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rendering you better acquainted with the Holy Scriptures, and also with the wish to excite an interest in the perusal of them, that I now address this volume to you.

I should recommend each chapter to be read previously in the bible, and that the texts referred to be sought for likewise, which will impress them more fully on the memory from studying them in connexion with their contexts.

INDEX.

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CHAPTER I. Creation-Fall of man-Death of Abel-Flood-Tower of Babel.

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CHAPTER II.
Abraham's departure—Isaac promised — Institution of cir-

cumcision-Abraham entertains two angels - Lot's
wife- Abraham goes to Gerar- Birth of Isaac-
Hagar in the Wilderness.

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CHAPTER III.
Abraham sends to Laban—Isaac goes to Gerar

Jacob obtains Isaac's blessing-Jacob's vow in going to Padan-aram--Marries Leah and RachelReturns home-His prayer to God-His meeting with Esau-Wrestles with the angel-God's church. Joseph's dreams-Joseph carried to Égypt . 24

CHAPTER 1V. Joseph in prison—He interprets the dreams of Pharoah's

servants—Pharoah's dreams-Joseph promoted He provides for the famine-His brethren come

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INDEX.

PAGE. into Egypt-Simeon detained— Arrival of Benjamin Cup found in his sack-Joseph discovers himselfJacob's sacrifice at Beersheba-Goes to EgyptAppears before Pharoah-His death--Joseph a type of Christ.

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CHAPTER V.
Afflictions of the Israelites Birth of Moses - He kills

an Egyptian—The Burning Bush-Doubts and fears
of Moses—Returns to Egypt-Pharaoh refuses to
let Israel go. .

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CHAPTER VI.
Ten plagues—Passover instituted - Departure of the

Israelites from Egypt—First born sanctified--Israel-
ites pursued by Pharaoh-Cross the Red sea-
Egyptians drowned..

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CHAPTER VII.
Moses' song—Waters of Marah- Manna- Institution of

the Sabbath-Moses obtains water from the rock-
Defeat of the Amalekites-Jethro's sacrifice--The
ten commandments—The law.

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CHAPTER VIII.
God's covenant-The tabernacle-Golden calf-Moses'

atonement-Tbe tables renewed-Jewish feasts
Moses' vail.

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CHAPTER IX.
Jewish laws-Rites-Sacrifices—Offerings--Consecration

of priests --Aaron's blessing--Nahab and Abihu-
Feast of expiation .

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