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. These Notes are related to the Lesson-Sermons to be read in Christian Science churches.]

Related to Lesson-Sermon to be Read on July 5, 1942

"Neither is there any rock like our God" (I Sam. 2:2)—The early scholars who gave us the Greek and Old Latin Versions of the Old Testament appear to have read a Hebrew word meaning "righteous," instead of that which in our Authorized Version is rendered "rock"; and following this hint, Smith suggests the translation: "There is none righteous like our God." While Dr. Moffatt accepts the reading "tsur" (meaning literally "rock"), it is evident that he understands it as symbolizing "power" or "steadfastness," for he renders: "No Power is steadfast like our God."

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