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
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches
A form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… (2 Tim 3:5) Paul predicts that perilous times will come when “men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
“(Heb. gader), Num. 22:24 (R.V.). Fences were constructions of” “unmortared stones, to protect gardens, vineyards, sheepfolds,” etc. From various causes they were apt to bulge out and fall “(Ps. 62:3). In Ps. 80:12, R.V. (see Isa. 5:5), the psalmist” “says, “Why hast thou broken down her fences?” Serpents delight” to lurk in the crevices of such fences (Eccl. 10:8; comp. Amos 5:19).
“There were in Palestine (1) cities, (2) unwalled villages, and” “(3) villages with castles or towers (1 Chr. 27:25). Cities, so” “called, had walls, and were thus fenced. The fortifications” “consisted of one or two walls, on which were towers or parapets” at regular intervals (2 Chr. 32:5; Jer. 31:38). Around ancient “Jerusalem were three walls, on one of which were ninety towers,” “on the second fourteen, and on the third sixty. The tower of” “Hananeel, near the north-east corner of the city wall, is” frequently referred to (Neh. 3:1; 12:39; Zech. 14:10). The “gateways of such cities were also fortified (Neh. 2:8; 3:3, 6;” “Judg. 16:2, 3; 1 Sam. 23:7).” “The Hebrews found many fenced cities when they entered the “Promised Land (Num. 13:28; 32:17, 34-42; Josh. 11:12, 13; Judg.” “1:27-33), and we may estimate the strength of some of these” cities from the fact that they were long held in possession by “the Canaanites. The Jebusites, e.g., were enabled to hold” “possession of Jerusalem till the time of David (2 Sam. 5:6, 7; 1” Chr. 11:5). “Several of the kings of Israel and Judah distinguished “themselves as fortifiers or “builders” of cities.”
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