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TREASONS AND REVOLUTIONS.

Rebellion forbidden and loyalty enjoined and enforced-repeated instances of rebellions, re

Luxury, pride, flattery, falsehood, avarice, ty- volts, revolutions, regicide, and even the extirpa. ranny, and idolatry as in Jeroboam,

|tion of a royal family.

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MAN'S MORAL NATURE.

SECULAR DUTIES.

Adam's sin and exile from Eden; therefore he drove out the man-labour and mortality The pursuit of happiness-vanity of vanities, in the curse-bread to be eaten in sweat of etc. brow-by one man sin came-human depravity declared to be great, universal, hereditary, early manifested-seen in sins of every class, wilful violation of God's law, and in spite of all his warning-the Apostle's account of the inner combat-what I would, that I do not.

DELIVERANCE FROM THIS FALLEN STATE,
See under REDEMPTION,

MAN INTELLECTUAL.

Industry, diligent in business, idleness and its baneful results-vineyard of sluggard-lion in way-wealth, God's gift, but not to be coveted; treasure in heaven, earthly riches often ill-acquired, of small value in many cases, and very precarious-riches fly away as an eagledangers of wealth-ostentation-pride-one thing thou lackest.

EMOTIONS.

Sorrow, patience, pride and its ruin, humility, contentment, joy, hope, anxiety, mur

The evil of ignorance great-blessing of wisdom and its responsibility-a wise man is strong-instances in Solomon and Daniel-the wisdom of the world crafty-of no avail before God-wisdom God's gift as seen in Solomon's dream--yet imperfectly possessed by man, we Anger, revenge and its sinfulness, envy, sin

muring.

RELATIVE EMOTIONS,

cerity of dealing and speech, hypocrisy, strife, vision, deafness, want of heat-old and gray meekness-equity, gratitude and ingrati-headed-(see under BODY) weariness of life tude, love-first and great commandment-second and peculiar instances of it-suicide in Samson, like unto it sympathy, forgiveness of injuries Saul, Zimri, Ahithophel, and Judas. until seventy times seven-duty of setting a good example-bad example to be avoided.

MAN SOCIAL.

Original equality-rich and poor rest together; solitude in various forms, neighbourhood, friendship-David andJonathan-false friends evil company to be shunned-influence of piety and of sin upon others.

TRAVELLING.

DEATH, BURIAL,

(See under Disease and Death).

RESURRECTION.

A prominent doctrine of Scripture-the work
Sadducean objection and its refutation by
of God-special proof in Christ's resurrection
Jesus.

THE JUDGMENT,

Places of residence-farewell-with a kiss-Solemn, certain, universal, and impartial--throne journeying singly and with flocks and herds set and books opened-allusion to its awful -means of travel scrip and staff-meetings- phenomena-earth burnt up, and heaven pasrefreshments, hospitality, feet washed, and salu- sing away. tation of peace-provender for the asses-stay, abide with us—frequent injunctions that strangers be well treated-God's tender care over strangers and travellers the return to home and its joy, David returned to bless his house.

MAN'S DESTINY.

Old age-gray hairs—length of days a blessing -instances of longevity before the flood and among the patriarchs-the aged to be treated with great respect-signs of age-dimness of

MARRIAGE.

HEAVEN.

A state of happiness and glory-fulness of joy divine presence-its special occupation being —of immortality-eternal life, enjoyment of the praise.

HELL.

Place of finally wicked-of intense anguish— fire, pit, brimstone, darkness-its misery without end-solemn lessons-the terror of the Lordawful imagery and allusion.

MARRIAGE.

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Merab promised, but Michal given to David; dowry given for the bride by her husbandthe kind proposed to our Lord-peculiarities law about marrying a brother's widow-case of

and restrictions of various kinds in Jewish marriage law.

MARRIED STATE.

Duties of husbands, fidelity and love; of wife, affection and obedience-Sarah, etc.; good wives one of them described in Proverbs; bad wives-Jezebel-contentious and brawling

woman.

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE.

By death-widows often desolate-special obindeed; God himself being the judge of the jects of sympathy, at least such as are widows widow-second marriages-younger widows refused as office-bearers in the church.

BY DIVORCE.

Hebrew law permitting divorce, allowed for hardness of heart-bill to be formally written out-the judgment of Jesus on this subject, and his conclusion, that fornication only war

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rants divorce-instances of putting wives away in the book of Ezra-divorce the symbol of God's separation from Israel; other kinds referred to both in Old and New Testament.

VIOLATION OF MARRIAGE LAW.

