Old Testament Prophecy; Its Witness as a Record of Divine Foreknowledge the Warburton Lectures for 1876-1880 with Notes on the Genuineness of the Book of Daniel and the Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks

Old Testament Prophecy; Its Witness as a Record of Divine Foreknowledge the Warburton Lectures for 1876-1880 with Notes on the Genuineness of the Book of Daniel and the Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...no less deliberately acquiesced in the barefaced forgery, and helped it on by their quotation of it as genuine--a supposition which no one laying claim to the judicial faculty of criticism would venture to make. If, on the other hand, we suppose these writers to have been themselves deceived by the interpolation, i must furthermore not be forgotten that whoever is responsible for the addition of the last chapter of Jeremiah was specially careful to warn his readers against supposing it to be the prophet's own by adding to the former chapter the statement, Thus far are the words of Jeremiah, thereby suggesting the unavoidable inference that all the rest was his. The evidence, however, of Zechariah, reaching back as it does to within sixteen years of the edict of Cyrus, may be said to be conclusive on this point; for to what else can he refer if not to this prophecy of Jeremiah when he says, Then the angel of the Lord answered and said, 0 Lord of hosts, how long wilt Thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which Thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years? If, therefore, we are constrained to accept these prophecies as integral portions of the book of Jeremiah, belonging to the times of Jehoiakim and Zedekiah, as the great preponderance of evidence and probability clearly determines, what is the inference to be drawn from them? Eirst, that it is altogether gratuitous to assume that distinct and definite prediction was not an actual and legitimate branch of the functions of prophecy. On no naturalistic principles can it be explained that a statement such as this was made at the time supposed, so long before the occurrence of any event answering to it. To all human intelligence and skill the thing was an...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621603
  • 9781236621603