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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. 25

Engraved Title to the Bible History

The Deluge.-N. POUSSIN

The Mountains of Ararat

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Babylon Inundated, from a Drawing by J. B. Fraser, Esq.

Nineveh, from Rich

Island of Aradus, from Laborde's "Voyage en
The Jordan issuing from the Lake

Orient"

Women of Egypt, lower Class, from "L'Egypte Etat 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 "Voyage 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 Families, Official Dresses, from Rossellini, &c.

Modern Syrian Carts, of ancient Form, from Laborde

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

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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
from various Egyptian Paintings and Sculptures

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

Setting up the Tabernacle in the Wilderness

The Table of Showbread

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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-Etat 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.

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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

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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

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Baalbec, from a Sketch by Mr. Arundale

Egyptian Worship, composed from "L'Egypte-Antiquities,” Russellini, Wilkinson,

&c.

Samaria (Sabaste), from Laborde

The Walls of Jerusalem, and Part of the Valley of Jehoshaphat (2 Sam. xv. 23-30;
2 Kings xviii. 18)
Terrace Cultivation, from the "Jewish Expositor”_1834
Defile in Idumea

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Egyptian Vintage, compiled from Rossellini, «L'Egypte," &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"

Askalon, from Forbin

Roman Consul
Oriental Builders

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

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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 a Drawing by Mr. Arundale

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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-trees now standing in the Garden of Gethsemane

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Roman Officers

The Mamertine Prison, Rome-the subterranean Cell in which St. Paul and St. Peter

are said to have been confined

Ruins of the Palace of Nero, Rome

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

FROM THE ORIGINAL BY AUDRAN.

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473

477

481

483

487

491

495

499

503

515

527

527

531

541

545

547

549

549

553

567

569

569

DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT FRONTISPIECE.

CHRIST BEARING HIS CROSS.

573

577

583

585

597

599

601

603

615

629

633

633

WHEN 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, Gabbatha. 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 chief priests answered, We have no king but Cesar. Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a scull, which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.-JOHN xix. 13-18.

The path "Via dolorosa," by which our Saviour was conducted from the palace of Pilate to Mount Calvary, is still pointed out by old traditions, with a pardonable minuteness of detail. The house in which Christ was condemned is a ruined Roman edifice, containing several spacious avartinents, to each of which is assigned some particular destination in the narrative of Christ's last sufferings on earth. In one he was mocked, in another buffeted, and scourged in a third. An arch that is thrown across the street, is called the arch of Ecce Homo," from its proximity to the window at which the Redeemer was shown to the people, wearing a crown of thorns, and clothed in a purple robe. At two places, within the length of the Via 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 falling; 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 to 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.

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 Test

ament.

2. The history of that stupendous work the creation of the world, with suitable notes and reflections.

3. The creation of Adam and Eve-their temptation, fall, and expulsion from paradise-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.—Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, &c. 7. Persecutions of the Israelites by Pharoah, king of Egypt, with the various transactions 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 the 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. THE 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, JAMES 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 death.

17. Also the various observations, comments, and illustrations, of the most learned biblical 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 THE 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.

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OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS,-HISTORICAL, MORAL, AND DEVOTIONAL.

NAMES.

DATES IN YEARS B. C.

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1. Matthew, in Hebrew. Matthew
in Greek
2. Thessalonians I. .

Matthew

3. Thessalonians II.

4. Galatians

5. Corinthians I.

Paul

Paul

720 and 698
640 and 609

625 and 5-6

About 585 612 and 599

606 and 531
588 and 5-3
595 and 536

520 and 518

520 and 510
436 and 337

Peter

Paul

John

John

John

John
John

Nathan, Gad,

Ahijah, Iddo, Isaiah, and
others

Ezra and others

Ezra

Ezra
Nehemiah

AUTHORS.

AUTHORS.

From 4001 to 562
From 536 to 450
From 521 to 495
From 455 to 120

PROPHETICAL BOOKS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.

BETWEEN THE YEARS
B. C

James

Mark

Paul

Paul

Paul

Paul

Paul

Luke.

Luke

Paul

Paul

Peter

Jude

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KINGS OF JUDAH.

WHERE WRITTEN.

1

Joash, Amaziali,
or Azariah
Uzziah, ch i. 1
Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah
Uzziah, Jotun Ahaz, Heze-
kiah and Manasseh
Uzziah or Manasseh
Jotham, Ahaz. and Hezekiah,
ch. i. 1

.

Hezekiah, close of his reign.
Josiah, ch. i. 1.

Josiah and Captivity.

Judea

Judea

Captivity.

Jehoiakim.

Captivity.

After Nebuchadnezzar's siege.
Captivity.

After the return from Babylon.
After the return from Babylon.
After the return from Babylon.

NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS.

Corinth.

Corinth

Corinth

Ephesus

Ephesus
Macedonia

Judea

Rome

Rome

Rome

Rome

From 4004 to 1635
2180 or 2130
From 1635 to 1490
1490

From 1490 to 1451
1451

Rome

Italy

Greece

From 1451 to 1425
From 1425 to 1120
From 1241 to 1231
From 1171 to 1055
From 1055 to 1015

Greece

Macedonia

Macedonia

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At various times-Those by David from 1060 to 1015

Babylon or Rome

Unknown

About 1010
About 1000
About 977

1 Kings from 1015 to 896

2 Kings from 896 to 562

Babylon or Rome

Rome

Ephesus

Ephesus

Ephesus

Patmos

Ephesus

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Jehu and Jehoahaz,

or Joash and Jeroboam II. Jeroboam II. Jeroboam II.

Zechanan, Shallum, Menahem, Peka ah.Pekan & Hosea Do.

Pekah and Hosea.

Do.

Do.
Jewish nation
Gentile Christians

Do.

Do.
Do.

KINGS OF ISRAEL.

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