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On Christ's Suffering under Pontius Pilate.

. Pages 36–61.

For an exordium, Zech. ii. 9. is explained

.Heads to be treated in this Dissertation

Christ, God-man suffered, each nature contributing its



The human nature suffering in body and soul -
The Divine nature affording strength to the human
And imparting infinite value to his sufferings ,
Socinus in vain urges his cavils against this truth VII. vin.
Christ suffered the wrath of God


Which cannot fail sooner or later to burn against sinx.-XII.

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The punishment of the cross was justly deemed the highest XXXI.

It was accursed by God himself - - XXXII. XXXII.

The death of Christ on the cross, was indeed holy and



- - -


Yet cursed - - - - -
The crucifixion of Christ ought to be devoutly contem-

plated, as full of mysteries, in which we have thc deep-

est concern . . . . XXXVI.
His being scourged, bearing the cross, and being stripped

of his clothes, were predicted and prefigured of old XXXVII.

David and Zechariah prophesied of the crucifixion XXXVIII.

The reading of 1982 in Psalm xxii. 17. defended XXXIX. XL.

Types of the crucifixion - - - XLI.-XLIII.

The guarding, revilings, and death, were also foretold and

prefigured . . . . XLIV. XLV.

All things, in short, happened to Christ, according to the

determinate counsel of God

Scourging was exceedingly grievous to Christ XLVII. XLVIII.

And his expulsion from the city, bearing the cross

And his being stripped of his garments - LII. LIII.

But above all, the punishment of the cross itself . LIV.

And what immediately succeeded it, -Guarding - Lv. LVI.

Revilings ·


Death - - - - - - - LVIII. LIX.

It is not without a spiritual sympathy, that we should

meditate on these sufferings . • LI.-LXII.
We should turn all our grief and anger against sin LXIII. LXIV.
The crucifixion of Christ, in its several parts, is a spring

of consolation - - - - LXV. LXXIII.
From the death of Christ, we learn to live and to die



On the Burial of Christ.

Pages 117–136.

It is profitable for our instruction, to consider that the

burial of Christ was conducted by wealthy and honour.

able men, and chiefly by Joseph of Arimathea

1. VI.




The dead body of Jesus was wrapped in clean linen, as

an expression of respect - - -

The mixture of myrrh and aloes was added by Nicode-

mus, either for embalming, or for burning


This attention to corpses was probably referred by the

pious to the hope of the resurrection . . .

The form of the Jewish sepulchres . . XI. XII.

Why the sepulchre allotted to Christ was the property of

another - - - - - XIII.

Hewn out of a rock


• - - XV.

In a garden -


Very near the place of crucifixion - -

The burial of Christ was foretold, Psalm xxii. 15. XVIII.

Psalm xvi. 9, 10. - - - -

Isaiah liü. 9.

- - . - XX.

Christ's suspension on the tree, is not his burial with the

wicked - - - - -
The type of Jonah
Jonah's great fish is not a Whale, but rather a Sea-dog xxin.
The fable of Hercules Tri-esperos borrowed from it XXIV.
“ The heart of the earth” is the grave - - xxv.
With regard to the analogy as to time, the simple explan-

ation commonly received seems preferable to the learn-

ed refinements of eminent men . - XXVI.-XXIX.
There is no proof that Jonah continued three complete

days in the great fish

Improvement of this article - .


On Christ's Descent into Hell.

Pages 137—165.

That Christ descended into Hell, is nowhere expressly. af-

firmed in Scripture -
Nor in the most ancient Creeds . . . v.
The Creeds which mentioned the descent, were generally

silent with respect to the burial; nor was it without
some mistake that both were afterwards joined together VI. VII.




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