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doth man live," Deut. vii. 3. “It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God,” Luke iv. 4.-" Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve," Deut. x. 20. “ Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve,” Matth. iv. 10.“I will raise thee up a Prophet from among their brethren like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him," Deut. xviii. 18. See also, xviii. 15. “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things, whatsoever he shall say unto you,” Acts iii. 22. See also, Acts vii. 37.—“He that is hanged is accursed of God”—therefore “his body shall not remain all night upon the tree,” Deut. xxi. 23.
“For it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree,” Gal. iii. 13.—“ An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the Lord for ever," Deut. xxiii. 3. “On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people ; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever,” Neh, xiii. 1.-“ When a man hath taken a wife and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her; then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and
give it in her hand, and send her out of his house,” Deut. xxiv. 1. “And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away," Mark x. 4.-" The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin,” Deut. xxiv. 16. “ But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children put to death for the fathers : but every man shall be put to death for his own sin," 2 Kings xiv. 6.-" Thou shalt not muzzle the ox, when he treadeth out the corn,” Deut. xxv.4. “For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn,” 1 Cor. ix. 9.-" If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her,” Deut. xxv. 5. Master, Moses said, If a man die having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother,” Matt. xxi. 24.-" And there shalt thou build an altar unto the Lord thy God, an altar of stones ; thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them : Thou shalt build the altar of the Lord thy God of whole stones,” Deut. xxvii. 5, 6. “ As Moses the servant of the Lord commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of
Moses, An altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron,” Josh. viii. 31.—“Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them,” Deut. xxvii. 26. “For it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them," Gal. iii. 10._" For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it and do it ? Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the
us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it,” Deut. xxx. 11–14.-“ Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven—or, who shall descend into the deep? But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart," Rom. x. 6-8.—“I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people, I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation, Deut. xxxii. 21. “ Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you,” Rom. x. 19.—“Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people," Deut. xxxii. 43. “ And again he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles with his people,” Rom. xv. 10.*
* See further Deut. iii. 12.-Josh. xiii. 8. iii. 20.
xxii. 4. iv. 2.
Deut. iv. 2.-Rev. xxij. 18.
iv. 43.-Josh. xx. 8.
16. Joshua. We must now be more sparing of our quotations. Distinction is made by the Jewish biblists between the elder and the later prophets--or between those who lived prior and posterior to the days of king Uzziah. Certain it is, that Zechariah i. 4, warns the children of Israel against being as their fathers, unto whom the former prophets had cried.
And as the book of Joshua is ranked by them as a prophetical book, he has an undisputed title to a place in the
Deut. v. 17.-Math. v. 21. Deut. xx. 14.-Josh, viii. 2. v. 18.-Luke xviii. 20.
xxiii, 25.-Math, xii. I. v. 19.-Rom. xiii. 9.
Mark ii, 23. vi. 5.—Math. xxii. 37.
Luke vi. 1. Mark xii. 30.
xxiv. 1.-Math. v. 31. Luke x. 27.
xix. 7. vii. 20. -Josh. xxiv. 12. xxiv. 16.-2 Chr. xxv, 4. vii. 25. vii. 1, 21.
xxv. 3.-2 Cor. xi. 24. ix. 3,--Heb. xii. 29.
XXV. 4.-1 Tim. v. 18. x. 17.--2 Chr. xix. 7.
xxv. 5.–Mark xii. 19. Acts x. 34.
Luke xx, 28. Rom. i. 11.
XXV. 7.-Ruth iv. 1, 2, x. 20.—Luke iv. 8.
&c. xi. 6.JPs. cvi. 17.
xxvi. 15.- Is. Ixiii. 15. xi, 24.-Josh, i. 3.
xxvii. 2.-Josh. iv. I. xiv. 9.
xxvii. 14, &c.-Dan. ix, xi. 29. viii. 33.
11. xii. 3.-Judges ii. 2.
xxviii, 15.-Lam, ii. 17. xii. 5.-1 Kings viii. 29. xxviii. 37.-- Kingsix. 7. 2 Chr. vii. 12.
Jer. xxiv. 9. xv. 12.-Jer, xxxiv. 14.
XXV, 9. xvii. 6.-Heb. x, 28.
xxviii. 53.-2 Kings vi. xviii. 1.-1 Cor. ix, 13.
28. xviii. 15,18.-John i. 45.
Lam. iv. 10. Acts vii. 37.
xxix. 9.-Josh. i. 7. xix. 2.-Josh. xx. 2.
1 Kings ii. 3. xix. 9. XX. 7. xxix, 24.
ix. 8. xix. 15.—Math. xviii. 16.
Jer. xxii. 8. John viii. 17.
xxxi. 23.-_Josh. i. 6. 2 Cor. xii, 1.
Xxxii. 17. Cor. x. 20. xix. 21.-Matb. v. 38.
xxxii. 30.-Josb. xxiii. XX. 8.-Judyes vii. 3.
10. VOL. IV.
earlier of the two divisions.
We have strong evidence that the book existed in the days of Ahab, though not that Joshua was the writer of it. “ And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his first-born, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it,” Josh. vi. 26. “ In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his first-born, and set up the gates thereof in his younger son Segub, according to the word of the Lord which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun,” 1 Kings xvi. 34. Of this, and indeed most other of the historical books, though we have very strong traditions in regard to their human authors, we have no scriptural certainty about them—or rather, it were more proper to say, that, with the evidence we have of their divine authorship, our only uncertainty respected the amanuenses of these writings. As to the book of Joshua, we have several examples of the New Testament having incorporated parts of its history into its own pages.—“ So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets : and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city,” Josh. vi. 20. “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days,” Heb. xi. 30._" Anl the young men that were spies went in, and