The Historical Bible; The Heroes and Crises of Early Hebrew History Volume 1

The Historical Bible; The Heroes and Crises of Early Hebrew History Volume 1

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...more readily than the lack of truth and honesty. Jacob's religious professions also seem but hypocrisy. Hypocrisy, however, involves a degree of spiritual enlightenment which he did not possess. Although his religion was of the bargaining type, it was AIM AND TEACHINGS genuine and the most powerful force in his life. Energy, persistency and ambition were the other qualities which enabled him at last to triumph over his glaring faults of meanness, deceit and selfishness. His life, as portrayed, vividly illustrates the constant conflict going on in every man between his baser passions and his nobler ideals. Jacob is the classic prototype of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His experiences show clearly how, in divine Providence, the varied fortunes, and especially the misfortunes of life, may develop the nobler impulses in the human heart, and how the meanest and most unpromising men are never beyond the pale of the divine care. It is only the base and false in man that destroy his happiness and prevent him from gaining clear visions of God's gracious purpose. XV. JOSEPH SOLD BY HIS BROTHERS INTO EGYPT Joseph at the age of seventeen was a shepherd with his i-J brothers, and he was a lad with the sons of Bilhah, and with fffe at the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought home an evil report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his other children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long tunic with sleeves. And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his other sons, they hated him, and could not speak peacefully to him. And Joseph had a dream, and told it to his brothers, and 2. Hit they hated him still more. And he said to them, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573633
  • 9781236573636