What does Thousand mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
אֶ֖לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 78
אָֽלֶף a thousand. / a thousand 41
אֲלָפִ֖ים a thousand. / a thousand 30
אֶ֔לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 30
אָ֑לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 23
אֶ֛לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 19
אֲלָפִ֔ים a thousand. / a thousand 18
אֶ֙לֶף֙ a thousand. / a thousand 18
אֲלָפִים֙ a thousand. / a thousand 18
אֶ֤לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 14
אֲלָפִ֑ים a thousand. / a thousand 11
אֶ֥לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 11
אֶ֣לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 11
χιλιάδες a thousand 10
אֶ֕לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 9
אֲלָפִֽים a thousand. / a thousand 9
אַלְפַּ֕יִם a thousand. / a thousand 7
χίλια a thousand. 7
אֶ֜לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 6
אַלְפַּ֖יִם a thousand. / a thousand 6
אֶ֗לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 5
πεντακισχίλιοι five thousand. 4
אַלְפַּ֥יִם a thousand. / a thousand 4
אֲלָפִ֥ים a thousand. / a thousand 4
אֲלָפִ֛ים a thousand. / a thousand 4
אֲלָפִ֤ים a thousand. / a thousand 3
אֲלָפִ֜ים a thousand. / a thousand 3
אֲלָפִ֨ים a thousand. / a thousand 3
רִבּ֔וֹא ten thousand 3
וְאֶ֣לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 2
אַלְפָּ֑יִם a thousand. / a thousand 2
אַלְפֵ֖י a thousand. / a thousand 2
אַלְפַּ֣יִם a thousand. / a thousand 2
τετρακισχίλιοι four thousand. 2
אֲלָפִים֮ a thousand. / a thousand 2
לְאֶ֥לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 2
χιλιάδων a thousand 2
χιλίας a thousand. 2
τετρακισχιλίους four thousand. 2
אֲלָפִ֣ים a thousand. / a thousand 2
μυρίους innumerable 2
וָאֶ֖לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
אַלְפַּ֪יִם a thousand. / a thousand 1
לְאֶ֣לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
אֶֽלֶף־ a thousand. / a thousand 1
אֶלֶף֩ a thousand. / a thousand 1
מֵ֫אָ֥לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
אֶ֪לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
כְּאַלְפַּ֣יִם a thousand. / a thousand 1
הָאֶ֤לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
וָאָ֑לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
וְאֶ֤לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
אֶ֚לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
כְּאֶ֖לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
לָאֶ֙לֶף֙ a thousand. / a thousand 1
δισμυριάδες twice. 1
אֲלַ֑ף a thousand 1
מֵרְבָבָֽה multitude 1
וְרִבּ֥וֹ myriad 1
רִבֹּתַ֣יִם ten thousand 1
רִבּ֑וֹת ten thousand 1
רִבּ֜וֹ ten thousand 1
רִבֹּ֣אות ten thousand 1
רִבּ֛וֹ ten thousand 1
רִבּוֹ֒ ten thousand 1
וּרְבָבָ֥ה multitude 1
אַלְפָּ֖א a thousand 1
בְּרִֽבְב֖וֹת multitude 1
וְאֶ֥לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
רְבָבָ֣ה multitude 1
לָרְבָבָ֔ה multitude 1
רְבָבָ֗ה multitude 1
רְבָבָ֑ה multitude 1
מֵאוֹת֙ hundred. 1
כְּאַלְפַּ֥יִם a thousand. / a thousand 1
אַלְפַּ֙יִם֙ a thousand. / a thousand 1
וְאֶֽלֶף־ a thousand. / a thousand 1
χιλίων a thousand. 1
אַלְפַּ֗יִם a thousand. / a thousand 1
אֶ֨לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
וָאָֽלֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
אַלְפַּ֛יִם a thousand. / a thousand 1
אֲלָפִים֩ a thousand. / a thousand 1
לְאָֽלֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
χιλιάσιν a thousand 1
הָאָ֑לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
τρισχίλιαι three thousand. 1
τετρακισχιλίων four thousand. 1
πεντακισχιλίων five thousand. 1
πεντακισχιλίους five thousand. 1
μυρίων innumerable 1
ἑπτακισχιλίους seven thousand. 1
וְאֶ֗לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
בְּאֶ֤לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
אַלְפֵ֣י a thousand. / a thousand 1
וְאַלְפַּ֥יִם a thousand. / a thousand 1
אַלְפֵי־ a thousand. / a thousand 1
בְּאֶ֣לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
לָאֶ֔לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
וָאֶ֔לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
אָ֔לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
אֶ֥לֶף ׀ a thousand. / a thousand 1
הָאֶ֜לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
δισχίλιοι two thousand. 1
וְאֶלֶף֩ a thousand. / a thousand 1
אֶ֧לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
מֵאֶ֙לֶף֙ a thousand. / a thousand 1
וְאֶ֨לֶף a thousand. / a thousand 1
אִֽישׁ a thousand. / a thousand 1
אֲלָפִ֗ים a thousand. / a thousand 1
(רִבְבָ֖ן) myriad 1

Definitions Related to thousand

H505


   1 a thousand.
      1a as numeral.
   2 a thousand, company.
      2a as a company of men under one leader, troops.
      

G5505


   1 a thousand, the number one thousand.
   

G5507


   1 a thousand.
   

G4000


   1 five thousand.
   

G5070


   1 four thousand.
   

G3463


   1 innumerable, countless.
   2 ten thousand.
   

H7240


   1 myriad, ten thousand times ten thousand.
   

H506


   1 a thousand, 1000.
   

H3967


   1 hundred.
      1a as simple number.
      1b as part of larger number.
      1c as a fraction—one one-hundredth (1/100).
      

H7233


   1 multitude, myriad, ten thousand.
   

H7239


   1 ten thousand, myriad.
   

G5153


   1 three thousand.
   

G1367


   1 two thousand.
   

G2035


   1 seven thousand.
   

Frequency of thousand (original languages)

Frequency of thousand (English)

Dictionary

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - thousand
THOUSAND . See Army, 2 ; Number. 5 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - thousand Years
See Apocalypse.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - thousand Years
The millennium . The period of Christ's coming reign with His saints over this earth, delivered from Satan's presence. As Satan and His kingdom in successive stages sink, Christ and His kingdom rise (Revelation 19-20). Satan, having been foiled in his last desperate attempt to overthrow Christ's kingdom by Antichrist or the beast, shall by the just law of necessary retributive consequence be bound immediately afterward and imprisoned in the bottomless pit a thousand years. (See ANTICHRIST.) On the same just principle they who have suffered for Christ, and not worshipped the Godopposed world power, shall come to life again and reign with Christ (2 Timothy 2:12), at His coming, a thousand years. Their resurrection is "the first resurrection." (See RESURRECTION.) "The rest of the dead live not again until the thousand years are finished: blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years."
Ten, the "world number", raised to the third power, the "divine number", expresses the world pervaded by God. Possibly the "thousand" may extend much longer than the literal number. So also (Philippians 3:10.) Paul's ambition was to "attain the resurrection from out of the rest of the dead" (exanastasis ). So our Lord declares (Romans 8:18-234), "they who shall be accounted worthy to obtain the resurrection from the dead cannot die any more, for they are equal unto the angels, and are children of God, being children of the resurrection." Again, to the apostles (Luke 22:18), "ye are they who have continued with Me in My temptations, and I appoint unto you a kingdom as My Father hath appointed unto Me, that ye may eat and drink with Me at My table, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Again (Matthew 19:28), "ye that have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit upon the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
Those "beheaded (virtually or actually, literally, hatcheted) for Jesus and for the word of God" stand first; then they" who have not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads or in their hands," i.e. did not treat the world's riches, ambitions, and pleasures as their portion. Jesus implies, in reply to the request of Zebedee's two sons, that there are places of peculiar honour reserved by the Father for those who drink Christ's bitter cup (Matthew 20:22-23). Thus, "whosoever shall lose his life for Christ's sake (in will or deed) shall save it" (Mark 8:35). Satan thought to destroy God's people by persecutions (just as previously to destroy Christ, Revelation 12); but the church is not destroyed from the earth, but raised to rule over it; Satan himself is shut up for a thousand years in the "abyss" (" bottomless pit"), preparatory to the "lake of fire," his final doom. As before, by Christ's ascension, he ceased to be accuser of the brethren in heaven, so during the millennium he ceases to be seducer and persecutor on earth.
As long as he rules in the darkness of the world we live in an atmosphere tainted with evil physical and spiritual (Ephesians 2:2). Christ's coming will purify the world (Malachi 3:3). Sin will not wholly cease, for men shall be still in the flesh, and therefore death will come, but at long intervals, life being vastly prolonged as in the days of the patriarchs (Isaiah 65:20); but sin will not be that almost universal power that it is now. Satan will no longer seduce the flesh, nor be the "god" and "prince of this world" (John 14:30; 2 Corinthians 4:4), which now "lieth in the wicked one" (1 John 5:19). The flesh, untempted from without, shall become more and more subject to the spirit. Christ with His saints, in transfigured bodies, will reign over men in the flesh. The millennial nations will be prepared for a higher state, as Adam would have been in paradise, had he never fallen (Revelation 21:1-24; Revelation 21:26).
This will be the manifestation of "the world ("age", aion ) to come" already set up invisibly in the saints in "this world" (Hebrews 2:5; Hebrews 5:5). As each seventh year was Israel's year of remission, so of the world's seven thousands the seventh shall be its sabbatism (Hebrews 4:9, margin). Papias, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Cyprian, expected an earthly millennial kingdom; not until millennial views carnally confounded the state of the transfigured king-priests with that of the subject nations in the flesh, and the church itself sought a present visible kingdom with Rome as its center, instead of hoping for it only when Christ shall come, was the doctrine abandoned by the church and apostasy set in. Earth, not becoming transfigured until after the millennium, shall not be, during it, the meet home for the transfigured saints; but from heaven they with Christ rule the earth, the comparatively free communion between the heavenly and earthly churches being typified by Christ's communion at short intervals with His disciples during the 40 days between His resurrection and ascension.
Old Testament prophecy everywhere anticipates Christ's kingdom at Jerusalem: Luke 20:352; Isaiah 4:3; Isaiah 11:9; Isaiah 35:8; Isaiah 60:61; Isaiah 60:65-66; Ezekiel 37 to 48, etc., etc. He confirms His disciples' expectation of it, but corrects their impatience to know the time (Acts 1:6-8). The kingdom begins, not as the carnal Jews thought, from without, but from within, spiritually; then when Christ shall be manifested it shall be manifested outwardly (Colossians 3:4; 1 John 3:2). The papacy blasphemously anticipates the visible headship which Christ shall then assume, "reigning as kings" without Christ (1 Corinthians 4:8).
"When Christianity became a worldly power under Constantine, the future hope was weakened by joy over present success" (Bengel); the church becoming a harlot ceased to be the bride going to meet her Bridegroom. The saints' future priesthood unto God and Christ "in His temple" (Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 7:15; Revelation 20:6) is the ground of their kingship toward men. Men will be willing subjects of the transfigured priest-kings whose power is the attraction that wins the heart, not counteracted by devil or beast. Church and state will be coextensive; and the church and the world no longer in mutual repulsion. The distinction between them shall cease, for the church will be co-extensive with the world. The veil shall be taken off Israel first, then off all people, and the kingdoms of this world shall be the kingdoms of Christ (Revelation 11:15; Isaiah 25:7). Christ's glorious appearing, the church's transfiguration, antichrist's destruction, and Satan's binding, will dispose the nations to embrace the gospel.
As a regeneration of elected individuals "taken out" from Jews and Gentiles (Acts 15:14) goes on now, so a regeneration of nations then. As the church begins at Christ's ascension, so the visible kingdom at His second advent. What the transfigured priest-kings shall be in heaven, that the Israelite priest-kings shall be on earth. A blessed chain of giving and receiving: God, Christ, the transfigured bride, i.e. the translated church, Israel, the world of nations. The outpouring of the Spirit on Israel (Zechariah 12:10) will usher in the new period of revelation, which has been silent so long as Israel, God's chosen mediator of revelations, and of establishing His manifested kingdom on earth, has been in the background. God from the first, in dividing to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam, set their bounds "according to the number of the children, of Israel" (Deuteronomy 32:8). Now is the time of preaching; then shall be the time of liturgy of "the great congregation" (Psalms 22:25; Ezekiel 40 to 48; Zechariah 14:16-21; Isaiah 2:3).
Art and music will be the handmaids to spiritual worship, instead of drawing off the soul to sensuousness. Society will be pervaded by the Spirit of Christ. Earthly and heavenly glories shall be united in the twofold election: elect Israel in the flesh shall stand at the head of the earthly nations; the elect spiritual church, in the heavenly kingdom, shall reign over both. These elections are for the good of those to whom they minister respectively; compare, as to Israel's mediating blessedness to the nations, Romans 11:12; Romans 11:15; Micah 5:7. The extent of rule (the "ten" or "five cities") is proportioned to the degree of faithfulness, as the parable teaches (Luke 19:13; Luke 19:15; Luke 19:17; Luke 19:19); all vessels of glory are filled, but those of larger dimensions are of larger capacity for glory (2 Timothy 2:20-21; Isaiah 22:24).
Peter (2 Peter 1:16-18) makes the transfiguration the earnest of Christ's coming in glory (Matthew 17); it is the miniature specimen of the millennial kingdom: first, Christ in glory, then Moses a specimen of those raised from the dead at Christ's coming, then Elijah a specimen of those who never taste death, but being found alive are transfigured in a moment (1 Corinthians 15:51-52); finally Peter, James, and John, the specimen of Israel and the nations in the flesh who shall desire the tabernacling among them of Christ and the transfigured saints: "Lord, it is good to be here," etc. The privilege of our high calling in Christ is limited to the time of Satan's reign; when he is bound there will be no scope for suffering for, and so no longer the reward of reigning with, Him (Revelation 3:21; 1 Corinthians 6:2.).
Even during the millennium there is a separation between heaven and earth, humanity transfigured and humanity in the flesh. Hence, apostasy can take place at its close; out of the one element of evil in it, the flesh, man's birthsin the only influence then preventing the saving of all souls. In the judgment on this, the world of nature is destroyed and renewed, as the world of history was before the millennium. Only then the new heaven and earth are perfected. The millennial heaven and earth, connected but separate, are but a foretaste of the everlasting state, when the upper and lower congregations shall be no longer separate and new Jerusalem shall descend from God out of heaven. The millennium shall be the last season of grace; for what can move him in whom the church's visible glory, evil being circumscribed on all sides, evokes no longing for communion with the church's King? As the history of nations ended with the church's millennial manifestation in glory, so that of mankind in general shall end with the separation of the just from the wicked. (Auberlen, Daniel and Revelation.)
As "kings" the transfigured saints shall have subjects; as "priests" they shall have people to whom they shall mediatorially minister blessings from God, namely, the men on earth. The scene of the kingdom is not in, but "under, heaven"; on or over the earth (Revelation 5:10; Daniel 7:27). The kingdom shall be where the tares once were (Matthew 13:41), i.e. on earth. "The meek shall inherit the earth"; like Caleb, alone faithful among the faithless, inheriting the very Mount Hebron on which his feet trod 40 years before (Matthew 5:5; Numbers 14:23-24; Joshua 14:9). It will be a time of Sabbath peace, uninterrupted by war (Hebrews 4:9; Isaiah 2:4; Zechariah 9:10; Hosea 2:18). Even the savage animals shall lose their ferocity (Isaiah 11:6-9; Isaiah 65:25). Christ's king-priesthood (Zechariah 6:13) shall be explained in the services of the glorious temple at Jerusalem (Ezekiel 40-48).
The marriage of the Lamb and bride, then begun in heaven, shall unfold the mysteries of the now obscure Song. The theocracy, or rule of God in Christ, shall supersede the misrule of earthly potentates who ruled for self. Finally, when the corrupt flesh and Satan shall have been cast out forever after the millennium, the general resurrection, judgment, and regeneration of our home shall follow. (See REGENERATION.) The same Spirit regenerates the believer's soul now (Romans 8:11), his body at Christ's coming, and his home (Psalms 104:30; Revelation 21:1) after the millennium. The earth, once baptized with water, shall be baptized with fire (2 Peter 3:7; 2 Peter 3:10-13). Earth and nature shall be regenerated, as the nations were previously in the millennium.
The saints not merely, as in it, reign from heaven over the earth; but the heavenly Jerusalem, having the glory of God, shall descend on earth, far eclipsing Israel's Jerusalem in the millennium. The saints shall be God's city and bride, God causing His glory to shine out through them, as the flame through a jasper colored lamp (Revelation 21:10-11-23). "The nations of them which are saved," namely, during the millennium (which will be the age of the regeneration of nations as this is the age of the regeneration of individual souls) "shall walk in the light of" the heavenly Jerusalem, i.e. the wife of the Lamb; for the elect church shall hold the primacy among the redeemed throughout eternity, because she alone shall have witnessed for Christ in the face of an opposing world and the prince of darkness (Revelation 21:24).
In the primitive paradise there was but a garden with a solitary pair; but in the final paradise and the regenerated earth city and garden shall be combined, the perfect communion of saints with individual blessedness and perfection. Satan loosed no more; the saints under the blessed necessity of sinning no more; the groans of nature hushed (1618257796_4); no more sea, literal or figurative (Daniel 7:2-3; Isaiah 57:20; Revelation 21:1; Revelation 21:4); no more pain, crying, death. When Christ shall have accomplished the purpose of His mediatorial kingdom by bringing all things into subjection to the Father, God will be all in all. The unity of the Godhead will then be prominent, as His Trinity is now; "His name will be one," and He will come then first into direct communion with His redeemed. Lord, hasten it in Thine own time (Zechariah 14:9; 1 Corinthians 15:24).
Webster's Dictionary - thousand Legs
A millepid, or galleyworm; - called also thousand-legged worm.
Webster's Dictionary - thousand
(1):
(n.) Hence, indefinitely, a great number.
(2):
(n.) The number of ten hundred; a collection or sum consisting of ten times one hundred units or objects.
(3):
(n.) A symbol representing one thousand units; as, 1,000, M or CI/.
(4):
(a.) Consisting of ten hundred; being ten times one hundred.
(5):
(a.) Hence, consisting of a great number indefinitely.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - thousand Lights Their Glory Shed, a
Hymn for Matins on the feast of the Holy Family, third Sunday after the Epiphany. It was written by Pope Leo XIII, and has two translations; the English title given above is by Monsignor Henry.
King James Dictionary - thousand
THOU'SAND, a. s as z.
1. Denoting the number of ten hundred. 2. Proverbially, denoting a great number indefinitely. It is a thousand chances to one that you succeed. THOU'SAND, n. 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. In former times, how many thousands perished by famine!
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Three thousand
* For THREE THOUSAND see THOUSAND
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Two thousand
* For TWO THOUSAND see THOUSAND, Note (1)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - thousand
1: χίλιοι (Strong's #5507 — Adjective — chilioi — khil'-ee-oy ) "a thousand," occurs in 2 Peter 3:8 ; Revelation 11:3 ; 12:6 ; 14:20 ; 20:2-7 .
2: χιλιάς (Strong's #5505 — Noun Feminine — chilias — khil-ee-as' ) "one thousand," is always used in the plural, chiliades, but translated in the sing. everywhere, except in the phrase "thousands of thousands," Revelation 5:11 .
Notes: (1) The following compounds of No. 1 represent different multiples of a thousand: dischilioi, 2,000, Mark 5:13 ; trischilioi, 3,000, Acts 2:41 ; tetrakischilioi, 4,000, Matthew 15:38 ; 16:10 ; Mark 8:9,20 ; Acts 21:38 ; pentakischilioi, 5,000, Matthew 14:21 ; 16:9 ; Mark 6:44 ; 18:19 ; Luke 9:14 ; John 6:10 ; heptakischilioi, 7,000, Romans 11:4 . (2) Murias, "a myriad, a vast number," "many thousands," Luke 12:1 , RV; Acts 21:20 ; it also denotes 10,000, Acts 19:19 , lit., "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. (3) Murioi (the plur. 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 .

