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Ezekiel's Temple, its design unfolded,

by the Rev. H. S. Warleigh, 451.

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Flowers of Friendship, by the Rev. R.

F. Thorpe, 227.

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Christian Church, History of, by Rev.

J. C. Robertson, 210.
Christian Sepulture, by l'Abbé Cochet,

479.
Christianity favourable to mental ac-

tivity, 250; prejudices against pro-
moted by the folly of its advocates,

250.
Church of England contrasted with

Lutheranism, 23.
Churches, internal arrangement of, 490.
Cicero on Immortality, 244.
Codex Vaticanus, Dr. Tregelles on the

printing of, 162.
Commentary wholly Biblical, Bagster's,

226, 470.
Comprehensive History of England,

Blackie's, 472.
Correspondence, 154, 419.
Criticism, a course of developed, on

passages of the New Testament, by
the Rev. T. S. Green, 180.

Grammatical Exegesis, on, 493.
Genealogy of our Lord, reflections on,

275.
Greece and Assyria, connexion of early

history of, 491.
Greek common in Palestine, 65.
Greek Testament, by Webster and

Wilkinson, 181.

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43.

Daniel and Ezra compared with the

Behistun Inscriptions, 170.
Darius the Mede and Darius Hystaspes,

B. W. Savile on, 163.
Darius the Mede, G. B. on, 431.
David, King of Israel, by the Rev. W.

G. Blaikie, 223.
De Burgh, Rev. W., on the Apocalypse,

270.
Desert of Sinai, by Dr. Bonar, 218.
Does the Bible need re-translating? 353.
Dravidian Family of Languages, Cald-

well's Grammar of, 215.
Druses of Mount Lebanon, 489.

Harmony of the accounts of the last

year of our Lord's life, 43.
Harmonists, depreciated by Mr. Alford,
Harmonizing Gospels, a chapter on, by

the Duke of Manchester, 57; his
theory that our Lord often spoke
Greek, 66.
Heathen World, its state in relation to

Christianity, 144; Church of England
on, 145; capability of salvation, 149;
statements of missionaries respect-

ing, 151; Bibliotheca Sacra on, 153.
Hebrews v. 7, exegetical remarks on,

154, 419; ix. 16, 17, 159, 424; anno-
tations on, 434; Commentary on, by

A. S. Paterson, 221.
Hebrew Works, modern, 238.
Hellenist, on the word, with special

reference to Acts xi. 20, 111; read-
ings of ancient MSS., 112; of ver-
sions, 114; of Fathers, 116; of edi-
tions, 119; meaning of the word, 122.
Herodotus and Diodorus, authority of

their traditions, 306.
History, its human agency exalted to

the neglect of the Divine, 1; this
tendency not seen in the Gospels, 2.
Horne's Introduction and Dr. David-

son, statement on, 467.
Hug on the language of Palestine, 65.
Hulsean Lectures, by Rev. H, Good-

win, 204.

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Ecclesiastical History, Lectures on by

Professor Stanley, 447.
Educational Difficulties, by Rev. C. G.

Davies, 462.
Egyptian Dynasties, No. II., 305.
Egyptian Towns, 485.
English Bible, supposed errors of, 130;

its readings defended, 131; plea for
a new edition of, by Dr. Biber, 208;
American new edition of, 235 (see

Revision of English Bible).
Erech, Mr. Loftus on, 375.
Ewald on St. Paul's Epistles, 183.
Existence and Attributes of God, Essay

on, by Dr. Steere, 206.
Exodus and Leviticus in Septuagint,

translated by Dr. Howard, 187,

India, religion of, by Rev. C. Hardwick,

185.

Inspiration, Jewish opinions on, 178.

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Intelligence, 229, 473.

Natural Philosophy as a part of Clerical

Education, by Dr. J. F. Daniell, 461.
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New Works, Foreign, 245, 494 ; Eng-
Jehovah, right pronunciation of, 210.

lish, 247, 495.

Nineveh Inscriptions, 488.
Jesus when twelve years old at Jeru-
salem and in the Temple, 284.

Notæ Criticæ on Exodus, by Professor
Jesus Christ captured not by Roman

Selwyn, 189.

