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į : Containing,
By Mr. John LOCKE.
Temple-Bar, and J. HOOKE and T. WOOD-
Y T has been judgʻd by several, that a continu'd Hi
story of our Blessed Saviour in order of Time, wholly
in the Words of the Scripture, would be of greater A use to the more ordinary sort of Readers, than Harmonies of the Evangelists. Because that those who are not very conversant in Books, are rather confounded, than helpd, by the several Collumns and Breaks, which are necessary in such a Work.
Such a History as here abovemention'd; the Reader mill find in the following Sheets ;, divided only into Sections, according to the different Pasagès, und Ads, of our Saviour.
The Evangelift, Chapter, and Verse, out of which the History is transcrib'di is noted all along in the outward Margin. And whenever there is occasion to change from one Evangelist to another, there is a Star [*] put ta shew where the change comes in; and the Evangelist, Chapter and Verse, is set over against that Verse in the outward Margin.
When the same Fact, or any Circumstances concern. ing our Saviour, is related by more than one, or all the Four Eyangelists; if any have a mind to turn to their Bibles, to see how the same things are expresi'd by the ot her Evangelists, they are refer'd by a small Letter as [ ] [ ] &c. to the inward Margin, where they will find the Evangelift, Chapter, and Verse noted.
The Age of our Saviour, and Year of his. Ministry, is express’d'all along at the top of the inward Margin; and the place of action (as far as it could be known) is sét always in the outward Margin.' .
There is also here and there, I nation of some Words, and Customs, as for Example in
a nja were and therein Notes, for the ExplaSect. II. Course of Abia.
There is annex'd a Map of the Countrys through which orir Saviour travelld; and the Places, and Towns are named the same as in the Gospels. .
It has been necessary sometimes the better to join the Sense to add a Word, as [and] [be] and such like, but the Reader will see it makes no alteration as to the true meaning of those places, and that he may the more readily observe it, those words are always put between two. Hooks, and in the Italick Character.