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I. THE FIRST BOOKS IN THE WORLD

Scribes and priests—The works of Confucius-Latin literature-

The change in form-The incentive to write-Myths and
legends-Cupid and Psyche--A co-operative beginning.

III. THE STORY OF THE BIBLE. By E. W. BARNES,

Sc.D., F.R.S., CANON OF WESTMINSTER

A book of many books—The Israelites—The people of the Old

Testament-Moses—The beginning of the Bible: The Law-
The books of the Old Testament--The priestly writers—The
growth of the Old Testament—The Prophets—The loss of early
documents—The spirit of Hebrew monotheism-The planning
and preaching of Ezekiel—"The Writings"-The national
literature of the Jews-A great drama-The Apocrypha-The
Wisdom literature of the Jews—The dignified beauty of
Ecclesiasticus—The New Testament—The writers of the New
Testament-Jesus of Nazareth-The four Gospels-St. Paul-
Translations of the Bible—The first printed English Bible.

sion-The English versions-Four versions compared-An

error of form-Parallelism in Hebrew poetry-A “balance of

thought”—The Hebrew mind-Other Hebrew poetry—Two

noble eulogies.

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PORTION OF THE STORY OF THE DELUGE, FROM A TABLET WHICH
PROBABLY BELONGED TO THE PALACE LIBRARY AT NINEVEH

Photo: W. A. Mansell & Co.

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ENGRAVING, TAKEN FROM A DRAWING IN Gell's Pompeiana, Consist-
ING OF A UNION OF ALL THE IMPLEMENTS OF WRITING, COLLECTED

A GREAT NUMBER OF ANCIENT PAINTINGS IN POMPEII AND
HERCULANEUM

FROM

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FACSIMILE OF THE PAPYRUS INSCRIBED WITH HIEROGLYPHIC Text of The
Book of the Dead

Photo: W. A. Mansell & Co.

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PAPYRUS INSCRIBED IN THE HIERATIC CHARACTER WITH AN EGYPTIAN

ROMANCE AND BEARING THE NAMES OF ANTEF, ELEVENTH DYNASTY,
ABOUT B.C. 2600, AND THOTHMES III, EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY, ABOUT

1600
Photo: W. A. Mansell & Co.

B.C.

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Jean Mielot, A Famous SCHOLAR AND CALLIGRAPHER OF THE MIDDLE
Ages.

Photo: Rischgitz Collection.
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD ATTENDED BY ANGELS, FROM A Copy OF THE
OFFICES OF

THE VIRGIN”

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"APOLLO AND DAPHNE," BY BERNINJ

Photo: Anderson.

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STORY OF PYGMALION, “The Heart DESIRES," BY SIR EDWARD BURNE-
JONES

Photo: Fredk. Hollyer, London.

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THE ROSETTA STONE

Photo: W. A. Mansell & Co.

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“APOTHEOSiS of HOMER,” by INGRES

In the Louvre, Paris. Photo: Alinari. "Helen of Troy,” by LORD LEIGHTON .

Photo: Rischgitz Collection.

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HOMER SINGING His Poems .

From a drawing by Paul Chenavard in the Museum, Lyons. Photo: Braun

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PREPARING FOR THE SIEGE OF TROY

From a drawing by Paul Chenavard in the Museum, Lyons. Photo: Braun

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"THE WINE OF CIRCE" (Coloured Ilustration)

From the painting by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Reproduced by per

mission of Frederick Hollyer.

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GREEKS AND TROJANS OUTSIDE THE Walls of TROY

46 From a drawing by Paul Chenavard in the Museum, Lyons. Photo: Braun “THE FORGE OF Vulcan,” BY VELASQUEZ

47 Photo: Rischgitz Collection. "PENELOPE AND HER SUITORS,” BY J. W. WATERHOUSE

50 Reproduced by special permission of the Director of the Aberdeen Art

Gallery “CAPTIVE ANDROMACHE,” BY LORD LEIGHTON .

. 51 From the painting in the Manchester Art Gallery Photo: Rischgitz

Collection. "ULYSSES IN PHÆACIA," BY RUBENS.

56 Photo: Rischgitz Collection. “CIRCE AND THE COMPANIONS OF Ulysses” by Briton RivièRE, R.A. . 57

Photo: Rischgitz Collection. “THE JUDGMENT OF Paris,” by RUBENS

60 National Gallery, London. Photo: Rischgitz Collection. GEORGE CHAPMAN .

Photo: Rischgitz Collection.
HOMER, "The Great Blind FATHER OF Song," by Harry Bates

61 Photo: W. A. Mansell & Co. "THE SCAPEGOAT," by W. HOLMAN HUNT

70 Photo: W. A. Mansell & Co.

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Moses: PROPHET, LAWGIVER, STATESMAN, As Conceived by Michael

ANGELO

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“Moses BREAKING THE TABLES OF THE Law,” BY REMBRANDT van Ryn

Photo: Braun, Clé nent & Co. “AND THERE WAS A GREAT Cry in Egypt,” by ARTHUR HACKER, A.R.A.

Reproduced by special permission.

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"JOSEPH INTERPRETS PHARAOH'S DREAMS,” by HAROLD SPEED

Reproduced by permission of the artist.

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A PAGE OF THE Codex Sinaiticus

Reproduced by kind permission of the British and Foreign Bible Society

DAVID, THE GREATEST OF THE Hebrew Kings .

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ISAIAH: THE STATESMAN AND

PROPHET ROUND WHOSE NAME
THE Finest Religious LITERATURE OF JUDAISM WAS GATHERED
From Michael Angelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican.

Photo: Anderson.

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JEREMIAH: PERHAPS THE FINEST EXAMPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT OF A
CHARACTER DISCIPLINED AND STRENGTHENED BY SUFFERING
From Michael Angelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican.

Photo: Anderson.

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EZEKIEL: THE MYSTIC AND PRIEST Who, MORE THAN ANY OTHER MAN,
MADE Post-Exilic JUDAISM

From Michael Angelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican.

Photo: Anderson.

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“RUTH AND Naomi,” by P. H. CALDERON

From the picture in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Reproduced by

permission of the Liverpool Corporation.

ToBIT WITH THE ARCHANGEL,” BY BOTTICELLI

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CHRIST, AS IMAGINED BY LEONARDO DA VINCI

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“CHRIST Washing Peter's Feet,” by FORD Madox Brown .

Photo: W. A. Mansell & Co.

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Masaccio's Fresco of St. Peter VISITED IN PRISON BY St. Paul.

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BISHOP WESTCOTT

Photo: Elliott & Fry, Ltd.

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