GENESIS

GENESIS 1 Verses 1ff Anadiplosis—same sentence ending and beginning. Reduplicatio—a reduplicate. Genesis 1:1,2—The earth…the earth. Tohoo—desolate—not created so. Isaiah 45:18. Ellipsis —leaving in—gap left in. Genesis 1:2—darkness was; and 1:30—I have given, repeated from preceding clause in 1:29. Pleonasm—more words used than necessary: by way of amplification. Genesis 1:2—faces—plural on account of various features. Check
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EXODUS

  EXODUS 3 Verse 14 (Genesis 41:44.) I am Pharaoh. Joseph knew he was pharaoh. He is affirming a promise— saying he is as good as his word. This shows the certainty of the promise. That’s why God said, ‘I am.’ See Genesis 41:44. Verse 22 Spoil the Egyptians (by Israel). By borrowing and not
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LEVITICUS

  LEVITICUS 2 Verse 13 Salt (from encyclopedia). Sodium chloride—NaCl. Salt occurs in the sea, in natural brines and in the crystalline form, as rock salt. Its most abundant source is the ocean. All the salt in the sea is 4,500,000 cubic miles. Natural (commercially important) brines are found in India, United States, Dead Sea
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NUMBERS

  NUMBERS 5 Verses 11-28 Jealousy in the family. Much jealousy prevails between wife and husband. If the husband suspects his wife, he takes her to the priest and puts her through the test. He (priest) takes some water and some dust from the floor of the tabernacle together and asks the woman to drink
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DEUTERONOMY

  DEUTERONOMY 5 Verse 16 Parents. ‘Honor thy father and thy mother.’ Support, love and serve your father and mother; supply their needs. Don’t allow them to work. Buy them clothes, stand at their beckon call. In the East, it’s father’s day and/or mother’s day every day. Care for parents daily. Parents should live for
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JOSHUA

JOSHUA 1 Verse 3 If you only step on it, take it. It has been given to you already. In the name of Jesus Christ, all that I see is mine. The Hindus say in the name of their gods. Every place your foot touches. Joshua took command over the children of Israel after Moses’
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JUDGES

JUDGES 1 Verses 6 and 7 You can’t do much work without the thumb. When they cut off the thumb, that means they are making him so he can’t do anything. He is a memorial and a testimony to all others for what he has received. If anybody steals anything, they cut off their hands.
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RUTH

  Ruth, hospitality to laborers. RUTH 1-3 Naomi, her husband and two sons went to a land that was better than their own. The sons got married in that country. The husband and two sons died and Naomi set off again for her original country because the famine was over. She told her daughters-in-law to
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I SAMUEL

    I SAMUEL 1 Verse 9 In this instance he is sitting on a ‘Gabbathe.’ It means a seat just in front of a house or a palace. Verse 11 If a man child comes, they always like to bring him up in the fear of God as a servant. Any person who is
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II SAMUEL

    II SAMUEL 3 Verses 26-34 ‘As a fool dieth?’ Verse 31: Rend your mantle (not clothes). Sackcloth—burlap (sign of mourning). Bier also called ‘wheel’ in Ecclesiastes 12:6. You only lament over the dead, not when someone is alive. Abner died, King David lamented (cried for the dead). Usually praise the dead today. Then
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I KINGS

    I KINGS 2 Verse 1 That is what they do when it comes time for people to die. They call the son or next of kin, the heir. They commit to him certain things. Verse 2 ‘…shew thyself a man.’ This phrase means ‘act like a man.’ Verse 4 That means you won’t
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II KINGS

  II KINGS 2 Verse 3 ‘Sons of the prophets.’ At Bethel, there was a school and there was a temple. ‘Sons’—according to Sanskrit Bible this should read ‘disciples.’ A teacher in the East is sometimes called ‘father’ because of respect. The disciples that were gathered at the school to be taught are the sons
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I CHRONICLES

  I CHRONICLES 10 Verse 9 ‘To carry tidings to their idols.’ Before they get married in the East, they will go to their idols. The girl is taken to the idol, and they make a great sacrifice—fall down and worship so that the idol might bless the girl. The bride and the bridegroom will
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II CHRONICLES

  II CHRONICLES 9 Verse 21 Peacocks. (See I Kings 10:22.) The ships of Solomon went to Tarsus of India (where peacocks originate). Why did Solomon get the ivory, gold, silver? As decoration and wealth. Why did he get apes and peacocks? The apes and peacocks were obtained because apes were guardsmen and were considered
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EZRA

