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BETRA Y AL,
A SACRED POEM,
IN FIVE BOOKS.
κέρδη παραινεις ει τι κέρδος έν κακόις
The subject of the following Poem occupies a dark page in the Gospel history: a page as brief as it is gloomy. The defection of Judas Iscariot from his Master, and his venal treachery, are a connecting link in the series of events by which the predeterminate counsel of God is fulfilled in the
great moral sacrifice of the Redeemer: and, in
perfect keeping with the style of inspired narrative, they are recorded-and no more.
The betrayal of Jesus Christ by one of the twelve, and even by such an one, has much in it