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a Christian Magazine. literal Jerusalem. It is to be re-inhabitThe Jens to their own landed in her own place, even in Jerusalem. inium ; being a brief an-|I woulu here ask every reader, whether ifficulties suggested in all it be not evident, that the Holy Spirit z by the late Dr. Edwards, designed to guard us in this passage shed in the U. C. May. Vol. against a typical interpretation of Jeru

salem. 3. This passage must look fore remarked, that the return ward to a re-peopling of Jerusalem by to their own land in the Mil-|| the Jens. The city was inhabited when t in itself a contradiction. Zechariah prophesied ; and it has been fficult it may appear, it is not inhabited ever since. But the Jews,

its owo proper inhabitants, hare luing jan event which it is possible since been driven from it. The t'iy is ne place, then it must be pos- now considered as stripped of its inhabGod to foretel it. There is litants, and is trodden down by the GenIrative language in the Bible, tiles. But when the Jews shall be resis not made it impossible for tored to their own land, then Jerusalem peak.plainly, and without a fig-will, in the language of scripture, bi inne Bible is full of lypical lan. habited again. That the sensure the but this has not made it impos-l people who are to repossess ji rusalem r God to speak in literal language is eviilent from the context. 2. lui con

is a spiritual Jerusalem, it is cexion with the passage which we are 1: but it will not be denied that considering is that eminestrediction of is also a literal Jerusalem. There Go:i's pouring out his spirit on the Jews, staveply Canaan ; but there is also i which will lead them to, look on thin naan on earth. Now then, it can whom they pierced, and mourn. And e denied but that it is possible for as this undoubtedly leiers to their conto speak of the Cangan which lies version to christianity in the Millennium, ihe Mediterranean sea, and of the it is watural to suppose, that their main • Jerusalem; and so speak, as to make inhabiting Jerusalem, is then to take vident that this is the Canaan, and place. Jerusalem which he intends. As this Perhaps it may be thought by some, Il not be disputed, we are prepared, that the inhabiling of Jerusalem again, 3. To examine some passages of scrip- which is spoken of in this passage, unean3 are which seem to relate to this subject. i no more than to predict a great increase et us first examine Zech. xii. 6. “Andil of its inhabitants by others soon returi. Jerusalem shall be inhabited again, in ing from Babyloo, and also by natural her own place, even in Jerusalem. Od population. To ibis it may be replied, this passage we note, 1. It is a prediction that by comparing Hag. i. 1, witi Zech. of what was then future; and it was de- | i. 1. it appears, that these two prophets livered a number of years after the close began to prophesy about the same time. of the Babylonish captivity. Jerusalem It is evident it in the prophecy of H had then begun to be inhabited again, ingai, that the Jews ad been resiore her own place by some of the Jewis', the captivity long enough to build nation. 2. This prediction must un-| seives ciel: louste, when he be doubtedly refer to the re-peopling of the prophesy to them. Therefore

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215 252 Perpetuity and change of the Sabbath 101 Griffin's Speech 285 Perfection of God

215 253 Grant's Speech 94||The true Philosophy

52 Pinkerton Rev. Mr.

99 Ileaven, Joys of 8|| Poynder, John Esq.

98 Hireling 226 Posey, Governor

120 Holiness, on desiring perfection in 58 | Priest, The Budhist

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Prudential Committee, Report of 181 Illinois Territory

117 Indiana Territory

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Questions and Counsel

12 J.

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James Wm, Experience of

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Reconciliation, Way of

137 Jews, Return of to their own land 5 36

Report of General Assembly on Jews, London Society for promoting

state of Religion

14 Christianity among

242 Justification, Discourse on

Revelation, Song of Praise for 24 28

266 || Revival of Religion in Princeton
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8 Kent, Duke of

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39 Lenox, (Mass.) Revival of Religion

Romeyn Rev. Dr.

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S. Letter from Rev. Mr. Nott

138|Sanctification of Lord's day 18 22 197 149 Letter from Dr. Naudi

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Sabbath Z. X. Y.on the 59 77 101 125 London Missionary Society

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149 197 201 245 249 Lord's Day, Sanctification of 18 22

Sabbath, Institution of
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148 Minutes of General Missionary

195 Society

19 23 Salisbury, Moral Society Massachusetts Missionary Soci

Self Partiality

84 Senex

115 ety 47 69 117 Seward, Col. Death of

145 Missionary Tour

148 M'Clure Fanny, Death of 73 Sermon, Rev. Mr. Beecher's

161 M'Bride Rev. Dr.

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Slander Indirect

228 Mahometan Merchant

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Sin, Thoughts on

36 Mail, Carrying of on Sabbath

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Sin of Adam connected with his Men, young, Address on education

posterity

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29 53

Skenandon, Biographical Sketch of 287 Merrell Deacon, Death of

146 Minister's Duty

Squires' Mission

89 Speech of Charles Grant

94 Missionary Society of Connecticut 45 Mission, Squires'

Speech, Griffins'

