The Helping Hand; A Guide to the New Testament [By A. Alexander].

The Helping Hand; A Guide to the New Testament [By A. Alexander].

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...to see the glories of the transfiguration. They were called solemnly apart from the rest. Together with them Jesus ascended a high and lonely mountain, and there, removed from the eye of any other human being, he "was transfigured before them." The Evangelist Mark, or rather Peter, from whose narration Mark wrote, can find no words to express the glory of the scene which he had witnessed. No fuller on earth could so whiten robes--the sun shining in his strength was not more bright. Then there appeared on that mount to converse with Jesus two spirits of men who had long left this earth: Elijah, who had gone up to heaven in a chariot of fire; and Moses, the 152 JAMES THE JUST. place of whose burial no man knew, " for the Lord buried him." Possibly he too was translated into the heavens. However that may be, here at any rate we see them appearing at the bidding of Christ. All are safe in his hands. Where they are, and what are the employments of the holy dead, we know not; but we know they are with Christ, safe in his holy keeping, ready at the call of his voice again to reappear on earth. Of the other James, who was not one of our Lord's apostles, more is known; and as he is the writer of one of the books of the Bible, a short account must here be given of him. He is called "James, the son of Alpheus," in Scripture. In other writings he is called "James the less." He was "the brother of the Lord." Probably he was his cousin, or the word may mean only relative. His mother's name was Mary (Mark xvi. 1). Some suppose she was sister to the Virgin. His father is called either Alpheus or Cleopas. They are the same word. It was this James who presided over the church of Jerusalem for nearly thirty years....show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549031
  • 9781236549037