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Sect. XLV. Joshua continues his exhortations. A covenant
appointed to deliver them. He requests a sign, which
i! - page 219 Sect. LII. Gidcon prepares for battle by the Lord's direction.
He requests another sign. He defeats the Midianites. 224. Sect. LIII. The Ephraimites murmur. Zeba and Zalmun-
na taken. Gréat spoils gained. Gideon's death. 230 Sect. LIV. Abimilech the son of Gideon slays all his brethren.
Abimelech slain. Tola succeeds him. Jair succeeds
Tola. The people worship idols. ' . '.- 235 Sect. LV. The people oppressed by the Philistines and the · Ammonites. They repent. Jephtha raised up to deliver them. - .
- - - - 239 Sect. LVI. Jephtha makes a rash vow. He gains a victory .
over the Ammonites. - - - - 243 Sect. LVII. Jephtha's resentment against the Ephraimites.
His death. - - - . . 248 Sect. LVIII. The angel of the Lord appears to Manoah and
his wife. The birth of Samson foretold. Samson
born. - . . . - - 0 251 Sect. LIX. Samson's marriage. His riddle. He kills some
of the Philistines. . ' -. - 255 Sect. LX. Samson burns the corn belonging to the Philis
tines. He slays a thousand of them with the jaw
bone of an ass. Suffers extreme thirst. in 259 Sect. LXI. Samson carries away the gates of Gaza. Deli
lah betrays him. The Philistines put out his eyes. - 265 Sect. LXII. Saison pulls down the temple of Dagon, and
dies. . . . . . . 269 Sect. LXIII: Hannah's prayer. The birth of Samuel. His
mother devotes him to the Lord. Her thanksgiving. 273 Sect. LXIV. The wickedness of Eli's sons. Samuel's' minis
try. A prophet sent to reprove Eli. •. 279 Sect. LXV. The word of the Lord revealed to Samuel concerning Eli. Eli's resignation.
. 284 Seet. LXVI. The Israelites overcome by the Philistines.
The ark of God is taken. El's sons slain. The death
. - 288 Sect. LXVII. The Philistines carry the ark of God into the
temple of Dagon. They are afflicted with plagues. They send back the ark. . . . . 293
Sect. LXVIII. Samuel exhorts the Israelites. They repent and turn unto the Lord.
- 300 Sect. LXIX. The Israelites desire a king. God commandetb
Samuel to yield to their iinportunity. - 305 Sect. LXX. Samuel by the Lord's command anoints Saul to
be king of Israel. - . : 310 Sect. LXXI. Samuel assembles the people. He casts lots for
a king, and Saul is chosen. The Israelites approve him..
- - 317 Sect. LXXII. The Ammonites encamp against Jabesh Gi.
lead. Saul delivers the people out of their hands, and
is confirmed in the kingdom. . - 319 Sect. LXXIII. Samuel testifies his integrity, and exhorts the
king and people. Thunder and rain in the time of
harvest. Samuel prays for the people. - 322 Sect. LXXIV. Saul takes upon himself to offer a sacrifice.
Samuel reproves him, and forewarns him that the
kingdom will be takeri from him. - 327 Sect. LXXV. Jonathan the son of Saul, with his armour
bearer, obtain a victory over a host of Philistines. Saul
- - 331 Suct. LXXVI. Samuel sends Saul to destroy the Amalekites.
He spares the king and the best of the spoil. He is
rejected of God for his disobedience. Agag slain. 334 Sect. LXXVII. Samuel sent to Jesse. David anointed king
by Samuel. Saul tormented by an evil spirit, sends for
David to play to him. : - - 341 Sect. LXXVIII. Goliath the champion of the Philistines de
fies the armies of Israel. David slayeth him with a
sling and a stone. - - - 348 Sect. LXXIX. Saul envying David, seeks to kill him. Is alarmed at his good success.
. 356 Sect. LXXX. David by Jonathan's advice leaves Saul. He
goes to Abimilech the high priest at Nob ; from
Saul relents. David swears, not to cut off Saul's fa-
- 371 Sect. LXXXII. David sends to Nabal for provisions. Is re
fused. His anger. Abigail's interposition. . 376 Sect. LXXXIII. David finding Saul asleep, iakes his spear
and cruse, but spares his life. Saul agaio relents and
383 Sect. LXXXIV. David fearing Saul, takes refuge with the , Philistines.
387 Sect. LXXXV. Saul consults a witch at Endor. Samuel appears to him.
391 Sect. LXXXVI. The battle of Gilboa. Saul and his three sons slain.
- 397 Sect. LXXXVII. An Amalekite carries the news of the death
of Saul and Jonathan to David. David's lamentation. 400 Sect. LXXXVIII, David goes to Hebron. Is made king of
Judah. Ish-bosheth made king of Israel. Asahel slain. by Abner.