What does Ten mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
עָשָׂ֖ר ten 49
עָשָֽׂר ten 39
עֶשְׂרֵ֖ה ten 35
עָשָׂ֥ר ten 26
δέκα ten. 24
עָשָׂר֙ ten 24
עֶשְׂרֵ֣ה ten 23
עֶשְׂרֵה֙ ten 22
עֶ֣שֶׂר ten. 20
עָשָׂ֣ר ten 17
עֲשָׂרָ֥ה ten. 15
עֶשְׂרֵ֥ה ten 15
עֲשֶׂ֣רֶת ten. 11
עֲשֶׂ֥רֶת ten. 11
עֶשְׂרֵ֤ה ten 10
עֲשָׂרָ֣ה ten. 8
עָשָׂ֨ר ten 8
עֶ֥שֶׂר ten. 8
עָשָׂ֛ר ten 8
עָשָׂ֔ר ten 7
עֶשְׂרֵֽה ten 7
עֲשָׂרָ֑ה ten. 6
עֶ֖שֶׂר ten. 5
עֶשְׂרֵ֨ה ten 5
וַעֲשֶׂ֥רֶת ten. 5
עֶשְׂרֵ֔ה ten 5
עָשָׂ֤ר ten 5
עָשָׂ֑ר ten 4
וָעֶ֖שֶׂר ten. 4
עֲשָׂרָֽה ten. 4
עֲשָׂרָ֔ה ten. 4
עֶשְׂרֵ֜ה ten 3
עֲשָׂרָ֧ה ten. 3
רִבּ֔וֹא ten thousand 3
עֲשָׂרָ֖ה ten. 3
וַעֲשֶׂ֨רֶת ten. 3
עֲשָׂרָ֨ה ten. 3
עֶשְׂרֵ֛ה ten 2
עָ֝שׂ֗וֹר ten 2
וַעֲשָׂרָ֥ה ten. 2
δέκα‿ ten. 2
עֶשְׂרֵ֑ה ten 2
עֲשַׂ֔ר ten. 2
עֲשֶׂ֤רֶת ten. 2
וַעֲשָׂרָ֨ה ten. 2
μυρίους innumerable 2
עֶ֚שֶׂר ten. 2
עֶ֧שֶׂר ten. 2
עֲשָׂרָ֤ה ten. 2
؟ (בְּרִבְבֹתָֽיו) multitude 2
עֲשָׂרֹֽת ten. 2
וַעֲשָׂרָ֤ה ten. 2
עֲשָׂ֣רָה ten. 2
עֶֽשֶׂר־ ten. 2
עֲשָׂרָה֒ ten. 2
עָֽשֶׂר ten. 2
עָשָׂר֩ ten 2
עֲשֶׂ֨רֶת ten. 2
עֲשֶׂ֖רֶת ten. 2
רִבּ֛וֹ ten thousand 1
רִבֹּ֣אות ten thousand 1
רִבּ֑וֹת ten thousand 1
רִבֹּא֖וֹת ten thousand 1
רִבּוֹ֒ ten thousand 1
רִבּ֜וֹ ten thousand 1
וְרִבּ֥וֹ myriad 1
רְבָבָ֣ה multitude 1
עָשָׂ֜ר ten 1
מֵרְבָבָֽה multitude 1
רְבָב֔וֹת multitude 1
רְבָבָ֗ה multitude 1
בְּרִֽבְב֖וֹת multitude 1
רִֽבְב֖וֹת multitude 1
רִבְב֣וֹת multitude 1
מֵרִבְבֹ֣ת multitude 1
מֵרִבְב֥וֹת multitude 1
בְּרִבְבֹתָֽיו multitude 1
: עָשָֽׂר ten 1
מְרֻבָּב֗וֹת to be or become many 1
עָשָֽׂר־ ten 1
עֶשְׂרֵ֗ה ten 1
וּרְבָבָ֥ה multitude 1
עֶשְׂרֵ֞ה ten 1
לָרְבָבָ֔ה multitude 1
הֶֽעָשָׂר֙ ten 1
רְבָבָ֑ה multitude 1
וַעֲשֶׂ֧רֶת ten. 1
הֶעָשָׂ֑ר ten 1
מֵעֲשָׂרָ֖ה ten. 1
וְעֶ֖שֶׂר ten. 1
(עֲשֶׂ֤רֶת) ten. 1
וַעֲשָׂ֣רָה ten. 1
וְעֶ֥שֶׂר ten. 1
וַעֲשֶׂ֣רֶת ten. 1
כַּעֲשֶׂ֣רֶת ten. 1
עֲשֶׂ֜רֶת ten. 1
עָ֑שֶׂר ten. 1
מֵֽעֲשָׂרָה֙ ten. 1
לְעֶ֖שֶׂר ten. 1
וְעֶ֙שֶׂר֙ ten. 1
עָ֭שׂוֹר ten 1
עָשׂ֑וֹר ten 1
μυρίων innumerable 1
μυριάδων ten thousand. / an innumerable multitude 1
δισμυριάδες twice. 1
עֲשָׂרֹ֔ת ten. 1
עֲ֠שֶׂרֶת ten. 1
עַשְׂרָ֥ה ten. 1
כַּעֲשֶׂ֤רֶת ten. 1
עֲשַׂר֙ ten. 1
עֲשַׂ֖ר ten. 1
עֲשַׂ֑ר ten. 1
כְּעֶ֥שֶׂר ten. 1
עֲשָׂרָ֛ה ten. 1
עֲשֶׂ֧רֶת ten. 1
הָעֲשָׂרָ֗ה ten. 1
עֲשֶׂרֶת֩ ten. 1
עֶ֨שֶׂר ten. 1
עֲשָׂרָה֩ ten. 1
עֲשֶׂ֙רֶת֙ ten. 1
וְעֶ֣שֶׂר ten. 1
הָעֲשָׂרָֽה ten. 1
וַעֲשָׂרָ֖ה ten. 1
וַעֲשָׂרָ֑ה ten. 1
וַעֲשֶׂ֤רֶת ten. 1
(רִבְבָ֖ן) myriad 1

Definitions Related to Ten


   1 Ten.


   1 Ten.
      1a Ten.
      1b with other numbers.


   1 Ten, -teen (in combination with other numbers).
      1a used only in combination to make the numbers 11–19.


   1 myriad, Ten thousand times Ten thousand.


   1 Ten.


   1 Ten thousand.
   2 an innumerable multitude, an unlimited number.
   3 innumerable hosts.


   1 innumerable, countless.
   2 Ten thousand.


   1 Ten, decade.
      1a Ten, tenth.
      1b Ten-stringed, harp.


   1 multitude, myriad, Ten thousand.


   1 to be or become many, be or become much, be or become great.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to be or become many.
         1a2 to be or become great.
         1a3 to be long (of journey).
   2 (Pual) Ten thousands.


   1 Ten thousand, myriad.

Frequency of Ten (original languages)

Frequency of Ten (English)


Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ten
TEN . See Number, § 7 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ten Commandments
1. The traditional history of the Decalogue . The ‘ten words’ were, according to Exodus 20:1-26 , proclaimed vocally by God on Mt. Sinai, and written by Him on two stones, and given to Moses ( Exodus 24:12 ; Exodus 31:13 ; Exodus 32:15-16 ; cf. Deuteronomy 5:22 ; Deuteronomy 9:10-11 ). When these were broken by Moses on his descent from the mount ( Exodus 32:19 , Deuteronomy 9:17 ), he was commanded to prepare two fresh stones like the first, on which God re-wrote the ‘ten words’ ( Exodus 34:4 ; Exodus 34:28 , Deuteronomy 10:2 ; Deuteronomy 10:4 ). This is clearly the meaning of Ex. as the text now stands. But many critics think that Exodus 10:28 b originally referred not to the ‘ten words’ of Exodus 20:1-26 , but to the laws of Exodus 34:11-26 , and that these laws were J [1] ’s version of the Decalogue. It must suffice to say here that if, as on the whole seems likely, Exodus 34:28 b refers to our Decalogue, we must distinguish the command to write the covenant laws in Exodus 34:27 , and the words ‘he wrote’ in Exodus 34:28 b, in which case the subject of the latter will be God, as required by Exodus 34:1 . The two stones were immediately placed in the ark, which had been prepared by Moses specially for that purpose ( Deuteronomy 10:1-5 [2] ]). There they were believed to have permanently remained ( 1 Kings 8:9 , Deuteronomy 10:5 ) until the ark was, according to Rabbinical tradition, hidden by Jeremiah, when Jerusalem was finally taken by Nehuchadrezzar.
2. The documentary history of the Decalogue . A comparison of the Decalogue in Exodus 20:1-26 with that of Deuteronomy 5:1-33 renders it probable that both are later recensions of a much shorter original. The phrases peculiar to Deuteronomy 5:1-33 are in most cases obviously characteristic of D [3] , and must be regarded as later expansions. Such are ‘as the Lord thy God commanded thee’ in the 4th and 5th ‘word,’ and ‘that it may go well with thee’ in the 5th. In the last commandment the first two clauses are transposed, and a more appropriate word (‘desire’) is used for coveting a neighbour’s wife. Here evidently we have also a later correction. Curiously enough Exodus 20:1-26 , while thus generally more primitive than Deut., shows signs of an even later recension. The reason for keeping the Sabbath, God’s rest after creation, is clearly based on Genesis 2:1-3 , which belongs to the post-exilic Priestly Code (P [4] ). The question is further complicated by the fact that several phrases in what is common to Exodus 20:1-26 and Deut. are of a distinctly Deuteronomic character, as ‘that is within thy gates’ in the 4th commandment, ‘that thy days may be long’ ‘upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee’ in the 5th. We see, then, that the Decalogue of Ex. is in all probability the result of a double revision (a Deuteronomic and a Priestly) of a much more simple original. It has been suggested that originally all the commandments consisted of a single clause, and that the name ‘word’ could be more naturally applied to such. In favour of this view, beyond what has been already said, it is argued that this short form would he more suitable for inscription on stone.
3. How were the ‘ten words’ divided ? The question turns on the beginning and the end of the Decalogue. Are what we know as the First and Second, and again what we know as the Tenth, one or two commandments? The arrangement which treats the First and Second as one, and the Tenth as two, is that of the Massoretic Hebrew text both in Ex. and Dt., and was that of the whole Western Church from the time of St. Augustine to the Reformation, and is still that of the Roman and Lutheran Churches. Moreover, it may seem to have some support from the Deuteronomic version of the Tenth Commandment. Our present arrangement, however, is that of the early Jewish and early Christian Churches, and seems on the whole more probable in itself. A wife, being regarded as a chattel, would naturally come under the general prohibition against coveting a neighbour’s goods. If, as already suggested, the original form of the commandment was a single clause, it would have run, ‘Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house’ (see 8 (x.)).
4. The contents of each table . If, as suggested, the original commandments were single clauses, it is most natural to suppose that they were evenly divided between the two tables five in each. This view is adopted without hesitation by Philo, and it is not contradicted by our Lord’s division of the Law into the love of God and the love of one’s neighbour. It would be difficult to class parents in the category of neighbour, whereas the reverence due to them was by the ancients regarded as a specially sacred obligation, and was included, by both Greeks and Romans at any rate, under the notion of piety.
5. Order of the Decalogue . The Hebrew texts of Exodus 20:1-26 and Deuteronomy 5:1-33 agree in the order murder, adultery, theft as the subjects of the 6th, 7th, and 8th Commandments. The LXX [2] (best MSS) in Ex. have the order adultery, theft, murder; in Dt. adultery, murder, theft. This last is borne out by Romans 13:9 and by Philo, and may possibly have been original.
6. Mosaic origin of the Decalogue . The chief difficulty arises out of the Second Commandment. There can be little doubt that from primitive times the Israelites were monolatrous, worshipping J″ [6] as their national God. But it is argued that this does not appear to have prevented them from recognizing to some extent inferior divine beings, such as those represented by teraphim , or even from representing their God under visible symbols. Thus in Judges 17:3 we find Micah making an image of Jahweh, without any disapproval by the writer. David himself had teraphim in his house ( 1 Samuel 19:13-16 ); Isaiah speaks of a pillar as a natural and suitable symbol of worship ( Isaiah 19:19 ); Hosea classes pillar, ephod, and teraphim with sacrifices as means of worship, of which Israel would be deprived for a while as a punishment ( Hosea 3:4 ). The frequent condemnation of ashçroth (sacred tree-images, AV [7] ‘groves’) suggests that they too were common features of Semitic worship, and not confined to the worship of heathen gods. But it may reasonably be doubted whether these religious symbols were always regarded as themselves objects of worship, though tending to become so. Again, it may well have been the case that under the deteriorating Influences of surrounding Semitic worship, the people, without generally worshipping heathen gods, failed to reach the high ideal of their traditional religion and worship. We may fairly say, then, that the Decalogue in its earliest form, if not actually Mosaic, represents in all probability the earliest religious tradition of Israel.
7. Object of the Decalogue . Looking from a Christian point of view, we are apt to regard the Decalogue as at any rate an incomplete code of religion and morality. More probably the ‘ten words’ should be regarded as a few easily remembered rules necessary for a half-civilized agricultural people, who owed allegiance to a national God, and were required to live at peace with each other. They stand evidently in close relation to the Book of the Covenant ( Exodus 21:1-36 ; Exodus 22:1-31 ; Exodus 23:1-33 ), of which they may be regarded as either a summary or the kernel. With one exception (the Fifth, see below, 8 (v.)) they are, like most rules given to children, of a negative character ‘thou shalt not,’ etc.
8. Interpretation of the Decalogue . There are a few obscure phrases, or other matters which call for comment.
(i.) ‘before me’ may mean either ‘in my presence,’ condemning the eclectic worship of many gods, or ‘in preference to me.’ Neither interpretation would necessarily exclude the belief that other gods were suitable objects of worship for other peoples (cf. Judges 11:24 ).
(ii.) ‘the water under the earth.’ The Israelites conceived of the sea as extending under the whole land (hence the springs). This, being in their view the larger part, might be used to express the whole. Fish and other marine animals are, of course, intended.
‘unto thousands,’ better ‘a thousand generations,’ as in RVm [8] . The punishment by God of children for the faults of parents was felt to be a moral difficulty, and was denied by Ezekiel (ch. 18). Similar action by judicial authorities was forbidden by Deut. (Deuteronomy 24:16 ; cf. 2 Kings 14:6 ). But the words show that if evil actions influence for evil the descendants of the evil-doer either by heredity or by imitation, the influence of good actions for good is far more potent.
(iii.) ‘Thou … in vain,’ i.e. ‘for falsehood.’ This may mean ‘Thou shalt not perjure thyself’ or ‘Thou shalt not swear and then not keep thy oath.’ The latter seems to be the current Jewish interpretation (see Matthew 5:33 ). Philo takes it in both senses.
(iv.) ‘within thy gates,’ i.e. ‘thy cities’ (see 2 ).
‘for in six days,’ etc. We find in OT three distinct reasons for the observance of the Sabbath. (1) The oldest is that of the Book of the Covenant in Exodus 23:12 , ‘that thine ox and thine ass may have rest, and the son of thine handmaid and the stranger may be refreshed.’ In Exodus 20:1-26 and Deuteronomy 5:1-33 the rest of the domestic animals and servants appears as part of the injunction itself. (2) In Deuteronomy 5:1-33 there is added as a secondary purpose, ‘that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou’; whereas the chief purpose of the observaoce is as a commemoration of the Exodus. (3) Exodus 20:1-26 , revised after the Exile at or after the time that the Priestly Code was published, bases the observance on the Sabbatical rest of God after the Creation ( Genesis 2:1-3 P [4] ).
(v.) ‘Honour thy Father,’ etc. It is not improbable that this commandment has been modified in form, and was originally negative like all the rest, and referred like them to a prohibited action rather than to a correct feeling, as, very possibly,’ Thou shalt not smite,’ etc. (cf. Exodus 21:15 ; Exodus 21:17 ). At a later time such an outrage would have been hardly contemplated, and would naturally have given way to the present commandment. The word ‘honour’ seems, according to current Jewish teaching (see Lightfoot on Matthew 15:5 ), to have specially included feeding and clothing, and Christ assumes rather than inculcates as new this application of the commandment. The Rabbinical teachers had encouraged men in evading a recognized law by their quibbles.
(x.) ‘Thou shalt not … house.’ Deut. transposes the first two clauses, and reads ‘desire’ with wife. The teaching of Exodus 20:1-26 is, beyond question, relatively the earliest. The wife was originally regarded as one of the chattels, though undoubtedly the most important chattel, of the house, or general establishment.
On the Decalogue in the NT see art. Law (in nt).
F. H. Woods.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Ten Commandments
The popular name in this, as in so many instances,is not that of Scripture. There we have the "TEN WORDS," (Exodus 34:28 ; 4:13; 10:4) the "COVENANT ," Ex., Deuteronomy 11 . cc.; (1 Kings 8:21 ; 2 Chronicles 6:11 ) etc., or, very often as the solemn attestation of the divine will, the "TESTIMONY." (Exodus 25:16,21 ; 31:18 ) etc. The circumstances in which the Ten great Words were first given to the people surrounded them with an awe which attached to no other precept. In the midst of the cloud and the darkness and the flashing lightning and the fiery smoke and the thunder like the voice of a trumpet, Moses was called to Mount Sinai to receive the law without which the people would cease to be a holy nation. ( Exodus 19:20 ) Here, as elsewhere, Scripture unites two facts which men separate. God, and not man was speaking to the Israelites in those terrors, and yet, in the language of later inspired teachers, other instrumentality was not excluded. No other words were proclaimed in like manner. And the record was as exceptional as the original revelation. Of no other words could it be said that they were written as these were written, engraved on the Tables of Stone, not as originating in man's contrivance or sagacity, but by the power of the Eternal Spirit, by the "finger of God." (Exodus 31:18 ; 32:16 ) The number Ten was, we can hardly doubt, itself significant to Moses and the Israelites. The received symbol, then and at all times, of completeness, it taught the people that the law of Jehovah was perfect. (Psalm 19:7 ) The term "Commandments" had come into use in the time of Christ. (Luke 18:20 ) Their division into two tables is not only expressly mentioned but the stress is upon the two leaves no doubt that the distinction was important, and that answered to that summary of the law which was made both by Moses and by Christ into two precepts; so that the first table contained Duties to God , and the second, Duties to our Neighbor . There are three principal divisions of the two tables:
That of the Roman Catholic Church, making the first table contain three commandments and the second the other seven.
The familiar division, referring the first four to our duty toward God and the six remaining to our duty toward man.
The division recognized by the old Jewish writers, Josephus and Philo, which places five commandments in each table. It has been maintained that the law of filial duty, being a close consequence of God's fatherly relation to us, maybe referred to the first table. But this is to place human parents on a level with God, and, by purity of reasoning the Sixth Commandment might be added to the first table, as murder is the destruction of God's image in man. Far more reasonable is the view which regards the authority of parents as heading the second table, as the earthly reflex of that authority of the Father of his people and of all men which heads the first, and as the first principle of the whole law of love to our neighbor; because we are all brethren and the family is, for good and ill the model of the state. "The Decalogue differs from all the other legislation of Moses: (1) It was proclaimed by God himself in a most public and solemn manner. (2) It was given under circumstances of most appalling majesty and sublimity. (3) It was written by the finger of God on two tables of stone. (5:22) (4) It differed from any and all other laws given to Israel in that it was comprehensive and general rather than specific and particular. (6) It was complete, being one finished whole to which nothing was to be added, from which nothing was ever taken away. (6) The law of the Ten Commandments was honored by Jesus Christ as embodying the substance of the law of God enjoined upon man. (7) It can scarcely be doubted that Jesus had his eye specially if not exclusively on this law, (5:18) as one never to be repealed from which not one jot or tittle should ever pass away. (8) It is marked by wonderful simplicity and brevity such a contrast to our human legislation, our British statute-book for instance, which it would need an elephant to carry and an OEdipus to interpret."
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Commandments, the Ten
(Exodus 34:28 ; Deuteronomy 10:4 , marg. "ten words") i.e., the Decalogue (q.v.), is a summary of the immutable moral law. These commandments were first given in their written form to the people of Israel when they were encamped at Sinai, about fifty days after they came out of Egypt (Exodus 19:10-25 ). They were written by the finger of God on two tables of stone. The first tables were broken by Moses when he brought them down from the mount (32:19), being thrown by him on the ground. At the command of God he took up into the mount two other tables, and God wrote on them "the words that were on the first tables" (34:1). These tables were afterwards placed in the ark of the covenant (Deuteronomy 10:5 ; 1 Kings 8:9 ). Their subsequent history is unknown. They are as a whole called "the covenant" (Deuteronomy 4:13 ), and "the tables of the covenant" (9:9,11; Hebrews 9:4 ), and "the testimony." They are obviously "ten" in number, but their division is not fixed, hence different methods of numbering them have been adopted. The Jews make the "Preface" one of the commandments, and then combine the first and second. The Roman Catholics and Lutherans combine the first and second and divide the tenth into two. The Jews and Josephus divide them equally. The Lutherans and Roman Catholics refer three commandments to the first table and seven to the second. The Greek and Reformed Churches refer four to the first and six to the second table. The Samaritans add to the second that Gerizim is the mount of worship. (See LAW .)
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Commandments, the Ten
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ten Commandments
See LAW.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Ten Commandments
See Law, Ten Commandments, Torah .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Ten
See Numbers, Systems, Symbolism.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Law, Ten Commandments, Torah
Law refers both to the revelation of the will of God in the Old Testament and to the later elaboration on the law referred to as the “traditions of the elders” in the New Testament (for example, Mark 7:5 ).
Law is one of the primary concepts in the Bible. The specific translation of the term law is varied. It may be used for a commandment, a word, a decree, a judgment, a custom, or a prohibition. The first five books of the Bible (the Pentateuch) are known as books of the Law because they are based on the commandments which God revealed to Moses.
The Hebrew term most frequently translated “law” in the Old Testament is torah , used more than 200 times. The central idea of torah is that of instruction received from a superior authority on how to live. Torah in the Old Testament came to mean the way of life for faithful Israelites. The Torah is more than just “laws”; it includes the story of God's dealing with humankind and with Israel.
The concept of torah is closely linked to that of covenant in the Old Testament. The covenant agreement between God and His people at Mount Sinai provided the foundation for all of Israel's laws. God, the deliverer of the Israelites from Egypt, set forth His instructions for His people. They were to obey God's laws because of what He had done for them in saving them from Egypt ( Exodus 20:2 ). The laws found in Exodus, Deuteronomy, Numbers, and Leviticus cover all areas of community life. The Torah is a gift of God to His people. Obeying the Torah would result in His blessing (Exodus 19:5-6 ). Following the Law would provide for the health and wholeness of the covenant community. The Ten Commandments are a summary of the Law (Exodus 20:2-17 ; Deuteronomy 5:6-21 ).
Later development in Israel's history gave an expanded meaning to torah . By New Testament times torah meant not only the Old Testament Scriptures (the written Law), but also the oral law (unwritten law) of Israel as well. The religious leaders developed in applying the written Law to new life situations. This oral law is sometimes referred to as “the tradition of the elders” in the New Testament (compare Exodus 21:2-374 ; Mark 7:5 ; Galatians 1:14 ).
Two kinds of laws can be found in the Old Testament. First are broad categorical laws which set forth general principles. These laws do not specify how they are to be enforced or what penalties are to be invoked. The Ten Commandments are representative of this kind of law. They are basic policy statements for life in a covenant community with God.
Second are case laws. These laws often begin with an “if” or a “when,” usually deal with very specific situations. Many times they indicate a punishment for breaking the law (e.g., 1618538022_9 ,Exodus 21:2-3,21:4 ; Exodus 22:1-2 ,Exodus 22:1-2,22:4-5 ,Exodus 22:4-5,22:25 ).
The Ten Commandments are prohibitions (except for Commandments 4,5 in Exodus 20:8-11 ,Exodus 20:8-11,20:12 ). These ten laws define negatively the heart of the covenant relationship between God and Israel. The first four Commandments are related to one's relationship with God. The next six Commandments have to do with human relationships. It is important to note that right relationships with others follow being rightly related to God. Being rightly related to God compels one towards right relationships to one's neighbors. Here one can see the wonderful balance that is maintained in the Law. Duties to God and to other human beings are not separated.
The Ten Commandments were not given only for the Hebrew people but are abiding laws for all people. Some of the laws of the Bible seem to apply only to specific times, places, and persons, but the Ten Commandments have an abiding quality about them. They convey duties for everyone and reveal to us the basic morality required by God. While the Ten Commandments have universal validity, they are truly significant only when persons are committed to the God behind them. What makes the Ten Commandments unique is the character of the God who gave them. Without God, the Commandments lose their distinctiveness.
Jesus certainly knew the Law and often referred to it. It is possible to say that Jesus was both a critic of the Law and a supporter of it. He was critical of the law of one means “the tradition of the elders” or the oral laws that had grown up around the written Law. The enemies of Jesus frequently accused Him of violating the Law. It is clear that keeping the letter of the Law had become more important to some of the Jews than the purpose behind the Law.
On several occasions Jesus set His own teachings over against those of the elders (Matthew 5:21-6:48 ). The Pharisees accused Jesus and His disciples of not following the law with regard to “unclean” things (Matthew 15:1-20 ), and they accused Him of eating with tax-gatherers and sinners (Matthew 9:11 ). Jesus' greatest conflict came over the sabbath. He rejected their interpretation of the sabbath Law and said that the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath (Matthew 12:8 ); that the sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath (Mark 2:27 ); and He taught that it was permissible to do good on the sabbath (Mark 3:4 ).
Jesus inaugurated a new era in which the Law as understood by the Jews of His day would no longer be the guiding principle for the Kingdom of God (Luke 16:16 ). Nevertheless, Jesus claimed not to have come to destroy the Law, but to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17-20 ). That is, Jesus moved the understanding of the Law from its external, legalistic meaning to its spiritual one. Moving from outward observance to inward motivation and intention is Jesus' concern (Matthew 5:21-22 ,Matthew 5:21-22,5:27-28 ). He pushes the Law out to its ultimate meaning (thus filling it full). In this sense Jesus affirmed the heart and the spirit of the Law. He moved to a deeper level of meaning, to the spirit behind the Law which God had intended from the beginning.
Jesus did not give us a new law. When Jesus was asked which commandment is the greatest, He said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind,” (Matthew 22:36-37 ). Jesus said the second commandment is like the first, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 22:39 ). Then He said, “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:40 ). Incredibly, Jesus summed up the whole Law and the teaching of the prophets with these two commandments. Behind all of the Law had stood these two great principles of love for God and neighbor. It is important for us to remember that love can never be adequately portrayed in rules or in teachings. It can be seen in the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord. The commandments to love had been there all along; Jesus simply emphasized them in a way that would forever change how we should look at them.
Paul had a lifelong struggle with the Law. By the term “law,” Paul meant the Law of God as contained in the Old Testament. He also spoke of a kind of natural law which existed in human beings (Romans 7:23 ,Romans 7:23,7:25 ). The “law of sin” meant conduct determined by sin. Paul also used law in this sense when he referred to the “law of faith”—that is, conduct determined by faith in God (Romans 3:27-28 ).
Paul's attitude toward the Mosaic Law can be summarized under several main points. First of all, he recognized that the Law had been given for a good purpose; it was holy, just and good (Romans 7:12 ,Romans 7:12,7:14 ; 1 Timothy 1:8 ). The demands of the Law were not evil, but had the effect of pointing out the sin of human beings (Romans 7:7 ). Because of man's sinfulness, the Law became a curse instead of a blessing (Galatians 3:10-13 ).
Second, Paul believed the Law was given for a good purpose, but it could not save (Galatians 3:11 ; Romans 3:20 ). If persons were to become children of God, it would be by means other than keeping the Law. The third theme we find in Paul is that Christ freed us from the requirements of the Law by His death and resurrection (Romans 8:3-4 ). Therefore, Christ has become the end of the Law for Christians (Romans 10:4 ), and it is faith that saves and not Law (Ephesians 2:8-9 ).
Paul, like Jesus, saw the Law fulfilled in the command to love (Romans 13:8 ; Galatians 5:13 ). Only with the aid of the Spirit of God can we meet the requirement to love which fulfills the Law (Galatians 5:16 ; Romans 8:1 ). Paul saw the Law as no longer to be viewed legalistically. Nevertheless, it is still the revelation of God, and it helps us to understand the nature of our life in Christ (Romans 8:3 ; Romans 13:8-10 ; Galatians 3:24 ).
D. Glenn Saul
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Ten Commandments
The portion of Scripture known as the "Ten Commandments" (Exodus 20:3-17 ; Deuteronomy 5:7-21 ) is a key segment of the Sinai covenant, which was entered into by God and the people of Israel. This covenant was modeled on the political treaties of that day between a great king and a subject people. In these treaties the king offered certain benefits and, in turn, called for certain behaviors from the people. All these treaties followed the same basic format, which the Sinai covenant, both in Exodus and in its restatement in Deuteronomy, also adheres to closely.
In both Exodus and Deuteronomy, the Ten Commandments are a brief summary of the more detailed covenantal requirements that follow them. These requirements relate to the whole of life: ceremonial, civil, and moral. Many of the commands are very similar to those found in the law codes that have been discovered in the ancient Near East. But it is very significant that the biblical commands have been placed in the context of covenant. In the rest of the ancient law codes, the commands are simply presented as givens, dropped from heaven by the gods. There is no real motive for obeying the commands except the avoidance of punishment. But in the Old Testament, the inclusion of the laws within the covenant puts the motivation on a whole new level. Why should I treat my fellow Israelites in a certain way? Because God has said that is the way in which I can express my covenant loyalty to him. Thus obedience is an expression of grateful appreciation for what God has done for us and what we know he will do. Ethics is not about what will advance one's self-interest, but about maintaining an all-important relationship with God.
A further implication of putting the commandments in the covenant context is the aspect of character. It is apparent from a study of the ancient treaties that many of the stipulations that the kings put upon subject peoples were an expression of the various kings' characters and preferences. Thus, the carrying out of the biblical commandments is a means of learning and replicating the character of God. It is here that the continuing significance of the Ten Commandments is found: they reveal the character and will of the unchanging Creator of the universe. Thus, even though the Sinai covenant is not binding on Christians, the moral truths revealed in it are.
A final important implication of the covenant form is especially significant for the Ten Commandments. In the ancient law codes, the laws are always stated in terms of cases ("If such and such infraction occurs, then such and such a punishment shall be meted out"). There are no statements of absolute prohibition. It is easy to understand why this is the case. A polytheistic setting cannot know of an absolute right or wrong. What is right for one god will be wrong for another. But in the political treaties, since there was only one king to whom the covenanters were professing loyalty, that king could indeed make absolute prohibitions. Thus it is in the biblical covenant that the One God can summarize his stipulations for his people in a series of absolute statements, the Ten Commandments. This shows that the succeeding commands, many of which are stated in terms of cases, are nevertheless based on principles inherent in God's creation, and not simply situationally derived attempts to promote social harmony.
One of the features that marks the Ten Commandments is also typical of the stipulations as a whole. That is the wholistic character of the subject matter. Social behavior and religious behavior are treated together. This is not found elsewhere in the ancient Near East. There is mythological and ritual material, and there are social prescriptions, but the two are never related. The Old Testament insists that the ways in which we treat each other are inseparable from our relationship to God. Ethics are a religious matter, and worship of the true God is the foundation of all nonmanipulative ethics. Thus the first four commandments are primarily in relation to God while the remaining six have to do with human relationships. But it is clear that the four cannot be separated from the six, nor vice-versa.
Although the commandments are, with the exception of the fifth, all prohibitive, they are not negative. They speak about love: love of God and love of others. But what is it to love? If it were necessary to prescribe every loving act and attitude, there would not be enough books in the world. What the commands do is to define the parameters beyond which love cannot exist. This much is then clear: if I love my neighbor I will not steal what belongs to him.
The first commandment is typical of the covenantal stipulations: no other king, or in this case, god, is to be recognized. This feature of the covenants was a marvelous tool for beginning to teach the truth of monotheism. Instead of going into philosophical arguments about unity and origins, God merely tells his people that if they wish to be in covenant with him, they must refuse to recognize any other god. Eventually, having accepted this stipulation and having sought to live it out, they would be in a position to accept Isaiah's insistence that there are no other gods (46:9).
The second command has no analogue in the ancient Near Eastern covenants, but its truth was just as vital as the first for God's education of his people. Around the world, religions that have arisen from human reflection agree upon one fundamental principle: the unseen, divine realm is one with, continuous with, the visible world of nature. Above everything else, this principle suggests that it is possible to manipulate the divine world and to appropriate its power through manipulation of the visible world. In short, it pretends to make it possible for humans to take control of their destinies. This principle is everywhere expressed through the practice of idolatry. By making the god or goddess in the shape of something in nature, preferably a human shape, we both express our conviction about reality and create a mechanism for influencing that god or goddess.
Unfortunately, according to the Bible, that principle is absolutely wrong. The one God is not continuous with the natural world, or with anything in it. He created the world and everything in it as something other than himself. To be sure, he is everywhere present in the world, and no part of it can escape his power. But he is not the world and cannot be manipulated by means of any activity in the world.
How is God to teach his people a truth that is at odds with everything they have learned for four hundred years, and at odds with everything the fallen human heart wants to believe? Once again, he does not enter into a philosophical argument. He simply makes it a requirement for a covenantal relationship with himself that they never try to make an idol of him. As with monotheism, when they have lived with the requirement long enough, they will eventually be ready to draw the right conclusions about God's transcendent nature (Isaiah 40:21-26 ).
The third commandment also strikes at the magical view of reality. Because of the principle of continuity, it was common to believe that a person's name was identical with the person himself or herself. Thus, simply by invoking a powerful person's name, and especially a god's name, in connection with something that one wanted to happen, it was possible to make the thing happen. God says that this is a vain, or empty, use of his name. It is an attempt to use his power without submitting to him, or living in trusting relation with him.
Instead of emptying God of significance by an attempt to use his name magically for our own ends, we are called upon to "hallow" his name, that is, to show the true perfection of his character and power by the quality of our lives (Leviticus 22:31-33 ). We cannot manipulate him, but through faith and trust we can receive power from him to live lives of integrity, purity, and love.
The fourth commandment is the only one of the ten that has to do with matters of worship. There is no absolute statement given with regard to worship practices, such as sacrifices, or festivals, or clean and unclean food. Those matters had to do with a particular era, and would serve their purpose and pass away. What this one summary statement regarding worship does treat is a matter of underlying attitude. What does our use of time say about our estimate of who supplies our needs? When we work seven days a week we surely say that our needs are met through our efforts alone. But the commandment requires persons to stop their work one day out of seven and to remind themselves that it is God who supplies our needs every day of the week (Deuteronomy 5:12-15 ). Furthermore, if God rested after his labors, who are we that we think we can outdo God (Exodus 20:9-11 )? The manner or way a Sabbath is kept is not important, but it is important that we consciously set aside one day in seven, filling it with worshipful rest, to remind ourselves to whom all our time belongs.
The fifth commandment is transitional. From one point of view it is the first of the commandments to deal with human relations. But from another point of view it continues the theme of acceptance of dependence that is at the heart of the fourth command. To honor one's parents is fundamental to any healthy personality. It is the best antidote to the foolish arrogance of "the self-made man." It recognizes that someone else gave me life and took care of me when I could not take care of myself. On the other hand, honor implies honesty. It is impossible to honor someone whom we constantly blame for our faults and failures. To honor them recognizes their faults and failures, and forgives. The person who refuses to honor his parents cuts himself off from his roots and almost certainly from his posterity. If a culture is to survive "long in the land" (Exodus 20:12 ) it must have a glad connection between the generations.
The five remaining commands all have to do with the self in relation to others. As noted above, they specify where the limits are beyond which healthy relations become impossible. We may not abuse the physical life, the sexual life, the possessions, or the reputation of those around us if we are to remain in covenant with God. Nor dare we allow ourselves to think that if we were just in someone else's shoes, enjoying what they possess, we would be happy. These brief statements, hardly more than fifty words in English, speak volumes about the character of the God who made them. They also explain some of the high value that has been put on individual worth in Western thought. To God, the boundaries around an individual's life are sacred. The insistence that all persons are to be able to hold their physical life, their sexual fidelity, their possessions, and their reputation inviolate shows that no one is a faceless molecule in some larger entity. Each one is a distinctive combination of these features, which comprise his or her identity, and they must be guarded for each person.
If we claim to be in relationship with God, we must see persons in the same way he does. Their lives are not ours to take for our purposes. Human sexuality is to be expressed in heterosexual commitment and we may not do anything that would lead someone to break those commitments. There is a boundary drawn around a person's possessions, and we may not cross that boundary to satisfy our own desires. A person's reputation is an extension of himself or herself, and we may not violate it, particularly to make ourselves look better.
What is involved here is a statement about dependence upon God. Those who depend upon themselves make themselves the center of the universe; they have broken the first two commandments. For such persons, anything is permissible in the attempt to supply their needs. Others are either enemies or slaves, in any case to be dominated, used up, and cast aside. But obviously if humans are to live together in any kind of harmony these rapacious instincts must be moderated in some way. Thus human laws. But God seeks to strike at the heart of the issue. If persons can ever realize that they are not the suppliers of their needs, but that God is, and surrender those needs to him, then ethics will move to a new plane.
Some of these commands deserve further comment. As several modern versions indicate, the King James Version's "Thou shalt not kill" is too broad to convey the sense of the Hebrew of the sixth command. The word used is harag [1], which does not refer to killing in general, but to the premeditated murder of one person by another. Thus, it is not proper to build a case against war or capital punishment upon the basis of this verse. These activities may indeed be condemned on biblical grounds, but this verse should only be a tertiary part of the evidence.
It is significant that all of the sexual sins that the Bible prohibits are summarized by the command against adultery. There are very important implications to be drawn from this fact. The clearest is that sexuality is to be expressed only in the context of heterosexual fidelity. It is for this reason that all other expressions of sexuality are condemned in Leviticus 18,20 and elsewhere. Without diminishing the seriousness of those aberrations, it is apparent that the most serious sexual sin is to break faith with one's spouse and the spouse of another, a breach of covenant.
The ninth commandment continues the emphasis upon ethical relationships. The command does not confine itself to prohibiting the telling of untruths, but speaks particularly about telling untruths concerning others. Congratulating oneself upon one's honesty is to miss the point of the commandment. Integrity is not for oneself, but for the sake of others; it is that they may live in security, knowing that we will treasure their reputation above our own.
The tenth command is in some ways merely a continuation of the previous four concerning love of one's neighbor. To love one's neighbor is to refuse to surrender to the sin of envy. It is to rejoice in the neighbor's good fortune, knowing that one's own fortune is in the good hands of God. In this sense it is the climax of the previous four commands. They only spoke about not abusing the neighbor. This one speaks about a deeper issue: guarding those springs of desire from which the abuses would arise. If we are to keep the commands not to abuse our neighbors, it will be because we have made a prior surrender of all our wants and needs to the covenant God.
It is at this point that the command begins to assume a larger function than merely the fifth of a series on nonabuse of neighbors. The Pentateuch, if not the entire Bible, is clear that the root of all evil is the human attempt to meet our needs for ourselves. From Genesis 3 on the issue is the same: Will we allow God to satisfy our desires in his way, or will we insist on trying to satisfy them in our own strength? This is where idolatry comes from; it is an attempt to manipulate the divine in order to satisfy the human desires for power, security, comfort, and pleasure. Thus it is that Paul makes the remarkable identification of covetousness with idolatry ( Ephesians 5:5 ; see also Isaiah 57:13-17 , where the same connection is implied ).
The covenant is designed as a teaching device: there is only one God who is not a part of this world; he is utterly holy, just, and faithful, and it is he who supplies our needs not we ourselves. Knowing that fact, we do not have to see others as rivals and enemies; instead we can treasure their individuality as God does. But if we give assent to all that and then succumb to the sin of covetousness, believing that happiness consists in getting hold of something that we have seen in the possession of another, we will have missed the whole point of God's instruction and be in dire peril of falling back into the very pit from which we have been lifted.
John N. Oswalt
See also Exodus, Theology of ; Israel
Bibliography . W. Barclay, The Ten Commandments for Today ; J. Davidman, Smoke on the Mountain ; W. Harrelson, The Ten Commandments and Human Rights ; G. von Rad, Old Testament Theology .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Commandments, the Ten
These have a special place as having been written on the tables of stone by 'the finger of God.' Exodus 31:18 . Deuteronomy 10:4 margin reads 'the ten words,' and they are often referred to as the DECALOGUE. They are also called 'the words of the covenant,' in Exodus 34:28 . It was after hearing these ten commandments rehearsed by Moses that the Israelites said to him, "Go thou near, and hear all that the Lord our God shall say; and speak thou unto us all that the Lord our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it and do it." Deuteronomy 5:27 . The two stones are also called the 'tables of the testimony,' Exodus 34:29 , and they were laid up in the ark of the covenant, Exodus 40:20 ; 1 Kings 8:9 ; Hebrews 9:4 ; over which were the two cherubim as guardians of God's rights together with the mercy-seat.
The giving of the two stones to Israel by God (who, though gracious and merciful, would by no means clear the guilty,) amid a measure of glory is referred to by Paul, when he describes the commandments written in letters thereon as 'the ministration of death;' in contrast to which he speaks of the glory of the ministration of the Spirit (that is, of Christ, for the Lord is that Spirit), and of the ministration of righteousness: it is the story of man's failure, and of God's righteousness available to the believer through Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:7-11 .
Whyte's Dictionary of Bible Characters - the Ten Virgins
EVERYTHING that our Lord saw on the earth immediately made Him think of the kingdom of heaven. Our Lord was of that angel's mind who said to Adam,-'What if earth be but the shadow of heaven, and things therein each to other like, more than on earth is thought.' And thus it was that when our Lord and His disciples were called to that marriage where the original of this parable took place, as soon as He saw the five wise virgins admitted to the marriage, and the five foolish virgins shut out, He turned to the twelve and said,-The kingdom of heaven is just like that. It would have been well, and we would have been deep in their debt, had some of the twelve said to their Master at that moment: Declare to us the parable of the ten virgins also. It would have been a great assistance to us if, over and above the parable itself, we had possessed our Lord's own exposition of it. For, who and what are the ten virgins, and why are they so called? Why are they exactly ten, and why are they so equally divided into five and five? What are their lamps also, and what are their vessels with their lamps, and what is the oil that the wise had, and that the foolish had not? What does the tarrying of the bridegroom mean, and what the slumbering and sleeping of the whole ten? And then who are they that make the midnight cry, Behold the bridegroom cometh? And then the hurried trimming of the lamps, with the going out of the lamps of the foolish,-what is the meaning of all that? The request of the foolish for a share of the oil of the wise, with the refusal of the wise to part with any of their oil,-what are the spiritual meanings hidden under all that? And specially, who sell the oil, and where do they sell it, and at what price? And then the shutting of the door? And then what it is to be ready? as well as what it is to watch, and when we are to watch, and where? It would have been an immense service done to us all had the disciples petitioned their Master for His own authoritative answer to all these questions. As it is, we are left to our own insight into the things of the kingdom of heaven, and to our own experience of its mysteries, to find out for ourselves and for others the true key to this parable.
The wisdom, whatever it was, of the five wise virgins is, plainly, the main lesson set to be learned out of this whole parable. All the rest of its lessons, however good and however true, are subordinate to that. All the rest is, more or less, the framework and the setting of that. Other lessons, more or less essential, more or less interesting, and more or less instructive, may be extracted out of this remarkable parable, but its supreme and commanding lesson is the richly rewarded wisdom of the five wise virgins. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Now if you would fain know what, exactly, this oil is of which so much is made in this parable, this oil the possession of which made the five virgins so wise, just look into your own heart for the answer to that. What is it that makes your heart to be so dark, and so sad, and so unready, sometimes? Why is there so little life and light and joy in your heart? Why is your religious experience so flat and so stale, when it should be as full of gladness as if your whole life were one continual making ready for your marriage? What is really the matter with you and with your heart? In plain English, and in few words, it is the absence from your heart of the Spirit of God. It is God's Holy Spirit Who makes God Himself to be so full of Life and Light and Blessedness. It is God's Holy Spirit Who makes our Lord Himself what He always is, and what He always says and does. The fruit of the Holy Spirit in God and in man, on earth and in heaven, is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness. Now, that is the whole of the matter with us all. It is the lack of the Spirit of God that makes all of us to be the lump of darkness and death that we are. If we had God's Holy Spirit shed abroad in our heart we would make every house in which we live, and every company into which we enter, like a continual marriage supper. Our very face would shine with heavenly light, and we would shed abroad life and love and beauty everywhere we go. No question, then, what this oil is, nor why we are such children of the day when we have it, and are such children of the night when we have it not. Fix this firmly in your mind, that the Holy Ghost is this light-giving and life-giving oil, and you will have in that, not only the true key to this whole parable, but at the same time the true key to all your own light and darkness also.
"Not so: lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves." You go to the oil-sellers when your oil is done, and when the long and dark nights are coming on. And, in the very same way, you must go to God for the Holy Spirit. God the Father is the real seller of this Holy Oil. The Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father. The Son Himself had the Holy Ghost, not of Himself, but of the Father. When the night fell the wise virgins had the oil already in their vessels. They had been at the oil-sellers in good time, and before the darkness fell. Go you in good time also. Be beforehand with the darkness. Have the Holy Ghost already in your heart, and then you will not walk in darkness, nor be shut out into the darkness, however suddenly the Bridegroom may come.
And then this is the remarkable law of this oil-market. "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." That is to say, as soon as in prayer you ask the Father for the Holy Spirit, immediately believe that your prayer is answered. Immediately begin to live in the Spirit. Immediately begin to walk in the light. Do not put off walking in the light till you feel your heart full of light and love and joy and peace and all such holy illumination. But begin at once to live in the Spirit, and He will begin to live in you. As soon as you begin to ask for the Spirit of love and joy and peace to be shed abroad in your heart, begin yourself to shed that Spirit abroad in all your life. Let all your words and deeds, let all your moods of mind, and all your affections of heart, be full of love and joy and peace, and He will not fail to work in you to will and to do of His good pleasure. This is a most wonderful oil, and a most wonderful oil-market, and a most wonderful oil-merchant! Go all of you to Him who sells, and buy for yourselves, and you will soon be wiser in this divine marketry than all your teachers. Were I to enter on all the times, and all the places, when and where, this holy oil is bought and sold, I would have to say of it that there is no time and no place when and where you may not buy this oil. At the same time there are special seasons, and special spots, when and where, as a matter of experience, that oil is specially dispensed to all buyers. Olive oil, and all other kinds of oil, are to be bought in the oil-shops. And the Holy Ghost is best to be bought, is only to be bought, in secret prayer. Oil merchants advertise their oil; its qualities and its prices and where their place of business exactly is. And here is a copy of the heavenly advertisement: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him." And again: "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly." Could anything be clearer? Could anything be plainer? A wayfaring man, though a fool, could not miss where this oil is to be had. "What," demanded his Master, in shame and pain at Peter's sloth and indifference in this very same matter, "What, could ye not watch with Me one hour?" Watch and pray for the Holy Spirit, He means. For it was just this heavenly oil that Peter needed above all things that dark and sudden midnight. And had Peter but spent that one hour with Him who hears prayer and thus sells His oil, he would have played a far better part all through the thick darkness of that dark night, and all through the still thicker darkness of tomorrow and tomorrow night. It is still the old story, my brethren. There is no getting past the old story. You had better yield and surrender at once. That "hour" of prayer, which is now so haunting you, will never all your days let you alone. It will follow you wherever you go and whatever you are doing. Not till the door is shut will that secret "hour" of prayer give over pursuing you. Not till it ceases pursuing you and says, Sleep on now, and take your rest!
Though it is literally true that this holy oil is to be had for the asking, at the same time, and as a matter of fact, what amounts to a tremendous price has to be paid down for it. As Seneca says, "Nothing is so dear as that which is bought by prayer." A man may buy oil for his household lamps to last him for a whole winter, and yet may not be sensibly the poorer for his purchase. He may pay his oil bill, and yet have plenty of money left wherewith to buy wine and milk for himself and for his family. But not in this oil-market. To buy the Holy Spirit is as costly to a sinner as buying Christ Himself and all His righteousness. And you know how penniless that purchase left Paul. Indeed, ever since Paul's day the price of Christ and His righteousness has been a proverb of impoverishment in the Church of Christ. And had the apostle been led to tell us how much he had to lay down to win the Holy Spirit, it would just have been the same all-impoverishing story over again. Not one penny had Paul left. Not one farthing. And so is it with every man who once really enters this same oil-market. If you do not follow my argument, just take an hour tonight in that market for yourself, and tell me tomorrow morning how you get on in it. Tell me how much you have left to call your own after you have once bought this priceless oil. See what it will cost you so much as to enter this oil emporium. There are some places of sale, bazaars and such like, where a great income is made just by the entry-money. Tell me how much is demanded of you before you are able to shut your door upon God and yourself alone tonight, not to speak of what He will charge you for the oil after you are in. You will see how everything you have hitherto valued will have to go. No wonder that only the half of the ten virgins had the heart to make the impoverishing purchase. For my part, I often wonder there were so many.
Our Lord does not explicate, point by point, all this parable to us, but He is most emphatic, and even alarming, in His application of it. Watch, therefore, He warns us, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh. He may be here, and your time may be at an end any moment. And then, it takes far more time than you would think to buy this oil and to have it always ready. Even to get well into the place where this oil is sold takes time. To get your money ready takes time. To get your vessel well filled takes time. And to make due allowance for all the obstacles and accidents by the way, and for all the unforeseen interruptions and delays in the market,-all that, taken together, takes up more time than any one would believe beforehand; immensely more time and trouble than any one would believe who has not gone through it all. And thus it is that our Lord is always pleading with us to give an hour to it every night. Better too much time, He argues with us, than too little. You may get through the transaction quicker than some others, He admits. But then there is this also, that it may turn out to take much more time in your case than you have left to give it.
And, once more, watch, for the wisest are sometimes to be found playing the fool, like the foolish, in this tremendously precarious matter. The five wise virgins slumbered and slept when they should have been employing their spare time in trimming their lamps, and in keeping both themselves and their fellows awake and ready. And had it not been that they were, all the time, much wiser than they seemed to be, they would have been shut out with the rest. But as it turned out they had oil, all the time, in their vessels with their lamps. And that made all the difference when the bridegroom came so suddenly. Now, where, and how, will the same difference come in among ourselves? It will come in, and you will see it, this very night, and in this very way. Tonight some here will hasten home as soon as the blessing is pronounced. They will try to escape their talkative neighbours at the door. All the time of supper and prayers at home they will be hiding this terrible parable in their hearts. And then when the house is quiet, the true business of this whole day will begin with those wise men. I have told you before, but not once too often, of a Sabbath night I once spent long ago in the Alrick with old John Mackenzie. After supper and prayers I petitioned for another half-hour's reading of the notes he had preserved of Dr. John Duncan's Persie sermons. "Pardon me," said the old saint. "but we always take our candles immediately after prayers." The difference will be that the foolish among us will sit tonight and talk and talk till they extinguish this parable and all its impressions clean off their minds and their hearts, while the wise among us will take their candles.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ten
Chabad Knowledge Base - Ten martyrs
Ten Martyrs, the: Ten Mishnaic sages who were killed by the Romans in the second century CE as an atonement for the sale of Joseph. They are: Rabban Simeon ben Gamaliel II, Rabbi Ishmael ben Elisha, Rabbi Akiba, Rabbi Hananiah ben Teradion, Rabbi Hutzpit the Interpreter, Rabbi Eleazar ben Samua, Rabbi Hananiah ben Hakinai, Rabbi Yeshevav the Scribe, Rabbi Judah ben Damah, and Rabbi Judah ben Bava. On Yom Kippur and Tishah B'Av it is customary to read an elegy that discusses the martyrdom of these holy men. (Some sources replace some of the names above with Rabbi Hananiah the Deputy High Priest, Rabbi Judah ben Teima, Rabbi Judah the Baker, and Rabbi Tarfon.)
Chabad Knowledge Base - Ten days of repentance
The first ten days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, beginning on Rosh Hashanah and culminating on Yom Kippur.
Chabad Knowledge Base - Ten commandments
the Ten Commandments
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Ten
(c) There are a number of thoughts concerning the typical meaning and the significance of the number ten. I shall use it as a number that represents human infirmity and failure.
Here are some examples of this application:
The ten spies failed to see GOD's power and provision, so they brought back an evil report ( Numbers 13:32).
The ten tribes failed to walk with GOD and to bow to His will. Therefore, they established a separate kingdom given to idolatry ( 1 Kings 11:31).
The ten day diet of pulse and water which Daniel desired was not sufficient normally to show improvement in the body. It gave GOD the opportunity of showing His power to bring blessing out of that which humanly and normally insufficient. ( Daniel 1:12).
The magicians and astrologers were ten times as weak and insufficient as Daniel. ( Daniel 1:20).
The ten virgins all fell asleep, none were awake to their privileges ( Matthew 25:1).
The ten lepers were unable to cure themselves, and insufficient because of their leprosy. They needed the Lord JESUS to meet the need. ( Luke 17:12).
The ten servants who were given the ten pounds proved to be unfaithful in part, and only two receive their Lord's approbation ( Luke 19:13).
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ten Commandments
Webster's Dictionary - Ten-Strike
(n.) A knocking down of all ten pins at one delivery of the ball.
(n.) Any quick, decisive stroke or act.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments, the. Deuteronomy 4:13. Or, more exactly, the Ten Words. Exodus 34:28, margin; Deuteronomy 10:4, margin. They were proclaimed from Sinai, amid mighty thunderings and lightnings, Exodus 20:1-22, and were graven on tablets of stone by the finger of God. Exodus 31:18; Exodus 32:15-16; Exodus 34:1; Exodus 34:28. Ten was a significant number, the symbol of completeness; and in these ten words was comprised that moral law to which obedience forever was to be paid. On these, summed up as our Lord summed them up, hung all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:36-40. There were two tables, the commandments of the one more especially respecting God, those of the other, man. These are usually divided into four and six. Perhaps they might better be distributed into five and five. The honor to parents enjoined by the fifth commandment is based on the service due to God, the Father of his people. Paul, enumerating those which respect our neighbor, includes but the last five. Romans 13:9.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Ten
1: δέκα (Strong's #1176 — Noun — deka — dek'-ah ) whence the Eng. prefix "deca," is regarded by some as the measure of human responsibility, e.g., Luke 19:13,17 ; Revelation 2:10 ; it is used in a figurative setting in Revelation 12:3 ; 13:1 ; 17:3,7,12,16 .
Notes: (1) In Acts 23:23 , hebdomekonta, "seventy," is translated "threescore and ten." (2) For "ten thousand" see THOUSAND.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Commandments, Ten
See Ten Commandments .
King James Dictionary - Ten
TEN, a. L. decem.
1. Twice five nine and one. With twice ten sail I cross'd the Phrygian sea.
2. It is a kind of proverbial number. There's a proud modesty in merit,
Averse to begging, and resolv'd to pay
Ten times the gift it asks.
The meaning in this use is, a great deal more, indefinitely.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Plagues, the Ten,
The occasion on which the plagues were sent is described in Exodus 3-12 .
The plague of blood.When Moses and Aaron came before Pharaoh, a miracle was required of them. Then Aaron's rod became "a serpent (Authorized Version), or rather "a crocodile." Its being changed into an animal reverenced by all the Egyptians, or by some of them, would have been an especial warning to Pharaoh, The Egyptian magicians called by the king produced what seemed to be the same wonder, yet Aaron's rod swallowed up the others. (Exodus 7:3-12 ) This passage, taken alone would appear to indicate that the magicians succeeded in working wonders, but, if it is compared with the others which relate their opposition on the occasions of the first three plagues, a contrary inference seems more reasonable for the very first time that Moses wrought his miracle without giving previous notice, the magicians "did so with their enchantments," but failed. A comparison with other passages strengthens us in the inference that the magicians succeeded merely by juggling. After this warning to Pharaoh, Aaron, at the word of Moses, waved his rod over the Nile, and the river was turned into blood, with all its canals and reservoirs, and every vessel of water drawn from them; the fish died, and the river stank. The Egyptians could not drink of it, and digged around it for water. This plague was doubly humiliating to the religion of the country, as the Nile was held sacred, as well as some kinds of its fish, not to speak of the crocodiles, which probably were destroyed. (Exodus 7:16-25 ) Those who have endeavored to explain this plague by natural causes have referred to the changes of color to which the Nile is subject, the appearance of the Red Sea, and the so called rain and dew of blood of the middle ages; the last two occasioned by small fungi of very rapid growth. But such theories do not explain why the wonder happened at a time of year when the Nile is most clear nor why it killed the fish and made the water unfit to he drunk.
The plague of frogs . --When seven days had passed after the first plague, the river and all the open waters of Egypt brought forth countless frogs, which not only covered the land but filled the houses, even in their driest parts and vessels, for the ovens and kneading-troughs are specified. This must have been an especially trying judgment to the Egyptians, as frogs were included among the sacred animals. ( Exodus 8:1-15 )
The plague of lice . --The dry land was now smitten by the rod, and very dust seemed turned into minute noxious insects, so thickly did they swarm on man and beast, or rather "in" them. The scrupulous cleanliness of the Egyptians would add intolerably to the bodily distress of this plague, by which also they again incurred religious defilement. As to the species of the vermin, there seems no reason to disturb the authorized translation of the word. The magicians, who had imitated by their enchantments the two previous miracles, were now foiled. They struck the ground, as Aaron did, and repeated their own incantations. but it was without effect. ( Exodus 8:16-19 )
The plague of flies . --After the river and the land, the air was smitten, being filled with winged insects, which swarmed in the houses and devoured the land, but Goshen was exempted from the plague. The word translated "swarms of flies" most probably denotes the great Egyptian beetle, Scarabaeus sacer , which is constantly represented in their sculptures. Besides the annoying and destructive habits of its tribe, it was an object of worship, and thus the Egyptians were again scourged by their own superstitions. ( Exodus 8:20-32 )
The plague of the murrain of beasts . --Still coming closer and closer to the Egyptians, God sent a disease upon the cattle, which were not only their property but their deities. At the precise time of which Moses forewarned Pharaoh, all the cattle of the Egyptians were smitten with a murrain and died, but not one of the cattle of the Israelites suffered. ( Exodus 9:1-7 )
The plague of boils --From the cattle the hand of God was extended to the persons of the Egyptians. Moses and Aaron were commanded to take ashes of the furnace, and to "sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh." It was to become "small dust" throughout Egypt, and "be a boil breaking forth [1] blains upon man and upon beast." ( Exodus 9:8-12 ) This accordingly came to pass. The plague seems to have been the leprosy, a fearful kind of elephantiasis which was long remembered as "the botch of Egypt." (28:27,35)
The plague of hail . --The account of the seventh plague is preceded by a warning which Moses was commanded to deliver to Pharaoh, respecting the terrible nature of the plagues that were to ensue if he remained obstinate. Man and beast were smitten, and the herbs and every tree broken, save in the land of Goshen. The ruin caused by the hail was evidently far greater than that effected by any of the earlier plagues. Hail is now extremely rare, but not unknown, in Egypt, and it is interesting that the narrative seems to imply that if sometimes falls there. ( Exodus 9:13-34 )
The plague of locusts . --The severity of this plague can be well understood by those who have been in Egypt in a part of the country where a flight of locusts has alighted. In this case the plague was greater than an ordinary visitation, since it extended over a far wider space, rather than because it was more intense; for it is impossible to imagine any more complete destruction than that always caused by a swarm of locusts. ( Exodus 10:1-20 )
The plague of darkness . --"There was a darkness in all the land of Egypt three days;" while "all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings." It has been illustrated by reference to the samoom and the hot wind of the Khamaseen. The former is a sand-storm which occurs in the desert, seldom lasting more than a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes, but for the time often causing the darkness of twilight, and affecting man and beast. The hot wind of the Khamaseen usually blows for three days and nights, and carries so much sand with it that it produces the appearance of a yellow fog. It thus resembles the samoom, though far less powerful and less distressing in its effects. It is not known to cause actual darkness. The plague may have been an extremely severe sandstorm, miraculous in its violence and duration, for the length of three days does not make it natural since the severe storms are always very brief. ( Exodus 10:21-29 )
The death of the first-born . --Before the tenth plague Moses went to warn Pharaoh: "Thus saith the Lord, about midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt; and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne even to the first-born of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the first-born of beasts." ( Exodus 11:4,5 ) The clearly miraculous nature of this plague, its falling upon man and in its beast; and the singling out of the firstborn, puts it wholly beyond comparison with any natural pestilence, even the severest recorded in history, whether of the peculiar Egyptian plague or of other like epidemics. The history of the ten plagues strictly ends with the death of the first-born. The gradual increase in severity of the plagues is perhaps the best key to their meaning. They seem to have been sent as warnings to the oppressor, to afford him a means of seeing God's will and an opportunity of repenting before Egypt was ruined. The lesson that Pharaoh's career teaches us seems to be that there are men whom the meet signal judgments do not affect so as to cause any lasting repentance. The following characteristics of the plagues may be specially noticed: (1) Their relation to natural phenomena. Each of the inflictions has a demonstrable connection with Egyptian customs and phenomena; each is directly aimed at some Egyptian superstition all are marvellous, not for the most part as reversing, but as developing, forces inherent in nature, and directing them to a special end. --Canon Cook . (2) Their order. They are divided first into nine and one the last one standing clearly apart from all the others. The nine are arranged in threes. In the first of each three the warning is given to Pharaoh in the morning. In the first and second of each three the plague is announced beforehand in the third, not. At the third the magicians acknowledge the finger of God; at the sixth they cannot stand before Moses; and at the ninth Pharaoh refuses to see the face of Moses any more. The gradation of the severity of these strokes is no less obvious. In the first three no distinction is made among the inhabitants of the land; in the remaining seven a distinction is made between the Israelites, who are shielded from, and the Egyptians who are exposed to, the stroke. -Kurlz, (3) Their duration. It is probable that the plagues extended through a period of several months. The first plague occurred probably during the annual inundation of the Nile, hence about the middle of June (Edersheim). The second, that of the frogs, in September, the time when Egypt often suffers in this way. The seventh (hail) came when the barley was in ear, and before the wheat was grown, and hence in February; and the tenth came in the following March or April. (4) Their significance. The first plague was directed against the Nile one of the Egyptian deities, adored as a source of life, not only to the produce of the land, but to its inhabitants. The second plague, that of the frogs, struck also at the idolatry of Egypt; for the frog was an object of worship. The third plague turned the land, which was worshipped, into a source of torment the dust produced a curse. The fourth plague consisted in the torment of either flies of a ravenous disposition, or beetles. If the former, then the air, which was worshipped, was turned into a source of exquisite annoyance; if the latter then the beetle, one of the most common of the Egyptian idols, swarmed with voracious appetite, attacking even man, as the Egyptian beetle still does and inflicting painful wounds. The fifth plague, that of murrain, struck at the cattle-worship for which Egypt was celebrated. The sixth plague, produced by the ashes scattered toward heaven in conformity with an ancient Egyptian rite, as if an invocation of the sun-god, continued the warfare of Jehovah upon Egyptian idolatry; the religious ceremony which was employed to invoke blessing brought disease. The seventh plague, beginning a new series, seems to have been aimed like those which followed, to demonstrate the power of Jehovah over all the elements, and even life itself, in contrast with the impotence of the idols. The storm and the hail came at his bidding. The locusts appeared and departed at his word. The sun itself was veiled at his command. Nay, the angel of death was held and loosed by his hand alone. The tenth plague had an immediate relation to idolatry, since it destroyed not only the first-born of man, but the first-born of beast; so that the sacred animals in the temples were touched by a power higher than those they were supposed to represent. The victory was complete; upon all the gods of Egypt, Jehovah had executed judgment. -- Rev. Franklin Johnson .
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Ten Commandments

