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Remarkable conversation

ST. JOHN.

between Christ and Nathanael.

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CCI. 2.

CCI. 2.

A. M. 4030. saith of him, Behold · an Israelite in- 50 Jesus answered and said un- A. 11. 4130. An. Olymp. deed, in whom is no guile !

to him, Because I said unto thee, An.Olymp. 48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence I saw thee under the fig-tree, beknowest thou me ? Jesus answered and said un- lievest thou ? thou shalt see greater things to him, Before that Philip called thee, when than these. thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee. 51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I

49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, say unto you, • Hereafter ye shall see heaven Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art open, and the angels of God ascending and the King of Israel.

descending upon the Son of man.

* Ps. 32. 2. $ 73. 1. ch. 8. 39. Rom. 2. 28, 29. & 9. 6. Matt. 14. 33.

• Matt. 21. 5. & 27. 11, 42. ch. 18. 37. & 19. S.

d Gen. 28. 12. Matt. 4. 11. Luke 2. 9, 13. & 22. 43. & 24. 4.

Acts 1. 10.

prejudices against the truth : but he confounds those who Verse 50. Because I said I saw thee, &c.] As thou hast take them up through envy and malice, and endeavour to credited my divine mission on this simple proof, that I saw communicate them to others.

thee when and where no human eye, placed where mine was, Verse 47. Behold an Israelite indeed] A worthy descend- could see thee; thy faith shall not rest merely upon this, for ant of the patriarch Jacob, who not only professes to believe thou shalt see greater things than these-more numerous and in Israel's God, but who worships him in sincerity and truth, express proofs of my eternal power and Godhead. according to his light.

Verse 51. Verily, verily] Amen, amer. The doubling of In whom is no guile ! ] Deceitfulness ever has been, and this word probably came from this circumstance: that it was still is the deeply marked characteristic of the Jewish people. written in both Hebrew fox and in Greek auni, signifying, 'To find a man living in the midst of so much corruption, it is true. walking in uprightness before his Maker, was a subject wor- Heaven open] This seems to be a figurative expression: thy the attention of God himself. Behold this man ! and 1. Christ may be understood by this saying to mean, that a while you see and admire, imitate his conduct.

clear and abundant revelation of God's will should be now Verse 48. Whence knowest thou me?] He was not yet ac- | made unto men; that heaven itself should be laid as it were quainted with the divinity of Christ, could not conceive that open, and all the mysteries which had been shut up, and hidhe could search his heart, and therefore asks how he could den in it from eternity, relative to the salvation and glorificaacquire this knowledge of him, or who had given him that | tion of man, should be now fully revealed. 2. That by the character. It is the comfort of the sincere and upright, that angels of God ascending and descending, is to be understood, God knows their hearts; and it should be the terror of the that a perpetual intercourse should now be opened between deceitful and of the hypocrite, that their false dealing is ever heaven and earth, through the medium of Christ who was noticed by the all-seeing eye of God.

God manifested in the flesh. Our blessed Lord is represented Under the fig-tree] Probably engaged in prayer with God, in his mediatorial capacity as the ambassador of God to mer : for the speedy appearing of the salvation of Israel: and the and the angels ascending and descending upon the Son of man, shade of this fig-iree, was perhaps the ordinary place of re- is a metaphor taken from the custom of dispatching couriers treat for this upright man. It is not a fig-tree, but the oviny, or messengers from the prince to his ambassador in a foreign The fig-tree, one particularly distinguished from the others. | court, and from the ambassador back to the prince. This There are many proofs that the Jewish Rabbins chose the metaphor will receive considerable light, when compared with shade of trees, and particularly the fig-tree, to sit and study | 2 Cor. v. 19, 20. God was in Christ reconciling the world ununder. See many examples in Schoetgen. How true is the to himself :-we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God saying, The eyes of the Lord are through all the earth, be- | did beseech you by us, we pray you in Christ's stead to be reconholding the evil and the good. Wheresoever we are, what- ciled to God. The whole concerns of human salvation shall soever we are about, may a deep conviction of this truth rest || be carried on from henceforth, through the Son of man; and upon our hearts, Thou God seest NE!

an incessant intercourse be established between heaven and Verse 49. Rabbi] That is, Teacher ! and so this word earth. Some have illustrated this passage by the account of should be translated.

