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CHARLES WOOD, Printer, Poppin's Court, Fleet Street, London.

25 - 1924

THE

P R E F A C E

BY

THE EDITOR.

THE learned and worthy author originally composed the following Treatise for the private use of those theological pupils, who studied under his own direction; and it is now offered to the public, as deserving the perusal of all who would obtain an intimate acquaintance with the sacred oracles, especially with the Old Testament; as well as of those whose profession leads them more directly to the study of divinity. Many passages of the word of God are here skilfully explained and illustrated, and many more may be so, by a judicious application of that knowledge of Jewish Antiquities, which is comprised in these Lectures. The representation made in them of the rites, customs, and opinions of the Jews, chiefly respects those, which are found in scripture; for the clear understanding of which, besides carefully examining and comparing the accounts given in the sacred code, and deriving as much light as possible from that fountain, the author hath called in the assistance of Josephus and Philo, and, on some occasions, of the Jewish rabbies, as well as of a great

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