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action ) as for ^ hiv presuming to appear Before God afterwards without rm » t offering' up the appointed sacrifice . If a sin offer * ing had been presented first , he would still have been considered as continuing in all things which ; ue written in the book of the law
in do them . Deut . xxvii . 2 th Agucable to this statement it is said in Numb . xix . 13 , " Who . soever toucheth the dead body of fifty man that is dead , and putfficth not himself ] ( observe , Moses sa ' js , and purifieth not himself ) skiil' th the tabernacle of the Lord , and that-soul shall be cut off from
Israel . " And also Lcvit . xv . &B—33 . So that he suffered death rather for the second than for the first breach of the law ; that is , f&r not purifying himself when polluted , before he appeared at the temple service . And such an irregular intrusion into the presence even of an earthly monarch Would in some eastern nations , in &Hcient times , if not at this day , Jhave exposed the offender to a violent de ^ th . See Esther iv . 3 6 .
v . 2 . The justness of these rernarks will be further confirmed by observing , that in those cases in which the offence vras indisputably capital , as in idolatry , adultery , &e . all persons allow that lio atonement was appointed : this strongly suggests that when aionement was admitted , the crime \ yas not capital . And we know Ouft such crimes as atonement
was appointed by the Jewish law -to be made for , arc not in genera ! esteemed capital in the well or-< jcnd governments of our world . IVthly , If any person should inquire why no sin offering was appointed to be made by capihil offenders , though on some accounts
it seems thafr it "ft *> ui <§ ; M « e been * peculiarly desirable a * vd prtfpeF ^ It may be observed that fche re ^ sons probably were ' 1 st . Because tine design of « sin offering ura ^ 1 o ei escnfce tb » polluted offerer that •"* be ^ migfet bir prepared to appear' a ^ in befool ? God at live temple service . But as the person who was about to suffer death would have no further opportunity to appear there , therefore such a preparatory sacrifice was not necessary * 2 dly . And he who suffered * capital punishment died by th « immediate effects of the divine
displeasure , for a wilful and ag * gravated breach of tte la £ v of God ; but he who offered a sin offering was by that religious service brought into a strite off ^
onciiiation , amity and friendship , with God ; ( Levit . vi . 7 . ) which ' j ^ opposite states were evidently inconsistent with each otherfo ^ r-A&l
t h e re fo re c o aid ltlit po ss i b ly ex is t together . It would be stnln ^ ihdoed for a prince to say to ^ gffe pital ofl ' endJcr , I forgive you , 3 Ajrill in the next breath order him avray for execution . ff i Sj l JOSEPH JEVANS .
Various Renderings of the som $ Words in the English Bibk . ' * Nantwick , 1 st . Jan . Iixl 4 ^ No . 1 . - - Slli .
Although the New Testament has been repeatedly and successfully explained b y able criticsytl the were English reji ^ e ^ l ^ ..
bours under great disaiivantage-ojfi account of the deplorable irvaCttfracy of the authorised \ crs \ iri } The translators mu ^ t have ! te ! iij either extremely ignomnt or ^ uji- ^
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), March 2, 1814, page 180, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2438/page/44/