandoning and renouncing the doctrine of one will in Christ, they were Readmitted into the communion of the Roman church. The Gospel, alone, is Read aloud in Arabic, that it may be understood by the people. Their labours consist in preaching in their church, in instructing children in the catechism, Thomas a Kempis, and the Psalms, and in teaching them to Read and write
Philosophy - Hence arose the need of an interpreter on the sabbatic year, a time when the whole law was Read, and also on the Sabbath in the synagogues, which some think had been recently erected, in order to make the people understand what was Read
Chapters - The custom of Reading it publicly in the Christian assemblies after the law and the prophets, would soon cause such divisions to be applied to it. The law and the prophets were for this end already divided into parashim and haptaroth, and the New Testament could not long remain without being treated in the same way. The Christian teachers gave the name of pericopes, to the sections Read as lessons by the Jews. Pericopes therefore were nothing else but αναγνωσματα , church lessons, or sections of the New Testament, which were Read in the assemblies after Moses and the Prophets. The Euthalian κεφαλαια are distinguished from the pericopes, or Reading portions, by their extent. Such in older times was the practice in Asia also; for Justin says, that the believers there assemble themselves for prayer and Reading on Sunday only, εν τη του ηλιου ημερα
Pentateuch - The five books of Moses have been during that period constantly placed at the head of the Jewish sacred volume, and divided into fixed portions, one of which was Read and explained in their synagogues, not only every Sabbath with the other Scriptures, but in many places twice a week, and not unfrequently every evening, when they alone were Read. "Nevertheless," says the sacred narrative, "divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem; and there assembled at Jerusalem much people, to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation; and they killed the passover, and the priests and Levites stood in their places after their manner, according to the law of Moses, the man of God
Preaching - Its real beginning can be traced back to the custom inaugurated by Ezra of Reading a part of the ‘Law’ or ‘Torah’ at the Sabbath-day assemblages of the people, and on other holy days. On these occasions the lesson from the Law was Read in the original Hebrew, and explained in the form of a paraphrase in the Aramaic vernacular by a methurgemân (dragoman) or interpreter. ” Whenever He forgave Israel’s sins He clothed Himself in white; for we Read ( Daniel 7:9 ): “His garment was white as snow
Synagogue - In place of the priesthood, whose exclusive domain was the Temple with its sacrificial cult, a new class of men in the Exile voiced the needs of the people, accentuating the significance of prayer and song as the more spiritual elements of the Divine service, and at the same time appealed to the people, like the prophets of old, by words of warning and consolation, offering public instruction through the Word of God, whether spoken or Read. 1), in which the scrolls were kept covered with cloth or put in a case, over which was spread a baldachin (kilah) or curtain (pârôketh, Exodus 26:31; Jer. 37a) those who Read from the scroll of the Law or other sacred books, which were placed upon the lectern, called after the Greek ἀναλογεῖον (see Levy, Wörterbuch, s. The subaltern officer, who had to carry out the orders of the former, assisting him in keeping order, hand the sacred scroll to the Reader and return it to its place (Sôṭâ, vii. He also assisted in the instruction of the school children by showing the passage that was to be Read (Shab. In Mishnaic times it seems that the functions of reciting the Shemâ’ (the proclamation of the Unity of God, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, and its corollaries Deuteronomy 11:13-21 and Numbers 15:37-41), with its accompanying benedictions, of Reading from the Prophets, and of offering the Priestly Blessing at the close of the service were all preferably assigned to one person (Meg. For the Reading from the Pentateuch different members of the congregation were called up, on Sabbath seven, on the Day of Atonement six, on festival days five, on New Moon and semi-festivals four, and on the second and fifth weekdays and Sabbath afternoons three (Meg. The more learned men of the congregation, and especially learned guests, were as a rule invited to Read the last portion and some portion from the Prophets, which they afterwards expounded in a sermon. haphthârâh-word of dismissal; whence the name of the last Reader, maphṭîr
It was principally on Sabbath and festival days, when the people were at leisure, that the service was well attended, and accordingly the weekly lesson from the Torah was Read in full (cf. On Monday and Thursday the villagers coming to the cities for the court or the market attended the synagogue in sufficient numbers to have a portion of the Torah Read (Tôs
Canon - Chrysostom is cited by Bellarmine as saying, "that many of the writings of the prophets had perished, which may Readily be proved from the history in Chronicles. Whatever was necessary to be added, by way of explanation, to any book already received into the canon, they were competent to annex; or, whatever annals or histories it was the purpose of God to have transmitted to posterity, they would be directed and inspired to prepare. ...
As to the New Testament, the same author proceeds: With respect to the New Testament, I am Ready to concede, as was before done, that there may have been books written by inspired men that have been lost: for inspiration was occasional, not constant; and confined to matters of faith, and not afforded on the affairs of this life, or in matters of mere science. Now, if any canonical book was ever lost, it must have been in these early times, when the word of God was valued far above life, and when every Christian stood Ready to seal the truth with his blood. We have already referred to an epistle to the Corinthians, which St. Paul not now extant, is that in Colossians 4:16 : "And when this epistle is Read among you, cause also that it be Read in the church of the Laodiceans, and that ye likewise Read the epistle from Laodicea. The words in the original are, και την εκ Λαοδικειας ινα και υμεις...
αναγνωτε , "and that ye likewise Read the epistle from Laodicea,"...
Colossians 4:16 . Paul to the Laodiceans, which he desired might be Read in the church at Colosse. " And their opinion is favoured by the Latin Vulgate, where we Read, eamque Laodicensium, "that which is of the Laodiceans;" but even these words admit of another construction
Ezra, Book of - For example, Ezra prayed as though walls were already in place in Jerusalem (Ezra 9:9 ), yet they were built by Nehemiah. There he Read from “the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded to Israel” (Nehemiah 8:1 ). He believed in the sacredness and practicality of the Scriptures; he Read them to his people and insisted that their teachings be carried out. He was a preacher: he used a pulpit (Nehemiah 8:4 ); he publicly Read the Scriptures; and he helped to interpret them to his congregation (Nehemiah 8:8 )
Hellenists - It is therefore a much more probable sense, that a Hebrew of the Hebrews signifies a Hebrew both by nation and language, which multitudes of Abraham's posterity, in those days, were not; or one of the Hebrew Jews, who performed their public worship in the Hebrew tongue; for such were reckoned more honourable than the Hellenistic Jews, who in their dispersion having, in a manner, lost the Hebrew, used the Greek language in sacris, and Read the Scripture out of the Septuagint version. On which account Grotius, understanding by the ‘Ελληνισται , or "Grecians, to whom some of those who were dispersed on the persecution which arose about Stephen: preached the Lord Jesus," Acts 11:19-20 , Greeks by nation, concludes there is a mistake in the text, and alters it according to the Syriac and Vulgate versions: "Certe legendum, [1] saith he, " προς τους Ελληνας . " So indeed the Alexandrian manuscript Reads, but it is supported by no other copy. Neander, by which the coming of Christianity was prepared, must be placed the spreading of the Jews among the Greeks and Romans. Without becoming entirely Jews, they had become acquainted with the Holy Scriptures of the Jews, they had heard of the promised messenger from God, of the King armed with power from God, of whom a report had been spread, as Suetonius says in the life of Vespasian, over the whole of the east. Much of that which they had heard from their Jewish teachers, whose writings they had Read, had remained dark to them, and they were still to seek in them
Talmud - details of folklore really dates from the time that the ‘Written Law’ was Read and expounded in the synagogues. Thus we are told that Ezra introduced the custom of having the Torah (‘Law’) Read in the synagogues at the morning service on Mondays and Thursdays ( i. The people had thus an opportunity, which would otherwise have been lacking to them, of hearing the Law Read and explained. And they Read in the book, in the law of God, with an interpretation; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the Reading’ ( Nehemiah 8:7-8 ). In the beginning of the latter occurs this paragraph: ‘During what time in the evening is the Reading of the Shema‘ begun? From the time when the priests go in to eat their leaven ( Leviticus 22:7 ) until the end of the first watch of the night, such being the words of R. Jose to elucidate it; remarks on the position of one who is in doubt whether he has Read the Shema‘ ; another passage from a baraitha , designating the appearance of the stars as an indication of the time in question; further explanations and passages on the appearance of the stars as bearing on the ritual; other Rabbinical sayings; a baraitha on the division between day and night, and other passages bearing on the same subject; discussion of other baraithas , and further quotations from important Rabbis; a sentence of Tannaitic origin in no way related to the preceding matters, namely, ‘One who prays standing must bold his feet straight,’ and the controversy on this subject between Rabbis Levi and Simon, the one adding, ‘like the angels,’ the other, ‘like the priests’; comments on these two comparisons; further discussion concerning the beginning of the day; Haggadic statements concerning the dawn; a conversation between two Rabbis; cosmological comments; dimensions of the firmament, and more Haggadic comments in abundance; a discussion on the night-watches; Haggadic material concerning David and his harp. Then comes the second section, namely, a Rabbinical quotation; a baraitha on the Reading of the Shema‘ in the synagogue; other Rabbinical and Haggadic matter; further Haggadic sayings; lastly, section 3 gives R
Paul as a Man of Prayer - After Paul has carried his most believing and his most adoring Readers as high as they are able to rise, Paul himself still rises higher and higher in his prayers. A great theologian, who is also a great devotional writer, has warned his Readers against the dangers of an untheological devotion. Now, even if you possess no students' books of apostolic doctrine, you possess the very Apostle himself in his Epistles, and I defy you to Read his Epistles with the understanding and the heart, and not to be swept away, like their writer, into the most ecstatic and rapturous adoration. You will never be able to Read in that way the doctrinal parts of the Romans, and the Ephesians, and the Colossians, or, indeed, any of Paul's Epistles, without being, now completely melted and broken, and now completely caught up into paradise, till you are a second Paul yourself. " Now that, Read literally, may well look to us like the language of a man gone into absolute exaggeration and extravagance about prayer. An horology for one day like that would make you at night Read both Paul's doctrines and his doxologies as you never Read them before
Rabbah - It is probable, however, that the text of Samuel is corrupt that we should Read ‘city’ or ‘cistern of waters’ and that Joab, like Antiochus III
Tabernacles, Feast of - the sabbatical year, the Law is to be publicly Read ( Deuteronomy 31:10-13 ). It was the Jewish harvest-home, when all the year’s produce of corn, wine, and oil had been gathered in; though no special offering of the earth’s fruits was made, as was done at the Feasts of Unleavened Bread and Pentecost
Tadmor - In 2 Chronicles 8:4 we Read that Solomon built ‘Tadmor in the [1] desert. ]'>[4] translator of 1 Kings 9:13 appears to have already had this correction before him. Nevertheless it is quite certain that Tamar is the original Reading. 200), Tadmor was already a place of note, around the founding of which a fabulous splendour had gathered, so that it appeared fitting to attribute it to Solomon
Fundamental Theology - In the course of this demonstration the four Gospels are used merely as historical documents, in which we Read what Jesus Christ explicitly claimed to be, what doctrines He taught, what Divine credentials (working of miracles, uttering and fulfilling of prophecies) He presented in proof of His claim
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He was "a Ready scribe in the law of Moses," who "had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments. On the appointed day the whole population assembled, and the law was Read aloud to them by Ezra and his assistants (Nehemiah 8:3 )
Mary, Sister of Lazarus - ) In John 12:7 Sinaiticus and Vaticanus manuscripts Read cf6 "let her alone that she may keep this against the day of My burying"; but the Alexandrinus manuscript supports KJV. ...