285 89 Mills' and Smith's Mission

Strait gate and broad way

123 47 69 117 Missouri Territory

Sufferings do not obliterate Crimes 137

118 Moral Society of Salisbury

228 Subjects for Christian Conferences 195

T. Natchez 122 Tour, Missionary

48 69 Nassau Hall, questions and counsel Teignmouth Lord

98 for students of

12||Theological Miscellanies 35 58 136 226 Nandi Dr. Letter from 195 Things of First Importance

116 New-Orleans 122||Thornton Henry Esq.

98 Niles' Ser. on Divine Perfection 253 215|Thorp Rev. Dr.

98 Northest, Earl of 98 Thoughts on Sea-Shore

148 Norwich, Bishop of

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Utility not the foundation of Morality 87 Objections to Election answered 130 152

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ree of which are stated and customary, but Gospel, Bellamy on the GOLPeacentaar 204 Patriarch, The Girl

those those which are occasional, and the at Giftin's speech 215 252 Perpetuity and changes

reli- tendance on which is entirely voluntary. Grant Speech 285 Perfectim of Gal

s and|Thus, of the students who are now in 94 The time Philumbiy

a 50- the college, a majority* inay be viewLinsen, Janer of Pinkerton Rett

pres- ed as hopefully pious; and a large pro& Pander, John El

com- portion of the residue appear to poslines, on desiring perfection in

226 Poses, Governo
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4, in sess much tenderness of conscience, and mimos Territory Prudential Committee

un-show a very desirable regard to religious

out duties and obligations. Indiana Territory 120

It has already been intimated that Questions and Conse Jumes , aperience of

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ial this revival of religion commenced withJerserum of to their own lan536 Reconciliation, and

be out noise, and without any other means. Jeas, Laten Suciety for promoting Report of General Az

ist| than those which had been a considerastate of Religion

2- ble time in use. But having thought it Istication Discourse on

Revelation, Song of Price 966

of my duty to converse wilh my pupils, as Revival of Religimet College

eloflen as they requested it, at the time 98 Revivals of Religion

when their minds were filled with anxmiles de Righteous Rewarda

ious fears and enquiries; and also to exRomans 9, 19, Disqus

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is since hope has, in some measure, sucLetter from Rer. Sf. Vatt 138

ceeded to fear; I have had a favorable Sanctification of Lond's Lette from De Vandr 195

cret opportunity to enquire, and have attenSabbath Z. X. Y.onti London Missionary Society

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as if|tively enquired, after the instrumental Land's Day, Suctification of 18 22 Sabbath, Instituto

ng in-causes on this revival, as indicated by the M Sabbath

length views and feelings of the parties conMantes of General Missionary Salisbury, Moral

vas, not cerned.

Four such causes appear to Society

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Senes
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of things 1. Aud chiefly, the study of the Holy Missionary Tour

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firmed in the Stained in it. God lias remarkably honor125 Gil, Carrying of on Babbath Sin of

igelical piety ;ed and blessed bis own word. Strange en, young, Address on education po

thoughtful and as it may seem, this study of the Bible of rrell Deacon, Death of 146

ps potia so great has always been a favorite one among rister's Duty 36

t so apparently, as the youth of the college, not excepting 45 sionary Society of Connecticut

while some were the most gay and dissipated. Pains have, 89 rion, Squires

impressions which indeed, been taken to render it intereste and Smith's Mission 47 69 117

And such has conYuri Territory 118

* The whole number of students in the class. 19

ate of this interesting es of the college is one hundred and five; of Society of Šulisbury

me of making this re whom twelve were professors of religion when N.

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a forty students, in regard For more than ito years, the Joly Scrip Hall, questions and es

ar as the time elapsed will tures had been made the sujeci of as regular students

study and examination as the classics, the math. In Lor

judge, favorable hopes may ematics, or pbilosophy. The afternoon of the ed that they have been made Lord's day was appropriated uniformly to the sts of renewing grace. Per- recitation of a certain number of the siudents, e are twelve or fifteen more, I taken promiscuously for all were required to retain such promising impres-signed to them the preceding week. The re

be prepared) on five chapters of the Bible, as religion as to authorize a hopecitation was always accompanied with exposise issue, in regard io most of them, tions, critical remarks, and a practical applica

be favorable. And nearly the tion. The exercise was concluded with prav ble of the remainder show a great || and singing, and was considerded as the user meer de adiness to attend on all the social ex-morning, public worship, in the usuelos in su so mn noon religious service of the college.

