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PROPHET OF FIRE;
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ELIJAH,
WITH THEIR LESSONS.
J. R. MACDUFF, D.D.,
FAITHFUL PROMISER,' ETC.
“ Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, Behold, I will make my
JER. v. 14.
ECCLUS. xlviii. 1.
! 341 FLIJAH
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
bestcan possibly be exhaustive :—there are always har