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lions ,, but offers arguments for the Ariart bypothesis ^ in a temperateand caiulid manner . Witfcbiit however , any ir > te&fcro . rfc of divert-Stag him from the tract of reasoning * which he has adopted * I could
wight him again . * o consider , whe ther if he * fea ^ d never sfen the gos «* pel of John or Paul s episfrles ^ he would have supposed ; Jc $ i 3 & Christ to be any n * ore than a man ; whether it is not reasonable to believe
Jhat these writieg ^ ac cord on this subject with the rest ; , whether tke object of the fourth Eva&geUsty irt writing , anmHin / eecl John xx . 31 . jseeessarHy requires the Ariara notion ; whether the apostle Paul did not u § £ the most exalted terms of
Ihe Messiah ^ far the sake oply e £ sowing the superiority of the gos pel to l [ Q&lhen \ snx of Judaism ;; and whether , if he wrote the
Epistle to the Hebvcv ? s , there a ^ e aot passages in it r whicji carusot be reconciled with any other opmiaa respecting Christ ' s person , thftn what has been galled his simple
humanity . I refer more particularly to such expressions ^ $ . > "his being of the seed of Abrahara ^ being made perfect b y sjifioring ^ being made in jall ^ thti > g& except sin , like -unto bis brethren ^ &c . If the first Christians had forcs , eert what ideas would afterwards be entertained concerning the person
CHARICLo ' s REFERENCE TO A PASSAGE IN HERO !> OT ! rS *
For the Monthly Repositaru .
In reply to the question subscribed S . vol iii . p . 647-- * pass ^ g ^ in Herodotus yrhero he minutely describes wie ?/ thp statues in the temple of Jerusalem ocewn * ( S . 141 . ) in the Euterpe . Should your Gorr ^ pondent j in order to preserve the appearance of tuning raisfed a difficulty , be disposed to
© f their B&sster , they woialcfc sisrely have- expressed t&erosel ^ es- in stro-Rger terms $ ^ r « i io still plainer ian ^ t&age . B tat I mean not to * enter mto any eonsferwressy with Mr * MarsoFE ^ . especially since it is rattet pro&abte tfeat Mr . EebhaEx ^ witl take up % he g&witlet-so hand so m ^*
ty thrown ! dtowi * ,. Like all other anfcagoHiste ,. however ^ xaay mot Mr . M . p ® sb most where be feaeies kis ad \ rersary weak , parties Lavly in his ia&e&pFetafei&n . o £ tte words ^ If them ye sharlh see tke som of man aseewB wp tyheve he w&& before ? Jofert vk 6 ^ Cont
royeF&jjahsts , iiideed ^ micy make little iisarparessiora upon * oae aaotker . B * j , it Daay beeom » e oth « rs t& consider ^ tfeat in this , passage Jesus Christ evidently represented the ascension as a greater difficulty than the figurative phra . seok > gy which
lie had beera using ,, whikt in £ act kis pFe-existenee r if iaapliedy was at feast in its nature * nxodey aftdl ehanges ^ the gireatest difTiciilty of the three . Hence 1 argue ,, that lie did JK > t refer to- any stteh
pre-existenee ^ aad caarvot think it wholly irrational to explain ; the words with Aba * izit * s addition , If thew ye &kall see tke son of man ascend up . where he was before to be ? I a , my &ir your * s , &c » J * II *
u £ fect a doubt > whether Hezejsiah awd Sethos he the same person ; let him read the learned note of Michaelis attached t 6 the xix C ^ a pfte ? of l $ fi \ ah r ( Pextsche Uebersetzwngy 4 to . vol , viii . p . 1 O 5 . ) and he will no longer entertain any doubt of their identity ^ Charicio *
€ &&rida ? £ Refenm&t&m Pa&s&ge aw Mcrodofrnx , g ?
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1809, page 27, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1732/page/27/