Jacob's vision, Gen. xxviii. 12. But though that vision may Thou art the Son of God] The promised Messiah.

intimate, that God had established at that time, a communicaThou art the King of Israel.] The real descendant of Da- tion between heaven and earth, through the medium of angels; vid, who arf to sit on that spiritual throne, of which the throne yet it does not appear that our Lord's saying here has any reof David was the type.

ference to it; but that it should be understood as stated above. l'arious testimonies concerning

CHAP. I.

the Logos, or Word of God.

FROM THE CHALDEE TARGUMS.

What a glorious view does this give us of the Gospel dis- | tisfy my desires.” Zend Avesta, vol. i. Vendidad Saden

, pensation! It is heaven opened to earth ; and heaven opened p. 104. on carth. The church militant and the church triumphant Zoroaster consulted Ormusd, and spoke thus to him: “O become one, and the whole heavenly family in both, see and Ormusd, absorbed in excellence, just Judge of the world, adore their common Lord. Neither the world nor the church | pure, who existest by thy own power, what is that great is left to the caprices of time or chance. The Son of man word given by God, that living and powerful word; O Orgoverns as he upholds all. Wherever we are praying, stu- musd, tell me plainly, which existed before the heavens, bedying, hearing, meditating, his gracious eye is upon us. fore the water, before the earth, before the flocks, before the He notes our wants, our weakness, and our petitions; and fire, the child of Ormusd, before men, before the whole race his eye affects his heart. Let us be without guile, deeply, of existing beings, before all the benefits, and before all the habitually sincere, serious, and upright; and then we may pure germs given by Ormusd ?” Ormusd replied : “ Prorest assured, that not only the eye, but the hand of our Lord | nounce that great word well, that word which existed before shall be ever upon us for good. Happy the man whose heart heaven was made, before the water, before the earth, before can rejoice in the reflection, Thou God seest me!

brute animals, before men, and before the holy angels (ams

chaspands.) I pronounced that word with majesty, and all 1. TESTIMONIES

the pure beings which are, and which have been, and which CONCERNING THE LOGOS, OR WORD OF GOD;

shall be, were formed. I continue to pronounce it in its ut

most extent, and abundance is multiplied.” Ibid. p. 138, The person here stiled the Logos, is called me 997 debar

139. yehovah, the word of Jehovah, Gen. xv. 1, 4. 1 Sam. iii. 7, 21.

“By his original word, Ormusd created the world, and xv. 10. 1 Kings xiii. 9, 17. xix. 9, 15. Psal. cvii. 20. and || vanquished Ahriman, the genius of evil.” Ibid.

P.

140. the Targums, or Chadee paraphrases frequently substitute

not. 1. "Tapio meymra d'yay, the word of the Lord, for nu. Jeho

“ The saints in heaven and earth pronounce the sacred vah himself. Thus the Jerusalem Targum in Gen. iii. 22. and WORD :-under the character of Honover (i. e. pure desire) both that and the Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel, in Gen. it is worshipped.Ibid. 141. xix. 24. And Onkelos, on Gen. iii. 8. for the voice of the

Ormusd, together with the luminous and excellent word, Lord God, has, the voice of the word of the Lord. The Jeru- | is invoked, to defend the true worshipper from the oppression salem Targum on Gen. i. 27. for, And God created man, has, || of evil spirits.” Ibid. p.

