An Alphabetical Analysis
Volume 7 - Doctrinal Truth - Page 245 of 297
In conclusion, we would draw the reader's attention to the equivalent
words used in the Old Testament.  First, those in the A.V.
To try; prove; Genesis 22:1.
A trying; Psalm 95:8.
To try, test; Malachi 3:15.
In addition to these, peira (Gk) and derivatives translate various
Hebrew words, which are not translated 'tempt' or 'temptation' in the A.V.
These we give to make evidence complete.
Travail, business, Ecclesiastes 5:3.
A troop, Genesis 49:19.
Host, 'appointed time', Job 7:1.
A mad man, Proverbs 26:18.
Tromm lists a few various readings, none of which make any difference
to the results already obtained.  They are too complicated to set out here,
and indeed the reader who is so far advanced as to be able to follow any such
attempt would already be independent of our help, these studies not being
written for such.
May we count it all joy that we are counted worthy of being tested, and
flee all solicitations to the 'old man' within us.  Realizing that the one
form of temptation but 'probes to discover the good' that has been implanted
by the new nature, we can recognize that the other but seeks to accomplish
our downfall by stimulating the desires of the old nature.  In the former,
the Saviour has shared; from the latter the Saviour was separated, but for
them He suffered on the tree.
Let us prove (probe) all things; let us search to see; let us hold fast
the form of sound words.
Two Genealogies of Christ.
(See article Luke's Gospel (p. 55).
The canon of the Old Testament
The testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Old Testament Scriptures
as a whole, and to their various parts, is the supreme witness that the
church has, or needs.  Without diminishing that supreme authority, it may,
however, be helpful if we inquire into the evidence we possess of the
canonicity of the Old and New Testaments.
The word 'canon', from the Greek word kanon, in its primary sense means
a 'reed', thence a 'cane', a 'cannon', and the 'canon'.  Each derived word is
related to the idea of something straight; hence 'canon' comes to mean
'rule', and is so translated in Galatians 6:16 and Philippians 3:16.  When we
speak of the canon of Scripture we therefore mean those sacred books which
are genuine, authentic and authoritative.  It may be as well to see clearly
the distinction between these three related terms.
Genuine.  A book is genuine if it was actually written by the person
whose name it bears, or, if anonymous, it contains evidence that it was
written at the time when it purports to have been written, either expressly
or by undesigned evidence of its contents.