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High

Prfeflr,

types

of

Chrifl.

141

of

gladneí%.

3.

They

muff bee

contrary

to the

.

foolifh manner

and

fafbion

of

the

Priefts

and

people

of

the

Gentiles, who were

fo patfronate

and

exceffive in

their

affe-`fed

and

fonaetimes

forced mourning,

as

they

fell

into

indecent

and

unlimited

behaviours.

4.

Z

he

Prieff,

and efpecially

the

high

Prieft,

was

to

be

a

type

of

eternity',

and

therefore muít

(how

no

fuch

figne

of

weakeneffe and

corruption,

as

weeping

is.

Hence it

is,

that wee

read

not of

the death

of

an

high

Prieti,

but

ever before

his

death

another

was appointed and

in-

flailed.

So

before,4aroks

dyed,Eleater

was

inllalled

and before his death

was

'phinehks,

Numb,

to.28,Hence

Numb.2

;.3

it

is,

that wee

read not

of

their

raignes

and

times,

haw

long

or

(hort

any

of

them

lived,

as

of

the

judges

and

Kings

;

which

clofely

noteth

and implyerh unto us,

that

they

were

types

ofeternity

and

immortality,

5.

In

the ceremony

this

Law

bath

a

fpeciall

ayme and

refpea

to

jefus

Chrif

our

high Prieft,

in

whom

was

no

bfot,no

fpot,

or

morall pollution

,

as

that high

Priefi:

molt

care-

fully

was

refrained

from every

Legali

pollution. He

wept

indeed

fundry

times

for

the

dead,

as

for

Lstz4rats

&c.becaufe

he

was

to

abolifh

the

Legali

ceremonies,and

this among

other.

It

being

in

him

fufficient

that

molt

perfealy

he

preferved himfelfe from

moral]

pollution:

In

which

fence

he

never

uncovered

his

head,

that

is,

was

never

fo

weake

or

inglorious

by

pafíion,

but

that

he

ever

maintained

union

with

his

father, and abode the

power

-

full

head

of

his

Church.

Neither did

he rent

hisgele-

ments,that

is, his

holy

flehh

baked

as

it

were in the

oven

ofaffliaions,

extended and

rent

on

the

croffe,

caft

afide

in

the grave, was

never rent

off

from

his divinity, but

was ever from the

fira

moment

of

Hypottaticall

union,

prefent

with

it,

and

(hail

be

for

all

eternity. He never

goes

out

of'

the

San6tuary

to

mourne for the

dead,

for

the

crowne

and

oyle

of

God

is

upon

him. For

as

in

his

life

he(being moll holy)

was not

fubjeft

to

be

quite

Cub-

clued