A History of Jesus by William Henry FurnessA History of Jesus by William Henry Furness

A History of Jesus

byWilliam Henry Furness

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. JESUS DESTROYED BY A FACTION STARTLING CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING HIS DEATH -- APPARITIONS-- THE BODY TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS THE BURIAL THE GUARD -- DISCIPLES DISCONSOLATE-- RESURRECTION THE WOMEN AT THE TOMB -- REAPPEARANCE TO MARY TESTIMONY IRRESISTIBLE CONCLUSION. It may seem, at first sight, difficult to understand, when Jesus was in such high favor with the mass of the people, that the priests and Pharisees, powerful as they were, dared not offer him any violence in public, how it was that, when they had once by treachery secured his person, they succeeded in executing their bloody purpose without encountering the smallest resistance. It is true, the populace are proverbially inconstant, ready to tear in pieces, on the morrow, those whom to-day they welcome with shouts of admiration. But it is not in this way altogether, that the success of the enemies of Jesus is to be accounted for. It is plain that he fell a victim to a faction headed by men in power, by the ecclesiastical authorities of the nation, whom he had mortally offended by his fearless publication of the Truth. The majority of those who favored him were persons from the country, who considered themselves strangers in Jerusalem, and were, moreover, accustomed to defer to the priesthood. We all know, too, how a few bold, bad men, may overawe a multitude, and how the lowest of the people, those who delight in riot and bloodshed, are always ready to make common cause with any who offer them opportunity to glut their savage passions. The priests well knew that, if they could once possess' themselves of the person of Jesus, and present him to the people in circumstances of disgrace and helplessness, as a criminal, the incongruity of such a situation with the magnificent idea of the...
Title:A History of JesusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217661998

ISBN - 13:9780217661997