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the Epistles I had brought with me, and began silently to read it. This I did, knowing that, from their curiosity, they would inquire what book it was, which would afford me an occasion for distributing them : and so it was, for the Rabbi that was close to me, seeing the title-page of it, asked me to let him see it, which did. But then he wished me to make him a present of it, to which I consented, and took out another to read in. But no sooner did they see another in my hand than they all wished to have it, every one asking for it. So I took the twenty-one Epistles I had with me, and gave one to each, beginning with the Rabbis, which they all accepted thankfully: while some fifteen persons who remained without any, were anxious to know what it was, and why I gave it them. The tea was brought, but there was none to drink it then; for they were all either reading or hearing Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews. I intended to address to them, if possible, a few words about Jesus; but saw that the attempt would be in vain, for they were eagerly perusing their books. I then thought it better to leave the place, fearing lest there should be any uproar, when they would fully discover what kind of books they were: and, besides, I did not like to stay until they read a most absurd portion from the Zohar-a cabalistic book. So I begged leave to depart, and went home, praying to Almighty God to open their eyes, that they might see the truth. I left them still reading the Epistle.
Circulation of the Scriptures.-This day I had above fifty visitors; among whom were the uncle and younger brother of the richest Jew (and perhaps the richest man) in the town. For four hours I had seventeen Jews in my little room, all that it could contain, and had a controversy with them, on the points of difference between Jews and Christians. I was obliged, therefore, to request many to call another day, for I could not admit them then. But they would not go without books. They all wished to have a Hebrew New Testament. But as I did not take many with me, (which I regret, as they could have been well distributed,) I only gave them tracts in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. In the evening I turned towards the family living in the house, that is, the owners of the place, and had a little conversation with them, on what true Christianity is: and gave them French tracts. Miserable creatures! they are ignorant Catholics, and had never read or heard of a Bible that makes men wise unto salvation.
Twelve youths came during the next day for tracts. Had a short discourse with two Jews at six, A.M., on salvation by faith, which is the gift of God, so that we are saved altogether by Divine grace. Mr. S. Ben S- and three more Jews came, and remained some two hours: I spoke on the miracles of the Lord Jesus. They begged so much for a Hebrew New Testament, that I could not refuse giving one, to be read in turn by them all. Called at the shop of Mr. Y. Ben A- where I was surrounded by more than forty persons, to whom I said a few words respecting the way to heaven. While there, the son of the chief Rabbi came, to whom I gave a tract,-The Doctrine and Interpretation of the 53rd of Isaiah-for which he was grateful. As I passed through Shassry's bazaar, which is occupied by Jews, I saw an old man reading in a Hebrew New Testament. I spoke with him on the portion he was reading; but he would not tell me whence he got it. A Jew came, and wished me to give him another
Testament. Yesterday he was among the visitors, and when I read to them a chapter from the New Testament I gave a Testament to each present. He thought that I gave it to him for himself, and therefore took it with him. But his cousin, a Rabbi, saw it in his hands, and succeeded in taking it from him; and now he came that I might give or lend him one, for he wished to read it through. I inquired from him, and found that it was the one I saw in the old man's hands. I gave him a Luke, &c., for which he was very thankful. I spoke to him of the value of God's Word, and of our duty to read in it day and night. (Josh. i. 8.) A youth came to beg a tract for his father, who could not then leave his business to come to see me. I gave him a selection. Three Jews came, and remained till it was dark. I conversed on the sinfulness of man, both by nature and practice, and of the fountain that is open in the house of David for sin and uncleanness. They persisted in having a Hebrew New Testament, which I lent them to read. In the evening I had a controversy with a very learned Catholic-a French м.D. of the army. He confessed his convictions of the corruption of his church, and its superstitions and idolatry. I impressed on him the necessity of protesting against it, by going out of it.