174. The word of Jehovah created, &c. Compare Targum Jona

“ Man is healed by the Supreme word.” Ibid. p. 324. than, on Isai. xly. 12. xlviii. 13. Jerem. xxvii. 5. And Gen. xxii. 14. that of Jerusalem says, Abraham invoked, Swa

“ By this word all defiled places are rendered pure : fire, !!7 8700 beshem meymra d'yay, in the name of the word of water, earth, trees, flocks, men, women, stars, moon, sun, the Lord, and said, thou art Jehovah. So Onkelos, Gen. and the primæval light, with all the blessings given by Orxxviii. 20, 21. If the word of Jehovah will be my help-then, musd, are purified by it.” Ibid. p. 368. the word of Jehovah shall be my God. See Parkhurst under

The word of Ormusd is termed “ Ezem baté, I am;" and the word ΛΟΓΟΣ. .

is represented as “ putting every thing in a safe state-as the After a serious reading of the Targums, it seems to me

author of abundance; the source of all productions ; the evident that the Chaldee term x20 meymra, or word, is holy, pure, precious, and desirable word, which watches taken personally, in a multitude of places in them. When

over all the creation.” Ibid. Jescht Rashne Rust. vol. ii. p. Jonathan ben Uzziel speaks of the Supreme Being, as doing or

239. saying any thing, he generally represents him as performing

It is called “ the excellent, elevated, and victorious word: the whole by this Meymra, or Word, which he considers not the source of light ; the principle of action, which smites and as a speech or word spoken, but as a person distinct from the triumphs; which gives health ; discomfits wicked men and Most High, and to whom he attributes all the operations of the spirits; which exists through all the world, destroying the Deity. To attempt to give the word any other meaning than evil, and fulfilling the desires of the good.” Ibid. Jescht of this, in various places throughout the Targums, would, in Ormusd, vol. ii. p. 145. my opinion, be flat opposition to every rule of construction ;

The Word is invoked as “ The pure word—the most pure though like the Greek word noyos, it has other acceptations word: the strong—the most strong: the extended and ancient in certain places. See Lightfoot.

-the most extended and the most ancient : the victorious :

the most victorious: the salutary--the most salutary : which 2. Testimonies concerning the personality, attributes, and gives health-is the abundant source of health, and cures influence of the word of God, taken from the Zend Avesta || wounds and diseases of all kinds.”' Ibid. Jescht of Ardebeand other writings attributed to Zoroaster.

hesht, vol. ii. p. 157. “ Let thy terrible word which I pronounce, O Ormusd! It is termed “the creator, or creating principle.Ibid. elevate itself on high. May it be great before thee, and sa- Jescht. of Furvardin, rol. ii. p. 252.

on

Various testimonies concerning

St. JOHN.

the Logos, or Word of God.

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p. 599.

“ Prayer is made to the soul of the excellent word, the is the Image of God: and * [Tosjeny The uszacs cytans, The Shepherd body of which is supremely luminous.” Ibid. p. 262. of his holy flock. In bis treatise upon Creation, le speaks of

“ Through the whole government of Ormusd, men are the WORD, as the divine operator by whom all things were :commanded to invoke that most pure and excellent word.' disposed : and mentions him as o superior to the angels and all Ibid. p. 264.

created beings, and the image and likeness of God, and says, That the word in the above places, does not mean the sa- that this Image of the true God was esteemed the same as Godcred books of the Parsees, it is expressly said, that “ The , ως αυτον (Θιον) κατανοουσι. 8 This LOGOS, the WoRD of GOD, Law of the Mazdejesnans (the disciples of Zoroaster) comes' says he, is superior to all the world, and more ancient; being the from this super-excellent Word.” Ibid. Si-Rouzé ; Mansres- productor of all that was produced. The eternal Word of the pand, p. 323, 354.

everlasting God is the sure and fired foundation, upon which The Law is the body under which the primitive word, all things depend. He mentions man as in need of redempwhich created the world, is manifested. The primitive word tion, and says, what intelligent person, who views mankind therefore is worshipped in reading and reverencing that Law:' engaged in unworthy and wicked pursuits, but must be and the effects produced in the soul by it, are no less than a grieved to the heart, and call upon that only Saviour God, that new creation, in some sort similar to that, which this omnific these crimes may be extenuated, and that, by a ransom and price Word formed in the beginning.” Ibid. vol. ii. p. 595. of redemption, being giren for his soul, it may again obtain its

