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  • In such a phenomenon, occurring in the East, there was nothing intrinsically strange; among the Canaanites, such "Nebiim" -- for so they were styled -- had long been familiar, and they continued to exist in the country after the old fashion, long after their original character, so far as Israel was concerned, had been wholly lost.


  • As far as Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction with the other three cities of the plains, I suggest you check out the Tanakh's (Old Testament) Nebiim (Prophets) named Jeremiah and Ezekiel as to why they were destroyed,

    Miers Departure a Good Sign

  • In the original view of the matter (chaps.ix. x.) he appears alone and independent, and has nothing to do with the companies of the ecstatics, the Nebiim.


  • He was not himself one of the Nebiim; on the contrary, he was a seer of that old type which had for a long time existed amongst the Hebrews much as we find it amongst the Greeks or Arabs.


  • First-rate importance on the whole cannot be claimed for the Nebiim, but occasionally there arose amongst them a man in whom the spirit which was cultivated within their circles may be said to have risen to the explosive pitch.


  • Nebiim were a widespread body, and organised in orders of their own, but were not highly respected; the average of them were miserable fellows, who ate out of the king's hand and were treated with disdain by members of the leading classes.


  • Least of all can the colleges of the B'ne Nebiim at Gilgal and other places be regarded as nurseries of historic tradition: the products which are to be traced to these circles betray a somewhat narrow field of vision (2Kings ii., iv.



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