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‘tings: And St. Clement says, that all Places
of Scripture ought as much as is possible to be interpreted 22+... xiào literally : And thus the Apostles taught and commanded : And thus I have shewn that Antiquity is not so much a Stranger to the Hypothesis of a double Sense of the Prophetic Style, as Mr. Whifton imagines. But after all, if every one of the Fathers had declar'd for this Unity of Sense, unless they had at the same time enabled us to make Sense of the Prophetic Writings that way, I should think my self under a Necessity of waving their
Authority in this Point. This, I maintain, St.
jerome has not done, nor in the Nature.of the
Thing is it pračticable; and if any one think otherwise, I only desire him to try whether he can make Isaiah talk rationally and coherently, by putting that Sense on his Words which they fairly bear, as they stand by themselves in those Places where they are quoted by the Evangelists. Thus I have given my own Thoughts
on this important" Subjećt, which whoever
great deal more Learning than I can pretend .
to, the (a) Authors referr'd to underneath will
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