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Chiliad - ) A thousand; the aggregate of a thousand things; especially, a period of a thousand years
Three Thousand - * For THREE thousand see thousand ...
Two Thousand - * For TWO thousand see thousand, Note (1) ...
Thousand - It is a thousand chances to one that you succeed. ...
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. In former times, how many thousands perished by famine! ...
Million - mille, a thousand. The number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand
Myria - in the metric system, indicating ten thousand, ten thousand times; as, myriameter
Million - ) The number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand, - written 1,000, 000
Thousand - 1: χίλιοι (Strong's #5507 — Adjective — chilioi — khil'-ee-oy ) "a thousand," occurs in 2 Peter 3:8 ; Revelation 11:3 ; 12:6 ; 14:20 ; 20:2-7 . ...
2: χιλιάς (Strong's #5505 — Noun Feminine — chilias — khil-ee-as' ) "one thousand," is always used in the plural, chiliades, but translated in the sing. everywhere, except in the phrase "thousands of thousands," Revelation 5:11 . 1 represent different multiples of a thousand: dischilioi, 2,000, Mark 5:13 ; trischilioi, 3,000, Acts 2:41 ; tetrakischilioi, 4,000, Matthew 15:38 ; 16:10 ; Mark 8:9,20 ; Acts 21:38 ; pentakischilioi, 5,000, Matthew 14:21 ; 16:9 ; Mark 6:44 ; 18:19 ; Luke 9:14 ; John 6:10 ; heptakischilioi, 7,000, Romans 11:4 . (2) Murias, "a myriad, a vast number," "many thousands," Luke 12:1 , RV; Acts 21:20 ; it also denotes 10,000, Acts 19:19 , lit. , "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
Millenary - ) The space of a thousand years; a millennium; also, a Millenarian. ) Consisting of a thousand; millennial
Thousandth - ) Constituting, or being one of, a thousand equal parts into which anything is divided; the tenth of a hundredth. ) Occurring as being one of, or the last one of, a very great number; very small; minute; - used hyperbolically; as, to do a thing for the thousandth time. ) Next in order after nine hundred and ninty-nine; coming last of a thousand successive individuals or units; - the ordinal of thousand; as, the thousandth part of a thing. ) The quotient of a unit divided by a thousand; one of a thousand equal parts into which a unit is divided
Lakh - ) Same as Lac, one hundred thousand. ) One hundred thousand; also, a vaguely great number; as, a lac of rupees
Millenarian - ) One who believes that Christ will personally reign on earth a thousand years; a Chiliast. ) Consisting of a thousand years; of or pertaining to the millennium, or to the Millenarians
Ai - The three thousand men, first sent by Joshua to reduce this city, were repulsed, on account of the sin of Achan, who had violated the anathema pronounced against Jericho, by appropriating a part of the spoil. Joshua, having appointed an ambush of thirty thousand men, marched against the city, and by a feigned retreat, drew out the king of Ai with his troops; and upon on a signal given by elevating his shield on the top of a pike, the men in ambush entered the city and set fire to it. The men appointed for ambush are, in one place, said to be thirty thousand, and in another five thousand. For reconciling this apparent contradiction, most commentators have generally supposed, that there were two bodies placed in ambuscade between Bethel and Ai, one of twenty-five thousand and the other of five thousand men; the latter being probably a detachment from the thirty thousand first sent, and ordered to lie as near to the city as possible. Masius allows only five thousand men for the ambuscade, and twenty-five thousand for the attack
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
Myriad - ) The number of ten thousand; ten thousand persons or things
Millennium - (See thousand
Cruiser - ) A man-of-war less heavily armed and armored than a battle ship, having great speed, and generally of from two thousand to twelve thousand tons displacement
Alpheus - A thousand; learned; chief
Kilowatt - ) One thousand watts
Millennium - ) A thousand years; especially, the thousand years mentioned in the twentieth chapter in the twentieth chapter of Revelation, during which holiness is to be triumphant throughout the world
Thousandfold - ) Multiplied by a thousand
Thousand - thousand
Mile - mille passus, a thousand paces passus being dropped in common usage. The Roman mile was a thousand paces, equal to 1600 yards English measure
Chiliarchy - ) A body consisting of a thousand men
Chiliahedron - ) A figure bounded by a thousand plane surfaces...
Chiliarch - ) The commander or chief of a thousand men
Thousand Legs - A millepid, or galleyworm; - called also thousand-legged worm
Milliard - ) A thousand millions; - called also billion
Myriarch - ) A captain or commander of ten thousand men
Chiliagon - ) A plane figure of a thousand angles and sides
Kilerg - ) A unit of work equal to one thousand ergs
Legion - ) A body of foot soldiers and cavalry consisting of different numbers at different periods, - from about four thousand to about six thousand men, - the cavalry being about one tenth
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
Kilovolt - ) A unit of electromotive force equal to one thousand volts
Hin - He says that they offered with an ox half a hin of oil; in English measure, six pints, twenty-five thousand five hundred and ninety-eight solid inches. 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
Megametre - ) In the metric system, one million meters, or one thousand kilometers
Legion - It originally consisted of three thousand men, but in the time of Christ consisted of six thousand, exclusive of horsemen, who were in number a tenth of the foot-men
Begohm - ) A unit of resistance equal to one billion ohms, or one thousand megohms
Ten - " (2) For "ten thousand" see thousand
Myriametre - ) A metric measure of length, containing ten thousand meters
Donate - ) To give; to bestow; to present; as, to donate fifty thousand dollars to a college
Myrialitre - ) A metric measure of capacity, containing ten thousand liters
Silverling - Literally the words are "at a thousand of silver", i
Millennial - ) Of or pertaining to the millennium, or to a thousand years; as, a millennial period; millennial happiness
Mile - a measure of length, containing a thousand paces. The rabbins make a mile to consist of two thousand cubits, and four miles make a parasang
Chiliast - ) One who believes in the second coming of Christ to reign on earth a thousand years; a milllenarian
Banzai - , May you live ten thousand years; - used in salutation of the emperor and as a battle cry
Myriagramme - ) A metric weight, consisting of ten thousand grams or ten kilograms
Kilometre - ) A measure of length, being a thousand meters
Silverlings - ) "A thousand vines at 1,000 silverlings," i
e'Dar, Tower of - EDER , a flock ), a place named only in ( Genesis 35:21 ) According to Jerome it was one thousand paces from Bethlehem
Millenarians - Or SHILIANISTS, a name given to those who believe that the saints will reign on earth with Christ a thousand years
Silverling - Only Isaiah 7:23 , where the original reads ‘a thousand of silver,’ the denomination to be supplied being ‘shekels’ (See Money, p
Alley-Worm - ) A chilognath myriapod of the genus Iulus, and allied genera, having numerous short legs along the sides; a milliped or "thousand legs
Myriare - ) A measure of surface in the metric system containing ten thousand ares, or one million square meters
Billion - ) According to the French and American method of numeration, a thousand millions, or 1,000,000,000; according to the English method, a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000
Wrote - Herodotus wrote his history more than two thousand years ago
Millennium - The word ‘millennium’ means ‘a thousand years’. Though not found in the Bible, the word refers to the thousand years mentioned in one of the visions of the book of Revelation (Revelation 20:4-6). Because of the book’s apocalyptic characteristics, which involve angelic beings, strange beasts and mysterious numbers, many interpreters hesitate to measure off an exact period of one thousand years calculated to the year, month and day. There is considerable agreement, however, that the thousand years represent a long period, whether precisely measured or not. ...
The different viewpoints are largely concerned with determining what the thousand years reign of Christ refers to (v. ...
Thousand years reign with Christ...
Those who believe that the thousand years reign of Christ refers to his present exaltation in glory are called amillennialists (a meaning ‘without’), because they do not believe that the vision refers to a literal reign of Christ on earth. According to this view, the other ‘coming to life’, which takes place at the end of the thousand years, refers to a resurrection of all humankind that takes place at the return of Christ. ...
By contrast, other interpreters consider that the thousand years reign of Christ refers to a literal reign on earth. According to this view, the other ‘coming to life’, which takes place at the end of the thousand years, refers to a second resurrection. It has similarities with the amillennial view in its interpretation of the two groups who ‘come to life’ and in its understanding that the thousand years reign of Christ does not refer to a literal reign on earth. According to this view, the thousand years reign of Christ refers to the rule of the kingdom of God in the world (Matthew 24:14; Romans 11:11-15). ...
Thousand years binding of Satan...
In the visions of Revelation Chapter 20 the thousand years reign of Christ seems to correspond with the thousand years of Satan’s imprisonment (Revelation 20:1-3). ...
The central truth...
In spite of the different viewpoints concerning the thousand years reign of Christ, all are agreed that it speaks of the triumph of Christ that he shares with his people (Matthew 19:28; Romans 5:17; Colossians 2:13-15; 2 Timothy 2:12)
Millennialist - ) One who believes that Christ will reign personally on earth a thousand years; a Chiliast; also, a believer in the universal prevalence of Christianity for a long period
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
Gomorrah - The city of Gomorrah was located near Sodom but, like Sodom, it was destroyed almost four thousand years ago
Mile - mille, "a thousand;" Matthew 5:41 ), a Roman measure of 1,000 paces of 5 feet each
Kilolitre - ) A measure of capacity equal to a cubic meter, or a thousand liters
Flowers - It has been calculated that in Western Syria and Palestine from two thousand to two thousand five hundred plants are found, of which about five hundred probably are British wild-flowers
Legion - The number in a Roman legion varied at different periods, from three thousand to more than twice that number. In the time of Christ a legion contained six thousand, besides the cavalry
New Birth - The name which the New Testament Scriptures, and theChurch for nearly two thousand years have given to Holy Baptism,which is the Laver of Regeneration, the new and spiritual Birth
Aleph - This word signifies, prince, chief, or thousand, expressing, as it were, a leading number
Millennium - (mih leh' ni uhm) A term not found in Scripture but taken from Latin to express the “thousand years” mentioned six times in Revelation 20:1-7 . The meaning of the thousand years and the relation of Christ's future coming to them have given rise to various millennial views. ...
Amillennialism The term suggests “no thousand years. ” The idea is no literal thousand year period, but a symbolic expression related to the spiritual blessedness of present Christian experience in which Satan is a defeated enemy and believers reign in life by Christ Jesus. Therefore, this view does not look for a literal, future thousand year reign of Christ on the earth during which Satan is bound. ...
Premillennialism The idea is that of “before the millennium or thousand years. Dispensational premillennialism takes the thousand years to be literal both as to fact and number. Historic premillennialism holds to a literal, future reign of Christ on earth, during which Satan is bound a thousand years and the saints reign with Christ
Piperaceous - There are about a dozen genera and a thousand species, mostly tropical plants with pungent and aromatic qualities
Kilogramme - ) A measure of weight, being a thousand grams, equal to 2
Destitution: of London - 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? ...
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Rental - ) 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
Chippewayans - They welcomed the first Catholic missionaries, 1845, and at present about one thousand of them live at the mission of IIe-à-la-Crosse
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
Dalmanutha - Hither Christ sailed after feeding the four thousand ( Mark 8:10 )
Leatherback - It is common in the warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, and sometimes weighs over a thousand pounds; - called also leather turtle, leathery turtle, leather-backed tortoise, etc
ra'Math-le'hi - (hill of the jawbone , or hill of Lehi ), the name bestowed by Samson on the scene of his slaughter of the thousand Philistines with the jaw bone, ( Judges 15:17 ) a place by the rock Elam, in western Judah of the Philistines
Pergamos - It is now called Bergama, and has a population of some twenty thousand, of whom about two thousand profess to be Christians
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. See COMPANY , thousandS. the adjective murios, "ten thousand," Matthew 18:24 ; 1 Corinthians 4:15 ; 14:19
Lack - ...
Lack of rupees is one hundred thousand rupees, which at 55 cents each, amount to fifty five thousand dollars, or at 2s
Dalmanutha - (dal muh nyoo' thuh) Place to which Jesus and His disciples came following the feeding of the four thousand (Mark 8:10 )
Ramath-Lehi - " Here Samson slew a thousand Philistines with a jawbone
Genesis - It includes a period of near two thousand four hundred years, from the beginning of the world to the death of Joseph
Alexandrian Library - Beside the books which he procured, his son, Ptolemy Philadelphus, added many more, and left in this library at his death a hundred thousand volumes; and the succeeding princes of this race enlarged it still more, till at length the books lodged in it amounted to the number of seven hundred thousand volumes. Ptolemy Euergetes, for instance, borrowed of the Athenians the works of Sophocles, Euripides, and AEschylus, and only returned them the copies, which he caused to be transcribed in as beautiful a manner as possible; the originals he retained for his own library, presenting the Athenians with fifteen talents for the exchange, that is, with three thousand pounds sterling and upwards. As the museum was at first in the quarter of the city called Bruchion, the library was placed there; but when the number of books amounted to four hundred thousand volumes, another library, within the Serapeum, was erected by way of supplement to it, and, on that account, called the daughter of the former. The books lodged in this increased to the number of three hundred thousand volumes; and these two made up the number of seven hundred thousand volumes, of which the royal libraries of the Ptolemies were said to consist. But the library in Serapeum still remained, and there Cleopatra deposited the two hundred thousand volumes of the Pergamean library with which she was presented by Marc Antony. " The sentence of destruction was executed with blind obedience: the volumes of paper or parchment were distributed to the four thousand baths of the city; and such was their number, that six months were barely sufficient for the consumption of this precious fuel
Decillion - ) According to the English notation, a million involved to the tenth power, or a unit with sixty ciphers annexed; according to the French and American notation, a thousand involved to the eleventh power, or a unit with thirty-three ciphers annexed
en-Hakkore - ” Place where God gave Samson water from the jawbone he had used to kill a thousand Philistines (Judges 15:18-19 )
Earthquake - The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; - called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock
Mile - Our translators of the Bible have, however, very properly, rendered the measurement by the English standard; so that a mile, in our language, corresponds to two thousand cubits, and a furlong is the eighth part of a mile
Menahem - To avert an Assyrian invasion he paid a thousand talents of silver, which he exacted from the people
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
Amongst - Of the number as, there is not one among a thousand, possessing the like qualities
Lehi - A jawbone, a place in the tribe of Judah where Samson achieved a victory over the Philistines (Judges 15:9,14,16 ), slaying a thousand of them with the jawbone of an ass
Clan - The clan is sometimes referred to as “division,” “kindred,” “family,” “thousand,” or even “tribe
Basket - there are three Greek words used: συργάνη, 'a hamper,' in which Paul was let down by the wall, 2 Corinthians 11:33 , though for the same occurrence another word is used in Acts 9:25 , σπυρίς,which also signifies 'a hamper,' and is used for the seven baskets of fragments remaining after the four thousand were fed. When the five thousand were fed there were twelve baskets of fragments, but it was then the κόφινος,'a hand basket
Cattle - Eleph (אֶלֶף, Strong's #504), “cattle; thousand; group. …”...
The second word, “thousand,” occurs about 490 times and in all periods of biblical Hebrew. 20:16: “Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver …”...
The third word, “group,” first occurs in thousands [2] in Israel
Immensity - By His substance He is in every place, He permeates all things, in heaven and on earth; and He is infinitely greater so that He, by His very substance could permeate a thousand other worlds which might be created by Him
Ramath Lehi - So Samson named the scene of his slaying a thousand Philistines with a jawbone
Thousand - ) A symbol representing one thousand units; as, 1,000, M or CI/
Jupiter - Its diameter is about eighty-nine thousand miles its distance from the sun, four hundred and ninety millions of miles, and its revolution round the sun a little less than twelve years
Tunny - It sometimes weighs a thousand pounds or more, and is extensively caught in the Mediterranean
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
Music - Of the 38,000 Levites, "four thousand praised the Lord with the instruments. Each course served for a week, but upon the festivals all were required to be present, or four thousand musicians
Cubit - Moses assigns to the Levites a thousand sacred cubits of land round about their cities, Numbers 35:4 ; and in the next verse he gives them two thousand common ones
Pergamos - There was here collected by the kings of this race a noble library of two hundred thousand volumes, which, after the country was ceded to the Romans, was transported to Egypt for Cleopatra, and added to the library at Alexandria. The modern city, called Bergamo, lies twenty miles from the sea on the north side of the river Caicus, and contains twelve thousand inhabitants
Fishes, Loaves And - Gospel narrative of the miraculous multiplication of five loaves of bread and two fishes to feed the five thousand who had been attracted by the words and miracles of Christ to follow Him into the desert, or mountain as Saint John styles it (Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 6)
Loaves And Fishes - Gospel narrative of the miraculous multiplication of five loaves of bread and two fishes to feed the five thousand who had been attracted by the words and miracles of Christ to follow Him into the desert, or mountain as Saint John styles it (Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 6)
Jeezer - ) Keil distinguishes them, for the family sprung from Jeezer holds the first place among Manassite families, but Abiezer the son of Mathit's sister held no such eminence; from him came Gideon (Judges 6:15) who says "my family is poor (margin my thousand is meanest) in Manasseh
Legion - A Roman legion, of six thousand men
Legion - In the Roman army a body of troops consisting of from three to five thousand; but the term is also used for an indefinite number
ad'Nah - He was captain of a thousand of his tribe, and fought at David's side in the pursuit of the Amalekites
Karkor - According to Judges 8:10-11 , Zebah and Zalmunna, two Midianites leaders, were encamped at Karkor with fifteen thousand troops when Gideon attacked and routed them
Exclusive - ) Not taking into the account; excluding from consideration; - opposed to inclusive; as, five thousand troops, exclusive of artillery
Abel-Shittim - Here the Israelites fell into idolatry, and worshipped Baal-peor, for which God punished them by the destruction of twenty-four thousand persons in one day
Adoniram - A receiver of tributes under David and Solomon, and director of the thirty thousand men sent to Lebanon to cut timber, 1 Kings 5:14
Rubiaceous - ) Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of plants (Rubiaceae) named after the madder (Rubia tinctoria), and including about three hundred and seventy genera and over four thousand species
Rhegium - The modern city was nearly destroyed by an earthquake in 1783, and now contains about eighteen thousand inhabitants
Lehi - It was where Samson slew a thousand men with the jaw-bone of an ass
Legion - In Roman antiquity, a body of infantry consisting of different numbers of men at different periods, from three to five thousand
Chariots of War - The Philistines, in the war carried on by them against Saul, had thirty thousand chariots and six thousand horsemen, 1 Samuel 13:5 . David, having taken one thousand chariots of war from Hadadezer, king of Syria, hamstrung the horses, and burned nine hundred chariots, reserving only one hundred to himself, 2 Samuel 8:4
Eben-Ezer - On this very battle-field, twenty years before, the Philistines routed the Israelites, "and slew of the army in the field about four thousand men" (4:1,2; here, and at 5:1, called "Eben-ezer" by anticipation). The Philistines a second time immediately attacked them, and smote them with a very great slaughter, "for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen
Menahem, - The tribute was a thousand talents of silver, and it was raised by a direct tax on the holders of landed property. The assessment of sixty shekels each shows that there were sixty thousand proprietors in Israel at this time
Millennium - A period of a thousand years, during which, according to Revelation 20:2-7 , the Dragon ( i. 32 and 33), time is described as a week of seven days, each of one thousand years in length. Then will come a ‘sabbath of rest’ of a thousand years, and then an eighth day which shall be timeless. At the present time, in addition to the Second Adventists, millennial views are held strongly by a number of earnest Christians commonly called pre-millenarians because of their belief that Christ will return before the period of a thousand years begins and establish an earthly reign
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
Vex - Ten thousand torments vex my heart
Aphek - A city five miles east of the sea of Galilee, the walls of which fell upon twenty-seven thousand Syrians under Benhadad, after his defeat by the Israelites, 1618257796_25
Samson - A nazirite from birth and of legendary strength, he single-handedly terrorized the occupying Philistines, once killing one thousand of them with a donkey’s jawbone. At a pagan festival, Samson knocked down the pillars supporting the building, killing himself and thousands of Philistines
Shimshon - A nazirite from birth and of legendary strength, he single-handedly terrorized the occupying Philistines, once killing one thousand of them with a donkey�s jawbone. At a pagan festival, Samson knocked down the pillars supporting the building, killing himself and thousands of Philistines
Instead - 2 Samuel 17 ...
This consideration is instead of a thousand arguments
Honorary - ) A fee offered to professional men for their services; as, an honorarium of one thousand dollars
Orchidaceous - About one hundred species occur in the United States, but several thousand in the tropics
Pharaoh - Josephus says, that all the kings of Egypt, from Minaeus, the founder of Memphis, who lived several ages before Abraham, always had the name of Pharaoh, down to the time of Solomon, for more than three thousand three hundred years
Suburbs - Part of the land was to be used for houses and part to be left: “And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof” ( Bethsa'Ida - By comparing the narratives in ( Mark 6:31-53 ) and Luke 9:10-17 It appears certain that the Bethsaida at which the five thousand were fed must have been a second place of the same name on the east of the lake. On the plain of Butaiha, a mile or two to the east, the five thousand were fed
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. 2:18: “… and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work
Naphtali - Naphtali had but four sons, and yet at the coming out of Egypt his tribe made up fifty-three thousand four hundred men, able to bear arms. A thousand of their captains, with thirty-seven thousand of their troops, assisted at David's coronation, and brought great quantities of provision with them, 1 Chronicles 12:34 ; 1 Chronicles 12:40
Midst - 35:5 the word means “in the center”: “And ye shall measure from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the midst
Meni - The Arabs worshipped an idol Mannah, a large stone which a thousand years later Saad demolished, in the eighth year of the Hegira; from manah to "number" or "assign
Nehushtan - " The lapse of nearly one thousand years had invested the "brazen serpent" with a mysterious sanctity; and in order to deliver the people from their infatuation, and impress them with the idea of its worthlessness, Hezekiah called it, in contempt, "Nehushtan," a brazen thing, a mere piece of brass (2 Kings 18:4 )
Gennesaret, Land of - bank of the Lake of Galilee, as the feeding of the five thousand had taken place, just before the crossing, on the E
Ichneumon - ) Any hymenopterous insect of the family Ichneumonidae, of which several thousand species are known, belonging to numerous genera
Thyatira - Ak-hissar is a poor town, with six thousand inhabitants, chiefly Turks
Solomon - ...
Solomon, accompanied by his troops and all Israel, went up to Gibeon, where was then the brazen altar, upon which he offered a thousand burnt- offerings. He composed or collected, three thousand proverbs, and one thousand and five canticles. Hiram gladly undertook this service, and Solomon, on his part, obliged himself to give twenty thousand measures of wheat, and twenty thousand measures of oil. The Hebrew and the Vulgate have only twenty measures of oil; but the reading ought no doubt to be twenty thousand. He employed in this great work seventy thousand proselytes, descendants of the ancient Canaanites, in carrying burdens, fourscore thousand in cutting stones out of the quarries, and three thousand six hundred overseers of the works; besides thirty thousand Israelites in the quarries of Libanus. On this day the king caused to be sacrificed twenty-two thousand oxen, and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep for peace-offerings
Millennium - "a thousand years;" generally employed to denote the thousand years, during which, according to an ancient tradition in the church, grounded on some doubtful texts in the Apocalypse and other scriptures, our blessed Saviour shall reign with the faithful upon earth after the first resurrection, before the final completion of beatitude. About the middle of the fourth century the Millenarians held the following tenets: 1st, That the city of Jerusalem should be rebuilt, and that the land of Judea should be the habitation of those who were to reign on the earth a thousand years. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and, after that, he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, nor in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again till the thousand years were finished. But that this last supposition is a mistake, the very next verse but one assures us; for we are there told, that, "when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth;" and we have no reason to believe that he will have such power or such liberty in "the new heavens and the new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. That this will continue at least a thousand years, or a considerable space of time, in which the work of salvation may be fully accomplished in the utmost extent and glory of it. In this time, in which the world will soon be filled with real Christians, and continue full by constant propagation to supply the place of those who leave the world, there will be many thousands born and live on the earth, to each one that has been born and lived in the preceeding six thousand years; so that, if they who shall be born in that thousand years shall be all, or most of them saved (as they will be, ) there will, on the whole, be many thousands of mankind saved to one that shall be lost. The time when the Millennium will commence cannot be fully ascertained; but the common idea is, that it will be in the seven thousandth year of the world. And who knows but the present convulsions among different nations; the overthrow which popery has had in places where it has been so dominant for hundreds of years; the fulfilment of prophecy respecting infidels, and the falling away of many in the last times; and yet in the midst of all, the number of missionaries sent into different parts of the world, together with the increase of Gospel ministers; the thousands of ignorant children that have been taught to read the Bible, and the vast number of different societies that have been lately instituted for the benevolent purpose of informing the minds and impressing the hearts of the ignorant; who knows, I say, but what these things are the forerunners of events of the most delightful nature, and which may usher in the happy morn of that bright and glorious day when the whole world shall be filled with his glory, and all the ends of the earth see the salvation of our God? ...
See Hopkins on the Millen
Pergamus - The number of inhabitants, however, is still said to amount to thirty thousand, of whom three thousand are Greek Christians
Amaziah - ...
In the muster which Amaziah made of his people, he found three hundred thousand men able to bear arms. He hired, besides, one hundred thousand men of Israel; for which he paid the king of Israel a hundred talents, about thirty-four thousand pounds English. " Amaziah, hereupon, sent back those troops; and they returning, strongly irritated against Amaziah, dispersed themselves over the cities of Judah, from Bethoron to Samaria, killed three thousand men, and carried off a great booty, to make themselves amends for the loss of the plunder of Edom
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. Terror-stricken, the Midianites were put into dire confusion, and in the darkness slew one another, so that only fifteen thousand out of the great army of one hundred and twenty thousand escaped alive
Enhakkore - ) It burst out at Samson's, cry, when athirst after slaying a thousand Philistines with a donkey's jawbone (Judges 15:19; Psalms 34:6)
Hanameel - Anathoth being a sacerdotal city with a thousand cubits of suburban fields, the land could not be alienated (Leviticus 25:25; Leviticus 25:34); but this did not prevent sales within the tribe of Levi, on the failure of the owner the next of kin could redeem the land
Saturn - Its diameter is seventy thousand miles, its mean distance from the sun nearly eight hundred and eighty millions of miles, and its year, or periodical revolution round the sun, nearly twenty-nine years and a half
Aaron - He caused the casting of the golden calf which the Israelites worshiped in the wilderness (Exodus 32), but at the prayer of Moses he was spared the fate of the three thousand worshipers (Deuteronomy 9)
Legion, Thebian - A name given, in the time of Dioclesian, to a whole legion of Christians, consisting of more than six thousand men, who were said to have suffered martyrdom by the order of Maximian
Tob - This principality furnished twelve thousand men to the confederacy formed by the Syrians and Ammonites against David, 2 Samuel 10
Talent - The value of a talent of silver was three hundred and forty- two pounds three shillings and nine-pence, and a talent of gold was equal to five thousand four hundred and seventy-five pounds sterling
Samos - It now contains about fifty thousand inhabitants; and though ill-cultivated, is fruitful in oranges, grapes, and olives, and exports corn and wine
Samson - He showed his superhuman strength by slaying a lion with his bare hands, by killing a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, and by carrying off the gates of Gaza
Two Hundred - 1: διακόσιοι (Strong's #1250 — Adjective — diakosioi — dee-ak-os'-ee-oy ) occurs in Mark 6:37 ; John 6:7 ; 21:8 ; Acts 23:23 (twice); 27:37, "two hundred (threescore and sixteen);" Revelation 11:3 , "(a thousand) two hundred (and threescore);" Song of Solomon 12:6
Living Creatures - They are distinguished from angels (Revelation 15:7 ); they join the elders in the "new song" (5:8,9); they warn of danger from divine justice (Isaiah 6:3-5 ), and deliver the commission to those who execute it (Ezekiel 10:2,7 ); they associate with the elders in their sympathy with the hundred and forty-four thousand who sing the new song (Revelation 14:3 ), and with the Church in the overthrow of her enemies (19:4)