She may not have been fully conscious of the significancy of her act; but He unfolds it to her praise, and her name has been and ever will be cited as an example of self sacrifice to Christendom; so that when John 11:2 was written it had already become her characteristic designation
Caesarea - Gentiles outnumbered Jews in it; and in the synagogue accordingly the Old Testament was Read in Greek
Canon (1) - They were extensively diffused, and Read in every Christian society; they were valued and preserved with care by the first Christians; they were cited by Christian writers of the second, third, and fourth centuries, as Irenxus, Clement the Alexandrian, Tertullian, Origen, Eusebius, &c
Baxterians - He told a friend, that six brothers were converted by Reading that Call. A young Indian prince was so taken with it, that he Read it with tears, and died with it in his hand
Baasha - " Further, in 2 Chronicles 11:13-17 we Read, "the priests and Levites in all Israel resorted to Rehoboam out of all their coasts
Street - But it has to be noted that καὶ εἰς is now Read, following אABD, which seems to correspond better with the likely situation. ’ A comparison with Mark 6:56 (ἐν ταῖς ἀγοραῖς; D Reads πλατείαις) is instructive: applied to villages and country, no less than to cities, this would seem to denote no more than ‘open spaces,’ perhaps as opposed to courtyards
Word - It is still living and active today, and does God’s work in the hearts and lives of those who hear it or Read it (Hebrews 4:12)
Circumcision - We Read of uncircumcised lips (Exodus 6:12,30 ), ears (Jeremiah 6:10 ), hearts (Leviticus 26:41 )
Law of Christ - In Isaiah 42:1-4 we Read that God's chosen servant will one day establish justice throughout the earth and that "the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law" (NASB)
Games (2) - This variety in the range of illustration is traced without difficulty to the different interests of the Readers or hearers. It is not necessary to Read into the parable a condemnation of those who should have outgrown childish things but are still playing at life
Spikenard - It has been suggested that the true Reading is Ἰνδικής. Others would Read σπικάτης (= Vulgate spicati), a word found in Galen, vi. * on (2) - Onias who fled into Egypt, in disappointment at not getting the high priesthood, and rose to rank under Ptolemy Philometor, Read "city of the sun" (Ηa-Cheres )
Manna - In the margin of the Bible it is called Man-hu, (Exodus 16:15) meaning the bread with which the Lord fed. I beg the Reader to Read the interesting account of it, Exodus 16:1-36 throughout: it will well reward his attention, The children of Israel called it Man-hu; that is, they asked the question, "What is this, far it is peculiar?" And hence Moses, (Deuteronomy 8:3) reminds Israel of their surprize at first beholding it. And Christians ought not to be less earnest in defence of the same precious truth, since the manna of the Old Testament was but typical and figurative of the bread of life under the New. Jesus was all along thus represented to Israel; and was then, and is now, the living bread, by faith, with which the Lord feeds all the true Israel
Arsenius - He was deeply Read in Greek literature
Deliverance - The Christian Church has always Read in His titles, His words, and His actions this moral and spiritual significance
Frontlets - ...
Hebrew: "they must be Read standing in the morning, when blue can be distinguished from green, sitting in the evening from sunset; both hands must be used in writing them; the leather must have no hole; the wearer must not approach within four cubits of a cemetery," etc
Solomon - ...
We Read of Solomon that he spake three thousand proverbs, and his songs were a thousand and five
Ass - Although the ass was forbidden food to the Jews, we Read ( 2 Kings 6:25 ) that ‘an ass’s head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver’ in the extremity of famine in besieged Samaria
Composition - A Read composition is when an agreement is made between the owner of lands and the parson or vicar, with the consent of the ordinary and the patron, that such lands shall for the future be discharged rom the payment of tithes, by reason of some land or other real recompense given to the parson, in lieu and satisfaction thereof
Ephraim - ...
In the kingdom under David and Solomon we Read very little of Ephraim, but it is twice called in the Psalms 'the strength (or defence) of mine head
Shemaiah - Jeremiah on hearing Shemaiah's letter Read by Zephaniah, who was less prejudiced against him, declared from Jehovah, "Shemaiah shall not have a man to dwell among this people, neither shall he behold the good" (namely, the future restoration from Babylon), "because he caused you to trust a lie" and "hath taught rebellion against Jehovah," namely, against God's revealed will as to the time of the restoration (Jeremiah 29:24-32, compare Jeremiah 29:10; Jeremiah 28:16)
Ephod - We Read also of the ROBE OF THE EPHOD,which was all of blue, and along the bottom of which were pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, with bells of gold between them
Haggai - And then it is added (as it should Read) "the latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former
Cloud - Clouds in the air, I detain not the Reader to notice, but the ministry of the cloud in the church of God, when the people went out of Egypt. And more so, because the promise is still with the church, that "the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion (let the Reader not overlook the every dwelling place), and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night, for upon all the glory shall be a defence. " (Isaiah 4:5) When we consider the peculiarity of this cloud, when we Read expressly who was in it, when we consider the wonderful progress of it in its ministry, then going before, and then shifting its station, as occasion required, and going behind, when we behold the striking account of its ministry, in the difference of its aspect of light to Israel, and darkness to the Egyptians, when we trace the history of it through all the wilderness dispensation of the church, and discover its blessed and beneficial influences to Israel, from Succoth even to Jordan, who but must exclaim, What hath God wrought! Surely, it is impossible for any Reader, and every Reader, to attend to the wonderful account without joining Moses, the man of God and saying, "Happy art thou, O Israel! who is like unto thee, O people saved of the Lord?" (Deuteronomy 33:29) Let the Reader turn to those Scriptures, (Exodus 13:21-22; Exo 14:19-20; Exo 16:10; Numbers 12:5; Deuteronomy 31:15; Nehemiah 9:19; 1 Corinthians 10:1; 1Co 10:4) But when the Reader hath paused over these Scriptures, and duly pondered the wonderous subject, I entreat him to carry on the blessed consideration (for it is, indeed, most blessed), as it concerns the Exodus, or going forth of the church of Jesus now
Cedar Tree - Its branches are wide and spreading. Taught by such an infallible Teacher methinks I would never Read of the Cedar of Lebanon, without connecting with it some sweet resemblance to be discovered in his people, which he saith himself are the branch of his planting, and which are so, that they might be called trees of righteousness, "the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. (Song of Song of Solomon 2:2) Do any trees out-top the Cedar of Lebanon, spread wider, or cast their branches with more luxuriancy farther than this fair one? Neither do any grow more upright, extend their usefulness in equal direction for general good, as the disciples of the Lord. For though they are poor and mean in man's opinion, yet do they stand high in the esteem of Christ Jesus; and in the grace of the Lord, like the branches of the cedar, they spread forth, by faith, in every direction, and by rich experience in the divine life, manifest forth the loveliness of their high calling all around. And as the Cedar of Lebanon is deep-rooted, ever-green, and ever-fragrant, so believers in Christ are deep-rooted in him, always flourishing in him, however unprofitable in themselves; and as the prophet describes the church, "their branches shall spread, and their beauty be as the olive tree, and their smell like Lebanon
Animals, Clean And Unclean - The first time we Read of clean and unclean animals is when Noah went into the ark: he was instructed to take seven pairs of each of the clean beasts and clean fowls and only two of the unclean; we have no instructions as to how Noah distinguished them, but it shows that in early days there was a distinction between the clean and unclean
Hate - This word is so very plain in its simple meaning, and so universally understood, that there would have needed no observation upon it, but for an expression of our Lord's concerning it, which appears to me, according to all the commentators I have seen or Read upon it, to have been totally mistaken
Cluster - " I conceive, that the beauties of the comparison in both instances are well worth attending to, in a work of this kind, and, therefore, I take for granted, that the Reader will not be displeased in my detaining him on the occasion. The learned Bishop Patrick hath observed, that the Hebrew Doctors, by dividing the word Eshcol into two words, found out the mystery of the Messiah in the passage, and Read them thus, my beloved is unto me the Esh, that is, the man; Col, copher; that is, a cluster of atonement. I leave the Reader to his own observation upon the subject, with only remarking, that on the supposition the Hebrew Doctors were right, what a lovely Scripture this is in the Songs, (Song of Song of Solomon 1:14) when the church so sings of Christ
Tree - 16:21 should Read: “You shall not plant for yourself an Asherah of any kind of wood” (NASB, “any kind of tree”). The end product of wood already processed and fashioned into something may be indicated by ‛êts: “And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood …” ( Morning - 19:25 we Read that the men of Gibeah raped and abused the Levite’s concubine “all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go” (cf. 13:36 bâqar means “to attend to”: “… If the scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for yellow hair
Flesh - In Job 10:11, we Read: “Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast [5] me with bones and sinews
Evagrius of Antioch - Jerome praises treatises on various subjects which he heard Evagrius Read while still a presbyter, but which he had not yet published
Kill - ) Read the future of analisko, "to consume
Camel - Others conjecture that καμιλος should be Read καβιλος , a cable. But there are no ancient manuscripts to support the Reading
Seismology - His findings, published in 1872, Read: ...
(a) microseismic movements of an isolated pendulum often occur simultaneously with distant earthquakes
(b) others occur during continued barometric depressions
(c) these movements are a maximum in the winter and a minimum in the summer
Theology, Fundamental - In the course of this demonstration the four Gospels are used merely as historical documents, in which we Read what Jesus Christ explicitly claimed to be, what doctrines He taught, what Divine credentials (working of miracles, uttering and fulfilling of prophecies) He presented in proof of His claim
Ephraim - ...
In the kingdom under David and Solomon we Read very little of Ephraim, but it is twice called in the Psalms 'the strength (or defence) of mine head
Egyptians - Before the flood we Read that the use of brass, or copper, and iron had been discovered, and there are proofs that many other arts were known in Egypt
Ephod - We Read also of the ROBE OF THE EPHOD,which was all of blue, and along the bottom of which were pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, with bells of gold between them
Josiah - ...
With this encouragement from God, Josiah gathered Jerusalem’s leading citizens together at the temple, where the law was Read to them
Preaching (2) - states that Jesus came into Galilee preaching the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14)—the public open-air proclamation; but that He went into a synagogue to teach (Mark 1:21), where after the scripture had been Read He would expound it (cf
Old Testament - Being Read mainly in the Greek or Aramaic versions, and interpreted, with the freedom characteristic of the age, as a collection of independent ‘prophecies’ or predictions of things to come, they were easily made to cover the great facts associated with Christ’s teaching, personality, and work. This conflict is already foreshadowed in St. Like his Jewish teachers, the Apostle continued to Read the Scriptures as a body of independent ‘words,’ each charged with a life and force of its own. , 1 Timothy 5:18), illustrate the ‘manifold sense’ Read into the letter of Scripture; while the bold way in which he transfers to Gentile Christians the promises made to Israel (Romans 9:8 ff. So deeply has he entered into the spirit of his Master that his whole treatment of the OT is marked by a sanity and sobriety of mind, enriched with a breadth, sympathy, and penetrating insight surpassed only by Christ. Thus in his speech at Antioch he sets forth Jesus as the Saviour of David’s seed brought unto Israel ‘according to the promise,’ whose condemnation and death at the hands of the people and rulers of Jerusalem were the fulfilment of the words of the prophets ‘which are Read every sabbath,’ and His resurrection the bringing to pass of ‘the holy and sure blessings of David,’ as promised in Psalms 2, 8 (Acts 13:23 ff. ), and the history of Israel was Read typically (τυπικῶς, ‘by way of pattern’ or ‘figure’), as a series of illustrative moral examples, ‘written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come’ (1 Corinthians 10:11). Even as a Christian he remained under its influence, and was Ready in the interests of the gospel, if need were, to circumcise and to carry through the statutory vows for himself and his converts (cf. ...
On this profound psychological analysis the Apostle based his new Reading of OT history. In a real sense, indeed, the gospel was already inherent in the covenant between God and Abraham, confirmed 430 years before the giving of the Law, and remaining valid in spite of its interposition. If it be rightly Read, therefore, the OT is a revelation of the same grace as is made manifest in Christ. The veil with which Moses covered his face when he spoke to the people is a symbol of that still darker veil lying heavily upon the heart of Israel ‘at the Reading of the old covenant,’ which will never be removed until they turn to Christ. Paul not merely checks his own fiery outburst against the high priest by calling to mind the injunction not to speak evil of a ruler (Acts 23:5), but cites the Decalogue and other moral precepts of the OT as still binding upon his Readers (cf
Paul Apprehended of Christ Jesus - But, beginning with his silent consent to the death of Stephen, Saul soon went on to plan and to perpetrate the most dreadful deeds on his own account. Hearing a hymn sung, as was the case one Sabbath evening in this very house; hearing a verse Read, as was the case with St. But you will go over for yourselves all the cases of conversion you have ever heard about, or Read about, and you will see for yourselves how full of all kinds of individuality, and variety, and intensity of interest, the work of conversion is, till like Mercy in The Pilgrim's Progress, you will fall in love with your own. Read his thrice-told story, and see if there is any lesson plainer, or more pointed to you in it all, than just the unexpectedness, the unpreparedness, and the completeness on the spot, of Saul's conversion. Speaking here for myself, and not venturing to speak for any of you, when I Read a thing like that, and a thing said by such a master in Israel as he was who said that, and then look at my own life in the searching light of that, I feel as if I can never up till now have been converted myself at all
House - Luke for the comprehension of his more Western Readers-or at least of Readers less acquainted with the customs of Palestine than those of St. We Read of a charcoal fire in it-a brazier in the open air (Mark 14:54; Mark 14:67, Luke 22:55 f. ’ The oven is a hole in the floor; the fire, of dried manure, is kindled at the bottom; and the sides are made of hardened clay, to which the flaps of dough adhere until they are baked and Ready to be hooked out as bread. The latter are turned into bedrooms by spreading the bedclothes on the floor. Hence we Read that the upper room (ἀνώγεον or ἀνώγαιον or ἀνωγεών or ἀνάγαιον) of Mark 14:14 f. ...
