The first book of Maccabees: with introduction and notes

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University Press, 1897 - Bible - 271 pages
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Page 284 - Notes" are very good, and lean, as the notes of a School Bible should, to the most commonly accepted and orthodox view of the inspired author's meaning ; while the Introduction, and especially the Sketch of the Life of St Paul, is a model of condensation. It is as lively and pleasant to read as if two or three facts had not been crowded into well-nigh every sentence.
Page 83 - So they recovered the law out of the hand of the Gentiles, and out of the hand of kings, neither suffered they the sinner to triumph.
Page 234 - Thus the yoke of the heathen was taken away from Israel in the hundred and seventieth year. Then the people of Israel began to write in their instruments and contracts, In the first year of Simon the high priest, the governor and leader of the Jews.
Page 59 - Israel transgressors of the law, and persuaded many, saying, 'Let us go and make a covenant with the Gentiles that are round about us ; for since we were parted from them many evils have befallen us.
Page 92 - It is no hard matter for many to be shut up in the hands of a few; and with the God of heaven it is all one, to deliver with a great multitude, or a small company: for the victory of battle standeth not in the multitude of an host; but strength cometh from heaven.
Page 67 - And king Antiochus wrote to his whole kingdom, that all should be one people, and that each should forsake his own laws.
Page 60 - Then certain of the people were so forward herein, that they went to the king, who gave them licence to do after the ordinances of the heathen...
Page 113 - Casleu, in the hundred forty and eighth year, they rose up betimes in the morning, and offered sacrifice according to the law upon the new altar of burnt offerings, which they had made.
Page 246 - Simon honourably ; and that the Jews and the priests were well pleased that Simon should be their leader and high priest for ever, until there should arise a faithful prophet...
Page 286 - The General Epistle of St James, by Professor PLUMPTRE, DD Nevertheless it is, so far as I know, by far the best exposition of the Epistle of St James in the English language. Not Schoolboys or Students going in for an examination alone, but Ministers and Preachers of the Word, may get more real help from it than from the most costly and elaborate commentaries.

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