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OF

BIBLE HISTORY;

CONTAINING

READING LESSONS, EXPLANATIONS, QUESTIONS,

GEOGRAPHICAL NOTES, PRECEPTIVE LESSONS.

AND MAPS ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE SEVEN PERIODS.

GRADATION III.

BY CHARLES BAKER,

HEADMASTER OF THE YORKSHIRE INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB;

AUTHOR OF "THE CIRCLE OF KNOWLEDGE,” IN THREE GRADATIONS; "THE BOOK OF BIBLE HISTORY;"

BIBLE CLASS BOOK;" ETC.

* THE

LONDON:

T. VARTY, EDUCATIONAL DEPOSITORY, 3, ADELAIDE STREET, STRAND.

WERTHEIM AND MACINTOSH, 24, PATERNOSTER ROW.

BOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

101.7.719

NOTES RESPECTING THE REFERENCES.

The word or phrase in the lesson which is preceded by a dot is explained.

The name of every Place explained in the Geographical Notes, is preceded by two dots.

A Number in small type, following a word, is to indicate that such word is explained in the lesson to which the number refers.

A similar small Number, after the name of a Place, refers to the lesson in which the Geographical Note occurs.

By these references much repetition is prevented, and practically as many explanations are added to the book as there are number references.

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PREFACE.

The Series of Manuals to “ The Book of Bible History'' may require a few worls to introduce them to those teachers who have been in the habit of using the Class Books in Day and Sunday Schools, and to others who may adopt them independently of the Class Books.

The Lessons are those of the Book of Bible History, the very few alterations introduced being chiefly verbal. The principle of Graduation is carried out in the Explanatory Notes, which will be found to increase in difficulty in each succeeding Gradation. The Notes, however, are not generally on the same subjects for each Gradation, but are varied so as to extend over the subject matter of the three Gradations.

The Explanations are not confined to the mere meaning of words ; they elucidate phrases, idioms, facts, customs, laws, ceremonies, prophecies, and doctrines; those of Gradation I., are very simple, those of Gradation III., convey that kind of information which is required for advanced pupils, while those of Gradation II., are of an intermediate character.

The QUESTIONS have the same practical tendency; the capabilities of pupils in different stages of advancement having been carefully studied.

The GEOGRAPHICAL Notes in Gradation I., are chiefly designed for the Teacher's attention, that he may readily point out the localities on a map. In Gradation II., and III., such Notes are intended to form a part of the pupils' exercise.

The CONTEMPORARY CHARACTERS in Gradation III., will give scope to the exercises of the advanced pupils, and open to them an important additional subject of study.

The PRECEPTIVE LESSONs constitute the practical instructions to be derived from the subject. They are drawn up in language suitable for each degree of advancement.

The Maps and the CARONOLOGICAL TABLEs give that completeness to the work which is so beneficial to advanced pupils, while they greatly enhance its value as a School-book.'

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