(c) Besides the above rooms we Read in the NT of a ταμεῖον (better ταμιεῖον) and an ἀποθήκη. When we Read in the NT the various words for a ‘bed’ as used for sleeping in-κλίνη (Matthew 9:2, Luke 5:18), κλινίδιον (Luke 5:19; Luke 5:24; the same as κλίνη, Luke 5:18), κράββατον (Mark 2:4; Mark 6:55, John 5:8)-only mattresses and bedclothes are meant
Nabal - The-Joy-of-her-father,-for that was the name of the sheep-master's beautiful bride,-was also the joy of her bridegroom, till he sent two hundred loaves of bread, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep Ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs to Adullam, so that every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, ate and drank and said, Let the God of Abraham and Sarah, and Isaac and Rebekah, and Jacob and Rachel be the God of that great man in Maon and Abigail his bride. How Abigail behaved herself before the insulted and revengeful soldiers; with what tact and understanding she spake to David; and how she melted David and turned away his hot anger-all that we Read in the matter and the manner of this sacred writer. 'He railed on them,' as we excellently Read it in the text. Do not Read it. When you speak it your conversation is in hell; and when you write or Read it, it is the literature of hell. It kindles hell in him who is railed at, and it spreads, and it feeds hell in him who writes it, or Reads it, or speaks it. ...
But, now, can such churlishness be cured? Can it really be cured? some of you who have that cruel stone for long spreading in your hearts will ask me
Salt - ...
I shall beg to set before the Reader some of the Scriptures where we meet with it, in order that we may have a better apprehension of the design of God the Holy Ghost in the use of it. ...
The first account we Read of salt is Genesis 14:3; where mention is made of the Salt Sea in the vale of Siddim; and this is probably what elsewhere is called the Dead Sea, forming the spot where once stood Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities of the plain, which the Lord destroyed by fire, and over which Jordan in the seasons of its overflowing pours itself. (Genesis 19:26) We Read in the prophecy of Ezekiel also concerning the miry places, and the marshy places, which were never to be healed, but to be given to salt. We there Read that every oblation of the meat-offering was to be seasoned with salt. " (Exodus 20:24-25)...
Fourthly, if the Reader will consult the context concerning this meat-offering with the salt of the covenant, he will find that it was an offering also made by fire unto the Lord. ...
Now if the Reader will pause over the subject, and by looking back take a retrospective view of the whole, he will perceive that salt in the church of God had a twofold dispensation: and, like Him whom it evidently prefigured, it became "the savor of life unto life, or of death unto death?" (2 Corinthians 2:16) Jesus was set for "the fall and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be spoken against. He tells us, that one of those people, willing to assure him of the seriousness of his promise to him, and that he would certainly fulfil it, called to a servant to bring him bread and salt; as soon as it was brought, he took a little of the salt between his fingers, and looking very gravely, he put it on a morsel of the bread and ate it, assuring me that now I might rely on his promise
the Publican - But all the same, there was One teaching and healing in the temple that day who not only saw both the Pharisee and the publican, but who, without listening, heard them both pray, and Read all that was in both their hearts. And the definiteness of the word that he instinctively used about himself-the sinner, is to this day the best possible test of the state of mind of all who either Read this parable or speak about it. The saint had been speaking to herself about herself in her Journal, and that in the very same terms in which the publican spoke about himself in the temple, and in the very same terms in which Paul speaks about himself in his first Epistle to Timothy, when the great critic breaks out upon her for her insincerity and her extravagant language in a way very distressing to his admirers to Read, and very unlike himself. Which, said Solomon, shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house
Balaam - For his history, I refer the Reader to Numbers 20:1-29 and the two following chapters. In relation to the character of Balaam, it will be proper for me to beg the Reader's attention to what the word of God hath left upon record concerning him, in order to have a clear apprehension of the subject; comparing Scripture with Scripture, as we are commanded to do, 1 Corinthians 2:13. It should seem from the history of Egypt, in the magicians we Read of in that history, that this custom of using enchantments among idolatrous nations, was very common. (Exodus 7:11) Prompted by the love of gain, Balaam Readily listened to the messengers of Balak, and lodged them for the night, pretending that he would conconsult the Lord upon the subject, and go with them if permitted. But, if the Reader will turn to the second chapter of Revelations, and Read the fourteenth verse, there the whole matter is explained. I refer the Reader to the Scripture account of it. When we Read the many blessed things which the Lord, as he had graciously said, compelled Balaam to utter concerning his Israel, "the word that I shall speak unto thee, (said the Lord) that thou shalt speak. Men, by Reading, or by hearing, may acquire great knowledge in the truths of God, so as to speak and discourse, as Balaam did very sweetly on the subject; but whose souls never felt any love of God, nor desire of salvation. The Reader will, probably, anticipate the circumstance to which I refer; namely, the conversation which Balaam held with his ass
Anointing (2) - Besides the two special incidents already described, some other references to ‘anointing’ may be briefly dealt with. In Mark 6:13 we Read of the Twelve on their evangelistic mission, that they ‘anointed (ἀλείφω) with oil many that were sick, and healed them. And in Mark 16:1 we Read how Mary Magdalene and the other women went to the sepulchre to anoint (ἀλείφω) the dead body of the Saviour (cf. When Jesus in the synagogue at Nazareth Read from Isaiah 61 the prophetic words, ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he anointed (χρίω me to preach good tidings to the poor …’ (Luke 4:18), and went on to say, after closing the book, ‘To-day hath this scripture been fulfilled in your ears’ (Luke 4:21), He definitely claimed to be set apart to the Messianic calling
Nathanael - Gabriel gave Mary a sign that he could Read her future, for he showed that he knew all about Elisabeth’s prospects of a son; and Jesus gives Nathanael a sign that He could Read his character, for He shows that He knows all about his private conduct (cf. what we Read of Elisha in 2 Kings 5:26; 2 Kings 6:12). The angels, who are to be instruments of the manifestation, are represented as being already on earth, the ‘ascending’ being placed first. They are Ready to carry men’s prayers to heaven, and to bring down the blessings which prayer wins
Education - They were the people of a Book, and wherever there is a written literature, and that religiously binding, elementary education, at least in the forms of Reading and writing, is imperative and indispensable. In the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs we Read: ‘Do ye also teach your children letters, that they may have understanding all their life, Reading unceasingly the Law of God’ (‘Levi,’ xiii. ’ Among the Jews every child had to learn to Read; scarcely any Jewish children were to be found to whom Reading of a written document was strange, and therefore were there so many poor Jewish parents Ready to deny themselves the necessaries of life in order to let their children have instruction (c. ...
While the great subject of school instruction was the Law, the work of the elementary school embraced Reading, writing, and arithmetic. ’ Reading thus came to be a universal accomplishment among the Jewish people, and it was a necessary qualification where the sacred books were not the exclusive concern of a priestly caste, but were meant to be Read and studied in the home as well as Read aloud and expounded in the synagogue. The case of Timothy already referred to is evidence of this; and the Scriptures which the Jewish converts of Berœa ‘examined daily’ were no doubt the OT in Greek which they were trained to study for themselves. It is said to have been a rule of the Jewish schools not to allow all and sundry, without regard to age, to Read all the books of Holy Scripture, but to give to the young all those portions of Scripture whose literal sense commanded universal acceptance, and only after they had attained the age of twenty-five to allow them to Read the whole. Origen lefts of the scruples of the Jewish teachers in regard to the Reading of the Song of Solomon by the young (Harnack, Bible Reading in the Early Church, 1912, p. But there was no lack of materials for Reading and exposition. We even Read of bequests being made to provide free education to children of both sexes, but the rule was that women needed no more instruction than they were likely to receive at home. ...
The stages of education were practically the same in all the different branches of the wide-spread Grecian people. On the completion of this course he was Ready to enter upon the exercise of his duties towards the State. Great stress was laid upon Reading, recitation, and singing. Paul, as noted already, derives the imagery of a well-known passage in his Epistles (Romans 2:17-21). ‘Among the Jewish Christians,’ as Harnack points out, ‘the private use of the Holy Scriptures simply continued; for the fact that they had become believers in the Messiahship of Jesus had absolutely no other effect than to increase this use, in so far as it was now necessary to study not only the Law but also the Prophets and the Kethubim, seeing that these afforded prophetic proofs of the Messiah-ship of Jesus, and in so far as the religious independence of the individual Christian was still greater than that of the ordinary Jew’ (Bible Reading in the Early Church, p. The feeling grew and spread that it was at once a privilege and a duty thus to make acquaintance with the meaning and teaching of Holy Scripture. Men like Justin Martyr, Tatian, Theophilus of Antioch, became Christians-such is their own acknowledgment-by Reading the Scriptures for themselves. Pamphilus, the friend of Eusebius, whose library at Caesarea was famous, had Bibles copied to keep in stock and to be given away as occasion demanded, ‘not only to men but also to women whom he saw devoted to the Reading of Scripture’ (Jerome, Apol
Apocrypha - ’ This is not even a reference to ‘the prophet’ of whom we Read in John 1:25. (In the Hebrew variation of the text of this chapter as rendered by Neubauer, we Read of ‘the coming of the Redeemer and the building of Ariel,’ i. ...
Apocalyptic literature lends itself more Readily to Messianic ideas, and these find full expression in the Book of Enoch, where—in the ‘Similitudes’—the descriptions of the Messiah who appears in clouds as the Son of Man are assigned by Dr. It is startling to Read that he is to die (7:29); but (1) this is after reigning 400 years, and (2) without a subsequent resurrection. Accordingly the Syriac Reads ‘30’ instead of ‘400,’ evidently a Christian emendation. ’ The Ethiopic of 7:28, instead of ‘My son Jesus’ Reads ‘My Messiah,’ and the Armenian, ‘the anointed of God. A certain pre-existence is implied in the assertion that the Most High had kept him (2 Esdras 12:32); the Latin has only ‘for the end,’ but the Syriac Reads ‘for the end of days, who shall spring up out of the seed of David. Similarly later on we Read, ‘Like as one can neither seek out nor know what is in the depths of the sea, even so can no man upon earth see my Son, or those that be with him, but in the time of his day’ (2 Esdras 13:52). Then in addition to the saved remnant of the Jews already referred to, the lost ten tribes will be brought back from their exile beyond the Euphrates, whither they had gone by a miraculous passage through the river, and whence they will return by a similar miraculous staying of ‘the springs of the river’ again. Thus we Read—...
‘For her true beginning is desire of discipline;...
And the care for discipline is love of her’ (Wisdom of Solomon 6:17). On the contrary, we Read that—...
‘Easily is she beheld of them that love her,...
