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Index to the Old Testament.
Deuteronomy, the last book of the Pentateuch, why so named, | Dreams, enumeration of their causes, Gen. xli., in fine; I
Kings iü. 5; Jer. xxin. 27. Gregory Nyssen's theory
eleven stars bowing down to him, supposed by Vallancy to
have reference to the signs of the zodiac, Gen. xlix., in
tallic image, Dan. ii., in fine.
progress of the sun through the twelve signs of the zodiac scribed by Dr. Henry, Lev. xix. 19. Curious extract
against luxury in dress, taken from a sermon composed in
with a diagram of its supposed form, 2 Kings xx., in fine. Drinking, regulations respecting, among the ancient Greeks
Druids, Pliny's account of their great veneration for the oak
and misletoe, Gen. xxi. 33.
effects of, xxiii. 33.
Dudaim, 277, import of this word extremely uncertain,
Gen. xxx. 14.
Duelling, when the general practice of, is supposed to have
Dioxippus the Athenian, and Horatus a Macedonian, as
of the ancient mode of duel between the retiarius and secu-
in this country, Hos. iv. 2.
Dung of the ox and cow in a dried state a common fuel in the
East, Isa. xxvii. 11; Ezek. v. 12.
Dura, plain of, uncertain where situated, Dan. iii. 1.
Dust, throwing of, into the air, a mark among the ancients
Dyrbeans, anecdote concerning these people, Lev. vi. 3,
, esteemed by the heathens as a bird sacred to Jupiter,
and thought by them to be employed in carrying the souls
Exod. xix. 4. Whence this fable probably originated,
A golden eagle was the ensign of Cyrus, according to
ancients and moderns for its strong and clear sight, Job
great age, Psa. cüi. 5. A very current opinion among the
ancients that the eagle moults in his old age, and renews
a state of great preservation in the Chapter House, West- Ear, boring of the, an ancient custom in the East, Exod. xxi. 6,
Earing, whence derived, and its ancient and modern accep-
tations, Gen. xlv. 6.
Ear-rings, formerly worn as amulets and charms, Gen. xxxv.
4. The Ishmaelites or Arabs had probably a crescent in
each ear-ring, Judg. viii. 21.
prevent the Arabs, who seldom leave the backs of their cossion of day and night, Gen. i. 4; Psa. xix. 5. Its
roidal figure, Gen. i. 10. What to be understood by the
Earth, tico mules' burden of, inquiry into what Naaman meant
Earth and water, annual offering of, to the Persian monarchs,
a kind of pulse, 2 Kings vi. 25. Dove's dung of great Earthen jars, vessels in which the people of the East keep
all ancient nations, Gen. xxix. 20. The Tartars and Turks 1 Kings xix, 11.
Eastern boro, description of the, Psa. lxxvii. 57. Its figure,
and when ready to discharge the missile, ibid. ; Hos. vii,
Eastern divan, in what its furniture chiefly consists, Isa.
Index to the Old Testament.
Ebronah, the thirtieth station of the Israelites in the wilder- | Encampments of the Israelites in the wildemess, Scheuchzer's
description and plan of the, Num. ii. 2. The Arabs always
form a circle in their encampments, and put their principal
Enemies, a practice annong the ancients of disabling, by cut-
but new edicts could be issued by which the preceding with the Persians, after they had slain, strangled, or be-
headed their enemies, to hang their bodies upon poles, or to
ites, Gen. xxv. 23 ; Isa. xxxiv., in principio. Fulfilment Encta, or Henctæ, where these ancient people were situated,
'origin is possibly derived, ibid,
of this duty, 1 Sam. iii., in fine. Fearful consequences to Enigmas proposed at ancient entertainments, some examples
Enoch, meaning of the word, Gen. iv. 17. Remark upon the
formed by the moderns into a fable, Prov. xxvi. 4.
these people, Gen. xlvi. 34. Excessive superstition of the mythology, whát the name imports, 2 Kings ii. 11.
Ephah, sone account of this Hebrew measure of capacity,
I amn," inquiry into the import of the original words, Exod. Ephod, account of the, Exod. xxv. 7. Its curious girdle,
Exod. xxvii. 8. Observations on the ephod made by
Ephraim, son of Joseph, why so named, Gen. xli. 50.
Preface, p. 3.
