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Index to the Old Testament.
musician of antiquity, 2 Chron. xxxiv. 12.
Ossifrage, why this animal is so named, Lev. xi. 13.'
Dout. iii. 11. Extreme trifling of the rabbins upon this markable saying of Bacon upon this subject, ibid.
Ostrich, observations on its remarkable fleetness, Job xxxix.
Job xxxix., in fine ; Mic. i. 8.
Deut. xiii. 1.
xvii. 7, 8, xxi. 33; Exod. xii. 14; Num. xxv. 13; 2 Kings tions of the walls of the city of Rome by Romulus, Neh.
Ost, particular description of its four stomachs, Lev. xi: 3.
Egyptians, Gen. xlviii. 12; by the ancient Romans, ibid; ancient Egyptians, Hos. viii. 5.
Oxurunchus, an Egyptian idol, Exod. xx. 4.
Oxygen, a constituent part of water, Gen. vii. I1, viii. 1;
Job xxxviii. 26 ; Jer. x. 13.
Padan-aram, the same with Mesopotamia, Gen. III. 26.
Pagan priests believed by their adherents to have been able
to walk on burning coals unhurt, Dan. iii. 27. Quotation
Gen. ii. 12; Exod. xxv. 7; Job xxviii. 16. The Hebrew the feet of the priests were enabled to resist the action of
word so translated of uncertain import, Exod. xxvii. 17. the fire, according to Varro, ibid.
Pagans, notion among the, that every district had its tutelary
deity, who could do nothing out of his own sphere, 1 Kings
Pall, ceremony of the, among the Romanists, 1 Kings xix.,
by which the redundant waters of the Euphrates were car-
Palladium, the Greeks employed all their artifice to steal away
as to appear to be fulfilled in whatever way the events might that the Trojan palladium was an aerolith, Josh. x. il.
Palliatus, why this word is used to signify'a Greek, 1 Kings
Palma Christi, account of the, as given by Celsus, Jonah
Gen. i. 1. Inclination of the axes of rotation of the earth, Palm tree, its description and various uses, Pa. xcii. 12.
Why called Judicium Dei, “The judgment of God,” ibid. Panoply, ordinary weight of a soldier's, according to Plutarch,
Paphlagonians, conjecture concerning their origin, Gen. 1. 3.
. 1. Its
Isa. xxviij. 23–28.
Parabolic style of the Hebrews, some very striking examples
Job ix. 9. The constellation of Orion, according to Mr. xli. 19, xlii. 7, xlviii. 21, xlix. 23, liv. Il, 1, iv. 13,
Paradise, its derivation and import, Gen. ü. 8; Eccles. Ü. 5.
horses, and elephants, common from the remotest antiquity, Great variety of 'opinions concerning its situation, Gen. ii.
Paragogic letters in the Hebrew always increase and deepen
the meaning of the words to which they are attached, Psa. | Pharmacy, in great repute among the ancient Egyptians,
Exod. xii., in fine.
river known by this name, in the time of Elisha, is a branch
%; Job xxxi., in fine; Isa. v. 7, xxiv. 17, 18, xxv. 11, Philo, bishop of the Carpathians, author of a comment on So-
Philo Judæus, account of this Jewish commentator, General
Philosopher, anecdote of a, Jer. v. 1. Remarkable saying of
Phlegon, one of the horses of the sun, according to the pagan
Phoceans, remarkable imprecation of the, when resolved to
Deut. xvi. 1; Isa. xxxi. 5. Its typical import, Exod. xii. Phocylides, citation of a very remarkable passage from this
poet, Jer. ix. 24.
Phut, a people of Africa, Ezek. xxvii. 10.
Pibeseth, probably the same with Bubastuin, or Bubasto,
Ezek. xxx. 17.
the Four Gospels, the Acts, and the First Epistle to the ness, what supposed to be its present appellation, Num.
berberi, Job xxviii. 18. Sometimes found in the common Pilgash, wasb, rendered concubine, inquiry into its import,
Pilkington's reasons for the supposition that from the 12th to
the 31st verse of the first book of Samuel is an interpola,
name, Gen. x. 25. What is probably meant by the division Pillar of a cloud in the wilderness, observations concerning
the, Éxod. xiii. 21, xiv. 20.