" The word proceeds from the first principle, time without freedom. It pleased God therefore to appoint his Locos to be bounds, i. e. - eternity: it is before all created beings, and by !, a Mediator. "To his Word, the chief and most ancient of all it all the creation of God has been formed.” Ibid. vol. ii. ; in heaven, the Great Author of the world gate this especial gift,

that he should stand as a medium, (or intercessor) between the I find a word of the same import, used in exactly the same Creator and the created; and he is accordingly the adrocate for sense, in the Zend Avesta, attributed to the ancient Persian | all mortals. The same 52 Word is the Intercessor for man, who lawgiver, Zoroaster.

is always tending to "3 corruption: and he is the appointed mesOne might suppose that Mohammed bad the first chapter senger of God, the governor of all things, to man in subjection of St. John's Gospel in his eye when he wrote ver. 33. of; to him. 1+ He therefore exhorts every person, who is able, to Surat xix. of his Koran: cosul Joseph on our comme els exert himself in the race which he is to run, to bend his course zalyka Isa ibno Mareema Kawlolhokki, This is Jesus the son of without "s remission to the divine Word above, who is the founMary, the word of TRUTH.—Some may understand the Arabic tain of all wisdom; that by drinking at this sucred spring, he, differently: This is a true word, that Jesus is the son of Mary. He repeats continually, that the Logos is the express image

instead of death, may obtain the reward of everlasting life.

of God. 3. TESTIMONIES

The Word by which the world was made, is the Image of CONCERNING THE LOGOS, OR WORD OF GOD,

the supreme Deity. " As we perceive the sun's light, though the

sun itself is not seen ; and behold the brightness of the moon, After I had begun my collections from Philo Judæus, re- though its orb may not appear to the eye; so men look up to, lative to the Logos; I casually met with a work of the late and acknowledge, the likeness of God, in his minister the Logvery learned Mr. Jacob Bryant, entitled, The sentiments of os, whom they esteem as God. He attempts to describe bis

Philo Judæus concerning the aorok, or WORD of GOD. 8°: nature by representing him as, not uncreated, like God; nor Cambridge 1797. From this valuable tract, I shall make a few extracts, and beg leave to refer the Reader to the pamphlet itself.

4 De Agricult. vol. i. p. 308. s De Mundi Opif. vol. i. “Philo Judæus speaks at large in many places, of the Word

p. 4. • De l’rofugis. vol. i. p. 561. ? De Somniis. vol. i. of God, the second person, which he mentions as (deutigos

p.

656. 8 De Leg. Alleg. vol. i. p. 121, 9 De Plantati. Oros) the second divinity, the great cause of all things, and

one. Naë. vol. i.

P.

331. " De Confus. Ling. vol. i. p. 418. styles him as Plato, as well as the Jews, had done before, the

1. 50. " Quis Rerum Divin. Hæres. vol. i. p. 501, 502. Logos. Of the divine Logos or Word, he speaks in many Ibid.

p.
501. l. 49. 13 For κηφαινοντος αει προς το αφθαρτον,

, places, and maintains at large, the divinity of the Second

we should certainly read προς το φθαρτον. .

** De Profugis. person, and describes his attributes in a very precise and co

vol. i.

P:

560. 1. 31. "s The present reading is statuss, the pious manner, styling him 'tov deuteCOV :ov oç Eşov EX EVOU (tou meaning of which I do not comprehend. The true reading ago Tou) Acyos, the second Deity, who is the Word of the supreme is probably arreusu, from arveusos, without remissionindesiGod; ? IIgwtoyovoy vioy, his first begotten Son; Εικων Θεου,

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nenter, without stopping to take breath.

