A Letter to the Reverend Mr. Kennicott, in Which His Defence of the Samaritan Pentateuch Is Examined, and His Second Dissertation on the State of the Printed Hebrew Text of the Old Testament Is Shewn to Be in Many Instances Injudicious and

A Letter to the Reverend Mr. Kennicott, in Which His Defence of the Samaritan Pentateuch Is Examined, and His Second Dissertation on the State of the Printed Hebrew Text of the Old Testament Is Shewn to Be in Many Instances Injudicious and

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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. 1761 edition. Excerpt: ...any topics, which would prove, that God had chosen Jerusalem for the place of his stated worstiip, would proye according to the law, that this was the place, where he ought to be worshipped. This is the very method, which, as Jofephus tells us, Andronicus the Jewish advocate made use of: he began his proofs from the law, and then went on to urge the succession os the high-priests, the great honours, which had been done to their temple by all the kings of Asia, and the little regard, which had been shewn for the temple at Gerizim. He seems to have appealed to such facts, as were probably at that time matter of public notoriety. And as a long succession of highpriests might prove, that the temple at Jerusalem was of greater antiquity than the other at Gerizim, and consequently that God was worshipped at the former, before he was worshipped at the latter; so the regard, which the Asiatic kings had always shewn for the temple at Jerusalem, whilst they took little or no notice of the other at Gerizim, might serve to shew, that foreigners, who were impartial witnesses in the cause, had long considered the former as a placerightly dedicated to the service of God in preference to the latter. But all this you call a great deal of what-Jdas nothing to the purpose. What fort of evidence then would you have directed the Jews to bring, if you had been the judge instead of Ptolemy? Would you have had them produce the other books of the bible to prove Jerusalem to be the place, which God had chosen to put his name there? The Samaritan advocates would have excepted to this evidence, because their sect, d as was observed above, rejected all those other books. And you, for want of understanding the meaning of the oath, which both parties had aisfa Mt. akeD P...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236533982