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The Fall, and to put them in possession of PHETS WITNESS. Acts x. 43. The things the blessings of Redemption; to lead them which were written in the law of Moses, from sm to holiness; to conduct them and in all the Prophets, and in the Psalms, through a state of conflict and trial on concern HIM; (Luke xxiv. 27, 41:) and earth, to a state of rest and felicity in hea-would come to nothing if he were separatven; and so to assist and direct them in all ed from them. He is the bright and mornpossible conditions in life, that they may ing star; the true light that must lighten pot fail of these great ends, except by their every man who comes to see the glory of wn wilful rejection of the counsel of God Divine Revelation. Rev. xxii. 16. John 1. gamst themselves. The salvation of his 9. It has therefore been a chief design of u soul should therefore be the grand this Work to connect and to exhibit the cern of every reader of the Scripture. testimony which all the Sacred Peumen the immortality of the soul is brought bear to the adorable Immanuel; to the t, and placed in unquestionable evi- proper and unequivocal Divinity of his naHere, its defection from original ture, the necessity of his mediation, the 3 clearly demonstrated; the means reality and design of his incarnation. his estoration are set forth, and its fu- spotless and exemplary life, his unparallelstiny is declared. It is an awful re-ed sufferings, his vicarious death,the verity oility which they incur who wilfully of his resurrection and ascension into hea.ect this holy book, and devote all their ven, the sufficiency of his righteousness, e, and the powers of their minds, to the prevalence of his intercession, the errestrial, and subordinate objects. They spirituality of his kingdom, his sovereignty slight the pearl of greatest price, which is in the Church, his constant care and love no where else to be found; and seem as if of his people, and the certainty of his sethey were determined to frustrate, as far cond coming to raise the dead and judge as respects themselves, all that Divine wis- the world in righteousness;---grand and dom and goodness have done to rescue the sublime truths, in which every individual inmortal nund of man from spiritual igno- of the human race is deeply and eternally rance, error, vanity, vice, and rum. Those, interested. however, who are seeking to enjoy the IV. The chief purpose of Christ's mission blessings which the Gospel reveals,will, as being that such as believe on him might they are able, search the Scriptures; and be saved from sin, which is the transsuch persons will receive great help from gression of the Divine law, and from the having references at hand to assist their punishment due to it; it has been thought inquiries. "It were to be wished," says important frequently to connect those Bishop Horsely, "that no Bibles were texts which speak of transgressions, with printed without References. Particular those in which the law concerning them diligence should be used in comparing the is to be found, and in which punishment parallel texis of the Old and New Testa- is threatened; and sometimes with those ments.... It is incredible," he adds, "to in which the atonement is set forth, and any one who has not made the experment, pardon is proclaimed; or in which sanctiwhat a proficiency may be made in that fication is promised, or enforced; and knowledge which maketh wise unto salva-these again with such as relate to the fution, by studying the Scriptures in this ture happiness and glory which is promismanner, WITHOUT ANY OTHER COMMENTA- ed to the faithful, or punishment and miseRY, OR EXPOSITION, THAN WHAT THE DIF-ry denounced against the impenitent. A FERENT PARTS OF THE SACRED VOLUME small body of divinity is sometimes com→ MUTUALLY FURNISH FOR EACH OTHER. Let prised in a few texts connected together the most illiterate Christian study them in in this way. Thus, from those words in this manner, and let him never cease to Ezek. xxiii. 49. Ye shall bear the sins of pray for the illumination of that Spirit by your idols, the Reader is referred first to which these books were dictated: and the Numb. xiv. 31, as a parallel passage, whole compass of abstruse philosophy, showing God visiting sin upon the transrecondite history, shall furnish no argu- gressors themselves; then to Numb. xvii. nient with which the perverse will of man 23. to show the typical visitation of it shall be able to shake this learned Chris- upon the Levitical priesthood; then to tian's faith." So great and perfect is the Isaiah liii. 11. to show the prophetic decoincidence of every part of the Word of claration of its being laid on Christ; and, God in the grand and merciful design of lastly, to 1 Pet. ii. 24. to show the actual the whole! fulfilment of that prophecy, and the end to be answered by it for there we are told, that He that judgeth righteously, "his own self, bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sin, should tive to righteousness."
