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The Great Argument, Or, Jesus Christ in the Old Testament (Paperback) Loot Price: R451
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The Great Argument, Or, Jesus Christ in the Old Testament (Paperback): William Hanna Thomson

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The Great Argument, Or, Jesus Christ in the Old Testament (Paperback)

William Hanna Thomson

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. x THE PROTEVANGELIUM. The introductory nature of the first part of Genesis, in its relation to the history of the Patriarchs, becomes still more evident in the chapters which precede the Prophecy of Noah, which we have just considered. We find in them not only the most condensed portions of the book, but also, we may add, of the Bible itself. Nowhere else are so many subjects of transcendent interest brought into view, or so many questions suggested by allusions, which, however, are almost as brief as they are profound. Instead, therefore, of being a connected history from the Creation to the Flood, it is plain that the aim of the first part of Genesis is chiefly to teach certain great religious truths, rather than to give a chronicle of events. It is hence made up of distinct sections, each with a more or less definite subject, which are so differently treated, in some cases, as to give rise to the supposition of diverse authorship. But while it may be true that the author of Genesis made use of earlier writings in the composition of this portion of the book, it is none the less clear that he introduces the different sections more for doctrinal than for simple historical purposes. The first section is the memorable account of the Creation, and is a passage complete in itself, terminating with the third verse of chapter ii. It is unfortunate that the modern division into chapters was not made here. The contrasts between this and the section immediately following are numerous and striking, both as regards style and subject-matter. Its purpose is to affirm the great doctrine of God as the sole creator of the universe and of man. The Divine name is therefore that of Deity alone, as most befits the one Maker of the heavens and of the earth, and the one Source of ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Hanna Thomson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 142
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-7833-5
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-4588-7833-3
Barcode: 9781458878335

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