The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...were due, when we are next told that the King sent forth other servants to tell them to come, for he had made ready his 'early meal' (aptarov, nut 'dinner, ' as in the Authorised and Revised Version), and that, no doubt with a view to the later meal, the oxen and fatlings were killed. These repeated endeavours to call, to admonish, and to invite, form a characteristic feature of these Parables, showing that it was one of the central objects of our Lord's teaching to exhibit the longsuffering and goodness of God. Instead of giving heed to these repeated and pressing calls, in the words of the Parable: 'But they the one class made light of it, and went away, the one to his own land, the other unto his own merchandise.' So the one class; the other made not light of it, but acted even worse than the first. 'But the rest laid hands on his servants, entreated them shamefully, and killed them.' By this we are to understand, that, when the sei /ants came with the second and more pressing message, the one class showed their contempt for the king, the wedding of his son, and the feast, and their preference for and preoccupation with their own possessions or acquisitions--their property or their trading, their enjoyments or their aims and desires. And, when these had gone, and probably the servants still remained to plead the message of their lord, the rest evil entreated, and then killed them--proceeding beyond mere contempt, want of interest, and preoccupation with their own affairs, to hatred and murder. The sin was the more aggravated that he was their king, and the messengers had invited them to a feast, and that one in which every loyal subject 1 This rather than ' marriage-feast, ' BOOK should have rejoiced to take part. Theirs was, therefore, not more

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  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 694g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123665207X
  • 9781236652072