A Study Of The Pentateuch; For Popular Reading Being An Inquiry Into The Age Of The So-called Books…

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byRufus Phineas Stebbins

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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. 1881. Excerpt: ... PART I. EXTERNAL EVIDENCE. In tracing the historical references to this work, we must have regard to the character of the writings in which the references are contained, and to the state of mind which the people were in to whom these writings were addressed. Where a people are well acquainted with a book, the references to it will be incidental rather than direct, implied rather than expressed. The Pentateuch, in the time of our Saviour, was so well known that it was not necessary to be definite in describing the book when references were made to it. The copy used, the page from which the quotation was taken, or to which reference was made, were not stated. The writer or speaker thought he had been sufficiently explicit if he had said "The Law" or "The Law of Moses" or "The Book of the Law." More frequently in that age, the Pentateuch was called only "The Law." Let us, then, trace back from this period, in which the Pentateuch was undeniably called "The Law" when reference was made to it, indications of its existence in still earlier periods. And if. we find references made to "The Law " and to "The Book of the Law" and to "The Law of Moses" and to "The Law of the Lord," we are bound to infer, unless overpowering reasons to the contrary can be given, that the Pentateuch is the book referred to; and especially are we bound to infer this, if quotations are made from the book referred to which are contained in the Pentateuch as we now have it, or as it existed at the time the quotations were made. These statements, if reduced to a canon of criticism, would give the following law of historical inquiry, which I believe to be correct; namely, if we find that an ancient book is referred to, in all later works, by the name which is nowiven to it, and that referen...

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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. 1881. Excerpt: ... PART I. EXTERNAL EVIDENCE. In tracing the historical references to this work, we must have regard to the character of the writ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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