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and of Hazael , recorded in verses the eleventh and . twelfth , cannot be well explained but on this sapposition , * with which ( 3 d . ) Nothing that we are acquainted with in the character of Hazael is inconsistent , but the
reverse . Job xiii . & . The verb which our translators here render by contend . Heath renders by e # ecute judgment for . I have examined the several passages where the word occurs in the Old
Testament , and find that its general signification h contend , and that sometimes it denotes a judicial process , but that it never has , unequivocally , the sense , as Heath states , of executing Judgment * This learned author seems to be
occasionally misled by the facility with which he perceives Jewish allusions in the book of Job , to which he assigns a later date than is , in my opinion , probable . Mark i . l 6 . —&c . Townson , in his valuable Discourses on the Four
Sept . 16 , 1809 . SIR , As an inquirer after truth , and observing the candid manner learned men of the present day of various sentiments now discuss the
fundamentals of religion , I submit to you the consideration of Genesis the 1 st and 2 (> th , hoping some of your correspondents will give , through the medium of your
wellconducted Repository , such an explanation as will heal the stab , the mortal wound , which the eloquent Chrysostom says is given to A nanism by that text , which if his rendering ( or the late learn-
Gospels , accounts for Mark ' s calli ng the lake of Galilee the sea of Galilee ; u The title of sea , which had been familiar to them in their own language , was naturally transfer * red to the Greek by those who were bred oh the borders of this
lake , at a distance from the ocean ; and seemed justified by the magnitude of such a body of waters , the idea of which had been early impressed upon their minds / ' +
It confirms this ^ observation that , according to Heath , in his note on Job xiv . 12 . the Hebrew word ^ ( commonly translated sea ^) u is used in a large sense , to express
not only the sea , hut , any large collection of waters , whether pool , lake , pond , or spring-head . This sense , " he adds , it hath also in the Syriac language , as well as the Arabic , as the learned Schultens hath shown / ' N * Dec . 11 , 1809 *
ed Bishop Home ' s ) be the true one . the Jews have been in error from the beginning , Moses and the prophets have been grossly ignorant , or very negligent in not teaching them what was so very
clear , and th ? Unitarians of these times must take shame to them . selves , for the ; r assertions that the doctrine of the Trinity was unknown to the Jews and first Chris *
tians , and not authorised by either the Old or New Testament . I am . Sir , Your obedient servant , A Non-Con , of the Old School .
* Lettres de cjuelques Juifs , &c . vol . ii , pp » 3 * 7—329 . ( cinq , ed . ) + t \ ix , ( 8 vo . ed . )
Inquiry concerning Gen . \ . 20 . 29
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1810, page 29, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2400/page/29/