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virtuous, is honoured with the high appellation of the espoused of
bylon....a destroying wind.—Jer. iv. 11, 12. A dry wind of the high she is styled the harlot, the adulteress. See ADULTERESS.
will I bring the four winds, from the four quarlers of heaven. See and, in the earliest ages, no writings were made but upon pillars or
monuments, merely to notify things.— Jer. xxii. 30. Write this man
childless; that is, publish it, and let all men know that he shall
I gave her corn, and wine, and oil. See Joel ii. 19. Psal. iv. 7. prophet is speaking) had children; but being born probably after
the Scriptures by the salutary etlects of wine : so, from the noxious none of them ever succeeded to the royal authority. See 2 Kings
has delivered us.
grapes, signifies destruction attended with great slaughter.-Lament. is bound by his hand.
4. The doctrines and precepts of Jesus Christ, and the temper, dispo
sitions, and duties which'flow from them.-Matt. xi. 29, 30. Take
heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and
xl. 31. They shall mount up with wings as eagles ; that is, they shall more beautiful than devout. “How easy and sweet is it, to serve
Christ even in bearing his cross! How hard and painful is the slavery
Like x. 3. I send you forth as lambs among wolves.- John x. 12. false pleasures! That satisfaction, peace, and comfort, which grace
heaven, make a Christian full amends for all his pains in subduing
his passions, and in opposing the world.... A yoke, which Christ
daughter of Tyre in Psal. xlv. 12., of Babylon in Psal. cxxxvii. 8., bears in us by His Spirit,-can that be heavy? Come, then, taste
MATTERS IN VOLUMES I. AND II.
ABBREVIATIONs in manuscripts, account of, I. 221.
2. Apocryphal Books of the New Testament, I. 437. Enumeration
His posterity, in what sense as numerous as the stars of heaven were never considered as inspired or canonical, 437, 438. IN-
TERNAL EVIDENCE, 438—442. These apocryphal books are so
New Testament, that the latter are confirmed by them, 47,
Apollonius, of Tyana, fabulous miracles ascribed to, exposed, I. 118.
Apostles and evangelists, credibility of. See Credibility and Inspi-
‘ration. On the descent of the Holy Spirit upon them, I. 447, 448.
ineness and authenticity, ibid. Scope, ibid. Chronology, 319. Testament, I. 44, 45. In what manner they quoted the Scrip-
Arabic versions of the Old and New Testament, I. 274, 275. Of the
Aramaan Language, and its dialects, I. 199.
Aramæisms of the New Testament, I. 198.
riority over all other religions, and that it is from God, I. 177-180. I. 50.
Aristeas's fabulous account of the Septuagint version exposed, I.
Ark of Noah, dimensions of, 1. 75.
corrupted preservation of the Scriptures, I. 54, 55. Of quotations Arnobius, testimony of, to the genuineness of the New Testament
rative texts, I. 395.
Arts, the late invention and progress of, a confirmation of the cre-
Asaph, Psalms ascribed to, II. 239.
Ascension of Jesus Christ, circumstances of, considered, I. 446.
Asher (Rabbi Aaron Ben), Codex of, I. 203.
Atheists, principles of, contrasted with those of the Gospel, I. 176,
177. Effects of, in republican France, 25, 26.
Athenagoras, testimony of, to the genuineness of the New Testa
ment, I. 43.
of the altar erected at, to “The unknown God," 90. St. Luke's
and St. Paul's account of the Athenians confirmed by Demos-
analogy for interpreting Scripture, 341. Of kindred languages, admirable address to them, II. 326, 327.
Authenticity defined, I. 28. Of the Old and New Testaments proved,
Matt. i. and i. and Luke i. and ii., II. 299–302. 309. Of Luke
Author, put for his book or writings, I. 359. Importance of know-
Writings, I. 350. Cautions in applying them, 350, 351.
Balaam's ass speaking, remarks on, I. 421.
, why rejected from Baptism, observance of, a proof of the credibility of the New Tes.
Ana. Barnabas, testimony of, to the genuineness and authenticity of the
Bath-Kol, notice of, II. 256.
