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Beautifully printed in Two VOLUMES FOLIO, Illustrated with proper MAPS and SCULPTURES.
(The Work being now Compleat, intitled)
NEW HISTORY of the HOLY BIBLE, A both OLD and NEW TESTAMENT, from the Beginning of the World to the Establishment of Chriftjanity.
ANSWERS to moft of the Controverted Questions, DISSERTATIONS upon the most remarkable Paffages; and,
Alfo a Connection of Prophane Hiftory, all along.
NOTES, explaining difficult Texts, rectifying Mif-
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Right Reverend Father in GOD,
Lord BISHOP of
One of the LORDS of His MAJESTY'S most Honourable PRIVY-COUNCIL,
VERY Reader, who E cafts but his Eye to the Bottom of almost every Page of this Book, may foon perceive of what fingular Ufe and AdA 2 vantage
vantage your Lordship's two Paftoral Letters have been to me in the Courfe of its Compofition; and, confequently, what Inducement I am under (befidęs the Acknowledgement of particular Favours) to infcribe it to a Perfon, from whom, in a great measure, it received its Birth and Original; whofe Pen points us out the way, and whose Example gives us the Encouragement, to contend earneftly for the Faith, to be Atrong in the Lord, and acquit our felves like Men.
Whatever my good Intentions may be, I was confcious, my Lord, of my
own Infufficiency to make any tolerable Figure in this Controverfy, by my own Strength; and therefore I thought it no bad Policy to adjoin my Name to thofe, whofe Works deferve to be tranfmitted to Pofterity; and the best Testimony, I could give, of my Zeal for the Defence of the Gospel, which they had wrote feperately, and in different Tracts, that to collect with fome Care and Pains, and digeft into one Volume;
Grata Carpentis Thymd per Laborem
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For to me, my Lord, 'tis Honour enough, if, in any Capacity, I may but be employ'd in fogood a Caufe, or can give the leaft Stay or Support to any Hand, more potent and able to prevail than mine, when (like that of the Jewish Leader) it is lift up to deftroy Amaleck, and to fight the Battles of the Lord.
That the God and Father of Our Lord Jefus Chrift may give your Lordfhip, and all the other Reverend Fathers, and worthy Paftors, of whatever Denomination, all Glory and Succefs in the Defence of