Notices of Books, 180, 443.
but by Jewish power, 35; his relation
as well to Joseph as to Mary, 273 ;
his converse with the doctors con-
sidered, 284; last year of his minis-

0
try, accounts of, 43.
John, St., revision of Gospel of, by Orthography of the Jews, by Dr. Wall,
Five Clergymen, 191.

190.
Jonah, book of, in four Semitic dialects,

by Professor Wright, 190.
Joshua, Commentary on, by Keil, 220.

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Paragraph Bible, Bagster's, 225, 470.
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Party-spirit, its colouring of historical

facts, 6.
Kaffir Language, 243.

Passion Week, with Albert Durer's
Kitto, Dr., Life of, by Dr. Eadie, 456. Illustrations, 226.

Petrus, legend respecting, 238.

Phenomena of Christianity, sometimes
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inexplicable, 249.
Land's Joannes Bischof von Ephesos,

Physiological bearings of the Incarna-

tion, 273.
469.

Precursors of Knox, by Rev. P. Lori-
Latin Vulgate, proposed work on, by
H. Craik, 234.

Prelacy not Presbytery, by Rev. W.
Library of Biblical Literature, 471.

Farquhar, 213.
Luther, review of his character, 1;
romantic events of his life, 3; bearing

Protestant Theological and Ecclesias-

tical Dictionary, 471.
of, on the History of the Church, 5;
his natural temperament reflected in
his actions, 9; his self-will, 11;

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treatment of Erasmus, 15; head of
a sect, 17; interesting private life
of, 19; his desertion of Catholicity,

Rare Books and their prices, 492.
22; his intolerance, 28; his self- Reasons for holding fast the Authorized
confidence, 29; his pugnacity, 30;

Version of the English Bible, by Dr.
his superstition, 31; Worsley's Life M'Caul, 459.
of, 25; his table-talk, 28.

Reformation needed in the Sixteenth

Century, 7.

Resurrection of the Saints after Christ's
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Resurrection, 178.

Revision of English Bible, suggestions
Magi, time and place of their visit to on, 130; of St. John, 191; American

the infant Jesus, 94; took place at Bible Union, of Thessalonians, 194;
Nazareth, 110.

Dr. Biber on, 208; proceedings on,
Maimonides, account of his More Ne- of Society for Promoting Christian
buchim, 195.

Knowledge, 231; Jewish opinion on,
Manetho's Egyptian Tables, 308.

229; Rev. H. Philipps on, 426; the
Marriage among modern Jews, 239. question discussed, 353.
Monastic Libraries, 239.

Roman Catacombs, 475.
Musical Instruments of Scripture, 237, Royal Society of Literature, proceed-
484.

ings of, 492.

mer, 225.

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Testimony of the Rocks, by Hugh

Miller, 443.
Teyler's Theological Prizes, 176.
Tomb at Thebes, opening of, 479.
Tomb of our Lord, Mr. Fergusson on

site of, 473.
Truth Seekers, Helps for, by Rev.

Joseph Parker, 224.
Turkish and English Dictionary, by

Redhouse, 217.
Typology of Scripture, by Dr. Fair-

bairn, 223.

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Sabbath, origin of the word, by Mr. Ho

Fox Talbot, 175; denied, 440; His-
tory and Obligation of, by Rev. S.

N. Kingdon, 224.
Sanchoniathan, dynasties of, 341.
Sanscrit Grammar, by Monier Wil-

liams, 216.
Scriptures how far designed for perpe-

tuity by the writers, 251; their teach-
ing direct and indirect, 251 ; not all
equally susceptible of interpretation,

252.
Sheol, signifies sometimes the grave,

178.
Shiloh, on the coming of, 33; the pro-

phecy fulfilled in Christ, 34.
Shushan, Mr. Loftus on, 380.
Sinkhara, Mr. Loftus on, 379.
Solly on the Will, 179.
Song of Songs, by C. D. Ginsburg, 465.
Songs of the Soul, a selection of poetry,

226.
Spanish New Testament, 236.
Syrian MSS. in the British Museum,

by B. H. C., 175.
Syrian Tombs described by Maundrell,

316; bearing of on Egyptian Dynas-
ties, 316.

Vey Language, the, 243.

