It is, however, generally understood by interpreters, not as a mode of punishment distinct from others, but as a general term for all kinds of capital pnnishment and violent death but the opinion of Doddridge ought to be preferred, because the original word possesses a specific character and the passage viewed in that light is precise and impressive. Paxton. Ver. 37. They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword they wandered about in sheep-skins and goat-skins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented.
The epistle to the Hebrews describes some of the ancient sufferers for piety and virtue, as driven out from the society of their countrymen, and wandering about, like miserable outcasts, in deserts hermes kelly and mountains, with no better vestments than sheep-skins and goat-skins referring, probably, to some in the beginning of the opposition made by the Maccabee family, to the attempts of hermes bags the Syrian princes to force the Jewish people to abandon the religion of their forefathers, and unite with the heathens in their idolatrous customs.
It may be acceptable to the reader to learn, that there are numbers of such miserable outcasts from common society, in that very country, to this day not indeed on a religious account, hermes outlet for they are all Mohammedans but from national prejudices, and distinctions arising from that source. Doubdan frequently met with such in his peregrinations in that hermes birkin country. He sometimes calls them Moors, by which, I apprehend, is meant the descendants from the old natives of that country, who inhabited it before the Turks, a branch of the Tartars, overran these parts of Asia. Some of the Arabs he met with are not described as in more elegant circumstances these are another eastern nation, who are attached to the living in tents, and will by no means be induced to dwell in more fixed hermes handbags habitations, and commonly dwell in deserts, and very retired places.