Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxiv Pg 34 If He does not enjoin this by way of a commination, the injunction is a most useless one. For what mattered it to them that the kingdom was at hand, unless its approach was accompanied with judgment?—even for the salvation of such as received the announcement thereof. How, if there can be a threat without its accomplishment, can you have in a threatening god, one that executes also, and in both, one that is a judicial being?4446
Luke x. 11.
4446 Et judicem in utroque. So, again, He commands that the dust be shaken off against them, as a testimony,—the very particles of their ground which might cleave4447
4447 Hærentia. to the sandal, not to mention4448
4448 Nedum. any other sort of communication with them.4449
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxiv Pg 38 But if their churlishness4450
Luke x. 11.
4450 Inhumanitas. and inhospitality were to receive no vengeance from Him, for what purpose does He premise a testimony, which surely forbodes some threats? Furthermore, when the Creator also, in the book of Deuteronomy, forbids the reception of the Ammonites and the Moabites into the church,4451
4451 Ecclesiam. There is force in thus using Christian terms for Jewish ordinances, full as he is of the identity of the God of the old with Him of the new covenant. because, when His people came from Egypt, they fraudulently withheld provisions from them with inhumanity and inhospitality,4452
Edersheim Bible History
Sketches vi Pg 7.1
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 10
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:9 De 30:11-14 Ac 13:26,40,46 Ro 10:8,21 Heb 1:3