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 )
Magnify - ) To make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of; to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact or in appearance; as, the microscope magnifies the object by a thousand diameters
Smyrna - The present Smyrna, which the Turks call Esmir, is about four miles in circumference, and contains a population of about a hundred thousand souls
Sennacherib - Hezekiah, king of Judah, having refused to pay him tribute, though he afterward submitted, he invaded Judea with a great army, took several forts, and after repeated, insolent, and blasphemous messages, besieged Jerusalem; but his army being suddenly smitten with a pestilence, which cut off a hundred and eighty-five thousand in a single night, he returned to Nineveh, where he was murdered in the temple of Nisroch by his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer, and was succeeded by his other son, Esar-haddon, 2 Kings 19:7 ; 2 Kings 19:13 ; 2 Kings 19:37
Pul - But Manahem, by a present, of one thousand talents of silver, prevailed on the king of Assyria, not only to withdraw his forces, but to recognize his title to the crown of Israel before he left the kingdom
Issachar - ...
The TRIBE OF ISSACHAR numbered fifty-four thousand men in the desert, and on entering Canaan was the third in population, Numbers 1:28 26:25
Lehi - Jawbone, a place in Judah, where Samson was enabled to slay one thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, and where, in answer to his petition, a fountain sprung up to relieve his thirst, Judges 15:9-19
Tower - The church is beautifully compared by Christ to a tower in one of the Songs, Song of Song of Solomon 4:4 "Thy neck (said Jesus) is like the tower of David, builded for an armoury; whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men. 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
zo'ba, - (2 Samuel 10:19 ) David, (2 Samuel 8:3 ) attacked Hadadezer in the early part of his reign, defeated his army, and took from him a thousand chariots, seven hundred (seven thousand,) (1 Chronicles 18:4 ) horsemen and 20,000 footmen
Seven - , Ruth 4:15 : it generally expresses completeness, and is used most frequently in the Apocalypse; it is not found in the Gospel of John, nor between the Acts and the Apocalypse, except in Hebrews 11:30 (in Romans 11:4 the numeral is heptakischilioi, "seven thousand"); in Matthew 22:26 it is translated "seventh" (marg
Asher - On entering Canaan his tribe was the fifth in order, numbering fifty-three thousand four hundred
Assassins - In Acts 21:38 , Paul was mistaken as a leader of four thousand Sicarii
Dan - Dan had but one son, whose name was Hushim, Genesis 46:23 ; yet he had a numerous posterity; for, on leaving Egypt, this tribe consisted of sixty-two thousand seven hundred men able to bear arms, Numbers 1:38
Devil - The time is coming, and may be near at hand, when "the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan," shall be bound for a thousand years, "that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed a little season. "And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison and shall go out to deceive the nations
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
Shibboleth - ]'>[1] , ‘forty and two thousand
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
Brick - ) Bricks, collectively, as designating that kind of material; as, a load of brick; a thousand of brick
Sela, Selah - Though about two thousand feet above the sea, it is shut in by mountain-cliffs, and is entered by a narrow ravine, through which also the river winds
Faithful - That sweet passage delivered to the church by Moses, is a most decided proof of it: "Know, therefore, that the Lord thy God, he is God; the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with the that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations
Abishai - To him is attributed the slaughter of eighteen thousand Syrians or Edomites in the valley of salt
Barak - Deborah accompanied Barak toward Kedesh of Naphtali; and, having assembled ten thousand men, they advanced to mount Tabor
Porters - The porters of the temple were Levites, at one period four thousand in number, divided into courses, 1 Chronicles 16:42 23:5
North - This is as true in Syria and Arabia now as it was three thousand years ago
Bethsaida - ...
On one occasion Jesus healed a blind man in Bethsaida (Mark 8:22), and on another occasion he miraculously fed five thousand people not far from Bethsaida (Luke 9:10-17)
Holywell - For more than a thousand, years, the town has been a place of pilgrimage and there have been numerous cures
Presbytery Reformed - Their number, it is said, amounts to about four thousand persons
Moseroth - What a thought! If the ashes of Adam, or Aaron, or any, or all of the patriarchs were to arise this hour, their bodies would be all alike unconscious whether they had slept a single night, or several thousand years
Bethshemesh - The Philistines having sent back the ark of the Lord, it was brought to Bethshemesh, 1 Samuel 6:12 , where some of the people out of curiosity having looked into it, the Lord destroyed seventy of the principal men belonging to the city, and fifty thousand of the common people, 1 Samuel 6:19
Bethsaida - Near this place Christ fed the five thousand
Menahem - Pul, king of Assyria, having invaded Israel during the reign of Menahem, obliged him to pay a tribute of a thousand talents, which Menahem raised by a tax on all his rich subjects of fifty shekels a head
Reuben, Tribe of - ' We hear of nothing beyond the multiplication of their cattle in the land of Gilead, their spoils of 'camels fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand' (1 Chronicles 5:9,10,20,21 )
Genealogy - The sacred writings contain genealogies extended three thousand five hundred years backward. The genealogy of our Saviour is deduced by the evangelists from Adam to Joseph and Mary, through a space of four thousand years and upward
Bouddhists - To the present grand period, comprehending all the time included in a "kulpu," they assign five deities, four of whom have already appeared, including Goutumu, or Bouddhu, whose exaltation continues five thousand years, two thousand three hundred and fifty-six of which had expired, A. After the expiration of the five thousand years, another saint will obtain the ascendancy, and be deified. Six hundred millions of saints are said to be canonized with each deity, though it is admitted that Bouddhu took only twenty-four thousand devotees to heaven with him
Estonia - The Estonians had been independent for about a thousand years when conquered and Christianized in the 13th century by the Danes and the Brothers of the Sword
Moriah - Here also, one thousand years after Abraham, David built an altar and offered sacrifices to God
Obelisk - A four thousand-year-old obelisk still stands in modern Matariyeh, ancient On
World, Ages of - The first extends from the beginning of the world to the deluge, and comprehends one thousand six hundred and fifty-six years
Andrew - Andrew brought the lad with his lunch to Jesus, leading to the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:8 )
Esthonia - The Estonians had been independent for about a thousand years when conquered and Christianized in the 13th century by the Danes and the Brothers of the Sword
Counsellor - (See two beautiful proofs among a thousand
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
Jehoiachin - He was carried captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, along with the flower of the nobility, all the leading men in Jerusalem, and a great body of the general population, some thirteen thousand in all (2 Kings 24:12-16 ; Jeremiah 52:28 )
Millenarians - are those who believe, according to an ancient tradition in the church, grounded on some doubtful texts in the book of Revelation and other scriptures, that our Saviour shall reign a thousand years with the faithful upon earth after the first resurrection, before the full completion of final happiness; and their name, taken from the Latin word mille, "a thousand," has a direct allusion to the duration of this spiritual empire, which is styled the millennium. The tradition which fixes the duration of the world, in its present imperfect state, to six thousand years, and announces the approach of a Sabbath of one thousand years of universal peace and plenty, to be ushered in by the glorious advent of the Messiah, has been traced up to Elias, a rabbinical writer, who flourished about two centuries before the birth of Christ. ...
Justin Martyr, the most ancient of the fathers, was a great supporter of the doctrine of the millennium, or that our Saviour shall reign with the faithful upon earth, after the resurrection, for a thousand years; which he declares was the belief of all orthodox Christians. Some believe that Christ will reign personally on the earth, and that the prophecies of the millennium point to a resurrection of martyrs and other just men, to reign with him a thousand years in a visible kingdom. Others are inclined to believe that, by the reign of Christ and the saints for a thousand years on earth, "nothing more is meant than that, before the general judgment, the Jews shall be converted, genuine Christianity be diffused through all nations, and mankind enjoy that peace and happiness which the faith and precepts of the Gospel are calculated to confer on all by whom they are sincerely embraced. " The state of the Christian church, say they, will be, for a thousand years before the general judgment, so pure and so widely extended, that, when compared with the state of the world in the ages preceding, it may, in the language of Scripture, be called a resurrection from the dead. There is, indeed, an order in the resurrection, 1 Corinthians 15:24 ; but we no where observe mention made of a first and second resurrection at the distance of a thousand years from each other: yet, were the millenarian hypothesis well founded, the words should rather have run thus: "Christ, the first-fruits, then the martyrs at his coming, and a thousand years afterward the residue of mankind,—then cometh the end," &c. According to tradition, these thousand years of the reign of Christ and the saints will be the seventh millenary of the world; for, as God created the world in six days, and rested on the seventh, so the world, it is argued, will continue six thousand years, and the seventh thousand will be the great sabbatism, or holy rest of the people of God; one day being with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day,' 2 Peter 3:8 . According to tradition, too, these thousand years of the reign of Christ and the saints are the great day of judgment, in the morning or beginning whereof shall be the coming of Christ in flaming fire, and the particular judgment of antichrist, and the first resurrection; and in the evening or conclusion whereof shall be the general resurrection of the dead, small and great; ‘and they shall be judged every man according to his works. '...
Such is the representation of the millennium, as given by those who embrace the opinion of Christ's reigning personally on earth during the period of one thousand years. ...
The following observations from Jones's Biblical Cyclopaedia are worthy great attention for their sobriety:—Some have supposed that the passage, Revelation 20:4 , is to be taken literally, as importing that at that time Jesus Christ will come, in his human nature, from heaven to earth, and set his kingdom up here, reigning visibly and personally, with distinguished glory on earth; that the bodies of the martyrs, and of other eminent Christians will then be raised from the dead, in which they shall live and reign with Christ here on earth a thousand years. And some suppose, that all the saints, the true friends to God and Christ, who have lived before that time, will then be raised from the dead, and live on earth perfectly holy, during this thousand years. Others have understood this paragraph of Scripture in a figurative sense; that by this reign of Christ on earth, is not meant his coming from heaven to earth, in his human visible nature; but his taking to himself his power, and utterly overthrowing the kingdom of Satan, and setting up his own kingdom throughout the world, which, before this, had been confined to very narrow bounds; subduing all hearts to a willing subjection, and thus reigning generally over the men who shall then be in the world, and live in that thousand years. And by "the souls of them which were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands," living again and reigning, with Christ a thousand years; they suppose, is not meant a literal resurrection, or the resurrection of their bodies, which is not asserted here, as there is nothing said of their bodies, or of their being raised to life; but that they shall live again, and reign with Christ, in the revival, prosperity, reign, and triumph of that cause and interest in which they lived, and for the promotion of which they died: and in whose death the cause seemed to languish and become extinct. The whole is a figure, and can mean no more than, that, when the time of the millennium arrives, or rather previous to it, Jesus Christ will lay effectual restraints on Satan, so that his powerful and prevailing influence, by which he had before deceived and destroyed a great part of mankind, shall be wholly taken from him for a thousand years. To suppose that Christ shall come in his human nature to this earth, and live here in his whole person visible a thousand years before the day of judgment, appears to be contrary to several passages of Scripture. But if he were here on earth, visible in his human nature, and reigning in his glorified body, during the millennium, he would be already here to attend the last judgment, and he could not be properly said to come from heaven, and to be revealed from heaven, because this was done a thousand years before. John to leave out the court which is without the temple, and not to measure it, for this reason, because "it is given to the Gentiles; and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months," Revelation 11:2 ; that is, they shall pollute and profane the worship and communion of the church during the one thousand two hundred and sixty years of antichrist's reign, so that it cannot be measured by the rule of God's word
Millennium - A thousand years; the name given to the era mentioned in Revelation 20:1-7
Shibboleth - Forty-two thousand were thus detected, and "Without reprieve, adjudged to death, For want of well-pronouncing shibboleth
Sea, the Molten - It was capable of containing two or three thousand baths of water (Compare 2 Chronicles 4:5 ), which was originally supplied by the Gibeonites, but was afterwards brought by a conduit from the pools of Bethlehem
Palladium - It is unique in its power of occluding hydrogen, which it does to the extent of nearly a thousand volumes, forming the alloy Pd2H
Sackcloth - (Genesis 37:34; Psalms 35:13; Isaiah 20:2) There is a prophecy in the book of the Revelations which some think yet remains to be fulfilled, where it is said that the Lord's "two witnesses shall prophecy a thousand, two hundred, and three-score days, clothed in sackcloth?" (Revelation 11:3) Others suppose the event hath been already accomplished
Receipt - ) That which is received; that which comes in, in distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away, and the like; - usually in the plural; as, the receipts amounted to a thousand dollars
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
Mag'Dala - Into the limits of Magadan Christ came by boat, over the Lake of Gennesareth after his miracle of feeding the four thousand on the Mountain of the eastern side, (Matthew 15:39 ) and from thence he returned in the same boat to the opposite shore
en'-Gedi - 2 Chronicles 20:2 Saul was told that David was in the "wilderness of Engedi;" and he took "three thousand men, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats
Gad - On leaving Egypt the number of those able to bear arms was 45,650, but on the crossing of the Jordan their number was about five thousand less. Twelve thousand of this tribe will in a future day be sealed for blessing
Esdraelon - 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. This plain has likewise been used for the same purpose by the armies of every conqueror or invader, from Nabuchodonosor, king of Assyria, to his imitator, Napoleon Buonaparte, who, in the spring of 1799, with a small body of French, defeated an army of several thousand Turks and Mamelukes
Samson - '...
When the Philistines gathered themselves together to arrest Samson, the men of Judah would not defend him, but, owning their bondage, said, "Knowest thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us?" and three thousand of Judah bound Samson and delivered him to the Philistines. ...
When in the hands of his enemies, he was mightily moved by the Spirit, and with the jaw-bone of an ass slew a thousand of the Philistines. God strengthened him, and he pulled down the house, on the roof of which there were about three thousand souls, and thus he slew at his death more than he had slain in his life
Nonconformists - Calamy, was nearly two thousand; and to the laity who adhered to them. ...
Such were the dreadful consequences of this intolerant spirit, that it is supposed that near eight thousand died in prison in the reign of Charles II. Jeremiah White had carefully collected a list of those who had suffered between Charles II and the revolution, which amounted to sixty thousand
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
Samaritan Pentateuch - In about two thousand instances in which the Samaritan and the Jewish texts differ, the LXX
Debt - , "loan"), of the ten thousand talents debtor
Mill - mille, a thousand. A money of account of the United States, value the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar
Bottomless Pit - Satan will be confined in the abyss during the thousand years of the millennium
Dan - It is worthy farther remark, that though in the first instance of Dan there were no very promising prospects of a numerous race, Dan himself having but one son, (Genesis 46:23) yet, at the children of Israel's leaving Egypt, the tribe of Dan amounted to "threescore and two thousand, seven hundred men," all that were able to go forth to war
Philadelphia - " Although this city is now in the possession of the Turks, it has about a thousand Christian inhabitants, chiefly Greeks; who have five churches with a resident bishop, and inferior clergy
Nehemiah - 2553, to the reformation established by Nehemiah, after the return from captivity, being a period of one thousand and forty-two years
Patmos - It lies between Samos and Naxos, about forty miles west by south from the promontory of Miletus; and contains at present some four thousand inhabitants, mostly Greeks
Owe - , "a debtor (of ten thousand talents)
Piece - In Acts 19:19 , "fifty thousand of silver" is, lit. , "fifty thousand of silver" (probably drachmas)
Zebulun - When the tribe of Zebulun left Egypt, it had for its chief Eliab the son of Elon, and comprehended fifty-seven thousand four hundred men able to bear arms, Numbers 1:9-30 . In another review thirty-nine years afterward, this tribe amounted to sixty thousand five hundred men of age to bear arms, Numbers 26:26-27
Huguenots - and on the 24th of August, 1572, happened the massacre of Bartholomew, when seventy thousand of them throughout France were butchered with circumstances of aggravated cruelty. their churches were then razed to the ground, their persons insulted by the soldiers, and, after the loss of innumerable lives, fifty thousand valuable members of society were driven into exile. by whom they were driven into exile: "And thou, dreadful prince, whom I once honoured as my king, and whom I yet respect as a scourge in the hand of Almighty God, thou also shalt have a part in my good wishes! These provinces, which thou threatenest, but which the arm of the Lord protects; this country, which thou fillest with refugees, but fugitives animated with love; those walls, which contain a thousand martyrs of thy making, but whom religion renders victorious, all these yet resound benedictions in thy favour
Church, Gallican - There were in this kingdom eighteen archbishops, one hundred and eleven bishops, one hundred and sixty-six thousand clergymen, and three thousand four hundred convents, containing two thousand persons devoted to a monastic life. ...
The French clergy amounted to one hundred and thirty thousand, the higher orders of whom enjoyed immense revenues; but the cures, or great body of acting clergy, seldom possessed more than twenty- eight pounds sterling a year, and the vicars about half the sum. All the other pastors who adhered to their religion were either sacrificed, or banished from their country, seeking through a thousand dangers a refuge among foreign nations
Rome - About four thousand inscriptions have been found in the catacombs
Judah - This tribe was so numerous, that at the departure out of Egypt it contained seventy-four thousand six hundred men capable of bearing arms, Numbers 1:26-27
Decision For Christ - Though he be a solitary man in the midst of a thousand opponents, let him, at the precise moment when duty calls, fearless of all danger, go straight to the appointed spot, do his duty, and remember that consequences belong to God, and not to us
Proverbs, Book of - ...
Solomon is said to have written three thousand proverbs, and those contained in this book may be a selection from these (1 Kings 4:32 )
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
Ammon (or Amon), Saint - A great multitude of zealous disciples soon gathered round him; so that Palladius not many years later found about five thousand monks, some living quite alone, some with one or more companions; while six hundred "advanced in holiness" ( τελείοι ) dwelt apart from the rest in more complete isolation (ib
Sabbath-Day's Journey - times it was understood that a person might travel two thousand cubits (about five furlongs); this extent had been fixed on because when the Israelites were marching they were commanded to keep the above named distance from the ark, and it was concluded that when they were encamped, there was the same distance between the tabernacle and the tents, and that this space was constantly travelled for worship
Woman - Solomon, speaking of women, said that such as his soul sought for he did not find one in a thousand
Ensign - For He and He alone, is: the Standard-bearer among ten thousand
Tabor - 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
Asmonaeans - Under the able conduct of Judas, surnamed Maccabaeus, and his valiant brothers, the Jews maintained a religious war for twenty-six years with five successive kings of Syria; and after destroying upwards of two hundred thousand of their best troops, the Maccabees finally established the independence of their own country, and the aggrandisement of their family
Millet - Thus in Latin it is called millium, as if one stalk bore a thousand seeds
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
War of the Peasants - When he saw the excesses of the peasants (more than a thousand castles and monasteries were destroyed) he turned fiercely against them, and in a pamphlet entitled "Against the robbing, murdering bands of the Peasants," he urged the Princes to exterminate the insurgents, "like so many mad dogs
Caves - "Beyond Damascus," says Strabo, "are two mountains, called Trachones, from which the country has the name of Trachonitis; and from hence, toward Arabia and Iturea, are certain rugged mountains, in which there are deep caverns; one of which will hold four thousand men. " Tavernier, in his "Travels in Persia," speaks of a grotto between Aleppo and Bir, that would hold near three thousand horse
Camp - The whole body of the people, consisting of six hundred thousand fighting men, beside women and children, was disposed under four battalions, so placed as to enclose the tabernacle, in the form of a square, and each under one general standard. Mountains of Abarim In the second year after their exodus from Egypt they were numbered; and upon an exact poll, the number of their males amounted to six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty, from twenty years old and upward, Numbers 1:2
Number - 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 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. ‘ thousand ’ especially has been held to be a term denoting ‘tribe’ or ‘clan’ (see Judges 6:15 , 1 Samuel 10:19 ); so that ‘a thousand’ might contain comparatively few men. 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. ...
But apart from any question as to the accuracy of the original figures, the transmission of the text by repeated copying for hundreds and thousands of years introduces a large element of uncertainty. 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
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
Bethsaida - A place on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, whither Christ went after feeding the five thousand ( Mark 6:45 , cf
Grace: Triumphant Over Trial - Hugh Macmillan may be paralleled in the kingdom of grace; for in the cold shade of poverty, protected from a thousand temptations by that very scant, and in the centre of sinful society, stimulated to a bolder confession by the surrounding opposition, we have met with the rarest specimens of grace
Tiphsah - The ten thousand here first learned Cyrus the younger's real intentions (Xenophon, Ahab
Regeneration - (See thousand YEARS
Benaiah - 1 Chronicles 27:14 assigns to him the command of the course for the eleventh month, with twenty-four thousand Ephraimites under him
Coin - The "six thousand of gold" mentioned in the transaction between Naaman and Gehazi (2 Kings 5:5 ) were probably so many shekels of gold
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
Reckon - ” This word appears in the infinitive form as a noun to indicate a register or table of genealogy: “And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war, and to battle was twenty and six thousand men” ( Chronology of the New Testament - ...
Five thousand fed
Proverb, the Book of - Solomon is said to have uttered three thousand proverbs, 1 Kings 4:32 , B
Palms - Five thousand-year-old inscriptions from Mesopotamia give instruction for their cultivation
Mich'Mas - " Immediately below the village the great wady spreads out to a considerable width --perhaps half a mile; and its bed is broken up into an intricate mass of hummocks and mounds, two of which, before the torrents of three thousand winters had reduced and rounded their forms, were probably the two "teeth of cliff" --the Bozes and Seneh of Jonathan's adventure
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 )
Hebrew Language - For the thousand years between Moses and the Babylonian exile the Hebrew language underwent little or no modification. ...
The Hebrew of the Old Testament has only about six thousand words, all derived from about five hundred roots
Samson - When the Philistines made an attack on the town where he was staying in an attempt to capture him, he killed another thousand of them (Judges 15:15). His greatest triumph was on the day of his death when, through faith in the power of God, he killed all the Philistine rulers along with three thousand of their leading people (Judges 16:23; Judges 16:28; Judges 16:30; Hebrews 11:32-34)
Earth - It is nearly eight thousand miles in diameter, and twenty five thousand miles in circumference
Abyss - And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season," Revelation 20:1-3
Solomon - "He spake three thousand proverbs; and his songs were a thousand and five: and he spake of trees-of beasts, and of foul, and of creeping things, and of fishes," 1 Kings 4:32,33
Antiochus - Some think that it was on the following occasion: The Galatians having marched to attack the Jews in Babylon, whose army consisted only of eight thousand men, reinforced with four thousand Macedonians, the Jews defended themselves with so much bravery, that they killed one hundred and twenty thousand men, 2Ma_8:20 . In reward for their affection, Antiochus granted them, according to Josephus, twenty thousand pieces of silver, to purchase beasts for sacrifice, one thousand four hundred and sixty measures of meal, and three hundred and seventy-five measures of salt to be offered with the sacrifices, and timber to rebuild the porches of the Lord's house. ...
In the year of the world 3815, Antiochus was overcome by the Romans, and obliged to cede all his possessions beyond Mount Taurus, to give twenty hostages, among whom was his own son Antiochus, afterward surnamed Epiphanes, and to pay a tribute of twelve thousand Euboic talents, each fourteen Roman pounds in weight. Eighty thousand were killed, made captives, or sold on this occasion. Antiochus, conducted by the corrupt high priest Menelaus, entered into the holy of holies, whence he took and carried off the most precious vessels of that holy place, to the value of one thousand eight hundred talents. The year following, he sent Apollonius into Judea, with an army of twenty-two thousand men, and commanded him to kill all the Jews who were of full age, and to sell the women and young men, 2Ma_5:24-25 . Lysias, who governed the kingdom in the name of the young prince, led against Judea an army of one hundred thousand foot, twenty thousand horse, and thirty elephants, 1 Maccabees 6; 2 Maccabees 13. Simon Maccabaeus sent Antiochus two thousand chosen men, but the latter refused them, and revoked all his promises. With an army of eighty thousand, or, as Orosius says, of one hundred thousand men, he marched toward Persia, and no sooner appeared on the frontiers of that country, than several eastern princes, detesting the pride and avarice of the Persians, came and surrendered
Antioch - The slaughter of seventeen thousand, and the captivity of one hundred thousand of its inhabitants, mark the final siege and fall of Antioch; which, while they close the long catalogue of its public woes, attest its extent and population. It consisted at this time of not less than a hundred thousand persons, three thousand of whom were supported out of the public donations. Its splendid buildings were reduced to hovels; and its population of half a million, to ten thousand wretched beings, living in the usual debasement and insecurity of Turkish subjects
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. About this time the lewdness of the men of Gibeah occasioned a war of the eleven tribes against their brethren of Benjamin: they were twice routed by the Benjamites, and forty thousand of them were slain. About fourteen years after, Ptolemy Lagus, the Greek king of Egypt, ravaged Judea, and carried one hundred thousand prisoners to Egypt, but used them kindly, and assigned them many places of trust. Antiochus Epiphanes, about 3834, enraged with them for rejoicing at the report of his death, and for the peculiar form of their worship, in his return from Egypt, forced his way into Jerusalem, and murdered forty thousand of them; and about two years after he ordered his troops to pillage the cities of Judea, and murder the men, and sell the women and children for slaves. 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. " At Cesarea twenty thousand of the Jews were killed. 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. ...
At Alexandria the Jews murdered multitudes of the Heathens, and were murdered in their turn to about fifty thousand. Titus was bent to save the temple, but could not: there were six thousand Jews who had taken shelter in it, all burnt or murdered! The outcries of the Jews, when they saw it, were most dreadful: the whole city, except three towers and a small part of the wall, was razed to the ground, and the foundations of the temple and other places were ploughed up. ...
At Jerusalem alone, it is said, one million one hundred thousand perished by sword, famine, and pestilence. In other places we hear of two hundred and fifty thousand that were cut off, besides vast numbers sent into Egypt to labour as slaves. About fifty years after, the Jews murdered about five hundred thousand of the Roman subjects, for which they were severely punished by Trajan. 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 this war, it is said, about sixty thousand Jews were slain, and perished. In the sixth century twenty thousand of them were slain, and as many taken and sold for slaves. About one thousand five hundred of them were burnt in the palace in the city of York, which they set fire to, themselves, after killing their wives and children. In 1291 king Edward expelled them from England, to the number of one hundred and sixty thousand. About 1392, six or eight hundred thousand were banished from Spain
Ammon, or no-Ammon, or no - Homer describes her as "The world's great empress on the Egyptian plains, That spreads her conquests o'er a thousand states, And pours her heroes through a hundred gates
Captain - 'Captain of a thousand,' applied to the chief of the soldiers in Jerusalem
Ecuador - The kingdom of the Quitus had existed for perhaps a thousand years when conquered by the Peruvians in 1460
Septuagint Chronology - It reckons one thousand five hundred years more from the creation to Abraham than the Hebrew Bible
Sea - A large bason, cisternor laver which Solomon made in the temple, so large as to contain more than six thousand gallons
Midianite - A plague broke out amongst them, and more than twenty-four thousand of the people perished (Numbers 25:9 ). A thousand warriors from each tribe, under the leadership of Phinehas, went forth against them
