Who satisfies your mouth with good things… Psalm 103:5a Psalm 37: 3 declares: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” There, the
In the first half of Psalm 103:4, God redeems us. Then, with only the separation of the pause of a comma, in the second half of the same verse, He crowns us. In other words,
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
“(1.) The name of Esau (q.v.), Gen. 25:30, “Feed me, I pray thee,” “with that same red pottage [Heb. haadom, haadom, i.e., `the red” “pottage, the red pottage’] …Therefore was his name called” “Edom”, i.e., Red.” “(2.) Idumea (Isa. 34:5, 6; Ezek. 35:15). “The field of Edom” “(Gen. 32:3), “the land of Edom” (Gen. 36:16), was mountainous” “(Obad. 1:8, 9, 19, 21). It was called the land, or “the mountain” “of Seir,” the rough hills on the east side of the Arabah. It” “extended from the head of the Gulf of Akabah, the Elanitic gulf,” “to the foot of the Dead Sea (1 Kings 9:26), and contained, among” “other cities, the rock-hewn Sela (q.v.), generally known by the” “Greek name Petra (2 Kings 14:7). It is a wild and rugged region,” traversed by fruitful valleys. Its old capital was Bozrah (Isa. 63:1). The early inhabitants of the land were Horites. They were “destroyed by the Edomites (Deut. 2:12), between whom and the” kings of Israel and Judah there was frequent war (2 Kings 8:20; 2 Chr. 28:17). “At the time of the Exodus they churlishly refused permission to “the Israelites to pass through their land (Num. 20:14-21), and” ever afterwards maintained an attitude of hostility toward them. “They were conquered by David (2 Sam. 8:14; comp. 1 Kings 9:26),” “and afterwards by Amaziah (2 Chr. 25:11, 12). But they regained” “again their independence, and in later years, during the decline” “of the Jewish kingdom (2 Kings 16:6; R.V. marg., “Edomites”),” made war against Israel. They took part with the Chaldeans when “Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem, and afterwards they invaded” and held possession of the south of Palestine as far as Hebron. “At length, however, Edom fell under the growing Chaldean power” “(Jer. 27:3, 6).” “There are many prophecies concerning Edom (Isa. 34:5, 6; Jer. 49:7-18; Ezek. 25:13; 35:1-15; Joel 3:19; Amos 1:11; Obad.; Mal. “1:3, 4) which have been remarkably fulfilled. The present” desolate condition of that land is a standing testimony to the inspiration of these prophecies. After an existence as a people “for above seventeen hundred years, they have utterly” “disappeared, and their language even is forgotten for ever. In” “Petra, “where kings kept their court, and where nobles” “assembled, there no man dwells; it is given by lot to birds, and” “beasts, and reptiles.” “The Edomites were Semites, closely related in blood and in language to the Israelites. They dispossessed the Horites of “Mount Seir; though it is clear, from Gen. 36, that they” afterwards intermarried with the conquered population. Edomite “tribes settled also in the south of Judah, like the Kenizzites” “(Gen. 36:11), to whom Caleb and Othniel belonged (Josh. 15:17).” The southern part of Edom was known as Teman.
Definition of Edom: “red, earthy; of blood”
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