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THE MESSIAH

AS REVEALED IN THE TYPES AND BY PROPHETS
AND EVANGELISTS.

"The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman, seeking goodly pearl*;
who, when he hail found one peart of great price, went and sold all that he had,
and bought it."—Matt. xiii. 45, 46.'

BELFAST: SHEPHERD AND AITCHISON.
LONDON: HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO.
EDINBURGH : SHEPHERD AND ELLIOT.
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EDINBURGH: T. CONSTABLE, PRINTER TO HER MAJESTY. PREFACE.

The visible and audible communications from heaven were continuously and chiefly made to particular persons; and sometimes to large assemblies on the small portion of the earth called Judea, or the Holy Land, and the wilderness between it and the Red Sea; or when there were interpositions on behalf of the race of Abraham whilst dwelling in other lands. In this way the Scriptures have been completed; and they are a vast treasury of truth given in concise language—subjects of richness and importance sufficient to fill volumes, are condensed into a few sentences; and although they were communicated from time to time, over a space of more than four thousand years, harmony pervades them—the power, glory, intelligence, decision, and love, that shine in the first of Genesis, are equally to be found in the last of Revelation; but although that is so, the revelations were made at times and in ways most various; and it is left to them to whom they are given, to trace the doctrines, to unite the facts and circumstances that unfold the character and form the history, or any part

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