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[SABBATI AND HOLY DATS.
counted for righteousness--saved through faith. | selfrighteousness—whichis often threatened-at.
Confessions of sin still, on the part of so many Its duty, necessity, and blessing-broken hcart, -yet perfection secured to believers-duty to tender heart-followed by reformation-sin reach it--be y perfect—instances of compara and cuse of impenitence.
tive perfection in Noah, Israel, Asa, Job,
Zechariah and Elisabeth, Nathanael.
DUTIES RESULTING, gregations—its members believers and saints. To love God-first and great command—to fear organized for mutualeditication-heresy therehim, to worship him, to meditate upon him, fore be avoided, and for mutual love—the new to beware of sin, temptation to sin common, commandment-power of the Church-in expelling, but to be guarded against-safeguards-watch the inconsistent-its unity-sin and danger and pray-gratitude to God-cautions against of divisions—unity of the Spirit —Jewish sects, ingratitude-nonconformity to the world-Pharisees, Sadducees, Herodians— believers friendship of world enmity with God-obedience called Christians at Antioch-Preaching (see the test of faith and love-a freqnent theme under MINISTER. Baptism-Lord's Supper see of admonition—to be sincere, or out of a good under ORDINANCES) Church designed to pro- heart — often involving self-denial-plucking mote progress-backsliding often witnessed out the right eye-demanding zeal, as seen it but not always fatal as is seen in the divine Phinehas, John,-universal love. invitations to backsliders, but to be avoided its evils manifold and warnings against it
CONSCIENCE, numerous. See i on stony ground-Apostacya terrible evil-crucifying ihe Son of Godofresh. Its universal power-accusing or else excusing
- an evil conscience its horrors--in fear where OTHER GRACES AND BLESSINGS, no fear was--seared—a good conscience-void of Knowledge, grace, assurance
e-in contrast with lojence, and purged from dead works.
SABBATII AND HOLY DAYS.
orating his resurrection,Jewish Sabbath not Instituted in Eden,—the seventh day one of binding on Christians rest, blessed and sanctified by God.
Every seventh year,—the land to rest and lre Day of rest, -sign between the people and still, and vineyards not to be dressed. God, - previous day called the preparation,began at sunset, - kept in wilderness,-its historical connection with the manna, no The fiftieth year, or after seven Sabbaths of secular work done in it, no burden carried or years,—trumpet to sound on tenth day of sevenih fire kindled, -day to be spent in meditation month,--the epoch of universal liberty and and reading and worship in synagogue-restoration. in latter times; exception in cases of necessity and mercy,--sheep in pi?,-disciples plucking Three annual feasts,-feast of unleavened bread, ears of corn, --some of Christs
nuiracles done on--feast of uceks, feast of tabernacles, all the Sabbath,-& Sabbath day's journey.
males going up to Jerusalem.
FEAST OF NEW MOON, A heinous sin, and incurring awful penalties, Trumpet blown at it,-sacrifices offered and --man stoned in wilderness, -high blessings feast held. attached to Sabbath keeping.
OTHER NAMES AND FEASTS, The first day of week,-Lord's day, as commem. Feast of first fruits, — the shaj waved,
OTHER HOLY DAYS.
feast of ingathering,-feast of tabernacles, Solomon,-feast of Purim in commemoration people dwelling in booths, beginning on fif. of national deliverance through Esther, teenth day of seventh month, and lasting seven these feasts not binding upon Christians, but days; - feast of dedication, instituted by are beggarly elements, --shadow of things to come.
the rest,--sin-offering and trespass-offerings Often offered in patriarchal times, instances particularized, --- instances of great sacrifices in Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham, Balaam, at Gilgal, at carrying up the ark, in time of etc.
Solomon, Hezekiah and Ezra.
PERIODS AND OCCASIONS OF SACRIFICE. Offered on an altar, and by Aaron and his Daily at morning or evening, double sacrifice bons, very rarely in other places as at Sinai, on Sabbath, ---at new moon,-at the passover, Gilgal, the token of devotion, acceptable to
on the first, tenth and fifteenth of seventh God, --sacrifice of a broken spirit, of believers, month, --ceremony of scape-goat bearing inia living sacrifice, also of praise, --sacrifice quities into a land not inhabited, -sacrifices at never a substitute for obedience; 'instanced child-birth,—for sins of ignorance on part of in Saul and the Hebrew nation, as described people and rulers,--for priests, and at cleansby the psalmist, the prophets Isaiah, Jere-ing of lepers,--at dedication of sanctuary, with miah and Hosea, a right spirit essential to the consecrating of its altar and priesthood. acceptance, sacrifice of wicked an abomination; the discontinuance of sacrifice threatened as a great calamity to the Jewish people.
