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FOURTH VOLUM E.
ROVES that Moses was killed in all the
clined to all their superstitions. — That the ritucl Law was instituted partly in opposition to those superstitions, and partly in compliance to the People's prejudices. That neither that Ritual nor Moses's learning is any obje£tion to the divinity of his Mission - Put a high confirmation of it. In which Herman Witsius arguments to the contrary are examined and confuted ; and the famous Prophecy in the xx chap. of. Ezekiel explained and vindicated against the absurd interpretation of the Rabbins and Dr. Shuckford, p. 1–131.
The nature of the Jewish Theocracy explained : And the Doctrine of a future State proved not to be in, nor to make part of the Mosaic Dispensation.
Little light to be got from the fileins of Christian writers, —or the objections of Deijis, or from the Rabbins,—or from the Cabalists, concerning the true VOL. IV.
nature of the Jewish Republic. The Hebrew Peaple separated from the rest of mankind not as favourites, but to preserve the knowledge of the true God amidst an idolatrous world, - Vindicated from the calumnious falshopds of the Poet Voltaire, p. 13-153.
Proves the Jewish Government to be a Theocracy. -This form sewn to be necessary : There being ng other, by which opinions could be justly punished by civil Laws: And without such Laws against idolatry, the Mofaic Religion could not be supported. — The equity of punishing opinions under a Theocracy, explained. Bayle censured. —- Foster confuted. The Theocracy easily introduced, as founded on a prevailing notion of tutelary Deities. -An objeЕtion of Mr. Collins to the fruth of Revelation examined and confuted.---Tbe easy introduction of the Theocracy, it is shewn, occasioned as easy a defeftion from the Laws of it.-The inquiry înto the reason of this leads to an explanation of the nature of the Jewish idolatry.--Lord Bolingbroke's accufation of the Law of Moses examined and exposed, p. 153-224.
Treats of the Duration of the Theocracy.--Shewn to have continued till the coming of CHRIST.-The arguments of Spencer and Le Clerc to the contrary exemined.—The Prophecy of Shiloh explained: the Bishop of London's discourse upon it examined and confuted, p. 224-266.
The Consequences of a Theocracy considered. Shewn that it must be administered by an extraordinary