The Levitical Priests; A Contribution to the Criticism of the Pentateuch

The Levitical Priests; A Contribution to the Criticism of the Pentateuch

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...different in 2 Chron. v. 5: " And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle; these did the priests the Levites bring up." The only books in the whole Bible in which we read of priests and Levites, are Kings (once) and Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah (thirty-three times). 1 These are, 1 Chron. ix. 2; 2 Chron. v. 5, xxiii. 18, xxx. 27, Ezra x. 5; Neh. x. 29,35 (E. V. 28, 34), xi. 20. That is, while there are seven passages in Deuteronomy (xvii. 9, 18, xviii. 1, xxiv. 8, xxvii. 9) and Joshua (iii. 3, viii. 33) where the priests Levites are mentioned, there are eight in Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Before the critics announce their intention of trying to secure a few firm and useful building stones from the dilapidated building which has been held up with rotten timbers (Graf, Geschichtl. Biicher, S. viii.), it would be well for them to see that their carefully chosen stones do not afterwards fall upon them. 2 See Appendix iv. Will the critics perhaps meet the difficulty by claiming that the reading (1 Kings viii. 4) with and between priests and Levites is original? Surely, if the Chronicler were re-writing the history from the standpoint of the priestly books of the Pentateuch, this omission, according to the critics, ought to excite surprise. If any, however, are inclined to deny the force of this passage, they may find comfort in their turning to 2 Chron. xxiii. 18: " Also Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of the Lord by the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of the Lord, to offer the burnt-offerings of the Lord, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and singing according to David." Further, the...
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  • Paperback | 70 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236671493