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LECTURES

ON THE

CONVERSION OF THE JEWS:

BY MINISTERS

OF DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE SANCTION

OF THE

British Society

FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL

AMONG THE JEWS.

LONDON:

W. AYLOTT, 128, CHANCERY-LANE;
NISBET AND CO., 21, BERNER'S STREET ; COTES, 139, CHEAPSID!

WHYTE AND CO., EDINBURGH.

MDCCCXLIII.

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THE design of the following course of Lectures is to excite more general attention to the condition and prospects of the Jewish people. Lamenting the apathy which characterized so many of the professing followers of the Redeemer, with respect to the circumstances of that ancient and interesting race, and convinced, that the subject of their conversion only required to be impartially and fully contemplated, in order to secure for it a deep interest in every Christian bosom, the Committee of the “British Society for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Jews” commenced their operations in the metropolis, by engaging ministers of different denominations to deliver a series of discourses, in which it might be popularly advocated, and its claims warmly pressed home upon the consciences and feelings of the people of God. These discourses were preached in the spring of the present year, in the National Scotch Church, Regent-square;

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and the lively interest evinced by the large audiences which listened to them, afforded to the Committee a very gratifying proof that the effort had not been made in vain. Many who had not previously exerted themselves in behalf of the Jews, became convinced that they lay under an obligation to take up their cause, while a keener sympathy with their miseries, and a more earnest desire to relieve them, were excited in the breasts of some who had only been half awake to their duty towards that people. In compliance with wishes loudly expressed at the time, and subsequently reiterated, the Committee have been induced to publish the Lectures for the benefit of those who had not the opportunity of hearing them, in the hope of their contributing still more extensively to produce impressions and convictions favourable to the recovery of the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

*** Donations and subscriptions to the Society are received by the Treasurer, John Dean Paul, Esq., 217, Strand; Messrs. Nisbet and Co., 21, Berners-street; Mr. Cotes, 139, Cheapside; and at the Office of the Society, No. 1, Crescent-place, New Bridge-street, Blackfriars, between eleven and three o'clock.

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