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T would not be possible, in the present temper of the public mind, to offer a more uninteresting book than a treatise on the Law of Moses. The feeling of the general reader is, that the subject belongs not only to the ancient, but the antiquated; not only to the old, but the obsolete; not only to the lifeless, but the discredited and the untrue. But experience shows that there is no reliable guidance in the feeling of the general reader, or the temper of the public mind. Nothing is more changeable, nothing less founded on true reason. The general sentiment that regards the Law of Moses with aversión, professes to regard Christ as the supreme expositor of divine truth, without apparently being aware, or at all events without giving due weight to the fact, that Christ was a zealous upholder of the Law of Moses, and avowed it to be his mission to fulfil that Law declaring with emphasis that "not one jot or one tittle would pass from the Law till all was fulfilled." An enlightened mind has to make a choice between Christ and general sentiment. Considering how purely human and uninformed the public mind is on such matters, there can be no hesitation in choosing Christ, though such choice necessarily place a man in an insignificant minority with much present disadvantage. Public sentiment will change and pass away. Jesus says, "My word shall not pass away." By this word, the Law of Moses is upheld as the Law of God. As such, it is entitled to all the attention and admiration to which the reader is invited in the following pages.
September 20th, 1898.
HIS is the Author's last work. He died suddenly a day or two after writing the foregoing Preface. It is a fitting concluding effort to a life spent in upholding the Word of God in an age of strong and increasing scepticism; and will be studied with much. profit by those who, like the Author, have respect for that Word, and await with patience, as he did, the glorious future it promises, when, the Lord Jesus Christ having returned from heaven, the law shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Birmingham, June, 1899.
VI. THE SABBATH IN GENTILE TIMES
VII. THE REST OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
IX. -PRIVATE LIFE AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
X.-DEALINGS OF MAN WITH MAN ...
XIII. THE ARK AND ITS CONTENTS
XIV.-OUTSIDE THE VEIL IN THE HOLY PLACE
XV.-INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE TABERNACLE
XVI. THE COURT OF THE TABERNACLE
XVII. THE PRIESTS AND THEIR ATTIRE
XVIII. -THE CONSECRATION OF AARON AND HIS SONS
XIX. THE FINAL DEDICATION OF THE TABERNACLE
XXIII. THE MALE ELEMENT IN SACRIFICE
XXIV. MEAT-OFFERINGS AND PEACE-OFFERINGS