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Wesleyan Methodism, History of, by

G. Smith, 471.
Westminster Review on errors of Eng-

lish Bible, 130.
Winslow, Rev. G. E., on the Apoca-

lypse, 271.
Words of the Lord Jesus, by Stier, 223.
Worms, Diet of, 4.

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Xenophon as an historian, and as the

writer of the Anabasis, 438.

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Taylor, Jeremy, his Holy Living and

Dying, 226.
Tent and the Khan, by Dr. Stewart,

455.
Tetzel and indulgencies, 5.

Yahveh Christ, the Memorial Name,

by Rev. A. M'Whorter, 210.

THE

JOURNAL

OF

SACRED LITERATURE

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BIBLICAL RECORD.

No. IX.—APRIL, 1857.

L'UTHER.

In every great movement affecting the destinies of mankind, and in which men are the actors, there are two elements quite distinct in their nature, although inseparable in their operation : the actuating and controlling mind, and the instruments by which its designs are accomplished. God and man are the two great agents in history, the former working in secret as to his immediate influence and ultimate intentions, and therefore liable to be overlooked and undervalued; the latter occupying the most conspicuous place in the eyes of mortals, and on this account apt to receive more credit for wisdom and more honour than properly fall to his share. Those who are the spectators of this drama of life in which the INVISIBLE prompts and regulates the scenes, form notions of what is going on more or less correct as they are more or less spiritual and religious in their mental habits; the pious recognizing the divine hand, which, though unseen, is really present everywhere; the thoughtless and vain only beholding the minor agents and giving to them their unreasoning applause.

a The Life of Martin Luther. By Henry Worsley, M.A., Rector of Easton, Suffolk; late Michel Scholar of Queen's College, Oxford. In Two Volumes. London: Bell and Daldy. 1856. 8vo, pp. 840.

The Table Talk of Martin Luther. Translated and Edited by William Hazlitt, Esq. New Edition, to which is added the Life of Martin Luther, by Alexander Chal. mers. With additions from Michelet and Audin. London: H. G. Bohn. 1857. 12mo, pp. 492.

VOL. V.- NO. IX.

In only one great historical movement do we find the divine element overshadowing the human, so as to shine with its own effulgence, and that is in the combined operations of our Lord and Saviour and His disciples in the founding and early extension of the Christian Church. It is remarkable how, in the first and most important scenes in the evangelical history, CHRIST occupies almost the whole field of vision, and how the inferior actors retire to an humble distance; or, in other words, how the light surrounding our Lord's person and work seizes the attention and turns it from the disciples and ministers who are yet his active instruments in forwarding his designs of love and mercy. There are indeed a few indications of this reverence for the “ Author and Finisher of the Faith” ignobly leaving that object for inferior ones, as when the Corinthians became partizans, and said, "I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ;" but such instances are of rare occurrence. The rule, in relation to the early Church is, that Jesus Christ was magnified as all in all, and his apostles only as his ministers who did his pleasure. Thus in the documents which are the records of Christianity, we find four exquisite characters of our Lord drawn by four different pens, but we look in vain for any designed exhibition of the excellences of Peter, James and John. This peculiarity arose from the fact that in the case of our Lord's contemporaries, the most useful men, and the most endowed with gifts, had “no glory by reason of the glory which excelled," and cast them into the shade. Paul was fervent in his labours, and John was loving in his spirit, but Jesus when recognized as divine, had qualities which far surpassed theirs. How could the moon and the stars attract notice, when the Sun of Righteousness was above the horizon, and shining with meridian splendour?

But soon that Sun lost its brightest beams in the thoughts and remembrances of men, and, as years rolled on, the lesser lights in the intellectual firmament began to twinkle, then to attract more and more regard, and at last were invested by the frail minds of the beholders with a splendour which living apostles and evangelists never seemed to have. We do not blame human nature for this :-the process was natural, and the result inevitable. Those who had never seen the Lord in the flesh could not think of Him as those who had been blessed with that vision; and generations removed by centuries from the actual times of the Theophany, could never be so engrossed by the “Apostle and High Priest of their profession,” as those who lived in them. This receding of the living Christ, and this coming into greater prominence of the subordinate agents in the establishment of his

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