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1904 Excerpt: ...in those lands, when a man owed a debt, he could
be sold, or his children, that the debt might be paid. E-li'sha
said to the woman, "What shall I do to help you? What have you in
the house?" "I have nothing in the house," answered the woman,
"except a pot of oil." Then E-li'sha said to her, "Go to your
neighbors and borrow of them empty jars, and vessels, and bowls;
borrow a great many. Then go into the room, and shut the door upon
yourself and your sons; and pour out the oil into the vessels, and
as each vessel is filled set it aside." The woman went out, and
borrowed of all her neighbors vessels that would hold oil, until
she had a great many. Then she went into the house, and shut the
door, and told her sons to bring the vessels to her one by one; and
she poured out oil, filling vessel after vessel until all were
full. At last they said to her, "There is not another vessel that
can hold oil." And then the oil stopped mnning. If she had borrowed
more vessels there would have been more oil. She came and told
fi-li'sha, the man of God; and he said, "Go and sell the oil; pay
the debt, and keep the rest of the money for yourself and your sons
to live upon." At another time fi-li'sha came to Gil'gal among the
mountains, near Beth'-el, and with him were some of these men, the
sons of the prophets. It was a time when food was scarce, and they
sought in the field for vegetables and green things to be eaten.
One man by mistake brought a number of wild gourds, which were
poisonous, and threw them into the pot to be cooked with the rest
of the food. While they were eating they felt suddenly that they
had been poisoned, and they cried out, "O man of God, there is
death in the pot The food is poisoned &...
|Country of origin:
Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
||245 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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