The Bible for Home Reading: Edited with Comments and Reflections for the Use of Jewish Parents and Children, Volume 2

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Macmillan, 1899 - Bible
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Contents

The Books of Chronicles
15
Students of prophecy
16
Religious tales
17
The Song of Songs
18
Plan of the volume
20
CHAPTER I
21
Wisdom and folly in speech and silence
24
Against slander 1 1
26
Pride and humility
27
On cheerfulness
29
Justice and righteousness
31
On forgiveness
33
Wisdom and folly
34
Discipline and reproof
36
Reverence and the Fear of the Lord
37
God and man 08
38
The king
40
Miscellaneous proverbs
41
The praise of the virtuous woman
46
The praise of Wisdom
48
CHAPTER II
62
Ben Siras essays
66
The Preface of the Greek Translator
67
The Fear of the Lord
68
7 The methods nature and opportunities of Wisdom
73
CHAPTER III
115
Jobs third reply
144
The second speech of Eliphaz
149
Jobs fourth reply
151
The second speech of Bildad
153
Jobs fifth reply
155
Zophars second speech
157
The sixth reply of Job
159
The third speech of Eliphaz
161
Jobs seventh reply
164
Bildads third speech
166
Jobs eighth reply
168
The difference between human and divine wisdom
170
Jobs final soliloquy
172
The first speech of Elihu
178
The second speech of Elihu
182
The third speech of Elihu
186
Gods speech
190
Hippopotamus and crocodile
196
The last words
198
Human solidarity
200
The alleviations of the Platonic philosophy
201
Voluntary suffering and sacrifice
205
The progress of the race and of the individual
206
CHAPTER IV
208
Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas
210
A defence of the transitory
213
Opening keynotes
215
The doubtful profit of human labour
217
Travail and disappointment
219
Prudential maxims
222
Sorrow and selfrestraint
224
The golden mean
226
Lifes ironies
227
One event to all and the moral thereof
228
Wisdom and folly
229
Maxims and observations about kings mid rulers 23O 15 Final counsels of doubtful meaning
231
An epilogue of puzzles
234
Some reflections on Koheleth
235
CHAPTER V
240
Idolatry and sin 24 l
241
An imperfect universalism
242
The origin and progress of idolatry
243
Righteousness and life eternal
247
Life on earth and life hereafter
251
Tho panegyric of Wisdom 2 53
253
A prayer for wisdom
257
SECTION II
262
Amos and his time
263
The roll call of the nations
266
The ruin to come
269
Warnings unheeded
271
The fall of Israel and its causes
272
The visions of the locust the fire and the plumbline
277
Amos and Amaziah
278
The vision of summer fruit
279
The vision of the smitten sanctuary
280
The future restoration
281
CHAPTER II
284
The age of Hosea
285
The true parable of the faithless wife
288
The moral and religious condition of Israel
291
Israel the oppressor
294
Ephemeral repentance
295
Love not sacrifice
296
Israel the ungrateful
297
Israel among the nations
298
o Illtimed rejoicing
299
Israel as the wild grape
300
reap lovingkindness
301
Israel the supplanter and trafficker 33
304
Last words of promise 35
305
CHAPTER IH ISAIAH IXII
308
Tests by which to distinguish the work of Isaiah from later additions
310
Contents of the present chapter and its arrangement
311
The great arraignment
312
A vision of peace
315
Guilt and punishment
316
Misgovernment and its consequences
318
The wicked daughters of Jerusalem
319
The final redemption
320
A sixfold woe
321
The prophets call
323
Isaiah and Ahaz
324
The coming invasion of Judah
326
The great deliverance 33
331
Prophecies against Assyria 333336
333
The reign of peace
336
ISAIAH XXVIIIXXXIII WITH XXII II4 I I The fall of Samaria
339
The mockedat prophet and his retort
340
The covenant with death and its destruction
341
The parable of the ploughman and the thresher
342
Spiritual blindness
343
A rebuke of doubters and munnurers
344
The Egyptian alliance
345
The bulging wall and the final crash
346
The good time to come
347
The destruction of Assyria
348
Threat and promise strangely blended
349
Impenitent Jerusalem
351
CHAPTER V
362
The divine indignation
368
Fresh ruin foretold
375
Last extracts from the prophets
381
The plot of Esther
388
The craft of Haman
392
Mordecais appeal to Esther
394
Mordecai and the King
396
The deliverance of the Jews
398
The moral and religious value of Esther
404
The festival of Purim
405
Purim and charity
406
Date and origin of the story of Jonah
408
The tale of Jonah
409
Explanation of certain difficulties
412
