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(1.) SACREDNESS of Blood and oF THE HEART, 99. (2.) VIVIFY-
(1.) LIMITATIONS OF INQUIRY, 209. (2.) PRIMITIVE Teachings oF
IMPORTANCE OF THIS RITE STRANGELY UNDERVALUED, 297. LIFE
RECEPTION AND CRITICISMS OF FIRST EDITION, 345. VITAL
THE PRIMITIVE RITE ITSELF.
I. SOURCES OF BIBLE STUDY.
THOSE who are most familiar with the Bible, and who have already given most time to its study, have largest desire and largest expectation of more knowledge through its farther study. And, more and more, Bible study has come to include very much that is outside of the Bible.
For a long time, the outside study of the Bible was directed chiefly to the languages in which the Bible was written, and to the archæology and the manners and customs of what are commonly known as the Lands of the Bible. Nor are these well-worked fields, by any means, yet exhausted.
More still remains to
be gleaned from them, each and all, than has been gathered thence by all searchers in their varied lore. But, latterly, it has been realized, that, while the Bible is an Oriental book, written primarily for Orientals, and therefore to be un'erstood only through an