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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Jeshurun

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Jesh´urun, a name poetically applied to Israel in;;; . It has been very variously understood, but it is generally agreed to be a poetical diminutive expressive of affection. It is derived from a word signifying to be straight, right, upright, righteous. In this character, as entirely upright (for the termination is intensitive), Jehovah recognizes his people in consideration of their covenant relation to him, whereby, while they observed the terms of that covenant, they stood legally righteous before him and clean in his sight. It is in this sense that the ancient kings are said to have done 'that which was right' in the eyes of Jehovah.

 

 

 

 

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Jeshurun'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/kbe/j/jeshurun.html.

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