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seems nearly certain, that the remains of the ten tribes are to be sought in this direction. Describing the inhabitants of the mountains that separate India from Persia, Sir William Jones speaks of numerous tribes of dfgluins, or Patans; he observes, "There is very solid ground for believing, that the Afghans descended from the Jews; because they sometimes in confidence avow that unpopular origin, which in general they sedulously conceal, and which other Musulmans positively assert; because Hazaret, which appears to be the Asareth of Esdras, is one of their territories; and, principally, because their language is evidently a dialect of the Scriptural Chaldaick."
11. In that day thou shall not be ashamed
For all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me?
For I will remove from the midst of thee the rejoicers in thy
pride,' And thou shall no more exalt thyself against my holy hill:
12. And 1 will leave ' as a remnant,' in the midst of thee, a
meek and destitute people,
13. The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity,
Nor shall the tongue of deceit be found in their mouths; And they shall feed, and lie down, and none shall inuke them afraid.
the southern nations of Africa, and the world Ethiopian!, thus nsmi;
to the p. .<[.!,• among whom we Indian and Ethiop as convertible
live; [the Hindus]: nor is it Itss terms," &c.— If'or&t.vol. iii. p.lfiP.
observable, that according to 'Archbishop Seeker, *• Ihy
Ephorus, quoted by Slrabo, they proud exulters."
culled all th southern nutions m
14. Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout ye, O Israel;
Be glad, and rejoice with all thine heart, O daughter of
15. Jehovah hath removed thy judgments, he hath turned aside
The King of Israel, Jehovah ' is* in the midst of thee,
16. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear not;
Jehovah, thy Elohim, is in the midst of thee, the Mighty
17. He will rejoice over thee with gladness, he will renew his
18. The mourners in the solemn assembly will I remove out of
19. Behold, I will do all for thy sake at that time;
And I will save her that halted, and her that was driven out
And I will make them a praise and a name,
20. At that time ' when' I bring you again,
Surely, then, will I appoint you for a name,
And for a praise among all the peoples of the earth,
When I turn back your captivity before their eyes,
1 See Archbishop Newcombe's note.
The prophet Jeremiah was employed as an instrument of the prophetic Spirit, in the same reign as the former prophet. Dr. Blaney is of opinion, that the twelve first chapters contain the prophecies delivered in the reign of Josiah. In the third of these chapters, we find a prediction of the restoration of Israel, and of the subsequent glories of Messiah's kingdom. The oracle is addressed to the ten tribes, and, therefore, can have no reference to the return from Babylon.
12. Retu-rn, O revolted Israel, saith Jehovah,
I will not look down upon you with a lowering brow;'
For I am gracious, saith Jehovah,
I will not keep displeasure in view for ever;
13. Only acknowledge thine iniquity,
That thou hast rebelled against Jehovah, thy Elohim.
14. Return, O revolted children, saith Jehovah,
And I will take you one out of a city, and two out of a tribe,
1 Dr. Blaney, whose translation ha.i been much follow-ill in these extracts from Jeremiah.
15. And I will give you rulers after mine own heart,
And they shall rule you with knowledge and discretion:
16. And it shall be, when ye shall have multiplied and increased
in the land,
They shall no more say,' The ark of Jehovah!'
Neither shall they remember it, nor miss it,
The Mosaic polity, we collect, therefore, is not to be again set up: under whatever dispensation the Israelites may be finally restored: and whatever law and ritual may be imposed upon them, they will not be exactly those of Moses.
17. At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of Jehovah, And all nations shall resort to it, to the name of Jehovah; And they shall not walk any more after the lusting of their
18. In those days shall the house of Judah go with the house of
And they shall come together out of the north country,
19. For me, I said, How shall I place thee among sons?
The inheritance of the glory of the hosts of nations.
Then said I, thou shall call me,' My Father,'
This, I conceive, from the comparison of what has gone before, will be generally received as a clear prediction of the re-establishment of the nation of Israel on the land of Canaan, under the (glorious reign of Messiah, when it becomes the "glory of all lands." Whether by *' host of nations" is meant multitude of nations, or the heavenly hosts that come with the Lord, and under him are to rule the nations, as the shining messengers of his high behests, I am unable to determine.
Remarks on some Parts of the Sixteenth, the Tteenty-third, and the Forty-sixth Chapters.
Of the prophecies of Jeremiah, written in the reign of Jehoiakim,' we have to review the following: —
14. After this, behold, the days shall come, saith Jehovah, When it shall be no more said,
• As Jehovah liveth, that brought up
The children of Israel from the land of Egypt;'
15. But,' as Jehovah liveth, that brought up
And from all the countries whither he had driven them.'
For I will cause them to return unto their own land,
16. Behold, I will send for many fishers,
And afterward* I will send for many hunters,
And they shall hunt them from every mountain,
And from every hill, and from every hole of the rocks.
17. For mine eyes are upon all their ways, They are not hidden from before my face,
Neither is their iniquity concealed from the sight of mine eyes:
1 See Dr. Blaney, p. 5.