The Bible for Home Reading, Volume 1

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Claude Goldsmid Montefiore
MacMillan and Company, 1914
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Contents

Abraham and Lot
13
Abrahams faith in God
14
Hagar the Egyptian
15
The birth of Isaac
16
For tens sake
17
The great trial of Abrahams faith
19
CONTENTS XI
20
The eleath and burial of Sarah
21
Eliezer and Rebekah
25
ISAAC AND HIS TWO SONS nam i Isaac and Abimelech
27
The red pottage so 3 The stolen blessing
29
Jacob sent to Laban 3a 5 Jacobs dream
33
Leah and Rachel
35
Jacobs sons
37
CHAPTER IV
39
Joseph in Egypt
41
Dreams and their interpretation
42
The great famine and Josephs brothers
46
Recognition and reconcilement
51
Jacob in Egypt
55
The death of Jacob
57
CHAPTER V
60
the birth of Moses
61
Moses and the priest of Midian
62
God reveals himself to Moses
63
Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh
65
The Exodus
67
A song of triumph
69
The Passover and its meaning
71
The journeyings of the Hebrews
75
Mount Sinai and the Hebrew laws
78
A few words about Idolatry
79
The giving of the Ten Words
80
Cardinal or fundamental laws
83
The first and second Words
84
The Sabbath and how to spend it
86
The fifth Word
91
The sixth eighth and ninth Words
92
The tenth Word
93
Different ways of counting up the Ten Words
94
Moses on Mount Sinai
97
The glory of God
99
Bread from heaven
101
The seventy elders
103
Caleb and the spies
107
Moses and the waters of Meribah
111
Aarons death
113
CONTENTS Xlii
116
Balak and Balaam
117
Settlements east of Jordan
121
The exhortations of the Retrospect
123
The death of Moses
133
CHAPTER VI
137
Passover and Pentecost
138
The feast of Tabernacles 141
141
Some remarks on Pentecost and Tabernacles
143
The Day of Memorial
145
The Day of Atonement
146
Laws about goodness
155
Justice and honesty
157
Servants and pledges
158
The widow and the orphan
159
Strangers and foreigners
161
Brotherly helpfulness and charity
163
Kindness to animals
164
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself
165
CHAPTER VII
170
The judges and their age
171
The story of Samson
177
David the outlaw 212
184
Foundation of the monarchy
185
Samuel and Eli
187
Samuel and Saul
191
King Saul and his son Jonathan
192
A later version of the establishment of the monarchy
195
Samuels speech
197
CHAPTER VIII
199
The story of David and Goliath
200
Samuel and David
204
David fights against the Philistines
206
Sauls jealousy of David and Jonathans love
207
David spares Sauls life
215
Nabal and Abigail
217
David flees to Achish King of Qath
220
David and the Philistine lords
221
Saul and the woman at Endor
223
Death of Saul and Jonathan
225
David hears of the death of Saul and Jonathan
227
CHAPTER IX
231
The death of Abner
233
The murder of Eshbaal
235
Davids campaigns against the Philistines
236
The capture of Jerusalem
237
David and Meribbaal
239
The Ammonites and the Syrians
240
The story of Bathsheba
242
Joab captures Rabbah
244
Amnon and Absalom
245
Absaloms rebellion 348
249
Shimei and Sheba
261
THE REIGN OF SOLOMON
262
CHAPTER X
263
David the ideal poet and psalmist
264
Psalms ascribed to David
269
The idealization of David in the Book of Chronicles
272
Davids preparations for the building of the Temple
274
Sixty years of Judaean history
303
A similar period in the history of Israel
305
CHAPTER XIII
311
Elijah and Ahab
312
Elijah and the prophets of Baal
315
Naboths vineyard
321
The Syrian wars
322
Elijah and the messengers of Ahaziah
327
The passing of Elijah
329
A campaign against Moab 33
332
Elisha and the Syrians
339
Elisha and Hazael 34
340
A famine and its horror
341
Jehus rebellion and bloodshed
343
The reign of Jehoahaz of Isrnel
348
Jehoshaphat Jehoram and Ahaziah
349
Athaliah and Jehoiada
351
CHAPTER XIV
355
Amos and the new departure
357
Zechariah Shallum and Menahem
361
The prophet Hosea
362
The fall of Samaria
367
From Amaziah to Ahaz
369
The prophet Isaiah
373
CHAPTER XV
377
King Sennacherib of Assyria
378
The invasion of Judah
379
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385
The embassy of Merodachbaladan
386
The pool of Siloam
388
Josiah and the book of the Law
392
The Retrospect and the Temple of Jerusalem
395
The death of Josiah
399
Jeremiah the prophet
401
Jeremiahs call
403
Jeremiah denounces Jehoiakim
405
Sacrifices and goodness
406
Jeremiah and the Rechabites
411
The burning of the roll
412
Jeremiah in the stocks
415
The parable of the potter
416
The sinfulness of Judah
417
Jeremiahs lonely misery
420
The first exile under Jehoiachin
423
Jeremiahs letter to the exiles
425
Zedekiah and the fall of the monarchy 428
428
Jeremiah and the princes of Judah
431
The field of Hanamel
435
Jeremiah and Gedaliah
439
The new covenant
447
The Lamentations
451
From Moses to Jeremiah
461
CHAPTER XVI
463
Ezekiels teaching and its value
468
The prophets conception of the Golden Age to come
475
CHAPTER XVII
481
The Second or Babylonian Isaiah
483
Comfort ye my people
485
The Servant of the Lord
489
Idol manufacture
491
Cyrus the deliverer
492
Mission of the Servant
494
The Servants longsuffering
495
His martyrdom and resurrection
497
The new Jerusalem
499
Who is the Servant?
501
CHAPTER XVIII
506
The building of the Temple
510
Haggai and Zechariah
513
Ezra at Jerusalem
517
A house of prayer for all peoples 524
524
Nehemiahs mission to Judaea
526
The building of the walls
529
A bitter cry against usurers
531
Plots against Nehemiah 532
533
Dedication of the walls
534
The reading of the Law
535
Protests against ritualism
541
Second visit of Nehemiah to Jerusalem
543
Prophetic fragments of the Nehemian age
546
The glory to come
548
CHAPTER XIX
554
4 Genesis and its first eleven chapters
556
Religious character of the first eleven chapters
557
7 The later lawbooks story of creation
558
Some comments upon this story
560
9 The second or earlier story of creation
565
Comments and reflections
566
The lost paradise 57
573
4 From Adam to Noah
575
i5 The Flood and the Ark
577
Reflections on the narrative
580
7 The earlier story of the Flood and the Ark
582
The Assyrian story of the Flood
585
The Tower of Babel
587
A psalm about the greatness of man
589
Natures praise of Natures Lord
592
A later song of praise
595
A springtide hymn
597
The wisdom and goodness of God
598
An old Egyptian hymn
603
Three great prophecies in the Book of Isaiah
604
Lyric parallels to prophetic universalism
607
The last word
608
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Page 151 - Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Page 563 - And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food ; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Page 545 - As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord ; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.
Page 483 - COMFORT ye, comfort ye ^- // my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, That her warfare is accomplished; that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
Page 485 - He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall; but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Page 18 - And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the Angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him : for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
Page 586 - Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth : and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel ; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth : and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Page 316 - And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
Page 493 - I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
Page 598 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, And herb for the service of man : That he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, And oil to make his face to shine, And bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

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