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THE CREATIONS THAT THE MOSAIC ACCOUNT OF IT IS THE ON-

LY RATIONAL ONE WHICH WE HAVE RECEIVED.

Gen. 1. 1.–The province of sense, of reason, and, of faith..-Incite.
ments to inquire into the origin of all things all ages have attempied
it... The several opinions of mankind reduced to Two-First that the
world was produced by chance...examined on acknowledged principles
---refuted by Cicero - Appeal to the human frame, and the conversion of
Galen--- Hypothesis of the Egyptians...a disfigured copy of Moses--hypo-
thesis of modern philosophy-Second opinion, that the world is eternal...
By whom held-Refuted by the world's mutability-by: philosophical
and astronomical laws by history--by ihe arts and sciences-by the or.
igin of nations—Objection raised from some recent discoveries in volca-
nic irruptions considered--tradition of the creation universal--The being
of a God inferred, and our connexion with bim exhibited-- Mosaic ac-
count of the Creation-Dr. Geddes-Light created Longinus-Work
of the six days—Inquiries answered-respecting primeval light--astron.
my-extent of the Creation-ihe six days—the information of Moses.

Gen: vii, 11--24. 2 Pet. 111, 5—7. Ruins-apostasy of man--pro.
gress of vice-antediluvian longevity-Union between the sons of God
and the daughters of men-Giants-State of the world at the iime of the
Deluge-Plan of the Lecture-The fact established-By the general
consent of all nations- Testimonies of Abydenus-Berosus, Lucian-re.
mark of Grotius-By the existence of marine productions on land-Hy.
pothesis of volcanic irruptions examined-objections of Buffon and others
opposed--Hypotheses of Burnet, Whiston, M. de la Pryme, and St.
Pierre stated-Effected by Divine interposition-Objections, respecting
the ark, America, irfants, and the rainbow, answered- Improvement
appeal to the last judgment.

Gen. xix. 15–26. 2 Pet. ii, 6.--Domestic scenes of Genesis--con-
trasted with profane writers...the patriarchal tents welcomed --Abraham
introduced-Idolatry of his couniry-triumphs of faith-titles of Abra-
ham-his infirmity in Egypt-his memorials of gratitude--his separation
from Lot-the battle of Siddim, and Lot rescued-Melchisedec--Inter-
view with Jehovah-Religious worship to be guarded--Domestic con-
{ention--- Hagar's Alighi-prediction respecting Ishmael-Circumcision,
and Abraham's name changed--Three angels visit him...God reveals
his designs against Sodom, and Abraham pleads for il... Two angels visit
Lot-Danger threatens the city in the morning-Lot hastened-is sent
to the mountain...objects-pleads for Zoar obtains his request --The
destruction of Sodom sudden...how effected.--the Dead Sea-Lot's wife

- Testimonies of Tacitus, Philo, Pliny, Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, and
Solinus, to this fact-Modern writers-Evidences remaining on the spot
--Representations of the Bible concerning its appearance in different
ages--correspondent features remain--testimony of Josephus...Changes
supposed to be effected by time, and their immediate causes... The sube
ject improved...Judgmenis delayed will yet be executed... The righteous
are always safe.

THE HISTORY OF JOSEPH.

Gen. xlix, 22.-26.-Acts vii, 9... 16.-Intervening history slightly
Louched...Sacrifice of Isaac-Death of Sarah..Subsequent events enumer.
ated..- Joseph's history commences with his mother's death...and at an

interesting age.--Jacob's partiality, and its effects upon his sons...Jo.

seph's dreams... His brethren remove from home. - Joseph visits them...

progress of sin in their bosoms, and they resolve to slay him---Reu.

ben's interference-Joseph assumed nothing in consequence of his father's

partiality-.-He is sold, and his coat dyed in blood - Jacob's anxiety and

despair-Joseph in Egypt, and in temptation-Joseph in prison, and his

acquaintance with Pharaoh's chief butler and baker-The chief butler's

ingratitude-Pharaoh's dreams--Joseph's elevation—Justin's remarka.

