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REV. A. S. THELWALL, M.A.,

OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,

FORMERLY MISSIONARY TO THE JEWS IN AMSTERDAM,
AUTHOR OF “SERMONS," " THOUGHTS IN AFFLICTION," "THE IDOLATRY OF THE

CHURCH OF ROME,” ETC., ETC.

LONDON:
LONDON SOCIETY'S HOUSE, 3, CHATHAM PLACE,

BLACKFRIARS ;
B. WERTHEIM, ALDINE CHAMBERS, PATERNOSTER ROW; AND
J. NISBET AND CO., BERNERS STREET.

ALEXANDER MACINTOSH,

PRINTER,
GREAT NEW-STREET, LONDON.

PRE FACE.

To the Christian mind, the Jews are peculiarly interesting, in various points of view. Their History, which occupies so large a portion of the Holy Scriptures, will naturally lead us to take an historical interest in the outcast and scattered remnant of that people, whom the LORD their God had chosen “to be a special people unto Himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” (Deut. vii. 6.) The Prophecies that have been, and still are, so manifestly fulfilled in them, will lead us to look upon them with peculiar feelings, as living witnesses to the Truth and Inspiration of the Sacred Volume. The Prophecies which yet remain to be fulfilled will induce every careful student of that portion of God's Word to take a prophetical interest in those, whose future glory and blessedness is so plainly predicted. But the writer of the following Tracts has ever felt, and feels more deeply with increasing years and longer consideration and experience, that the interest which we should feel in them as perishing sinners,—under peculiar circumstances of darkness and difficulty,

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