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ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by the AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, in the Clerk's Omce of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

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V. SARAH AND Isaac, the Heir of the Promise - ........

VI. REBEKAH of Mesopotamia .--.....

VII. REBEKAH As a Wife and Mother -...--...

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VIII. MIRIAM, the Sister of Moses and Aaron ------.....

IX. DEBORAH, the Wife of Lapidoth-

X. HANNAH, the Mother of the Prophet Samuel ..........
XI. Ruth the Moabitess, Great-grandmother of David ---- 110

XII. ABIGAIL, the Wife of David -........................ 121

XIII. JEZEBEL, the Heathen Queen of Israel................

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XIV. The Woman of Shunem ----.....
XV. ESTHER, the Jewish Queen of Ahasuerus ..........

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XVI. THE WOMEN OF THE NEW TESTAMENT .............. 191

XVII. ELISABETH, the Mother of John the Baptist ------ 200
XVIII. Mary, the Mother of our Lord .........

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XIX. Anna, the Widowed Prophetess -- ..-.. .........
XX. HERODIAS, Wife of the Tetrarch of Galilee ....---... 249
XXI. The Woman of Syrophenicia ......................
XXII. Mary of Magdala--- -

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XXIII. MARTHA AND Mary, the Sisters of Lazarus, at Bethany 282

XXIV. SAPPHIRA, the False Witness --.......

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XXV. DORCAS, the Benevolent Disciple-.....

XXVI. LYDIA, the Hospitable Hostess --.....

XXVII. PRISCILLA, Paul's Helper in Christ. .......

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ILLUSTRATIONS.

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Engraved by Paye. Half Title ....

.-A. Will --- --.-J. G. Gordon..... Titlepage ........

........A. W. & F. A. C. J L. Langridge .. The Expulsion ..

..........F. A. Chapınan --E. D. Hayes-.. Death of Abel ...... The First Promise....,

.-J. Foster ..... Abraham's Departure for the Land of Promise .......................... 6

.-J. L. Langridge .. Sarah in the Harem .............. H. W. Herrick ..J. Foster......... “Hagar, whence camest thou?" .. .. F. A. Chapman ..J. L. Langridge -- 32 “Wherefore did Sarah laugh ?" ..... “

E. D. Hayes...... Abimelech's Rebuke ......

- A. F. Kinnersley.. Hagar and Ishmael .....

...H. W. Herrick -..J. D. Felter ...... “The Burnt-offering"....

..J. Foster ........ The Lost Sheep ...... ........-F. A. Chapman --J. II. Whitney.... Rebecca at the Well ...

... .. H. Fenn..... ...J. Foster ........ Rebecca's Departure

......F. A. Chapman .. " ... Rebecca's Approach ...

..... H. Fenn ........ " ... Rebecca the Mother ..

. . H. W. Herrick . J. D. Felter ...... Isaac blesses Jacob ..........

..J. H. Whitney..... • Bless me also, O my father" ....... H. W. Herrick -..J. H. Whitney.... Miriam ........... .............. "

...Geo, M. Ward .... Finding of Moses ........ .

...J. Foster.......... The Song of Triumph. .

..-A. F. Kinnersley.. 85 Barak before Deborah ...............F. A. Chapman . E. D. Hayes...... 9 The Mother of Sisera ..

..J. Foster........ 97 Hannah....

• Geo. M. Ward ... 99 Samuel given to the Lord..........

..J. H. Whitney.... 105 The Happy Mother ......... ...

..A. F. Kinnersley . . 109 Ruth ....... .....

.... H. W. Herrick .. Geo. M. Ward.... 110 “Call me not Naomi"...

...A. F. Kinnersley.. 117 Abigail.... ...

.....H. Billings ......E. D. Hayes ..... 121 Nabal's Revels........................ . ..... " Marriage of David and Abigail .......

......Kingdon ........ 134 Jezebel - ........ ...........F. A. Chapman --E. D. Hayes...... 135 Elijah denouncing Ahab .............

..J. Foster ......... 140 The Fate of Jezebel .......

.-A. F. Kinnersley.- 147 The Shunamite Woman.....

.-J. H. Whitney .... 148 Esther ........................... "

.-A F. Kinnersley. 161 “What wouldest thou, Queen Esther?" "

.-E. D. Hayes...... 171 Pride before Destruction ..........

..J. Foster ......... 180 Drawn ly

Engraved by Page. Reading the Records .... ....H. Billings .... A. F. Kiunersley. 181 Mordecai's Honor ................. H. W. Herrick -..Geo. M. Ward --- 183 Haman's Overthrow .... ---...-H. Billings · ... E. Bookhout -...] Half Title to Women of the New Testa

ment ................. ...... A. Will ..........J. G. Gordon ..... 189 Vignette...

.... ....F. A. Chapman - E. D. Hayes-- .... 199 "Fear not, Zacharias"...............W. Thwaites .... " " ..... 200 Elisabeth meeting Zacharias...

.. J. Foster... .. 206 Meeting of Elisabeth and Mary ....... "

......... 214 Mary the Mother ...................-H. Billings... Nazareth ........... ........ H. Fenn ........-J. L. Langridge.. 217 “ Behold the Handmaid of the Lord".H. Billings.. ...E. D. Hayes .... 221 The Angel and the Shepherds......... " " ....J. H. Whitney ... 228 Did ye not know that I must be about

my Father's business?"........... " " ...... E. Bookhout ..... 235 " Who is my mother?" ...........

..J. H. Whitney ... " Took her to his own home".........F. A. Chapman J. Toster ...... 243 Anna the Prophetess .....

..J. H. Whitney ... 244 Anna's Prophecy ......

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... 248 Herodias .........

.......-J. W. Ehringer · J. I'oster .......249 Salome's Toilet .....

...-F. A. Chapman E. D. Hayes...... 259 Salome's Dancing ........

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...... 261 “Give me the head of John the Baptist"

« ...... 262 The Head in the Charger ...

..J. Foster---..-- 265 The Syrophenician Woman .....

- J. H. Whitney.... 266 The Grateful Mother---...

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* ... 273 Mary Magdalen .......

· A. F. Kinnersley.. 274 Mary and Martha......

· E. D. Hayes...... 282 Mary's Good Choice ...

" . A. F. Kinnersley · 291 Lazarus Sick ................

. J. H. Whitney -... 293 “Lord, is thou hadst been here," etc..-H. W. Herrick -.-J. D. Felter -. ... 298 The Precious Ointment .............. " " . J. E. Whitney ... 305 Sapphira .. .... . .. ........-F. A. Chapman E. D. Hayes...... 308 Her Sudden Death ....

..A. F. Kinnersley.. 312 Dorcas .... .. . ............. ....... "

..J. H. Whitney. --- 318 Lydia ......................

.- E. D. Hayes . ... 324 The Evil Spirit exorcised ..........

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...... 330 I'riscilla--...............

..Kingdon ......... 336 Apollos instructed ....................

. J. D. Felter ...... 312 "My Lord and my God".

..J. Foster......... 349

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