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Decalogue - the Ten principal commandments, Exodus 20:1 , &c, from the Greek δεκα Ten, and λογοι words. The Jews call these precepts, the Ten words
Hundred - Denoting the product of Ten multiplied by Ten, or the number of Ten times Ten as a hundred men. A collection, body or sum, consisting of Ten times Ten individuals or units the number 100
Decalogue - The Ten principal commandments, Exodus 20:3-17 , from the Greek words deka, Ten, and logos, word. The Jews call these precepts, The Ten Words. The usual division of the Ten Commandments among Protestants is that which Josephus tells us was employed by the Jews in his day
Seventeen - seven-ten. Seven and Ten
Decagon - ) A plane figure having Ten sides and Ten angles; any figure having Ten angles
Dakir - ) A measure of certain commodities by number, usually Ten or twelve, but sometimes twenty; as, a daker of hides consisted of Ten skins; a daker of gloves of Ten pairs
Thirty - Thrice Ten Ten three times repeated or twenty and Ten
Denary - ) The number Ten; a division into Ten. ) Containing Ten; Tenfold; proceeding by Tens; as, the denary, or decimal, scale
Fourteen - four and Ten. Four and Ten twice seven
Deccapodous - ) Belonging to the decapods; having Ten feet; Ten-footed
Eighty - ) A symbol representing eighty units, or Ten eight times repeated, as 80 or lxxx. ) Eight times Ten; fourscore. ) The sum of eight times Ten; eighty units or objects
Tenfold - ) In Tens; consisting of Ten in one; Ten times repeated
Decempedal - ) Having Ten feet; decapodal. ) Ten feet in length
Thousand - ) The number of Ten hundred; a collection or sum consisting of Ten times one hundred units or objects. ) Consisting of Ten hundred; being Ten times one hundred
Decastere - ) A measure of capacity, equal to Ten steres, or Ten cubic meters
Uppertendom - ) The highest class in society; the upper Ten. See Upper Ten, under Upper
Myria - in the metric system, indicating Ten thousand, Ten thousand times; as, myriameter
Decennary - ) A tithing consisting of Ten neighboring families. ) A period of Ten years
Decurion - ) A head or chief over Ten; especially, an officer who commanded a division of Ten soldiers
Ten - (c) There are a number of thoughts concerning the typical meaning and the significance of the number Ten. ...
Here are some examples of this application:...
The Ten spies failed to see GOD's power and provision, so they brought back an evil report ( Numbers 13:32). ...
The Ten tribes failed to walk with GOD and to bow to His will. ...
The Ten day diet of pulse and water which Daniel desired was not sufficient normally to show improvement in the body. ...
The magicians and astrologers were Ten times as weak and insufficient as Daniel. ...
The Ten virgins all fell asleep, none were awake to their privileges ( Matthew 25:1). ...
The Ten lepers were unable to cure themselves, and insufficient because of their leprosy. ...
The Ten servants who were given the Ten pounds proved to be unfaithful in part, and only two receive their Lord's approbation ( Luke 19:13)
Sixteen - ) Six and Ten; consisting of six and Ten; fifteen and one more. ) The number greater by a unit than fifteen; the sum of Ten and six; sixteen units or objects
Myriagramme - ) A metric weight, consisting of Ten thousand grams or Ten kilograms
Decuple - ) Tenfold. ) A number Ten times repeated. ) To make Tenfold; to multiply by Ten
Decachordon - ) Something consisting of Ten parts. ) An ancient Greek musical instrument of Ten strings, resembling the harp
Decalogue - The Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20:1-26. Deca means Ten in Latin
Thirty - ) Being three times Ten; consisting of one more than twenty-nine; twenty and Ten; as, the month of June consists of thirty days. ) The sum of three Tens, or twenty and Ten; thirty units or objects
Decastyle - ) Having Ten columns in front; - said of a portico, temple, etc. ) A portico having Ten pillars or columns in front
Decennial - ) A Tenth year or Tenth anniversary. ) Consisting of Ten years; happening every Ten years; as, a decennial period; decennial games
Decemvir - ) One of a body of Ten magistrates in ancient Rome. ) A member of any body of Ten men in authority
Thousand - Denoting the number of Ten hundred. The number of Ten hundred. ...
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and Ten thousand at thy right hand. Psalms 91 ...
Thousand is sometimes used plurally without the plural termination, as in the passage above, Ten thousand but it often takes the plural termination
Deca - de`ka, signifying Ten; specifically (Metric System), a prefix signifying the weight or measure that is Ten times the principal unit
Ten - Ten, a. With twice Ten sail I cross'd the Phrygian sea. There's a proud modesty in merit, ...
Averse to begging, and resolv'd to pay ...
Ten times the gift it asks
Fourteen - ) The sum of Ten and four; forteen units or objects. ) Four and Ten more; twice seven
Decapolis - Ten cities=deka, Ten, and polis, a city, a district on the east and south-east of the Sea of Galilee containing "ten cities," which were chiefly inhabited by Greeks. , "city of the Scythians", (ancient Bethshean, the only one of the Ten cities on the west of Jordan), Hippos, Gadara, Pella (to which the Christians fled just before the destruction of Jerusalem), Philadelphia (ancient Rabbath-ammon), Gerasa, Dion, Canatha, Raphana, and Damascus. 65) they rebuilt, and endowed with certain privileges, these "ten cities," and the province connected with them they called "Decapolis
Decade - ) A group or division of Ten; esp. , a period of Ten years; a decennium; as, a decade of years or days; a decade of soldiers; the second decade of Livy
Tenth - TenTH, a. from Ten. The ordinal of Ten the first after the ninth. ...
TenTH, n. The Tenth part. Tithe the Tenth part of annual produce or increase. The Tenth of income is payable to the clergy in England, as it was to the priests among the Israelites. In music, the octave of the third an interval comprehending nine conjoint degrees, or Ten sounds, diatonically divided
Fifteen - ) The sum of five and Ten; fifteen units or objects. ) Five and Ten; one more than fourteen
Seventy - ) The sum of seven times Ten; seventy units or objects. ) Seven times Ten; one more than sixty-nine
Seventy - Ten. Seven times Ten
Thousand - , "five Ten-thousands;" Jude 1:14 , "ten thousands;" in Revelation 5:11 "ten thousand times Ten thousand" is, lit. , "myriads of myriads;" in Revelation 9:16 in the best texts, dismuriades muriadon, "twice Ten thousand times Ten thousand" RV (AV, "two hundred thousand thousand"): see INNUMERABLE. of murios), an adjective signifying "numberless," is used in this indefinite sense in 1 Corinthians 4:15 ; 14:19 ; it also denotes the definite number "ten thousand," Matthew 18:24
Decapolis - (Greek: Ten cities) ...
A district in Palestine east and south of the Sea of Galilee which took its name from the confederation of Ten cities of which it was composed; those of interest are Damascus, Gadara, and Pella
Myriad - ) The number of Ten thousand; Ten thousand persons or things
Decalogue - See Ten Commandments
Decalog - See Ten Commandments ...
Decapolis - Containing Ten cities
Ten commandments - the Ten Commandments ...
Commandments, Ten - See Ten Commandments
Asseret hadibrot - the Ten Commandments ...
Seventeen - ) One more than sixteen; Ten and seven added; as, seventeen years. ) The number greater by one than sixteen; the sum of Ten and seven; seventeen units or objects
Innumerable - ...
2: μυριάς (Strong's #3461 — Noun Feminine — murias — moo-ree'-as ) denotes either "ten thousand," or, "indefinitely, a myriad, a numberless host," in the plural, Acts 19:19 ; lit. "five Ten-thousands," Revelation 5:11 ; 9:16 ; in the following, used of vast numbers, Luke 12:1 , AV, "an innumerable multitude," RV, "the many thousands" (RV marg. , "the myriads"); Acts 21:20 , "thousands;" Hebrews 12:22 , "innumerable hosts;" Jude 1:14 , "ten thousands" (RV, marg. the adjective murios, "ten thousand," Matthew 18:24 ; 1 Corinthians 4:15 ; 14:19
Commandments - See Ten Commandments
Decalogue - See Ten Commandments
Decangular - ) Having Ten angles
Decaphyllous - ) Having Ten leaves
Decalogue - See COMMANDMENTS, THE Ten
Dicker - ) The number or quantity of Ten, particularly Ten hides or skins; a dakir; as, a dicker of gloves
Thirteen - ) The number greater by one than twelve; the sum of Ten and three; thirteen units or objects. ) One more than twelve; Ten and three; as, thirteen ounces or pounds
Ten - Ten
Ten Commandments - See Law, Ten Commandments, Torah
Fifteen - Five and Ten
Decemfid - ) Cleft into Ten parts
Twelve - ) One more that eleven; two and Ten; twice six; a dozen. ) The number next following eleven; the sum of Ten and two, or of twice six; twelve units or objects; a dozen
Decemlocular - ) Having Ten cells for seeds
Decemdentate - ) Having Ten points or teeth
Decennium - ) A period of Ten years
Deka - A prefix signifying Ten
Decalogue - (Greek: deka, Ten; logos, word) ...
An extra-biblical term which is a literal translation of the phrase "ten words" (Exodus 34); it designates the Ten Commandments which God imposed on His people in the desert of Sinai
Eighteen - Eight and Ten united
Decasyllabic - ) Having, or consisting of, Ten syllables
Decadal - ) Pertaining to Ten; consisting of Tens
Decastich - ) A poem consisting of Ten lines
Barad - hail, the 7th of the Ten Plagues ...
Ninety - Nine times Ten as ninety years
Thief - See Crimes and Punishment; Law, Ten Commandments, Torah
Eighty - Eight times Ten four score
Deccagynous - ) Belonging to the Decagynia; having Ten styles
Decandrous - ) Belonging to the Decandria; having Ten stamens
Decagonal - ) Pertaining to a decagon; having Ten sides
Dean - The Latin word is decanus, derived from the Greek Ten, because the dean presides over at least Ten canons, or prebendaries
Theft - See Crimes and Punishment; Ethics ; Law, Ten Commandments, Torah
Myriarch - ) A captain or commander of Ten thousand men
Thirteen - Ten and three as thirteen times
Homer - ) A Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, Ten baths, equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and, as a dry measure, Ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two pecks, four quarts
Cablet - ) A little cable less than Ten inches in circumference
Paolo - ) An old Italian silver coin, worth about Ten cents
Eleven - Ten and one added as eleven men
Homer - According to Ezekiel 45:11 , it was equal to Ten ephahs. In liquid measure this was Ten baths
Cent - ) A hundred; as, Ten per cent, the proportion of Ten parts in a hundred
Cheese - This word occurs three times in the Authorized Version as the translation of three different Hebrew words:
1 Samuel 17:18 , "ten cheeses;" i. , Ten sections of curd
Horsemen - ...
2: ἱππικός (Strong's #2461 — Adjective — hippikos — hip-pee-kon' ) an adjective signifying "of a horse" or "of horsemen, equestrian," is used as a noun denoting "cavalry," in Revelation 9:16 , "horsemen," numbering "twice Ten thousand times Ten thousand," RV
Vaizatha - One of the Ten sons of Haman ( Esther 9:9 )
Minyan - �number�); the quorum of Ten necessary for communal prayer ...
Decury - ) A set or squad of Ten men under a decurion
Decahedron - ) A solid figure or body inclosed by Ten plane surfaces
Tenpins - ) A game resembling ninepins, but played with Ten pins
Crore - ) Ten millions; as, a crore of rupees (which is nearly $5,000,000)
Doorga - ) A Hindoo divinity, the consort of Siva, represented with Ten arms
Decandria - ) A Linnaean class of plants characterized by having Ten stamens
Decagynia - ) A Linnaean order of plants characterized by having Ten styles
Nineteen - Noting the number of nine and Ten united as nineteen years
Ago - ) Past; gone by; since; as, Ten years ago; gone long ago
Zehner - ) An Austrian silver coin equal to Ten kreutzers, or about five cents
Deciare - ) A measure of area, the Tenth part of an are; Ten square meters
Dal'Phon - (swift ), the second of the Ten sons of Hamam ( Esther 9:7 ) (B
Decalogue - The Ten commandments given by God to Moses. The Ten commandments were engraved by God on two tables of stone. The Jews, by way of eminence, call these commandments the Ten words, from whence they had afterwards the name of decalogue; but they joined the first and second into one, and divided the last into two. The church of Rome has struck the second commandment quite out of the decalogue; and, to make their number complete, has split the Tenth into two
Ten - ...
Notes: (1) In Acts 23:23 , hebdomekonta, "seventy," is translated "threescore and Ten. " (2) For "ten thousand" see THOUSAND
Zeruah - Stricken, mother of Jeroboam, the first king of the Ten tribes (1 Kings 11:26 )
Yojan - ) A measure of distance, varying from four to Ten miles, but usually about five
Decagramme - ) A weight of the metric system; Ten grams, equal to about 154
Ten Commandments - Ten Commandments, the. Or, more exactly, the Ten Words. Ten was a significant number, the symbol of completeness; and in these Ten words was comprised that moral law to which obedience forever was to be paid
Decametre - ) A measure of length in the metric system; Ten meters, equal to about 393
Myriametre - ) A metric measure of length, containing Ten thousand meters
Obole - ) A weight of twelve grains; or, according to some, of Ten grains, or half a scruple
Myrialitre - ) A metric measure of capacity, containing Ten thousand liters
Anochi - �I am�); the first word of the Ten Commandments, a reference to G-d�s essence...
Hemina - ) A measure equal to about Ten fluid ounces
Decapod - ) A crustacean with Ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the Decapoda
Por'Atha, - one of the Ten sons of Haman slain by the Jews in Shushan the palace
Cor - It was equal to one homer, and contained Ten ephahs in dry and Ten baths in liquid measure (Ezekiel 45:14 )
Dinaites - Cuthean colonists planted in Samaria by the Assyrians, after Shalmaneser's carrying away of the Ten tribes (Ezra 4:9)
Banzai - , May you live Ten thousand years; - used in salutation of the emperor and as a battle cry
Dime - ) A silver coin of the United States, of the value of Ten cents; the Tenth of a dollar
Ten days of repentance - The first Ten days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, beginning on Rosh Hashanah and culminating on Yom Kippur
Twelve - The sum of two and Ten twice six a dozen
Parmash'ta - (superior ), one of the Ten sons of Haman slain by the Jews in Shushan
Epha - Ten ephahs make one homer
Psaltery - In Psalms 33:2 omit "and," translated "sing with the psaltery an instrument of Ten strings. The king, or, "lyre," had Ten strings, but was played with a quill, not with the hand
Vajesatha - One of Haman's Ten sons, slain by the Jews in Shushan (Esther 9:9); from Ζend vatija "better," and zata "born
Repayable - ) Capable of being, or proper to be , repaid; due; as, a loan repayable in Ten days; services repayable in kind
Parshandatha - ” One of Haman's Ten sons (Esther 9:7 )
Twelfth-Second - ) A unit for the measurement of small intervals of time, such that 1012 (ten trillion) of these units make one second
Parshan'Datha - (given by prayer ), the eldest of Haman's Ten sons who were slain by the Jews in Shushan
Vajez'Atha - (strong as the wind ), one of the Ten sons of Haman whom the Jews slew in Shushan
Forty - Four times Ten
Decameron - ) A celebrated collection of tales, supposed to be related in Ten days; - written in the 14th century, by Boccaccio, an Italian
Decalogue - ) The Ten Commandments or precepts given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, and originally written on two tables of stone
Decemvirate - ) A body of Ten men in authority
Legion - Each legion was divided into Ten cohorts, each cohort into Ten companies, and each company into two centuries
Denarius - (containing Ten ), Authorized Version "penny," ( Matthew 18:28 ; 20:2,9,13 ) a Roman silver coin in the time of our Saviour and the Apostles, worth about 15 cents. It took its name from its being first equal to Ten "asses," a number afterwards increased to sixteen
Anab - A town once belonging to the Anakim, in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 11:21); still so-called; Ten miles S
Malchut - (kingship): sovereignty, the last of the Ten Divine sefirot and their corresponding mortal middot; acts as a transitionary link to a lower world ...
Ten-Strike - ) A knocking down of all Ten pins at one delivery of the ball
Homer or Cor - The largest dry measure of the Hebrews, equal to Ten baths or ephahs, and containing about eight of our bushels, Ezekiel 45:14
Super-Frontal - A covering on the top of the Altar which hangs downeight or Ten inches in front, varying in color according to theChurch Season
Thereabouts - ) Near that number, degree, or quantity; nearly; as, Ten men, or thereabouts
Myriare - ) A measure of surface in the metric system containing Ten thousand ares, or one million square meters
Parmashta - ” One of Haman's Ten sons (Esther 9:9 )
Decacerata - ) The division of Cephalopoda which includes the squids, cuttlefishes, and others having Ten arms or Tentacles; - called also Decapoda. Decalitre - ) A measure of capacity in the metric system; a cubic volume of Ten liters, equal to about 610
Toparchy - ) A small state, consisting of a few cities or towns; a petty country governed by a toparch; as, Judea was formerly divided into Ten toparchies
Tenthmetre - ) A unit for the measurement of many small lengths, such that 1010 of these units make one meter; the Ten millionth part of a millimeter
Tenpenny - ) Valued or sold at Ten pence; as, a Tenpenny cake
Bath - a measure of capacity for things liquid being the stone with the ephah, Ezekiel 45:11 , and containing Ten homers, or seven gallons and four pints
di'Naites, - (Ezra 4:9 ) the name of some of the Cuthaean colonists who were placed in the cities of Samaria after the captivity of the Ten tribes
Decapolis - A district containing Ten cities, rebuilt, colonized, and granted special privileges by Rome 65 B. Other cities afterward receiving similar privileges cause confusion as to which are the original Ten; probably Scythopolis (W
Decapolis - Decapolis (de-kăp'o-lĭs), Ten cities. 65; but as other cities grew up, writers are not agreed as to the names of the Ten cities
Confarreation - ) A form of marriage among the Romans, in which an offering of bread was made, in presence of the high priest and at least Ten witnesses
Areopagitica - Famous series of four ecclesiastical treatises and Ten letters by an unknown author, probably a 5th-century Syrian, professing to be the composition of Dionysius the Areopagite
Twenty - Twice Ten as twenty men twenty years
Virgo - A sign of the zodiac which the sun enters in August a constellation, containing according to the British catalogue, one hundred and Ten stars
Sheepshead - It often weighs from Ten to twelve pounds
Menahem - His reign, which lasted Ten years, b
Fifty - ...
Five Tens five times Ten as fifty men
Adalia - One of Ten sons of Haman, villain of Book of Esther, who was slain by Jews (Esther 9:8 )
Headborrow - ) The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of Ten families; - called also borsholder, boroughhead, boroughholder, and sometimes tithingman
Laminarian - ) Pertaining to seaweeds of the genus Laminaria, or to that zone of the sea (from two to Ten fathoms in depth) where the seaweeds of this genus grow
Chochmah - "wisdom; conceptual knowledge"); in Kabbalistic-Chassidic terminology, refers to the first of the Ten sefirot, or divine emanations and the first of the intellectual powers of the soul ...
Fifty - ) Five times Ten; as, fifty men. ) The sum of five Tens; fifty units or objects
Peninah - (a) (10th century BCE) Second wife of Elkanah; bore him Ten sons
Denarius - ) A Roman silver coin of the value of about fourteen cents; the "penny" of the New Testament; - so called from being worth originally Ten of the pieces called as
Polychord - ) A musical instrument of Ten strings
Muharram - ) A festival of the Shiah sect of the Mohammedans held during the first Ten days of the month Mohurrum
Asiarchs - Each city chose one deputy, and out of the whole number Ten were chosen, over whom one presided, selected by the Roman proconsul. The Ten probably had the title, as well as the president, pre-eminently called "the Asiarchs
Baal-Meon - Baal-meon is located at modern Main, Ten miles southwest of Heshbon and Ten miles east of the Dead Sea
Decapolis - Originally a league of Ten cities, Greek in population and constitution, for mutual defence against the Semitic tribes around them. It must have come into existence about the beginning of the Christian era. The original Ten cities, as enumerated by Pliny, were Scythopolis, Pella, Dion, Gerasa, Philadelphia, Gadara, Raphana, Kanatha, Hippos, and Damascus
Decapolis - (From the Greek words, deka, Ten, and polis, a city,) a country in Palestine, which contained Ten principal cities, on both of the Jordan, chiefly east, Matthew 4:25 ; Mark 5:20 ; 7:31
Decapolis - a country in Palestine, so called, because it contained Ten principal cities; some situated on the west, and some on the east side of Jordan, Matthew 4:25 ; Mark 5:20
Sancho Pedro - A variety of auction pitch in which the nine (sancho) and five (pedro) of trumps are added as counting cards at their pip value, and the Ten of trumps counts game
Ninth - The ordinal of nine designating the number nine, the next preceding Ten as the ninth day or month
Nebat - Nebat was from Zeredah about Ten miles west of Shiloh
Forty - ) Four times Ten; thirty-nine and one more. ) The sum of four Tens; forty units or objects
Dehavites - Heathen colonists placed in Samaria on the captivity of the Ten tribes
Lurg - It is whitish, with a pearly luster, and grows to the length of eight or Ten inches
Salma - The chain from Perez to David consists of Ten links, five (from Perez to Nahshon) belonging to the 430 years' sojourn in Egypt, and five (from Salma to David) belonging to the 476 between the Exodus and David's death. This symmetrical division, as well as the limitation of the whole genealogy to Ten, is evidently intentional, Ten being the number sealing the genealogy as a perfect completed whole
Tenth - ) The interval between any tone and the tone represented on the Tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third. ) Constituting or being one of Ten equal parts into which anything is divided. ) The Tenth part of the annual profit of every living in the kingdom, formerly paid to the pope, but afterward transferred to the crown. ) A temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real Tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject. ) The Tenth part of annual produce, income, increase, or the like; a tithe. ) The quotient of a unit divided by Ten; one of Ten equal parts into which anything is divided
Groat - Piece of money mentioned by Our Lord in the parable of the woman who has Ten groats and loses one (Luke 15); it is identical with the drachma, and has the same value
Eighteen - ) Eight and Ten; as, eighteen pounds
Assyria - Assyria: An ancient empire located in modern-day northern Iraq, Assyria becomes prominent in Jewish history in the sixth century BCE when the Assyrians dominated the Mediterranean region and exiled the Ten tribes
Firkin - Firkin is an archaic English word that was used to translate a Greek term referring to a measure of approximately Ten gallons
Three Taverns - Rest stop on the Appian Way thirty-three miles southeast of Rome and Ten miles northwest of the Forum of Appius where Roman Christians met Paul on his trip to Rome (Acts 28:15 )
Keter - �crown�) the sublime level of divine emanation which transcends the set of the Ten Sefirot; in man�s spiritual personality it is the source of the corresponding �superconscious� faculties of pleasure and will ...
Population - ) The whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of Ten millions
Watches of the Night - The Jews reckoned three military watches: the "first" or beginning of the watches (Lamentations 2:19), from sunset to Ten o'clock; the second or "middle watch" was from Ten until two o'clock (Judges 7:19); the third, "the morning watch," from two to sunrise (Exodus 14:24; 1 Samuel 11:11)
Talent - a measure of weight among the ancients, equivalent to sixty maneh, or one hundred and thirteen pounds Ten ounces one pennyweight and Ten grains
Broom Corn - A variety of Sorghum vulgare, having a joined stem, like maize, rising to the height of eight or Ten feet, and bearing its seeds on a panicle with long branches, of which brooms are made
Abelmeholah - Or ABEL-MEA, a town of Issachar, near the Jordan, Ten miles south of Beth-shean
Vajezatha - ” One of Haman's Ten sons the Jews killed after Esther gained permission to retaliate against Haman's deadly plan (Esther 9:9 )
Battle Ship - An armor-plated man-of-war built of steel and heavily armed, generally having from Ten thousand to fifteen thousand tons displacement, and intended to be fit to meet the heaviest ships in line of battle
Pharpar - The river is perhaps the Nahr el A'waj which flows from Mount Hermon, passing about Ten miles south of Damascus, or else the Nahr Taura
Nine - The number composed of eight and one or the number less by a unit than Ten three times three
Five - ...
Four and one added the half of Ten as five men five loaves. Like other adjectives, it is often used as a noun
Atik yomin - �ancient days�); the inner dimension of Keter, a level which transcends the entire scheme of the Ten Sefirot; an elevated spiritual level that is in absolute oneness with G-d�s essence...
Binah - "comprehension"); the second of the Ten Sefirot, in Chassidic thought, the second stage of the intellectual process of Chab�ad, the power that develops abstract conception of chochmah, giving it breadth and depth ...
Prytanis - ) A member of one of the Ten sections into which the Athenian senate of five hundred was divided, and to each of which belonged the presidency of the senate for about one Tenth of the year
Dibranchiata - ) An order of cephalopods which includes those with two gills, an apparatus for emitting an inky fluid, and either eight or Ten cephalic arms bearing suckers or hooks, as the octopi and squids
Elon - The judge who judged Israel Ten years: buried in Aijalon (or Elon) in Zebulun (Judges 12:11-12)
Eared - ) Having (such or so many) ears; - used in composition; as, long-eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; Ten-eared
Eared - ) Having (such or so many) ears; - used in composition; as, long-eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; Ten-eared
Hin - It was the sixth part of an ephah or bath, and contained Ten or eleven pints
Enon - It is supposed to have been eight or Ten miles south of Beth-shean, and near the Jordan
Decalogue - The name given to the Ten Commandments and derived fromthe Greek word, dekalogos, meaning the Ten Words or discourses. 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
Martyrs - Martyrs, the Ten Ten Mishnaic sages who were killed by the Romans in the second century CE as an atonement for the sale of Joseph
Ten martyrs - Ten Martyrs, the: Ten Mishnaic sages who were killed by the Romans in the second century CE as an atonement for the sale of Joseph
Decapolis - A district embracing Ten cities (as its name implies). Historians are not quite agreed as to which were the Ten cities, but they are now generally held to have been Hippos, Gadara, Pella, Philadelphia, Gerasa, Dion, Canatha, Damascus, Raphana, and Scythopolis
Colorado Beetle - A yellowish beetle (Doryphora decemlineata), with Ten longitudinal, black, dorsal stripes
Chanson de Geste - Any Old French epic poem having for its subject events or exploits of early French history, real or legendary, and written originally in assonant verse of Ten or twelve syllables
Ballade - ) A form of French versification, sometimes imitated in English, in which three or four rhymes recur through three stanzas of eight or Ten lines each, the stanzas concluding with a refrain, and the whole poem with an envoy
Roggy - ) Moving in a hobbling manner, owing to Ten der feet; - said of a horse
Rental - ) A schedule, account, or list of rents, with the names of the Tenants, etc. ) A sum total of rents; as, an estate that yields a rental of Ten thousand dollars a year
Twice - 1: δίς (Strong's #1364 — Adverb — dis — dece ) occurs in Mark 14:30,72 ; Luke 18:12 ; Jude 1:12 ; combined with nuriades, "ten thousand," in Revelation 9:16 ; rendered "again" in Philippians 4:16 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:18
Franc - It is equivalent to about nineteen cents, or Ten pence, and is divided into 100 centimes
Blueberry - ) The berry of several species of Vaccinium, an ericaceous genus, differing from the American huckleberries in containing numerous minute seeds instead of Ten nutlets
Dalphon - ” One of Ten sons of Haman, chief enemy of Mordecai and Esther
Achzib - It was afterwards called by the Greeks, Ecdippa, and is now named Zib; it lay on the seacoast, Ten miles north of Acre
Joint Synod of Ohio - Composed of twelve districts, Ten in the United States, one in Canada, and one in Australia, organized at Somerset, Ohio, in September, 1818
Bath - A Hebrew liquid measure, the Tenth part of an homer (1 Kings 7:26,38 ; Ezekiel 45:10,14 ). "Ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath" (Isaiah 5:10 ) denotes great unproductiveness
Sefirah - (a) One of the Divine attributes or emanations which are manifested in each of the Four Worlds, and are the source of the corresponding Ten faculties (kochot) of the soul; (b) (lit
Zorah - Now Sur'ah: Ten Roman miles from Eleutheropolis toward Nicopolis
Rial - ) A gold coin formerly current in England, of the value of Ten shillings sterling in the reign of Henry VI
Hectolitre - ) A measure of liquids, containing a hundred liters; equal to a Tenth of a cubic meter, nearly 26/ gallons of wine measure, or 22. As a dry measure, it contains Ten decaliters, or about 2/ Winchester bushels
Million - ) The number of Ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand, - written 1,000, 000
Chesalon - It is equated with Mount Jearim and is modern Kesla, about Ten miles west of Jerusalem
Chios - It is thirty miles long and Ten wide
Zeresh - The wife of Haman, haughty and revengeful like him, and destined to see him and her Ten sons hanging on the gallows she had designed for Mordecai the servant of God, Esther 5:10-14 6:13 7:10 9:13
Submission: to the Divine Will - 'No,' replied he, 'but I am as well satisfied as if I could see Ten thousand; God's will is the very perfection of all reason
Tiferet - �beauty�) the third of the Ten Middot, or Divine attributes, and their corresponding emotional attributes in the human soul; fuses the influence of Chessed and Gevurah and reveals a light that transcends them both; often identified with Mercy ...
Dumah - A town in Judah, near Hebron, Joshua 15:52; now ed-Dômeh, Ten miles southwest of Hebron
Tishbah - The birthplace of Elijah, 1 Kings 17:1, who is therefore called the Tishbite, probably identical with el-Istib, or Listib, 22 miles in an air-line south of the Sea of Galilee, and Ten miles east of the Jordan
Skat - The players bid for the privilege of attempting any of several games or tasks, in most of which the player undertaking the game must take tricks counting in aggregate at least 61 (the counting cards being ace 11, Ten 10, king 4, queen 3, jack 2). The four jacks are the best trumps, ranking club, spade, heart, diamond, and Ten outranks king or queen (but when the player undertakes to lose all the tricks, the cards rank as in whist)
Ton - ) A certain weight or quantity of merchandise, with reference to transportation as freight; as, six hundred weight of ship bread in casks, seven hundred weight in bags, eight hundred weight in bulk; Ten bushels of potatoes; eight sacks, or Ten barrels, of flour; forty cubic feet of rough, or fifty cubic feet of hewn, timber, etc
Tables of the Law - Those that were given to Moses upon Mount Sinai were written by the finger of God, and contained the decalogue or Ten commandments of the law, as they are rehearsed in Exodus 20. Some oriental authors make them amount to Ten in number, others to seven; but the Hebrews reckon but two. Moses observes, Exodus 32:15 , that these tables were written on both sides. Others will have it, that the lawgiver only makes this observation, that the tables were written on both sides, because generally in writing tables they only wrote on one side. Others thus translate the Hebrew text: "They were written on the two parts that were contiguous to each other;" because, being shut upon one another, the two faces that were written upon touched one another, so that no writing was seen on the outside. Some think that the same Ten commandments were written on each of the two tables, others that the Ten were divided, and only five on one table, and five on the other. The words which intimate that the tables were written by the finger of God, some understand simply and literally; others, of the ministry of an angel; and others explain them merely to signify an order of God to Moses to write them
Daat - "knowledge"); the third of the Ten sefirot, or divine emanations; the third stage of the intellectual process at which concepts, having proceeded from seminal intuition (Chochmah) through meditative gestation (Binah), now mature into their corresponding dispositions or attributes of character (middot) ...
Ruble - It is divided into 100 copecks, and in the gold coin of the realm (as in the five and Ten ruble pieces) is worth about 77 cents
Judea - After the northern Ten Tribes seceded from the Davidic dynasty (in the 8th century BCE), this region, inhabited by the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, remained under the reign of the kings from the tribe of Judah
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
Elon - He held office for Ten years (Judges 12:11,12 )
Durion - It is oval or globular, and eight or Ten inches long. The seeds are roasted and eaten like chestnuts
Arzareth - A region beyond the river from which the Ten tribes are to return
Hallelujah - Praise ye Jehovah, frequently rendered "Praise ye the LORD," stands at the beginning of Ten of the psalms (106,111-113,135,146-150), hence called "hallelujah psalms
Plaice - ) A European food fish (Pleuronectes platessa), allied to the flounder, and growing to the weight of eight or Ten pounds or more
Taverns the Three - It was on the Appian Way, 33 miles southeast from Rome, and Ten miles from Appii Forum
Israelites - The "children of Israel," a name of the twelve tribes unitedly until the separation under Rehoboam, when it became the usual designation of the Ten tribes forming the kingdom of Israel. Ephraim, the leading tribe among the Ten, seems to have shown an early spirit of rivalry towards Judah; Joshua had belonged to Ephraim, the ark had long rested within its borders at Shiloh, and Jeroboam was also an Ephraimite. After the division, in order to prevent the Ten tribes from repairing to Jerusalem to worship, the two golden calves were set up, at Bethel and Dan, and thus idolatry was established in those tribes, and corruption and ungodliness increased more rapidly than in Judah. ; and at length, having been often reproved and hardening their necks, they were suddenly destroyed, and that without remedy
Hananiah ben teradion, rabbi - He was one of the Ten Martyrs, wrapped in a Torah Scroll and burned alive by the Roman for publicly teaching Torah
Spoon - The twelve dishes were made of Ten shekels of gold (Numbers 7:84-86 ). See Incense ; Vessels and Utensils
Sea, the Molten - It was five cubits high, Ten in diameter frombrim to brim and thirty in circumference
Chananiah ben teradion - He was one of the Ten Martyrs, wrapped in a Torah Scroll and burned alive by the Roman for publicly teaching Torah
Nim'Rah - It was Ten miles north of the Dead Sea and three miles east of the Jordan, in the hill of Nimrim
Laver - Solomon's Temple employed a large laver, the molten sea (1 Kings 7:23-26 ; 2 Chronicles 4:2-5 ), and Ten smaller lavers (1 Kings 7:38-39 ; 2 Chronicles 4:6 ). The priests washed in the molten sea. The Ten lavers were used for washing sacrifices (1 Chronicles 4:6 ). See Sea, Molten ; Temple
Pound - So some have one pound of ability, while others may have Ten pounds. In the parable of the talents one may have two gifts for ministry and another may have eight or Ten gifts in ministry
Berthold - (died 1198) Bishop and apostle of the Livonians, killed near Riga in a crusade against the pagans who threatened the destruction of the recently established Christian community. He had previously been Cistercian Abbot of Lockum, Hanover, and about 1196 had succeeded Meinhard, first Bishop of Livonia, laboring Ten years on the Livonian mission
Forane, Vicar - (Latin: decanus, one set over Ten) ...
Also called vicar forane, or archpriest
Dean, Rural - (Latin: decanus, one set over Ten) ...
Also called vicar forane, or archpriest
Decanus - (Latin: decanus, one set over Ten) ...
Also called vicar forane, or archpriest
Asnapper - The Assyrian king or satrap, under whose direction the territory of the Ten tribes was peopled by emigrants from beyond the Euphrates, 2 Kings 17:24 ; Ezra 4:10
Descent of the Holy Ghost - While the Apostles were assembled in prayer Ten days after the Ascension of Christ, the Holy Ghost descended upon them, purifying their hearts and enlightening their minds, to enable them to preach the Gospel
Myrtle - The common myrtle rises with a shrubby upright stem, eight or Ten feet high
Bowie Knife - A knife with a strong blade from Ten to fifteen inches long, and double-edged near the point; - used as a hunting knife, and formerly as a weapon in the southwestern part of the United States. Also, by extension, any large sheath knife
Twenty - ) The number next following nineteen; the sum of twelve and eight, or twice Ten; twenty units or objects; a score
Harp - Josephus records that the harp had Ten strings and that it was played on with the plectrum
Menahem - He reigned Ten years, B
Kitchen Middens - Relics of neolithic man found on the coast of Denmark, consisting of shell mounds, some of which are Ten feet high, one thousand feet long, and two hundred feet wide
Vicar Forane - (Latin: decanus, one set over Ten) ...
Also called vicar forane, or archpriest
Rural Dean - (Latin: decanus, one set over Ten) ...
Also called vicar forane, or archpriest
Tithing - Levying a tax on, to the amount of a Tenth. A decennary a number or company of Ten householders, who dwelling near each other, were sureties or free- pledges to the king for the good behavior of each other
Jat'Tir - See also (Joshua 21:14 ; 1 Samuel 30:27 ; 1 Chronicles 6:57 ) By Robinson it is identified with 'Attir , six miles north of Molada and Ten miles south of Hebron
Bill of Rights - In the United States the Bill of Rights means the first Ten amendments to thc Constitution
Sigh - 1: στενάζω (Strong's #4727 — Verb — stenazo — sten-ad'-zo ) "to groan," is translated "He sighed" in Mark 7:34 . ...
2: ἀναστενάζω (Strong's #389 — Verb — anastenazo — an-as-ten-ad'-zo ) "to sigh deeply" (ana, "up," suggesting "deep drawn," and No
Mejarkon - ” Stream in the territory of Dan (Joshua 19:46 ), probably the Nahr el-Auja (“winding river”), which, fed by springs at Ras el-Ain about Ten miles from the coast, flows year-round to the Mediterranean about four miles north of Joppa
Carnival - at Rome and Naples, during a few days (three to Ten) before Lent, ending with Shrove Tuesday
Sharuhen - The name may be preserved in Tell Sheriah, half way between Gaza and Beersheba, Ten miles W
Zanoah - City in the highlands of Judah (Joshua 15:56 ), whose identification with khirbet Zanuta, Ten miles southwest of Hebron or khirbet Beit Amra is disputed
Decimal - ) Of or pertaining to decimals; numbered or proceeding by Tens; having a Tenfold increase or decrease, each unit being Ten times the unit next smaller; as, decimal notation; a decimal coinage. ) A number expressed in the scale of Tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction
Tithing - ) A number or company of Ten householders who, dwelling near each other, were sureties or frankpledges to the king for the good behavior of each other; a decennary
Achzib - It is found near the sea coast, Ten or twelve miles north of Ptolemais, and was visited by Buckingham in 1816
Rights, Bill of - In the United States the Bill of Rights means the first Ten amendments to thc Constitution
Bride - Compare parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13 )
Commandment - ) One of the Ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai
Sea Snake - Any one of many species of venomous aquatic snakes of the family Hydrophidae, having a flattened tail and living entirely in the sea, especially in the warmer parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They feed upon fishes, and are mostly of moderate size, but some species become eight or Ten feet long and four inches broad
Are - ) The unit of superficial measure, being a square of which each side is Ten meters in length; 100 square meters, or about 119
Asp - Word occurring Ten times in the Douay Version of the Bible, standing for four Hebrew names: ...
Péthén (Deuteronomy 32), the cobra;
Akhshubh, (Psalms 13; Romans 3), a highly poisonous viper, also mentioned once in the Hebrew Bible;
Shahal, (Psalms 90), a snake;
cphoni (Isaiah 59), called "the hisser
Kochot hanefesh - �powers of the soul�); Chassidut discusses Ten �powers� or faculties with which the soul is vested: The three intellectual ones - chochmah (insight, wisdom), binah (development, understanding), and da�at (application, knowledge)
Are - ) The unit of superficial measure, being a square of which each side is Ten meters in length; 100 square meters, or about 119
Accad - Rawlinson places it at Aker-Kuf, Ten miles west by north of Bagdad
Israel - See 1 Corinthians 10:18 ; sometimes all true believers, his spiritual seed, Romans 9:6 ; and sometimes the kingdom of Israel, or the Ten tribes, as distinct from the kingdom of Judah
Washing - Here the reference is to the ablutions prescribed by tradition, according to which "the disciples ought to have gone down to the side of the lake, washed their hands thoroughly, 'rubbing the fist of one hand in the hollow of the other, then placed the Ten finger-tips together, holding the hands up, so that any surplus water might flow down to the elbow, and thence to the ground. '" To neglect to do this had come to be regarded as a great sin, a sin equal to the breach of any of the Ten commandments
Horns - Horns are spoken of frequently in Daniel and the Revelation as a symbol for kings: "the Ten horns which thou sawest are Ten kings
Egypt, Plagues of - Ten calamities sent by God to the Egyptians to overcome the obstinacy of Pharao, and consequently to force him to let the children of Israel leave Egypt (Exodus 7,12). Of the Ten plagues seven were directly wrought through the agency of Moses and Aaron, or of Moses alone
Israel - ...
After the death of Saul the Ten tribes arrogated to themselves this name, as if they were the whole nation (2 Samuel 2:9,10,17,28 ; 3:10,17 ; 19:40-43 ), and the kings of the Ten tribes were called "kings of Israel," while the kings of the two tribes were called "kings of Judah
Jew - This name was properly applied to a member of the kingdom of Judah after the separation of the Ten tribes. The term first makes its appearance just before the captivity of the Ten tribes. The term first makes it appearance just before the captivity of the Ten tribes. Partly from the predominance of the members of the old kingdom of Judah among those who returned to Palestine, partly from the identification of Judah with the religious ideas and hopes of the people, all the members of the new state were called Jews (Judeans) and the name was extended to the remnants of the race scattered throughout the nations
Didon, Henri - For over Ten years he preached at Paris with great success
Pearl - Each shell contains eight or Ten pearls of various sizes
Seventy - , "seventy-five," rendered "threescore and fifteen;" for the details see FIFTEEN , Note (1); in Acts 23:23 it is translated "threescore and Ten;" in Acts 27:37 it precedes hex, "six," lit
Beth-Nimrah - It is located at either tell Nimrin or nearby at tell el-Bleibil, about Ten miles northeast of the mouth of the Jordan
ad Limina Apostolorum - (Latin: to the thresholds of the Apostles) ...
A pilgrimage to the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul, canonieally required of all bishops every three to Ten years, according to their distance from Rome
Buk'ki - (Ezra 7:4 ) ...
Son of Jogli, prince of the tribe of Dan, one of the Ten men chosen to apportion the land of Canaan between the tribes
Harp - (Genesis 4:21 ) Josephus records that the harp had Ten strings, and that it was played on with the plectrum
Dram - The ‘ten pieces of silver’ of Luke 15:8 f
Beth-Jeshimoth - According to Eusebius, Ten miles S
Ishmael ben elisha, rabbi - He is one of the Ten Martyrs brutally killed by the Romans ...
Eleven, Eleventh - , "one Ten" (lat
Moladah - On the road from Petra to Hebron, Ten miles E
Gibbethon - It was in the possession of the Philistines after the secession of the Ten tribes (2 Chronicles 11:13,14 )
Million - The number of Ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand
Yishmael ben elisha - He is one of the Ten Martyrs brutally killed by the Romans ...
Poker Dice - when marked with the ace, king, queen, jack, Ten, and nine instead of the usual digits
Elon - The Zebulonite who judged Israel Ten years
Men'Ahem - His reign, which lasted Ten years, is briefly recorded in ( 2 Kings 15:14-22 ) He maintained the calf-worship of Jeroboam
Obed - a prophet of the Lord, who, being at Samaria when the Israelites of the Ten tribes returned from the war with their King Pekah, together with two hundred thousand of the people of Judah, whom they had taken captive, went out to meet them; and through his remonstrances the captives were liberated, 2 Chronicles 28
e'Zion-ga'Ber, - It probably stood at Ain el-Ghudyan , about Ten miles up what is now the dry bed of the Arabah, but which was probably then the northern end of the gulf
Ahijah the shilonite - After Solomon's death, he prophesied that the northern Ten tribes would secede from the Davidic dynasty ruled by the Kings of Judah and crown Jeroboam as their king
Fasten - 1: ἀτενίζω (Strong's #816 — Verb — atenizo — at-en-id'-zo ) from atenes, "strained, intent," and teino, "to stretch, strain" (from a root Ten---, seen in Eng. , "tension, Tense," etc. ), signifies "to look fixedly, gaze, fasten one's eyes upon," and is found twelve times in the writings of Luke (ten in the Acts), out of its fourteen occurrences. It always has a strongly intensive meaning, and is translated "to fasten the eyes upon" in the AV and RV in Luke 4:20 ; Acts 3:4 ; 11:6 ; so in the RV, where the AV has different renderings, in Acts 6:15 (for AV, "looking steadfastly"); 10:4 ("looked"); 13:9 ("set his eyes"); 14:9 ("steadfastly beholding"). ...
2: καθάπτω (Strong's #2510 — Verb — kathapto — kath-ap'-to ) "to fasten on, lay hold of, attack," is used of the serpent which fastened on Paul's hand, Acts 28:3
Decalogue - The name given by the Greek fathers to the Ten commandments; "the Ten words," as the original is more literally rendered (Exodus 20:3-17 ). These commandments were at first written on two stone slabs (31:18), which were broken by Moses throwing them down on the ground (32:19). They were written by God a second time (34:1). , the Tenth
Legion - The infantry proper were divided into Ten cohorts (the word is tr. A cohort was itself subdivided into Ten centuries, each commanded by a centurion
Tabernacle - tabernaculum, a Tent, from taberna, a shop or shed, from tabula, a board or rather from its root. A Tent. It was of a rectangular figure, thirty cubits long, Ten broad, and Ten high
Fructuosus, Saint - He founded Ten monasteries, including Complutum. Appointed Bishop of Dumium, 654, he received the Archbishopric of Braga, 656, and attended the synod of Toledo that same year
John Shepherd - Notable selections are four masses, several alleluias, and Ten motets
Quodcumque in Orbe Nexibus Revinxeris - Besides several early anonymous translations, there are Ten later ones; of these three are of the entire hymn
Sha'Mir - It probably lay some eight or Ten miles south of Hebron
Regiment - ) A body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually Ten
Alexander i., Bishop of Rome - He assigns him in both works a reign of Ten years
Eglon - Joshua 10:3-5; Joshua 15:39; now ʾAjlan, a hill of ruins, Ten miles northeast of Gaza
Tenth - 1: δέκατος (Strong's #1182 — Adjective — dekatos — dek'-at-os ) an adjective from deka, "ten," occurs in John 1:39 ; Revelation 11:13 ; 21:20 . 1, with meris, "a part," understood, is used as a noun, translated "a Tenth part" in Hebrews 7:2 , "a Tenth," Hebrews 7:4 ; "tithes" in Hebrews 7:8,9
Shepherd, John - Notable selections are four masses, several alleluias, and Ten motets
Hawk - ) which appears to allude to the migratory habits of hawks, it is curious to observe that of the Ten or twelve lesser raptors (hawk tribe) of Palestine, nearly all are summer migrants
e'Lim - It is distinguished as having had "twelve wells (rather 'fountains') of waster, and three-score and Ten palm trees
Dead Sea - It is about fifty miles long and Ten miles wide at its widest point. At its most shallow it is only Ten to fifteen feet deep. Despite this and the fact that the sea has no outlet, the surface does not rise more than Ten to fifteen feet. ...
This plus other geographical factors gives it a salt content which is approximately five times the concentration of the ocean
Appii-Forum - Three Taverns was a village about Ten miles nearer Rome, Acts 28:15
Joshua - (a) (1355-1245 BCE) Devoted student of Moses -- “didn’t budge from Moses’ Tent. ” Led the battle against Amalek; was one of the Ten spies dispatched to reconnoiter the Land of Canaan
Pound - In the parable of the Ten pounds, ( Luke 19:12-27 ) the reference appears to be to a Greek pound, a weight used as a money of account, of which sixty went to the talent
Cyrenius - According to history, Quirinus was not properly governor of Syria till some years after this date; and the only census of that time mentioned by secular historians took place when Christ was eight or Ten years old
Avraham avinu - He successfully withstood Ten tests with which G-d challenged him, including the 54 related articles; www
Degrees, Songs of, - Four of them are attributed to David, one is ascribed to the pen of Solomon, and the other Ten give no indication of their author
Juniper - The bushy shrub, eight or Ten feet high, shaded Elijah from the heat
Jehoahaz - He did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and was oppressed by Hazael king of Syria, who compelled him to reduce his army to fifty horsemen, Ten chariots, and Ten thousand foot soldiers
Lute - ) A cement of clay or other Tenacious infusible substance for sealing joints in apparatus, or the mouths of vessels or tubes, or for coating the bodies of retorts, etc. It consists of four parts, namely, the table or front, the body, having nine or Ten ribs or "sides," arranged like the divisions of a melon, the neck, which has nine or Ten frets or divisions, and the head, or cross, in which the screws for tuning are inserted
Adoniram - He was stoned to death by the revolted Ten tribes, having been sent to them by Rehoboam, either to induce them to return, or to test by gathering the taxes
Menahem - After a reign of about Ten years (B
Sundial - The sign involved the shadow's moving back down Ten steps
Adoniram - Son of Abda; over the tribute for about 47 years under David, Solomon, and Rehoboam; also over Solomon's levy of 30,000 sent by Ten thousands monthly to cut timber in Lebanon (1 Kings 4:6)
Eleventh - ) Next after the Tenth; as, the eleventh chapter. ) The interval consisting of Ten conjunct degrees; the interval made up of an octave and a fourth
Absurd - Opposed to manifest truth inconsistent with reason or the plain dictates of common sense. It is absurd to say six and six make Ten, or that plants will take root in stone
Awe - Of Ten occurrences in the NAS, it translates eight distinct Hebrew and Greek words
Eziongaber or Eziongeber - Probably the same as Ain el Ghudyan, now Ten miles up the dry bed of the Arabah, the sea having receded
Siding - ) The thickness of a rib or timber, measured, at right angles with its side, across the curved edge; as, a timber having a siding of Ten inches
Disperse - ) To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at Ten o'clock; the clouds disperse
Lod - The distance is about Ten miles if the identification be correct
Samos - The island is 27 miles long, Ten miles wide, and has an area of 165 square miles
Stephen Brinkley - Among these were a treatise by Parsons, and Campion's famous "Ten Reasons
Pat'Ara - Patara was practically the seaport of the city of Xanthus, which was Ten miles distant
Lambeth Conference - The first meeting was heldin 1867; the second in 1878; the third in 1888, and the fourth in1897; the Bishops thus coming together every Ten years for mutualcounsel and advice concerning the great work of the AnglicanCommunion throughout the world
Lambeth, England - At Lambeth Palace the conferences of all Anglican bishops have been held every Ten years since 1867
Patmos - (pat' muhss) A small island (ten miles by six miles) in the Aegean Sea located about thirty-seven miles southwest of Miletus
Mariscotti, Hyacintha, Saint - After a frivolous youth and disappointment in love, she entered Saint Bernardine's convent, Viterbo, where for Ten years she lived in unbefitting luxury; then, touched by grace, she repented and gave herself up to a life of charity and intense mortification, nursing the plague-stricken and establishing the Sacconi, or Oblates of Mary, for the relief of the poor and aged
Shamgar - The goad was a formidable sharpointed instrument, sometimes Ten feet long
Bukki - Son of Jogli, and prince of Dan, one of the Ten chosen to divide Canaan among the tribes (Numbers 34:22)
Eutychianus, Bishop of Rome - Ten decreta appear as his in the collections of Gratian, Ivo, and others
Hyacintha Mariscotti, Saint - After a frivolous youth and disappointment in love, she entered Saint Bernardine's convent, Viterbo, where for Ten years she lived in unbefitting luxury; then, touched by grace, she repented and gave herself up to a life of charity and intense mortification, nursing the plague-stricken and establishing the Sacconi, or Oblates of Mary, for the relief of the poor and aged
Commandment - By way of eminence, a precept of the decalogue, or moral law, written on tables of stone, at Mount Sinai one of the Ten commandments
Orange - It is usually round, and consists of pulpy carpels, commonly Ten in number, inclosed in a leathery rind, which is easily separable, and is reddish yellow when ripe
Agave - It is from Ten to seventy years, according to climate, in attaining maturity, when it produces a gigantic flower stem, sometimes forty feet in height, and perishes
Myrtle - The common myrtle has a shrubby, upright stem, eight or Ten feet high
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Elon the Zebulonite, who judged Israel for Ten years, and was buried in Aijalon in Zebulun
Decapolis - (dih cap' oh lihss) Place name meaning, “ten cities. ” A group of Greek cities referred to in Matthew 4:25 ; Mark 5:20 ; Mark 7:31 , originally Ten in number but including more cities at a later time. writer Pliny named the Ten cities as Damascus, Philadelphia (modern Amman), Canatha, Scythopolis, Pella, Hippos, Gadara, Dion, Raphana, and Gerasa (modern Jerash)
Jeroboam (1) - He had been an officer under Solomon, but Ahijah the prophet, having found him, tore his new garment into twelve pieces, and gave him Ten of them, telling him that he should be king over Ten of the tribes. On the division of the kingdom, Jeroboam was made king of the Ten tribes. Thus the nation through their king sank at once into open idolatry: a warning to those in Christendom who devise out of their own heart their forms of worship, etc. He had been told that if he would follow the Lord as David had done, his house should be established; but his dynasty extended only to his son Nadab
Sore - Translation of six Hebrew words and a Greek word in RSV and of at least Ten Hebrew and Ten Greek words in KJV:1. An adverb meaning, “severely, insistently, with urgent pressure” as in “they pressed sore” (Genesis 19:9 )
Fold - In composition, the same quantity added as two fold, four fold, Ten fold, that is, twice as much, four times as much, Ten times as much
Diego Alvarez Chanca - The site of one of the first Christian settlements in the New World, Isabella, Ten leagues east of Cape Monte Christi, Haiti, was decided on as a result of his advice
Chilion - They married women of the Moabites Mahlon marrying Ruth, and Chilion Orpah ( Ruth 4:10 ) and after a sojourn of Ten years in Moabite territory died there
Israel, Kingdom of - Formed by the Ten tribes which seceded from Roboam, the son of Solomon (c
Kingdom of Israel - Formed by the Ten tribes which seceded from Roboam, the son of Solomon (c
Chanca, Diego Alvarez - The site of one of the first Christian settlements in the New World, Isabella, Ten leagues east of Cape Monte Christi, Haiti, was decided on as a result of his advice
Catechism, Westminster - The Shorter, for public use, is extensively used by Protestants. Both contain an exposition of the Ten Commandments and of the Lord's Prayer
Cambridge Manuscript - It is a quarto, and written on vellum: sixty-six leaves of it are much torn and mutilated; and Ten of these are supplied by a later transcriber
Chozeba - The houses are standing to the height of eight or Ten feet
Menahem - He survived for Ten years, but only by buying the protection of Assyria
Disperse - To be scattered to separate to go or move into different parts as, the company dispersed at Ten oclock
Shamir (1) - Van de Velde identifies Shamir with Khirbet Sammer, a ruin in the mountains overlooking the Jordan valley, Ten miles E
Jot - It has a numerical value of Ten and is used in the Hebrew language both as a letter and as a number and also as an article by which the value and meaning of another letter is changed
Achzib - It is situated about Ten miles north of Accho, or Ptolemais
Legion - The Roman legions were composed each of Ten cohorts; a cohort, of fifty maniples; a maniple, of fifteen men; consequently, a full legion contained six thousand soldiers
Abijah - the son of Jeroboam, the first king of the Ten tribes, who died very young, 1 Kings 14:1 , &c
Westminster Catechism - The Shorter, for public use, is extensively used by Protestants. Both contain an exposition of the Ten Commandments and of the Lord's Prayer
Samaritan - Pertaining to Samaria, the principal city of the Ten tribes of Israel, belonging to the tribe of Ephraim, and after the captivity of those tribes, repeopled by Cuthites from Assyria or Chaldea
Vex - Ten thousand torments vex my heart
Abraham - He successfully withstood Ten tests with which G-d challenged him, including the Binding of Isaac incident
Avrohom - He successfully withstood Ten tests with which G-d challenged him, including the Binding of Isaac incident
Harp - , "guitar," denotes "a lyre" or "harp;" it is described by Josephus as an instrument of Ten strings, played by a plectrum (a smaller instrument was played by the hand); it is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 14:7 ; Revelation 5:8 ; 14:2 ; 15:2
Philippi - It was on the borders of Thrace, 83 Roman miles northeast of Amphipolis, and about Ten miles from Neapolis its port, where Paul landed
Swallow - Some Ten species of swallows and swifts or martins are common in the Holy Land
Bridle - Isaiah 37:29, "I will put My hook in thy nose and My bridle in thy lips," is illustrated in the Assyrian monuments, which represent captives with bridles attached to rings inserted in their under lip, and held in the hand of the king; some of the captives with short beards, tasseled caps, long tunics, and hosen or boots (Daniel 3:21), seem in physiognomy Jews, or Israelites of the Ten tribes
Ammiel - He was one of the Ten who perished by the plague for their unfavourable report (Numbers 14:37 )
Bushel - ) A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing Ten bushels of apples
Ark - In it Moses placed the two tables of stone containing the Ten commandments
Musical - Of stringed instruments were the harp, the instrument of Ten strings, the sackbut, and the psaltery
Miletus - The site of Miletus has now receded Ten miles from the coast, and even in the apostles' time it must have lost its strictly maritime position
Bukki - Son of Jogli, a prince of the tribe of Dan, and one of the Ten men entrusted with the task of dividing the land of Canaan among the tribes of Israel ( Numbers 34:22 )
Governor - There are Ten Hebrew words thus translated, signifying any ruler, captain, viceroy, etc
Agabus - His prophecy was fulfilled about Ten years later in the reign of Claudius Caesar (Acts 11:27-29 )
Parable - Jesus used parables extensively. Some NT parables are The Sower (Luke 8:5-8); the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13); The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37); The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), etc
Ephraim - (See Jeremiah 31:20; Hosea 7:1; Hos 12:1; Hos 13:1) I do not presume to say the cause was, because the Ten tribes had the chief city in Ephraim; but I think it probable
Merit - ) Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation; as, his teacher gave him Ten merits
Israel - By the name of Israel is sometimes understood the person of Jacob, sometimes the whole people of Israel, the whole race of Jacob; sometimes the kingdom of Israel, or Ten tribes, distinct from the kingdom of Judah; and finally, the spiritual Israel, the true church of God
Testimony - The two tables of stone on which the law or Ten commandments were written, which were witnesses of that covenant made between God and his people, and testified what it was that God had required of them, have the same title, Exodus 25:16 ; Exodus 25:21 ; Exodus 31:18
Og - Nine cubits long, by four wide, makes in English measure, fifteen feet four inches long, and six feet Ten in breadth
Husks - This tree is very commonly met with in Syria and Egypt, it produces pods, shaped like a horn, varying in length from six to Ten inches, and about a finger's breadth, or rather more; it is dark-brown, glossy, filled with seeds and has a sweetish taste
Armageddon - The triumph of Pharaoh then shall be utterly reversed in the last conflict of the Ten confederate kings under Antichrist against the Lamb and His hosts (not merely professors, but "called, chosen, and faithful") (Revelation 17:12-14; Revelation 19:11-21). The last Antichrist is developed after executing judgment on the whore, the apostate church; he then, with his Ten confederate kings and the false prophet, opposes Christ Himself, and perishes
Jehoiachin - 3405, when he was killed by the Chaldeans, in the eleventh year of his reign; and was succeeded by this Jehoiachin, who reigned alone three months and Ten days; but he reigned about Ten years in conjunction with his father
Kabbala - It has often erroneously been used as an argument to induce Jews to accept Christianity. " The doctrinal contents of the latter are: God, the the Supreme, Endless, and InfinIte Being, can be conceived of only in so far as He manifests Himself through, or in, the Ten Sephiroth (Hebrew, literally enumerations), or potencies, which emanate from Him and which form with Him, strict unity. They are said to have formed the first world, from which proceeds the second world, that of creation, with its Ten Sephiroth of more limited potency. From this proceeds the third world, of formation, with its Ten immaterial Sephiroth. Man was created by the Sephiroth and his pre-existent soul returns to God through transmigration.
Notarikon, the reconstruction of a word by using the initials of the words in a sentence
Jeroboam - (jehr oh boh' am) Personal name possibly meaning, “he who contends for justice for the people” or “may the people multiply. During Solomon's reign Ahijah, a prophet from Shiloh, confronted Jeroboam, tore his own coat into twelve pieces, and gave Ten of them to Jeroboam (1 Kings 11:29-39 ). Ahijah interpreted this as God's pledge that Jeroboam would become king over Ten of the twelve tribes. Seizing upon the people's resentment toward Solomon's high-handed policies, Jeroboam led the Ten tribes to revolt against the house of David. Jeroboam also instituted new worship practices at his temples (1 Kings 12:25-33 ), intentionally making Israelite worship different from that in Jerusalem, though claiming to worship the same God with the same worship traditions
Israel - At the division of the kingdom, the Ten tribes were called 'Israel,' and the two tribes 'Judah,' though this distinction is not at all times rigidly adhered to: thus the princes and kings of Judah are called princes of Israel, and kings of Israel. In the prophets also, though the Ten tribes are not called Judah, the two tribes are at times called Israel. The Ten tribes in the prophets are often spoken of as EPHRAIM, which was the chief of the Ten. Though Israel was reckoned as Ten tribes, it is most probable that the portion of Simeon, being situated on the extreme south, was united to Judah, as well as the territory of Dan in the S. ...
The Ten tribes will be dealt with differently from the two, who were in the land when the Lord was presented to them, and who rejected Him, and demanded His crucifixion. The Ten tribes will, by a mighty hand and with fury poured out, be brought into the wilderness, and there God will plead with them, cause them to pass under the rod, and bring them into the bond of the covenant; but the rebels will be purged out
Archelatus - This passage implies that he inherited the tyrannical and cruel disposition of his father; and history informs us that after enjoying his power for Ten years, he was accused before the emperor on account of his cruelties, and banished to Vienne on the Rhone, in Gaul, where he died
Lily of Quito - From early childhood she exhibited great love of prayer and mortification; at the age of Ten she made vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
ox Goad - The one I saw was of the 'oak of Bashan,' and measured upwards of Ten feet in length. At one end was an iron spear, and at the other a piece of the same metal flattened
Finger of God - The finger of God writing the Ten Commandments illustrated God's giving the law without any mediation (Exodus 31:18 ; Deuteronomy 9:10 )
Dean - The word is derived from the Latin decanus, meaning one presidingover Ten
Zachariah - On the death of his father there was an interregnum of Ten years, at the end of which he succeeded to the throne, which he occupied only six months, having been put to death by Shallum, who usurped the throne
Shimron - Others have suggested Marun er-Ras Ten miles northwest of modern Safed above the Sea of Chinnereth, that is the Sea of Galilee
Mary Anne de Paredes, Blessed - From early childhood she exhibited great love of prayer and mortification; at the age of Ten she made vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
Vain - We are warned not to take God's name in vain (as though it were nothing) in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1 : 7 ; Deuteronomy 5:11 )
Moses - Visited Ten plagues upon Egypt, led the Israelites out, and transmitted to them the Torah at Mt
Pocket Veto - The retention by the President of the United States of a bill unsigned so that it does not become a law, in virtue of the following constitutional provision (Const. 2): "If any bill shall not be returned by the President within Ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law. " Also, an analogous retention of a bill by a State governor
Penny - ) Denoting pound weight for one thousand; - used in combination, with respect to nails; as, Tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight Ten pounds
Ephraim, Tribe of - Jeroboam (3Kings 11) became leader of the Ten tribes of the north, and after the schism, the history of the tribe of Ephraim is absorbed in that of the north
Aikenhead, Mary - At her death the order embraced Ten institutions, besides missions and other charitable enterprises
Samaria - The chief city in the kingdom, of the Ten tribes
Idol, Idolatry - It is used in worship and is often worshiped. Idolatry is denounced by God at the beginning of the Ten Commandments and is considered a form of spiritual fornication
Ashdod, Azoth - It lies upon the Mediterranean Sea, about nine or Ten miles north of Gaza; and in the times when Christianity flourished in these parts was made an episcopal see, and continued a fair village till the days of St
Ain - It is now known as Ain el-Azy, a remarkable spring, one of the sources of the Orontes, and about Ten miles west of Riblah
Ashkelon - One of the five cities of the Philistines by the sea and Ten miles north of Gaza; taken by Judah, Judges 1:18; visited by Samson; Judges 14:19; and its destruction predicted in Jeremiah 47:5; Jeremiah 47:7; Amos 1:8; Zechariah 9:5; Zephaniah 2:7
Parable - the parable of the Ten virgins, Matthew 25 ...
PAR'ABLE, To represent by fiction or fable
Tribe of Ephraim - Jeroboam (3Kings 11) became leader of the Ten tribes of the north, and after the schism, the history of the tribe of Ephraim is absorbed in that of the north
Ekron - Robinson found its site at the Moslem village Akir, some Ten miles northeast of Ashdod
Plagues of Egypt - The Ten plagues narrated in Exodus 7:1-25; Exodus 8:1-32; Exodus 9:1-35; Exodus 10:1-29; Exodus 11:1-10; Exodus 12:1-51 stand in close connection with the natural phenomena of Egypt, still they maintain their character as miracles. Exodus 8:5, etc, These Ten plagues were doubtless spread over a long time, and probably they followed, as much as possible, the order of the seasons; for some of them were not only distinctively Egyptian, but really only an aggravation of yearly maladies. The ninth was peculiarly Egyptian, and was the immediate precursor of the Tenth
Tribe - For the tribe of Levi, which was appointed to the service of the tabernacle of the Lord, had no share in the distribution of the land, but only some cities in which to dwell, and the first fruits, tithes, and oblations of the people, which was all their subsistence. Then Ten of the tribes of Israel revolted from the house of David, and received for their king Jeroboam, the son of Nebat; and only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin continued under the government of Rehoboam. Jeroboam the son of Nebat substituted the worship of golden calves for the worship of the true God; which was the occasion of the Ten tribes forsaking the temple of the Lord. Secondly, this schism caused an irreconcilable hatred between the Ten tribes, and those of Judah and Benjamin, and created numerous wars and disputes between them. Thus ended the kingdom of the Ten tribes of Israel, A
Durham, England, Diocese of - During the Catholic uprising of Ten years later Mass was celebrated in this last of the old cathedrals to be so distinguished
Johann Schleyer - It aroused considerable interest for Ten years with numerous books and periodicals in and about the language, but passed out of general use aout 1890
Hawk - The kestrel remains all the year in Palestine, but some Ten or twelve other species are all migrants from the south
Catherine of Genoa, Saint - After Ten years of unhappiness and spiritual apathy, a divine light enabled her to appreciate the Love of God. Thenceforth her interior state was one of intense absorption in God
Flour - The dough was then formed into thin cakes nine or Ten inches in diameter and baked in the oven
Elim - It had "twelve wells of water and threescore and Ten palm trees
Goad - It is sometimes Ten feet long, and has a sharp point
Gederah - It is located at modern tell el-Judeireh north of Maraeshah and Ten miles southeast of Lod
Ossifrage - This is the Lämmergeier ( Gypaetus barbatus ), a great bird with a spread of Ten feet across, distinguished from the true vultures by its neck being covered by dirty-white feathers. , to a great height and then dropping them upon the ground in order that it may get access to the soft contents
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
Taanath Shiloh - Hengstenberg also identifies it with Shiloh ("rest" after Canaan was subdued; the Jerusalem Talmud, Megillah i. , Thenath) makes it Ten Roman miles from Neapolis (Sichem) on the way to Jordan, probably the Thena of Ptolemy v
Michal - During David's exile she was married to another, Phalti, or Palti, 1 Samuel 25:44; 2 Samuel 3:15, with whom she lived for Ten years
Turret - ) A movable building, of a square form, consisting of Ten or even twenty stories and sometimes one hundred and twenty cubits high, usually moved on wheels, and employed in approaching a fortified place, for carrying soldiers, engines, ladders, casting bridges, and other necessaries
Needlework, - The veil of the tabernacle, the Ten curtains, and the hangings for the door, and for the gate of the court were of needlework of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine-twined linen
Metre - It was intended to be, and is very nearly, the Ten millionth part of the distance from the equator to the north pole, as ascertained by actual measurement of an arc of a meridian
Blains - This was one of the most fearful of the Ten plagues inflicted upon the Egyptians. We may conceive its intensity, when we find that it utterly disabled the magicians who were afflicted with it from meeting Moses
Genoa, Catherine of, Saint - After Ten years of unhappiness and spiritual apathy, a divine light enabled her to appreciate the Love of God. Thenceforth her interior state was one of intense absorption in God
