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Lately. Published, Beautifully printed in Two VOLUMES FOLIO, Illustrated with proper M A P s and SCULPTUR E S.
(The Work being now. Compleat, intitled) A NEW HISTORY of the HOLY BIBLE,
both OLD and New TESTAMENT, from the Beginning of the World to the Establilhment of Chrift
WITH ANSWERS to most of the Controverted Questions,
DISSERTATIONS upon the most remarkable Passages; and, Alfo a Connection of Prophane History, all along.
To which are added, · Notes, explaining difficult Texts, rectifying MifTranslations, and reconciling seeming Contradictions. By THOMAS STACK HOU S E, A. M.
, Vicar of Beenham in Berkshire.
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Lord BISHOP of
MAJESTY's most Honourable
My LORD, OVERY Reader, who DER casts but his Eye
u to the Bottom of als most every Page of this Book, may soon perceive of what singular Use and Ad
vantage your Lordship’s two Pastoral Letters have been to me in the Course of its Composition ; and, confequently, what Inducement I am under (besides the Acknowledgement of particular Favours) to inscribe it to a Perfon, from whom, in a great measure, it received its Birth and Original; whose Pen points us out the way, and whose Example gives us the Encouragement, to contend earnestly for the Faith, to be Atrong in the Lord, and acquit our felves like Men.
Whatever my good Intentions may be, I was conscious, my Lord, of my
own Insufficiency to make any tolerable Figure in this Controversy, by my own Strength ; and therefore I thought it no bad Policy to adjoin my Name to those, whose Works deserve to be transmitted to Pofterity; and the best Testimony, I could give, of my Zeal for the Defence of the Gospel, which they had wrote feperately, and in different Tracts, that to collect with fome Care and Pains; and digest into one Volume ;
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A 3 For · For to me, my Lord, ’tis Honour enough, if, in any Capacity, I may but be employ'd in fogood a Cause, or can give the least Stay or Support to any Hand , more potent and able to prevail than mine, when (like that of the Jewish Leader) it is lift up to destroy Amaleck, and to : fight the Battles of the Lord.