The "Old Paths."-During the day, I was visited by some sixteen persons, who came for books,-i.e. tracts, to read in their Sabbath, but who would not stay long, on account of its being the preparation day. One of them, Mr. M. B from Rabat, however, remained a long time. He told me that Mr. A. Levy, when he was there, gave him a Hebrew Testament, and an "Old Paths." The former he still has, and had read it over many times; the latter was taken from him by a Rabbi, from Morocco, before he finished reading it. He is sorry for having lost it, for he liked it very much, and still retains its "convincing arguments" in memory. He beseeched me to give him one, but I had none for distribution. I obtained one, and bought another, while I was in England, one of which I gave to my beloved father, and the other I keep for my own use. I wish I could see it in Spanish and in the hands of my brethren here. It is the best book I know of for convincing both the learned and the unlearned of the errors of Judaism. Were the committee willing to bear the expense of printing it in Spanish or Judeo-Spanish, in monthly parts, as it was originally written, I think that I could make something as a translation of it, in a way that my benighted brethren could understand it. He also earnestly besought me for a Hebrew Bible for his children, which I gave him, together with many other tracts, and a Hebrew Catechism. He is indeed not far from the truth.
Mr. C's Journal.
Renunciation of Judaism.-To-day, Mr. D, the travelling Jew whom I mentioned to you in my last letter, gave me an account of God's dealings toward him, and how it was that he was brought to the truth. But before I proceed, I will tell you what I know of him. About two years ago, he came to Swansea, where every evening for about six months he came to read the Old Testament with me, but he never would look into the New. One day I left Swansea, to go on my tour
in South Wales, when I gave him a New Testament-which he has now, and which I believe, from his own statement, has been made a blessing to his soul. "I feel happy in telling you," said he, "that I have found the pearl of great price-I read the New Testament which you kindly gave to me, and in that blessed book I found that Jesus is indeed, and in truth, the Son of God, the Saviour of my soul. I thought, when I first conversed with you about the Messiah, that you were too harsh in warning me to flee from the wrath to come;' but now I can see that it was out of love to your Divine Master, and for my eternal good, that you entreated me to believe in Jesus as my Saviour. Praise be to Jehovah for your kindness in leading me to the fountain of happiness and everlasting bliss. Once I thought that I was safe because I was a Jew; but now I can see that none are safe, whether Jew or Gentile. We are all sinners, and all must be saved, if saved at all, by the blood of Jesus Christ, who died for poor sinners. I hope to go with you to Bristol, and be baptized there by Mr. Roper, for I like him." I asked him to tell me how it was that he was led to read the New Testament. He said, When you left Swansea I felt very unhappy, and did not know what to do-Satan was telling me not to be so foolish as to leave the Jewish religion and to believe in Jesus; but I remembered the words you uttered before you left, that whenever Satan tempted me, I was to go and wrestle with God in prayer, to give me grace to overcome the temptation. I felt that this was the time to go to the throne of grace-I went, for the first time, into my bed-room to read the New Testament and engage in prayer; and I think if Christ was anywhere he was with me that evening; for I felt as if some dreadful load had been taken off me. From that evening I have given myself to the blessed Jesus, and feel great joy in believing in him. I pray that you may be made an instrument, in God's hand, of gathering many of the lost sheep to the fold of the glorious Shepherd of Israel." Shortly after, I met him again, when he showed me a letter from his mother, which informed him of the death of his father, who had left him £80, and urged him to come home as soon as possible. He appeared in great distress about his poor father; I told him to look to Jesus, who would be a father to him. He replied, "I do not grieve because my father is dead; for we all must die-but I grieve because I am afraid he died in the faith of Judaism, which I believe affords no comfort to any man, either in this world or in the world to come." We had a long conversation together, in which I still told him to look to Jesus. said, "I am sorry to part from you; for you have done good to my soul, but I hope to see you soon again. I shall return to England as soon as I have received my money, and I hope to give half of it to your Society, to send the gospel to my Jewish brethren." He took me to his lodging, where I prayed with him, and gave him Hebrew tracts to take with him. The next morning he left Exeter for his native country, whither I hope the Lord God of Israel has gone with him.
