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SUNDAY IN CHURCH continued :-

Third Sunday after Easter : Remem.

bering and Forgetting the Words

of Christ

466

Fourth Sunday after Easter: The
True Nourislıment...

468
Rogation Sunday: The Condemna-
tion of Contempt

469
Sunday after Ascension Day: Human

Individuality and Divine Pro-
viience

470
Whit Sunday: In Christ Jesus 568
Trinity Sunday : The l'ision of God 569
First Sunday after Trinity : Being
made Great....

370
Second Sunday after Trinity : Going
up to the Battle.....

571

Religious Questions of the Present Day... 292

Revelation

459

Roman Governor of Syria, C. Sentius
Saturninus

169
Samaritan Pentateuch, Date of

385

Sanctified Unbeliever and Children born

Holy

486

Satan in the Old Testament

255
Science and Faith

488
Sheol" “Hades,” Meaning of......... 292
Sign Promised to Aha.......

325
Ditto: Reply to Rev. F. H. Woods 418

Son, The.....

337

Song of Solomon, Interpretation of 172
Sources of Judæo-Alexandrian Philosophy 171
Spectroscopic Research, Recent, Professor
Ball on

227
“Spirits in Prison

290
Stephen, The Discourse of

359

SUNDAY IX CHURCH :--

Second Sunday after Christmas: The

Unknown Path

76

First Sunday after Epiphany: Satis-

faction and Dissatisfaction 77

Second Sunday after Epiphany : Sin

the Supreme Mistake

78

Third Sunday after Epiphany : Does

God Depend on Man? .... 80

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany : The

Privations of Godlessness......... 81

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany: Com.

parative Obedience and Peril 174

Septuagesima Sunday: No More Sea 175

Sexagesima Sunday: He that is Truie 177

Quinquagesima Sunday: In God's

Image

178

First Sunday in Lent: When Haste

is Wisdom

279

Second Sunday in Lent: The Im-

pressiveness of Christ's Teaching 280

Third Sunday in Lent: Divine Over-

ruling

281

Fourthi Sunday in Leut: Patriotism

aud l'iety

282

Fifth Sunday in Lent: The Sum-

mous to Serve; Diffidence and

Capacity

370

Palm Sunday: Acceptable Service... 372

Easter Sunday: The Living Lord ... 373

Low Sunday: Faith, Vain and Vic-

torious ....

374

Second Sunday after Easter: Water

froin the Rock; Distress and

Deliverance.

465

:

83

SUNDAY IN SCHOOL :--

Blessings of the Gospel....

286

Daniel and his Companions.. 476

Delight in God's House

473
Den of Lions

574
Downfall of Judah

284
Fiery Furnace

572
God's Works and Word

377
Gracious Call.

179
Hezekiah's Prayer and Deliverance... 87
Jehoiakim's Wickedness .....

183
Jeremiah Persecuted

185
kingdom of Christ
king in Zion

376
Lord my Shepherd

378
Messiah’s Reign .....

575

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

478

New Covenant

181
Prayer of the Penitent.

471
Pride and Intemperance Rebuked 86
Promise of a New Heart

285
Song of Praise

175
Song of Salvation

85
Suffering Saviour

87
Way of the Righteous

375
Synoptic Problem

55
Teaching of Jesus as Related to that of
the Apostles

315

Tell el-Amarna Tablets

482

Ten Pieces of Silver, The.

39

Thieves and Robbers..

12

Unpublished Inscriptions from the Llauran
and Gilead

108

Use of the Old Testament in the New 97

Village Sermons...

538

Virgin-birth, The: its Expectation and
Publication....

392

Working Church, A: What should the

Minister do?

250

Zoroaster and Israel

401
Ditto, Mr. Moulton's

508

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124
196
210

93
382
39

99
415
466

Luke iv. 18....

vii. 18..

x. 25-37

xi. 4

xi. 36

xi. 47, 48

XV. 8, 9

XV. 20

xvi. 9

xxiv. 8

John iy. 31-34

vii. 49

viii. 58.

X. 8

xi. 36, 37

xii. 36

xvii. 5.

xvii. 21

Acts vii.

viii. 26

Rom. viii. 1

viii. 18-23

1 Cor. vii. 14.

xv. 2, 14, 27

Gal. vi. 17

Phil. ii. 8

Col. i. 18

2 Tim. iii. 14, 15

Heb. vi. 4-6

viii. 1, 2.

Jas, i, 21

1 Pet. iii. 19

Rev. i. 18

xxi. 1

169

.173, 324

12

470

383

173

90

359

257

568

386

486

374

191

190

40

189
201

94
.322, 323

290
373
175

85
86
187
90

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THE SURVEY OF THOUGHT.

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DELIVER US FROM Evil.–An article in the Bibliotheca Sacra deals with the last petition of the Lord's Prayer, commenting on Bishop Lightfoot's treatment of this vexed question in his posthumous work, On a Fresh Revision of the English New Testament. The English Revisers, with whom the American seem to coincide, render and TO Trompoo, “ from the evil one" (with

(with “or, evil ” in the margin); and the Bishop, as one of the company of Revisers, gives an authoritative statement of the reasons which induced them to decide upon this translation. 1. «Ο πονηρός, the evil one, is a common expression in the New Testament, and occurs three or four times often as TÙ Tovmpòv, the evil thing."

το πονηρόν, The actual fact is, the masculine is used perhaps seven times, the neuter twice certainly, and four times more possibly. Two of the seven cases are doubtful, so that really nothing can be proved from counting the instances of usage. Further, in the speech of the time, the devil was not usually called ó Tornpós, in fact, only once in the Gospels (Matt. xiii. 19) and two or three times in the Epistles. 2. “The word temptation' suggests the mention of the tempter, which gives un áldd its proper force ; the neuter nullifies the strong opposition implied by these particles, for

temptation’ is not co-extensive with evil.'” But this is making too much of un-állá, which does not require the clauses to be exact counterparts. No one feels any incongruity in the antithesis as presented in the Authorized Version, “ Bring us not into solicitations to evil, but deliver us froin it.” The tempter is indeed virtually implied, but needs not to be specially mentioned. 3. “The omission of the clause by Luke is intelligible only if toũ Tovnpoê be masculine, the tempter being practically involved in temptation, but not so if the neuter be adopted.” But the neuter does not make the second clause an independent proposition, and Luke merely abridges the petition. Luke, too, omits “ Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth,” which is surely an independent petition. 4. “If moral evil is meant, úpapria, rovnpía, or åvouía should have been used.” On the contrary, neither of these words would have conveyed the broad signification of evil conduct, evil influences, evil ones, which tò trovnpòv suggests. 5. “If we acknowledge that in the Old Testament the references to that which is evil' are much more frequent and prominent than the mention of Satan, we must remember that the devil appears therein very seldom under any designation, and that the Septuagint version did not fix finally theological diction.” But the influence of the Old Testament on the minds of Christ's hearers did not depend on either of the above considerations, but on the habits of thought induced by these Scriptures read in the synagogues. 6. "The Fathers almost universally take the expression as masculine.” But is their exegesis always reliable ? And the Fathers in other instances differ from the New Testament in their use of movnpós. Also, they give more prominence to the personal Satan than

πονηρός. the New Testament does. On the whole, the writer concludes that a servile following of the Greek Fathers has led to the masculine rendering, and that the true interpretation regards the expression as neuter.

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