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AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, WRITINGS, AND CHARACTER OF THE AUTHOR.

BY RICHARD HURD, D. D.,

LORD BISHOP OF WORCESTER.

A NEW EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.


LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG AND SON, 73, CHEAPSIDE;

R. GRIFFIN AND CO., GLASGOW; T. T. AND H, TEGG, DUBLIN:
ALSO, J. AND S. A. TEGG, SYDNEY AND HOBART TOWN.

MDCCCXXXVII.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME SECOND.

BOOK IV.

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SECT. III. - The high antiquity of Egypt proved from scripture : —And from the

ancient Greek historians, supported and confirmed by scripture. In the course of

this inquiry the rise and progress of the art of medicine is treated of and explained,
SECT. IV.-The high antiquity of Egypt proved from their hieroglyphics. Their

nature, original, and various kinds, explained. Proved to be the original of the art
of oneirocritic, or interpretation of dreams, and likewise of brute worship. In this
inquiry is contained the history of the various modes of information by speech and
writing: and of the various modes of ancient idolatry, in the order they arose from

coe another,
SECT. V.-Sir Isaac Newton's chronology of the Egyptian empire confuted, and

shown to contradict all sacred and profane antiquity, and even the nature of things.
In the course of this dissertation, the causes of that infinite confusion in the ancient

Greek history and mythology are inquired into and explained,
SECT. VI.-Proves that Moses was skilled in all the learning of Egypt, and the Is-

raelites violently inclined to all their superstitions. -- That the ritual law was insti.
tuted partly in opposition to those superstitions, and partly in compliance to the
people's prejudices.—That neither that ritual nor Moses's learning is any objection
to the divinity of his mission—but a high confirmation of it. In which Herman
Witsius's arguments to the contrary are examined and confuted; and the famous
prophecy in the twentieth chapter of Ezekiel explained and vindicated against the
absurd interpretation of the rabbins and Dr Shuckford,

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BOOK V.
THE SATURE OF THE JEWISH THEOCRACY EXPLAINED: AND THE DOCTRINE OF A FU-

TORE STATE PROVED NOT TO BE IN, NOR TO MAKE PART OF, THE MOSAIC DISPENSA-

TION.
SECT. I.–Little light to be got from the systems of Christian writers,—or the ob-

jections of deists, -or from the rabbins, - - or from the cabalists, concerning the
true nature of the Jewish republic. The Hebrew people separated from the rest of
mankind not as favourites, but to preserve the knowledge of the true God amidst an

idolatrous world—Vindicated from the calumnious falsehoods of the poet Voltaire, . 235
SECT. II.-Proves the Jewish government to be a theocracy.-This form shown to

be necessary: there being no other, by which opinions could be justly punished by
civil laws; and without such laws against idolatry, the Mosaic religion could not be
supported.-The equity of punishing opinions under a theocracy, explained. Bayle
censured.-Poster confuted. The theocracy easily introduced, as founded on a pre-
vailing notion of tutelary deities. An objection of Mr Collins to the truth of reve-
bation examined and confuted. The easy introduction of the theocracy, it is shown,
ccasioned as easy a defection from the laws of it.—The inquiry into the reason of
this leads to an explanation of the nature of the Jewish idolatry.- Lord Bolingbroke's
accusation of the law of Moses examined and exposed,

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SECT. III.-Treats of the duration of the theocracy.-Shown to have continued till

the coming of Christ.—The arguments of Spencer and Le Clerc to the contrary
examined. --The prophecy of Shiloh explained: the bishop of London's discourse
upon it examined and confuted,

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SECT. IV.-The consequences of a theocracy considered.--Shown that it must be

administered by an extraordinary providence, equally dispensing temporal rewards
and punishments, both to the community and to particulars. That scripture gives
this representation of God's government. And that there are many favourable cir-
cumstances in the character of the Jewish people, to induce an impartial examiner
is believe that representation to be true,

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