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2. An inquiry into the premises of the bishop's negative

argument, how far those premises are themselves

true. p. 75.

(1.) Throughout the bishop's entire statement there

runs a vein of decided exaggeration. p. 75.

(2.) There is likewise a certain degree of inconsist-

ency in it. p. 77.

(3.) The true field of inquiry is limited to the period

between the death of Moses and the death of

David. p. 83.

II. Bishop Warburton's positive argument: this is built, partly

on the language of the Old Testament, and partly on

that of the New. p. 95.

'1. Respecting the alleged declarations to be found in

the Old Testament, that the Israelites had no po-

pular expectation of a future state. In adducing

some of these texts, the bishop is inconsistent; be-

cause, on his own principles, they are irrelevant :

and, in adducing others of them, he makes, accord-

ing to his interpretation of them, an inspired writer

set forth an absolute falsehood. An examination of

the texts adduced by the bishop. p. 95.

(1.) An examination of 2 Sam. xiv. 14. p. 100.

(2.) An examination of Job xiv. 7-12. p. 102.

(3.) An examination of Psalm vi. 6, xxx. 9, and

lxxxviii. 10–12. p. 105. .

(4.) An examination of Eccles. ix. 5. p. 107.

(5.) An examination of Isaiah xxxviii. 18, 19. p. 110.

(6.) An examination of Psalm lxxxvii. 4, 5. p.110.

2. Respecting the alleged declarations to be found in the

New Testament, that the Israelites were ignorant

of a future state. p. 114.

(1.) The bishop himself destroys his own fabric.

p. 116.

(2.) The inspired writer to the Hebrews completes

its demolition. p. 118.

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