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WITH REFERENCES AND A KEY SHEEY OF QUESTIONS, GEOGRAPHI•

CAL, HISTORICAL, DOCTRINAL, PRACTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL; ACCOMPANIED WITH VALUABLE CHRONOLOGICAL HARMONIES OF BOTH TESTAMENTS; CORRECT AND ELEGANT MAPS, AND HIGHLY USEFUL TABLES OF SCRIPTURE NAMES, SCRIPTURE GEOGRAPHY, SCRIPTURE CHRONOLOGY, SCRIPTURE REFERENCES, &c.

The whole designed to facilitate THE ACQUISITION OF SCRIPTURAL KNOWLEDGE IN BIBLE CLASSES, SUNDAY SCHOOLS, COMMON SCHOOLS,

AND PRIVATE FAMILIES.

BY HERVEY WILBUR, A. M.

VOL. I.

STEREOTYPED BY T. H. CARTER & CO. BOSTON.

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PUBLISHED BY CUMMINGS, HILLIARD, & CO. AND CROCKER

& BREWSTER ; ALSO BY THE AMERICAN SUN

DAY SCHOOL UNION, PHILADELPHIA.
Porrer-Press.-J. G. Rogers of Co.

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit :

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the eighteenth day of August, A. D. 1825, in the fiftieto year of the Independence of the United States of America, Hero dey Wilbur, A. M. of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, lo wit :- The Reference Bible, containing an accurate copy of the common English Version of the Old and New Testaments: with References and a Key Shect of Questions, Geographical, Historical, Doctrinal, Practical, and Experimental; accompanied with valuable Chronological 'Harmonies of both Testaments; correct and elogant maps, and highly useful tables of Scriptura Names, Scripture Geography, Scripture Chronology, Scripture References, &c. The whole designed to facilitate the acquisition of scriptural knowledge in Bible Classes, Sunday Schools, Common Schools, and Private Families. By Hervey Wilbur, A. M." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps,chearts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of desigolog, engraving, and etching historical, and other prints." ::INO.' W. DAVIS,

Clerk of the District {

of Massachusetts.

advertisement. The editor of the Reference Bible has felt a deeper interest in promoting among the young an intimate acquaintance with the Scriptures than in any other object whatever. His success in turning the attention of the public to this object, is strongly attested in the circulation of above fifty thousand copies of works with his name. The approbation so universally bestowed on the New Testament, on the plan which is here, with enlargement, applied to the whole Scriptures, encourages the hope that the imperfections of this work will not prevent it from meeting with a favourablo reception. The destruction of some of the copy when the Stereotype Foundry was burnt, must be his apology for the obviously hasty application of some reference letters.

The Chronological Harmony of the Old Testament is the syllabus of a now English publication by Townsend, and reputed of sterling excellence. The peculiar advantages to be derived from a work which costs nine dollars, is here condensed within the compass of thirty pages. For the excellent harmony of the New Testament, the editor is indebted to the kindness of his literary friend the Rev. 8. F. Jarvis, D. D. late Rector of St. Paul's Church, Boston. A Bible Atlas recently executed in England has supplied the maps.

Renewed acknowledgments are here tendered to Rev. Drs. Miller and Lindsley of Princeton, Rev. Professor Goodrich of New-Haven, Rev. Justin Edwards of Andover, and Messrs. J. E. Worcester, and J. W. Gibbs for the assistance received from them in preparing the Tables. By the politeness of Profesfor G. access has been bad to a new work from Edinburgh, from which important aid has been obtained in the application of Walker's general principles of pronunciation.

It is now confidently believed that the Reference Bible can be read more understandingly, correctly, and profitably, than any other edition. The REFERENCE LETTERS and KEY are adapted to exercise the understanding about the ideas contained in each paragraph of the oracles of God, and thus break up a habit lamentably common of reading mechanically or without reflection; the MAPS and TABLES relating to Etymology, Geography, Chronology, Prophecy, and other miscellaneous subjects, by elucidating many par sages, will add to the interest with which they will be perused ; and the marking of the proper names with the figure vowels of Walker's Dictionary, a work now in general use, will tend to render their pronunciation easy, accurate, and uniform.

ch. Uzm. Law Library 9-23-1932

KEY.
What ANALOGIES between What INSTRUCTIONS are ime
sensible and spiritual things may parted in this parable ? or in this
here be traced !

metaphor ? What is their prac-
What prophecy is bere ACCOM tical tendency?
PLISHED? Where is it found What KNOWLEDGE, or want
How many years had it been

k of knowledge of human nature is written ?

here particularly manifested i What BLESSING is here sought:

What statute, rite, service, or apor acknowledged; or promised How great! How durable! For L

pendage of the LEVITICAL

DISPENSATION is here menwhom sought? By whom acknow

tioned? Why appointed!
ledged ? To whom promised ! On
whose account was this blessing)

What LOFTY FLIGHTS of depromised, or received ?

votional fervour! What JongWhat trait of moral CHARAC ings after intimate communion TER is here given? Is it morally

with God are here manifasted! good or ovil ? Does it belong to a What MIRACLE is here recordnatural, or to a renewed state! ed By whom, and for whai purWhat advantages or disadvan- m pose wrought! Tu whose name, tages attended it!

and by whose authority? What What DUTY is here enjoined ? effect had it ou the witnesses ? Qa whom? Is it taught by pre What is worthy of particular nocept, by example, or by infer- a tice in this NÅME? ence? How enforced ? What DIFFICULTY attends the

What ORIENTAL or ancient

custom may here be learned? or D

exposition of this passage? How
can it be reconciled with some

wlat do you know of one whicu

will elucidate this passage ?
other passages ?

