Questions on the Gospels: The Lessons in Historical and Chronological Order, According to the Arrangement of Townsend's Chronological New Testament

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Carlton & Phillips, 1854 - Bible
 

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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 85 - Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
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...
Page 120 - The passage of this deep and rapid river," remarks Dr. Hales, " at the most unfavourable season, was more manifestly miraculous, if possible, than that of the Red Sea ; because here was no natural agency whatever employed; no mighty wind to sweep a passage, as in the former case ; no reflux of 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 ; and...
Page 113 - Kedron, you perceive vacant spaces : among the rest, that which surrounds the mosque erected on the ruins of the temple, and the nearly deserted spot, where once stood the Castle of Antonia, and the second palace of Herod. The houses of Jerusalem...
Page 121 - ... described in Gen. xxiv. 50, 51. 57. 67. There was, indeed, a previous espousal' or betrothing, which was a solemn promise of marriage, made by the man and woman each to the other, at such a distance of time as they agreed upon. This was sometimes done by- writing, sometimes by the delivery of a piece of silver to the bride in presence of witnesses, as a pledge of their mutual engagements. We are informed...
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 34 - What is myrrh ? Was it the custom among the eastern nations to carry valuable presents when they wished to honour any great "person? 12. What became of the wise men ? Why were they not to return to Herod ? How did they...
Page 49 - ... in the two cases occurring in this and the preceding verse, as the Greek names were become familiar to the Asiatic converts, who were unacquainted with the Oriental names. The sacred writer had a twofold view in it ; first, to explain the import of the name ; secondly, to prevent his readers from mistaking the persons spoken of. They all knew who, as well as what was meant by Xpisros ; but not by the Hebrew word Messiah. In like manner they knew who was called Peter, but might very readily mistake...
Page 120 - Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest." It will be easy for us to overtake the company while they are climbing the long ascent out of the valley of the Jordan, and therefore we may linger an hour on this hill, to study the features of this melancholy but eminently interesting scene. Jericho was called " the city of palm-trees,

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