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Sect XIII. Spies sent to search the land of Canaan; they

bring an evil report. The people desire to return into .

Egypt The faithful report of Caleb and Joshua* page 58

Sect. XIV. The punishment of the Israelites, and the death

of the false spies. Moses intercedes for the people, and

the Lord pardons them. . - - - 63

Sect, XV. The Sabbath-breaker stoned to death. Korah,

Dathan, and Abiram punished, - . 68

Sect. XVI. The people murmur for want of water. Moses

and Aaron offend the Lord by striking the rock, - 73

Sect. XVII. The king of Eden refuses a passage to the Israel-

ites, The death of Aaron. Eleazar succeeds him. 76

Sect. XVIII. The, people speak against God, and against

Moses; are punished by fiery serpents. The brazen

serpent set up in the wilderness. - - 79

Sect. XIX. Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of

Bashan defeated ;their land given to the Israelites. - 82

Sect. XX Balak king of Moab sends for Balaam' the prophet

to curse Israel. Balaam's ass speaks. - - 84

Sect. XXI. Balaam and Balak offer sacrifices. Balaam by

God's command blesses the Israelites. - 92

Sect. XXII. Balaam continueth to bless the Israelites. He

pronounces a prophecy concerning the Israelites and

other nations. He returns home. A memorable vic-

tory over the Midianites. - - 97

Sect. XXIII. Moses has a view of the promised land from

mount Abiram; is forewarned of his death; and ap-

points Joshua as his successor. - - 104

Sect. XXIV. Moses exhorts the Israelites^ obedience. - 1Q7

Sect. XXV. Moses continues his exhortation. - 114

Sect. XXVI. Moses continues his exhortation. - - - 118

Sect, XXVII. Moses continues his exhortation. - 122

Sect' XXVIII. Moses continues his exhortation. - x 129

Sect. XXIX.' A further account of Moses's exhortation. - 131

Sect. XXX. Moses's exhortation continued. - 134

Sect. XXXI. Moses encourages the people to trust in the

Lord; He delivers the written law to the priests. - 141

Sect. XXX11. The death of Moses. . - - * E 146

Sect. XXXIII. Joshua appointed by the Lord to govern

Israel; he is accepted by the people. • 149

Sect.
Sect. XXXIV. Joshua sends spies to Jericho. They are

concealed from their pursuers by Rahab. - 152

Sect. XXXV. The waters of Jordan dfride, and the Israelites

pass over on dry land. - 157

Sect. XXXVI. Circumcision renewed. The. people eat the

corn of the land. Manna ceases. '- - 163

Sect. XXXVII. The Lord appeareth toJosh.ua, as prince of

the host of the Lord. The city of Jerieho is taken.

Rahab and her family preserved. - 165

Sect. XXXVIII. Achin disobeys the commandment of the

Lord, by taking part of the spoil. He and his whole

family stoned to death. - - 110

Sect. XXXIX. The Gibeonites deceive Joshna and the

princes of Israel. The Gibeoniles condemned to ser-

vile offices. - - . - 173

Sect. XL. A battle with the kings of the Amorites. The sun

stands still at the command of Joshua. Hie kings de-

feated. - - . - 176

Sect. XLI. Joshua completes his conquests. - 182

Sect. XLII. The division of the land of Canaan. Hebron

allotted to Caleb. -- - 186

Sect. XLIII The tabernacle set up at Shiloh. Lots cast for

the inheritance of the land of Canaan. - 190

Sect XLIV. Joshua exhorts the people to obedience. He

reminds them of the faithfulness of the Divine pro-

mises - - - - 193

Sect. XLV. Joshua continues his exhortations. A covenant

i made. Joshua's death. 1 he death of Eleazar the

priest. - - - - 195

Sect.XLVI. Jerusalem and other cities taken. Giant- slain. 201

Sect. XLVII. An angel sent to reprove the new generation

of Israelites. They are punished. Othniel raised up

to deliver Israel. - - 203

Sect. XLVIII. The history of the Danites. War with the

Bi tijamites. Thetnbc of Benjamin nearly extirpated. 208

Sect. XL1X. Israel delivered from the Moabites by Ehudj

and from the Philistines by Shamgar. Debor.h and

Barak raised up to deliver them from Jabin king of

Canaan. Sisera the captain of his host slain. - 211

Sect. L. The history of Naomi and Ruth. - - 216

Seet. LI. The Israelites oppressed by the Midian'.tes. Gideon

appointed

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appointed to deliver tbst». He request*a sign* Which
is granted. - . - - p-.igc.21s*

Sect. LII. Gideon prepaw* for battle by the Lord's direction.

He requests another sign. He defeats the Midianites. 224

Sect. L1IT. The Ephraimites murmur. Zeba and Zalmini-

na taken. Great spoils gained. Gideon's death. 230

Sect. L1V. Abimilech the son of Gideon slay sail his brethren.

