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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...little business connected with his peculiar mission, and where, in fact, _his colleague Paul was labouring with so much assiduity and success. Why, then, should Peter have travelled to Rome to meet his death in that capital? Or, is there any preponderating reason to show that his martyrdom did not take place in this proper field of his labours, the Mesopotamian Babylon'! Is it to be supposed that the Jews of that capital had neither the inclination nor the power to put him to death 'l--they, who in their national capacity had power to put the Saviour to death, to stone Stephen, and to kill James the brother of the Lord, and many others whom they regarded as the enemies of their religion'! It is tolerably clear that the Jews existed in Babylonia as a nation; that they had their own princes and rulers, and that they were in general protected by the Persian government, under which they lived in the days of Peter. To any one who has read the Scriptures of the New Testament, the bitter hatred of the Jews to the professors of Christianity is familiarly known. In every town or city of the empire, whether in Asia or in Europe, where a Christian congregation had collected, the converts to the new religion had to encounter the unrelenting persecution of the Jewish residents. 2 Tim. iii. 11, 12. The deaths of Stephen and James at Jerusalem, the violent attempts upon the life of Paul in Asia Minor, the sanguinary seditious in Rome and other cities caused by the enmity of the Jews against their Christian countrymen, leave no doubt that Whenever circumstances should throw the power to persecute into their hands, they would not allow it to pass by unimproved. " Now, if the genuineness of the second epistle of Peter be taken for granted...
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