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TO DISCOVER HOW THE ARGUMENT
EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS
MUST HAVE BEEN
UNDERSTOOD BY THOSE THEREIN ADDRESSED.
APPENDICES ON MESSIAH'S KINGDOM, &c. &c.
GEORGE, VISCOUNT MANDEVILLE,
* And Paul, as his manner was...reasoned with them out of the Scripture, opening and alledging that the Christ must needs have suffered and risen again from the dead, and that this Jesus, whom (said he] I preach anto you, is the Christ." -Acts xvii. 2, s.
JAMES NISBET AND CO. BERNERS STREET.
I once asked Mr. Howels for his opinion of a religious work, which was lying on his table; he replied, that “It was very well for a Layman; the particular commendation was more doubtful than the general reprehension of Laymen writing on theological subjects.
In the face of such a discouragement from one, whom I so greatly respected, I can scarcely account for having ventured to publish the present work.
I began by writing simply an outline of what appeared to me to be the argument of the Epistle to the Hebrews. I subsequently went over the same ground, in weekly expositions at family prayers; these, after delivery, were committed to paper; in expanding that which I had before concisely written, I was more confirmed in the view, which I had taken, of the Epistle, although it almost wholly differed from the many expositions of this portion of God's word, which, at different times, have been given to the Church.