A Letter to Some Jews, Authors of a Memorial [By D. Friedlander] Addressed to Dr. Teller, with an Historical Introduction

A Letter to Some Jews, Authors of a Memorial [By D. Friedlander] Addressed to Dr. Teller, with an Historical Introduction

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...languages, in penetrating the sense of ancient writers, in fixing the proper meaning of their symbolical expressions, and in determining the force of those expressions.--These advantages," you add, " are lost to the bigotted religionist, who will not and cannot consider the holy Scripture under a proper point of view. If he perseveres in taking the expressions of ancient documents in their literal sense, as was done in the dark ages, and refuses to enter into their spirit; if ancient history appears to him so much the more admirable, so much the more divine, in proportion as it is the more marvellous and contradictory to our common opinions, it is impossible that he can fail to accumulate contradiction on contradiction." This is precisely one of the objects relative to which you have been persuaded that a great progress lias been made in illumination; I intreat you, therefore, to give attention to what, with the view of proving to you that you are deceived, I shall now proceed to lay before you. 45. I shall begin with citing a passage in the Old Testament, undoubtedly one of those to which you mean your remark to apply; this is the 13th verse of the sixth chapter of Genesis, where we read as follows: --" God said unto Noah, the end of all flesh is come hefore me, for they have filled the earth with violence; and behold / will destroy them, and the earth with them;" (for such is the literal translation of the end of the verse.) This is undoubtedly a very marvellous circumstance, since it is a prediction delivered to Noah by God; it is so much the more marvellous, as the fulfilment of this prediction was to be accompanied by an evident Miracle; for, without the immediate intervention of divine power, it would have...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970969
  • 9781236970961