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THE AUTHENTICITY AND TRUTH OF THE HISTORY.
The Jewish nation has received the Pentateuch, as containing the
only authentic history of their Lawgiver and his institutions, from the very æra when these institutions commenced, to the present day-Arguments to prove the reception of the Pentateuch, from the present day, back to the return of the Jews from the Babylonish Captivity-Arguments to prove the Pentateuch was not first compiled at that æra, or altered and modified according to circumstances then existing; but that it was a previously existing and acknowledged code—Pentateuch proved prior to the separation of the kingdoms of Israel and JudahPrior to the establishment of the regal governmnent in Israel Not first compiled by Samuel-Acknowledged by Joshua
The authenticity and truth of the four last books of the Penta
teuch proved from the subject and structure of the history, so far as the facts are not miraculous—Importance and peculiar nature of its various regulations concerning property-Publicity and importance of the main series of facts--Marks of truth in the minute detail of these facts—Simplicity of style and narrativemSelection and arrangement of facts and circumstances, such as is natural if Moses were the writer, unaccountable otherwise-Impartiality-Comparison of the Pentateucb, in this respect, with Josephus
MORAL PRINCIPLES OF THE JEWISH LAW.
MORAL PRINCIPLES, &c.—continued.