Israel's Iron Age, Or, Sketches from the Period of the Judges

Israel's Iron Age, Or, Sketches from the Period of the Judges

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...His way to His bride through many dangers, and of His bringing meat and refreshment out of the most roaring and formidable and ravenous of His foes, even out of death itself. In the thirty Philistines vaunting their solution of Samson's riddle after they had coaxed and threatened it out of his bride, you may think you see a very apt and significant and not too sarcastic a representation of the men of science and philosophers of the present day who vaunt their knowledge of all the mysteries of nature, human and Divine, while they forget that this their enlightenment is at bottom due to the discovery Christ has made to His Church of the deepest problems of existence; that they could never have made these discoveries any more than the Greeks and Romans but for the impulse which Christianity has given to all knowledge, and for the actual disclosures made by Christ on earth for the sake of His Church. You may thus give the rein to fancy, and you may possibly thus find in the narrative figures, or substantial forms, for some edifying truth; but this is not to interpret Scripture. If we wish honestly to make out what God did and taught through Samson, we must ask ourselves not what any fanciful mind can now, in the light of the New Testament, bring out of the narrative, but what good did the contemporaries of Samson receive from him, and what impressions were produced in their minds by his career? These old heroes were sent, not for the mere sake of being types of Christ so that now we can look back upon them and see a reflection of Christ, but they were sent that in the first place they might be deliverers to their own generation, and as such we must study them. First, then, we must find an answer to this question, What principles, regarding the way in...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605128
  • 9781236605122