Smith?s Historical Geography of the Holy Land is a repertory of information on this subject. Stanley, Life and Letters, 1:269-271, treats of Greek landscape and history. Shaler, Interpretation of Nature, sees such difference between Greek curiosity and search for causes on the one hand and a Roman indifference to scientific explanation of facts on the other. He cannot think of the Greeks and the Romans as cognate peoples. He believes that Italy was first peopled by Etrurians, a Semitic race from Africa and that from them the Romans descended. The Romans had as little of the spirit of the naturalist as had the Hebrews. The Jews and the Romans originated and propagated Christianity, but they had no interest in science.
On God?s pre-arrangement of the physical conditions of national life, striking suggestions maybe found in Shaler, Nature and Man in America. Instance the settlement of Massachusetts Bay between l629 and 1639, the only decade in which such men as John Winthrop could be found and the only one in which they actually emigrated from England. After 1639 there was too much to do at home, and with Charles II the spirit which animated the Pilgrims no longer existed in England. The colonists built better than they knew, for though they sought a place to worship God themselves, they had no idea of giving this same religious liberty to others.
R. E. Thompson (The Hand of God in American History) holds that the American Republic would long since have broken in pieces by its own weight and bulk if the invention of the steamboat in 1807, the railroad locomotive in 1829, the telegraph in 1837 and the telephone in 1877 had not bound the remote parts of the country together. A woman invented the reaper by combining the action of a row of scissors in cutting. This was as early as 1835. Only in 1855 the competition on the Emperor?s farm at Compiegne gave supremacy to the reaper. Without it farming would have been impossible during our civil war, when our men were in the field and women and boys had to gather in the crops.
B. A government and control extending to the free actions of men ? (A) to men?s free acts in general and (B) to the sinful acts of men also.
<021236> Exodus 12:36 ? ?Jehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. And they despoiled the Egyptians?; <092418>1 Samuel 24:18 ? ?Jehovah had delivered me up into thy hand (Saul to David); <193314>Psalm 33:14, 15 ? ?He looketh forth Upon all the inhabitants of the earth, He that fashioneth the hearts of them all?
( i.e., equally, one as well as another); <201601>Proverbs 16:1 ? ?The plans of the heart belong to man; But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah?; 19:21 ? ?There are many devices in a man?s heart; But the counsel of
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