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LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL ILLUSTRATIONS

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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

Engraved Title to the Bible History

The Deluge.-N. Poussin

The Mountains of Ararat

Babylon Inundated, from a Drawing by'J. B. Fraser, Esq.
Nineveh, from Rich
Island of Aradus, froin Laborde's is Voyage en
The Jordan issuing from the Lake
Women of Egypt, lower Class, from “ l'Egypte

État Moderne":

The Dead Sea, from a Drawing by Mr. Arundale.

Cromlech at Plas Newydd, from Painting in British Museum

Druidical Circle, Jersey, from Grose's Antiquities

Camels, from Laborde's “ Vovage en Orient"

Great Officer on a journey, composed from Lane

Mountains of Seir, from Laborde's “ Arabia"

Tents, from Laborde's Travels

Egyptian Females of Priestly Farrilies, Official Dresses, from Rossellini, &c.

Modern Syrian Carts, of ancient Form, from Laborde

Carts of the Tartar Nomades, from Sebastian Ide's Travels

King (the Sultan) on his Throne, from D'Ohsson

Eelauts in Persia, from Malcom's “ Persia"

The River Nile under its usual Appearance

Ornaments of Egyptian Females, "- Jewels of Gold, and jewels of Silver,', composed

A Departure from Egypt in the present Day, composed from Laborde, &c.

Adjeroud, from “ L'Egypte-Etat Moderne"

Suez, from the northeast, from “ L’Egypte-Etat Moderne"

Egyptian War-chariots, composed from “ L'Egypte-Antiquities"

Egyptian Soldiers of different Corps, from “ L’Egypte-Antiquities"

Dance of Females, with Timbrels, from “ L'Egypte-Antiquities,” and Rossellini

Ain Mousa, from a Drawing by Mr. Arundale

A wild Palm-tree at the Foot of Mount Sinai

Summit of Mount Sinai, from Laborde

Selting up the Tabernacle in the Wilderness

The Table of Showbread

Costume of the High- priest

The High-priest on the Day of Atonement, and a Levite (Leviticus xvi. 4)

General View of the Mountains of Sinai

Bedouin Encampment in a Valley of Sinai, from Taylor's “ La Syrie”

A Valley in Sinai, from Taylor's “ La Syrie” .

Bedouin's collecting Fruits in Palestine --Costume from Cassas

Mount Hor, from Laborde

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View in the Land of Moab, from Buckingham
Valley of Shechem, with Mounts Ebal and Gerizim, from Laborde
Ancient Syrian Chief addressing the People, from Syrian Figures in ancient Egyptian

Paintings
Plain of Jericho, from a Sketch by Mr. Arundale
Summer-parlor on the Nile, from Mayer
Market at Gate, composed from Lane
Gaza
Victor greeted with “ Timbrels and Dance,” Costume from Figures of Syrians in

ancient Egyptian Paintings Supporting-pillars of Eastern Buildings

, composed from « L’Egypte

Etai Moderne”;
Ethiopian Car drawn by Oxen, from Wilkinson
Indian Car drawn by Oxen, from Mandeslo
Monumental Pillars, from Laborde
Runners attending a Chariot, composed from Egyptian Sculptures
A Meeting near Mount Tabor-modern Syrian Costume
A Musical Procession-modern Syrian Costume-Instruments, ancient Egyptian
View of Rama-Forbin .
Throwing a Javelin-modern Syrian Costume
Escape from a Window-modern Syrian Costume
Eastern Forms of Obeisance, from “ L'Egypte-Etat Moderne;" &c.
Presents to a Bedouin Chief, adapted from Laborde, &c.
Bedouins, with Captives and Spoil

The Pursuer slain, Costume from Canaanitish Warrior used in Wilkinson
Hebron, from Laborde's “ Syria”
Rocky Valley in the Vicinity of Petra
Ruins of Ammon, from Taylor's “Syria”
Flight on Mules, Bedouin Costume
Absalom's Sepulchre, from a Drawing by Mr. Arundale
Race of Messengers
Howdah of the Great Mogal, from Mandeslo
Great Mogul on Throne, from “ L'Histoire Generale des Voyages"
Solomon approaching Jerusalem
Pools of Solomon, from a Drawing by Mr. Arundale
Tadmor (Palmyra), from Laborde
Tribute-bearers, composed from ancient Egyptian Sculptures
Baalbec, from a Sketch by Mr. Arundale
Egyptian Worship, composed from “ L'Egypte—Antiquities,” Russellini, Wilkinson,

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Samaria (Sabaste), from Laborde
The Walls of Jerusalem, and Part of the Valley of Jehoshaphat (2 Sam. iv. 23–30;

