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AN

INTRODUCTION

TO

THE READING

OF

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES,

INTENDED CHIEFLY FOR

YOUNG STUDENTS IN DIVINITY.

WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN FRENCH

BY MESSIEURS DE BEAUSOBRE AND LENFANT,

BY THE ORDER OF THE KING OF PRUSSIA.

London:
Printed by J. and E. Hodson, Cross-Street, Hatton-Garden,
FOR J. DEIGHTON AND J. NICHOLSON, CAMBRIDGE;

F. & c. RIVINGTON, AND T.' OSTELL, LONDON.

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THOUGH there is nothing in this Introduction but what divines are well acquainted with, yet it may not be displeasing to them to see so many particulars alluded to in the scriptures, and dispersed up and down in the works of the learned, brought together and handled in one Treatise. It was chiefly intended for students in divinity, who have not the opportunity, or perhaps the ability, of coming at those voluminous works that treat of the many curious as well as necessary points here discussed. In the first part you have a clear account of all the Jewish matters as far as is requisite for the understanding the Scriptures. The civil and religious state of the Jews: The Samaritans : ceremonies : The temple : sacrifices : synagogues : high priest, and others : courts of justice, particularly the Sanhedrim: prophets and scribes, Jervish sects, Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes : Proselytes of the gate, and Proselytes of righteousness : years, months, days, and hours of the Jews : fasts and feasts, particularly the Jewish sabbath, 8€. In the second part, which

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