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Vox Die; The Doctrine of the Spirit, as It Is Set Forth in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments
Vox Die; The Doctrine of the Spirit, as It Is Set Forth in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments
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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FROM THE TIME OF SAMUEL TO THE CLOSE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT CANON. The thirty-one books of Scripture which follow the Book of Ruth, from the first Book of Samuel to the Book of Malachi inclusive, contain a vast variety of sacred composition, history, poetry, moral exhortation, philosophy, proverbial sayings, and the remains of the public utterances of inspired prophets, together with short songs and prayers here and there introduced into the history. It is quite possible, and seems highly probable, that some of the poetry is very ancient, going back to the patriarchal age, possibly even to the time before the Flood. But it is not necessary to enter upon critical questions here. We have to review this mass of Hebrew literature simply to put together the teaching which is found in it on the subject of the Divine Spirit. And in doing so, it is possible only very briefly to indicate the main points of light which lie along the course of the progressive revelation. At the opening of the first Book of Samuel an instance of personal inspiration comes before us which is full of significance. Hannah, the wife of Elkanah of Rama- thaim-zophim, of Mount Ephraim, is the mother of theprophet Samuel, and herself a prophetess. She is a praying woman. " She continued praying before the Lord." " She spake in her heart; only the lips moved, but her voice was not heard." From the fact that Eli thought she was drunken, we may conclude that there was some excitement in her manner. She was probably in a prophetic ecstasy. By her fervent prayers she obtained the blessing from Jehovah, and in the spirit of a prophetess she consecrated her child as a Nazarite unto the Lord. The lofty poetry which is called Hannah's prayer, given in I Sam. ii. I ?10, is o...


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  • ISBN-13: 9780217416313
  • Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 5 mm
  • Width: 186 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0217416314
  • Publisher Date: 09 Jul 2012
  • Height: 242 mm
  • No of Pages: 90
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 177 gr



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