Read online or download a free book: A History Of The New Testament Times (Volume 1)
Publisher: General Books LLC (2 Feb. 2012)
By: Adolf Hausrath (Author)
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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... Nazareth?'1 or, 'Shall Christ come out of Galilee?'2 it has not seldom happened in the history of Israel, as is narrated in the Acts of the Apostles: 'They were all amazed and marvelled, saying, Behold! are not all these which speak Galileans Vs Even in the earliest times, the inhabitants had distinguished themselves above the earnest and strict people of Judaea by their poetical talents and sensitive feelings. The first rejoicings of the poetical spirit in Israel were re-echoed from these mountains, when Barak, the hero of the tribe of Naphtali, had defeated the Canaanites in the plain of Jezreel. Here, too, the most powerful of the prophetic utterances found their voice. Here Hosea poured forth his warm and deep-felt words, in which the excitable temperament of the people especially found expression. Here, too, the Song of Songs was composed by a poet, into whose heart the cheerful vicinage had poured its sunniest beams, and whose eyes were open to note how the flowers gleam, and the fig-tree puts forth its green figs, and the vine sprouts, and the bloom of the pomegranates unfolds itself. Amidst the luxuriance of nature there lived still a healthy people, whose conscience was not yet corrupted by Eabbinical sophistries, and where full-grown men were elevated far above their Jewish kinsfolk, sickening with fanaticism.4 2. The Domain Of The Samaritans. To the south of the plain of Jezreel, another highland rises with a gradual ascent, the real mountain range of which runs southward even beyond the Dead Sea, with a breadth varying from four to five miles, while to its west a hilly district of about the same breadth leans upon it, through whose valleys, which run parallel to each other, there is a descent to the coast. 1 John i. 46. John vii. 41. »: A...
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