The argument from prophecy

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byBrownlow Maitland

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt show me the path of life; in Thy presence is fulness of joy: at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." 9 To avoid prolixity I will refer to one more only of the sacred lyrics. This is the 118th, apparently composed after the captivity to celebrate the rebuilding of the city and temple. Here also the strain swells from an ordinary giving of praise for help and deliverance, into one which strikes the mind as burdened with a mysterious grandeur, somewhat beyond the occasion. To understand its force we must glance at the prophetical passage to which allusion is made by the psalmist. Isaiah, when threatening the rebellious with judgment, and foretelling a day when "the Lord of hosts shall be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of His people," l had made the mysterious announcement; "Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious vv. 10, 11. The plural reading "holy ones," though preferred by some critics, has too little support to entitle it to serious notice. Even if adopted, it would by no means destroy the Messianic presage with which the passage seems to be instinct, but only widen its basis by including others in the writer's glorious hope. 'Isa. xxviii. 5. corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste." 2 What this exactly meant, it would be difficult to guess, if it stood alone. Some peculiarly solemn and sacred means of deliverance seems to be hinted at, which should act like a test, severing between the good and the evil, being to the one "a sanctuary," as a similar prophecy says, and to the other " a stone of stumbling and ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt show me the path of life; ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217295207

ISBN - 13:9780217295208

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