Equinoctial points, precession of the, occasioned by a slow
ecliptic, Psa. xix. 5. In what time this revolution is per-
formed, ibid. From this cause the tropical year is shorter
some to be the behemoth of Scripture, ibid. Manner of dred and sixty-Three complete revolutions of the earth
round the sun, there are twenty-fere thousand sever hundred
xxviii. 27; Job i. 7 vii. 5, xvi. 8, xxx. 18. In what it and springs, ibid. Remarkable phenomena in the starty
firmament occasioned by the precession of the equivoctial
Equus hemionus, see Jichta.
ment, General Preface, p. 6. How fully convinced of the
Ereb, y, translated evening, import of the term, Gen. i 31.
From this word is derived Erebus, the name of a heathen
Ermin or Erminage-strect, where situated, Job xu. 11.
the skin of this animal, 2 Kings i. 8.
Dr. Shuckford's character of Esau, Gen. xxxvi, in fine.
Esob, 274, rendered hyssop, of doubtful import, Exod. xi.
Esquire, derivation and original import of this word, 1 Sam.
Esther, biographical sketch of, by Prideaux, Introduction to
El, or 73Eloah, by a reference to thirty-one passages in Eternal filiation of the Son of God, remarks on the doctrine
shown to be a doctrine of Scripture, Gen. xvi. 7, 8, ul.
Eternity, thoughts concerning this vast and incomprehensible
Eternity of God, reflections upon the, Exod. ü., in fine;
Mic. v. 2. Remarkable passages in Plutarch on this point,
Index to the Old Testament.
Elh, the old third person singular ending in, used by our , Fame, fine personification of, by Virgil, 2 Sam. xiii. 30.
English ancestors for the imperative mood, Isa. Iv. 1. Family religion, maintenance of, indispensable, Gen. xviii.,
Famines that were decreed to take place before the coming
Father, probably a name of office in Eyypt, Gen. xlv. 8. Cer-
rendered gallows, real import of the word, Esth. bians, and Romans, addressed by this title, ibid. Among
the Jews, father was the title of preceptor, and son, that
of ruin, Eccles. x. 5.
Federal act formed by Joshua with the people of Israel, a little
11. 6. Time and cause of its ordinary overflowings, Isa. on the, Josh. xxiv., in fine.
tes within its channel, Isa. xxi. 1.
monarch relative to mournings for the dead, Gen. 1. 7.
Ferdoosy, remarks on the famous epic poem written by this
worshipped their deites under the form of certain animals, Festivals, Jewish, some account of the, Exod. xxiii. 14.
Figs, Eastern, Dr. Shaw's account of the, Isa. xxvii. 4.
the fig, with Philemon Holland's translation, Isa. Xxxviii.
in itself a prophecy of the redemption of the world by Jesus Filigree silver-work, Asiatics greatly excel in this kind of
production, Prov. xxv. 11. Instances which have come
Final perseverance of the saints, doctrine of the, considered,
which had been destroyed in war, the revival of whose where some have supposed the ark of Noah to have rested,
Gen. viii. 4.
element the offspring of Ormusd, according to the modern
1 Sam. xi., in fine.
Fire consuming the thorns, a beautiful metaphor used by
Fire-ordeal, among the Persians, account of the, Num. v., in
among the Jews, Num. xviii. 16. How this rite was per-
First-fruits offered to God not only by the Hebrews, but seve-
also offered them to their idols, Exod. xxii, 29.
and cod, Gen. i. 20.
originally contained in this portion of holy writ, which the made of its leaves by the Egyptians, ibid.
Isa. xxvi. 27, 28,
Flesh, preservation of, by potting, common in Asiatic coun-
tries, Gen. xlv. 23.
substance, Josh. v. 2.
the ancients, Isa. xl. 11.
When a criminal was ordered to have his face covered, it xxv. 3. Saying of a Mandarin on this subject, ibid.
provision of the Moors in their journeys, 2 Sam. xvii. 28.
Flur and reflux of the ocean, phenomena and cause of the,
Job xxxviii. 11; Psa. civ, 9.
This idea finely expressed by Herbert, ibid. Remarkable Forty, Ainsworth's observations opon the very frequent occura
rence of this number in Scripture. Deut. xxv, 3.
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Forty days, a remarkable period in Scripture, Gen. vii. 4; | Gencalogical lists contained in the Old Testament Scriptures
of essential service in the cause of Divine revelation, Gen.
mencement of Absalom's rebellion to his departure for He- Generation, various lengths of a, among the ancients, Gen.
Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament Scriptures,
whence so named, Preface to Genesis. General Observa-
in the circus, with lighted flambeaux on their backs, that Genista, or common sürze, exceedingly prolific, Gen. ii. 18.
Gentoo laws, very interesting extract from Mr. Halhed's code
Gentoos, remarkable law among these people respecting mar-
riage, Gen. xxix. 25.
tions, distances from the sun and carth, diameter, volume,
Gen. 1. l.
