The Theological and Literary Journal Volume 1

The Theological and Literary Journal Volume 1

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...of each of these metaphorical passages is precisely what it would be, if the proposition were transformed into a comparison. This is manifest from the consideration that the literal truth of metaphorical affirmations is impossible. It cannot be that the same being should at the same moment be both a man and a tiger. It cannot be that wisdom should be literally a tree of life. It is impossible that a city should be, at once, both a city and a crown and diadem. That therefore is not the meaning. But when it is predicted that Zion shall be a crown and a diadem, the promise is precisely the same as though the expression had been--" Zion shall be as a beautiful crown in the hand of Jehovah; and like a diadem in the grasp of her God." And the assurance to Jeremiah was the same as though it had been promised, that he should be made to the Israelites like " a fenced brazen wall," which they would be wholly unable to pierce or overturn. This most expressive and beautiful figure offers therefore no difficulty to the expositor. When its nature is understood, it is of as easy interpretation as the simile, or the most simple unfigured language. It is applied to all classes of agents and objects. When intelligent beings are its subject, the natures, actions, or effects ascribed to them are generally drawn from inferior living agents, the vegetable world, the elements, or other inanimate objects. When unintelligent and inanimajte existences are its subjects, the things predicated of them are usually taken from intelligent beings. 1. Its first and simplest form is that in which an agent or person merely is made its subject, by denominating him that which he in some relation is deemed to resemble. Thus God is called " a rock and fortress; a buckler more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
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  • English
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