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adds, ver. 23, I will set up ONE shepherd over them, and He fall feed them, (even) My fervans (David) the BELOVED; He fall feed them, and He shall be their shePHERD.

But how this can be reconciled with their having ONE Shepherd, unless this Jehovah and this (David) BELOVED are united and so ONE, I see not. Accordingly the word for one signifies an UNITED ONE, that is one with Him, and ['v] in conjunction; in which view the text contradicts not other SS, but only imports that this person would set up this UNITED ONE, and that in conjunction as thus ONE the (true David) Beloved should feed them, &c. as faid in Mat. ii. 6. Whence it follows in ver. 24, I Jehovah, that promised, ver. 12, to [be the true OsHea] SAVE them, will be their God (and or] in conjunction with My servant [David] the BELOVED (NeSHIA] an exalted PRINCE among them as Aa. v. 31. and thus they were to know that Jehovah was associate with them, ver. 29. Again in c. xxxvii. 23, 24, ONE KING shall be king to them all 1 (the [A DONI 3, 5, 9, 12, 19, 21, Lord or DIRECTOR) will save them and CLEANSE them : fo fall they be My people, and I will be their God [and or] in conjunction with the [David) BELOVED My servant, the KING over them. And what directs the application of this text to this person the speaker says My tabernacle [G. Ikene]

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shall be with them referred to Joh. i. 14, and declared we see fulfilled by JESUS HIMSELF, Rev. xxi. 3. And in Hof. iii. 4, 5, GOD says, what has been fulfilled, the children of Israel mall abide many days without a king and without a prince and without a sacrifice and with out an image and without an ephod and without [TERAPHIM the shadows of the Divine MaJESTY] HEALERS: afterward shall the children of ISRAEL return, and seek Jehovah their God (and [.] v or) in conjunction with (David) THE BELOVED their KING, &c. united as a nail is with what it connects, (for which [%] v is also used); whose bodily tabernacle, though to fall a sacrifice, was to be ra sed up, Amos ix. II, Axt. xv. 16, and who was to fand up and feed in the STRENGTH or POWER of Jehovah, IN the Majesty of the name of Jehovah, this person and thus UNITED be the PEACE, Mic. v. 5. Thus the declarations in the N. T. that Jesus is Jehovah, the Je] ESSENCE, the God, are made in the very style of the O. T. Some of which, urged, as I doubt not they were by the apostles, among other proofs that Jesus was the CHRIST, i.e. ANOINTED of and with JeHovah, had their effect on thousands, nay myriads of the Jews, and on a great company of the priests, making them obedient to the faith that He was their LORD and God. So that we need not wonder this important article was not only so

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repeatedly infifted on, so strenuously maintained by the primitive writers, but should also be afserted even by the Talmudists, who Paul, (in his answer to R. Jechiels objection that what was " said by them was not spoken of the God of " the CHRISTIANS, but of another CHRIST,”) says “have acknowledged Jesus the MESSIAH, « and confessed Him to be both God and Man," Disp. R. Fechiel, &c. in IV agenfeil's Ign. Satan. p. 16. We may rather be surprized Limborch's Jew should be so ignorant of the lively oracles, and these writers, as to conceit Jesus made no declarations of His being the God of Israel, and think that a novel opinion which is as antient as their church, or that Limborch should have made to him any conceffions of this fort. Because either the CHRIST must be this God or these SS and their Talmuds would be false. For these evince He is this God, and of course what Jesus has been proved to signify, THE ESSENCE THE SAVIOR.

The apostles too clearly refer to it, if they do not translate the word thus for the benefit of the CHRISTIANS, who only understood the Greek. For St. Paul in Phil. iii. 20, entitles Him the SAVIOR, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto His glorious body, Gr. the body of THE GLORY of Him. And as in 1 Tim. I, 1, he styles Him [Elisha] GOD THE SAVIOR of us and our

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LORD JESUS CHRIST, so he calls Him in Tit. i. 4, The LORD Jesus CHRIST THE SAVIOR of us, giving us in both places the H. name in GREEK, which He describes in c.ü. 14, as the Great God and our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST joined, as shewn in p. 121.

St. Peter also in 2 Ep. 1, 2, entitles HIM cur God and SAVIOR Jesus CHRIST, and in c. iii. 16, our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, which could not be true, if Jesus was not (JE) THE ESSENCE, and so oui [ADONI] Lord, which He is called in this and many other passages, evincing Him to be, what ADONI and Je in the title of His type ADONIJah or Je mean, THE LORD or DIRECTOR, THE ESSENCE.

Lastly, the distinctions He is known by throw no little light on the propriety of this name, if considered according to the sense of the H., to which the Greek of the N. T. has a particular respect. (a) For first, He is styled the son of God, Jo. i. 49. The word for son, though in Dan. iii. 25, as in Pf. ii. [(b) BeR), was doubtless here Ben, which is in H. " to build up” or “ conftruct,” and as a noun fignifies “ one constructed of another," as a fon; importing Him the Man constructed or confifting, as we say, of God, this DIVINE perfon; whence

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(a) So Bishop Hare remarks.
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the Jews knowing this its import might well understand this title to denote Him, though Man, yet God, as the primitive writers also did, as well as on account of His relation to the first person in the covenant of grace. Indeed the title is what those of His types fignified, [BON] the son, i C. xv. 18, [BenajaH] THE SON THE ESSENCE, the name of several typic persons, &c.

2. He is called the son of MAN, which in H. is Ben Adam, and according to the usage of the tongue denotes Him as this God, this ANTIENT OF DAYS, constructed or consisting of the Man, which He assumed, and is almost al. ways used for Him as such. This appears more clearly from considering

3. He is distinguished as the son of David, [H. Ben David); to signify Him, as God the [ADONI] LORD, to be constructed, not only of Man, but of a particular man, of the typic David according to the flesh in accomplishment of the promises, and also of the Man that was and is, like the type, truly (David) THE BELoved in whom we are accepted, Eph. i. 6. And hence it is we find the [el] God and (DED] the beloved joined in the titles of the types EL-Dad, Num. xi. 26, and ELI-DAD, 6. xxxiv. 21.

4. He is described as the son of God's LOVE Col. i, 13; which according to the usage of

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