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Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1816, by

PERKINS & PURVES, in the office of the Clerk of the District Court for the Eastern District

of Pennsylvania.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The work here submitted to the public, was ready for the press in March last. But soon after preparing it, the author learned from Professor Bush that he was about to issue other

works in defence of the positions assumed in the Anastasis : ► and therefore concluded to delay the publication until he

should have an opportunity to consider them. In consequence, however, of a severe and protracted illness, he could not do this until late in the fall: when, upon perusing the works referred to, he found nothing that required any formal distinct notice whatever. They contain little else than repetitions of what is asserted in the Anastasis.

With regard to the style of the present work, the author would say that he has aimed only at clearness and brevity: for he cannot see that in the estimation of thinking minds, his argument would derive any advantage from being expressed in a strain of fervid declamation, and in beautifully rounded and polished periods. In aiming at clearness, how. ever, he has endeavoured to express himself not only so as to be understood, but so as not to be misunderstood. In doing this, he is aware that he has sometimes repeated the same word or phrase (even in close connexion) rather oftener than either the Roman or Scottish rhetorician would have sanctioned.

In consequence of the author's distance from Philadelphia, (and the uncertainty of the transmission by mail, especially in the winter,) his friend, Dr. E. S. Ely, kindly consented to assist him in the labour of revising the proofs, for which favour he would take the present opportunity of expressing his obliga. tions and gratitude. And in looking over the sheets (which are printed with singular accuracy), the author has discovered no errata which need be specified, save that on p. 59, in stating a hypothetical case he remarked that no in Gen. i. 2, was used in the hithpael, when he should have said piel : and on p. 184, turn is used for fuxixòs in one instance, and vxvxòs also for fuxixov. Other errata will doubtless be discovered; but he is assured that those (at least) of his brethren

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who are engaged in the arduous duties of the gospel ministry, will know how to palliate them.

The author hopes that the reader will excuse the appearance of the Hebrew character, as also the absence of the points in the quotations from the Old Testament. The Hebrew and Greek originals have been also generally excluded, as well as those of the Latin and German, from a desire that the present volume should not in bulk exceed that of Prosessor Bush.

The author, in justice to himself, ought also, perhaps, here to state why he has not noticed more specifically the construction of Job xix. 25–27, which is presented in the late excellent work of Mr. Barnes. He had endeavoured, by sending to New York soon after the work was annou

nounced, to procure a copy of it, but in vain; and was therefore compelled to proceed without it. But he finds, however, that he has anticipated and replied to every thing offered by Mr. Barnes against the ordinary rendering of that celebrated passage. While the Anastasis was passing through the press,

Professor Bush politely transmitted to the author the sheets containing the more important branches of the argument. These he perused with deep interest, and with a strong impression that the Professor's book required to be promptly met and answered. And being satisfied that its principles, if received, would be most pernicious in their influence upon American theology, he concluded to put down his thoughts upon the subject while it was fully before his mind; and if, in the meantime, no reply should appear, to give them to the public. The labour of doing so, taken in connexion with the arduous duties of an extensive pastoral charge, has been greater than he anticipated; bui as no reply to the Professor has appeared, occupying the ground herein occupied, he hopes that his labour has not been altogether in vain. Having prepared his little volume in the humble hope that

tend somewhat to counteract the errors which it controverts, the author, in submitting it to the public, earnestly commends it to the blessing of the Great Head of the Church, (without whose favour all our efforts are vain!) with the fervent prayer also that both the writer and reader may be guided into the saving knowledge of all essential truth.

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SIDNEY, NEW JERSEY, March 13, 1846.

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III.

Psalm xvi. 9, 10....

152

IV.

xvii. 15..

152

V.

Isaiah xxv. 7, 8....

153

VI.

xxvi. 19..

157

VII.

Ezekiel xxxvii. 1-14..

158

VIII.

Hosea vi. 2..

161

IX.

xiii. 14..

161

X.

Daniel xii. 2.

163

CHAPTER III.-The New Testament doctrine of the Resurrec.

tion..

168

SECTION 1.—Preliminary remarks...

168

SECTION 11.-Definition of terms..

170

SECTION 111.-Examination of passages in 1 Corinthians. 188

I. Consideration of 1 Corinthians xv. 12, 13.... 188

II.

66 16-18..

194

III.

" 20-23.... 197

IV.

" 35-37.. 204

V.

“ 38-41.... 211

VI.

16 42-44.

214

VII.

50-53.. 225

Section IV.--Examination of passages in Matthew.. 244

I. Consideration of Matthew v. 29, 30...... 244

II.

250

III.

xxii. 31, 32..

253

IV.

xxvii. 50-53.. 260

SECTION V.-Passages in John's Gospel...

264

1.-Consideration of John v. 28, 29..

264

II.

vi. 39, 40.

268

III.

xi. 21-26..

273

SECTION VI.--Passages in Acts...

278

I.--Consideration of Acts ii. 29-35..

278

II.

xxiv. 14, 15..

281

SECTION VII.-

:-Passages in the Epistles....

284

1.-Consideration of Rom. viii. 10, 11..

284

II.

22-23..

293

III.

2 Cor. v. 2-4......

297

IV.

300

V.

1 Thess. iv. 13–17..

303

VI.

Philippians iii. 21.

313

VII.

2 Timothy ii. 16-18... 315

SECTION VII.— References to a multitude of import-

ant passages touching the resurrection,

wholly unnoticed by Professor Bush.. 318

CHAPTER IV.-The Resurrection of Christ..

327

CHAPTER V.-Scriptural doctrine of the Judgment

345

SECTION 11.--Direct arguments for a future general

Judgment...

360

CONCLUSION...

376

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