By David Baron
"This booklet is basically a continual exposition of a crucial scripture which in brief yet very graphically depicts Israel’s current nation one of the international locations, and appears on prophetically to God’s dealings with them within the future.
The precis of Jewish historical past, which would virtually stand on its own, and which a few readers might regard as no longer the least precious component to the paintings, is integrated mainly so that it will ascertain and elucidate the Scripture, and to teach how really the note of God has been fulfilled within the historical past of this specified people.
Of the significance of this topic, in particular today of unsettlement and doubt, i want no longer the following converse. Christians, as said within the ebook itself, have cause to be grateful for the affirmation of Scripture, and for the sunshine thrown on its pages through fresh old and enormous discoveries; yet, finally, the main eloquent monument to the faithfulness of God and to the eternal fact of His holy be aware is the Jew; and there's an inscription extra outstanding and legible than any which might be chanced on written on papyrus or graven on rock—an inscription approximately twenty centuries lengthy, including the heritage of the Jewish kingdom due to the fact that their dispersion, written for the main half of their personal blood, and which provides extra gentle upon, and affirmation of, God’s dwelling oracles, than could be got from the other resource other than in the Bible itself.
But this isn't essentially an apologetic or argumentative ebook. a lot relatively have I sought, by means of God’s aid, not just to indicate the genuine resolution of the enigma of the historical past of the kingdom to which i've got the dignity to belong, and which i admire, now not much less, yet extra, due to the fact that by way of the grace of God i've been resulted in understand in Christ Israel’s real Shepherd and King; yet i've got attempted additionally to maintain earlier than me the religious revenue of my readers, even if Jews or Christians."
This paintings is geared up as follows:
I. The Invocation
II. Israel’s Woes Depicted
III. A precis of Jewish background because the Destruction of the second one Temple
A. The nationwide Catastrophe
B. the ultimate fight with Imperial Rome
C. Degradation and Sufferings Heaped Upon the Jews by way of the Papal Church
D. Jewish Sufferings within the center Ages
E. The Jews in France
F. The Jews in England
G. The Fiery Furnace in Germany
H. The Jewish Tragedy in Spain and Portugal
I. The Jews in Poland
J. The Reformation and Since
IV. the first explanation for Jewish Sufferings; Israel a Prophet of Judgment
V. Israel’s Sufferings in Fulfilment of Divine Forecasts and an Object-lesson to Christendom
VI. the myth of the Vine: The distinction among the earlier and the Present
VII. “Turn back, We Beseech Thee”: Israel’s wish for the Future
VIII. The Refrain
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