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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1842, by

J. H. AGNEW in ths Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of

New-York.

CONTENTS OF VOL. VIII.

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249

Page. ART. XII. BIBLICAL RESEARCHES IN
PALESTINE,

219
ART. I. REMARKS ON PRAYER, By Cal-

vin E. Stowe, D. D., Professor of Bibli ART. XIII. CRITICAL NOTICES.
cal Literature in Lane Seminary, Cin 1. Rev. Dr. Hill's Lectures in Divin-
cinnati, Ohio,

ity,

• 243

2. Sterling's Poetical Works,

244

ART. II. GREEK AND ROMAN EDUCATION.

3. Ernesti's Principles of Interpreta-

By Rev. Albert Smith, Professor of Rhet-

tion,

244

oric and English Literature, Middle-

5. McClelland's Manual of Sacred In-

bury College,

21 terpretation, -

245

5. Bush's Apocalyptic Millennium, 245

ART. III. EXAMINATION OF PROFESSOR

6. Watson's Bible and Closet, and

246

STUART ON HEBREWS, 1x: 16-18. By

Lee's Secret Prayer,

7. Dewey's Discourses,

246

Rev. Albert Barnes, Pastor of the First

8. Buchanan's Comfort in Affliction,

• 247

Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 51

9. Memoir of Malvina Forman Smith, 247

10. Tracy's History of the A. B.C.F.M. 248

ART. IV. THE TRAINING

OF

THE

11. Dr. Humphrey's Letters to a Son in

PREACHER. By Rev. Henry N Day,

the Ministry,

Professor of Sacred Rhetoric, Western 12. Bishop Butler's Works,

249

Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio,

71

13. Summerfield's Sermons & Sketches, 250

14. Brande's Dictionary,

251

ART. V. THE PROGRESS OF SOCIETY AS 15. Mrs. Sandham's Twin Sisters, 251

INDICATED BY THE CONDITION OF 16. Mrs. Ellis' Daughters of England, 251

WOMEN. By E. D. Sanborn, Professor 17. Harpers' Family Library, No. 154, 253

of Latin language and Literature, Dart 18. Harris' Great Commission,

253

mouth College, N. H.

91 19. The Golden Censer, Apollos, Growth

in Grace,

- 254

ART. VI. AZAZEL, OR THE LEVITICAL

20. Holdich's Life of Dr. Fisk,

255

SCAPE-GOAT By George Bush, Pro 21. Blunt's Exposition of the Pontateuch,255

fessor of Hebrew in the New York City

22. Robinson's Hahn's New Testament, 256

University,

23. Ewbank's Machines for Raising Wa-

ter,

Art, VII. EXPLANATION OF Zaxapíov

24. Pearson's Exposition of the Creed, - 257

25. Burnet on the Thirty-nine Articles, 257

vioù Bapaxíov, Matt. 23:35. By Christ. 26. Goode's Divine Rule of Faith and

Millhelm Müller. Translated from tho

Practice,

258

German by the Junior Editor,

136 27. Rockwe!l's Sketches of Foreign

Travel,

259

28. Clarhe's Complete Works,

- 260

ART. VIII. REVIEW OF SCHMUCKER'S

29. Gaussen's Theopneusty,

. 260

MENTAL PHILOSOPHY. By Rev. C. P.

• 261

Krauth, D. D., President of Pennsylva-

30. Whately's Kingdom of Christ,

nia College, Gettysburg, Pa.

142

262

31. Turner's Mormonism in All Ages,
32. Cogswell's Discourses,

33. Miss Jewsbury's Letters to the

ART. IX. SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON PAN-

Young,

263

THEISM. Translated from the Revue

34. Shimeall's Age of the World,

Théologique, by the Junior Editor, 154

35. Harlan's India and Avghanistaun, 264

36. Hazelius' History of the Church,

ART. X. PARK'S LIFE AND WRITINGS OF 37. Miss Beecher's Letters to Domestics, 265

WM. BRADFORD HOMER, REVIEWED.

By Rev. Edwin Holt, Pastor of the Car ART. XIV. LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

mine Street Presbyterian Church, New

Germany,

267

York,

177

Spain,

267

Italy,

267

ART. XI. TRANSCENDENTALISM. By Rev.

Greece, -

207

Noah Porter, Jr., Pastor of Congrega.

Wallachian

208

tional Church, Now Milford, Conn. 105)

Norway,

208

ÑO, XVI.

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Page. ART. VIII, NECESSITY OF EDUCATION

SOCIETIES. By B. B. Edwards, Profes.

ART. I. PRESENT STATE OF THE ART OF sor in the Theological Seminary, Ando-

INSTRUCTING THE DEAF AND DUMB IN

ver,

444

THE UNITED STATES, By Juhn Ben-

net, of Levingston, N.J.

269

ART. IX. Music PROGRESSIVE. By Rev.

John Richardson, Pastor of the Church

ART. II. REVIEW OF THE WORKS OF NA of Dartmouth College,

• 463

THANAEL EMMONS, D. D. By Enoch

Pond, D. D., Professor in the Theologi-

Art. X. CRITICAL NOTICES.

cal Seminary, Barigor, Me.