Bel and the Dragon, apocryphal history of, II. 292.
contrary to reason, 158_160. Its doctrine of a future judgment
craft, 161, 162. Or prohibit free inquiry, but on the contrary in-
vites it, 162. Its morality not too strict, 162, 163. Nor any of its
tions for studying it advantageously, 186, 187. In what order it not produce a timid spirit, 164. Nor overlook the generous sen.
cal philosophy, 175—177. A further proof that it is from God. is
the capacities of all men, 178. The spirituality of its worship.
ibid. Its opposition to the spirit of the world, 179. Its humilia.
and morals, I. 24, 25. His hypocrisy exposed, 26. His involun- to the world, ibid. Its tendency to eradicate all evil passions
from the heart, ibid. Its contrariety to the covetousness and am-
ibid. Its mighty effects, ibid. Examination of the difficulties
attendant on the propagation of Christianity, 448—450.
tested by their heathen adversaries, 83—85. 170. The crimes of
nominal Christians not chargeable on the Gospel, 173.
date, ibid. Scope and analysis of these books, 223. Observations
on these books, 224. Account of the Targums or Chaldee para
Chronology, alleged contradictions in, considered, and shown to he
unfounded, I. 404, 405. Importance of, to biblical students, 319.
Chubb (Mr.), absurd and contradictory tenets of, concerning religion,
New Testament, 39. General divisions of the canonical books divine mission of Jesus Christ, 68.; and to his character, 15).
Churches (Christian), state of, necessary to be known in sludying
Cilicisms of the New Testament, J. 199.
ibid. The authenticity of the Catholic Epistles, and in whát Old Testament, I. 66.
Circumslantiality of the Old Testament narratives a proof of their
authenticity, I. 31, 32.; as also of the Pentateuch, 35, 36.; and
New Testament, I. 46, 47.; and to the character of Christ, 82.; Clarius's (Isidore) revision of the Vulgate version, notice of. I. 277
Classificalion of the books of the New Testament, II. 293, 291.
Clement of Alexandria, testimony of, to the genuineness of the New
the genuineness and authenticity of the New Testament, I. 46. Clement of Rome, testimony of, to the genuineness of the New
Cognate, or kindred languages, what so termed, I. 199. Account
of them, ibid. The use of the cognate languages for illustrating
the Scriptures elucidated, 199. 311, 342.
Coincidence of the Old and New Testament narratives with the
Coins (ancient), collateral testimony of, 10 the credibility of the
New Testament, I. 88–91. Importance of, as an hermeneutical
His hypocrisy, 26.
per a perpetual memorial of the truth of the Gospel, 67. Testi- at Colossæ, 341. Date of this Epistle, ibid. lis occasion, ibid.
gory, I. 365.
inspiration, II. 256.
Testament, I. 67. And that the Gospel is from God, 130—132. Coptic version of the Old and New Testament, I. 272.
Corinthians (Saint Paul's Second Epistle to), II. 335. Date and Doctrines delivered by Moses, and by the prophets, I. 143–148.
where written, 336. Occasion of this Epistle, ibid. Its scope, Summary of the doctrines of the Gospel, 149. ; particularly the
of the Scriptures, 393–395.
Wilful corruption, how far a cause of various readings, 285. Dramatic Poems of the Hebrews, 1. 381.
Dreams, prophetic, II. 255.
Duelling nol sanctioned by the Gospel, I. 71. note.
philosophers, I. 17. Mosaic narrative of, confirmed by profane
Eber's (Paul) revision of the Latin Vulgate, notice of, 1. 277.
, 1, 59. Proofs that the Ebionites, testimony of, to the genuineness and authenticity of the
Ecclesiastes (book of), II. 247. Its title, author, and canonical au-
thority, ibid. Its scope and synopsis, 247, 248. Observations on
328. Emphatic adverbs, ibid. Real emphases, ibid. Rules for
Enoch, translation of, confirmed by heathen traditions, 1. 71. Re-
Apostle Jude, 318. 11. 377.
Enthusiasm, characteristics of, I. 63. Proof that Moses was not an
Saint Paul, II. 322, 323.
Ephesus, temple of Diana at, I. 90. That city, why termed xeo.
KOPO, 90, 91. Account of the church at, 11. 338.' Genuinenegg
ibid. Observations on its style, ibid.
Epistles of the apostles, importance of, II. 329, 330. Their number
to the four great monarchies, I. 129. Analysis of his prophecies, epistles, ibid. General plan of the apostolic epistles, ibid. Causes
apostolic epistles most beneficially, I. 393—395. Subscriptions
attached to them, 215. See Catholic Epis/les.