And found of them that seek her’ (Wisdom of Solomon 6:12). When a little later we Read that ‘the spirit of the Lord hath filled the world’ (τὴν οἰκουμένην, ‘the inhabited earth,’ (Revised Version margin)), the breadth of Hel
Library - Both sides of the pages could be used; it was more compact; and above all one could more Readily find Scripture references. Ahasuerus (Xerxes) had a servant Read from his chronicle one night as a cure for his insomnia (Esther 6:1 ). Satirists mocked those like Trimalchio, who acquired books but never Read them. An inscription from Athens Reads: “No book shall be taken out, since we have sworn thus
Laodicea - Paul regarded as his deputy (Colossians 1:7 [5], Reading ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν instead of ὑμῶν), and whose labour on behalf of the three communities evoked a warm encomium (Colossians 4:12-13). The close relations subsisting between the churches of Laodicea and Colossae are indicated by the injunction that the Epistle to Colossians should be Read in the Church of the Laodiceans, and that the Colossians should Read ‘the Epistle from Laodicea
Vulgate, the - This has led to the earliest Latin codices being associated with Italy, where, as already observed, there were certainly assemblies in the days of the apostles. The people generally resisted alterations: quite a commotion in a church is recorded, the prophet Jonah being Read, because Jerome had used the word hedera, 'ivy,' in his translation, for they had been accustomed to the word cucurbita, 'gourd. In giving the Vulgate as an authority for various Readings in the N. ...
This passage gives an illustration of how the Old Latin, preserved in the Vulgate, may be the means of authenticating true Readings that would otherwise be condemned because of the supposed preponderance (of weight, not number ) of Greek MSS against it. It existed long before papal supremacy and for many centuries was the only copy of the New Testament that was available to the mass of Christians, and was largely used by the Reformers until they could obtain a copy of the Greek, and were able to Read it
Scribes - We Read also of the "principal scribe of the host," or army, Jeremiah 52:25 ; and it is probable that there were scribes in other departments of the state. ...
It appears that the office of the ecclesiastical scribes, if this distinction be allowed, was originally confined to writing copies of the law, as their name imports; but the knowledge, thus necessarily acquired, soon led them to become instructers of the people in the written law, which, it is believed, they publicly Read. Baruch was an amanuensis or scribe to Jeremiah; and Ezra is called "a Ready scribe in the law of Moses, having prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments," Ezra 7:6 ; Ezra 7:10 ; but there is no mention of the scribes being formed into a distinct body of men till after the cessation of prophecy
Sabbath - The account of the sending of manna in the desert proves that the Sabbath was already known and observed, Exodus 16:22-30 . They placed on the golden table new loaves of showbread, and took away the old ones, Leviticus 24:8 . " Justin Martyr observes that "on the Lord's day all Christians in the city or country meet together, because that is the day of our Lord's resurrection, and then we Read the writings of the apostles and prophets; this being done, the person presiding makes an oration to the assembly, to exhort them to imitate and to practice the things they have heard; then we all join in prayer, and after that we celebrate the sacrament. ...
"The second Sabbath after the first," Luke 6:1 , should rather Read, "The first Sabbath after the second day of the pass-over. ...
The "preparation of the Sabbath" was the Friday before; for as it was forbidden to make a fire, to bake bread, or to dress victuals, on the Sabbath-day, they provided on the Friday every thing needful for their sustenance on the Sabbath, Mark 15:42 Matthew 27:62 John 19:14,31,42
Martinus, Bishop of Dumium - The only mention of Arianism in it throughout occurs in a letter of pope Vigilius which was Read. 468, where he describes the Formula as more frequently Read and quoted in the middle ages than any of the genuine works of Seneca, to whom it was ascribed in early editions. His theory is that the fallen angels or demons assumed the names and shapes of notoriously wicked men and women who had already existed, such as Jove, Venus, Mars; that the nymphs, Lamias, and Neptune are demons with power to harm all who are not fortified with the sign of the cross, and who shew their faithlessness by calling the days of the week after the heathen gods. The observance of calends, the propitiation of mice and moths by presents of bread and cloth, auguries, the observance of the New Year on Jan. 1 instead of on the March equinox, when in the beginning God "divided the light from the darkness" by an equal division, the burning of wax tapers at stones, trees, streams, and crossways, the adornment of tables, the pouring of corn over the log on the hearth, the placing of wine and bread in the wells, the invocation of Minerva by the women at their spinning, the worship of Venus, the incantation of medicinal herbs, divination by birds and by sneezing, are all denounced as pagan superstitions, offensive to God and dangerous to him who practises them. With it they passed into the pseudo-Isidorian collection, and so obtained widespread influence
Reccared - 217), he succeeded his father without opposition, having been already associated with him in the kingdom. Reccared's address, Read to the assembly by a notary, contained an orthodox confession of belief. They replied that though they had done so already when with the king they had gone over to the church, they would comply. The 1st confirmed the decrees of previous councils and synodical letters of the popes; the 2nd directed the recitation of the creed of Constantinople at the communion; by the 5th the Arian bishops, priests, and deacons, who had been converted, were forbidden to live with their wives; the 7th directed the Scriptures should be Read at a bishop's table during meals; by the 9th Arian churches were transferred to the bishops of their dioceses; the 13th forbade clerics to proceed against clerics before lay tribunals; the 14th forbade Jews to have Christian wives, concubines, or slaves, ordered the children of such unions to be baptized, and disqualified Jews from any office in which they might have to punish Christians—Christian slaves whom they had circumcised, or made to share in their rites, were ipso facto free; the 21st forbade civil authorities to lay burdens on clerics or the slaves of the church or clergy; the 22nd forbade wailing at funerals; the 23rd forbade celebrating saints' days with indecent dances and songs
Old Testament - Gesenius has shown the inferiority of the Samaritan text to our Hebrew Pentateuch:...
(1) it substitutes common for unusual grammatical forms;...
(2) it admits glosses into the text;...
(3) it emends difficult passages, substituting easier Readings;...
(4) it corrects and adds words from parallel passages;...
(5) it interpolates from them;...
(6) it removes historical and other difficulties of the subject matter;...
(7) Samaritanisms in language;...
(8) passages made to agree with the Samaritan theology. Origen in the Hexapla, and especially Jerome, instructed by Palestinian Jews in preparing the Vulgate, show a text identical with ours in even the traditional unwritten vowel Readings. The Talmudists have a note, "read, but not written," to mark what ought to be Read though not in the text, at 2 Samuel 8:3; 2 Samuel 16:23; Jeremiah 31:38; Matthew 4:15-16; Ruth 2:11; Ruth 3:5; Ruth 3:17; also "written but not (to be) Read," 2 Kings 5:18; Deuteronomy 6:1; Jeremiah 51:3; Ezekiel 48:16; Ruth 3:12. So the Masoretic Qeri's (marginal Readings) in Job 13:15; Haggai 1:8. Their scrupulous abstinence from introducing what they believed the truer Readings guarantees to us both their critical care in examining the text and their reverence in preserving it intact. " In the post-Talmudic period THE MASORAH (Buxtorf, Tiberias) notes:...
(1) as to the verses, how many are in each book, the middle verse in each; how many begin with certain letters, or end with the same word, or had a certain number of words and letters, or certain words a number of times;...
(2) as to the words, the Qeri 's (marginal Readings) and kethib 's (readings of the text); also words found so many times in the beginning, middle, or end of a verse, or with a particular meaning; also in particular words where transcribers' mistakes were likely, whether they were to be written with or without the vowel letters; also the accentuation;...
(3) as to the letters, how often each occurred in the Old Testament, etc. ...
Walton's Polyglot gives Readings also of the Palestinian and of the Babylonian Jews; the former printed first in the Bomberg Bible by R. Jacob, a Babylonian Jew, having collated manuscripts in the 11th century, mention 864 different Readings of vowels, accents, and makkeph , and (Song of Solomon 8:6) the division of a word. Our manuscripts generally agree with Ben Asher's Readings. Synagogue rolls contain separately the Pentateuch, the haphtaroth (literally, "dismissals," being Read just before the congregations departed) or sections of the prophets, and the megilloth , namely, Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther: all without vowels, accents, and sophpasuks. ...
DeRossi at Parma gave from ancient versions various Readings of SELECT PASSAGES, and from the collation on them of 617 manuscripts, and 134 besides, which Kennicott had not seen; four vols. The targums are only paraphrases; still, they, if all agreeing together for a Reading, furnish a strong presumption in its favor. The Septuagint confirms a Reading if otherwise rendered probable, but not by itself alone. A specimen of corrections from the Qeri in conjunction with the Septuagint is Isaiah 9:3, "its" for "not"; but the difficulty of the Reading favors the text, "Thou hast multiplied the nation and (soon after) not increased the joy"; for the increase of the true Israel by Gentile converts to Christianity was soon followed by the growth of corruption and antichrist; but he in turn is to be destroyed, as Midian was by Gideon, to the "joy" of the elect nation. 133), a Jew, Reads "they disfigured," confirming the Reading in KJV, "they pierced my hands," in opposition to "they enclosed as a lion my hands," etc. The Septuagint and Samaritan Pentateuch agree in the easier Reading of Deuteronomy 32:5, "they (belong) not to Him, children of spot" (defilement); compare Ephesians 5:7; but the Hebrew text is intelligible, "they are not His children, but their blemish," i. For "after the commandment" (Hosea 5:11) the Septuagint, Syriac, and targums Read "vanity," Jerome "filthiness
Peter - " He was a son of Jonas (John, so Read the best manuscripts), a brother of Andrew, probably a native of Bethsaida in Galilee
Hexapla - A Bible disposed in six columns, containing the text and divers versions thereof, compiled and published by Origen, with a view of securing the sacred text from future corruptions, and to correct those that had been already introduced. ...
He made the Hebrew text his standard: and allowing that corruptions might have happened, and that the old Hebrew copies might and did Read differently, he contented himself with marking such words or sentences as were not in his Hebrew text, nor the latter Greek versions, and adding such words or sentences as were omitted in the Seventy, prefixing an asterisk to the additions, and an obelisk to the others
Church: Her Glory in Tribulation - When we Read in the first verse of the tenth chapter of Revelation,' I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head,' it greatly assists the imagination to conceive of a many-colored circlet, rather than a semicircle. When, at any time, our forebodings foretell the coming of evil times for the church, let us remember that before the Spirit revealed to the beloved disciple the terrible beasts, the thundering trumpets, the falling stars, and the dreadful vials, he bade him mark with attention that the covenant rainbow was round about the throne
Epistle - The king's seal was usually attached in token of authority, and to guard against anyone but the person addressed Reading it (1 Kings 21:8-9). ...
We Read of his "spreading before the Lord" Sennacherib's letter (2 Kings 19:14)
Nebuchadnezzar - There is an inscription which is Read by Sir H. Rawlinson in a manner which finds its Readiest explanation in the fact stated in Daniel 4:33 : "For four years the residence of my kingdom did not delight my heart: in no one of my possessions did I erect any important building by my might
Nehemiah - ...
Before the wall was dedicated, Ezra Read and explained parts of the law of Moses, first to the people and then to the leaders
Robber - We Read later of robbers plundering a servant of the Emperor’s, near Bethhoron, which was avenged on the neighbouring villagers by Cumanus (Ant
Element - Thus we Read in the NT Apocalypse of the four angels of the four winds, the angel that has power over fire, the angel of the waters, and an angel standing in the sun. And so every element and every star had its controlling spirit or angel, and this concept of the animism of nature has been widespread among the nations (see Angel)
Milk - The clearest case is the last cited; the text of 2 Samuel 17:29 , on the other hand, is admittedly in disorder, and we should perhaps Read, by a slight change of consonants, ‘dried curds ’; these, when rubbed down and mixed with water, yield a refreshing drink much esteemed at the present day
Cleopas - The two disciples had already given the summary of the earthly life of Jesus (Luke 24:19-24). He now shows that it was required by OT prophecy that all this should be the means by which He was to enter into His glory (Luke 24:27 should be Read in the light of Luke 24:44-47). It is a too rigid interpretation which regards the breaking of the bread here as a celebration of the Eucharist; rather it was an ordinary meal at which the Stranger, who had so impressed them on the road, was put in the place of honour
Horn - ...
Habakkuk 3:4 The word here is a mistranslation, and it should Read "bright beams
Philip the Evangelist - Jesus had declared cf6 "the fields (in Samaria) are white already to (the spiritual) harvest. ...
