The Impregnable Rock of Holy Scripture

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byWilliam Ewart Gladstone

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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.1890 Excerpt: ... loss of what was not only an ancestral home, but the local seat of the Divine promise to their race; secondly, the loss of the worship divinely ordained, and attached to the temple of Jerusalem; thirdly, the loss of the kingly line, and of that prized nationality, in and by which they were preferred before all the nations of the earth. Is it then conceivable, if the Psalms in general owed their origin to the time of the Captivity, that the composers of them should, in numerous and conspicuous cases, have dwelt so long and so often on the details of the Egyptian bondage, and should never but once and briefly have made reference, specific indeed but narrow, to the one recent catastrophe, choosing rather to go back to the centuries dimmed, in comparison, by the interval of a thousand years? It seems more than possible that this argument may be decisively supported by that portion of the Book of Jeremiah, which distinctly prophesies, not long before the Captivity, that a time is coming when the servitude in Egypt shall cease to be the one commanding recollection of the Hebrews, and its place shall be taken by the Exile in Babylon. "Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; "But, the Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers." The arguments, drawn from general features and from historical probability, respecting the antiquity' of the Books of the Old Testament, are in some degree common to the Torah, or Books of Moses, and the Psalms. The Psalms have, however, the benefit of the ad...

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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.1890 Excerpt: ... loss of what was not only an ancestral home, but the local seat of the Divine promise to their race; secondly, the loss of the w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217331262

ISBN - 13:9780217331265

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