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Dictionnaire historique ... de la Bible Usually when someone cites Calmet, it is a reference to his 1722 Dictionnaire historique, critique, chronologique, géographique et littéral de la Bible, published under the English title Dictionary of the Holy Bible. I will use this English translation for my answer. It has some additions by an American author, but ...


It would appear to me that 1 John 4:7-21 is a discourse on love very much in the style of Hebrew poetry. The parallel thoughts in verse 7: "Let us love"; verse 11: "We ought to love"; and verse 21, where we are commanded to love, provide the frame on which are hung numerous pairs and triads of parallel thoughts. Sidlow Baxter in "Explore the Book" notes "to ...

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