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Jer. 48. 29-37.

Isa. 16. 6-11. (Continued.)

(Continued.) 33 And gladness and joy is taken ness ; her branches were spread away,

from the fruitful field and abroad, they passed over the sea. from the land of Moab; and 9 Therefore I will weep with the I have caused wine to cease weeping of Jazer for the vine of from the winepresses :

Sibmah : I will water thee with shall tread with shouting; the my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh : shouting shall be no shouting. for upon thy summer fruits and

upon thy harvest the battle shout 10 is fallen. And gladness is taken

away, and joy out of the fruitful field ; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither joyful noise : no treader shall tread out wine in the presses : I have

made the vintage shout to cease. 34 [From the cry of Heshbon even

unto Elealeh, even unto Jahaz have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, to Eglath-shelishiyah: for the

waters of Nimrim also shall be35 come desolate. Moreover I will

cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth in the

high place, and him that burneth 36 incense to his gods.] Therefore 11.

Wherefore mine heart soundeth for Moab my bowels sound like an harp like pipes, and mine heart sound- for Moab, and mine inward parts eth like pipes for the men of for Kir-heres. Kir-heres.

44.

Jer. 48. 43, 44.

Isa. 24. 17, 18. 43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, 17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of

are upon thee, O inhabitants of Moab, (saith the LORD.]

18 the earth.

[And He it shall come to pass, that] he that fleeth from

the who fleeth from the noise of] the fear shall fall into the pit ; and fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the he that cometh up out of the

pit shall be taken (midst of the] pit shall be taken in the snare : for I will bring upon in the snare : for the windows on her, even upon Moab, the year of their high are opened, and the foundations visitation, saith the LORD.

of the earth do shake.

Jer. 50. 39, 40.

Isa. 13. 19-22. 39 Therefore the wild beasts of the 19 And Babylon, the glory of king.

desert with the wolves shall dwell doms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' there, and the ostriches shall pride, shall be as when God overdwell therein : and it shall be no 20 Threw Sodom and Gomorrah. It more inhabited for ever ; neither shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from genera.

shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.

tion to generation : (neither shall Jer. 50. 39, 40.

Isa. 13. 19-22. (Continued.)

(Continued.) the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall shepherds make

their flocks to lie down there.] 40 As when God overthrew Sodom 21 But wild beasts of the desert

and Gomorrah and the neighbour shall lie there; and their houses cities thereof, saith the LORD ; so shall be full of doleful creatures ; shall no man dwell there, neither and ostriches shall dwell there, shall any son of man sojourn and satyrs shall dance there. therein.

| 22 And wolves shall cry in their

castles, and jackals in the pleasant palaces.

Seeing that Jeremiah exhibits such a familiar acquaintance with the First Division of the Book of Isaiah, the question rises whether we can trace any relationship between his writings and the Second Division. For this purpose Jer. 10. 3-5 may be compared with Isa. 40. 18, &c., and 44. 11, &c., also compare Jer. 11. 19 with Isa. 53. 7 ; Jer. 32. 40 with Isa. 55. 3; Jer. 31. 2 with Isa. 63. 14; Jer. 33. 3 with Isa. 48. 6.

Jeremiah is either himself a Psalmist or else a free quoter from the Psalms. Thus we have :

Ps. 135. 7.

Jer. 10. 13 13 [When he uttereth his voice,

there is a tumult of waters in

the heavens,] [And] he causeth the vapours to

ascend from the ends of the

earth; Hemaketh lightnings for the rain, And bringeth forth the wind out

of his treasuries.

7. He causeth the vapours to

ascend from the ends of the

earth; Hemaketh lightnings forthe rain; He bringeth forth the wind out

of his treasuries.

Jer. 10. 25.

Ps. 79. 6, 7. 25 Pour out thy fury upon the Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that know thee not,

heathen that know thee not, And upon the families that call And upon the kingdoms that call not on thy name :

not upon thy name. For they have devoured Jacob, 7 For they have devoured Jacob, [Yea, they have devoured him

and consumed him,] And laid waste his habitation. And laid waste his habitation. So also Jer. 15. 15: 'For thy sake I have suffered reproach'; compare Ps. 35. 7. Jer. 18. 20: “They have digged a pit for my soul”; compare Ps. 35. 7. Jer. 51. 58: The people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire; and they shall be weary'; compare Hab. 2. 13.

Jer. 49. 71-6.

Obadiah. 7. Thus saith the LORD of hosts : 8 Shall I not in that day, saith Is wisdom no more in Teman ? the LORD, destroy the wise men is counsel perished from the pru- out of Edom, and understanding

dent? is their wisdom vanished ? 9 out of the mount of Esau ? And 8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, thy mighty men, 0 Teman, shall

O inhabitants of Dedan; for I be dismayed, to the end that will bring the calamity of Esau every one may be cut off from upon him, the time that I shall the mount of Esau by slaughter.

visit him. 9 If grapegatherers came to thee, 5 If thieves came to thee, if would they not leave some glean- robbers by night, (how art thou ing grapes ? if thieves by night, cut off!) would they not steal

would they not destroy till they till they had enough ? if grape10 had enough? But I have made gatherers came to thee, would

Esau bare, I have uncovered his they not leave some gleaning secret places, and he shall not be 6 grapes ? How is Esau searched able to hide himself: his seed out! how are his hidden treasures is spoiled, and his brethren, and sought up!

his neighbours, and he is not. 11 [Leave thy fatherless children,

I will preserve them alive; and

let thy widows trust in me.] 12 For thus saith the LORD: Behold, 16 For as ye have drunk upon my

they to whom it pertained not to holy mountain, so shall all the drink of the cup shall assuredly nations drink continually, yea, drink; and art thou he that shall they shall drink, and swallow altogether go unpunished ? thou down, and shall be as though

shalt not go unpunished, but they had not been. 13 thou shalt surely drink. [For

I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse ; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.]

