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The Second Volume of the CRITICA BIBLICA is now before the Public; and it is hoped that the great mass of instructive particulars which it contains will not disappoint the expectations induced by the promises made at the outset of the undertaking.
The Editors trust that the greater part of their volumes consists of materials, the value of which, especially to the biblical student, cannot be questioned ; and that in the portion which is designed to afford enlightened amusement will be found several pieces not devoid of merit. This volume, moreover, contains above one-fourth more in proportion to the former ; while its appearance has not materially suffered by the alteration : but the expence in consequence of this arrangement, together with that incurred by additional embellishments, has been heavy. The publisher hopes, that, having thus given a proof of his earnest intention to render the work more acceptable by improvements in its progress, his endeavours will meet with additional encouragement.
In this volume the Editors have to press upon the notice of their readers the importance of the Chronological Synopsis contained in the Scripture Manual, furnished by a valued correspondent; by the assistance of which, the Christian reader may trace the Historical connection of the Scriptural Books, and thereby, with pleasure to himself, pursue his meditations through the interesting period comprised in the sacred volume,
the earliest and most venerable record of the human race. Nor can they omit to notice the value of the Bibliographical and Critical Account of the various Editions of the Scriptures, which is indispensable in a work of this kind ; since it affords a constant means of reference to authorities, desirable in critical discussions on the various doubtful texts of the Bible. But while the Editors are confident of having used the utmost diligence to bring together the most useful information, for the benefit of the studious enquirer after divine knowledge, they beg the indulgence of the Public on the imperfections which may appear in their labours. It must be remembered, that to abridge the writings of those who have contributed to the elucidation of Scripture, one must frequently detract from their merits: and out of the multiplicity of excellent works much embarrassment is felt as to what portion shall be first brought forward. The field for illustration and criticism is very wide; and the editors cannot at present see the limits of their labours in this department. It will be observed that an attempt has been made to give, as early as the respective intelligence could be procured,
, a concise view of the proceedings of the different Societies, Native as well as Foreign, for promoting the circulation of the Scriptures; which it is hoped will be acceptable.
To kind and disinterested Correspondents more is due than mere acknowledgements; yet it is hoped they will continue their aid in the accomplishment of the desirable object which this work has in view.
The good offices of the Friends and Subscribers to this work are earnestly entreated, in promoting its circulation to the utmost of their ability. The warmest thanks of the Editors are offered to those few friends who have made such active and disinterested exertions for them ; trusting that the importance of the subject, as well as the serious expences incurred, will be an incentive to further endeavours.
ILLUSTRATIONS OF SCRIPTURE:
Houses built on the sand..
Principal buildings in and about Je-
rusalem.. 52–61. 97–110. 193
Period II. From the building of Ba-
bel to the Exodus of Israel,. 62468
Israel in the Desert to the establish-
dissolation of the Israelitish king-
tivity to the conclusion of Pro-
(Continued from Vol. I. p. 456.)
1. Astrography....... 21-25
3. Geography .... 111-121
Part III. THEOLOGY, comprising,
1. Prefatory Introduction.. 214–219
2. The Divine Being...... 297—303
3. Created Beings
1. Parallelism of the New Testament,
30—35. 6976. 122-128. 165-170
Paul's defence before the Athenian
Sonnet on the Third Day
Overthrow of Tyre.......
Calmet's Dictionary, by C. Taylor 369-370
Fletcher's Christ's Victory and
Scripture Prophecy 461-471.511-521
Suggestions for Scripture Tracts 524
94. 144. 287. 429
The Books of Samuel
. . . . . . .
BIBLICAL CRITICISM :
On the use of the Greek Article 159-164
The Three Heavenly Witnesses 226—229
Salting with Fire...... 226—229. 264
Taking of Jebus by David .. 307-313
Job's reference to a Redeemer 318-321
On the Origin of the three first Gos-
The purpose for which the New Testa-
ment was written 411–416.4494452
Syriac term, translated Baptism 502—
Voces Græco-Barbara Novi Testa-
BIBLICAL GLEANINGS :
48. 134-139. 179–189
Fry's Lyra Davidis
Franks' Hulsean Lectures.... 140. 141
Wells' Sacred Geography, by Taylor,
Bulmer's Christian Catechist...... 191
Not Paul but Jesus 234. 240. 280-283
Pitt's Philosophy of Christianity 335-336
Fry's Second Advent of Christ .... 336
93. 144. 384