A Manual of Introduction to the New Testament (1889)

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byBernhard Weiss

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889. Excerpt: ... 100 EEADERS OF THE EPISTLE. § 37. The Epistle Of James. The Epistle is addressed to the twelve tribes scattered abroad (i. 1); the readers therefore belong exclusively to the Jewish nation and dwell in heathen lands ontside Palestine. The view that this designation is merely a transference to the New Testament of an Old Testament characteristic, Christendom in general being meant, overlooks the fact that from the relation of the people of Israel to the twelve tribes and from their local concentration in Palestine, the question is not of a characteristic belonging to it as a theocratic Church but as a national community, and for this reason cannot be transferred to the Christian Church.1 But 1 The fact that the typology of the Apocalypse, which is characterized by a constant straining after plastic delineation throughout, represents the Church of God of the Messianic time as a nation of twelve tribes gathered about Mount Zion or having its centre in the holy city (§ 34,3; 35, 5, note 1), does not prove that the simple language of the Epistle allows such transference to be so far eitended as to lose entirely its original sense. For the mere circumstance that the Christians were scattered among the Jewn and heathen does not entitle them to be called a Diaspora, since they neither form nor are intended to form in space a united whole, as a nation in the land of its home; nor does the designation apply to Christendom outside Palestine which neither has nor desires to have a local centre in Jerusalem or elsewhere, from which it feels itself divided when not belonging to the people of Israel. The separation from a heavenly home might indeed be characterized as a state of alienation (1 Pet. i. 1), though not as a Sicuriropil; and to conceive of the eart...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889. Excerpt: ... 100 EEADERS OF THE EPISTLE. § 37. The Epistle Of James. The Epistle is addressed to the twelve tribes scattered abroad (i. 1);...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.73 inPublished:August 16, 2009Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217671659

ISBN - 13:9780217671651

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