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have seen, has the literary association of a pointed satiric fable; and the wedding of Samson gives occasion for a complete game of popular riddles. When the birth of Samuel is narrated, we get the lyric thanksgiving of Hannah. And the final words of this section of the history are the exquisite elegy on Saul and Jonathan which brings us in contact with the founder of the Book of Psalms.

The text is that of the Revised Version, with marginal alternatives often adopted. For its use I am indebted to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. A Reference Table at the end of the volume connects the arrangement of the book with the chapters and verses of the Bible.

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THE JUDGES

OR THE CHOSEN NATION IN

ITS EFFORTS TOWARDS A
SECULAR GOVERNMENT

Incidental History

Воок у

THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN

BOOK VI

THE SUCCESSION OF JUDGES

BOOK VII

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF KINGS AND

RISE OF THE PROPHETIC ORDER

[Comprising the Biblical Joshua, Judges, and Samuel (in part)]

BOOK V

THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN

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