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LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL ILLUSTRATIONS
FRONTISPIECE.—Judgment of Solomon, after the Original, by Peter Paul Rubens.
Babylon Inundated, from a Drawing by J. B. Fraser, Esq.
Nineveh, from Rich
Island of Aradus, from Laborde's "Voyage en
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
Great Officer on a Journey, composed from Lane
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
Ornaments of Egyptian Females, " Jewels of Gold, and Jewels of Silver," composed
A Departure from Egypt in the present Day, composed from Laborde, &c.
Suez, from the northeast, from "L'Egypte Etat Moderne"
Egyptian War-chariots, composed from "L'Egypte-Antiquities"
Dance of Females, with Timbrels, from "L'Egypte-Antiquities," and Rossellini
A wild Palm-tree at the Foot of Mount Sinai
Setting up the Tabernacle in the Wilderness
The Table of Showbread
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
Plain of Jericho, from a Sketch by Mr. Arundale
Market at Gate, composed from Lane
Victor greeted with "Timbrels and Dance," Costume from Figures of Syrians in
Supporting-pillars of Eastern Buildings, composed from "L'Egypte-Etat Moderne"
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
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
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,
Samaria (Sabaste), from Laborde
The Walls of Jerusalem, and Part of the Valley of Jehoshaphat (2 Sam. xv. 23-30;
Egyptian Vintage, compiled from Rossellini, «L'Egypte," &c.
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
Tartar or Turkish Courier, from D'Ohssan
Ancient Persian Cup-bearers, composed from Persian Sculptures engraved in Porter
Tomb of Ezra
Alexandria, from a Drawing by Mr. Arundale
Elephants employed in War
Antioch, from Cassas
Elephants employed in the Execution of Criminals
The River Jordan, from a Drawing by Mr. Arundale
PART II.-NEW TESTAMENT HISTORY.
FRONTISPIECE.-Christ bearing his Cross, from the Original by Audran (John xix.
Vignette in Title-the Birth of Christ
Bethlehem, from a Drawing by Mr. Arundale
Pool of Bethesda
Lake and Town of Tiberias
Defile between Jerusalem and Jericho
Jerusalem, with its Walls-northwest view (Luke xxi. 24)
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.
DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT FRONTISPIECE.
CHRIST BEARING HIS CROSS.
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.
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
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.
OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS,-HISTORICAL, MORAL, AND DEVOTIONAL.
DATES IN YEARS B. C.
1. Matthew, in Hebrew. Matthew
3. Thessalonians II.
5. Corinthians I.
720 and 698
625 and 5-6
About 585 612 and 599
606 and 531
520 and 518
520 and 510
Ahijah, Iddo, Isaiah, and
Ezra and others
From 4001 to 562
PROPHETICAL BOOKS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.
BETWEEN THE YEARS
KINGS OF JUDAH.
Hezekiah, close of his reign.
Josiah and Captivity.
After Nebuchadnezzar's siege.
After the return from Babylon.
NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS.
From 4004 to 1635
From 1490 to 1451
From 1451 to 1425
At various times-Those by David from 1060 to 1015
Babylon or Rome
1 Kings from 1015 to 896
2 Kings from 896 to 562
Babylon or Rome
Jehu and Jehoahaz,
or Joash and Jeroboam II. Jeroboam II. Jeroboam II.
Zechanan, Shallum, Menahem, Peka ah.Pekan & Hosea Do.
Pekah and Hosea.
KINGS OF ISRAEL.