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Scripture Expositor ;
| DISTRICT VISITOR'S SCRIPTURE
By the Reu. Charles Halland, M. M.,
Incumbent of Shipley, Sussex.
THE UPLIFTED HANDS.
“ Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in
Rephidim. “ And Moses said unto Joshua, choose us out men,
and go out, fight with Amalek ; tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod
of God in mine hand. “ So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and
fought with Amalek : and Moses, Aaron and
Hur went up to the top of the hill. “ And it came to pass, when Moses held up his
hand, that Israel prevailed, and when he let
down his hand, Amalek prevailed. “ But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a
stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon ; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.” Exodus xvii. 8—12.
This war with Amalek, and the way in which victory was obtained, were such notable events in the history of Israel, that God commanded Moses to write them in a book, and so to keep up the remembrance of them to future generations. “And the Lord said unto Moses,