By the Spirit's intimation Philip joined him as he Read aloud Isaiah 53, and asked "understandest thou what thou reddest?" a question always needed in Reading Scripture
Elisha - (See 2 Kings 2:19-22) The Reader will not forget, that Jericho is the city Joshua cursed before the Lord. For we Read, that the men of the city said unto the prophet, "Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth, but the water is naught, and the ground barren. " And the Lord, when speaking in promises to his people, saith, "He" (Exodus 23:25-26) "shall bless thy bread and thy water, and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee
Unperfect - Though we meet with this word but once in the whole Bible, namely, Psalms 139:16, yet, as in the two translations we have of the Psalms, the word in the one is rendered imperfect, which in the other is rendered unperfect, and as the difference is very striking when properly considered, I think it an object of no small moment in a work of this kind, to guard the Reader against an error into which he may be apt to fall for want of due attention in this particular. I am well aware that with the generality of Readers, the words imperfect, and unperfect, are considered the same. ...
Let the Reader remember, that Christ, under the Spirit of prophecy, is speaking in this Psalm of his substance, his body, and which in another Scripture, he is introduced as saying to his Father "A body hast thou prepared me," (Hebrews 10:5) compared with (Psalms 40:6) Now in this Psalm also Christ is speaking to the Father, and saith: "Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect: and in this book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, (or as the margin of the Bible renders it what days, they should be fashioned,) when as yet there was none of them. And in this one, complete whole of perfection in JEHOVAH'S esteem, hath Christ and his members been beheld from all eternity! Hence, therefore, to Read the passage as it now stands in our Reading Psalms, imperfect, is an error, and of the greatest kind. )...
It may not be generally known perhaps by the Readers of this Poor Man's Concordance, that the Reading Psalms as they are called, and which are used in our churches, are taken from Cranmer's Bible, first published in Henry the Eighth's time, 1539. ...
I cannot close this article without expressing my wish that the faithful of the Lord's people may always use the word unperfect, instead of imperfect, when Reading this most blessed verse, in this most blessed Psalm
Anchor - John Knox on his death-bed calling to his wife, ‘Go Read where I cast my first anchor!’ with reference to our Lord’s intercessory prayer in John 17
Adversary (2) - Thus we Read that when Jesus triumphantly vindicated His actions, His adversaries were ashamed and could not answer Him
Mother - , where we Read that Rachel died)
Tadmor - "...
It is probable, says Mansford, that, although Tadmor is said to have been built by Solomon, or, in other words, to have been erected by him into a city, it was a watering station between Syria and Mesopotamia before; with perhaps accommodations suited to the mode of travelling in those times, as we Read of palm trees being found there, which are not trees that come by chance in these desert regions
Throne - We Read of the throne of the governor of this side the river; the throne, in other words, of the governor for the king of Persia of the provinces belonging to that empire on the west of the Euphrates. That of Herod, in the presence of Augustus, has been already mentioned
Jacob's Well - Perhaps no Christian scholar ever Read the fourth chapter of St
Spirit - Thus we Read of a spirit of jealously, a spirit of fornication, a spirit of prayer, a spirit of infirmity, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of fear of the Lord, Hosea 4:12 Zechariah 12:10 Luke 13:11 Isaiah 11:2
Philippi - In the 4th and 5th centuries we Read of the bishop of Philippi as present at Councils, but apart from this the Church passes out of history
Lucius (11) - Records of these interviews are annexed to Athanasius's epistle to Jovian, and appear to have been Read by Sozomen, who summarizes the complaints urged against the great hero of orthodoxy
Severianus, Bishop of Gabala - But Chrysostom steadily refused to Readmit the offender to friendly intercourse. Gennadius Read with pleasure treatises of his on Baptism and the Epiphany
Sozomen, Author of a History - It is impossible to Read his repeated notices of the monastic institutions of his time or his long account of their manners and customs (i
Pride - In 1 Corinthians 13:4, where we Read that love ‘vaunteth not itself’ (οὐ περπερεύεται), ‘is not puffed up’ (οὐ φυσιοῦται), the first verb appears to denote the arrogant or forward manner of one who sounds his own praises, the latter (cf
Victor Vitensis - 6 we Read that the inhabitants of Tipasa refused to hold communion with the Arian bishop
Nehemiah, Theology of - ...
The Reading of the law was done in the city square at the Water Gate. The Reading was commenced on the first day of the seventh month. The purpose of this tower was for the Reading of the Word (8:4-5). ...
It was the people themselves who requested this Reading. Scripture was Read from early morning until noon before men, women, and children who could understand (8:3-5). People bowed low and worshiped when it was Read (8:7). They Read the law for a fourth of a day and confessed sins for another fourth (9:1-2)
the Wedding Guest Who Sat Down in the Lowest Room - But at this present supper now spread before us He gives both His disciples and us this new commandment of His also. No man can ever say to you, Give this man place; no man can ever say to you, Sit lower down, if you have already chosen for yourself the lowest seat. If your sons have the head and the heart to Read Shepard and Edwards-and it will need all the head and all the heart you can give them to Read those two masters-then I will prophesy your sons' prosperity from either culture; the ancient or the modern. If they are but popular downstairs, I will Read their names in the Scotsman and the Times with a pride almost as much as your own. Our eyes will seek for them, and, as soon as we enter the supper-room, we will see men and women already seated there, the sight of whom will so awaken and inflame our old sin and shame, that we will turn to flee: only, by that time, escape will be impossible, for the door will be shut. The sight of the Table and of Him who sits at the head of the Table, and of some of the guests already in their seats there, and a thousand other things, will all rush in upon us till we shall fall down as dead
Upper Room (2) - When they have come there, suitable hymns for the day and place are said, prayer is made, and that passage from the Gospel is Read in which, on the same day, in the same place where the church itself in Sion now is, the Lord came in to the disciples when the doors were shut, that is, when one of the disciples, namely, Thomas, was not there. When they have come there, suitable hymns for the place and day are said, and that passage from the Gospel is Read in which, eight days after the Resurrection, the Lord came in where the disciples were, and rebuked Thomas for his want of belief. When they have come there, that passage from the Acts of the Apostles is Read in which the Spirit descends
Proverbs, Theology of - Yet unlike apocalyptic literature, which draws a sharp distinction between this world and the one to come, Wisdom Literature regards life as both already and yet to come. To get the full truth, however, one must Read them as a collection. His teachings about wealth in 10:2-5 are not to be Read in isolation but together: verse 2 pertains to wealth and ethics, verse 3 to wealth and religion, and verses 4-5 to wealth and prudence. Read in this fashion the book does not teach a wealth and prosperity gospel, but promises that the Lord will reward the faithful
Emmaus - We Read in Luke 24:13 that Emmaus was a village 60 furlongs from Jerusalem, and that after having arrived there at the close of the day, and having sat with Jesus at a meal, the two disciples were able to return the same evening to Jerusalem and there find the Apostles still assembled together. ...
It must, however, be remarked that the different Reading noted in the passage from Josephus (60 or 30) creates some uncertainty. ]'>[2] Read ‘160’ instead of ‘60. 87–92), have, in the opinion of the present writer, shown irrefutably that the original Reading must have been ‘60 furlongs,’ and that ‘160’ is a correction meant to enable the Emmaus of St. This Reading is a critical one, imposed by the authority of a master, very probably Origen, and collides almost everywhere with the firmly assured tradition of the Churches. To judge from the manuscripts, the question is settled: we must Read “60 furlongs. Joshua 19:35 Hammath), but it is now known that the correct Reading is Ammathus (Ἀμμαθούς; cf
Keeping - ...
The most important of these words are τηρέω and φυλάσσω with their respective compounds, and for a discussion of the difference in meaning between them the Reader is referred to Grimm-Thayer’s Gr. For example, we Read that Herod ‘exercised a watchful care’ over the Baptist, ‘but when his birthday was kept’ (ἄγω, Authorized Version ), he was found off his guard (Matthew 14:6). Once more, in the report given in John’s Gospel of the anointing by Mary in Bethany, we Read that Jesus said of Mary’s action, ‘Suffer her to keep (τηρέω) it against the day of my burying’ (John 12:7 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 )—the meaning of ‘keep it’ evidently being to ‘celebrate this as a rite. For instance, we Read that when the Pharisees and scribes asked Jesus why His disciples walked not according to the tradition of the elders, but ate their bread with defiled hands, He replied, ‘Full well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep (τηρέω) your tradition’ (Mark 7:9)
Plagues of Egypt - It may not be unacceptable to the Readers of this work to have brought before them in one short view the account of the plagues of Egypt, in order to take into a comprehensive manner the judgment of God over the Egyptians, while manifesting grace to his Israel. And here I beg the Reader to remark how every visitation became more and more distressing, rising, as it did, in circumstances heightened with misery. We may form some conjecture of the dreadful effect that this plague wrought on Pharaoh and his people, for he called for Moses, and in his fright consented to the Israelites' departure. I beg the Reader to consult the account of this plague, as recorded in Scripture. Let the Reader pause over this account; and let him say, what must Israel have felt in this marked distinction. Oh, what an evident token of the Lord's love! And is it not so now, and hath been through all ages of the church? Yea, are we not told that thus we are "to return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not?" (Malachi 3:18) I beg the Reader to turn to the article: Flies, for a farther illustration of this subject. The persons of Pharaoh and his people in those boils and ulcers were most dreadfully beset. When Moses afterwards in the wilderness was admonishing Israel to be cautious of offending the Lord, and threatening punishment to their rebellion, he adverts to those boils as among the most dreadful of divine visitations. " (Deuteronomy 28:27) The imagination cannot form to itself, in bodily afflictions any thing more grievous; and when to the sore of body, the corroding ulcer of soul is joined, and both beheld as coming from the Lord, surely nothing this side hell can be wanting to give the most finished state of misery! (See 1618166439_7) And if the Reader will Read also Moses's account of a corrosive mind, he will behold the awful state of having God for our enemy. But what I particularly beg the Reader to remark in these plagues of Egypt is, the progressive order from bad to worse, leading on to the most finished and full state of misery. ) We Read these transactions, and form an idea that the suffering of the people must have been great: but all apprehension must fall short of what was the reality of the evil. (Exodus 12:29-30) I must refer the Reader to the sacred Scriptures for the wonderful account of this tremendous judgment, for it would too largely swell the pages of this work, to enter into the relation of it here. But I beg the Reader, when he hath Read the Holy Scriptures on this subject, as contained in the eleventh and twelfth chapters of Exodus, to pause over the history, and to remark with me whether there is not somewhat typical in the destruction of Egypt's first-born, and the salvation of Israel. I cannot better close the subject on the history of the plagues of Egypt, than by referring the Reader to the apostle's divine conclusions on the same, and very earnestly begging the Reader to go over, with suitable diligence and attention, and with prayer to God the Holy Ghost attention, and with prayer to God the Holy Ghost to bless him in the perusal, the ninth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans (Romans 9:1-33)
Versions of the Scripture, English - King Alfred translated Exodus 20 — Exodus 23 as the groundwork of his legislation: he desired indeed that "all the free-born youth of his kingdom should be able to Read the English scriptures. ...
Edition followed edition, which were smuggled into England in various ways, and were there Readily bought and circulated. ...