Adullam - It is frequently mentioned in the history of Saul and David; and is chiefly memorable from the cave in its neighbourhood, where David retired from Achish, king of Gath, when he was joined by the distressed and discontented, to the number of four hundred, over whom he became captain, 1 Samuel 22:1 . Eusebius says that, in his time, Adullam was a very great town, Ten miles to the east of Eleutheropolis
Hin - With a ram they offered the third part of a hin, or three pints, Ten thousand four hundred and sixty-nine solid inches: with a lamb, the fourth part of a hin, or two pints, fifteen thousand and seventy-one solid inches
Asher - A territory extending from Carmel to Lebanon, about 60 miles long and Ten to twelve wide, having 22 cities with their villages
Nabal - Ten days after, the lord smote him, and he died, 1 Samuel 25:1-43
Schleyer, Johann Martin - It aroused considerable interest for Ten years with numerous books and periodicals in and about the language, but passed out of general use aout 1890
Legion - There were Ten cohorts in each legion; which were divided each into three maniples or bands, and these into two centuries containing one hundred men each
Septuagint - septuaginta, seventy septem, seven, and some word signifying Ten
pa'Phos - The harbor and the chief town were at "New Paphos," Ten miles to the northwest
Akiba ben joseph - At the age of 40, at the insistence of his wife, he began studying Torah,under Eliezer ben Hyrcanus, Joshua ben Hananiah, and Nahum Ish Gamzu ultimately attracting 24,000 students including Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai, Rabbi Meir and Rabbi Judah ben Ilai. He was imprisoned and savagely murdered by the Romans for teaching Torah (he is one of the Ten Martyrs)
Fervent, Fervently - A — 1: ἐκτενής (Strong's #1618 — Adjective — ektenes — ek-ten-ace' ) denotes "strained, stretched" (ek, "out," teino, "to stretch"); hence, metaphorically, "fervent," 1 Peter 4:8 . ekteneia (with en), "intently, strenuously," in Acts 26:7 , AV, "instantly," RV, "earnestly. ...
B — 1: ἐκτενῶς (Strong's #1619 — Adverb — ektenos — ek-ten-oce' ) "fervently" (akin to A), is said of love, in 1 Peter 1:22 ; of prayer, in some mss. , "the inworking supplication," suggesting a supplication consistent with inward conformity to the mind of God
Nabal - " During his wanderings David came into that district, and hearing that Nabal was about to shear his sheep, he sent Ten of his young men to ask "whatsoever cometh unto thy hand for thy servants. One of the shepherds that stood by and saw the reception David's messengers had met with, informed Abigail, Nabal's wife, who at once realized the danger that threatened her household. " and about Ten days after "the Lord smote Nabal that he died" (1 Samuel 25:37,38 )
Wheel - In Solomon's Temple, there were Ten stands upon which rested Ten lavers
Commandments, the Ten - These have a special place as having been written on the tables of stone by 'the finger of God. Deuteronomy 10:4 margin reads 'the Ten words,' and they are often referred to as the DECALOGUE. It was after hearing these Ten commandments rehearsed by Moses that the Israelites said to him, "Go thou near, and hear all that the Lord our God shall say; and speak thou unto us all that the Lord our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it and do it. ...
The giving of the two stones to Israel by God (who, though gracious and merciful, would by no means clear the guilty,) amid a measure of glory is referred to by Paul, when he describes the commandments written in letters thereon as 'the ministration of death;' in contrast to which he speaks of the glory of the ministration of the Spirit (that is, of Christ, for the Lord is that Spirit), and of the ministration of righteousness: it is the story of man's failure, and of God's righteousness available to the believer through Christ
Lamp -
That part of the golden candlestick belonging to the tabernacle which bore the light; also of each of the Ten candlesticks placed by Solomon in the temple before the holy of holies. Judges 15:4 The use in marriage processions of lamps fed with oil is alluded to in the parable of the Ten virgins
Judah - Judah-when named in contradistinction to Israel, Ephraim, the kingdom of the Ten tribes, or Samaria-denotes the kingdom of Judah, and of David's descendants. One of the principal distinctions of this tribe is, that it preserved the true religion, and the public exercise of the priesthood, with the legal ceremonies in the temple at Jerusalem; while the Ten tribes gave themselves up to idolatry and the worship of the golden calves
Doors, Closed - " In the parable of "The Ten Virgins" (Matthew 25) occurs the expression "the door was shut," indicating the security of those within and the exclusion of those without, or as Saint Augustine says "where enemies do not enter nor friends go forth
Habitation - Dwelling place; home; KJV translation of Ten different Hebrew words
Diocletian - During the greater portion of Diocletian's reign the Christians enjoyed peace and prosperity, but under the influence of Galerius he inaugurated, 303, the last and most terrible of the Ten persecutions of the early Church, which was waged with greatest severity in the East
Diocletianus, Valerius - During the greater portion of Diocletian's reign the Christians enjoyed peace and prosperity, but under the influence of Galerius he inaugurated, 303, the last and most terrible of the Ten persecutions of the early Church, which was waged with greatest severity in the East
Fifteen, Fifteenth - , "ten-five," occurs in John 11:18 ; Acts 27:28 ; Galatians 1:18 . , "five and Tenth") is found In Luke 3:1 , where Luke dates the reign of Tiberias from the period of his joint rule with Augustus
Neapolis - In Macedonia, the port of Philippi, Ten miles off, where first in Europe Paul landed (Acts 16:11)
Salt, Valley of - ) Here also Amaziah "slew of Edom Ten thousand men" (2 Kings 14:7 ; comp 8:: 2022-22 and 2 Chronicles 25:5-11 )
Tema - Having conquered and rebuilt Tema, Nabonidus, the last king of Babylon, remained there Ten years, leaving his son Belshazzar as vice-regent in Babylon ( Daniel 5:1 )
Troas - by Antigonus, a successor of Alexander the Great and was located about Ten miles south of the city of Troy
Lourdel, Simeon - With a band of Ten, he was sent in 1878 to found a mission at Uganda
Elon - All that is told of him is simply that he judged Israel for Ten years, that he died, and was buried in Elon in Zebulun
Leaves (2) - —The tree is often used in NT as a symbol of the life of a man. Leaves are the indication of the existence of life in the tree. See Robertson Nicoll, Ten Minute Sermons, 59
Digit - ) One of the Ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are expressed; - so called because of the use of the fingers in counting and computing
Merodachbaladan - Doubtless the same occurrence is referred to in 2 Chronicles 32:31 , though the name of the king of Babylon is not mentioned, where it is stated that one object of the ambassadors being sent was to inquire respecting the "wonder that was done in the land," namely, the shadow going back Ten degrees
Pul - He came into the land of Israel in the time of Manahem, king of the Ten tribes, 2 Kings 15:19 , &c, and invaded the kingdom on the other side of Jordan
Leprosy - For the Lord's commands to the leper mentioned in Matthew 8 and to the Ten in Luke 17 , see Leviticus 14:2-32
Lammergeier - When full-grown it is nine or Ten feet in extent of wings. It has the habit of carrying tortoises and marrow bones to a great height, and dropping them on stones to obtain the contents, and is therefore called bonebreaker and ossifrage
Abigail - Ten days after this Nabal died, and David sent for Abigail and made her his wife
Archelaus - After about Ten years, on account of his cruelties, he was banished to Vienne in Gaul; and his territories were reduced to the form of a Roman province under the procurator Coponius
Legion - Originally a legion consisted of about 3000; but in the time of Augustus it contained about 6000: there were also cavalry attached, to the amount of one-tenth of the infantry. Each legion was divided into Ten cohorts, each cohort into three maniples, and each maniple into two centuries, which, according to the name, should comprise 100 men
Dial - The causing the shadow upon it to go back Ten degrees, to assure king Hezekiah of his recovery from sickness, was probably effected not by arresting and turning backwards the revolution of the earth, but by a miraculous refraction of the sun's rays, observed only in Judea, though the fame of it reached Babylon, 2 Chronicles 32:31
Simeon Lourdel - With a band of Ten, he was sent in 1878 to found a mission at Uganda
Valerius Diocletianus - During the greater portion of Diocletian's reign the Christians enjoyed peace and prosperity, but under the influence of Galerius he inaugurated, 303, the last and most terrible of the Ten persecutions of the early Church, which was waged with greatest severity in the East
ne-ap'Olis - Neapolis was situated within the bounds of Thrace, Ten miles from Philippi, on a high rocky promontory jutting out into the AEgean Sea, while a temple of Diana crowned the hill-top
Calf - The Jews showed all through their history a Tendency toward the Babylonian and Canaanitish idolatry rather than toward that of Egypt. ...
Ages after this, Jeroboam, king of Israel, set up two idol calves, one at Dan, and the other at Bethel, that he might thus prevent the Ten tribes from resorting to Jerusalem for worship (1 Kings 12:28 ). The calf at Dan was carried away in the reign of Pekah by Tiglath-pileser, and that at Bethel Ten years later, in the reign of Hoshea, by Shalmaneser (2 Kings 15:29 ; 17:33 )
Commandments, the Ten - "ten words") i. These commandments were first given in their written form to the people of Israel when they were encamped at Sinai, about fifty days after they came out of Egypt (Exodus 19:10-25 ). They were written by the finger of God on two tables of stone. " They are obviously "ten" in number, but their division is not fixed, hence different methods of numbering them have been adopted. The Roman Catholics and Lutherans combine the first and second and divide the Tenth into two
Heliodorus - Further, he is frequently reckoned as one of the Ten or the three kings of Daniel 7:7 f
Professor - 9; Mead's Almost Christian; Bellamy's True Religion delineated; Shepherd's Sincere Convert, and on the Parable of the Ten Virgins; Secker's Nonsuch Professor
Boy - ...
A male child, from birth to the age of puberty but in general, applied to males under Ten or twelve years of age a lad
Socho - Also in Judah; now Shuweibeh (Joshua 15:48), Ten miles S
Miletum, Miletus - Miletus was at one time a place of commerce, its ships going long voyages; but there are now but few relies of the place, about Ten miles from the sea shore
Ross - ) The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; Ten gross of pens. ) Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium
Ross - ) The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; Ten gross of pens. ) Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium
Adoniram - All Israel stoned him to death at the revolt of the Ten tribes
Murder - Intentional taking of human life. ...
The prohibition against murder is found in the Ten Commandments, the heart of Hebrew law (Exodus 20:13 ; Deuteronomy 5:17 ). In Numbers 35:16-31 , careful attention is given to determining whether a killing is to be classified as murder. ...
Jesus removed the concept of murder from a physical act to the intention of one's heart (Matthew 5:21-22 ). See Image of God , Ten Commandments
Tabernacle - in Hebrew, אהל , in Greek, σκηνη , a word which properly signifies a Tent, but is particularly applied by the Hebrews to a kind of building in the form of a Tent, set up by the express command of God, for the performance of religious worship, sacrifices, &c, during the journeyings of the Israelites in the wilderness; and after their settlement in the land of Canaan made use of for the same purpose, till the temple was built in Jerusalem. There were Ten curtains, twenty-eight cubits long, and four in breadth. There were forty-eight large planks, each a cubit and a half wide, and Ten cubits high; twenty of them on each side, and six at one end to the westward; each plank was supported by two silver bases; they were let into one another, and held by bars running the length of the planks. The holy of holies was parted from the rest of the tabernacle by a curtain, made fast to four pillars standing Ten cubits from the end. The court was a place a hundred cubits long, and fifty in breadth, inclosed by twenty columns, each of them twenty cubits high, and Ten in breadth, covered with silver, and standing on copper bases, five cubits distant from each other, between which there were curtains drawn, and fastened with hooks
Bracelet - ...
The rendering of a Hebrew word meaning fasteners, found in Genesis 24:22,30,47 . ...
In Exodus 35:22 it designates properly a clasp for fastening the dress of females. The weight of those presented by Eliezer to Rebekah was Ten shekels (Genesis 24:22 )
Between - ) In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and Ten o'clock
Ephah - Ephah, a word of Egyptian origin, meaning measure; a grain measure containing "three seahs or Ten omers," and equivalent to the bath for liquids (Exodus 16:36 ; 1 Samuel 17:17 ; Zechariah 5:6 )
Knop - ...
(2) Ρeqaiym (1 Kings 6:18; 1 Kings 7:24), gourd-like oval ornaments running in straight rows, carved in the cedar wainscot of the temple interior, and an ornament cast round the great" sea" below the brim; in double row, Ten to a cubit, two inches from center to center (1 Kings 6:18; 1 Kings 7:24)
Hearing: Useless Alone - Reader, the main thing is to have and hold the truth personally and inwardly; if this be not seen to, thou wilt die in thy sins, though Ten thousand voices should direct thee to the way of salvation
Handicap - ) An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferior advantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing superior advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success; as, the handicap was five seconds, or Ten pounds, and the like
Hermas - Irenaeus, Tertullian, and Origen attribute to him "The Shepherd," supposed by some to have been written in the episcopacy of Clement I; others deny Hermas of Romans 16 to be the author. An inferior kind of Pilgrim's Progress in three parts: the first has four visions, the second 12 spiritual precepts, the third Ten similitudes shadowing forth each some truth
Michael - In Judges 1:9 Michael is represented "as contending with Satan about the body of Moses. There are Ten persons of this name mentioned in the Bible
Life: Uncertainty of - Thus many men are mistaken in their own account, reckoning upon threescore and Ten years, the age of a man, because their bodies appear strong and lusty
Alabaster - Also, the name of a measure, containing Ten ounces of wine or nine of oil
on - Identified with the ruins of Heliopolis, 30 8' N, 31 23' E : about Ten miles N
Ain - The word ain signifies an 'eye,' or 'a fountain;' it is often used as a prefix, and signifies a fountain of living water in distinction from a well, cistern or tank. There is a fountain still called Ain el-Asy, Ten miles S
Aeneas - The person so called was a dweller in Lydda or Lod, a town on the plain of Sharon about Ten miles south of Joppa, to which many of the Christians had fied after the persecution which dispersed the apostles and the church of Jerusalem
Naomi - After dwelling Ten years in the country of Moab, when her husband and sons were dead, she returned to the land of Judah, with the widowed Ruth
Barak - Deborah accompanied Barak toward Kedesh of Naphtali; and, having assembled Ten thousand men, they advanced to mount Tabor
Legion - Among the Romans a "legion" was primarily a chosen (lego, "to choose") body of soldiers divided into Ten cohorts, and numbering from 4,200 to 6,000 men (Gk
Share - A part or portion of a thing owned by a number in common that part of an undivided interest which belongs to each proprietor as a ship owned in Ten shares a Tontine buildind owned in a hundred shares
Jeshimon - ) Eusebius says Jeshimon was Ten miles S
Numbers as Symbols - There can be little doubt that numerals are used in scripture as symbols; and by comparing the instances in which any numeral is employed the idea hidden in it may often be arrived at. Divine fulness or completeness, and hence perfection in testimony. Completeness in that which is created or ordained of God. Paul said he would rather speak five words to teach others than Ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. Incompleteness, imperfection (one short of the perfect number seven). Spiritual completeness, generally in good but occasionally in evil. The first beast has seven heads and Ten horns. ...
Ten. Pharaoh was visited by Ten plagues. Exodus 7 — Exodus 12 The Ten commandments. Abraham gave a Tenth of the spoils to Melchisedek. The Israelites gave a Tenth to the Levites, and they gave a Tenth to the priests. Ten virgins went forth to meet the bridegroom. There were Ten servants to whom the pounds were entrusted. In the last form of the Roman empire there will be Ten kings. Completeness administratively, that is, in what is set forth or displayed manward. The new Jerusalem will have twelve foundations for its walls with the names of the twelve apostles; it will have twelve gates, consisting of twelve pearls, with the names of the twelve tribes inscribed, the gates will be attended by twelve angels
Judah, the Kingdom of - On the separation of the Ten tribes, Judah and Benjamin formed a kingdom under the name of Judah. The children of Israel inhabiting Judaea in those days were the descendants of Judah and Benjamin (except any individuals who may have found their way thither from the Ten tribes). They continued their persecution in the times of the apostles, and they will be dealt with separately from the Ten tribes: cf
Curtain -
Ten curtains, each twenty-eight cubits long and four wide, made of fine linen, also eleven made of goat's hair, covered the tabernacle (Exodus 26:1-13 ; 36:8-17 )
Slump - ) To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as, the stock slumped Ten points
Oberammergau, Passion Play of - First mentioned 1633, when the people of Ammergau, to obtain relief from the black death vowed to produce the play every Ten years. The oldest existing text was written about 1600 and contains traces of two older dramas
Bernardino di Betto di Biagio Pinturicchio - In the Piccolomini Library of the cathedral of Siena he painted Ten scenes from the life of the future Pope Pius II, helped possibly by the young Raphael
Hoshea - A second revolt brought back the Assyrian king Sargon, who besieged Samaria, and carried the Ten tribes away beyond the Euphrates, B
Johanan - The work of the Ten centuries since Joshua crossed the Jordan had been undone
Beeroth - ) One of the four Hivite cities (the others being Gibeon, Chephirah, and Kirjath Jearim: Joshua 9:17), which obtained peace with Joshua by false pretenses. Now El-bireh, on the road to Nablus, Ten miles N
Discretion, Years of - " The phrase "years of discretion"is defined in the Rubric at the end of The Catechism, as follows,"So soon as children are come to a competent age and can say theCreed, the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments, and can answerthe other questions of this Short Catechism, they shall be broughtto the Bishop. Fromimmemorial usage this is evidently the intention of the Church
Lorenzo Ghiberti - Ten compartments represent scenes from the Old Testament
Socoh, Soco, Shocho - A town in the southern hill country of Judah about Ten miles southwest of Hebron (Joshua 15:48 ) at khirbet Shuweikeh
Dreadnought - ) A British battleship, completed in 1906 - 1907, having an armament consisting of Ten 12-inch guns, and of twenty-four 12-pound quick-fire guns for protection against torpedo boats
Perizzite - One of the Ten doomed tribes of Canaan (Genesis 15:19-21)
Affirmative - ) That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; - opposed to negative; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative, and Ten in the negative
Cohort - A Roman military unit with capacity of 1000 men; Ten cohorts formed a legion
Menahem - He reigned in Samaria Ten years, 771-760 B
Ghiberti, Lorenzo di Cione - Ten compartments represent scenes from the Old Testament
Jehoiachin - If the text has not here been altered from eighteen years, as it stands in the first passage, we may conclude that he reigned Ten years conjointly with his father
Winter - Our Saxon ancestors reckoned the years by winters as Ten winters thirty winters
Degrees, Songs of - Fifteen: Psalm 120-134: four by David, one by Solomon, Ten anonymous. Solomon wrote Psalm 127, round which as a center a third poet, on the return from Babylon, grouped, with David's four psalms, Ten others, seven on one side and seven on the other
Babylon the Great - ...
It is further revealed that the Ten horns (the Ten kingdoms of the future Roman empire) will make war with the woman, make her desolate and naked, will eat her flesh and burn her with fire
Laver - The laver for the temple was circular, being Ten cubits in diameter, and (in round numbers) thirty in circumference, and five cubits in height. ...
The laver for the temple is called 'a molten sea,' and 'a brazen sea,' and was supported on twelve oxen. It was used for the same purpose as the laver of the tabernacle; but in the temple there were also Ten smaller lavers at which the sacrifices were washed
Rehoboam - The Ten tribes then revolted from Rehoboam and chose Jeroboam as their king. He raised an army to punish the rebels, but was forbidden by the prophet Shemaiah to fight against them, and he had to hear that the separation of the Ten tribes was of God
Breastplate - It was in size about Ten inches square. The two upper corners were fastened to the ephod by blue ribbons. The lower corners were fastened to the girdle of the priest
Omri - Omri, who is called on an Assyrian monument Khumri, founded Samaria, which thenceforth became the capital of the Ten tribes
Feasts, Movable - Forty days after Easter comes Ascension Day; Ten days later, Pentecost or Whitsunday; and a week later, Trinity Sunday, followed after four days by the feast of Corpus Christi
Movable Feasts - Forty days after Easter comes Ascension Day; Ten days later, Pentecost or Whitsunday; and a week later, Trinity Sunday, followed after four days by the feast of Corpus Christi
Bethshan, Bethshean - It must have been a place of note, from the extent of the ruins, which consist of black volcanic basalt. It is doubtless on the same spot as SCYTHOPOLIS, mentioned in 2 Maccabees 12:29 , and which was one of the Ten cities of Decapolis
Eighteen - Judges 3:14 (c) Ten is the number of human weakness and defeat, Eight is the number of a new beginning
Nabal - Abigail hastened to appease David's wrath. After about Ten days God smote him and he died
Either - Here are Ten oranges take either orange of the whole number, or take either of them. This word, when applied to sentences or propositions, is called a distributive or a conjunction. ...
In this sentence, either refers to each of the succeeding clauses of the sentence
Athanasian Creed - For about Ten centuries Saint Athanasius of Alexandria was erroneously taken to be its author. Nevertheless, the creed undoubtedly owes its existence to Athanasian influences, for it contains a clear and succinct statement of his doctrine on the dogmas mentioned above
Tribe - ) A division, class, or distinct portion of a people, from whatever cause that distinction may have originated; as, the city of Athens was divided into Ten tribes
Enchanter - The sick often underwent actual surgery while the incantations were spoken. 1:20: “And as for every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them he found them Ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters (NASB, “conjurers”) who were in his realm
Agabus - ...
Ten years after this, as St
Centurion - There were Ten "centurions" to a cohort when the numbers were complete
Arnon - The Arnon is about 60 miles long, 90 feet wide, and from four to Ten feet deep at its mouth; full in winter, but nearly dry in summer; had several fords, Isaiah 16:2, and "high places," Numbers 21:28; is referred to 24 times in the Bible
Shemaiah - A prophet of Israel, by whom God forbade Rehoboam to endeavor to coerce the Ten tribes back to their allegiance, and called the king and his court to repent at the invasion of Shishak. He is said to have written the history of Rehoboam's reign, 1 Kings 12:22-24 2 Chronicles 12:5-8,15
Owe - ...
One was brought to him who owed him Ten thousand talents
Beth-Shemesh - There is reason to suppose the numbers in 1 Samuel 6:19 should be translated "threescore and Ten men, even fifty out of one thousand," or one in two hundred of the men of the city
Jeho-i'Achin - (whom Jehovah has appointed ), son of Jehoiakim, and for three months and Ten days king of Judah
Parish - Itis competent for any number of persons, usually not less than Ten,to associate themselves together to form a Parish
In - It denotes a state of being mixed, as sugar in tea or combined, as carbonic acid in coal, or latent heat in air. A man in spirits or good courage, denotes one who possesses at the time spirits or courage in reason is equivalent to with reason one in Ten denotes one of that number, and we say also one of Ten, and one out of Ten. ...
In these and similar phrases, that is an antecedent, substitute, or pronoun relating to the subsequent part of the sentence, or the subsequent clause. ...
In is often used without the noun to which it properly belongs
Pomegranate - It rarely exceeds Ten feet in height, and has small lance-shaped, glossy leaves, of a reddish-green when young, but becoming pea-green and remaining alive through the winter. This is of the size of an orange, flattened at the ends like an apple, is of a beautiful brown-red color, Song of Solomon 4:3; Song of Solomon 6:7, has a hard rind and is filled with pulp of a highly grateful flavor
Itineraria - Most of them were concerned with the journeys to the Holy Land, and were written either by pilgrims from their own experiences, or by compilers who drew their matter from the accounts which the pilgrims brought back. Among the oldest, now preserved, are the "Itinerarium Burdigalense," by an anonymous writer known as the Pilgrim of Bordeaux who visited the Holy Land in the years 333,334, and the "Peregrinatio Sanctre Silivre" by a Spanish nun, Egeria, written c385 Among the later medieval works, the most important is the "Descriptio Terrre Sanctre" by a Dominican, Burchard, who spent Ten years in Palestine, 1274-1284
Campion, Edmund, Blessed - While in hiding he wrote his famous tract "Ten Reasons
First-Born - ...
The destruction of the first-born was the last of the Ten plagues inflicted on the Egyptians (Exodus 11:1-8 ; 12:29,30 )
Sixty, Sixtyfold - ...
Note: In Revelation 13:18 , the number of the "Beast," the human potentate destined to rule with satanic power the Ten-kingdom league at the end of this age, is given as "six hundred and sixty and six" (RV), and described as "the number of (a) man. " The number is suggestive of the acme of the pride of fallen man, the fullest development of man under direct satanic control, and standing in contrast to "seven" as the number of completeness and perfection
Tekoa - (teh koh' uh) Place name meaning, “place of setting up a Tent. ” A city in the highlands of Judah six miles south of Bethlehem and Ten miles south of Jerusalem; home of the prophet Amos
Eagle - ) A gold coin of the United States, of the value of Ten dollars
Antinomies - (Greek: anti, against; nomos, law) ...
In his classic analysis of the historical significance of the Catholic Church, Charles Stanton Devas enumerates and explains away Ten of its apparent contradictions or inconsistencies: The Church ...
appears in opposition to intellectual civilization and yet to foster it
appears in opposition to material civilization and yet to foster it
represents a religion of sorrow. and yet of gladness; teaches a morality which is austere and yet joyful
appears the opponent and yet the support of the State; its rival and yet its ally
upholds the equality of men and yet the inequality of property and power
is full of scandals and yet all holy; proclaims a law at once difficult and yet easy
upholds and yet opposes religious freedom and liberty of conscience
is one and yet Christendom has ever been divided
is ever the same and yet ever changing
is ever being defeated and yet ever victorious
Gibeah - Joshua 15:57; now probably Jebah, Ten miles north of Hebron
Ammiel - He was one of Ten who brought bad report and led people to refuse to enter the land (Numbers 13:12 )
Edmund Campion, Saint - While in hiding he wrote his famous tract "Ten Reasons
Appearing of Christ - The Jews and the Ten tribes will be restored to their land in blessing, ushering in the Millennium
Ahijah - Prophet called the Shilonite, who foretold to Jeroboam that he should be king over Ten of the tribes
Allard, Paul - He was author of the following ecclesiastical histories of the early Christians: Christian Slaves from the Early Days of the Church until the End of the Roman Power in the West; Christian Art under the Pagan Emperors; History of the Persecutions; Christianity and the Roman Empire; Saint Basil; Julian the Apostate; Ten Lessons on the Martyrs
Naboth - an Israelite of the city of Jezreel, who lived under Ahab, king of the Ten tribes, and had a fine vineyard near the king's palace
Laver - In Solomon's temple, besides the great molten sea, there were Ten lavers of brass, raised on bases, 1 Kings 7:27; 1 Kings 7:39, five on the north and five on the south side of the court of the priests
Obadiah - Eight or Ten others of this name are mentioned in 1 Chronicles 3:21 7:3 8:38 9:16,44 12:9 27:19 2 Chronicles 17:7 34:12 Ezra 8:9 Nehemiah 10:5
Hermon - Mount Hermon is believed to be what is now known as Jebel esh-Sheikh, whose highest summit, surpassing every other in Syria, rises into the region of perpetual snow or ice, Ten thousand feet above the sea
Breastplate - A piece of embroidery, about Ten inches square, Exodus 28:15-30 , of very rich work, which the high priest wore on his breast
Ostrich - is to reach, stretch, extend or erect but whether this name was given to the fowl from its stately walk or appearance, or from some part of its plumage, let the reader judge. This is the largest of all fowls, being four feet high from the ground to the top of the back and seven, eight, and it is said even Ten to the top of the head, when standing erect
Jirjatha'im - He describes it as a village entirely of Christians, Ten miles west of Medeba, "close to the Baris
Dial, Sun-Dial - Hezekiah asked that the shadow might go backward Ten degrees, and this took place on the dial of Ahaz
Ahijah - The first was when he told Jeroboam that God would divide Solomon’s kingdom and give Ten of the twelve tribes to Jeroboam (1 Kings 11:28-38; see JEROBOAM)
Jonath Elem Rechokim, Upon - Hengstenberg translated "Concerning the dumb dove among strangers. David hath slain his Ten thousands? answers to Psalms 56:3
Horn - Other figurative uses include the Lamb with seven horns mentioned in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 5:6 ); the beast with Ten horns rising up out of the sea (Revelation 13:1 ); and the scarlet beast of the great prostitute also having Ten horns (Revelation 17:3 ,Revelation 17:3,17:7 )
Sodom - God determined to destroy the cities, but Abraham asked God to withhold his judgment if Ten righteous people could be found. But Ten righteous people could not be found and the two cities were destroyed. Nevertheless, the fiery destruction was also the work of God, for its timing and extent were exactly as God had previously announced (Genesis 19:24-29)
Plagues - The Ten plagues in the Book of Exodus were the mighty works of God that gained Israel's release and demonstrated God's sovereignty and were called “plagues” (Exodus 9:14 ; Exodus 11:1 ), “signs” (Exodus 7:13 ), and “wonders” (Exodus 7:3 ; Exodus 11:9 ). Two psalms (78; 105) contain detailed accounts of the plagues, but neither includes all Ten. Since Egypt's magicians duplicated the first two events, the uniqueness of the plagues may rest in their timing, locale, intensity, and theological interpretation
Conventicle - it is enacted, That if any persons of the age of sixteen years, subjects of this kingdom, shall be present at any conventicle where there are five or more assembled, they shall be fined five shillings for the first offence, and Ten shillings for the second: and persons preaching, incur a penalty of twenty pounds. present at any conventicle at which there shall be Ten persons, if the royal family be not prayed for in express words, shall forfeit 40l
Media - If, however, Madai and his immediate descendants did not people this country, some of his posterity might have carried his name thither, since we find it so often given to Media, from the times of the Prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah, and from the transportation of the Ten tribes, and the destruction of Samaria under Salmaneser, A. Into this country the Ten tribes who composed the kingdom of Israel were transplanted, in the Assyrian captivity, by Tiglath-pileser and Salmaneser. The superior civilization of the Israelites, and their skill in agriculture and in the arts, would Tend to civilize and improve those wild and barbarous regions
Rome - 64, eight or Ten years after a church was established there and addressed by Paul, Romans 1:8; Romans 16:19, the emperor Nero commenced a furious persecution against its members, which the emperor Domitian renewed a. Their usual height is from eight to Ten feet, and their width from four to six feet, and they extend for miles, especially in the region of the Appian and Nomentane Ways
Jeroboam -
The son of Nebat (1 Kings 11:26-39 ), "an Ephrathite," the first king of the Ten tribes, over whom he reigned twenty-two years (B. He was the son of a widow of Zereda, and while still young was promoted by Solomon to be chief superintendent of the "burnden", i. Influenced by the words of the prophet Ahijah, he began to form conspiracies with the view of becoming king of the Ten tribes; but these having been discovered, he fled to Egypt (1 Kings 11:29-40 ), where he remained for a length of time under the protection of Shishak I. On the death of Solomon, the Ten tribes, having revolted, sent to invite him to become their king. He was victorious over the Syrians (13:4; 14:26,27), and extended Israel to its former limits, from "the entering of Hamath to the sea of the plain" (14:25; Amos 6:14 )
Ten Commandments - There we have the "TEN WORDS," (Exodus 34:28 ; 4:13; 10:4) the "COVENANT ," Ex. , or, very often as the solemn attestation of the divine will, the "TESTIMONY. The circumstances in which the Ten great Words were first given to the people surrounded them with an awe which attached to no other precept. Of no other words could it be said that they were written as these were written, engraved on the Tables of Stone, not as originating in man's contrivance or sagacity, but by the power of the Eternal Spirit, by the "finger of God. " (Exodus 31:18 ; 32:16 ) The number Ten was, we can hardly doubt, itself significant to Moses and the Israelites. The received symbol, then and at all times, of completeness, it taught the people that the law of Jehovah was perfect. (3) It was written by the finger of God on two tables of stone. (6) The law of the Ten Commandments was honored by Jesus Christ as embodying the substance of the law of God enjoined upon man
Tabernacle - Tabernacle, Exodus 25:9, literally means "a Tent. And so we find the various names of it, the "tent," Exodus 26:11-12; the "tabernacle," dwelling or habitation, Exodus 26:13; the "tent of meeting," Exodus 29:43, for so the words should be rendered; the "tent of the testimony" or "tabernacle of witness," Numbers 9:15; Numbers 17:7; Numbers 18:2; the "house of the Lord," Deuteronomy 23:18; Joshua 9:23; Judges 18:31; all these appelations pointing to the covenant-purpose of God. It was as to its general plan like an ordinary Tent, which is usually divided into two compartments, the inner lighted by a lamp and closed against strangers. Such Tents are longer than they are broad. And so the tabernacle was an oblong square or rectangle, 30 cubits (45 feet or perhaps 50 feet) long, Ten cubits in breadth and in height. The frame-work on these sides was perpendicular boards of shittim-wood, that is, acacia, overlaid with gold, kept together by means of transverse bars passing through golden rings, and each with two Tenons, fitting into silver sockets, on which they stood. The first was Ten curtains of byssus, or fine linen, blue, purple, and scarlet, with cherubim embroidered on them, coupled together by loops and gold hooks. The inner apartment or most holy place was a cube of Ten cubits, the outer apartment 20 cubits in length and Ten in breadth. Hangings fastened to the pillars formed three sides and part of the fourth: on the east the breadth of four pillars was reserved for a central entrance, where was an embroidered curtain suspended from the four pillars
Law, Ten Commandments, Torah - The Ten Commandments are a summary of the Law (Exodus 20:2-17 ; Deuteronomy 5:6-21 ). By New Testament times torah meant not only the Old Testament Scriptures (the written Law), but also the oral law (unwritten law) of Israel as well. The religious leaders developed in applying the written Law to new life situations. The Ten Commandments are representative of this kind of law. These laws often begin with an “if” or a “when,” usually deal with very specific situations. ...
The Ten Commandments are prohibitions (except for Commandments 4,5 in Exodus 20:8-11 ,Exodus 20:8-11,20:12 ). These Ten laws define negatively the heart of the covenant relationship between God and Israel. ...
The Ten Commandments were not given only for the Hebrew people but are abiding laws for all people. Some of the laws of the Bible seem to apply only to specific times, places, and persons, but the Ten Commandments have an abiding quality about them. While the Ten Commandments have universal validity, they are truly significant only when persons are committed to the God behind them. What makes the Ten Commandments unique is the character of the God who gave them. ...
Jesus certainly knew the Law and often referred to it. He was critical of the law of one means “the tradition of the elders” or the oral laws that had grown up around the written Law. Moving from outward observance to inward motivation and intention is Jesus' concern (Matthew 5:21-22 ,Matthew 5:21-22,5:27-28 ). He moved to a deeper level of meaning, to the spirit behind the Law which God had intended from the beginning
Amos - But the Ten tribes of Israel were the chief subjects of his prophecies
Inca - This empire, called by its inhabitants, Tahuantin Suyo, at the time of its greatest extent (c. 1492) had a population estimated at Ten millions. It had a highly organized government, and system of land Tenure
Curtain - “Curtain” is often used synonymously with “tent” (Song of Song of Solomon 1:5 ; Isaiah 54:2 ; Jeremiah 4:20 ; Jeremiah 10:20 ; Jeremiah 49:29 ; Habakkuk 3:7 ). The tabernacle which was constructed to carry the ark of the covenant was made of Ten curtains (Exodus 26:2 )
Marcion - He prepared a mutilated edition of the New Testament (consisting of a large part of the Gospel of Saint Luke and Ten Epistles of Saint Paul) and organized his church along hierarchical lines
Marcionites - He prepared a mutilated edition of the New Testament (consisting of a large part of the Gospel of Saint Luke and Ten Epistles of Saint Paul) and organized his church along hierarchical lines
Holy Place - Outside the holy place stood the great tank or "sea" of molten brass, supported by twelve oxen, three turned each way, capable of containing two thousand baths of water. Besides this there were Ten lavers and the brazen altar of burnt sacrifice
Eight, Eighteen, Eighth - , "eight and Ten, eighteen," Luke 13:4,11,16 ; triakonta kai okto, "thirty and eight," John 5:5
Debt - , "loan"), of the Ten thousand talents debtor
Zacchaeus - Pure, a superintendant of customs; a chief tax-gather (publicanus) at Jericho (Luke 19:1-10 ). " Being short of stature, he hastened on before the multitude who were thronging about Christ as he passed through Jericho on his way to Jerusalem, and climbed up a sycamore tree that he might be able to see him. When our Lord reached the spot he looked up to the publican among the branches, and addressing him by name, told him to make haste and come down, as he intended that day to abide at his house. This led to the remarkable interview recorded by the evangelist, and to the striking parable of the Ten pounds (Luke 19:12-27 )
Swearing - Cursing and Swearing is an offence against God and religion, and a sin of al others the most extravagant and unaccountable, as having no benefit or advantage attending it. which repeals all former ones, every labourer, sailor, or soldier, profanely cursing or swearing, shall forfeit one shilling; every other person, under the rank of a gentleman, two shillings; and every gentleman, or person of superior rank, five shillings, to the poor of the parish; and on a second convictin, double, and for every subsequent offence treble the sum first forfeited, with all charges of conviction; and, in default of payment, shall be sent to the house of correction for Ten days
Cuthah - Intermixing with the Ten tribes' remnant, they became progenitors of the Samaritans who are called "Cuthaeans" by the Jews
Menahem - He ruled at least Ten years in Samaria
Ituraea - Now Jedur, with 38 towns and villages, of which Ten are desolate and the rest very poor. covered with jagged rocks of basalt seamed by chasms or sunk into pits, the molten lava having become fissured in cooling
Holy Days of Obligation - There are Ten such feasts for the universal Church, though certain countries are exempt from the observance of some of these: ...
All Saints
Corpus Christi
Immaculate Conception
New Year's Day
Saint Joseph
Saints Peter and Paul
Suppressed feasts are not to be restored without permission of the Holy See
Holy Place - Whilst only a heavy screen of rich tapestry, hanging from five wooden posts, extended on the whole front of the Tabernacle, in the first Temple a double folding door of cypress wood with doorposts of olive wood closed the holy place from the porch. Inside the holy place, just in front of the veil screening the entrance of the holy of holies, stood the altar of incense; along the north wall stood the table of the shewbread, and the Ten lamp-stands, five on the right side and five on the left, which seem to have superseded the seven-branched lamp-stand of the Tabernacle
Aggregate - ) To amount in the aggregate to; as, Ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels
Archer - Genesis 49:23 (a) The word is used here to represent the Ten brothers of Joseph and also Potiphar's wife and other enemies who sought to injure and in fact to kill Joseph
Bit - The iron part of a bridle which is inserted in the mouth of a horse,and its appendages, to which the reins are fastened. A small coin of the West Indies, a half pistareen, about Ten cents, or five pence sterling
Hippolytus of Rome, Saint - Of the Ten books the second, third, and part of the fourth are missing. The Philosophumena is written in Greek, as are all his writings, and discusses the early heresies under five headings: Ophites; Simonists; Basilidians; Docetae; Noetians
Ark of the Covenant - Inside of the Ark were the tablets of the Ten Commandments, a jar of manna, and Aaron's Rod that budded (Hebrews 9:4)
Sequence - ) Three or more cards of the same suit in immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king, and queen; or knave, Ten, nine, and eight
Earthquake - And it should seem from hence, but a manner of just conclusion, that earthquakes, notwithstanding that modem philosophers pretend to account for them by physical causes, are not so, but special indications of the Lord's displeasure. It is somewhat remarkable, that in the Ten plagues of Egypt, this was not one
Bullock - 32:15), which tells us that among the gifts Jacob sent to placate Esau were “ten bulls. ” When God threatens the nations with judgment in Lamp - The Ten virgins, when they went forth to meet the bridegroom, each took a lamp (more correctly a torch); but the issue made it manifest that the lamp without oil could give no light: a striking symbol of mere profession without the Holy Spirit
Breastplate - It was a piece of embroidered work, about Ten inches square and made double, with a front and lining, so as to answer for a pouch or bag. The two upper corners were fastened to the ephod, from which it was not to be loosed, Exodus 28:28, and the two lower corners to the girdle. The rings, chains, and other fastenings were of gold or rich lace
me'Rom - (high place ) , The waters of, a lake formed by the river Jordan, about Ten miles north of the Sea of Galilee
Laver - (Leviticus 8:10,11 ) ...
In Solomon's temple, besides the great molten sea, there were Ten lavers of brass, raised on bases, (1 Kings 7:27,39 ) five on the north and five on the south side of the court of the priests
Kedesh - Now it is a small village, Kades, Ten miles north of Safed and four miles northwest of Merom, beautifully situated on a high ridge jutting out in the depressed basin through which the Jordan flows to the Sea of Merom
Sacra Romana Rota - The tribunal is made up of Ten judges called auditors, chosen by the pope from various countries
Rota, Sacra Romana - The tribunal is made up of Ten judges called auditors, chosen by the pope from various countries
Nahum - He notices also the captivity and dispersion of the Ten tribes
Reed - The Hebrew "reed" is supposed to have been about Ten feet long
Marcionites - He prepared a mutilated edition of the New Testament (consisting of a large part of the Gospel of Saint Luke and Ten Epistles of Saint Paul) and organized his church along hierarchical lines
Ornaments, Personal, - ) weight, and two bracelets for her hands of Ten shekels (4 1/2 oz
Owe - , "a debtor (of Ten thousand talents)
Nehemiah - After nine or Ten months he returned to Jerusalem, as governor, the second time; and corrected the abuses which had crept in during his absence. He remained in power till the restoration of affairs in Jerusalem, probably about Ten years; and died at an advanced age, probably in that city
Assemblies of the French Clergy - Originally held every five years, they later became Ten-yearly meetings and, after the suspension of the meetings of the States-General, became practically the only representative body during 200 years. The organization provided for the election of four deputies from each ecclesiastical province; parish priests and even subdeacons were competent to act as delegates, but those selected were nearly always from the higher ranks, and a bishop invariably acted as president. A receiver-general was appointed for each Ten years, over whom two ecclesiastics known as Agents Generaux had jurisdiction
Chief Parables And Miracles in the Bible - ...
Ten plagues of Egypt, Exodus 7:1 to Luke 11:5-8 :...
Waters turned to blood. ...
Marah's waters sweetened. ...
Ten virgins. ...
Ten talents. ...
Ten pounds. ...
Ten lepers cleansed. ...
Impotent man at Bethesda
Pilate - He held it about Ten years, till a short time before that emperor's death
Juan Mariana - No objection was raised in Spain but in France Ten years later the work was ordered to be burnt by the Parliament
Mariana, Juan - No objection was raised in Spain but in France Ten years later the work was ordered to be burnt by the Parliament
Scorpion - It occurs plentifully in Palestine, Ten species being known; it is nocturnal in its habits, and kills small insects, spiders, etc
Laver - ...
In the temple there were Ten lavers used for the sacrifices, and the molten sea for the ablutions of the priests (2 Chronicles 4:6 ). The "molten sea" was made of copper, taken from Tibhath and Chun, cities of Hadarezer, king of Zobah (1 Chronicles 18:8 ; 1 Kings 7:23-26 )
Miletus - Now, owing to the alluvial deposits of the river, it is Ten miles inland; even in Paul's time it was no longer on the sea, as 2 Timothy 4:38 implies, "they accompanied him unto the ship
Abarim - The chain east of the Dead Sea and lower Jordan commands most extensive views of the country west of the river. ...
Some identify mount Attarous, the loftiest hill in this region, Ten miles north of the river Arnon, with Nebo
Destitution: of London - In excavating this vas population you have as it were laid bare the head of a huge winged bull, until you can observe that it has a human countenance and will well repay you for your toils. But, because you have don a little to bless London, and have brought a thousand, three thousand, Ten thousand to hear the word of God, are you to sit down and say, 'It is done. ' What is to be done with the rest of the three millions? Where are the other Tens of thousands who are not hearing the word? Where is the great outlying mass of our leviathan city? ...
Wages - (Exodus 2:9 ) The only mention of the rate of wages in Scripture is found in the parable of the householder and the vineyard, (Matthew 20:2 ) where the laborer's wages was set at one denarius per day, probably 15 to 17 cents, a sum which may be fairly taken as equivalent to the denarius, and to the usual pay of a soldier (ten asses per diem) in the later days of the Roman republic
Conclave - The conclave is a range of small cells, Ten feet square, made of wainscot: these are numbered, and drawn by lot
Gilboa - of the plain, and over the city, of Jezreel, extending Ten miles from W
Share - ) Hence, one of a certain number of equal portions into which any property or invested capital is divided; as, a ship owned in Ten shares
Asahel - Asahel, along with Ten others, assisted the chief officers in charge of contributions, tithes, and dedicated objects
Against - In opposition, noting competition, or different sides or parties as, there are twenty votes in the affirmative against Ten in the negative. In this sense it is often preceded by over. ...
In this sense against is a preposition, with the following part of the sentence for an object
Eagle - A gold coin of the United States, of the value of Ten dollars, or forty-five shillings sterling
Shittah - The shittah boards of the tabernacle, Ten cubits long and one and a half broad, were not necessarily one piece but formed of pieces joined together
Ensign - For He and He alone, is: the Standard-bearer among Ten thousand
Abana - It is a deep, broad, rushing mountain stream; and although not less than nine or Ten branches are 'taken from it, some of them quite large, for the supply of the city and the plain, yet it still flows on as a large stream, and enters the middle lake by two channels
Pass On, Pass Away - 31:7: “… Your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages Ten times …” (cf
Candlestick - In the first temple there were Ten candelabra of pure gold, half of them standing on the north, and half on the south side, Within the Holy Place
Tabor - As seen from a distance, it presents the appearance of a beautiful flattened cone, being symmetrical in its proportions, and rounded off like a hemisphere or the segment of a circle. Barak, at the command of Deborah, assembled his forces on Tabor, and descended thence, with "ten thousand men after him," into the plain, and conquered Sisera on the banks of the Kishon
Ahi'ah - (1 Kings 4:3 ) ...
A prophet of Shiloh, (1 Kings 14:2 ) hence called the Shilonite, (1 Kings 11:29 ) of whom we have two remarkable prophecies extant, the one in (1 Kings 11:30-39 ) addressed to Jeroboam, announcing the rending of the Ten tribes from Solomon; the other in (1 Kings 14:6-16 ) in which he foretold the death of Abijah, the king's son, who was sick, and the destruction of Jeroboam's house on account of the images which he had set up
Abi'Jah - He endeavored to recover the kingdom of the Ten Tribes, and made war on Jeroboam
Haman - His Ten sons were likewise executed
Dragon, - In Revelation 12:3 the "great red dragon, having seven heads and Ten horns," is symbolical of Satan's power in the form of the Roman empire: it endeavoured, in the person of Herod, to destroy Christ when born
Virgin - 1: παρθένος (Strong's #3933 — Noun Feminine — parthenos — par-then'-os ) is used (a) of "the Virgin Mary," Matthew 1:23 ; Luke 1:27 ; (b) of the Ten "virgins" in the parable, Matthew 25:1,7,11 ; (c) of the "daughters" of Philip the evangelist, Acts 21:9 ; (d) those concerning whom the Apostle Paul gives instructions regarding marriage, 1 Corinthians 7:25,28,34 ; in 1 Corinthians 7:36-38 , the subject passes to that of "virgin daughters" (RV), which almost certainly formed one of the subjects upon which the church at Corinth sent for instructions from the Apostle; one difficulty was relative to the discredit which might be brought upon a father (or guardian), if he allowed his daughter or ward to grow old unmarried. The interpretation that this passage refers to a man and woman already in some kind of relation by way of a spiritual marriage and living together in a vow of virginity and celibacy, is untenable if only in view of the phraseology of the passage; (e) figuratively, of "a local church" in its relation to Christ, 2 Corinthians 11:2 ; (f) metaphorically of "chaste persons," Revelation 14:4
Gall -
Mereerah , denoting "that which is bitter;" hence the term is applied to the "bile" or "gall" (the fluid secreted by the liver), from its intense bitterness, ( Job 16:13 ; 20:25 ) it is also used of the "poison" of serpents, (Job 20:14 ) which the ancients erroneously believed was their gall. Other writers have supposed, and with some reason, from (32:32) that some berry-bearing plant must be intended. Gesenius understands poppies; in which case the gall mingled with the wine offered to our Lord at his crucifixion, and refused by him, would be an anaesthetic, and Tend to diminish the sense of suffering. Richardson, "Ten Lectures on Alcohol," p
Say - ) To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or approximation; hence, to suppose; - in the imperative, followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say Ten miles
Nebo - , identify it with Mount Attarus, about Ten miles north of the Arnon. The extensive prevalence of this worship among the Chaldeans and Assyrians, is evident from the many compound proper names occurring in the Scriptures, of which this word forms part; as Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuzaradan, Nebushasban, Jeremiah 39:9,13 ; and also in the classics, as Naboned, Nabonassar, Nabopolassar, etc
Benjamin - At the revolt of the Ten tribes, Benjamin adhered to the cause of Judah; and the two tribes were ever afterwards closely united, 1 Kings 11:13 12:20 Ezra 4:1 10:9
Rehoboam - Under his reign the Ten tribes revolted, and formed the kingdom of Israel under Jeroboam
Token - A sign something intended to represent or indicate another thing or an event. In printing, Ten quires of paper an extra quire is usually added to every other token, when counted out for the press
James the Less, - (1 Corinthians 15:7 ) Ten years after we find James on a level with Peter, and with him deciding on the admission of St
Kohathites - The remaining Kohathites received Ten cities from the tribes of Dan, Ephraim, and Manasseh (Joshua 21:5 ,Joshua 21:5,21:20-26 ; 1Chronicles 6:61,1 Chronicles 6:66-70 ). One of the latter Ten was Shechem, a city of refuge
na'Bal - (1 Samuel 25:2,4 ; 36 ) It was on one of these occasions that Ten youths from the chief of the freebooters approached Nabal, enumerated the services of their master, and ended by claiming, with a mixture of courtesy and defiance characteristic of the East, "whatsoever cometh into thy hand for thy servants and for thy son David. She, with the offerings usual on such occasions, with her attendants running before her, rode down the hill toward David's encampment. Ten days he lingered "and the Lord smote Nabal, and he died
Captivities of the Jews - The present article is confined to the forcible deportation of the Jew; from their native land, and their forcible detention, under the Assyrian or Babylonian kings. This was the end of the kingdom of the Ten tribes of Israel. --Many attempts have been made to discover the Ten tribes existing as a distinct community; but though history bears no witness of the present distinct existence, it enables us to track the footsteps of the departing race in four directions after the time of the Captivity
Measures - reads, "the children that are dandled in the hands," which expresses the distance across the hand from the extremity of the thumb to the extremity of the little finger, when they are stretched as far apart as possible, say nine to Ten inches. The measuring-reed, Ezekiel 42:16, comprised six cubits, or from Ten to eleven feet, and the measuring-line, Zechariah 2:1, a hundred and forty-six feet. An omer (heap, sheaf), Exodus 16:36, one-tenth of an ephah, or six pints. The ephah—a word of Egyptian origin, but often occurring in the Old Testament, Exodus 16:36; Leviticus 5:1-19 : ll; Numbers 5:15; Judges 6:19, etc. —ten omers, or three seahs, or 60 pints. The log (basin), Leviticus 14:10, six egg-shells full, one-tenth of a hin, or nearly one pint. The hin—a word of Egyptian origin, but often used in the Old Testament, Exodus 29:40; Exodus 30:24; Numbers 15:4, etc. —one-sixth of a bath or Ten pints. The bath (measured), the largest of the liquid measures, contained one-tenth of a homer, seven and a half gallons, or 60 pints
Captivity - The kingdom of the Ten tribes was successively invaded by several Assyrian kings. Thus terminated the kingdom of the Ten tribes, after a separate duration of two hundred and fifty-five years (B. Many speculations have been indulged in with reference to these Ten tribes. A considerable number, 12,000 probably, from the Ten tribes who had been carried away into Assyria no doubt combined with this band of liberated captives
Table - A flat surface of some extent, or a thing that has a flat surface as a table of marble. A tablet a surface on which any thing is written or engraved. The Ten commandments were written on two tables of stone. Exodus 32 Written--not on tables of stone, but on fleshly tables of the heart. In the glass manufacture, a circular sheet of finished glass, usually about four feet in diameter, each weighing from Ten to eleven pounds. In literature, an index a collection of heads or principal matters contained in a book, with references to the pages where each may be found as a table of contents. A division of the Ten commandments as the first and second tables. ...
To turn the tables, to change the condition or fortune of contending parties a metaphorical expression taken from the vicissitudes of fortune in gaming
Hivites - of Jerusalem, and Beeroth Ten miles N. Deuteronomic editors introduce Hivites often in their list of Canaanitish peoples, usually placing them before Jebusites. 2 Samuel 24:7 , though vague, is not inconsistent with this
Abana, And Pharpar - It is a perennial river, and so copious, that though no less than nine or Ten branches or canals are drawn off from it to irrigate the plain and supply the city and the villages around it, the stream is a large one to the end
Master, Novice - Canon law has prescribed that he must be at least 35 years of age, have been Ten years a religious from his first profession and be eminent in prudence, charity, piety, and in the observance of the rules and regulations of his religious society
Master of Novices - Canon law has prescribed that he must be at least 35 years of age, have been Ten years a religious from his first profession and be eminent in prudence, charity, piety, and in the observance of the rules and regulations of his religious society
Judah, Kingdom of - It was very small in extent, being only about the size of the Scottish county of Perth. For the first sixty years the kings of Judah aimed at re-establishing their authority over the kingdom of the other Ten tribes, so that there was a state of perpetual war between them. For about another century and a half Judah had a somewhat checkered existence after the termination of the kingdom of Israel till its final overthrow in the destruction of the temple (B. ...
The kingdom maintained a separate existence for three hundred and eighty-nine years
Eshtaol - Wilton (Imperial Bible Dictionary) identifies Eshtaol with Um Eshteiyeh, 12 Roman miles from Beit Jibrin (Eleutheropolis), agreeing with Eusebius' statement that it is Ten miles distant
Ahijah - We have on record two of his remarkable prophecies, 1Kings 11:31-39, announcing the rending of the Ten tribes from Solomon; and 1Kings 14:6-16, delivered to Jeroboam's wife, foretelling the death of Abijah the king's son, the destruction of Jeroboam's house, and the captivity of Israel "beyond the river
Beersheba - The kingdom of the Ten tribes extended from Beersheba to Mount Ephraim (2 Chronicles 19:4 )
Oil Tree - The oleaster ( Eleagnus angustifolia ), a beautiful and common shrub, would suit, except that it is difficult to see how it could ever have furnished a block of wood sufficient for the two cherubim ‘each Ten cubits high’ ( 1 Kings 6:23 ); olive wood (as RV Novice Master - Canon law has prescribed that he must be at least 35 years of age, have been Ten years a religious from his first profession and be eminent in prudence, charity, piety, and in the observance of the rules and regulations of his religious society
Novices, Master of - Canon law has prescribed that he must be at least 35 years of age, have been Ten years a religious from his first profession and be eminent in prudence, charity, piety, and in the observance of the rules and regulations of his religious society
Tiphsah - The Ten thousand here first learned Cyrus the younger's real intentions (Xenophon, Ahab
Unicorn - In Deuteronomy 33:17, "his (Joseph's) horns are like the horns of an unicorn" (so margin rightly, not "unicorns"); "the Ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh," two tribes sprung from the one Joseph, are the two horns from one head
Commission - ) A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties. ) The brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent for transacting business for another; as, a commission of Ten per cent on sales
Appeal - A party to an ecclesiastical trial who considers that he has a grievance against the sentence, as well as the promoter of justice and the defender of the bond, in suits in which they took part, have the right of appealing from the sentence to the next highest court or to the Holy See. Within Ten days from the notification of the sentence, the appeal is lodged before the lower court. Within the next month, unless the lower judge grants an extension of the time, the one appealing must follow up his application by calling on the higher court to amend the decision, enclosing a copy of the sentence and of his own bill of appeal. The appeal suspends the effects of the first sentence, unless the law states otherwise
Guilds, Craft - Apprenticeship usually lasted from three to Ten years
Canaanites, the - In Genesis 15:18-21 , where the land promised to Abram extends to the river Euphrates, there are Ten nations mentioned: the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaims, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites
Mustard Seed - Its seeds are very small, and it grows to a tree of some Ten feet high, quite large enough for the smaller birds to lodge in its branches
Tongues, Gift of - Paul thanked God that he spake with tongues more than all at Corinth; but in the assembly he would rather speak five words through his understanding, that he might teach others, than Ten thousand words in a tongue
Achish - The first time the servants of Achish reminded him that of David it had been said that he had slain his Ten thousands
Gomorrha - And certain it is, that it was intended as a standing monument in the church of divine judgments. " (Revelation 21:8)...
Had there been Ten righteous men in Sodom and Gomorrha, the Lord's grace would have been manifested in the salvation of the place
Acre - The passage in Isaiah 5:10 : "ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath" clearly refers to a time of great dearth which Jehovah would send upon Israel in judgement
Generation - "A bastard shall not be admitted into the congregation, till the Tenth generation," Deuteronomy 23:2 . Among the ancients, when the duration of generations was not exactly described by the age of four men succeeding one another from father to son, it was fixed by some at a hundred years, by others at a hundred and Ten, by others at thirty-three, thirty, twenty-five, and even at twenty years; being neither uniform nor settled: only, it is remarked, that a generation is longer as it is more ancient
Gibeah - A town of Judah, Joshua 15:57 , which lay about Ten miles southwest of Jerusalem
Quiet - In his days the land was quiet Ten years. Peaceable not turbulent not giving offense not exciting controversy, disorder or trouble mild meek contented
Candlestick - In the first temple there were Ten candelabra of pure gold, half of them standing on the north, and half on the south side, within the Holy Place, 1 Kings 7:49,50 2 Chronicles 4:7 Jeremiah 52:19
Omri - From this time Samaria was the capital of the Kingdom of the Ten tribes
Mile'Tus, - The site of Miletus has now receded Ten miles from the coast, and even in the apostles' time it must have lost its strictly maritime position
Mich'Mas - In the time of Eusebius and Jerome it was "a very large village, retaining its ancient name, and lying near Ramah in the district of AElia (Jerusalem), at Ten miles distance therefrom
Jabin - The whole population were paralyzed with fear, and gave way to hopeless despondency (Judges 5:6-11 ), till Deborah and Barak aroused the national spirit, and gathering together Ten thousand men, gained a great and decisive victory over Jabin in the plain of Esdraelon (Judges 4:10-16 ; Compare Psalm 83:9 )
Gath - Gath was from its strength often alternately in the hands of Judah and of Philistia (2 Chronicles 11:8). It lay on a hill at the foot of Judah's mountains, Ten miles E. of Ashdod, and Ten S
Hosea - Most of them are directed against the people of Israel, whom he reproves and threatens for their idolatry and wickedness, and exhorts to repentance, with the greatest earnestness, as the only means of averting the evils impending over their country. The style of Hosea is peculiarly obscure; it is sententious, concise, and abrupt; the transitions of persons are sudden; and the connexive and adversative particles are frequently omitted. The king of Assyria removed the Israelites of the Ten tribes to countries beyond the Euphrates, and thus terminated the kingdom of the Ten tribes
Jeroboam - He is the subject of frequent mention in Scripture, as having been the cause of the Ten tribes revolting from the dominion of Rehoboam, and also of his having "made Israel to sin," by instituting the idolatrous worship of the golden calves at Dan and Bethel, 1 Kings 12:26-33 . On a certain day, as Jeroboam was going out of Jerusalem into the country, having a new cloak wrapped about his shoulders, the Prophet Ahijah met him in a field where they were alone, and seizing the cloak of Jeroboam, he cut it into twelve pieces, and then addressing him, said, "Take Ten of them to thyself; for thus saith the Lord, I will divide and rend the kingdom of Solomon, and will give Ten tribes to thee. Whether it were that the promises thus made by Ahijah prompted Jeroboam to aim at taking their accomplishment into his own hands, and, with a view to that, began to solicit the subjects of Solomon to revolt; or whether the bare information of what had passed between the prophet and Jeroboam, excited his fear and jealousy, it appears evident that the aged monarch took the alarm, and attempted to apprehend Jeroboam, who, getting notice of what was intended him, made a precipitate retreat into Egypt, where he remained till the death of Solomon. He then returned, and found that Rehoboam, who had succeeded his father Solomon in the throne of David, had already excited the disgust of Ten of the tribes by some arbitrary proceedings, in consequence of which they had withdrawn their allegiance from the new monarch. " To confirm the truth of this threatening, the prophet also added a sign, namely, that the altar should immediately be rent asunder, and the ashes and every thing upon it poured upon the earth. Though much addicted to the idolatrous practices of the son of Nebat, yet the Lord was pleased so far to prosper his reign, that by his means, according to the predictions of the Prophet Jonah, the kingdom of the Ten tribes was restored from a state of great decay, into which it had fallen, and was even raised to a pitch of extraordinary splendour
Temple - ) David cherished the design of superseding the Tent and curtains by a permanent building of stone (2 Samuel 7:1-2); God praised him for having the design "in his heart" (1 Kings 8:18); but as he had been so continually in wars (1 Kings 5:3; 1 Kings 5:5), and had "shed blood abundantly" (1 Chronicles 22:8-9; 1 Chronicles 28:2-3; 1 Chronicles 28:10), the realization was reserved for Solomon his son. Ten each way; the difference between the height of the oracle and that of the temple, namely, Ten cubits, was occupied by the upper rooms mentioned in 2 Chronicles 3:9, overlaid with pure gold. In front was a porch as broad as the temple, 20 cubits, and Ten deep; whereas the tabernacle porch was only five cubits deep and Ten cubits wide. They were on the temple side walls in the Ten cubits' space whereby the temple walls, being 30 cubits high, out-topped the side stories, 20 cubits high. The tabernacle walls were Ten cubits high, and the whole height 15 cubits, i. , probably four in the sanctuary and Ten in the hall, at six cubits from the walls, leaving a center aisle of eight cubits (Fergusson in Smith's Bible Dictionary. Two cherubim were placed over the ark, much larger than those in the tabernacle; they were Ten cubits high, with wings five cubits long, the tips of which outstretched met over the ark, and in the other direction reached to the N. Instead of the one seven-branched candlestick Ten new ones were made of pure gold, five for the right or N. So there were Ten tables of shewbread (2 Chronicles 4:8; 2 Chronicles 4:19). ...
The Ten (the world number) times seven (the divine number) of the golden candlestick = 70; and the Ten times twelve (the church number) of the shewbread = 120, implying the union of the world and the Deity and of the world and the church respectively. Between this and the temple door was the molten sea of Ten cubits from brim to brim, 45 ft. There were besides Ten lavers, five on each side of the altar, for washing the entrails; these were in the inner (1 Kings 7:36) or higher (Jeremiah 36:10) or priests' court, raised above the further off one by three rows of hewed stone and one of cedar beams (1 Kings 6:36; 2 Chronicles 4:9). , the chambers all around were 20 in width instead of the Ten of Solomon's temple; probably, instead of as heretofore each room of the priests' lodgings being a thoroughfare, a passage was introduced between the temple and the rooms. But "the glory of this latter house was greater than of the former" (Haggai 2:9) because of the presence of Messiah, in whose face is given the light of the knowledge of the glory of God (2 Corinthians 4:6; Hebrews 1:2) as Himself said, "in this place is one (Greek 'a something greater,' the indefiniteness marking the infinite vastness whereby He is) greater than the temple" (Matthew 12:6), and who "sat daily teaching in it" (Matthew 26:55). )...
The dimensions are those of Solomon's temple; an inner shrine 20 cubits square (Ezekiel 41:4); the nave 20 cubits by 40 cubits; the chambers round Ten wide, including the thickness of the walls; the whole, with the porch, 40 cubits by 80 cubits; but the outer court 500 reeds on each of its sides (Ezekiel 42:16), i. The nave was like Solomon's and still more Zerubbabel's; but surrounded by an inner enclosure, 180 cubits by 240 cubits, with porches and Ten magnificent gateways; there was a high wall round the vast square with a colonnade of two rows of marble pillars, forming a flat roofed cloister, and on the S
Theudas - 1) speaks of a Theudas who misled the people and gave himself out for a prophet, at least Ten years after Gamaliel’s speech; and also a little afterwards (§ 2) speaks of the sons of Judas the Galilæao, the instigator of a rebellion in the time of Quirinius
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America - Walsh, 1911; formally incorporated under the seal of the State of New York, 1912; brought under the immediate jurisdiction of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples which approved the rule of the society for Ten years from 1915
Camel - Jacob readily believed the lie told to him by his Ten sons about the death of Joseph
Scapegoat - "The goat was conducted to a mountain named Tzuk, situated at a distance of Ten Sabbath days' journey, or about six and a half English miles, from Jerusalem
Maryknoll - Walsh, 1911; formally incorporated under the seal of the State of New York, 1912; brought under the immediate jurisdiction of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples which approved the rule of the society for Ten years from 1915
Householder - parable of the Ten Virgins, Matthew 25)
