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Sun, The


1. Called the greater light. Ge 1:16.

2. God

a. Created. Ge 1:14,16; Ps 74:16.

b. Placed in the firmament. Ge 1:17.

c. Appointed to rule the day. Ge 1:16; Ps 136:8; Jer 31:35.

d. Appointed to divide seasons. Ge 1:14.

e. Exercises sovereign power over. Job 9:7.

f. Causes, to rise both on evil and good. Mt 5:45.

g. Causes to know its time of setting. Ps 104:19.

3. Made to praise and glorify God. Ps 148:3.

4. The power and brilliancy of its rising alluded to. Jdj 5:31; 2Sa 23:4.

5. Clearness of its light alluded to. Song 6:10.

6. Compared to a bridegroom coming forth from his chamber. Ps 19:5.

7. Compared to a strong man rejoicing to run a race. Ps 19:5.

8. Diffuses light and heat to all the earth. Ps 19:6.

9. The rays of

a. Pleasant to man. Job 30:28; Ec 11:7.

b. Produce and ripen fruits. De 33:14.

c. Soften and melt some substances. Ex 16:21.

d. Wither and burn up the herbs of the field. Mr 4:6; Jas 1:11.

e. Change the colour of the skin. Song 1:6.

f. Frequently destructive to human life. 2Ki 4:18-20; Ps 121:6; Isa 49:10.

10. Indicates the hours of the day by the shadow on the dial. 2Ki 20:9.

11. The Jews

a. Commenced their day with the rising of. Ge 19:23,24,27,28; Jdj 9:33.

b. Commenced their evening with the setting of. Ge 28:11; De 24:13; Mr 1:32.

c. Expressed the east by rising of. Nu 21:11; De 4:41,47; Jos 12:1.

d. Expressed the west by setting of. Jas 1:4.

e. Expressed the whole earth by, from rising of, to setting of. Ps 50:1; 113:3; Isa 45:6.

f. Forbidden to worship. De 4:19; 17:3.

g. Made images of. 2Ch 14:5; 34:4.

h. Consecrated chariots and horses, as symbols of. 2Ki 23:11.

i. Worshipped. 2Ki 23:5; Jer 8:2.

12. Worshippers of, turned their faces towards the east. Eze 8:16.

13. Miracles connected with

a. Standing still for a whole day in the valley of Ajalon. Jos 10:12,13.

b. Shadow put back on the dial. 2Ki 20:11.

c. Darkened at the crucifixion. Lu 23:44,45.

14. Illustrative

a. Of God’s favour. Ps 84:11.

b. Of Christ’s coming. Mal 4:2.

c. Of the glory of Christ. Mt 17:2; Re 1:16; 10:1.

d. Of supreme rulers. Ge 37:9; Isa 13:10.

e. (Its clearness,) of the purity of the church. Song 6:10.

f. (Its brightness,) of the future glory of saints. Da 12:3; Mt 13:43.

g. (Its power,) of the triumph of saints. Jdj 5:31.

h. (Darkened,) of severe calamities. Eze 32:7; Joe 2:10,31; Mt 24:29; Re 9:2.

i. (Going down at noon,) of premature destruction. Jer 15:9; Am 8:9.

j. (No more going down,) of perpetual blessedness. Isa 60:20.

k. (Before or in sight of,) of public ignominy. 2Sa 12:11,12; Jer 8:2.