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lem must have been inhahited in part, threatened, that the literal Jerusalem, when Zechariah delivered the prediction from which they were expelled for their now under consideration. If the proph- unbelief, shall be trodden down by their et bad referred to a mere increase of the enemies until a certain time, it seems inhabitants who bad then begun to re naturally to follow ; that it is to be in the settle in the boly city, is it not strange hands of their enemies no longer, but is that he should make use of this pbraseol- then to revert back to its original inhabogy ;

“ Jerusalem shall be inbabited itants. again, in her own place, even in Jerusa In this short essay it is not proposed lem." There was the place in which to collect all the proof which the scripthey were then beginning to inhabit jt. ture will furnish in favor of a literal resBut the prophet appears to speak of toration of the Jews to the land of Ca something which, to an eye of sepse, naan : But in addition to the proof alwould appear almost incredible. There ready adduced, I would refer my readers fore he doubles the expression, which to the 37th, 38th and 39th chapters of determines the very spot where Jerusa- Ezekiel. I would recommend that these lem shall be inhabited. It shall be in chapters be carefully read, with a view her own place. But where is this? It to obtain light on this subject. is even in Jerusalem. A more concise, In the 37th chapter we read of the reand, at the same time, definite answer animation of a valley of dry bones, which could not be given.

had become very dry. The dry bones The passage in' Luke xxi.. 24, which will apply more pertinently to the presis noticed by Dr. Edwards, appears to ent state of the Jews, than to that state afford some proof in favor oi a literal re- they were in just before the return from turn of the Jews to their own land in the Babylon. And immediately after the Millennium. The passage is this : “ And account of the resurrection of the dry they shall fall by the edge of the sword,|| bones, there is an account of the re-unand shall be led away captive into all ion of Israel and Judah under David, (i.e. nations : and Jerusalemn shall be trodden Messiah,) their king; represented by the down of the Gentiles, until the tiines of stick of Ephraim and the stick of. Judah the Gentiles be fulfilled."

becoming one in the hand of the prophHere it may be remarked, 1. That et. This must be a representation of a there can be no reasonable doubt but union between them, which has not yet that the people who were to be led|| taken place, but which will take place in away captive into all nations, were, in, he Millennium. In connexion with the most iiteral sense, Jews. They were their re-union we hear this divine dec. not the Jews who were so inwardly. laration : “ Behold I will take the chilThat part of the nation who had the in-dren of Israel from among the heathen ward circumcision, were counted wor-whither they be gone, and will gather thy to escape this evil. Those who them on every side, and bring them inwere taken in Jerusalem by the Romans to their own land. And I will make them were mere Jews. 2. The Jerusalem one nation ir: the land upon the mounwhere they were taken, was evidently tains of Israel. And they shall dwell in the literal, and not the spiritual Jerusa- the land that I have given unto Jacob my lern. And this is the Jerusalem which || servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt, was to be trodden down of the Gentiles.. and they shall dwell therein, even they How unnatural it would be to suppose and their children, and their children's that in this passage it ineant the church children forever.” Here it is foretold, of Christ. 3. The prediction which is that in the millennial state, when Ephraim now before us, fixes a limit to the evil and Judah shall have become one peowhich was to be bronght on that wicked ple, they shall be brought to their own people. They were to be afflicted in the land-even the mountains of Israelmanner stated, until the times of the the same land which God gave to JaGentiles should be fulfilled. If their dis- il cob his servant and the land wherein persion was literal, the ending of it may || their fathers dwelt. Now let it be seri

expected to be literal. If they are||ously considered, in what more explicit

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TIET. threatened, that the literal Jersey language than this, the return of God's places now inhabited,” is very descrip1*** vores "l,"tial from which they were expelled for the ancient covenant people to their own tive of the land of Israel, provided it is

1. HR WIE! - 'unbelief, shall be trodden dos o by the lapd could be predicted. Their return hereafter to be filled with inhabitants, Ihree af the enemies until a certain time, it team is possible, and it is possible that it should and to be restored to its former glory.

| 7. "naturally to follow; that it is to be ing be revealed in the holy Scriptures, pro Also what is here said about the peo* * strange hands of their enemies no longer, bel vided they are to return. But if all this ple who are to be restoh'eil to this land, I - ireper then to revert back to its original isiku amount to no revelation of it, let me ask,|| favors the idea that it is the literal Israel. Babier itants. How could it be revealed ?,

God calls them, “ My people of Israel." In this short essay it is not propu There is something in the 38th chap. They are said to be gathered out of the : wurh ! to collect all the proof which the sa ter which makes it very clear that the nations. The literal Israel are now dis

