Moses and the Prophets; The Old Testament in the Jewish Church, by Prof. W. Robertson Smith the Prophets and Prophecy in Israel, by Dr. A. Kuenen and the Prophets of Israel, by W. Robertson Smith, LL.D.

Moses and the Prophets; The Old Testament in the Jewish Church, by Prof. W. Robertson Smith the Prophets and Prophecy in Israel, by Dr. A. Kuenen and the Prophets of Israel, by W. Robertson Smith, LL.D.

By (author) 

List price: US$19.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...of the heart of the Israelitish people, took its shape from their necessities, was moulded by their changing circumstances age by age, and had its regular and consistent unfolding from first to last. That all was nevertheless due to the immediate impulses of the Divine Spirit no more disturbs its human adaptations than the organic structure of a tree is damaged by the sunlight which produces it. It is the attempted elimination of the supernatural which is really at war with the organism of prophecy; for this deprives it of its necessary point of departure by first sweeping away the Mosaic revelation; it annihilates the vital force which gave it being, and, by the necessity under which it is of dislocating its several parts, shows them in a false juxtaposition, and sets aside the evidence of the genetic process through which it has passed. And the naturalistic is so far from being the historico-critical method that it really sets at defiance a sound historical criticism, and bases itself on the wildest and most unsupported vagaries instead. We do not shut our eyes to the good service which critics, even of the most ultra type, have rendered to biblical studies by their investigations and discussions. They have ruthlessly run their ploughshare through what is venerable and sacred, yet they have, after all, aided in opening up the soil for cultivation, and have brought much that is valuable to the surface. And supernaturalists have not disdained to learn from their antagonists. Dr. Kuenen points to this with a triumphant air, and hastily infers (p. 7): "The dissolution of the traditional theory is already in rapid progess. It is with it as with a beleaguered fortress: it has not yet been abandoned or formally surrendered, but the enemy enters...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556356
  • 9781236556356