It appended the Preface to the Apocrypha that had appeared in Matthew's Bible, but, curiously enough, in order to avoid giving offence to the Romish party by the name of Apocrypha, they sought for some other word, and adopted the inaccurate statement that the "Books were called Hagiographa ,' because "they were Read in secret and apart"! This term, which signifies 'holy writings,' is applied to some of the canonical books, of the O. 1557 the New Testament was Ready, and in 1560 the whole Bible. Some passages were marked to be omitted when Read in the service of the church
Saul - And yet, when we turn back and begin to Read Saul's whole history over again with our eye on the object; when we stop and look round about us as we Read, the ancient obscurity begins to pass off, but only to let alarm and apprehension for ourselves and for our own sons take its place. They were full of public meetings, lectures, classes, sermons, speeches, till Reading men, and thinking men, and men set on their own self-improvement and their own salvation from sin, do not know where to turn or what to do next, the doors of life are so many and so wide open. Let him who passed all that before him yesterday, and then laid out all this week, redeeming all the time, that he might Read the best and hear the best-let that man, and let no other man, cast the first stone at stupid Saul and his stupid father. For Saul was not more stupid among the pastures of Benjamin than we are among the churches, and the classes, and the libraries, and the Reading-rooms, and the booksellers' shops of Edinburgh. But words must be Read in the light of facts; and Bible words in the light of Bible facts
Paul's Blamelessness as a Minister - How then do we stand in this matter of blame and shame? And blame and shame or no, are we any wiser men, and any better men today because of those tumults? Or after all our lessons are we just as Ready for another tumult, and as ill-prepared for it as ever we were? Are we just as ill-read, and as ill-natured, and as prejudiced, and as hot-headed, and as full of pride and self-importance, as ever we were? What do you think? What do you feel? What do you say? You must surely see now, as you look back, what a splendid school for Christian character, and for Christian conduct, all those tumults were fitted, and intended of God, to be to you. But you will let your ministers tell you what is in their hearts concerning you, and concerning themselves, as they Read this too-proud chapter of Paul's. In so scourging the proud-hearted and uplifted Corinthians he must have forgotten all us poor ministers, who, to all time, would Read his blameless and boasted ministry, only to be utterly crushed by it. Oh, my brethren, the never-to-be-redeemed opportunities of our pulpits; and the lasting blame of God and our people, and our own consciences, for our misuse and neglect of our pulpits! Rock of Ages, cleft for ministers! The "unedifying converse" of our pastorate, and so on: till we take up this terrible chapter, and Read it continually, deploring before God and man, to our dying day, all that Paul was, and that we were not: and all that he was not, and that we were. It is a dreadful thing to be the cause, guilty or innocent, of another man's stumbles and falls
Leucius, Author of n.t. Apocryphal Additions - From this description we can identify as the same work a collection of Apostolic Acts, from which extracts were Read at the 2nd council of Nicaea ( Actio v. In the council was next Read a citation from Amphilochius of Iconium, denouncing certain heretical Acts of the Apostles, and in particular arguing against the truth of a story, evidently that to which we have just referred, because it represented St. With this evidence that the work Read by Photius was in existence before the end of the 4th cent. In the Gelasian decree on apocryphal books we Read: "Libri omnes, quos fecit Leucius discipulus diaboli, apocryphi," where we have various Readings, Lucianus and Seleucius (Thiel, Epp. Matthew's narrative, of which a heretical version had been given by Leucius (or, as it is printed, Seleucus), the author of the Acts already mentioned. Besides the authorities already cited, the Acts of Leucius are mentioned by Turribius, a Spanish bp. But when the passage in Tertullian is Read with the rest of the treatise it appears more likely that the epithet is Tertullian's own. Thus they tell that the cause of the request that John should write was the spread of Ebionite heresy, which required that something should be added concerning the divinity of our Lord to what St. Then after breaking of bread—there is no mention of wine—the apostle commands Byrrhus (the name occurs in the Ignatian epistles as that of an Ephesine deacon) to follow him with two companions, bringing spades with them
Fellowship - For example, in Acts 2:42 we encounter the word Koinonia [1] and Read that the new converts continued in "the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship . Perhaps the clearest theological use of koinonia [1] is in 1 John 1:3-6 , where we Read that when we walk in the light truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ and that this relation of grace has profound implications for daily living
Manifestation - Mary and Joseph, who alone knew the secret, Read the wonder of it in the spotless life which from infancy to manhood unfolded new beauties every day. It is equally plain that she Read in His words only a correction of her eagerness and supposition that she best knew the occasion
Zedekiah - ...
In Jeremiah 27:1 Read "Zedekiah" for "Jehoiakim" with Syriac, Arabic, and one of Kennicott's manuscripts (compare Jeremiah 27:3; Jeremiah 27:12; and Jeremiah 28:1, "in the fourth year . " Zedekiah showed his sense of Jeremiah's faithfulness by ordering bread to be given him out of the bakers' street until all the bread in the city was spent (Proverbs 28:23; Psalms 37:19). " Zedekiah was put "in prison," literally, "the house of visitations" or "punishments," where there was penal work enforced on the prisoners, as grinding, from whence Septuagint Reads "in the house of the mill. One of the princes assembled in the scribes' chamber when Micaiah announced that Baruch had Read Jeremiah's words to the people (Jeremiah 36:12)
Simeon - What, then, is our salvation-yours and mine? When we speak, or hear, or Read, or sing about salvation, what exactly do we mean?-if, indeed, we have any meaning at all, or intend to have any. 'My son'-one of Simeon's sacred colleagues used to say to his scholars-'My son, the first thing that you will be examined upon at the day of judgment will be this: What was the salvation that you pursued after? What salvation did you study, and teach, and preach, and yourself seek after when you were still in time and upon the earth?' How happy will it be with old Simeon on that terrible day when he hears this Read out over him before men and angels: "The same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Ghost was upon him
Moses - , called the Pentateuch, there are many proofs in scripture; such as "have ye not Read in the book of Moses?" Mark 12:26 ; "If they hear not Moses and the prophets," Luke 16:31 ; Luke 24:27 ; "When Moses is Read," 2 Corinthians 3:15
Shechem (1) - ...
Here first in Canaan God appeared to Abraham (Genesis 12:6), and here he pitched his tent and built an altar under the oak or terebinth (not "plain") of Moreh; here too Jacob re-entered the promised land (Genesis 33:18-19), and "bought a parcel of a field where he had spread his tent," from the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, and bequeathed it subsequently to Joseph (Genesis 48:22; Joshua 24:32; John 4:5); a dwelling place, whereas Abraham's only purchase was a burial place. From Gerizim the blessings, and from Ebal the curses, were Read (Joshua 8:33-35). 529, which had been on the walls of a synagogue, have been found and Read
Aetius, Arian Sect Founder And Head - He met with a Ready dupe in an Armenian, whose large fees placed Aetius above the reach of want. On the ignominious dismissal which naturally followed, Athanasius, the Arian bishop of the place, opened his doors to the outcast, and Read the Gospels with him. Aetius also Read St
Nicolaitans - Then follow the words already quoted, "So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. We Read, that "when Israel abode in Shittim, the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab; and they," that is, the women, "called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods," Numbers 25:1-2 . But we Read further, that when the Midianites were spoiled and Balaam slain, Moses said of the women who were taken, "Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor," Numbers 31:16
Phylacteries, Frontlets - Among the charges brought by our Lord against the Pharisees of His day we Read: ‘but all their works they do for to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments’ ( Matthew 23:5-6 ; for ‘borders’ see Fringes). Then, as now, they consisted of two small square cases or capsules of leather, ‘two finger-breadths’ according to the Talmud, say 1 1 / 2 inch, in the side, one of which was worn on the forehead, the other on the left upper arm. text of Sir 36:3 (= AV 161816643916 Sir 33:3 ), as Read by Smend in his edition of the text and commentary (both 1906): ‘the law is for the wise man an amulet, a band (or knot) upon the hand. ...
Even in the first century of our era it is very doubtful if the practice extended beyond the Pharisees and their adherents, who showed their zeal for religion by the size of the cases and the breadth of the straps by which they were fastened
Josiah - The repairing of the temple recorded 2 Kings 22:3-7, in a period by itself, subordinate to the discovery of the law, in the 18th year of Josiah's reign, must have been chronologically before that date, since in that year the builders were already repairing and the money for the work had been collected by the Levites who kept the door. ...
He at once accepted its authority without mistrust as genuine and authentic; and Read or caused it to be Read in the ears of all the men of Judah, the priests and the prophets ("Levites" in 2 Chronicles 34:30). These too all accepted it, evidently because they and he had always recognized its truths generally (as his extirpation of idolatry already implied), but now he and they are brought into immediate contact, as it were, with Moses himself, through the original temple copy. Nineveh was falling, if not already fallen
Only Begotten - ’ In the original form of the so-called ‘Apostolic Symbol’—the ‘Old Roman Symbol’—we Read: καὶ εἰς Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ τὸν μονογενῆ τὸν κύριον ἡμῶν; and in the Latin text, which in all probability belongs to the same date (i. The passage John 1:14 is a contested Reading, and in any case comes only indirectly into comparison. —This passage is of interest because the question arises whether instead of υἱὸς μονογενής we ought not to Read θεὸς μονογενής. Hort strongly supports this view with a brilliant display of learning, and has proved that the latter Reading was very widespread in the Ancient Church. ’ Supposing that we have to accept this Reading, it appears to the present writer probable that St
Philaster, Bishop of Brixia - 154) that the ravens brought flesh as well as bread to Elijah who surely would never have used animal food. ...
It is chronologically possible for Philaster to have Read the treatise of Epiphanius which appeared in 376 or 377. 88) that it had been ordained by the apostles and their successors that nothing should be Read in the Catholic church but the law, the prophets, the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, 13 Epistles of St. The omission of the Apocalypse and Hebrews seems intended only to exclude them from public church Reading. Consequently the public Reading of this epistle is not universal: "[2] tredecim epistolae ipsius, et ad Hebraeos interdum
Augustinus, Aurelius - His mother had agreed to allow it; but when he recovered, in accordance with the then prevailing dread of post-baptismal sin, she put off his baptism to riper years. Augustine was one of several children (we Read of his brother Navigius, Conf. But in his nineteenth year, while Reading Cicero's Hortensius, he became deeply impressed with the supreme value of Wisdom, as contrasted with the vain hopes and fleeting opinions of the world. "For while I Read those Scriptures in the letter, I was slain in the spirit. Meanwhile he Read with care the Epistles of St. Paul's Epistles he went on to talk to his friends of the wonderful history of the hermit Anthony whose ascetic life had begun from hearing in church a passage of the gospel (Mat_19:21) on which he had promptly acted; he then described the spread of the monastic movement and informed his astonished hearers that even at Milan there was a monastery in existence. Conscience shamed him that after ten years of study he was still carrying a burden which men wearied by no research had already cast aside. He threw himself down under a fig-tree crying passionately "Lord how long?—to-morrow and to-morrow!—why not now?" Suddenly he heard a child's voice from the next house repeating in a sing-song voice "Take and Read" (tolle lege). He tried to think whether the words were used in any kind of children's game; but no it must be a divine command to open the Bible and Read the first verse that he should happen upon. " "No further would I Read nor was it necessary. He wrote several short books here "in a style which though already enlisted in Thy service still breathed in that time of waiting the pride of the School" (Conf. Ambrose had in answer to his request for advice recommended him to Read Isaiah. He prayed for her soul, believing that what he prayed for was already performed. 355, 2) combined with the statements of Possidius, is briefly as follows:—Augustine and his friends lived at his home in Thagaste, realizing approximately the ideal, formed already at Milan ( Conf. He had possibly already sold his small estate at Thagaste; if not, he did so now: the proceeds were spent on the poor of that place, and the people of Hippo approved and felt no jealousy (see Ep. Moreover, the example of the monastic life spread rapidly ( Ep. In addition to the public discussions already referred to, he wrote at this time the famous tract de Utilitate Credendi ; another, de Duabus Animabus, a tract against the Manichean Adimantus; and the imperfect work de Genesi ad Literam, a work which he abandoned, as he felt his novice-hand unequal to the task (Retr
Bible - By the Jews the Bible, that is, the Old Testament, is called Mikra, that is, "lecture, or Reading. The book of Ecclesiasticus affords sufficient evidence that the canon of the sacred books was completed when that tract was composed; for that author, in chapter 49, having mentioned among the famous men and sacred writers, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, adds the twelve minor prophets who follow those three in the Jewish canon; and from this circumstance we may infer that the prophecies of these twelve men were already collected and digested into one body. To this purpose he adds, that the surprise manifested by Hilkiah, on the discovery of it, and the grief expressed by Josiah when he heard it Read, plainly show that neither of them had seen it before. He adds, that the surprise expressed by Josiah and the people, at his Reading the copy found by Hilkiah, may be accounted for by adverting to the history of the preceding reigns, and by recollecting how idolatrous a king Manasseh had been for fifty-five years, and that he wanted neither power nor inclination to destroy the copies of the law, if they had not been secreted by the servants of God. The law, after being so long concealed, would be unknown almost to all the Jews; and thus the solemn Reading of it by Josiah would awaken his own and the people's earnest attention; more especially, as the copy produced was probably the original written by Moses. The whole which Ezra did may be comprised in the following particulars: He collected as many copies of the sacred writings as he could find, and compared them together, and, out of them all, formed one complete copy, adjusted the various Readings, and corrected the errors of transcribers. The Christian fathers too, Origen, Athanasius, Hilary, Gregory, Nazianzen, Epiphanius, and Jerom, speaking of the books that are allowed by the Jews as sacred and canonical, agree in saying that they are the same in number with the letters in the Hebrew alphabet, that is, twenty-two, and reckon particularly those books which we have already mentioned. And that we now possess them as thus delivered and authenticated, we have the concurrent testimony of the whole succession of the most distinguished early Christian writers, as well as of the Jews to this day, who, in every age, and in all countries, the most remote from one another, have constantly been in the habit of Reading them in their synagogues. For, one of these sections was Read every Sabbath in their synagogues. For they held themselves obliged to have the whole law thus Read over in their synagogues every year. Till the time of the persecution of Antiochus Epiphanes, they Read only the law; but being then prohibited from Reading it any more, they substituted in the room of the fifty-four sections of the law, fifty-four sections out of the prophets, the Reading of which they ever after continued. Thus, when the Reading of the law was restored by the Maccabees, the section which was Read every Sabbath out of the law served for their first lesson, and the section out of the prophets for their second lesson; and this practice was continued to the times of the Apostles, Acts 13:15 ; Acts 13:27 . This division, if not made by Ezra, is very ancient; for when the Chaldee came into use in the room of the Hebrew language, after the return of the Jews from their captivity in Babylon, the law was Read to the people first in the Hebrew language, and then rendered by an interpreter into the Chaldee language; and this was done period by period. "If any one," continues Augustine, "should charge you with having interpolated some texts alleged by you as favourable to your cause, what would you say? Would you not immediately answer that it is impossible for you to do such a thing in books Read by all Christians; and that if any such attempt had been made by you, it would have been presently discerned and defeated by comparing the ancient copies? Well, then, for the same reason that the Scriptures cannot be corrupted by you, neither could they be corrupted by any other people. The number of various Readings, that by the most minute and laborious investigation and collations of manuscripts have been discovered in them, are said to amount to one hundred and fifty thousand; though at first sight they may seem calculated to diminish confidence in the sacred text, yet in no degree whatever do they affect its credit and integrity
Stone - We Read of foundation-stones ( 1 Kings 5:17 ), of a corner-stone ( Psalms 118:22 ), of a head-stone or finial ( Zechariah 4:7 ); and in 2 Kings 16:17 mention is made of a pavement of stone. Here tithos is the ordinary word, and is found in most of the connexions already referred to
Christ, Miracles of - ...
