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AN

EXPOSITION

OF

THE PAR A B LES

AND OF OTHER PARTS OF

THE GOSPELS,

BY EDWARD GRESWELL, B. D.

FELLOW OF C. C. C. OXFORD.

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

VOL. V. PART II.

OXFORD:
PRINTED BY S. COLLINGWOOD, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY,

FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON.

SOLD BY J. H. PARKER, OXFORD.

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ANALYSIS

OF THE

EXPOSITION OF THE PROPHECY ON THE MOUNT a.

Page 197—443.

Page MIXED character of the discourse delivered on Mount

Olivet ........................................ 197 Predictions of the future contained in it, subordinate to the

practical directions combined with them ............ 198 Final end of the prophetical part .................... 200 Confirmed by the account of the origin of the discourse .. 203 Final end of the preceptive part ; and how adapted to the

twofold purpose of the prophetical ................ 205 . Confirmation of this view of the prophecy in both its parts,

by a comparison with what former discourse.......... 207 General conclusions from the above premises .......... 209 Prophecy on the Mount a memorable instance of our Lord's

regard for the welfare of his own disciples .......... 210

Division of the discourse. How many questions, and

what, were put upon this occasion. Distribution of the · first half of the discourse ........................ 212 Motives of the inquirers on this occasion, traced up to

what ...... (Note. Supposed division of aiôves or ages among the Jews) 217

...... 216

a The prophecy on the Mount, properly so called, constitutes the Prelimi. nary Matter to the parables of the Ten Virgins and the Ten Talents respectively. As such, the exposition of it is comprehended under that general title, in the table of contents prefixed to the present volume. The importance of the prophecy, however, in every point of view, induces the author to think that a more particular analysis of the contents of this portion of his work, may not be unacceptable to the reader.

VOL. V. PART I.

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