Words of life on the borders of the grave.-We are indeed living among the dead. Tuesday morning I went to Mr. T. for advice, when I met an aged Jew. I spoke to him of the need of preparing for the next world, especially as he was an old man, and therefore his
time might come soon. I told him to wash his soul in the blood of the "Lamb." He asked me "What Lamb?" I told him "The Lamb of God." He said, "Who is the Lamb of God?" I replied, "Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world; believe in him and you shall have life everlasting." He took my hand, and, with tears in his eyes, said, "I wish that I could believe,' and left me. The same evening he was taken ill, and the next morning was buried. This calls upon us to be also ready. Oh! may the Lord lead us all to more prayer and watchfulness, so that whenever death shall come, we may be enabled to say, "Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly."
Chairmen and Speakers.
Lecture by Dr. Schulhof; devotional parts
Lecture by Dr. Schulhof; Rev. G. Hew-
Lecture by Dr. Schulhof; devotional parts
Lecture by Dr. Schulhof.
Lecture on Jewish Women, by Dr. Schulhof;
Rev. J. Howlick; Rev. B. Jenkyn, and
Lecture to young Christians, by Dr. Schul-
Rev. T. W. Davids in the chair; Revs.
Address by Mr. Ben Oliel.
Address by Dr. Schulhof; prayer by Rev.
Rev. T. W. Aveling; address by Mr. Ben
A Meeting was held on Thursday evening, November 1st, at the School-room, Palmer's Passage, Westminster, when about 150 were present, and were addressed by Messrs. Mozart and Ben Oliel. Great interest was felt, it is hoped, by all.
In his letter, dated Amsterdam, August 14, 1849, Mr. Pauli gives the following account of the
Conversion of a Deaf and Dumb Jew.
Aaron B, the son of respectable parents in the town of T-, is a tailor by trade. For several years he felt himself drawn by the grace of the Holy Spirit, feeling his sinfulness, and striving to believe in the blessed Jesus. He read the New Testament, but having the misfortune of being deaf and dumb, his difficulty as to intercourse with other people was very great, and he could not obtain that instruction in our Divine religion, necessary for finding peace through the precious blood and the righteousness of our adorable Redeemer. True, he worked for many years with a Christian tailor; but this man was not able to remove from his mind the great difficulties he felt on some of the most fundamental points of our holy faith. Notwithstanding this, he boldly professed before his parents that Jesus was the Messiah predicted by the prophets. On account of this profession he had to suffer, and that for many years, the severest persecutions. His parents suspecting his master of being the cause of his believing in Christ, caused that man infinite trouble, to escape which, he dismissed poor Aaron from his employ, and having now entirely to depend upon his parents for support, his sufferings became intolerable; but the Lord who had begun the work of grace in his soul supported him marvellously, so much so that he waxed bolder and bolder in professing Christ his Saviour; his faith became in the furnace of affliction stronger and stronger, and his love to the blessed Jesus more and more ardent. He read the Word of God in secret more diligently, and through the gracious influence of the Holy Spirit the eyes of his understanding became enlightened moreand more every day.
Some months ago, I published a short sketch of the conversion and baptism of V. W., also a deaf and dumb man. A copy came into the hands of Aaron; he read it again and again, and determined to write to me for advice under his circumstances. His letter contained every mark of a man who has been translated by God from a state of nature into the kingdom of grace. I lost no time in making, personally, every enquiry about him, and every one in T- gave him the best character, and some excellent Christian friends of mine corroborated every word he had told me of his sufferings.
I removed him to Amsterdam, and he is now under a regular course of instruction. To see these two deaf and dumb Israelites-believers in the blessed Jesus, who has opened their spiritual ear to hear his saving voice-conversing together by signs is a most interesting sight, which can but stimulate the observer to thanksgiving for what the Lord has done for these men. But their hearts overflow with love to the blessed Jesus. Marvellous is the simplicity of their faith.
Aaron had to undergo a sharp trial last Sunday week. His mother and some of his relatives came over from T-, and tried all in their power to induce him to go back with them; and when she saw they could not prevail, the mother fell upon her knees, begging him