The Life of Jesus: Critically Examined

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Chapman, Brothers, 1846 - 784 pages
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Page 323 - John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me, is preferred before me ; for he was before me.
Page 337 - John answered them, saying, I baptize with water; but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; he it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
Page 337 - John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire...
Page 362 - And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit decending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him, and I knew Him not : but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto mo : Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
Page 410 - And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself : whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
Page 85 - When the narration is irreconcilable with the known and universal laws which govern the course of events. Now according to these laws, agreeing with all just philosophical conceptions and all credible experience, the absolute cause never disturbs the chain of secondary causes by single arbitrary acts of interposition, but rather manifests itself in the production of the aggregate of finite casualties, and of their reciprocal action.
Page 377 - Jesus all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, points to something magical ; so that without doubt the evangelists intended to convey the idea of magical transportations, as in Acts viii. 29, a power of carrying away, dpnd^eiv, is attributed to the Spirit of the I^ord.
Page 138 - If, in conclusion, it be asked, what historical result is to be deduced from these genealogies? we reply: a conviction, (arrived at also from other sources,) that Jesus, either in his own person or through his disciples, acting upon minds strongly imbued with Jewish notions and expectations, left among his followers so firm a conviction of his Messiahship, that they did not hesitate to attribute to him the prophetical characteristic of Davidical descent, and more than one pen was put in action, in...
Page xi - The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles, his resurrection and ascension, remain eternal truths, whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts.

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