Polygamy-Lamech-a common occurrence among the patriarchs and Jews, wherefore one? that he might seek a godly seed-a violation of the original law of marriage, which united only one man and one woman-concubines, or secondary wives, common in Jewish and particularly in royal households.

VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW OF CHASTITY.

[MINISTERS OF RELIGION,

law prohibiting the sexes from exchanging garments-cautions against lewdness a covenant with the eyes; uncleanness not to be named; Fornication-associated often with idolatrous worship such whoredom with daughters of Moab spiritual allusion, the symbol of idolatry-gone a whoring from GodBabylon, mother of harlots; Hebrew statute against it, and frequent condemnation of it, punished often in providence by poverty, loss of health and character,and final ruin-brought to a piece of bread-her steps take hold on hell;pro. stitution forbidden-she forgetteth the covenant of her God.

BASTARDS.

Incest-its punishment to be death-adultery a heinous crime-seventh commandment-image Bastards not admitted to the congregation of of the national infidelities of Israel;-an ordeal the Lord, and not subjected to discipline and of jealousy prescribed in drinking of water of training-bastards and not sons-sins against the curse-chastity and modesty solemnly en- nature sin of Sodom-its terrific punishjoined flee youthful lusts-lewdness condemn- ment-fire and brimstone rained down from ed, and all practices leading to it, the Hebrew heaven.

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OTHER METALS.

Made into vessels-found in veins, tried in a
furnace, and the dross taken away-a com- Copper or bronze-lead and tin.
mon medium of exchange. Gold and silver
often connected together as a general expres-
sion for money-silver and gold have I none.

BRASS.

MINERALS, ETC.

Salt-jewels-precious stones-precious stones mentioned in connection with Aaron's breastplate, and the gates of the New JerusalemDug out of mines-employed in making Agate and Carbuncle-Beryl-Coral-Diavessels, doors, and gates-the emblem of mond-Emerald and Sardine-Jacinth-Jasstrength. per-Onyx-Pearl-Ruby-Sapphire.

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DRESS OF PRIESTHOOD,

Chief of them,-not allowed to mourn or marry a widow or a divorced woman,-Aaron Turban and Mitre,-that of high-priest with and his sons in hereditary succession possess the inscription

on it of HOLINESS TO

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LEVITES,

[MIRACLES

increase of thy seed,-other perquisites belonging to them, as first-fruits and firstlings, the hides of the victims, and portions of some of the sacrifices, with fines, redemption-money, poll-tax, share of booty, and voluntary giftthe treasury-royal gifts during the period of the temple.

UNDER THE NEW ECONOMY,

Dedicated in room of the first born,-to be Twelve Apostles Chosen by Jesus, Matthias and without corporeal blemish, to serve from bind and loose, witnesses of the resurrection, Paul added, having special prerogatives to thirty to fifty years of age,—divided into three-their special claim on the people to hear classes, Gershon, Kohath and Merari,-in-them, the seventy-bishops,―elders, deacons, ferior to the priests and paying tithes to them, itinerant labourers. their general duty,-as a help to the priests, assisting in the national worship, and taking charge of the sacred edifice,-wandering Levites,-Micah, etc.

NETHINIMS.

Descendants of the Gibeonites,-doing the menial work of the sanctuary.

OTHER SACRED PERSONS,

The seventy elders,-elders of cities-Nazarites with their vow of abstinence and peculiar restraints.

THE APOSTLE PAUL,

His sudden conversion,- his travels and
labours, his exemplary conduct, his preach-
ing, his character in several aspects,
him devolving the care of all the churches.

THE MINISTRY.

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A divine institute,-duties enjoined, faithfulness, — studiousness, consistency, aptness to teach, preach the word.-sins ascribed to it in the old Testament,-idleness,-the prophet is a fool, (see under ANIMALS, FLOCKS,) its punishment severe-under New Testament,-sins referred to,-jealousy, contention, pide, heresy, Levites having no inheritance, but only some selfishness; duty of people, obedience and land round their forty-eight cities,-Tithes | esteem. affection, support, they which preach paid to them,-thou shalt surely tithe all the should live of the Gospel.

SUPPORT OF SACRED MINISTERS,

MIRACLES,

MIRACLES.

Their purpose to produce conviction of a divine interposition,-sometimes failing to effect this, both in days of Moses, Christ and his Apostles, a divine work, and beyond the power of man, and often causing a great sensation of marvel and jear.