Among the signs of His Messiasship which Our Lord gave to the delegates of John the Baptist, we Read: "The dead rise again" (Matthew 11; Luke 7)
Miracles of Christ - ...
Among the signs of His Messiasship which Our Lord gave to the delegates of John the Baptist, we Read: "The dead rise again" (Matthew 11; Luke 7)
Ahaziah - Elijah then in person announced to the king what he had already declared to his messenger. Jehoshaphat therefore, when he built a new fleet of merchant ships (as the phrase "ships of Tarshish" means; the other Reading is "had ten ships"), in which undertaking Ahaziah wanted to share, declined further alliance; bitter experience taught him the danger of evil communications (1 Corinthians 15:33). Akin to Ahab in character, as in blood, he might have overspread Judah with the same idolatry as Israel, but for God's intervention. In 2 Chronicles 22:9 we Read Ahaziah was hid in Samaria, brought to Jehu, and slain
Altar - " ...
The first altar we Read of is that erected by Noah (Genesis 8:20 ). It was a hollow square, 5 cubits in length and in breadth, and 3 cubits in height. ...
In the Mosque of Omar, immediately underneath the great dome, which occupies the site of the old temple, there is a rough projection of the natural rock, of about 60 feet in its extreme length, and 50 in its greatest breadth, and in its highest part about 4 feet above the general pavement. It was 1 cubit in length and breadth, and 2 cubits in height
Targum - They are written in the Chaldee tongue, which became familiar to the Jews after the time of their captivity in Babylon, and was more known to them than the Hebrew itself; so that when the Hebrew text was Read in the synagogue, or in the temple, they generally added to it an explication in the Chaldee tongue for the service of the people, who had but a very imperfect knowledge of the Hebrew tongue. It is probable, that even from the time of Ezra, this custom began: since this learned scribe, Reading the law to the people in the temple, explained it, with the other priests that were with him, to make it understood by the people, Nehemiah 8:7 ; Nehemiah 8:9
Border - In Matthew 14:36 we Read of many sick ones who sought healing in the same way. ...
Jewish hearers and Readers would at once understand what Jesus meant by this charge against the scribes and Pharisees, ‘who sit in Moses’ seat
Proverbs - This easily remembered poetic form encourages people to memorize the teaching, so that it will Readily come to mind when needed. In Reading Proverbs, it is better to stop and think about each unit of instruction than to Read the book straight through as if it were a letter or narrative. ...
This basic instruction in the value of wisdom prepares the Reader for the first major collection of proverbs
Church of England - The church of England has a public form Read, called a Liturgy
Nehemiah, the Book of - The prayer in Nehemiah 9 is in style such as Ezra "the Ready scribe in the law of Moses" would compose. Peculiar to Nehemiah are certain words and meanings: sabar , "to view" (Nehemiah 2:13; Nehemiah 2:15); meah , "the hundredth part" interest (Nehemiah 5:11); guwph (hiphil ), "shut" (Nehemiah 7:3); moal , "lifting up" (Nehemiah 8:6); miqerah , "read" (Nehemiah 8:8); huyedot , "psalms of thanksgiving" (Nehemiah 12:8); tahalukaah , "procession" (Nehemiah 12:31); otsrah (Nehemiah 13:13), "treasurers
Alms - In the Acts we Read of the Church of Jerusalem: ‘All that believed were together, and had all things common; and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need’ (Acts 2:44-45; cf
Uriah - ...
On the third day David, by a letter which he consigned to Uriah's charge, bade his Ready tool Joab set this brave soldier in the forefront of the fight. Priest at Ezra's right when he Read the law (Nehemiah 8:4)
Clergy - The clergy originally consisted of bishops, priests, and deacons; but in the third century many inferior orders were appointed; such as sub-deacons, acoluthists, Readers, &c. , every man to whom the benefit of clergy is granted, though not in orders, is put to Read at the bar, after he is found guilty, and convicted of felony, and so burnt in the hand; and set free for the first time, if the ordinary or deputy standing by do say, Legit ut clericus: otherwise he shall suffer death
Hebrew Language - The vowels were not originally written; latterly they were put as points under the consonants, which are Read from right to left
Hazael - Hazael led the Syrians, we Read in the Assyrian monuments, in confederacy with the Hittites, Hamathites, and Phoenicians, against Assyria; at Antilibanus the Assyrians slew 16,000 of his warriors, and took 1,100 chariots
Rest - 7 we Read, ποιοῦντες γὰρ τὸ θέλημα τοῦ Χριστοῦ εὑρήσομεν ἀνάπαυσιν
Kin - The case of Naomi and ‘the parcel of land’ belonging to her deceased husband was complicated by the presence of Ruth, who went with the property, for Ruth 4:5 must Read ‘thou must buy also Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead. The practice of blood-revenge is one of the most widely spread customs of human society, and is by no means confined to the Semitic races, although it is still found in full vigour among the modern Arabs
Reap - These carry a Bible with them so that it will be easy to Read the passage suggested by the Spirit. It is compared to the ripened harvest which is Ready to be gathered in
Judgment Seat of Christ - We also Read of God's judgment seat in a passage where several manuscripts have "Christ's judgment seat" (Romans 14:10 )
Hair (2) - ...
The Baptist’s garment of camel’s hair (θρὶξ καμήλου, Matthew 3:4) is probably identical with אַדֵּרָח שׂעִר of Zechariah 13:4, and that of his great prototype (2 Kings 1:8, where we should Read with (Revised Version margin) ‘a man with a garment of hair’)
Deacon - ...
In Acts the word diakonos is never once employed, but Acts 6:1-6 , where we Read of the appointment of the Seven, sheds a ray of light on its history, and probably serves to explain how from the general sense of one who renders Christian service it came to be applied to a special officer of the Church
Camp - In Psalm 80:2 we Read "Before Ephraim, and Benjamin, and Manasseh, stir upthy strength, and come and save us
Isaac - Notwithstanding this failure we Read in Hebrews 11:20 , "By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come
Aaron (2) - In Hebrews 5:4 we Read, ‘And no man taketh the honour unto himself, but when he is called of God, even as was Aaron’; and Hebrews 7:11 speaks of another priest after the order of Melchizedek, who should ‘not be reckoned after the order of Aaron
Sow (Verb) - This same truth is revealed in eze37, where we Read the story of the dry bones
Face - In Luke 12:56 the face of the sky is referred to as conveying to those who could Read it a sign of its intentions
Door - ...
We Read (Acts 21:30) that the people laid hold on St. a door already opened, which none can shut (see Key), and in Revelation 4:1 a door is already opened in the heavens at the moment the vision commences
Month - We Read in Genesis 7:11 of the second month, when the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the ark rested on the seventh month upon the mountains of Ararat, (Genesis 8:4) —and the waters decreased continually until the tenth month
Law - 119:1), or “the Law of God”: “Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, [1] Read in the book of the law of God” ( Eat - 3:6, we Read that Eve took of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and “ate” it. 4:24), He is Ready to defend His own honor and glory
Fill - For example, in 1 Kings 2:27 we Read: “So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the Lord; that he might fulfill the word of the Lord, which he spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh
Strong, To Be - Four times we Read: “Pharaoh’s heart was hard” ( am ha'Arez - Thus in the Talmud (Berakhôth 47b) he is described as one ‘who does not give his tithes regularly,’ or ‘who does not Read the Shema morning and evening,’ or ‘who does not wear tĕphillim,’ or ‘who has no mĕzûzâh on his doorposts,’ or ‘who fails to teach his children the Law,’ or ‘who has not associated with the learned
Idol - 19:13 we Read that “Michal took the terâphı̂ym [2] and laid it on the bed, and put a quilt of goat’s hair at its head, and covered it with blankets” (author’s translation)
Sea - ...
In some instances the word yâm may represent the Canaanite god Yamm, “which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea” (Job 9:8). If understood as a statement about Yamm, this passage would Read: “and tramples upon the back of Yamm
Caesarea - Clarke's remarks upon this once celebrated city will be Read with interest: "On the 15th of July, 1801, we embarked, after sunset, for Acre, to avail ourselves of the land wind, which blows during the night, at this season of the year
Name - Thus we Read in Revelation 3:4 "Thou hast a few names in Sardis"—the meaning is, thou hast a few persons there. ...
I must not dismiss this view of the glorious and fearful name of JEHOVAH, of which we are so repeatedly told, in the word of God, the Lord is jealous, without first begging the Reader to remark with me the very tender intimations the Lord gives of this name, in the person, work, and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ
Hexapla - formed of εξ , six, and απλοω , I open, or unfold, a Bible disposed in six columns, containing the text, and divers versions of it, compiled and published by Origen, with a view of securing the sacred text from future corruptions, and to correct those that had been already introduced. He made the Hebrew text his standard; and, allowing that corruptions might have happened, and that the old Hebrew copies might and did Read differently, he contented himself with marking such words or sentences as were not in his Hebrew text, nor the later Greek versions, and to add such words or sentences as were omitted in the LXX, prefixing an asterisk to the additions, and an obelisk to the others
Navel - (See Haggai 2:7; Hag 2:9)...
And is there not yet an higher view of the subject, considered as to the glorious persons who are the united source and cause of our salvation? If salvation is wrought out for the church in the middle of the earth, is not the Son of God, by whom it was wrought, the middle person of the GODHEAD? And not only so, the middle person of the Holy Three in One who bear record in heaven, but the middle person, the Mediator, between God and man, as the man Christ Jesus? (1 John 5:7; 1 Timothy 2:5) And can the imagination conceive any thing more blessed and suited for the glory and happiness of the church, than that he who is the centre in all these views, should be the centre towards whom all things should move, and in whom all should centre? And hence we Read, that when John saw heaven open, he saw Christ as a lamb in the midst of the throne
Aichmalotarch - They then brought him the book of the law, out of which he Read the first line, afterward he addressed the assembly, with his eyes closed out of respect
Apocalypse - " The omission of this book in some of the early catalogues of the Scriptures, was probably not owing to any suspicion concerning its authenticity or genuineness, but because its obscurity and mysteriousness were thought to render it less fit to be Read publicly and generally
Goat - What gives light to so obscure a passage is what we Read in Maimonides, that the Zabian idolaters worshipped demons under the figure of goats, imagining them to appear in that form, whence they called them by the names of seirim; and that this custom, being spread among other nations, gave occasion to this precept
Line - ) A linen thread or string; a slender, strong cord; also, a cord of any thickness; a rope; a hawser; as, a fishing line; a line for snaring birds; a clothesline; a towline. ) A more or less threadlike mark of pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark; as, a chalk line. ) That which has length, but not breadth or thickness. ) A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark. ) To Read or repeat line by line; as, to line out a hymn
Justice - These judges were perhaps the "princes of the congregation," and the chiefs of the families and tribes of whom we afterwards Read, Numbers 27:3
Servant - Joseph is the first whom we Read of as sold into bondage, Genesis 37:27,28
Julianus, Bishop of Cos - Julian was present at the council of Constantinople in 448 and professed his belief in the "two natures in one Person"—an expression which Dioscorus could not tolerate when he heard it Read at Chalcedon—and subscribed the condemnation of Eutyches (Labbe, Concilia , iv
Door - ...