Levites - The Gershonites, whose number was seven thousand five hundred, were employed in the marches through the wilderness in carrying the veils and curtains of the tabernacle; the Kohathites, whose number was eight thousand six hundred, in carrying the ark and sacred vessels of the tabernacle; the Merarites, whose number was six thousand two hundred, in carrying the several pieces of the tabernacle which could not be placed upon the chariots; and the Aaronites were the priests who served the sanctuary
Antioch - Many times it has been nearly ruined by earthquakes, one of which, in 1822, destroyed one-fourth of its population, then about twenty thousand
Patriarch - The Babylonians, Egyptians, and Chinese exaggerated these hundreds into thousands. The Greeks and Romans, with more moderation, limited human life within a thousand or eight hundred years
Andrew - He was present at the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:9 ), and he introduced the Greeks who desired to see Jesus (John 12:22 ); but of his subsequent history little is known
Ararat - Three thousand feet of the summit of the higher of these peaks is covered with perpetual snow
Descent - No man is a thousand descents from Adam
Horse - We say, a thousand horse, a regiment of horse
Treasures - This lost treasure, worth many thousands of dollars, had remained apparently undisturbed over two thousand years
Camp, Encampments - " The whole body of the people consisted of six hundred thousand fighting men, besides women and children, Numbers 1:2 ; and was disposed into four battalions, so arranged as to enclose the tabernacle in a square, and each under one general standard, Numbers 2:3
Town - In this use the word is very indefinite, and a town may consist of twenty houses, or of twenty thousand
Vent - Sale as the vent of a thousand copies of a treatise
Lent, Sundays in - It is also called Refreshment Sunday, from the Gospel for the Daywhich gives the account of our Lord miraculously feeding thefive thousand in the wilderness; another name is Mothering Sunday(which see)
Asa - After this he levied three hundred thousand men in Judah, armed with shields and pikes; and two hundred and eighty thousand men in Benjamin, armed with shields and bows, all men of courage and valour. Of the cattle taken from Zerah, they sacrificed seven hundred oxen, and seven thousand sheep; they renewed the covenant with the Lord; and, with cymbals and trumpets sounding, they swore to the covenant, and declared that whoever should forsake the true worship of God, should be put to death
Phinehas - While yet a youth he distinguished himself at Shittim by his zeal against the immorality into which the Moabites had tempted the people (Numbers 25:1-9 ), and thus "stayed the plague" that had broken out among the people, and by which twenty-four thousand of them perished
Genesis - It contains, according to the usual computation, the history of about two thousand three hundred and sixty-nine years
Day by Day - Now, this is unjustly laying the burthen of many thousand moments upon one
Eucharistic Vestments - When we consider that these historic churches have notbeen in communion with one another for over a thousand years, wecannot but conclude that any point on which they are agreed mustgo back to the middle of the Fifth Century and must be part of theirunited traditions from a still earlier date. TheEucharistic Vestments are now used in more than two thousandchurches in England and America, thus showing how they recognizeand are reasserting their Catholic heritage
Goliath - His coat is said to have weighed five thousand shekels
Job - ) A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars
Calf - Its worship was attended with degrading obscenities, and was punished by the death of three thousand men
Request - The weight of the golden ear-rings which he requested, was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold
Captain - 1: χιλίαρχος (Strong's #5506 — Noun Masculine — chiliarchos — khil-ee'-ar-khos ) denoting "a commander of 1000 soldiers" (from chilios, "a thousand," and archo, "to rule"), was the Greek word for the Persian vizier, and for the Roman military tribune, the commander of a Roman cohort, e
Horse - Solomon, having married a daughter of Pharaoh, procured a breed of horses from Egypt; and so greatly did he multiply them, that he had four hundred stables, forty thousand stalls, and twelve thousand horsemen, 1 Kings 4:26 ; 2 Chronicles 9:25
Alexandria - I shall content myself with observing, that it contains four thousand palaces, four thousand baths, four hundred theatres or places of amusement, twelve thousand shops for the sale of vegetable foods, and forty thousand tributary Jews. They who had enjoyed the rights of citizens, and the freedom of religious worship, for seven hundred years, ever since the foundation of the city, incurred the hatred of this ecclesiastic; who, in his zeal for the extermination of heretics of every kind, pulled down their synagogues, plundered their property, and expelled them, to the number of forty thousand, from the city
Manna - —The miracle of the loaves and fishes, by which Jesus fed five thousand men, stirred the multitudes to fanaticism (John 6:1-15)
Fir (Tree) - So these leaders may rejoice in peace when Satan is cast out of the earth and chained for the thousand years
Hilarianus (1) Quintus Julius, Latin Chiliast Writer - ...
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He believes that after the close of the apocalyptic thousand years will come the loosing of Satan, the seducing of the nations Gog and Magog, the descent of fire from heaven upon their armies; then the second resurrection, the judgment, the passing away of the old things and the bringing in of the new heavens and new earth; "impii in ambustione aeterna; justi autem cum Deo in vita aeterna" (c
Giant - " The nephilim are merely said to be "in the earth in those days," and they were also seen by the spies about a thousand years afterwards: this is all that is revealed respecting them
Influences, Divine - If men, by their councils and suggestions, can influence the minds of one another, must not divine suggestion produce a much greater effect? Surely the Father of spirits, by a thousand ways, has access to the spirits he has made, so as to give them what determination, or impart to them what assistance he thinks proper, without injuring their frame or disturbing their rational powers
Genesis - Its value cannot be overestimated as a fragment of literature or as a work of history, and it has been well observed that in the first page of Genesis a child may learn more in an hour than all the philosophers in the world learned without it in a thousand years
Baal Peor - Baal Peor, then, was probably the temple of an idol belonging to the Moabites, on Mount Abarim, which the Israelites worshipped when encamped at Shittim; this brought a plague upon them, of which twenty-four thousand died, Numbers 35
Manna - —The miracle of the loaves and fishes, by which Jesus fed five thousand men, stirred the multitudes to fanaticism (John 6:1-15)
Cerinthians - Thus Plato has left some speculations concerning the "great year," when, after the expiration of thirty-six thousand years, the world was to be renewed, and the golden age to return. It was taught, in the Cabbala, that the world was to last six thousand years, which would be followed by a period of rest for a thousand years more. John in the Revelation would easily be perverted, where it is said of the souls of the martyrs, that "they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years," Revelation 20:4
Sol'Omon - 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. Forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen made up the measure of his magnificence. " One hundred and fifty-three thousand, with wives and children in proportion, were torn from their homes and sent off to the quarries and the forests of Lebanon. ( 1 Kings 4:32,33 ) Excerpts only are given from the three thousand proverbs. Of the thousand and five songs we know absolutely nothing
Shimei - After the defeat of Absalom he "came cringing to the king, humbly suing for pardon, bringing with him a thousand of his Benjamite tribesmen, and representing that he was heartily sorry for his crime, and had hurried the first of all the house of Israel to offer homage to the king" (19:16-23)
Eternity of the World - We have no credible history of transactions more remote than six thousand years from the present time; for as to the pretence that some nations have made to histories of greater antiquity, as the Egyptians, Chaldeans, Phaenicians, Chinese, &c
Philip - Philip features in the story of Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand (John 6:5-7), but he was slow to understand how Jesus’ miraculous works demonstrated the unique relationship between Jesus and his Father (John 14:8-11)
Barley - ...
It was with five barley-loaves and a few fishes that the Lord fed the five thousand
Salutation - What would those eastern people think of the clamour of voices in our Royal Exchange? In families, among the servants with their masters, a thousand commands are issued and executed, and not a voice heard
Prison - The abyss in which Satan is to be shut up for the thousand years is also called a prison, which may refer to the same place
Gibeon - In the days of Solomon, before the temple was built, the tabernacle was pitched at Gibeon, and thither Solomon went and offered a thousand sacrifices, and there God appeared to him in a dream, and gave him the desire of his heart — wisdom and understanding
Flowers - The known species exceed three thousand, and even this large list is probably far from complete
Love, Brotherly - It is creative of a variety of pleasing sensations, and prevents a thousand evils: it is the greatest of all graces, 1 Corinthians 13:13
Age of Man - ) In the thousand years of the millennium apparently no one will die but the wicked, and one at a hundred years of age will be called a child: the days of God's people will be as the days of a tree, and they will, when the curse is removed, long enjoy the work of their hands
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
High Places - But they frequently adored idols upon these hills, and committed a thousand abominations in groves, and caves, and tents; and hence arose the zeal of pious kings and prophets to suppress the high places
Ephraim - ...
His posterity multiplied in Egypt to the number of forty thousand five hundred men capable of bearing arms
Lodge - ) A family of North American Indians, or the persons who usually occupy an Indian lodge, - as a unit of enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons; as, the tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of about a thousand individuals
Bethlehem - Bethlehem is now called Beit-lahm, and contains about three thousand inhabitants, almost exclusively nominal Christians
Slavery - It took Saint Melania many years to release the slaves on her many estates who numbered over a hundred thousand
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
Merom - thousand of waterfowl sport on its surface, and its water abound in fish
High Places - The high places were much frequented in the kingdom of Israel; and on these hills they often adored idols, and committed a thousand abominations
Piece of Silver - In the Old Testament the word "pieces" is used in the Authorized Version for a word understood in the Hebrew (if we except) (Psalm 68:30 ) The phrase is always "a thousand," or the like, "of silver
Word of God: Everliving - Truth, the incorruptible seed, is ever scattering itself, every wind is laden with it, every breath spreads it; it lies dormant in a thousand memories, it preserves its life in the abodes of death
Pagan - (Latin: paganus, villager, rustic) ...
an expression of early Christians for heathen and heathenism, since the old idolatrous beliefs and practises lingered in country places after Christianity became common in the cities
one who does not acknowledge the true God and practises idolatry
natural religion tending to degenerate because unaided by true religion, distorting the knowledge of God and gradually accepting belief in many false gods, resting morality on uncertain principles and therefore degrading it
condition of humanity with which the Church had to struggle for a thousand years, gradually substituting in the more enlightened world a Christian civilization for what had survived of the old pagan and later Greco-Roman civilizations of more than five thousand years
Paganism - (Latin: paganus, villager, rustic) ...
an expression of early Christians for heathen and heathenism, since the old idolatrous beliefs and practises lingered in country places after Christianity became common in the cities
one who does not acknowledge the true God and practises idolatry
natural religion tending to degenerate because unaided by true religion, distorting the knowledge of God and gradually accepting belief in many false gods, resting morality on uncertain principles and therefore degrading it
condition of humanity with which the Church had to struggle for a thousand years, gradually substituting in the more enlightened world a Christian civilization for what had survived of the old pagan and later Greco-Roman civilizations of more than five thousand years
Solomon - ...
Solomon was remembered as having three thousand proverbs and a thousand and five songs in his repertoire (1 Kings 4:32 )
Solomon - ...
We read of Solomon that he spake three thousand proverbs, and his songs were a thousand and five
Carmel - According to Volney, it is about two thousand feet in height, and has the shape of a flattened cone. Its greatest elevation is about one thousand five hundred feet; hence, when the sea coast on one side, and the plain on the other, are oppressed with sultry heat, this hill is refreshed by cooling breezes, and enjoys a delightful temperature
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. Since 1506, Damascus has been held by the Turks; it is the metropolis of "the Pashalic of Damascus," and has a population of about one hundred and fifty thousand
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 . It is accessible through ravines at the north and the south; but the cliffs, which define it on the east and west, are precipitous, and vary from two hundred to one thousand feet in height. The theatre was so large as to accommodate more than three thousand persons
Methodists - Wesley's death, the societies in connection with him in Europe, America, and the West Indies, amounted to eighty thousand members; they are now [1] upward of three hundred thousand, beside about half a million in the United States of America, who since the acquisition of independence by that country have formed a separate church. The number of members in the societies were, in Great Britain, two hundred, and forty-nine thousand one hundred and nineteen; in Ireland, twenty-two thousand four hundred and seventy; in the foreign stations, forty-two thousand seven hundred and forty-three. ' By the minutes of the annual conferences for the last year, (1831,) there were in the communion of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, five hundred and thirteen thousand one hundred and twenty-four members; of whom four hundred and thirty-seven thousand and twenty- four were whites, seventy-one thousand five hundred and eighty-nine coloured, and four thousand five hundred and one Indians. The number of itinerant ministers was two thousand and ten, of whom one hundred and thirty-four were superannuated, or worn out. In addition to these, there are also several thousand local ministers and preachers, many of whom were once itinerant; and who, though not statedly devoted to the work of the ministerial office, as the itinerant ministers are, yet, by their valuable services on the Sabbath, or at other times occasionally in their respective vicinities, constitute an important auxiliary branch of the system, and contribute much to its compactness and efficiency. This branch of the American Wesleyan Methodists, agreeably to their minutes for the year 1831, consisted of sixty-five itinerant ministers, and twelve thousand five hundred and sixty-three members; of whom one thousand two hundred and thirty- three were Indians
Alexander - He was chosen, by the Greeks, general of their troops against the Persians, and entered Asia at the head of thirty-four thousand men, A. In one campaign, he subdued almost all Asia Minor; and afterward defeated, in the narrow passes which led from Syria to Cilicia, the army of Darius, which consisted of four hundred thousand foot, and one hundred thousand horse. Lest the eight thousand men of this nation, who were in the service of Alexander, and had accompanied him since the siege of Tyre, if permitted to return to their own country, should renew the spirit of rebellion, he sent them into Thebais, the most remote southern province of Egypt, where he assigned them lands
Lamaism - The foot of the mountain is surrounded by twenty thousand lamas, or priests, in attendance on their sovereign pontiff, who is considered as the viceregent of the Deity on earth; and the remote Tartars are said to regard him absolutely as the Deity himself, and call him God, the everlasting Father of heaven. This religion, which was early adopted in a large part of the globe, is said to have been of three thousand years' standing; and neither time, nor the influence of men, has had the power of shaking the authority of the grand lama. They have a vast number of convents filled with monks and friars, amounting to thirty thousand, and confessors chosen by their superiors
Iran - When Christianity was adopted by Constantine and invoked on behalf of the Roman Empire, in 312, the many thousand Christians within the rival Persian Empire who were still under the ecclesiastical authority of Antioch, were regarded with increasing suspicion of political disloyalty
No - They have formed a great storehouse of interesting historic remains for more than two thousand years
Debtor - , "one was brought, a debtor to him of ten thousand talents")
Covetousness - It is cruel: the covetous must harden themselves against a thousand plaintive voices
Works, Good - The old objection against the doctrine of salvation by grace, that it does away with the necessity of good works, and lowers the sense of their importance (Romans 6 ), although it has been answered a thousand times, is still alleged by many
Money - The study of ancient coined money is interesting, showing the rise of the arts and their fall during the dark ages of priestcraft, from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries; the coins of 400 years before Christ being superb, while those a thousand years after Christ are hardly discernible
Tibe'Rias, - It contains now, under the Turkish rule, a mixed population of Mohammedans, Jews and Christian, variously estimated at from two to four thousand
Mesopotamia - The children of Ammon, having provoked a war with David, "sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syria-maachah, and out of Zobah
Asher - Twelve thousand from Asher are among the 144,000 sealed out of great tribulation to be fed by the Lamb (Revelation 7:1 )
About - There fell that day about three thousand men
Court - A thousand court you, though they court in vain
Melchiz'Edek - Disappearing as suddenly as he came, he is lost to the sacred writings for a thousand years
Gad - The tribe of Gad came out of Egypt in number forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty
Tower - ...
TOWER OF SHECHEM was a citadel, or fortress, standing upon a higher ground than the rest of the city, and capacious enough to contain above a thousand persons
Key - , knowledge of the revealed will of God, by which men entered into the life that pleases God; this the religious leaders of the Jews had presumptuously "taken away," so that they neither entered in themselves, nor permitted their hearers to do so; (c) of "the keys of death and of Hades," Revelation 1:18 , RV (see HADES), indicative of the authority of the Lord over the bodies and souls of men; (d) of "the key of David," Revelation 3:7 , a reference to Isaiah 22:22 , speaking of the deposition of Shebna and the investiture of Eliakim, in terms evidently Messianic, the metaphor being that of the right of entrance upon administrative authority; the mention of David is symbolic of complete sovereignty; (e) of "the key of the pit of the abyss," Revelation 9:1 ; here the symbolism is that of competent authority; the pit represents a shaft or deep entrance into the region (see ABYSS), from whence issued smoke, symbolic of blinding delusion; (f) of "the key of the abyss," Revelation 20:1 ; this is to be distinguished from (e): the symbolism is that of the complete supremacy of God over the region of the lost, in which, by angelic agency, Satan is destined to be confined for a thousand years
Abimelech - A king of Gerar, and contemporary with Abraham, who took Sarah into his harem, and thought to make her his wife; but being warned of God in a dream of Sarah's relationship to Abraham, that she was not his sister, but his wife, he restored her to her husband, with a present of a thousand pieces of silver, as "a covering of the eyes" for Sarah; that is, as an atoning present, and to be a testimony of her innocence in the eyes of all
Gad - The tribe of Gad came out of Egypt in number forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty, Genesis 46:16 Numbers 1:24
Sidon - ...
It is at present, like most of the other Turkish towns in Syria, dirty and full of ruins, thought it still retains a little coasting trade, and has five thousand inhabitants
Abimelech - A divine warning that death would be the penalty of keeping her, but that Abraham's intercession as a prophet would follow the restoring of her, led him to give her back with a present of a thousand pieces of silver (131 British pounds). At Zebul's information Abimelech came rapidly on the rebels and slew all, and beat down their city, and sowed it with salt; he burned to death a thousand more men and women who fled for sanctuary to the hold of the idol Baalberith
Accho - 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
Abomination - Upon this occasion the Jews, under the conduct of Barchochab, rose up in arms against the Romans, and in the war had fifty cities demolished, nine hundred and eighty-five of their best towns destroyed, and five hundred and eighty thousand men slain by the sword; and in the end of the war, B. From this interpretation they infer, that the religion of Mohammed will prevail in the east one thousand two hundred and sixty years, and be succeeded by the restoration of the Jews, the destruction of Antichrist, the full conversion of the Gentiles to the church of Christ, and the commencement of the millennium
Nonconformists - The number of these was about two thousand. " Such were the dreadful consequences of this intolerant spirit, that it is supposed near eight thousand died in prison in the reign of Charles II. and the revolution, which amounted to sixty thousand
Lama, Grand - The foot of this mountain is inhabited by twenty thousand lamas, or priests, who have their separate apartments round about the mountain, and according to their respective quality are placed nearer or at a greater distance from the sovereign pontiff. This religion is said to have been of three thousand years standing; and neither time nor the influence of men, has had the power of shaking the authority of the grand lama. They have a vast number of convents filled with monks and friars, amounting to thirty thousand; who, besides the three vows of poverty, obedience, and charity, make several others
Palestine - 320, and carried nearly one hundred thousand of the inhabitants of Jerusalem into Egypt. He laid the walls of the city in ruins, and massacred some twelve thousand of the inhabitants. 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
Tiberias - The population of the city is now about six thousand, nearly the one-half being Jews
Abyss - Satan is chained in the abyss for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1,3 ), until he, too, is thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10 )
Gog And Magog - In Ezekiel the attack is before Israel is finally settled in the land, as may be seen by the context; whereas in the Revelation it is after the thousand years of the millennium, and is followed by the final overthrow of God's enemies who are led on by Satan
Enoch - 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
Evening - For when the disciples suggested that Jesus send the multitude away, that they might go into the villages and buy themselves food, Jesus said they need not depart; and the feeding of the five thousand and the sending away of the multitude followed before ‘he went up into the mountain apart to pray
Copts - At present, however, little more than the mere shadow of Christianity can be seen in Egypt; and, in point of numbers, not more than fifty thousand Christians in all can be found in this country
Laodicea - Its three theatres, and the immense circus, which was capable of containing upward of thirty thousand spectators, and spacious remains of which (with other ruins buried under ruins), are yet to be seen, give proof of the greatness of its ancient wealth and population; and indicate too strongly that in that city where Christians were rebuked, without exception, for their lukewarmness, there were multitudes who were lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God
Rome - More than four thousand inscriptions have been found in these subterranean passages, which are considered as belonging to the period between the reign of Tiberius and that of the emperor Constantine
Worth - A man worth a hundred thousand dollars in the United States, is called rich but no so in London or Paris
Horse - Also 1400 chariots suit 4000 horses, two horses for each chariot and a reserve horse: 2 Chronicles 1:14; 1 Kings 10:26) thousand chariot horses and twelve thousand riding (i
Millennium - This word signifies a thousand years, and usually refers to that period spoken of in Revelation 20 . The first resurrection will have taken place before these years commence, the saints who have part in this resurrection will be priests of God and of Christ, and reign with Christ the thousand years
Hezekiah - A war had raged between the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, in which Pekah, king of Israel, overthrew the army of Ahaz, destroying a hundred and twenty thousand of his men; after which he carried away two hundred thousand women and children as captives into his own country; they were, however, released and sent home again, at the remonstrance of the Prophet Oded
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
Thousand Years - Satan, having been foiled in his last desperate attempt to overthrow Christ's kingdom by Antichrist or the beast, shall by the just law of necessary retributive consequence be bound immediately afterward and imprisoned in the bottomless pit a thousand years. ) On the same just principle they who have suffered for Christ, and not worshipped the Godopposed world power, shall come to life again and reign with Christ (2 Timothy 2:12), at His coming, a thousand years. ) "The rest of the dead live not again until the thousand years are finished: blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. Possibly the "thousand" may extend much longer than the literal number. Satan thought to destroy God's people by persecutions (just as previously to destroy Christ, Revelation 12); but the church is not destroyed from the earth, but raised to rule over it; Satan himself is shut up for a thousand years in the "abyss" (" bottomless pit"), preparatory to the "lake of fire," his final doom. As each seventh year was Israel's year of remission, so of the world's seven thousands the seventh shall be its sabbatism (Hebrews 4:9, margin)
Angel - 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. " Jesus Christ says, that his heavenly Father could have given him more than twelve legions of angels, that is, more than seventy-two thousand, Matthew 26:53 ; and the Psalmist declares, that the chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels, Psalms 68:17
Nineveh - 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. ...
At length, after being lost for more than two thousand years, the city was disentombed. ) This library consists of about ten thousand flat bricks or tablets, all written over with Assyrian characters
Nazareth - The population is estimated at three thousand, of whom five hundred are Turks; the remainder are Christians. The whole annual expenses of the Terra Santa convents are about fifteen thousand pounds; of which the pasha of Damascus receives about twelve thousand pounds
Vine - Besides the large quantities of grapes and raisins which are daily sent to the markets of Jerusalem and other neighboring places, Hebron alone in the first half of the eighteenth century, annually sent three hundred camel loads, or nearly three hundred thousand pounds weight of grape juice, or honey of raisins, to Egypt. Vineyards were sometimes rented for a share of their produce, Matthew 28:20 ; and from other passages we may perhaps infer that a good vineyard consisted of a thousand vines, and produced a rent of a thousand silverlings, or shekels of silver, Isaiah 7:23 , and that it required two hundred more to pay the dressers, Song of Song of Solomon 8:11-12
Gad - We find no less than forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty, came out of Egypt, (Numbers 2:15) "men both of might, and men of war, fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains
Eternity of God - If his duration were successive, or proceeded by moments, days, and years, then there must have been some first moment, day, and year, when he began to exist, which is incompatible with the idea of his eternity; and, besides, one day would be but one day with him, and not a thousand, contrary to the express language of Scripture, 2 Peter 3:8
Mufti - " The election of the Mufti is solely in the grand seignior, who presents him with a vest of rich sables, and allows him a salary of a thousand aspers a day, which is about five pounds sterling
Wallet - Milton (Comus, line 626) speaks of the shepherd s ‘leathern scrip’ in which are carried ‘simples of a thousand names’ (cf
Shechem - Under the Judges the city was taken by Abimelech, when about a thousand men and women took refuge in the tower, which was destroyed by fire
Band, Army - The individuals in the household of Izrahiah, the descendant of Issachar, formed a military unit, “and with them by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men …” ( Silver - The thousand ("pieces" is not in the Hebrew) of silver given by Abimelech to Abraham probably indicate the value of the "sheep and oxen," etc
Archelaus - Before his departure to Rome a rebellion broke out in Jerusalem; and in quelling it his soldiers put three thousand men to death, among whom were pilgrims visiting the Holy City for the passover (ib
Barley - John (John 6:5-14) of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand with five barley loaves and two fishes
Hind - 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
Sechem - The sacred story of events transacted in the field of Sichem, from our earliest years, is remembered with delight; but with the territory before our eyes where those events took place, and in the view of objects existing as they were described above three thousand years ago, the grateful impression kindles into ecstacy
Travelling - Their flocks of sheep and goats were about five thousand, besides a great number of camels, horses, and asses
Barley - Christ fed a multitude of about five thousand, John 6:8-10
Cedar - Jessup has visited and described eleven distinct groves of cedars on those mountains, including, altogether, several thousand trees
Joppa - The inhabitants are estimated at about fifteen thousand, of whom more than half are Turks and Arabs
Embalming - Great numbers of mummies are still found in Egypt, in the subterraneous vaults where they were deposited two or three thousand years ago. Sepulchres have been opened in which thousands of bodies had been deposited in rows, one on another, without coffins, preserved in this manner
Sail - A thousand ships were mann'd to sail the sea
Value - The queen is valu'd thirty thousand strong
Jeph'Thah - He first defeated them, then intercepted the fugitives at the fords of Jordan, and there put forty-two thousand men to the sword
Dispensation - One hundred forty-four thousand Jews will accept Christ and become evangelists. Christ will return with the church, conclude the battle of Armageddon, and rule for a thousand years
God And Magog - In the Book of Revelation (Revelation 20:7-8) the seer tells that Satan, after being bound for one thousand years, shall be loosed and go forth to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle. These interpretations depend on the view taken of the ‘thousand years’ and the ‘first resurrection
New Testament - Mark 6:17-29 ...
Feeding the five thousand. Mark 6:53-56 ...
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Feeding the four thousand
Pisidia - ‘Among the summits of Taurus is a very fertile tract capable of maintaining many thousand inhabitants. ...
The mountainous parts of the country are today inhabited by Karamanians who are as wild and rapacious as the Pisidians of two thousand years ago
Eli - Four thousand of them fell in "battle array"
Bethshemesh - The statue in honor of the sun rose to 60 cubits, the base was 10, above there was a miter a thousand pounds weight
