Sacred Biography And History; Containing Descriptions Of Palestine, Ancient And Modern Lives Of The…

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byOsmond Tiffany

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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. 1875. Excerpt: ... synagogue, dragged him out, and after the most inhuman tortures, stoned him to death. His kinsman, John Mark, who was a spectator of this harharous action, privately interred his body in a case, where it remained till the time of the Emperor Zeno, in the year of Christ 485, where it was discovered, with St. Matthew's Gospel in Hebrew, written with his own hand, lying on his breast. ST. STEPHEN. Both the Scriptures and the ancient writers are silent with regard to the birth, country, and parents of St. Stephen. Epiphanus is of opinion that he was one of the seventy disciples; but this is very uncertain. Our blessed Saviour appointed his seventy disciples to teach the doctrines and preach the glad tidings of the gospel; but it does not appear that St. Stephen and the six other first deacons had any particular designation before they were chosen for the service of the table; and therefore St. Stephen could not have been one of our Lord's disciples, though he might have followed him, and listened to his discourses. He was remarkably zealous for the cause of religion, and full of the Holy Ghost, working many wonderful miracles before the people, and pressing them with the greatest earnestness to embrace the doctrine of the gospel. This highly provoked the Jews; and some of the synagogues of the freed-men of Cyrenia, Alexandria, and other places, entered into dispute with him; but being unable to resist the wisdom and spirit by which he spoke, they suborned false witnesses against him, to testify that they heard him blaspheme against Moses and against God. Nor did they stop here; they stirred up the people by their calumnies, so that they dragged him before the council of the nation, or great Sanhedrim, where they produced false witnesses against him, who depos...

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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. 1875. Excerpt: ... synagogue, dragged him out, and after the most inhuman tortures, stoned him to death. His kinsman, John Mark, who was a specta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.5 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217987583

ISBN - 13:9780217987585

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