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him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.

I I.

THE SECOND OR STARRY HEAVENS.

Gen. i, 6, 7. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

Job xxxvii, 18. Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten lookingglass?

THE HEAVENLY BODIES.

Gen. i, 14-18. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide

the light from the darkness: and

God saw that it was good.

Ps. xix, 5, 6. Which [the sun] is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it....

Ps. civ, 19. He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun know eth his going down.

1 Cor. xv, 40, 41. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Ps. lxxii, 5, 7. They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

Ps. cxxi, 6. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night,

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Gen. xxxii, 31. And as he [Jacob] passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him..

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that, when the sun went down, and It was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

Gen. xxviii, 11. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

Josh. 1, 4. From the wilderness and this Lebanon, even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be

your coast.

Jer. xxxi, 35. Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a

light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name.

Judges xiv, 18. And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day, before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey......

2 Sam. ii, 35. And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or aught else, till the sun be down,

Luke xi, 34-36. The light of the body is the eye; therefore, when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

Jer. xv, 9. She that hath born

gone

seven languisheth: she hath given
up the ghost; her sun is
done while it was yet day; she
hath been ashamed and confound-
ed......

Amos viii, 9. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.

John v, 35. He was a burning and a shining light; and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

LIGHT.

Gen. 1, 4, 5. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkAnd God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

ness.

Job xxiv, 13. They are of those that rebel against the light: they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

ELUL.

Neh. vi, 15. So the wall was Eph. v, 13. But all things that made mani-finished in the twenty and fifth are reproved are and two days. fest by the light: for whatsoever day of the month Elul, in fifty doth make manifest is light.

1 Thess. v, 5. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Job xxxvil, 15. Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to

shine?

in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the and I took up the wine, and gave king, that wine was before him:

it unto the king.

DAY AND NIGHT.

Gen. i, 5, 8. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first

day. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Job xxxviil, 19-21. Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to

ZIF.

1 Kings vi, 1. And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.

the house thereof? Knowest thou
it, because thou wast then born?
or because the number of thy days
is great?

Job xvii, 12. They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.

Ps. Ixxiv, 16. The day is thine, the night also is thine; thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

SIVAN.

Esther vili, 9. Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, (that is, the month Sivan,) on the three and twentieth day thereof.

Ps. lxxiv, 16. The day is thine, The sun also the night also is thine.

Eccles. 1, 5. ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he

arose.

Eccles. xi, 7. Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.

ETHANIM.

1 Kings viii, 2. And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

Jer. xiii, 16. Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.

BUL.

1 Kings vi, 38. And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul (which is the eighth month.) was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it.

John ix, 4. I must work the while works of him that sent me, it is day: the night cometh, when

no man can work.

CHISLEU.

Neh. 1, 1. The words of Nehemiah And it the son of Hachaliah. came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace.

John xi, 9. Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

MONTHS.

NISAN OR ABIB.

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TEBETH.

Esther ii, 16. So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus, into his house - royal, in the tenth month, (which is the month Tebeth,) in the seventh year of his reign,

SEBAT.

Zech. i. 7. Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat,

in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah the son of Barachiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying.

ADAR.

Esther iii, 7. In the first month, (that is, the month Nisan,) in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, be

fore Haman, from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.

STARS.

Gen. xv, 5. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them. And he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

Judges v, 20. They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

Neh. iv, 21. So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.

south.

Job xxil, 12. Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they arel

Job xxvi, 13. By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens, his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

Job xxxviii, 31-33. Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set dominion thereof in the

the earth?

Ps. cxlvii, 4. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Jer. xxxi, 35. Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of

the moon and of the stars for a light by night. . . .

.....

Matth. ii, 9, 10. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Dan. viii, 10. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

Jude 13. Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. Rev. ii, 28. And I will give him the morning star.

HEAVENLY BODIES AS
OBJECTS OF WORSHIP.
(See under IDOLS.)

Job ili, 9. Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark.

Job ix, 7, 9. Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not, and sealeth up the stars; maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the shall die in like manner: but my ness, and it is night. . . .

Which

salvation shall be for ever, and my
righteousness shall not be abo-
lished.

Isa. lx, 19, 20. The sun shall be
no more thy light by day; neither
for brightness shall the moon give
light unto thee: but the LORD shall
be unto thee an everlasting light,
and thy God thy glory. Thy sun
shall no more go down; neither
shall thy moon withdraw itself:
for the LORD shall be thine ever-
lasting light, and the days of thy
mourning shall be ended.