314

1. Ripley's Specimens of Foreign

Literature,

478

ART. III. EXAMINATION OF THE REV. A. 2. Ripley's Songs and Ballads,

479

BARNES' REMARKS ON HEBREWS 9: 16-

3. Wheeler's Herodotus,

460
18. By M. Stuart. Professor in the 4. Waterston's Thoughts on Moral and

Theological Seminary, Andover,

356

Spiritual Culture,

481

5. Transcendentalism,

481

6. Life of Jean Paul,

ART. IV. THE RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS

482

OF THOMAS CARLYLE. By Rev. Mer-

7. Stuart's Interpretation of Prophecy, 482

8. Duffield's Dissertations on the Pro-

rill Richardson, Terrysville Conn. 382)

phecies,

• 483

9. " Episcopal Bishops."

- 484

Art. V. ON AN EXPRESSION IN Acts 10. Life of Ebenezer P. Masun, • 484

27: 17. By Theodore D. Woclsey, Pru-

11. Kane's Elements of Chemistry,

. 485

fessor of Greek Literature, Yale Col 12. Liebeg's Animal Chemistry, 485

lege, New Haven,

405 13. Principalities and Powers in Hea-

venly Places,

- 486

ART. VI. REVIEW OF PHILOSOPHY OF

14. History of the Reformation,

• 486

THE PLAN OF SALVATION. By Rev. J.

15. Civilization in Europe,

• 487

Blanchard, Ciucinnati, Ohio,

412

16. Roman Graminar, .

.488

17. Memoir of Mrs. Duncan,

. 488

18. Sacred Songs,

- 489

ART. VII. THE LEVITICAL LAW OF IN 19. Way of Life,

- 489

CEST. By Rev. J M Sturtevant, Pro-

essor of Mathematics and Nat. Philo ART. XI. LITERARY INTELLIGENCE,

• 490

bphy, Illinois College,

423

INDEX to Vol. VIII.

491

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1842

THE

AMERICAN

BIBLICAL REPOSITORY.

JULY, 1842.

SECOND SERIES, NO, XV.--»WHOLE NO. XLVII.

ARTICLE I.

REMARKS ON PRAYER.

By Calvin E. Stowe, D. D., Prof. of Biblical Literature in Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Obio.

In respect to prayer the scriptures plainly teach us two things. I. That it is our duty and privilege to pray for the things which we need with the expectation of receiving them.

This truth is taught in such texts as the following: He shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. Ps. 72: 12. And it shall come to pass before they call I will answer ; and while they are yet speaking I will hear. Isa. 65: 24. If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God, who giveih liberally to all and upbraideih not; and it shall be given him. James 1: 5. Open the New Testament and read attentively our Saviour's declarations as recorded in Matt. 7:7-11. Luke 11:5–13, 18: 1-8.

II. The scriptures also clearly teach us that the general promises above quoted, have actually been realized by those who, in a right spirit, have availed themselves of them. This truth is taught in passages like the following: The Lord hath heard my supplication. Ps. 6: 9. I sought the Lord and he heard me, and delivered me from all my

fears. This poor man cried and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. Ps. 34 : 4-6. Open the Old Testament and read the whole narrative. 2 Kings 19: 14—37. 2 Kings SECOND SERIES, VOL. IX. NO. 111.

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19: 20. Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah saying, thus saith the Lord God of Israel, that which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib, king of Assyria, I have heard. v. 33. By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord. vs. 35, 36. And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred four score and five thousand; and when they arose early in the morning, behold they were all dead corpses. So Sennacherib, king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

But we are not confined to scripture for the verification of these promises. Many a christian, in every age, has known and felt that his own prayers for particular blessings have been heard and favorably answered ; and such instances in the life of a christian are numerous, just in proportion to the simplicity and uniformity with which he relies on God. A few insulated cases of this kind, might be explained on the ground of accidental coincidence; but when they occur uniformly and through a series of years, it is contrary to all the laws of sound reasoning to explain them in this manner.

I will illustrate my meaning by a few well authenticated examples. Henry Young Stilling was an eminent physician in the service of the Grand Duke of Baden. He died in the year 1812, and consequently was well known to many persons now living. His career was an extraordinary one. Bv his skill as an oculist, he restored more blind persons to sight than there are miracles recorded of our blessed Saviour himself. I have been acquainted with some of his children and grandchildren, and feel no doubt of the entire accuracy of the facts about to be related. Stilling was an intimate friend of the German poet Goethe, who will not be accused of credulity or superstition, and it was at Goethe's suggestion that he published the account of his own life from which the following incidents are taken. Goethe, in his autobiography, says of Stilling, "he had a round understanding—and an enthusiasın for all that is good, right, and true, in the utmost possible purity. His course of life had been very simple, and yet had abounded with events, and a manifold activity. The element of his energy was an impregnable faith in God, and in an assistance immediately proceeding from Him, which obviously justified itself in an univterrupted provision,

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