What PROHIBITION is here
What 'EVANGELICAL EX-
PERIENCE, or what EXHOR-

directly or indirectly mude! Why TATION, is here given !

is this dood, or word, or thought

forbidden!
What particular strain of ELO-
QUENCE can you point out in

What prophecy is here RE

CORDED? At what period of this paragraph

time! Has it been fulfillod : What FACTS are here related : How! When ? Is any doctrine or duty connect What affecting SCENE is here ed with them!

exhibited! What feelings should What can you discover here that it produce ? is commendable or censurable in Wbat SUBLIMITY of thought deod, word, or motivo? What ad-s or of language is here ! What vantages or evils attended ?

inference follows ? What GEOGRAPHICAL infor What doctrinal TRUTII is here mation is known of this country,

inculeated ? Is it directly or inprovince, city, or river, &c. ? directly taught? How illustratWhat HEAVENLY DISPOSI

ed! How applied ! What pracTION is here manifested !

tical influence should it have! What corresponding affections

What TYPE of Christ, or typi

T does it demand?

cal transaction, can be distinctly What INSTITUTION or ordi

traced here!

What UNJUSTIFIABLE ACnance was here appoicted of God? or was here recognized u

tion in a virteous character? Or as previously appointed of him?

what unusual excellence in one What was its nature and design

not pious, is here recorded ? and how was it to be observod !

What VISION is here described Who were under obligations to

To whom and why given? observe it! Is it still obligatory What WO is here denounced or on any! Is there any connexion executed ! or warning given ! or correspondence between this W What is its import? Against and any other institution or ordi whom denounced, or to whom Dance!

given
* Denoles the propriety of profound attention.

The Names and Order of the Books of the OLD and NEW TESTAMENTS

with the Number of their Chapters.

.

1 The Books of the OLD TESTAMENT. Genesis hath Chapters 50 II. Chron. bath Chap 36 Daniel hath Chapters 12 Exodus 40 Ezra. 10 (Hosea

14 Leviticus 27 Nebemiah 13 Joel

3 Numbers 36 Esther 10 Amos

9 Deuteronomy 34 Job

42 Obadiah Joshua 24 Psalms

150 Jonah Judges 21 Proverbs

31 Micah Ruth 4 Ecclesiastes

12 Nahum I. Samuel

31 The Song of Solomon 8 Habakkuk II. Samuel 24 Isaiah

66 Zephaniah I. Kings 22 Jeremiah 52 Haggai

2 II. Kings 25 Lamentations

5 Zechariah

14 I. Chronicles 29 Ezekiel

48 Malachi Tko Books of the NEW TESTAMENT. Matthew bath Chap. 28 Ephesians hath Chap. 6 llebrews hath Chapters 13 Mark. 16 Philippians 4 The Epistle of James

5 Luke 24 Colossians 4 1. Peter

5 John 21 I. Thessalonians

5 II. Peter The Acts of the Apos. 28 II. Thessalonians

31. John The Epis. to the Rom. 16 I. Timothy

6 II. John

1 I. Corinthians 16 II. Timothy

4 III John II. Corinthians . 13 Titus

3 Jude Galatians 6. Philemon

1 Revelation

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HINTS. It is highly desirable, that all, who have the REFERENCE BIBLE should become familiar with the KEY SHEET and TABLES subjoined. For this purpose, each reference letter should direct the eye to the corresponding letter with its questions in the Key sheel, till all those questions suggest themselves as soon as the letter is seen. Every proper pame, about the pronunciation of wbich there can be any hesitancy, should be examined in the Table till the correct pronunciation of it becomes fa miliar. All words found in the Etymological, Geographical, and Miscellaneous Tables, should be traced from the text to those Tables, and when found on the maps, lo those likewise. When reference is made to prophecy, either as recorded or as accomplished, the Reference and Chronological Tables are to be consulted. Should it be sometimes thought, that either the Printer or the Editor, had inserted a wrong letter in the margin, if the person using it is induced by the existence of that letter, to candidly and prayerfully inquire and ascertain what the Holy Ghosi does teach there, the great end of the marking will have been an. swered. Should heads of families extensively supply the members with each a Reference Bible, and after the services on ihe Lord's day, read in turn two or three chapters, asking the younger members questions about the facts, and miracles recorded; and older members questions about the doctrines, precepts, traits of character, &c. which come into the portion read, interspersing the whole with familiar explanations and practical remarks, we believe incalculable good would result. Clergymen and others most acquainted with the word of God, may derive important advantages from perusing the Scriptures in the order suggested by the Harmonies. This order might be profitably used for the instruction of Bible classes.

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