Bible Notes

[The Biblical citations given in the Christian Science Quarterly are from the Authorized King James Version. The Bible Notes in these columns can be used, if deemed necessary, to elucidate some of the words or passages contained in the Bible Lessons. The Notes in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon designated to be read in Christian Science churches on January 25, 1942.]

"The branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low" (Isa. 25:5)—The word "zemir," as used in the original Hebrew, can mean either or "branch"; while the verb translated "brought low" can refer to the silencing of the loud tones of a song of triumph. Hence the translation suggested by the American Standard Version: "The song of the terrible ones shall be brought low."

"He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering" (Isa. 25:7)—Commentators gather from Isaiah 24:23 that the mountain in question is "mount Zion," on which the temple stood. Moffatt suggests: "On this mountain shall he strip away the mourning shroud from all mankind;" while Smith has: "He will destroy on this mountain the veil that veils all the peoples."

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It is not the desire of this Committee...
January 17, 1942

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