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ANALYSIS. (Θ)

vv.
1–4.

Susanna—her husband, family, and house.

5, 6.

Two newly-appointed Elders resort thither for official purposes.

7–14.

How they yielded to the ‘lust of the eye,’ and laid their plot.

15–21.

How they attempted to carry it out.

22–26.

Susanna’s soliloquy and cry.

27–41.

The Elders’ false accusation in private and in public, resulting in her condemnation to death.

42–44.

Her prayer.

45–49.

The inspiration of Daniel to clear her.

50–59.

He re-opens the case, and proves the Elders to be false:

60–62.

The death-penalty is transferred to them, and Susanna is delivered,

63, 64.

Whose family thank God; while Daniel’s reputation is established.

N.B.—It is not clear why the ‘heading’ or ‘contents’ in the A. V. begins with v. 16. Cf. the heading of Bel and the Dragon for a similar ignoring of the early verses, as also that of I. Macc i.

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