  EZRA 2 Verse 43 ‘The Nethimins.’ These are people who gathered wood for use in sacrifices in the temple. When these people disappeared then the priests had to go and gather wood. The priests would appoint people in the town to bring wood on a certain day.   EZRA 4 Verse 14 Covenant of
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NEHEMIAH

  NEHEMIAH 2 Verse 1 It means he had never been as sad as he was that day when he gave the wine to the king. The king wants so many servants. One man to bring the wine from the cellar, another to wash the glasses, one to send it to the king’s parlor, next
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ESTHER

  ESTHER 1 Verse 1 ‘Ahasuerus’ means ‘man of power.’ Some of the scholars of India say in the time of Ahasuerus some people from Persia came to India as the first immigrants, because their own people were ruling that part of the world. (Like the British went to Australia when they were ruling them.)
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JOB

JOB 2 Verses 1-9 Potsherd, sitting among ashes. God called Job a perfect and upright man. God permitted Satan to go and take away from Job all that he had. Satan did it. Finally, God spoke to Satan again here and said to spare his life. Job never complains. Job thanked God for his blessings
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PSALMS

PSALM 1 Verse 1 Eastern text: ‘Blessed is the man who walketh not in the way of the ungodly nor abideth by the counsel of sinners, nor sitteth in the company of mockers.’ Verse 3 ‘And he shall be like a tree planted by a stream of water, that bringeth forth its fruit in its
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PROVERBS

PROVERBS 3 Verses 9 and 10 (Tithe; first fruits.) When harvest is fathered they eat some right then and there on harvest threshing floor and then take out one tenth that belongs to the Lord. Tithing is not only among the Jews but also Arabs, Indians, etc. Tithing is provided for the benefit of the
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ECCLESIASTES

ECCLESIASTES 5 Verse 1 Translation: ‘Take care of thy steps when thou goest to the house of God…’ When you go to the house of God the steps signify the condition of your heart. It tells how humbly you are, how repentant of your sins you are, how glad you are, how obedient you are,
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SONG OF SOLOMON

The sum and substance of Song of Solomon is Christ as a bridegroom loving the Church—the true born again believers—and the love of the people to the bridegroom. How do Oriental people love their sweethearts and what language do they use with them.   SONG OF SOLOMON 1 Verse 1 Here the love of Christ
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ISAIAH

ISAIAH 1 Verse 3 ‘The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib; but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.’ A donkey is known as a stupid animal, but he has better sense than human beings, for he can find his way back to his master’s crib. So the donkey
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JEREMIAH

JEREMIAH 1 Verses 3-12 Almond tree (teaching already begun, scripture not state.) God gave Jeremiah a commission (verse 7) and then gave his assurance of His promise by showing him (verse 11) a rod of an almond tree. The almond tree brings forth fruit before any other tree. It hastens to do so—it is first.
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LAMENTATIONS

LAMENTATIONS 1 Verse 1 ‘How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!’ ‘Become as a widow’ means for an Eastern High Caste Hindu that the wife makes a
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EZEKIEL

EZEKIEL 3 Verses 9 ‘Foreheads.’ Eastern people believe that the wider the forehead is the stronger the person is. He is considered strong, brilliant and intelligent; Christ is said to have had a wide and strong forehead. (This is why they swaddle the child around the head first.) We are not to go by outward
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DANIEL

DANIEL 8 Verse 13 The temple. Another threat here in this verse. The enemies came along to trick him—’Oh, come along, let’s talk it over.’ Going to the temple, no one will come along to harm him. The enemy always tries to get us at his will to his place. We must never do this.
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HOSEA

HOSEA 1 Verse 6 Names. Lo-Ruhamah (devoid of mercy). Indicated God would have no mercy on them. Children at least 5 years old when weaned (verse 8) Lo-Ammi (not my people). Hosea 2:16. Baali (lord). Ishi (husband).   HOSEA 2 Verse 1 Ammi; Ruhamah. ‘Say unto your brethren that you are My People (Ammi). Ruharaah
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JOEL

JOEL 2 Versa 13 Send your heart. ‘Garment” should be mantle. God wants us to change on the inside and not just with outward signs such as rending the mantle. The Hindus are twice-born in their religion. The priest comes and throws a mantle over the young boy’s head and gets under it with him
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AMOS

AMOS 1 Verse 1 They say three or four or perhaps five or six. It is the way they speak. It is a common way of speech. ‘Damascus, yea for four…’ One of the threshing instruments is a beam of wood. Threshing instruments are all wood, no iron, but here they used iron. Verse 3
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