On the Four Last Books of the Pentateuch; Designed to Show the Divine Origin of the Jewish Religion Chiefly from Internal Evidence. Delivered in the C

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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. 1850 Excerpt: ... impressive teachers of religious truth and moral duty that ever enlightened mankind. Yet in the decline of life and of reason, excessive sensuality, inflamed by the long enjoyment of royal power and uninterrupted prosperity, lulled to sleep the vigilance of his piety, and betrayed him into guilt. Says the ...
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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. 1850 Excerpt: ... impressive teachers of religious truth and moral duty that ever enlightened mankind. Yet in the decline of life and of reason, excessive sensuality, inflamed by the long enjoyment of royal power and uninterrupted prosperity, lulled to sleep the vigilance of his piety, and betrayed him into guilt. Says the sacred historian,J "He loved many strange women, " of the nations concerning which the Lord said unto the chil" dren of Israel, Ye shall not go in unto them, neither shall " they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your " heart after their gods: but Solomon clave unto these in love. " And it came to pass, that when Solomon was old, his wives " turned away his heart after other gods." It is a melancholy but certain truth, such is the weakness and corruption of human nature, that this narrative is perfectly natural and credible. And surely the crimes and idolatries of the Jewish nation in Vide 1 Kings xi. xii. and xlii.; uid 2 Chron x. and xi.-( Vide 1 Kings xi. % lb. ver. 1 to 13. general, were not more incredible or unnatural, on the supposition of their general sincere acknowledgment of the divine origin of their Law, than the similar misconduct of this enlightened and favoured monarch. Certainly no instance can show more clearly the general futility of this objection. But let us pursue the history. Had this offence remained unpunished, so contagious an example would probably have infected the whole mass of the people, which would thus have irretrievably sunk into idolatry and vice: and does it not appear probable, that so long as the whole nation continued united under one sovereign, this danger might frequently recur? Does not therefore this division of the people under two monarchs appear, even to o...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150580277
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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