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made a new creature ; and, this enduing him with a willing, free, and obedient {pirit, his works are rendered acceptable to God; since they proceed no longes from nature, but from grace, the leading principle of a Christian's life and actions. In a word : The deaih and refurrection of Christ are the great springs whence all Chrifiian morals do c 'nítantly fow. Since therefore Jesus Christ is the ead and fcope of the divine scriptures, and our only Saviour, all our reading ought to be resolved only into him, and into thofe effects that proceed from a just application of his death and merits.

The CONTENTS. TABLES of Scripture Measures : I. Of Length. II. Of Capacity. III. Of Scripture-Weights. IV. Of Scripture-Money.

-Of Scripture-Time. V. Of the Seven Ages of the World. VI. The Jewish Months compared with ours.

VII. I be Days of the Week, ibe Hours of ibe Day, tbe Watches.

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1. Measures of Lengt).

Cubits. Feet. Inch. d. pts.
A Cubit

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A Span
a Cubiti

10 .944
A Hand's breadth

3 .648 A Finger's breadth a 24th

.912 A Fathom

4 7 3

-552 Ezekiel's Reed

6 IO II The Measuring Line

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Cubits. Miles. Paces. Feet.d.pra. A Sabbath-day's Journey

2000 o 729 3 The Eastern Mile

4000

403 A Furlong, or Stadium

400 Oi

4 A Day's Journey

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II. Measures of Capacity.
Liquid Meafure.

Paris of "Gall. Pints. Sol. In. d. pisa

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Tables of Scripture-Weights, &c. 545 Dry Measure.

Parts of Bus. Pecks., Pints, d. pts.

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III. Scripture-Weights.
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IV. Scripture-Money.
Shekels. I.

d.d.pts.
A Shekel, Silver

2 3 .3 The Bekah

half I I The Zuza

6 .8 The Gerah

20th

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The Maneh, or Mina

50 5 13 IO
A Talent

3000 341 10 4 .3 A Shekel of Gold

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5 .I A Talent of Gold

5464! 5 8 .6 A Golden Daric, or Drachm

d. 1 f. d. pts. A Piece of Silver (or the Drachm)

0 7 13 The Tribute Money (or Didrachm) 2 Drach. Il 3 2 A Piece of Silver (or the Stater)

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27 A Pound (or the Mina)

100 A Penny (or the Denarius)

7 13
A Farthing (or the Affarium) 20th Den.

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A Farthing (or the Quadrans) 40th
A Mite

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.4 Note, The Silver is here valued at 55. per Ounce, and the Gold at 41. per Ounce.

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V. The Seven Ages of the World.
According to the usual Computation, the Account of Time, from the
Creation of the World, is divided into SEVEN Ages or Periods, viz.
The First Age of the World, from the Creation to the Flood, includes

the Space of 1656 Years.
The Second Age of the World, from the Flood to the Call of Abraham,

includes 426 Years.
The THIRD Age of the World, from the Call of Abraham to the Israelites
Departure out of Egypt, includes

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The Fourth Age of the World from the Israelites Departure out of

Egypt to the Building of Solomon's Temple, includes 480 Years. The Fifth Age of the World, from the Building of the Temple to the

Ifraelites being carried Captives into Babylon, includes 400 Years. The Sixth Age of the World, from the carrying the Israelites to Babylon

to the Birth of Christ, includes 508 Year's. The SEVENTH Age of the World, from the Birth of Chris, does already

include 1777 Years.

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VII. The Days of the Week, Hours of the Day, and Watches. ist Day of the Week, Sunday.

The Morning 2d Day

Monday. From 6, to 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. 3d Day

Tuesday. 4th Day

Wednesday.

The Afternoon. 5th Day

Thursday. From 12, to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 6th Day

Friday.

The Watches. 7th or Sabbath

Saturday.

The ist Watch was from Sun-set to
The Hours of the Day.

the 3d Hour of the Night.

The 2d, or Middle Watch, was The Day, reckoning from Sun-rise, from the 3d Hour to the 6th. and the Night, reckoning from The 3d Watch, or Cock-crowing, Sun-set, were each divided into 12 was from the 6th Hour to the 9th. equal Parts, called The ist, 2d, The 4th, or Morning Watch, from 3d, 4th, &c. Hours.

