By George Adam Smith
1876. Containing description of construction, fall of guy, deluge, tower of Babel, occasions of Patriarchs and Nimrod; Babylonian fables and legends of the gods from cuneiform inscriptions. Contents: discovery of Genesis legends; Babylonian and Assyrian literature; Chaldean legends; Babylonian mythology; Babylonian legend of construction; sin of the god Zu; exploits of Lubara; Babylonian fables; Izdubar legends; destruction of tyrant Humbaba; adventures of Ishtar; disorder and wanderings of Izdubar; tale of the flood and end.
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68:8; Isa. ). ” The verb “heave” reads smoothly, while the transitive verb “to lift up” invites the question as to what the object of the verb is. The Septuagint sidesteps the problem by using the passive form of the verb (anestale¯ “the earth is raised up” or “rolled up”). The seismic metaphors give the passage an apocalyptic note, and the Vulgate preserves the same flavor, translating contremuit (“trembled”). ” They use this construal elsewhere to resolve a troublesome issue in the text. In 2 Sam.
The seismic metaphors give the passage an apocalyptic note, and the Vulgate preserves the same flavor, translating contremuit (“trembled”). ” They use this construal elsewhere to resolve a troublesome issue in the text. In 2 Sam. 5:21, David and his men “carry away” (ns´’) the idols of the Philistines they have repelled, which raises the question of the violation of the ban (Heb. erem; cf. Deut. 7:5, 25). indd 21 6/9/2011 2:57:35 PM 22 Nahum sign of God’s displeasure (2 Sam. 5:22–5). i removes the difficulty by reading the verb as “to burn” and achieves agreement with 1 Chr.
34:6, a fourth-century collection of teachings on church conduct (commonly known as Constitutions of the Holy Apostles) derives an admonition that church leaders should exercise the same kind of care for the innocent, the guilty, and the penitent. In paragraph 15, the document urges church officers to take note of God’s patience as well as his righteousness, calling upon them to minister to the repentant with eagerness and compassion, for those who do not demonstrate such pastoral discernment may end up destroying “the Lord’s flock” and dishonoring the name of God (ANF 7: 402).