Abimelech slain. Tola succeeds him. Jair succeeds

Tola. The people worship idols. - - 235

Sect. LV. The people oppressed by the Philistines and the

Ammonites. They repent. Jephtha raised up to de-

liver them. - - ... 239

Sect. LVI. Jephtha makes a rash vow. He gains a victory

over the Ammonites. - ... 243

Sect. LVII. Jephtha's resentment against the Ephraimites.

His death. - - - - 248

Sect. LVIlT. The angel of the Lord appears to Manoah and

his wife. The birth of Samsoa foretold. Samson

born. - i - - - v" 25t

Sect. LIX. Samson's marriage. His riddle. He kills some

of the Philistines. - ... 255

Sect. LX. Samson burns the corn belonging to the Philis-
tines. He slays a thousand of them with the jaw-
bone of an ass. Suffers extreme thirst. -' 959

Sect. LXI. Samson carries away the gates of1 Gaza, Deli-

lah betrays him. The Philistines put out his eyes. - 265

Sect. LXII. Samson pulls down the temple of Dagon, and

dies. - - - - , - i 269'

Sect. LXIII. Hannah's prayer. The birth of Samuel. His

mother devotes him to the Lord. Her thanksgiving. 273

Sect.LXIV. The wickedness of Eli's sons. Samuel's. minis-

try. A prophet sent to reprove Eli. ., - 279

Sect. LXV. The word of the Lord revealed to Samuel con-

cerning Eli. Eli's resignation. - - 284

Sect. LXVI. The Israelites overcome by the Philistines.

The ark of God is taken. Eli's sons slain. The death

of Eli. - - - - - 288

Sect. LXVH. The Philistines carry theark of God into the

temple of Dagon. They are afflicted with plagues.

They send back the ark. - - 293

Ssct.

Sect. LXVIII. Samuel exhorts the Israelites. They repent

and turn unto the Lord. . * - 300

Sect. LX1X. The Israelites desire a king. God commandetb

Samuel to yield to their importunity. - 305

Sect LXX. Samuel by the Lord's command anoints Saul to

be king of Israel. - - - 310

Sect. LXXI. Samuel assembles the people. He casts lots for a king, and Saul is chosen. The Israelites approve him. - - - - 317

Sect. LXXlf. The Ammonites encamp against Jabesh Gilead. Saul delivers the people out of their hands, and is confirmed in the kingdom. . - 319

Sect. LXX III. Samuel testifies his integrity, and exhorts the king and people. Thunder and rain in the time of harvest. Samuel prays for the people. - 323

Sect. LXXIV. Saul takes upon himself to offer a sacrifice. Samuel reproves him, and forewarns him that the kingdom will be taken from him. - 327

Sect. LXXV. Jonathan the son of Saul, with his armourbearer, obtain a victory over a host of Philistines. Saul pursues the victory. His interdiction. His severity to Jonathan. • - - - 331

Sect. LXXVI. Samuel sends Saul to destroy the Amalekites. He spares the king and the best of the spoil. He is rejected of God for his disobedience. Agag slain. 334

Sect. LXXVII. Samuel sent to Jesse. David anointed king by Samuel. Saul tormentedby an evil spirit, sends for David to play to him. - - 341

Sect. LXXVIII. Goliath the champion of the Philistines defies the armies of Israel. David slayetb him with a sling and a stons. - . 348

Sect. LXXIX. Saul envying David, seeks to kill him. Is

alarmed at his good success. - - 356

Sect. LXXX. David by Jonathan's advice leaves Saul. He goes to Abimilech the high priest at Nob; from thence he flies to the cave of Adullam. His relations and others resort to him. Doeg informs against Abiinelech, and by Saul's command puts all the priests to death. David obtains a victory over the Philistines. Sjpul pursues him. The Lord preserves him. - 361

Sect. viii CONTENTS.

Sect. LXXXt. David in a cave at Engedi, spares Saul's life.

Saul relents. David swears not to cut off Saul's fa- . niily. - . . - - - 371

Sect. LXXXII. David sends to Nabal for provisions. Is refused. His anger. Abigail's interposition. - 37G

Sect. LXXXIIT. David finding Saul asleep, takes his spear and cruse, but spares his life. Saul agai.i relents and blesses David. ... 383

Sect. LXXXIV.J3avid fearing Saul, takes refuge with the , Philstines. - - - 387

Sect. LXXXV. Saul consults a witch at Endor. Samuel appears to him. ... 39]

Sect. LXXXVI. The battle of Gilboa. Saul and his three

sons slain. - , - - 397

Sect. LXXXVI I. An Ainalekitc carries the news of the death

of Saul and Jonathan to David. David's lamentation. 400

Sect. LXXXVIII. David goes to Hebron. Is made king of Judah. Ish-bosbcth made king of Isriel. Asahel slain by Abner. .... 405

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