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Atheists, the case of

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Braham's offering Ifaac Page 253 Attention necessary in prayer 174
Accident
75 Attributes of God

23, 71, 74 Actions, to be well considered 351, 352

B.
Admonition due to a wife

231

Ackbiters condemned by God 278 233, 305

Bad
company

235, 331
to a servant
243

270 how to be given 305

securities

263 Adoration of God 163 Baptism, its benefits

61 Advice to such as have been fick 511 , why necessary to falvation 61 Advantages, worldly – 6, 355, 292

its vows

62 Adulteration of goods, sinful – 270 of unbaptised persons 60 Adultery

their obligation

66 Advocate

104 Bargaining, fee Traffick.
Affairs, how to be settled
421 Beauty

343 Affections of a husband

225
Behaviour at church

45 Affirmations of God

23
at meals

163 Amitions rendered tolerable

41, 74 Belief in one God and 3 persons 70, 76 Ages (7) of the world

545

one God Almighty 73 Agony, fee Christ's sufferings.

the Father

71, 72 Almighty God

73
Son

71 Almsgiving

309
Holy Ghost

71, 114 -, as it respects God

309 Belief, fee Faith. our neighbour 311 Benefactors

295 ourselves

311

Birth of Christ, fie Corist. motives thereto 309 Blasphemy

155 how to be distributed 313, Blemishes natural

298 314, 315, 316, 317 Blessedness, see Happiness. in what proportion 317 Boating

343 does not impoverish 317 Bodily worship its reward 318 Body, of man

1, 5 Ambition, what, and how curbed 354 our greatest kindness to it

5 Amendment of life

is mortal 1, 5, 247, 298, 304 Angels

86, 102 has no certain happiness in this 's message

86
world

6 -'s falutation of Mary 87

its corrupt fate

7 Anger

303 -, Jee Resurrection.
Annihilation

127
Boldness

336, 337, 338
Annunciation, sie Angel's message. Bonds not difchaging, sinful
Anxiety condemned

39
Bonds-men infolient

263
how cured
353 Book, the intention of this

409 Apparel, hoiv to be chosen 223 Bounty to the poor its lawful use 395 Brawling

291 its ends 396, 397, 398 Breach of trust, fie Trust, and

267 its excess finful 397, 399 Breakings fraudulent

264 Appetites 406 Brethren, the duty of

216 Apoftles Creed

64

who lo accounted , their veracity, &c. 86, 100 natural, how to be loved 217 Articles, 39, of religion

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spiritual, how to be loved 218
of ihe christian faith 64 Brethren, Jee Friendship.
Artificers, Jee Idleness.

Burial of Christ, see Jesus.
Ascension of Christ, jie Jesus.

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99 Aliitance due to a friend 233 Bufiness, worldly

153 Atheism, its folly and iniseries 127, 141 Busy-bodies

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Buying and selling 268, 383 Christ is foretold by the angel 86
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birth

88, 89, 90
Cards

393

lineage, mother, place of
Care of the soul, the necellity thereof i

birth

89
motives thereto 7

published by angels

90
will not be in vain

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is in man's power

, advantages of his birth

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of the body

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his sufferings and crucifixion
Cares

92, 152
Catechising, its usefulness

57

was tormented in his human
a duty on parents, &c. 58

foul

93
Cautions about recreations

392

the cause and benefit of his suf-
in religious matters 340

ferings

94, 152
Censoriousness

278

the use and beneatofthis faith 95
how cast out, 300. Sei

his daath

95
Reports.

how he draws us to himself 96
Challenging

248

his precepts
Chance, what it is

75

his example
Charity, or beneficence

149, 296
the badge of a christian

297

our duty to him
in the affections

297

his burial
to the souls, bodies, and goods

what to be learned from it 99
of men commanded 298

his resurrection

99
its good effects 299, 303, 3'5

its veracity proved - 100
to our enemies
300, 327 -, necessary for mankind

102
is a pleasant duty 302 -, why he appeared only to his
supprefies all malice, &c. 303 disciples

102
in our actions

303

his ascension into heaven 103
is to comfort him

303

why in the sight of his disciples
relieve and admonish 304, 315

only

103
in fickness and imprisonment

his mediatorial office in heaven
306

104, 177
under persecution for religion

its benefits to mankind
307

will come to judge all mankind
in respect of goods

106
credit
320
and angels

108
its great sules

321

in what manner he will judge
,how interrupted

327
mankind

108
how to be procured
327 Christian duties possible

66
Chastity

223 Christianity no impofture
in what it confiftech

369

not affected by the bad
helps to it
lives of some christians

137
Chearfulness recommended 394 Chrillianity, fee Religion, Faith, Per-
Cheating

266 fection.
Children, when capable of linning 206 Church, how to be reverenced
Children's duty, fee Parents, duty to.

behaviour therein

45
Christ, of faith in him

80

Catholick, of whom composed
was a prophet,' a priest, and

117
king
80, 81

is universal, boly,
how this faith should influence

and cannot fail

118
our lives

81

is a date of salva.
why called our Lord 81

tion

119
, objections against his being God Civility

291
and man answered 82, 88 Civil Magistrate, see Magistrate.
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