The Superhuman Origin of the Bible Inferred from Itself

The Superhuman Origin of the Bible Inferred from Itself

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...as little as though, in its apprehension, there were no such thing. It cannot be that those who wrote the book did not feel there was plenty of scope for ridicule. No satire was ever more powerful than that in which Isaiah denounces the folly of the idolater; never sarcasm more bitter than that with which Elijah taunts the worshippers of Baal; nor invective so withering as that with which the Saviour unmasks the hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees. The Christian, of course, version" which, considering what immense accumulations have been made in every department of Biblical study since the authorized version was made, cannot but be of immense value. Let the learned "revisers" only guard against spoiling the racy English of that version, and for the rest they cannot but earn our thanks. But the topics of the Bible, however painful occasionally, require no apology, if they are not wantonly intruded on "a promiscuous audience." If the book indeed speaks to every man, as well as to all men; if it says what is strictly appropriate to the individual as well as to the species; if the reader, whoever he be, is to feel, as Robert Hall says, "that it is impossible for him to escape by losing himself in the crowd," it must sometimes talk with us as a parent with a child, as a guardian with his ward, as a friend with an erring brother, as a clergyman with a condemned criminal, as a kind physician with his patient; that is, in confidential secrecy. As we are commanded to "enter into our chamber" for private prayer, and not " stand at the corners of the streets," so the Bible, which is to be the "man of our counsel," will have some things for our ear alone. If it has given needless offence in...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621891
  • 9781236621894