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BY THOMAS HARTWELL HORNE, M. A.
(or st. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,)
FROM THE FOURTH CORRECTED EDITION.
PUBLISHED BY E. LITTELL.
SOLD ALSO BY
WILDER & CAMPBELL, NEW-YORK; AND CUMMINGS, HILLIARD, & CO. BOSTON.
THE SECOND EDITION. *
THE Author of the present work cannot offer a new edition to the Public, without expressing the grateful sense he entertains of the very favourable manner in which his volumes have been received. In addition to the extensive circulation, which his work has obtained in the Universities and other Theological Seminaries in England, he has the satisfaction of knowing that it has recently been adopted as a text book in the College at Princeton, New Jersey, in North America.
Thus encouraged, the Author has sedulously availed himself of the various hints which have been liberally communicated to him, for altering and improving the arrangement of the former impression, and also for supplying its deficiencies. By enlarging the pages, as well as employing a small, but clear and distinct, type in several parts of the work, he has been enabled to introduce a large mass of new and important matter.
THE INTRODUCTION TO THE CRITICAL STUDY AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, now offered to the Public, is designed as a comprehensive Manual of Sacred Literature, selected from the labours of the most eminent Biblical Critics, both British and Foreign. It originated in the Author's own wants many years since, at an early period of life; when he stood in need of a guide to the reading of the Holy Scriptures, which would not only furnish him with a general introduction to them, but would also enable him to solve apparent contradictions, and to study the Bible with that attention which its supreme importance demands : for every sentence of the
* Printed in 1821.