The Bible and Contemporary History; An Epitome of the World from the Creation Till the End of the Old Testament Volume 1

The Bible and Contemporary History; An Epitome of the World from the Creation Till the End of the Old Testament Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... of his three friends; and while appealing to the marvellous works of the creation and the wonders of the animal kingdom in proof of His Divine wisdom and greatness, He pointed out the sinfulness and the futility of contending against His decrees (xxxviii.--xli). During this controversy there is a remarkable description of the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms, of the starry heavens, and of certain arts and sciences. Job was at last made sensible of his weakness and his wickedness, and with deep repentance sought pardon of the oflended Deity for his ungovernable temper and arrogant utterances. God in mercy accepted his contrition, and likewise rebuked the presumption of the three friends in assigning incorrect reasons for the patriarch's afflictions, and in passing undue censure on his murmurings. God also demanded of them an expiatory sacrifice. J ob's sympathy was awakened in their behalf, and, prompted by their appeal, he sought God's pardon for their error. The Almighty now seeing that the purpose of J ob's affliction had been accomplished, re-instated the patriarch in greater prosperity than before, granting him, besides property and possessions, seven sons and three daughters. The latter were remarkable for their beauty, and were severally named Jemima (" day," " dove "), Kezia (cassia, an aromatic drug), and Kerenhappuch (an eastern dye for the eyelashes). One hundred and forty years were granted to the patriarch for the enjoyment of his renewed happiness; and after witnessing the rise of four generations, he passed away, leaving to posterity a noble example of patience, holiness, and integrity (xlii.; Ezelc. xiv. 14;-fas. v. 11). CONTEMPORARY HISTORY. BABYLONIA AND CHALDEA....show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755634
  • 9781236755636