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contained “all that had been done in the World” from the Creation; therefore, the Books of Moses (and others) as we read them at this day. The first translation of the Bible was by Ezra, 536 B. C., from the original language of Israel,into the Chaldee characters; (i.e. incorrectly called Hebrew by us at this day)—the second translation was from the Chaldee into the Greek letters, in the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus, 277 B.C., when 72 learned Jews (Chaldee and Greek Scholars) were employed upon the subject; consequently the Bible remained in the Chaldaean language untranslated for 259 years. In the period of THE SAVIOUR the Bible was read, not only in the ChaldeeHebrew, but in the Greek language; and that being the prevailing tongue (as before stated) in Phoenicia, consequent upon the invasion by Alexander; as, also, at Jerusalem and in Egypt, the precepts of the Old Testa. ment were, therefore, understood by the Jews and the Gentiles, who were thus prepared to receive a MESSIAH, through the intelligence derived only from the Sacred Prophets. CHRIST visited the coasts of Tyrus and Sidon, and was addressed by the Woman of Faith (without doubt) in the Greek language. [Mathew xv. 21–28.] The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language, for that was the language of the learned at the period of the Apostles, and consequently the Gospel was quickly promulgated—both by writing and preaching—to the nations surrounding Jerusalem:—thus the invasion of Alexander, by establishing in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt, one language, (i. e. the Greek) became an instrument, (although from a pagan,) for the promulgation of the true Faith, —thence fulfilling that “from evil cometh good.” The latest date of Ezra is 456 B. c., and sceptics boldly assert “That no Prophecy previously announced [as to date] in the Bible, can be proved from history to have been fulfilled after that date l" The first refutation (apart from THE REDEEMER's prophesied birth) is from the Prophet DANIEL. From his vision he foretold that the fall of the Medes and Persians should be caused by a Grecian monarch (i. e. Alexander of Macedon), the former were portrayed as the horns of a Ram, and the latter as a brutal Goat. “And the Ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia, and the rough goat is the king of Grecia.” The cause for Alexander's invasion of his enemy's territory is then given: “Behold there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia, and the fourth [Darius] shall be far richer than they all, and by his strength, through his riches, he shall stir up all against the realm of Greece.” The Prophecy then actually foretells what shall happen upon the death of Alexander, whereby his identity as the “king of Grecia” is absolute-viz., “His (king of Grecia) kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided towards the four winds of Heaven, and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion (Macedonia) which he ruled; for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others besides those [i. e. his posterity]. Now that (Alexander's dominion) being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms

shall stand up out of the nation—and in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressions are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences shall stand up.” Now every classic reader knows that Alexander conquered Darius, monarch of the Medes and Persians, and that upon the death of the Macedonian, that his kingdom was “divided,” and that it did not descend “to his posterity,” that “four kingdoms did stand up out of the nation"—[i. e. of Macedonia]—viz., Asia was taken by Antigonus as his share ;-Seleucus had Babylon and the surrounding provinces, Lysimachus the cities of the Hellespont, and Ptolemeus possessed Egypt—thus were the four new kings created,—Macedonia the original “nation,” was given to Cassander. Here then is the direct fulfilment of Prophecy, and upon the authority of acknowledged History, which is the authority desired by sceptics. Now for the data. —DANIEL prophesied 553 years B. C., Ezra translated the Bible from the original tongue [536 B. c.], therefore ninety-seven years after DANIEL; but, following out the atheistical assertion,-viz., no fulfilment is proved from History (not Scriptural) after Ezra, here then is a conclusive refutation, for Alexander died, and his kingdom was divided in 323 B. c., consequently 213 3years AFTER the translation of the Bible by Ezra; and the historic facts are firmly established upon the time-honoured authority of Arrian, Diodorus Siculus, Plutarch, and Josephus. EzERIEL's Prophecy of the first fall, and of the general fate of Tyrus, was in the year 588 B. c., three years before the commencement of the Babylonian siege. In that Prophecy he says, “Therefore thus saith the LoRD GoD : Behold I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up. And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus and break down her towers. I will also scrape her dust from her, and I will make her like the top of a rock. It shall be a place for the spreading of Nets in the midst of the sea." " " * * * “I will make thee like the top of a rock-thou shalt be a place to spread Nets upon, for I the LORD have spoken it, saith the LORD GOD.” What Tyrus was finally to become is twice uttered by EZEKIEL, as shewn by the above italicised quotations. Ezra's latest date is 456 B. C., but what is Tyrus at the present day—twenty-three Centuries after Ezra 2 Why it is the living witness of the actual and identical fulfilment of the Prophecy!—for every Traveller from the Mediterranean testifies to the fact, that upon the top of the rocks of the site of ancient Tyrus, are daily seen, spread out and drying in the sunlight, some fifty or sirty Nets, belonging to about the same number of fishermen, who reside in the vicinity It is scarcely necessary to add, that those poor fishers of the sea have not in any manner been in collusion to establish the Sacred writings; but in all probability from their being uneducated Mahomedans, (yet believers in the Koran) are in total ignorance of the Bible, or the principles of Prophecy. The foregone forms a refutation, no matter how late sceptics would date the writing, or the compilation of the Bible, for the fulfilment has been seen for ages, and is still visible upon the rocks of Tyrus. Why should we wonder then that another proof of the truth of Sacred Prophecy should only have been discovered in our own day, and upon the Western Continent P But mankind may well wonder, and they will so continue through all posterity, at the mysterious and inscrutable ways of The Almighty-in the contemplation (we dare not say contrast) of whose ever-fruitful Power, the high soaring mind of man seem not only uncultured, but

inarable !
The grand, yet silent majesty of God,
His vivid, brilliant, and rapid Mind,-
Are figured in the lightning's piercing flash,_
When darting through the world's chaotic night,
It penetrates and illumines all time and space!
But mind of Man,—is like to the sequent thunder,
Loud reverberating from cloud to cloud,
Harmless, yet noisy; so from clime to clime
He sends his loud sounding mandates,<no thought
Giving, that his power ne'er had been, had not
MANItou's eye-flash first oped the Time-cloud!
Thus merely following as effect, direction
From a Cause,_of a Creation,--which he
Can neither—(with all his loud thunder-talk)—
Increase or diminish,_tarnish or illumine! ”

The discovery and identity of the Tyrian Ruins in Ancient America must give a complete annihilation to the impious argument of the atheists, for ISAIAH wrote 256 years before Ezra, 380 before the Tyrian Siege by Alexander, and 712 before CHRIST. The first part of the newly-applied Prophecy was accomplished at the

Macedonian massacre, and the rescuing of the “rem* MS. Tragedy “Tecumseh.”

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