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the Jews as the pillar of Judaism ; and I have concluded to make a separate treatise of it and annex it to this work.
Being convinced of the laudable and benevolent intentions of this respectable society, 1 have been particular in meeting the objections of this writer, which are properly not his, but collected from the writings of their modern rabbies. I have, I hope, given a plain, clear and conclusive refutation of those objections, by which the Christian church has so often been disturbed, and wbich have induced this Jewish writer exultingly to conclude each dissertation by saying: “ Now as it is clear, that none of those things were accomplished at their return from Babylon, nor yet. in the person of Jesus ; neither can they be explained according to the spiritualizing scheme of the Christians : whence it is mani. fest, that they remain to be fulfilled at the coming of the true Messiah.” Levi, Dis. vol. 2.
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TO THE SECOND LONDON EDITION.
The first edition of this work having been sold in the space of a few months, has encouraged the Author to print the second, the rapid sale being the best proof, that the public have been gratified with the new matter, which is communicated by a strict attention to the sacred language.
Many of the articles have again been submitted to the inspection of those, who are the most intelligent teachers among the different denominations of Christians, and I need only say, that they have acknowl. edged the definitions of the doctrines to be perfectly consistent with their views.
In this edition, the Author has given three sheets of matter more than is contained in the first, many things having occurred to him of a most important nature, altogether new in Biblical Literature, but such as will impress the mind with the sanctity of the original, and which indeed is absolutely necessary to be known by all Christians.