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σαρξ. In this sense also it may be used either definitely or indefiritely.
5. A third meaning arises by abstracting the spiritual principle from body or matter, with which in man it is associated: hence is deduced the idea of the immaterial agents, whom we denominate spirits. Thus Luke xxiv. 39, revuα σacna XZ 95E OOK EXE!....It is evident that the word, in this acceptation, must admit both of a definite and indefinite sense.
and πνεύμα άγιον are in this sense always anarthrous; the case of renewed mention, or other reference, being of course excepted. The expressions of being filled with the Holy Ghost,' receiving the Holy Ghost,' &c. justify this observation.
"6. The sixth meaning, or rather class of meanings for they are several comprises whatever is deducible from the last acceptation, being, not the influences of the Spirit, but the effects of them: under which head we may range vez in the scuses of disposition, character, faith, virtue, religion, &c.: and also whenever it is used to signify evil propensities or desires; with this difference only, that these latter must be supposed to arise from the influ
"4. But the word you is used in a sense not differing from the former, except that it is here employed, xaï' etsyn, to denote the great and pre-eminent Spirit, the third person in the Trinity: and in this acceptation, it is worthy of re-ence of the evil spirit. In all these mark, that veya or vacua do is senses the article is inserted or never anarthrous; except, indeed, omitted according to the circumin cases where other terms, confess- stances. edly the most definite, become anarthrous, from some cause alleged in The Inquiry on the Greek Article...... It may here be briefly noticed, that, n the passages which, from their ascribing personal acts to the rapa ys, are usually adduced to prove the personality of the blessed Spirit, The words πνεύμα and πνεύμα άγιον invariably have the article;-Mark i. 40; Luke i. 20; John i. 32; Acts i. 16, and xx. 28; Eph. iv. 20; Mark xiii. 11; Acts x. 19; xxviii. 25; 1 Tim. iv. 1; Heb. iii. 3. &c. The reason of this is obmous; for, there being but one Holy Spirit, he could not be spoken arlefinitely. In Matt. also, xxviii. , where the Holy Spirit is associated with the Father and the Son, the reading is; ou do velja
"Now, if we put together the consequence of what has been shewn under the fourth and fifth heads, we shall perceive the futility of pretending that the Holy Spirit is, as some aver, merely an influence: the sacred writers have clearly, and in strict conformity with the analogy of language, distinguished the influence from the person of the Spirit. In like manner the personality of the Holy Spirit is deducible, by comparing the third and fourth heads: for if Teva, in the passages adduced under the third, mean a spiritual agent; To Eva in the places referred to under the fourth, where there is no renewed mention, nor any other possible interpretation of the article, but the use of it xar' story, can only mean the one spiritual Agent of acknowledged and pre-eminent dignity. But the personality of vera, under the third head, cannot be disputed, unless by those who would controvert the personality of 6 Sso: the personality, therefore, of To vsua, used xaî' εğoxy, must be conceded.
With respect to the place in St. Matthew which has given rise to the note, it is impossible to prove 2 H
incontestably, that the Holy Spirit in the personal acceptation is here meant, inasmuch as the preposition may have occasioned the omission of the articles."
frequently signifies in his mind or spirit. This inquiry, however, has led me to observe, that then the preposition is always omitted. Besides, of EV TWTVEUuali, meaning bap-by the agency of the Holy Spirit,' we have an instance in this Evangelist, ii. 27. If to these considerations we add, that Matthew and Mark, in the parallel passages, have expressed themselves less equivocally, we need not hesitate to understand ev Tw Tvsual in the personal sense.'
In Matt. iii. 11, He shall tize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.' The original is, Ev TVEUματι άγιω και πυρι. Here the meaning of aya TVεupal cannot be inferred, from the want of the article. "There can, however, be little doubt, that the fifth sense (see the preceding note) is the true one, because πVEυμa joined with ayo has only two senses; and the Holy Spirit in his personal acceptation cannot well be associated with fire. In the connection of fire with the influence of the Spirit, there is nothing unnatural or violent.”
Luke i. 15, “Shall be filled with the Holy Ghost'-Tvsupalos you—that is, with the influence of the Holy Spirit.
Luke i. 35. The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee'-TVEυua αγιον. "This is commonly understood," says Dr. Middleton," in the personal sense. A divine influence equally well suits the occasion, and conforms better with the general usage: and, indeed, δυναμις ύψιςου, in the next clause, appears to be explanatory of TVEUμa ayor in the present.
Luke iv. 1. Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness'-EV TW TYEUual." It is not universally agreed in what sense TVEμa is here to be taken.......I am inclined to interpret TYEUμa of the person called the Holy Spirit, and to make av equivalent to To, signifying through the agency of, a common Hebraism. Once, indeed, I was of opinion, that the hypothesis which some critics have adopted, of our Saviour's temptation being a visionary, not a real transaction, was favoured by this expression of St. Luke; for Tw TVsuμah
John xx. 22. Receive ye the Holy Ghost'-λaßɛle vaupa ayım. The MSS. uniformly omit the article, the meaning being, the influence of the Spirit.'
Acts vi. 10.
They could not resist the wisdom and the spirit with which he spake –τω πνευματι
Here, though the article is prefixed, aveva must be taken for the influence of the Spirit, or inspiration. The article is inserted in reference to w ɛλaλ, immediately subjoined."
