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WITH REFERENCES AND A KEY SHEET OF QUESTIONS, GEOGRAPHI

CAL, HISTORICAL, DOCTRINAL, PRACTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL; ACCOMPANIED WITH VALUABLE CHRONOLÓGICAL HARMONIES OF BOTH TESTAMENTS; CORRECT AND ELEGANT MAPS, AND HIGHLY USEFUL TABLES OF SCRIPTURE NAMES, SCRIPTURE GEOGRAPHY, SCRIPTURE CHRONOLOGY, SCRIPTURE REFERENCES, &c.

The whole designed to facilitate

THE ACQUISITION OF SCRIPTURAL KNOWLEDGE

IN BIBLE CLASSES, SUNDAY SCHOOLS, COMMON SCHOOLS,

AND PRIVATE FAMILIES.

BY HERVEY WILBUR, A. M.

VOL. I.

STEREOTYPED BY T. H. CARTER & CO. BOSTON.

Boston:

PUBLISHED BY CUMMINGS, HILLIARD, & CO, AND CROCKER

& BREWSTER; ALSO BY THE AMERICAN SUN

DAY SCHOOL UNION, PHILADELPHIA.
Porrer-Press.-J. G. Rogers of Co.

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wil:

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the eighteenth day of August, A. D. 1825, in the fiftieln year of the Independence of i he United States of America, Her vey Wilbur, A. M. of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit :- The Reference Bible, containing an accurate copy of the common English Version of the Old and New Testaments: with References and a Key Sheet of Questions, Geographical, Historical, Doctrinal, Practical, and Experimental; accompanied with valuable Chronological Harmonies of both Testaments; correci and elegant maps, and highly useful tables of Scripture Names, Scripture Geography, Scripture Chronology, Scripture References, &c. The whole designed to facilitate the acquisition of scriptural knowledge in Bible Classes, Sunday Schools, Common Schools, and Private Families. Hervey Wilbur, A. N.” In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragoment of learning, by securing the copies of maps.charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of desigolog, engraving, and etching historical, and other prints."

:INO.' W. DAVIS,

Clerk of the District {

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Advertisement. The editor of the Reference Bible has felt a deeper interest in promoting among the young an intimate acquaintance with the Scriptures than in any other object whatever. His success in turning the attention of the public to this object, is strongly attested in the circulation of above fifty thousand copies of works with his name. The approbation so universally bestowed on the New Testament, on the plan which is here, with enlargement, applied to the whole Scriptures, encourages the hope that the imperfections of this work will not prevent it from meeting with a favourablo reception. The destruction of some of the copy when the Stereotype Foundry was burnt, must be his apology for the obviously hasty application of some reference letters.

The Chronological Harmony of the Old Testament is the syllabus of a now English publication by Townsend, and reputed of sterling excellence.

The peculiar advantages to be derived from a work which costs nine dollars, is here condensed within the compass of thirty pages. For the excellent harmony of the New Testament, the editor is indebted to the kindness of his literary friend the Rev. 8. F. Jarvis, D. D. late Rector of St. Paul's Church, Boston. A Bible Atlas recently executed in England has supplied the maps.

Renewed acknowledgments are here tendered to Rev. Drs. Miller and Lindsley of Princeton, Rev. Professor Goodrich of New-Haven, Rev. Justin Edwards of Andover, and Messrs. J. E. Worcester, and J. W. Gibhs for the assistance received from them in preparing the Tables. By the politeness of ProfesAor G. access has been bad to a new work from Edinburgh, from which important aid has been obtained in the application of Walker's general principles of pronunciation.

It is now confidently believed that the Reference Bible can be read more understandingly, correctly, and profitably, than any other edition. The REFERENCE LETTERS and KEY are adapted to exercise the understanding about the ideas contained in each paragraph of the oracles of God, and thus break up a habit lamentably common of reading mechanically or without reflection; the MAPS and TABLES relating to Etymology, Geography, Chronology, Prophecy, and other miscellaneous subjects, by elocidating many pas sages, will add to the interest with which they will be perused; and the marking of the proper names with the figure vowels of Walker's Dictionary, a work now in general use, will tend to render their pronunciation easy, accurate, and uniform.

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