Homiletical Commentary on the Book of Genesis

9781231256138: Homiletical Commentary on the Book of Genesis
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ...The name Abraham is formed by dropping the last letter, and inserting the rirst syllable of the word hamon (multitude). Abram-hamon is abbreviated into Abraham, the high /other of a multitude. Have I made thee. Heb. Have I given thee--appointed or constituted thee. The word used by St. Paul conveys exactly the same idea (Tifluxa) (Horn. iv. 17). 6. Kings. "from him were descended the chief of the twelve tribes of the Hebrews, and after their separation, the kings of Judah as well as the kings of Israel. From him sprang the ancient monarchs of Edom, and the Saracen kings in Arabia, Babylon, and Egypt. If we pass from the literal to the spiritual fulfilment, we find the heavenly Messiah, the King of kings, descending from the same stock, and all true Christians, his seed, by faith 'KingB and priests unto God'" (Rev. i. (5). (Bulk). 8. The land wherein thou art a stranger II,b. The land of thy sojourning, or wanderings. 10. My Covenant The outward sign is here called the Covenant, for it is the seal set upon the Covenant. The same mode of expression is used in Acts vii. 8. Also, in the Lord's Supper the Cup is called the New Testament in Jesus' blood. (Luke xxii. 19, 20). Circumcised. Heb. Shall be cut round about, i.e., there shall be an excision of the prepuce or foreskin of the flesh of all the males. Herodotus speaks of this as a custom ancient in his tim-, and existing among several nations, chiefly the Egyptians and Ethiopians. 11. The flesh of your foreskin. The Heb. for foreskin signifies that which is "superfluous or redundant," not in itself, but in relation to the ordinance. The same word is applied figuratively to other parts, as to the lips (Ex. vi. 20); to the ear (Jer. vi. 10); to the. heart (Lev. xxvi. 41; Isa. vi. 10). St. ...

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