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LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL ILLUSTRATIONS
FRONTISPIECE.-Judgment of Solomon, after the Original, by Peter Paul Rubens.
“ And the King said, Divide the living Child in two."- 1 Kings, iii. 23
Babylon Inundated, from a Drawing by'J. B. Fraser, Esq.
View in the Land of Moab, from Buckingham
ancient Egyptian Paintings Supporting-pillars of Eastern Buildings
, composed from « L’Egypte
The Pursuer slain, Costume from Canaanitish Warrior used in Wilkinson
2 Kings xviii. 18)
PART II.-NEW TESTAMENT HISTORY.
FRONTISPIECE.-Christ bearing his Cross, from the Original by Audran (John xix.
are said to have been confined
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DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT FRONTISPIECE.
CHRIST BEARING HIS CROSS.
FROM THE ORIGINAL BY AUDRIN.
Whes Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment-seat, in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbalha. And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour : and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your king? The chier priests answered, We have no king but Cesar. Then delivered he luim tirerefore unto them to he crucified. And they look Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing lue cross went forth into a place called the place of a scull, which is called in the llebrew, Golgotha : Were they cruciiied him, and two otizers with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.-Joux xix. 13-18.
The path “ Via dolorosa," by which our Saviour was conducted from the palace of Pilate to Mount Calrary, is still pointed out by old traditions, with a pardonable minuieness of detail. The house in which Christ was condemned is a ruined Roman edifice, containing several sprjous avartinents, to each of which is assigned some particular destination in the narrative of Christ's lasi sutiering3 on earth. In one he was mocked, in another buiteted, and scourged in a third. An arch that is thrown a ross the street, is called the arch of * Ecce Homo," from its proximity to the window at which the Redeemer was slown to the people, wearing a crown of thorns, and clothed in a purple robe. At two plizces, within the length of the Tia dolorosa, which is about an English mile, the Saviour is said to have sunk beneath his burden, and at a third, he placed his hand against the wall to support him from faling ; credulity professes to discover the impression of his sacred hand in the stone. At a station less than one hundred yards still further, the soldiers, compassionating his weakness, compelled Simon the Cyrenian to succeed io the burden of the cross, and carry it to that spot where the great oblation for the sins of the world was offered.
CONTENTS OF THE WHOLE WORK.
PART I.-THE OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY.
1. Address to the reader.—The Scriptures of divine authority.-A brief notice of the
characters of the compilers or writers of the books contained in the Old Test2. The history of that stupendous work the creation of the world, with suitable totes
and reflections. 3. The creation of Adam and Eve—their temptation, fall, and expulsion from para.
dise-its fatal consequences, &c. 4. The history of mankind before the flood—their wickedness—the general deluge
-preservation of Noah and his family, &c., &c. 5. The building of Babel, confusion of tongues, and dispersion of the people. 6. History of Abraham and his family.-Desiruction of Sudum and Gomorrah, &c. 7. Persecutions of the Israelites by Pharoah, king of Egypt, with the various trans
actions that took place previous to their being miraculously released from
bondage. 8. A full and particular account of the journeyings and encampments of the Israelites,
with the great miracles wrought in their favor by Divine interposition, before
their settlement at Jerusalem. 9. History of Samson, Saul and Jonathan, David, Naomi, Ruth, and all the principal
Scripture characters. 10. History of the Babylonish captivity, with a full description of that magnificent
building, Solomon's temple, &c., &c. 11. The various predictions of ihe prophets, concerning the coming and offices of the
Messiah, &c., &c. 12. Particular accounts of the lives and transactions of the most eminent patriarchs,
prophets, and other servants of God, who, by an inspired grace, have distinguished themselves in the display of divine wisdom.
PART II.--TIIE NEW TESTAMENT HISTORY.
13. History of the life, transactions, and miracles of our BLESSED REDEEMER,
from his birth to his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. 14. Also, the lives, travels, doctrines, sufferings, and various martyrdoms of the holy
evangelists, MATTHEW, Mark, LUKE, and John; with the lives of the holy apostles, and other disciples; particularly St. Peter, PAUL, ANDREW, JANES the Great and Less, Philip, BarTHOLOMEW, SIMON, JUDE, MATTHIAS, BARNABAS, STEPHEN, TIMOTHY, Titus, &c., &c., who were made instruments, by divine grace, in promoting the establishment of Christianity, the foundation
whereon are built all our hopes of eternal salvation. 15. An account of the seven churches of Asia. 16. An account of the final destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, as foretold by
our blessed Redeemer a short time before his deaih. 17. Also the various observations, comments, and illustrations, of the most learned bib
lical scholars and divines, ecclesiastical and other authentic ancient and modem historians, who have hitherto written on the Scriptures. To which is added
A LITERARY HISTORY OF TIIE HOLY BIBLE. The whole calculated to enlighten the understanding, purify the heart, and promote
that KNOWLEDGE by which we may obtain happiness in this world, and eternal salvation in that which is to come.
OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS,-IIISTORICAL, MORAL, AND DEVOTIONAL.
Genesis Job Exodus Leviticus Nurnbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth. 1 Samuel 2 Sannuel Psalms, Solomon's Song Proverbs Ecclesiastes 1 Kings 2 Kings 1 Chronicles 2 Chronicles Ezra. Esther Nehemiah
DATES IN YEARS B. C.
From 4004 to 1635
2IN) or 2130
From 1635 to 1400
From 1490 to 1451
From 151 to 1425
From 142.3 to 1121)
From 1241 to 1231
From 1171 to 1055
From 1055 to 1015
Al various times-Those by David
froni 1050 to 1015
I Kings from 1015 to 896
2 Kings from 896 to 562
From 4001 to 562
From 536 to 450
Froin 521 to 495
From 455 to 120
PROPAETICAL BOOKS IN CIIRONOLOGICAL ORDER.
KINGS OF ISRAEL.
BETWEEX THE YEARS
KINGS OF JUDAH.
} Pekah and Ilosea.
Joash, Amaziali, 850 and 784
Jehu and Jehoahaz, or Azariah
or Joash and Jeroboam II. 810 and 725 Uzziah, chi. 1
Jeroboam II. 810 and 725 L'zziah, Jothan, Ahaz, Ilezekiah Jeroboam II.
Uzziah, Jothu Ahaz, lieze. 810 and 698
Zechar dil, Shallum, Menakiah and Manassel
hem, Pekaiah. Pekalı & Ilusea 810 and 660 or later Uzziah or Manassen
chi. i. 1
About 583 Captivity,
AUTHORS. 1. Matthew, in llebrew. Matthew
in Greek Matthew 2. Thessalonians I. Paul 3. Thessaionians II. . Paul. 4. Galatians
Paul 5. Corinthians I.
Paul 6. Romains
Paul 7. Corinthians II.
Paul 8. James
James 9. Mark
Mark 10. Ephesians
Paul II. Philippians
Paul 12. Colossians
Paul 13, Philemon
Paul 11. llcbrews
Paul 15. Luke
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Luke 16, Acts
Luke 17. Timothy I.
Paul 16 Titus
Paul 19. Peter I. .
Peter 20. Jude
Jude 21. Peter Il
Peter 22. Timothy II.
Paul 23. John I.
John 24. John II.
John 25. John III.
John 6. Revelation
John 21. John