The Problem Of Suffering In The Old Testament; The Hartley Lecture Delivered To The Primitive…

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byArthur Samuel Peake

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... in places very corrupt, so much so in the latter part of 53, that it is impossible to restore it with any confidence. It is also unfortunate that the division of chapters, perhaps never so disastrous as here, has been so effected as to conceal from the ordinary reader that the poem begins with 5213 not with 531. The unique place, that the passage holds in the affections of Christendom, has tended to emphasise the view that 53 is complete in itself. It should also be added that the current Christian interpretation, however just may be the application of the chapter to Christ, has disguised the fact from the vast majority of readers, that this was not the application in the mind of the writer, who meant Israel by the Servant. The passage opens with Yahweh's prediction of His Servant's approaching exaltation. Just as many had turned with abhorrence from his countenance, disfigured so as to seem no longer human, so many nations will be startled and kings dumb with amazement at this unexpected elevation. By a fine transition the prophet introduces a confession by the nations, heightening the effect by leaving the identity of the speakers to be inferred. Amazed at the wondrous tidings of the Servant's exaltation they burst into speech with the question: "Who could have believed that which we have heard?" But how were they to know that this glorious destiny was reserved for Israel, since Yahweh's wonderworking power had not before been revealed to them? And while they had received no intimation of this splendid reverse of fortune that awaited him, the previous career of the Servant amply excused their failure to forecast his future. His origin was poor and contemptible, he grew up before his fellownations like a dwarfed plant in a barren soil. They found nothing attrac...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... in places very corrupt, so much so in the latter part of 53, that it is impossible to restore it with any confidence. It is also unfo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217634826

ISBN - 13:9780217634823

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