Shechem - A well, said to have been dug by his orders, was in existence in Christ’s day, and here at Jacob’s well our Lord had His famous interview with the Samaritan woman (John 4). Shechem became famous as a Levite city, and a city of refuge, and still later as the capital of the Ten tribes under Jeroboam
Lamp - ’ It is also used in the parable of the Ten Virgins, Matthew 25, where it would be better translated ‘torch
Ahijah - A prophet from Shiloh who tore his clothes in twelve pieces and gave Ten to Jeroboam to signal God's decision to divide the kingdom after Solomon's death (1 Kings 11:29-39 ). 2 Chronicles 9:29 refers to a prophecy of Ahijah in written form
Roman Calendar - It is said to have consisted originally of Ten months, Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Junius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, and December, having a total of 304 days
Tribes - The tribes were continued under one head or nation until after the death of Solomon, when Ten tribes revolted from Judah and Benjamin, and set up the northern kingdom—Israel They were carried into captivity in 721 b
Candlestick, - With its various appurtenances it required a talent of "pure gold;" and it was not moulded, but "of beaten work," and has been estimated to have been worth in our money over ,000. In Solomon's temple, instead of or in addition to this candlestick there were Ten golden candlesticks similarly embossed, five in the right and five on the left
Score - Madam, I know when, instead of five, you scored me Ten
Verse - In poetry, a line, consisting of a certain number of long and short syllables, disposed according to the rules of the species of poetry which the author intends to compose. ...
Heroic verse, usually consists of Ten syllables, or in English, of five accented syllables, constituting five feet
Candlestick, - With its various appurtenances it required a talent of "pure gold;" and it was not moulded, but "of beaten work," and has been estimated to have been worth in our money over ,000. In Solomon's temple, instead of or in addition to this candlestick there were Ten golden candlesticks similarly embossed, five in the right and five on the left
Lamech - See Genesis 4:23-24, "a man I slay (I am determined to slay), for my wound, a young man for my hurt; for (if) Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Lamech (will be avenged) seventy and seven fold": whoever inflicts wound or blow (stripe) on me, man or youth, I will surely slay; if God will avenge Cain's cause, when assailed, sevenfold, I have power in my hands (by the bronze and steel of Tubal-cain's discovery) to avenge myself Ten times more. In the common version Lamech calculates on impunity after homicide, because of his ancestor Cain's impunity; but it gives no explanation of why he should be avenged on any assailant Ten times more than Cain
Plague - burning fever; compare Habakkuk 3:5 margin (See EGYPT and EXODUS on the Ten plagues. "The supernatural presents in Scripture generally no violent opposition to the natural, but rather unites in a friendly alliance with it" (Hengstenberg). A special reason why in this case the natural background of the miracles should appear was in order to show that Jehovah was God of Egypt as much as of Israel, and rules "in the midst of the earth" (Exodus 8:22)...
By exhibiting Jehovah through Moses at will bringing on with unusual intensity, and withdrawing in answer to intercession at once and completely, the well known Egyptian periodical scourges which their superstition attributed to false gods, Jehovah was proved more effectively to be supreme than He could have been by inflicting some new and strange visitation. Ten is significant of completeness, the full flood of God's wrath upon the God-opposed world power. The stroke on the firstborn was the crowning one, altogether supernatural, whereas the others were intensifications of existing scourges
Joannes, Silentiarius, Bishop of Colonia - His Life was written by Cyril of Scythopolis. John consecrated himself to God when 18 years old, built a church at Nicopolis in honour of the Virgin Mary, and taking Ten brethren set up a monastery. Ten years he went to Constantinople with an appeal to the emperor
Decapolis - —A league of Ten Greek cities (ἡ Δεκάπολις) in eastern Palestine, which was probably formed at the time of Pompey’s invasion of Palestine, 64–63 b. At first the league must have comprised just Ten cities. On our Lord’s first journey through all Galilee, He was attended by crowds from all parts of Palestine, among whom were persons from Decapolis (Matthew 4:25). Pliny not only preserves the names of the Ten cities (HN v
Heraldry, Ecclesiastical - A large number of ecclesiastical coats of arms are based upon the figures and effigies of patron saints and the oval cartouche was often substituted by supposedly peace-loving ecclesiastics for the shield which is the ordinary vehicle of a coat of arms but is essentially a military institution. A patriarch also has fifteen tassels but the cord and taseels are interwoven with gold; an archbishop has Ten tassels and a bishop has six. The prelates of the papal chamber use a violet hat with Ten red tassels on either side. Members of a regular order frequently impale the arms of the order with their personal arms, and cardinals have often impaled with their personal arms the arms of the pope who has raised them to that rank. Precentors denote their office by placing a baton behind their shields and the arms of a canon are often displayed upon his almuce (tippet or hood). Armenian archbishops use a green bat with Ten green tassels
Ecclesiastical Heraldry - A large number of ecclesiastical coats of arms are based upon the figures and effigies of patron saints and the oval cartouche was often substituted by supposedly peace-loving ecclesiastics for the shield which is the ordinary vehicle of a coat of arms but is essentially a military institution. A patriarch also has fifteen tassels but the cord and taseels are interwoven with gold; an archbishop has Ten tassels and a bishop has six. The prelates of the papal chamber use a violet hat with Ten red tassels on either side. Members of a regular order frequently impale the arms of the order with their personal arms, and cardinals have often impaled with their personal arms the arms of the pope who has raised them to that rank. Precentors denote their office by placing a baton behind their shields and the arms of a canon are often displayed upon his almuce (tippet or hood). Armenian archbishops use a green bat with Ten green tassels
Number - they reckoned by units, Tens, hundreds, etc. language expressed the integers from one to any amount by words denoting units, Tens, a hundred, two hundred, a thousand, two thousand, Ten thousand, twenty thousand, and by combinations of these words. Thus the highest number expressed by a single word is twenty thousand, the word used meaning double Ten thousand. ]'>[1] of Genesis 24:60 is a mistranslation; it should be ‘ten thousands’ as in RV
In later times the Jews used consonants as numerical signs; the units from one to nine were denoted by the first nine letters, the Tens from Ten to ninety by the next nine, and the hundreds from one hundred to four hundred by the remaining four letters. A similar system was also used by the Greeks, and is occasionally found in the NT; thus the Number of the Beast, 666, in Revelation 13:18 , is written by means of three letters. As in other languages, ‘round numbers,’ exact Tens, hundreds, thousands, etc. , must often have been used by the Israelites, on the understanding that they were only approximately accurate; and in the same way smaller numbers were sometimes used indefinitely for ‘a few’; cf. ’ For Instance, the exact Ten thousands of Jehoshaphat’s armies given above are doubtless round numbers. In addition to hundreds and thousands and Ten thousands, the most common number used in this approximate way is ‘forty’: people constantly live or reign for ‘forty years’ or multiples of forty years. It is a matter of opinion how far the numerous ‘sevens,’ ‘tens,’ and ‘twelves’ were originally intended as exact numbers. ...
In view of the references to captains of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and Tens in Deuteronomy 1:15 , it has been suggested that these terms are sometimes not numerals, but names corresponding to our regiment, company, squad, etc. of Numbers more credible by reducing the total amounts; but it is clear that the narrative as it stands intends ‘thousand’ to be a numeral, and does not use the word for a ‘clan. Often, as we have seen, they are apparently given as round numbers. , are given twice over or oftener in different passages of the Bible itself, the numbers are often different; those in Chronicles, for instance, sometimes differ from those in Samuel and Kings, as in the case of David’s census mentioned above. Naturally the units, and after them some of the even Tens, hundreds, and thousands, were most frequently in use, and came to have special associations and significance, and a fraction would in some measure share the importance of its corresponding unit, e. where ‘four’ occurred often we should also expect to meet with a ‘fourth. ’ Two men often went together, e. Two objects or animals are often required for ritual purposes ( e. ...
Deities often occur in groups of three, sometimes father, mother, and child; e. Division into three is common; an attacking army is often divided into three parts, e. ...
Five, Ten , and multiples obtain their currency through the habit of reckoning in Tens, which again is probably derived from counting on the Ten fingers. The fraction Tenth is conspicuous as the tithe; and fifth and Tenth parts of measures occur in the ritual. When the number 12 was established for the tribes, its currency and that of its multiples were thus further extended; e. A similar use of ‘seven’ is found in the Egyptian, Assyrian, and Persian religions, and is often derived from astral worship of the seven heavenly bodies, the sun, moon, and the five planets known to the ancients. Or the use of 40 for a generation might be a relic of the period when the youngest born succeeded to the family Tent and sacra . There are Ten sephiroth or primary emanations from God, one original sephira , and three derivative triads; there are twelve channels of Divine grace; 613 commandments, etc. ...
The Apocalyptic number of the Beast is often explained by Gematria, and 666 has been discovered to be the sum of the numerical values of the letters of some form or other of a large number of names written either in Hebrew, or Greek, or Latin
Tabernacle - A Tent, booth, pavilion, or temporary dwelling. This is usually called the tabernacle of the congregation, or Tent of assembly, and sometimes the tabernacle of the testimony. ...
The tabernacle was of an oblong rectangular form, thirty cubits long, Ten broad, and Ten in height, Exodus 26. ...
Such was the external appearance of the sacred Tent, which was divided into two apartments by means of four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold, like the pillars before described, two cubits and a half distant from each other; only they stood in sockets of silver instead of brass, Exodus 26:32 36:36 ; and on these pillars was hung a veil, formed of the same materials as the one placed at the east end, Exodus 26:31-33 36:35 Hebrews 9:3 . Thus the former would be twenty cubits long, Ten wide, and Ten high, and the latter Ten cubits every way. This court was surrounded with pillars of brass, filleted with silver, and placed at the distance of five cubits from each other, twenty on each side and Ten on each end. Their sockets were of brass, and were fastened to the earth with pins of the same metal, Exodus 38:10,17,20 . It is more probable that the area at the east end was fifty cubits square; and indeed a less space than that could hardly suffice for the work that was to be done there, and for the persons who were immediately to attend the service. As often as Israel removed, the tabernacle was taken to pieces by the priests, closely covered, and borne in regular order by the Levites, Numbers 4:1-49 . Wherever they encamped, it was pitched in the midst of their Tents, which were set up in a quadrangular form, under their respective standards, at a distance from the tabernacle of two thousand cubits; while Moses and Aaron, with the priests and Levites, occupied a place between them. This is the last mention made of it; for apparently the tabernacle brought with the ark into the temple, 2 Chronicles 5:5 , was the Tent in which the ark had been kept on Zion, 2 Chronicles 1:4 5:2 . The public sacrifices consisted of two rams and fourteen lambs on each of the first seven days, together with thirteen bullocks on the first day, twelve on the second, eleven on the third, Ten on the fourth, nine on the fifth, eight on the sixth, and seven on the seventh; while on the eighth day one bullock, one ram, and seven lambs were offered, Numbers 29:12-39 . This was accompanied with the singing of Isaiah 12:1-6 : "With joy shall ye draw water from the wells of salvation;" and may naturally have suggested our Savior's announcement while attending this festival, "If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink," John 7:37,38
Deep - ) Extending far below the surface; of great perpendicular dimension (measured from the surface downward, and distinguished from high, which is measured upward); far to the bottom; having a certain depth; as, a deep sea. ) Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson. ) Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy; heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep horror. ) Extending far back from the front or outer part; of great horizontal dimension (measured backward from the front or nearer part, mouth, etc. ); as, a deep cave or recess or wound; a gallery Ten seats deep; a company of soldiers six files deep
Aloes - Or more properly, ALOE, and East Indian tree, that grows about eight or Ten feet high, and yields a rich perfume, Psalm 45:8 Proverbs 7:17 Song of Song of Solomon 4:14
Rachel - border of Benjamin towards Ephraim, about Ten miles N
Calf, Golden - After the secession of the Ten northern tribes, Jeroboam, with a view to turn his new subjects away from the temple of Jerusalem, and at the same time to cater to their naturalistic propensities, set up golden calves at Dan and Bethel (3Kings 12)
Church Chronology - John at Ephesus 97...
The Ten great Persecutions of Christians 64-313...
Harp - kinnor With Ten strings, played on with a plectrum (quill), according to Josephus; but also with the hand by David (1 Samuel 16:23; 1 Samuel 18:10; 1 Samuel 19:9). Jubal invented it, the simplest kind of stringed instrument, and the" organ" (ugab ), rather the "pipe," the simplest kind of wind instrument; his brother Jabal was" father of such as dwell in Tents and have cattle
Mosiac Law - The moral law, or Ten commandments, for instance, was delivered on the top of the mountain, in the face of the whole world, as being of universal influence, and obligatory on all mankind
Theudas - Ten years later than Gamaliel's speech
Polyglot - But the most esteemed collections are those in which the originals and ancient translations are conjoined; such as the Complutensian Bible, by cardinal Ximencs, a Spaniard; the king of Spain's Bible, directed by Montamis, &c. the Paris Bible of Michael Jay, a French gentleman, in Ten huge volumes, folio, copies of which were published in Holland under the name of pope Alexander the Seventh; and that of Brian Walton, afterwards bishop of Chester
Zoan -  ...
Psalms 78:43, speaks of "the field of Zoan"...
The remains of edifices and obelisks (ten or twelve,) the stone of which was brought from Syene, are numerous covering an area a mile in diameter N
Golden Calf - After the secession of the Ten northern tribes, Jeroboam, with a view to turn his new subjects away from the temple of Jerusalem, and at the same time to cater to their naturalistic propensities, set up golden calves at Dan and Bethel (3Kings 12)
Ordinary - ) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or Ten which are in constant use
Indignation - ...
B — 1: ἀγανακτέω (Strong's #23 — Verb — aganakteo — ag-an-ak-teh'-o ) "to be indignant, to be moved with indignation" (from agan, "much," achomai, "to grieve"), is translated "were moved with indignation" of the Ten disciples against James and John, Matthew 20:24 ; in Mark 10:41 , RV (AV, "they began to be much displeased"); in Matthew 21:15 , of the chief priests and scribes, against Christ and the children, RV, "they were moved with indignation" (AV, "they were sore displeased"); in Matthew 26:8 , of the disciples against the woman who anointed Christ's feet, "they had indignation;" so Mark 14:4 ; in Mark 10:14 , of Christ, against the disciples, for rebuking the children, "He was moved with indignation," RV (AV, "he was much displeased"); in Luke 13:14 , of the ruler of the synagogue against Christ for healing on the Sabbath, "being moved with indignation," RV, AV, "(answered) with indignation
Titus - ...
Some eight or Ten years later, we find him left by the apostle at Crete, to establish and regulate the churches of that island, Titus 1:5 . He was trusted and beloved by Paul, whose epistle to him is similar in its contents to the first epistle to Timothy, and was probably written not long after it, A
Tribe - ...
The twelve tribes continued united as one state, one people, and one monarchy, till after the death of Solomon, when Ten of the tribes revolted from the house of David, and formed the kingdom of Israel
Ephraim - It extended from the Mediterranean across to the Jordan, north of the portions of Dan and Benjamin and included Shiloh, Shechem, etc. " This extends also farther south into the portion of Judah, and is there called "the mountains of Judah. " Samaria, the capital of the Ten tribes, being in Ephraim, this latter name is often used for the kingdom of Israel, Isaiah 11:13 Jeremiah 31:6 50:19
Jew - It is applied to any one belonging to the two tribes, and it may have been used respecting any of the Ten tribes who remained in the land at the captivity or returned thither
Macrina, the Elder - In due time their son Basil married Emmelia, and became the father of Ten children, the eldest bearing her grandmother's name Macrina, and the second that of his father Basil
Earnest, Earnestness, Earnestly - A — 1: σπουδή (Strong's #4710 — Noun Feminine — spoude — spoo-day' ) akin to speudo, "to hasten," denotes "haste," Mark 6:25 ; Luke 1:39 ; hence, "earnestness," 2 Corinthians 8:7 , RV, for AV, "diligence," and ver. ...
C — 1: ἐκτενῶς (Strong's #1619 — Adverb — ektenos — ek-ten-oce' ) "earnestly" (ek, "out," teino, "to stretch;" Eng. , "tension," etc. have the adjective ektenes, "earnest"); in 1 Peter 1:22 , "fervently. ...
C — 2: ἐκτενέστερον (Strong's #1617 — Adjective — ektenesteron — ek-ten-es'-ter-on ) the comparative degree of No. ...
D — 1: ἐν (Strong's #1722 1616 — Preposition — en ekteneia — en ) lit. " See HASTEN. (4) In Jude 1:3 , epagonizo, "to contend earnestly," is so translated. (6) Atenizo, akin to C, No. 1, "to fix the eyes upon, gaze upon," is translated "earnestly looked" in Luke 22:56 , AV (RV, "looking steadfastly"); in Acts 3:12 , AV, "look ye earnestly," RV, "fasten ye your eyes on;" in Acts 23:1 , AV, "earnestly beholding," RV, "looking steadfastly on. " For the verb see ATTEND , GIVE , No
Rehoboam - The terrible cry was heard (Compare 2 Samuel 20:1 ): "What portion have we in David? Neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: To your Tents, O Israel: Now see to thine own house, David" (1 Kings 12:16 ). Benjamin was reckoned along with Judah, and these two tribes formed the southern kingdom, with Jerusalem as its capital; while the northern Ten tribes formed themselves into a separate kingdom, choosing Jeroboam as their king. Rehoboam tried to win back the revolted Ten tribes by making war against them, but he was prevented by the prophet Shemaiah (21-24; 2 Chronicles 11:1-4 ) from fulfilling his purpose
Captivities of Israel - It is generally believed, there was no return of the Ten tribes from this second captivity. In the historical books of Scripture, we find that Israelites of the Ten tribes, as well as of Judah and Benjamin, returned from the captivity
Israel, Kingdom of - Rehoboam, the son and successor of Solomon, was scarcely seated on his throne when the old jealousies between Judah and the other tribes broke out anew, and Jeroboam was sent for from Egypt by the malcontents (12:2,3). Rehoboam insolently refused to lighten the burdensome taxation and services which his father had imposed on his subjects (12:4), and the rebellion became complete. Ephraim and all Israel raised the old cry, "Every man to his Tents, O Israel" (2 Samuel 20:1 ). Extent of the kingdom. Thus after a duration of two hundred and fifty-three years the kingdom of the Ten tribes came to an end. " ...
After the deportation of the Ten tribes, the deserted land was colonized by various eastern tribes, whom the king of Assyria sent thither ( Ezra 4:2,10 ; 2 Kings 17:24-29 ). ...
The army was often insubordinate
To - Noting attention or application. It is Ten to one that you will offend by your officiousness. Few of the Esquimaux can count to Ten. Noting intention. He was attentive to the company or to the discourse. David in his life time intended to build a temple. It notes extent, degree or end. The line extends from one end to the other. The construction, we are to meet at Ten o'clock, every man at death is to receive the reward of his deeds, is a particular form of expressing future time. ...
To is often used adverbially to modify the sense of verbs as, to come to to heave to
Better - ; as, Ten miles and better
Philistia - Its breadth at the northern end was Ten miles, and at the southern about 20. It appears to have extended as far inland as Beersheba
Montana - A chapel was quickly built, with the assistance of the Indians, and the mission flourished for about Ten years, being abandoned for a time after 1850 and reestablished by Father Giorda, 1866
Baal - It was known to the Israelites as Baal-peor (Numbers 25:3 ; Deuteronomy 4:3 ), was worshipped till the time of Samuel (1 Samuel 7:4 ), and was afterwards the religion of the Ten tribes in the time of Ahab (1 Kings 16:31-33 ; 18:19,22 )
Robbery - The basic biblical law concerning robbery is the prohibition of the Ten Commandments, “Thou shall not steal” (Exodus 20:15 ; Deuteronomy 5:19 ). Remarkably little concerning robbery is written in the law of Moses. Robbery threatens material possessions; therefore, Jesus commanded faith in spiritual things (Matthew 6:19-20 )
Quail - The least gatherer got Ten homers' (the largest Hebrew measure of quantity) full; and "they spread them all abroad for themselves" to salt and dry (Herodotus ii. Eating birds' flesh continually, after long abstinence from flesh, a whole month greedily, in a hot climate predisposed them by surfeit to sickness; God miraculously intensified this into a plague, and the place became Kibroth Hattaavah, "the graves of lust
Covetousness - In the Ten Commandments it is put under the ban along with murder, adultery, theft, and slander ( Exodus 20:17 , Deuteronomy 5:21 )
Illuminati (2) - They said further, that none of the doctors of the church knew any thing of religion; that Paul and Peter were well-meaning men, but knew nothing of devotion; that the whole church lay in darkness and unbelief; that every one was at liberty to follow the suggestions of his conscience; that God regarded nothing but himself; and that within Ten years their doctrine would be received all over the world; then there would be no more occasion for priests, monks, and such other religious distinctions
Jabbok - The river, where we crossed it at this point, was not more than Ten yards wide, but it was deeper than the Jordan, and nearly as rapid; so that we had some difficulty in fording it
Laban - Compelled, at length, to pay Jacob wages, he changes them Ten times, and, in the spirit of a crafty, griping worldling, makes him account for whatever of the flock was torn of beasts or stolen, whether by day or night. When Jacob flies from this iniquitous service with his family and cattle, Laban still pursues and persecutes him, intending, if his intentions had not been overruled by a mightier hand, to send him away empty, even after he had been making, for so long a period, so usurious a profit of him
Shiloh - A famous city of Ephraim, about Ten miles south of Shechem, and twenty-four north of Jerusalem
Seven - As from the beginning this was the number of days in the week, so it often has in Scripture a sort of emphasis attached to it, and is very generally used as a round or perfect number. ...
Seven is often put for any round or whole number, just as we use "ten" or "a dozen;" so in Matthew 12:45 1 Samuel 2:5 Job 5:19 Proverbs 26:16,25 Isaiah 4:1 Jeremiah 15:9 . In like manner, seven times, or sevenfold, means often, abundantly, completely, Genesis 4:15,24 Leviticus 26:24 Psalm 12:6 79:12 Matthew 18:21
Praetorium - The word at first denoted the headquarters in the Roman camp, a space within which stood the general’s Tent, the camp altar, the augurâle , and the tribûnâl ; then the military council meeting there. Augustus retained the name, but raised the number to Ten cohorts of 1000 each, quartering only 3 cohorts in the city at a time
Calf - Its worship was attended with degrading obscenities, and was punished by the death of three thousand men. ...
The golden calves of Jeroboam were erected by him, one at each extreme of his kingdom, that the Ten tribes might be prevented from resorting to Jerusalem to worship, and thus coalescing with the men of Judah, 1 Kings 12:26-29
Thing - He sent after this manner Ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt-- Genesis 42 ...
They took the things which Micah had made
San Marino - ...
San Marino comprises Ten parishes, eight in the Diocese of Montefeltro, and two in Rimini
Ruth - At the end of Ten years Naomi now left a widow and childless, having heard that there was plenty again in Judah, resolved to return to Bethlehem, and her daughter-in-law Ruth returned with her
ha'Gar - (flight ), an Egyptian woman, the handmaid or slave of Sarah, ( Genesis 16:1 ) whom the latter gave as a concubine to Abraham, after he had dwelt Ten years in the land of Canaan and had no children by Sarah
Fig - The saying ‘to sit under one’s own vine and fig tree’ indicated the enjoyment of long-lasting peace, contentment and prosperity. ...
People ate figs either fresh or dried and often made them into cakes (1 Samuel 25:18; 1 Chronicles 12:40; Nahum 3:12). ...
Healthy fig trees bore fruit for about Ten months of the year, though they lost their leaves and grew new ones according to the season (Matthew 24:32)
Assyria - Most generally, Assyria means the Kingdom of Assyria, including Babylonia and Mesopotamia, and extending to the Euphrates, which is therefore used by Isaiah as an image of this empire, Isaiah 7:20 ; 8:7 . Tiglath-pileser assisted Ahaz against a confederate army formed of the Syrian forces in league with those of the Ten tribes. On ascertaining this secret design of the Israelitish prince, Shalmanezer again invaded Israel, reduced Samaria, loaded its king with fetters, and transported the people of the land into Media, and put an end to the separate kingdom of the Ten tribes. But the kingdom fell at length into the hands of the Medes, the monarchy was divided between them and the Babylonians, and the very name of Assyria was thenceforth forgotten
Laver - In Solomon's temple there was one great brazen "sea" for the priests to wash in, and Ten lavers on bases which could be wheeled about, for washing the animal victims for burnt offering, five on the N. Solomon's "molten sea" was made of the copper captured from Tibhath and Chun, cities of Hadarezer king of Zobah (1 Chronicles 18:8), five cubits high, Ten diameter, 30 circumference; one hand-breadth thick; containing 3,000 baths according to Chronicles, but 2,000 in Kings; 2,000 is probably correct, Chronicles reading is a transcriber's error
Sama'Ria - 925, Samaria retained its dignity as the capital of the Ten tribes, and the name is given to the northern kingdom as well as to the city. 721Samaria was taken, after a siege of three years, by Shalmaneser king of Assyria, (2 Kings 18:9,10 ) and the kingdom of the Ten tribes was put an end to. In the New Testament the city itself does not appear to be mentioned; but rather a portion of the district to which, even in older times it had extended its name
Benjamin - Very little is recorded of Benjamin personally: he was the father of Ten sons. The two tribes were constantly spoken of as 'Judah,' whereas the Ten tribes were called 'Israel. ...
The district occupied by the tribe is often simply called Benjamin
Smyrna - " At Polycarp's martyrdom they clamoured with the pagan for his being cast to the lions; the proconsul opposed it, but, impotent to restrain the fanaticism of the mob, let them He him to the stake; the Jews with their own hands carried logs for the pile which burned him. ...
When urged to recant he said, "four-score years and six I have served the Lord, and He never wronged me; how then can I blaspheme my King and Saviour?" The accuser, the devil, cast some of the Smyrna church into prison, and "it had tribulation Ten days," a short term (Genesis 24:55; Numbers 11:19), whereas the consequent joy is eternal (many Christians perished by wild beasts or at the stake because they refused to throw incense into the fire to sacrifice to the genius of the emperor): a sweet consolation in trial. Ten is the number of the world powers hostile to the church (Revelation 13:1). "...
The allusion is to the "crown-wearing" (stefanofori ), leading priests at Smyrna It was usual to present the superintending priest with a crown at the end of his year of office; several persons of both sexes are called "crown bearers" in inscriptions
Between - ...
This word is used to signify an “interval of days,” or “a period of time”: “Now that which was prepared for me was … once in Ten days [8] store of all sorts of wine …” ( I - But in most English words this long sound is shortened, as in holiness, pity, gift in which words the sound of 1coincides with that of y in hypocrite,cycle,and at the end of words, in unaccented syllables, as in holy, glory. ...
The sound of 1long, as in fine, kind, arise, is diphthongal it begins with a sound approaching that of broad a, but it is not exactly the same, as the organs are not opened to the same extent, and therefore the sound begins a little above that of aw. Thus IV expresses four, one less than V, five IX stands for nine, one less than X, Ten. Thus VI is five and one, or six, and XI is Ten and one, or eleven VIII stands for five and three, or eight, &c. ...
I, formerly prefixed to some English words, as in ibuilt, is a contraction of the Saxon prefix ge and more generally this was written y. We often hear in popular language the phrase it is me, which is now considered to be ungrammatical, for it is I
Benjamin - Very little is recorded of Benjamin personally: he was the father of Ten sons. The two tribes were constantly spoken of as 'Judah,' whereas the Ten tribes were called 'Israel. ...
The district occupied by the tribe is often simply called Benjamin
Law - In other places the Mosaic institutions as a whole are intend by "the law," in distinction from the gospel, John 1:17 Acts 25:8 . ...
When the word refers to the Law of Moses, careful attention to the context is sometimes requisite to judge whether the civil, the ceremonial, or the moral law is meant. The civil laws, Acts 23:2 24:6 , were for the government of the Jews as a nation, and included the Ten Commandments. It was written by the Creator on the conscience of man, and sin has never fully erased it, Romans 1:19 2:12-15 . It was more fully taught to the Hebrews, especially at Mount Sinai, in the Ten Commandments, and is summed up by Christ in loving God supremely and our neighbor as ourselves, Matthew 22:37-40
Number - Like most Oriental nations, it is probable that the Hebrews in their written calculations made use of the letters of the alphabet. But though, on the one hand, it is certain that in all existing MSS of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament the numerical expressions are written at length, yet, on the other, the variations in the several versions between themselves and from the Hebrew text, added to the evident inconsistencies in numerical statement between certain passages of that text itself seems to prove that some shorter mode of writing was originally in vogue, liable to be misunderstood, and in fact misunderstood by copyists and translators. There can be little doubt, however, that some at least of the numbers mentioned in Scripture are intended to be representative rather than determinative. Certain numbers, as 7,10,40,100, were regarded as giving the idea of completeness.
Seven as denoting either plurality or completeness, perhaps because seven days completed the week is so frequent as to make a selection only of instances necessary, e. many) ways, (28:25) ...
Ten as a preferential number is exemplified in the Ten Commandments and the law of tithe
Israel, Kingdom of - --The prophet Ahijah of Shiloh, who was commissioned in the latter days of Solomon to announce the division of the kingdom, left one tribe (Judah) to the house of David, and assigned Ten to Jeroboam. ( 1 Kings 11:31,35 ) These were probably Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh), Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, Gad and Reuben; Levi being intentionally omitted. Yet his power at home was sufficient to insure for his son and successor Pekahiah a Ten-years reign, cut short by a bold usurper, Pekah. Some gleanings of the Ten tribes yet remained in the land after so many years of religious decline, moral debasement, national degradation, anarchy, bloodshed and deportation
Pharaoh - ...
References to Ten pharaohs can be clearly distinguished in the Old Testament: the Pharaoh of Abraham, Genesis 12:10-20 ; of Joseph, Genesis 39-50 ; of the Oppression, Exodus 1:1 ; of the Exodus, Exodus 2:23-15:19 ; of 1 Chronicles 4:18 ; of Solomon, 1 Kings 3-11 ; of Rehoboam, called Shishak, king of Egypt, 1 Kings 14:25 ; of Hezekiah and Isaiah, 2 Kings 18:21 ; Isaiah 36:1 ; of Josiah, 2 Kings 23:29 ; of Jeremiah 44:30 and Ezekiel 29:1-16
New Zealand - Ten years later, New Zealand, formerly subject to Australia, was made an independent ecclesiastical province
Seleucus - The four first-named belong to the ‘ten horns’ of Daniel 7:24
Jean de Gerson - After John's death he retired to Lyons where he spent the last Ten years of his life in a monastery in which his own brother was prior. He is not, however, the author of the "Following of Christ," which has been often attributed to him
Plague - ...
The Ten plagues of Egypt were judgments of God on the stubborn nation and its king. God may have used the physical characteristics of the Nile Valley to produce the plagues, but the timing, intensity and extent of the plagues showed clearly that they were judgments sent directly by God (Exodus 8:21-23; Exodus 8:31; Exodus 9:1-6; Exodus 9:22; Exodus 9:33). ...
God in his mercy gave advance notice of the plagues and consistently gave Pharaoh the chance to repent; but the longer Pharaoh delayed, the more he increased the judgment that was to fall on him (Exodus 9:15-19). The Tenth plague was God’s final great judgment on Egypt and at the same time his act of redemption for his people
Boaz - In the genealogy (Ruth 4:18-22) several, at least three, generations must be inserted, as the list there only allows Ten generations for 850 years, and only four for the 450 years between Salmon and David
Beth-Horon - Upper Beth Horon is modern beit Ur el-Foqa, five miles northwest of Gibeon and Ten miles northwest of Jerusalem
Hormah - HORMAH (‘devoted’ or ‘accursed’) was a city, apparently not far from Kadesh, where the Israelites were overthrown, when, after the death of the Ten spies, they insisted on going forward ( Numbers 14:45 , Deuteronomy 1:44 )
Pool - These underground caverns are about thirty-five in number, and are capable of storing about Ten million gallons of water
Sodom And Gomorrah - Despite Abraham's successful plea (Genesis 18:22-32 ) not even Ten righteous men could be found in Sodom, and the cities were judged by the Lord, then destroyed by “brimstone and fire” (Genesis 19:24 ; NIV, “burning sulfur”)
Abilene - 37, some Ten years later, the tetrarchy of Lysanias was bestowed by Caligula on Herod Agrippa I. ; Conder, Tent Work in Pal
Famine - Often sent as visitations from God for sin. The famine in Ruth 1:1 was probably owing to the Midianite devastation of the land (Judges 6), so severe in the Holy Land that Elimelech had to emigrate to Moab, and Naomi his widow returned not until Ten years had elapsed. wind on the contrary brings rains, and retards the too rapid current) in Egypt, the ancient granary of the world, often brought famines (Genesis 41:25-36; Genesis 41:42)
Case - ) A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments. ) A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, Ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury
At - ) The relations of time, age, or order; as, at Ten o'clock; at twenty-one; at once; at first
Compare - To examine the relations of thins to each other, with a view to discover their relative proportions, quantities or qualities as, to compare two kingdoms, or two mountains with each other to compare the number Ten with fifteen to compare ice with crystal to compare a clown with a dancing master or a dandy
Depth - The depth of a river may be Ten feet. The breadth and depth of the love of Christ, are its vast extent. Profoundness extent of penetration, or of the capacity of penetrating as depth of understanding depth of skill. The depth of a squadron or battalion, is the number of men in a file, which forms the extent from the front to the rear as a depth of three men or six men. Depth of a sail, the extent of the square sails from the head-rope to the foot-rope, or the length of the after-leech of a stay-sail or boom-sail
Excellency, Excellent - ’ In Daniel 1:20 it is said that ‘in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them Ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm’; and this is summed up in the heading of the chapter in the words, ‘their excellency in wisdom
Bavaria - The Passion Play at Oberammergau, which takes place every Ten years, dates from 1633
Haman - Not wishing however to wait for that distant day, he thought he would get rid of Mordecai at once by hanging him, and prepared a gallows for the purpose, intending in the morning to ask for his life. But God, who was watching over all, caused that the king on that very night should be reminded of Mordecai's services, which resulted in Haman being compelled to take his intended victim through the city on the king's horse, and proclaim him as the man whom the king delighted to honour. The Ten sons of Haman lost their lives also
Widow - ...
Wives whose husbands shut them away from themselves are sometimes called “widows”: “And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the Ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them
Candlestick - One of beaten gold was made by Moses, Exodus 25:31-32 , and put into the tabernacle in the holy place, over against the table of shew bread. When Solomon had built the temple, he was not satisfied with placing one golden candlestick there, but had Ten put up, of the same form and metal with that described by Moses, five on the north, and five on the south side of the holy place, 1 Kings 7:49
At - ) The relations of time, age, or order; as, at Ten o'clock; at twenty-one; at once; at first
Edward the Confessor, Saint - Upon the election of Canute to the throne of England, when Edward was only Ten years of age, he went with his brother Alfred and his mother to live at the court of his uncle, the duke of Normandy
Gerson, Jean Charlier de - After John's death he retired to Lyons where he spent the last Ten years of his life in a monastery in which his own brother was prior. He is not, however, the author of the "Following of Christ," which has been often attributed to him
Wrong - ...
Ten censure wrong for one that writes amiss
Law - The word is properly used, in Scripture as elsewhere, to express a definite commandment laid down by any recognized authority; but when the word is used with the article, and without any words of limitation, it refers to the expressed will to God, and in nine cases out of Ten to the Mosaic law, or to the Pentateuch of which it forms the chief portion. The sense of the word, however, extends its scope and assumes a more abstracts character in the writings of St
Antichrist - He is probably the one whom the book of Revelation symbolizes by the beast with seven heads and Ten horns (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10; Revelation 13:1-10)
Ten Commandments - Ten COMMANDMENTS...
1. The ‘ten words’ were, according to Exodus 20:1-26 , proclaimed vocally by God on Mt. Sinai, and written by Him on two stones, and given to Moses ( Exodus 24:12 ; Exodus 31:13 ; Exodus 32:15-16 ; cf. When these were broken by Moses on his descent from the mount ( Exodus 32:19 , Deuteronomy 9:17 ), he was commanded to prepare two fresh stones like the first, on which God re-wrote the ‘ten words’ ( Exodus 34:4 ; Exodus 34:28 , Deuteronomy 10:2 ; Deuteronomy 10:4 ). But many critics think that Exodus 10:28 b originally referred not to the ‘ten words’ of Exodus 20:1-26 , but to the laws of Exodus 34:11-26 , and that these laws were J Debir - This may be located at thoghret ed Debr, the “pass of Debir,” Ten miles east of Jerusalem
Mystical Numbers - Pope Saint Gregory the Great, in his Lenten Hymn of the Divine Office, attaches a mystical significance to the numbers Ten and four: ...
Ex more docti mystico...
Servemus hoc iejunium...
Deno dierum circulo...
Ducto quater notissimo. ...
(Taught by mystic use, let us observe this fast which is completed in the well-known Tenfold round of days taken four times
Samaritan Pentateuch, - a recension of the commonly received Hebrew text of the Mosaic law, in use among the Samaritans, and written in the ancient Hebrew or so-called Samaritan character. The two most usual opinions are --
That it came into the hands of the Samaritans as an inheritance from the Ten tribes whom they succeeded. An exceedingly important and often-discussed emendation of this class is the passage in (Exodus 12:40 ) which in our text reads, "Now the sojourning of the children of Israel who dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years
Candlestick, Seven-Branched - ) and was of beaten, or repolse, work. Only the best kind of olive-oil (the so-called virgin oil, "beaten with a pestle," Exodus 27) was to be used in these lamps, which, trimmed every morning and refilled every evening, were to burn continually (Exodus 27; Leviticus 24). In its place in Solomon's Temple there were Ten lampstands (3King 3:7), which were taken away by the Babylonian army, 586 B
Menahem - ; reigned Ten years
Rehoboam - He also decided to take a firm stand against any Tendency to weaken Jerusalem’s control of the north. But his efforts were in vain, with the result that the Ten northern tribes broke away from David’s dynasty and formed their own kingdom under Jeroboam (1 Kings 12:2-20)
Second - ) The sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a minute of space, that is, the second regular subdivision of the degree; as, sound moves about 1,140 English feet in a second; five minutes and Ten seconds north of this place. ) To follow or attend for the purpose of assisting; to support; to back; to act as the second of; to assist; to forward; to encourage. ) The second part in a concerted piece; - often popularly applied to the alto. ) One who follows or attends another for his support and aid; a backer; an assistant; specifically, one who acts as another's aid in a duel
Numbers, Mystical - Pope Saint Gregory the Great, in his Lenten Hymn of the Divine Office, attaches a mystical significance to the numbers Ten and four: ...
Ex more docti mystico...
Servemus hoc iejunium...
Deno dierum circulo...
Ducto quater notissimo. ...
(Taught by mystic use, let us observe this fast which is completed in the well-known Tenfold round of days taken four times
Dragon - Most modern speech translations equate the animal with the jackal, though perhaps the wolf (REB) is intended. ...
In the New Testament Revelation develops sense 4, describing the dragon as a great, red monster with seven heads and Ten horns
Jaazer - Now the ruins es Szir, Ten miles N. Ministers, in denouncing God's wrath against sinners, should do it with Tender sorrow, not exultation
Brothers, Jesus - His brothers may have been among the friends in Mark 3:21 who thought Jesus was “beside himself”; Ten verses later Mark 3:31 “his brethren and his mother” tried to get His attention while He was teaching in a house. One of them, often called the Gospel of James, tells the life story of Mary, using much fanciful material
Hour - This varied in Palestine, from Ten of our hours in the winter to fourteen in the summer; so that the hours in summer would be nearly half as long again as in the winter
Crown - 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
Zerah - Hence Asa was able in the first Ten years of his reign to recruit his forces and guard against such another invasion as that of Shishak had been
Abila - Ten years afterward the emperor Caligula gave it to Agrippa I as "the tetrarchy of Lysanias
Ordain - there are Ten words translated 'ordain
Sina, Sinai - Moses and the elders went up into the mountain, and Moses there received the Ten Commandments written on two stones
Abigail - Nabal, in a drunken state, refused the request and insulted David's Ten messengers
Accent - ) A mark used to denote feet and inches; as, 6' 10' is six feet Ten inches
Hezekiah - He tried to restore the worship of Jehovah, removing "high places," and destroying the brazen serpent; consult 2 Chronicles 28:22-25; for the final deportation of the Ten Tribes see 2 Kings 17:1-41; 2 Kings 18:9-12; and for his revolt against the Assyrians compare 2 Kings 18:1-37; 2 Chronicles 32:1-33
Eton College - It was founded, 1440, by Henry VI, "to show like his ancestors his devotion to the Church," to be known as "the King's College of the Blessed Mary of Eton beside Windsor," and to consist of a provost, Ten priests, four clerks, six chorister boys, twenty-five poor and needy scholars "to learn grammar," and twenty-five poor and disabled men "to pray for the souls of his father and mother and all his forefathers and all the faithful departed
Age of Man - When the earth became more and more peopled the life of man was shortened. The only intimation of what may perhaps now be called the normal longevity of man is in Psalm 90:10 , and yet it is a lament for his short and troubled life: "The days of our years are threescore years and Ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow: for it is soon cut off, and we fly away
Banner - Hence, the Standard-bearer among Ten thousand, under whose shadow all his redeemed are safe, and made more than conquerors through Him that loveth them
Testimony - ...
This word refers to the Ten Commandments as a solemn divine charge or duty. In particular, it represents those commandments as written on the tablets and existing as a reminder and “testimony” of Israel’s relationship and responsibility to God: “And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon Mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God” (
Anna - 36), which, though one of the Ten Tribes of the Dispersion, was still represented in Palestine
Miriam - She might be Ten or twelve years old when her brother Moses was exposed on the banks of the Nile, since Miriam was watching there, and offered herself to Pharaoh's daughter to fetch her a nurse
Ephraim - The ark and tabernacle remained long in this tribe at Shiloh; and after the separation of the Ten tribes, the seat of the kingdom was in Ephraim, and hence Ephraim is frequently used to denote the whole kingdom
Coast, Coasting - A — 1: ὅριον (Strong's #3725 — Noun Neuter — horion — hor'-ee-on ) "a bound, boundary, limit, frontier" (akin to horizo, "to bound, limit"), is rendered "coasts" Ten times in the AV, but "borders" in Matthew 4:13 , and is always translated "borders" in the RV
Myrtle - Savary, describing a scene at the end of the forest of Platanea, says, "Myrtles, intermixed with laurel roses, grow in the valleys to the height of Ten feet. Thus Isaiah 41:19 , intending to describe a scene of varied excellence: "I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, and the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree;" that is, I will adorn the dreary and barren waste with trees famed for their stature and the grandeur of their appearance, the beauty of their form, and also the fragrance of their odour
Abijah - He made war against Jeroboam, king of Israel, for the purpose of getting back the kingship of the Ten tribes, and defeated him, with a loss of 500,000 men
Gilead or Galeed - Bashan and Gilead are often mentioned together, Joshua 12:5 13:11 17:1,5 2 Kings 10:33 . The mountain itself runs from east to west and is about two hours and a half (eight or Ten miles) in length
Hamath - The name occurs in Genesis 10:18 , as the seat of a Canaanitish tribe; and it is often mentioned as the northern limits of Canaan in its widest extent, Numbers 13:21 ; Joshua 13:5 ; Judges 3:3 . The town is of considerable extent, and must contain at least 30,000 inhabitants. The principal trade of Hamath is with the Arabs, who buy here their Tent furniture and clothes. The western part of its territory is the granary of the northern Syria, though the harvest never yields more than Ten for one, chiefly in consequence of the immense numbers of mice, which sometimes wholly destroy the crops
Philippi - " This expression however, is supposed to mean, in Acts 16:12 , that it was the first city the traveler met after landing at its port Neapolis, from which it lay Ten miles northwest on an extensive plain. ...
Paul's EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS, written during his first imprisonment at Rome, A
Saint Bartholomew's Day - From this Catherine deduced that France was threatened with another civilwar, the fourth in Ten years. His attitude changed when he was better informed, although the Holy See, like all Europe and many Frenchmen, believed in the existence of a Huguenot conspiracy
Seven-Branched Candlestick - ) and was of beaten, or repolse, work. Only the best kind of olive-oil (the so-called virgin oil, "beaten with a pestle," Exodus 27) was to be used in these lamps, which, trimmed every morning and refilled every evening, were to burn continually (Exodus 27; Leviticus 24). In its place in Solomon's Temple there were Ten lampstands (3King 3:7), which were taken away by the Babylonian army, 586 B
New Moon - In the kingdom of the Ten tribes, it seems to have been a custom of the people to visit the prophets at the new moons, for the purpose of carrying them presents, and hearing their instructions, 2 Kings 4:23
Talent - But the Hebrew talent of silver, called cicar, was equivalent to three thousand shekels, or one hundred and thirteen pounds, Ten ounces and a fraction, troy weight
Write - writ, written. The Ten commandments were written with the finger of God on tables of stone
Concubine - When David returned to the palace, the Ten concubines involved were sent away to live the rest of their lives in isolation (2 Samuel 20:3 )
Neapolis - ” ’...
The growing importance of Neapolis kept pace with that of Philippi, Ten miles inland, which it served as a seaport
Ahijah - He met outside of Jerusalem in the way, and foretold to, Jeroboam, the transfer of Ten tribes to him from Solomon, for Solomon's idolatries, by the symbolic action of rending the garment on him into twelve pieces, of which he gave Ten to Jeroboam
Face - ) The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of Ten inches face. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance. ) Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance. ) Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac. ) Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery
Hezekiah, King of Judah - God made the shadow go back Ten degrees on the dial of Ahaz. ...
Hezekiah had great riches; and when Berodach-baladan, king of Babylon, sent ambassadors to him with a present, for they heard that he had been sick, and to inquire of the wonder that had been done in the land (doubtless the shadow going back Ten degrees), Hezekiah showed them all his riches; and then he had to hear the sorrowful tidings that all he had shown them should be carried into Babylon, and his sons should be made eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon
Testimony - Every one cannot but know, that the direct Tendency of a testimony is to witness to some certain truth. ...
But we meet with the word testimonies in the book of the Psalms, in a sense so peculiarly sweet and blessed, that I could not prevail upon myself to pass it by, without calling the reader's attention to it. The Ten words are—testimonies, way, law, commandments, precepts, word, judgments, truth, (or faithfulness) statutes, and righteousness. And what is very remarkable, one or other of these Ten words is in every verse of that Psalm, except one, (as far as my memory helpeth me) namely, Psalms 119:122. I only desire to add, what may be considered as a key to the whole, that one verse in the middle of the Psalm determines at once to whom the whole refers, and who is the speaker; and the evangelist's application of the words to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ very fully confirms it: "My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words," (Psalms 119:139; Psa 69:9; John 2:17)...
All - The use of the word in such instances Tends to unify what is not otherwise a unit. Not only does it indicate that the noun modified is a plurality, but also that the unit formed by the addition of kôl includes everything in the category indicated by the noun: “All the cities were Ten with their suburbs for the families of the children of Kohath that remained” ( Ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all Ark - In Genesis 50:26, this word represents a coffin or sarcophagus (as the same word does in Phoenician): "So Joseph died, being a hundred and Ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. As such the word is often modified by divine names or attributes. Thus 'ârôn is often described as the "ark of the covenant" (Joshua 3:6) or "the ark of the covenant of the Lord" (Numbers 10:33). As such, the ark contained the memorials of God's great redemptive acts—the tablets upon which were inscribed the Ten Commandments, an omer or two quarts of manna, and Aaron's rod
Ephraim - Type of many in the church who in pride contend with their brethren, but do not fight God's battles against spiritual wickedness. At the division of the tribes Ephraim took the most prominent place; Shechem and Samaria being in their territory naturally contributed to this, and accounts for the Ten tribes being constantly called 'Ephraim' by the prophets. ...
In the prophecies also that refer to the future blessing of the twelve tribes Ephraim is regarded as representing the Ten tribes
Thirteen - ...
nu13 - The great tragedy of Israel's history came from the evil report of the Ten tribes. Probably this man was the leader of the rebellion of the Ten, for the names of all the other leaders had very lovely meanings. ...
jer13 - This prophecy concerns the ultimate destruction of Judah as indicated by the marred, rotten girdle
Belief, Believe, Believers - Of the writers of the Gospels, Matthew uses the verb Ten times, Mark Ten, Luke nine, John ninety-nine
Exodus, the, - The common chronology makes it extend from the call of Abraham to the exodus, one-half of it, or 215 years, being spend in Egypt. The history of the exodus itself commences with the close of that of the Ten plagues. [1] In the night in which, at midnight, the firstborn were slain, (Exodus 12:29 ) Pharaoh urged the departure of the Israelites
Ephraim - Type of many in the church who in pride contend with their brethren, but do not fight God's battles against spiritual wickedness. At the division of the tribes Ephraim took the most prominent place; Shechem and Samaria being in their territory naturally contributed to this, and accounts for the Ten tribes being constantly called 'Ephraim' by the prophets. ...
In the prophecies also that refer to the future blessing of the twelve tribes Ephraim is regarded as representing the Ten tribes
Talents - He does not give them any instructions, since they ought to understand that such large sums of money are not intended to lie idle, but should be used in increasing their master’s possessions. He is accordingly deprived of his talent, and it is given to him who has Ten. The other parable went on similar lines to the parable of the Talents, the differences being due either to a difference in the lesson Jesus intended to teach, or to variations of the story that grew up as it was told and retold in the Christian Church. In this case the nobleman calls, his Ten servants and gives each of them a pound. Ten slaves are, it is true, selected, because there are several offices in the State to be filled, whereas in the case of the merchant only three are chosen, because the capital is more profitably distributed into few than into many hands if the purpose is to make money. Besides, the parable is subordinated to the aim of teaching its lesson, and attention would have been distracted by the multiplicity of detail, even if Ten different lessons could have been drawn from the different conduct of the Ten slaves. The first slave tells the prince that his pound had won Ten pounds. His zeal and enterprise win the prince’s warm approval, and, since he has been faithful in a very little, he receives authority over Ten cities. He, too, is deprived of his pound, and it is given, in spite of the protests of the bystanders, to the one who has Ten. The parable concludes with the genuinely Oriental trait of the execution of the malcontents who sought to keep the prince out of his kingdom. It is difficult to believe that, had this been the case, the internal consistency of each should have been what it is. There the contrast between the one pound and the Ten cities might well be described in the terms employed in the parable of the Talents. To what the difference is due is not stated, but to a certain extent, at any rate, it seems to be to the comparative slackness of the second servant
Ten Commandments - The portion of Scripture known as the "Ten Commandments" (Exodus 20:3-17 ; Deuteronomy 5:7-21 ) is a key segment of the Sinai covenant, which was entered into by God and the people of Israel. ...
In both Exodus and Deuteronomy, the Ten Commandments are a brief summary of the more detailed covenantal requirements that follow them. It is here that the continuing significance of the Ten Commandments is found: they reveal the character and will of the unchanging Creator of the universe. ...
A final important implication of the covenant form is especially significant for the Ten Commandments. Thus it is in the biblical covenant that the One God can summarize his stipulations for his people in a series of absolute statements, the Ten Commandments. ...
One of the features that marks the Ten Commandments is also typical of the stipulations as a whole. Eventually, having accepted this stipulation and having sought to live it out, they would be in a position to accept Isaiah's insistence that there are no other gods (46:9). In short, it pretends to make it possible for humans to take control of their destinies. ...
The fourth commandment is the only one of the Ten that has to do with matters of worship. The insistence that all persons are to be able to hold their physical life, their sexual fidelity, their possessions, and their reputation inviolate shows that no one is a faceless molecule in some larger entity. A person's reputation is an extension of himself or herself, and we may not violate it, particularly to make ourselves look better. ...
The Tenth command is in some ways merely a continuation of the previous four concerning love of one's neighbor. Barclay, The Ten Commandments for Today ; J. Harrelson, The Ten Commandments and Human Rights ; G
the Mother of Zebedee's Children - WHY does the Evangelist write the text in that round-about way? Why does he not write the text in his own simple and straightforward style? Why does he not simply say: Salome, the mother of James and John? I do not know for certain why the Evangelist writes in that ambiguous and intentionally obscure way, but I will tell you what I think about it. All the same, nay, all the more, John had not forgotten the sins and the faults and the follies of his youth; and, above all, he had not forgotten that for ever disgraceful day when he got his mother to beg the best throne for him and for his brother. " Well done, Salome! Well done! As long as this Gospel is preached this splendid impudence of thine shall be told of thee! 'Let the sons of all the other mothers in Israel sit, or stand, or lie as they like; only, let my two sons sit high above them all, and have their feet on the necks of all the Ten. Our Lord often spoke about a daily cross. She should have said: 'But Andrew, and Peter, and all the Ten, have mothers like me. Even if Christ had asked it of her, she would have shrunk from exposing her two sons to the envy and the anger and the detraction of all the Ten, and of many more besides. '...
It was our Lord's continual way to make Scriptures out of His disciples, and to have those Scriptures written and preserved for our edification. And He made this Scripture for us out of Salome and James and John and the Ten; this solemn Scripture: "It must needs be that offences come, but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!" Woe to Salome and to her two sons, that is, for she made herself a great offence to the Ten that day. But not content with that, she must needs take and lay both her sons as sheer rocks of offence right in the way of the headlong Ten. Just because she was His mother's sister; just because James and John were His cousins; she and they should have kept in the background of the discipleship, and should never have come out of that background but with Tender and slow and softly-taken steps. And oh! you who are not come to your sober senses yet, with all Salome's shame all written for that purpose,-what, in the name of God, is to bring you to yourself? Oh, born fools and blind, not to see what stumbling-stones and what rocks of offence you are to other men, just as they are to you! Not to see the broken bones that other men take from you, just as surely as you take the same from them. And all the time, and till the javelin sang past their heads and stuck fast in the wall just beyond them, the two besotted brothers were in uttermost ignorance of what they and their mother had done, and what they had led the Ten into doing, and what shame and pain they had caused their clear-eyed and pure-hearted Master
Synagogue - ...
Synagogues could only be erected in those places when Ten men of age, learning, piety, and easy circumstances could be found to attend to the service, which was enjoined in them. ...
The stated office-bearers in every synagogue were Ten, forming six distinct classes. On such occasions, the sentence given against the offender was sometimes, after the manner of prompt punishment still prevalent in the East, carried into effect in the place where the council was assembled. 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 . Among the synagogues of Jerusalem, now eight or Ten in number, are some for Jews of Spanish origin, and others for German Jews, etc
David, City of - The entire area occupied no more than Ten acres
Mark, Saint Evangelist - After this he sailed to Cyprus with Barnabas; Ten years later Mark was a fellow-worker of Saint Paul and in the company of Saint Peter at Rome. There is another tradition, however, that his Gospel was originally written in Latin rather than in Greek
Apocrypha - Those which were in existence in the time of Christ, but were not admitted by the Jews into the canon of the Old Testament, because they had no Hebrew original and were regarded as not divinely inspired. The most important of these are collected in the Apocrypha often bound up with the English Bible; but in the Septuagint and Vulgate they stand as canonical. ...
These apocryphal writings are Ten in number: namely, Baruch, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom of Solomon, Tobit, Judith, two books of the Maccabees, Song of the Three Children, Susannah, and Bell and the Dragon. Their style proves that they were a part of the Jewish- Greek literature of Alexandria, within three hundred years before Christ; and as the Septuagint Greek version of the Hebrew Bible came from the same quarter, it was often accompanied by these uninspired Greek writings, and they thus gained a general circulation. None of them are quoted or endorsed by Christ or the apostles; they were not acknowledged by the Christian fathers; and their own contents condemn them, abounding with errors and absurdities. Those which were written after the time of Christ, but were not admitted by the churches into the canon of the New Testament, as not being divinely inspired
Debtor - , "one was brought, a debtor to him of Ten thousand talents")
Diligence - What a wealth of minor good, as we may think it to be, might be shaken down into the interstices of Ten years' work, which might prove to be as precious in result, by the grace of God, as the greater works of the same period
Average - ) That service which a Tenant owed his lord, to be done by the work beasts of the Tenant, as the carriage of wheat, turf, etc. ) To form, or exist in, a mean or medial sum or quantity; to amount to, or to be, on an average; as, the losses of the owners will average twenty five dollars each; these spars average Ten feet in length
Massah And Meribah - ]'>[1] ) tells of a miraculous gift of water at a spot near Horeb, which was called Massah and Meribah (‘testing’ and ‘contention’) because the people tested Jahweh by doubting His providence and contended with Moses. The scene is now laid at Kadesh , which receives the name Meribah from the contention of Israel with Jahweh. The Tendency of recent criticism is to consider Exodus 17:1-16 and Psalms 81:7 as duplicate records of the same event, the locality of which must be fixed at Kadesh, where the spring ‘Ain Kadîs creates a fertile oasis. Meribah , on this interpretation, originally signified ‘the place of judgment,’ because Moses delivered there his oracular sentences; cf. It has been plausibly suggested that Meribôth-kadesh is the correct reading instead of ‘ten thousands of holy ones’ in Deuteronomy 33:2
Officer - By this somewhat indefinite expression are rendered some eight or Ten different Heb. The same word is elsewhere rendered ‘minister,’ either in the more general sense of ‘attendant’ (so Acts 13:6 RV [3] ‘attendant’) or officer of the Jewish synagogue ( Luke 4:20 ), for whom see Synagogue
Unicorn, - " The two horns of the ram are "the Ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh. Considering that the reem is spoken of as a two-horned animal of great strength and ferocity, that it was evidently well known and often seen by the Jews, that it is mentioned as an animal fit for sacrificial purposes, and that it is frequently associated with bulls and oxen we think there can be no doubt that, some species of wild ox is intended. But it is impossible to determine what particular species of wild ox is signified probably some gigantic urus is intended
Ivory - The African elephant exceeds the Indian in the size of the ear and of the tusks, the latter of which are often eight or Ten feet long and weigh from 100 to 120 lbs
Exchange - ) To be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in exchange; as, dollar exchanges for Ten dimes. The term bill of exchange is often abbreviated into exchange; as, to buy or sell exchange. In this sense often contracted to 'Change
Sepharvaim - From southern Ava, Cuthah, and Hamath, the Assyrian king brought colonists to people Samaria, after the Ten tribes were deported (2 Kings 17:24). Sepharvaim is shortened into Sivra and Sura , the seat of a famed Jewish school
Samaria - This city was built by Omri, king of Israel, and came into prominence by becoming the capital of the kingdom of the Ten tribes. ...
THE DISTRICT OF SAMARIA is often alluded to in the N
Honor - The Ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors
Cost - ...
Have we eaten at all at the kings cost? 2 Samuel 19 . ...
The cost of maintaining armies is immense and often ruinous. The jury find that the plaintiff recover of the defendant Ten dollars with costs of suit or with his cost. A sense of ingratitude to his maker costs the penitent sinner many pangs and sorrows
Band - —A Roman legion, the full strength of which was about 6000 men, was divided into Ten cohorts (600), and each cohort into three maniples (200)
Commandment - The plural of mitsvâh often denotes a “body of laws” given by divine revelation. Only about Ten percent of all occurrences in the Old Testament fit this category
Beasts - When this word is used in opposition to man, as Psalms 36:5 , any brute creature is signified; when to creeping things, as Leviticus 11:2 ; Leviticus 11:7 ; four-looted animals, from the size of the hare and upward, are intended; and when to wild creatures, as Genesis 1:25 , cattle, or tame animals, are spoken of. Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:32 , speaks of fighting with beasts, &c: by which he does not mean his having been exposed in the amphitheatre to fight as a gladiator, as some have conjectured, but that he had to contend at Ephesus with the fierce uproar of Demetrius and his associates. Ignatius uses the same figure in his epistle to the Romans: "From Syria even unto Rome I fight with wild beasts, both by sea and land, both night and day, being bound to Ten leopards;" that is, to a band of soldiers
Number - ), occurs in Luke 22:3 ; John 6:10 ; Romans 9:27 ; elsewhere five times in Acts, Ten times in the Apocalypse
Accord - A — 1: ὁμοθυμαδόν (Strong's #3661 — Adverb — homothumadon — hom-oth-oo-mad-on' ) "of one accord" (from homos, "same," thumos, "mind"), occurs eleven times, Ten in the Acts, 1:14; 2:46; 4:24; 5:12; 7:57; 8:6; 12:20; 15:25; 18:12; 19:29, and the other in Romans 15:6 , where, for AV, with one mind," the RV has "with one accord," as throughout the Acts. In 2 Corinthians 8:3 the RV translates it "(gave) of their own accord," consistently with the rendering in 2 Corinthians 8:17
Cedar - Its lofty height, and its far extended branches, afford spacious shelter and shade, Ezekiel 31:3 ; Ezekiel 31:6 ; Ezekiel 31:8 . It shoots out its branches at Ten or twelve feet from the ground: they are large and distant from each other, and are perpetually green
Chald a - Among the four great kingdoms or empires on the Euphrates, secular historians usually place the Chaldæan as the first in order or earliest, lasting for about Ten centuries, from b
Solomon - The prosperity of his reign was interrupted by disquiets in Edom and Syria; and he was foretold of the revolt of the Ten tribes. He is said to have written 3000 proverbs, 1005 Songs, and much on natural history
Jeroboam - On the death of Solomon, he was summoned by the Ten tribes to return and present their demands to Rehoboam; and when these were refused, he was chosen king of the revolted tribes, B
Tribe - The city of Athens was divided into Ten tribes. ...
Tribes of plants, in gardening, are such as are related to teach other by some natural affinity or resemblance as by their duration, the annual, biennial, and perennial tribes by their roots, as the bulbous, tuberous, and fibrous-rooted tribes by the loss or retention of their leaves, as the deciduous and ever-green tribes by their fruits and seeds, as the leguminous, bacciferous, coniferous, nuciferous and pomiferous tribes, &c
Wait - ...
To wait on or upon, to attend, as a servant to perform menial services for as, to wait on a gentleman to wait on the table. To attend to go to see to visit on business or for ceremony. Tell the gentleman I will wait on him at Ten oclock. To pay servile or submissive attendance. To attend to to perform. To wait at, to attend in service to perform service at
na'Hum - (McClintock and Strong come to the conclusion that Nahum was a native of Galilee that at the captivity of the Ten tribes he escaped into Judah, and prophesied in the reign of Hezekiah, 726-698. It is, however, certain that the prophecy was written before the final downfall of Nineveh and its capture by the Medes and Chaldeans, cir
Ostrich, - a large bird, native of African and Arabia, nearly Ten feet high, having s long neck and short wings
Quails - "ten homers" (i
Band - —A Roman legion, the full strength of which was about 6000 men, was divided into Ten cohorts (600), and each cohort into three maniples (200)
Covet - ...
Among the Ten Commandments is one that forbids covetousness
Tribes, the Twelve - All these continued the same after the division of the Ten tribes, and notwithstanding the separation. Though the Ten tribes were dispersed, and as men think 'lost,' Paul spoke of the twelve tribes constantly serving God in his day; and James addressed the twelve tribes in his epistle. In the New Jerusalem the names of the twelve tribes will be written on the twelve gates
