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SECTION II. Predictions of Jesus Christ, relative to his Sufferings,
Death, Resurrection, and Ascension.
Section III. Prophecies by Jesus Christ relative to the Destruction of
Section IV. That there is Salvation only through Christ - and the
No. V. On the Books commonly termed the Apocrypha.
Section I. On the Apocryphal Books attached to the Old Testament.
I. Derivation of the term Apocrypha. II. Reasons why the apocryphal booke
were rejected from the canon of Scripture ; – 1. They possess no authority
whatever, to give them admission into the sacred canon ; - 2. They were not
admitted into it during the first four centuries of the Christian æra ; -—3. They
contradict the canonical Scriptures ; – 4. They contain false, absurd, and in-
credible things ; -5. They contradict all other profane historians. III. No-
tices of, 1. The apocryphal book of Enoch; and, 2. of the apocryphal ascension
of Isaiah. – IV. Uses of these spurious productions.
Section II. On the Writings usually called the Apocryphal Books of
the New Testament.
I. Enumeration of these apocryphal writings.- II. External evidence to show that
they were never considered as inspired or canonical. III. Internal evidence.
-IV. These apocryphal books are so far froin affecting the credibility of the
genuine books of the New Testament, that the latter are confirmed by them. 635
LET THE SWEET SAVOUR OF JEHOVAH OUR GOD BE UPON US,
PSAL. XC. 17. BISHOP HORSLEY'S VERSION.
IF I HAVE DONE WELL AND AS IS FITTING THE STORY, IT IS THAT WHICH
I DESIRED ; BUT IF SLENDERLY AND MEANLY, IT IS THAT WHICH I
COULD ATTAIN UNTO.
MACCABEES XV. 38.
DIRECTIONS TO THE BINDER.
ORDER FOR PLACING THE ENGRAVINGS AND MAPS.
The Fac-Simile of the Biblia Pauperum, to face the Title Page of
Vol. II. Plate I. The Fac-Simile of the Codex Vaticanus to face Vol. II.
page II. Codex Cottonianus of the book of Genesis, to face page 78 III. Codex Cottonianus, Harleianus, &c. . .
85 IV. Codex Bezæ
.. 86 V. Fac-Similes of the Codex Rescriptus, discovered at Milan,
and of the Codex Argenteo-Purpureus at Vienna 94 VI. Codex Rescriptus of St. Matthew's Gospel ...
95 VIL. Fac-Simile of a MS. of the Acts of the Apostles . . 97 VIII. Codex Ebnerianus
110 The Lord's Prayer in Javanese
279 IX. Map of Palestine, with the Divisions into Tribes, to face the
Title Page of Vol. III. X. Map of Judæa, adapted to the Gospel History, to face Vol.
III. page 14.
Page of Vol. IV.
page 304. XIII. Fac-Simile of the Codex Montfortianus, and of the Com
plutensian Polyglott, to face Vol IV. page 436. .
ON THE GENUINENESS, AUTHENTICITY INSPIRATION,
ETC. OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
CHAPTER 1. ON THE NECESSITY, ETC. OF A DIVINE REVELATION. I. Revelation defined.-II. A divine revelation, possible. -- III. And
probable. - IV. Its necessity shewn from the state of moral and religious knowledge among the antients. --V. And also from the actual state of religion and morals among the modern heathen nations. — VI. Refutation of the objection, that philosophy and right reason are sufficient to instruct men in their duty. — VII. On the possible means of affording a revelation. THAT there now is, and that for more than three thousand years there has been, in the world, a separate people called the Jews, who are distinguished by peculiar customs, and profess a peculiar religion : - Further, that there now is, and that for more than eighteen centuries there has existed, in the world, a religion called the Christian; and that its professors, as well as the Jews, appeal to certain books, by them accounted sacred, as the basis on which their religion is founded :- These are Facts which no one can controvert.
I. The volume, to which Jews and Christians thus respectively appeal is termed the BIBLE, that is, THE BOOK, by way of eminence. li comprises a great number of different narratives and compositions, written by several persons, at distant periods, in different languages, and on various subjects. Yet all of these, collectively, claim to be a VOL. I.