Map of The Twelve Tribes of Israel

The Twelve Tribes of Israel descended from the patriarch Jacob (who was later named Israel). Jacob had 12 sons and at least one daughter (Dinah) by two wives, Leah and Rachel, and two concubines, Zilpah and Bilhah.  Joseph's tribe was split into two factions - Manasseh and Ephraim - in a process involving Isaac's adoption of Joseph's…
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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Introduction – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible Robert Jamieson, Fausset, and David Brown INTRODUCTION TO THE PENTATEUCH AND HISTORICAL BOOKS by Robert Jamieson The Pentateuch, the name by which the first five books of the Bible are designated, is derived from two Greek words, pente, "five," and teuchos, a…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Genesis – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible Robert Jamieson, Fausset, and David Brown The Old Testament   THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED GENESIS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson   CHAPTER 1 Ge 1:1, 2. The Creation of Heaven and Earth. 1. In the beginning--a period of remote and unknown…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Exodus – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED EXODUS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson   CHAPTER 1 Ex 1:1-22. Increase of the Israelites. 1. Now these are the names--(See Ge 46:8-26). 7. children of Israel were fruitful--They were living in a land where, according to the testimony of an ancient author, mothers produced…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Leviticus – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE THIRD BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED LEVITICUS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson   CHAPTER 1 Le 1:1-17. Burnt Offerings of the Herd. 1. the Lord ... spake ... out of the tabernacle--The laws that are contained in the previous record were delivered either to the people publicly from Sinai, or to…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Numbers – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE FOURTH BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED NUMBERS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson   CHAPTER 1 Nu 1:1-54. Moses Numbering the Men of War. 1, 2. on the first day of the second month, & months had elapsed since the exodus. About one month had been occupied in the journey; and the…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Deuteronomy – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED DEUTERONOMY. Commentary by Robert Jamieson CHAPTER 1 De 1:1-46. Moses' Speech at the End of the Fortieth Year. 1. These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel--The mental condition of the people generally in that infantine age of the Church, and the…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Joshua – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF JOSHUA. Commentary by Robert Jamieson   CHAPTER 1 Jos 1:1-18. The Lord Appoints Joshua to Succeed Moses. 1. Now after the death of Moses--Joshua, having been already appointed and designated leader of Israel (Nu 27:18-23), in all probability assumed the reins of government immediately "after the death…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Judges – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF JUDGES. Commentary by Robert Jamieson   CHAPTER 1 Jud 1:1-3. The Acts of Judah and Simeon. 1. Now after the death of Joshua--probably not a long period, for the Canaanites seem to have taken advantage of that event to attempt recovering their lost position, and the Israelites…
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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Ruth – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF RUTH. Commentary by Robert Jamieson   CHAPTER 1 Ru 1:1-5. Elimelech, Driven by Famine into Moab, Dies There. 1. in the days when the judges ruled--The beautiful and interesting story which this book relates belongs to the early times of the judges. The precise date cannot be…
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