Foolishness - The parable (Luke 12:16-21) was inspired by a request which showed to Christ a heart so absorbed in thought of material good that it could not listen to His message. This foolishness of believers is the formative thought of the parables of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:3-9) and of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). The parable of the Ten Virgins completes this teaching of the foolishness of a half-hearted faith
Leprosy - " The New Testament contains references to the miraculous cure of lepers by Our Lord, notably the healing of Ten at one time (Luke 17)
Moses - God appeared to him in the burning bush and commanded him to go and deliver his brethren (3), with the help of his brother Aaron, but Pharao stubbornly refused to let the Israelites go, and the terrible chastisements known as the Ten Plagues of Egypt, only hardened his heart (7-10)
Domicile - tually take up his residence in a given place; and that he intend to remain there permanently. This intention does not deprive him of his freedom to change his residence, but it requires that at present he have no intention of leaving it. It is also acquired by an actual residence for a full Ten years even without the intention of establishing a permanent residence in the place. He loses it only if he leaves it with the intention of not continuing his residence in the same place
Numbers, Book of - ...
The period comprehended in the history extends from the second month of the second year after the Exodus to the beginning of the eleventh month of the fortieth year, in all about thirty-eight years and Ten months; a dreary period of wanderings, during which that disobedient generation all died in the wilderness. ...
This, like the other books of the Pentateuch, bears evidence of having been written by Moses
Sheba - When David was returning to Jerusalem after the defeat of Absalom, a strife arose between the Ten tribes and the tribe of Judah, because the latter took the lead in bringing back the king
Table - Paul contrasts the tables of stone on which the Ten Commandments were written by the ‘finger of God’ with the tables that are not of stone but are ‘hearts of flesh,’ whereon the Holy Spirit writes the laws of the New Covenant (2 Corinthians 3:3)
Batanists - "Are your subjects, " said the old man of the mountain to the son-in-law of Amoury, king of Jerusalem, "as ready in their submission as mine?" and without staying for an answer, made a sign with his hand, when Ten young men in white, who were standing on an adjacent tower, instantly threw themselves down
Rachel - Jacob already had Ten sons and a daughter by the time Rachel gave birth to her first son, Joseph (Genesis 29:31-35; Genesis 30:1-24)
Anxiety - The most common words in Scripture translated as "anxious" or "anxiety" are the Hebrew deagaa [1] (ten times in either the verbal or noun form) and the Greek merimna [2] (twelve times in either the verbal or noun form). Older English versions of the Bible often render these words as "thought, " "worry, " or "care. Anxiety is portrayed in the Scripture as being inconsistent with trust in God
Education - Boys at five years of age, says the Mishna, were to begin reading Scripture, at Ten they were to begin reading the Mishna, and at thirteen years of age they were subject to the whole law (Luke 2:46); at fifteen they entered study of the Gemara
Dragon - Τan in Jeremiah 14:6, "dragons" "snuffing up the wind" is translated by Henderson jackals; rather the great boas and python serpents are meant, which raise their body vertically Ten or twelve feet high, surveying the neighborhood above the bushes, while with open jaws they drink in the air. The ark is often associated with it, as the preserver from the waters. Large whales do not often frequent the Mediterranean, which was the sea that the Israelites knew; they apply "sea" to the Nile and Euphrates, and so apply "tannin " to the crocodile, their horror in Egypt, as also to the large serpents which they saw in the desert
Stone - Often it was necessary to clear a field of stone preparatory to its cultivation (Isaiah 5:2 ). They often heaped stones to commemorate some great spiritual event or encounter with God (Genesis 31:46 ; Joshua 4:1 ). ...
Stones were often used for weights on scales. The most obvious example is the writing of the Ten Commandments on stone by the Spirit of God when Moses went up on Mount Sinai
Mistakes: Our Aptness to Make - Of course, we were all in an instant binding up the wound with silver, and our friend we feel sure used golden ointment, so that the poor old creature would have cheerfully had her head broken Ten times to receive such a sum as she obtained by way of solatium; but still the accident saddened us all, and especially our dear Tended-hearted friend from whose hand the missile was dropped. How often has his case been. We intended nothing but love, hut our words gave pain; we had miscalculated, and missed our aim. The Lord knows your intentions
Board - To furnish with food, or food and lodging, for a compensation as, a man boards Ten students
Carry - ) To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road Ten miles farther. ) To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; - often with away or off
Gross - Thick dense not attenuated not refined or pure as a gross medium of sight gross air gross elements. We say, five gross or Ten gross. ...
Common in gross, is common annexed to a man's person, and not appurtenant to land
Candlestick - It was made of fine gold, and with the utensils belonging to it was a talent in weight. The tabernacle was a Tent without windows, and thus artificial light was needed. ...
In Solomon's temple there were Ten separate candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right and five on the left of the Holy Place (1 Kings 7:49 ; 2 Chronicles 4:7 )
Enoch - A bright example in those early days of how by grace a man can have communion with God, and so please God, and be made sensible of it, thus enjoying the light of His countenance in walking with Him in a sinful world. But there is no evidence that the book was then in existence. It refers to the Messiah as 'Son of God,' which has been judged to proveconclusively that it was written in the Christian era. The passage in the book of Enoch, speaking of Christ executing judgement, is worded thus: "Behold he cometh with Ten thousand of his saints, to execute judgement upon them, and destroy the wicked, and reprove all the carnal, for everything which the sinful and ungodly have done and committed against him
Phinehas - Phinehas, as ambassador with Ten princes, was delegated by Israel to remonstrate with the two and a half tribes as to the altar the latter built at Jordan; these satisfied the delegates and Israel as to their intentions
Likeness - 4:3 the word represents the “shape” of a bronze statue: “And under it was the similtude of oxen, which did compass it round about: Ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. 58:4 the word appears to function merely to extend the form but not the meaning of the preposition ke: “Their poison is like the poison of a serpent
Keep, Oversee - 2:2: “And Solomon told out threescore and Ten thousand men to bear burdens … and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them
Esdraelon - PLAIN OF, in the tribe of Issachar, extends east and west from Scythopolis to Mount Carmel; called, likewise, the Great Plain, the Valley of Jezreel, the Plain of Esdrela. Clarke observes, it is by far the largest plain in the Holy Land; extending quite across the country from Mount Carmel and the Mediterranean Sea to the southern extremity of the Sea of Galilee; about thirty miles in length, and twenty in breadth. Here Barak, descending with his Ten thousand men from Mount Tabor, which rises like a cone in the centre of the plain, defeated Sisera, with his "nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, gathered from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river of Kishon; and pursued after the chariots and after the host unto Harosheth of the Gentiles; and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left," Judges 4. Jews, Gentiles, Saracens, Christians, crusaders, and antichristian Frenchmen, Egyptians, Persians, Druses, Turks, and Arabs, warriors out of every nation which is under heaven, have pitched their Tents in the Plain of Esdraelon; and have beheld the various banners of their nations wet with the dews of Tabor and of Hermon
Last - ) To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence. ) To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot. In England, a last of codfish, white herrings, meal, or ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of corn, Ten quarters, or eighty bushels, in some parts of England, twenty-one quarters; of gunpowder, twenty-four barrels, each containing 100 lbs; of red herrings, twenty cades, or 20,000; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty dickers; of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of flax or feathers, 1,700 lbs. ) To endure use, or continue in existence, without impairment or exhaustion; as, this cloth lasts better than that; the fuel will last through the winter
Army - The maintenance and equipment of the soldiers at the public expense date from the establishment of a standing army. The legion was subdivided into Ten cohorts ("band,"), Acts 10:1; the cohort into three maniples, and the maniple into two centuries, containing originally 100 men, as the name implies: but subsequently from 50 to 100 men, according to the strength of the legion
Siloam - Thus the water rose more than a foot in the upper fountain, and fell again within Ten minutes, while Dr
Offer - To present, as an act of worship to immolate to sacrifice often with up. To bid, as a price, reward or wages as, to offer Ten eagles for a ring to offer a hundred dollars a year for a laborer to offer a salary
Office - That which is performed, intended or assigned to be done by a particular thing, or that which any thing is fitted to perform answering to duty in intelligent beings. Act of good or voluntarily Tendered usually in a good sense as kind offices offices of pity pious offices. The Lord's prayer, the Ten commandments and the creed, is a very good office for children if they are not fitted for more regular offices
Pilate or Pontius Pilate - 26, and continues in the province Ten year, usually residing at Caesarea. All that he saw of Christ deepened this feeling; and he tried every method to soften the obduracy of the Jews. The "Acts of Pilate," however, now in existence, is a subsequent fabrication
Games - (1 Corinthians 9:25,27 ) In the Olympic contests these preparatory exercises extended over a period of Ten months, during the last of which they were conducted under the supervision of appointed officers
Adultery - This was forbidden in the Ten commandments; but neither there nor anywhere else is the sin defined
Zoaras - On being driven after several years from his pillar by the orthodox party (the "Synodites"), he started for Constantinople with Ten of his monks to complain to Justinian, who hastily summoned a synod to give him audience
Ethiopia - The dispersed Israelites shall be brought as an offering by the nations to the Lord (Zephaniah 3:8-9; Isaiah 66:20; Isaiah 60:9), from both the African and the Babylonian Cush, where the Ten tribes were scattered in Peter's time (1 Peter 1:1; 1 Peter 5:13; Isaiah 11:11, "from Cush and from Shinar". )...
The Falashas of Abyssinia are probably of the Ten tribes. Isaiah announces Sennacherib's coming overthrow to the Ethiopian ambassadors and desires them to carry the tidings to their own land (compare Isaiah 17:12-14; not "woe" but "ho," calling attention (Isaiah 18:1-2); go, take back the tidings of what God is about, to do against Assyria, the common foe of both Ethiopia and Judah. Ethiopia" is often used when Upper Egypt and Ethiopia are meant
Hezekiah - In the fourth year of his reign, Salmanezer, king of Assyria, invaded the kingdom of Israel, took Samaria, and carried away the Ten tribes into captivity, replacing them by different people sent from his own country. " And to confirm to him the certainty of all these tokens of the divine regard, the shadow of the sun on the dial of Ahaz, at his request, went backward Ten degrees
Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza - The bishops reached Majuma, the port of Gaza, on May 1, and were followed in Ten days by a commissioner named Cynegius, accompanied by the governor and a general officer with a large body of troops, by whom the imperial orders for the destruction of the temples were executed. In Ten days the whole were burnt, and finally the magnificent temple of Marnas, and on the ground it occupied the foundations of a cruciform church were laid according to a plan furnished by Eudoxia, who also supplied the funds for its erection. We may certainly identify him with one of the two bishops of his name who attended the anti-Pelagian synod at Diospolis in 415 (Aug
Prophets, the - Those that were given to Israel while still a nation, though divided into two parts, extending to the complete break up of Judah. ...
To these may be added the prophecies in the Gospels, the Epistles, and the Revelation, embracing the judgements of God upon apostate Christendom and the nations generally; the final overthrow of Satan, and universal blessing, ending with the judgement of the dead and a glorious outlook into the eternal state. Of the remainder, Hosea, Amos, and Isaiah are anterior to the captivity of the Ten tribes. The introduction of prophetic scripture indicated that the ordinary relations of the people with God had broken down, Lo-ammi being prophetically written upon them. The testimony of the prophets extended thus over a period of from three to four hundred years. the headings of many of the chapters are misleading: the church often spoken of in them is never found in the text; Christ is there, and the manifestation of God; and the scriptures which develop His ways, and speak of the sufferings and the glories of the One to whom the Christian is united, are of deep interest to him, though he himself may not be immediately spoken of. ...
The twelve prophets that follow the Book of Daniel are often called THE MINOR PROPHETS, simply because they are shorter than the others, and not as being in any respect inferior. The resuscitation of the Roman empire, Ten of the western powers being more or less under one head. The full development of the Romish ecclesiastical system, which at first as a harlot dominates the empire, but afterwards is destroyed by the Ten kings. The gathering of the Ten tribes after the coming of the Lord so that all Israel will be reunited in the land, under the sceptre of the Lord, He being the Antitype of David
Vine - Bunches are found in Palestine of Ten pounds weight (Reland Palest. ...
In all respects, except in bearing fruit unto God, Israel was inferior to other nations, as Egypt, Nineveh, Babylon, in antiquity, extent, resources, military power, arts and sciences. Robinson saw the vine trained near Hebron in rows eight or Ten feet apart; when the stock is six or eight feet high, it is fastened in a sloping direction to a stake, and the shoots extend front one plant to another, forming a line of festoons; sometimes two rows slant toward each other and form an arch. The people leave the towns and live in lodges and Tents among the vineyards (Judges 9:27); sometimes even before the vintage (Song of Solomon 7:11-12). 4:8, section 4) says" the ashes of the five cities still grow in their fruits, which have a color as if they were fit to be eaten, but if you pluck them they dissolve into smoke and ashes. " The Asclepius gigantea or Calotropis has a trunk six or eight inches in diameter, and from Ten to 15 ft
James - Ten years after we find James mentioned with Peter, and with him deciding on the admission of Paul into fellowship with the church at Jerusalem, Acts 15:13; and from henceforth we always and him equal to, and sometimes presiding over, the very chiefest apostles, Peter, John, and Paul
Liguorians - By 1823 Ten houses had been opened in different parts of Southern Italy and Sicily. Father Hofbauer also made three foundations in Southern Germany, at Jestetten, Triberg, and Babenhausen, but these were eventually suppressed and the fathers banished
Book, Book of Life - The written word was a powerful creation in the ancient Near East. He used writing to communicate directly in specific instances, such as the Ten Commandments and at Balthasar's feast. Moses asks that God either forgive the people or "blot me out of the book you have written" (Exodus 32:32 ). In the Gospel story of the seventy sent out into the world, Jesus assures these disciples that their names will be written in heaven (Luke 10:20 ). At the last judgment, anyone whose name is not written in the Book of Life is thrown into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15 )
Enroll, Enrollment - ...
B — 1: ἀπογραφή (Strong's #582 — Noun Feminine — apagraphe — ap-og-raf-ay' ) primarily denotes "a written copy", or, as a law term, "a deposition;" then, "a register, census, enrollment," Luke 2:2 ; Acts 5:37 , RV, for AV, "taxing. " Luke's accuracy has been vindicated, as against the supposed inconsistency that as Quirinius was governor of Syria in A. 6, Ten years after the birth of Christ, the census, as "the first" (RV), could not have taken place
Gideon - First, with Ten of his servants, he overthrew the altars of Baal and cut down the asherah which was upon it, and then blew the trumpet of alarm, and the people flocked to his standard on the crest of Mount Gilboa to the number of twenty-two thousand men
Rome - The catacombs , "subterranean galleries" (whether sand pits or excavations originally is uncertain), from eight to Ten feet, high, and four to six wide extending for miles, near the Appian and Nomentane ways, were used by the early Christians as places of refuge, worship, and burial
Jebus - In the enumeration of the Ten races occupying Canaan the Jebusites stand last (Genesis 15:21)
Fine - ) Not gross; subtile; thin; Tenous. ) Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine Tenths fine. ) To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined Ten dollars. ) Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge
Fructuosus (1), m., Bishop of Tarragona - He refused, saying, "It is not yet time to break the fast " (it being Friday, and Ten o'clock; the Friday fast lasting till three)
Caleb - He and Joshua the son of Nun were the only two of the whole number who encouraged the people to go up and possess the land, and they alone were spared when a plague broke out in which the other Ten spies perished (Numbers 13 ; 14 )
Hind - We meet this name, with peculiar emphasis of expression, in the title of the twenty-second Psalm; and whoever reads that psalm, as it is evidently written, prophetically of Christ, will not hesitate to conclude, that he is the hind of the morning, to which the whole psalm refers. And what equally so to Christ, who is altogether lovely, and the "fairest among Ten thousand?" He is lovely in his form and usefulness; hated indeed, by serpents, but to all the creation of God excellent
Banner - The original רגל , is rendered by lexicographers and translators under this word, as a noun, in which form it often occurs, a standard, banner; as a verb, once, to set up a banner; Psalms 20:5 ; as a participle pahul, vexillatus, one distinguished by a banner, the chief; as a participle niphal, bannered, or with banners. The meaning of the root is illustrated by the very ingenious and sensible author of "Observations on Divers Passages of Scripture," who shows, from Pitts and Pococke, that, "as in Arabia and the neighbouring countries, on account of the intense heat of the sun by day, people generally choose to travel in the night; so, to prevent confusion in their large caravans, particularly in the annual one to Mecca, each company, of which the caravan consists, has its distinct portable beacon, which is carried on the top of a pole, and consists of several lights, which are somewhat like iron stoves, into which they put short dry wood, with which some of the camels are loaded. Every company has one of these poles belonging to it; some of which have Ten, some twelve of these lights on their tops, more or less; and they are likewise of different figures, as well as numbers; one, perhaps, in an oval shape; another, triangular, or in the form of an M, or N, &c, so that by these every one knows his respective company
Cocceians - His works make Ten volumes in folio
Travelling - First went the sheep and goat herds, each with their flocks in divisions, according as the chief of each family directed; then followed the camels and asses, loaded with the Tents, furniture, and kitchen utensils; these were followed by the old men, women, boys, and girls, on foot. To each Tent belong many dogs, among which are some greyhounds; some Tents have from Ten to fourteen dogs, and from twenty to thirty men, women, and children, belonging to it. 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
Last - To continue in time to endure to remain in existence. A last of codfish, white herrings, meal, and ashes, is twelve barrels a last of corn is Ten quarters or eighty bushels of gun powder, twenty four barrels of red herrings, twenty cades of hides, twelve dozen of leather, twenty dickers of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels of wool, twelve sacks of flax or feathers, 1700 pounds
Sail - In navigation, a spread of canvas, or an assemblage of several breadths of canvas, or some substitute for it, sewed together with a double seam at the borders, and edged with a cord called the bolt-rope, to be extended on the masts or yards for receiving the impulse of wind by which a ship is driven. ...
To make sail, to extend an additional quantity of sail. ...
To shorten sail, to reduce the extent of sail, or take in a part. She sails Ten knots an hour
Redemptorists - By 1823 Ten houses had been opened in different parts of Southern Italy and Sicily. Father Hofbauer also made three foundations in Southern Germany, at Jestetten, Triberg, and Babenhausen, but these were eventually suppressed and the fathers banished
Year - In popular language, year is often used for years. The horse is Ten year old
Governor - In the Authorized Version this one English word is the representative of no less than Ten Hebrew and four Greek words
an'Tichrist - the devil, the serpent of Genesis), continued for forty and two months, and was invested with the kingdom of the Ten kings who destroyed the harlot Babylon, (Revelation 17:12,17 ) the city of seven hills
Severus, Patriarch of Aquileia - He was then allowed to return to Grado, but the people refused to communicate with him till he had acknowledged his fault in communicating with those who condemned the Three Chapters and had been received by a synod of Ten bishops at Marano, c. They profess willingness, when peace is restored, to attend and accept the decisions of a free council at Constantinople, and point out that the clergy and people of the suffragans of Aquileia are so zealous for the Three Chapters that, if the patriarch is compelled to submit by force, when future vacancies occur among his suffragans the new bishops would be compelled to seek consecration from the bishops of Gaul, and the province of Aquileia would thus be broken up (Mansi, x
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The law of Israel...
When God established his covenant with Israel at Mt Sinai, he gave the Ten Commandments as the basis of the covenant requirements laid upon his people. The two tablets of stone containing the Ten Commandments were a witness, or testimony, to God’s demands and to Israel’s acceptance of them (Exodus 24:3; Exodus 24:12). They were therefore called the testimony (Exodus 25:21), the ark of the covenant in which they were placed was called the ark of the testimony (Exodus 25:16), and the tabernacle (or Tent) in which the ark was kept was called the tabernacle of the testimony (Exodus 38:21). ...
Often Christians, as well as the gospel they preached, came under attack
A - A is the first letter of the Alphabet in most of the known languages of the earth in the Ethiopic, however it is the thirteenth, and in the Runic the Tenth. ...
A has in English, three sounds the long or slender, as in place, fate the broad, as in wall, fall, which is shortened in salt, what and the open, as in father, glass, which is shortened in rather, fancy. Before participles, it may be a contraction of the Celtic ag, the sign of the participle of the present Tense as, ag-radh, saying a saying, a going. - In the English phraseology "a landlord as a hundred a year," " the sum amounted to Ten dollars a man," a is merely the adjective one, and this mode of expression is idiomatic a hundred in a year Ten dollars to a man
Giant - As to the existence of giants, several writers, both ancient and modern, have thought that the giants of Scripture were men famous for violence and crime, rather than for strength or stature. But it cannot be denied, that there have been races of men of a stature much above that common at present; although their size has often been absurdly magnified. Living giants have certainly been seen who were somewhat taller; but the existence of those who greatly surpassed it, or were double the height, has been inferred only from remains discovered in the earth, but not from the ocular testimony of credible witnesses. History, however, acquaints us that, in the reign of Claudius, a giant named Galbara, Ten feet high, was brought to Rome from the coast of Africa. From all this we may conclude, that there may have possibly been seen some solitary instances of men who were Ten feet in height; that those of eight feet are extremely uncommon, and that even six feet and a half far exceeds the height of men in Europe
Aloe - But instead of εκατον it might originally have been written δεκατον , Ten pounds' weight. ...
The wood which God showed Moses, that with it he might sweeten the waters of Marah, is called alvah, Exodus 15:25 . "It was this,"...
say they, "with which Moses sweetened the waters of Marah; and with this, too, did Kalib Ibn el Walid sweeten those of Elvah, once bitter, and give the place the name of this circumstance. אחלת , masculine, אחל , whose plural is אחלים , is a small tree about eight or Ten feet high. When they are used they are ground upon a marble with such liquids as are best suited to the purpose for which they are intended
Image, Nebuchadnezzar's - Rome is the empire divided into eastern and western halves and finally represented by a Ten nation federation. The Roman period extends until the time of Christ who is the God-ordained Rock which ends the power of the Gentiles (Daniel 7:1 ; Luke 21:24 ; Revelation 16:19 )
Plague - Plagues of Egypt were Ten in number. The darkness covered "all the land of Egypt" to such an extent that "they saw not one another. " It did not, however, extend to the land of Goshen. Its extent also is specified, from the first-born of the king to the first-born of the humblest slave, and all the first-born of beasts
Aramaic - In Ezra 4:7 the letter sent to Artaxerxes was written in Aramaic, and interpreted in Aramaic, that is, the copy of the letter and what follows as far as Ezra 6:18 is in that language and not in Hebrew. ...
When the Ten tribes were carried away, the colonists, who took their place, brought the Aramaic language with them
Sacrament - The lesser are no fewer than Ten, viz
Mizpah - This Mizpah has been identified, with great probability, with Kulat er Rubad on the Wady ʾAjlûn, about Ten miles east of the Jordan
Gezer - A high place or sanctuary with Ten stone stele or masseboth demonstrates Canaanite worship practices about 1600 B
Neither - It refers to a sentence as, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it. ...
Neither, in the first part of a negative sentence, is followed by nor, in the subsequent part. But or would be most proper, for the negative in neither, applies to both parts of the sentence. It is often used in the last member of a negative sentence instead of nor, as in the passage above cited. In the sentences above, neither is considered to be a conjunction or connecting word, though in fact it is a pronoun or representative of a clause of a sentence. Five or Ten persons being charged with a misdemeanor or riot, each may say, neither of us was present. Neither sometimes closes a sentence in a peculiar manner, thus, men come not to the knowledge of ideas thought to be innate, till they come to the use of reason not then neither
Cocceians - In consequence of this general principle, he maintained that the Ten commandments were promulgated by Moses, not as a rule of obedience, but as a representation of the covenant of grace...
that when the Jews had provoked the Deity by their various transgressions, particularly by the worship of the golden calf, the severe and servile yoke of the ceremonial law was added to the decalogue, as a punishment inflicted on them by the Supreme Being in his righteous displeasure...
that this yoke, which was painful in itself, became doubly so on account of its typical signification; since it admonished the Israelites from day to day of the imperfection and uncertainty of their state, filled them with anxiety, and was a perpetual proof that they had merited the righteous displeasure of God, and could not expect before the coming of the Messiah the entire remission of their iniquities...
that indeed good men, even under the Mosaic dispensation, were immediately after death made partakers of everlasting glory; but that they were nevertheless, during the whole course of their lives, far removed from that firm hope and assurance of salvation, which rejoices the faithful under the dispensation of the Gospel...
and that their anxiety flowed naturally from this consideration, that their sins, though they remained unpunished were not pardoned; because Christ had not as yet offered himself up a sacrifice to the Father, to make an entire atonement for them
Mountain - There God gave the Law including the Ten Commandments to Moses. ...
Mountains often have been called “holy places. ” Jerusalem (elevation 2,670 feet) often was called Mount Zion, the hill of the Lord (Psalm 2:6 ; Psalm 135:21 : Isaiah 8:18 ; Joel 3:21 ; Micah 4:2 )
Enoch - The seventh name in the list of Ten antediluvian kings given by Berosus is Evedoranchus, which (it seems certain) is a corruption of Enmeduranki, a king of Sippar who was received into the fellowship of Shamash (the sun-god) and Ramman, was initiated into the mysteries of heaven and earth, and became the founder of a guild of priestly diviners
Tower - Here then on him and his building they hang all their bucklers and shields, even to a thousand and Ten thousand; for all is founded in him, and to him, and by him; on him himself they hang all the glory of his Father's house? And what endears the whole is, that the humblest and east, as well as the highest and the best, are like this neck, like the tower of David, united to the head
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
Father - 1 Corinthians 4:15; "though ye have Ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel
Ninevites - "...
The whole (about 60 lines) was to be repeated Ten times, and at the end is added, "For the tearful supplication of the heart let the glorious name of every god be invoked sixty-five times, and the heart shall have peace. They had their 'sabbath' and their sacrifices, principally the bullock, part of which was burnt on the altar, and part eaten by the offerer, or given to the priest
Ahaziah - The Moabites, who had been always obedient to the kings of the Ten tribes, ever since their separation from the kingdom of Judah, revolted after the death of Ahab, and refused to pay the ordinary tribute. Joram and Ahaziah, who knew nothing of his intentions, went to meet him
Lamp - 2), as in the parable of the Ten virgins, Matthew 25:1,3,4,7,8 ; John 18:3 , "torches;" Acts 20:8 , "lights;" Revelation 4:5 ; 8:10 (RV, "torch," AV, "lamp")
Heliopolis - At present its site, six miles north northeast from Cairo, is marked only by extensive ranges of low mounds full of ruinous fragments, and a solitary obelisk formed of a single block of red granite, rising about sixty feet above the sand, and covered on its four sides with hieroglyphics. The most notable remains are those of three temples, the largest of which, with its court and portico, extended 1,000 feet from east to west. Fronting on this rose Ten columns of the peristyle, which surrounded the inner temple. The temples are of Roman origin; and in vastness of plan, combined with elaborateness and delicacy of execution, they seem to surpass all others in the world
Train - If but twelve French ...
Were there in arms, they would be as a call ...
To train Ten thousand English to their side. A retinue a number of followers or attendants. A line of gunpowder, laid to lead fire to a charge, or to a quantity intended for execution
Army - It does not appear that the system established by David was maintained by the kings of Judah; but in Israel the proximity of the hostile kingdom of Syria necessitated the maintenance of a standing army. The maintenance and equipment of the soldiers at the public expense dated from the establishment of a standing army. The legion was subdivided into Ten cohorts ("band,") (Acts 10:1 ) the cohort into three maniples, and the maniple into two centuries, containing originally 100 men, as the name implies, but subsequently from 50 to 100 men, according to the strength of the legion
Majorianus, Julius Valerius - The sixth law, intended to encourage marriage, forbade nuns to take the veil before the age of forty. At Arles, Mar 28, 460, he issued a law declaring ordinations against the will of the person ordained to be null; subjected an archdeacon who had taken part in such an ordination to a penalty of Ten pounds of gold to be received by the informer, and referred a bishop guilty of the same offence to the judgment of the apostolic see
Maximinus i., Roman Emperor - Julius Verus Maximinus is conspicuous as the first barbarian who wore the imperial purple, and as one of the emperors whose names are connected with the Ten persecutions recorded by ecclesiastical historians. A party of praetorian guards rose, and he, with his son and the chief ministers of his tyranny, were slain in his Tent
Narcissus, Bishop of Jerusalem - Eusebius preserves a fragment of a letter written by Alexander to the people of Antinous, in which he speaks of Narcissus as being then in his 116th year, and as having virtually retired from his episcopal office (Eus. Epiphanius states that he lived Ten years after Alexander became his coadjutor, to the reign of Alexander Severus, a
Games - Classical Greeks often turned a drinking party into lighter amusement, a game of “kottabos. Their use of dice or “lots” gradually extended to gambling, then to simple table games. Excavations at Debir (tell beit Mirsim) in Southern Palestine unearthed a limestone board with Ten glazed playing pieces and an ivory “die. Sometimes as many as Ten thousand gladiators fought at the Roman games which might last for several weeks
Benjamin - Pressed by a famine, his Ten brothers went down to Egypt, and Jacob, solicitous for his welfare, did not allow Benjamin to accompany them; but Joseph made it a condition of his giving them corn that they should bring him on their return. Throughout the earlier documents Benjamin is a Tender youth, the idol of his father and brothers. ]'>[5] ( Genesis 46:21 ) makes him, when he entered Egypt, the father of Ten sons, that is more than twice as many as Jacob’s other sons except Dan, who had seven. The two names may point to the union of two related tribes, and the persistence of the traditions that Benjamin was the full brother of Joseph, whereas the other Joseph tribes (Manasseh and Ephraim) are called sons, would indicate not only a close relationship to Joseph, but also a comparatively early development into an independent tribe
Tabernacle, the - This is variously styled the 'tabernacle of testimony, or of witness,' the 'tabernacle of the congregation,' or 'tent of meeting. The light typified the manifestation of God by the Spirit, the seven lamps being figurative of heavenly completeness. ...
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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). The sides were formed of boards of acacia wood, Ten cubits in height, set by Tenons into silver sockets, each board having two sockets. There were three distinct parts in the entire covering: the tabernacle, the Tent, and the covering. The inner curtains, which were of such widths that the junctions of each set did not fall in the same place as the one next to it, formed the tabernacle (mishkan ); the set of curtains of goats' hair were the Tent (ohel ) of the tabernacle (see TenT); and the rams' skins and badgers' skins formed the covering (mikseh ). Much light is thrown on the tabernacle in the Epistle to the Hebrews, but what is there taught presents often a contrast rather than a comparison to what pertained to the earthly tabernacle
Weights And Measures - There seems to have been three kinds of shekel current in Israel: (1) a temple shekel of about Ten grams (. Each contained Ten ephahs or baths, an equivalent liquid measure (Ezekiel 45:10-14 ). The omer , used only in the manna story (Exodus 16:13-36 ) was a daily ration and is calculated as a Tenth of an ephah (also called issaron, “tenth”). The measure of John 2:6 ( metretas ) is perhaps Ten gallons. The span is half a cubit (Ezekiel 43:13 ,Ezekiel 43:13,43:17 ), or the distance between the extended thumb and little finger. If it is half the long cubit, the span would be about Ten and one-fifth inches; if half, the common cubit was about eight and three-fourths inches
Tabernacle - As ohel represents the outward Tent of black goats' hair curtains, so mishkan is the inner covering, the curtain immediately on the boards; the two are combined, "the tabernacle of the Tent" (Exodus 39:32; Exodus 40:2; Leviticus 13:47-593; Exodus 40:29). The three principal parts of the tabernacle were the mishkan , "the DWELLING PLACE"; the Tent, 'ohel ; the covering, mikseh . The size of the cloth appears from the number and dimensions of the Ten breadths ("curtains") of which it consisted (Exodus 26:1-6; Exodus 26:26-28; Exodus 36:31-33). ) THE TenT was the great cloth of goats' hair, 44 cubits by 30, and five pillars overlaid with gold, and furnished with golden hooks (waw ), used as to the veil and the Tent curtains; taches, "qeres ," belong to the tabernacle cloth and the Tent cloth of the sanctuary, Exodus 26:6; Exodus 26:33), from which hung the curtain that closed the entrance. (See BADGER) Fergusson ably shows that an ordinary Tent sheltered the inner mishkan . The common arrangement makes...
(1) the fabric unsightly in form and the beauty of its materials mainly concealed; also...
(2) drapery could not be strained over a space of 15 feet without heavily sagging, and a flat roof could not keep out rain; also...
(3) the pins and cords essential to a Tent would hardly have place if the curtains were merely thrown over the woodwork and hung down on each side; also...
(4) the name "tent" implies a structure in that shape, not flat roofed; also...
(5) the five pillars in front of the mishkan would be out of symmetry with the four pillars of the veil, and the middle of the five pillars would stand needlessly and inconveniently in the way of the entrance. ...
The five are quite appropriate to the entrance to a Tent; the middle one, the tallest, supporting one end of a ridge pole, 60 ft. The Tent cloth was laid over the tabernacle cloth so as to allow a cubit of Tent cloth extending on each side in excess of the tabernacle cloth; it extended two cubits at the back and front (Exodus 26:13; Exodus 36:9; Exodus 36:13). The roof angle was probably a right angle; then every measurement is a multiple of five cubits, except the width of the tabernacle cloth, 21 cubits, and the length of the Tent cloth, 44 cubits. The slope extends five feet beyond the wooden walls, and five from the ground. ...
The Tent cloth would hang down one cubit on each side. The Tent area (judging from the tabernacle cloth) thus is 10 ft. ; the Tent cloth overhanging at the back and front by two cubits, i. The wooden structure within the Tent would have a space all around it of five cubits in width; here probably were eaten the sacrificial portions of meat not to be taken outside, here too were spaces for the priests, like the small apartments round three sides of the temple. The holiest place, a square of Ten cubits in the tabernacle (according to inference), was 20 cubits in the temple; the holy place in each case was a corresponding double square. The porch, five cubits deep in the tabernacle, was Ten cubits in the temple; the side spaces, taking account of the thickness of the temple walls, were five cubits and Ten cubits wide respectively; the tabernacle ridge pole was 15 cubits high, that of the temple roof (the holy place) was 30 cubits (1 Kings 6:2). ...
In Ezekiel 41:1 'ohel is "the Tent. " Fergusson observes, "the description (Exodus 26 and Exodus 36) must have been written by one who had seen the tabernacle standing; no one would have worked it out in such detail without ocular demonstration of the way in which the parts would fit together. "The tabernacle (tent) of the congregation" (rather "of meeting" without the article) is in the full designation "the tabernacle of the Tent of meeting" (Exodus 40:2; Exodus 40:29), i. "The tabernacle (tent) of the testimony" (i. As 10 (= 1 + 2 + 3 + 4) the number for completeness predominates in the tabernacle itself, so five the half of Ten, and the number for imperfection, predominates in the courts; four appearing in the perfect cube of the holiest expressed worldwide extension and divine order. ...
Moses' own "tent" (not mishkam , "tabernacle") in this transition stage was pitched far off from the camp (to mark God's withdrawal from apostate Israel) as "the Tent of meeting" provisionally, to which only Moses the mediator and his faithful minister Joshua were admitted (Exodus 33:3-11). Moses' authorship of the Pentateuch is marked by the fact that all his directions concerning impurity through a dead body relate to a Tent such as was in the wilderness, nothing is said of a house; but in the case of leprosy a house is referred to (Numbers 19:11; Numbers 19:14; Numbers 19:21; 1618538022_26). This seeming discrepancy is reconciled a few verses after: the tabernacle's less sacred parts, the outside Tent, etc
Dispersion - The dispersion included all the twelve tribes, the Ten tribes carried away by the Assyrians as well as Judah carried to Babylon, though Judah alone returned to Palestine (James 1:1; Acts 26:7)
Vitellius - After having superintended various public works, he was sent by Galba to northern Germany as governor. He took over the office of chief pontiff on 18th July, and, after arranging the elections for Ten years, he appointed himself perpetual consul
Jacob's Well - Hence, appears the appropriateness of the allusions "our fathers worshipped in this mountain," namely, Gerizim, whereon the Samaritan temple stood (John 4:20); "lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest" (John 4:25). ...
The patriarchs had never want of pasture in Canaan, but often difficulties as to water (Genesis 21:25-30; Genesis 26:13-15; Genesis 26:18-22). The vault has fallen, so that stones have fallen in and much reduced its original depth, in Maundrell's time it was 105 feet deep; now it is often dry, at other times it has a few feet of water. to Life of Christ) says Sychar originally extended further to the S. of Sychar would repair to Jacob's well rather than to Ain el Askar, which is Ten minutes' walk from Jacob's well
Candle - The Christian life is to be one that lightens and kindles others (Mark 4:21), and points men to the ‘Father of lights’ (Matthew 5:16). The parable of the Ten Virgins with their λαμπάδες teaches a similar lesson
Earth - The primitive earths are reckoned Ten in number, viz, silex, alumin, lime, magnesia, baryte, strontian, zircon, glucin, yttria and thorina. The world, as opposed to other scenes of existence
Asp - There are about Ten different species, of which the Naja haje, or Egyptian asp, and the Naja tripudians, or Indian cobra, are the best known
Finger - Thus the magicians in the court of Pharaoh were compelled to acknowledge the finger of God concerning several of the Ten plagues of Egypt which the Lord brought upon the Egyptians. (Exodus 3:19; Exo 3:21-22) But this permission was evidently intended to the better conviction of their minds in other instances; and accordingly we find the magicians themselves openly confessing, in the case of the lice on man and beast, "This is the finger of God
Constantius i, Flavius Valerius, Emperor - 284–305), to lighten the cares of empire, associated Maximian with himself; and arranged that each emperor should appoint a co-regent Caesar. 296 he reunited Britain to the empire, after the rebellion of Carausius, and an independence of Ten years. Although a pagan, he disapproved of the persecution of Diocletian, and contented himself by closing a few churches and overthrowing some dilapidated buildings, respecting (as the author of the de Morte Persecutorum says) the true temple of God
Gold - “Gold” could be beaten (1 Kings 10:16) and purified (
This metal was used as a material to make jewelry and other valuable items: “And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of Ten shekels weight of gold …” (1 Kings 10:17; cf
Stranger - At a latter period, namely, in the reigns of David and Solomon, they were compelled to labour on the religious edifices which were erected by those princes; as we may learn from such passages as these: "And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found a hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred; and he set three score and Ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens," &c, 1 Chronicles 22:2 ; 2 Chronicles 2:1 ; 2 Chronicles 2:16-17
Lamp - There is frequent mention of lamps in Scripture, and the word is often used figuratively. The houses in the east were, from the remotest antiquity, lighted with lamps; and hence it is so common in Scripture to call every thing which enlightens the body or mind, which guides or refreshes, by the name of a lamp. When the Ten tribes were taken from Rehoboam, and given to his rival, Jehovah promised to reserve one tribe, and assigns this reason: "That David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem," 1 Kings 11:36
Judea - With the increasing ascendency of that tribe the name of Judah covered a more extended territory, 2 Samuel 5:5 ; and after the secession of the Ten tribes, the kingdom of Judah included the territory of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, with a part of that of Simeon and Dan. Judea in this extent constituted part of the kingdom of Herod the Great, and afterwards belonged to his son Archelaus. During all this time, the boundaries of the province were often varied, by the addition or abstraction of different towns and cities
Judah, Kingdom of - Extent. History --The first three kings of Judah seem to have cherished the hope of re-establishing their authority over the Ten tribes; for sixty years there was war between them and the kings of Israel. Already in the fatal grasp of Assyria, Judah was yet spared for a checkered existence of almost another century and a half after the termination of the kingdom of Israel
Israel in Egypt - Now if we reckon that at that time a man had his first son when he was forty years of age, there would have been Ten generations in four hundred years. Suppose the population doubled itself in fifteen years (as it has been known to do in some places), the number in two hundred and Ten years would be over three millions
Law of Moses - The heading of the Ten commandments is "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage," and this could apply only to the Israelites. The Gentiles are described as not having the law, Romans 2:14 , though they had the work of the law written in their hearts, and a conscience which bore witness when they did wrong. ...
This is often construed to mean that while the Christian is not under the law for justification, he is under it for walk, as a rule of life. ...
Many contend that the ceremonial law is abrogated, but that the moral law is binding upon all. ' The law engraven on stones (the Ten commandments) is called "the ministration of death ," not the law of life to a Christian. It was perfect for the purpose for which it was given, but as seen in the question of divorce (Mark 10:4 ) it permitted what God had not intended for man at the beginning, and to this Christ bore witness
Judea - a district of Asia Minor, which is described both by ancient and modern geographers under a great variety of names, and with great diversity of extent. In the most extensive application of the name, it comprehends the whole country possessed by the Jews, or people of Israel; and included, therefore, very different portions of territory at different periods of their history. Upon the conquest of the country by Joshua, it was divided into twelve portions, according to the number of the tribes of Israel; and a general view of their respective allotments (though the intermediate boundaries cannot be very precisely ascertained) may convey some idea of its extent at that period. The whole of this extent between Coelo- Syria on the north, and Arabia Petraea on the south, the Mediterranean on the west, and Arabia Deserta on the east, may be considered as situated between 31 10' and 33 15' of north latitude, about a hundred and forty miles in length, and nearly a hundred in breadth. Reckoning from Dan to Beersheba, which are often mentioned in sacred Scripture as including the more settled and permanent possessions of the Israelites, its length would not exceed a hundred and twenty miles. But, if estimated from its boundaries in the reigns of David and Solomon, and several succeeding princes, its extent must be enlarged more than threefold; including both the land of Palestine, or of the Philistines, on the south, and the country of Phenice on the north, with part of Syria to the north-east. All this extent was originally comprehended in the land of promise, Genesis 15:18 ; Deuteronomy 11:24 ; and was actually possessed by David and Solomon, 1 Kings 9:20 ; 2 Chronicles 8:7 . ...
After the death of Solomon, when the kingdom of the Hebrews had attained its greatest extent, it was divided, in consequence of a revolt of Ten tribes, into two distinct sovereignties, named Israel and Judah; the former of which had its seat of government in Samaria, and the latter in Jerusalem. ...
After a captivity of seventy years, the Jews, who had been the subjects of Judah, having received permission from Cyrus to return to their native country, not only occupied the former territories of that kingdom, but extended themselves over great part of what had belonged to the Ten tribes of the kingdom of Israel: and then, for the first time, gave the name of Judea to the whole country over which they had again established their dominion. It is divided by Josephus into eleven toparchies, and by Pliny into Ten; but these subdivisions are little noticed by ancient writers, and their boundaries are very imperfectly ascertained. The principal places in the north-east quarter of the province were Jerusalem, the capital, which was entirely destroyed in the reign of Hadrian, and replaced by a new city named AElia, a little farther north, which is now the site of the modern Jerusalem; Jericho, the city of palm trees, about nineteen miles eastward of Jerusalem, and eight from the river Jordan; Phaselis, built by Herod in memory of his brother, fifteen miles north-west of Jericho; Archelais, built by Archelaus, Ten miles north of Jericho; Gophna, fifteen miles north of Jerusalem, in the road to Sichem; Bethel, twelve miles north of Jerusalem, originally called Luz; Gilgal, about one mile and a half from Jericho; Engeddi, a hundred furlongs south south-east of Jericho, near the northern extremity of the Dead Sea; Masada, a strong fortress built by Judas Maccabeus, the last refuge of the Jews after the fall of Jerusalem; Ephraim, a small town westward of Jericho; Anathoth, a Levitical town, nearly four miles north of Jerusalem. Philip, a strong place on the road to Hebron, Ten miles south of Jerusalem; Ziph, a small town between Hebron and the Dead Sea; Zoar, at the southern extremity of the Dead Sea, near the situation of Sodom; Hebron, formerly Kirjath-arba, a very ancient town in a hilly country, twenty-five miles south of the capital; Arad, about twenty- four miles southward from Hebron, and near the Ascensus Avrabim, or Scorpion Mountains, on the border of Arabia Petraea; and Thamar, on the southern limit of the province, near the south extremity of the Dead Sea. In the north-west quarter were Bethshemesh, or Heliopolis, a Levitical city, about Ten miles west of the capital; Rama, six miles north from Jerusalem; Emmaus, a village eight miles north north-west from Jerusalem, afterward called Nicopolis, in consequence of a victory gained by Vespasian over the revolted Jews; Bethoron, a populous Levitical city on the road to Lydda, a few miles north-west of Emmaus; Kirjath-jearim, on the road to Joppa, nine miles westward from the capital; Lydda, now Lod, and called by the Greeks Diospolis, about twelve miles east of Joppa; Ramla, supposed to be the same as Arimathea, about five miles south-west of Lydda; Joppa, a maritime town, now Jaffa, about twelve leagues north-west of Jerusalem; Jabne, a walled sea-port town between Joppa and Azotus; and Ekron, a town on the north boundary of the Philistines. ...
Samaria, lying between Judea and Galilee, in 32 15' north latitude, extended along the sea coast from Joppa to Dora, and along the river Jordan from the rivulet of Alexandrium to the southern extremity of the sea of Tiberias; comprehending the territory of the tribe of Ephraim, of the half tribe of Manasseh, and part of Issachar. ...
Peraea, though the name would denote any extent of country beyond Jordan, is more particularly applied to that district in 32 north latitude, which formerly composed the territories of Sihon, the Amorite, and Og, king of Bashan; extending from the river Arnon (which flows through an extensive plain into the Dead Sea) to the mount of Gilead, where the Jordan issues from the sea of Tiberias; and which fell to the lot of the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh. There remains to be noticed the Decapolis, or confederation of Ten cities in the last mentioned districts, which having been occupied during the Babylonish captivity by Heathen inhabitants, refused to adopt the Mosaic ritual after the restoration of the Jews, and found it necessary to unite their strength against the enterprises of the Asmonean princes. Luke as "all the country about Jordan;" from whence this wilderness extended southward along the western side of the Dead Sea. ' Nothing can be more forbidding than the aspect of these hills; not a blade of verdure is to be seen over all their surface, and not the sound of any living being is to be heard throughout all their extent
Ephraim (1) - As regards Ephraim himself, he was doubly blessed:...
(1) in being made, as well as Manasseh, a patriarchal head of a tribe, like Jacob's immediate sons (Genesis 48:5); as Judah received the primary birthright (Reuben losing it by incest, Simeon and Levi by cruelty), and became the royal tribe from whence king David and the Divine Son of David sprang, so Ephraim received a secondary birthright and became ancestor of the royal tribe among the Ten tribes of Israel (Genesis 49:3-10; Genesis 49:22-26). ...
Still in Moses' blessing Ephraim stands pre-eminent over Manasseh; and he and Manasseh are compared to the two horns of the reem (not unicorn but the gigantic wild ox, now extinct, or urus); "with them he (Joseph) shall push the people together to the ends of the earth, and they are the Ten thousands of Ephraim and they are the thousands of Manasseh. as it is often represented, occupied only half that space, and lay along the sea to the W. Ephraim did not extend to the sea, but had separate cities assigned to it in Manasseh on the coast. ...
From the time of the severance of the Ten tribes from Judah, brought about by Rehoboam's infatuation and Jeroboam's ("ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph") rousing Ephraim's innate self-elation, Ephraim became the representative and main portion of the northern kingdom; for the surrounding pagan, the luxurious Phoenicians, the marauding Midianites, the Syrians and Assyrians from the N
Benjamin - Jesus the antitype was first "a man of sorrows" (Isaiah 53:3), the mother's sorrows attending tits birth also at Bethlehem; afterward "the man of God's right hand," on whom God's hand was laid strengthening Him (Revelation 1:17; Psalms 80:17; Psalms 89:21; Acts 5:31). He clearly could not then have had Ten sons already (Genesis 46:6-21), or eight sons and two grandsons (Numbers 26:38-40). So Benjamin alone survived with Judah, after the deportation of the Ten tribes to Assyria, arid accompanied Judah to and front the Babylonian captivity, and lasted until Shiloh came and until Jerusalem was destroyed. ); a parallelogram, 26 miles long, 12 broad, extending from the Jordan to the region of Kirjath Jearim eight miles W. Hence at the severance of the Ten tribes Benjamin remained with Judah (1 Kings 12:23; 2 Chronicles 11:1). Moreover, a part of Benjamin including Bethel, the seat of Jeroboam's calf worship, went with the Ten tribes. Lod, Ono, Aijalon were westward extensions of Benjamin's bounds beyond the original limit (Nehemiah 11:35). The presence of the ark at Kirjath Jearim in Benjamin, the prophet Samuel's residence in the sanctuary Ramah (1 Samuel 7:17; 1 Samuel 9:12), the great assemblies of "all Israel" at Mizpeh (1 Samuel 7:5), and the sanctity attached of old to Bethel, "the great high place" at Gibeon (1 Kings 3:4; 2 Chronicles 1:3), all Tended to raise B. The genealogy of Kish and Saul, traced to a late date, brings us down to a Kish, father of Mordecai, the savior of the Jewish nation from Haman's intended destruction (Esther 2:5). ) In his own person he realized some of the prominent characteristics of his tribe: fierce obstinacy when be was "exceedingly mad against Christians, and persecuted them even unto strange cities" (Acts 26:11), equally persistent firmness when he declares, in spite of friends' entreaties, "I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus" (Acts 21:13)
Antichrist - ) Daniel's "little horn" from among the Ten horns of the fourth beast, or Roman empire (Daniel 7:7-27). ) The false Christs and false prophets (Matthew 24) point to the pretenders to Messiahship before the fall of Jerusalem, the foreshadowing of the future impostors about to deceive all but; the elect. The unanimous consent of the early Christians that the Roman empire is "what withholdeth" was so unlikely to suggest itself to them, inasmuch as regarding it as idolatrous and often persecuting, that this explanation seems to have been preserved from Paul's oral teaching. ) Daniel's "little horn" (Daniel 7:7-27) of the fourth kingdom is the papacy as a temporal power, rising on the ruins of the Roman empire, and plucking up three of its Ten horns. ) As the beast from the sea has Ten horns, comprising both E. , and power is given to it for forty-two months (Revelation 13:1; Revelation 13:5), so the little horn (Daniel 7:3; Daniel 7:7) absorbs the power of the Ten-horned fourth beast out of the sea (the Roman empire) and wears out the saints for three and a half times (3 1/2 years, i. 6, the world's number, in units, Tens, and hundreds
ta'Bor - Barak, at the command of Deborah, assembled his forces on Tabor, and descended thence, with "ten thousand men after him," into the plain, and conquered Sisera on the banks of the Kishon. The idea that our Saviour was transfigured on Tabor prevailed extensively among the early Christians, and still reappears often in popular religious works
Olves, Mount of - Here he often sat with his disciples, telling them of wondrous events yet to come, of the destruction of the Holy City; of the sufferings, the persecution, and the final triumph of his followers (Matthew 24 ). Here he gave them the beautiful parables of the Ten virgins and the five talents (25); here he was wont to retire on each evening for meditation, and prayer, and rest of body, when weary and harassed by the labours and trials of the day (Luke 21:37 ); and here he came on the night of his betrayal to utter that wonderful prayer, 'O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt' (Matthew 26:39 )
Locust - There are Ten Hebrew words used in Scripture to signify locust. Sometimes they are pounded, and then mixed with flour and water, and baked into cakes; "sometimes boiled, roasted, or stewed in butter, and then eaten. " They were eaten in a preserved state by the ancient Assyrians. ...
The devastations they make in Eastern lands are often very appalling
Lachish - " The Assyrian Tents appear pitched within the walls, and the foreign worship going on. Rather it answers to the great mound of Tel el Hesy ("hillock of the waterpit"), Ten miles from Eleutheropolis (Beit Jibrin), and not far from Ajlan (Eglon)
Darius - Some are of opinion that the name "Darius" is simply a name of office, equivalent to "governor," and that the "Gobryas" of the inscriptions was the person intended by the name. 529-522, and was succeeded by a usurper named Smerdis, who occupied the throne only Ten months, and was succeeded by this Darius (B
Samuel, Books of, - In our own time the most prevalent idea in the Anglican Church seems to have been that the first twenty-four chapters of the book of Samuel were written by the prophet himself, and the rest of the chapters by the prophets Nathan and Gad. ...
But although the authorship cannot be ascertained with certainty, it appears clear that, in its present form it must have been composed subsequent to the secession of the Ten tribes, B. On the other hand, it could hardly have been written later than the reformation of Josiah, since it seems to have been composed at a time when the Pentateuch was not acted on as the rule of religious observances, which received a special impetus at the finding of the Book of the Law at the reformation of Josiah
Laodicea - (lay ahd ih cee' uh) A city in southwest Asia Minor on an ancient highway running from Ephesus to Syria Ten miles west of Colossae and six miles south of Hierapolis. The extent of its wealth is illustrated by the fact that Laodicea was rebuilt without the financial help of Rome after the disastrous earthquake of A
Gog - Hengstenberg supports KJV. ...
Antiochus Epiphanes, the Old Testament antichrist, the "little horn" of the third world empire, who defiled Jehovah's temple and altar with swine sacrifices and set up Jupiter's altar there, prefigures the "king of fierce countenance" who, "when the transgressors shall come to the full, shall destroy the holy people" (Daniel 8:10-26); "the king of the N. Gog represents antichrist the beast; Magog the Ten kingdoms leagued under him (Revelation 16-17)
Goshen - Three Egyptian homes in the Delta, and extending over part of Goshen, bore a name beginning with ka or ga, "a bull," namely, Mnevis, worshipped at On, representing Turn the unknown source of all existence. (hence called the field of Zoan or Tanis, Psalms 78:12; Psalms 78:43), extending S. Goshen, for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians,") proves that Goshen was regarded by Egyptians as scarcely Egypt proper, though having many Egyptians in it, as is recorded during the Ten plagues; also foreigners
Letter - the Ten Epistles of St. On the other hand, the so-called First Epistle of Clement, which is written in the name of one entire community to another, is a peculiar composite of ‘letter’ and ‘epistle’; it was certainly meant to be a true letter, arising out of the actual circumstances of the writer’s own church at Rome, and having in view the actual circumstances of the church in Corinth, but it is quite clear that Clement was working upon a tradition of Christian letters and epistles, so that-especially in regard to the length of his message-he does not altogether succeed in maintaining the characteristics of a true letter. Deissmann, Licht vom Osten2, 1909 (Eng
Sarah - granddaughter, "of his father not of his mother," probably not more than Ten years his junior (Genesis 11:29; Genesis 20:12) Sarai, "my princess," was her name down to Genesis 17:15 when God changed it. ...
An example of faith, though she erred in abetting Abram's pretence that she was his sister (her beauty was then great: Genesis 12:13, etc
Sabbath - ...
The words 'rest' and 'Sabbath' in the passage in Exodus have no article, so that the sentence may be translated "To-morrow is [1] rest, [1] holy Sabbath unto the Lord. The Sabbath was soon after definitely enacted in the Ten commandments, Exodus 20:8-11 , and reference is there made to God having rested on the seventh day after the work of creation as the basis of the institution. ...
The Sabbath had a peculiar place in relation to Israel: thus in Leviticus 23 , in the feasts of Jehovah, in the holy convocations, the Sabbath of Jehovah is first mentioned as showing the great intention of God
Abijah - His conduct, along with that of his brother, as a judge in Beer-sheba, to which office his father had appointed him, led to popular discontent, and ultimately provoked the people to demand a royal form of government. He began his three years' reign (2Chronicles 12:16; 13:1,2) with a strenuous but unsuccessful effort to bring back the Ten tribes to their allegiance
Dragon - In each case, with the exception of 13:11 (‘as a dragon’), the reference is to the symbolical ‘great red dragon’ with seven heads and Ten horns (12:3) who is expressly identified with ‘the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan’ (v. The Apocryphal book of Bel and the Dragon testifies to the existence in Babylon of a dragon-worship that must have been associated with belief in the ancient dragon-myth which forms so important a feature of the Babylonian cosmogony
Beast - Ignatius, referring to his journey to Rome where he was to suffer martyrdom, wrote, ‘I am bound to Ten leopards, that is, a troop of soldiers …’ (ad Romans 5). Paul would become familiar with the Platonic comparison of the mob with a dangerous beast, and as a Roman citizen he would often have seen men fight with beasts in the circus (St
Sharp - ) Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer. ) Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at Ten o'clock sharp
To - ) Extent; limit; degree of comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three hundred. ) Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is Ten to one that you will offend him. ) Hence, it indicates motion, course, or Tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a Tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. ) The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or Tendency without arrival; movement toward; - opposed to from
To - ) Extent; limit; degree of comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three hundred. ) Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is Ten to one that you will offend him. ) Hence, it indicates motion, course, or Tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a Tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. ) The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or Tendency without arrival; movement toward; - opposed to from
Hagar - After Ten years' residence in the land of Canaan, Abram, by the persuasion of his wife, who had been barren heretofore, and now despaired of bearing children herself when she was seventy-five years old, took, as a second wife, or concubine, her handmaid, Hagar, an Egyptian. They call her in eminency, Mother Hagar, and maintain that she was Abraham's lawful wife; the mother of Ishmael, his eldest son; who, as such, possessed Arabia, which very much exceeds, say they, both in extent and riches, the land of Canaan, which was given to his younger son Isaac
Cameronists - After having discharged the office of a minister at Bourdeaux, which he assumed in 1608, for Ten years, he accepted the professorship of divinity at Saumur. This occasioned his being insulted by a private person in the streets, and severely beaten: and this treatment so much affected him, that he soon after died, in 1625, at the early age of forty-six years
Salt (2) - The extreme length is about 46 miles, the greatest breadth above Ten miles. And, as there is no outlet, the waters are intensely salt. The supposition, formerly most common was that these cities were submerged by the waters of the sea at the time of the great catastrophe—a theory which appears to be inconsistent with the geological and physical character of the region
Cedar - The cedar-tree shoots out branches at Ten of twelve feet from the ground, large and almost horizontal; its leaves are an inch long, slender and straight, growing in tufts. The wood is peculiarly adapted to building, because it is not subject to decay, nor to be eaten of worms; hence it was much used for rafters, and for boards with which to cover houses and form the floors and ceilings of rooms
Tadmor or Tamar - The original name was preserved till the time of Alexander, who extended his conquests to this city, which then exchanged its name Tadmor for that of Palmyra, both signifying that it was a "city of palms. It was originally about Ten miles in circumference; but such have been the destructions effected by time, that the boundaries are with difficulty traced and determined
ta'Bor - Barak, at the command of Deborah, assembled his forces on Tabor, and descended thence, with "ten thousand men after him," into the plain, and conquered Sisera on the banks of the Kishon. The idea that our Saviour was transfigured on Tabor prevailed extensively among the early Christians, and still reappears often in popular religious works
Coins - ...
One hundred drachmas (or a hundred denarii) was equal to one mina, the gold coin that the nobleman in Jesus’ parable entrusted to each of his Ten servants (Luke 19:13)
Resurrection of Christ - Ten different appearances of our risen Lord are recorded in the New Testament. ...
To the Ten disciples (Thomas being absent) and others "with them," at Jerusalem on the evening of the resurrection day
Lot - Terah had intended to travel to Canaan, but stayed in Haran instead (Genesis 11:31 ). ...
After traveling throughout Canaan and into Egypt, Abraham and Lot finally settled between Bethel and Ai, about Ten miles north of Jerusalem (Genesis 13:3 ). God had already told Abraham that He intended to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah ( Genesis 18:20 ). Abraham interceded on behalf of Sodom, that if Ten righteous men were found in Sodom that God would not destroy the city (Genesis 18:32 )
Shewbread - Each cake contained two Tenths of an ephah, about six pounds and a quarter, of fine flour. Ahimelech stretched the law in giving the stale loaves to David's men, as free from ceremonial defilement (1 Samuel 21:4-6; Matthew 12:4), for they should have been eaten by the priests, in the holy place (Leviticus 24:5-9). In 2 Chronicles 4:8; 2 Chronicles 4:19, Ten tables are mentioned "whereon the shewbread was set," i. "Ten" is the number also of the candlesticks. The continued renewal every Sabbath testified to the design of that holy day to renew men afresh to self dedication as in God's immediate presence; as Israel by the candlestick appeared as a people of enlightenment, and by the incense altar as a people of prayer. The frankincense always on the shewbread, and consumed when the bread was to be eaten, symbolized that prayer must ever accompany self dedication, and that the fame of love must kindle prayer when we are about to hold communion with and to be nourished by Him
Grape - Doubdan assures us, that in the valley of Eshcol were clusters of grapes to be found of Ten or twelve pounds. The bunches of these grapes are so large that they weigh from Ten to twelve pounds, and the grapes may be compared to our plums. By the force and intent of the allegory, says Bishop Lowth, "good grapes" ought to be opposed "to fruit of a dangerous and pernicious quality," as, in the application of it, to judgment is opposed tyranny, and to righteousness oppression
the Ten Virgins - It would have been well, and we would have been deep in their debt, had some of the twelve said to their Master at that moment: Declare to us the parable of the Ten virgins also. For, who and what are the Ten virgins, and why are they so called? Why are they exactly Ten, and why are they so equally divided into five and five? What are their lamps also, and what are their vessels with their lamps, and what is the oil that the wise had, and that the foolish had not? What does the tarrying of the bridegroom mean, and what the slumbering and sleeping of the whole Ten? And then who are they that make the midnight cry, Behold the bridegroom cometh? And then the hurried trimming of the lamps, with the going out of the lamps of the foolish,-what is the meaning of all that? The request of the foolish for a share of the oil of the wise, with the refusal of the wise to part with any of their oil,-what are the spiritual meanings hidden under all that? And specially, who sell the oil, and where do they sell it, and at what price? And then the shutting of the door? And then what it is to be ready? as well as what it is to watch, and when we are to watch, and where? It would have been an immense service done to us all had the disciples petitioned their Master for His own authoritative answer to all these questions. No wonder that only the half of the Ten virgins had the heart to make the impoverishing purchase. For my part, I often wonder there were so many. Tonight some here will hasten home as soon as the blessing is pronounced. I have told you before, but not once too often, of a Sabbath night I once spent long ago in the Alrick with old John Mackenzie