16 De Monarchia,

vol. ii. 1. ii. p. 225. Τον δε αορατον και νοητον Θειον Λογον εικονα 'Philo. Fragin. vol. ii. p. 625. * De Agricult. vol. i. asyti tov. De Mundi Opif. vol. i. p. 6. 17 De Somniis. 3 De Mundi Opif. vol. i. p. 6.

vol. i. p. 656. I. 33. 18 Quis Rer. Divin. Ilæres. vol. i. p. 502.

p. 303.

l'arious testimonies concerning

CHAP. I.

the Logos, or Word of God.

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What a glorious view does this give us of the Gospel dis- || tisfy my desires.” Zend Avesta, vol. i. Vendidad Sade, pensation! It is heaven opened to earth; and heaven opened p. 104. on carth. The church militant and the church triumphant Zoroaster consulted Ormusd, and spoke thus to him : “O become one, and the whole heavenly family in both, see and Ormusd, absorbed in excellence, just Judge of the world, adore their common Lord. Neither the world nor the church | pure, who existest by thy own power, what is that great is left to the caprices of time or chance. The Son of man word given by God, that living and powerful word; O Orgoverns as he upholds all. Wherever we are prayiny, stu- | musd, tell me plainly, which existed before the heavens, bedying, hearing, meditating, his gracious eye is upon us. fore the water, before the earth, before the flocks, before the He notes our wants, our weakness, and our petitions; and fire, the child of Ormusd, before men, before the whole race his eye affects his heart. Let us be without guile, deeply, of existing beings, before all the benefits, and before all the habitually sincere, serious, and upright; and then we may pure germs given by Ormusd ?” Ormusd replied : “ Prorest assured, that not only the eye, but the hand of our Lord nounce that great word well, that word which existed before shall be ever upon us for good. Happy the man whose heart beaven was made, before the water, before the earth, before can rejoice in the reflection, Thou God seest me!

brute animals, before men, and before the holy angels (ams

chaspands.) I pronounced that word with majesty, and all 1. TESTIMONIES

the pure beings which are, and which have been, and which CONCERNING THE LOGOS, OR WORD OF GOD;

shall be, were formed. I continue to pronounce it in its utFROM THE CHALDEE TARGUMS.

most extent, and abundance is multiplied.” Ibid. p. 138, The person here stiled the Logos, is called 91779 999 debar

139. ychorah, the word of Jehoral, Gen. xv. 1, 4. 1 Sam. iii. 7,21.

“By his original word, Ormusd created the world, and xv. 10. 1 Kings xiii. 9, 17. xix. 9, 15. Psal. cvii. 20. and vanquished Ahriman, the genius of evil.” Ibid. p. 140. the Targums, or Chidee paraphrases frequently substitute

not, 1. "I XID'O meymra d'yay, the word of the Lord, for 1.7. Jeho

“ The saints in heaven and earth pronounce the sacred vuh himself. Thus the Jerusalem Targum in Gen. iii. 22. and

WORD :-under the character of Honover (i. e. pure desire) both that and the Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel, in Gen. it is worshipped.” Ibid. 141. xix. 24. And Onkelos, on Gen. iii. 8. for the voice of the

“ Ormusd, together with the luminous and excellent WORD, Lord God, has, the voice of the word of the Lord. The Jeru- | is invoked, to defend the true worshipper from the oppression salem Targum on Gen. i. 27. før, And God created man, has, | of evil spirits.” Ibid. p.

174. The word of Jehorah creuted, &c. Compare Targum Jonathan, on Isai. xlv. 12. xlviii. 13. Jerem. xxvii. 5. And on

“ Man is healed by the Supreme word.” Ibid. p. 324. Gen. xxii. 14. that of Jerusalem says, Abraham indoked, Sva

“ By this word all defiled places are rendered pure : fire, !'Txapp beshem meymru d’yay, in the name of the word of water, earth, trees, flocks, men, women, stars, moon, sun, the Lord, and said, thou art Jehovah. So Onkelos, Gen.

and the primæval light, with all the blessings given by Or'xxviii. 20, 21. If the word of Jehovah will be my help-then, musd, are purified by it.” Ibid. p.

