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THE

PROPHET OF FIRE;

OR,

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ELIJAH,

WITH THEIR LESSONS.

BY

J. R. MACDUFF, D.D.,
MEMORIES OF GENNESARET, MORNING AND NIGHT WATCHES,

FAITHFUL PROMISER,' ETC.

AUTHOR OF

“ Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, Behold, I will make my

words
in thy mouth FIRE."

JER. v. 14.
“Elijah stood up as a Fire and his word burned as a lamp."

ECCLUS. xlviii. 1.

Fifth Thousand.

LONDON:
JAMES NISBET & CO., 21 BERNERS STREET.

M.DCCC.LXIV.

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! 341 FLIJAH

PREFACE.

The author hesitated in committing these pages to the press,

for the same reason which he believes has deterred others, viz., that the life of the greatest of the Prophets of the kingdom of Israel has been already so graphically portrayed, and its sacred lessons enforced, in the admirable volume of Dr Krummacher.

It is not certainly with the presumptuous expectation of either rivalling or excelling that wellknown work, that he has ventured to occupy the same ground. The gifted and now venerable pastor of Elberfeld, whose writings have enjoyed a long and deserved popularity, will always retain his own peculiar pedestal in the Christian Church as the biographer of the Tishbite. But what is true in all departments of literature, is surely specially so in the case of sacred literature and Bible biography, that no human works-not the

very

bestcan possibly be exhaustive :—there are always har

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CLUS

ASOTER-PARTARD
THECLOG.CAL LIBSAFI

CAP_CE, VAS

* Prophet of God, arise and take
With thee the words of wrath divine,

The Scourge of Heaven, to stake
O'er yon apostate shrine."

CHRISTIAN YEAR

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