Exodus, Book of - This Tenth plague became the setting for Israel's central religious celebration, that of Passover and Unleavened Bread in which Israel reenacted the Exodus from Egypt and rejoiced at God's supreme act of salvation for His people (Exodus 5-13 ). God gave the Ten Commandments and other laws central to the covenant (Exodus 19-23 ), and then confirmed the covenant in a mysterious ceremony (Exodus 24:1 ). God punished them but did not destroy them as He had threatened. God showed His continued presence in the Tent of Meeting and in letting His glory pass by Moses (Exodus 32-33 ). Such intense communication with God brought radiance to Moses' face (Exodus 18:13-27 ). This way centered on life guided by the Ten Commandments. ...
God expected His people to live the way of holiness, the way of the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments are God's covenant ground rules for life with Him (Exodus 20:1-17 )
Ishmael - " Many conquerors have marched into the Arabian wilderness, but they have never been able to catch this wild donkey and to tame him" (Baumgarten). Esau married his daughter Mahalath before Ishmael's death, for it is written "Esau went unto Ishmael" (Genesis 28:9). These "hamlets" were collections of rude dwellings of stones piled on one another and covered with Tent cloths, often ranged in a circle. In spite of Johanan's open warning of Ishmael's intention, and even private offer to slay Ishmael in order to avert the death of Gedaliah and its evil consequences to the Jewish remnant, the latter in generous unsuspiciousness refused to believe the statement. Thirty days after, in the seventh month Ishmael and "ten men, princes of the king," at an hospitable entertainment given them by Gedaliah slew him with such secrecy that no alarm was given (compare Psalms 41:9), and then slew the Jews and Chaldeans, the men of war immediately about his person (not the rest, Jeremiah 40:16), with him. Ishmael met them, pretending to weep like themselves, and said, "Come to Gedaliah," as if he were one of his retinue. When they came into the midst of the city, or of the courtyard (Josephus), he closed the entrances and butchered all, except Ten who promised, if spared, to show him treasures of wheat, barley, oil, and honey. ...
His greediness and needs overcame his cruelty, or he would not have spared even the Ten. came round and joined Johanan, who slew two of the Ten princes (Jeremiah 41:1-2; Jeremiah 41:15), leaving Ishmael with but eight to escape to Ammon
Joseph - ), Ten pieces less than the current value of a slave, for "they cared little what they had for him, if so be they were rid of him. " Accordingly Jacob and his family, to the number of threescore and Ten souls, together with "all that they had," went down to Egypt. ...
"The 'Story of the Two Brothers,' an Egyptian romance written for the son of the Pharaoh of the Oppression, contains an episode very similar to the Biblical account of Joseph's treatment by Potiphar's wife. Joseph having obtained a promise from his brethren that when the time should come that God would "bring them unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob," they would carry up his bones out of Egypt, at length died, at the age of one hundred and Ten years; and "they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin" (Genesis 50:26 )
Demetrius - Upon regaining his liberty at the end of Ten years, he undertook a war against Ptolemy Physkon of Egypt
Tabor (1) - A hundred and Ten years later Josephus fortified the hill against Vespasian, but after the Jewish soldiers had been defeated by the general Placidus, the place surrendered. Palestine, groves of oaks and terebinths not only covering the hillsides, but extending also over a considerable area of hill and valley to the N. The Franciscans and the Greek Church have each erected a monastery-hospice on the summit, and extensive excavations have been made, particularly by members of the former order
Watchfulness - The parable of the Ten virgins emphasizes the imminence of the parousia (Matthew 25:1-13 )
Embalm - And 40 days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed; and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and Ten days. The Egyptian belief in the transmigration of souls Tended to perpetuate the practice, the body being embalmed so as to be ready to receive the soul again when the appointed cycle of thousands of years should elapse
Regeneration - to 230; Cole and Wright, but especially Witherspoon on Regeneration; Doddridge's Ten Sermons on the Subject; Dr
Kenites - In Genesis 15:19 the Kenites are mentioned among the Ten nations whose land was to be taken possession of by Israel; the reference is doubtless to the absorption of the Kenites in Judah
Shepherd - I should not have paused at this word, being in itself so very well understood, but only to remark the very great blessedness and Tenderness of it as assumed by the Lord Jesus Christ. But while I refer to the Scriptural account of our Lord Jesus under this character, and which is more or less scattered over the whole Bible, I cannot content myself, without just observing how very blessed it must be for all the sheep of Christ and the lambs of his fold to know Jesus, and to make use of Jesus as God the Father evidently intended he should be used, as their Shepherd. And all this and Ten thousand things more, because he is their Shepherd, because he is, and ever must be, Jesus
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A tabernacle was erected at every space of 2,000 cubits, to evade the law of the Sabbath day's journey, for they led the scape-goat out on the Sabbath; after eating bread and drinking water the conductor of the goat could go on to the next tabernacle; Ten stages were thus made between Seek and Jerusalem, in all six and a half miles to el Muntar, from whence the conductor caught the first sight of the great desert. Beside the well probably was the Tenth tabernacle, to which he returned after precipitating the goat, and where he sat until sundown, when he might return to Jerusalem. Sins of ignorance, rather of inadvertence
Call - ) To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; - often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church. ) The act of calling; - usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle's call. ) To invite or command to meet; to convoke; - often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen. ) To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance Ten miles; he called it a full day's work. ) To utter in a loud or distinct voice; - often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company
Street - “That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store, that sheep may bring forth thousands and Ten thousands in our streets” ( Tent, city, or camp—hence the adverbial usage of “outside
Make - ) A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife. ) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; - often with up; as, to make up a story. ) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; - often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc. ) To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes Ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day. ) To Tend; to contribute; to have effect; - with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage. ) To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; - often in the phrase to meddle or make. ) To proceed; to Tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen
Isa'Iah, Book of - 24-27 form one prophecy, essentially connected with the preceding Ten "burdens," chs. The last 27 chapters form a separate prophecy, and are supposed by many critics to have been written in the time of the Babylonian captivity, and are therefore ascribed to a "later Isaiah;" but the best reasons are in favor of but one Isaiah. (Matthew 3:3 ; Luke 4:17 ; Acts 8:28 ; Romans 10:16,20 ) (b) The unity of design which connects these last 27 chapters with the preceding; the oneness of diction which pervades the whole book; the peculiar elevation and grandeur of style which characterize the second part as well as the first; the absence of any other name than Isaiah's claiming the authorship; lastly, the Messianic predictions which mark its inspiration and remove the chief ground of objection against its having been written by Isaiah
Tribute - Yet, afterward, toward the end of his reign, he imposed a tribute upon them, and made them work at the public buildings, 1 Kings 5:13-14 ; 1 Kings 9:15 ; 1 Kings 11:27 ; which much alienated their minds from him, and sowed the seeds of that discontent which afterward appeared in an open revolt, by the rebellion of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat; who was at first indeed obliged to take shelter in Egypt. But afterward the defection became general, by the total revolt of the Ten tribes
Neomenia - In the kingdom of the Ten tribes, the serious among the people used to assemble at the houses of the prophets, to hear their instructions
Sheep - Russell, there are two varieties; the one called Bedaween sheep, which differ in no respect from the larger kinds of sheep among us, except that their tails are somewhat longer and thicker; the others are those often mentioned by travellers on account of their extraordinary tails; and this species is by far the most numerous. It is of a substance between fat and marrow, and is not eaten separately, but mixed with the lean meat in many of their dishes, and also often used instead of butter. A common sheep of this sort, without the head, feet, skin, and entrails, weighs from sixty to eighty pounds, of which the tail itself is usually Ten or fifteen pounds, and when the animal is fattened, twice or thrice that weight, and very inconvenient to its owner. A recent traveller in Palestine witnessed the shearing of a sheep in the immediate vicinity of Gethsemane; and the silent, unresisting submission of the poor animal, thrown with its feet bound upon the earth, its sides rudely pressed by the shearer's knees, while every movement threatened to lacerate the flesh, was a touching commentary on the prophet's description of Christ, Isaiah 53:7 Acts 8:32-35 . It is a gregarious animal also; and as loving the companionship of the flock and dependant of the protection and guidance of its master, its name is often given to the people of God, 2 Kings 22:17 Psalm 79:13 80:1 Matthew 25:32 . ...
Sheep-cotes or folds, among the Israelites, appear to have been generally open houses, or enclosures walled round, often in front of rocky caverns, to guard the sheep from beasts of prey by night, and the scorching heat of noon, Numbers 32:16 2 Samuel 7:8 Jeremiah 23:3,6 John 10:1-5
Excommunication - The offender was first cited to appear in court; and if he refused to appear or to make amends, his sentence was pronounced. The term of this punishment was thirty days; and it was extended to a second and to a third thirty days when necessary. The sentence was delivered by a court of Ten, and was accompanied by a solemn malediction. (2 Corinthians 1:23 ; 13:10 ) We find, (1) that it is a spiritual penalty, involving no temporal punishment, except accidentally; (2) that it consists in separation from the communion of the Church; (3) that its object is the good of the sufferer, (1 Corinthians 5:5 ) and the protection of the sound members of the Church, (2 Timothy 3:17 ) (4) that its subjects are those who are guilty of heresy, (1 Timothy 1:20 ) or gross immorality, (1 Corinthians 5:1 ) (5) that it is inflicted by the authority of the Church at large, (Matthew 18:18 ) wielded by the highest ecclesiastical officer, (1 Corinthians 5:3 ; Titus 3:10 ) (6) that this officer's sentence is promulgated by the congregation to which the offender belongs, (1 Corinthians 5:4 ) in defence to his superior judgment and command, (2 Corinthians 2:9 ) and in spite of any opposition on the part of a minority, (2 Corinthians 2:6 ) (7) that the exclusion may be of indefinite duration, or for a period; (8) that its duration may be abridged at the discretion and by the indulgence of the person who has imposed the penalty, (2 Corinthians 2:8 ) (9) that penitence is the condition on which restoration to communion is granted, (2 Corinthians 2:8 ) (10) that the sentence is to be publicly reversed as it was publicly promulgated
Isaac - (1) Israel, or the kingdom of the Ten tribes (Amos 7:9,16 ). After the expulsion of Ishmael and Hagar, Isaac had no competitor, and grew up in the shade of Sarah's Tent, moulded into feminine softness by habitual submission to her strong, loving will. " His life was so quiet and uneventful that it was spent "within the circle of a few miles; so guileless that he let Jacob overreach him rather than disbelieve his assurance; so Tender that his mother's death was the poignant sorrow of years; so patient and gentle that peace with his neighbours was dearer than even such a coveted possession as a well of living water dug by his own men; so grandly obedient that he put his life at his father's disposal; so firm in his reliance on God that his greatest concern through life was to honour the divine promise given to his race
Nahum (2) - Nahum in Elkosh of Galilee was probably among those of northern Israel, after the deportation of the Ten tribes, who accepted Hezekiah's earnest invitation to keep the Passover at Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 30). Nahum encourages his countrymen with the assurance that, alarming as their position seemed, assailed by the mighty foe which had already carried captive the Ten tribes, yet that not only should the Assyrian fail against Jerusalem, but Nineveh and his own empire should fall; and this not by chance, but by Jehovah's judgment for their iniquities. Several phases of an idea are presented in the briefest sentences; as in the sublime description of God in the beginning, the overthrow of Nineveh, and that of No Amon
Manasseh (1) - Ephraim and Manasseh) the "precious things of the earth" by "the good will of Him that dwelt in the bush, "in contrast to Joseph's past "separation from his brethren," his horns like the two of the wild bull (not "unicorn"), namely, "the Ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh shall push," etc. "...
After the fall of the Ten tribes, Psalm 80 expresses Judah's prayer of sympathy for her sister: "give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock. Many out of Manasseh were among the penitents coming southwards to Judah, and joining in the spiritual revivals under Asa (2 Chronicles 15:9), Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 30:1; 2 Chronicles 30:10-11; 2 Chronicles 30:18; 2 Chronicles 31:1), and Josiah (2 Chronicles 34:6-9)
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Approaches to Interpretation Before looking at the contentsof the sermon itself, it is helpful to briefly consider the ways in which the Sermon on the Mount has been interpreted. The goal of many interpretations is to alleviate the Tension between Jesus' expectations and our abilities. First, if a strictly literal interpretation is insufficient, what other methods are acceptable? Second, which passages should be interpreted literally and which should not? Attention will be focused here on the answers given to the first question. During the Roman Catholic church's history in the Middle Ages, only those living within the monastery were held responsible for keeping the ethics of the sermon; everyone else was bound only to keep the Ten Commandments. Martin Luther proposed the doctrine of the two kingdoms: Christians in their private lives were bound to keep the ethical standards of the sermon, but in their public and professional lives were bound only to keep the standards of the Ten Commandments. ...
Contents of the Sermon on the Mount The Sermon on the Mount opens with the beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12 ) and moves on to describe the function of Jesus' disciples (Matthew 5:13-16 ). From there Jesus explained His interpretation of the law (Matthew 5:17-48 ) and certain acts of righteousness (Matthew 6:1-18 ), described the attitudes required of His disciples (Matthew 6:19-7:12 ), and invited the listeners to become and continue as His disciples (Matthew 7:13-27 )
Ark of the Covenant - names the original container for the Ten Commandments and the central symbol of God's presence with the people of Israel. The word “covenant” in the name defines the ark from its original purpose as a container for the stone tablets upon which the Ten Commandments (sometimes called the “testimony”) were inscribed. Abinadab and his sons (2 Samuel 6:3 ) seemed to have served the Lord of the ark faithfully until one son, Uzzah, was smitten for his rash touching of the holy object during David's first attempt to transport the ark from its “hill” at Kiriath-Jearim to his own city
Synagogue - " The word συναγωγή occurs very often in the LXX, but as a translation of some twenty different Hebrew words: 'congregation' or 'gathering' is the main thought. They were often erected by general contributions, though at times by a rich Jew, or in some instances by a Gentile, as the one built by the centurion at Capernaum. The Lord spoke of the hypocrites who loved to pray standing in the synagogues, where they also ostentatiously offered their alms. 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. "...
Paul also was permitted to speak in the synagogue at Damascus, when he showed the Jews that Jesus was the Son of God, Acts 9:20 ; and often afterwards he 'reasoned' or 'disputed' (διαλέγομαι)with the Jews in their synagogues. The Lord told His disciples that they would be scourged in the synagogues, Matthew 10:17 ; and Paul confessed that when persecuting the church he had imprisoned and beaten in every synagogue those that believed on the Lord. '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. the batlanim, described as 'leisure men,' who attended meetings regularly. There were at least Ten of these attached to each synagogue, so as to form a quorum, Ten being the lowest number to form a congregation
Altar - It was twenty cubits long, twenty wide, and Ten high. ...
Among the Romans altars were of two kinds, the higher and the lower; the higher were intended for the celestial gods, and were called altaria, from altus; the lower were for the terrestrial and infernal gods, and were called arae. In Moses's days it was five cubits square, and three high: but it was greatly enlarged in the days of Solomon, being twenty cubits square, and Ten in height
Pharaoh - Ten Pharaohs are mentioned in the Old Testament
Shemaiah - The prophet who with Ahijah encouraged the revolution of the Ten tribes from Jeroboam
Thaddaeus - Taddai ) was of Ten confused with Addai, who was said to be one of the Seventy disciples, and who, being seat to Edessa, healed Abgarus (see Smith-Wace, Dict
Asher, Aser - Its portion in the land was in the extreme north, extending northward from Mount Carmel. 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. At the secession of the Ten tribes Asher became a part of Israel, and very little more is heard of this tribe
Joshua - ) ...
His work being done, he died, at the age of one hundred and Ten years, twenty-five years after having crossed the Jordan
Dispersion - The Ten tribes, after existing as a separate kingdom for two hundred and fifty-five years, were carried captive (B. ...
The Tenth chapter of Genesis gives us an account of the principal nations of the earth in their migrations from the plain of Shinar, which was their common residence after the Flood
Evidence: Experimental - Now,' she said, 'I have been a widow thirty years, and I was left with Ten children, and I trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ in the depth of poverty, and he appeared for me and comforted me, and helped me to bring up my children so that they have grown up and turned out respectable. I was often very sore pressed, but my prayers were heard by my Father in heaven, and I was always delivered
Nazareth - , one guarding or watching, thus designating the hill which overlooks and thus guards an extensive region. It is identified with the modern village en-Nazirah, of six or Ten thousand inhabitants
Meshach - ) Appointed by the king a "daily provision of the king's meat (dainties) and wine three years, that at the end he might stand before the king" as an attendant courtier and counselor; not eunuch. So far from losing by faithfulness, they "appeared in countenance fairer and fatter than all who did eat the king's meat," illustrating Deuteronomy 8:3; 1618538022_1; Matthew 6:33. ...
"God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom"; and "the king found them Ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers in all his realm
Deluge - , and continued twelve lunar months and Ten days, or exactly one solar year. ...
Tops of the mountains visible on the first day of the Tenth month (Genesis 8:14-193 )
Nile - Two of the Ten plagues sent upon Pharaoh and Egypt before the departure of the Israelites were turning the water of the Nile into blood and bringing forth frogs from the river
Tabernacle - Many books have been written on the spiritual significance of the tabernacle, how it represented Christ, and how it foretold the gospel. In the Holy of Holies was the ark of the covenant which contained the Ten Commandments (Exodus 25:16)
Sabbath - Both reports of the Ten Commandments stated that the Sabbath belonged to the Lord. These in turn were extended until ingenious evasions were devised that lost the spirit but satisfied the legal requirement
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The parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) has furnished another fruitful field to spiritualizing interpreters
Ashkelon - Ashkelon was a Mediterranean coastal city twelve miles north of Gaza and Ten miles south of Ashdod. Its history extends into the Neolithic Period. Execration Texts, where a curse on the ruler and his supporters was written on pottery, then smashed, symbolizing breaking his power
Saints - Thus Moses, describing the descent of the Lord upon mount Sinai, saith, "He came with Ten thousands of saints. "Such an High Priest (saith Paul) became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens? (Hebrews 7:26) As the holiness of Christ in his human nature, deriving every thing of sanctity as it must from the union with the GODHEAD, gives a completeness both of durableness and excellency to that sanctity, so must it ensure the same in all his members
Preparation - The preparation of the heart is the great subject of enquiry in a work of this kind, and to which therefore I would particularly direct the attention. " Hence, therefore, to him alone should believers be always looking for the preparations of the heart; for in this sweet office of the Spirit, God's Christ and the redeemed soul are brought together; and the Lord the Spirit doth more in one moment to prepare our unprepared hearts than, without his influence, could be accomplished in Ten thousand years by all our labours in prayers and tears
Captivity - There is nothing in the passage to fix the date, but in 2 Kings 15:29 is another reference to Israel when Tiglath-pileser took Ijon, Abel-beth-maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, and Hazor, which are all in the north on the west of the Jordan; butthen is added Gilead, which is on the east, and this may be intended to embrace the two and a half tribes; then Galilee with all the land of Naphtali is added, which is again in the north on the west. ...
Those who returned from exile were the two tribes, Judah and Benjamin (unless any few of the Ten tribes may have accompanied them; cf
Rams Horns - But be this as it may, no doubt there was a sweet and gracious instruction intended from the use of such feeble instruments, to teach the church in all ages, that as there was no comparison between the weapon and the work, the church should be always looking off from themselves, in order to be always eyeing the Lord. 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
Abijah - He endeavored to recover the Ten tribes to Judah, and made war on Jeroboam. "Daughter" in Scripture often means granddaughter, a generation being skipped
Fabianus, Bishop of Rome - 530) and in later editions of the Liber Pontificalis it is added that he made also seven subdeacons to superintend the seven notaries appointed to record faithfully the acts of the martyrs; also that he caused to be brought to Rome by sea the body of Pontianus (the predecessor of his predecessor Anteros), martyred in Sardinia, and buried it in the cemetery of Callixtus on the Appian Way; in which cemetery he too was buried. of Carthage, written a letter severely censuring one Privatus, an heretical bp. There are also Ten decreta assigned to him by Gratian and others, on matters of discipline
Circle - divided the empire into six circles at first, and afterwards into Ten Austria, Burgundy, Lower Rhine, Bavaria, Upper Saxony, Franconia, Swabia, Upper Rhine, Westphalia, and Lower Saxony
Acceptance - In the Bible, things or persons are often said to be acceptable to men or to God. This included ethical actions (Ten Commandments) as well as sacrifices (Leviticus)
Liturgy - All who have written on liturgies agree, that, in primitive days, divine service was exceedingly simple, clogged with a very few ceremonies, and consisted of but a small number of prayers; but, by degrees, they increased the number of ceremonies, and added new prayers, to make the office look more awful and venerable to the people. Some alterations were made in it, which consisted in adding the general confession and absolution, and the communion to begin with the Ten commandments
Targum - There are Ten Targums of parts of the O. The eyes of Abraham were intent upon the eyes of Isaac; and the eyes of Isaac were intent upon the angels on high. Then he said, Stretch not out thy hand to the young man, nor do him any harm, for now it is manifest before me that thou fearest the Lord, and hast not withheld thy son, thy only-begotten from me
Return - 9:3: “When mine enemies are turned back … ,” or “reverse a direction,” as in 2 Kings 20:10: “… Let the shadow return backward Ten degrees
Eusebius Emesenus, Bishop of Emesa - Constantii), and his Arian Tenets are spoken of by Theodoret as too well known to admit question (Theod. Jerome, who speaks somewhat contemptuously of his productions, particularizes treatises against the Jews, the Gentiles, and the Novatianists, an exposition of Galatians in Ten books, and a large number of very brief homilies on the Gospels
Book - The skins of animals were also in use, the books being prepared in the form of long rolls, twelve or fourteen inches wide, and fastened at each end to sticks, not unlike the rollers to which maps are attached. Some of them were Ten or fifteen inches broad. They were finally beaten with hammers, and polished. The ink was carried in a hollow horn fastened to the girdle
Jansenists - Augustine's works Ten, and some parts thirty, times. Some of them even pretended to work miracles, by which their cause was greatly injured
Antichrist - , the devil, the serpent of Genesis), who was invested with the kingdom of the Ten kings
Joseph - It throws much light on the superintending providence of God, as embracing all things, great and small in the perpetual unfolding of his universal plan. Joseph died, aged on hundred and Ten, B. They both attended the Passover at Jerusalem when Christ was twelve years of age, Luke 2:41-51 ; and as no more is said of him in the sacred narrative, and Christ committed Mary to the care of one of his disciples, he is generally supposed to have died before Christ began his public ministry
Media - Called by the Hebrews Genesis 10:2 ; extended itself on the west and south of the Caspian Sea, from Armenia and Assyria on the north and west, to Farsistan or Persia proper on the south; and included the districts now called Shirvan, Adserbijan, Ghilan, Masanderan, and Irak Adjemi. It had two grand divisions, of which the northwestern was called Atropatene, or Lesser Media, and the southern Greater Media. ...
Media is first mentioned in the Bible as the part of Assyria to which the Ten tribes were transported: at first, those beyond the Jordan, by Tiglath-pileser, 1 Chronicles 5:26 ; and afterwards, about 721 B
Palm Tree - ) Many places are mentioned in the Bible as having connection with palm trees; Elim, where grew three score and Ten palm trees, ( Exodus 15:27 ) and Elath
Timotheus Salofaciolus - Ten orthodox Egyptian bishops had also written to Leo that the election had been unstained by "canvassing, sedition, or unfairness of any kind," and that Timotheus was approved as worthy of so eminent a bishopric for purity of character and integrity of faith ( Ep. This step was followed up by rigorous edicts, intended to overawe the numerous clerics, monks, and laymen who refused to communicate with the restored patriarch ( Brev
Canaan - At a later age, this term was often restricted to the territory of the Ten tribes, Ezekiel 27:17 . After the separation of the Ten tribes, the land which belonged to Judah and Benjamin, who formed a separate kingdom, was distinguished by the appellation of "the land of Judah," or Judea; which latter name the whole country retained during the existence of the second temple, and under the dominion of the Romans. The northern boundary is at the lofty mountains of Lebanon and Hermon, some peaks of which are Ten thousand feet high. In lower Galilee we find the great and beautiful plain of Esdraelon, extending from mount Carmel and Acre on the west to Tabor and Gilboa, and even to the Jordan on the east. The variations of sunshine, clouds, and rain, which with us extend throughout the year, are in Palestine confined chiefly to the winter or rainy season. The barley harvest is about a fortnight earlier than the wheat, and both are earlier than the wheat, and both are earlier in the plains than on the high land; altogether the grain harvest extends from April to June
Exodus - ) The commission of Moses, the perversity of Pharaoh, and the infliction of the Ten plagues in succession, Exodus 7:1-11:10 . ...
After the Tenth and decisive plague had been sent, the Israelites were dismissed from Egypt in haste. The miracle here wrought was an amazing one, and revealed the hand of God more signally than any of the Ten plagues had done. It should here be stated also, that some geographers think this miracle took place below Mount Atakah, Ten or twelve miles south of Suez, where the sea is about twelve miles wide. This they did, wandering from one station to another in the great desert of Paran, lying south of Palestine, and also in the great sandy valley called El-Ghor and chiefly El-Arabah, which extends from the Dead Sea to the gulf of Akaba, the eastern arm of the Red Sea
Methodius - " The earlier date is inconsistent with the facts that Methodius wrote against Porphyry and that Eusebius speaks of him as a contemporary ( ap. 234–237); other shorter extracts are to be found in Catenae, and others are given in the Nitrian MSS. The works of which we have knowledge are:...
(1) The only one extant entire is the Symposium , or Banquet of the Ten Virgins. Eubulius, or Eubulium, receives from a virgin Gregorion an account of a banquet in the gardens of Areté, not under Plato's plane-tree, but under an agnus-castus, in which Ten virgin guests, at their hostess's command, pronounce Ten successive discourses in praise of chastity. He has little dramatic power, and there is often little to distinguish one speaker from another. Of his general soundness on our Lord's Divinity there can be no doubt; and we have not found anything in the writings ascribed to him which an orthodox man might not have written, especially before the Arian disputes had made caution of language necessary. In reply, Methodius acutely points out the inconsistence of teaching that the soul cannot sin without the body, and at the same time that the body had been imposed on the soul as a punishment for sins previously committed; and in truth the body is an instrument for good as well as for evil. There is nothing in Methodius's confutations of Origen inconsistent with his having felt warm admiration for the man; and he has certainly followed him in his allegorical method of interpretation. Further, that it is inconsistent with the unchangeableness of God to suppose that, after having passed ages without making anything, He suddenly took to creating
Jeroboam - Your name may be written in the divine decree for something, the bare thought of which you must cast out of your heart like poison. And all Jeroboam's great talents, and all his great services, and all his great prospects, and all his great temptations, and all his great sins-all happened to him for ensamples; and they are all written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. If it were not written all over the Bible we would not believe it. Solomon's beautiful dream at Gibeon, his splendid prayer at the dedication of the temple, his wisdom, and his understanding, and his largeness of heart-it is all clean forgotten now. And Jeroboam allowed Satan in his heart, and listened to Satan speaking in his heart, 'You are a greatly talented man. Take thee Ten of these torn-up pieces and hide them with thee till all that is in thine heart shall come true. ' And then the prophet, softening somewhat, went on to tell the trembling builder that if he would but cast Satan and all his counsels and all his hopes out of his heart from that day, then the God of Israel would make him a sure house, so that he and his seed should sit on the throne of Israel for ever. And Ahijah thrust the Ten torn pieces upon Jeroboam and departed. ' At that, 'To your Tents, O Israel,' rose the cry of rebellion till it rent the air. And Jeroboam was made king over the Ten tribes that day. The Ten tribes continued to go up to Jerusalem to Solomon's temple to worship God. All who inflame and perpetuate such divisions lest they should lose their stake of money, or of influence, or of occupation, or of pure ill-will; all able men who prostitute their talents to write or speak about men on the other side, as they would not like themselves to be spoken or written about-let them lay it to heart in whose lot they shall surely stand when every man shall give an account of himself to God
Synagogue - To it we may ascribe the Tenacity with which, after the Maccabaean struggle, the Jews adhered to the religion of their fathers, and never again relapsed into idolatry. --In smaller towns there was often but one rabbi. Besides these there were Ten men attached to every synagogue, known as the ballanim, (--otiosi ). They were supposed to be men of leisure not obliged to labor for their livelihood able therefore to attend the week-day as well as the Sabbath services. The conformity extends also to the times of prayer. It seems probable that the council was the larger tribunal of twenty-three, which sat in every city, and that under the term synagogue we are to understand a smaller court, probably that of the Ten judges mentioned in the Talmud
Nineveh - This whole extensive space is now one immense area of ruins. 400, it had become a thing of the past; and when Xenophon the historian passed the place in the "Retreat of the Ten Thousand," the very memory of its name had been lost. They found their way into its extensive courts and chambers, and brought forth form its hidded depths many wonderful sculptures and other relics of those ancient times. ) This library consists of about Ten thousand flat bricks or tablets, all written over with Assyrian characters
Leviticus - ...
(4) Perpetuation of the theocracy by the sabbatical and Jubilee years, the perpetual Tenure of land, the redemption of it and bond servants (Leviticus 25); and by fatherly chastisement of the people and restoration on repentance, Leviticus 26. ...
Psalms 89:15; "blessed is the people that know the joyful sound, they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance," alludes to the Jubilee year enjoined in Leviticus; Isaiah 61:1-3, and our Lord's application of the prophecy to Himself, show that the gospel dispensation is the antitype. The division into Decalogues is frequent throughout the Mosaic code, based no doubt upon the model of the Ten Commandments, each subject being set forth in Ten ordinances, as Bertheau has observed (for details see his Commentary). The decalogues are closed with promises of rich blessing upon obedience, awful threats upon disobedience; the latter predominate, for already Israel had shown its Tendency to disobey. The first division of the law, the covenant (Exodus 23:20-33), ended with blessings only; for there Israel had not yet betrayed its unfaithfulness: But now (Exodus 32-33) when Israel had shown its backsliding Tendency, the second division of the law ends here with threats as well as promises
Nazirite - The luxury and immorality connected with a more advanced civilization threatened the simplicity of Israel’s life and faith. At the expiration of the time he was brought to the door of the sanctuary, with a he-lamb for a burnt-offering, a ewe-lamb for a sin-offering, a ram for a peace-offering, Ten unleavened cakes and Ten unleavened wafers anointed with oil, a meat-offering, and a drink-offering. The fat was then salted and burned on the altar, and the breast and the foreleg were eaten by the priests, who also ate the waved cake and the boiled shoulder; the rest of the bread and meat belonged to the offerer (Maimonides, Hilchoth Maase ha-Corbanoth , ix
Temple, the - The candlesticks, tables of showbread, golden altar, brazen altar, and laver (with Ten smaller ones in addition, see LAVER), were similar to those in the tabernacle. It was formed after the pattern of the tabernacle, being a rectangle of sixty cubits by twenty, and its height thirty cubits: the holy of holies was a cube of twenty cubits; the holy (place) was forty cubits by twenty, with a porch in front of Ten cubits by twenty. That cubits and not reeds are intended, see Ezekiel 45:2,3
Way - ...
In other passages derek refers to the action or process of “taking a journey”: “And to his father he sent after this manner; Ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and Ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way [5]” (
In meaning this word parallels Hebrew derek, which it often synonymously parallels
Chapters - He himself however lays claim to nothing more than having composed την των κεφαλαιων εκθεσιν , the summaries of the contents of the chapters in the Acts of the Apostles and the Catholic Epistles. The chapters must, therefore, have been in existence before Euthalius, if the father whom he mentions composed notices of their contents. The Euthalian κεφαλαια are distinguished from the pericopes, or reading portions, by their extent. The lesser are the Ammonian which Eusebius rejected, after which he composed his Ten canons in order to point out in the Monotessaron of Ammonius the respective contents of every Evangelist. He has explained himself in the Epistle to Carpianus on their use, and on the formation of his Ten canons, where he names his sections sometimes κεφαλαια , sometimes περικοπαι . The other chapters are independent of these, which from their extent are also named the greater. As the festival days multiplied, the old division could no longer subsist, and in many churches the pericopes were shortened. But behold the result: in opposition to the opinion which condemned and discountenanced my father's undertaking, as soon as his invention was published, every edition of the New Testament, whether in the Greek, Latin, French, German, or in any other language, which did not adopt it, was immediately discarded. " It perhaps will not be unedifying to add, that this passage has yielded mankind another proof that LEARNING is not always synonymous with WISDOM: for the phrase respecting riding, which occurs in it, has furnished matter of warm dispute to literary men; some of them contending that ...
inter equitandum means, that Robert Stephens performed the greater part of his task while actually on horseback; but others, giving a more extended construction to the expression, assert that he was engaged in this occupation only when stopping for refreshment at inns on the road
Pentateuch - Extracts from the Mosaic law were written on pieces of parchment, and placed on the borders of their garments, or round their wrists and foreheads: nay, they at a later period counted, with the minutest exactness, not only the chapters and paragraphs, but the words and letters, which each book of their Scriptures contains. ...
But, long previous to the captivity, two particular examples, deserving peculiar attention, occur in the Jewish history, of the public and solemn homage paid to the sacredness of the Mosaic law as promulgated in the Pentateuch; and which, by consequence, afford the fullest testimony to the authenticity of the Pentateuch itself: the one in the reign of Hezekiah, while the separate kingdoms of Judah and Israel still subsisted; and the other in the reign of his great grandson Josiah, subsequent to the captivity of Israel. How clear a proof does this exhibit of the previous existence and clearly acknowledged authority of those laws which the Pentateuch contains!...
But a yet more remarkable part of this transaction still remains. At this time Hoshea was king of Israel, and so far disposed to countenance the worship of the true God, that he appears to have made no opposition to the pious zeal of Hezekiah; who, with the concurrence of the whole congregation which he had assembled, sent out letters and made a proclamation, not only to his own people of Judah, 2 Chronicles 30:1 , "but to Ephraim and Manasseh and all Israel, from Beersheba even unto Dan, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel; saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and he will return to the remnant of you who are escaped out of the hands of the kings of Assyria; and be not ye like your fathers and your brethren, which trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation as ye see. ...
Now, can we conceive that such an attempt as this could have been made, if the Pentateuch containing the Mosaic code had not been as certainly recognised through the Ten tribes of Israel as in the kingdom of Judah? The success was exactly such as we might reasonably expect if it were so acknowledged; for, though many of the Ten tribes laughed to scorn and mocked the messengers of Hezekiah, who invited them to the solemnity of the passover, from the impious contempt which through long disuse they had conceived for it. Can any clearer proof than this be desired of the constant and universal acknowledgment of the divine authority of the Pentateuch throughout the entire nation of the Jews, notwithstanding the idolatries and corruptions which so often prevented its receiving such obedience as that acknowledgment ought to have produced? The argument from this certain antiquity of the Pentateuch, a copy of which existed in the old Samaritan character as well as in the modern Hebrew, is most conclusive as to the numerous prophecies of Christ, and the future and present condition of the Jews which it contains
Shechem - Here Rehoboam gave the Ten tribes occasion to revolt, 1 Kings 12:1-33 . ...
The valley of Shechem extends several miles northwest between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, and is about five hundred yards wide; so that in the pure and elastic air of Palestine the two mountains are within hailing distance of each other, one circumstance among thousands evincing the exact truthfulness of Bible narratives, Deuteronomy 27:11-14 Judges 9:7 . It does not appear to extend so far to the east as the ancient city did. At the foot of these mountains on the east lies the beautiful plain of Mukhna, Ten miles long and a mile and a half wide; and where the valley opens on this plain, Joseph's tomb and Jacob's well are located, by the unanimous consent of Jews, Christians, and Mohammedans. Their principal employment is in making soap; but the manufactures of the town supply a very widely extended neighborhood, and are exported to a great distance upon camels. It was indeed a scene to abstract and to elevate the mind; and under emotions so called forth by every circumstance of powerful coincidence, a single moment seemed to concentrate whole ages of existence. Perhaps no Christian scholar ever attentively read John 4:1-54 , without being struck with the numerous intervals evidences of truth which crowd upon the mind in its perusal
Music - ASOR, signifying Ten-stringed. In Psalm 92:4 , it apparently denotes an instrument distinct from the NEBEL; but elsewhere it seems to be simply a description of the NEBEL as Ten-stringed
Julianus, Bishop of Halicarnassus - Much was written on either side. The only writings of Julian that remain are his Ten Anathemas , a Syriac version by Paulus, the deposed bp. ...
Leontius of Byzantium tells us that Julian earnestly contended for the "Incorruptibility," because he considered the view of Severus made a distinction (διαφοράν ) between the body of our Lord and the Word of God, to allow of which was to acknowledge two natures in Him (de Sect. He was certainly no Phantasiast and far from being a Manichean; but, as Dorner justly observes, in asserting "the supernatural character of our Lord's body," Julian and his followers did not intend to deny its "reality," but only aimed at "giving greater prominence to His love by tracing not merely His sufferings themselves, but even the possibility of suffering" to His self-sacrifice ( Person. After this he disappears, but his opinions continued to spread long afterwards, especially in the East; where his followers ultimately divided, one part holding "that the body of our Lord was absolutely ( κατὰ πάντα πρόπον ) incorruptible from the very 'Unio' itself" (ἐξ αὐτῆς τῆς ἑνώσεως ); another, that it was not absolutely incorruptible but potentially (δυνάμει ) the reverse, yet could not become corruptible because the Word prevented it; and a third that it was not only incorruptible from the very "Unio," but also increate (οὐ μόνον ἄφθαρτον ἐξ αὐτῆς ἑνώσεως, ἀλλὰ καὶ ἄκτιστον ). Eutropius afterwards ordained Ten Julianist bishops, and sent them as missionaries east and west, among other places to Constantinople, Antioch, and Alexandria, and into Syria, Persia, Mesopotamia, and the country of the Homerites (Asseman. 1077, selected many of the most striking passages in his Catena Graecorum Patrum in Beatum Job from Julian's exegetical and other writings. This catena was first published by Patricius Junius, with a Latin trans. Usener in Lietzmann's Katenen, Freib
Sol'Omon - (2 Samuel 14:13 ; 15:1-6 ) The death of Absalom when Solomon was about Ten years old left the place vacant, and David pledged his word in secret to Bath-sheba that he, and no other, should be the heir. At the age of Ten or eleven he must have passed through the revolt of Absalom, and shared his father's exile. Whatever higher mystic meaning may be latent in ( Psalm 45:1 ) . They tell of one who was, in the eyes of the men of his own time, "fairer than the children of men," the face "bright, and ruddy" as his father's, (Song of Solomon 5:10 ; 1 Samuel 17:42 ) bushy locks, dark as the raven's wing, yet not without a golden glow, the eyes soft as "the eyes of cloves," the "countenance as Lebanon excellent as the cedars," "the chiefest among Ten thousand, the altogether lovely. Other neighboring nations were content to pay annual tribute in the form of gifts. The wide world of nature, animate and inanimate, the lives and characters of men, lay before him, and he took cognizance of all but the highest wisdom was that wanted for the highest work, for governing and guiding, and the historian hastens to give an illustration of it. A body-guard attended him, "threescore valiant men," tallest and handsomest of the sons of Israel
Nineveh - " And the village of Nunia, opposite Mosul, in its name, and the tradition of the natives, ascertains the site of the ancient city, which was near the castle of Arbela, according to Tacitus, so celebrated for the decisive victory of Alexander the Great over the Persians there; the site of which is ascertained by the village of Arbil, about Ten German miles to the east of Nunia, according to Niebuhr's map. According to Diodorus, it was of an oblong form, a hundred and fifty stadia long, and ninety broad, and, consequently, four hundred and eighty in circuit, or forty-eight miles, reckoning Ten stadia to an English mile, with Major Rennel. We are not, however, to imagine that all this vast enclosure was built upon: it contained great parks and extensive fields, and detached houses and buildings, like Babylon, and other great cities of the east even at the present day, as Bussorah, &c. ...
The threatened overthrow of Nineveh within three days, was, by the general repentance and humiliation of the inhabitants, from the highest to the lowest, suspended for near two hundred years, until "their iniquity came to the full;" and then the prophecy was literally accomplished, in the third year of the siege of the city, by the combined Medes and Babylonians; the king, Sardanapalus, being encouraged to hold out in consequence of an ancient prophecy, that Nineveh should never be taken by assault, till the river became its enemy; when a mighty inundation of the river, swollen by continual rains, came up against a part of the city, and threw down twenty stadia of the wall in length; upon which, the king, conceiving that the oracle was accomplished, burned himself, his concubines, eunuchs, and treasures; and the enemy, entering by the breach, sacked and rased the city, about B. Beside, in the east, the materials of ancient cities have been often employed in the building of new ones in the neighbourhood. And if the only spot that bears its name, or that can be said to be the place where it was, be indeed the site of one of the most extensive of cities on which the sun ever shone, and which continued for many centuries to be the capital of Assyria,—the principal mounds, few in number, which show neither bricks, stones, nor other materials of building,—but are in many places overgrown with grass, and resemble the mounds left by intrenchments and fortifications of ancient Roman camps, and the appearances of other mounds and ruins less marked than even these, extending for Ten miles, and widely spread, and seeming to be the wreck of former buildings,—show that Nineveh is left without one monument of royalty, without any token whatever of its splendour or wealth: that their place is not known where they were; and that it is indeed a desolation, "empty, void, and waste," its very ruins perished, and less than the wreck of what it was
Command, Commandment - Purification (sin ) offerings were required to atone for "inadvertent" violations of commandments (Leviticus 4 Num 15:22-31 ). The godly love, learn, and believe in God's commandments, for they contain precious, enlightening truth that makes one wise (Psalm 19:8 ; 119:47-48,66 , 73,98 , 151 ). Sprinkle...
See also Decrees ; Law ; Requirement ; Statute ; Ten Commandments ...
Ben-Hadad - He therefore "smote Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-Maachah, Cinneroth, with all Naphtali" in the northern kingdom, namely, that of the Ten tribes under Baasha, thus enabling Asa to take away the stones of Ramah, which Baasha had built to prevent any repairing from the northern to the southern kingdom, Judah. ) After Ahab's death, Moab having revolted from Ahaziah and Jehoram, successive kings of Israel (2 Kings 1:1; 2 Kings 1:6-7), Ben-Hadad took advantage of Israel's consequent weakness, and after having been baffled several times by Elisha besieged Samaria a second time so straitly that mothers gave their own sons to be eaten, a horror similar to what occurred in later times in Titus' siege of Jerusalem. A sudden panic, owing to a divinely sent noise, caused the Syrians to flee from their camp, and leave its rich contents to be spoiled, under the impression that Israel had hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings. " Hazael's latent cruelty and ambition were awakened by what ought to have awakened remorse, Elisha's tears at the horrors which the prophet foresaw he would perpetrate
Jericho - a walled town (the world's earliest) of about Ten acres had been built
Caesarea - of Augustus, in whose honor Herod the Great built it in Ten years with a lavish expenditure, so that Tacitus calls it "the head of Judaea". The remoteness and privacy of Caesarea Philippi fitted it for being the place where Jesus retired to prepare His disciples for His approaching death of shame and His subsequent resurrection; there it was that Peter received the Lord's praise, and afterward censure
Metals - Job 28 hints at the fact that gold is more superficial, iron lodes yield more the deeper you go: "there is a vein (a mine from whence it goes forth, Hebrew) for the silver, and a place for gold (which men) refine (it is found in the sands of rivers, and its particles have a superficial range in mines); iron is taken out of the dust (or earth, ore looking like it), and copper is molten out of the stone. Tin (bdiyl ) was doubtless imported through the Phoenicians from Cornwall to Tarshish, and thence to Palestine (Ezekiel 27:12; Ezekiel 22:18-20; Isaiah 1:25); the Assyrian bronze bowls, having one part tin to Ten copper, now in the British Museum, consist of metal probably exported 3,000 years ago from the British isles
Esarhaddon - ...
Esarhaddon was perhaps the most potent of the Assyrian kings, warring in the far East, according to the monuments, with Median tribes "of which his father had never heard the name"; extending his power W. to Cilicia and Cyprus, Ten kings of which submitted to him
Baasha - Son of Ahijah, of Issachar, first of the second dynasty of kings of the Ten tribes' northern kingdom, which supplanted Jeroboam's dynasty (1 Kings 15:27)
Fear - Of some Ten Hebrew nouns and eight verbs that are regularly translated "fear, " "to fear, " "to be afraid, " and the like, only one of each is commonly used in the Old Testament and they both spring from the root yr (the noun being yira [1] or mora [2] and the verb yare [3]). The New Testament employs phobos and phobeo almost exclusively as noun and verb, respectively, and these are the terms consistently used by the Septuagint to translate Hebrew yira [1] or mora [2] and yare [3]. There is no separate Hebrew of Greek lexeme describing fear of God so presumably such fear was from earliest times, the same kind of reaction as could be elicited from any encounter with a surprising, unusual, or threatening entity
Torch - The use of the former is attested for Arabs in the Middle Ages by a statement to which Lightfoot called attention (Works, ed. It has been often cited or referred to, but a literal translation from the gloss may be of interest:...
It is a custom in the land of Ishmael for the bride to be conducted from the house of her father to the house of her husband in the night before she goes into the ḫuppah, (cf. Psalms 19:4), and for Ten poles to be borne before her, on the top of each of which is a sort of saucer of brass containing pieces of garments and oil and pitch—these are kindled, and give light before her. Unless fed with fresh oil, they burn down in less than a quarter of an hour (Evangelienfahrten, p
Nile River - If the winter rains failed, the consequent small or nonexistent inundation resulted in disastrous famine: some are recorded as lasting over a number of years (compare Genesis 41:1 ). The first of the Ten plagues is often linked with conditions in the river at the peak of the flood season in August when large numbers of tiny organisms turn the water red and could make it foul and undrinkable
Camel - Their owners often ride on the top of the load, or on the empty baggage-saddle when returning; Moslem women and children are carried in a kind of palanquin the camel’s furniture of Genesis 31:34 . Such a camel will get over the ground at eight to Ten miles an hour, and keep going eighteen hours in the twenty-four
Fine - Subtil thin Tenuous as, fine spirits evaporate a finer medium opposed to a grosser. A sum of money paid to the lord by his Tenant, for permission to alienate or transfer his lands to another. This in England was exacted only from the king's Tenants in capite. The trespassers were fined Ten dollars and imprisoned a month
Ammon - Ammon's one stronghold, Rabbah, "the city of: waters" (20 cities are mentioned Judges 11:33, perhaps some Moabite cities), forms a contrast to Moab's numerous towns with their "high places" (Jeremiah 48); their idol, Moloch, accordingly they worshipped in a Tent, the token of nomad life, not a fixed temple or high place, such as was appropriated to the god of the more settled people Moab (Amos 5:26; Acts 7:43). Their unwillingness to help Israel, and their joining Moab in hiring Balaam (Deuteronomy 23:2; Deuteronomy 23:46; Nehemiah 13:2), caused their exclusion (like that of a bastard) from the Lord's congregation for Ten generations; whereas Edom, who had not hired him, was only excluded for three
on (2) - " Under the Greek rulers, On, Memphis, and Thebes sent forth Ten justices to the surrounding districts
Ashdod - ...
Asdod was Ten miles north of Ashkelon and two and a half miles east of the Mediterranean Sea on the Philistine plain. Ashdod occurs in written history first in the Late Bronze period where it is mentioned in the trade documents of the Ras Shamra tablets discovered at Ugarit (ancient trade center near the Mediterranean coast in northern Syria). Two extensive Philistine occupation levels date from the twelfth and eleventh centuries B
Ahab - But when Benhadad went so far as to threaten Samaria with indiscriminate plunder, Ahab resisted. It is not improbable also that common measures of defence were planned against the Assyrians, who were showing hostile intentions in the region of the Lebanon. In the battle of Karkar, which was fought against these invaders in the year 854, Ahab was present with Ten thousand troops
Righteousness - " Blessed and happy souls who, from a deep conviction of the total corruption and depravity of their own nature, are resting all their high hopes of acceptance and justification before God in the perfect and complete righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ; who behold him, and accept the authority of JEHO VAH for this well-grounded confidence of beholding him, and rest with full assurance of faith in him, as the Lord their righteousness; and to whose spirits the Holy Ghost bears witness that "he is made of God to them wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, that, according as it is writ Ten, he that glorieth let him glory in the Lord
Arsenius - His love of solitude became intense; the inward voice had seemed to bid him "be silent, be quiet," if he would keep innocency. Whenever he came into a church he hid himself behind a pillar; he even shrank at times from his brother hermits, remarking that the Ten thousands of angels had but one will, but men had many. But with all his sternness, which was coupled with more than the usual monastic austerities, Arsenius could be cordial, and even Tender. " A very famous saying of his referred to faults of the tongue: "often have I been sorry for having spoken—never for having been silent
Gennadius (11) Massiliensis, Presbyter of Marseilles - Jerome at the commencement of the book seems inconsistent with the hostile reference to that father under the art. and contains, in some Ten folio pages, short biographies of ecclesiastics between 392 and 495. He will not allow the existence of the spirit as a third element in man besides the body and the soul, but regards it as only another name for the soul (19). Such as are should have recourse to public penitence. Penitence thoroughly avails to Christians even at their latest breath (80)
Solomon - ...
God then stirred up adversaries against Solomon, and by the prophet Ahijah He foretold that Jeroboam would reign over Ten of the tribes
Ahab - Following Ahab's death, she continued to be a significant force in Israel for Ten years as queen mother. She was pushed out of that window and died and, as prophesied (1 Kings 21:23 ), was eaten by dogs (2 Kings 9:30-37 )
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. ...
Nothing could be more happily chosen in both instances, when intended, as in the first, to set forth the fulness, and sweetness, and blessedness of the promised land than a cluster of its fruits. Christ, who is himself the glorious object intended to be set forth, is, indeed, a rich cluster of all divine and human excellencies in one, full of grace for his people here, and full of glory to all above. Shaw, in his travels, describes the plant as being very beautiful and fragrant, advancing in height to Ten or twelve feet, and full of clusters
Abijah - "There waswarbetween Abijah and Jeroboam," and Abijah by a patriotic address to Israel sought to recover the Ten tribes
Evagrius of Antioch - After nine or Ten years he returned to the East, with Jerome, with the view of healing the schism that still divided the church of Antioch
Girdle - The upper girdle was sometimes made of leather, the material of which the girdle of John the Baptist was made; but it was more commonly fabricated of worsted, often very artfully woven into a variety of figures, and made to fold several times about the body; one end of which being doubled back, and sewn along the edges, serves them for a purse, agreeably to the acceptation of ζωνη , in the Scriptures, which is translated purse, in several places of the New Testament, Matthew 10:9 ; Mark 6:8 . A girdle curiously and richly wrought was among the ancient Hebrews a mark of honour, and sometimes bestowed as a reward of merit: for this was the recompense which Joab declared he meant to bestow on the man who put Absalom to death: "Why didst thou not smite him there to the ground? and I would have given thee Ten shekels of silver, and a girdle," 2 Samuel 18:11
Daniel - In the last six chapters we have a series of prophecies, revealed at different times, extending from the days of Daniel to the general resurrection. The Assyrian, the Persian, the Grecian, and the Roman empires, are all particularly described under appropriate characters; and it is expressly declared that the last of them was to be divided into Ten lesser kingdoms; the time at which Christ was to appear is precisely fixed; the rise and fall of antichrist, and the duration of his power, are exactly determined; and the future restoration of the Jews, the victory of Christ over all his enemies, and the universal prevalence of true religion, are distinctly foretold, as being to precede the consummation of that stupendous plan of God, which "was laid before the foundation of the world," and reaches to its dissolution. Part of this book is written in the Chaldaic language, namely, from the fourth verse of the second chapter to the end of the seventh chapter; these chapters relate chiefly to the affairs of Babylon, and it is probable that some passages were taken from the public registers. This book abounds with the most exalted sentiments of piety and devout gratitude; its style is clear, simple, and concise; and many of its prophecies are delivered in terms so plain and circumstantial, that some unbelievers have asserted, in opposition to the strongest evidence, that they were written after the events which they describe had taken place
War - The most frequent division of the host was into Tens, hundreds, and thousands, and each of these had its commander or captain. The cohort had 500 or 600 men, and the legion embraced Ten cohorts. It was the "alarm" or "shout" so often mentioned in Scripture
Damascus - At this period the city was so much thronged by the Jews, that, according to Josephus, Ten thousand of them, by command of Nero, were put to death at once. The orientals themselves call it "Paradise on earth," and it is pretended that Mohammed refused to enter it, lest he should thereby forfeit his heavenly Paradise. It still caries on an extensive traffic in woven stuffs of silk and cotton, in fine inlaid cabinet work, in leather, fruits, sweetmeats, etc
Corn - Wheat was often eaten in the field, the ripe ear being simply rubbed in the hands to separate the kernels, Deuteronomy 23:25 Matthew 12:1 . The women always accompany the grating noise of the stones with their voices; and when Ten or a dozen are thus employed, the fury of the song rises to a high pitch. As the grinding was usually performed in the morning at daybreak, the noise of the females at the hand-mill was heard all over the city, and often awoke their more indolent masters
Jor'Dan - Selah Merrill, in his book "Galilee in the Time of Christ" (1881), says, "Near Tarichaea, just below the point where the Jordan leaves the lake (of Galilee), there was (in Christ's time) a splendid bridge across the river, supported by Ten piers
Joel, Book of - This enters into the details of the last days as far as Judah and Jerusalem are concerned, the restoration of the Ten tribes not being the subject here. The enemies of God and of Judah being destroyed, there will be great blessing for His people, whom He had chastened in His love; but, cleansed and restored, He will dwell among them
Mourning - It also mentions Ten days and forty days as periods of mourning
Johanan - Ten days they were kept waiting, to give them time to deliberate, that the sincerity of their professions might be tested (Deuteronomy 8:2). While he was declaring God's will that they should stay where they were, Jeremiah saw indications, in their countenance and manner, of disinclination to fulfill what they had so solemnly engaged
Mustard - It used to be strongly contended that the mustard referred to is not any of the familiar wild species of the Holy Land (such as the Sinapis nigra), but an arboreal plant (Salvadora persica) found in the extreme south or sub-tropical part of Palestine, and said to be called among the Arabs by the same name (Khardal) as mustard. He meant that the tiny seed became to all intents a tree. Hooker) found the black mustard on the banks of the Jordan ‘ten feet high, drawn up amongst bushes, etc. But the fact is, the saying is proverbial (found as such in the Talmud and in the Koran), and in good proverbs there is often the suppressed note of poetic licence (cf
Petrus, Bishop of Sebaste - of Sebaste, the youngest brother of Basil the Great and Gregory Nyssen, and the last of the Ten children of Basil the elder and Emmelia. 373, and was offered by her as her Tenth to God ( ib. But though undistinguished in theological literature himself, several of his brother Gregory's most important works were written at his instigation; e. Gregory's original intention was to limit his refutation to the first of Eunomius's two books
Law - Its recognized inspiration alone can account for the Israelites' acquiescence in a burdensome ritual, and for their intense attachment to the Scriptures which condemn them as a stiffnecked people. Unlike the surrounding nations, the Jews have their history almost solely in the written word. The moral precepts are eternally obligatory, because based on God's own unchangeable character, which is reflected in the enlightened conscience; their positive enactment is only to clear away the mist which sin has spread over even the conscience. In some cases, as divorce, it corrected rather than sanctioned objectionable existing usages, suffering their existence at all only because of the hardness of their hearts (Matthew 19:7-8). "The Ten commandments" (Hebrew words, Exodus 34:28) are frequently called "the testimony," namely, of Jehovah against all who should transgress (Deuteronomy 31:26-27). But the law of the Decalogue, when expressed definitely, convicted of sin and was therefore "a ministration of condemnation" and "of death written and engraven on stones" (2 Corinthians 3:7; Deuteronomy 5:6-2113). Its preeminence is marked by its being the first part revealed; not like the rest of the code through Moses, but by Jehovah Himself, with attendant angels (Deuteronomy 33:2; Acts 7:53; Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 2:2); written by God's finger, and on stone tables to mark its permanence. The number Ten expresses completeness, perfection (Psalms 19:7; Exodus 27:12 1 Kings 7:27; Matthew 25:1). "Desire" is substituted for "covet" in the Tenth. Coveting the house in Exodus precedes, but in Deuteronomy succeeds, coveting the wife; evidently all kinds of coveting are comprised in the one Tenth commandment. ...
As the seventh and eighth forbid acts of adultery and theft, so the Tenth forbids the desire and so seals the inner spirituality of all the commandments of the second table. " The order of the Ten indicates the divine hand; God's being, unity, exclusive deity, "have no other gods before My face" (Hebrews 4:13); His worship as a Spirit without idol symbol; His name; His day; His earthly representatives, parents, to be honoured; then regard for one's neighbour's life; for his second self, his wife; his property; character; bridling the desires, the fence of duty to one's neighbour and one's self. As deed is fenced by the sixth, seventh, and eighth, so speech by the ninth, and the heart by the Tenth. Augustine, to bring out the Trinity, made our first and second one, and divided our Tenth into coveting the wife and coveting the rest; thus, three in the first table, seven in the second. Five and Ten predominate in the proportions of the tabernacle. ...
Paul (Romans 13:8; Romans 13:9) makes the second table, or duty to our neighbour, comprise the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and Tenth, but not the fifth commandment
Esther - The Jews defended themselves so effectually on the day appointed by Haman for their slaughter that in Shushan the palace alone they slew 500 and Haman's Ten sons on one day, and, by Esther's request granted by the king, slew 300 at Shushan; and the Jews in the provinces, "standing for their lives," slew 75,000, "but on the spoil laid they not their hand. So, in Scripture, it was not until the Tenth month of this 7th year that Esther was made queen. all the princes in their turn might partake of it; for all could not, consistently with their duties in the provinces, have been present all that time. ...
The scribes wrote the names of Haman's Ten sons in three perpendicular columns of three, three, four, hanging upon three parallel cords, three upon each, one above another, representing the hanging of Haman's sons. At the same time Scripture does not hide from us the fact of her not being above the vindictiveness of the age and the country, in her requesting that Haman's Ten sons should be hanged, and a second day given the Jews to take vengeance on the enemies who had sought to kill them
Miracles - oth , 'a sign,' as it is often translated, and in some places 'token. The Ten plagues followed, which were miracles or signs of the power of God — signs not only to the Egyptians, but also to the Israelites, as is shown by the reference to them afterwards. ...
Aaron's rod becomes a serpent Exodus 7:10-12 ...
The Ten Plagues. is always thus translated and often associated with the word 'signs:' 'signs and wonders. They were 'wonders' that arrested the attention of the people; they were 'signs' that God had visited His people, and that the acts of the Lord Jesus identified Him with the promised Messiah; and they were 'powers,' for they were superhuman. ...
Ten lepers cleansed - Luke 17:11-19 . ...
Impotent man cured - John 5 : l- 9...
Man born blind cured - John 9 : l- 7
Motives - Motives pose at least a twofold dilemma: (1) the status of a good deed done for the wrong reason or an evil deed done with good (or even without) intent; and (2) the effect of a motive (good or bad) that never has opportunity to find fulfillment. For example, a difference between first- and second-degree murder resides in whether or not the homicide was intentional: the former is punishable by death, while the latter allows for clemency (Exodus 21:12-14 ; Numbers 35:9-25 ; Deuteronomy 19:4-13 ; Joshua 20:1-9 ). An individual whose actions are, or result in, evil becomes less reprehensible when it is discovered that the person did not intend that consequence. Good motives can prompt people to actions that have unfortunate results (Matthew 13:28-30 ), a legal principle that has become the basis of much Western law: actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea ("The act itself does not make one a criminal unless done with criminal intent"). It is this difficulty in discerning motives that lies behind the extensive warnings against judging others (Matthew 7:1 ; Luke 6:37 ; Romans 14:1-15:14 ; 1 Corinthians 4:5 ; James 4:12 ). ...
Unlike humans, God clearly sees both the actions and the intents of human beings, a fact that means God has a considerably different evaluation of our deeds, one that is based upon our motives: "God knows your hearts. The matter is further complicated by the fact that what individuals intend by their actions is not always achieved, and, conversely, every action results in unintended consequences (both good and evil ). God's habit of transforming the evil motives of humans into good results suggests that God is mercifully sympathetic with the human condition: "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good in order to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives" (Genesis 50:20 ; cf. ...