ble testimony-Joseph's brethren visit Egypt, and know him not-Simeon

bound-They return dismayed- Benjamin brought into Egypt-on their

second return Benjamin is arrested-Judah pleads for his brother-Jo.

seph discovers himself-Retrospection-- They tell their father of his

prosperity-Jacob and Joseph meel- - Their afier-feelings supposed-ja.

cob introduced to Pharaoh-Israel dies-- Joseph's mourning-He returns

to full his duties in Egyp!--and dies also-Concluding Remarks on

Genesis-It relates facts in which we are concerned, and wbich revela.

tion must necessarily contain-Moses is the author of it-The connex.

ion between it, and the succeeding books, is inseparable.—The historian

writes like a man convinced of the truth of that which he advances

The difference between the style of Genesis, and that of his other writ.
ings, noticed and accounted for.

GEN. 11, 7. JOB XXXII, 8.--Introduction- Vegetable world— Ani.
mal world-Man-his natural dignity- What is spirit-Its operations
traced-Understanding --Passions--Memory-Imagination-Dreams
Iis separate state - The Soul-sleeping scheme examined-How repre-
sented in the Scriptures-capable of separate joys or sufferings-Source
of human dignity— Life secretly communicated by God - Intelligence
distributed variously by the same hand-Madness-Spiritual knowledge
the gift of God-Tlie future existence of the spirit flows from him-ke.
flections--How high is the destination of the spirit! - Its powers should
be devoted to the Deity-How vast is its loss! How diligently should
it be cultivated--Concluding remarks-A skeptic is an enemy to him.

self and to mankind-Humanity is concerned in the progress of Chris.

tianity,

LECTURE VIII.

PAGE 214–241.

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THE SLAVERY AND DELIŅERANCE OF ISRAEL IN EGYPT,
Gen, xv, 13, 14. ACTS VIT, 35, 36 .. The Bible recalls past events...
Man always man...his information confined to the past and the present...
he knows no:hing of the future... Comencement of Exodus...Subject
proposed, and its arrangement stated...Chang-s eflected in a few years
... How much ofien depends upon an individual... Ravages of time im.
pressively pourtrayed by the inspired writer. Multiplication of Israel...
Their bondage - Children slain. Birth of Moses and his exposure... He
is rescued by Pharaoh's daugiler--her blindness to the future Educa.
tion of Moses... Difference between man and man in talento, in litera.
ture, in rank of life, and in piety.- Silence of Moses respecting the first
40 years of his life. He slays the Egyptian---and flies---He marries Zip-
põrah ---He approaches the burning bush..-his commission opens...he
meets the Magicians before Pharaoh- .General statement of his miracles
...Death of the first born. -the Israelites clepart.-Criticism on the word
“To Borrow"...They pass the Red Sea --- Foreign testimonies to this
faci- There was such a person as Moses, proved by Justin and Longi.
nus-He brought Israel from Egypt, proved by Justin, Manetho, Taci-
tus, Pliny, Trogus Pompeius.-- The Jews could not have asserted these
things, unless they had been true, without detection... Testimony of
Numenius.--the Jews themselves could not be imposed upon--. These
facts are kept in remembrance by their rites-Ancient custom of the
Egyptians on the day before the Passover-- Tes:imony from Diodorus
Siculus.-An appeal to Skepticism.

LECTURE IX.

PAGE 212_266.

THE JOURNEY OF ISRAEL IN THE WILDERNESS: THEIR ES
TABLISHMENT IN CANAAN; AND THE

CIRCUMSTANCES,
ATTENDING THESE EVENTS.