1 [The vision of Obadiah.

Thus saith the Lord God con14

I have heard cerning Edom :) We have heard tidings from the LORD, and an tidings from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the ambassador is sent among the nations, saying, Gather your- nations, saying, Arise ye, and let selves together, and come against us rise up against her in battle.

her, and rise up to the battle. 2 Behold, I have made thee small 15 For, behold, I have made thee among the nations: thou art

small among the nations, and 3 greatly despised. The pride of 16 despised among men. As for thy thine heart hath deceived thee,

terribleness, the pride of thine O thou that dwellest in the clefts heart hath deceived thee, O thou of the rock, whose habitation is that dwellest in the clefts of the high; that saith in his heart, rock, that holdest the height of Who shall bring me down to the the hill : though thou shouldest 4 ground ? Though thou mount on make thy nest as high as the high as the eagle, and though thy eagle, I will bring thee down nest be set among the stars, I will from thence, saith the LORD.

bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

XI.

THE GENEALOGIES.

THE perplexities of the Biblical Genealogies have frequently been discussed. The late Bishop Lord Arthur Hervey gave much attention to them. (See especially his last small work on the Book of Chronicles, S. P. C. K.) The lists in the first chapter of the Chronicles are chiefly to to be found in Gen. 10, 11, 25, and 36; the changes in spelling being of the same character as those which have been noticed elsewhere. The Edomite list (Gen. 36. 31-43) must be in part at least a later addition to the book; but it is reproduced as it stands by the Chronicles.

Saul's genealogy is inserted twice, viz. 1 Chron. 8. 29-38 and 9. 35-44. Although identical in substance the copies vary in spelling. Thus we have Zacher and Zachariah, Shimeah and Shimeam, Jehoadah and Jarah, Rapha and Rephaiah. Each also has one name which is not in the other.

Samuel's genealogy and family is also inserted twice in the same chapter 1 Chron. 6. 22-28 and 33-38. The one list is traced down from Kohath to Samuel's sons; the second is traced up from Samuel's sons to Kohath's grandfather Jacob.

It is to be noticed that Samuel was an Ephrathite (i. e. Ephraimite) by habitation, though a Levite by birth. On arranging the names in parallel lines the result is as follows :

[Israel]

[Levi]
Kohath

Kohath
Amminadab

Izhar (Num. 16. I)
Korah

Korah
[Assir]
Elkanah].
Ebiasaph

Ebiasaph

Assir
Tahath

Tahath
Uriel.

Zephaniah
Uzziah

Azariah
Shaul

Joel
Elkanah

Elkanah
Amasai

Amasai
Ahimoth

Mahath
Elkanah

Elkanah
Zophai

Zuph
Nahath

Toah (Tohu, 1 Sam. 1. I)
Eliab

Eliel (Elihu, 1 Sam. 1. I)
Jeroham

Jeroham
Elkanah

Elkanah
Samuel

Samuel
The firstborn [ ] Joel (see i Sam. 8. 2)
[... And the second Abiah] Heman
All the difficulties with which we are familiar in connexion with our
Lord's genealogy are to be parallelled in these Old Testament lists.

Assir .

INDEX OF TEXTS

GENESIS—

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14. 13.

23, 22-39
24. 1-4
24. 5-13
24. 14-17
24. 18-25.
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145
15. 13-19

148
23. 8-13

27
145 13. 63.

148
23. 14-21.

28
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145, 150

29
151, 152

145
145
145 JUDGES-
XXV 1

148
146 2

149
147

1 KINGS-
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2. 3

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I21
2. 1o, II.

34
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3. 4

35
3. 5-13

36
31, 8-13

3. 14, 15

37
5. 1, 2.

37
2 SAMUEL-

5. 3-6.

38
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5. I-9:

3
5. 7-9.

39
xxiv
5. 10-17

5. 10-16

40
148
5. 18-25

5. 17-18

41
164 6. 1-6.

6. 1-3
145

6. 14-22
6. 14-18

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6. 23-33
6. 20

9

6. 34-38
148
7. I-10

12 7. 13-16
146
7. 11-20

13

7. 17-24
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7. 21-28

14

7. 25-27
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15

7. 38, 39
xxiv 8. 1-6.

15

7. 40-49
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8. 7-14

16

7. 50, 51
58 8. 15-18

17

8. 1-4:
58

17
8. 5-10

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8. 11-20

50
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8. 21-25

51
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8. 26-33

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8. 34-41

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21. 18-21

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145 22. 1-8

22
8. 50-56

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DEUTERONOMY-

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44
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45

1. 36
5. 6-14
5. 15-21
23. 3-5

46

7. 29

46

24. 16.

47

25. 17.
28. 37 :

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48

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29. 24-26.

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30. 3, 4

31.9
32.7

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10. 12-19
11. II, 12
12, 27-31

32. 36

32. 39

33. 16.

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