368. the word of Jehovah shall be my God. See Parkhurst under

The word of Ormusd is termed “ Ezem baté, I am;" and the word ΛΟΓΟΣ. .

is represented as “ putting every thing in a safe state-as the After a serious reading of the Targums, it seems to me

author of abundance; the source of all productions; the evident that the Chaldee term xop10 meymra, or word, is holy, pure, precious, and desirable word, which watches taken personally, in a multitude of places in them. When

over all the creation.” Ibid. Jescht Rashne Rust. vol. ii. p. Jonathan ben Uzziel speaks of the Supreme Being, as doing or

239. saying any thing, he generally represents him as performing

It is called “ the excellent, elevated, and victorious word: the whole by this Meymra, or Word, which he considers not the source of light; the principle of action, which smites and as a speech or word spoken, but as a person distinct from the triumphs; which gives health ; discomfits wicked men and Most High, and to whom he attributes all the operations of the spirits; which exists through all the world, destroying the Deity. To attempt to give the word any other meaning than evil, and fulfilling the desires of the good.” Ibid. Jescht of this, in various places throughout the Targums, would, in Ormusd, vol. ii. p. 145. my opinion, he flat opposition to every rule of construction ;

The Word is invoked as “ The pure wordthe most pure though like the Greek word Zoyos, it has other acceptations word: the strong—the most strong: the extended and ancient in certain places. See Lightfoot.

-the most extended and the most ancient : the victorious

the most victorious: the salutary--the most salutary: which 2. Testimonies concerning the personality, attributes, and gives health-is the abundant source of health, and cures influence of the word of God, taken from the Zend Avesta wounds and diseases of all kinds.” Ibid. Jescht of Ardebeand other writings attributed to Zoroaster.

hesht, vol. ii. p. 157. • Let thy terrible word which I pronounce, O Ormusd ! It is termed “the creator, or creating principle.Ibid. elevate itself on high. May it be great before thee, and sa Jescht. of Furrardin, rol. ii. p. 252.

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Various testimonies concerning

ST. JOHN.

the Logos, or Word of God.

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p. 599.

The same

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Prayer is made to the soul of the excellent WORD, the the Image of God: and + logeny ons oeças cryiane, The Shepherd body of which is supremely luminous.” Ibid. p. 262. of his holy flock. In his treatise upon Creation, lie speaks of

Through the whole governinent of Ormusd, men are the Word, as s the divine operator by whoin all things were commanded to invoke that most pure and excellent word.” disposed: and mentions him as superior to the angels und all Ibid.

P. 264.

created beings, and the image and likeness of God, and says, That the word in the above places, does not mean the sa that this Image of the true God was esteemed the same as Godcred books of the Parsees, it is expressly said, that “ The. ως αυτον (Θιον) κατανοουσι. This LOGOS, the Word of God, Law of the Mazdejesnans (the disciples of Zoroaster) comes says he, is superior to all the world, and more ancient ; being the from this super-excellent Word.” Ibid. Si-Rouze; Jansres- productor of all that was produced. The eternal Word of the pand, p. 323, 354.

| everlasting God is the sure and fired foundation, upon which “ The Law is the body under which the primitive word,, all things depend. He mentions man as in need of redempwhich created the world, is manifested. The primitive word tion, and says, what intelligent person, who views mankind therefore is worshipped in reading and reverencing that Law:' engaged in unworthy and wicked pursuits, but to must be and the effects produced in the soul by it, are no less than a griered to the heart, and call upon that only Saviour God, thut new creation, in some sort similar to that, which this omnific, these crimes may be extenuated, and that, by a ransom and price Word formed in the beginning.” Ibid. vol. ii. p. 595. of redemption, being giren for his soul, it may again obtain its

The word proceeds from the first principle, time without freedom. It pleased God therefore to appoint his Logos to be bounds, i. e. eternity: it is before all created beings, and by.. a Mediator. "To his Worn, the chief and most ancient of all it all the creation of God has been forined.” Ibid. vol. ii. in heaven, the Great Author of the world gaze

this especial gift,

that he should stand as a medium, (or intercessor) between the I find a word of the same import, used in exactly the same Creator and the created; and he is accordingly the adrocate for sense, in the Cend Avesta, attributed to the ancient Persian | all mortals.

