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SECT. I. Little light to be got from the systems of Chris-
tian writers,—or the objections of Deists,—or from the
Rabbins, or from the Cabalists, concerning the true
nature of the Jewish Republic.— The Hebrew People
separated from the rest of mankind not as favourites, but
to preserve the knowledge of the true God amidst an
idolatrous world, --Vindicated from the calumnious false-
hoods of the Poet Voltaire - - . - pp. 1-19

SECT. II. Proves the Jewish Government to be a Theo

cracy. This form shewn to be necessary: There being
no other, by which opinions could be justly punished by
civil Laws: And without such Laws against idolatry, the

SECT. IV. The Consequences of a Theocracy considered.-

Shewn that it must be administered by an extraordinary

Providence, equally dispensing temporal Rewards and
| Punishments, both to the Community and to Particulars.

--That Scripture gives this representation of God's
government.--And that there are many favourable cis,

cumstances in the character of the Jewish People, to

* induce an impartial Examiner to believe that represen-

tation to be true - ". .

. pp. 117--158

SECT. V. Shews, that as temporal Rewards and Punish. , -
ments were the proper sunction of the Jewish Law, 50,
there were no other; Moses entirely omitting the Doc-
trine of a future State.-- That this omission was not
accidental, but designed; and of a thing well known by:

- him to be of high importance to Society-Proved from

several circumstances in the book of Genesis,--and from:

the Law of punishing the crimes of Parents on their


.* Posterity, which was to supply the want of the Doctrine

of a future state. --The nature and equity of this Law
explained, and defended against Unbelievers. It is then
shewn that as Moses taught not the Doctrine of a future
State of Rewards and Punishments, só neither had the

ancient Jews any knowle:lge of it. Proved from the

.books of the Old Testament - • pp. 158-186

SECT. VI. Proves the same point from the books of the

New Testament.-What notion the early Jews had con-
cerning the Soul, explained

• pp. 186_201

APPENDIX - - - - - pp. 202-245

Notes On The Fifth Book . . pp. 246_-288

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SECT. I. States the Question,-shews the Adversaries of

this work to have inuch mistaken it.-And that the true

state of the question alone is a sufficient answer to all

objections -. • • - • - p. 289.-297

SECT. II. Enters on an examination of the Texts brought

from the Old Testament ;-—first from the book of Joe-
which is proved to be an allegoric Poem, written on the
return from the Captivity, and representing the Circam-
stances of the People of that time.-The famous words,
I know that my Redeemer liveth, &c. shewn to signify, in.

their literal sense, the hopes of a temporal deliverance only,

Pp. 297-384


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