The moral of Jonah
416
The third and fourth Psalms
434
a morning hymn
435
The sixth Psalm
437
Psalms eleven twelve thirteen and seventeen
438
Why hast thou forsaken me t
442
The twentyfifth Psalm
444
Psalms twentysix and twentyseven 6
446
In te Domine speravi
448
Domine ne in furore
450
The thirtyninth Psalm
451
The fortyfirst Psalm
453
The soul which longs for God
454
Exaudi Deus
456
Psalms fiftysix and fiftyseven
457
The sixtysecond Psalm
459
The sixtyninth Psalm
460
Psalm seventyone
463
Voce mea ad Dominum 465 21 The eightyfifth Psalm
466
Inclina Domine
467
The eightyeighth Psalm
469
Domine refugium
470
The ninetyfourth Psalm
473
The one hundred and second Psalm
475
The one hundred and thirtyseventh Psalm
477
Psalms one hundred and fortyone and one hundred and fortytwo
478
The one hundred and fortythird Psalm
480
The eightieth Psalm
482
Deus venerunt gentes
483
Ut quid Deus repulisti
484
Deus auribus nostris audivimus
486
CHAPTER III
489
Who is the speaker?
490
Translation of the Psalm
492
Explanation of various passages
493
The last two verses of the Psalm
499
CHAPTER IV
502
The Lord is my shepherd
504
Older translations of the twentythird Psalm
506
The twentythird Psalm in Scotland
508
The sixtythird Psalm
509
Quam dilecta
510
Once more the I of the Psalter
512
CHAPTER V
515
Exaltabo te Domine
516
The fortieth Psalm
517
Psalms fortysix and fortyeight
519
Zion the Spiritual Mother
521
Psalms sixtysix and sixtyseven
523
fortyseven and ninetythree
525
Venite exultemus
527
Psalms ninetysix and ninetyseven
529
Psalms ninetyeight and ninetynine
531
Jubilate Deo
533
Exultate Deo 13 The Hallel Psalms one hundred and thirteen and one
534
hundred and fourteen
535
Non nobis Domine
537
Psalm one hundred and sixteen
538
The one hundred and seventeenth Psalm
540
The one hundred and thirtyeighth Psalm
543
CHAPTER VI
545
The one hundred and twentieth Psalm
546
Levavi oculos meos in montes
547
Psalm one hundred and twentytwo
548
Ad te levavi oculos meos
549
Nisi quia Douiinus 55
550
The one hundred and twentyfifth Psalm
551
Psalm one hundred and twentysix
552
Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum
553
Psalm one hundred and twentyeight
554
Saepe expugna verunt 555
555
De profuudis clamavi
556
The one hundred and thirtyfirst Psalm
557
Psalms one hundred and thirtythree and one hundred and thirtyfour
558
CHAPTER VII
560
The eightyninth Psalm
565
Psalms twenty and twentyone
568
The sixtyfirst Psalm
570
The seventysecond Psalm
571
Misericordiam et judicium
574
The one hundred and tenth Psalm
576
The fortyfifth Psalm
578
Domine quia hahitabit 1
582
Domini est terra
583
The thirtysecond Psalm
584
Benedicam Domino
587
Noli aemulari
588
Audite haec omnes gentes 92
595
The fiftieth Psalm
598
The ninetyfirst Psalm
601
Confitemini
602
CHAPTER IX
608
CHAPTER X
627
428
636
Exultate justi
646
Cantate
652
THE MACCABEAN UPRISING
655
Jews
661
CHAPTER II
681
Visions aud Apocalypse
683
Reasons for the Maccabean date of Daniel
684
Why is Daniel partly written in Hebrew and partly in Aramaic 1
685
The opening story
686
The dream of Nebuchadnezzar and its interpretation
687
The golden image and the fiery furnace
692
How Nebuchadnezzar was made to dwell with the beasts of the field
695
Bclshazzars feast
698
Daniel in the lionsden
702
The vision of the four great beasts
705
The vision of the ram the goat and the horns
708
Daniels prayer and the statement of the angel Gabriel
711
The introduction to the final vision
716
from Alexander to Antiochus Epiphanes J18
718
the reign of Antiochus Epiphanes
721
the death of Antiochus Epiphanes
725
the Resurrection and the Messianic Age
726
The precise date of the Book of Daniel
729
CHAPTER III
731
The battle of Bctlihoroa 73 r 2 The battle ofEuunaua
733
The battle of Bethzur 737
737
The purification of the Temple
738
FROM THE DEDICATION OF THE TEMPLE TO THE DEATH OF JUDAS PAGE 1 The death of Antiochus
743
The encounter at Bethzacharias
745
Alcimus and the Hasidseans
746
The battle of Adasa 161 b c
747
The Romans and tbcir government
749
Judas sends an embassy to Rome
751
The last battle
752
The virtue of courage
754
CHAPTER V
756
Bacchides leaves Palestine
757
The fall of Jonathan
758
Simon at Jerusalem
760
The death and burial of Jonathan 76
761
The growing power of Simon
762
Simon occupies the citadel of Jerusalem
763
The defeat of Cendebeeus
764
The death of Simon
766
Conclusion
768
Index I
783
Index II
790

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