The Key of David: David the True Messiah, or, the Annointed of the God of Jacob

Cresson, Warder

Published by New York: Arno Press, 1977
ISBN 10: 0405102399 / ISBN 13: 9780405102394
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8vo, publisher's boards, 344pp., ills. The Arno Press reprint of the Philadelphia 1852 original, as published in their "America in the Holy Land" series. A VG+ to NF copy: clean, bright, sound, and very, very presentable. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: First published in 1852, this TGS reprint is for any Christian or Jew questioning the validity or authenticity of thier own religion. This book tackles problems between Judaism and Christianity, and between the Old Testament and the New Testament, in a straight forward, common sense approach. Cresson challenges many of the doctrines of Christianity that are in direct contradiction to the religion of the man they call their God and Savior, and proves his points from Old Testament Scripture.

The Key Of David
David The True Messiah
or
The Anointed of The G-D of Jacob

The Two Women
Who Came To King Solomon
Were Designed,
In the Greatest Depth of Wisdom,
To Represent
The True and False Churches,
and The Living and Dead Child,
or
Messiah

Also,
Reasons For Becoming A Jew;
With A Revision of the Late Lawsuit
For Lunacy On That Account
Together With An Appendix

About the Author: Warder Cresson (1799-1860), or Michael Boaz Israel ben-Avraham, belonged to a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family. His polemical autobiography, THE KEY OF DAVID, describes his conversion to Judaism in 1844 and gives his reason for doing so. A proto-Zionist and messianic visionary, Warder Cresson spent the last years of his life in Jerusalem.

Cresson's conversion to "ultra-Orthodox" Judaism was considered so eccentric and bizarre that his non-Jewish family had him brought up on charges of insanity. Cresson was aquitted at his trial in Philadelphia and returned to Palestine. In Jerusalem, he married a Sephardic woman, Rachel Moledano, and had two children, David Benzion, and Abigail Ruth. While there are non-Jewish descendants of the Cresson family (from his first wife, Elizabeth), it is not known if there are any Jewish descendants.

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Title: The Key of David: David the True Messiah, or...
Publisher: New York: Arno Press, 1977
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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