Victim to be taken and slain, its blood poured
out, its carcase flayed, and fat, kidneys, etc. DIFFERENT MATERIALS OF SACRIFICE. removed, its inwards and legs to be washed Quadrupeds from flock and herd, and birds in water,-hids laid on it, --and confession their qualitications, that they were without made over it,-its breast and right shoulder blemish, and of a certain age.
waived toward the four quarters of heaven,
carcase of beasts whose blood is carried with MEAT-OFFERING.
the vail, to be burnt without the camp, --no For priests and people,-prepared in different stranger to eat of holy things, but these to be ways,-frankmcense,-drink offering of wine, eaten by Aaron and his sons in the holy place. -sult necessary to every meat-offering, but neither leaven nor honey to be employed.
PURPOSE OF SACRIFICES.
To secure pardon,—the priest shall make an DIFFERENT KINDS OF SACRIFICE.
atonement; seasons of sacritice, therefore joy,Burnt-offering, wholly consumed by fire, without power themselves,—but simply peace-offering in which only certain parts were types,-not possible that blood of bulls and consumed, the priest and worshippers eating i goats should take away sins,
ABOVE TRADITION, Its source in divine revelation--given by inspir- Pharisaical error,-tradition of the Apostles ation of God, the Lord spake, as to Noah, Moses to be held,—the possession of scripture a Aaron, Eleazar, Joshua, Job - see under great privilege,-famine of hearing the word PROPHETS.)
oj the Lord, an awful menace,-advantage of
Israel, in the possession of the oracles of God. TRUTH OF SCRIPTURE, Evinced by many statements, - tried words,
MODE OF RECORD. upright, true, faithful, not to be superseded, of great power, converting the soul, ingrafted Principally by writing as enjoined and word able to save.
practised by Moses and the prophets,—by
Evangelists and Apostles,--urile the vis on,etc., TUE SOURCE OF INSTRUCTION AND BLESSING,
--the Decalogue written by Jehovab on two Patience and comfort of the scripture.
tables of stone,-received by Moses on mount
Sinai, first tables broken, and others prepared | Times of Uzziah, written by Isaiah,--acts of and inscribed by the divine tinger.
Hezekiah, also written by him,- Book of the kings of Israel and Judah,-Lamentation for
Josiah by Jeremiah; Books of the Chronicles In early times the cony of the law was laid up of the kings of Judah and Israel often referred in the side of the ark, and was found by Hil. to,-profane Authors sometimes referred to, kiah,---real by Ezra,-Books of the old Testa- as in Esther, and by Paul. ment,--the lno, the prophets and the psalm3,books in New Testament, Guspels, Acts, Epis
THE BIBLE A PERFECT REVELATION, tles, and Apocalypse.
Neither to be diminished nor added to,--to
be read in public, as it was often in early BOOKS QUOTED NOT IN THE CANON, Jewish history, and latterly in the Synagognes, Book of wars of the Lord, quoted in Numbers, obligation to hear it, — give ear, who hath -Jasher quoted in Joshua, and 2nd. Samuel cors let him hear,-also to obey - neglect of book of Nathan the prophet, and Gad the this duty resulting in ignorance,-exposition scer,--prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and of the Scripture as by Ezra and Philip, Israei's visions of Iddo,-book ot Shemaiah the pro. happinesss dependant on obedience, desire phet, and Iddo the seer, story of the prophet and benefit of understanding and searchiddo in 2nd. Chronicles, also referred to in ing scripture-obligation at the same time to same place, the book of Jehu, -Life and remember it, and to meditate upon ito
OATH, Primeval tongue--naming of animals by An appeal to God—the Lord liveth-oath to Adam-confusion of tongnes at Bubel-a peo- be scrupulously kept-instances of oathsple of unknown tongue often meaning a dis. in Old Testament - of Abraham to the tant and tierce people—various languages king of Sodom, and to Abimelech-of Abramentioned in Scripture, and a dialective ham's servant to his master--of Jacob to variety-Sibboleth-names of persons and Laban-ot Joseph to his father, of Joshua to places siguificant of old, usually explained and Rahab—of Joshua to the Gibeonites—of Noss often referred to.
