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The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882   By: (1834-)

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LONDON: PRINTED BY ROBERT BANKS, RACQUET COURT, FLEET STREET, E.C.

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THE LOST TEN TRIBES, AND 1882.

BY REV. JOSEPH WILD, D.D., PASTOR OF UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, BROOKLYN, N.Y.

LONDON: ROBERT BANKS, RACQUET COURT, FLEET STREET. E.C. 1880.

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This device of the great Seal was adopted by act of the Continental Congress, on June 20th, 1782, and re adopted by the New Congress, September 15th, 1789. The act provided for an obverse and a reverse , as set forth in this plate; the reverse is not used. This is a plate of the first and original Seal, which, by use, has been worn out. The one now in use is the second; it differs from the first that, by an accident, seven arrows were left out of the eagle’s talon.

BY THE SAME AUTHOR .

Price 2s., post free 2s. 3d., THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH. WITH A PORTRAIT OF DR. WILD.

PHILO ISRAEL says:—“We recommend most strongly that all our friends should obtain the book. Once in their hands, we know they will read it to the end.”

LONDON: ROBERT BANKS, RACQUET COURT, FLEET STREET.

PREFACE.

The following Discourses are presented to the public in book form, agreeable to the request of numerous friends. I have selected twenty from one hundred and thirty which I have given to my own congregation during the past three years. I have tried to have them lean one against another, to the end that the argument might be continuous and somewhat complete. The reader will remember, however, that the vast subject of which they treat, cannot be fairly and completely presented in such a volume as this. Also, it should be borne in mind that the language, style, and structure, are sermonic. Pulpit literature, in these things, is peculiar and distinctively characteristic.

When I first entered the ministry, I made up my mind that I would try and thoroughly understand the Scriptures. I soon found that a large portion was of a prophetic nature. I set to work according to the usual method, but to my sorrow I soon discovered that the method and rules in general use for Scripture exegesis, among what they called orthodox authors, were very defective and unsatisfactory. The fact was forced upon me that the true method, or key of interpretation, was not in use. I was always persuaded that the Bible was a unit, and that the principles contained in such a unit were beautifully related; and because of such a faith, I wondered more and more as I grew older why we had not a better key of interpretation. Men spiritualised at random, without any kind of rule, except their own fancy. In this manner they expounded the material history of the Old Testament. The whole arrangement was a Babel.

I had faintly discerned that the Scriptures made a distinction between the House of Israel and the House of Judah, and that the prophecies belonging to one could not, in fairness, be applied to the other; and that some prophecies applied to both. It always seemed strange to me, that the people which God said He had chosen for Himself, should not be known. The Jews were always known, but where was “Israel, His inheritance?” Again, I could see no point in the Lord swearing so positively about David’s seed and throne lasting to the end of time. Taking them in a typical sense, they were about the poorest types that could have been selected, because of the shortness of their existence, according to the general mode of interpretation... Continue reading book >>




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