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The Reader will find that each volume after the first has a double paging, the top series of figures being limited to the individus' volume, the bottom one running on through each four volum which will thus ultimately form one, with a continuous paging, and new title-pages and contents. Thus each subject is completed in a single volume, but the whole of the twelve volumes will be so arranged as to form an unbroken work, in three thick volumes -AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE.
Vol. VI., BIBLICAL NATURAL HISTORY: Zoography, will be published on the 1st of April, and the succeeding volumes, one on the 1st of each month, till completed.
VII. THE SOURCES AND CHARACTER OF SCRIPTURE DIF
FICULTIES, REAL AND IMAGINARY.
VIII. AN EXAMINATION OF SCRIPTURE DIFFICULTIES :
IX. AN EXAMINATION OF SCRIPTURE DIFFICULTIES :
THE POST MOSAIC HISTORIES.
X. AN EXAMINATION OF SCRIPTURE DIFFICULTIES:
THE POETIC AND PROPHETIC BOOKS.
AN EXAMINATION OF SCRIPTURE DIFFICULTIES :
XII. AN EXAMINATION OF SCRIPTURE DIFFICULTIES :
THE ACTS AND THE EPISTLES.
The great characteristic of the Bible, looked at as a literary composition, or series of compositions, is simplicity. It is addressed to mankind at large; the Gospel is preached to all the world, and the Gospel includes all the Scriptures, which consist of
good news,” all centering in the one great and precious truth, that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John iii. 16.) The facts of history which the Bible narrates, are narrated in the simplest manner, and are brought within the comprehension of the most illiterate person, for even such a one will not be perplexed with a description of geological or astronomical phenomena, or the principles of classification of the flora and fauna of the earth. “The truths of religion are found in the Bible,” says Professor Stowe, “as plants and minerals are found in nature. The mineralogist and botanist must collect his minerals and plants one by one, as he finds them here and there scattered over the fields and by the hill-side ; and he must