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children = sons.
a trespass = a treachery, unfaithfulness. Hebrew ma'al. App-43 . Compare Leviticus 6:2 . Deu 32:51 . 1 Chronicles 5:25 , breach of faith or trust.
accursed = devoted. Compare Joshua 6:17 , &c.
Achan Troubler; called Achar, 1 Chronicles 2:7 .
took. Septuagint has enosphisanto = took for themselves, i.e. sacrilege. Same word as in Acts 5:1 , Acts 5:2 of Ananias and Sapphire.
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
men. Hebrew, plural of ish or 'enosh . App-14 .
Ai. Near Beth-el. Compare Genesis 12:8 ; Genesis 13:3 .
Beth-aven = House of vanity.
Beth-el = House of God. Compare Genesis 28:19 .
go up = go toilingly thither.
men = Hebrew. ish . App-14 .
melted = became as water. Figure of speech Hyperbole. App-6 .
Alas. Figure of speech Ecphonesis. App-6
Lord GOD = Adonai Jehovah . See App-4 .
wherefore. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
would to God. Hebrew "would that". No "to God "in Hebrew text.
O LORD *, Hebrew O Adonai; but this is one of the 134 places altered from Jehovah to Adonai by the Sopherim
turneth = hath [once] turned.
what. ? Figure of speech , Erotesis. App-6 .
said. See note on Joshua 3:7 .
and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton. App-6 .
for = and. All these "ands" might be well rendered "moreover".
(10-13) There is a minute correspondence between Joshua 7:10-13 , an Extended alternation of five members each, for which we have no space; also between Joshua 7:14 and Joshua 7:16-18 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .
taketh = taketh [by lot], i.e. by the Urim and Thummim. Sec note on Exodus 28:30 and Numbers 26:55 . The Urim stone bringing to "light" the guilty, and the Thummim declaring the "perfection" or innocence.
man = geber. App-14 .
burnt = burnt up, but not necessarily alive, Hebrew. saraph. See App-43 .
family Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulgate, read plural "families".
man by man . Some codices, with two early printed editions, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "by their households".
give . . . glory to the LORD. All the Vulgate versions corrupt this passage by omitting "to Him". The Portuguese version of Figuoredo changes "Him" to "me".
a = one.
Babylonish. Hebrew = "of Shinar", i.e. of Babylonia.
shekels. See App-51 .
Wedge = bar. Hebrew tongue: put by Figure of speech, Metonymy (of Adjunct) for a coin of this shape ( App-6 ).
behold. Figure of speech Asterismos, App-6 ).
it. Feminine. Probably referring to the garment.
the midst. Figure of speech Pleonasm ( App-6 ).
son of Zerah. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species) for great-grandson. App-6 .
and. Note the Figure of speech Polysendeton ( App-6 ), emphasising each particular.
Why. . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis ( App-6 ).
troubled . . . trouble. Hebrew. Achored . . . Acker .
stoned them : i.e. the people, not the property.
the fierceness. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia ( App-6 ).
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