Sunday School Studies; Or, Expository and Homiletical Notes on the International Lessons for 1904

Sunday School Studies; Or, Expository and Homiletical Notes on the International Lessons for 1904

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... do in a manly and courageous way. While these proceedings were pending a new influence intervened. The wife of Pilate sent him a special messasge: "Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him." The Roman law, while it did not prohibit the governors of provinces from taking out their wives with them, did discourage the practise. Nothing is really known of Pilate's wife except what is told us here. An old tradition, however, says that her name was Procla or Claudia Procla. She has been canonized under that name by the Greek Church. Her warning words no doubt made the vacillating governor more doubtful still about pronouncing judgment against Jesus. "The dream was not likely to be disregarded by him as a Roman living in an age and a society equally remarkable for want of faith and for puerile superstition, a combination which reached its climax in the family to which he was specially attached."' (" Speaker's Commentary.") The chief priests saw that they must bring additional pressure to bear in order to accomplish their murderous aims. So they circulated through the crowd and stirred up the people to demand that executive clemency should be extended Barabbas rather than to Jesus. When, then, once more seeking some way out of his difficulty, he asked, "Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you?" they quickly answered, "Barabbas;" or, as Luke records the story (xviii. 18): "Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas." Moved to anger and disdain by their choice, and at the same time really solicitous to save the victim of their wrath, he put another question to them: "What shall I do then with Jesus which...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649818
  • 9781236649812