HEAVENLY BODIES DARKENED OR PUT OUT. Isa. xiii, 10. For the stars of heaven, and the constelations thereof, shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

Isa. xxiv, 23. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Isa. 11, 6. Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein

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Rev. viii, 12. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

Mark xiii, 24, 25. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

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Exod. xiv, 24. And it came to pass that in the morning watch

the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians.

Judges vli, 19. So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch. . . . .

THE SCENE OF GOD'S

GLORY, AND THE ABODE OF
CHRIST, ANGELS, AND
SAINTS.

Matth. xiv, 25. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

Matth. xxiv, 43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

Mark xiii, 35. Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning.

Ps. ii, 4. He that sitteth in the

Gal. i, 8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any Ps. cxix, 148. Mine eyes prevent the night-watches, that I might heavens shall laugh: the LORD other gospel unto you than that meditate in thy word.

shall have them in derision.

which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

sat on the right hand of God."
was received up into heaven, and

2 Kings ii, 1. And it came to Acts vii, 56. And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirl-Son of men standing on the right wind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

hand of God.

Luke xii, 38. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

III.
THE THIRD HEAVENS.

1 Kings viii, 27. But will God
indeed dwell on the earth? Be-
hold, the heaven, and the heaven
of heavens, cannot contain thee;
how much less this house that I
have builded!

you,

see

John i, 51. And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto shall Hereafter ye heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

Ps. cxxxix, 8. If I ascend up heaven, thou art there.

John iii, 31. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

Acts iii, 21. Whom the heaven must receive until the times of

God hath spoken by the mouth restitution of all things, which of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Ps. viii, 1. O LORD our Lord. how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory family in heaven and earth is above the heavens.

Eph. iii, 15. Of whom the whole

named.

Ps. Ixxiii, 25. Whom have I in Colos. i, 5. For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, heaven but thee? . . . . . Ps. cxv, 3. But our God is in the whereof ye heard before in the heavens: he hath done whatso-word of the truth of the gospel. ever he hath pleased.

Ps. cxxiii, 1. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest

in the heavens.

2 Chron. ii, 6. But who is able to build him an house, seeing the

into

Matth. v, 12. Rejoice, and be
exceeding glad; for great is
reward in heaven: for so
cuted they the prophets which
were before you.

Heb. x, 34. For ye had compasyoursion of me in my bonds, and took perse-joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

Matth. vi, 10. . . . Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Heb. ix, 24. For Christ is not with hands, which are the figures entered into the Holy places made of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.

Matth. xviii, 10. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Mark xvi, 19. So then, after the
Lord had spoken unto them, he

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1 Peter i, 4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.

FOR OTHER PROPERTIES
OF HEAVEN,
(See under MAN.)

IDOLATRY. IDOLS.

Jer. vii, 17, 18. Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven..

1. OBJECTS OF IDOLATRY.

1.-THE HEAVENLY

LUMINARIES.

Deut. iv, 19. And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the

whole heaven.

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Jer. xix, 13. And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all have burned incense unto all the the houses upon whose roofs they host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.

Jer. xliv, 17-19. But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drinkofferings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had We plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil. But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine. And when we burnt incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink-offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink-offerings unto her, without our men.

Ezek. viii, 15, 16. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house; and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces ward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham.

Zeph. 1, 4, 5. I will also stretch

out mine hand upon Judah, and
upon all the inhabitants of Jeru-
salem; and I will cut off the rem-
nant of Baal from this place, and
the name of the Chemarims with
the priests; And them that wor-
ship the host of heaven upon the
house-tops; and them that worship

Acts vii, 42. Then God turned. and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness.

2.-IMAGES OR IDOLS.

unto me, Arise, get thee down Deut. ix, 12. And the LORD said which thou hast brought forth out quickly from hence; for thy people of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I com manded them; they have made them a molten image.

had restored the eleven hundred Judges xvii, 3, 4. And when he shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedi cated the silver unto the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a graven image, and a molten image: now therefore I will re

the money unto his mother, and store it unto thee. Yet he restored his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image, and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah.

Isa. xl, 19, 20. The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot: he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.

Isa. xli, 6, 7. They helped every one his neighbour, and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage. So the carpenter en to-couraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

Isa. xliv, 12-14. The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth:

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