Questions on the Gospels: the lessons in historical & chronological order, according to the arrangement of Townsend's chronological New Testament (Google eBook)

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G. Lane & P.P. Sandford, 1841 - Bible
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Page 128 - From this passage we learn, that when Jesus Christ came to Nazareth, his own city, he was called out, as a member of that synagogue, to read the haphtorah, that is, the section or lesson out of the prophets for that day ; which appears to have been the fifty-first haphtorah, and to have commenced with ihe first verse of Isa. Ixi. and not with the tenth, as in the table above given.
Page 120 - ... the tide on which minute philosophers might fasten to depreciate the miracle. It seems, therefore, to have been providentially designed, to silence cavils respecting the former: it was done at noonday, in the presence of the neighbouring inhabitants : and it struck terror into the kings of the Amorites and Canaanites westward of the river, whose hearts mflleif, neither was there any spirit in them any more, because of the children nf Israel.
Page 125 - Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send onto me to recover a man of his leprosy ? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.
Page 113 - Light, who visited Jerusalem in 1814, estimated it at twelve thousand. Mr. Buckingham, who was there in 1816, from the best information he could procure, states, that the fixed residents (more than one half of whom are Mohammedans) are about eight thousand : but the continual arrival and departure of strangers make the total number of persons present in the city from ten to fifteen thousand generally, according to the season of the year. The proportions which the numbers of persons of different sects...
Page 106 - Jaffa and the adjacent plains ; and, these two being now united, all the coast is under the jurisdiction of the pacha of Acre. Jerusalem, Hebron, Nablous, Tiberias, and, in fact, the greater part of Palestine, are included in the pachalik of Damascus, now held in conjunction with that ot Aleppo, which renders the present pacha, in effect, the vice roy of Syria.
Page 4 - Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
Page 111 - Luke xix. 37—41.), as it does to this day of the whole city, over whose streets and walls the eye roves as if in the survey of a model. This mountain, which is frequently noticed in the evangelical history, stretches from north to south, and is about a mile in length. The olive is still found growing in patches at the foot of this mountain, to which it gives its name.
Page 120 - The passage of this deep and rapid river by the Israelites, at the most unfavourable season, when augmented by the dissolution of the winter snows, was more manifestly miraculous, if possible, than that of the Red Sea ; because here was no natural agency whatever employed ; no mighty winds to sweep a passage as in the former case ; no reflux in the tide on which minute philosophers might fasten to depreciate the miracle. It seems, therefore, to have been providentially designed, to silence cavils...
Page 124 - Christ's speaking on various occasions to these evil .spirits, aa distinct from the persons possessed by them, — his commanding them and asking them questions, and receiving answers from them, or not suffering them to speak, — and several circumstances relating to the terrible preternatural effects which they had upon the possessed, and to the manner of Christ's evoking them, — particularly their requesting and obtaining permission to enter the herd of swine, (Matt. viii. 31, 32,) and precipitating...
Page 123 - That no one might suspect that their taste was so vitiated by excess as to imagine water to be wine, our Saviour directs it to be tasted by the governor of the feast, who certainly was sober; for those, who on such occasions are intrusted...

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