This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book
(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1883. Excerpt: ... XIII. THE SAMARITAN WOMAN. John iv.--"When
therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made
and baptised more disciples than John," &c. I DO not intend to
give anything like a full exposition of this interesting story. I
would make only a few simple remarks, directing your attention to
one or two of the important truths the passage suggests. In going
down from Judea to Galilee, Jesus must needs pass through Samaria.
That is to say, from the part of Judea where He had been preaching,
it would have been very round about to go any other way. "He
cometh, therefore, to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near to the
parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's
well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with His journey,
seated Himself thus at the well." Wearied He seated Himself thus,
as one worn out would do, at the first convenient resting-place
that offered itself. It was noon, the sixth hour, and the sun,
though it was winter, was high--higher than it is at midsummer with
us. Only then indeed, only thus late in the season, could Jesus and
His disciples have been travelling near mid-day, or would a woman
have been carrying water. In summer, noon is the hour of rest; all
is still as at midnight; the very birds are silent in that sultry
hour. Even in November and December the warmth is oppressive, and
the traveller is glad of shade and repose. And thus Jesus sat by
the well, worn out with His journey. Jesus Christ was God, and yet
roan; verily God and verily man, with a human soul, with a true
body--a body susceptible of weariness and pain, liable to sickness
and death as ours is. The more we think of this union of natures,
the less we understand it. He did not merely assume the likeness of
a man, as the angels did when...
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!