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CONTENTS OF NO. XXV.
L. REMARKS ON THE BOOK OF DANIEL,..
IL RECOGNITION OF FRIENDS IN ANOTHER WORLD,........ 47
The Recognition of Friends in another World. By the
IV. MISSIONARY MEMOIRS,......
Memoir of Mrs. HARRIET L. WINSLOW, thirteen years a member of the American Mission in Ceylon. By Rev. MIRON WINSLOW.
V. FUNERAL ORATIONS,
VI. LIFE OF REV. DR. TUCKERMAN,.
A Discourse on the Life and Character of the Rev. Jo-
VII. DUTY AND REWARDS OF ORIGINAL THINKING,.
The Duty and Rewards of Original Thinking. An Address delivered before the Adelphian Society of the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution. By GEORGE W. EATON, Professor of Civil and Ecclesiastical History.
VIII. LITERARY NOTICES,.
1. Brainard's Poems.-Life and Poems of J. G. C. Brain-
2. Vestry Hymns.-Hymns for the Vestry and Fireside.
4. The Holy Spirit.-A Discourse delivered at the ordi-
5. Antiquity of the Baptist church.-A Review of the
6. The Obstacles and the Encouragements to Mis-
IX. LITERARY INTELLIGENCE,.......
THE CHRISTIAN REVIEW.
REMARKS ON THE BOOK OF DANIEL.
In the third century, Porphyry, a learned and ingenious heathen, wrote a work consisting of fifteen books, against the Christian religion. Alluding to that work, Jerome, about the middle of the fifth century, says, in his preface to his commentaries on Daniel: Porphyry directed his twelfth book against Daniel. He contended that it was composed, not by him whose name it bears, but by some one who resided in Judea in the times of Antiochus Epiphanes. The writer, he said, had not so much predicted events that were future, as he had, under the form of prophecy, narrated those which were already past. What he had stated, down to the time of Antiochus, contained true history; but whenever he had ventured beyond that time, he had fallen into error, because he was ignorant of the future. Porphyry was skilfully answered by Eusebius, bishop of Cæsarea, in three books,† by Apollinaris, in one large book; and, before these, in part, by Methodius.'
An imperial edict condemned the work of Porphyry to the flames. But Jerome has extracted from the twelfth book,
* This persecutor reigned from the year 175 to the year 164 before Christ. The 15th, 19th and 20th of his lost work in twenty-five books against Porphyry. Bishop of Olympus in Lycia, and afterwards of Tyre. His two books against Porphyry
In the 26th book of his thirty against Porphyry, which are lost.
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