The divine human in the Scriptures by Tayler LewisThe divine human in the Scriptures by Tayler Lewis

The divine human in the Scriptures

byTayler Lewis

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIIL The Argument Continued--Statistical Character Of The Scriptures--The Antediluvian Genealogies--The First Obituaries--The Dates and Numbers of the Deluge--Its Graphic Description--The Gradual Rising--The Scene Pictured by an Eye-Witness--The Minutely Inventive Style belongs to Much Later Times--The Most Truthful of Narratives or the Most Monstrous of Lies--Subjective Truthfulness--The Jewish Year--Its Early and Remarkable Accuracy--More Acurato than the Greek or Roman--The Weekly Division of: Time--Purely Shemitic in its Origin. / In the very beginning of Genesis, in the very frontispiece, we may say, of the whole Scriptures, we find this statistical character. "And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image, and called his name Seth; and all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methusaleh; and Methusaleh lived an hundred and eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech; and Methusaleh lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters; and all the days of Methusaleh were nine hundred and sixty and nine years, and he died." And so on through the births and deaths of this old Antediluvian Patriarchy. There is, too, a moral lesson here, impressive and sad, and giving to these dry numbers a sublime moral dignity. It is not obtrusive, indeed; it is not suspiciously forced upon the notice; to the dull reader these details and repetitions may seem as barren as the fragment of Berosus, which is evidently an imitation of this older document; but to the man whose spirit is awake, it is the solemn record of execution on the great judgment pronounced in a previous chapter; it is the ...
Title:The divine human in the ScripturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217383068

ISBN - 13:9780217383066