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Sinai. The Passover observed (Numb. ix. 1).
First MONTH, Abib.
March-April. SECOND MONTH, Zif.
Leave Sinai on the 20th of this month (Numb. x. 11); but before they
go, on the 1st day of the month, they are numbered for the second (!)
time (Numb. i. 1, 2). On the 20th day they march, and, going three days' journey, stop at
Taberuh, their 13th Stage (Numb. X. 33 ; xi. 3). (Qu, in the wilder-
Compassing Mount Seir.
xxxiii. 36). Miriam dies.
being refused, they turned southward from Kadesh, and journeyed to Mount Hor.
Mount Hor (?).
On the 1st day of this month AARON DIES, at Mount Hor. Thirty
days' mourning for Aaron. And the Canaanite (Numb. xxi. 1) disputing the passage of Israel, they
turn aside to fetch a circuit of Edom, from Mount Hor, "by the day of
Elath to Moab.
xxxiii. 41) or Punon (ver. 42). I think it was the latter; because the
was Oboth; and at Oboth (Numb. xxxiii. 43) they arrived from Punon.
SEVENTH MONTH. September-October.
Ije-abarim, in the border of Moab, "to the east of Moab" (Numb. xxi
11). Observe, that they have come up thus far, leaving Mount Hor S.W. They are still tending northward; they are now " in the wilderness before Moab" (Numb. xxi. 11). Next they come to "Dibon-gad" (Numb. xxxiii. 45), which was probably in the valley, or brook, of Zared ? (Numb. xxi. 12.) Passing quietly by the Moabites, they pass
the brook Zared. The north side of the brook Zared. Thirty-eight years have now elapsed
since they sent the spies from Kadesh-barnea (Deut, ii. 14), and all the military men are dead that came out of Egypt. They are now on the borders of the Ammonites (?) (neighbours of the Moabites), whom they are commanded not to molest (Deut. ii. 19). They pass over the river Arnon, into the country of the Amorites. Sihon
is defeated at Jahaz; the Israelites lay waste his cities from Aroer, on the Arnon, to Gilead. They advance to the river Jabbok, the southern boundary of the Ammon.
ites, which they did not cross, having received a Divine command not to molest the children of Ammon. They now turned (eastward ?) and attacked Og, the king of Bashan, whom
they defeated at Edrei (Numb. xxi. 13; Deut. iii. 1). They then settle in the plains of Moab, on the east side of Jordan, over
against Jericho. Here Balaam's atfair took place, between BethJesimoth and Abel-Shittim. Here also they are seduced to idolatry and fornication with the daughters of Moab. Here, too, the people are numbered. (This was the third numbering, bu not of the same persons.) Laws respecting sacrifices, Numb. xxviii. xxix. xxx. The Midianites are spoiled, and Balaam is slain. Reuben and Gad have
their territories assigned them. Cities of the Levites and of refuge. On the 1st day of this month Moses recites the book of Deuteronomy to
the assembled tribes. (See Note 1, Sect. clxxi.) He afterwards ascends Pisgah, the highest point of Mount Nebo, one
of the mountains of Abarim, or a mountain named both Nebo and
Abarim, and there dies, after taking a survey of the promised land.
• This part is difficult; I will here give the reader the parallel passages from Numbers and Deuteronomy :NUMBERS XXI.
DEUTERONOMY II. Ver. 12." And pitched in the valley of Zared." Ver. 13.-"Get ye over the brook Zered," 13.-—“ Pitched on the other side of Arnon" (qy. 18.-"Pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab."
the south side ?). 16.-" Thence they went to Beer" [in the wil
[No parallel passage.] derness (ver. 18)]. (A well dug here,
and song sung by the people.) 20.-—" From the top of Pisgah, which looketh 26.-" And I sent messengers out of the wildertowards Jeshimon." Rather, as in mar
ness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of gin, “From the top of the hill, which
MATTERS CONTAINED IN THE DEDICATIONS.
ACTS of parliament, enumeration of those
passed under Henry VIII., by which the
of Rome, ii. 67, n.
not necessary, even if admitted to be true,
Council of Trent, 525.
mencing a systematic plan of domestic
worship, i. 17.
. 76, n.
with the error reminding their people
tianity, i. 102.
word heresy, ii. 64, n.
restoring it, 115.
Council to rescind the acts of another, i.
Bishop of Rome, Dedication to the, on the
repentance of himself and his Church, i.
causes of the failure of Christianity, ii. 93 ;
independent nation, ii. 70.
why blessed in God's provi-
sketch of its conduct through-
for three centuries, ii. 75.
powerful obstacle to the progress of Popery,
fender of the Faith on Henry VIII., par-
ticulars concerning, ii. 66.
objections to rescinding
, consequences of re-
state of things which
consequences of not
Bede, the Venerable, some notice of him and
his writings, i. 496.
the Church of England, i. 539, n.
thority, and its predictions respecting the
Calvin, extract from, in favour of episcopacy,
ii. 50, n.
ness of one being formed for the Universal
Canons of antiquity, doctrine of the Creed of
Pope Pius IV. concerning their authority,
article, ii. 49.
Grace respecting the Union of Christians,
be received in controversies on doctrine or
training, i. 8.
exert over all who claim it as their own,
must be the originators of
called upon to uphold their
bound to circulate the Scrip-
general appeal to, to imitate
cution, ii. 19.
establishment, i. 541. Causes which have
the only remedy for the evils
are cursing the nations, ii. 90.
the early Apostolic, summary of its
, present state of the, as the result of
the term substituted by the clergy for
and America, present a great obstacle to
the progress of Popery, i. 507.
-, more entitled to the ap-
the argument in its favour
truths taught by, con-
neither adds to, nor takes
contrasted with the
its continuance in the
unity and communion of the one Catholic
Church, i. 248.
ever ready to revise its
its recognition of the
reunion of Christians may be begun, ii. 74.
to the English service till forbidden by the
Pope, i. 521.
formity of Roman Catholics with the English
service, i. 523.
of a, i. 14.
mony an obstacle to the progress of Popery,
-, persons to whom its deliberations
the extent to which its decisions
its effects upon Popery, Secta.
general peace, ii. 88.
stances of the Church in his days and in
causes of his conversion, ï. 20.
publishes the edict of Milan, ii.
- proofs of his belief in the deity
his impartiality a pattern for
--, upheld his own supremacy, i. 38.
consulted the Catholic episcopacy,
adopted a Catholic, not a sectarian
acknowledged the Episcopate
endeavoured to extend the know-
sanctioned the canons and litur.
his error in making the Canons
their evil effects geen