III. This is more apparent, and the harmony and perfection of the Holy Scriptures are rendered more peculiarly evident and distinct, by the constant reference of all its writers to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. TO HIM GIVE ALL THE PRO
Horsely's Nine Sermons, p. 224-238.
V. The concurrence of the Old and New Testament with each other, and the relation of the types before and under the Mosaic law, to their completion under the
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Gospel, have been studiously regarded, so the circumstances recorded by St. Luke, as to render it evident, that whatever va- in his book of the Acts. Prophecies are riations may have been made in the form connected with their accomplishments, as and administration of external worship, far as those accomplishments are included true religion, under the former dispensa- in the Scripture History. Promises and tions, was always essentially the same as threatenings are connected with their retrue religion under the present; that "he spective fulfilment; precept with examis not a Jew which is one outwardly; nei-ple, and with supplication; and the prayers ther is that circumcision which is out-of believers with the answers they have ward in the flesh: but he is a Jew which received. All these relations have been is one inwardly; and circumcision is that carefully regarded in this compilation. of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. For in every nation, he that feareth God, and worketh righteousness, Repentance, Faith, Hope, Charity, and Deis accepted of him." Rom. ii. 28, 29. Acts votion, are here exhibited in the most perx. 35. In this, the revelation made before fect models; and it has therefore entered the institution of the Levitical priesthood, into the design of this Work to show the that made during its continuance, and that corresponding emotions and conduct of the which has been made since its termina- Saints, both of the Old Testament and the tion, all agree. The Mosaic ritual was New, when under the influence of those the shadow of good things to come; so dispositions, contemplations, and emowere the priesthood and kingdom of Mel- tions, which are most peculiarly characchisedec: and the body is Christ, who is teristic of true piety; and also to connect essentially the same, both in his person the devotional parts of Scripture with and in his government, yesterday, to-day, the occurrences which gave rise to them, and for ever. Heb. xiii. 8. as far as they can be ascertained. Thus
VIII. Further, the Scriptures are not merely intended to lead men to godliness: they are intended also to exemplify it.
VI. But the instruction diffused through is Religion known by its fruits: not as a the Scriptures, respecting the gracious thing merely of times and circumand indispensable operations of the Holy stances: but a living principle in the Ghost the Sanctifier, has not been forgot- mind, which times and circumstances ten: and the references on this article will call into action, and contribute to display. show, that, as to his sacred influence on IX. The aphoristic and poetical parts of the minds of the Inspired Penmen, we are the Sacred Writings are also connected, so indebted for all the truths they have as to illustrate and enforce each other: taught us; so to his influence on the that the Reader may be constantly imminds of those who receive and regard pressed with those momentous truths, them, must such persons be indebted for and that sublime language with which all they have learned, or can learn, of they abound, and which afford perpetual them. His work completes the great de- food for the best exercises of the unsign of the whole; and his assistance and derstanding, and the finest emotions of blessing are distinctly promised to all who the heart; at once furnishing materials sincerely ask them. for the most rational entertainment, and the most solid instruction. In this respect, the Scriptures will be found to resemble the garden of Eden, in which the Lord GOD has made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for spiritual food. But no Cherubim or
VII. As the Scriptures harmonize in their primary and general objects, so do they with regard to the particular subjects comprehended in their plan. Historical accounts are verified by other coincident ones, or by accounts of the persons or places to which they refer. The prophe- flaming sword are here to prohibit accies of one Prophet, concerning events cess to the Tree of Life. The children of which were to take place, relating either the second Adam may freely, and without to kingdoms, families, individuals, or the fear or interruption, now put forth their world at large, are consistent with those hands to its soul-reviving fruit, and take, pronounced by other Prophets. The ac- and eat, and live for ever. counts of the Jewish polity under its various vicissitudes, are confirmed by the writings of the Prophets who lived during or after those vicissitudes; while the former tend reciprocally to establish the authen-racters. It will appear that they were all ticity of the latter. The histories of the animated by the same Spirit; that they Four Evangelists have a regular connec- were all holy men, speaking as they were tion and parallelism, especially those of moved by the Holy Ghost, calling men Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The recital of to holiness, as the indispensable requisite the transactions of the Apostles, after the to the enjoyment of everlasting happiness, ascension of our Lord, strongly authenti----men, nevertheless, of like passions with cates the Apostolic Epistles; and Archdea- ourselves, conscious of their own natural con Paley has well shown the confirmation infirmity and sinfulness, and of the mercy which the Epistles of St. Paul derive from of God through Christ Jesus, as their only
X. The agreement of the Sacred Writers with each other will be found not only to exist in the subjects on which they treat, but to extend to their own individual cha
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refuge from his just displeasure. In short, rusals, like gathered flowers, wither in our
It is thus that the Scriptures are PROFIT-
Happy in having laboured to facilitate
TABLES OF MEASURES, WEIGHTS, AND COINS.
