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a part of every sacrifice, part of the spoil taken

and some other minor dues. 394. It seems that the prophets usually wore a rough dress, and the false prophets assumed their dress to impose on the people.

395. Only one; the great day of atonement. 396. His cousin Amasa. 397. In the land of Midian (Ex. ii. 15). 398. Forty years.

399. The state of the children of Israel in Egypt.

400. No; on account of the temptations to idolatry, to which they would have been exposed, as all the surrounding nations were idolaters.

401. The sword (Gen. xxvii. 40).

402. In the gate of the city (Deut. xxi. 19; Ruth, iv. 1, &c.).

403. Publicity; as the gate of the city was the common place of resort.

404. The feast of Pentecost, so called from the Greek word for fifty, it being celebrated fifty days after the Passover (Lev. xxiii. 16).

405. The giving of the law to the children of I. rael, from mount Sinai.

406. Three : 1st, animals; 2nd, meat offerings (corn, fruit, etc.); 3rd, drink offerings.

407. No; but the circumstance is frequently

mentioned in the Proverbs (vi. 1-11, 15-17, 18, &c.).

408. Forty years, under Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

409. That they should be perfect and without blemish (Lev. xxii. 21).

410. Idolatry.

411. In the absence of the ark and the Shechinah, or divine presence.

412. No; he stood before the veil.

413. It was a general name of the Egyptian kings.

414. To remind the new generation about to enter the promised land, of the obligations enjoined on their fathers.

415. Such as bound a person to do any thing forbidden by the Law of God.

416. Two young bullocks, a ram and seven lambs, with a suitable meat and drink-offering (Num. xxviii. 11-14).

417. On the new moon of the seventh month wn (Tishri), being the feast of sounding the cornet, or the New Year (Levit. xxiii. 24, 25).

418. Because the seventh month of the Civil Year was the first month of the Ecclesiastical Year.

to pass.

419. It is supposed from Midian, the son of Abraham by Keturah.

420. The Ephraimites could not pronounce the w(sh); and the word"Shibboleth” means a stream, being the object before them, which they desired

This word, therefore, naturally suggested itself to the Gileadites as a test.

421. With Daniel and Job (Eze. xiv. 14). 422. Hananiah (Jer. xxviii. 3). 423. Simeon and Levi (Gen. xxxiv. 25). 424. About fourteen. 425. About three thousand (Exod. xxxii. 28). 426. Hophni and Phinehas (1 Sam. i. 3). 427. Fifty (2 Kings, ii. 17).

428. No; they mean that compensation was to be made for the injury done.

429. Those only which bore no fruit (Deut. xx. 19, 20).

430. Twenty-two thousand (Jud. xx. 21). 431. Eighteen thousand (Jud. xx. 25). 432. Manasseh, king of Judah.

433. Three times: 1st, Under the direction of Moses, in the second year after the Exodus from Egypt (Num. i); 2dly, Also by Moses, in the fortieth year after the Exodus, not long before his death (Num. xxvi); and, 3rdly, by David (2 Sam. xxiv).

434. In commemoration of the feast at Shiloh, and the reconciliation with the Benjamites (Jud. xxi).

435. Four hundred and forty years.

436. It is a Greek word, and means generation, or origin; and the book is so called, because it gives an account of the origin of the universe, and of all created things. This word has been adopted from the Septuagint, as well as the names of several other books of the Bible.

437. It is the Greek word for "departure.” The book is so called, because it relates the departure of the Jews from Egypt.

438. Because it refers, for the most part, to the Levitical priesthood, and the laws, rites, etc. connected with its services.

439. It means, in Greek, the “ second law," or the “repetition of the law." This is similar to the name 7710 7W» (Mishna Torah), given to this book by the Rabbins, which has the same meaning. It is so called, because it contains a repetition of the laws, rites, etc., which had been previously enjoined in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers.

440. Galilee in the north, Samaria in the centre, and Judea in the south; with the land of Gilead beyond the Jordan, which formed the portion of the two and a half tribes.

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441. On the sixth day, because none found on the Sabbath or seventh day (Exod. xvi. 22–26).

442. No. Some have supposed it was situated in Arabia, and others in India.

443. “ The city of palm-trees” (Deut. xxxiv.3); for the low and hot district in which Jericho was situated, was particularly favourable to the growth of these trees. Josephus says, that the country about Jericho was the most fertile in all Judea.

444. No; most probably it should be," and Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem.” It has been supposed by some that Shalem was a province.

445. Judah (Gen. xliv. 33). 446. Egypt (Exod. xiv. 9).

447. No; it is generally agreed that it means the ostrich.

448. It was situated in the north of Egypt, to the cast of the river Nile.

449. Benjamin, in the person of Saul (1 Sam. ix. 1, 2). Abimelech is mentioned as having been made king by the men of Shechem some time before (Jud, ix.); but there is no reason to suppose that he had any authority over the rest of the nation.

450. In the reign of Asa (2 Chron. xiv. 9).

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