Anf-01 ix.vi.xxiv Pg 2 Who, then, are they that have laboured, and have helped forward the dispensations of God? <index subject1="Patriarchs and prophets foretold the advent of Christ" title="494" id="ix.vi.xxiv-p2.2"/>It is clear that they are the patriarchs and prophets, who even prefigured our faith, and disseminated through the earth the advent of the Son of God, who and what He should be: so that posterity, possessing the fear of God, might easily accept the advent of Christ, having been instructed by the prophets. And for this reason it was, that when Joseph became aware that Mary was with child, and was minded to put her away privily, the angel said to him in sleep: “Fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. For she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins.”4132
John iv. 35, etc.
Edersheim Bible History
Lifetimes ix.v Pg 16.1, Lifetimes viii.xxiii Pg 124.1, Lifetimes viii.xxxv Pg 24.1, Lifetimes xi.xiv Pg 12.1, Temple xix Pg 5.2
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 4
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:30 Mt 9:37,38 Lu 10:3