400 A stadium
5A Sabbath-day's journey 4000 10 2 An Eastern mile 12000 30 63 A parasang
96000 | 240 | 48 |24|8| A day's journey
4 | A palm
10 A beka
201 2 A shekel
12 | 6|1.5 | Ezekiel's reed
16 | 8|2 1.333 An Arabian pole. 1920 | 480 | 160 | 80 |20|13.333 | 10 | A schoenus, or measuring line
3. Jewish Money reduced to English.
1000 | 100 | 50 A maneh, or mina Hebraica
60000 6000 3000 | 60 | A talent
A solidus aureus, or sextula, was worth
A siclus aureus was worth
A talent of gold was worth
1.333 A log
2 | A cubit
84 A fathom
1. The longer Scripture Measures.
10 A beka
20 2 A shekel
2. The shorter Measures of length.
1200 | 120 | 60 | A maneh
60000 6000 | 3000 | 50 | A talent
4 | A cab
Note. Silver is valued at 5s. and gold at 47. per oz.
36 1.8 120 6 360 18 10 1800 90 50 3600 180 100
5. Jewish Measures for things liquid.
3 A hin
62 A seah
63 A bath or ephah
| 720 | 180 | 60 | 30 | 10 | A corus, homer, or chomer
6. Jewish Measures for things dry.
Eng.miles. Paces. Feet. Dec. 0 1.824
4. Jewish Weights reduced to English Troy weight.
An omer, or gomer
| 3| An ephah
|30|10|2| A chomer, homer, or corus
Eng. feet. Inch. Dec.
dwt. gr. dec. 10.38
English Corn Measure.
The First Book of MOSES, called GENESIS.
Year before the Common Year of Christ, 4004.....Julian Period, 710.....Cycle of the
1 The creation of heaven and earth.
Jno. 1. 1,2.
Ps. 104.30. e Ps.33.9.
Mat.8.3. f2Cor.4.6. Ep.5.14.
3 And God said, e Let there be light, fand there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided 1 the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light g Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were 2 the first day.
6 T And God said, h Let there be a 3 firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
B. C. 4004.
a Pr. 8.23.
1 betur en the light, and between the darkness.
Is.45.7. 2 and the
7 And God made the firmament, i and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above k the firmament and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
i Jer. 10. 12. k Pr.8.28.
9 And God I said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered to-m Mat.6.30. gether unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land n Luke 6.44. Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth m5 bring forth 4 grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit-tree yielding n fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was
o Ps. 135.7. between the day and between the night. Ps. 104. 19.
for the rule of the day.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, af-9 ter his kind: and God saw that it was good.
creeping. living soul. let fowl fly. face of the firmament of heaven.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
evening was and the morn
Job 37.18. expansion.
14 T And God said, Let there be o lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the 5 day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for p seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth: and it
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light 6 to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth,
18 And to g rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 T And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the 7 moving creature that hath 8 life, and fowl 9 that may fly above the earth in the 10 open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas; and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
21 And God said, Let the carth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 T And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over