Fresh Leaves in the Book and Its Story

Fresh Leaves in the Book and Its Story

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...was written by the prophet Samuel; but, whoever was the historian, his courage and truth are seen in the unflinching way in which he exposes the sins of the Hebrews, and declares their frequent ingratitude for the amazing love of God. CHAPTER XIII. "samuel The Prophet." SAMUEL, " the asked or heard of God," was his mother's name for the temple child, who afterwards became the last of the Jddges, the first of the regular succession of Prophets, and the founder of the Hebrew monarchy. No character so great had arisen in Israel since the days of Moses, and God Himself by the mouth of Jeremiah links them together. (Jer. xv. 1.) " Then saitli the Lord unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be towards this people. Cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth." You would perhaps naturally suppose that Samuel wrote the books of the Old Testament that are called by his name. They formed one original book or roll, and were not divided into two, in the manuscript copies of the Hebrew Scriptures; but in the Greek Septuagint or first translation of the holy books, they are called the first and second " books of the kingdom." The Hebrews considered they had three rather than six books of the history of the kings of Israel and Judah, but they were each afterwards divided for convenience into 1st and 2nd "All the prophets," says Peter, Acts iii. 24, "from Samuel and those that follow after." Samuel; 1st and 2nd Kings; and 1st and 2nd Chronicles. The first twenty-four chapters of the first book of Samuel may probably have been written by Samuel himself, and the rest by the prophets Gad and Nathan, who continued the history of their own times, but whose names are not given to any books of Scripture now thus known, as it seems...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667216X
  • 9781236672162