Pillar of salt into which Lot's wife was changed, various
Pillars of heaven, what intended by this strongly figurative
expression, Job xxvi. 11.
set in competition with his own poetry, Isa. xlvi. 3.
the Mediterranean, 1 Chron. xv. 27; Prov. xxxi. 22.
Description of a pair of gloves which the author has seen
made of this very rich stuff, ibid.
guests very frequent in the East, Prov. xxvii. 9. Descrip- tures, General Preface, p. 6.
Eccles. xii. 6.
symbol, Masoretic notes at the end of Deuteronomy. 6; Isa. xxiv. 17, 18; Ezek. xix. 4.
he had made for the punishment of others, Esth. vii. 9. Archbishop Usher, Exod. vii. 17. Critical observations on
plagues more largely described in the Samaritan copies than
cleventh chapter of Exodus from the Samaritan text ranged
Magi, and their descendants the Parsees, Lev. vi. 13. Per- show the great additions in the former, ibid. General ob-
servations on the ten plagues of Egypt, Exod. xii., in fine.
cycles, the day of the week with which the Jewish year
of the months Marchesvan and Cisleu, Deut. xxxiv., in distances, &c., Gen. i. 1. To prevent mistake, it will be
proper to observe that the least and greatest distances of
tables, are their perigeal and apogeal distances when the
radii vectores of the planets are equal to the semimajor
head, to which fire was attached, Psa. lxxvi. 3, cxx. 4. to be at its mean distance from the sun. But on account
of the eccentricities of the planetary orbits, the distances
mencement of the monarchy of the Greeks, Gen. xii. 15, are very variable. The nearest possible approaches of the
the inferior conjunction of each takes place in the higher
apsis) are, respectively, 52,376,602 and 27,339,176 English
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miles. The greatest possible distances of these planets sage in the Psalms which the Romanists allege in favour
mony, Judg. ii. 18.
Numerous examples in Homer and
by warriors to each other in token of friendship, 1 Sam.
Prevent, acceptation of this term among our English ances
ples produced, ibid.
pledges, which the owner will redeem at the hazard of his xxxix. 24.
Priesthood, Jerish and pagan, none eligible to the, that had
Priestley, (Rev. Dr.) author of a useful commentary on the
conquerors to signify an irreparable and total destruction, Primasius, of Utica, account of this commentator, General
Preface, p. 4.
ground, what meant by this phrase among the ancient Jews, to, in ancient times, Gen. xxv. 31.
Prisoners of the earth, Dr. Blayney's observations on the im-
of expression, illustrated by quotations from sacred and Priry seal of many of our sovereigns appears to have been
inserted in their rings, Esth. ii. 9.
enemy's life, cut open an imposthume, which, by a salutary Proclamation of T. Quintius, declaring freedom to the Gro-
cian cities, and the effect it had upon the inhabitants, as
bore, no resemblance to the subjects, Psa. xxii, in princi- Prophecies of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Duniel, chronological
arrangement of the, see chronological tables.
Exod. xv. I. Its advantages pointed out, ibid; Deut. ful examples that can be given of elegance of composi-
Prophecy concerning Nineveh, related by Diodorus Siculus,
Prophet, what this word imports in different parts of the sa-
gall, which is thought to be copiously exuded when these 1 Chron. xxv. 1, 2. Celebrated prediction of Moses of a
prophet like unto himself, Deut. xvii. 15–19. Many rea-
13. Shown to be unnatural, and what could not have Jesus the Christ, Deut. xviii, in fine, xxxiv. 10.
that it became an object of ridicule among the more serious Prophets, probably employed by the kings under whom they
two books of Chronicles. Succession of prophets in the
rangement of the major and minor prophets, ibid. Dr.
generally clad, ibid. Former and latter, how divided by the
Propter viam, a heathen sacrifice, in what it consisted, and
Prosclyte, derivation and import of the word, Exod. xi. 43.
the Hebrew, Samaritan, and Septuagint copies, with respect of justice, or of the covenant, ibid.
Gen. 1. 25; Lev. xviii. 25 ; Isa. xiii., in principio; Jer. ü.
33, ix. 17; Lam. i. 4; Hos. j. 22; Zech. xii. 7.
