The Literary Study Of The Bible; An Account Of The Leading Forms Of Literature Represented In The…

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byRichard Green Moulton

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This historic 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. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Book Sixth BIBLICAL LITERATURE OF PROPHECY Chapter Page XVI. Forms Of Prophetic Literature .... 363 XVII. Forms Of Prophetic Literature: The Doom Song 390 XVIII. Forms Of Prophetic Literature: The Rhapsody . 404 XIX. The Rhapsody Of 'zion Redeemed' [Isa. xl-lxvi] . 435 XX. The Works Of The Prophets. . . . . 457 CHAPTER XVI FORMS OF PROPHETIC LITERATURE We commence in this chapter another of the grand departments of Biblical literature; and our first difficulty is its name -- Prophecy. By one of those silent changes in the Prophecy as a signification of words, which are brought about by department of the wear and tear of ordinary speech, this word literature 'Prophecy 1 has narrowed itself, in common parlance, to the sense of 'prediction '; and there are many readers of the Bible to whom the term suggests nothing more than the foretelling of the future. It is, of course, true that the Hebrew prophets dealt with the future, as they dealt with the present and the past. But the reference to the future time is not the sole, nor even the chief, function of the literature we are about to survey. The pro- in prophecy is not the pro- that means ' before' but rather the prothat means 'forth': Prophecy is a forth-pouring or out-pouring of discourse. That such out-pouring of discourse belongs, not only to the thing described, but also to the signification of the English word, is powerfully illustrated by the fact that a father of the Anglican Church and great master of English prose, writing in the seventeenth century a work in which he was to plead for the freedom of the English pulpit, gave to it the title: 'Liberty of Prophesying.' The true distinction of this department of Biblical literature lies in its presenting itself as the channel of an immediate Divine m...

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This historic 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. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Book Sixth BIBLICAL LITERATURE OF PROPHECY Chapter Page XVI. Forms Of Prophetic Literature .... 363 XVII. Forms Of Prophetic...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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