The Story of Our Bible by Harold Bruce HuntingThe Story of Our Bible by Harold Bruce Hunting

The Story of Our Bible

byHarold Bruce Hunting

Paperback | January 3, 2012

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV. A NEW KIND OF PATRIOTISM. The Hopes Of The Second Isaiah. PURPOSE OF THE LESSON. To widen the sympathy of the pupils, especially in their attitude toward "foreigners" and immigrants. BEGINNING THE LESSON STORY. Call attention to the title of this chapter, a new kind of patriotism. There had to be a new kind of patriotism when the Second Isaiah lived, either a worthier, or else none at all. From the standpoint of a Jewish patriot, the decades after the rebuilding of the temple were exceedingly discouraging. Zerubbabel was not made king; Judah remained a subject province under Persia. Jerusalem still lay in comparative desolation; her walls were .in ruins, and she was defenceless against the murderous raids of the petty foreign nations which surrounded her, such as the Edomites, the Moabites, and the Ammonites. This state of things was exceedingly galling to Jewish pride. They had always considered themselves to be far superior to all other nations and races. They had always looked upon Jehovah their God as, indeed, their God, and no other nation's God. In chapter XV, we saw that they did not consider it a crime to rob and murder foreigners. Now, however, it seemed that either Jehovah had lost His power, or else that He no longer cared for them. Judah, apparently, had become the meanest of the nations. As one result of these conditions, some of the Jews became very bitter against all foreigners. We can hardly blame them; we are not surprised that this attitude is even reflected in some passages of the Old Testament, as for example in the book of Joel. Others, on the other hand, became ashamed of their own nation, and lost their loyalty and patriotism altogether. Many of these renegades ceased to call themselves Jews, and identified themselves with the Persians or Egyptia...
Title:The Story of Our BibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217373135

ISBN - 13:9780217373135