The Antedeluvian History, And Narrative Of The Flood; As Set Foth In The Early Portions Of The Book…

Paperback | June 27, 2012

byElias De La Roche Rendell

not yet rated|write a review
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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...of Cain displaying its prowess to subdue the modesty of Abel: and which circumstance, in aftertimes, was also represented by Jacob taking away the birthright and blessing of his brother, Esau. (Gen. xxvii. 36.) By Pharez gaining the primogeniture from his brother, Zarah, (Gen. xxxviii. 27 to the end,) and by Ephraim obtaining the position which belonged to his brother, Manasseh. (Gen. xlviii. 18 to the end.) It is because Abel represented charity, and consequently, those who were principled in it, that the Lord called him " the righteous Abel," (Matt, xxiii. 35;) and that the apostle spoke of his offering as being the " more excellent sacrifice." (Heb. xi. 4.) His occupation, as a " keeper of sheep," will further exemplify this fact. The Scriptures very frequently employ the idea, as well as the expression, shepherd, to denote one who exercises the good of charity. It is on this account that the Psalmist said, " The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." (Psalm xxiii. 1.) He is essential charity; and from this principle he is perpetually engaged in watching over the welfare, and providing for the wants of mankind: hence, also, it is written of Him, " He shall feed his-flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs into his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead them that are with young;" (Isaiah xl. 11;) a passage beautifully expressive of the Lord's affectionate tenderness for the people of his pasture, and his charitable solicitude for the sheep of his hands. Peter was contemplated as a shepherd, when the Lord directed him to feed his sheep: (John xxi. 16:) he was expected to exercise an enlightened charity in the apostolic office to which he was appointed. Ministers of the Gospel...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$31.50

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...of Cain displaying its prowess to subdue the modesty of Abel: and which circumstance, in aftertimes, was also represent...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:June 27, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217377874

ISBN - 13:9780217377874

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Antedeluvian History, And Narrative Of The Flood; As Set Foth In The Early Portions Of The Book Of Genesis

Reviews