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Conformity of the facts occafionally mentioned or referred
to in Scripture, with the state of things in those times, as
CHA P. VII.
Of the Hiftory of the Refurrection
Of the Propagation of Christianity
SECT. II. Reflections upon the preceding Account p. 246
SECT. HI. Of the Succefs of Mahometanifm
Erroneous Opinions imputed to the Apoftles
CHA P. III.
The Connection of Chriflianity with the Jewish Hiftory
CHA P. IV.
Rejection of Chriflianity
That the Chriftian miracles are not recited, or appealed to, by early Chriftian writers themselves, fo fully or frequently as might have been expected P. 342
C H A P. VI.
Want of univerfality in the knowledge and reception of Christianity, and of greater clearness in the evidence
CHA P. VII.
The fuppofed Effects of Christianity
CHA P. VIII.
OF THE AUXILIARY EVIDENCES OF
Ifa. lii. 13. liii. « BEHOLD, my servant
fhall deal prudently, he shall be exalted, and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the fons of men: fo fhall he sprinkle many nations; the kings fhall shut their mouths at him; for that which had not been told them fhall they fee; and that which they had not heard fhall they confide. Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? VOL. II. B For
For he fhall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comelinefs; and when we fhall fee him, there is no beauty that we should defire him. He is defpised and rejected of men, a man of forrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid, as it were, our faces from him; he was defpised, and we eftcemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our forrows: yet we did efteem him ftricken, fmitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our tranfgreffions, he was bruifed for our iniquities: the chaftifement of our peace was upon him; and with his ftripes we are healed. All we like fheep have gone aftray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppreffed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the flaughter, and as a fheep before her fhearers is dumb, fo he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prifon and from judgement; and who fhall declare his generation? for he was cut