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THE MESSIAH IN MOSES AND THE PROPHETS.

BY ELEAZAR LORD.

NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER, 145 NASSAU STREET. 1853.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by

ELEAZAR LORD,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

TO THE DESCENDANTS OF ISRAEL.

From the earliest periods a belief has prevailed among Jews and Gentiles, that in one mode or another the Supreme Being has appeared visibly on earth. In the Eastern World, Divine incarnations are taught in the Brahminical and other systems.

For the origin of such a belief we must undoubtedly recur to the Divine appearances recorded in Moses and the prophets. Such visible appearances and the doctrine of the incarnation are taught in the Hebrew as well as in the Christian Scriptures.

It is the object of the ensuing pages to show that He who truly became incarnate, and is announced as Jesus, the Christ, and also as Jehovah, Immanuel, God with us , is the same who in the Hebrew oracles is often called Jehovah and Elohim, and designated also by official titles, as the Messiah, the Messenger, Adonai, the Elohe of Abraham; and that, under various designations, he appeared visibly in a form like that of man to the Patriarchs, and to Moses, and others. In Him, in accordance with their Scriptures, the descendants of Israel will at length discern the True Messiah, who took man's nature, and in his stead, and as his substitute, was slain a sacrifice for sin, the Just for the unjust; who rose from the dead, and ascended on high in his glorified body; and who will come again, visibly, to sit and rule as King on the throne of David; to destroy the great Adversary and his works; to vindicate his earlier administration; to accomplish the ancient predictions concerning the SEED of Abraham, the land promised as an everlasting inheritance, and his own sacerdotal, prophetic, and regal offices; and to receive due homage of the universe as Creator, Ruler, and Redeemer.

Of him as Jehovah and as the Messenger, it is affirmed that he led the children of Israel out of Egypt. (See Exodus ii. and Judges i.) And, after the lapse of nine hundred years, He himself proclaimed to their dispersed and afflicted descendants: "Behold the days come, saith Jehovah, that it shall no more be said, Jehovah liveth that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but, Jehovah liveth that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers . For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face: and they shall know that my name is Jehovah." Jer. xvi. 14, 15, 17, 21.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Reasons for examining the Hebrew Records of the Messiah.

CHAPTER II.

The Messiah announced by Malachi, as Adonai, even Melach, the Messenger of the Covenant His appearance to Jacob at Bethel; and to Isaiah, Abraham, Moses, Gideon, and others, under various designations, as Adonai, Melach, a Man, Jehovah Zebaoth, the Holy One, El Shadai, &c.

CHAPTER III.

Reasons for rendering the formula "Melach Jehovah," the Messenger (who is) Jehovah; and not the Angel, or an Angel of the Lord.

CHAPTER IV.

Visible Appearance of the Messenger Jehovah to Hagar.

CHAPTER V.

No visible Divine Appearances ever made except of the Messiah, the Mediator in all the Relations of God to the World.

CHAPTER VI.

Appearances of the Messenger Jehovah to Abraham and to Jacob.

CHAPTER VII.

References to various Appearances of Jehovah and Elohim to the Patriarchs.

CHAPTER VIII.

Of the Doctrines, Worship, and Faith of those earliest mentioned in Scripture Reference to the History of Moses, Noah, Joshua.

CHAPTER IX.

Narrative concerning Job.

CHAPTER X.

Further notice of Divine Manifestations to Abraham and Jacob Mysteriousness attending the Divine Appearance The visible Form always like that of Man... Continue reading book >>




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