Grace at Meals - Others have broke out into so violent a sound, as though they were bound to make a thousand people hear them
Simon - A hundred thousand Jews from Palestine had been settled in this province by Ptolemy Soter (B
Proselyte - In the time of Solomon there were one hundred and fifty-three thousand six hundred strangers in the land of Israel (1 Chronicles 22:2 ; 2 Chronicles 2:17,18 )
Nippur - ” Nippur was for more than two thousand years the undisputed cultural and religious center, although it never was used as the capital city for any kingdom
Gibeon - Here Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings, and God appeared in a dream by night and gave him all and more than he asked (1 Kings 3)
Tree - (Revelation 22:2) Amidst a thousand beauties included in this lovely figure, how blessed is it to see that in his person, the life, the fruit, the healing, the shadow of his branches, the everlasting root, the verdure of his leaves, all, and every one, are beautifully described as figurative of temporal, spiritual, and eternal blessings in Jesus
Sealing - The hundred and forty-four thousand of the twelve tribes of Israel referred to in Revelation 7:3-8 will be sealed in their foreheads
Antoninus, Pius, Emperor - The character of this prince as loving righteousness and mercy, choosing rather, in his own noble words, "to save the life of one citizen than to slay a thousand foes," shewed itself, as in other things, so also in his treatment of the Christians of the empire
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
Seasons - "Twenty thousand measures of wheat" year by year were sent to Hiram in exchange for timber
Messenger - Hail, almighty Messenger of thine own and thy Father's will to mankind, "thou Messenger and Interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man JEHOVAH'S uprightness! Be thou all my salvation, and all my desire; for thou hast made and finished thine everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure
Gerizim - Manasseh, the grandson of Eliashib, the high priest, and brother to Jaddus, high priest of the Jews, having been driven from Jerusalem in the year of the world 3671, and not enduring patiently to see himself deprived of the honour and advantages of the priesthood, Sanballat, his father-in- law, addressed himself to Alexander the Great, who was then carrying on the siege of Tyre; and having paid him homage for the province of Samaria, whereof he was governor, he farther offered him eight thousand of his best troops, which disposed Alexander to grant what he desired for his son-in- law, and for many other priests, who being married, as well as he, contrary to the law, chose rather to forsake their country than their wives, and had joined Manasseh in Samaria
Dan - This thought is confirmed by Dan's name being absent from 1 Chronicles 2 - 8 (the book that records much of grace and blessing), and being omitted also from the list of tribes from each of which twelve thousand will be sealed in a future day
Captivities of Judah - The captivities of Judah are generally reckoned four: the first, in the year of the world 3398, under King Jehoiakim, when Daniel and others were carried to Babylon; the second, in the year of the world 3401, and in the seventh year of the reign of Jehoiakim, when Nebuchadnezzar carried three thousand and twenty-three Jews to Babylon; the third, in the year of the world 3406, and in the fourth of Jehoiachin, when this prince, with part of people, was sent to Babylon; and the fourth in the year 3416, under Zedekiah, from which period begins the captivity of seventy years, foretold by the Prophet Jeremiah
Train - If but twelve French ...
Were there in arms, they would be as a call ...
To train ten thousand English to their side
Ward - Tell him it was a hand that warded him from thousand dangers
Whitsun Day - Whitsun Day isthe Birthday of the Christian Church, and as such it has beencommemorated for nearly two thousand years by Christian people andobserved by them with holy joy and deep thanksgiving for thefulfilment of our Lord's promise to send the Comforter to Hiscomfortless people
Tribes - We are told that one hundred and forty and four thousand of ‘all the tribes of the children of Israel’ are sealed, and then follows a list of twelve tribes each furnishing twelve thousand
Atheist - 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
Benhadad - In the following year, however, he came with a most powerful army to Aphek, where Ahab again engaged him, killed a hundred thousand of his men, and the remainder endeavouring to take refuge in Aphek, the walls of the city fell upon them, and killed twenty-seven thousand more
Jew - From that time, for two thousand years, the visible church of God was confined to the family of this man; and for fifteen centuries the history of this family is the only sacred history of the world. Two thousand years after the promise was made to him; in thy seed shall all the families and all the nations of the earth be blessed. More than three thousand years ago, while on a conquering march, with visions of glory before them, they were warned of their future apostacy, and were told of the judgments that would fall upon them and upon their land
Persecution - Coligni, admiral of France, was basely murdered in his own house, and then thrown out of the window to gratify the malice of the duke of Guise: his head was afterwards cut off, and sent to the king and queen-mother; and his body, after a thousand indignities offered to it, hung by the feet on a gibbet. 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. Amidst a thousand hideous cries, they hung up men and women by the hair, and some by their feet, on hooks in chimneys, and smoked them with wisps of wet hay till they suffocated. They stripped them naked, and, after a thousand indignities, stuck them with pins and needles from head to foot. Leighton, for writing a book against the hierarchy, was fined ten thousand pounds, perpetual imprisonment, and whipping. About four years afterwards, William Prynn, a barrister, for a book he wrote against the sports on the Lord's day, was deprived from practising at Lincoln's Inn, degraded from his degree at Oxford, set in the pillory, had his ears cut off, imprisoned for life, and fined five thousand pounds. In Charles the Second's reign the act of uniformity passed, by which two thousand clergymen were deprived of their benefices. Then followed the conventicle act, and the Oxford act, under which, it is said, eight thousand persons were imprisoned and reduced to want, and many to the grave. IRELAND has likewise been drenched with the blood of the Protestants, forty or fifty thousand of whom were cruelly murdered in a few days, in different parts of the kingdom, in the reign of Charles I. Having secured the principal gentlemen, and seized their effects, they murdered the common people in cold blood, forcing many thousands to fly from their houses and settlements naked into the bogs and woods, where they perished with hunger and cold. Thus many thousands were massacred in a few days, without distinction of age, sex, or quality, before they suspected their danger, or had time to provide for their defence. When the Moors conquered Spain, in the eighth century, they allowed the Christians the free exercise of their religion; but in the fifteenth century, when the Moors were overcome, and Ferdinand subdued the Moriscoes, the descendants of the above Moors, many thousands were forced to be baptised, or burnt, massacred, or banished, and the children sold for slaves; besides innumerable Jews, who shared the same cruelties, chiefly by means of the infernal courts of inquisition
Sun - But the emblem of the Sun of this lower world, considered as referring to Christ the Sun of righteousness, falls far short in a thousand instances where Jesus becomes most precious to his people
Day of Christ - Here also there is to be noticed a distinction drawn between the ‘day of Christ’ and that ‘great day of God’ which follows the one thousand years’ reign of Christ on earth
Goat - Nabal had a thousand goats ( 1 Samuel 25:2 ; see also Genesis 30:33 ; Genesis 30:35 ; Genesis 32:14 etc
Misrepresentation - All that indefinable ambiguity and equivocation; all that prudent deceit, which is rather implied than expressed; those more delicate artifices of the school of Loyala and of Chesterfield, which allow us, when we dare not deny a truth, yet so to disguise and discolour it, that the truth we relate shall not resemble the truth we heard; these, and all the thousand shades of simulation and disimulation, will be carefully guarded against in the conversation of vigilant Christians
Silver - Frequently the word absolutely (by itself) and in the singular form means “pieces of silver”: “Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver …” ( Generation - 20:5); but the Lord’s love extends to a thousand “generations” of those who love Him ( Sidon - or ZIDON, a celebrated city and port of Phenicia, and one of the most ancient cities in the world; as it is supposed to have been founded by Sidon, the eldest son of Canaan, which will carry it up to above two thousand years before Christ
Adonis - At this good news they exhibited marks of the most extravagant joy, and were guilty of a thousand lewd practices, to convince Venus how much they congratulated her on the return and revival of her favourite, as they had before condoled with her on his death
Eden - This region may have been greatly changed by the lapse of many thousand years, and may now bear little resemblance to the luxuriant and beautiful plain of primeval times
Olive - A full-sized tree in full bearing vigor is said to produce a thousand pounds of oil, Judges 9:8,9 2 Chronicles 2:10
World - Had I a thousand worlds, I would give them all for one year more to devote to God
Nineveh - In the books of Jonah, and Nahum it is described as an immense city, three days' journey in circuit, containing more than one hundred and twenty thousand young children, or probably six hundred thousand souls
Satan - ) "And I saw an angel come down from heaven having the key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand; and he laid hold of the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image neither had received his mark upon their foreheads or in their hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years
Heavens, New - Some premillennialists associate the creation of the new heavens and earth with the beginning of the thousand year millennial reign of Christ
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
Mystery - " And besides, upon this principle, a man must believe nothing: the various works of nature, the growth of plants, instincts of brutes, union of body and soul, properties of matter, the nature of spirit, and a thousand other things, are all replete with mysteries
Remnant - ’ The comparison here is with the ‘seven thousand men’ who during the religious persecution of Ahab’s reign had not ‘bowed the knee to Baal’ (1 Kings 19:18)
Rahab - (See Matthew 1:1-17) What subjects of wonder the glorious redemption by the Lord Jesus Christ involves in it! Here, as in a thousand instances beside, we learn that the Lord's ways are not our ways, nor his thoughts as our thoughts! I pray the reader to give a diligent attention to her history, Joshua 2:1-24 throughout
Injury - ) Admitting that we speak the truth, yet it is a thousand to one but, when it is handed about for some time, it will contract a deal of falsehood
Sheba (2) - ...
"The queen of Sheba" (1 Kings 10:1-2; 1 Kings 10:10) ruled in Arabia, not Ethiopia, as the Abyssinian church allege; Sheba being in the extreme Sheba of Arabia, "she came (a distance of nearly a thousand miles) from the uttermost parts of the earth," as then known, to hear the wisdom of Solomon (Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31)
Part - When followed by the preposition min (or ‘al) the word functions as an adverb meaning “apart from” or “besides”: “And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children” ( Fo - The worship of this idol, they pretend, was observed a thousand years before the Christian era, and was introduced from India into China within the first century after
Nero - 66, Florus there slew three thousand six hundred persons, and thus began the war
Lunatics - "A legion" besought Christ's permission to enter into a numerous herd of two thousand swine; which they did, and drove the whole herd down a precipice into the sea, where they were all drowned
Sycamore or Sycamine - Shaw states that he found the mummy chests, and that little square boxes containing various figures, which are placed at the feet of each mummy, to be both made of sycamore and uncorrupted for at least three thousand years
Jezreel - Battles were fought here in the later periods of the Romans, and of the Crusaders; and in our own century, near mount Tabor, fifteen hundred French under General Kleber sustained the assault of twenty-five thousand Turks for half a day, and were succored by Napoleon
Euphrates - It is not well adapted for navigation, yet light vessels go up about one thousand miles, and the modern steam-boat which now ascends from the ocean, meets the same kind of goat-skin floats on which produce was rafted down the river thousands of years ago
Can - I will lend you a thousand dollars, if I can
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
Philippus, of Side - His chief work, entitled A Christian History , was divided into 36 books and about a thousand chapters
Loneliness - The outstanding instances are—the Temptation in the Wilderness (Matthew 4:1, Mark 1:12, Luke 4:2), the retirement after the excitement consequent on the feeding of the five thousand (Matthew 14:22, Mark 6:45; cf. also Mark 10:32); as early as the feeding of the five thousand, ‘many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him’ (John 6:66)
Rock - " 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
Corinth - In the centre of the city was a celebrated temple of Venus, a part of whose worship consisted in prostitution; for there a thousand priestesses of the goddess ministered to dissoluteness under the patronage of religion: an example which gave the Corinthians very lax ideas on the illicit intercourse of the sexes. Since 1458, it was till lately under the power of the Turks; and is so decayed, that its inhabitants amount to no more than about fifteen hundred, or two thousand; half Mohammedans, and half Christians
Lord's Supper (ii) - Preparation for Institution...
(1) Feeding of Five thousand (Mark 6:41-42 = Matthew 14:19-20, Luke 9:16-17, John 6:11-12). ...
(2) Feeding of Four thousand (Mark 8:6-8 = Matthew 15:36-37). In connexion with this must be observed: (a) the same type of phrases as in the Feeding of the Five thousand: λαβών (Mk. only); (b) the same idea of a sacred meal as in the Feeding of the Five thousand. With the Feeding of the Five thousand and the Four thousand should be compared the meals after the Resurrection in Luke 24:30-31; Luke 24:35 and John 21:13, where, though neither appears to have been the Eucharist, the idea of a sacred meal is maintained, and the phraseology should be noticed (λαβὼν τὸν ἄρτον εὐλόγησεν καὶ κλάσας ἐπεδίδου αὐτοῖς and ἑν τῇ κλάσει τοῦ ἄρτου in Luke 24:30; Luke 24:35, and λαμβάνει τὸν ἄρτον καὶ δίδωσιν αὐτοῖς, καὶ τὸ ὀψάριον ὁμοίως in John 21:13). ...
(3) Discourse in the Fourth Gospel in connexion with Feeding of Five thousand. (β) This idea had been emphasized in our Lord’s ministry in the Feeding of the Five thousand and the subsequent discourse, and the disciples had been taught that in eating His flesh and drinking His blood they would have participation in Divine life (John 6:53-57)
the Man Who Took a Rain of Mustard Seed And Sowed it in His Field - There you have the first small seed out of which ten thousand pulpits have sprung up, down to our own day, and will spring up, down to the end of all evangelical time. A little wrong act, another little act of the same kind, and another, and another, and another, and another, and all of them so small, that not one parent's eye in a thousand can so much as see them, the thing is so infinitely small, and the child himself is still so small. In a thousand unforeseen ways such small seeds are being continually insinuated into all our minds. ...
And so on, in a thousand other regions of religion and life
Sea - ...
The BRAZEN or MOLTEN SEA, made by Solomon for the temple, was...
a circular vessel at least fifteen feet in diameter, which stood in...
the court of the temple, and contained three thousand baths,...
according to 2 Corinthians 4:5 , or two thousand baths according to 1Ki...
7:26. Calmet supposes this may be reconciled by saying that the cup...
or bowl contained two thousand baths, and the foot or basin a...
thousand more
Devotion to the Holy Family - The confraternity is now extensively spread through Europe and America and has a membership of several hundred thousand
Family, Holy - The confraternity is now extensively spread through Europe and America and has a membership of several hundred thousand
Dispensations - ) the epiphany of the glory of the great God and Savior (Titus 2:13), the manifested kingdom when He "will restore it to Israel" (Acts 1:6-7; Ezekiel 21:27), and Himself shall "take His great power and reign" with His transfigured saints for a thousand years over the nations in the flesh, and Israel at their head (Zechariah 14; Isaiah 2; 65; 66; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 11:17; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 5:20);...
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Olivet Discourse, the - They are still operative after two thousand years, a further indication that they do not herald the end time
Holy Family, Devotion to the - The confraternity is now extensively spread through Europe and America and has a membership of several hundred thousand
Shepherd - And all this and ten thousand things more, because he is their Shepherd, because he is, and ever must be, Jesus
Abimelech - Among the gifts presented by the king were a thousand pieces of silver as a "covering of the eyes" for Sarah; i
Captivities of Israel - The Samaritan Chronicle asserts that in the thirty-fifth year of the pontificate of Abdelus, three thousand Israelites, by permission of King Sauredius, returned from captivity, under the conduct of Adus, son of Simon
Iconium - The city, according to the same authority, contains about eighty thousand inhabitants, principally Turks, with only a small proportion of Christians
Seir - The mean elevation of this chain cannot be estimated at less than four thousand feet
Behemoth - Thus, Psalms 50:10 , in which it is usually rendered cattle, as the plural of בהמת it means unquestionably a beast or brute, in the general signification of these words: "For every beast of the field is mine, and the cattle," behemoth, "upon a thousand hills
Hezeki'ah - ( 2 Kings 19:6,7 ) Accordingly that night "the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred fourscore and five thousand
Murder - Paul speaks Greek, asks: ‘Art thou not then that Egyptian, which before these days stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the Assassins (τετρακισχιλίους ἄνδρας τῶν σικαρίων)?’ The Sicarii must have been the easy instrument at hand to every clever impostor, and the incident referred to here was the most notable example
Resurrection - "The dead in Christ " will be raised at the coming of the Lord Jesus, 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ; and John speaks of the first resurrection, and adds that "the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished
Moab And the Moabite Stone - King Mesha, we are told, “was a sheep breeder; and he had to deliver annually to the king of Israel a hundred thousand lambs, and the wool of a hundred thousand rams” (2 Kings 3:4 RSV)
Conflagration - The cosmogony of an ancient Etrurian, preserved by Suidas, limits the duration of the universe to a period of twelve thousand years; six thousand of which passed in the production of the visible world, before the formation of man
Coins - In Matthew 18:24 , He told of a man who owed a certain king “ten thousand talents. Such a talent had been estimated to have a current value of about one thousand dollars
Governor - aluph, literally one put over a thousand, i
Alexandria - 26, Alexandria passed into the hands of the Romans; and after having enjoyed the highest fame for upwards of a thousand years, it submitted to the arms of the caliph Pmar, A
Middle Ages - If we consider the centuries it took to do this as closing just prior to the year one thousand, and then study the achievement of the four following centuries, we find that it consisted in establishing law, developing cities, promoting culture, as W
Vengeance - Samson kills three thousand Philistines for blinding him (Judges 14-16 )
Asher, Aser - In Revelation 7:6 , twelve thousand of Asher will be sealed, and in Luke 2:36 , Anna a prophetess, of the tribe of Asher, gave thanks in the temple at the birth of the Saviour
Nazareth - It is identified with the modern village en-Nazirah, of six or ten thousand inhabitants
Absalom - Twenty thousand of Absalom's army were slain in that fatal battle, and the rest fled
Master - When I have made myself master of a hundred thousand drachmas-- ...
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Elijah - God had reserved for Himself seven thousand men who had not bowed the knee to Baal
Ages, Middle - If we consider the centuries it took to do this as closing just prior to the year one thousand, and then study the achievement of the four following centuries, we find that it consisted in establishing law, developing cities, promoting culture, as W
Thigh - And if this should have been the allusion, what a blessed testimony doth it hold forth of the patriarch's esteem of the salvation by Jesus Christ, and of their faith and assurance concerning it! And why may we not suppose that that early song of the royal nuptial feast of Christ with his church, which was sung by the psalmist a thousand years before Christ's incarnation, had an eye to the same, when Jesus was called upon to gird himself with his sword upon his thigh? (Psalms 65:3) We lose numberless beauties of the holy Scriptures, in our ignorance of the customs and manners of the East
Preparation - " 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
Benjamin - In the future, twelve thousand of this tribe will be sealed
Temple - This temple was begun somewhat about a thousand years before Christ, and took nine years in building
Peter - On the day of Pentecost we find Peter accordingly using these keys, and opening to three thousand Jews the doors of the kingdom
Adultery - Among the Egyptians, adultery in the man was punished by a thousand lashes with rods, and in the woman by the loss of her nose
Abyss - From it ‘the beast’ issues (Revelation 11:7; Revelation 17:8), and into it ‘the old serpent which is the Devil and Satan’ is cast for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1-3)
zi'Don, - Forty thousand persons are said to have perished in the flames
Claudius - Felix sent to Rome Eleazar, son of Dinaeus, captain of a band of robbers, who had committed great ravages in Palestine; he procured the death of Jonathan, the high priest, who sometimes freely represented to him his duty; he defeated a body of three thousand men, whom an Egyptian, a false prophet, had assembled upon the Mount of Olives
Archelaus - Archelaus sent troops to suppress the mutineers, and killed near three thousand of them about the temple
Benjamin - In the future, twelve thousand of this tribe will be sealed
Dove - Their interior resembles a honey-comb, pierced with a thousand holes, each of which forms a snug retreat for a nest
Abyss - From it ‘the beast’ issues (Revelation 11:7; Revelation 17:8), and into it ‘the old serpent which is the Devil and Satan’ is cast for a thousand years (Revelation 20:1-3)
Temple - David gathered the materials and funds to build it—"an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight
Canaan - The northern boundary is at the lofty mountains of Lebanon and Hermon, some peaks of which are ten thousand feet high. Its valley is deeply sunk, and from its source to the Dead sea it has a descent of two thousand feet. The tableland of Galilee may be nine hundred or one thousand feet above the Mediterranean
Time - In God’s sight, in the Divine mind, ‘a thousand years are but as yesterday’ ( Psalms 90:4 ; cf. 2 Peter 3:8 ‘one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day’). The ‘seventy years’ of the Captivity is also a well-known period, as is the thousand years of the Apocalypse ( Revelation 20:1-15 ), with all the speculations it has given rise to
Conflagration - They suppose that the earth, thus beautified and improved, shall be inhabited by those who shall inherit the first resurrection, and shall here enjoy a very considerable degree of happiness, though not equal to that which is to succeed the general judgment; which judgment shall, according to them, open when those thousand years are expired, mentioned in Revelation 20:4 . Hartley declared it as his opinion, that the millennium will consist of a thousand prophetical years, where each day is a year, 1: e
Basket (2) - —All four Evangelists, in narrating the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand, describe the baskets in which the fragments were placed as κόφινοι (Matthew 14:20 = Mark 6:43 = Luke 9:17 = John 6:13); while the two who report the other miracle of feeding the four thousand, state that the fragments were placed in σπυρίδες (Matthew 15:37 = Mark 8:8)
Abba - And although they know nothing of the true religion of the patriarchs, yet in provincial acts and habits, they are much the same people that they were, two or three thousand years ago. ) How beautiful and striking both cases! How little the change made in those things, in a period of near four thousand years!...
From the whole of these observations, I cannot but conclude, that the word Abba hath a peculiar sweetness in it, and is intended to intimate what a nearness and dearness of affinity there is, between Christ and his church
Waldenses - At the revocation of the edict of Nantz, about fifteen thousand perished in the prisons of Pignerol, beside great numbers who perished among the mountains. Since then they have been visited by some pious and benevolent Englishmen; and the number of Waldenses, or Vaudois, has been taken at nineteen thousand seven hundred and ten, beside about fifty families residing at Turin
Shechem - ...
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 . Nabulus is thought to contain eight thousand inhabitants, all Mohammedans except five hundred Greek Christians, one hundred and fifty Samaritans, and as many Jews. " ...
"The sacred story of events transacted in the fields of Sychem, from our earliest years is remembered with delight; but with the territory before our eyes where those events took place, and in the view of objects existing as they were described above three thousand years ago, the grateful impression kindles into ecstasy
Language - For some two thousand years, "the whole earth was of one language and of one speech," Genesis 11:1 . The Hebrew may be regarded as having been a dead language, except among a small circle of literati, for about the space of two thousand years
Queen (2) - that Sheba was in South Arabia; her land was accordingly more than a thousand miles from Jerusalem, a fact which justifies our Lord’s words, ἐκ τῶν περάτων τῆς γῆς (cf
Nineveh - The phrase “more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left” (Genesis 4:11 ) has sometimes been taken to refer to children, which would yield a population of 600,000
Ahab - In the battle of Karkar, which was fought against these invaders in the year 854, Ahab was present with ten thousand troops
Manna - It gave supply to the whole camp Israel—six hundred thousand on foot that we men, besides children, and mixed multitude that went with Israel, came out of Egypt; therefore allowing for increase, we may safely put down near a million of souls, who were daily fed from the supply of manna
Jonathan - He first of all, at the head of a thousand men, smote the Philistine garrison in Geba; this was the signal for the outbreak of war
Aceldama - Here, as in a thousand instances beside, we may well cry out, "O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom, and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!" (Romans 11:33
Hero - 23:3: “Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand
Caius, Ecclesiastical Writer - 25) purporting to be written by a great apostle and ascribed by Caius to Cerinthus, in which the author professes to have been shewn by angels that after the resurrection Christ's kingdom should be earthly, that men should inhabit Jerusalem, should be the slaves of lusts and pleasures, and should spend a thousand years in marriage festivities
Court - 84:3); “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand
Metempsychosis - As to the opinion which some entertained concerning our Saviour, that he was either John the Baptist, or Elias, or Jeremias, or one of the prophets, Matthew 16:14 , it is not ascribed to the Pharisees in particular, and if it were, one cannot see how it could be founded on the doctrine of the metempsychosis; since the soul of Elias, now inhabiting the body of Jesus, would no more make him to be Elias, than several others had been, in whose bodies the soul of Elias, according to this doctrine, is supposed to have dwelt since the death of that ancient prophet, near a thousand years before
Manasseh - The tribe of Manasseh came out of Egypt in number thirty-two thousand two hundred men, upward of twenty years old, under the conduct of Gamaliel, son of Pedahzur, Numbers 2:20-21
Creation - To the Lord "a thousand years are as one day," Psalm 90:2,4 2 Peter 3:5-10 Revelation 20:1 - 15
Nazareth - The modern town, en-Nasirah, is a secluded village of about three thousand inhabitants, most of whom are Latin and Greek Christians
Caesarea Philippi - ’s order it follows the feeding of the five thousand in the neighbourhood of Bethsaida. we read of a confession of Peter immediately after the discourse of Jesus in Capernaum, occasioned by the feeding of the five thousand. By inserting it after the feeding of the five thousand he has preserved the historical order without, however, giving us the exact local setting. ...
By our First and Second Evangelists the same group of events is not only connected with a place which lends peculiar significance to them, but set in a larger context which extends to the feeding of the five thousand. How utterly the people had failed to comprehend Him is revealed by their attempt after the feeding of the five thousand to take Him and make Him king (John 6:15). Returning to Galilee, He feeds the four thousand, refuses the request of the Pharisees and Sadducees for a sign from heaven, with its evident Messianic implication, warns His disciples against the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees (so Matthew 16:6; Mark 8:15 has ‘Pharisees and Herod’), heals a blind man near Bethsaida (Mark 8:22 ff
Paul as a Believing Man - Oh, yes! you may depend upon it Paul had a thousand things behind him that swept down guilt and shame and sorrow upon his head to the day of his death. The men and the women and the children he had haled to prison; the holy homes he had desolated with his temple hordes; the martyrdoms he had instigated, the blood of which would never in this world be washed off his hands; in these, and in a thousand other things, Paul was a child of wrath even as others. Truly the law is magnified and made honourable in Paul's case! Ten thousand times more honourable than if it had never been broken, since the Divine Lawgiver Himself has satisfied the broken law, and has Himself been crucified for Paul's transgressions. The blame I had brought on the ministry,-and a thousand suchlike things
Exodus - ...
The Number Involved in the Exodus In our English Bibles Exodus 12:37 says, “And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot, that were men, besides children. Many scholars believe the Hebrew word eleph, usually translated “thousand,” can also be translated “clan” or “fighting unit
Minister - 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
Numbers as Symbols - The disciples could only provide five barley loaves and two small fishes when the five thousand were fed. Paul said he would rather speak five words to teach others than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue
Abraham - ...
Abraham withheld not Isaac from his Friend on one of the mountains of Moriah; and in the same country, two thousand years after, God was not to be outdone by Abraham in the seal of His friendship to Abraham and to his seed for ever. And the bare mention of that brings God, and His friendship to us and our friendship to Him, two thousand miles nearer us and two thousand miles more possible to us than Abraham's too splendid faith and too wonderful love. ' Well then, we do not need, we have no temptation now, to challenge the wisdom and the love that cast our lot two thousand years after Christ; as the same wisdom and love cast Abraham's lot two thousand years before Christ
New France - ...
The Jesuit Fathers Jogues and Raymbault, penetrated as far as Sault Sainte Marie in 1641, and were, says Bancroft, "the first missionaries to preach the gospel a thousand miles in the interior, five years before John Eliot addressed the Indians six miles from Boston
Jordan River - Its headwaters lie more than a thousand feet above sea level, and its mouth nearly thirteen hundred feet below sea level
