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A Dissertation

ON THE

CREDIBILITY AND THEOLOGY

OF THE

PENTATEUCH.

COMPREHENDING

THE SUBSTANCE OF EIGHT LECTURES READ BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY
OF OXFORD, IN THE YEAR 1801; PURSUANT TO THE WILL OF

THE LATE REV. JOHN BAMPTON, A.M.

BY GEORGE STANLEY FABER, B.D.

: RECTOR OF LONG-NEWTON.

The Second Edition,
LARGELY REVISED, CORRECTED, ALTERED, AND AUGMENTED.

VOL. II.

των Ιουδαιων θεσμοθετης, ουχ ο τυχων ανηρ ----

LONG. de Sub. seet. ix.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON,

NO. 69, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD.

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CHAP. I.

General grounds of the mutual connection of God's seve-

' ral dispensations, p. 3
I. Consistency requires, that the period before and the

period after the Levitical dispensation should each
be occupied by a revelation from God, p. 3

VOL. II.

II. The Pentateuch teaches us, that the Patriarchal dis-

pensation preceded the Levitical : and we ourselves

perceive, that the Christian has succeeded it, p. 5

III. The three dispensations, being equally from God,

must have some mutual connection. They are con-

vected by their common relation to one object. That

object is the Messiah, p. 6

IV. As they are thus connected, a single purpose is uni-

formly pursued through the whole succession. Nor

does the succession itself argue any mutability on the

part of God; for the general analogy of nature

shews, that his works are gradually brought to per-

fection, p. 8

V. Respecting the drift of the three dispensations, and the

aspect under which their common object is set be-

fore us, p. 10.......

P.!!...:: ::::::::

1. Their drift is the recovery. of nån from the effects

of the fall, p. 19: ::::::::

2. Their common object p.set before us, as presid-
,-. ing from first to last over the ministry of reconci-

liation, p. 157 ::::: :..

VI. The two first dispensations always look forward to

the last or consummating dispensation, p. 16

1. Proof, that this is the case with Patriarchism, p. 16

(1.) From the promise of the woman's Seed, p. 16

(2.) From the promise of a future Saviour to the

patriarchs, p. 17

(3.) From the prophecy of Jacob, p. 17

2. Proof, that this is also the case with the Levitical

dispensation, p. 18

3. Proof, from the third dispensation not intimating

any successor, p. 20

(1.) This may be argued, both from the reason of

the thing, p. 20

(2.) And from the testimony of all the three dis-

pensations, p. 21

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