Palestine in the Time of Christ (Classic Reprint)

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There is one conclusion, however, which I have not been able to refrain from expressing, because it forced itself upon me with ever deepening conviction as the work proceeded. I have given it in the form of an appendix in the last chapter. It is in substance this jesus Christ was not the natural product of His environ ment; His appearance was a miracle; He came from God. Hence it is that a book of history, a work which is only a record of archaeological observations, subserves, by virtue of the invincible logic of facts, the cause of Christian apologetics. It has indeed been said, that my closing chapter is insufficient; that it should either not have been written, or the question should have been treated in greater fulness. I cannot accept this criticism, because, as I have already said, this chapter seemed to force itself upon me as the natural conclusion of my book. But I freely admit that what is still wanting is not one chapter on the Christ, but a complete study of His teaching. His person and work, written in the spirit of the present volume on strictly historic lines. This would require a book to itself, and in this sense the last chapter of the present work is undoubtedly incomplete. It is only a point of departure, the introduction to a volume to be occupied wholly with Christ Himself.

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