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1008. Ist. a son of Jehu, king of Israel (2 Kings, xiii.); and 2nd, the son of Josiah king of Judah (2 Kings, xxiii.).

1009. The tribe of Benjamin (Judg. xx. 16; 1 Chron. xii. 2, etc.).

1010. Yes; it is the name of one of the kings of Judah (2 Chron. xxv. 1), and also of an idolatrous priest of Bethel (Amos, vii. 10).

1011. Yes; besides Bethlehem in the tribe of Judah, the birth-place of David, there was another town named Bethlehem in the tribe of Zebulun (Josh. xix. 15).

1012. By six different names, which are thus explained: 1. 7. (goor) a lion's whelp: 2. ' (chephir) a young lion weaned from the mother, and able to provide for itself: 3. 77°78 (arye) a full grown lion: 4. Sav (shachal) a lion in his prime: 58935 (lovee) an old lion; the feminine of this word naas (leveeah) means “ fierce lioness”: 6. voss (layish) a powerful and vigorous lion.

1013. That every animal is mentioned which is commanded to be sacrified by the Law of Moses.

1014. Such as have fins and scales; all others are forbidden (Levit. xi. 9—12).

1015. The people of Nineveh (Nahum, ii. 11, 12).

1016. In the period between the destruction of the kingdom of Israel, and the invasion of Judah by Sennacherib.

1017. Jotham (2 Kings, xv. 5).

1018. The conduct of Gideon towards the Ephraimites (Judg. viii. 1—3).

1019. Among other occasions in the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Egypt, when as Josephus informs us, there were great numbers of Hebrew slaves in Egypt, and the king bought more than one hundred thousand of them from their masters and liberated them.

1020. In Syria, about a hundred and forty miles to the north of Jerusalem. It was formerly the capital of a considerable portion of Syria, and has always been celebrated for the beauty of its situation.

1021. From Elam the son of Shem. Persia is often called Elam in the Bible (Isa. xi. 11; Jer. xxv. 25, etc.)

1022. Seran (Samuel) means, "asked of the Lord.” This name was given to him because his mother had asked him of the Lord (1 Sam. i. 20).

1023. His adhesion to the principles of the theocracy secured him prosperity and honour. He paid great attention to the arts of peace and of war, and prospered in most of his undertakings (2 Chron. xxvi.).

1024. It consisted of above three hundred thousand men, for whom he had provided abundance of all kinds of arms and warlike stores (2 Chr. xxvi. 13-15).

1025. He recovered the port of Elath on the Red Sea, which had formerly belonged to Judah (2 Kings, xiv. 22), took possession of the principal towns of the Philistines, Gath, Jabneh, and Ashdod, conquered some of the Arabian tribes, and made the Ammonites tributary to him (2 Chr. xxvi. 6—8).

1026. Of course it does not mean what we now understand by this word, as the use of coal was not known in ancient times.

It means either charcoal or the hot ashes of a wood fire.

1027. It was situated on the sea-coast of Palestine, to the south of Mount Carmel and the bay of Acre. It forms a rich pasture land covered with fresh verdure except during the winter, when it presents a rather dreary appear

ance,

1028. The word 797n (Hormah) means "an utter destruction.” This name was given to it, because there the people made a vow unto the Lord that they would utterly destroy the cities of the people by whom they were there attacked.

1029. Probably from the burning anguish occasioned by the bites of these venomous reptiles; though some have thought that they might have been so named from their splendid appearance.

1030. On the eastern side of the Jordan between the rivers Arnon and Jabbok (Josh. xii. 1, 2).

1031. From the Moabites (Num. xxi. 26). 1032. Heshbon (ibid).

1033. It is supposed to have been situated about sixteen miles to the south of the Arnon, where there are the ruins of a town situated on a hill which still

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this name. 1034. East of the Jordan, extending from the river Jabbok on the south to Mount Hermon on the north (Josh. xii. 5).

1035. Ar, also called Rabbah or Rabbath Moab, to distinguish it from the capital of the children of Ammon. It was also called Aroer of Moab. It was situated about twenty-five miles to the south of the river Arnon. A low hill overlooks the whole plain on which the ruins occur,

which are still called Rabba. There are the ruins of many private houses, besides those of a temple and other edifices.

1036. That he was an officer in the king's court.

1037. In the reign of Saul (1 Sam. xxviii. 6). 1038. The prophets (2 Kings, xvii. 13, etc.). 1039. Jehoiada the priest (2 Chr. xxiv.).

1040. On his going to war with the Edomites he had hired a hundred thousand men out of Israel, for a hundred talents of silver (about £37,500), but at the command of the Lord by a prophet he dismissed them notwithstanding that he had given them their hire (2 Chr. xxv. 6—10).

1041. They were greatly enraged, and attacked and plundered several of the cities of Judah (2 Chron. xxv. 10, 13).

1042. With the king of Israel (2 Chron. xxv. 17 etc.).

1043. The king of Judah was defeated at Beth-shemesh; after which Joash king of Israel continued his march to Jerusalem, plundered it, and carried away many of the sacred things of the temple. He also broke down a great part of the city wall (2 Chron. xxv. 21-24).

1044. That between Abraham and Abimelech king of Gerar (Gen. xxi, 27—32).

1045. Because it was he, who, at the risk of

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