Reply to Bishop Colenso's Attack Upon the Pentateuch

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJacob L. Stone

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...we are told that the Israelites were divided into four separate camps "far from the tabernacle." In the 33d verse of the 10th chapter of the same book, we find the following: "And they departed from the mount of the Lord three days' journey; and the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord went before them three days' journey, to search out a resting-place for them." And in the 2d verse of the 24th chapter of the same book, we read, thus:--"And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and saw Israel abiding (in his tents) according to their tribes." (The words, "in his tents" are not in Hebrew copies of the Bible.) Now I think we may very justly infer from this; (as has been inferred by many commentators who never heard of Bishop Golenso,) that the people were at times at least a good deal scattered or marched in such a way as to cover a large extent of country; we may also infer that the camps were usually separated from one another by a large interval. The next and last of the Bishop's "stock" difficulties, is in regard to the possibility of the Israelites celebrating the passover at Mount Sinai, at the end of their first year's journeying. The Bishop thinks this a clear impossibility. " They couldn't observe the Passover there (as Moses says they did) because they needed two hundred thousand lambs; and where could they get them all from?" Such is the substance of the Bishop's new stumbling-block--or rather his old one, for the same difficulty has already been raised nearly half a dozen times in the course of his book, in a slightly modified shape. Now, however, it is brought more formally into the field, its author clamoring to "have it answered satisfactorily." In fact, the Bishop maneuvers his "objections" very much as a stage manager does a scanty band of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...we are told that the Israelites were divided into four separate camps "far from the tabernacle." In the 33d ver...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217271243

ISBN - 13:9780217271240

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