Milton's Burden of Interpretation

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Index of Biblical Places

OLD TESTAMENT

Genesis
chaps. 1-3 (creation), 189, 192, 202, 204, 213, 224
1: 1 (the beginning), 151, 231
1: 28 (be fruitful), xvii, 238, 271 n.2
2: 16-17 (the prohibition), xvii, 188-89, 227, 234-36, 238, 271 n.2
3:15 (the protevangelium), 229-30
3: 23-24 (exile from Eden), 228
5: 5( Adam's age), 235
16: 1 ( Sarah's barrenness), 138
21: 8 ( Isaac's growth), 113
32: 24-32 ( Jacob's wrestling), 139

Exodus
1: 11-14 (taskmasters), 261 n.37
2: 11 ( Moses' maturity), 113
3: 5 (the place is holy ground), 260-61 n.30
chap. 5 (the Israelites' burdens), 68, 111- 12, 114
15: 20-21 ( Miriam's song), 128

Deuteronomy
4: 2 (no addition to God's words), 129, 152
11: 18-21 (lay up God's words), 118, 133
24: 1 (bill of divorce), 46, 64, 65, 254 n.18

Judges
5: 1-31 ( Deborah's song), 128
chap. 13 ( Samson's mother), 138-39, 168
13: 2 (barrenness of Manoah's wife), 139
13: 5 (no razor on Samson's head), 139
13: 8 (how to raise Samson), 139
3: 24-25 ( Samson's growth), 113, 139-40
16: 31 ( Samson's burial place), 141
19: 2 (concubine plays whore), 69

1 Samuel
1: 5 ( Hannah's barrenness), 138
2: 1-10 ( Hannah's song), 128
2: 20-26 ( Samuel's growth), 113

Job
as a generic model for Paradise Regained, 148, 266 n.3
chaps. 1-2 (Satan and the Lord), 114 42: 7 (the Lord's anger against Job's friends), 75

Psalms
as sources for Paradise Regained, 148, 266 n.3
as sources for Samson Agonistes, 165
in the preaching of John Donne, 78
1: 2 (meditate on the Law day and night), 19
Psalm 19, 202-16, 229, 274 nn.35, 37, 274-75 n.38, 275 nn.43-48, 275-76 n.49, 276 nn. 51, 53
27:14 (wait on the Lord), 260 n.30
37: 7 (wait patiently), 260 n.30
Psalm 114 (paraphrased by Milton), 151
Psalm 148 (song of creation), 205

Proverbs
chap. 2 (laying up wisdom), 68
3: 11-12 (Lord chastens those he loves), 114
4: 26 (ponder the path), 133
5: 6 (lest thou ponder), 133
5: 21 (the Lord ponders all goings), 133
21: 2 (the Lord ponders hearts), 134
24: 12 (pondering the heart), 124

Isaiah
1: 21-26 (the faithful city has become a harlot), 271 n.49
6: 9-10 (see and not perceive, hear and not understand), 174
7: 14 (virgin shall conceive), 125, 262 n.9
8: 17 (I will wait upon the Lord), 260 n. 30
29: 14 (worldly wisdom perishes), 157
50: 1 (Israel's bill of divorce), 271 n.50

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