Acts x. 38. 'Hath anointed with the Holy Ghost'veupalı ay "This is a good example of what was noticed on Matt. i. 18, undet the fifth head. In ver. 47, where it με το πνεύμα το άγιον, 4 who have received the Holy Ghost,' may bi understood in reference, viz. to the recent dispensation of divine gifts: this may be inferred from xa και ήμεις.”
The preceding extracts have beet selected, not merely for the just ani ingenious criticism which they ex hibit, but for the importance of the topics to which they relate.-Gran ville Sharpe's Rule, and Stricture on the received Version of the New Testament, and on certain attempt to correct it, supply ample ma terials for another article in th Christian Observer.
(To be continued.)
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NEW TESTAMENT FOR THE JEWS.
The following authentic and interesting communication, from Cambridge, reached as too late to appear in an earlier part of the work; and we are unwilling to withhold it for another month from our readers.
"Mr. Yeates, of Oxford, has been employed for some months past in arranging Red collating the Oriental Manuscripts, chiefly in the Hebrew and Syriac languages, lately brought from the East by the Rev. Dr. Buchanan, and now deposited in the blic library of the University of Cambridge. Mr. Yeates is author of the Hebrew Grammar with Points; and has recently finished a work which has occupied his attention some years-namely, a translation of the Gospels into the Hebrew tongue. It is remarkable, that in Dr. Buchanan's collection there should be two manuscript copies of the New Testament in Hebrew, both written in the East. One of them was executed by a learned Rabbi of India, about 150 years ago, who was an adversary to the Christian faith, for the
rpose of controverting the facts and doctines, and of defending the Jews of Cochin gainst the evangelical arguments of their eighbours, the Syrian Christians. It is related, that, after he had finished his work, he himself became a convert to its divine truth. This manuscript is in his own handwriting, with the original erasures and in
terlineations. It is supposed that he translated from a copy of the New Testament in the Syriac language. A version executed under such circumstances by an enemyby a Jew who was a stranger to European learning, and to the arguments against Christianity maintained by European Jews
must be curious and interesting in several of its parts; particularly in the Epistle to the Hebrews. As soon as the collations from this and other manuscripts, for the benefit of Mr. Yeates's Version, are finished, a copy of the whole New Testament will probably be published, under the patronage of Dr. Buchanan, for the use of the Jews in Europe and India. - Dr. Buchanan brought from the East a printed copy of St. Matthew's Gospel in the Hebrew language and a copy of the whole New Testament in the Syriac language, printed in Hebrew characters; both works executed by the Propaganda of Rome, about two centuries ago. If any of the Readers of
the Christian Observer can refer Mr. Yeates to any other aids in the prosecution of his work, the communication will be thankfully received."
A society has been lately formed at Liverpool, for preventing wanton cruelty to brute animals. Its great object is to meliorate the state of brute animals by preventing those sufferings which they unnecessarily experience at the hand of man.
The sum of 1000!. was lately paid to the Exchequer by the direction of Mr. Perceval, to whom it had been sent in an anonymous letter, describing it to be the amount of certain duties which had been omitted to be paid, and of which the person who sent it was anxious not to defraud the public. A sum of 2001., received in a similar manner, was paid into the Exchequer some time ago. Let not the example be lost on Christians.
The total extraordinary expenses of the expedition to the Scheldt have been laid before the House of Commons. They amount to 834,275l. An additional charge was incurred by the occupation of Walcheren, after the further prosecution of the objects of the expedition had been abandoned, amounting
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A report has been laid on the table of the House of Commons of the number and value of the stipends of the Scotch clergy under 150l. per annum, with a view, as we suppose, to their augmentation. The number is 172, and the annual sum which would be requisite to make the annual value of each of them 150l., would be 8,713ł. 6s. 8d. Of the parishes here specified, the stipends of sixteen are 501. a year or under; of which three are under 301. Several more are beween 501. and 601.
Bonaparte has issued a new decrce relative to the press, by which the number of printers and booksellers is considerably reduced, and those who are allowed to continue in the trade are bound to indemnify the persons excluded. The privileged printers and booksellers are to be licensed by the police, on taking an oath that they will not print, or expose to sale, any work tending to entrench on the interests of the
state, or on the duties which subjects owe to their sovereigns. Let Englishmen contemplate this living exemplification of the final, and by no means remote, effect of reforms begun in tumult and popular clamour; and let them resist every attempt to delude or inflame them into those measures of violence and disorder, which can be expected to produce but one result-the substitution, in place of the rational liberty we now enjoy, of a cruel unmitigated despotism.
M. Geitner has, by the aid of various substances, extracted from the green shells of horse-chesnuts very beautiful yellow and brown colours, and the latter in the greatest diversity of hues. They are found to stand both on woollens and silks, though the stuffs have been wetted and wrung out, and some of them even washed in caustic liquids.
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MISSIONS of the UNITED BRETHREN. The fifty-sixth number of the Periodical Accounts of these missions having been published, we will as usual extract from it such passages as are likely to interest our readers,
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.
Extracts from the Diary at Gruenekwof. "October 1808. Having hitherto narrowly observed the external conduct and manner of living among our Hottentots, with