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fimple and united view, is the design of what is offered in the fecond and third sections. In the last section a few general reflexions on the life of Jesus are subjoined, which, 'tis hoped, will appear to be sufficiently supported by the preceding narrative.

If what is humbly offered to the public in this essay, however far short it may fall, of the dignity and importance of the subject, shall in any degree, contribute to make the character and life of Jesus better understood, and more esteemed: or if it shall induce some others, who have more leisure and capacity, to do greater justice to the subject, the purpose of the publication is obtained.

LES S. A Y

ON THE CHARACTER AND OFFICE

OF

JESUS CHRIST.

INTRODUCTION.

TT must be evident at first view to every one I who looks into the writings of the four Evangelists, that they have given to the world the history of a very extraordinary personage. Jesus Christ whose life and actions they have left upon record, was in their apprehension, the Son of God; 'Had been in the begin' ning with God,' and was sent into this world by the special appointment of his Father, on a very important and extraordinary design: and Jesus Christ himself so soon as he appeared publickly amongst mankind assumed this high and sacred character, declaring that what he taught and did was by his immediate commission and authority. Hence we are naturally led to enquire, what is to be found in the history of his life, that is equal to the dignity

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