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Who is the seed of the By this fall of Adam, sin woman ?

and death entered into the A. Jesus Christ.

world; and all men had been Who is the serpent ? for ever miserable, if God A. The devil.

had not taken pity on them. What do you mean by

But God immediately prothat sentence ?

mised (a) that the seed of In what part of the Bible the woman should bruise the do we learn who were the serpent's head : that is, that children and descendants of men should be delivered Adam ?

from sin, from death, and What do you mean by from the power of the devil ; his “ descendants ?"

by Jesus Christ, who should A. His grand-children, he born of a virgin. great grand-children, and In the book of Genesis (6)

on through successive Moses tells us who were the generations.

children and descendants of Who wrote the book of Adam. We see by the hisGenesis?

tory of those times, that the A. Moses.

life of man was then much What was the life of man longer than it is now, and then ?

that they lived many hunHow long did they live? dreds of years : but it may

How soon did sin begin to be also observed, that sin reign in the world?

began to reign in the world Who was Cain ?

presently after the creation. What was the first great Cain, the son of Adam, slew crime of which an account is his brother Abel, and had a given after the fall of man ? wicked posterity. Never

What were his posterity ? theless God was known to

But to whom was God known, and by whom was (a) Gen. iii. 15. he worshipped ?

(6) Ch. iv. and v. Who were the patriarchs ?

A. Heads of tribes or families.

In which of the patriarch's families was God in particular worshipped ? and worshipped by the paWho was Seth ?

triarchs, and especially in Which of the patriarchs is the family of Seth, who was

particularly mentioned in one of the sons of Adam. Scripture ?

Among these patriarchs the What happened to Enoch? Scriptures make mention of

What was God pleased to Enoch; whom God took crown or reward?

out of the world, so that he What did he teach men died not: God having been thereby ?

pleased thereby to crown his In process of time what piety, and to teach men that did the posterity of Seth be- there are rewards after this come?

life for those that live well. What is meant by “pro- But in process of time (a) the cess of time ?”

prosperity of Seth was corA. Course of time.

rupted likewise, and mingled With what was the earth with the wicked. The earth filled ?

was filled with crimes, and What did the corruption the corruption grew so great become?

and general, that God sent What did God then do? the flood, which drowned

What became of the the whole world, Noah exworld?

cepted, who, being a man Who was excepted ? that feared God, was, with Why was he excepted ? his family, preserved from

What do you mean by this inundation ; God having « inundation ?

commanded him to build an A. Flood.

ark, in which he was shut up What did God command when the flood came. The Noah to build ?

memory of this deluge is What is an ark?

preserved not only in the A. A vessel to swim on Holy Scriptures, but also the water.

among divers nations of the Where was Noah shut up world, as we may find in when the flood came?

many ancient histories. The Where is the memory of food happened onethousand the deluge preserved besides six hundred and fifty-six in the Holy Scriptures ? years after the creation of

How long did the flood the world. happen after the creation of the world ?

a) Gen. vi. and vii.



What is the subject of Of the time between the the second chapter ?

flood and the call of Abraham.


How many


What did God make with Noah being come out of Noah when he came out of the ark (a) after the deluge, the ark after the deluge ? God made a covenant with

What do you mean by a him, and gave a new sanccovenant ?

tion to the law of nature, in An agreement.

order to turn

men from What was the covenant wickedness and vice. Noah with Noah ?

had three sons (6), Shem, A. That God would never Ham, and Japheth, and all again destroy the world by the world was afterwards a flood.

peopled by their posterity.

had The descendants of Shem Noah ?

settled chiefly in Asia, those What were their names? of Ham spread for the most

How was the world after part in Africa, and those of wards peopled ?

Japheth in Europe. This is Where did the descend- the original of all the people ants of Shem settle ?

in the world, as may be seen Where those of Ham ? more at large in the tenth Where those of Japheth? chapter of Genesis.

Where may we see more at large the original of all the people in the world?

What did men undertake Some time after the flood to build some time after the (c) men undertook to build flood ?

the tower of Babel. But God What prevented their go- confounded their language, ing on with it?

so that not understanding What do you mean by one another any longer, they confounding their language ? were dispersed into divers

A. Making them speak different languages, so that (a) Gen. viii. and ix. they could no longer under (6) Ch. ix. 18, 19. X. stand each other.

(c) Ch. xi. What happened in consequence of their not understanding one another?

What do yo mean by " divers ?”

A. Different.

What began to prevail countries. Idolatry began about this time?

about this time to prevail, What is idolatry?

and then God was pleased A. Worshipping of idols, to choose a people, among or images.

whom the true religion might What do you understand be preserved. For this purby idols ?

pose he called Abraham, who A. False gods, or images lived in the city of Ur, in of the true God.

Chaldea. He appointed him Why did God choose a to leave the country wherein peculiar people?

he was born, and engaged Whom did he call for this him to serve him and fear purpose ?

him; he commanded him to Where did Abraham live?

go into the land of Canaan, What place did God ap- and he promised to give that point him to leave ?

country to his descendants, What did he engage him to multiply his posterity, and to do?

that the Messias should be To what land did he com- born of his race. The call mand him to go?

of Abraham happened four What did he promise to hundred and twenty-seven give to his descendants ?

years after the flood. Was his posterity to be multiplied ?

What is meant by“ multiplying his posterity ?

A. That his children should increase to great numbers.

What remarkable person did he promise should be born of his race or family ?

How long did the call of Abraham happen after the flood ?

CHAPTER III. What time is described in Of the time between the call the 3d chapter of this book ? of Abraham, and the go

With whom did Abraham ing of the children of Istarry or dwell, when he

rael out of Egypt. came into the land of Ca- Abraham (a) being come naan ?

(a) Gen. xii. &c.


any child.

This country


What relation was Lot to into the land of Canaan, tarhim ?

ried there some time with Lot What children had Abra- his nephew, without having ham at that time?

By whom was the country was then inhabited by the inhabited at that time? Canaanites, who were

What was their character? idolatrous and a very wicked Who among them were

people: particularly the inparticularly wicked ?

habitants of Sodom, (where What did God do in con- Lot dwelt) were so wicked, sequence of their commit- (a) and had committed sins ting such horrible sins ? so horrible, that God de

Whom did God bring out stroyed that city, after that of Sodom before he destroy- he had brought Lot with his ed it ?

wife and daughters out of it. How was Sodom and Go- Fire from heaven fell down morrah destroyed ?

upon Sodom and Gomorrah, What became of the in- so that these cities with their habitants, and all the neigh- inhabitants, and all the bouring country?

neighbouring country, were How old was Abraham, burnt to ashes. when Isaac his son was born When Abraham was an to him?

hundred years of age, Isaac By what power was he his son was (6) born by a suborn ?

pernatural power ; Isaac was What is meant by the father of Jacob; and Japernatural ?"

cob had twelve sons, who A. Above the common were the heads of the twelve course of nature.

tribes or families of the What was the name of children of Israel. : The two the son of Isaac who is here most considerable of these mentioned ?

tribes were afterwards the How many sons had Ja- tribe of Levi, from which cob?

the priests or ministers of Of whom were they the religion were taken ; and heads?

the tribe of Judah, which Which were the most con- was the most powerful ; siderable of these tribes ? which was for a great while

From which tribe were possessed of the royal authothe priests and ministers of religion to be taken?

(a) Gen. xix. (6) Ch. xx.


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