2 Kings xviii. 18)
Terrace Cultivation, from the · Jewish Expositor” –1834
Defile in Idumea
Egyptian Vintage, compiled from Rossellini, « L’Egypte,"i &c.
Sepulchre of the Kings, from a Drawing by Mr. Arundale
Sidon
Collecting Dung for Fuel, from L’Egypte-Etat Moderne"
“ Record Chamber” (Library at Constantinople), from D'Ohsson
An Encampment, from Lane's " Arabian Nights”
Tartar or Turkish Courier, from D'Ohssan
Ancient Persian Cup-bearers, composed from Persian Sculptures engraved in Porter
Modern oriental Gate, Babel-Nasr, Cairo, from Lane's “Arabian Nights”
Tomb of Ezra
Alexandria, from a Drawing by Mr. Arundale
Elephants employed in War
Antioch, from Cassas
Elephants employed in the Execution of Criminals
Roman Standards
The River Jordan, from à Drawing by Mr. Arindale
Askalon, from Forbin
Roman Consul
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PART II.-NEW TESTAMENT HISTORY.

FRONTISPIECE.-Christ bearing his Cross, from the Original by Audran (John xix.

13-18)
Vignette in Title-the Birth of Christ
Bethlehem, from a Drawing by Mr. Arundale
Cana
Pool of Bethesda
Lake and Town of Tiberias
Defile between Jerusalem and Jericho
Jerusalem, with its Walls-northwest view (Luke xxi. 24)
Olive-trces now standing in the Garden of Gethsemane
Interior of the Church of the Koly Sepulchre
Jerusalim (No.2), from Laborde
Ruins of Cæsarea
A View of the present City of Damascus
Joppa, from Forbin
Thyatira
Mars' Hill, Athens
Corinth (Acts xviii. 1-18.)
Epliesus-Ruins of the Temple of Diana
Corinth-a View of the modern Town
View of Ephesus
View of Malta
View of Colossa
Roman Officers
The Mamertine Prison, Rome-the subterranean Ceil in which St. Paul and si, Peter

are said to have been confined
Ruins of the Palace of Nero, Romne
A View of Smyrna
A View of Patmos
A View of Pergamos
A View of Sardis
A View of Philadelphia
A View of Laodicea
Roman Army approaching Jerusalem
The Forum, Rome
Arch of Titus, Rome
Present Appearance of Jerusalem

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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.

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CONTENTS OF THE WHOLE WORK.

PART I.-THE OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY.

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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.

NAMES.

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

AUTHORS.

DATES IN YEARS B. C.
Moses

From 4004 to 1635
Moses

2IN) or 2130
Moses

From 1635 to 1400
Moses

1490
Moses

From 1490 to 1451
Moses

1451
joshua

From 151 to 1425
Samuel

From 142.3 to 1121)
Samuel

From 1241 to 1231
| Samuel, Nathan,

From 1171 to 1055
Gad and others

From 1055 to 1015
David and others

Al various times-Those by David

froni 1050 to 1015
Solomon

About 1010
Solomon

About 1000
Solonion

About 977
Nathan, Gad,

I Kings from 1015 to 896
Ahijah, Iddo, Isaiah, and i
others

2 Kings from 896 to 562
Ezra and others

From 4001 to 562
Ezra

From 536 to 450
Ezra

Froin 521 to 495
Nehemiah

From 455 to 120

PROPAETICAL BOOKS IN CIIRONOLOGICAL ORDER.

NAMES.

KINGS OF ISRAEL.

BETWEEX THE YEARS

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KINGS OF JUDAH.

Jonal

Amos
Hosea.
Isaiah

Joel

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Micah
Nahum
Zeplianiah
Jereinian
1.amentations
Habakkuk
Daniel
Obadiah
Ezekiel
Hargai
Zechariah
Malachi

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

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Jotham, Ahaz. and Hezekiah,
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720 and 698 Jezekiah, close of his reign.
6-10 and 609 Josiah, ch. i. 1.
629 and 50 Josiah and Captivity.

About 583 Captivity,
612 and 59

Jehoiakim.
606 and 531 Captivity.
589 and 5 3 Asier Nebuchadnezzar's siege.
595 and 536 Captivity.
520 and 513 After the return from Babylon.
520 and 510 After the return from Babylon.
436 and 3:37 Alter the return from Babylon.

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BOOKS.

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

Judea
Tudea
Corinth.
Corinth
Corinth
Ephesus
Ephesus
Maredonia
Judea
Rorne
Rome.
Rome
Romne
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Italy
Greece

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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

John

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Titus
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Lady Electa
Gaius
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Greece
Macedonia
Macedonia
Babylon or Roine
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Babylon or Rome
Rome
Epliesus
Ephesus
Ephesus
Patmos
Ikphesus

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