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. 1910 Excerpt: ...breaking forth of children. 14 I will ramson them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues: O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes. 15 j Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the Lord shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry. and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels. 16 Samaria shall become desolate: for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up. £sbras $re adjetf tlje llalu FROM THE BIBLICAL SERIES BY JULIUS SCHNORR. f "So Esdras the chief priest brought the law unto the whole multitude from man to woman, and to all the priests."--I. Esdras, 9, 40. THE apocryphal books of the Bible occupy a peculiar position. By mediaeval Christians they were accepted in much the same way as the other books. Now, however, a sharp distinction is drawn against them by most Churches. We have no original Hebrew text of them. In most cases, there is no evidence that any such text ever existed. Hence their authenticity, or at least their Divine Inspiration, is open to question, though the religious value of most is not denied. The usual modern attitude toward them is that they are instructive and inspiring, but that they must not be regarded as establishing any Christian doctrine. Thus the First Book of Esdras or Ezra, which now opens the Apocrypha was once inserted before the accepted Book of Ezra, to which it formed an introduction. The apocryphal book is little more than a repetition of the closing chapters of Chronicles, with portions of Ezra and Nehemiah,...
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