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CH A P. VI.
This interpretation confirmed also by the accounts of
the son of JehoseDeCH.--He called and known to be the MESSIAH, or Christ in figure: - made a type under the very style and title of Jesus CHRIST THE INTERCESSOR; and their service on their redemption a shadow of ours now. — The reason of his being distinguished as the son of JehoseDeCH. - Some objections removed. — The sum of this evidence.
AVING seen the accounts of the son of
Nun justify the meaning assigned the name Jesus, we are next to enquire whether those we have of the son of JehoSeDeCH, under the prophetic dispensation, do not bear equal witness to the truth of it.
The occasion on which he was introduced was like that on which the son of Nun was, one of the most important in all the history of IsREL, namely, on their deliverance from BABYLON, as his was on their redemption from Egypt. A circumstance shewing the title imported a redemption, and premonishing them to look for one on the appearance of the true Jesus, and such as these were ; effected not by a mere man, but by THE ANGEL or SENT PERSON JeHos
vah, their SAVIOR manifeft as, and IN UNION or ASSOCIATE WITH Man. For God sent Haggai, as he did Zechariah and MalaCHI, to encourage them to build the temple of Jehovah: and in c. i. we read THE WORD JEHOVAH CAME to JeHOSHUA, &c. the HIGHPRIEST, (the same person as is called THE ANGel Jehovah, p. 46, 47, by the Chaldee parapbrast, the WORD, and affociate with the son of Nun, and this) by the (hand 7") ministry (aca cording to the G. B. strictly, Aretched out nature) of [Haggai] THE ONE TO HAVE A REVOLUTION, such as he had after the 70 years captivity, and was made of men's persons in their circling dances, in commemoration of the grand revoLUTION human nature in CHRIST, the true Haggal was to have after like satisfaction for sin; and by the like stretched out nature of whom on the cross, as made to have this revolution, THE WORD Jehovah was to come to Him, the true JESUS, for the rebuilding the like temple of His body. As to His being said to have come to Z.ERUB babel, &c. all it proves is, that He came as eininently to this Jesus, this ring or signet on the right hand, Ecclef. xlix. as to other typic perfuns. (a) And it is observable He came with
directions ray This name signifies THE DISPERSER OF [Babel) THE CONFOUNDED ONE, Zef. iv. 7, 8, and was .prophetic of its being subdued in his government, &c, making him what the G. B. c. iv. 6. 6, d. calls him “ the figure of CHRIST,"
directions to build the temple, ver. 8, at a time the people said, ver. 29 (as of CHRIST's body, Mat. xxvii. 48.) it was not to be built up, after fuffering for their fin, Mic. iii. - 2dly. with this assurance, c. i. 8. I will take pleasure or be WELL PLEASED in it, (fulfilled in Mat, iij. 17, c. xvii. 5,) and I will be THE GLORY, faith Jehovah, accomplifhed Luk, ix, 32. in CHRIST, Joh. vii. 39. glorified with THE GLORY, which He had with THE FATHER, &c. Joh. xvii. 52 22, 24.
Again, after recording his obedience, ver. 12, like that of the fon of Nun, 'tis faid, Jehovah (as acting with him [7* Jor stirred up) AWAKENED the spirit, &c. of Jesus (b) and of the whole perfected remnant of the (typic) ASSOCIATE BODY ( people), and (after suffering) they came and did work in the (figurative) temple of Jehovan, ver. 14.
Besides this union is fet forth by the same word under which it is predicated of the son of Nun. For, f. ii. 4. we read, Be strong, Je
the destroyer of the wisdom of the wise, &c. If. xxix. 14, and 1 Cor. i. 19. who, as he only speaks confusion of mind for fin still, will bring down and scatter spiritual BABYLON at the last, Rev. xviii.
(b) With what truth the doctrine of the refurrection of tbe body, and in particular of the MESSIAH's iš affirmed by the Jews to be contained in the prophets, as well as the law, and by the Apostles to be according to tbe SS, is evident fiom ibis circumftantial representation of it among others. See R. David Kimebi in Pj. ii. R. Hasdai Crefcas; R. Manafl. de refur,
HOSHUA or JESUS, &c. and work, for I am (* AT) WITH you fubftantially, faith Jehovah of hofts, the [nk AT] SUBSTANCE OF THE OP VERY WORD (for according to is an unnecessary addition) who covenanted with you, when ye came out, or on your exodus or departure from [EGYPT} the place of enemies: and the SPIRIT OF ME (remaineth (OMED]) stayeth (as a pillar) among you to quicken you in the building, ás He did CHRIST after His exodus, Luk. iv. 31, or departure to build up His natural body, and does His myftic body the church. Fear ye nor, &c. the (a) desired ones of all nations fhall come, &c.' (b) the (filver Chesp] desired nature is for the use of ME, and the [gold z ÉB] purified in the fire nature for the use of ME, saith Jehovah of hosts, &c. the GLORY of the latter temple, this very one (of Jesus's building) fall be greater (c) than of the former, &c. Words, prophetic of CHRIST'S body's being more glorious after than before suffering, as well as of His first advent. Confequently Haggar justifies the interpretation.
Let us next hear the WORD Jehovah by [ZeC Har IaH]
la) (183 79] HemedeT BAU plural: pointing out the joint natures of CHRIST.. - R. Aquiba in Talmud renders these words, “ THE MESSIAH shall come."
(b) Types of Christ's manbood, and in this view most aptly connected with the context.
(C) Whence it follows THE MESSIAH must have come before its destruction, accordingly all the Jews before that event believed it, howeves modern ones vainly labor to evade this testimony.
He says c. i. 2. 3. (when the temple was to be raised) Jehovah had been fore displeased, &c. but turn ye to Me, faith Jehovah of hofts: a proof they turned from Him. For their encouragement, ver. 8 and 18, peace is shewn made in all the earth (a) by the divine Person borne to view (as afterwards'on a nature like this) on a horse (b) red (with blood) called the ANGEL or SENT PERSON, that had the likeness of the san of God, Dan. iii, 25, and we shall see was with Jesus. Then He, in the lowly, but watered and never-fading myrtle-like nature of HIM, (G. B. “ CHRIST the Mediator,”) is represented interceding with Jehovah of hosts, that He would not defer to have mercy on (JerusaLeM] THE ONE TO INHERIT PEACE, (Hag. i. 10, the type of Christ,) against which He had had indignation seventy or a (c) satisfaction of years, figurative of Christ's v. 12, upon which the ANGEL is answered good words, v. 13, and Zechariah was to cry, &c. I am returned to [JER U SALEM] THE ONE TO INHERIT PEACE with mercies. My temple shall be built up in it, faith Jehovah of hosts, 16, the Angel xiv. 19, Jehovah 20, and Man v. 8. After this the horns or forces of the nations are shewn cast out,
(a) CAL AREJ, the perfe&ted or complete earthy nature, figurative of CHRIST.
(6) Compare Rev. vi. 24, &c. xix. 11, 13, xix, 21.
(c) Socinians may here perceive this erson HIMSELF exprenly grounding His intercession on the fatisfaction,