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Holy Garments, Sacrifices, Incense, Oint. ment, Water of Purification, &c. .. Sect. 5. Of the Holy Times, Feafts and
Fafts, the Sabbaths, the New-Moons,
nacles, Day of Atonement, &c. - Sect. 6. The Use of the Jewis Ceremonies
both to, the Jews and to Chrifians, . Chap. VI. Of iħe Political or. Judicial Law
of the Jews, namely, of their Wars,
batical Year, Jubilee, &c. - - a 63: Chap. VII. Of the Sins and Punishments of
the Jews in the Wilderness, • - - 71 Chap. VIII. Of the Jews Entrance into Ca..
naan, and their first Government by
Judges, - .. . - - . Sečt. 1. Of their pofleffion of Canaan, ani
destroying the old Inhabitants, - - Sect. 2. Of the Government of the Jews
by Judges; namely, Ehud, Shamgar, De
borah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson, &c. Chap. IX. Of the Government of the Jews.
under their Kings; and first of Saul and · David, - - ... - - - - - 91. Chap. X. Of the Reign of Solomon, and Re
boboam aver all Ifrael, and the Division
of the Nation into two Kingdoms, • • 1013 Chap. XI. Of the Kings of Ifrael, -,• • 107; Chap. XII. Of the Kings of Judah, - . 117 Chap. XIII. Of the Return of the Yews from
Captivity, and the Building the City of
Conduct of Ezra and Nebaniah, - -., 131. Chap. XIV. The History of Job, - -.- 141 Chap. XV. The History of Jonah, - - 1453
Chap. XVI. The History of Jeremiah, - 147
Sect. 4. Of the Jewish Affairs under An- .
tiochus the Great, Seleucus, and An-
The. NEW TESTAMENT.
CHA P. XXI. Of John the Baptift, - 268:
Chap. XXI. Of the Birth and Child
hood of Jesus Chrift, - - - 274 Chap. XXIIÍ. Of the public Life and Mi
nistry of Chrift, - - - - --- 278 Introdu&ion. His Preparation for his
public Work, - - - - - - .- 278 Sect. 1. Jefus Chrift's Appearance, with
the Characters of the Messiah, - -- 281 Sect. 2. Of the Subjects of bis Preaching,
his Parables, Disputes, &c. - - - 282
Structing them, - - - - - - ,. 294
the two Sacraments, - - - --. 297
actions in the Life of Christ, - -. 299 Chap. X-XIV. Of the Death, Resurrection,
and Afcenfion of Christ, . - - - ...
his feveral Appearances to his Disciples, 312 · Sect. 3. Of his Ascension to Heaven, .. 316 Chap. XXV. Of the Arts of the Apostles,
*chiefly Peter and John, and the Deacons . Stephen and Philip, - - - - - 316 ! Chap. XXVI. The Ac7s of Paul the Apostle,
his Travels and Sufferings, his Life and i
OF THE WHOLE SCRIPTURE HISTORY, &c.
The HISTORY of the
*HERE is no History in the World
so ancient as the Bible, nor is there 2 T Sany which gives us so early an Ac
count of Things. The Old Tefta. veel ment begins at the Creation of the World, brings us into Acquaintance wi:k Adam and Eve, our first Parents, informs us of their State of Innocence, their Sin againft God, and their being driven out of Paradise ; it recounts the firft Generations of Men, and their multiplied Iniquities, which provoked God to destroy them by a Flood. в .
Then ië treats of the Character, Circumftances and Conduct of Noah and Abraham, and of their Families after the Flood; enlarging most upon the Houshold of Jacob, or lfrael, the Grandson of Abraham, who, at the Invitation of his Son Jofeph, went down with his family to dwell in Egypt, where they were enllaved by Pharaoh the King.
The History proceeds to the Deliverance of the Ifraelites out of Egyptian Bondage, by Moses and Aaron, and their being set apart to be a peculiar People to God. It rehearses the Laws and Statutes which were given them, together with their Sins and Punishments while they were in the Wilderness, travelling to the Land of Canaan, which God had promised themi
Then there follows an Account of their Conqueít over the Land of Canaan under the Conduct of Joshua"; their Government byl Judges several hundred Years; and after that there is a Narrative of their four first Kings, namely, Saul, David, Solomon, and Rehoboam. In his Days the Nation was divided into two Kingdoms, which were called the Kingdom of ISRAEL, and the Kingdom of JUDAH, ., . ; - There are also particular Records of the Government of these two distinct Kingdoms, under a long Succession of their own Kings, till they were both carried into Captivity by the Kings of Assyria.
After this, the sacred History relates the Return of many of them, (chiefly, the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin) into their own Land, and their rebuilding the City of Jerusalem, and the Temple of God, and the Settlement of the Affairs of the