Ceremony - Christ alone is King in his church: he hath instituted such ordinances and forms of worship as he hath judged fit and necessary; and to add to them seems, at least, to carry in it an imputation on his wisdom and authority, and hath this unanswerable objection to it, that it opens the door to a thousand innovations (as the history of the church of Rome hath sufficiently shown, ) which are not only indifferent in themselves, but highly absurd, and extremely detrimental to religion
French Prophets - They soon became so numerous, that there were many thousands of them inspired. ...
The least of their assemblies made up four or five hundred, and some of them amounted to even three or four thousand persons
Euphrates - Boats of wicker work, coated with bitumen and covered with skins, are still to be seen on the river, as more than two thousand years ago in Herodotus' time
Cedron - This was the ever to be remembered brook Cedron, concerning which it was prophesied of the Lord Jesus, a thousand years before his incarnation, that "he should drink of the brook in the way
Sinai - Catherine's, from which there were steps formerly up to the very top of the mountain, and were computed fourteen thousand in number
Mennonites - With respect to the number of Mennonites in Holland, they are calculated at only thirty thousand, including children, and form about a hundred and thirty churches
Jacob's Well - The sacred story of events transacted in the fields of Sichem, Genesis 37, from our earliest years, is remembered with delight; but with the territory before our eyes, where those events took place, and in the view of objects existing as they were described above three thousand years ago, the grateful impression kindles into ecstacy
Baptism With the Spirit - The second consisted of the three thousand mentioned in Acts 2:37-42
Solomon - "He spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five
Red Heifer - " (Hebrews 2:14) And hence the church sings of him in the joy of her heart, "My beloved (said she) is white and ruddy, the chiefest among, ten thousand. " (Hebrews 10:14)...
The Jews have a tradition, that this one heifer, with the ashes of the water of purification, lasted for near a thousand years, until the time of the captivity
Babylon - Four thousand guards stood before the palace gates, and two thousand on each side. These advanced as Cyrus approached; two thousand spearmen followed them. These were succeeded by four square masses of Persian cavalry, each consisting of ten thousand men: and to these again were added, in their order, the Median, Armenian, Hyrcanian, Caducian, and Sacian horsemen,—all, as before, "riding upon horses, every man in array,"—with lines of chariots, four abreast, concluding the train of the numerous hosts. Cyrus afterward reviewed, at Babylon, the whole of his army, consisting of one hundred and twenty thousand horse, two thousand chariots, and six hundred thousand foot
Miracle - We believe a thousand facts, both of history and of science, that are contrary to our experience, but we believe them on the ground of competent testimony
Southcotters - At present, it seems, both warning and sealing have subsided; they are waiting, probably in awful suspense, for the commencement of the thousand years' reign on the earth, when peace will universally prevail
Sam'Son - The Philistines gathered an army to revenge themselves when the men of Judah hastened to make peace by giving up Samson, who was hound with cords, these, however, he broke like burnt flax and finding a jawbone of an ass at hand, he slew with it a thousand of the Philistines
Resurrection - Daniel (Daniel 12:2): Hebrew "many from among the sleepers, these (the partakers of the first resurrection, Revelation 20) shall be unto everlasting life; but those (the rest who do not rise until after the thousand years) shall be unto shame" (1 Corinthians 15:23)
Wilderness - Not only did Jesus overcome the tempter in the wilderness, but He fed the four thousand in a desolate place east of Lake Galilee (Mark 8:1-9 )
Guard - Under the Empire the Praetorians came to be the Imperial bodyguard, which, as constituted by Augustus, was made up of nine cohorts, each of a thousand picked men
Decapolis - The presence of two thousand swine on the eastern shores of the Lake of Galilee would of itself suggest the presence of a Gentile population in that vicinity
Head - ) Each one among many; an individual; - often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle
Felix - 5) credits with a following of thirty thousand
Hilarion (1), a Hermit of Palestine - His disordered fancy summoned up a thousand temptations of Satan, but he overcame them all by calling on the name of Christ
Archangel - (Matthew 25:31; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 16:27) And whether this appearing of Christ hath respect to his coming in his thousand years' reign upon earth, or to the universal judgment, the sense of the words (in reference to the subject of the archangel we are now considering) is the same
Foot - They almost literally licked the dust; prostrating themselves with their faces almost close to the stone floor, and throwing out their arms and legs; then, rising on their knees, they repeated, in a very loud voice, a certain form of words of the most extravagant meaning that can be conceived, that the head of the king of kings might reach beyond the sun; that he might live a thousand years," &c
Jehoshaphat - He generally kept an army of eleven hundred thousand men, without reckoning the troops in his strong holds
Church - In the progress of the church "there were sealed one hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of Israel," Revelation 7:4, showing that the visible church will continue to be divided into tribes, with one Scripture and one Saviour
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
Arabia - A vast country of Asia, extending one thousand five hundred miles from north to south, and one thousand two hundred from east to west; containing a surface equal to four times that of France. Their domestic feuds are suspended on the approach of a common enemy; and in their last hostilities against the Turks, the caravan of Mecca was attacked and pillaged by four score thousand of the confederates. In the former country, the Fatimites collected a library of a hundred thousand manuscripts, beautifully transcribed, and very elegantly bound; and in the latter, the Ommiades formed another of six hundred thousand volumes; forty-four of which were employed in the catalogue. On the smallest computation, such must have been the manners of these people for more than three thousand years; thus, in all things, verifying the prediction given of Ishmael at his birth, that he, in his posterity, should ‘be a wild man,' and always continue to be so, though ‘he shall dwell for ever in the presence of his brethren
New Jerusalem - … And then shall all the righteous escape, and shall live till they beget thousands of children, and all the days of their youth and their old age shall they complete in peace. 26: ‘and Mount Zion (which) will be sanctified in the new creation for a sanctification of the earth; through it will the earth be sanctified from all (its) guilt and its uncleanness throughout the generations of the world’; ‘And the days shall begin to grow many and increase amongst those children of men till their days draw nigh to one thousand years, and to a greater number of years than (before) was the number of the days’ (xxiii. 5: ‘The earth also shall yield its fruit ten thousandfold and on each vine there shall be a thousand branches, and each branch will produce a thousand clusters, and each cluster will produce a thousand grapes, and each grape will produce a cor of wine. The conception of the Millennium, or the reign of Christ for a thousand years on the present earth, with Jerusalem as the metropolis of this temporary Kingdom, occurs only in the Apocalypse (cf. ‘And the city lieth foursquare, and the length thereof is as great as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs: the length and the breadth and the height thereof are equal
Job - ...
But, splendid, and, to this day, unapproached composition as the Book of Job is; and, magnificent victory of faith and patience as Job at last achieved; at the same time, the whole tragedy, down to its completion and coronation, is all displayed on an immensely lower stage of things than are a thousand far greater tragedies at present in progress among ourselves. And it will just be when you both see and feel all that; and that a thousand times clearer and a thousand times keener than Job could either see it or feel it; it will just be then that the Lord will turn your captivity also till you will be like men that dream
Armies - The other divisions consisted of a hundred, a thousand, and ten thousand men, each one of which was headed by its appropriate commander. The centurions, and chiliarchs or captains of thousands, were admitted into the councils of war, 1 Chronicles 13:1-3 ; Exodus 14:6-79
Sinai - In the highest and central part of this region, seven thousand feet above the level of the sea, rises the sacred summit of Horeb or Sinai. Catharine lies in the ravine east of the true Sinai; while Mount Catharine is the south peak of the western ridge, lying southwest of Jebel Musa and rising more than one thousand feet higher. ...
In many of the western Sinaite valleys, and most of all in ElMukatteb, which enters Wady Feiran from the northwest, the more accessible parts of the rocky sides are covered by thousands of inscriptions, usually short, and rudely carved in spots where travellers would naturally stop to rest at noon; frequently accompanied by a cross and mingled with representations of animals
Eternal Punishment - In Revelation 20 the devil is cast into the lake of fire, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown "one thousand years" earlier ( Revelation 19:20 )
Pentateuch - But, great God! what an impostor must he be, who first spoke of the divinity in a manner so sublime, that no one since, during almost four thousand years, has been able to surpass him! What an impostor must he be whose writings breathe only virtue; whose style equally simple, affecting, and sublime, in spite of the rudeness of those first ages, openly displays an inspiration altogether divine!" ...
See Ainsworth and Kidder on the Pentateuch; Prideaux's Con
Solitude - We ought perhaps to class the solitude which He sought after the feeding of the five thousand (Matthew 14:23, Mark 6:46, John 6:15) with the three instances just mentioned
Crowd - When Jesus retired for quiet to a desert place after receiving the news of the death of John the Baptist, He was followed by a crowd of five thousand people (Matthew 14:14, Mark 6:34, Luke 9:11)
Act of Faith - A scaffold is erected beg enough for two or three thousand people; at one end of which are the prisoners, at the other the Inquisitors
Inquisition - In Portugal they erect a theatre capable of holding three thousand persons, in which they place a rich altar, and raise seats on each side, in the form of an amphitheatre
See, Perceive - This verb can also mean “to observe”: “… And there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport” ( Jesus Christ - 1, and four thousand years after the creation of Adam
Time - " (19) In Revelation 5:11 there is no word representing "times:" see thousand , Note (2)
Second Coming of Christ - Pretribulationists hold that there follows a period of tribulation for those remaining on earth (Matthew 24 ), which will last for a thousand years (Revelation 20:5 ). There are problems in knowing exactly how the visions are to be interpreted, none more so than in the reference to the binding of Satan for a thousand years and the reign of certain believers with Christ for that period (Revelation 20:1-6 ). Pre-millennialists hold that Christ will come before the thousand years, post-millennialists that the return of Christ will follow the thousand years, and amillennialists that the thousand years are to be understood symbolically; this period refers to the whole time before the second coming
Ebla - It has similarities to Ugaritic, Phoenician, and Hebrew; but because it is more than one thousand years earlier, it has been classified as “palaeo (old)-Canaanite. One text alone, with eighteen duplicates, contains nearly a thousand translated words
Ebla - It has similarities to Ugaritic, Phoenician, and Hebrew; but because it is more than one thousand years earlier, it has been classified as “palaeo (old)-Canaanite. One text alone, with eighteen duplicates, contains nearly a thousand translated words
the Man Who Found Treasure Hid in a Field - For the word of our Lord's mouth is becoming more and better to us than thousands of gold and silver. For how can any one know, or even guess at, what God has done so as to enrich them and their children in His fitting up and furnishing of their minister's whole life and experience? Ten thousand personal and ministerial providences and experiences have all befallen him for their sake. Only, sometimes you will hear of one man in a thousand; sometimes you will meet with one rare and remarkable man who has sold not a little, in order to become possessed of that minister and his ministry. One happy man in a thousand runs his ploughshare down into the treasure-trove of that pulpit, and then takes action accordingly
Joab - Already David lay and writhed in a net of ten thousand invisible threads and stings; and a chain of iron is soon to be forged for David by his own besotted hands. ' We have only one in a thousand of Joab's insolent speeches to David's face. It was David's sad case that made our Lord say in David's city a thousand years after, Verily, verily, I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin
Generation - God is faithful to a thousand generations by His very nature (Deuteronomy 7:9 )
Games - Sometimes as many as ten thousand gladiators fought at the Roman games which might last for several weeks
Deluge - Burnet supposes the primitive earth to have been no more than a crust investing the water contained in the ocean; and in the central abyss which he and others suppose to exist in the bowels of the earth at the time of the flood, this outward crust broke in a thousand pieces, and sunk down among the water, which thus spouted up in vast cataracts, and overflowed the whole surface
Responsibility - If they did, he would punish the children for the idolatry of the fathers "to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, " but he would show "love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments" (Exodus 20:5 ; Deuteronomy 5:9 )
Harp - In Revelation 5:8 the four living creatures and the four and twenty elders who abased themselves before the Lamb have each of them a harp; and the voice which was heard, as the Lamb and the hundred and forty and four thousand stood on Mount Zion, is described as that of ‘harpers harping with their harps’ (Revelation 14:2)
Moab, Moabites - ...
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
Captivity - ) imposed a tribute on Menahem of a thousand talents of silver (2 Kings 15:19,20 ; 1 Chronicles 5:26 ) (B
Glorify - ...
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
Mark, Gospel by - After returning through Decapolis, and ( Mark 8 ) feeding the four thousand at Gennesaret, He went to the north-east, and ( Mark 9 ) was transfigured before His three disciples; it was probably on Mount Hermon
Anitipas - As a proof of this, he affirmed that Antipas had in his arsenals arms for seventy thousand men
Olives - "It is truly a curious and interesting fact," adds the learned traveller, "that, during a period of little more than two thousand years, Hebrews, Assyrians, Romans, Moslems, and Christians, have been successively in possession of the rocky mountains of Palestine; yet, the olive still vindicates its paternal soil, and is found, at this day, upon the same spot which was called by the Hebrew writers Mount Olivet and the Mount of Olives, eleven centuries before the Christian era," 2 Samuel 15:30 ; Zechariah 14:4
Government of the Hebrews - In other instances, although the number varied, being sometimes more and sometimes less than a thousand, it was denominated, אלפּ? אכפים , a thousand. "Now therefore present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes, and by your thousands;" "the thousands of Judah;" "the thousands of Israel," &c, Leviticus 26:3-46 ; 1 Samuel 23:23 ; Judges 9:3-468 ; Numbers 26:5-50 . The heads of these united families were designated "heads of thousands," Exodus 19:4-5 ; Numbers 10:4 . Yet Moses, by the advice of Jethro, his father-in-law, increased the number of rulers by the appointment of an additional number of judges; some to judge over ten, some over fifty, some over a hundred, and some over a thousand, men, Exodus 18:13-26 . Under the able conduct of Judas, surnamed Maccabeus, and his valiant brother, the Jews maintained a religious war for twenty-six years with five successive kings of Syria; and after destroying upward of two hundred thousand of their best troops, the Maccabees finally established the independence of their own country and the aggrandizement of their family
Philistim - Lastly, they regained their full liberty under the later kings of Judah; and we may see, by the menaces made against them by the Prophets Isaiah, Amos, Zephaniah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, that they brought a thousand hardships and calamities on the children of Israel, for which God threatened to punish them with great misfortunes. It has shared in the general destruction; and, notwithstanding its proud title of the capital of Palestine, it is now no more than a defenceless village," (baldness has come upon it,) "peopled by, at most, only two thousand inhabitants
Money - He acquaints us that the Israelites offered for the works of the tabernacle seventy-two thousand talents of brass, Exodus 38:29 . A talent of gold consisted of three thousand shekels
Eye - The verb טוח , rendered in our version, to shut, signifies "to overlay," "to cover over the surface;" thus, the king of Israel prepared three thousand talents of gold, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the temple, 1 Chronicles 29:4
Shepherds - Many of their principal people with whom he conversed on the road, assured him, that there were four hundred thousand beasts of carriage, camels, horses, oxen, cows, and asses, and three millions of sheep and goats. Shaw, who states, that several Arabian tribes, who can bring no more than three or four hundred horses into the field, are possessed of more than as many thousand camels, and triple the number of sheep and black cattle
Nineveh - It contained "more than sixscore thousand persons that could not discern between their right hand and their left, beside much cattle," Jonah 4:11 . Reckoning the persons to have been infants of two years old and under, and that these were a fifth part of the whole, according to Bochart, the whole population would amount to six hundred thousand souls
Angel - "Thousand thousands," etc
Army - Manetho describes the Israelites as 250,000 lepers, five X fifty thousand. The army was divided into thousands and hundreds with captains over each; the family too was respected in the army organization, as being the unit in the Jewish polity (Numbers 2:34; Numbers 31:14)
Sardis - Within a single generation the Church is repeating the city’s history of a thousand years
Head - Thirty thousand head of swine
Shimei - A thousand Benjamites, and Ziba with his 15 sons and 20 servants, were with him
Remnant - In the days of Elijah, when God’s chosen people in the northern kingdom had fallen into apostasy, the Lord announced: “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal …” (1 Kings 19:18)
Judas Iscariot - The astonishing miracles he saw him perform left no room to doubt of the reality of his Master's pretensions, who had, indeed, himself in private actually accepted the title from his Apostles; and Judas must have been much disappointed when Jesus repeatedly refused the proffered royalty from the people in Galilee, after the miracle of feeding the five thousand, and again after his public procession to Jerusalem
Sycamore - Shaw, "and whatever figures and instruments of wood are found in the catacombs, are all of them of sycamore, which, though spongy and porous to appearance, has, notwithstanding, continued entire and uncorrupted for at least three thousand years
Moses - All the religious institutions of Moses pointed to Christ; and he himself, on the mount, two thousand years after his death, paid his homage to the Prophet he had foretold, Deuteronomy 18:15-19 , beheld "that goodly mountain and Lebanon," Deuteronomy 3:25 , and was admitted to commune with the Savior on the most glorious of themes, the death He should accomplish at Jerusalem, Luke 9:31
Phar'Isees, - Their number reached more than six thousand under the Herods
Apocalyptic Literature - At the close of the six thousand years, the new day, or Sabbath of the thousand years, was to begin. While there is no mention of the Messiah, the members of the Messianic age are to live a thousand years, and are to be free from the influence or control of Satan
Edom - Amaziah king of Judah, took Petra, killed a thousand men, and compelled ten thousand more to leap from the rock, upon which stood the city of Petra, 2 Chronicles 25:11-12 . We cannot be surprised at these traces of ancient population, when we recollect that this was the country of the Nabatheans, the most powerful of the Arabs, and of the Idumeans, who, at the time of the destruction of Jerusalem, were almost as numerous as the Jews, as appears from Josephus, who informs us, that on the first rumour of the march of Titus against Jerusalem, thirty thousand Idumeans instantly assembled, and threw themselves into that city for its defence
Miracles - The simple truth is that God, for wise purposes, allowed some of the natural laws to be suspended, and at times He put forth His almighty power, as in supplying the Israelites with manna from heaven, and in feeding thousands from a few loaves and fishes, or by recalling life that had left the body. ...
Four thousand fed - Matthew 15:32-38 ; Mark 8 : l- 9. ...
Five thousand fed - Matthew 14:15-21 ; Mark 6:35-44 ; Luke 9:12-17 ; John 6:5-14
Resurrection of Christ - 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
Jewish Parties in the New Testament - They were the most numerous of the groups, although Josephus stated that they numbered only about six thousand
Surprise - The storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 8:24) was a surprise to Him even as to His disciples, although His faith was not disturbed as theirs was; so also He knew not that He was sending His disciples into any danger when He dismissed them after the feeding of the five thousand (Matthew 14:22; see the discussion of these two incidents in Adamson’s The Mind in Christ, pp
Samson - Then under the Spirit's power with an donkey bone (for the Philistines let Israel have no iron weapons: 1 Samuel 13:19) he slew a thousand Philistines
Captain - This word is the Authorized Version rendering of two Greek terms in the Gospels:—(1) χιλίαρχος, properly ‘leader of a thousand’ (John 18:12, Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘chief captain,’ (Revised Version margin) ‘military tribune’; see also Mark 6:21, Acts 21:31-33; Acts 21:37; Acts 22:24; Acts 22:26-29; Acts 23:10; Acts 23:15; Acts 23:17-19; Acts 23:22; Acts 24:7; Acts 24:22-23, Revelation 6:15; Revelation 19:18)
Gad (1) - )...
Their prowess is vividly portrayed in 1 Chronicles 12:8, "men of might and of war, fit, for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were the faces of lions, and as swift as the roes upon the mountains"; "one of the least was a match for a hundred, and the greatest for a thousand
Knowledge of God (1) - Our views of things, at present, are obscure, imperfect, partial, and liable to error; but when we arrive to the realms of everlasting light, the clouds that shadowed our understanding will be removed; we shall behold with amazing clearness the attributes, ways, and works of God; shall perceive more distinctly the design of his dispensations; shall trace with rapture the wonders of nature and grace, and become acquainted with a thousand glorious objects, or which the imagination can as yet have no conception
Belshazzar - Having made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, he ordered those vessels to be brought during the banquet, that he, his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink out of them, which they did; and to aggravate sacrilege by apostasy and rebellion, and ingratitude against the Supreme Author of all their enjoyments, "they praised the gods of gold, silver, brass, iron, and stone, but the God in whose hand was their breath, and whose were all their ways, they praised or glorified not
Darius - Alexander having wintered at Babylon and Persepolis, took the field in search of Darius, who quitted Ecbatana, with an intention of retreating into Bactria; but, changing his resolution, Darius stopped short, and determined to hazard a battle, though his army at this time consisted only of forty thousand men
Palm Tree - ...
Palms have been divided into five tribes, over a hundred genera, over a thousand species: but there is a limited number of main kinds
Revelation, the - Historically this church probably represents the period when Christianity was adopted by the world power ("where Satan's seat is"), which led to thousands becoming nominally Christians, and to the incorporation of heathen elements and institutions into the professing church. The Lamb is seen on mount Zion, and with Him a hundred and forty-four thousand, who learn the heavenly song. Satan is cast into the abyss (not into the lake of fire yet) for a thousand years. Such are raised to life, and reign with Christ a thousand years. ) This is the first resurrection; but the rest of the dead — the wicked — are not raised until the thousand years are expired
Miracle - , in feeding the five thousand Mark 6:34 ; or in restoring the two blind men's sight Matthew 20:34 ) and breaking down social barriers in preparation for the universal offer of the gospel (e. , in cleansing the ritually impure lepers Mark 1:40-45 ; Luke 17:11-19 ; [1] healing the Syrophoenician woman's daughter Mark 7:24-30 ; or feeding the four thousand in Gentile territory Matthew 15:29-39 ). Feeding the five thousand recalls the manna in the wilderness and sets up Jesus' bread of life discourse (John 6:1-15,25-59 )
Blessing (2) - ...
(3) Absolutely, without any object expressed (always of food and sustenance): Mark 6:41 || Matthew 14:18 (feeding of the five thousand), Mark 14:22 || Matthew 26:26 (in ref. : Mark 8:8 || Matthew 15:36 (of the feeding of the four thousand), Luke 22:18 (in ref. to the bread at the Last Supper), John 6:11; John 6:23 (of feeding of the five thousand), of thanksgiving over the cup at the Last Supper, Mark 14:23 || Matthew 26:27 and Luke 22:17
Preaching - Upward of fifty thousand people assembled in a street, or large square, near the water gate. " The wise and benevolent sentiments of these noble souls were imbibed by the whole congregation, and fifty thousand troubled hearts were calmed in a moment. When Narni taught the people in lent, from the pulpits of Rome, half the city went from his sermons crying along the streets, "Lord, have mercy upon us;" so that in only one passion week, two thousand crowns' worth of ropes were sold to make scourges with; and when he preached before the pope to the cardinals and bishops, and painted the sin of non-residence in its own colours, he frightened thirty or forty bishops, who heard him, home to their diocesses
Micah, Theology of - 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
Corinth - ...
And the temple of Aphrodite was so rich that it owned more than a thousand temple-slaves, courtesans, whom both men and women had dedicated to the goddess
Kiss - " (Job 31:26-28) A similar passage we meet with in 1 Kings 19:18 where the Lord, in telling his servant the prophet Elijah, that the idolaters in Israel, many as they were, did not yet come up to the fears of his mind, saith, "Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him
Edom - A later Judean king, Amaziah, is reported to have defeated the Edomites again in the valley of salt and then to have pursued ten thousand survivors to “the top of the rock” from which they were thrown down and dashed to pieces (2 Chronicles 25:11-12 )
Gad - ...
In the Blessing of Moses (Deuteronomy 33:20 ) Gad is compared to a lioness that teareth the arm and the crown of the head, and later ( 1 Chronicles 12:8 ; 1 Chronicles 12:14 ) the Gadites who joined David are described as leonine in appearance and incomparable in combat: ‘Their faces are as the faces of lions, the smallest is equal to a hundred and the greatest to a thousand
Piety - Conceive of a youth entering a world like this, destitute of the presiding governing care of religion, his passions high, his prudence weak, impatient, rash, confident, without experience; a thousand a venues of seduction opening around him, and a serene voice singing at the entrance of each; pleased with appearances, and embracing them for realities, joined by evil company, and ensnared by erroneous publications: these hazards exceed all the alarm I can give
Peniel - " (John 1:18) Let the reader read the whole passage concerning this Peniel, this hallowed ground, as it is recorded through the whole chapter, (Genesis 32:1-32) and let him then compare what is there said with what the prophet Hosea, about a thousand years after, said concerning this vision; and let him then, looking up for the teaching of God the Holy Ghost, determine for himself
Attila, King And General of the Huns - Theodoric king of the Goths whose alliance was sought by both Attila and Valentinian inclined to the side of order and the Hun who now took the rôle of chastising his rebellious subjects the Visigoths marched with five or perhaps seven hundred thousand warriors including many Franks Burgundians and Thuringians (Sid
Gideon - At the command of Jahweh his army is twice reduced, first to ten thousand men, and then to three hundred
Andrew - The first incident occurred at the Feeding of the Five thousand, when, in contrast to the anxious, calculating Philip, the downright, practical Andrew thought it worth while to draw the Saviour’s attention to the lad’s little store, even though he too was at a loss as to what it could effect (John 6:5 ff
Ephesus - The remains of its magnificent theatre, in which it is said that twenty thousand people could easily have been seated, are yet to be seen
Cities - This is confirmed by an observation of Chardin upon these words of Moses: "For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night:" that as the people of the east have no clocks, the several parts of the day and of the night, which are eight in all, are announced
Eclipse - Without the reach of the shadow, and within the limits of the penumbra, which cannot cover more than four thousand five hundred and fifty-two miles of the earth's surface, there will be a partial eclipse of the sun, and without these limits no eclipse at all
Parousia - Among certain Christians this view was further elaborated, so that the appearance of Christ in the sky was followed by the resurrection of the martyrs, a thousand years of peace, during which Satan was to be bound, then the conquest of Satan, the general resurrection, and the establishment of the final conditions of eternity
Nile - " At present there is one, one thousand years old and half in ruins, on the little island opposite Cairo; it is under the care of the government, and according to it the beginning and subsequent progress of the rise of the Nile were carefully observed and proclaimed by authority
Prison - (2) The term ‘prison’ is also applied to ‘the bottomless pit’ (RV_ ‘the abyss’), in which Satan is bound a thousand years (Revelation 20:7; cf
Jericho - Trumpets, though one were to sound for ten thousand years, cannot throw down walls; but faith can do all things (Chrysostom)
Bible, Texts And Versions - They are over a thousand years older than the basic manuscripts of the Masoretic texts. There are known today more than 5,300, the earliest of which dates from the second century—a thousand years older. The discovery of tens of thousands of documents from the Hellenistic Greek period has provided enormous resources for the translators
Last Day(s), Latter Days, Last Times - We must bear in mind that "with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day" (2 Peter 3:8 )
God - ‘One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day’ (2 Peter 3:8; cf
the Angel of the Church of Ephesus - You would have felt as sure as sure could be that behind all that so immense activity and popularity there must lie hidden a heart as full as it could hold of the deepest and solidest peace with God; a peace, you would have felt sure, without a speck upon it, and with no controversy on Christ's part within a thousand miles of it. And I have upheld thee in it, and have delivered thee out of a thousand distresses of thine
Egypt - The length of the country, therefore, in a direct line, is about four hundred and fifty miles, and its area about eleven thousand square miles. It is generally believed that they were erected more than two thousand years before Christ, as the sepulchres of kings
Obadiah - Amaziah slew of Edom in the valley of Salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war (2 Kings 16:7), an earnest of Edom's foretold doom (Obadiah 1:1, etc
Monk - Martin, the celebrated bishop of Tours, erected the first monasteries in Gaul, and recommended this religious solitude with such power and efficacy both by his instructions and his example, that his funeral is said to have been attended by no less than two thousand monks
