The exposition of the Feasts of Jehovah given in the following pages is an exceedingly fresh and helpful one. Such a subject is of very real importance to the Church in a day when the Old Testament is very largely a sealed book. Sealed because, alas! so few approach it in the right spirit.
An Apostle affirms that “the things written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” Moreover they are the record of historical events; events fraught with typical significance and full of spiritual import.
There can be no doubt whatever that if the Types of the Old Testament were studied in real humility and readiness of mind to see in them pictures of Divine Truth they would be found a mighty weapon of defence against the attacks of Modernism, a weapon whose efficacy it is difficult to overestimate. Further, such study is essential to the right understanding of a great proportion of the New Testament.
This contribution to the unfolding of the types of Leviticus 23 by my beloved friend Mr. A. McD. Redwood is, therefore, most heartily to be welcomed and prayerfully read. The very suggestive exposition of the “Firstborn” (pp. 19-30), though quite new, is one which merits careful consideration and will, I believe, commend itself to most. Such reading can only result for others, as for myself, in a fuller appreciation of what Dr. Pusey has so beautifully called the “hidden harmonies of Holy Writ.”
Bible Training Institute
Auckland, New Zealand.