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chil′dren of Is′rael
the Hebrews; Jews.
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Joshua, and another person, were the two spies who were sent into this land of Canaan by the children of Israel to report upon its character--I mean they were the spies who reported favorably.
Joshua reported favorably, and the children of Israel journeyed on, with Moses at the head of the general government, and Joshua in command of the army of six hundred thousand fighting men.
He sang the creation of the world, the origin of man, and all the history of Genesis; and made many verses on the departure of the children of Israel out of Egypt, and their entering into the land of promise, with many other histories from holy writ.
Where now are the Philistines, who so often held the children of Israel in bondage?
These words were very apt to my case, and made some impression upon my thoughts at the time of reading them, though not so much as they did afterwards; for, as for being DELIVERED, the word had no sound, as I may say, to me; the thing was so remote, so impossible in my apprehension of things, that I began to say, as the children of Israel did when they were promised flesh to eat, "Can God spread a table in the wilderness?
But, sir, though it were more so than is even possible to you, yet there may be some among you that are not equally right in their actions: and you know that in the story of the children of Israel, one Achan in the camp removed God's blessing from them, and turned His hand so against them, that six-and-thirty of them, though not concerned in the crime, were the objects of divine vengeance, and bore the weight of that punishment.
Regarding the donations collected for the construction of the Tabernacle, we find, And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying: Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take for Me an offering; of every man [kol ish] whose heart maketh him willing ye shall take My offering' (Ex.
org/Leviticus-23-42/) Leviticus passage , "Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may now that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt.
This can only be explained in consideration of the (irrevocable) Abrahamic Covenant betwixt the Children of Israel and the Almighty Himself, to which He swore His own name on oath.
Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenant relationship God established with the Children of Israel.
Israel attached devout meaning to their military offensive from the offset, calling their operation, 'Pillar of Cloud', taking its name from a verse in Exodus referring to the form God adopted to protect the Children of Israel.
As to the reason behind revelation of this powerful verse of the Qur'an, Imam as-Suyuti (rahmatullahi alayh) mentions in his book "Lubaabun Nuqool" that once Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, meaning - may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) [herein after abbreviated as (S)], mentioned about the story of a person from among the Children of Israel who had strived (jihad fi-sabilillah) in the path of Allah for 1000 months.

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