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it should be used for time absolutely past — 1 am for / was
— supposes a deviation from the obvious principles of lan-
guage, and consequently from ordinary usage, which no-
thing but absolute necessity could justify, and of which it
is- at least doubtful whether any instances parallel to the
one before us can be produced. — If we understand our
Lord's words as aflRrming his past and present existence
as one and the same — i. e. as affirming his absolute or eter-
nal existence, they are not only correct, but full of beauty
and energy : nor can their grammatical impropriety be
easily accounted for on any other hypothesis. — 3. How
came the Jews so completely to misunderstand our Lord's
meaning, if the sentiment ascribed to him by the adversa-
ries of his Divinity was that which he intended to express ?
Reference is generally made, in discussing this suliject,
to the Greek of



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