The Berean Expositor
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on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe
land you fall down, how will you do in the jungle of the Jordan?"
In II Cor. 12: 20 the Apostle Paul mentions a list of sins which he fears he will find
in the Corinthian church. Among these are "swellings" which means, in modern English,
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TABERING. This obsolete word occurs once in Nahum 2: 6, 7 where we read ". . .
she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering
upon their breasts". "Taber" meant a drum and the verb "taber" meant "to beat as upon a
drum". The lamenting maidens, beating upon their breasts in dismay, are a natural part of
the context.
is the diminutive of `taber', meaning a small drum or tambourine.
Sometimes the A.V. translates it as `timbrel'.
TACHE. This old word means a fastening which links two parts together. Originally
the word "tack" had the same meaning and both are connected with "attach" and
"detach". In Exodus "tache" describes the golden clasps that fitted into the loops on the
Tabernacle curtains to hold them together.
TAKEN WITH THE MANNER.  In Numb. 5: 11-31 we have the hypothetical
case of a wife's infidelity and the statement if "there be no witness against her, neither
she be taken with the manner". This phrase was used by Tyndale who greatly influenced
the A.V. translators. It means "taken in the act". The word `manner' came from
`mainour', an Anglo-French term and refers to someone who is discovered doing
something unlawful.
TEACHER. The word didaskalos is frequently used of the Lord Jesus in His earthly
ministry, but this fact is veiled from the reader because 41 times the A.V. renders the
word `master' instead of `teacher' which they only use once in connection with His
witness. The Lord chose the role of teacher in His ministry to men. How wise were
those who listened and responded to this greatest of all teachers!  In James 3: 1 we
have "My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater
condemnation". The word is `teachers' and James is reminding his readers of the deeper
responsibility a teacher has than the pupil. While it is a glad privilege to teach the truth
of the Scriptures, all teachers should constantly remember that there is the judgment seat
of Christ to face in the next life when their service will come under His review. Teaching