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BY JOHN GORHAM PALFREY, D. D., LL. D.

VOL. IV.

HAGIOGRAPHA AND APOCRYPHA.

“Si quis, in lege Domini die ac nocte meditatus, majus habuit studium, majus ingenium, otium,

gratiamque, et potest de præsenti probabilius aliquid dicere, non invideo, non aspernor. Quin
polius cupio ab eo discere quod ignoro, et libenter me discipulum profitebor, dummodo doceat, et
non detrahat. Nihil enim tam facile quam otiosum et dormientem de aliorum labore ac vigiliis
disputare." -- Hieron. in Mich. ii.

BOSTON:
CROSBY, NICHOLS, AND COMPANY,

111 WASHINGTON STREET,

NEW YORK:
CHARLES S. FRANCIS AND COMPANY.

1852.

1883

From the libra y of
Prof. A. P, PEABODY 82

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by

John GORHAM PALFREY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts,

CAMBRIDGE:

METCALF AND COMPANY,

PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.

CONTENTS

VOLUME FOURTH.

Peculiar Structure of the Book of Ezra. — Proclamation of Cyrus.

Preparations for a Return of the Exiles to Judea. Migration of a

Party with Zerubbabel. Celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles

at Jerusalem. — Foundation of the New Temple. — Interruptions

of the Work. — Singular Insertion of Matter in the Chaldee Lan-

guage. — Letter of the Samaritans to the King of Persia, and his

Action thereupon. — Renewal of the Work upon the Temple, with

the Approbation of Darius. - Its Completion and Dedication. — Cel-

ebration of the Passover. — Chasm of Thirty-seven or Fifty-eight

Years in the History. -- Mission of Ezra the Scribe to Judea with

Attendants. — His Authority and Instructions expressed in the Chal-

dee Tongue. — Inspection and Fast at the River Ahava. Proceed-

ings on his Arrival at Jerusalem. — Repudiation by the People of

their Foreign Wives. Authorship of the Book. — The Book of

Nehemiah introduced by a Reference to Nehemiah as its Author. -

Intelligence of the State of Things at Jerusalem received by Nehe-

miah at Shushan. — His Petition to Artaxerxes, and consequent

Visit to Jerusalem. — Inspection of the Place. — Repair of the Walls

and Gates. — Conspiracy of Sanballat and his Associates, and Prep-

arations to defeat it. Extortions of the Rulers, and Disinterested-

ness of Nehemiah. - His Discomfiture of the Plots of Sanballat and

Geshem. – Police Arrangements. — Genealogical Register. — Cel-

ebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. - Divorce of Alien Wives. –

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