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KITTO'S CYCLOPÆDIA OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE
From Prof. N. Porter, Yale College, New Haven, Ct. I do not hesitate to express my belief that the Popular Cyclopædia is the best work of the kind in the language, and is particularly well adapted to the wants of Sabbath-school teachers and all the readers of the Scriptures who wish to be acquainted with the results of the older and more recent investigation in respect to the history, antiquities, and criticism of the Sacred Scriptures.
N. Porter. From Rev. E. N. Kirk, Pastor of Mount Vernon Congregational Church, Boston. The work is invaluable to the student of the Bible who has not access to the standard works on biblical literature in several languages. We have no other in this department to be compared with it, for condensing the results of modern researches or Oriental antiquities and topography, which are so valuable in explaining the language of the Bible.
Edward N. Kirk. From Hon. Edward Everett, L.L. D., Boston. I have kept it on my table, and have frequently referred to it; and it has been a good deal read by different members of my family. I unite with them in the opinion that it is a valuable work, well adapted for the above-named purpose. It appears to embody, in a popular form, the results of much research, and will promote, I doubt not, the intelligent reading of the Scriptures.
Edward Everett From Jared Sparks, L.L. D., President of Harvard College. I am glad to possess the work; and I enclose three dollars, which I understand to be the price of it.
Jared Sparks. From Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen, L.L. D., New Brunswick, N. J. I regard it as a very valuable help to the student of the Bible. It brings to the aid of the reading community, in an instructive and condensed form, a rich treasure of historical and biblical literature, prepared and arranged by some of the best minds, and which could otherwise be gained only by a laborious and patient research, that very few have the leisure to give to the subject. No family would, I think, ever regret the purchase of a book so deserving of a household place.
Theodore Frelinghuysen. From Hon. John McLean, L.L. D., of Ohio. It is only necessary to look through this volume to appreciate its value. Although it is an abridgment of the original work, it includes every thing valuable to the general reader, omitting such parts only of the original as could be of little interest, except to a theological student. There is no work I have seen which contains so much biblical knowledge, alphabetically arranged under appropriate heads, in so condensed a form, and which is sold so cheap. Under a leading word is to be found in this book, whether it relate to natural science or scriptural illustration, enough to satisfy every inquirer. It has been prepared with much labor and research, and shows in the authors a profound knowledge of the languages in which the Scriptures were composed and translated, and also of the history, local and general, of contemporanevus customs and events. Next to the Bible, this dictionary of it contains more interesting knowledge than any work of the same size, and it should be found in every family, in our public schools, as well as in all our academies and colleges.
John McLean. From Hon. Simon Greenleaf, L.L. D. A book that will prove highly useful to all persons engaged in the study of the Bible, or in teaching its sacred truths to the young. I hope, therefore, that it will be widely circulated.
Simon Greenleaf. From Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, L.L. D., Boston. I have examined with great pleasure your edition of Kitto's Popular Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature. It seems to me a most convenient and valuable aid to the study of the Scriptures, and I am glad that you have been able to publish it at so reasonable a price. It can hardly fail to commend itself to those who would teach, and to those who would learn, something more than the mere letter of the inspired volume.
Robert C. Winthrop. From Rev. John S. Scone, D. D., Rector of Christ (Episcopal) Church, Brooklyn, N. Y. I have examined the points of most special interest to the Episcopal church, as well as several others of more general interest, and now beg leave to say that I consider the work candid, learned, and well adapted to usefulness,
John S. Stone.
From Rev. A. Bond, D.D., Pastor of Second Congregational Church, Norwich, Ct. I rejoice to see the abridgment out in such beautiful style. As now offered, it furnishes, in convenient form, a most valuable auxiliary to the facilities provided to aid Sabbath-school teachers and others in prosecuting the study of the Soriptures. The character of the writers whose contributions enrich this volume, is a satisfactory pledge of its literary merit and theological soundness. In this publication you have rendered important service to the cause of sacred literature, which will, I doubt not, be highly appreciated. The work, when known, will not fail to find its way into the libraries of private Christians, as a compact and beautifully executed monual for constant reference, as a thesaurus of most valuable information on the numerous articles of which it treats. It is to he hoped that many will think of it as a rich new year's present, that will be specially acceptable to all who love the literature of the Bible.
A. Bond. From Henry J. Ripley, D. D., Author of " Notes on the Scriptures," and Professor in Newton Theological Institution
I have no hesitation in recommending it as an excellent family book for the elucidation of the sacred volume, and consequently for fostering an interest in the Bible. It would be invaluable to Sabbath-school teachers, and of great utility to preachers. It every where shows evidence of research, and is particular and accurate in its details, sometimes exhibiting in a mere parenthetic remark unusual copiousness of information and discrimination of statement It employs appropriate authorities, both less and more modern, as to questions of sacred criticism, of history and geography, and gives the reader the results of recent learned investigations. If the purpose of this book is gained, for which it presents so ample an apparatus, scriptural knowledge will be increased.
H. J. Ripley. From the Puritan Recorder. Here we have the larger work, referred to in the title, boiled down more than one half, and made more strong and rich by the evaporation. To that numerous and most useful class of laborers in the Lord's vineyard, the Sabbathschool teachers, we would respectfully offer our advice to appropriate three dollars each to make themselves possessors of this valuable help for the discharge of their duties. If any one of them should not have the money, wo counsel him "to sell his garment and buy one."
PUBLISHED BY GOULD AND LINCOLN, BOSTON
CONDENSED FROM THE LARGER WORK.
JOHN KITTO, D.D., F. S. A.,
AND EDITOR OF THE JOURNAL OF SACRED LITERATURE.