Tekoah. On the edge of the hill country of Judah, south-east of Beth-lehem, about seven miles from Jerusalem (compare Jeremiah 6:1). Abounding in caverns. The abode of Amos.
spake to the king. Many codices, with three early printed editions, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "came in unto the king".
a widow. One of nine widows specially me" tioned. See note on Genesis 38:19.
mine husband is dead. Figure of speech Synonymia. App-6. behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.
life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.
iniquity. Hebrew. ` avah. See App-44.
remember = recall to mind: i.e. take an oath.
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4,
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.
revengers = avengers, or next of kin. Hebrew ga"al. See note on Exodus 6:6, and compare Numbers 35:19, Numbers 35:21, Numbers 35:24, Numbers 35:25, Numbers 35:27,
not one hair, &c. Figure of speech Parcemia. App-6.
person = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.
man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
hand = work, or handiwork. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for what is wrought by it.
soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.
none = no man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
To fetch about this form of speech = To bring about this turn of affairs.
Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.
I. Some codices read "thou".
thanked = blessed.
for, Note the Figure of speech Parenthesis. App-6.
king"s weight: to distinguish it from the sacred shekel. See App-51.
three sons. Did not survive him. Compare 2 Samuel 18:18.
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