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LONDON:
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY;

Instituted 1799.

SOLD AT THE DEPOSITORY,

56, PATERNOSTER HOW, AND 65, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD;

AND BY THE BOOKSELLERS.

1848.

CONTENTS.

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THE SEVEN-BRANCHED CANDLESTICK AND OTHER ARTICLES USED IN THE JEWISH TEMPLE WORSHIP.

INTRODUCTION.

The Manners and Customs of the ancient Jews and other nations mentioned in the Bible, differed very much from those of Europe at the present time. On this account it is not easy for an English reader to understand some passages of Scripture; so that many things in the Bible seem very strange to those who do not know the manner in which people in the east lived in former times. Nor do the beauty and importance of many texts appear, unless what is alluded to in them is known. We may suppose that New Zealanders, or Hottentots, give very incorrect accounts of the manners and customs of England when they return

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