to Joshua-oath of Gideon-Saul's adjuration
to the people-in the intercourse of David THE ORGAN OP SPEECH,
and Jonathan-in the history of David and Tongue-government of it difficult, but essen
Solomon-of Elijah-Nehemiah-Gedulizh — tial-word spoken in season—slow to speak, Peter-forms of adjuration used by Paul; self
Jeremiah; in New Testament of Herodtridling the tongue, --soft answer, etc.-Loquacity--prating fool-uttering all his mind-sileuce imprecation on the part of David, Job and --I was dumb and opened not my mouth.
Based on many qualities—principally valour Often used in challenge or address, and reply the good often evil spoken of contemned
in Hebrew times-a good name to be valued-numerous instances in scripcure and in job.
SINS OF TONGUE,
Falsehood in various forms-equivocationA duty specially referred to osten in Pro- aissembling-in-tances in Abraham, Sarah, verbs.
Jacob, David, Peter, Ananias-flatlery, taleGOOD WISHES,
bearing,--vain boasting-boasting of Paul-a Expressed by the Jews and by individuals. record of facts, mockery, reproach, censorious
juoments, calumny-hard names not always VOWS,
unjust-Herod, that fui-swearing forbidden Of Jacob, Israel, Absalom—the Psalmist-of in the form of profanity and perjury. Paul-vows to be kept, or paid with punctu.
FIGURES OF SPEECH, ality--rash vows of Jepthah, and of the Jews Satire in song of Deborah, etc –Irony-Elijah's against Paul-special and kind, Levitical law speech to the worshippers of Baal, etc., climax, in case of oman vowing.
hyperlole--comparison, metaphor-striking say.
ings of Solomon-personification-various in. BENEDICTION,
stances of it-gifts of tungues at Pentecost, not Sacerdotal and private-instances often re- to be used for an idle display, acording to Curdea.
Paul's advice to the Churcb in Corinth.
wrestled-appearing in the burning bushAngels—as to nature, spirits, as to number, and to Joshua, and to Manoah and his wifevast-twelve lesions; distributed into various the God of the temple--even Jesus Christorders-Gabriel, Michael, of great power, ex. angels to be venerated, not worshippedcelling in strength-standing in the presence of worshipping of angels reprobated---not acGod.
cepted on any account by them—see thou do it THEIR OFFICE,
note Instructors, descending with oracles-law received by the disposition of angels; guardians, Málignant and fallen—their head, Satan
DEVILS, ministering spirits--sometimes intlicting vengeance-as seen by David in the angel with Abaddon, Apollyon, cod and prince of this the drawn sword over Jerusalem, in the de. world—ying-evil in character-synagogue of struction of Sennacherib's army, and in the Satan—numerous--name Legion-of mysteri. Apocalypse.
ous power, and influence-scene in Job-Apo.
calyptic imagery-tinal doom of fallen spirits VISITATIONS OF ANGELS,
-Satan bruised-worship paid to them in the Often in the form of men with bright ap- customs of idolatrous countries—cup oj devils areb-strange symbols in the book of Ezekiel -apocalyptic dragon, or old erpent, -the angel of the covenant--prominent in patriarchal history-with whom Jacob (DEMONS, see under MIRACLES.)
daily burnt-offerings - having on it a fire Of divine origin-made according to pattern which was never to go out—laver of brass. shown in mount-a quadrangular structure
ARTISTIC GENIUS, formed of Acicia boards, each: ten cubits Of Bezalecl and Aholiab, in constructing the high, and a cubit and a half broad, with two Tabernacle and its furniture -- they being tenons fitting into silver sockets-twenty boards on north and south side-six tor west side, and filled with the Spirit of God. two for each of its corners held up by boards
SOLEMN DEDICATION, of Acacia-with a curtain of blue and purple In wilderness, amidst numerous sacrifices and suspended over eastern side or entrance, hav- costly offerings, made by the princes of the ing over it three coverings of linen-cashmere trives and the descent of the Shecinahor goal's hair-morocco leather or rums-skins Tabernacle pitched at various places-Sinai, dyed fed-and badger's skin for the outer Gilgal, Shiloh, Nob, and Gibeon--spiritual and
typical meaning of the structure and its
services illustrated in the Epistle to the HeCOURT,
brews. Round about, fenced in hy curtains-Taber.
