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The Idea in Brief The last section of Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar indicates that this specific verse contains aposiopesis, which provides for the awkward structure of the verse. That is, Jabez promises that the "if the Lord does (this and that) and..." and yet nonetheless the passage does NOT include any reference to what Jabez did in response to his vows. In ...


St. Athanasius commented on this, in ‘Discourse IV Against the Arians’, indicating the two different words are used as synonyms in a sense, since the sacrifice of Isaac was a prefiguration of the Crucifixion of Christ (emphasis added): [M]uch is said in the Old [Testament]...about the Son, as in the second Psalm, ‘Thou art My Son, this day have I ...

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