Contribution to a Series of Controversial Writings Issued by the Late Mr. Thomas Scott, of Upper Norwood

Contribution to a Series of Controversial Writings Issued by the Late Mr. Thomas Scott, of Upper Norwood

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...of that of Pheroras. On this Herod put these prophets, and all of his own family who favoured the pretensions of Pheroras, to death. Pheroras he drove away to his own tetrarchy, and he went swearing with many oaths that he would not return till Herod was dead. Thus we have the prophecy of the subversion of the line of Herod, the consequent slaughter, the withdrawal of the rival, and his remaining in retreat till the death of Herod, all which circumstances the gospel writer has apparently made use of, and converted them in altered form to embellish his history of Jesus. As Josephus' history was not indited till the year 93, it follows that this portion of the narrative respecting Jesus was not even imagined until a later time. Jesus is described as having been of Nazareth, and the distinction is kept up even by a voice from heaven alleged to have addressed Paul in effecting his conversion. Josephus mentions no such place, and we first hear of it, outside the pages of the scripture, from Eusebius, in the fourth century, when it is called Nazara, and said to be a village not of-Galilee but of-Judea. Matthew, ever striving to adapt fact to prophecy, asserts that it had been predicted that Jesus should be "called a Nazarene," but by which of the prophets he did not venture to point out. Possibly he was thinking of theterm N azarite, and there is the appearance that the name Nazareth has been coined under a play upon the Hebrew word nazar, consecration. The second Psalm has a saying which has been frequently appealed to in the Christian scriptures as applicable to Jesus. The phrase is, " Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee." The question is of what day did the Psalmist speak'! He shows in the verse...
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236794087
  • 9781236794086