1. ture will furnish in favor of a literals people of Israel shall yet be restored to persed among the nations. If they i enrai of toration of the Jews to the land of

their own land. In this chapter, the should be again collected together, and a fi pieriusi. nam : But in addition to the prodé Lord, addressing himself to Gog with his restored to the holy land, they must be Marmelitta

There ready aduced, I would refer my reale company, says, “In the latter years thougathered out of many nations. Again, :*agram.wmns to the 57th, 38th and 39th chapters shalt come into the land that is brought this people are described as having got3. tarp - Ezekiel. I would recommend that the back from the sword, and is gathered out||ten cattle and goods, silver and gold, so

i sht: mai chapters be carefully read, with a set of many people, against the mountains as to make it very tempting for their enPo wg " li to obtain light on this subject.

of Israel, which have been always waste: emies to come upon them to take the In the 57th chapter we read of the but it is brought forth out of the nations, spoil. “As rich as a Jew,” has become

and they shall dwell safely all of them."||a proverb. The prospect now is, that if :: :: aswe animation of a valley of dry bones, whis had become very dry. The dry boer

Further on in the chapter the address they return to their own land, they will e IT teh will applr more pertinently to the pre

still continues ; Andi thou shalt say, 1 return with great wealth.

will go up to the land of unwalled villa 2. It is evident that the restoration of It's annean to'ent state of the Jews, than to that sa

ges, to take a spoil, and to take a prey, to the Jews, spoken of in this portion of 1,53 Irena = lilttai re- ther were in just before the return fra

turn thine hand upon the desolate places Scripture, is posterior to the return from rite their ott land in the Babylon. And immediately after th

that are now inhabited, and upon the peo- the Babylonish captivity : For 1st. It is 1e is this: " And account of the resurrection of the de,

ple that are gathered out of the nations, in the latter years, and latter days.**The edge of the sword, hones, there is an account of the re-u

which have gotten cattle and goods, that|These phrases whien used in the old Tes.. tar cantire into all ion of Israci and Judah under Darid, it

dwell in the midst of the land." “And tameni refer to a period at least as late rusalt-in shall be traduen Messiah, their king; represented by the

thou shalt come against my people of as the gospel days. 2d. These mouncies, until the tiines ol, stick of Ephrain and the stick of Jude

Israel, as a cloud to cover the land, it tains of Israel are here said to have been 1 becoming one in the hand of the prope

shall be in the latter days, and I will always waste. It is more natural to sup. de peinarhed. i That et. This must be a representation of

bring thee against my land.”

pose that this means the many centuYanable dephi hur union between them, which bas not re

These passages, if properly attendedries which wi!I have transpired between who were to be led taken place, but which will take place i

to, afford pretty striking proof of a literal the expulsion of the Jews by the Romans all nations, were, in, he Millennium. In connexiou will

return of Israel to Canaan. This will and their return in the Millennium, than nee, Jens Ther were their re-union we hear this divine de

appear by the two following remarks. 1. to suppose it refers to the period of the He were so inwardly. laration : - Behold I will take the chu

There are a number of things inentioned || Babylonish captivity. sation who had the in- dren of Israel from among the heather

concerning this land, and this people who In the next chapter where the same 1, were counted wor- whither they be gove, and will gather

are to be restored to it, which are calcu subject is continued, the Lord says, “I is eril. Those who them on every side, and bring them in

lated to make us understand them in the have gathered them unto their own land,

literal sense. salem br the Romans to their own land. And I will make them

The laod is said to be and have left none of thein any inore 2. The lerusalem one nation ir, the land upon the mour

brought back from the sword, intimating there,” i. e among the vations whither

that they were dispossessed of it by the he had driven them. When he gatherken,

conquering sword of their enemies. ed them froin ihe Babylonish captivity, Again, it is said to be gathered out of he left most of them there : but in this

, he Jerta own of: i taas, and they shall dwell iherein, even they

many people, referring probably to the future restoration none of them are to
many hands through which the holy land be lefi behind.—(To be continued.)
shall have passed.

Again, this land is
distinguished by being called the moun.

For the Utica Christian Magazine, 1 Judah shall have become one peo:

tains of Israel. After their restoration, THEOLOGICAL MISCELLANIES,
it is called the land of unwalled villages.!
This appears like a literal description of

Taken from a Common-place Por

(Continued from No. 12, Vol. II. Page
the land immediately after their return
to it, while as yet they have had no time have peace until the majority de

No. 9. In a national nar we
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they shall be brought to their own -even the mountains of Israelsame land which God gave to ja is servant and the land wherein Withers dnelt. Now let it be sericonsidered, in what more explicit

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