I, 2), Paul assures them of his loving interest in their present attainments and future progress in the faith of the gospel (i.
" Even the style of Paul," Schmiedel assures us, " is plainly imitated in a mocking way."
5 It is significant that notwithstanding this he did not figure the pterylosis of any one of them, and the thought suggests itself that, though his editor assures us he had convinced himself that the group must be here shoved in (eingeschoben is the word used), the intrusion is rather due to the necessity which Nitzsch, in common with most men of his time (the Quinarians excepted), felt for deploying the whole series of birds into line, in which case the proceeding may be defensible on the score of convenience.
The explanation is found, so the Assyriologist assures us, in the fact that both Hebrew and Greek historians, writing at a considerable interval after the events, and apparently lacking authentic sources, confused the peaceful occupation of Babylon by Cyrus with its siege and capture by a successor to that monarch, Darius Hystaspes.
And if only one thing is real what becomes of the many different things which again my consciousness assures me are the one world with which I can have any practical concern?