Esther (book of), II. 225. Its title and author, 225, 226. Argument,
266. Synopsis of its contents, ibid. Account of the Targums or
indebted to the Scriptures for all that they have written, which to the book of Esther, II. 290.
the four Gospels, 319, 320.; and of his recension of the Septuagint
Euthalius, Sections of, 1. 214.
ed by indubitable testimonies from natural and civil history, I. the facts recorded by them, I. 62, 63. Were not enthusiasts nor
others, 63, 64. Were men of the strictest integrity and sincerity,
of apparent contradictions in historical passages, I. 400—402. spiration of the evangelists.-See Credibility, Inspiration.
Evidence. See Historical Testimony.
Prediction relative to the Messiah contained in it cients, I. 17. The Bible account of it confirmed by heathen
Exodus (book of), Title, II. 206. Author and date, ibid. Occasion
and subject-matter, ibid. Scope, ibid. Types of the Messiah,
ibid. Synopsis, ibid. Illustration of Exodus, ch. vii. xi. 206, 207.
Expositors. See Commentators.
Ezekiel (the prophet), account of, II. 283. Canonical authority of
286. Observations on the style of Ezekiel, 286. Supposed dif-
I. 142. Doctrines of the patriarchal age, 142, 143. II. 236, 237. a spurious passage ascribed to Ezra, 225.
FAITH, analogy of, 1. 342. Rules for investigating it, 342—344. Grammatico-Historical Sense, defined, I. 323..
Greek Language, the New Testament why written in, I. 193. 194.
agint version, 193. Examination of its style, 194, 195. Dialects,
41–45. Assistance to be derived from them in the interpretation Greek Versions (ancient) of the Old Testament:-See Aquila, Sep
Griesbach's (Dr.) system of recension of the New Testament, ac-
address to, illustrated, JI. 327.
of words and figures of thought, ibid. General observations on phecy, ibid. Its style, ibid.
of, 1. 213. Chaldee paraphrase on, 263.
Hail, on the plague of, in Egypt, II. 207.
Happiness, dark and confused notions of the heathen conceming,
Harmonies of the Scriptures, occasion of, I. 319. Observations on
the different schemes of harmonizers, and on the duration of the
public ministry of Jesus Christ, 319–321.
divine authority and original, I. 167, 168.
Heathen Nations (ancient), deplorable state of religion and morals
a proof of the necessity of a divine revelation, 22. Derived
many of their institutions from the Scriptures, 77, 78. Their
characters, as incidentally noticed in the New Testament, con-
firmed by profane writers, 80, 81.
Heathen Writers, testimonies of, to the credibility of the Old Testa-
ment, I. 69–71. And of the New Testament, 78–83. And to
of the first Christians, 170.
them, ibid. Its genuineness and authenticity, ibid. Occasion and observations on them, 196, 197. Rules for the better understand-
Hebrew Language, origin and antiquity of, I. 189. Historical sketch
of, 190. Antiquity of its character, ibid. Hebrew vowel points,
191, 192. And accents, 192. Rabbinical Hebrew, 193. The
Hebrew language a proof of the genuineness and authenticity
The seeming contradictions in the genealogies of our Saviour, Notice of the principal Hebrew manuscripts, 216–221. And of
the books of the Old Testament, until the time of Jesus Christ,
argument, ibid. Scope, ibid. Types of the Messiah in this book 200, 201. From the age of the Masorites to the invention of the
language, 351, 352. Its genuineness and authenticity, and by
and scope, 356, 357. Synopsis of its contents, 357. Observations
on it, ibid.
Heman, psalm ascribed to, II. 240.
Heretical Writers (ancient), testimonies of, to the genuineness and
of their theory, that some of the interpretations of Christ and his sometimes to be found in their works, 289.
New Testament, 1. 45.
Hesychius's Recension of the Septuagint, notice of, I. 268.
Hillel (Rabbi), Codex of, I. 203.
Hindoos, degraded state of religion and morals among, I. 21. Their
Historians (profane), confirm the truih of the Old Testament nar-
ratives, 1. 69–78. And also of those of the New Testament, 78
ancient heathen nations, I. 16, 17. And also among the modern ticity, 49–52. Seeming inconsistencies between the sacred and
Historical Books of the Old Testament, general observations on, II.
Their number, ibid. And importance, ibid. The sources of the Historical Books, see their several titles in this Index.
Historical Passages of Scripture, alleged contradictions in, consider-
Upsal manuscript of, 277, 278. Important remains of, discovered | Historical Sense of Scripture, I. 323.
Historical Testimony, credibility of, illustrated, T. 95, 96. Hume's
objections to it, considered and refuted, 96, 97. Historical testi-