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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary


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One of the old Lexicons for the Bible speaks of hunting as the apprenticeship of war; and certain it is, that the transition from hunting beasts is easily made to that of hunting men. It seems to be no unfair inference, that he who can take pleasure in tearing poor timid hares to pieces by dogs, would not melt into tears in beholding men torn to pieces by horses, Nimrod is the first hunter we read of in history, and of him it is said to a proverb, that he was a mighty hunter before the Lord. (Genesis 10:9) And as the beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech, and other places, it is very probable, that be was a mighty conqueror also of men, It is worthy remark, that when the Lord speaks: of sending a scourge upon the earth, he speaks of his instrument to punish under the character of hunters. (Jeremiah 16:16) And it is still worthy of farther remark, that at a time when the Lord delivered David from his enemies, he describes the deliverance under the name of "the snare of the fowler?" (Psalms 91:3)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Hunting'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. London. 1828.

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