God's careful scrutiny of motives ("searching the heart") indicates that motives and intentions never resulting in action are still judged by God. This corresponds to the climax of the Ten Commandments, which, unlike the preceding forbidden actions, prohibits an attitude: "You shall not covet" (Exodus 20:17 ). Meier...
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Minister - There is the man who thus invites your attention. The water was good enough, but the vessel which held it imparted an evil taste to it; the like has often happened in the ministry, the gospel preached has been true and divine, but the unhallowed savor of an inconsistent life, or a bitter disposition, has marred the sweetness of the Word. In the morning it is full, but a crowd of eager persons drain it to the bottom, and during the day as it rises by driblets, every drop is contended for and borne away, long before there is enough below to fill a bucket. In its excellence, continuance and naturalness, this well might be a fair picture of the grace of our Lord Jesus, but it fails to set him forth from its poverty of supply, He has a redundance, an overflow, an infinite fulness, and there is no possibility-of his being exhausted by the draughts made upon him, even though Ten thousand times Ten thousand should come with a thirst as deep as the abyss
Joannes (520), Monk And Author - This document extends the chronological material, and purports to have been composed while the Laura of St. The one intended by Photius is a Laura founded c. The laura of Pharon ( Φαρών [1], Φαρῶν [2], Φαρᾶ , Pharan in the Latin version) was his residence for Ten years (40). Another Ten years (67) he resided at the laura of Aeliotae
Abraham - I often feel lonely. I often despond. I often miss my way in life. I often commit myself to rash, ill-considered, and irretrievable steps. I often hurt both myself and other men with me. Iron sharpeneth iron: and so doth a man sharpen the countenance of his friend. And our own Edward Irving, a great student of Bacon, often sorely needed a wise friend, as we see in his sad life and read in his superb sermons. And yet it stands written out in more scriptures than one that Almighty God endeavoured to get a true friend in Abraham, and got one. And Abraham was the opportune and importunate friend of the Hearer of Prayer when he said, Peradventure, and peradventure, and peradventure, and peradventure, and again, peradventure, and when God in friendly answer reduced the price of Sodom from fifty righteous men to Ten. ...
Honest Joseph Hall counts up Ten trials of Abraham's faith and friendship through which God saw good to pass His friend. And the last of the Ten was more terrible to Abraham than all the rest taken together. I do not understand this dark dispensation of God-all the seed of Abraham are often compelled to say. And, when I come to myself, and think of it, if I had Ten sons, and all of them were Isaacs, I would build the Ten altars with my own hand
Laban (2) - Ten times (i. Laban then, suppressing in silence what had been his design really, pretended that his displeasure was only at Jacob's secret departure and the theft of his gods (Genesis 31:5; Genesis 31:7; Genesis 31:9; Genesis 31:13; Genesis 31:16; Genesis 31:24; Genesis 31:26-27; Genesis 31:29; Genesis 31:42), and that otherwise he would have "sent him away with songs, tabret, and harp
Jordan River - On leaving Lake Huleh, the Jordan flows for about Ten miles to the Sea of Galilee. The deltas of these streams are always fertile areas which widen the extent of land that can be cultivated in the valley
Beersheba - ...
"From Geba to Beersheba" or "from Beersheba to mount Ephraim" was the formula comprehending the southern kingdom of Judah after the severance of Israel's Ten tribes (2 Kings 23:8; 2 Chronicles 19:4), and on the return from Babylon still narrower, "from Beersheba to the valley of Hinnom" (Nehemiah 11:30)
Euphrates - ) The bound to which God promised the land given to Abraham's seed should extend. Moreover, its water here and lower down is much employed in irrigation; and it has a Tendency to expend itself in vast marshes. The drying up of Babylon's waters answers to the Ten kings' stripping, eating, and burning the whore, which is now being enacted in many European countries (Revelation 16:12)
Nebuchadnezzar - Having learned that his father had died, Nebuchadnezzar hastened back to Babylon. Mattaniah, whose name was changed to Zedekiah, after a reign of nearly Ten years, rebelled, and was punished by Nebuchadnezzar, who went up against Jerusalem and reduced the city to the horrors of famine before taking it. An idea of the extent of this monarch's building enterprises may be drawn from the fact that nine-tenths of the bricks found amongst the ruins of the ancient capital are inscribed with his name
Age, Ages - As with much intertestamental literature, the Apocalypse of Weeks goes farther, in this case dividing history into Ten epochs of varying lengths (1Enoch 91:12-17; 93:1-10)
Ed - high, consisting of Ten courses of beautifully cut stones, each three or four feet long, with a broad marginal draft
Understanding - This does not, however, preclude the cognitive (Psalm 49:3-4 ) for understanding is to be gotten (Proverbs 4:5,7 ), sought (23:23), and learned (4:1). ...
Understanding can pertain to arts and crafts (2 Chronicles 2:13 ) or to the administrative functions of the king (2 Chronicles 2:12 )even extended to the messianic king (Isaiah 11:2 ). Of the seventeen occurrences of understanding in the Revised Standard Version New Testament, Ten are translations of suniemi [4] or one of its derivatives
Gain - —The word ‘gain’ occurs Ten times in the Authorized Version of the Gospels, and on every occasion in one of the sayings of our Lord
Sennacherib - ...
We are told that in the Lord's delivering the church from the threatenings and slaughter of this man, the "angel of the Lord went out that night, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred, four-score, and five thousand; and when they arose in the morning, behold they were all dead corpses. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and Ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee
Abner - At Gibeon Abner's army was beaten by Joab's; and in fleeing Abner, having tried to deter Asahel, Joab's brother, from following him (since Abner shrank from a blood feud with Joab), but in vain, was at last constrained in self defense to slay him (2 Samuel 2). ...
Henceforth, in consequence of the rebuke, Abner set about bringing the northern Ten tribes to David's sway
Ishmael - They are wild men in the sense of their love of freedom, dwelling in Tents, and riding over the desert, spear in hand. He followed up this crime by the cruel and treacherous murder of eighty men from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria, who were bringing gifts to the temple, only Ten being spared
Horn - ...
Revelation 17:3, Revelation 17:12 (a) These are the evil powers of the world as represented in the Ten kings
Clear - To remove any incumbrance, or embarrassment often followed by off or away as, to clear off debts to clear away rubbish. To make gain or profit, beyond all expenses and charges as, to clear Ten percent by a sale of goods, or by a voyage. To become free from clouds or fog to become fair often followed by up, off, or away as, the sky clears the weather clears up it clears away it clears off
False Witness - Originally it dealt, not with lying in general, but with lying against one’s neighbour, perhaps because this is the most frequent form of falsehood (see Dale, Ten Commandments, p. ...
At the preliminary investigation before Caiaphas, the chief priests and the whole council sought (ἐζήτουν) false witness on which such a capital charge might be based as would demand Pilate’s attention (Matthew 26:59, Mark 14:55); ὡς μὲν ἐκείνοις ἐδόκει μαρτυρίαν, ὡς δὲ τῇ ἀληθείᾳ ψευδομαρτυρίαν (Euthym. they were not consistent with each other, since it was necessary that two at least should agree (Deuteronomy 17:6), and witnesses were examined separately, not in the presence of each other (see Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, ii. This false witness might have sufficed; no other charge could be so effective before the Roman Procurator as that of being a fanatical seducer of the ignorant populace, who might lead them on to wild tumultuous acts; while the claim that He would, or was able to, rebuild the temple within three days might be made to imply Divine or magical pretensions (see Edersheim, op. ; they held that the punishment should be inflicted only if the falsely accused had been punished, whereas the Pharisees demanded punishment if the sentence had been pronounced, whether it was executed or not
Manasseh - And when Moses blessed the twelve tribes he spoke of the Ten thousands of Ephraim, but the thousands of Manasseh. Those on the east of the Jordan are often called the half-tribe of Manasseh; the other half were on the west of the Jordan, about the centre of the land, between Ephraim and Issachar. He is often held up as a trophy of God's marvellous grace in Old Testament times, as Saul of Tarsus and the thief on the cross are given under the New Testament dispensation. In many Hebrew MSS the letter nun (N) is written over or between the letters mem (M) and shin (S), so as to alter the name of Moses to Manasseh
Sinai - It stands in a kind of peninsula, formed by the two arms of the Red Sea; one extending north, called the Gulf of Kolsom; the other extending east, called the Gulf of Elan. " It is two hundred and sixty miles from Cairo, which is a journey of Ten days
Accho - The cornice, ornamented with enormous stone busts, exhibiting a series of hideous distorted countenances, whose features are in no instances alike, may either have served as allusions to the decapitation of St. John, or were intended for a representation of the heads of Saracens suspended as trophies upon the walls. Conner says, on the authority of the English consul, that there are about Ten thousand inhabitants in Acre, of whom three thousand are Turks, and the remainder Christians, chiefly Catholics
Samaritans - But in the New Testament this name is the appellation of a race of people who sprung originally from an intermixture of the Ten tribes with gentile nations. Of late years the remnant of Samaritans at Nabulus have often been visited by travellers
Ostrich - The other species, with glossy black wings and white tail, is sometimes Ten feet high. Its food is often scarce and poor, plants of the desert "withered before they are grown up;" also snails, insects, and various reptiles; for it has a voracious and indiscrimination appetite, swallowing the vilest and the hardest substances. " ...
She scoops out for herself a circular nest in the sand, and lays a large number of eggs; some of which are placed without the nest, as though intended for the nourishment of the young brood. They often meet with a few of the little ones no bigger than well-grown pullets, half starved, straggling and moaning about, like so many distressed orphans for their mother. In this manner the ostrich may be said to be hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers; her labor,' in hatching and attending them so far, being vain, without fear,' or the least concern of what becomes of them afterwards
Apostle - (6) The office ceased, a matter of course, with its first holders-all continuation of it, from the very condition of its existence (cf. On the feast of Pentecost, Ten days after our Lord's ascension, the Holy Spirit came down on the assembled church, Acts 2 ; and from that time the apostles became altogether different men, giving witness with power of the life and death and resurrection of Jesus, as he had declared they should
Gen'Esis - --It is clear that Moses must have derived his knowledge of the events which he records in Genesis either from immediate divine revelation or from oral tradition or written documents. The nature of many of the facts related, and the minuteness of the narration, render it extremely improbable that immediate revelation was the source from whence they were drawn. The conclusion then, seems fair that he must have obtained his information from written documents coeval, or nearly so, with the events which they recorded, and composed by persons intimately acquainted with the subjects to which they relate. Certain it is that several of the first chapters of Genesis have the air of being made up of selections from very ancient documents, written by different authors at different periods. In the common editions of the Bible the Pentateuch occupies about one hundred and fifty pages, of which perhaps Ten may be taken up with quotations. This surely is no very large proportion for an historical work extending through so long a period
Jezreel (1) - Now Zerin at the foot of Mount Gilboa, Ten miles S. Zerin commands an extensive view to the mountains E. It mainly belonged to Issachar, which, exposed to every incursion, lived in a nearly nomadic state and sought David's protection (Genesis 49:14-15 "tents," 1 Chronicles 12:32; 1 Chronicles 12:40), and formed Zebulun's frontier (Deuteronomy 33:18)
Oven - It is to make a slight hollow in the ground at the Tent door, and burn upon it dry grass or twigs until sufficient hot ash is made for the baking of the bread cakes (Genesis 18:6, 1 Kings 17:12; 1 Kings 19:6). She has on one side the tray of dough from which she tears out a small piece, and after rolling it out into a thin cake she distends it still further by slapping it over one arm and then over the other. In the warning of Leviticus 26:26, the predicted scarcity of fuel and flour would be such that Ten women in one cluster or section of the village houses, instead of using in turn the same oven for their separate households, would have to unite their little stock of flour to make a baking to be done by one of them, and then receive by weight the share of bread belonging to each
the Unprofitable Servant - "...
Our Lord applied that incident in its first intention to the twelve. Only, far better have Ten ploughmen's work to do than one minister's work. You may write your sermon over and over again as often as Dr. Newman wrote his masterpieces; but as long as you have not torn it up "fiercely," and written it yet again, you will preach it on Sabbath with such jolts and jars in it as will make you blush and stagger before your people. And you may visit your dying parishioners every afternoon, and your sick, and aged, and infirm, every Ten days, but you will never be able to say this ploughman's grace over your supper all the days and nights of your pulpit and pastoral life. But at the same time He solemnly warns all His so-called ministers that He will irrevocably pronounce this very sentence at the last day against some of them. " I was told about such a threatened minister of Christ and of His Church in Scotland only last night. "We've gotten a minister noo!" said an old elder to me after his hitherto unprofitable minister had been induced and enabled to make such a visit. ...
But all the time, though this character-sketch is intended by our Lord for us ministers in the first place, it is not intended for us only. "The more," says Newman in one of his thrice-written sermons, "any man succeeds in regulating his own heart, the more he will discern its original bitterness and guilt. Not one of them-passionate as some of them are-is passionate enough for me, till I come to the author of The Ten Virgins. But there is often a certain taint of self-righteousness in all that
Commandments - ’ The authority which He claims for Himself is not an authority to originate laws, but to explain more fully in their Divine intention those already laid down by God. ‘Thou shalt not kill’ prohibits anger, scorn, contention. At the same time, they are so transformed by this unfolding of their ultimate intention, as to result in a code of morality which is radically new. This principle, applied to its full extent, meant the abolition of the Levitical law. The Ten thousand commandments into which the Decalogue had been divided and subdivided are to give place again to the simple Ten. Thus in our Lord’s summary of the Law we have more than a resolution of the Ten Commandments into two, corresponding broadly to the two divisions of the Decalogue. ; Pfleiderer, Das Urchristenthum (1887), 489–501; Wernle, Die Anfänge unserer Religion (1901), 23–69; Herrmann, Ethik (1901), 124–140; Harnack, Das Wesen des Christenthums, 45 ff
the Unmerciful Servant - Say, how often shall my brother sin against me in such ways as these, and I forgive him? No, I cannot do it. When the fellow-servants of this unmerciful servant saw him so forget his own Ten thousand talents as to take his hundred-pence debtor by the throat and cast him into prison, they were both sorry and angry, and went and told their Lord what had taken place. When we read or hear of any man being wickedly attacked by tongue or by pen, Ten to one all the offender's fault has been that he has disappointed, or offended, or crossed the self-love, and the self-interest, of that revengeful and implacable man. And that, often in the utmost innocence, and even in the most absolute righteousness. Ten to one the root of the wicked treatment is nowhere else hut in the wicked heart of that mortally offended, unforgiving, and revengeful, man
Exodus, Theology of - Mere existence is not in mind, but the willingness to work for Israelite deliverance. ...
The Ten plagues display the power of Yahweh. Each plague addresses a deity of Egypt's pantheon (some five hundred to two thousand gods), including the Tenth plague against the firstborn son (12:12). Their words before destruction explain the intent of the events: "for Yahweh is fighting for them against Egypt" (14:25). A survey of the Ten Words or Commandments (20:1-17) and the "Book of the Covenant" (20:22-23:33) indicates that God's instructions cover both vertical and horizontal dimensions, involving both correct attitudes and actions toward God and toward humanity. As a result of their idolatry, God threatens to abandon Israel (32:7-10). God answers, "I am who I am" (3:14), a sentence that continues to beg interpretation. When God passes by Moses on the mountain, the proclamation begins with a twofold repetition, "Yahweh, Yahweh" (34:6), and is followed by theological terms that explain God's character of glory or goodness, all part of the content of who this deity is. In the Ten plagues, Yahweh pits his power against the power of Pharaoh. 21-23) outlines expectations for the extent of Israel's holiness: all of life must be lived in its light. The relationship with their benefactor will impact their whole existence. Michael Hagan...
See also Covenant ; Egypt ; Moses ; Ten Commandments ...
Palestine - " This extent of territory, about 60,000 square miles, was at length conquered by David, and was ruled over also by his son Solomon (2 Samuel 8 ; 1 Chronicles 18 ; 1 Kings 4:1,21 ). This vast empire was the Promised Land; but Palestine was only a part of it, terminating in the north at the southern extremity of the Lebanon range, and in the south in the wilderness of Paran, thus extending in all to about 144 miles in length. No single country of such an extent has so great a variety of climate, and hence also of plant and animal life. On the death of Solomon, his son Rehoboam ascended the throne; but his conduct was such that Ten of the tribes revolted, and formed an independent monarchy, called the kingdom of Israel, or the northern kingdom, the capital of which was first Shechem and afterwards Samaria. 722, after an independent existence of two hundred and fifty-three years. , the region of the Ten cities. The whole territory of Palestine, including the portions alloted to the trans-Jordan tribes, extended to about eleven thousand square miles. Recent exploration has shown the territory on the west of Jordan alone to be six thousand square miles in extent, the size of the principality of Wales
Leper - Heat, drought, and toil amid dry powdery substances, Tend to generate skin disease, especially in absence of nourishing diet and personal cleanliness. Tuberculated patients live (on the average) for only Ten years more; anesthetic for 20. Sometimes one limb alone is affected with a dead pearl-like whiteness (compare Exodus 4:6, "Moses' hand was leprous as snow;" Numbers 12:10; Numbers 12:12, "as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb;" 2 Kings 5:27). Swine's flesh and scaleless and finless fish, used as food, Tend to generate the disease; one reason of the prohibition (Leviticus 11:7; Leviticus 11:9-12). Segregation wisely checked extension of leprosy, by preventing intermarriage of lepers with the sound. So the Ten stood afar off, lifting up their voices (Luke 17:13). The malady was often due to inherited taint, as is sin (Exodus 20:5). In Isaiah 53:4, Jerome's Vulgate translated, "we thought Him to be a leper smitten of God," leprosy being God's direct judgment for sin
Jehoiachin - Son of Jehoiakim and Nehushta; at 18 succeeded his father, and was king of Judah for three months and Ten days; 20th king from David. heads of tribes and families found in Jerusalem (including the nation's spiritual heads, priests and prophets, with Ezekiel: Jeremiah 29:1; Ezekiel 1:1) must have been 2,000, to make up the "ten thousand. Jecamiah Assir, as often occurs in genealogies, is skipped in Matthew
Moses - ...
When forty years of age he visited his brethren, and seeing one ill-used he defended him, and slew the Egyptian; but the next day, on seeing two of the Israelites contending, he reminded them that they were brethren, and would have judged between them; but the wrong-doer repulsed him, and asked whether he would kill him as he had killed the Egyptian. Ten plagues followed, when the Egyptians themselves, on the death of all their firstborn, were anxious for them to depart. God also called Moses up into the mount, dictated to him the law, gave him the Ten commandments written on stone by the finger of God, and showed him the pattern of the tabernacle. it is said respecting the body of Moses that Michael, the archangel, contended with the devil about it, the object of Satan probably being to make his tomb to be regarded as a holy place, to which the people would go for blessing, as people do still to the tombs of saints. ...
The law having been given through Moses, his name is often used where the law is alluded to; and Moses is mentioned by the Apostle John when contrasting the dispensations of the law and the gospel: "The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. It is plain, however, from the above and other passages that Moses was the writer of the Pentateuch, which is often called "the law of Moses
Judah - " (Genesis 49:10) The Jews themselves, however unintentionally and unconsciously, confirmed the certainty that this Scripture referred to the Lord Jesus Christ under a double evidence. Jacob said, that a lawgiver should not depart from between his feet until Shiloh came; and this law they proved did remain, for they contended with Pilate to enforce that law, for supposed blasphemy in the person of Christ. Hence, therefore, why may not the Shebeth of our Almighty Jehudah be supposed to convey an idea of his taking down the names of his people, whose names we know are "written in the Lamb's book of life?" (Revelation 21:27) Who but him wrote those names in the book of life? Is not Jesus described, and by himself under the spirit of prophecy, as having "a tongue as the pen of a ready writer?" (Psalms 45:1) And if a tongue to speak, why not the hand to write of the things touching himself? Moreover, if none but Jesus was found worthy "to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof," which was seen by John in the hand of him that sat on the throne, who but him could be worthy to write the records in it? (Revelation 5:1-10)...
I beg the reader to observe, that I desire to deliver these sentiments, on a subject so necessarily sublime and mysterious, with the most profound awe and reverence. I would be always understood on these deep things as rather inquiring than deciding, rather desiring to be taught than to teach; but I cannot but think, that such views of the Lord Jesus are very sweet and interesting, and Tend, under the Holy Ghost's guidings, to endear Christ to the heart, when we behold him thus typically represented in so many engaging services for his people. And surely, as it is said of Christ in one blessed Scripture, that the names of his people are all "written in the book of life," (Revelation 20:15) and in another he bids his people to "rejoice that their names are written there," (Luke 10:20) as when considering himself the shepherd of his flock, and his people the sheep of his fold, he saith that "he calleth them all by name, and leadeth them out," (John 10:3) and as the whole flocks of the mountains and of the vale, and of the cities of Benjamin, Jerusalem, and Judah, shall all pass again under the hands of him that telleth them, (Jeremiah 33:13) surely it is not stretching the Scripture to say, that the Shebeth of Jehudah is as eminently descriptive of the greatness of his character, when speaking of this use of it, in writing, as in ruling, for sovereignty is implied in both, And the poor feeble hand that is now writing these lines, (earnestly begging forgiveness if he errs in the matter) cannot conclude this article without first saying, (and will not the reader for himself also join the petition?) Oh, that the almighty Jehudah may have graciously exercised the Shebeth of his power, and written my poor name, worthless as it is, among the millions he hath marked down in the book of life! Amen. The kingdom of the Ten tribes, or Samaria, was distinct from Judah. It formed a divided character concerning Judah, that this kingdom retained a reverence for the true religion, and the priesthood, and the law, at a time when the Ten tribes were following idolatry
Matthew - He immediately obeyed; and from that time he became a constant attendant upon our Saviour, and was appointed one of the twelve Apostles. Matthew's Gospel was the first which was written; but though this is asserted by many ancient authors, none of them, except Irenaeus and Eusebius, have said any thing concerning the exact time at which it was written. Of the several dates assigned to this Gospel, which deserve any attention, the earliest is A. ...
It appears very improbable that the Christians should be left any considerable number of years without a written history of our Saviour's ministry. It is certain that the Apostles, immediately after the descent of the Holy Ghost, which took place only Ten days after the ascension of our Saviour into heaven, preached the Gospel to the Jews with great success; and surely it is reasonable to suppose, that an authentic account of our Saviour's doctrines and miracles would very soon be committed to writing, for the confirmation of those who believed in his divine mission, and for the conversion of others; and, more particularly, to enable the Jews to compare the circumstances of the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus with their ancient prophecies relative to the Messiah; and we may conceive that the Apostles would be desirous of losing no time in writing an account of the miracles which Jesus performed, and of the discourses which he delivered, because the sooner such an account was published, the easier it would be to inquire into its truth and accuracy; and, consequently, when these points were satisfactorily ascertained, the greater would be its weight and authority. Matthew's Gospel was written A. There has also of late been great difference of opinion concerning the language in which this Gospel was originally written. Among the ancient fathers, Papias, as quoted by Eusebius, Irenaeus, Origen, Cyril, Epiphanius, Chrysostom, and Jerom, positively assert that it was written by St. Erasmus was one of the first who contended that the present Greek is the original; and he has been followed by Le Clerc, Wetstein, Basnage, Whitby, Jortin, Hug, and many other learned men. Matthew's original Gospel was commonly spoken, that original would soon be forgotten; and the translation into Greek, the language then generally understood, would be substituted in its room. Campbell, "especially the evangelists, have many qualities in common, so there is something in every one of them, which, if attended to, will be found to distinguish him from the rest. " And this, we may observe, would naturally be the distinguishing characteristic of a narrative, written very soon after the events had taken place. Matthew's Gospel, and not found in any other, are the following: the visit of the eastern magi; our Saviour's flight into Egypt; the slaughter of the infants at Bethlehem; the parable of the Ten virgins; the dream of Pilate's wife; the resurrection of many saints at our Saviour's crucifixion; and the bribing of the Roman guard appointed to watch at the holy sepulchre by the chief priests and elders
Christ, Miracles of - ...
Healing of the nobleman's son (John 4)
Cure of the mother-in-law of Peter (Matthew 8; Mark 1; Luke 4)
Cleansing of the leper (Matthew 8; Mark 1; Luke 5)
Healing of the paralytic (Matthew 9; Mark 2; Luke 5)
Healing of the impotent man at Bethesda (John 5)
Restoring of the man with the withered hand (Matthew 12; Mark 3; Luke 6)
Healing of the centurion's servant (Matthew 8; Luke 7)
Healing of one blind and dumb (Matthew 12; Luke 11)
Healing of the woman with an issue of blood (Matthew 9; Mark 5; Luke 8)
Opening of the eyes of two blind men (Matthew 9)
Cure of the dumb man (Matthew 9)
Healing of the deaf and dumb man (Mark 7)
Opening the eyes of one blind at Bethsaida (Mark 8)
Healing the lunatic child (Matthew 17; Mark 9; Luke 9)
Opening of the eyes of one born blind (John 9)
Restoring the woman with a spirit of infirmity (Luke 13)
Healing of the man with the dropsy (Luke 14)
Cleansing of the Ten lepers (Luke 17)
Opening the eyes of the blind man near Jericho (Matthew 20; Mark 11; Luke 18)
Healing of Malchus's ear (Luke 22)
General formulas regarding the driving out of devils (Mark 1) indicate that such acts of deliverance were very numerous during Our Lord's public life. This is possible, because the Gospels do not aim at completeness, but the expression quoted would be justified by the three following cases of resurrection which are related
Miracles of Christ - ...
Healing of the nobleman's son (John 4)
Cure of the mother-in-law of Peter (Matthew 8; Mark 1; Luke 4)
Cleansing of the leper (Matthew 8; Mark 1; Luke 5)
Healing of the paralytic (Matthew 9; Mark 2; Luke 5)
Healing of the impotent man at Bethesda (John 5)
Restoring of the man with the withered hand (Matthew 12; Mark 3; Luke 6)
Healing of the centurion's servant (Matthew 8; Luke 7)
Healing of one blind and dumb (Matthew 12; Luke 11)
Healing of the woman with an issue of blood (Matthew 9; Mark 5; Luke 8)
Opening of the eyes of two blind men (Matthew 9)
Cure of the dumb man (Matthew 9)
Healing of the deaf and dumb man (Mark 7)
Opening the eyes of one blind at Bethsaida (Mark 8)
Healing the lunatic child (Matthew 17; Mark 9; Luke 9)
Opening of the eyes of one born blind (John 9)
Restoring the woman with a spirit of infirmity (Luke 13)
Healing of the man with the dropsy (Luke 14)
Cleansing of the Ten lepers (Luke 17)
Opening the eyes of the blind man near Jericho (Matthew 20; Mark 11; Luke 18)
Healing of Malchus's ear (Luke 22)
General formulas regarding the driving out of devils (Mark 1) indicate that such acts of deliverance were very numerous during Our Lord's public life. This is possible, because the Gospels do not aim at completeness, but the expression quoted would be justified by the three following cases of resurrection which are related
Temple, Herod's - The main part of the building was completed in Ten years, but the erection of the outer courts and the embellishment of the whole were carried on during the entire period of our Lord's life on earth (John 2:16,19-21 ), and the temple was completed only A. It had two courts, one intended for the Israelites only, and the other, a large outer court, called "the court of the Gentiles," intended for the use of strangers of all nations
Ahaziah - 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). ...
Fleeing by the garden house, he was smitten in his chariot at the going up to Gur by Ibleam, and he fled to Megiddo and died there. Jehu allowed Ahaziah's attendants to bury him honorably in his sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David, "because, said they, he is the son grandson of Jehoshaphat, who sought the Lord with all his heart
Nineveh - This view of the great extent of the city is, on the other hand, sharply disputed by Rawlinson, who thinks it highly improbable that this ancient city should have had an area about Ten times that of London. He also suggests that a smaller city in extent would answer the requirements of the description in the book of Jonah, which makes it a city of "three days' journey
Red Sea - Ras Mohammed, the headland of the Sinaitic peninsula, divides the Red Sea into two tongues: the western one the gulf of Suez, 130 miles long by 18 broad, narrowing to Ten at the head; the eastern one the gulf of Akabah ("a declivity"), 90 long by an average of 15 broad
Mark - ...
With Paul and Barnabas...
Whether the house of the upper room was Mark’s home or not, Mark certainly would have known Peter and the other leading Christians who often visited his home (Acts 12:12-14). ...
In Rome and Asia Minor...
The Bible has no record of Mark’s activities over the next Ten years or so
Altar - Immediately after giving the Ten Commandments, the Lord requested that this altar be built at once. ...
False2Ki16:10 (c) Here and elsewhere we find altars built ostensibly for the worship of GOD, but really for the worship of idols. ...
Deserted Psalm 84:3 (c) Here is brought before us clearly that GOD's people had forsaken both the worship and the service of the Lord to such an extent that the fires had gone out, the altar was cold, and no priest was near
Head - ) The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of the source, or the height of the surface, as of water, above a given place, as above an orifice at which it issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or Ten feet head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea. ) Each one among many; an individual; - often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle. ) The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler. ) To go or point in a certain direction; to Tend; as, how does the ship head?...
Martyr - " ...
The primitive Christians believed that the martyrs enjoyed every singular privileges; that upon their death they were immediately admitted to the beatific vision, while other souls waited for the completion of their happiness till the day of judgment; and that God would grant to their prayers the hastening of his kingdom, and shortening the times of persecution. Of the sayings, sufferings, and deaths of the martyrs, though preserved with great care for the above purpose, and to serve as models to future ages, we have but very little left, the greatest part of them having been destroyed during that dreadful persecution which Dioclesian carried on for Ten years with fresh fury against the Christians; for a most diligent search was then made after all their books and papers; and all of them that were found were committed to the flames
Wash - ) To cover with water or any liquid; to wet; to fall on and moisten; hence, to overflow or dash against; as, waves wash the shore. ) Ten strikes, or bushels, of oysters. ) To remove by washing to take away by, or as by, the action of water; to drag or draw off as by the tide; - often with away, off, out, etc. , from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs. ) The dry bed of an intermittent stream, sometimes at the bottom of a ca?on; as, the Amargosa wash, Diamond wash; - called also dry wash. ) To cause dephosphorisation of (molten pig iron) by adding substances containing iron oxide, and sometimes manganese oxide
Kingdom, Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven - In Daniel 2:44 it is predicted that "In the days of these kings [1] shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever:" cf. In this sense the kingdom of God is often referred to in the Epistles
Caesarea - This city, which was six hundred furlongs from Jerusalem, is often mentioned in the New Testament. Here it was that Herod Agrippa was smitten of the Lord for not giving God the glory, when the people were so extravagant in his praise. By day break, the next morning, we were off the coast of Caesarea; and so near with the land that we could very distinctly perceive the appearance of its numerous and extensive ruins. Pococke mentions the curious fact of the former existence of crocodiles in the river of Caesarea. Within the space of Ten years after laying the foundation, from an obscure fortress, it became the most celebrated and flourishing city of all Syria. Not all the oratory of Tertullus; not the clamour of his numerous adversaries; not even the countenance of the most profligate of tyrants, availed against the firmness and intrepidity of the oracle of God
Calvary - The first has been preserved without mutilation: being a piece of ground about Ten yards square, in its original position; and so high above the common floor of the church, that there are, according to Chateaubriand, twenty-one steps to ascend up to it. On this little mount is shown the hole in which the cross was fixed; and near it the position of the crosses of the two thieves: one, the penitent, on the north; and the other on the south
Captivity - God often punished the sins of the Jews by captivities or servitudes. , which are variously interpreted to mean a past or a future return, a physical or a spiritual restoration, there is no evidence that the Ten tribes as a body ever returned to Palestine
Justice - In the wilderness, Moses organized for the Jews a regular system of judges, some having jurisdiction over Ten families, others over fifty, one hundred, or one thousand. The difficult cases were referred to Moses, and he often sought divine direction concerning them, Exodus 18:21-26 Leviticus 24:12 . The sentence of the judge was instantly executed; and in certain cases the witnesses cast the first stone, Deuteronomy 17:5,7 25:2 Joshua 7:24 1 Samuel 22:18 1 Kings 2:24 Proverbs 16:14
Captivity - God often punished the sins of the Jews be captivities or servitudes, according to his threatenings, Deuteronomy 28:1-68 . , which are variously interpreter to mean a past or a future return, a physical or a spiritual restoration, there is no evidence that the Ten tribes as a body ever returned to Palestine
Levites - In the wilderness, the Levites took charge of the tabernacle and its contents; and conveyed it from place to place, each of the three families having a separate portion, Numbers 1:51 4:1-49 1 Chronicles 15:2,27 . God provided for the subsistence of the Levites, by giving to them the tithe of corn, fruit, and cattle; but they paid to the priests the Tenth of their tithes; and as the Levites possessed no estates in land, the tithes which the priests received from them were considered as the first fruits which they were to offer to the Lord, Numbers 18:21-32 . After the revolt of the Ten tribes, a large portion of the Levites abandoned their cities in Israel, and dwelt in Judah, 2 Chronicles 11:12-14 13:9-11 . In the New Testament they are not often mentioned, Luke 10:32 John 1:19 Acts 4:36
Parable - ...
What we call the Proverbs of Solomon, which are moral maxims and sentences, the Greeks call the Parables of Solomon. The parabolical, enigmatical, figurative, and sententious way of speaking, was the language of the Eastern sages and learned men, Psalm 49:4 78:2 ; and nothing was more insupportable than to hear a fool utter parables, Proverbs 26:7 . ...
The prophets employed parables the more strongly to impress prince and people with their threatening or their promises. ...
Ten virgins, Matthew 25:1-13
Onesimus - Was it thought an object of everlasting moment thus to preserve in the book of God the history of a poor fugitive, and to let the church know that, in the instance of this slave, the Lord's grace outruns even all our undeservings? Was it indeed meant to shew in this, as well as in a thousand and Ten thousand other instances, that "where sin aboundeth grace doth much more abound?"...
What a precious example is held forth in this epistle to ministers of the word of God, to parents, masters of families, and all that are interested in the care and government of incautious youth, to feel what Paul felt, and to take an earnest concern in the recovery of transgression of every description and character! Did Paul count this runaway servant a brother, yea, his son, and speak of him as his own bowels, with what affection ought the ties of the minister and his people, the parent and his children, the master and his servant, to be felt and acknowledged in all the circumstances of life! How Tenderly the same great apostle elsewhere recommends those gracious principles as the common actions of the christian! "Put on therefore (saith the apostle) as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, forbearing one another, and forgiving one another; if any man have a quarrel against any, even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye
Jeroboam - ...
Jeroboam the son of Nebat...
The books of Kings consistently condemn Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the man who led the northern tribes to break away from the Davidic rule. From the prophet Ahijah, Jeroboam learnt that God would punish Solomon by splitting his kingdom and giving Ten tribes to Jeroboam
Law - ( c ) Such oral direction in no sense excludes the idea of any previous laws, or even of a written code. The existence and authority of a law would still leave room for doubt in matters of individual application, ( d ) As social life became more complex, the three divisions of the tôrah became more specialized; civil suits were tried by the judge; the prophets almost confined themselves to giving oral direction on moral duties; the priests were concerned mainly with the solution of ritual difficulties. The priests, while by their office necessarily much engaged in ceremonial and ritual actions, nevertheless had boundless opportunities for giving the worshippers true direction on the principles underlying their religions observances; and it is for their neglect of such opportunities, and not, as is often crudely maintained, on account of any inherently necessary antagonism between priestly and prophetical ideals, that the prophets so frequently rebuke the priests, not because of the fulfilment of their priestly ( i. In this connexion the words of Jeremiah cannot be quoted too often: ‘I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices; but this thing I commanded them, saying Hear my voice, … and walk ye in the way that I command you’ ( Jeremiah 7:21-22 ). The correct interpretation of Amos 5:24-26 corroborates Jeremiah’s contention. It is wholly unwarrantable to say that the prophets condemned the sacrificial system, or denied its worth and Divine sanction; but, on the other hand, we are justified in asserting that the tôrah of Jehovah, ‘the law of the Lord,’ meant to the prophets something wholly different from the punctilious observance of traditional ceremonies; and what is more, they appeal without fear of contradiction to the contents of the Mosaic legislation as completely establishing their conviction that it was in the sphere of morality, rather than in the organizing of worship, that the essence of Jehovah’s law was to be found. We have rightly had our attention called to the witness of the prophets. But the weight of their evidence against the early elaboration of the ceremonial law is exactly proportioned to the weight attached to their evidence for the existence and authenticity of the moral code. The differences between Exodus 20:1-26 and Deuteronomy 5:1-33 are not hard to explain, as the Ten Words themselves are in each case identical, and it is only in the explanatory comments that the differences are marked. It is, however, most instructive to observe that no theory of inspiration or literary scruples prevented the editors from incorporating into their account of the Ten Words of God to Moses, the basis of all Hebrew legislation, such comments and exhortations as they considered suitable to the needs of their own times. The difficulty with regard to Exodus 34:1-35 , where a wholly different set of laws seems to be called ‘The Ten Words,’ has not been solved. ]'>[1] 2 336), others confidently assert that the author ‘manifestly intends to allude to the Decalogue’ (Driver, LOT [3] 6 39), while some scholars have suggested, with much force and ingenuity, that we have in Exodus 20:1-26 ; Exodus 21:1-36 ; Exodus 22:1-31 ; Exodus 23:1-33 ; Exodus 34:1-35 a series of abbreviations, re-arrangements, and expansions of Ten groups of Ten laws each. No final solution has yet been reached; but we may hold with confidence that the traditional account of the Decalogue is correct, and that the Ten Commandments in their original and shorter form were promulgated by Moses himself. ...
But was it written by Moses? (i. the rite of sacrifice, to Jerusalem, this law certainly had put an end to the syncretistic Tendencies which constituted a perpetual danger to Israelitish religion; but while establishing monotheism, it also somewhat impoverished the free religious life of the common people, who had aforetime learned at all times and in all places to do sacrifice and hold communion with their God. It was only by emphasizing their national peculiarities that they were able to concentrate their attention, and consequently to retain a firm hold, upon their distinctive truths. All the laws, all the ceremonies, are intended to stamp this conviction indelibly upon Israel’s imagination, ‘Jehovah is there. We know that in our Lord’s time the weightier matters of the law were systematically neglected, while the tithing of mint, anise, and cummin, together with similar subtleties and refinements, occupied the attention of the lawyer and exhausted the energies of the zealous. The prophets realized the inadequacy of this legal system: it was no real appeal to man’s highest nature; it did not spring from the man’s own heart; and so they prophesied of the New Covenant when Jehovah’s laws should be written in the heart, and His sin-forgiving grace should remove all elements of servile fear (cf. It is, in a manner, far more miraculous that God should at that early age, among those half-civilized tribes, have written these laws by His spirit on man’s conscience and understanding, than that amid thunder and flame He should have inscribed them with His own fingers upon two tables of stone. ’ The expression covers the whole contents of Divine Scripture (sometimes, for brevity, spoken of simply as ‘the law’; see John 10:34 ; John 12:34 ; John 15:25 ), which He does not mean to invalidate in the least ( Matthew 5:18 ), as the novelty of His teaching led some to suppose (see Matthew 7:28 f. But His ‘fulfilment’ was that of the Master, who knows the inner mind and real intent of the Scripture He expounds. ...
(c) A large part of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:21-48 ) is devoted to clearing the law from erroneous glosses and false applications : on each point Jesus sets His ‘I say unto you’ against what ‘was said to the ancients’ mere antiquity goes for nothing; nor is He careful to distinguish here between the text of the written law and its traditional modifications. In such instances the letter of the old precept stood only till it should be translated into a worthier form and raised to a higher potency ( Matthew 5:18 ), by the sweeping away of limiting exceptions (as with the compromise in the matter of wedlock allowed to ‘the hard-heartedness’ of Israelites, Matthew 19:3-9 ), or by the translation of the symbolic into the spiritual, as when cleansing of hands and vessels is displaced by inner purification ( Mark 7:14-23 , Luke 11:37-41 ; cf. He could not consistently vindicate heart-religion without combating Judaism in the matter of its ablutions and food-regulations and Sabbath-keeping. ...
( e ) Over the last question Jesus came into the severest-conflict with Jewish orthodoxy; and in this struggle He revealed the consciousness, latent throughout His dealings with OT legislation, of being the sovereign, and not a subject like others, in this realm
Jews - Three thousand of them were cut off for worshipping the golden calf; and for loathing the manna, they were punished with a month's eating of flesh, till a plague brake out among them; and for their rash belief of the Ten wicked spies, and their contempt of the promised land, God had entirely destroyed them, had not Moses's prayers prevented. Here they were often punished for their rebellion, idolatry, whoredom, &c. For many ages they had enjoyed little prosperity, and often relapsed into awful idolatry, worshipping Baalim, Ashtaroth. Under Solomon they had little war: when he died, Ten of the Hebrew tribes formed a kingdom of Israel, or Ephraim, for themselves, under Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, in opposition to the kingdom of Judah and Benjamin, ruled by the family of David. The kingdom of Israel, Ephraim, or the Ten tribes, had never so much as one pious king: idolatry was always their established religion. The kingdom of Judah had pious and wicked sovereigns by turns, though they often relapsed into idolatry, which brought great distress upon them. 3416, about three hundred and eighty-eight years after its division from that of the Ten tribes. Multitudes were killed, and Ten thousand prisoners carried off; the temple was dedicated to Olympius, an idol of Greece, and the Jews exposed to the basest treatment. They acknowledge a two-fold law of God, a written and an unwritten one; the former is contained in the Pentateuch, or five books of Moses; the latter they pretend, was delivered by God to Moses, and handed down from him by oral tradition, and now to be received as of equal authority with the former. " It is hardly possible to consider the nature and extent of their sufferings, and not conclude the Jews' own imprecation to be singularly fulfilled upon them, Matthew 27:25 . At Damascus Ten thousand unarmed Jews were killed: and at Bethshan the Heathen inhabitants caused their Jewish neighbours to assist them against their brethren, and then murdered thirteen thousand of these inhabitants. About 130, one Barocaba pretended that he was the Messiah, and raised a Jewish army of two hundred thousand, who murdered all the Heathens and Christians who came in their way; but he was defeated by Adrian's forces. In the Tenth, eleventh, and twelfth centuries, their miseries rather increased: they were greatly persecuted in Egypt. Provoked with their mad running after pretended Messiahs, Califf Nasser scarce left any of them alive in his dominions of Mesopotamia. But here we behold a church hated and persecuted for 1700 years, and yet sustaining itself, and widely extended. Kings have often employed the severity of edicts and the hand of executioners to ruin it. "The judgments which God has exercised upon this people are terrible, extending to the men, the religion, and the very land in which they dwelt. The Jew ought to be weary of expecting a Messiah, who so unkindly disappoints his vain hopes: and the Christian ought to have his attention and his regard excited towards men whom God preserves, for so great a length of time, under calamities which would have been the total ruin of any other people. Their firm adherence to their religion, and being dispersed all over the earth, has furnished every age and every nation with the strongest arguments for the Christian faith; not only as these very particulars are foretold of them, but as they themselves are the depositories of these and all other prophecies which Tend to their own confusion and the establishment of Christianity
Parable - Some, however, of the Lord's parables were so pointed that they were understood even by His enemies, which doubtless was His intention; they were laid bare as in His presence. ' These allegories were calculated to strike home the intended lesson, by portraying in an objective way the evil. ...
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and in private explained first to His disciples the parable of the Wheat and the Tares, and then added parables that show the divine object and intent in the kingdom. The third is the parable of the NET, which gathers out of the sea of nations good and bad, as the gospel has done in Christendom. The piece of money was lost in the house, even as many persons in God's sight were lost in the outward profession of being Abraham's children (as many indeed are lost now in Christendom). The debt of the Gentiles to them is expressed in the hundred pence [2]; whereas the indebtedness of the Jews to God is seen in the Ten thousand talents [3]. ...
The Ten VIRGINS. This parable follows that of the Ten Virgins, showing that while the Christian waits for his Lord, he should be faithfully using the gifts entrusted to him. This extends to Matthew 13 and Mark 4
Genealogy - The genealogies refer often to political and territorial divisions, and not strictly to natural descent, so that "sons" of a patriarch are not necessarily restricted to those so by birth. all Benjamin's Ten sons) and great grandson's of Jacob (Hezron and Hamul, grandsons of Judah) are named, born afterward in Egypt and who came into that country in the loins of their fathers, and who there became founders of mishpachowt , i. By comprising Jacob himself with all the founders of tribes and families, the significant number 70 results; seven (expressing God's covenant relation to Israel, made up of three the divine number and four the worldwide extension number) multiplied by Ten the seal of completeness; implying that these 70 comprised the whole nation of God (Exodus 1:5; Deuteronomy 10:22). Apion, 1:7) the priests had to verify the descent of their intended wives from the archives at Jerusalem, and to make new genealogical tables after every war, in order to ascertain what women had been made captives, as such were excluded from marrying priests; the list of high priests for 2,000 years backward was preserved in the archives in his day. Genealogies are clear measures of time only when complete; and the marks of completeness are, when the mother as well as the father is named, or when historical facts define the relationship, or when a genealogy is confirmed by one or more besides, giving the same number of generations within the same bounds
Jesus Christ - At five he was to learn the law, at first by extracts written on scrolls of the more important passages, the Shemà or creed of Deuteronomy 2:4; the Hallel or festival psalms, Psalms 114:1-8; Psalms 118:1-29; Psalms 136:1-26, and by catechetical teaching in school. Then he left Galilee, and having cleansed Ten lepers came to Jerusalem at the Feast of Tabernacles. At the beginning of the last week before the crucifixion Jesus made a public entry into the city, spoke parables and warnings, lamented over Jerusalem, praised the widow's mite, met certain Greeks and predicted his second coming with solemn warnings confirmed by the parables of the Ten virgins, the five talents, and the sheep and the goats
Sea, the Salt - Its intense saltness, specific gravity, and buoyancy, are well known. The great depth of the northern division does not extend to the southern. At the southern end the fords between Lisan and the western shore are now impassable, though but three feet deep some years ago; again the causeway between the Rijm el Bahr and the mainland has been submerged for 12 years, though previously often dry. It forms an oval divided into two parts by a peninsula projecting from its eastern side, beyond which the southern lagoon, for Ten miles (one fourth of the whole length) is shallow, varying from 12 feet in the middle to three at the edges. The peninsula separating the northern lake from the southern lagoon is called Ghor el Μezraah or el Lisan (the Tongue: so Joshua 15:2 margin); it is Ten geographical miles long by five or six broad
Samaria - SAMARIA, the capital city of the kingdom of the Ten tribes that revolted from the house of David. ...
Travellers give the following account of its present state:—Sebaste is the name which Herod gave to the name of the ancient Samaria, the imperial city of the Ten tribes, in honour of Augustus (Sebastos) Caesar, when he rebuilt and fortified it, converting the greater part of it into a citadel, and erecting here a noble temple. Viewed from the station of our Tents, it is extremely interesting, both from its natural situation, and from the picturesque remains of a ruined convent, of good Gothic architecture
Jordan - As the cave Panion lies at the foot of Mount Lebanon, in the northern extremity of Canaan, and the lake Asphaltites extends to the southern extremity, the river Jordan pursues its course through the whole extent of the country from north to south. It is evident, also, from the history of Josephus, that a wilderness or desert of considerable extent stretched along the river Jordan in the times of the New Testament; which was undoubtedly the wilderness mentioned by the evangelists, where John the Baptist came preaching and baptizing. But in modern times, whether the rapidity of the current has worn the channel deeper than formerly, or whether its waters have taken some other direction, the river seems to have forgotten his ancient greatness. It no longer, indeed, rolls down into the Salt Sea so majestic a stream as in the days of Joshua; yet its ordinary depth is still about Ten or twelve feet, so that it cannot even at present be passed but at certain places. Pococke has made on the river Euphrates: The bed of the Euphrates, says that writer, was measured by some English gentlemen at Beer, and found to be six hundred and thirty yards broad; but the river only two hundred and fourteen yards over; then they thought it to be nine or Ten feet deep in the middle; and were informed that it sometimes rises twelve feet perpendicularly
Healing, Divine - He used only words in the raising of Lazarus (John 11:43 ) and the healing of the Ten lepers, (Luke 17:14 ). ...
Christians are often confused about the ministry of healing, but these biblical teachings clearly appear:...
1) The Bible clearly states that Jesus believed in healing of the body. God has often healed by the way He has led dedicated scientists into the discovery of body function. ...
4) Jesus did not use healing as a means of gaining attention but tried to keep the experience private
Lot (1) - In the spirit of a child of God Abram goes to Lot himself, instead of listening to subordinates' reports, and begs as they are brethren there should be no strife between them (contrast Acts 15:39), and offers Lot precedency, though as his senior Abram might have claimed it; "if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right," etc. At first Lot only "pitched his Tent toward Sodom," but he was venturing too near temptation not to be caught (Psalms 1:1; 1 Corinthians 15:33). If there had been "ten" such "fellows" in Sodom Jehovah would have spared it (Genesis 18:32). ...
God grants even this, and adds "I cannot do anything until thou be come there"; God's love controls His omnipotence (Matthew 27:42)
Candlestick - talent of pure gold, symbolizing preciousness and sacredness and incorruptibility (Exodus 25:31-39); of beaten work, 5 feet high and 3 1/2 between the outside branches, according to the rabbis. The candlestick is not the light, but bears it for the enlightening of all (Matthew 5:16). ...
In Revelation 2:5 "remove thy candlestick" threatens not extinction of the candle, but removal of the seat of the light elsewhere. In Solomon's temple there were Ten golden candlesticks (1 Kings 7:49; 2 Chronicles 4:7)
Troas - coast of Asia Minor, opposite the island of Tenedos, midway between the Hellespont and Cape Lectum, and about Ten miles south of the much more ancient Troja (Ilium). It bears the Turkish name of Eski Stambul or Old Constantinople, and its former greatness is attested by the extent of its ruins, including the old walls, which are six miles in circumference, and the supports of an aqueduct which conveyed water down from Mount Ida
Patriarchs - The patriarchate has ever been esteemed the supreme dignity in the church: the bishop had only under him the territory of the city of which he was bishop; the metropolital superintended a province, and had for suffragans the bishops of his province; the primate was the chief of what was then called a diocess, and had several metropolitans under him; and the patriarch had under him several diocesses, composing one exarchate, and the primates themselves were under him. Hence Socrates gives the title patriarch to all the chiefs of diocesses, and reckons Ten of them. were never subject to the authority of the patriarch of Rome, whose authority only extended to the suburbicary provinces
Roads - They were well bottomed and well laid, and from Ten to fourteen feet wide, generally broadest when the cutting was through solid rock. Along the great military highways were stations, or guard-houses, where the soldiers had not only to see to the preservation of peace and the safety of travellers, but had also to attend to the maintenance of the roads themselves
Powers - It translates the Hebrew word hayil [2] (over 150 times), often used as "host" or "power of a host. It appears Ten times in the Old Testament (NIV ), most commonly as a translation of the Hebrew kisse [ Colossians 1:16 )
Obedience - He also gave them the Decalogue or "Ten Words" (Exodus 20:1-17 ), which constituted a list of basic moral and religious guidelines for those who were in this special relationship with God
Adultery - The law of inheritance, which would have been set aside by doubtful offspring, Tended to keep up this law as to adultery. , he did not intend to bring her before the local Sanhedrim, but privately to repudiate her. the 12 patriarchs of the Old Testament and the 12 apostles of New Testament), and persecuted by the dragon, in Revelation 17, excites the wonder of John, because of her transformation into a scarlet arrayed "mother of harlots," with a cup full of abominations, riding upon a "scarlet colored beast"; but the Ten horned beast finally turns upon her, "makes her naked, eats her flesh, and burns her with fire
Day And Night - By a species of synecdoche, ‘day’ is often employed generally as an equivalent for ‘time’; cf. Similarly the ‘ten days’ of tribulation (Ezekiel 2:10), instead of being regarded as a round-number expression for a short and limited period (cf
Floor - The staff, or flail, was used for the infirmiora semina, the grain that was too Tender to be treated in the other methods. They afterward place in a ring the heaps, in which a good many entire ears are still found, and drive over them for four or five hours together Ten couple of oxen joined two and two, till by absolute trampling they have separated the grains, which they throw into the air with a shovel to cleanse them
Breastplate - It was about Ten inches square, Exodus 28:13-31 ; and consisted of a folded piece of the same rich embroidered stuff of which the ephod was made. ...
This breastplate was fastened at the four corners, those on the top to each shoulder, by a golden hook or ring, at the end of a wreathen chain; and those below to the girdle of the ephod, by two strings or ribbons, which had likewise two rings or hooks. Some think they were two precious stones added to the other twelve, by the extraordinary lustre of which, God marked his approbation of a design, and, by their becoming dim, his disallowance of it; others, that these two words were written on a precious stone, or plate of gold, fixed in the breastplate; others, that the letters of the names of the tribes, were the Urim and Thummim; and that the letters by standing out, or by an extraordinary illumination, marked such words as contained the answer of God to him who consulted this oracle. These stones were carried in the purse or bag, formed by the lining or interior of the pectoral; and when the question was proposed, if the high priest drew out the stone which exhibited yes, the answer was affirmative; if the one on which no was written, the answer was negative; if the third, no answer was to be given, Joshua 7:13-21 ; 1 Samuel 14:40-43 ; 1 Samuel 28:6 . That the oracles of God rejected all equivocal and enigmatical replies, which was the character of the Heathen pretended oracles
Locust - The common great brown locust is about three inches in length, has two antennae about an inch long, and two pairs of wings. They were employed as one of the plagues for the punishment of the Egyptians; and their visitation was threatened to the Israelites as a mark of the divine displeasure. They often migrate from their native country, probably in quest of a greater supply of food. Bochart enumerates Ten different kinds which he thinks are mentioned in the Scripture. As for the Mosaic permission to the Jews of eating the locusts, Leviticus 11:22 , however strange it may appear to the mere English reader, yet nothing is more certain than that several nations, both of Asia and Africa, anciently used these insects for food; and that they are still eaten in the east to this day. Niebuhr gives some account of the several species of locusts eaten by the Arabs, and of their different ways of dressing them for food. " Locusts are often used figuratively by the prophets, for invading armies; and their swarms aptly represented the numbers, the desolating march of the vast military hordes and their predatory followers, which the ancient conquerors of the east poured down upon every country they attacked
Baltimore, Maryland, City of - The mission at Baltimore was first attended by priests from the Hickory Mission (founded 1720), and in 1766 the Jesuits arrived. Begun in 1806, the cathedral was completed in 1821, consecrated in 1873, and within its walls have convened three plenary councils, Ten provincial councils, the first seven of which were practically plenary for the United States, and nine diocesan synods. On the occasion of the diocesan centenary (1889) leading Catholic laymen participated in a Catholic congress, the first in the United States
Wine - ...
The word "wine" in our Bible is the translation of as many as Ten different Hebrew words and two Greek words, most of which occur in but a few instances. On the other hand, whatever approval was given in Palestine to the moderate use of wine, can hardly apply to a country where wine is an imported or manufactured article, often containing not a drop of the juice of the grape; or if genuine and not compounded with drugs, still enforced with distilled spirits
Pen'Tateuch, the, - Till the middle of the last century it was the general opinion of both Jews and Christians that the whole of the Pentateuch was written by Moses, with the exception of a few manifestly later additions,--such as the, 34th chapter of Deuteronomy, which gives the account of Moses death. [1] Besides these two principal documents, he supposed Moses to have made use of Ten others in the composition of the earlier part of his work. It is sufficient here to state that there is evidence satisfactory that the main bulk of the Pentateuch, at any rate, was written by Moses, though the probably availed himself of existing documents in the composition of the earlier part of the work. Some detached portions would appear to be of later origin; and when we remember how entirely, during some periods of Jewish history, the law seems to have been forgotten, and again how necessary it would be after the seventy years of exile to explain some of its archaisms, and to add here and there short notes to make it more intelligible to the people, nothing can be more natural than to suppose that such later additions were made by Ezra and Nehemiah. ...
The books of Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers are to a great extent Mosaic. Besides those portions which are expressly declared to have been written by him other portions, and especially the legal sections, were, if not actually written, in all probability dictated by him. ...
It is not probable that this was written before the three preceding books, because the legislation in Exodus and Leviticus, as being the more formal, is manifestly the earlier whilst Deuteronomy is the spiritual interpretation and application of the law
Deuteronomy - ...
Contents of the covenant document...
Usually a treaty document began with an historical introduction in which the overlord, after announcing his name, recounted all he had done for his people. For Israel the basic principles were in the form of Ten commandments (4:44-5:33). A further feature of the covenant was the twofold provision for its maintenance. ...
Moses summarized the covenant’s contents in a song that the people were to memorize and sing (31:30-32:47)
Joshua the Son of Nun - ...
As Moses’ chief assistant, Joshua kept watch when Moses entered God’s presence on Mt Sinai (Exodus 24:13) and when Moses spoke face to face with God in his Tent (Exodus 33:11). Joshua was so loyal to Moses that he wanted Moses to silence two men who prophesied, lest people listen to them and ignore Moses (Numbers 11:26-29). The people chose to accept the report of the Ten unbelieving spies and tried to kill Joshua and Caleb
Polychronius, Bishop of Apamea - was some Ten years the later. We must be content to learn that, as bishop, he was characterized by the excellence of his rule, grace of oratory, and conspicuous purity of life (Theod. , but the catenae teem with scholia upon O. The following have been ascribed to him: (1) Scholia on the Pentateuch in the catena of Nicephorus. As an expositor Polychronius follows the historico-grammatical method of his school, condemning expressly the Alexandrian Tendency to convert history into allegory
Synagogue - ...
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). The elders often met and sat before the prophet, Ezekiel to hear Jehovah's word (Ezekiel 8:1; Ezekiel 11:15-16; Ezekiel 14:1; Ezekiel 20:1); in Ezekiel 33:31 the people also sit before him to hear. ...
There were also the Ten batlaniym or "men of leisure", permanently making up a congregation (ten being the minimum (minyan "quoram") to constitute a congregation), that no single worshipper might be disappointed; also acting as alms collectors. In all these respects they betray their later origin, as vitally differing from the known form of synagogue and Tenets of the earlier Jews
Augustus - It was a new thing to apply it to a human being, and the Senate felt and intended it to be so, when it conferred the title upon Octavian on 16 Jan. The absence of θεός (‘god,’ diuus), with the name of the deceased and deified Emperor in Luke 2:1, is also perfectly consistent with the Christian attitude (on Acts 27:1, see Augustan Band). ); 27, title Augustus and imperial powers; 23, the tribunicia potestas conferred on him for life; 22, a special cura annonœ; 18, imperial powers renewed for 5 years; 16 (before this date), elected septemuir epulonum; 15, coinage of gold and silver for the Empire reserved to Emperor; 12, elected pontifex maximus; 8, imperial powers renewed for Ten years; 2, received title of pater patriœ; a. 3, imperial powers renewed for Ten years, and again in a. At this point civil war ends, all his Roman enemies and rivals are removed, and he can give attention to frontier problems. In the earlier period Augustus was most fortunate in possessing such an able lieutenant as M
Woman - Frequently subjected to the rule of her male counterpart, often adored for her beauty and purity, and occasionally praised for her leadership in times of crisis, woman emerges from the pages of the Bible with as much complexity as man. He paid attention to them. This account is often cited as supportive of the view that woman should remain subject to man since she has a subordinate position in creation, but the narrative describes woman as a “suitable partner” (Genesis 2:20 REB) for whom man leaves his family. ...
The subordination of woman appears more clearly in a close reading the Ten Commandments. ...
Aside from specific inequities in the way men and women were treated, the Old Testament, particularly the Book of Proverbs, warned of tempting, “loose” (Leviticus 2:16 NRSV), “loud,” “ignorant” ( Leviticus 9:13 NRSV), and “contentious” ( Leviticus 21:9 NRSV) women. The Ten Commandments cite a son's duty to honor both his father and mother (Exodus 20:12 ). Women of that day could not be disciples of rabbis, but Jesus recognized women's potential for intelligent thought and commitment (Luke 10:38-42 ). Matthew, Mark, and Luke all called attention to the loyal women who participated in Jesus' Galilean ministry and followed Him all the way to the cross and the grave. By capturing their attention and commitment through parables, He offered them a place in the kingdom. )...
Jesus' parable of the Ten maidens, five foolish and five wise, hints at the way Jesus saw and dealt with woman (Matthew 25:1-13 ). He saw their potential, their sinfulness, their strengths and weaknesses, and He dealt with them directly. Yet Paul felt the Tension of maintaining order in the New Testament church. He often fell back on Jewish social customs of the day to ensure that the fledgling church would not be seen unfavorably by the rest of the world. However, Paul reflected Jesus' concern that all relationships reflect the grace extended by God
