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AND THEIR

Connectiou with Modern Spiritualism and Theosophy.

BY

G. H. PEMBER, M.A.,

AUTHOR OF "THE GREAT PROPHECIEs,” ETC.

London:
HODDER AND STOUGHTON,

27, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLXXXIV.

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9270.6.

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PREFACE.

IN

N 1876 the author of the present volume published a

smaller book, entitled “Earth's Earliest Ages and Their Lessons for Us," in which his object was twofold. He first attempted to remove some of the Geological and other difficulties usually associated with the commencing chapters of Genesis ; and then endeavoured to show that the characteristic features of the Days of Noah were reappearing in Christendom, and, therefore, that the Days of the Son of Man could not be far distant.

For guidance in his efforts after the first of these aims, he adopted the following obvious principles—which, if they be admitted, render the interpretation easy and precise, and anticipate every possible Geological objection.

I. That the first chapter of Genesis, equally with those which follow it, is, in its primary meaning, neither vision nor allegory, but plain history, and must, therefore, be accepted as a literal statement of facts.

II. That care must, however, be taken to elicit the exact sense of the Hebrew text, which

the English Authorised Version often fails to express.

III. That, to those who really believe in a Supreme

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