Lebanon - Lowest comes a thick layer of hard limestone, named after its most characteristic fossil ( Cidaris glandaria ) Glandaria limestone; above this are strata of Nubian sandstone, yellow and red in colour, and in places 1500 feet thick, overlaid and interlaced with strata of limestone containing fossil echinoderms and ammonites; and thirdly, above this group, and forming the bulk of the highest peaks, is another layer, many thousand feet thick in places, of a limestone containing countless fossils known as hippurites, radiolites, and such like
Bible, Formation And Canon of - It is a perennial best-seller and has been translated into more than two thousand languages and dialects
Satan - Finally, he is bound, imprisoned in the abyss for one thousand years, then ultimately banished in the fiery lake to suffer eternal torment (20:1-3,10; cf
Eternity - A thousand years in His sight are but as yesterday
Husbandman - And nothing better certifies the supreme instinct of the Master than this, that the thousand revelations of the natural science of to-day illustrate only the more those spiritual principles and universal laws of the unseen which He was wont to enforce by reference to phenomena around Him as He spoke
Liberality of Sentiment - Poverty, sickness, pain, loss of children, treachery of friends, malice of enemies, and a thousand other things, drive the man of sentiment to his Bible, and, so to speak, bring him home to a repast with his benefactor, God
Maronites - From accounts taken in late years, the number of men fit to bear arms, amounts to thirty-five thousand
Monk - Martin, the celebrated bishop of Tours, erected the first monasteries in Gaul, and recommended this religious solitude with such power and efficacy, both by his instruction and example, that his funeral is said to have been attended by no less than two thousand monks
Messiah - The Jews themselves allow, that, during this short war against the Romans in defence of this false messiah, they lost five or six hundred thousand souls
Psalmody - Bishop Jewel says, that "the singing of psalms, begun in one church in London, did quickly spread itself, not only through the city, but in the neighbouring places; sometimes at Paul's Cross six thousand people singing together
Pentateuch - That the Jews have acknowledged the authenticity of the Pentateuch, from the present time back to the era of their return from the Babylonish captivity, a period of more than two thousand three hundred years, admits not a possibility of doubt
Nebuchadnezzar - ...
His successor, Jehoiachin, or Jeconiah, king of Judah, having revolted against Nebuchadnezzar, was besieged in Jerusalem, forced to surrender, and taken, with his chief officers, captive to Babylon; also his mother, his wives, and the best workmen of Jerusalem, to the number of ten thousand men
Pass - Waller passed over five thousand horse and foot by Newbridge
bi'Ble - It has been translated, in its entirety or in part, into more than a thousand languages and dialects and various systems for the blind
Christianity - The essence of a great historical religion—with a record extending over some two thousand years, taking different shapes in many diverse nationalities, itself developing and altering its hue and character, if not its substance, in successive generations—cannot easily be summed up in a sentence. To the Orthodox Church of the East, the paramount claim of the community on the allegiance of the faithful depends on its having preserved with purity and precision the formal creed, fixed more than a thousand years ago, from which, it is alleged, all other Christians have more or less seriously departed. But the external factors which largely influenced the development of Christianity—Jewish beliefs and precedents, Greek philosophy and intellectual habitudes, Roman polity and law, the superstitious ideas and observances of paganism—must be taken into account by those who are studying the nature of the change which came over Christianity in the first thousand years of its history. But the present state of Christendom, no less than a survey of two thousand years of history, is anew compelling men to inquire, What, then, is the essence of Christianity?...
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Jews - The number of persons who returned at this time was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty, and seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven servants. Ptolemy carried many thousands captive into Egypt, both Jews and Samaritans, and settled them there: he afterward treated them with kindness, on account of their acknowledged fidelity to their engagements, particularly in their conduct toward Darius, king of Persia; and he granted them equal privileges with the Macedonians themselves at Alexandria. Ptolemy Philadelphus is said to have given the Jews who were captives in Egypt their liberty, to the number of a hundred and twenty thousand. 167,) eminent for his piety and resolution, and the father of five sons, equally zealous for their religion, encouraged the people by his example and exhortations, "to stand up for the law:" and having soon collected an army of six thousand men, he eagerly undertook to free Judea from the oppression and persecution of the Syrians, and to restore the worship of the God of Israel; but being very old when he engaged in this important and arduous work, he did not live to see its completion
Creation - As the prophetic "days" at the close (Daniel 12:11-12), so the historical "days" at the beginning of the Bible seem to be not literal but "days of the Lord"; compare Psalms 90:4, "a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday," and 2 Peter 3:8, "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day
Preaching - We have a short but beautiful description of the manner of Ezra's first preaching, Nehemiah 8:1-18 : Upwards of fifty thousand people assembled in a street, or large square, near the Water-gate. ...
The wise and benevolent sentiments of these noble souls were imbibed by the whole congregation, and fifty thousand troubled hearts were calmed in a moment. When Narni taught the populace in Lent, from the pulpits of Rome, half the city went from his sermons, crying along the streets, Lord have mercy upon us; Christ have mercy upon us; so that in only one passion week, two thousand crowns worth of ropes were sold to make scourges with; and when he preached before the pope to cardinals and bishops, and painted the crime of non-residence in its own colours, he frightened thirty or forty bishops who heard him, instantly home to their dioceses
Animals - They appear in Mesopotamia (onager) and Egypt three thousand years before Christ. ...
Evidence indicates that the horse was introduced into the Middle East two thousand years before Christ. The number of horses owned by Solomon was as many as twelve thousand
Egypt - Manetho, the Egyptian historian, has given a list of thirty dynasties, which, if successive, make a period of five thousand three hundred years to the time of Alexander, or three thousand two hundred and eighty-two years more than the real time, according to the Mosaic chronology. " After the lapse of two thousand and four hundred years from the date of this prophecy, a scoffer at religion, but an eye witness of the facts, thus describes the self-same spot: "In Egypt," says Volney, "there is no middle class, neither nobility, clergy, merchants, landholders
the Ethiopian Eunuch - One in a thousand will break through and will re-read on a railway journey his Homer or his Virgil; his Milton or his Shakespeare; his Bacon or his Hooker; his λ Kempis or his Bunyan; while one in a hundred thousand will venture to take out his Psalms or his New Testament
Enoch - But scarce one in a thousand of our actions is performed, scarce one in a thousand of our words is spoken, on the pure and clear and sure ground that God Is. Took William Law to my heart and read in him for the thousandth time his two golden chapters showing, How all orders and all ranks of men and women of all ages are obliged to devote themselves to God; as, also, How great devotion to God fills our lives with the greatest peace and happiness that can be enjoyed in this world
Nabal - And the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats, and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel
Money - The "thousand pieces of silver" which Abimelech gave Abraham (Genesis 20:16) were of this kind; so the 400 shekels "weighed" by Abraham to Ephron (Genesis 23:3; Genesis 23:9; Genesis 23:16), "current (money) with the merchant"; implying that the silver was in some conventional shapes, with a rude sign to mark its weight
Tongues Gift of - He claimed the gift as one of his own (1 Corinthians 14:18), but preferred five instructive words spoken with the understanding to ten thousand in a tongue (1 Corinthians 14:19)
Sign - Though the just-fed crowd saw Jesus' feeding of the five thousand (John 6:2-13 ) as a sign that Jesus was a prophet (John 6:14 ), the sign points to Jesus as the life-giving bread which alone can satisfy (John 6:35 )
Ark - Hales proves the ark to have been of the burden of forty-two thousand four hundred and thirteen tons; and asks, "Can we doubt of its being sufficient to contain eight persons, and about two hundred or two hundred and fifty pair of four-footed animals, (a number to which, according to M
Galilee - Six thousand five hundred persons are stated to have perished in this naval engagement, and in the battle of Tarichaea, beside twelve hundred who were afterward massacred in cold blood, by order of Vespasian, in the amphitheatre at Tiberias, and a vast number who were given to Agrippa as slaves
Psalms, the Book of - Lord Bacon has remarked that many prophetic passages in the Old Testament are "of the nature of their Author, to whom a thousand years are as one day; and therefore they are not fulfilled punctually at once, but have springing and germinant accomplishment through many ages, though the height or fullness of them may refer to some one age
Job, Book of - He spoke of God's dealings with mankind; how He speaks to man, even in dreams, to give him instruction; and if there be an interpreter, one among a thousand, who can show him how his soul can stand in truth before God, he may be delivered from going down to the pit; for God has found a ransom
Manes, Called Also Mani - the partners of his new religion, and after patching together false and ungodly doctrines, collected from a thousand heresies long since extinct, he swept them off like a deadly poison, from Persia, upon this part of the world
Philip - For at the feeding of the Five thousand in the wilderness it was to Philip that Jesus addressed the question, ‘Whence are we to buy bread, that these may eat?’ (John 6:5)
Interpretation - ...
Progressive revelation...
The writing of the books of the Bible was spread over more than a thousand years, and throughout that time God was progressively revealing his purposes
Judgment Damnation - … thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set and the books were opened
Scripture - "This word of God has held a thousand nations for thrice a thousand years spell-bound," says F
Greek Church - Photius, in his turn, convened what he called an aecumenical council, in which he pronounced sentence of excommunication and deposition against the pope and got it subscribed by twenty-one bishops and others, amounting in number to a thousand
Pseudepigrapha - This writing describes the contents of the seven heavens and divides time into seven one-thousand year periods
Jehoiachin - 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
Esther, Book of - Haman resolves to avenge himself for this insult; he has lots cast in order to find out which is the most suitable day for presenting a petition to the king; the day being appointed, the petition is presented and granted, the promised payment of ten thousand talents of silver into the royal treasury ( Esther 3:9 ) no doubt contributing towards this
Heart - kardia [2]) occurs over one thousand times in the Bible, making it the most common anthropological term in the Scripture
Faithfulness - -The apostolic writers agree with the general biblical teaching in ascribing faithfulness to God as ‘keeping covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations’ (Deuteronomy 7:9)
Judgment, Last - The righteous, probably, will be tried first, as represented in Matthew 25:1-46 : They will be raised first, though perhaps not a thousand years before the rest, as Dr
Advocate - " I must not stay to describe what the Scriptures of God so very largely and blessedly set forth, the numberless qualities of the Lord Jesus, in his abilities, and readiness, and grace, and a thousand endearing things beside, which render him so peculiarly suited to the office
Mediator - What, but for the Lord Jesus Christ becoming our Mediator, must have been the hopeless state of man to all eternity! Though under the article of Christ, (to which I refer the reader) so much hath been said concerning the person of Christ as God and man, and God-man united, the only possible suited Mediator for poor sinners, yet methinks the very name, at every renewed mention of it, calls up a thousand new endearments to prompt the heart to dwell upon it with unceasing rapture and delight
Gods - Varro reckons up no less than thirty thousand adored within a small extent of ground, and yet their number was every day increasing
Nebuchadnezzar the Great - Nebuchadnezzar took him, with his chief officers, captive to Babylon, with his mother, his wives, and the best workmen of Jerusalem, to the number of ten thousand men
Song of Songs - The ascription of the authorship to the famous king is due partly to his being mentioned in Song of Solomon 1:5 , Song of Solomon 8:12 ( Song of Solomon 3:7 ; Song of Solomon 3:11 are doubtful), and partly to his reputation as the typically wise man, the composer of songs a thousand and five ( 1 Kings 4:32 ). of the Christian era if it had then been extant a thousand years as an acknowledged product of his hand
Time - ...
The relativity of length of time to the mind is indicated in the conception that to God’s mind human measures and standards of time have no inherent reality (‘One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day,’ 2 Peter 3:8)
Demon, Demoniacal Possession, Demoniacs - Mark 5:9)—7½ millions is said to be the number of them, while elsewhere it is stated that every man has ten thousand on his right hand, and a thousand on his left (cf
Solomon - ...
The Holy Child Himself never dreamed a better dream than that dream was which Solomon dreamed after that day of a thousand burnt-offerings on the altar of Gibeon. thousands have been my sins, and ten thousand my transgressions; but Thy sanctifications have remained with me, and my heart, through Thy grace, hath been an unquenched coal upon Thy altar
Paul as a Student - But to master Paul, as Paul mastered Moses and Christ; to annotate, and illustrate, and bring freshly home to ten thousand readers, the Galatians, or the Romans, or the Colossians; to have eyes to see what Israel ought to do, and to have the patience, and the courage, to lead a church to do it; to feed, and to feed better and better for a lifetime, the mind and the heart of a congregation of God's people, and then to depart to be with Christ,-let the finest minds and the deepest and richest hearts in every new generation fall down while they are yet young and say, Lord Jesus, what wilt Thou have me to do with my life, and with whatsoever talents Thou hast intrusted to me?...
And, then, the best of all callings being chosen, the better his mind and the better his heart are, the more profit, to employ Paul's own word about himself, will be made by the true student. I have a thousand times had Thomas Boston's experience of good books
Esau - Esau had showed his contempt for his birthright a thousand times, and in a thousand ways, before now
Chronology of the Old Testament - ...
Four thousand is 100 generations of 40 years each
Devil - Having failed to defeat God's purpose of making this earth the kingdom of Christ and His transfigured saints, by means of the beast, the harlot, and finally Antichrist, who is destroyed instantly by Christ's manifestation in glory, Satan is bound in the bottomless pit for a thousand years during which he ceases to be the persecutor or else seducer of the church and "the god and prince of the world" that "lieth in the wicked one
Tongues, Gift of - "Five words" spoken "with the understanding" so as to "teach others" are preferable to "ten thousand in an unknown tongue
Pharisees - 3 [6])although at the time of Herod they numbered only about six thousand (Ant 17
Remnant - Historically, an illustration of remnant are the seven thousand in Israel who in times of apostasy of the Ahab/Jezebel era had not defected from the Lord (1 Kings 19:9-18 )
Prophets, the - The binding of Satan; the creation will be delivered from the bondage of corruption, and Christ will reign over the earth a thousand years in peace, being Antitype of Solomon
Hold - The church holds two thousand people
Mennonites - ...
He retained, indeed, the doctrines commonly received among the Anabaptists, in relation to the baptism of infants; the millennium, or one thousand years' reign of Christ upon earth; the exclusion of magistrates from the Christian church; the abolition of war; and the prohibition of oath enjoined by our Saviour; and the vanity, as well as the pernicious effects of human science
Apollos - Paul’s references to his own preaching ‘not in wisdom of words’; to ‘wood, hay, stubble’ as possibly built on the foundation he has laid; to ‘ten thousand tutors in Christ’ who may conceivably mislead: these are compatible at least with St
Drunkenness - ...
That this is true of the vulgar and of the educated alike, both in pagan and in Christian times, is attested not only by a thousand drinking-songs but by the orgies of the ‘Symposium’ and the ‘Noctes Ambrosiamae. What is his own liberty to drink a little wine in comparison with the temporal safety and eternal salvation of thousands who are unable to use the same freedom without stumbling? He cannot-no man can-live merely unto himself, and he would sooner be so far a Nazirite or an Essene than do anything to hurt a brother
Diseases - "That all this," remarks Michaelis, "should still be found exactly to hold at the distance of three thousand five hundred years from the time of Moses, ought certainly to gain some credit to his laws, even with those who will not allow them to be of divine authority
Triumphs - But the song which the women of Israel chanted when they went out to meet Saul and his victorious army, after the death of Goliath, and the discomfiture of the Philistines, possesses somewhat of a different character, turning chiefly on the valorous exploits of Saul and the youthful champion of Israel: "And it came to pass, as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of music: and the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands," 1 Samuel 18:6-7 . These words are a quotation from the sixty-eighth Psalm, where David in spirit describes the ascension of Messiah in very glowing colours: "The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place. After obtaining a complete victory over all his enemies, he ascended in splendour and triumph into his Father's presence on the clouds of heaven, the chariots of the Most High, thousands of holy angels attending in his train; he led the devil and all his angels, together with sin, the world, and death, as his spoils of war, and captives in chains, and exposed them to open contempt and shame, in the view of all his angelic attendants, triumphing like a glorious conqueror over them, in virtue of his cross, upon which he made complete satisfaction for sin, and by his own strength, without the assistance of any creature, destroyed him that had the power of death, that is, the devil
Maximus Magnus, Christian Emperor in the West - Another mythical account describes Kynan as raising an army of sixty thousand men, who afterwards settled in Armorica
Dead Sea Scrolls - Most were not found intact; rather, scholars have had to piece together, and thereby attempt to understand, thousands of fragments. Just to the south of the main building was a large meeting hall with an adjoining pantry, from which over a thousand pieces of pottery were recovered. Outside the settlement are three cemeteries containing over a thousand graves. Finally, there are the people, who are ranked in thousands, Hundreds, Fifties, and Tens (cf
Versions - Midrash first used in 2 Chronicles 13:22; 2 Chronicles 24:27, "story," "commentary," was the body of expositions of Scripture from the return out of Babylon to a thousand years after the destruction of the second temple. Cranmer approved of the Bible, saying "he would rather than a thousand pounds it should be licensed
Miracles - Besides these miracles of healing there are ascribed to Him other extraordinary acts, such as the Stilling of the Storm ( Matthew 8:26 ), the Feeding of Five thousand ( Matthew 14:19 ) and Four thousand ( Matthew 15:35 ), the Walking on the Sea ( Matthew 14:28 ), the Change of Water into Wine ( John 2:9 )
Old Testament - The Samaritan text agrees with the Septuagint in more than one thousand places where both differ from the Masoretic, yet their independence is shown in that the Septuagint agree with the Masoretic in a thousand places, and both herein differ from the Samaritan text
Jesuits - By a wise and humane policy, they gradually attracted new subjects and converts; till at last they formed a powerful and well organized state of three hundred thousand families. Pope Clement III, prohibited their landing in his dominions; and, after enduring extreme miseries in crowded transports, the survivors, to the number of two thousand three hundred, were put ashore on Corsica
Containers And Vessels - The famous Dead Sea Scrolls were kept in these finely-crafted containers for almost two thousand years
Roman Law - Roman law developed over a period of one thousand years, from the publication of the XII Tables in 451-50 B
Abraham - Abram now, with a large household of probably a thousand souls, entered on a migratory life, and dwelt in tents
Monastery - About the same time a bull was granted by the same pope to cardinal Wolsey to suppress monasteries, where there were not above six monks, to the value of eight thousand ducats a year, for endowing
Bread - Such probably were the barley loaves brought to Christ at the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:9; John 6:13)
Corner-Stone - In the art of building, a familiar proverb says, ‘One stroke from the master, even though it be behind his back, is better than the hammering of a thousand others
Assyria - The catastrophe is related with awful brevity: "Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred and four score and five thousand; and, when they arose early in the morning, behold they were all dead corpses
Education - On their settlement in Canaan, however, they were brought into contact with a civilization which for two thousand years or more had been under the influence of Babylonia and in a less degree of Egypt
Possession - Immanent in man and outside, there is generally recognized a great spiritual existence, affecting human life in a thousand invisible ways; and the belief in One Supreme Spirit removes most of the difficulties from the belief in others, subordinate yet superhuman
Jonathan - About 30 when first introduced, commanding a thousand at Gibeah (1 Samuel 13:2; compare 2 Samuel 2:8; 2 Samuel 2:10, which shows that Ishbosheth his younger brother was 40 at Saul's death)
Poverty (2) - The disciples’ question before the feeding of the five thousand, as given in St
Canon - " In confirmation of this opinion, an appeal is made to 1 Kings 4:32-33 , where it is said of Solomon, "that he spake three thousand proverbs, and his songs were a thousand and five
Ten Commandments - ...
‘unto thousands,’ better ‘a thousand generations,’ as in RVm Genseric, King of the Vandals - For 14 days and nights the work of pillage continued, the city was ransacked of its remaining treasures, and Genseric then returned unmolested to Africa, carrying much booty and many thousand captives, including the empress Eudoxia and her two daughters
Episcopacy - That the word may only signify great numbers, and may not be intended to express that there were several times ten thousand, in an exact and literal sense: compare Luke, ch
Weights And Measures - According to the account of the sanctuary tax (Exodus 38:25-26 ), three thousand shekels were in a talent, probably sixty minas of fifty shekels each
Miracles - ), raising the dead (John 11:44), and several ‘miracles of nature’-water made wine (John 2:9), feeding the five thousand (John 6:11 f
Song of Solomon - She declares that he is "the chiefest among ten thousand;" "yea, he is altogether lovely
Hellenists - Jewish goetae (enchanters, jugglers, &c) permitted themselves to make use of a thousand acts of delusion, in which they were very skilful, to make an impression of astonishment on the minds of those around them
Tabernacle - 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
da'Vid - His position in Saul's court seems to have been first armor-bearer, ( 1 Samuel 16:21 ; 18:2 ) then captain over a thousand, (1 Samuel 18:13 ) and finally, on his marriage with Michal, the king's second daughter, he was raised to the high office of captain of the king's body-guard, second only, if not equal, to Abner, the captain of the host, and Jonathan, the heir apparent
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - Traditions also state that he cured fifty thousand people in one day, and raised not only Lazarus, but also Shem, the son of Noah, from the dead. Jesus restored the fish to life, then caused it to die again, and fed one thousand three hundred persons with it. ’ Jesus said: ‘How long have you been dead?’ He replied: ‘Four thousand years
Immortality - In Revelation 20:4 those who are slain during the great tribulation are raised for the millennial kingdom, and reign with Christ for a thousand years. Revelation 20:5 adds ‘the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were ended
Name, Names - ’ And the sense of Sir 47:6 is ‘They gave him the surname The Ten thousand
Paul as a Preacher - And it comes to me from the God of my salvation a thousand times every day
the Angel of the Church in Thyatira - ...
Marriage or celibacy, an helpmeet or an hindrance, children or childlessness, good children or bad, health or sickness, congregational prosperity or congregational adversity, and all else; absolutely and without any reserve everything must come under that great law for all men, but a thousand times more for all ministers; that great law which the greatest of ministers has thus enunciated:-"For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose
Fall - ...
A thousand shall fall at thy side
Prophets - They flourished in a continued succession during a period of more than a thousand years, reckoning from Moses to Malachi, all cooperating in the same designs
Atheist - Will chance fit means to ends, even in ten thousand instances, and not fail in a single one? How often might a man, after shaking a set of letters in a bag, throw them on the ground, before they would become an exact poem, or form a good discourse in prose? In short, the arguments in proof of Deity are so numerous, and at the same time so obvious to a thinking mind, that to waste time in disputing with an Atheist, is approaching too much toward that irrationality, which may be considered as one of the most striking characteristics of the sect
Peter - (1) In the synagogue of Capernaum, after the feeding of the five thousand at Bethsaida, Jesus delivered His discourse on the Bread of Life, full of hard sayings designed to test the faith of His disciples by shattering their Jewish dream of a worldly Messiah, a temporal King of Israel, a restorer of the ancient monarchy (John 6:22-65 )
Wandering Stars - ‘What king sets out to fight against another king without first sitting down to deliberate whether with ten thousand men he can encounter the king who is attacking him with twenty thousand? If he cannot, when the other is still at a distance, he will send an embassy to do homage to him
Terah - I can easily imagine a thousand suspicions, and rebukes, and remonstrances, and threatenings that Terah might have addressed to his son Abram when he first communicated the vision and the voice to his Chaldean father. We have heard them, or the like of them, a thousand times
Mahometanism - With respect to the great doctrine of a future life, and the condition of the soul after its departure from the body, it must indeed be acknowledged that the prophet of Arabia has presented us with a nearer prospect of the invisible world, and disclosed to us a thousand particulars concerning it, which the Holy Scriptures had wrapped in the most profound and mysterious silence. The very meanest in paradise will have eighty thousand servants, and seventy-two wives of the girls of paradise, beside the wives he had in this world; he will also have a tent erected for him of pearls, hyacinths, and emeralds
Pharaoh - In the wall of rock separating this basin from the one next to it some ancient Egyptian engineers had constructed the hiding-place, whose secret had been kept for nearly three thousand years
Daniel, Theology of - Though Christians disagree on issues such as when Christ will return in relation to a millennial (thousand-year) reign, all are agreed that the most important question is whether the church is currently living a life worthy of his blessing and acceptance, whenever he comes again
Jerusalem - In Revelation the earthly Jerusalem appears for the last time after the thousand-year reign of Christ when the deceived nations, led by the temporarily loosed Satan, come against the beloved city and are destroyed by fire from heaven (Revelation 20:7-9 )
the Wedding Guest Who Sat Down in the Lowest Room - The sight of the Table and of Him who sits at the head of the Table, and of some of the guests already in their seats there, and a thousand other things, will all rush in upon us till we shall fall down as dead
Animals - Thus the psalmist can say of God, "every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills
Bible, Canon of the - ...
The Hebrew canon was a thousand years in formation and nothing is known about this process
Commandments - The ten thousand commandments into which the Decalogue had been divided and subdivided are to give place again to the simple ten
the Unmerciful Servant - 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
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - Two hundred thousand volumes stood entered on the catalogue of the public library of Pergamos
the Man Who Had Not on a Wedding Arment - You would interrogate them about a thousand things, from the way in which you should reply to such a command, down till you were safely back again in your own house
the Angel of the Church of the Laodiceans - Far better a thousand such mistakes through overwatchfulness than to be dead asleep when at last He comes
Matthew - But he is now the Messiah Himself! And Matthew in his toll-booth has a thousand thoughts about all that, till he cannot get his columns to come right all he can count
Elijah - There was not on the face of the earth another night of passion in prayer like that for the next two thousand years
Music - David, in order to give the best effect to the music of the tabernacle, divided the four thousand Levites into twenty-four classes, who sung psalms, and accompanied them with music
Ammonites - But although, in addition to such tokens of its continuance as a city, more than a thousand years had given uninterrupted experience of its stability, ere the prophets of Israel denounced its fate; yet a period of equal length has now marked it out, as it exists to this day, a desolate heap, a perpetual or permanent desolation
Peter - Three thousand of his audience were pricked to the heart, and cried out, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" St
Roads And Travel - The Roman mile was one thousand passus, and by a passus was meant a double-step, after which the feet were in the same relative position as at the first. Placed at every thousand passus, they measured about 6 ft. thousands of these stones have been discovered, and every year adds to the number
Christianity - But we may ask farther, What success has it had on the mind of man, as it respects his eternal welfare? How many thousands have felt its power, rejoiced in its benign influence, and under its dictates been constrained to devote themselves to the glory and praise of God! Burdened with guilt, incapable of finding relief from human resources, the mind has here found peace unspeakable in beholding that sacrifice which alone could atone for transgression. On the fiftieth day after our Lord's crucifixion, three thousand persons were converted in Jerusalem by a single sermon of the Apostles; and a few weeks after this, five thousand who believed were present at another sermon preached also in Jerusalem, Acts 2:41 ; Acts 4:4 ; Acts 6:7 ; Acts 8:1 ; Acts 9:1 ; Acts 9:20
Moses - After thus destroying their idol, he inflicted punishment on the idolaters themselves; for he summoned all that were on the Lord's side to attend him; and all the Levites having obeyed the call, he sent them, in the name of the Lord, to slay all the idolaters, from one end of the camp to the other, without favour or affection either to their neighbour or to their brother; and they slew about three thousand men. " On this occasion also, the Lord threatened to consume them as in a moment; but, on the intercession of Moses, only smote them with a plague, which was stayed by an atonement made by Aaron, after the destruction of fourteen thousand seven hundred souls, Numbers 16:41-50