Joshua xxiv. 2. 13... Rçason is to the mind what the eye is to the
body, and Revelation is to reason what lighi is to the eye. the one is the
organ.- the other the medium-levelation necessary to elucidate Nature
and Providence--and to develope futurity--the Subject stated in its ex-
tent, and arranged according to the Scripture history--Character of the
Israelites—They murmur for water-Manna and quails sent-a fresli sup.
ply of water-- T wo events distinguished--They subdue Amalek--The
Law given-Contrast between Sinai and Calvary-- the Golden Calf-the
spies bring an evil report of Canaan- A general enumeration of succeed.
ing events... and the death of Moses...a tribute to his memory -- Joshua
succeeds him, and he situation of Israel siated... They pass Jordan... The
fall of Jericho. and ihe fulfilment of Joshua's curse. A shower of stones,
and the sun and moon stand still-Foreign testimonies-- Positive evi-
dence from the mos ancient writers to the history at large -.fr Aris.
tobulus, the Orphic verses, Strabo, Juvenal, Diodorus Siculus, Pliny,
Tacitus, Calcidius, Hermippas, and the Poets in general... Testimony of
Manetho 10 the antiquity of these events...Circumstantial evidences...
Publicity of the Law...adherence of the Jews to it.. its perfection...im-
possibility of imposition... So also of the miracles of the journey-Cus.
toms of the Jews, perpetuated to this hour, refer to these evenis-Rea-
son for the reservation of the Canaanites-aspect of the whole to the
Messiah Objections-that the conduct of the Israelites was immoral...
that it was cruel that the instruments (sed to punish these nations
were improper---refuted. •Improvement...the harmony and success of the
designs of God coni rasted with human fluctuations. -- he presides in the
councils of princes-It is pleasant to see the gradual developement of
his plans it will be delightful in heaven to review the whole.

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE JEWS-INCLUDING THE THEOCRA-

CY AND MONARCHY, TO THE BUILDING OF SOLOMON'S TEM-

PLE: WITH A CONFIRMATION OF SOME SUBORDINATE FACTS.

1 Sam.viii, 6-16, & 19, 20. ACTS vi. 44 - 48. HEB. XI. 32-34

Revelation to be examined with :everence, with caution, and with can-

dor-Retrospection--the subject slated An inquiry in.o the rise of

government -The parental and the patriarchal-Nimrod-Origin of mon-

archy-Selection of Israel—Theocracy-derivation of the term-Three-

fold relation of God to the Hebrews-Distinction of the terms, statutes,

commandments, judgments, and testimonies-Scripture epithets expres-

sive of God's choice of the Jews-Appointment of their rulers-Samuel

and his sons–Expiration of the Theocracy; and in what sense?-Monar-

chy of the Jews-The change of government displeasing to God--and

why?-Saul anointed his alienation from God - David brought to court

-his friendship with Jonathan-Saul and his sons slain-David's lamen-

tation-His succession, his character, and his trials-His design to build

a temple-The monarchy traced to its close-absorbed in the spiritual

reign of Jesus— solomon's temple-Evidences respecting it-God's pres.

ence unconfined-Subordinate Scripture facts confirmed . Gideon's ac.

tions by Sanchoniathon--- Jepthæ's vow, by the story of Iphigenia -- Samip-

son's foxes, in Ovid's Roman feasts ---Delilab's treachery, in the story of

the daughter of Nisus...The strength and valor of Sampson, in the la.

bors of Hercules...The vic?ory of David over the Syrians, by Nichelaus

Damascenus... The taking of Jerusalem, and the destruction of Senacha.

rib's army, by Herodotus . The Translation of Elijah, in the story of

Phæton--- Jonah's preservation by the whale, is related of Hercules by

Lycophroli, and by Æneus Gazelis... The dearth in the days of Ahab, by.

Menander...and ihe fire from Heaven which consumed Elijah's sace

rifice, by Cyprian, and by Julian... Conclusion... Christ compared with

Solomon.

THE CAPTIVITIES OF ISRAEL AND OF JUDAH.

2 KINGS XV11. 1.6. 2 CHROX. XXXVI. 14--21.--The history of em.
pires is the record of the human heart-The Bible makes us acquainted
With MEN...Cautions arising from Solomon's fall... Succession of Relio.
boam, and division of the kingdom. The captivity of Israel, when und
by whom?...Sumaritans... Cause of the captivity...Menander's testimony..

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