Ghost, its derivation and import, Gen. xxv. 8.
TO GIVE UP
Edward III. with ropes round their necks, and the keys of ibid.
the town and castle in their hands, 1 Kings xx., in fine. Giants, seven Hebrew words rendered thus in our English
surviving relatives, common among the ancients, Jer. xvi. 8. nities, Gen. vii 4.
ship-building, 1 Kings v. 18; Psa. Ixxxiii, 7.
Gideon, principle which impelled him to slay Zebah and Zal-
munna illustrated by a quotation from Virgil, Judg. vi. 18.
Character of Gideon, Judg. viu., in fine.
Gifts, rabbinical enumeration of the, presented to the priests,
Gigantic stature, account of persons of, in modern times,
Num. xiii. 33.
Gil, (Dr. John) author of a very diffuse commentary on the
Girding up of the loins, what meant by this phrase among the
Girdle, a very general and expensive article of dress in the
soldier's accoutrement, being the last he put on to make
ported “ to be completely armed, and ready for battle, " Isa.
Girgashites, where these people were situated, Josh. iii. 10.
and persons of distinction, very frequent, Gen. xlv. 22. See the Song of Solomon, in fine.
priesthood, Exod. xxviu. Custoinary in the East to pull 19; Josh. xi. 8.
England and Ireland for the poor to collect the straggling
Isa ii. 23. These garments called by the Romans multi- land with respect to gleaning, ibid.
Glowing sandy plain, its deceptive appearance at a distance,
Goadby, author of a work entitled, “An Ilustration of the
sideration opened till the following moming, Neh. vii. 3. Goat, an object of religious veneration in Egypt, 2 Chron, si.
Dan. viii. 5.
description of the, Exod. xxv. 4.
rendering of this word, Gen. xxv. 8. What the original raisins, Deut. xxvii. 5. All sorts of things, both dry and
liquid in Eastern countries, generally carried in a goat's or
kid's skin, ibid.
God, derivation and import of the term, Gen. i. 1, m. 22 A
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surely die, Judg. vi. 29, xi. 22. The Hebrew original of Great sea, a term in Scripture for the Mediterranean, Dan.
Greek cities declared free by the Romans, and the rapture of
Joel m. 6.
Gregory the Great, account of this Catholic commentator,
Manasseh! a sorin of salutation still in use, Gen. xlviii. 20. Grief, excessive, its strong effect upon the mental faculty,
ibid. Passage in the Psalms in which deep-seated grief is
Grinding of corn; manner of doing this in the East, Exod.
Applicable to our Lord Jesus Christ in a most eminent Grot between Aleppo and Bir capacious enough, according to
Tavernier, to hold near three thousand horse, Isa. ii. 19-21.
's account of several grots of vast capacity, ibid.
upon the whole Scriptures, General Preface, p. 6.
obscene worship, Deut. xvi. 21 ; Isa. i. 29, 30.
stated and refuted, 2 Sam. vii., in fine,
His style as a poet, ibid.
Probable derivation of the word, Nch. iy. 16.
Greeks and Romans, Isa. xi. 6-8. Citations from Ferdusi notes at the end of Deuteronomy.
Hades, image of, sometimes employed in ancient poetry, Isa.
Hafiz, remarkable couplet in this author something similar to
a passage in the Psalms, Psa. xxvii. 9.
Not likely that this image was in the human form, ibid. Huggai, some account of this prophet, Hag. i., in principio.
Description of his armour, the Jews by this name, Zech. vii. 7.
Exod. ix. 18 ; Job xxxvii. 22.
Exod. ix. 18; Josh. x. 11.
Haime, (John) a preacher among the Wesleyan Methodists,
Hair, much used in divination among the ancients, and for
The same with the cypress, according to Bochart, ibid. Num. vi. 18. Tearing the hair a mark of deep affliction
Ham, Dr. Hales' remarks on the political condition of the
feet of the oxen trampling among the sheaves, or by brigHaman the Agagite, remarks on his offer of paying out of
his own private property into the exchequer of the Persian
monarch the enormous sum of ten thousand talents of sil-
consequence of the execution of the projected massacre of
poets, ancient and modern, 1 Kings ii. 2; Job i. 19, xxx. 23. Amos vi. 2.
whale, and why, Jonah i. 17. That it was a shark, not an ral Preface, p. 7.
sented in a very ancient manuscript of the Septuagint, Dan.
according to their bulk or solid contents, but from the pro- Hand placed on the head, a mark of deep sorrow occasioned
by utter desolation, Jer. ii. 37.