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Title: The Biblical Repository and Classical Review...
Publisher: Ulan Press
Book Condition: Good
Book Description General Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 332 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.7in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 Excerpt: . . . tion whioh gave rise to the belief in the possessors of the Oboth, or those dealers in familiar spirits who pretended to bring up the ghosts from Sheol, or the Jewish Hades, 1 could have had no meaning, or oause, or any other supposition than that there was among the Jews as strong a notion as now exists among us, of a ghost-world, or realm of departed souls, and of the possibility of their sometimes coming back to revisit the earth. That this should occur, even in dreams, is sufficient for our argument, as showing the popular creed, and that these terms, on which we are dwelling, were supposed to indicate, not the mere breath of respiration, beginning and ending with the bodily organization, but some living power or entity that survived the bodily dissolution. In other words, soul then meant the same that soul does now. It suggested to the common mind the same ideas. It was connected with the same fearful thought of another world, or ghostly abode, undefined in locality, yet still near to us in a sense that might well awaken, and did awaken, an interest of the most solemn and even fearful nature. It gave rise to visions and imaginations the same as now haunt the world. An age or race of confirmed materialists would never be apt to dream of ghosts, or even to fancy scenes such as that recorded in the fourth chapter of Job. But to return to this most serious narration. A spirit, says Eliphaz, a ruah flitted before my face. It was a wind, say some of the unspiritualizing commentators. The simplest study of the context, however, will enable the common reader to determine for himself the true value of such an interpretation. A spirit, a ghost passed before my face. The hair of my flesh rose up. It stood. I could not discern the form thereof, and yet an i. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781235770906