A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine and the Confines Thereof; With the History of the Old and New Testament Acted Thereon

A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine and the Confines Thereof; With the History of the Old and New Testament Acted Thereon

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...(Acts vi. 9), all disputing against St. Stephen. Out of Asia, those of Silesia and proper Asia. Out of Africa, those of the Cyrenians and Alexandrians in Egypt. Out of Europe, those of the libertines of Rome. Behold here an admirable act kept, wherein St. Stephen was the answerer, against whom opponents were fetched from all the parts of the then known world, and all too few to resist the wisdom and spirit by which he spake. What this synagogue of libertines was, is much controverted by learned men. Surely libertines here are not taken in the modern notion of the word, for such as used their liberty for an occasion to the flesh (Gal. v. 13), or a cloak of maliciousness (1 Peter ii. 16), though we confess in after ages such grew into a numerous society, whereof Satan's subtility and man's corruption the founders, the negligence and connivance of magistrates the daily benefactors. A college, whose gates (like those of hell) stand always open, having no other statutes than the students' pleasure; where the diet is so dear, that their commons cost the souls of such as feed on them, without their final repentance. Most probable it is, that by libertines were intended such Romans as were manumitted, or made free by their masters; whereof Tacitus counts no fewer than four thousand in the city of Rome, which professed the Jewish religion; some whereof, with most likelihood, had their synagogues in Jerusalem, wherein they were more perfectly instructed in matters both of doctrine and discipline. The gazith or common council must not be omitted, coming near to the nature of a college, wherein the sanhedrim or seventy elders had their judicatory, before whom the disciples were summoned, and straitly threatened not to preach (Acts iv. 15), and afterwards, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542878
  • 9781236542878