Excerpt From The Religion Of Israel An Historical StudyThe Purpose Of This Book Is Sufficiently Indicated By The Title And Is Set Forth At Large In The Opening Chapter It Is An Endeavour To Give An Intelligible Account Of The Rise And Progress Of Israel S Religion From Its Beginnings In The Nomadic Period Down To The Tragic Event Which Put An End To The Jewish State The Reader Who Is Even Super Ficially Acquainted With The Progress Of Biblical Study During The Last Forty Years Will Not Be Surprised To Find That The Book Proceeds Upon The Supposition That The Results Of The So Called Higher Criticism Are Fairly Certain All That The Book Claims For Itself Is That It Represents Our Present Knowl Edge What The Future Has In Store For Us We Cannot Fore Cast I Have Avoided Controversy And Have Endeavoured To State My Opinion Frankly And In Positive Terms I Have Not Thought It Necessary To Make Frequent Reference To The Literature Of The Subject Old Testament Scholars Will Dis Cover Where I Am Indebted To My Predecessors The Reader Who Is Not A Specialist May Safely Assume That I Have Not Taken Any Position Without Examining The Arguments For And Against.The Frequent References To The Biblical Writers Will Be Their Own Justification And Since According To My Obser Vation Few Readers Have The Patience To Look Up Chapter And Verse In Their Bibles, I Have Often Introduced The Words Of The Authors Into My Text In The Few Cases In Which The Notation Of Chapter And Verse In The English Is Not The Same As In The Hebrew, I Have Followed The Latter Where My Translation Differs From That Of The Current Version It Will, I Think, Command The Approval Of Good Authorities.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.
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