Jeroboam - Ahijah the prophet of Shiloh had previously met Jeroboam by the way, and drawn him aside into the field, and in Jehovah's name intimated that Jeroboam should have Ten tribes, and the house of David one, for the apostasy of Solomon and the people, vividly symbolizing the fact as already accomplished in God's counsel by tearing His new (answering to the youthful vigour of the kingdom) four grainered garment into twelve pieces, and giving him Ten. ...
As two, not merely one, remained, the numbers are symbolical not arithmetical, Ten expressing completeness and totality (1 Kings 12:20), "they made Jeroboam king over all Israel. Jeroboam, having formerly superintended Ephraim in the works of Solomon at Jerusalem in building Mille and repairing the city of David (1 Kings 11:27), could readily suggest calumnies from his own professed experience. Adopting the watchword of Sheba's rebellion they cried "what portion have we in David? to your Tents, O Israel; now see to thine own house (to Judah, of which David's representative was head), David. (It was to Shechem Rehoboam had hastened to meet Israel, to secure Ephraim's allegiance, as he knew he was sure of Judah's allegiance; Shechem had been burnt down by Abimelech)
Exodus, Book of - " The Ten commandments and various laws followed until Exodus 24 when the covenant was ratified by blood and inaugurated. God threatened to destroy the people, but Moses pleaded for them, and asked God to remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. (This 'tent of meeting' was probably a provisional one, for the tabernacle had not been made. All being ruined, God would now act in His sovereignty, and show mercy to whom He would — a sovereignty which extends mercy to Gentiles as well as Jews: cf. "Then the cloud covered the Tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. " Moses was unable to enter the Tent of the congregation because of the cloud. The cloud became their signal for movement: when that moved, they journeyed; and when that rested they abode in their Tents
Baal (1) - It was laid aside for Jeroboam's calves, under Jehoram, Ahab's son (2 Kings 3:2), and under Jehu (2 Kings 10:28); but for the most part prevailed until the Lord in vengeance removed the Ten tribes from their land (1 Kings 18:26-28). A remnant of it and an effort to combine idolatry with Jehovah worship still in part survived until the final purgation of all Tendency to idols was effected by the severe discipline of the Babylonian captivity (Zephaniah 1:4-6). The Hebrew for "Sodomites" (1 Kings 14:24; 1 Kings 15:12; 1 Kings 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7) is qideshim , "those consecrated" to the vilest filthiness, which constituted part of the sacred worship! Flat roofs at Jerusalem were often used as altars (Jeremiah 32:29)
Tradition - Only in three passages (1 Corinthians 11:2 margin; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:6) has tradition a good sense; in Ten a bad sense, man's uninspired tradition (Matthew 15:2-3; Matthew 15:6; Mark 7:3; Mark 7:5; Mark 7:8-9; Mark 7:13; Galatians 1:14; Colossians 2:8). Oral inspiration was needed until the canon of the written word was completed. ...
When the canon was complete the infallibility was transferred from living men's inspired sayings to the written word, now the sole unerring guide, interpreted by the Holy Spirit; comparison of Scripture with Scripture being the best commentary (1 Corinthians 2:12-16; 1 John 2:20; 1 John 2:27; John 1:33; John 3:34; John 15:26; John 16:13-14). Paul's tradition in 2 Thessalonians 2:15 is inspired, and only continued oral in part until the Scripture canon was completed by John; altogether different from Rome's supplementary oral tradition professing to complete the word which is complete, and which we are forbidden to add to, on penalty of God's plagues written therein (Revelation 22:18). Because the apostles' oral word, whenever they claim inspiration, was as trustworthy as the written word, it does not follow that the oral word of those neither apostles nor inspired is as trustworthy as the written word of those who were apostles or inspired. ...
No tradition of the apostles except their written word can be proved genuine on certain evidence
Harp - Paul by this musical illustration criticizes a prevalent and unedifying speaking with tongues, though, in the light of the phrase eandem cantilenam recinere, his figure of ‘harping’ has come in colloquial use to represent rather monotonous persistency. 8, distinguished the κινύρα as Ten-stringed and struck with a plectrum from the νάβλα as twelve-stringed and played with the hand. it has a resonance-body on which are set two almost perpendicular posts between which are the strings, upright and fastened to a cross-bar
Moab, Moabites - When the Israelites approached the promised land they were directed not to distress nor contend with Moab, Deuteronomy 2:9 , so they passed to the east of them. The Moabites were however filled with terror when they heard that the Amorites had been smitten, and Balak their king hired Balaam to curse Israel. ...
In the time of the judges God used Eglon king of Moab to punish Israel, and they served the Moabites eighteen years; but when they cried unto the Lord, He delivered them, and Ten thousand of the Moabites were slain. They revived to some extent, but were again subdued by Nebuchadnezzar
Atheist - One who denies the existence of God:...
this is called speculative atheism. The pretensions to it have been generally founded on pride or affectation. Because it gives no tolerable account of the existence of the world. The atheist pretends to know that which no man can know. Was ever any considerable work, in which there was required a great variety of parts, and a regular and orderly disposition of those parts, done by chance! Will chance fit means to ends, and that in Ten thousand instances, and not fail in any one? How often might a man, after he had jumbled a set of letters in a bag, fling them out upon the ground, before they would fall into an exact poem; yea, or so much as make a good discourse in prose? And may not a little book be as easily made by chance as the great volume of the world? How long might a man be in sprinkling colours upon canvass with a careless hand, before they would happen to make the exact picture of a man? And is a man easier made by chance than his picture? How long might twenty thousand blind men, who should be sent out from several remote parts of England, wander up and down before they would all meet upon Salisbury plain, and fall into rank and file in the exact order of an army? And, yet, this is much more easy to be imagined than how the innumerable blind parts of matter should rendezvous themselves into a world. For, can any thing be more ridiculous, and against all reason, than to ascribe the production of men to the first fruitfulness of the earth, without, so much as one instance and experiment, in any age or history, to countenance so monstrous a supposition? The thing is, at first sight, so gross and palpable, that no discourse about it can make it more apparent. And yet, these shameful beggars of principles give this precarious account of the original of things; assume to themselves to be the men of reason, the great wits of the world, the only cautious and wary persons that hate to be imposed upon, that must have convincing evidence for every thing, and can admit of nothing, without a clear demonstration of it" ...
See EXISTENCE OF GOD. Some of the principal writers on the existence of a Deity have been Newton, Boyle, Cheyne, Locke, Nieuwentyt, Derham, Bentley, Ray, Cudworth, Samuel and John Clarke, Albernethy, Balguy, Baxter, Fenelon, &c, &c
Glorify - We meet with this word very often in Scripture, and we cannot be too particular in our proper apprehension of its meaning. ...
But then it should be carefully remembered at the same time, and never lost sight of, that all this, and Ten thousand times more, in giving glory to JEHOVAH, doth not in fact add an atom to his glory
Stretch Out - ...
Nâṭâh connotes “extending something outward and toward” something or someone. Hezekiah remarked: “It is a light thing for the shadow to go down Ten degrees …” (2 Kings 20:10), to grow longer. This verb may also mean “to extend” in every direction. It represents what one does in pitching a Tent by unrolling the canvas (or skins sewn together) and “stretching it out. ” Abram “pitched his Tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east …” ( Mark, Gospel by - ...
Of the discourses that followed the Lord's entry into Jerusalem, the parables of the Two Sons and the Marriage of the King's Son are not found in this gospel; nor the parables of the Ten Virgins, the Talents, and the Sheep and the Goats
Anger, Angry - ...
Thumos is found eighteen times in the NT, Ten of which are in the Apocalypse, in seven of which the reference is to the wrath of God; so in Romans 2:8 , RV, "wrath (thumos) and indignation" (orge); the order in the AV is inaccurate. ...
B — 2: παροργίζω (Strong's #3949 — Verb — parorgizo — par-org-id'-zo ) is "to arouse to wrath, provoke" (para, used intensively, and No
Gourd - " This plant rises with a strong herbaceous stalk to the height of Ten or twelve feet; and is furnished with very large leaves, not unlike those of the plane tree. But the author of "Scripture Illustrated" justly remarks, "As the history in Jonah expressly says, the Lord prepared this plant, no doubt we may conceive of it as an extraordinary one of its kind, remarkably rapid in its growth, remarkably hard in its stem, remarkably vigorous in its branches, and remarkable for the extensive spread of its leaves and the deep gloom of their shadow; and, after a certain duration, remarkable for a sudden withering, and a total uselessness to the impatient prophet
Lily - The withered stalks of herbs and flowers, the Tendrils of the vine, the small branches of rosemary, and other plants, are all used in heating their ovens and bagnios. The grass of the field, in this passage, evidently includes the lilies of which he had just been speaking, and, by consequence, herbs in general; and in this extensive sense the word χορτος is not unfrequently taken. Salt, in his "Voyage to Abyssinia," says, "At a few miles from Adowa, we discovered a new and beautiful species of amaryllis, which bore from Ten to twelve spikes of bloom on each stem, as large as those of the belladonna, springing from one common receptacle. Smith observes, "It is natural to presume the divine Teacher, according to his usual custom, called the attention of his hearers to some object at hand; and as the fields of the Levant are overrun with the amaryllis lutea, whose golden lilaceous flowers in autumn afford one of the most brilliant and gorgeous objects in nature, the expression of ‘Solomon in all his glory not being arrayed like one of these,' is peculiarly appropriate
Music - The song of Deborah and Barak is cast in a distinctly metrical form, and was probably intended to be sung with a musical accompaniment as one of the people's songs. (2 Samuel 6:5 ) (David chose 4000 musicians from the 38,000 Levies in his reign, or one in Ten of the whole tribe
Jubilee, the Year of - It was announced by the blowing of trumpets on the day of atonement (about the 1st of October), the Tenth day of the first month of the Israelites' civil year (the seventh of their ecclesiastical year). (Exodus 23:10,11 ) The law was accompanied by a promise of treble fertility int he sixth year, the fruit of which was to be eaten till the harvest sown in the eighth year was reaped in the ninth. (Leviticus 25:20-22 ) But the people were not debarred from other sources of subsistence, nor was the year to be spent in idleness. (1) The jubilee Tended to abolish poverty. (2) It Tended to abolish slavery, and in fact did abolish it; and it greatly mitigated it while it existed. Tradition tells us that every Israelite blew nine blasts, so as to make the trumpet literally 'sound throughout the land,' and that from the feast of trumpets or new year till the day of atonement (ten days after), the slaves were neither manumitted to return to their homes, nor made use of by their master, but ate, drank and rejoiced; and when the day of atonement came, the judges blew the trumpets, the slaves were manumitted to go to their homes, and the fields were set free
Baal - In the times of the kings it became the religion of the court and people of the Ten tribes, 1 Kings 16:31-33; 1 Kings 18:19; 1 Kings 18:22, and appears never to have been wholly abolished among them. The name of one of David's officers, who had the superintendence of his olive and sycamore plantations. Baal-gad (bâ'al-găd), lord of fortune, used to denote the most northern, Joshua 11:17; Joshua 12:7, or perhaps northwestern, 13:6, point to which Joshua's victories extended. A place at which Solomon had a vineyard, evidently of great extent
Eating, Mode of - Around these tables are placed, not seats, but couches, or beds, on to each table, formed of mattresses stuffed, and often highly ornamented, Esther 1:6 7:1,8 . The first meal was usually light, consisting of milk, cheese, bread, or fruits, and eaten at various hours from early morning to the middle of the forenoon. In the early history of the Hebrews, the principal meal, corresponding with our dinner, was eaten about noon, Genesis 43:25 1 Kings 20:16 . Animal food was often cut into small pieces, or stewed, and served up in one large dish with melted butter, vegetables, etc. The head of the family was wont to send a double portion of food to a stranger, as an honor, and to furnish him a greater variety, Genesis 43:31 1 Samuel 1:4 9:22-24 ; and often would select the choicest morsels and present them to his guest with his own fingers. Around this table Ten persons, including the three governors-of Gaza, Hebron, and Jerusalem-were seated, or rather, squatted on their feet
Nerva - 98), having ruled for sixteen months and Ten days. The burial in the Mausoleum of Augustus was superintended by Trajan, and Nerva was deified by the Senate
Pound - and prevailing theories on the origin of the Gospels as we have them Tend to the confirmation of this view. It is in order to emphasize this fact—and for no other purpose—that the gainers of the Ten pounds and the five pounds respectively are specified and put side by side in the story
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Both works alike must have been written in the 1st cent. On the other hand, it is thoroughly Judaic in its exaltation of the person of Moses, which seems to be set up as a Jewish counterpart to that of our Lord, while the pre-existence of Moses and Jerusalem is expressly asserted in 1:14, 17. Contents (historical and other allusions are explained in brackets). the fifteen judges, and the three kings, Saul, David, and Solomon) by chiefs and kings, and for nineteen years (the nineteen kings of Israel) the Ten tribes shall break away. The two tribes are carried into captivity, and confess their punishment to be just, as also do the Ten tribes. A king (Cyrus) has compassion on them, and parts of the two tribes return, while the Ten increase among the Gentiles in their captivity. 12 the manuscript breaks off in the middle of a sentence. Its profanations are often mentioned (2:8, 9; 3:2; 5:3, 4; 6:1, 9). The pre-existence of Moses in 1:14 is regarded as a unique distinction. The Essenes believed in the pre-existence of all souls alike. In a Catena quoted in Fabricius (Cod. -We read in Judges 1:9 : ‘But Michael the archangel, when, contending with the devil, he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke thee. The Devil’s claim which Michael thus rebutted was (1) that he was lord of matter (ὄτι ἐμὸν τὸ σῶμα ὡς τῆς ὕλης δεσπόζοντι Babylon - Rich making a careful survey and hiring Ten men to aid him in exploration at Babil and Qasr. Inside the gate the Processional Way, sloping downward, extends some 4000 feet southward to turn west between the ziggurat enclosure and the Marduk temple toward the Euphrates bridge built by either Nabopolassar or his son Nebuchadnezzar. Over 6,000 figures were uncovered, and Ten street altars were found from the period from Esarhaddon to Nabonidus (681-539 B
Antiochus - But Ptolemy having died, Betentre aid "not retain the power of the arm," i. Ptolemy's "heart was lifted up" by the victory, so that though he "cast down many Ten thousands, he was not strengthened by it" through his luxurious indulgence. Antiochus Epiphanes "worked deceitfully," feigning friendship to young Philometor, and" with a small people" or force, "peaceably" in pretense, he took Memphis and "the fattest places," and seized Philometer. Porphyry the opponent of Christianity, had to admit the accurate correspondence of the facts to the prediction, but explained it away by alleging the latter to have been written after the events. Eleazar when forced to eat swine's flesh spit it out, choosing to suffer death at fourscore and Ten rather than deny the faith (compare the apocryphal 2 Maccabees 6 and 2 Maccabees 7)
City - It was the wall that originally constituted the πόλις, though in later times its position amongst the Jews was determined by its ability to produce Ten men qualified for office in the Synagogue (see Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, art. Everywhere in Galilee there was an intense civic vitality. The Decapolis (Matthew 4:25) consisted of a group of Ten or more cities east of the Jordan, united in a league for purposes of defence. All through the Christian centuries there has been a Tendency on the part of many who have felt with singular intensity the influence of Jesus, to seek the cultivation of the Christian life either in isolation or in withdrawing themselves from the strenuous civic activities. And the supreme test of the Divine power of the religion of Jesus in our day will lie in its capability of giving to the city rational meaning, of transmuting the blind force of economic pressure to the law of reciprocal harmony, of so applying the principles of the gospel to the marvellous complexities of our civic life as to educe the noblest faculties of the individual while securing the unity of communal existence
Song of Solomon - The foxes must be caught that spoil the Tender fruit. She goes about the city in search of him, and is smitten and shamed. She declares that he is "the chiefest among Ten thousand;" "yea, he is altogether lovely. The virgins speak of their 'little sister:' what shall be done for her? This is doubtless an allusion to the Ten tribes, who did not have to do with Christ when on earth, and who will be dealt with differently from the two tribes; but will be brought into the land and blessed there
Money - Scripture often speaks of gold, silver, brass, of certain sums of money, of purchases made with money, of current money, of money of a certain weight; but we do not observe coined or stamped money till a late period; which makes it probable that the ancient Hebrews took gold and silver only by weight; that they only considered the purity of the metal, and not the stamp. The bracelets that Eliezer gave Rebekah weighed Ten shekels, and the ear rings two shekels, Genesis 24:22 . The talent was fifty minas; and its value, therefore, three hundred and eighty-seven pounds Ten shillings
da'Vid - It appears that David was the youngest son, probably the youngest child, of a family of Ten, and was born in Bethlehem B. His bright eyes are specially mentioned, (1 Samuel 16:12 ) and generally he was remarkable for the grace of his figure and countenance ("fair of eyes," "comely," "goodly,") (1 Samuel 16:12,18 ; 17:42 ) well made and of immense strength and agility. In this vicinity he was joined by his whole family, (1 Samuel 22:1 ) and by a motley crowd of debtors and discontented men, (1 Samuel 22:2 ) which formed the nucleus of his army. (Genesis 15:18-21 ) During the succeeding Ten years the nations bordering on his kingdom caused David more or less trouble, but during this time he reduced to a state of permanent subjection the Philistines on the west, (2 Samuel 8:1 ) the Moabites on the east, (2 Samuel 8:2 ) by the exploits of Benaiah, (2 Samuel 23:20 ) the Syrians on the northeast as far as the Euphrates, (2 Samuel 8:3 ) the Edomites, (2 Samuel 8:14 ) on the south; and finally the Ammonites, who had broken their ancient alliance, and made one grand resistance to the advance of his empire
Ezra - " He committed for safety the charge of the gold and silver to 12 priests and 12 Levites (Ezra 8:24 translated "I separated 12 of the chief priests in addition to Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and Ten of their brethren with them": compare Ezra 8:18-19). ...
The largeness of the number proves the wide extent of the evil, and the depth of spiritual earnestness which prompted such a severe sacrifice
Ruth - The three classes of the Old Testament Canon were arranged according to the relation in which their authors stood to God and the theocracy, and in which the books themselves stood in contents and spirit to the divine revelation. ) Ruth is not a mere appendix to Judges, and differs from that book in style, contents, and design. The close of Ruth shows it was written not earlier than David's having obtained that prominence as king which made his genealogy a matter of such interest. He simply gives the forms and words used in common conversation, as he found them in the written documents which he used for his book, probably relics of the archaic language subsequently appropriated by Chaldee. At the end of Ten years, there being plenty in Judah, Naomi, now a widow and childless, returned; and Ruth in spite of her mother-in-law's suggestion that she should go back with Orpah (compare Luke 24:28), at the sacrifice of home and Moabite kindred (compare Luke 14:27-28), did cling to Naomi (Proverbs 17:17; Proverbs 18:24)
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The fall disrupted God's intended order for creation and for humankind (Genesis 3:16-19 ). Every intent and thought of their hearts is unremittingly evil (Genesis 6:5-6 ; 8:21 ). Whitaker, Philo in Ten Volumes ; C
Gilgal - of this are twelve or more small mounds, Tell ayla't Jiljulieh, eight or Ten ft. ...
The sentence was exhausted when they crossed the Zered and entered the Amorites' land (Deuteronomy 2:14; Numbers 21:12-13), when all the sentenced generation was dead (Numbers 26:63-65). Moses, himself under sentence to die, did not venture on the steppes of Moab to direct the circumcision of the younger generation without Jehovah's command. This "reproach of Egypt" rested on them so long as they were under the sentence of wandering and dying in the desert
Draw - ) To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; - usually with on or upon. ) To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating; - said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a ship draws Ten feet of water. ) To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface; hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or picture. ) To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire. ) To remove the contents of...
(v. ) To influence to move or Tend toward one's self; to exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself; to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce
Antichrist - The rise of Antichrist was to be preceded by the dissolution of the Roman empire, the establishment of a different form of government in Italy, and the division of the empire into Ten kingdoms; all these events taking place, make it very probable that the year 606 was the time of his rise
Caecilianus, Archdeacon And Bishop of Carthage - Caecilian's party hastened matters, and the archdeacon was consecrated by Felix, bp. He came, attended by 70 bishops, and cited Caecilian before them. Caecilian appeared with Ten bishops; Donatus, bp. The emperor confirmed the previous decisions of Rome and Arles, and followed up his judgment by laws and edicts confiscating the goods of the party of Majorinus, depriving them of their churches, and threatening to punish their rebellion with death
Rome - Under the emperors, although the Roman power materially extended, Roman history is no longer that of the city of Rome, notwithstanding the fact that it was not until Caracalla's reign in 211 that Roman citizenship was accorded to all free subjects of the Empire. Later, in the 10th century, the temporal power of the pope, threatened by the decline of the Carlovingian dynasty, became a cause of war in the friction between papacy and empire. With the absence of the popes from the city in the 14th century a Tenure of anarchy set in which, during a comparatively brief period, disrupted the fragile pretense of civilization. The patriarchal basilica of Saint Lawrence Outside the Walls, and the Ten minor basilicas: San Croce in Gerusalemme; Saint Sebastian Outside the Walls; San Maria in Trastevere; San Lorenzo in Damaso; San Maria in Cosmedin; Santi Apostoli; San Pietro in Vincoli; San Maria Regina Caeli in Monte Santo; San Maria degli Angeli; Sacred Heart, at the Castro Pretorio
Keep - To Tend to have the care of. To Tend to feed to pasture as, to keep a flock of sheep or a herd of cattle in a yard or in a field. To preserve in any Tenor or state. To regard to attend to. ...
To keep a school, to maintain or support it as, the town or its inhabitants keep Ten schools more properly, to govern and instruct or teach a school, as a preceptor
Sela - The name of a place mentioned in 2 Kings 14:7 , where it is said that Amaziah king of Judah slew Ten thousand men of Edom, in the valley of Salt, and took Sela by war, and called the name of it Isaiah 16:1 , and may be intended by the word Sela, translated rock, in Judges 1:36 Isaiah 42:11
House - , the ground floor, and often contain only one apartment. The roofs are commonly but not always flat, and are usually formed of plaster of mud and straw laid upon boughs or rafters; and upon the flat roofs, Tents or "booths" of boughs or rushes are often raised to be used as sleeping-places in summer. Around part, if not the whole, of the court is a veranda, often nine or Ten feet deep, over which, when there is more than one floor, runs a second gallery of like depth, with a balustrade. When there is an upper story, the ka'ah forms the most important apartment, and thus probably answers to the "upper room," which was often the guest-chamber. ( Luke 22:12 ; Acts 1:13 ; 9:37 ; 20:8 ) The windows of the upper rooms often project one or two feet, and form a kiosk or latticed chamber. The roofs are used as places of recreation in the evening, and often as sleeping-places at night
Phrygia - At one time it extended from the aegean to the Halys, and from the mountains of Bithynia to the Taurus, but it was gradually contracted on every side. 557, 566]'>[1]), the most important town of which was called Antioch towards Pisidia; but as Pisidia gradually extended northwards this Antioch ceased to be Phrygian and was called Pisidian Antioch (q. There is a bitter saying in the Talmud to the effect that the baths and wines of Phrygia had separated the ‘Ten Tribes’ from the brethren (A
Measure - ; see the RV); Revelation 21:17 ; (II) "that which is measured, a determined extent, a portion measured off," Romans 12:3 ; 2 Corinthians 10:13 (twice); Ephesians 4:7 , "(according to the) measure (of the gift of Christ);" the gift of grace is "measured" and given according to the will of Christ; whatever the endowment, His is the bestowment and the adjustment; Ephesians 4:13 , "the measure (of the stature of the fullness of Christ)," the standard of spiritual stature being the fullness which is essentially Christ's; Ephesians 4:16 , "(according to the working in due) measure (of each several part)," i. ...
A — 4: κόρος (Strong's #2884 — Noun Masculine — koros — kor'-os ) denotes a cor, the largest Hebrew dry measure (ten ephahs), containing about 11 bushels, Luke 16:7 ; the hundred "measures" amounted to a very considerable quantity. , "unto the (things) without measure," RV, "(we will not glory) beyond our measure;" AV, "(we will not boast) of things without measure," referring to the sphere Divinely appointed for the Apostle as to his Gospel ministry; this had reached to Corinth, and by the increase of the faith of the church there, would extend to regions beyond
Pelagius ii., Bishop of Rome - Finally he calls upon the Istrians to send deputies to Rome for conference with himself, or at any rate to Ravenna for conference with a representative; whom he would send; and mentions (significantly, as appears in the sequel) that he has written to the exarch Smaragdus on the subject. They were allowed after a year (Smaragdus being superseded by another exarch) to return to Grado, where neither people nor bishops would communicate with them till Severus had recanted in a synod of Ten bishops his compliance at Ravenna (Paul. Nor do we know of any previous objection, and at this council it may have been ostentatiously assumed by the then patriarch, John the Faster, and sanctioned by the council with reference to the case before it, in a way that seemed to recognize jurisdiction of the patriarchate of Constantinople over that of Antioch
Gospels - To preserve what these men taught concerning Jesus, various people began making written collections of things Jesus had said and done (Luke 1:1). There is no certainty concerning how or when the four Gospels were written. ...
Three related accounts...
Mark’s Gospel appears to have been the first written. Others had already written accounts of the life of Jesus (Luke 1:1), and Luke was able to gather material from these and from people still living in the region who had seen and heard Jesus. )...
Matthew’s Gospel appears to have been written about Ten years later. It was intended for Christians who were of Jewish background but who read Greek freely. Since it represented Peter’s account of Jesus’ ministry, it was well respected, and Matthew saved himself a lot of work by using material from it extensively in his own book. ...
Because of the parallels between Matthew, Mark and Luke, the three books are often referred to as the Synoptic Gospels (meaning Gospels that ‘see from the same viewpoint’)
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The Biblical Definition of Ethics is Connected With Doctrine The problem with trying to speak about the ethics of the Bible is that ethical contents are not offered in isolation from the doctrine and teaching of the Bible. ...
Three Basic Assumptions Can ethical or moral decisions rest on the Bible, or is this idea absurd and incoherent? Three assumptions illustrate how a contemporary ethicist or moral-living individual may be able to rest his or her decision on the ethical content of the biblical text from a past age. The three are: (1) the Bible's moral statements were meant to be applied to a universal class of peoples, times, and conditions, (2) Scripture's teaching has a consistency about it so that it presents a common front to the same questions in all its parts and to all cultures past and present; (3) the Bible purports to direct our action or behavior when it makes a claim or a demand. The Bible is consistent. ...
Are our problems, our culture, and our societal patterns so different that even though we can universalize the specific injunctions from Scripture, they have no relevance to our day? Can we assume consistency between cultures and times for this ethic? All that is required here is that the same biblical writer supplied us elsewhere with a whole pattern of ethical thought that has led up to this contextualized and particular injunction. The writers of Scripture intended to do more than offer information; they purported to direct behavior. ...
Five Basic Characteristics of Biblical Ethics In contrast to philosophical ethics, which Tends to be more abstract and human—centered, biblical morality was directly connected with religious faith. ...
The Organizing Principle: God's Character That which gives wholeness, harmony, and consistency to the morality of the Bible is the character of God. The major example is the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17 ; Deuteronomy 5:6-21 ). Thus the divine word in the Garden of Eden, “you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:17 NIV) or our Lord's, “Untie [1]” ( Luke 19:30 ) were intended only for the couple in the garden of Eden or the disciples. They were not intended to be permanent commandments. A few observations may help in interpreting these Ten Commandments. ...
The essence of the Decalogue can be found in three areas: [2] right relations with God (first command, internal worship of God; second, external worship of God; third, verbal worship of God); [3] right relations with time (fourth command), and [4] right relations with society (fifth command, sanctity of the family; sixth, sanctity of life; seventh, sanctity of marriage and sex; eighth, sanctity of property; ninth, sanctity of truth; and Tenth, sanctity of motives). Practically every one of the Ten Commandments is raised in the most amazing nineteenth chapter of Leviticus. ...
The Content of Biblical Ethics Biblical ethics is based on the complete revelation of the Bible. ...
Several examples of the content of biblical ethics may help to better understand how the character of God, especially of His holiness, sets the norm for all moral decision-making. ...
Similarly, human life was to be regarded as so sacred that premeditated murder carried with it the penalty of capital punishment in order to show respect for the smitten victim's being made in the image of God (Genesis 9:5-6 ). No matter how many new issues were faced in ethical discourse, the bottom line remained where the last commandment had laid it: the motives and intentions of the heart
Hammurabi - For the first Ten years of Hamhymurabi's reign, Babylon appears to be subservient to Assyrian rule. The penalty for dereliction was death or thirty- or Ten-fold restitution depending on the class of the accused. Distinction was made between crown-tenants, fief holders, and Tenant farmers. An adulterous wife was sentenced to trial by ordeal in both codes (Numbers 5:13-22 ). Likewise, this was the intent of Deuteronomy 24:5 . All nine are remarkably similar in form and content. This probably began as an oral tradition and gradually became a systematic written corpus. ...
Significance The Hammurabi code resembles Hebrew law in form, style, and general content
Games - What in other nations developed into play and games of various kinds, had with them a seriously practical and often a religious character. Even this humour of the prophets, striking as it was, was intensely serious: witness the scathing ridicule of Phœnician idolatry by Elijah and Deutero-Isaiah ( Isaiah 44:12-2048 , 1618538022_9 ; Isaiah 46:1-2 ). The playing of the boys and girls in the streets of the glorified Jerusalem ( Zechariah 8:6 ) might indeed mean nothing more than kitten play; but fortunately we have in Matthew 11:15 . As, however, our knowledge of the Olympic games, of which several ancient writers have left us particulars, is far more complete, it often happens that the language of St. It should be mentioned also in this connexion that besides these four great athletic contests, games of a local character, often in imitation of the Olympic, were held throughout Greece and her colonies in all towns of importance, which had both their stadium and their theatre. They held at once a highly honoured and a very difficult post, and were required to spend Ten months in learning the duties of their office. For the last 30 days of this period they were required personally to superintend the training of the athletes who were preparing to compete. In addition to this, the athletes were required to swear before competing that they had spent Ten months previously in training. An athlete is not crowned unless he contend ‘according to regulation. His statue might be, and often was, placed in the sacred grove of Elis, and he was looked upon as a public benefactor. ...
There is a very interesting allusion to the games of Ephesus in 2 Timothy 4:7 ‘I have contended the good contest, I have completed the race … henceforth is laid up for me the crown of righteousness,’ etc. ’ Here again it is the intense eagerness of the athlete that is specially in St. The full significance of Romans 9:16 is missed unless we realize the intensity of effort required by the racer. In connexion with Ephesus we may notice also the allusion in Acts 19:31 to the Asiarchs the officers who superintended the games
Asia Minor, Cities of - Deep ravines cut by numerous and often navigable rivers linked the cities of the plateau with the western coastline. Located Ten miles south of the site of ancient Troy, Alexandria Troas was founded as a Roman colony during the period of Augustus (27 B. ...
During the early period of Greek colonization, Miletus exercised extensive control over southwestern Anatolia. Extensive trade into and out of Asia passed through the city. The Cydnus River provided Tarsus with an outlet to the Mediterranean Sea, Ten miles away
Sabbath - Its merciful character appears in its extension to the ox, ass, and cattle. " The fourth commandment alone of the Ten begins so. The Decalogue was proclaimed with peculiar solemnity from Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:16-24); it was written on tables of stone, and deposited in the ark (representing Himself) covered by the mercy-seat on which rested the Shekinah cloud of His glory; Moses significantly states "these vows the Lord spoke, and He added no more. has fixed the mean between the too seldom and the too often, the exact proportion in which the day devoted to His service ought to recur, best suited to our bodily and spiritual wants. The Babylonians carried them captive "to fulfill the word of the Lord by Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths; for as long as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath to fulfill threescore and Ten years" (Leviticus 26:34-36). A lawful Sabbath day's journey (Acts 1:12) was reckoned from the distance between the ark and the Tents, judged by that between the ark and the people in Joshua 3:4, to repair to the ark on the Sabbath being a duty; namely, 2,000 paces, or about six furlongs, reckoned not from each man's house but from the wall of the city. ...
The Levites' suburbs extended to the same distance from their walls (Numbers 35:5)
Angel - These are represented as evil spirits, enemies of God, and intent on mischief. "...
The existence of angels is supposed in all religions, though it is incapable of being proved a priori. ...
The Heathen philosophers and poets were also agreed as to the existence of intelligent beings, superior to man; as is shown by St. ...
Authors are not so unanimous about the nature as about the existence of angels. We learn also from Scripture, that they dwell in the immediate presence of God; that they "excel in strength;" that they are immortal; and that they are the agents through which God very often accomplishes his special purposes of judgment and mercy. ...
Though the Jews, in general, believed the existence of angels, there was a sect among them, namely, the Sadducees, who denied the existence of all spirits whatever, God only excepted, Acts 23:8 . But, without noticing all the wild reveries which have been propagated by bold or ignorant persons, let it suffice to observe, that by "the sons of God" we are evidently to understand the descendants of Seth, who, for the great piety wherein they continued for some time, were so called; and that "the daughters of men" were the progeny of wicked Cain As to the doctrine of tutelary or guarding angels, presiding over the affairs of empires, nations, provinces, and particular persons, though received by the later Jews, it appears to be wholly Pagan in its origin, and to have no countenance in the Scriptures. ...
On this question of guardian angels, Bishop Horsley observes: "That the holy angels are often employed by God in his government of this sublunary world, is indeed to be clearly proved by holy writ. That they have power over the matter of the universe, analogous to the powers over it which men possess, greater in extent, but still limited, is a thing which might reasonably be supposed, if it were not declared. But it seems to be confirmed by many passages of holy writ; from which it seems also evident that they are occasionally, for certain specific purposes, commissioned to exercise those powers to a prescribed extent. Confidently I deny that a single text is to be found in holy writ, which, rightly understood, gives the least countenance to the abominable doctrine of such a participation of the holy angels in God's government of the world. Daniel 7:10 , says of the Ancient of Days, "A fiery stream came from before him; thousand thousands ministered unto him, and Ten thousand times Ten thousand stood before him. These are all intended not to express any exact number, but indefinitely a very large one
Hazor - Hazor was located in upper Galilee on the site now known as tell el-Qedah, Ten miles north of the Sea of Galilee and five miles southwest of Lake Huleh. It is mentioned extensively in both Egyptian and Mesopotamian records in conjunction with the other major trading cities of the day. The traditional solution to this discrepancy stresses that Jabin is referred to in the past Tense—”who reigned in Hazor. Two layers of Israelite occupation of Hazor between the destruction of the Canaanite city by Joshua and the rebuilding of the city by Solomon show merely semi-nomadic Israelite encampments, evidenced by Tent or hut foundation rings, cooking pits, and storage pits. Name of “kingdoms” that Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon threatened (Jeremiah 49:28-33 )
High Place - Because of the seriousness of this sin, God divided the nation by removing Ten tribes from the kingdom of his son Rehoboam (1Kings 11:9-13,1 Kings 11:29-38 )
Samaria, Samaritans - The breakaway northern section of Ten tribes continued to call itself the kingdom of Israel; the southern section of two tribes became known as the kingdom of Judah
Resurrection of Christ - It deserves our particular attention, because it is the grand hinge on which Christianity turns. Who committed it? The enemies of Jesus Christ? Would they have contributed to his glory by countenancing a report of his resurrection? Would his disciples? It is probable they would not, and it is next to certain they could not. It must be supposed that Ten thousand miracles were wrought in favour of falsehood, or all these facts must be denied; and then it must be supposed that the apostles were idiots; that the enemies of Christianity were idiots; and that all the primitive Christians were idiots
Bread - The “staff of bread” is the “support of life”: “And when I have broken the staff of your bread, Ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied” (
Synagogue - Local worship was discouraged during most of the Old Testament because it often was associated with pagan practices. Psalm 74:8 , written late in Old Testament times, seems to refer to local places of worship destroyed when the Temple was destroyed. Jewish sources indicate that a synagogue was to be established wherever there were as many as Ten Jewish men. They often appointed a ruler of the synagogue. The ruler was assisted by an attendant. ...
Jesus often encountered opposition in synagogues. He found special interest among the Gentiles who attended the synagogue, but some Jews also believed (Acts 13:42-43 )
Carmel - Ten miles S
Tithe, Tithing - Religious and political uses often combined since it was common to associate earthly and divine authority. Donation of a Tenth portion, or tithe, was common apparently because most peoples counted in Tens, based on Ten fingers. ...
Tithing first appeared in the Bible when Abraham gave one-tenth of the spoils of war to Melchizedek, the priest-king of Salem (Genesis 14:18-20 ). Tithing as a tribute to God appeared later in Genesis when Jacob promised to give a Tenth to God if he returned home safely (28:22). They, too, gave a Tenth of what they received (v. Animals passed single file under a rod dipped in coloring and every Tenth one was marked. Samuel later warned Israel that an earthly king (whom they desired against God's wishes) would require a Tenth to sustain his rule (1 Samuel 8:15,17 ). ...
The difference between instructions in Deuteronomy and Numbers led some rabbis to believe that there were two tithes each year, one for the Levite and one to be eaten before the Lord. Numbers, written during the period of wandering, instructs the people to give their tithes to the Levites. Deuteronomy, written as Israel entered the land and began a more settled existence, required that tithes be eaten in the sanctuary (where the remaining portion was no doubt left). ...
Jesus refocused attention on inward attitudes
Rock - Of the rock that begat thee, thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. " And then tracing the sad effects of their being brought into captivity by their enemies, to the cause of having forsaken their confidence in the Lord, Moses adds, "how should one chase a thousand, and two put Ten thousand to flight, except their rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up? For their rock is not as our rock, even our enemies themselves being judges;" (Deuteronomy 32:4; Deu 32:15; Deu 32:18; Deu 32:30-31)...
But the most striking and particular use of the term rock, as a figure applied to Christ, is that we read in the eventful history of Israel, beginning at Horeb, (Exodus 17:6) where we find the Lord speaking unto Moses in those remarkable words; "Behold, I will stand before thee upon the rock in Horeb, and thou shalt smite the rock and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink" Now it never would have been known to any farther extent concerning this miracle of grace, but that the Lord did here, as upon many other occasions, work a miracle to supply the pressing occasions and wants of his people, had not the Holy Ghost in his love and condescension to the church, thought fit to explain this transaction, and not only declared that it was Christ which wrought this mi racle, but that this rock was Christ himself, If the reader will turn to the Tenth chapter of Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, (1 Corinthians 10:1-33) and first and following verses, he will behold the gracious comment of the Holy Ghost upon it. ...
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Cut - But when an entire separation of the body is intended, it is usually followed by off, down, asunder, in two, in pieces, or other word denoting such severance. To separate to remove to take away as, to cut off Ten years of life. To hasten to run or ride with the utmost speed a vulgar phrase. To urge or drive in striking to quicken blows to hasten. To shorten to abridge as, to cut short of provisions or pay to cut the matter short
Whirlwind - "On the 25th," says Bruce, "at four o'clock in the afternoon, we set out from the villages of the Nuba, intending to arrive at Basbock, where is the ferry over the Nile; but we had scarcely advanced two miles into the plain, when we were enclosed in a violent whirlwind, or what is called at sea the water spout. The plain was red earth, which had been plentifully moistened by a shower in the night time. Whenever one of them took our Tents, it generally disturbed them very materially, and frequently threw them down. " And Burchell remarks: "The hottest days are often the most calm; and at such times the stillness of the atmosphere was sometimes suddenly disturbed in an extraordinary manner. The rate at which they travelled varied from five to Ten miles in the hour: their form was seldom straight, nor were they quite perpendicular, but uncertain and changing
Ananias - The Apostle immediately replied, "God shall judge thee, thou whited wall; for, sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?" They that stood by said, "Revilest thou God's high priest?" And Paul answered, "I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest; for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. Having taken Eleazer, one of Ananias's sons, they did not release him till Ten of their companions were liberated. But, if by forewarning him that he should immediately die, and the prediction came to pass, it is evident that the power which attended this word of Peter was not from Peter, but from God
Passover - The Passover was to be slain and eaten only at Jerusalem, though the remainder of the festival might be observed in any place. The lamb was to be roasted entire, and eaten the same night, with unleavened bread and bitter herbs; not a bone of it was to be broken; and all that was not eaten was to be consumed by fire, Exodus 12:1-51 John 19:36 . Those who were to partake having performed the required purification and being assembled at the table, the master of the feast took a cup of unfermented wine, and blessed God for the fruit of the vine, of which all Ten drank. When all had eaten sufficiently of the food before them, a third cup of thanksgiving, for deliverance from Egypt and for the gift of the law, was blessed and drunk, Matthew 26:27 1 Corinthians 10:16 ; this was called "the cup of blessing. With those who live in Palestine the feast continues a week; but the Jews out of Palestine extend it to eight days, according to an ancient custom, by which the Sanhedrin sent two men to observe the first appearance of the new moon, who immediately gave notice of it to the chief of the council
Poverty - the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:1-17 , and the ‘Book of the Covenant,’ Exodus 20:23 to Exodus 23:33 ) the few references that do occur ( e. Deuteronomy 10:17-19 ; Deuteronomy 14:28-29 ; Deuteronomy 14:15 ; Deuteronomy 23:19-20 ; Deuteronomy 24:10-21 ; Deuteronomy 26:12-15 ), and in one famous sentence predicts its permanence (‘the poor shall never cease out of the land,’ Deuteronomy 15:11 )
Marcus, a Gnostic - Marcus found in Scripture and in Nature repeated examples of the occurrence of his mystical numbers four six eight Ten twelve thirty. Everything elevating and ennobling in Christ's teaching disappeared; the teachers boasted of a sham science having no Tendency to make those who believed it wiser or better; the disciples trusted in magical rites and charms not more respectable than those of the heathen; and their morality became of quite heathen laxity. Irenaeus more than once tells of the resistance to Marcus of a venerated elder, from whom he quotes some iambic verses, written in reprobation of that heretic. We are told also of Marcus having seduced the wife of one of the deacons in Asia (διάκονον τινα τῶν ἐν τῇ Ἀσίᾳ ) and the most natural conclusion is that Asia Minor was the scene where Marcus made himself notorious as a teacher, probably before Irenaeus had left that district; that it was a leading bishop there who resisted Marcus; and that the heretic's doctrines passed into Gaul by means of the extensive intercourse well known to have then prevailed between the two countries
Judges - ), he appointed captains, rulers of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and Tens, namely, the recognized heads of tribes or of chief houses in them, to judge at all seasons small matters, reserving the great ones for himself to decide, upon the principles which he should learn from God. Their main office was to judge or rule righteously ("feed" or Tend, 1 Chronicles 17:6) in deciding cases (Judges 4:5; Judges 10:2; 1 Samuel 7:15; 1 Samuel 8:3), this function of the priesthood being in abeyance after the time of Joshua; their delivering Israel was an act of Jehovah's "righteousness" or faithfulness to His covenant, consequent upon the people's penitently turning to Him (Judges 5:11; Isaiah 45:8). ...
Two examples of forms of procedure occur: a civil case (Ruth 4:2), in which Boaz calls in Ten elders to witness the redemption by him of the kinsman's right from the one whose claim was first, and whom he summoned to appear"in the gate," the usual place of judgment; and a criminal one (1 Kings 21:8-14), where the eiders and nobles judge, on the testimony of witnesses, in the presence of the people
Decapolis - The Romans gave the name Decapolis (meaning ‘ten cities’) to an extensive region situated largely south and east of the Sea of Galilee
Persecution - Doddridge, "is every way inconsistent, because, ...
1. It is by no means calculated to answer the end which its patrons profess to intend by it. It evidently Tends to produce a great deal of mischief and confusion in the world. Historians usually reckon Ten general persecutions, the first of which was under the emperor Nero, thirty-one years after our Lord's ascension, when that emperor, having set fire to the city of Rome, threw the odium of that execrable action on the Christians. Their death and tortures were aggravated by cruel derision and sport; for they were either covered with the skins of wild beasts and torn in pieces by devouring dogs, or fastened to crosses, and wrapped up in combustible garments, that, when the day-light failed, they might, like torches, serve to dispel the darkness of the night. The fourth was under Antoninus, when the Christians were banished from their houses, forbidden to show their heads, reproached, beaten, hurried from place to place, plundered, imprisoned, and stoned. The Tenth began in the nineteenth year of Dioclesian, 303. In this dreadful persecution, which lasted Ten years, houses filled with Christians were set on fire, and whole droves were tied together with ropes, and thrown into the sea. ...
The friends to the reformation were anathematized and excommunicated, and the life of Luther was often in danger, though at last he died on the bed of peace. After this the murderers ravaged the whole city of Paris, and butchered in three days, above Ten thousand lords, gentlemen, presidents, and people of all ranks. The troopers, soldiers, and dragoons, went into the Protestants' houses, where they marred and defaced their household stuff; broke their looking- glasses and other utensils; threw about their corn and wine; sold what they could not destroy; and thus, in four or five days, the Protestants were stripped of above a million of money. Leighton, for writing a book against the hierarchy, was fined Ten thousand pounds, perpetual imprisonment, and whipping
Revelation, the - It is not known when the book was written, nor by what emperor John was banished to the Isle of Patmos. He was like unto the Son of man, clothed, not for service, but for priestly judgement, with eyes like a flame of fire, and feet like brass glowing in a furnace: His countenance as the sun shining in its strength, and proceeding out of His mouth a sharp two-edged sword: nothing can escape His judgement. ...
Revelation 2 and Revelation 3 contain the addresses to the seven churches: the number seven is symbolical of completeness, and we may thus assume that these churches represented the whole; and, while actually existing at the time, are selected as showing the various features which become successively apparent in the church to the end: the end being made manifest by the presentation of the coming of the Lord to the last four churches. The 'ten days' of Revelation 2:10 may represent Ten different persecutions, or refer to Ten years' duration of persecution under Diocletian. ' The result was moral fornication and idolatry; and children were begotten of the system. One very emphatic sentence gives the character of this church: "Thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. It embraces Ten kingdoms. The vintage of the earth is gathered by another angel, and the winepress trodden, blood coming from it reaching to sixteen hundred furlongs, the extent of Palestine. In Revelation 17:8 the beast is described, after its period of non-existence, as reappearing in Satanic power. "Whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. The Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple: the glory of God lightens the city, and the Lamb is the light-bearer. No evil can enter there: only those written in the Lamb's book of life. A solemn warning is given as to maintaining the prophecy in its integrity and completeness
Canaan - From Ham came four main races; Cush (Ethiopia), Mizraim (Egypt), Phut (Nubia), and Canaan (originally before Abraham extending from Hamath in the N. Ten are specified in Genesis 15:19-21, including some on E. " Ham named his son from the abject obedience which he required, though he did not render it himself (Hengstenberg). The Hamite races, originally the most brilliant and enlightened (Egypt, Babylon, Canaan), had the greatest Tendency to degenerate, because the most disinclined to true religion, the great preserver of men. ...
The races of Japhet Tend to expand and improve, those of Shem to remain stationary. ...
All admit that the execution of the law's sentence on a condemned criminal is a duty, not a crime. The guilty parent often entails on the innocent offspring shame, disease, and suffering. The extermination of idolatry and its attendant pollution was God's object. Their constitution, encouraging agriculture, prohibiting horses, and requiring their attendance at the one house of God thrice a year, checked the spirit of conquest which otherwise the subjugation of Canaan might have engendered. ...
The Jordan, rising in the slopes of Hermon, spreads out in the waters of Merom 126 feet above the level of the ocean; after Ten miles' swift descent it enters the sea of Chinneroth, 650 feet below the ocean. From this the gorge holds the average breadth of Ten miles, the river at last losing itself in the Dead Sea, the surface of which is 1,312 feet below the sea level, and the depth 1,300 feet below the surface. But Joshua 13:3 expressly mentions Sihor, "the black turbid river," Nile, as the ultimately appointed border; this extended dominion twice foretold (for the simple language in histories as Genesis and Joshua hardly sanctions Grove's view that the river represents merely Egypt, in general), and so accurately defining the limits, awaits Israel in the last days (Isaiah 2:11; Zechariah 9:9-10). THE SOUTH, or THE NEGEB, containing 29 cities (Joshua 15:21-32), extended from mount Halak to a line from N. No spot on earth could have been selected which could have better supplied the writers of the book, intended to instruct the men of every climate, with illustrations familiar cue or other of them to dwellers in every region
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Reckoning 40 years as a generation, there would be Ten generations passed in the 400th year of the sojourn in Egypt. Compare 1 Chronicles 7:20-27, where Ten or eleven generations elapse between Ephraim and Joshua. In Numbers 3:43 all the firstborn males for whom the Levites were accepted as a substitute are stated to be 22,273, which, if it were the suni of the firstborn sons in the entire nation, would require there to be 40 males begotten of each father in each family to make up 608,550 men of 20 years and upward, or a population of more than 1,000,000 males. But the total is correct; for it is written, the number of the firstborn, 22,273, exceeded that of the Levites by 273. This latter mustering merely consisted in registering those already numbered in the public records according to their families and fathers' houses; probably according to Jethro's suggestion of classification for administering justice, namely, in thousands, hundreds, fifties, and Tens (Exodus 18:25)
Micah, Theology of - In 6:1b-8 Micah is pictured as the Lord's plenipotentiary from the heavenly court, who has come to Jerusalem to accuse Israel of having broken the Mosaic covenant. ...
Micah's theology represents both aspects of the Lord's covenant with Israel: the Lord will sentence his covenant people to exile out of the land of blessing if they fail to keep his righteous law, but he will always preserve from them a righteous remnant to whom he will give his sworn land after the exile (2:5) and through whom he will bless the nations (4:1-5). ...
Micah organizes the approximately twenty prophecies that comprise his book into three cycles—chapters 1-2,3-5, and 6-7each beginning with the command to either "Hear" (1:2) or "Listen" (3:1; 6:1). In the first two prophecies of the first cycle, Samaria (1:3-7) and Judah (1:8-16) are sentenced to destruction and exile because of their idolatry (vv. It is often said that Micah is the champion of the poor; in truth, he champions the cause of Israel's middle classstalwart farmers whose wives live in luxurious homes and whose children enjoy the Lord's blessing (2:9). ...
In a breathtaking turn, he shifts from these judicial sentences reducing Jerusalem to a heap of rubble and its temple to a forested height to seven visions pertaining to Israel's "last days" (4:1,6; 5:10), a future that paradoxically reverses the present situationthe "now" of distress (4:9,11; 5:1, not translated in NIV)and at the same time brings to a fitting outcome that toward which it is striving. However, the phrase has a temporal thickness embracing many events over an extended period of time. 6), then thousands of rams, then Ten thousand torrents of oil. "Ten thousand rivers of oil" suggests that this approach to God has no limit and establishes neither a covenant relationship with God nor assurance of salvation
Gideon - Midian had long before with Moab besought Balaam to curse Israel, and through his counsel, by tempting Israel to whoredom with their and the Moabite women, had brought a plague on Israel, and had then by God's command been smitten sorely by Israel (Numbers 25:17-18; Numbers 31:1-16, etc. Gideon with Ten servants overthrew Baal's altar and Asherah in the night, for he durst not do it in the day through fear of his family and townsmen. Then followed Gideon's going with Phurah his servant into the Midianite host, and hearing the Midianite's dream of a barley cake overturning the Tent, that being poor men's food, so symbolizing despised Israel, the "tent" symbolizing Midian's nomadic life of freedom and power. 182) observes that the nomadic hordes of Midian, like the modern Beni Suggar and Ghazawiyeh Arabs, come up the broad and fertile valley of Jezreel; their encampment lay, as the black Arab Tents do now in spring, at the foot of the hill March (Nebi Dahy) opposite to the limestone knoll on which Jezreel (Zer'ain) stands. Thus, Midian fled Ten or fifteen miles toward the Jordan. toward Midian, intending to cross near Jericho
Constantius ii, Son of Constantius - He put forward also, with the same love for uncontrolled preeminence, the same literary and theological pretensions: he loved to shew off his eloquence and to harangue his courtiers. Constantius was not baptized till his last year, yet interfered in church matters with the most arrogant pretensions. The Eastern church recovered indeed at length from Arian and semi-Arian influences, but the habit of division had been formed and varieties of theological conception became accentuated; then the Roman church grew rapidly in power and independence, having no rival of any pretensions in the West, while in the East the older apostolic sees were gradually subordinated to that of Constantinople, and the whole church was constantly distracted by imperial interference. After the dissolution of the council Constans still attempted to enforce the decrees of Sardica, by requiring of his brother the restoration of Athanasius and Paulus, threatening force if it was refused (Socr. Ten months later—after the death of the intruded Gregory—he invited St. His death was a great loss to the orthodox party, whose sufferings during the next Ten years were most intense. We need not follow the strange history of these civil wars, nor recount in detail how Vetranio was overcome by the eloquence of Constantius in 350, and Magnentius beaten in the bloody battle of Mursa, Sept. Between these two events Constantius named his cousin, Gallus, Caesar and attended the first council of Sirmium. At the time of the battle of Mursa Constantius came much under the influence of Valens, the temporizing bishop of the place, who pretended that the victory was revealed to him by an angel, and from this time he appears more distinctly as a persecutor of the Nicene faith, which he endeavoured to crush in the West. All this was intended to lead up to the final overthrow of Athanasius. " He also trusted much to a detestable man the notary Paulus, nicknamed Catena. The following laws from the Tenth title of book xvi
Idolatry - Several have written of the origin and causes of idolatry; among the rest, Vossius, Selden, Godwyn, Tenison, and Faber; but it is still a doubt who was the first author of it. The Chaldean priests, in process of time, being by their situation early addicted to celestial observations, instead of conceiving as they ought to have done concerning the omnipotence of the Creator and Mover of the heavenly bodies, fell into the impious error of esteeming them as gods, and the immediate governors of the world, in subordination, however, to the Deity, who was invisible except by his works, and the effects of his power. ...
The principal causes which have been assigned for idolatry are, the indelible idea which every man has of God, and the evidence which he gives of it to himself; an inviolable attachment to the senses, and a habit of judging and deciding by them, and them only; the pride and vanity of the human mind, which is not satisfied with simple truth, but mingles and adulterates it with fables; men's ignorance of antiquity, or of the first times, and the first men, of whom they had but very dark and confused knowledge by tradition, they having left no written monuments, or books; the ignorance and change of languages; the style of the oriental writings, which is figurative and poetical, and personifies every thing; the scruples and fears inspired by superstition; the flattery and fictions of poets; the false relations of travellers; the imaginations of painters and sculptors; a smattering of physics, that is, a slight acquaintance with natural bodies and appearances, and their causes; the establishment of colonies, and the invention of arts, mistaken by barbarous people; the artifices of priests; the pride of certain men, who effected to pass for gods; the love and gratitude borne by the people to certain of their great men and benefactors; and, finally, the historical events of the Scriptures ill understood. God, therefore, incensed at the sins and idolatry of the Ten tribes, abandoned those tribes to the kings of Assyria and Chaldea, who transplanted them beyond the Euphrates, from whence they never returned. They were punished after the same manner, though not so severely, as the Ten tribes; being led into captivity several times, from which at last they returned, and were settled in the land of Judea, after which we hear no more of their idolatry
Music - "I have never been able," says the doctor, "to discover in any remains of Greek sculpture, an instrument furnished with a neck; and Father Montfaucon says that in examining the representations of near five hundred ancient lyres, harps, and citharas, he never met with one in which there was any contrivance for shortening the strings during the time of performance, as by a neck and finger board. ...
The Hebrews insisted on having music at marriages, on anniversary birth days, on the days which reminded them of victories over their enemies, at the inauguration of their kings, in their public worship, and when they were coming from afar to attend the great festivals of their nation, Isaiah 30:29 . Each of these classes was superintended by a leader, placed over it; and they performed the duties which devolved upon them, each class a week at a time in succession, 1 Chronicles 16:5 ; 1 Chronicles 23:4-5 ; 1 Chronicles 25:1-31 ; 2 Chronicles 5:12-13 . The classes collectively, as a united body, were superintended by three directors. In Psalms 33:2 ; Psalms 144:9 , it is called עשור "a Ten-stringed instrument;"...
but in Psalms 92:3 , it is distinguished from it. Josephus assigns to it twelve strings, which, taken in connection with the fact above stated, leaves us to conclude that it sometimes had Ten and sometimes twelve strings. The body of it was of wood and hollow, and was enclosed with a piece of leather Tensely drawn. The chords were extended on the outside of the leather, and were fixed at one end into the transverse part of the triangular body of the instrument. It was made of the horns of oxen, which were cut off at the smaller extremity, and thus presented an orifice which extended through. Genesis 31:27 , consisted of a circular hoop, either of wood or brass, three inches and six-tenths wide, was covered with a skin Tensely drawn, and hung round with small bells. It was held in the left hand, and beaten to notes of music with the right. This cymbal and the mode of using it may be often seen in modern armies
Daniel, Book of - ' The lion is Chaldean; the bear, Medo-Persian; the leopard, Grecian (or Macedonian); and the fourth, which was like no living animal, Roman, distinguished as having Ten horns (ten kings), Daniel 7:24 . God's answer is a revelation extending from the days of Daniel to the final blessing of God's people. ...
Daniel 11 : Daniel 11:1-35 are a history of the contests between the king of the north (Syria) and the king of the south (Egypt) — branches of the Grecian empire — often in the land of Palestine which lay between them. The prophecies are so definite that some critics have said they must have been written after the events. Like Sennacherib's host of old, he will be smitten by the hand of God. ...
The book is not all written in Hebrew: from Daniel 2:4 to end of Daniel 7 . — namely, what concerns the Gentiles — is written in what is there called Syriac, or Aramaic — usually called Chaldee, the Gentiles' tongue
Temple, Solomon's - The ark was solemnly brought from the Tent in which David had deposited it to the place prepared for it in the temple, and the glory-cloud, the symbol of the divine presence, filled the house. It contained the altar of burnt-offering (2 Chronicles 15:8 ), the brazen sea (4:2-5,10), and Ten lavers (1 Kings 7:38,39 )
Fasting - For let a man be supposed to return from his labour with a keen appetite, and let it be supposed, that some one meets him at the door of his house with any evil tidings, his child or some beloved friend is dead, or himself threatened with some adversity; we know that the sudden relation of such, or the like calamities, will have an immediate effect to check the propensity of hunger. The Jews were very Tenacious of their fast days; so were, and so are, the Musselmen of the Turks; and so are modern Christians, who observe the ritual of the form, more than regard the power of godliness. "Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the High God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with Ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first-born for my transgression; the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?" (Micah 6:6-7) But the grand question in relation to fasts is, What saith the word of God concerning them? We certainly do not read any thing in the divine appointment of fasts before the days of Moses, and in the patriarchal age
Catholic Emancipation - Catholic priests were ipso facto guilty of high treason; it was treason to become reconciled to the Church of Rome; children were denied education in the Catholic religion and were disqualified from owning or acquiring property in any way if sent abroad to Catholic schools by their parents, who were fined for the offense; failure to attend the Established Church incurred a fine for recusancy, and a convicted recusant was outlawed; members of both houses of Parliament were obliged before taking their seats to denounce Transubstantiation, the Mass, and invocation of the saints as idolatrous. It contained an oath making a declaration of loyalty to the reigning sovereign; and abjuration of the Pretender and of seditious doctrines attributed to Catholics. In 1791 another more extensive act was passed, imposing an oath to support the Protestant Succession, which when taken by Catholics freed them from persecution for the practise of their religion, but full emancipation urged by Pitt and Fox was opposed by the bigotry of George III. Contention among the Catholics themselves also delayed action, and the achievement of emancipation was due to the pressure exerted on the government by the Catholic party in Ireland under the leadership of Daniel O'Connell. Under the lord lieutenancy of Earl Fitzwilliam, who went to Ireland in 1795, Catholic hopes were raised, but he was recalled and sectarian hatred revived, resulting in the rebellion of 1798. Catholics were admitted to Parliament and the corporations, but still excluded from the posts of lord lieutenant of Ireland, commander-in-chief of the army, and lord chancellor, both of England and Ireland. Several other concessions to bigotry were made, ostensibly to placate the king, the most injurious being the raise of the franchise to Ten pounds, which dispossessed the forty-shilling freeholders, and as the bill was not retroactive the old oath was offered to O'Connell, who refused and had to seek re-election for Clare, a proceeding felt to be an insult to all Ireland. The centenary of emancipation was celebrated in England and Ireland by many solemn civicand religious functions
Memphis - ...
"Memphis shall bury them" is a characteristic description, its burying ground extending 20 miles along the Libyan desert's border. Near the pyramids of Gizeh, and Ten miles to the S. ...
"Menes" in hieroglyphics is written as the founder of Memphis on the roof of the Rameseum near Gournon in western Thebes, at the head o