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As I begin the story of Jesus, beautiful in name, transcendent in subject, it is morning, when the air is crisp with December’s frost and a merry sparkle is in the trees, starlighted with a million gleams gathered from the sun just looking over the blue hills of the East and brightening the frozen dew…It must have been such a morning that awakened the Judean hills and set all nature to singing, and the music of heaven to playing, and the pulse of universal joy to throbbing, when the Christ was born. It must have been such a morning when, after the star choristers had hushed their acclaims, and the angels of the annunciation had left the startled shepherds and, on impatient wing, swept back to the cradle of the newly-born Lord, that the glad news was scattered throughout the valleys, and over the mounts, and down the slopes, and across the Jordan. “For unto you is born this day, in the City of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
This volume chronicles Talmage’s studies of Christ as Talmage traveled through the Holy Lands. Talmage describes in great detail the scenes and places found in the New Testament. Beginning with a synopsis of his trip, he explores the political geography of the Holy Lands just prior to Christ’s advent, looks at the Jewish beliefs regarding Messiah, and continues through the life and teachings of Christ until concluding with Christ’s ascension and the martyrdom of the saints. This resource will help students of the Word visualize the places of the Bible in great detail.
Thomas De Witt Talmage (1832-1902) was born in New Jersey in 1832. He attended the University of New York, studied law for a brief time, and finally decided to enter the ministry. He studied theology at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary and began preaching in New Jersey and New York in 1856. In 1869, Talmage accepted an offer to pastor the Central Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, New York and then later at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.. Following his service as pastor, Talmage took up editing Christian magazines and journals, including: Christian at Work, Advance, Frank Leslie’s Sunday Magazine, and the Christian Herald. In addition to his editorial work, Talmage put to paper his sermons and several other writings; all of which are said to have reached over 25,000,000 readers.
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