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Travellers


1. Called way-faring men. Jdj 19:17; Isa 35:8.

2. Preparations made by, alluded to. Eze 12:3,4.

3. Often collected together and formed caravans. Ge 37:25; Isa 21:13; Lu 2:44.

4. Often engaged persons acquainted with the country as guides. Nu 10:31,32; Job 29:15.

5. Friends of

a. Often supplied them with provision. Ge 21:14; 44:1; Jer 40:5.

b. Sometimes accompanied them a short way. 2Sa 19:31; Ac 20:38; 21:5.

c. Frequently commended them to protection of God. Ge 43:13,14; Ac 21:5.

d. Frequently took leave of them with sorrow. Ac 20:37; 21:6.

e. Often sent them away with music. Ge 31:27.

6. Generally commenced their journey early in the morning. Jdj 19:5.

7. Generally rested at noon. Ge 18:1,3; Joh 4:6.

8. Halted at even. Ge 24:11.

9. Generally halted at wells or streams. Ge 24:11; 32:21,23; Ex 15:27; 1Sa 30:21; Joh 4:6.

10. Carried with them

a. Provisions for the way. Jos 9:11,12; Jdj 19:19.

b. Provender for their beasts of burden. Ge 42:27; Jdj 19:19.

c. Skins filled with water, wine, &c. Ge 21:14,15; Jos 9:13.

d. Presents for those who entertained them. Ge 43:15; 1Ki 10:2; 2Ki 5:5; Mt 2:11.

11. Often travelled on foot. Ge 28:10; 32:10; Ex 12:37; Ac 20:13.

12. On foot, how attired. Ex 12:11.

13. After a long journey, described. Jos 9:4,5,13.

14. Of distinction

a. Rode on asses, camels, &c. Ge 22:3; 24:64; Nu 22:21.

b. Rode in chariots. 2Ki 5:9; Ac 8:27,28.

c. Generally attended by running footmen. 1Sa 25:27; 1Ki 18:46; 2Ki 4:24; Ec 10:7.

d. Often preceded by heralds, &c to have the roads prepared. Isa 40:3,4; Mr 1:2,3.

e. Generally performed their journey in great state. 1Ki 10:2; 2Ki 5:5,9.

f. Frequently extorted provisions by the way. Jdj 8:5,8; 1Sa 25:4-13.

g. Before setting out gave employment, &c to their servants. Mt 25:14.

15. Strangers civil to. Ge 18:2; 24:18,19.

16. Generally treated with great hospitality. Ge 18:3-8; 19:2; 24:24,32,33; Ex 2:20; Jdj 19:20,21; Job 31:32; Heb 13:2.

17. The caravanserai or public inn for noticed. Ge 42:27; Ex 4:24; Lu 2:7; 10:34.

18. Were frequently asked whence they came and whither they went. Jdj 19:17.

19. Protected by those who entertained them. Ge 19:6-8; Jdj 19:23.

20. For security often left the highways. Jdj 5:6.

21. Tesserae hospitales or pledges of hospitality, alluded to. Re 2:17.

22. On errands requiring despatch

a. Went with great speed. Es 8:10; Job 9:25.

b. Saluted no man by the way. 2Ki 4:29; Lu 10:4.

23. Estimated the length of their journey by the number of days which it occupied. Ge 31:23; De 1:2; 2Ki 3:9.

24. The Jews prohibited from taking long journeys on the Sabbath. Ex 20:10; Ac 1:12.

25. Ceasing of, threatened as a calamity. Isa 33:8.