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FOR THE

MESSAGE OF THE NEW

AN EFFORT TO CONNECT MORE CLOSELY THE TESTAMENTS;
TO WHICH IS ADDED A SERIES OF PAPERS ON
VARIOUS OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS

AND SUBJECTS

BY

ANSON BARTIE CURTIS, B.D., Ph. D.

INSTRUCTOR IN HEBREW IN Tufts College Divinity SCHOOL

BOSTON

UNIVERSALIST PUBLISHING HOUSE

30 WEST STREET

COPYRIGHT, 1894,

BY

UNIVERSALIST PUBLISHING HOUSE

TYPOGRAPHY BY C. J. PETERS & SON, BOSTON.

PRINTED BY F. H. GILSON CO.

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TO

THE PARENTS OF MY WIFE,

AND TO

MY OWN FATHER AND MOTHER,

WHOSE UNTIRING TOILS WERE MY

OPPORTUNITIES,

F Dedicate this Book

IN MEMORY OF PLEASANT SUMMERS IN

MICHIGAN.

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PREFACE.

“THE obstinate insisting that tweedledum is not tweedledee is the bone and marrow of life. The process of history consists in certain folks becoming possessed of the mania that certain special things are important infinitely, whilst other folks cannot agree in the belief.” So Prof. W. James has written. And the statement may be taken as an apology for any lack of originality that may be discovered in these chapters. If they contain anything new, it is the emphasis. And the excuse for the book is the obvious fact that some things have to be said again and again, in various styles and with different spirit, before their full lesson is finally learned

Some of the following chapters were originally published in religious papers and magazines, and others have been given as addresses; but one purpose runs through the whole, which is also still further illustrated by the rambles in Old Testament Books and Subjects with which the volume closes.

The method of study here adopted, it is hoped, will serve a double purpose. It brings to each Testament

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