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Beacon Lights of History - Jewish Heroes and Prophets - Volume II

Beacon Lights of History - Jewish Heroes and Prophets - Volume II

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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Beacon Lights of History, Volume II, by JohnLordThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.netTitle: Beacon Lights of History, Volume IIAuthor: John LordRelease Date: December 16, 2003 [eBook #10478]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: iso-8859-1***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUMEII***E-text prepared by Juliet Sutherland, Charlie Kirschner, and the ProjectGutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading TeamLORD'S LECTURESBEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IIJEWISH HEROES AND PROPHETS.BY JOHN LORD, LL.D.,AUTHOR OF "THE OLD ROMAN WORLD," "MODERN EUROPE,"ETC., ETC.
CONTENTS.ABRAHAM.RELIGIOUS FAITH.Abraham the spiritual father of nationsGeneral forgetfulness of God when Abraham aroseCivilization in his ageAncestors of AbramHis settlement in HaranHis moral courageThe call of AbramHis migrationsThe CanaanitesAbram in EgyptSeparation between Abram and LotMelchizedek Abram covenants with GodThe mission of the HebrewsThe faith of AbramIts peculiaritiesTrials of faithGod's covenant with AbramThe sacrifice of IsaacPaternal rights among Oriental nationsUniversality of sacrificeHad Abram a right to sacrifice Isaac?Supreme test of his faithHis obedience to GodHis righteousnessSupremacy of religious faithAbraham's defectsThe most favored of mortalsThe boons he bestowedJOSEPH.ISRAEL IN EGYPT.Early days of JosephEnvy of his brethren
Sale of JosephIts providential resultsFortunes of Joseph in EgyptThe imprisonment of JosephFavor with the kingJoseph prime minister The Shepherd kingsThe service of Joseph to the kingFamine in EgyptPower of PharaohPower of the priestsCharacter of the priestsKnowledge of the priestsTeachings of the priestsEgyptian godsAntiquity of sacrificesCivilization of EgyptInitiation of Joseph in Egyptian knowledgeAusterity to his brethrenGrief of JacobSeverity of the famine in CanaanJacob allows the departure of BenjaminJoseph's partiality to BenjaminHis continued austerity to his brethrenJoseph at length reveals himself The kindness of PharaohIsrael in EgyptProsperity of the IsraelitesOld age of JacobHis blessing to Joseph's sonsJacob's predictionsDeath of JacobDeath of JosephCharacter of JosephCondition of the Israelites in EgyptRameses the GreatAcquisitions of the Israelites in EgyptInfluence of Egyptian civilization on the IsraelitesMOSES.JEWISH JURISPRUDENCEExalted mission of MosesHis appearance at a great crisisHis early advantages and educationHis premature ambitionHis retirement to the wilderness

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