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reader to understand the setting of the given selection; second, they weld the entire group of narratives into an unbroken unit.

At the back of the book will be found a pronouncing glossary of proper names. The more obscure words and passages in the text have been explained in footnotes. The longer notes at the back of the book are intended, first, to suggest the significance in the Hebrew narrative of the events here given, and secondly, to show the importance of the Old Testament narratives in world literature by calling attention to later works inspired by the Bible. The map will be found useful in locating the more important places referred to in the text. The aim throughout has been to enhance the literary value of the selections to the pupils without hindering the initiative whereby they may enter into the spirit of the narratives and appreciate their value.

CHARLES ELBERT RHODES.

BUFFALO, N. Y., September, 1914.

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PAGE LXXXIV. THE DEATH OF AHAB......

280 LXXXIII. THE TRANSLATION OF ELIJAH.

283 LXXXV. ELISHA AND THE SHUNAMMITE WOMAN., 286 LXXXVI. THE HEALING OF NAAMAN THE SYRIAN. 289 LXXXVII. THE AVENGING OF THE BLOOD OF NABOTH, 292 LXXXVIII. THE DEATH OF ELISHA....

296 LXXXIX. HEZEKIAH: THE DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB 297 XC. THE CAPTURE OF JERUSALEM.

307 XCI. THE RETURN FROM CAPTIVITY: THE WORK OF ZERUBBABEL

311 XCII. THE HEROIC WORK OF NEHEMIAH..

317 XCIII. DANIEL INTERPRETS NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S DREAM 323 XCIV. THE BURNING FIERY FURNACE: SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND ABED-NEGO....

330 XCV. NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S MADNESS..

334 XCVI. BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST: THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL..i.

338 XCVII. DANIEL IN THE LIONS' DEN.

341 XCVIII. ESTHER

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A PRONOUNCING GLOSSARY.

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