The Background Of The Gospels; Or, Judaism In The Period Between The Old And New Testaments

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byWilliam Fairweather

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... NOTE 40. See p. 333. Examples of the allegorical Method of Interpretation adopted by Aristobulus. By way of applying his method Aristobulus points out that by God's hand we are to understand simply His power. Just as, when Ptolemy himself performs a great action, his subjects say, "The king's hand is strong," meaning the king is powerful; so when Moses says, "The Lord hath brought you up from Egypt with a mighty hand" (Deut. vii. 8), he alludes to the power of God which gave effect to His will. Again, the expression errao-is 9tla is not, he says, to be taken in the literal sense of God's stability, but in the figurative sense of the organisation of the world (ij Tov Koctfjlov KaratrKtvr}), with its clear divisions of sun from moon, land from water, man from beast, etc. "For God is over all, and all is subject to Him, and has received from Him its stability, so that man can discover that it is immovable. . . . Thus we can speak of God's stability." Aristobulus also explains allegorically the descent (icata/?ao-is) of God on Mt. Sinai in fire (Ex. xix. 18). We are not to think of a local descent, such as the language used might seem to imply, but of the advent of Divine power. Cf. Clement, Strom. vi. 3. NOTE 41. See p. 337. Ascription of spurious Verses to Greek Poets. One of the weapons by which a Jewish propaganda was carried on under a heathen mask was the ascription of spurious verses to Greek poets, in numerous passages of whose writings apologists for Judaism found the fundamental doctrines of their creed--the unity, spirituality, and transcendence of God, and retributive judgment for men. Clement of Alexandria, indeed, quotes from Greek poets many verses that are genuine; but in his writings, as well as in those of Aristobulus, and in the pseudoJustinian ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... NOTE 40. See p. 333. Examples of the allegorical Method of Interpretation adopted by Aristobulus. By way of applying his method Aristobul...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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