A Hebrew Chrestomathy Designed as an Introduction to a Course of Hebrew Study

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Gould and Newman, 1838 - Hebrew language - 231 pages
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Page 97 - ... their individual resemblance to existing animals and ' plants, but for this singular correspondence in what may be called their social condition. But did not God create animals and vegetables of full size and in their most perfect state ? And may he not have done the same in respect to the rocks? " How can it be proved that all substances must have been formed in an incipient state merely? Were only acorns made at first instead of oaks? And was man an infant, when first from the hands of his...
Page 165 - A diction figurative, elevated, more or less remote from the vulgar one, and abounding in-comparisens, is almost of course the characteristic of all poetry, which exhibits any striking display either of feeling or of imagination. But the Hebrew poetry, (which is in a peculiar sense the offspring of feeling), abounds to an uncommon degree in these characteristics. The peculiar 'diction of Hebrew poetry...
Page 97 - As to the views of our author, in respect to the length of the days and nights at the creation," says Professor Stuart, " nothing can be plainer than that usual days and nights are meant. How could he say, that ' the evening and the morning made them,' if this be not true .'"f But it is unnecessary to multiply authorities on this subject.
Page 164 - THE poetry of the Hebrews has characteristics which are peculiar and which widely distinguish it, in some respects, from the poetry of the western world. So far as any one has yet been able to discover, the Hebrews had no knowledge of what we call quantity, or syllabic measure as employed in the construction of poetic verses. Many attempts have been made, since the revival of Hebrew study in Europe, to discover something of the Grecian and Roman measure in the poetry of the Scriptures ; but uone...
Page 119 - I consider them as much a part of the penalty (thou shalt surely die) as the ' returning to dust,' which is mentioned in the last part of verse 14. Why these should so often be separated from each other, as they have been by many critics and divines, it is difficult to see. They stand connected so obviously, that I cannot persuade myself that they do not make one totality. If so, then death does not mean merely the dissolution of our physical bodies, but every kind of pain, sorrow and inconvenience....
Page 152 - Auron, and brother to A-biTiu. He offered incense to the Lord with strange, that is, common fire, and not with that which had been miraculously lighted upon the altar of burnt-offerings. The connection of the whole would seem to show pretty plainly that these offenders were under the influence of intoxicating liquor, Lev. x ; see especially verses 8, 9, 10. NA'HUM is supposed to have been a native of a village in Galilee, and to have been of the tribe of Simeon. It is generally allowed that he delivered...
Page i - HEBREW CHRESTOMATHY, designed as an Introduction to a Course of Hebrew Study. Third Edition, svo {pub. at Uf.), cloth, 9.
Page 113 - Psalm, is an objection to the reality of the facts on which the representation is grounded ; or than the plainly figurative manner of describing the Saviour's temptation, which the Evangelists have adopted, is an objection to the reality of his temptation. Is not God every where figuratively spoken of; and yet, is there not reality in the descriptions? As to the conversation here, between the serpent and the woman, it may be viewed like that between the Saviour and the tempter, ie as mental, not...
Page 205 - This refers to the use which was made of wine in the libations which were presented to the Deity, and to the common use of it by men. " Wine of God's wrath,
Page 201 - ... which there are many kinds. It is first enclosed in an egg among cloth, whence it issues a worm, and feeds upon its habitation. After a time, it quits this worm state, to assume that of the complete insect, or moth.

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