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Holy Garments, Sacrifices, Incenfe, Ointment, Water of Purification, &c. Sect. 5. Of the Holy Times, Feafts and Fafts, the Sabbaths, the New-Moons, the Pafs-over, Pentecoft, Feast of Tabernacles, Day of Atonement, &c. Sect. 6. The Ufe of the Jewish Ceremonies both to the fews and to Chriflians, Chap. VI. Of the Political or Judicial Law of the fews, namely, Of their Wars, Marriages, Food, Raiment, Cattle, Sab batical Year, Jubilee, &c. Chap. VII. Of the Sins and Punishments of the Jews in the Wilderness, Chap. VIII. Of the Jews Entrance into Ca-. naan, and their first Government by Judges,

Sect. 1. Of their Poffeffion of Canaan, and deftroying the old Inḥabitants, Sect. 2. Of the Government of the Jews by fudges; namely, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samfon, &c. Chap. IX. Of the Government of the Jews under their Kings; and firft of Saul and David, Chap. X. Of the Reign of Solomon and Reboboam over all Ifrael, and the Divifion of the Nation into two Kingdoms, Chap. XI. Of the Kings of Ifrael, Chap. XII. Of the Kings of Judah, Chap. XIII. Of the Return of the Jews from Captivity, and the Building the City of· Ferufalem and the Temple, under the Conduct of Ezra and Nehemiah,

Chap. XIV. The Hiftory of Job,
Chap. XV. The History of Jonah,



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Chap. XVI. The History of Jeremiah,
Chap. XVII. The History of Daniel,
Chap. XVIII. The Hiftory of Efther,
Chap. XIX. A Continuation of the Jewish
Hiftory from the End of the Old Tefta-
ment to the Times of CHRIST,
Sect. 1. Of Nehemiah's further Reforma-
tion; of Synagogues, Targums, Samari-.
tans, Profelytes, &c.



Sect. 2. Of the Jewish Affairs under the -
Perfian and Grecian Monarchies, and
particularly under Alexander the Great, 174
Sect. 3. The Jewish Affairs under the Pto-
lemies Kings of Egypt. Of the great Sy-.
nagogue, the Mishnah and Talmud, and
Septuagint, or Greek Translation of the

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Sect. 4. Of the Jewish Affairs under An- . tiochus the Great, Seleucus, and Antiochus Epiphanes, Kings of Syria, Sect. 5. Of Mattathias the great Reformer, the Father of the Maccabees, Sect. 6. Of the Jewish Government under the Afmoneans or Maccabees; and first of the three Brothers, Judas, Jonathan, and Simon, Sect. 7. Of the Pofterity and Succeffors of Simon, and of the feveral Sects among the Jews; namely Pharifees,, Effenes, Herodians, and Karaites, Sea. 8. Of the Government of Herod the Great, and his Pofterity, Chap. XX. A Prophetical CONNECTION be-.. tween the Old Teftament and the New, by a View of the Prophecies relating to CHRIST,and their Accomplishment,

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HAP. XXI. Of John the Baptift,
Chap. XXII. Of the Birth and Child-
hood of Jefus Chrift,

Chap. XXIII. Of the public Life and Mi-
niftry of Chrift,
Introduction. His Preparation for his
public Work,

Sect. 1. Jefus Chrift's Appearance, with
the Characters of the Meffiah,
Sect. 2. Of the Subjects of bis Preaching,
his Parables, Difputes, &c.

Sect. 3. Of the Miracles of Chrift,
Sect. 4. The Example of Christ,
Sect. 5. His calling the Apostles, and in-
Atructing them,
Sect. 6. His Appointment or Inftitution of
the two Sacraments,

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Sect. 7. Remarkable Occurrences or Tranfactions in the Life of Chrift, Chap. XXIV. Of the Death, Refurrection, and Afcenfion of Chrift,

Sect. 1. Of his Sufferings, Death and Burial, Sect. 2. Of the Refurrection of Chrift, and his feveral Appearances to his Difciples, Sect. 3. Of his Afcenfion to Heaven, Chap. XXV. Of the Acts of the Apofties, chiefly Peter and John, and the Deacons Stephen and Philip,

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Chap. XXVI. The Acts of Paul the Apostle, his Travels and Sufferings, his Life and Death,

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The HISTORY of the




HERE is no History in the World fo ancient as the Bible, nor is there any which gives us fo early an Account of Things. The Old Teftament begins at the Creation of the World, brings us into Acquaintance with Adam and Eve, our firft Parents, informs us of their State of Innocence, their Sin against God, and their being driven out of Paradife; it recounts the firft Generations of Men, and their multiplied Iniquities, which provoked God to destroy them by a Flood,



Then it treats of the Character, Circumftances and Conduct of Noah and Abraham, and of their Families after the Flood; enlarging most upon the Houfhold of Jacob, or Ifrael, the Grandfon of Abraham, who, at the Invitation of his Son Jofeph, went down with his Family to dwell in Egypt, where they were enflaved by Pharaoh the King

The Hiftory proceeds to the Deliverance of the Ifraelites out of Egyptian Bondage, by Mofes and Aaron, and their being fet apart to be a peculiar People to God. It rehearses the Laws and Statutes which were given them, together with their Sins and Punishments while they were in the Wilderness, travelling to the Land of Canaan, which God had promised them,

Then there follows an Account of their Conqueft over the Land of Canaan under the Condu& of Jofhua; their Government byl Judges feveral hundred Years; and after that there is a Narrative of their four firft Kings, namely, Saul, David, Solomon, and Rehoboam. In his Days the Nation was divided into two Kingdoms, which were called the Kingdom of ISRAEL, and the Kingdom of JUDAH,

There are alfo particular Records of the Government of these two distinct Kingdoms, under a long Succeffion of their own Kings, till they were both carried into Captivity by the Kings of Affyria.

After this, the facred History relates the Return of many of them, (chiefly the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin) into their own Land, and their rebuilding the City of Jerufalem, and the Temple of God, and the Settlement of the Affairs of the Church


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