The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua: Critically Examined (Classic Reprint)

The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined Classic Reprint Excerpt from The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined I have been brought again face to face with questions Which caused me some uneasiness in former days but with respect to which I was
  • Title: The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua: Critically Examined (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: John William Colenso
  • ISBN: 9781333789848
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined I have been brought again face to face with questions Which caused me some uneasiness in former days, but with respect to which I was then enabled to satisfy my mind sufficiently for practical purposes, and I had fondly hoped to have laid the ghosts of them at last for ever Engrossed with parochial and oExcerpt from The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined I have been brought again face to face with questions Which caused me some uneasiness in former days, but with respect to which I was then enabled to satisfy my mind sufficiently for practical purposes, and I had fondly hoped to have laid the ghosts of them at last for ever Engrossed with parochial and other work in England, I did what, probably, many other clergy men have done under similar circumstances, I contented myself with silencing, by means of the specious explanations, which are given in most commentaries, the ordinary objections against the historical character of the early portions of the Old Testament, and settled down into a Willing acquiescence in the general truth of the narrative, whatever difficulties might still hang about particular parts of it In short, the doctrinal and devotional portions of the Bible were what were needed most in parochial duty And, if a passage of the Old Testament formed at any time the subject of a sermon, it was easy to draw from it practical lessons of daily life, without examining closely into the historical truth of the narra tive It is true, there were one or two stories, which presented great difficulties, too prominent not to be noticed, and which were brought every now and then before us in the Lessons of the Church, such, for instance, as the account of the Creation and the Deluge But, on the whole, I found so much of Divine Light and Life in these and other parts of the Sacred Book, so much wherewith to feed my own soul and the souls of others, that I was content to take all this for granted, as being true in the main, however wonderful, and as being at least capable, in an extreme case, of some sufficient explanation About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooks This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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    1. John William Colenso 1814 1883 was a British mathematician, theologian, Biblical scholar and social activist, who was the first Church of England Bishop of Natal He was the father of Frances E Colenso

    2. First the cons The quality of the transcription was horrible, with at least a dozen errors per page The first 25% of the book contains the author s explanations for writing it and numerous disclaimers that in spite of the truth of what he found, he still retains a kind of belief That part was very repetitive The pros The author examines the historicity of the Pentateuch and Joshua with great practicality He concentrates on the numbers of the people and animals that came out of Egypt during Exodu [...]

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