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VINDICATION, &c.

MR. W. begins his fifth Discourse, p. 1, 2. with saying, that he is now to take into examination the three miracles of Jesus’s raising the dead, viz. of Jairus’s daughter, Matth. ix. Mark. v. Luke viii. of the widow of Naim’s son, Luke vii. and of Lazarus, John xi: the literal stories of which, he says, he shall shew to consist of absurdities, improbabilities, and incredibilities, in order to the mystical interpretation of them.

I have read over his examination of these miracles, and am still of opinion, that the histories of them are credible.

I. I will therefore first consider all his objections against these literal stories.

II. I will consider the Jewish Rabby’s letter inserted in this Discourse.

I will shew, that the histories of these three miracles are well circumstanced, and have in them the marks and tokens of credibility.

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