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THE STUDENTS FRANCE: A HISTORY OF FRANCE, FROM THE
EARLIEST TIMES TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SECOND EMPIRE ÎN 1852. Illustrated by Engravings on Wood. 12mo, 742 pages, Cloth, $2 00.
THE STUDENT'S HUME: A HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE EAR
LIEST TIMES TO THE REVOLUTION IN 1688. By David HUME. Abridged. Incor-
Year 1862. Edited by William SMITH, LL.D. Illustrated by Engravings
THE STUDENT'S HISTORY OF GREECE: A HISTORY OF GREECE
FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE ROMAN CONQUEST. With Supplementary Chap-
Younger Students and Common Schools. Engravings. 16mo, 272 pages,
THE STUDENT'S HISTORY OF ROME: A HISTORY OF ROME FROM
THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EMPIRE. With Chapters on the
to the Establishment of the Empire. Continued to the Fall of the Western
THE STUDENT'S GIBBON: THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL
OF TIE Roman EMPIRE. By EDWARD GIBBON. Abridged. Incorporating the Researches of recent Commentators. By WILLIAM SMITH, LL.D., Editor of the “ Classical Dictionary," " Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities,” &c. Illastrated by 100 Engravings on Wood. 12mo, 706 pages, Cloth, $2 00.
THE STUDENT'S QUEENS OF ENGLAND. LIVES OF THE QUEENS
OF ENGLAND. From the Norman Conquest. By AGNES STRIOKLAND. Abridged by the Author. Revised and Edited by CAROLINE G. PARKER. 12mo, 676 pages, Cloth, $200.
THE STUDENT'S OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY. THE OLD TESTA
MENT HISTORY. From the Creation to the Return of the Jews from Captivity.
MENT_History. With an Introduction, connecting the History of the Old and
THE object of this work is the same as that of the Old Testament History, namely, to supply a Manual of New Testament History, which in fullness, accuracy, and use of the best sources of information, may take its place by the side of the Histories of Greece, Rome, England, and France, in the present series.
The Work consists of three parts. The First Book gives the connection between Old and New Testament History, including the relations of the Holy Land to Persia, Egypt, and Syria, and the narrative sets forth the main facts of the general history of the East during what is called the “Hellenistic" age. To preserve the unity of the subject, this part is brought down to the destruction of Jerusalem. The Appendix contains a full account of the national and religious life of each separate section of the Jewish nation —of the Dispersion as well as in Judæa—their Scriptures, worship, and sects; in short, that information respecting them which is necessary to understand the condition of the people at the advent of our Saviour, and the allusions in the Gospels.
The Second Book, containing the Gospel History, is designed to present a clear, harmonized account of our Lord's Ministry, as related by the Four Evangelists, illustrated by all needful collateral information, but free from speculative discussions. Pains have been taken to exhibit
the different chronological views of the highest authorities; and the Appendix contains a discussion of the great question respecting the origin of the Gospels, and a Table of the Gospel Harmony.
The Third Book, embracing the Apostolic History, aims at a completeness not previously attained in any similar work. The method, in which Paley led the way, of using the Epistles of St. Paul, not only to supply the incidents omitted in the Acts, but to set the Apostle's spirit and character in a vivid light, has been followed throughout. Similar use is made of the Epistles of Peter, John, and James, and the section is completed by a summary of all that is really known, both of the other Apostles and of the persons associated with them in the History. The unity of this part is preserved by bringing it down to the destruction of Jerusalem; and that catastrophe which closes the first book as an historic event, is now exhibited, in the light of our Lord's great prophecy, as the epoch of his coming in the full establishment of the Christian Church.
The History embodies much valuable matter from the Dictionary of the Bible, and in particular from the Archbishop of York's articles on the life of our Saviour and on the Gospels, as well as from the different articles on the Apostles and the books of the New Testament and Apocrypha.
The appearance of Mr. Lewin's "Fasti Sacri" has aided the Editor in giving the work that chronological completeness which will be especially seen in the Tables.
WM. SMITH. LONDON, November, 1866.
I. The Several Branches of the Jewish People.........
II. The Jewish Scriptures.....
III. New Forms of Worship—The Synagogues..
IV. Sects of the Jews.......