12 Word is the Intercessor for man, who lawgiver, Zoroaster.

is always tending to "3 corruption: and he is the appointed mesOne might suppose that Mohammed bad the first chapter senger of God, the governor of all things, to man in subjection of St. Jolin's Gospel in his eye when he wrote ver. 33. of

to him.

He therefore exhorts every person, who is able, to Surat xix. of his Koran: cusut Jeja pe o wl Change ous exert himself in the race which he is to run, to bend his course zalyka Isa ibno Marcema Kawlolhokki,' This is Jesus the son of without "s remission to the divine Word above, who is the founMary, the word of Truth.—Some may understand the Arabic |tain of all wisdom; that by drinking at this sacred spring, he, differently: This is a true word, that Jesus is the son of Mary. He repeats continually, that the Logos is the express image

instead of death, may obtain the reward of everlasting life.

of God. 3. TESTIMONIES

The Word by which the world was made, is the Image of CONCERNING THE LOGOS, OR WORD OF GOD,

the supreme Deity. " As we perceive the sun's light, though the

sun itself is not seen ; and behold the brightness of the moon, After I had begun my collections from Philo Judæus, re- though its orb may not appear to the eye; so men look up to, lative to the Logos; I casually met with a work of the late and acknowledge, the likeness of God, in his minister the Logvery learned Mr. Jacob Bryant, entitled, The sentiments of os, whom they esteem as God. He attempts to describe bis Philo Judæus concerning the Aorog, or WORD op GOD. 8: nature by representing him as, no: uncreated, like God; nos Cambridge 1797. From this valuable tract, I shall make a few extracts, and beg leave to refer the Reader to the pamphlet itself.

4 De Agricult. vol. i. p. 308. De Mundi Opif. vol. i. “Philo Judæus speaks at large in many places, of the Word

p. 4.

De Profugis. vol. i. p. 561. ? De Somniis, vol. i. of God, the second person, which he mentions as (deutigos

De Leg. Alleg. vol. i. p. 121. 9 De Plantatic Ot05) the second divinity, the great cause of all things, and

one. Naë. vol. i.

p.

331. De Confus. Ling. vol. i. p. 418. styles him as Plato, as well as the Jews, bad done before, the

1. 50. " Quis Rerum Divin. Hares. vol. i, p. 501, 502. Logos. Of the divine Logos or Word, he speaks in many

Ibid. p. 501. I. 49. For

κηφαινοντος αει προς το αφθαρτον, , places, and maintains at large, the divinity of the Second

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FROM PHILO JUD.EUS.

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p. 656.

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we should certainly read προς το φθαρτον.

. " De Profugis. person, and describes his attributes in a very precise and co

vol. i. p. 560. 1. 31. "s The present reading is atheuss, the pious manner, styling him 'rov deuteqov sov 05 !5vv säsovou (o:ou meaning of which I do not comprehend. The true reading #gwTou) 10yos, the second Deily, who is the lord of the supreme is probably arvusi, from a sveuss, without remissionindesiGod;' ? Ilewroyovoy voy, his first begotten Son; } Esxw Diou,

nenter, without stopping to take breuth. De Ilonarchia,

vol. ii. 1. ii. p. 225. Τον δε αορατον και νοητον Θείο Λογον είαστα 'Philo. Fragin. vol. ii. p. 625. a De Agricult. vol. i. asya Otov. De Mundi Opif. vol. i. p. 6. 17 De Soumis. 3 De Alundi Opif. vol. i. p. 6.

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