An Answer to Mr. de Fontenelle's History of Oracles: In which Mr. Van-Dale's System Concerning the Authors of the Heathen Oracles, and the Cause and Time of Their Silence is Confuted: and the Opinion of the Fathers Upon that Subject Vindicated

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W.B., 1709 - 229 pages

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Page 105 - And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came unto the prophet that brought him back...
Page 183 - And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. 32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
Page 68 - Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.
Page 197 - Let us alone, what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? art thou come to destroy us ? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. 25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace. and come out of him. • 26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
Page 175 - Produce your cause, saith the Lord ; Bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: Let them shew the former things, what they be, That we may consider them, and know the latter end of them ; Or declare us things for to come. Shew the things that are to come hereafter, That we may know that ye are gods : Yea, do good, or do evil, That we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
Page 120 - Ventum erat ad limen , cum Virgo : pofcere fata Tempus , ait : Deus ecce Deus. Cui talia fanti, Ante fores fubito non vultus, non color unus , Non...
Page 24 - ... their means." (Post hoc, ergo propter hoc!) "This is the only Reason for which Eusebius mention'd this Story: He makes use of it as an argument very proper to convince the Heathens, by the Testimony of their Authors themselves. It is therefore in vain, that you would make it pass for a Fable, since after all it will be ever undoubtedly true, that this Fable was current among the Heathens, and that Plutarch related it to explain the Silence of Oracles. This is sufficient to justifie the Conduct...
Page 159 - Heathen, was wrought in a Method intirely Human and Natural, and that nothing is to be found in it, which ought to be attributed to the Power of Chrift.

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