MIRACLES IN OLD TESTAMENT, Those in connection, with Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Lot, Hagar, Er; Moses,-ten plagues of Egypt, water turned into blood, Frogs, Lice, Flies, Murrain, Boils and Blains, Hail, Locusts, Darkness, Death of First-born,Red

Sea,

- the Shechinah, - Transfiguration of Moses, Water sweetened, Manna, Quails, Water from Rock, Aaron's rod blossoming, Leprosy of Miriam, destruction of Korah, death of Nadab and Abihu,-waters in Kadesh, healingbrazen serpent-plague, fire from God, those miracles often referred to, and forming themes of subsequent meditation and praise.

MIRACLES,

capture of Jericho, sun and moon arrested as told in Jasher-in conection with Samson, men killed, Philistines slaughtered, efforts of personal strength;-in connection with Samuel, thunder storm in harvest, disease, death of Uzziah, men of Beth-shemesh; descent of fire upon the altar in days of David and Solomon,-Jeroboam's hand withered.

IN CONNECTION WITH ELIJAH.

Miracles of Elijah, drought, widow's meal, prophet fed, dead child restored, fire upon altar in contest with priests of Baal, captain and fifty destroyed-Jordan divided by his mantle.

OF ELISHA.

Water healed, young men destroyed, in the
dearth, child restored, Naaman healed, Gebazi
punished, iron swimming, Syrians smitten
with blindness, restored to sight, Syrians
defeated, man revived by touching his corpse.
MIRACLES OF CHRIST.
1. UPON EXTERNAL NATURE.

In connection with Joshua, Jordan divided, Water turned into wine,-draught of fishes,-

tempest calmed,-four thousand fed,-Christ | Gadara,-dumb demoniac,-blind and dumb walking on the sea,-five thousand fed,- demoniac boy. fish with the money in its mouth,-fig-tree blasted, draught of fishes.

5. RESTORATION TO LIFE.

Daughter of Jairus,-son of the widow of
Nain, Lazarus of Bethany.

OTHER MIRACLES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

2. THE HEALING OF DISEASES. Thenobleman's son,-Peter's mother-in-law,Leper,--Centurion's servant,-man sick of the palsy,-woman with the issue of blood, the lame man at Bethesda,-man with a withered hand,-daughter of Syro-Phenician woman, -man deaf and dumb cured,-woman cured of eighteen years' infirmities,-dropsical man, -ten lepers cleansed, the ear of Malchus-great miracles;-by Philip-various miracles; restored.

3. GIVING SIGHT TO THe blind.

By the seventy disciples, by and in connection with the apostles, etc.,-by Peter,lame man cured,-death of Ananias,-death of Sapphira,-the sick healed-Eneas made whole,-Dorcas restored to life;-by Stephen,

-by Paul,-Elymas smitten with blindness,lame man cured,,—an unclean spirit cast out, special miracles,-Eutychus restored to life.-viper's bite made harmless,-father of Publius

Two blind men,-blind man restored to sight, healed;-Paul and Barnabas,-various mir-man born blind receiving sight,-blind | acles,-signs requested, signs given, - a

Bartimæus.

4. EXPULSION OF DEMONS.

solemn caution, since the power to work miracles is not equivalent to the possession of genuine faith and saving grace,-I never knew

Man with an unclean spirit, demoniacs of you.

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Preparation of food, cooking--pots-wine in stone bottles, cedar, timber for building,of clothing-new cloth on old garment-spin

Vocal-female choirs choirs in temple; instrumental music invented by Jubal, and used in families and in public worship-ning, weaving, needle-work; earthenware Heman, Asaph, Levites and David-harp, psaltery, organ, cornet, trumpet, etc., power of music-among sons of prophets, and over Saul and Elisha.

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-potters, pitchers, treasure in earthen vessels; leather, Simon a tanner; working in metalsTubal-Cain, silver and dross. (see under METALS) gold-smiths-silver-smiths-lampscarving-jewellery; mills, women grinding; roads, cast ye up, cast ye up; fowling applied to devices of the wicked-done by pit, gin, snare, net; (NAVIGATION, see under WATER.)

CUSTOM OF CARRYING PRESENTS, Often referred to, often given for mere selfinterest, and also from fear, and as compliments,-a truly oriental fashion.

ORDINANCES.

Ceremonial institutions- daily burning of incense in censer - the symbol of prayer; shewbread in twelve loaves, removed every Sabbath, and to be eaten only by Aaron and

his sons-once against the letter of the law by David; sprinkling on hand, ear and toe, symbol of complete purification-of things showing their dedication to divine service, as in case of all things by the law purged

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