Notes And The Parables Of The New Testament; Arranged According To The Time In Which They Were…

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byThomas Whittemore

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... Let it be observed then, that it is settled unquestionably that this passage is a parable. We have proved it in three ways, viz. from the passage itself, from the context, and from the testimony of judicious and impartial commentators. Hades is used as a figure, and so are all the personages who are mentioned. We now come to a very important inquiry, viz. Does the representation of hades in the parable, agree with the views of the sacred writers on that subject? Every body knows that hades is regarded in the Old Testament, not as the abode of departed wicked men, but as the state of the dead in general, without regard to the goodness or badness of persons, their happiness or misery. This was the meaning of the Hebrew word sheol, which the LXX. have almost invariably rendered hades. Ml men go down to hades at death, where they remain till the resurrection. It is said in the scriptures that our Saviour's soul was in hell, hades; not in a place of torment; but in the state of the dead, the grave. There it did not remain, for he rose from the dead. (Acts ii. 27.) In the Improved Version, the place is called 'the unseen state,'and in Wakefield's translation, 'the grave.' Wake-. field says, in his note on this place, ' It must be remembered that hades no where means hell, gehenna, in any author whatsoever, sacred or profane; and also that our Lord is giving his hearers a parable, (Matt. xiii. 34,) and not a piece of real history. To them who regard the narrative as exhibiting a reality, it must stand as an unanswerable argument for the purgatory of the Papists. The universal meaning of hades is the state of death.' Whitby says, ' Sheol throughout the Old Testament, and Hades in the Septuagint, answering to it, signify not a place of punishment, or of the souls ...

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... Let it be observed then, that it is settled unquestionably that this passage is a parable. We have proved it in three ways, vi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217264786

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