We Read (Acts 21:30) that the people laid hold on St. a door already opened, which none can shut (see Key), and in Revelation 4:1 a door is already opened in the heavens at the moment the vision commences
Paul as a Pastor - And thus it is that at his special request an in hunc effectum meeting of kirk-session has been called, an extract-minute of which is to be Read by the curious to this day in the twentieth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. Paul, I suppose, is the only minister that ever lived who could have Read Richard Baxter's Reformed Pastor without going mad with remorse, and with a fearful looking for of judgment. The hours he gave to it, his division of the day and of the night, the Psalms he Read and opened up from house to house, the houses that made him weep, and the houses that sent him back to his tent-making singing. Did Paul make it a rule to Read, and expound, and pray, in every house, and on every visit? Did he send word by the deacon of the district that he was coming? Or did he just, in our disorderly way, start off and drop in here and there as this case and that came up into his overcrowded mine? Till the learned Professor comes upon Paul's private note-book, for myself I will continue to interpret Paul's farewell address to the kirk-session of Ephesus with some liberality. If you are a pastor, and if your visits up and down among your people help to keep your and their friendships in repair; to re-kindle and to fan the smoking flax of brotherly love; if your visits operate to the cementing and the stability of the congregation; then, that is already more than one-half of the whole end of your ministry, both pulpit and pastoral, accomplished
David - in His Races - Take and Read and hear what David says to the Philistine giant about God, and you will see somewhat of his youthful faith in God. When, therefore, you begin to ask after and to enter on the life of faith, open and Read David's life and David's psalms, comparing them together; and then pass on to Jesus Christ, and then to the Apostle Paul. Dreadful sin! that can only be propitiated by blood, and then washed off heart and life by blood upon blood! Dreadful holiness! that can only be attained through tears and blood! But, blessed holiness that is still attainable by us all at that, or at any other price possible to be paid by God or man! As David's holiness was, and as all their holiness is, to whom David is set forth as a portent, and at the same time as an encouragement. When I was a child I used every Sabbath-day to Read David's challenge to the giant, and I thought I was sanctifying the Sabbath over that Scripture. My children still Read Goliath on Sabbath evenings, but I am on the watch to see how soon I can safely introduce them to Shimei. ' Would you know? asks William Law in his beautiful chapter on singing psalms-would you know who is the greatest saint in the world? Well, it is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives most alms, or is most eminent for temperance, chastity, or justice; but it is he who is always thankful to God, who wills everything that God wills, and who receives everything as an instance of God's goodness, and has a heart always Ready to praise God for His goodness
Angels (2) - Not only do we Read in Slavonic Enoch 19:5 of ‘angels who are over the souls of men, and who write down all their works and their lives before the face of the Lord’; and in the Apocalypse of John, where symbolism abounds, of ‘books’ being ‘opened,’ and of the ‘dead’ being ‘judged according to what was written in the books’: but even in an Epistle of St. Paul we Read of those ‘whose names are in the book of life’ (Philippians 4:3), and in Hebrews 12:23, of ‘the church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven’; and precisely in accord with the above our Lord bade His disciples rejoice, because their names ‘are written in heaven,’ i. It is possible, in spite of the Reading of some very ancient Greek MSS Jonath - ' The science of storms was still in its first infancy in Jonah's day; but even if it had already attained a greater maturity and sure-footedness than it has come to down even to our own day, that would not have debased, or in any way undeified, this sacred writer's so strong and so splendid style. And, as it was written, so it must be Read, if it is not to be Read in vain: if it is not to be wholly misread, and its lessons wholly lost. With what Jonah-like displeasure do we Free Churchmen and Dissenters hear that an Established Church is prospering, and with what a like uneasiness do State Churchmen Read that our Sustentation Funds stand firm. We are not overwhelmed with sadness when we Read of a morning how her greatest orators drew but a thin house on that subject last night. And, long before the first day of atonement after his flight to Tarshish came round, Jonah had his autobiography Ready to bind it with cords to the horns of the altar
Jonathan - You knit a thread to a kindred thread. All human souls came into existence already knit together like the souls of Adam and Eve, like the souls of David and Jonathan, like the souls of Jesus and John, like the souls of Christ and His church. And had Plato Read Hebrew, how he would have hailed Jonathan and David as another example of two long-lost and disconsolate souls, finding rest in their primogenial, spousal, re-knit, and never-again-to-be-separated soul. ' Had I Read this for this once only, I would have passed over it as a permissible hyperbole in the sacred writer. But when I Read again and again and again that Jonathan loved David as his own soul, till I come down to David's splendid hyperbolical elegy over the slaughter of Saul and Jonathan; and then, when I go back and Read Jonathan's whole dealing with David in the light of that golden chain of hyperboles, I stop, and think, and say to myself that there must be much more here than stands on the surface. 'Yea, mine own familiar friend,' David said, but not of thee, 'in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. The water is the seal of God's covenant in baptism; and the bread and the wine in the supper. In the bread and in the wine, Christ and all the benefits of the new covenant are represented, sealed, and applied to believers. Jonathan is all but Jesus Christ Himself come already in the Old Testament
Egypt - The length of the country in a straight line from the Mediterranean to the First Cataract is about 520 miles; its breadth is from 300 to 450 miles, and its entire area is about 212,000 square miles. The Greek, which was easily Read, declared that there were two translations—one in the sacred, the other in the popular language of the Egyptians, adjacent to it. These were compared with other framed symbols on an obelisk found at Philæ, and after a time the true interpretation of these signs discovered, so that scholars can now Read most of these hieroglyphic signs with great accuracy. The erection of the second pyramid is attributed by Herodotus and Diodorus to Chephren; and upon the neighboring tombs has been Read the name of Khafra or Shafre. — To the Bible-reader the chief points of interest in Egyptian history are those periods when that country came in contact with the patriarchs and the Israelites. Ebers, "may be Read today on a hundred monuments in Goshen. " Schaff says: "This Reads like a confused reminiscence of the disaster at the Bed Sea
Preaching - These men were highly esteemed by the pious part of the nation; and princes thought proper to keep seers and others who were scribes, who Read and expounded the law, 2 Chronicles 34:29-30 ; 2 Chronicles 35:15 . There were not wanting, however, multitudes of false prophets among them, whose characters are strikingly delineated by the true prophets, and which the Reader may see in Ezekiel 13; Isaiah 56; Jeremiah 23. Houses were now opened, not for ceremonial worship, as sacrificing, for this was confined to the temple; but for moral and religious instruction, as praying, preaching, Reading the law, divine worship, and social duties. These houses were called synagogues; the people repaired thither for morning and evening prayer; and on Sabbaths and festivals, the law was Read and expounded to them. The people bowing their heads and worshipping the Lord with their faces to the ground; and at the close of the prayer, with uplifted hands, they solemnly pronounced, "Amen! Amen!" Then all standing, Ezra, assisted at times by the Levites, Read the law distinctly, gave the sense, and caused them to understand the Reading. Who but can admire the simplicity and majesty of his style, the beauty of his images, the alternate softness and severity of his address, the choice of his subjects, the gracefulness of his deportment, and the indefatigableness of his zeal? Let the Reader charm and solace himself in the study and contemplation of the character, excellency, and dignity of this divine teacher, as he will find them delineated in the evangelists. " Degenerate, however, as these days were, in comparison of those of the Apostles, yet they were golden ages in comparison with the times that followed, when metaphysical reasoning, mystical divinity, yea, Aristotelian categories, and Reading the lives of saints, were substituted in the place of sermons. The avidity of the common people to Read the Scriptures, and to hear them expounded, was wonderful; and the papists were so fully convinced of the benefits of frequent public instruction, that they, who were justly called unpreaching prelates, and whose pulpits, to use an expression of Latimer, had been "bells without clappers" for many a long year, were obliged for shame to set up regular preaching again
Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria - Fortified by an imperial edict forbidding all monks to Read Origen (Anastasius, ad Joan. 92), intended to be Read by them when assembled for the Dedication Festival at Jerusalem in Sept. Theophilus says that, having been memorialized by orthodox "fathers and presbyters," he went to Nitria with a great number of neighbouring bishops, and there, in presence of many fathers who come together from nearly the whole of Egypt, some of Origen's treatises were Read, and the adherents of Origenism condemned. Epiphanius obtained from a synod of his insular church a decree forbidding the faithful of Cyprus to Read Origen's works (A. In another letter Synesius, after professing his Readiness to "treat as a law whatever the throne of Alexandria might ordain," asks the archbishop what should be done in regard to the people of Palaebisca and Hydrax, who were most reluctant to be placed, as Theophilus intended, under a bishop of their own, and asked leave to remain under Paul, bp
Bible, Texts And Versions - Only in a few instances do scholars think that the Samaritan Pentateuch preserves Readings superior to the Masoretic text. Someone stood alongside the Reader of the text (read in Hebrew) and recited Aramaic paraphrases, which in time became stereotyped. It was made in Alexandria, Egypt, to meet the needs of Jews and others who wanted to Read the Old Testament but lacked the facility to Read Hebrew. Basic problems in using a translation to seek to study the earlier wording of the Hebrew text are: the difficulty of determining the exact Readings of the Hebrew text(s) used by the original translators because of the innate differences in all languages, the difficulties in establishing the original Readings of the Greek translation by studying the many manuscripts of it, and uncertainty concerning the quality of the translation itself. Nevertheless, the Septuagint does preserve some Readings (especially in Exodus, Samuel, and Jeremiah) that appear to be superior to the Masoretic text. The process of editing and utilizing all of this material in producing the earliest possible text for Readers today is the task of textual criticism. Even so, the KJV was a magnificent achievement and did much not only for Bible Reading in the English world but for the stability and beauty of the English language
the Labourer With the Evil Eye - They have never once Read his so heart-encouraging history. Not till they are as old as we are will they be able to Read the thief's so heartening history as we Read it. '...
Envy so parched my blood, that had I seenA fellow man made joyous, thou hadst mark'dA livid paleness overspread my cheek
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - IF Polycarp was indeed the angel of the Church of Smyrna, then we know some most interesting things about this angel over and above what we Read in this Epistle addressed to him. All John Bunyan's Readers have heard about Polycarp. But a well-educated and a well-read minister has entrance not only into the very best society of his own day, but of every day, and he will deign to enter no society of any day but the very best. But sure I am, there is no class of men among us who are so rich in all these respects as just our well-educated, well-read, hard-working, absolutely-devoted, ministers
Judas - Some Read it Ish-cariot, the man of carioth; but certainly more properly Ish and corath, the man of murder. I shall therefore, bring each of them in their relation concerning this matter before the Reader, and then leave it to his own determination which opinion to take. And so unconscious were the rest of the disciples who the traitor was, when the Lord at the table intimated that one of them should betray him, that they were exceeding sorrowful, and began to say unto him every one, Lord, is it I? And when the Lord to the enquiry of Judas declared that he was the person, there is nothing said of his departure, but that the Lord proceeded to bless the bread and the cup, and said, "Drink ye all of it. " And what is much to the point in respect to the question now under consideration, this evangelist, in his statement of this memorable transaction, represents the Lord as proceeding to the supper, and giving both the bread and the cup to them before he intimated the presence of the traitor. The Reader will now judge for himself, when he hath duly considered the whol