The antidiluvian history and narrative of the flood, as set forth in the early portions of the Book of Genesis, critically examined

 
9781232234326: The antidiluvian history and narrative of the flood, as set forth in the early portions of the Book of Genesis, critically examined

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. 1864 Excerpt: ... chief thing of the Church, was the first heresy of the Adamic people. It was conceived when the woman ate of the tree of knowledge, and born when Eve said, "I have gotten a man, Jehovah." There are two things which belong to a church, its wisdom and its love. With the good, wisdom is as a husband, and love as a wife. The Church, at the time here treated of, was, as to its wisdom, represented by Adam, and as to its love, by his wife. But we are informed that "Adam called his wife's name Eve,"J that is, "life." The word Eve is a contraction of the Hebrew chavah,$ and answers very closely to the word Zoe, by which it is rendered in the Septuagint, both of which signify " life." Now, why was she so called? It will be replied, "Because she was the mother of all living:" but surely something more is meant by this than what is so expressed. There is only one fountain of life, that is, the Lord: it is because He lives that we live: it is in Him we live, and move, and have our being. 1" In a merely literal sense, there is no more reason why she should be called life, from the circumstance of being the first mother, than that Adam should have been so called, on the ground of his Jas. ii. 14--24. t Luther's "Works, vol. 1, published at "Wirtemhurg, p. 147, cited in the "Intellectual Repository" of 1828, p. 80. And in continuing the paragraph, he says that Moses "should be held suspected for a heretic, cursed and damned, and worse than the Pope or the devil." I Gen. Hi. 20. See Marginal Beading. John xiv. 19. T Acts xvii. 28. having been the first father; and for other reasons, if the literal sense had been meant, it might have been equally appropriate. The fact of this ...

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