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therefore, resolved upon coming, with his wife and daughter, to live and die in Jerusalem as a pious Jew. He had executed his purpose; but was, however, constrained to confess that he did not find that satisfaction in the Jewish religion which he had expected. This confession led to a serious conversation, during which I pointed out to him plainly, from Moses and the prophets, that Jesus must needs be the Messiah. I then gave him a copy of the "Old Paths," in German, and several other suitable books, with an earnest entreaty to read them carefully; and may the blessing of God accompany this son of Abraham! In the evening I met, by appointment, two of the believing rabbies outside the gate. Their wives still seem to be the great obstacles in the way of their public confession of the faith.

June 28.-This morning early I went into the Jewish quarter, where I had some interesting conversation, at the shop of a bookseller, respecting the fast of Tischabeab, or the destruction of the temple.


July 13.-Nothing worthy of notice has occurred for the last three days. I continued to give regular instruction, and kept up my intercourse with the Jews. To-day I had a visit from the chief of the Caraites. We had a long conversation respecting true Christianity. He said that the religion of Jesus was good; and he was sure that if idolatry had not been again introduced into the Churches, all the Caraites would long ago have embraced Christianity. I gave him a copy of the Hebrew Liturgy; he read some pages and seemed much pleased with it, and asked leave to take it home with him. I also gave him a copy of the Tract No. 46. He wanted to see our Bishop, and I was sorry not to be able to comply with his request, as he was indisposed, but promised to introduce him at some future period.

I went into the Jewish Quarter. Seeing a rabbi standing at the door of the synagogue, I spoke to him, and he freely entered into conversation. We read several passages together, referring to the sinfulness of man and the necessity of the propitiation. There were several other Jews present. I pointed out to them, Him who hath been exalted to the right hand of God to give repentance and forgiveness of sins to his people Israel. I then had a conversation with a Jewish chemist, who told me he wished to speak to me at my house, and sent his boy home with me in order that he might know where I lived.


July 14.-In the morning I went to the Jewish quarter, and visited several families; I also called on the Syrian Bishop, with whom I had a long and interesting conversation respecting the doctrines of the Church of England; and as he spoke Arabic, we were able to enter into the subject more fully than if we had been obliged to have had an interpreter.

In the afternoon I went to the German Jewish synagogue, where I found the whole congregation sitting on the floor, weeping over the destruction of the temple, and praying to God for their restoration. To-morrow was to have been the fast on account of the destruction of the temple, but as it is the Jewish Sabbath, it is postponed until next Sunday. The German Jews in this country, meet together in the synagogue the day before the fast, to pray and lament, which the Spanish Jews do not.

July 20.-In the morning I seated myself in a shop occupied by a Jew, with whom I had a long conversation in the presence of some other Jews. After I had reached home I was visited by a very interesting Jew, who has been in most parts of Europe. I conversed with him for about three hours, respecting the Gospel of Christ, as opposed to the oral law. He admitted that

many of the doctrines of the latter were pernicious, and were not acted upon by the majority of the Jews of the present day. When I asked him, Why they were not publicly abrogated? He said, "It could not be done, until a man like Maimonides arose amongst them." Upon his leaving, I presented him with several books for his perusal.

July 21.-I went again to the Jewish shop and conversed with several Jews. They brought forward all the unfulfilled prophecies as objections against Christianity.

I endeavoured to point out to them Christ's first and second coming, reading to them all the passages which were fulfilled in Christ's first advent, and telling them that at his second and glorious coming, all shall be fulfilled that the prophets have foretold. They maintained that there were two Messiahs, the one the son of Ephraim, who is to be killed; the other, the Son of David, who is to reign for ever. One Jew pointed to Daniel viii. 14, and said, According to that, the Messiah was to come in two or three hundred years, reckoning from the Babylonish captivity. There was a Jew from Algiers present, who said to me in French, "God alone knows the truth; we know nothing." I replied, "God has revealed his truth.” I invited them

to call on me.

July 27.-A rabbi called upon me, to whom I explained God's plan for our salvation. He told me there was a rabbi here from my native country, to whom he had spoken of me, and asked him to call on me, but he would not, because he considered it a sin to enter my house. I inquired where he was living, and purpose (D.V.) to call upon him.

July 28.-Called upon Ducat, who is unwell. I went into a Talmudical school, where several rabbies and students were present. Amongst them was an aged and infirm Jew. I endeavoured to draw his attention to eternity; whither, to all appearance, he was fast tending. He replied, "You are right, all the

things of this world will soon be of no use to me, only the good things that I have done will be of any avail. I do as many good works as I am able, no poor pass my door without relief." I replied, "All your good deeds cannot save you. For the prophet says, are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.' (Isaiah lxiv.)

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Old Man. If good works will not save me, what will?

I. In the law it is written, " It is the blood which maketh atonement for the soul;" "Without shedding of blood there is no remission of sin." This truth is also stated in the Talmud.

Old Man. Now that sacrifices have ceased, we must have some other atonement for our sins.

I. Have you ever read Isaiah liii. ?

Old Man. I have.

I. Then you will remember that it is stated there that "He was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities." The prophet speaks of the Messiah. "His blood, which was shed for us, cleanses us from all our sins."

We then read the chapter together, and by God's grace, I had a good opportunity of pointing out to him the way of salvation.


I next called upon my countryman, Mr. She was not at home. I also visited two Jewish families. I then went to the market-place, where I had an interesting conversation with several Jews. One said to "You me, say that the Messiah came during the second temple. Now this is quite impossible, for in the second temple they had not the holy oil of anointment, and the Messiah's name is the 'Anointed One.'" I replied, "I will show you that the Messiah has been anointed by God himself." I opened the Bible and read from Isaiah, chap. xi., "The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD." And from chapter lxi.,

"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified." And from Psalm xlv., "Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."

July 29.-I called upon the Ducats, who are suffering from ophthalmia. I read and prayed with them. I then called upon Mr. S-, with whom I conversed for several hours. Though this rabbi was born in a Christian country, yet he had not a single correct idea of Christianity. In his opinion, the Christian religion permitted every man to live and do as he pleased. I laid before him the principal doctrines of our holy religion, quoted several passages of the New Testament which he had never heard of before, because he had never read the New Testament. Our conversation now took a different turn. He said, "If Jesus is the Messiah, how is it that these predictions are not fulfilled?” He then quoted most of the unfulfilled prophecies. I pointed out to him, from the Scriptures, Christ's first coming to suffer and to die for the salvation of mankind; then the second coming of Christ in glory, to establish his kingdom upon earth, from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. I made him understand that, like as in nature, every thing goes step by step: first, the grain must be put into the ground, the sunshine and the showers combined make it spring up and grow by degrees till it yields the seed; even thus it is in the

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