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JESUS CHRIST. Which being at tainable only by a proper Faith, and at good do moral oiLife, the Bible contains nothing but what re lates to one or the other of thefe; nothing but Genealogies, Types, Predictions, and Demonftrations, concerning the MESSIAH; and Inftitutions, Precepts, Exhortations, and Examples, for living righteoufly.32
Therefore, that I might not burden, either the Reader or my felf, with more than was neceffary, and perhaps fafe upon this Occafion, I have omitted confulting any of those very learned Authors who have written profeffedly upon the fame Sub
ject, except Sigonius; and him, more
for Method than any thing elfe;
keeping as close as poffible to the
express Senfe and Meaning of the
Scriptures; which I take to be the
beft, if not the only allowable Inter-
preters of what themselves contain.
Sect. I. The Origin of the People of God. page i
III. Whence called Ifraelites,
V. The Rife of the Samaritans.
III. Further Particulars of the Law.
IV. How the Law was to be taught.
V. How the Law came to be neglected
VI. The Obfervance of the Law revived.
VII. The Law in a languishing State, at
Chrift's coming into the World.
VIII. The Law fulfilled by Chrift.
Sect. I. Their Form of Government.
IV. Other Particulars of their Government. 55
V. Of the Strangers, or Profelytes.
II. The Metropolis of the Holy-Land.
III The Tabernacles HO-tooM ad Dad
OIVI. Building of the Temple by Solomon.” 102
VII. Dedication of the Temple, P.III 103
VIII. The Revolt and Captivity of the Ten
IX: The Idolatry of the Kings of Judah, 108
81XI. Both rebuilt the Return: X112
X. The City and Temple deftroy'd IIX 111
XII. The Second Temple finally deftroyd. X117
XIII. Temples in Samaria and Egypt. 118
Seat. I. Their Holy-days.210 XIX121
SIS II. Their Computation of Time, by Years, 122
$15 III, By Months.
Os IV. By Weeks. M kool s41 10 JIKT27
OSS V. By Days-lierové? Ain accoN INX128
* VI. The daily Sacrifice.hamon? VIK129
ass VII. The New Moons. MONA VA 131-
IX. The Feast of the Paffover.
XIII. The Feast of Tabernacles,
XVI. The Feast of the Dedication,