TEMPLE, nacle--divided by the veil into the holy and David's intention to build it not allowed to most holy pluice.
be carried into execution-he being a man of
war-materials of all kindsamissed by him FURNITURE,
erected by Solomon in the 40th year after the In holy plice--the lamp—with seven lights—Exodus—its site--the threshing loor or Ornan table of show-bread-and golden altarofincense. -Sion. In Holy of Holies—the ark, or sacred chest,
tisully carved, called Jachin and Braz-its
doors of tir and posts of olive, and cei'ing floors, ALTAR,
and walls panelled with cedar, ligited by In court of Tabernacle-made of brass for narrow windows.
rebuilt under divine promise, uttered by Round about, and of three stories.
Haggai and Zechariah-Obstacles presented by various adversaries, but at length overcome
Dedication—under Ezra-puritied by.. Jesus, FURNITURE,
and its ruin foretold by Him-Ezekiel's mys In holy place, lamps, etc.,-in Holy of Holies, tic temple—its measurement and form, etc., ark and cherubim.
detailed at length in the concluding chapters
of his prophecy. COURT ROUND ABOUT, There being in it the lava and molten sea
SYNAGOGUES, the brazen altar- an asylum as well as a place Places for reading of Scriptures, and for prayer of sacritice
on Sabbath-very numerous-presided over DEDICATION,
by rulers — filled with seats, some chief or By Solomon with great splendour.
uppermost seats-offenders punished in them,
expelled from the blind man to whom Jesus SACRILEGE,
had given sight cast out.
As the dwelling place of Jehovah-access to
him, and oracles from him there—very holyDEPREDATION,
shoes put off in token of reverence, sin and By Joash, king of Israel-Shishak, and Nebu. death of Aäron's sons, for profanation-Christ's chadnezzar--temple vessels being used at ban- vindication of its sacredness strange event quets in palace of Belshazzar.
in apostle Paul's history. REPAIRS,
DIVINE PROMISE OF PROTECTION AND BLESSING, Under kings Jehoash and Josiah-purification The promise to hear prayer-command to under H zekiah and Josiah Ruin of Temple, worship followed by the blessed experience of foretold by various prophets,and accomplished worshippers-praising and blessing God; the by the Chaldeans.
scene of resort-instanced in Hezekiah-Jeho
shaphat-Jeremiah-anna-the Apostles, RESTORATION,
Doeg detained before the Lord-Ezra and his Predicted and accomplished under Cyrus pulpit of wood.
TREES, A common and early possession,-one planted Characterized as green, with fruitful boughs, by Noah, vineyards very numerous in Judea, parts of tree, the stock, root, leaves, fruit often planted on hills, sometimes trained on sides serving for illustrations to the poets of Israel, of houses, sometimes let and rent paid in Forests, - thick,-felled with iron, or axe, fruit,-fruit of, not to be eaten for three years, symbol of spiritual sterility,—forests mentionthe symbol of Jewish privilege,parable of ed in Scripture, — Bashan and its oaks, the husbandman, and its reference to Jesus. Haroth,-Ephraim and its wood, Lebanon, Its blossom, --sour grapes,-, grapes in clusters Carmel,-of Arabia and of the south,-king's often heavy as at Eschcol,-dwelling under forest and its timber. vine symbol of security:-wood of vine use. less save for fuel, a fruitsul source of imagery A scene of greenness,--planted with trees and
ORCHARD, to the prophets.
shrubs of pleasant shadow, in valleys and by LAW OF PLANTING,
streams,- liable to devastation,-trees known One who had newly planted, exempt from by fruit, -good trees and good fruit military service.--not to be sown with diverse
HEBREW LAW, seeds,
dressed by husbandmen with pruning- Fruit for first three years to be reckoned unhooks,-protected by hedges and towers.
circumcised and not to be eaten,-no extortion to be practised in transfer, -and fruit trees
not to be cut down and employed in a siege. Grapes gathered into baskets with singing, Flowers and aromatics in song of Solomon. trodden in wine presses with shouting,-symbol of divine wrath, -vine, & figure of Christ,
TREES AND SHRUBS MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE, its branches, of his people.
Almond,—its flourishin,-Almug for pillars,– lxi