Time, Meaning of - (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 )...
Some are troubled that the mystery of lawlessness is still at work and has delayed the “day of the Lord” for another two thousand years
Ezekiel - ...
The city is three or four thousand square miles, including the holy portion for the prince, priests, and Levites, i
Baptism - ‘They then that received his word were baptized’ to the number of ‘about three thousand souls
Revelation, Idea of - From such a perspective we must say that the Bible is not simply the record and interpretation of the Acts of God in history, but itselfcompiled as it was over more than a thousand years of historynot least among those mighty Acts in its faithful recording of that most frequent of all those Acts, the speech of God
Galilee (2) - ‘The cities lie very thick, and the very many villages are everywhere so populous from the richness of the soil, that the very least of them contains more than fifteen thousand inhabitants’ (Josephus BJ iii
Paul as Sold Under Sin - Sin could bring forth ten thousand hells like that, and it could still go on bringing forth as many more
the Slothful Servant Who Hid His Lord's Money - You may not have many talents, you may not be rich, you may not be very clever, or very far on yourself in the best things, but you are better off, a thousand times, than those poor sisters of yours out there
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - It has shut its door in His face ten thousand times, and has taken in and has held revels with His worst enemies
Parable - 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 Children of Capernaum Playing at Marriages And Funerals in the Market-Place - Butler has told you the same way in your own tongue, but Epictetus was beforehand by two thousand years
Paul in Arabia - Just to give us a single Sabbath out of Paul's hundred and fifty Sabbaths at Sinai-what a revelation to us that would be! It would be something like this, only a thousand times better
the Thorn in Paul's Flesh - A thousand years of the most splitting headaches would not have laid you so low and so helpless; they would not have so taken the blood out of your cheeks, and so broken off all your interest and stake in life, and so cast you on your knees continually, as this thing has done that you point at so mysteriously, but with such evident assurance that you yourself have fallen into the same hedge of thorns with Paul
the Much Forgiven Debtor And His Much Love - For He will have to say to you ten thousand times this same thing: Thy sins, which are still many, are all forgiven thee
the Importunate Widow - Not once; not twice; not seven times; not a thousand times. My matter is, shall He find such prayer in me? Shall He find me in my bed, or on my knees? Shall I be reading this parable of His for the ten thousandth time to keep my heart from fainting? Shall, Avenge me of mine adversary, be on my lips at the moment when the judgment-angel puts the last trump to his lips? And shall I be found of him on my knees, and with my finger on this scripture, when the trumpet shall sound, and I shall be changed?...
Divination - He was regarded as having his abode in the skies, in which he and his ἄγγελοι had been defeated by an ἀρχάγγελος Michael and his ἄγγελοι, and thrown down on the earth (Revelation 12:7-9) to be flung into the abyss for a thousand years (Revelation 20:3; Revelation 20:7)
Joseph And Mary - On a thousand sacred canvases throughout Christendom we are shown the angel of the annunciation presenting Mary with a branch of lily as an emblem of her beauty and as a seal of her purity
Naaman - And in your best moments you would give ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment to be for ever rid of it
Ananias And Sapphira - And his father his pound a week, or his ten pounds, or his hundred, or his thousand
Mary Magdalene - I would rather be myself yet, and myself at my worst, a thousand times, than be you at your best
Priest - In the precincts of these cities they possessed as far as a thousand cubits beyond the walls
Assyria - Menahem, having taken forcible possession of the throne of Israel by the murder of Shallum, 2 Kings 15:10 , was attacked by Pul, but prevented the hostilities meditated against him by presenting the invader with a thousand talents of silver
Reprobation - Nor to the grace of God, which is so often magnified in the Scriptures; for doth it argue any sovereign or high strain, any superabounding richness of grace or mercy in any man, when ten thousand have equally offended him, only to pardon one or two of them? Or in what sense has "the grace of God appeared unto all men," or even to one millionth part of them?...
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Jonah - ...
God's pathetic and condescendingly touching appeal winds up the book; God's tender accents are the last that reach the ear, the abruptness of the close making them the more impressive "thou hast had pity on the gourd for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night and perished in a night; and should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than six score thousand persons (120,000 children under four, Deuteronomy 1:39) that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand (giving a total, if the children be a fifth, of 600,000 population), and also much cattle?" God saw the root of faith in Jonah, therefore corrected his perverse self will by an appropriate discipline
Patricius, or Saint Patrick - to Coroticus Patrick says, "It is the custom of the Roman Gallic Christians to send holy men to the Franks and other nations with many thousand solidi, to redeem baptized captives
Jerusalem - 170, Antiochus Epiphanes, king of Syria, enraged at hearing that the Jews had rejoiced at a false report of his death, plundered Jerusalem, and killed eighty thousand men. ...
Jerusalem continued in nearly the same condition till the beginning of the seventh century, when it was taken and plundered by the celebrated Chosroes, king of Persia, by whom many thousands of the Christian inhabitants were killed, or sold for slaves. What they did five thousand years ago, these people still continue to do
Bible - Josephus says, "We have not thousands of books, discordant, and contradicting each other: but we have only twenty-two, which comprehend the history of all former ages, and are justly regarded as divine. This period comprehends nearly three thousand years. The number of various readings, that by the most minute and laborious investigation and collations of manuscripts have been discovered in them, are said to amount to one hundred and fifty thousand; though at first sight they may seem calculated to diminish confidence in the sacred text, yet in no degree whatever do they affect its credit and integrity
Marcion, a 2nd Century Heretic - 1190), boasts that he had himself converted more than a thousand Marcionites. 145 the number of converts rises to ten thousand; in Ep. His God then suddenly wakes up to trouble himself about this earth; stoops down from his third heaven into a world about which, for thousands of years, he had given himself no concern; there kidnaps the sons and servants of another, and teaches them to hate and despise their father and their king, on whose gifts they must still depend for sustenance, and who furnishes the very ground on which this new God's worshippers are to kneel, the heaven to which they are to stretch out their hands, the water in which they are baptized, the very eucharistic food for which a God must be thanked to whom it had never belonged
Lois And Eunice - Yes, we have all seen all that a thousand times, till we can sympathise, with all our heart, with all the three
Old Testament in the New Testament, the - John 6 presents the feeding of the five thousand as a glorious repetition of the manna miracle, signaling a greater exodus from sin and death
Gennesaret, Land of - (a) One is known as the Wady el-Hamam, or the ‘Valley of Pigeons,’ a deep gorge bounded by almost perpendicular cliffs over one thousand feet in height, which enters the Plain from the S
Gestures - Jesus looked up to heaven at the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand (Mark 6:41 and || Mt
the Rich Man And Lazarus - And if he is not a truly good man before he is a rich man; if he is not a meek, modest, humble-minded, considerate Christian gentleman before he is a rich man, a thousand to one he never will become such a gentleman after he has become rich
the Woman Who Took Leaven And Hid it in Three Measures of Meal - A foul thought, a foul hint, a foul innuendo, a foul word, a foul image; a foul-mouthed boy in the playground; a foul-mouthed man in the workshop, in the office, in the bothy; a foul-mouthed woman in the workroom, in the kitchen, in the field; a foul book, a foul picture, a foul photograph in a shop-window in passing,-think it out, with a thousand illustrations taken from your own experience, and you will be wiser in this universal leaven of sensuality than all your teachers
Simon Magus - And there is not one public man in a thousand, politician or preacher, who will go on living and working and praying out of sight, and all the time with sweetness, and contentment, and good-will, and a quiet heart
Capernaum - (b) The phrase εἱς τὸ πέραν in Mark 6:45 seems to imply that Bethsaida was on the opposite side of the Lake to the scene of the Feeding of the Five thousand
Cup - ‘One drop is as significant as a thousand’ (Bona, Rer
the Queen of Sheba - For the Name of the Lord is 'The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. ...
Returning toward the same south a thousand years after the Queen of Sheba, the Ethiopian eunuch sat in his chariot and read Esaias the prophet
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - I have a thousand times been astonished that this mean passion of mine should not have been completely extirpated by the sincere and deliberate contempt I have long entertained for human opinion
Nicodemus - There were a thousand things that held Nicodemus back from John's baptism at his age and in his office, and our Lord saw and sympathised with every one of them
War - The officers of war among the Hebrews were the general of the army, and the princes of the tribes or of the families of Israel beside other princes or captains, some of a thousand, some of a hundred, some of fifty, and some of ten, men
Moab - Mesha, king of Moab, refused the tribute of a hundred thousand lambs, and as many rams, which till then had been customarily paid, either yearly, or at the beginning of every reign; which of these two is not clearly expressed in Scripture
Night (2) - After the ‘feeding of the five thousand’ also He departed into a mountain to pray (Mark 6:46 || Matthew 14:23), and not till the fourth watch did He come to the disciples, spent with their ‘bootless toil
Greece, Religion And Society of - The Greek language and culture intensely affected the course of civilization in this part of the world for almost a thousand years—until the coming of Islam in the seventh century A
Solomon - Though the sums left by David ( 1 Chronicles 22:14 ) are incredible (equal to a thousand million pounds), Solomon’s own revenue (four millions, 1 Kings 10:14 ) is possible for an exceptional year
Temple - There is no reason for doubting that the sanctuary always stood on identically the same spot in which it had been placed by Solomon a thousand years before it was rebuilt by Herod
Ibas, Bishop of Edessa - "He had anathematized Nestorius already in his writings, and would do so again ten thousand times, together with Eutyches and all who teach the One Nature, and would accept all that the council holds as truth
Exodus, Theology of - 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)
Bible, Theology of - The Bible is much more than a book of miscellaneous, disconnected religious ideas that emerged over a period of nearly two thousand years
Samson - What a past Samson looked back upon as he sat at the mill! What he might have been! What he might have done! How he might have departed to his fathers and left Israel! Three thousand years dissolve, and this is Gaza
Paul the Aged - But a thousand things may come in to make a man feel either old or young at that, or at any other age
Philip: Deacon And Evangelist - How different the most superficially familiar chapter looks to us ever after some great expounder, by tongue or by pen, has opened it up to us! A book of the Bible read in routine chapters in the pulpit or at family worship, how dull, and unmeaning, and immediately forgotten it is! Whereas, let an interpreter, one of a thousand, open it up to us, and we never forget either the chapter or him
the Man Which Sowed Good Seed in His Field But His Enemy Came And Sowed Tares Among the Wheat - And at the end of the world, when he is told about us, as we have been told about him, that husbandman will say, It was well worth a thousand fields of wheat to be the means of teaching a little patience and a little long-suffering even to one over-anxious and impatient heart
Paul as an Evangelical Mystic - ...
Now, as might be looked for, a thousand things, mystical and other, follow from all that, and will, to all eternity, follow from all that
Jesuits - Such was their power over them, that a few Jesuits presided over some hundred thousand Indians
Mephibosheth - A few days after that the great battle was set in the wood of Ephraim, and of Absalom's side there was a great slaughter of twenty thousand men
Poetry - Though the Psalms have not been written in poetical form for two thousand years, yet their poetry cannot be obscured
Jerusalem - In various parts of the city the minarets of eight or ten mosques arise, amid an assemblage of about two thousand dwellings, not a few of which are much dilapidated. There is also a considerable garrison, 800 to 1,000, stationed there; and in April of each year many thousands of pilgrims from foreign lands make a flying visit to the sacred places. ...
THE NEW JERUSALEM, is a name given to the church of Christ, and signifying is firm foundations in the love, choice, an covenant of God; its strong bulwarks, living fountains, and beautiful palaces; its thronging thousands, its indwelling God, and its consummated glory in heaven, Galatians 4:26 Hebrews 12:22 Revelation 3:12 21:1-27
Political Conditions - At Caesarea, the headquarters, was a force of three thousand men, of whom five-sixths were infantry
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - The New Testament, while speaking of the Christ event as a day of the Lord (Acts 2:16-21 ), also speaks of the anticipated day of Christ as his return (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 ), which is yet, after almost two thousand years, still future
Ham - But what a bitter mockery it must be, especially to a minister, to hear his books called good on every hand and bought by the thousand, and then, soon after, to see his sons and his daughters neglected, grown up, and gone astray! To me there is one specially awful word in Bishop Andrewes' Devotions
Revelation, Theology of - After the thousand years there is a second worldwide conflict, another resurrection, and another throne scene for judgment (20:7-15)
Paul as a Man of Prayer - Prayer worth calling prayer: prayer that God will call true prayer and will treat as true prayer, takes far more time, by the clock, than one man in a thousand thinks
Family - Some Roman landowners had ten or twenty thousand slaves, or more (Lightfoot, Colossians, 1900 ed
Ahithophel - Ahithophel was worth ten thousand men to Absalom, and no one knew that better than David
Nebuchadnezzar - ' Though long dead, King Nebuchadnezzar still speaks in the Book of Daniel, and on a thousand cylinders in the British Museum; and, as on every page of Daniel, so on every brick of Babylon, he that runs may read this evening's text:-'Those that walk in pride the King of heaven is able to abase
Jonathan - And when the five thousand shekels of brass rang on the open plain no voice shouted over David so soon or so long as the voice of Jonathan, the king's son
David - in His Services - The temple was built, and built again, and built again; but for two thousand years now not one stone of that so sacred and so stately structure has stood upon another
Omnipresence - For this reason we are necessarily ignorant of a thousand things which pass around us, incapable of attending and managing any great variety of affairs, or performing at the same time any number of actions, for our own good, or for the benefit of others
Temple - Some years before the birth of our Saviour, the repairing and beautifying of this second temple, which had become decayed in the lapse of five centuries, was undertaken by Herod the Great, who for nine years employed eighty thousand workmen upon it, and spared no expense to render it equal, if not superior, in magnitude, splendour, and beauty, to any thing among mankind
Division of the Earth - And Herodotus represents Scythia as an uninhabited desert, until Targitorus planted the first colony there, about a thousand years, at most, before Darius Hystaspes invaded Scythia, or about B
Gods, Pagan - ...
Mesopotamian Gods The complex system of belief common throughout Mesopotamia included thousands of gods. Although not mentioned in the New Testament, a temple to Aphrodite at Corinth was said to employ a thousand cultic prostitutes and contributed to the city's reputation for immorality
Ezekiel, Theology of - A trickle of water comes out of the north gate of the temple, but in the short space of a few thousand meters, it is a mighty river too great and apparently too swift for any man to swim across
Kingdom Kingdom of God - * Sibylline Oracles - But they had become too important for the purposes of religion to be lost, and a commission of three State officials replaced them by a fresh collection of a thousand verses, gathered from Erythrae, Samos, Ilium, Africa, Sicily, and elsewhere
Humility - This is our Lord’s rebuke of pride, rivalry, and ambition in their thousand forms, His reversal of our ordinary and selfish ideas of greatness, and His warning against the world’s spirit of exclusiveness, intolerance, and class distinctions
Living (2) - They had said, after His feeding the five thousand, ‘This is of a truth the Prophet that cometh into the world’ (John 6:14)
Pharaoh - We have seen it ourselves a thousand times
Solomon - After his offering there a thousand burnt offerings God in vision gave him his choice of goods
Ascension - Jesus is the ruler of the kings of the earth, and is worthy to receive the power and the might; the kingdom of the world is become the Kingdom of our Lord [7] and of His Christ; Jesus has many diadems on His head, and is King of kings and Lord of lords; He reigns with His saints for a thousand years
Doctrines - Such a complete change as these words imply—‘change of mind’ (μετάνοια), ‘convert,’ ‘turn round’ (ἐπιστρέφειν, Matthew 13:15), ‘new birth’ or ‘birth from above’ (γεννηθῇ ἄνωθεν, John 3:3), is necessary for all, as Jesus shows by addressing His teaching on this theme not only to Pharisees like Nicodemus, but to His own disciples—notably in the parable of the Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18:21-35), in which, in answer to a question of Peter, He likens the condition of all recipients of the Divine forgiveness to that of a man who owes a debt of ten thousand talents, clearly meaning by that the infinitude of
Red Sea - Hales, on the fifteenth day of the first month; "about six hundred thousand men on foot, beside women and children. The passage would have been naturally more difficult for the Israelites some thousands of years back, when the gulf was probably larger, deeper, and more extended toward the north; for, in all appearance, the water has retired, and the ground near this end has been raised by the sands of the neighbouring desert
Plagues of Egypt - ...
The Israelites were thrust out of Egypt on the fifteenth day of the first month, "about six hundred thousand men on foot, beside women and children
Sabbath - ...
"A Sabbath day's journey" was reckoned to be two thousand cubits, or one mile, Acts 1:12
Eschatology - The “millennium” (from the Latin mille , meaning “a thousand”) refers to the 1,000 year reign of Christ and His saints described in Revelation 20:4-6
Revelation, the Book of - Almost two thousand years have elapsed since our Lord ascended to the right hand of God, but the “three-and-a-half years” still continues
Wisdom of Solomon - In 12:22, ἡμᾶς οὖν παιδεύων τοὑς ἐχθροὺς ἡμῶν ἐν μυριότητι μαστιγοῖς, the sense required by the argument is ‘in order to teach us Thou dost chastise our enemies with leniency’; ἐν μυριότητι, ‘in ten-thousand-ness,’ is apparently a mistranslation of some Hebrew word which seemed to be an abstract noun from øáåà or øááä, but it is not clear what; possibly îøôà read îøáà, since these letters are confused in many scripts
Money (2) - In Mark 6:37 = John 6:7 the disciples estimate that it would seed bread to the value of at least 200 denarii (£8) to provide for the five thousand
Samuel - ' The true doctrine of seeing God is written in Scripture with a thousand sunbeams, and every man's own life is to him the seal of it
Bethlehem - The industries of Bethlehem, apart from the cultivation of the soil, are intimately associated with the Nativity, consisting of memorial relics and souvenirs manufactured for sale to the thousands of pilgrims and tourists who visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem every year. ...
Bethlehem, notwithstanding its royal associations and its renown as the birthplace of the world’s Redeemer, has never been, and is never likely to be, more in the eye of the world than ‘little among the thousands of Judah’ (Micah 5:2). So the hope of a great Deliverer from spiritual misery and death flows onward in the story of God’s ancient people, throwing up its pools in the days of Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah and the prophets; and Micah indicates the direction of its flow with more explicitness than any who went before when he says: ‘But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be Ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting’ (Micah 5:2). Here, with the noble ladies whom he had won to the religious life, Paula and her daughter Eustochium, he laboured totus in lectione, totus in libris, preparing the Vulgate translation of the Holy Scriptures, which for more than a thousand years was the Bible of Western Christendom, and is a powerful tribute to his piety and learning
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - 18) he says that they and leviathan inhabit the waters behemoth the land; quoting not only Job_40:15 but Psa_50:10 which he translates "And behemoth upon a thousand hills
Mark, Gospel According to - ]'>[11] ), the five thousand arranged on the green grass ‘like garden heds’ ( Mark 6:40 : this is the literal translation; the coloured dresses on the ‘ green grass’ another autoptic touch had to the eye-witness the appearance of flowers), the taking of the children by Jesus into His arms ( Mark 9:36 , Mark 10:16 ), and His fervent blessing ( Mark 10:16 : this is the force of the Greek), the searching glance of love cast by Jesus on the rich young man, and the clouding over of the young man’s brow ( Mark 10:21 f
Romans, Theology of - God has not totally rejected Israel; Paul himself is evidence to the contrary, as were the seven thousand who did not bow the knee to Baal in the Old Testament, which attests the graciousness of God; and even now "there is a remnant chosen by grace" (11:5)
Prophecy - In order to understand the prophecies, and to form a right judgment of the argument for the truth of Christianity, we must not consider them singly and apart, but as a grand whole, or a chain reaching through several thousand years, yet manifestly subservient to one and the same end
Isidorus Pelusiota, an Eminent Ascetic - ...
Two thousand letters of his, we are told, were collected by the zealously anti-Monophysite community of Acoemetae, or "sleepless" monks, at Constantinople, and arranged in 4 vols
Humility - This is our Lord’s rebuke of pride, rivalry, and ambition in their thousand forms, His reversal of our ordinary and selfish ideas of greatness, and His warning against the world’s spirit of exclusiveness, intolerance, and class distinctions
Novatianus And Novatianism - An expression uttered by Chrysostom in reference to their peculiar views about sin after baptism, "Approach [3] though you may have repented a thousand times," led to a literary controversy between him and the learned and witty Sisinnius, Novatianist bp
Proverbs - Xenophon to the Ten thousand: ‘I have observed that as many as yearn to live by every means in warfare, these, for the most part, die evilly and shamefully; but as many as have recognized that death is common to all and necessary for men, and strive to die nobly, these I see rather arriving at old age, and, while they live, passing their days more blessedly’ (Anab
Money - 2 Kings 5:5 ‘six thousand’ of gold, where AV David - That word was spoken by the women, unconscious of the effect of their words while they sang in responsive strains before the king and his champion, "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. " "They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me but thousands, and what can he have more but the kingdom?" Conscience told him he had forfeited his throne; and remembering Samuel's word after his disobedience as to the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:28), "the Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbor of thine that is better than thou," he "eyed David" as possibly the "neighbor" meant. So wisely did he behave, and so manifestly was the Lord with him, that Saul the king was afraid of David his subject; "therefore Saul removed him from him and made him captain over a thousand" (1 Samuel 18:13)
House - The recent excavations at Gezer and elsewhere have shown that the simplest type of house in Palestine has scarcely altered in any respect for four thousand years
Judges (1) - 15: Samson’s burning of the Philistines’ fields by sending into them foxes with burning torches tied to their tails ( Judges 15:1-8 ); the Philistines attack Judah in consequence, but the men of Judah bind Samson with the purpose of delivering him up; he, however, breaks his bonds, and kills a thousand Philistines with the jawhone of an ass ( Judges 15:1-9 ); the remaining verses describe the miracle of the origin of the spring in En-hakkore ( Judges 15:18-20 )
Jesus Christ - Third, at the miraculous feeding of the five thousand and the subsequent sermon in Capernaum reflecting on that event, Jesus offers himself as the essence of the kingdom, as the bread come down from heaven and a new manna in a new wilderness (John 4:45 ; John 6:1-69 )
God - " This "trustworthiness" or "loyalty" that characterized God is set down in the ethical centerpiece of the law, the Ten Commandments, where God declares that he will show hesed "to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments" (Exodus 20:6 )
Day of Judgment - Then follows the reign of Christ on earth for a thousand years,
Job - More than eight hundred out of about a thousand verses, according to Ley, consist of two lines, each of which has three independent words
Ascension of Isaiah - Revelation 12:14); but in 4:14 the time is given as (one thousand) three hundred and thirty-two days
Prophecy - "And we must allow," says Lord Bacon, "for that latitude that is agreeable and familiar to prophecy, which is of the nature of its Author, with whom a thousand years are but as one day
John, the Gospel by - Five thousand men are fed by the power of the Lord
Papias, Bishop of Hierapolis - Amongst these Eusebius quotes the doctrine that after the resurrection the kingdom of Christ would be exhibited for a thousand years in a sensible form on
Mss - The credit of inspiring the work which was to become the Bible of the West for a thousand years is due to Pope Damasus (pope, 366 84)
Sinlessness - In cursing the fig-tree, it is claimed, He gave way to temper; and, in the casting of the demons out of the possessed man of Gadara and giving them permission to enter the swine, with the result that two thousand of these were lost to their owners, He displayed a lack of respect for the rights of property
Canon of the New Testament - The immense personal influence of Augustine and the acceptance of Jerome’s Vulgate as the standard Bible of the Christian Church gave fixity to the Canon, which was not disturbed for a thousand years
Gospels - The only miracle common to the four Gospels is the feeding of the five thousand, which in Jn
Jerusalem - These intersecting valleys are now almost completely filled up with the accumulated rubbish of about four thousand years, and betray themselves only by slight depressions in the surface of the ground
Messiah - The Jews themselves allow, that, during this short war against the Romans, in defense of this false Messiah, they lost five or six hundred thousand souls
Augustine - " Such a testimony as this far outweighs the vituperative remarks and petty sneers of a thousand infidels
Possession - It is very significant that, after recording the turning of water into wine (John 2:1; John 4:46), the cure of the royal official’s son (John 4:47), the healing of the invalid at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1), the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:1), and the walking on the sea (John 6:19), the writer of the Fourth Gospel says that not only many of His disciples refused to associate with Him any longer (John 6:66), but even His own brothers did not believe in Him (John 7:5)
Papias - ), would last a thousand years
Text of the New Testament - The history of Textual Criticism during the past two centuries and a half has been the history of the accumulation of all this material (and of the further masses of evidence provided by ancient translations), and of its application to the discovery of the true text of the NT; and it is not surprising that such huge accessions of evidence, going back in age a thousand years or more behind the date of Erasmus’ principal witnesses, should have necessitated a considerable number of alterations in the details of the TR Vulgate - Although the English Bible, to which we have been accustomed for nearly 300 years, is in the main a translation from the original Hebrew and Greek, it must be remembered that for the first thousand years of the English Church the Bible of this country, whether in Latin or in English, was the Vulgate
Enoch Book of - All the righteous are to escape and live till they beget thousands of children (x. 17), the earth is to yield a thousandfold, all men are to become righteous and adore God (x. 12) with seven stars like burning mountains, bound for ten thousand years for not observing their appointed times (xviii
Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia - Approaching Caesarea, he dispatched a minatory letter to Basil demanding a thousand pounds of gold for the expenses of his Persian expedition, or threatening to rase the city to the ground
Archaeology And Biblical Study - Thutmoses III won a major victory at Megiddo in 1490 of which he left a record claiming that Megiddo is worth a thousand cities
Confession - I was then almost sixteen years of age; but I knew not God, and was led into captivity by the Irish, with many thousand men, as we deserved, because we estranged ourselves from God, and did not keep his laws, and were disobedient to our pastors, who admonished us with respect to our salvation: and the Lord brought down upon us the anger of his Spirit, and dispersed us among many nations, even to the extremity of the earth, where my meanness was conspicuous among foreigners, and where the Lord discovered to me a sense of my unbelief; that late I should remember my transgressions, and that I should be converted with my whole heart to the Lord my God, who had respect to my humiliation, and pitied my youth and ignorance, even before I knew him, and before I was wise, or could distinguish between right and wrong, and strengthened me, and cherished me, as a father would a son
Neology - "And this from a professor's chair!" In like manner the miracle of feeding the five thousand in the desert is resolved into the opportune passing by of a caravan with provisions, of which the hungry multitude were allowed to partake, according to eastern hospitality; and the Apostles were merely employed in conveying it out in baskets
Justinianus i, Emperor - In 540 Antioch, far the greatest town of the eastern part of the empire, was sacked, and many thousand inhabitants carried to a new city, built for them near Ctesiphon, his own capital
Preaching Christ - The Kingdom of God has been coming ever since Jesus left the world; but Jesus Himself, after nearly two thousand years, has not yet come in like manner as the disciples saw Him going into heaven (Acts 1:11)
Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrrhus - Eight villages polluted by Marcionite errors, with their neighbouring hamlets comprising more than a thousand souls, one village filled with Eunomians, another with Arians, were brought back to the sound faith
Mahometanism - Mahomet immediately gave orders for preparations to be made that he might surprise the Meccans while they were unprovided to receive him; in a little time he began his march thither; and by the time he came near the city, his forces were increased to ten thousand men