Divine approbation or disapprobation, Job ix. 24, xli., in fine.
remarkable passage from the Iliad upon this subject, ibid. A collection of Asiatic proverbs extracted from Galand's
Index to the Old Testament.
ing to Herodotus, Esth. iii. 9.
dividing the Psalms between the Hebrew text and the ancient he saw in Egypt, Num. xi. 31. Allusion, in the book of
Psalms, and those in our authorized version, ibid. Anglo- Rabdomancy, explanation of this species of divination, Hos.
to Calmet, 2 Kings xviii. 17.
and reasons advanced to show that the original word trans-
why this instrument was used by David in celebrating the Josh. ii. 1.
Raiment, shaking of the, what it imported among the ancient
to Lucan, was to be unhurt by the bite of serpents, Isa. Rain, how produced, Gen. ii. 6; Exod. ix. 27; Job xxxvi.
27; Eccles. i. 7. Rain, according to St. Jerome, never
Times of the former and latter rain, Jer. iii. 3. v, 24,
the king which God directed Samuel to show to the Israel- for believing that this phenomenon was of as frequent
occurrence before as after the flood, ibid. Quotations from
Romans considered the rainbow as a Divine token or por-
Rakesh, pp rendered dromedaries, probably means post-
Rakia, yp, translated firmament, proper meaning of the
term, Gen. i. 6.
Rameses, the same with Goshen, Gen. xlvi. 28, 34, xlvii. 23,
Ranges for pots, description of an Arabian custom to which
whole Scriptures, with critical notes, General Preface, Rape of the Sabine women, substance of Livy's account of
the, Judg. xxi., in fine.
blance to the Chaldaic, 2 Kings xvii. 6.
Ravens, arguments to show that Elijah was not fed by these
mythology, signification of the name, 2 Kings ii. 11. word om orbim, is probably the name of a people that
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Rebellion against the state, act of, defined, Judg. iii., in fine ; | Rimmon, a Syrian idol, possibly the same with the Remphan
of the New Testament, 2 Kings v. 26. Supposed by
Selden to be the same with Elion, a god of the Phæni
Rimmon-parez, the fifteenth station of the Israelites in the
xxiii: 10. Description of its two gulfs, ibid. - Observations Ring of Saturn, its perigeal and apogeal distances, diameter,
ness, Num. xxxii. 21.
. 16. How performed, according to Leo 18.
River of the pool, see Pallacopas.
fine. Extraordinary refraction of the rays of light in Nova xxviii. 4, 31.
Rock in Horeb, some account of the, Exod. xvü. 6; Psa. cv.
prince at the commencement of his reign over Judah, 2 Rock of a sword, meaning of this phrase, Deut. vii. 8.
Rolls of the Jews, how made, and in what manner written
Chron. xxvi., in fine. Definition of true religion, Gen. Roman moneys, table of the, Exod. xxxviii. 24.
Rome, Ovid's account of the ceremonies used in laying the
Ropes of great strength made in Ireland of the fibres of bog.
made of the leaves of the flag by the Egyptjans, Job vin.
among the ancients, Josh. vii. 6; 1 Sam. iv. 12; Ezra ix. Rotations of the sun, moon, and planets, in what times per-
formed, Gen. i. 1.
the, Zech. xiii. 4.
xvii. 5. Used poetically for any fruitful country, ibid. Ruach, 7777, various opinions concerning the meaning of this
Ruby, some account of the oriental, Job xxviii. 18. Its com-
ponent parts, Job xxxvii. 38.
Persian couplet, Eccles. iv. 15.
Sum of its history, ibid.
Ratty, (Dr. John) extract from his Spiritual Diary, Introduc-
mon doctrine among the Jews long before the advent of
, total desolation is most forcibly expressed, Job xviii. 15.
Saba, reservoir of, description of this stupendous work of
employed to point out different properties of the, Lev. xxvi. constructed, ibid.
Sabbath, observations on the institution of the, Gen ü. 3.
Exod. xvi. 29.
planets, Gen. i. 1. Periodic and synodic revoluti of ble fulfilment of the prophecy that the land of Israel should
ites had profaned in the time of their prosperity, Lev. uri
met, Exod. xxiü. 11.
nion of Bruce, a distinct people from the Ethiopians,
Sabeism, in what this idolatrous system of religion consisted,
Sanne women, account of the rape of the, Judg. xxi, iza
to propose such at entertainments, and to give a recom- xxv. 2.
what the English word riddle is derived, Ezek. xvii. 2. Sackbut, why this musical instrument was probably so named,
Sacred hieroglyphics, explanation of the, Introduction to
Sacrifices, design of the, under the Mosaic economy, twofold,