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and positively proved than this one in regard to the plan of the city and its twelve-fold significance. And it is also absolute proof that these parts of the Bible were inspired.

In the engraved measure of man as given in our fourth chapter, pages 1oq and i io, we have shown that a scale of twelve angles, arranged precisely in the order of the twelve parts of the New Jerusalem, is the only scale that will measure the plan of the human head. A scale of twelve times twelve, 144, will measure the entire human form. It is true, as the angel said, that "the measure of the city is the measure of man. "

From all these facts we see that the kingdom of the Messiah could not be established until science was discovered and elaborated. That has required long ages of growth. The kingdom was to be as br-',.d as human wants. And we could not classify these wants until science explored the constitution of man, and traced these wants to their first source in the mental faculties.

Within the last few years there has been much discussion about the restoration of the Jews to Palestine. But many of the writers on this subject seem to quite overlook the vital fact that the Jews now

include only about ONE-SEVENTH PART of the people

who are lineal descendants of ancient Israel ; and that the many Bible promises of a restoration all specify the twelve tribes. There is not a promise of restoration for the Jews without the other tribes.

We cannot quote the multitude of passages, but two or three will show their tenor. " In those days the house of Judah (the Jews) shall walk with the house

of Israel, and they shall come together to the land that I have given for an inheritance to your fathers. "

"It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set his hand the second time to recover the remnant of his people, and he shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth."

Ezekiel was told to take two sticks as a symbol and write on one for the tribes with Joseph and on the other for the tribes with Judah (the Jews). "And the two sticks shall become one in thine hand. And thus, says Jehovah, I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, from all the countries whither I have scattered them, and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; one king shall be king to them all, and they shall be no more two nations. And they shall no more be pulled up out of the land that I have given them."

The Jews, or Judah, Benjamin and Levi, have closely intermarried and have remained exclusive. They could not become a representative and cosmopolitan nation. But the twelve tribes, taken together, present all the diversities of character and talent needed to compose such a nation. For this reason they were the Chosen Nation. For this reason the record of Israel stands as the central fact in the world's history.

The statesmen of Europe to-day recognize the restoration of Palestine as a vital and critical problem of international statesmanship. We are hence justified in giving the subject so much space.

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