Psalms of David are the throbbing middle of Holy Scripture. yet they can't be totally understood except we learn them within the gentle of the reports out of which they sprung. for this reason the lifetime of the son of Jesse has to be ever fascinating to the religious scholar of the note of God ;and many have undertaken to set it forth in distinctness earlier than the fashionable reader. In including one other to the works already latest in this component to sacred heritage, i've got no different apology to provide than that which arises out of the curiosity, amounting nearly to a fascination, which it has lengthy had for myself. i've got endeavored to provide vividness and truth to the distant previous, and to attract from it classes of doctrine, of caution, of reproof, of correction, of guide in righteousness for the current. In trying to do that i've got availed myself of all of the mild which i'll receive from each area. i haven't consciously kept away from any hassle, or strained any assertion; and whereas i've got conscientiously famous my tasks to others, i am unable to forbear expressing during this position my indebtedness to Dean Stanley s Lectures at the Jewish Church, and the Bible dictionaries of Kitto, Smith, and Fairbairn. resembling it really is, I wish to lay my paintings on the toes of Him whose i'm and whom I serve; and if it shall in any degree raise my readers curiosity within the outdated testomony Scriptures, or upload to his delight in the sacred Psalter, or minister to his non secular revenue, I will likely be abundantly rewarded. BROADWAY TABERNACLE, September 30, 1874.
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