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The nations of the earth indebted to the Jews for the Bible.—Taylor's assertion, that no such
Mr. Olmsted's assertion concerning the requisitions of the advocate of Revelation in exam.
that of Ovid; the Phenician; the Egyptian ; that of Plato.-The heathen tradition concern-
SECTION II.- Paine's and Olmsted's objections on account of the narrative of the fall of man.
Their confutation. The Mosaic narrative of the fall of man confirmed by heathen traditions;
by the universality of serpent worship; by the condition of mankind; by the opinions of the
heathen philosophers concerning the corruption of human nature; by the belief of the
Brahmins; by the opinions of the classical mythologists, and by the universal practice of ani.
mal sacrifice.-The account of the translation of Enoch confirmed by the Grecian fables.-
The longevity of the anlediluvian patriarchs confirmed by heathen iraditions.-Mosaic ac-
count of men of gigantic slature confirmed by the Greek and Lalin poels.
Objection to the Mosaic narrative of the deluge, because contrary to the philosophy of Na-
Section T.-Confirmation of the Mosaic representation of the origin of families and nations.
known to heathen writers. Strabo's account of Moses. The account of the Heliopolitans
Efforts of Infidels to show that the books of the Old Testament are furgeries of comparatively
Tar GENUINENESS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES.-The books of the New Testament writ-
that no guch person as Jesus Christ ever existed.-His
SECTION 1.-Marks given by Michælis by which the spuriousness of a book may be discovered.
of the apostles acknowledge the genuineness of the books. The epistles of the apostolic fathers. Their
quotations from the New Testament, Summing up of the testimony of the apostolic fathers.- Ignatius
SECTION LI.- Papias ascribes two gospels to Matthew and Mark, Testimony of Justin, of Ireneus,
ON THE GENUINENESS OF THE BOOKS:- Mr. Taylor's arguments to prove that the writings of the New
altered by the emperor Anastasius. Exposure of his
of Bengel about
SECTION 1. –Taylor's dishonesty in referring to the works of Herbert Marsh, in support of his allega.
CREDIBILITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES. --The number of tho witnesses who testify to
credibility of thọ books. The character, circumstances, and conduct of the men who testify of Jesus
SECTION 1. -Collateral testimony of the truthfulness of the writers of the New Testament - Testi
idol Crishna. Citations from Sir W. Joneg concerning Crishna. The testimony of Sir W. Jones im-
SECTION III. The last refuge of the Infidel is to maintain either that Jesus Christ was a mistaken
SECTION IV.-Argument by Mr. Olmsted to prove that Jesus Christ was a wicked impostor. Ita
OBJECTIONS STATED AND ANSWERED.-The ojections urged by
Infidels of such a nature that though
the genealogies of Matthew and Luke.
which was written over Jesus Christ when on the cross.- Answer to the objection founded on the seem-
Christianity.-Watson's account of the Esgenees and Therapeutæ.
Their number, their variety, and the public manner in which they were performed, attest their vera-
The pretended miracles wrought by
of Jesus Christ.-The miracle examined. Testimony
rulers took every necessary precaution to put his pretensions to the
of Christ well attested,
Precautions that the body should not be re-
ration on the sabbath to produce the body on the third day. On the third day the body is missing.
rulers asserted that the disciples stole the body. The allega.
in the presence of the whole nation. Its fallacious nature.
Christ much more satisfactory and convincing than
of the heathen oracles examined. Proved to have
Prophecy relative to the
of God. - Table of quotations
Christian maintains that these prophecies found an accomplishment in Christ. This denied hy the
was not the Messiah. 1st, On ac.