Thoughts On The Holy Gospels; How They Came To Be In Manner And Form As They Are

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byFrancis William Upham

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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. 1881. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. TIME OF ST. MATTHEW'S GOSPEL. Obi tAM now to consider a peculiarity of St. Matthew's Gospel through which, by chance, I discovered the time and the circumstances in which that Gospel was written:--by chance, I say, as did the soldier who said so well, " Chance is but a name for the unknown combinations of infinite power." And, as a fitting preface to this discussion, I confide to my friendly and tireless reader the slowly wrought out purpose that led, at last, to that chance discovery. In my boyhood the old Roman days seemed to live again as I construed Cicero's oration against Catiline, but I could not make the days of the disciples so life-like. My imagination could not cross the great gulf between the Occident and the Orient. The world of the East seemed unreal, it was so unlike the Western world: though, in spiritual insight, in depth of conviction, in the turmoil of passion, the calm of repose, the Eastern world is the more real world of the two. Little then was known of the East, of its geography, its history, its ways of life. The apparition of John the Baptist then startled the historic sense, as in his own time it startled the Jewish conscience: for then there were none to tell (what Farrar and Geikie have not yet found out) that John was sent in his childhood away into the desert, was brought up for safety in the black tents, and that he came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, in dress and manner of life, an Arab, such as the traveler now meets with in the plain of Esdraelon. There was nothing like Judea and the Jews, in the whole Eastern world. Robinson and Smith were then in the Holy Land, busy with its geography, but the unequaled results of their joint labors had not been given to the world. There were some means of learning a...

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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. 1881. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. TIME OF ST. MATTHEW'S GOSPEL. Obi tAM now to consider a peculiarity of St. Matthew's Gospel through which, by chan...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217967248

ISBN - 13:9780217967242

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