Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Religion of the Ancient Hebrews

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Williams and Norgate, 1892 - Bible - 576 pages
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Story of Bagoses
Relation of the Jews to the outer world
Influence of Persian rule upon Judaism
The introductory chapters of Proverbs i ix
The Psalter and postexilic piety
The priesthood and the Levites
The conception of Wisdom
How far the editors are to blame
Causes of this variety
Religion the only spiritual interest
The postexilic religion
God of heaven
Gods relation to Israel and its effects
Religious effects upon the individual of the belief in Gods special love of Israel
theory of divine retribution 444 The past history of Israel the Book of Chronicles
Origin and growth of the belief in a future life
Religious effects of belief in future life
its meaning and place in postexilic religion 465 Ethics and religion dominated by the law
Agrarian laws and laws of clean and unclean 47 4
The heart recognized as the source and seat of good and evil 483 General character of Jewish morality
the praise of chastity
their origin and decline
two crucial examples
Effect of the law upon the conception of sin and sinfulness 512 National selfrighteousness and individual humility
Tho sense of individual sinfulness sometimes obscured through
Repentance the condition of forgiveness
The motives of the observance of the law
How a belief in reward and a disinterested love of the law and
Undogmatic and unsystematized character of postexilic religion
The future of Judaism
Legal Evasions op the Law
Additions and Corrections
Point of view from which it is here regarded
Sin and atonement 327

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Page 253 - Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
Page 457 - Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust, for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Page 372 - ... for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
Page 201 - For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of 'Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices : but this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people : and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
Page 170 - Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another ; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.
Page 314 - And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate ; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded to Israel.
Page 235 - But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God : I am the LORD.
Page 192 - Only the Lord had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and He chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
Page 171 - Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God ? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old ? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul...
Page 294 - Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.

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