The author of the "History of the Piratical States of Barbary"
observes, (p. 44,) that the Moors of that country are divided
into tribes like the Arabians, and like them dwell in tents,
formed into itinerant villages; that "these wanderers farm
lands of the inhabitants of the towns, sow and cultivate them,
paying their rent with the produce, such as fruits, corn, wax,
etc. They are very skilful in choosing the most advantageous
soils for every season, and very careful to avoid the Turkish
troops, the violence of the one little suiting the simplicity
of the other." It is natural to suppose, that Isaac possessed
the like sagacity, when he sowed in the land of Gerar, and
received that year an hundred-fold.
* received. Heb. found. an hundredfold.
Ps 67:6 72:16 Ec 11:6 Zec 8:12 Mt 13:8,23 Mr 4:8 1Co 3:6
2Co 9:10,11 Ga 6:7,8
3,29 24:1,35 30:30 Job 42:12