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The arrival there—Sarai seized upon and taken to the palace-A great

blot on Abram's character-Singular episode in Egyptian history,

The shepherd-kings-Manetho's history of them-Also Hindoo

account of the Pali-stan-How this explains the difference in the

treatment of Abraham and of Jacob's family ......

70-79

CHAPTER VII.

IN PALESTINE.

Abram returns to Canaan - His wealth and Lot's — They are com-

pelled to separate-Lot's choice of place—The Dead Sea and Vale of

Siddim-Abram goes to Hebron-Alarm-He pursues Chedorlaomer

and defeats him-Melchizedek-A formal covenant from heaven vis-

ibly made..

79-90

CHAPTER VIII.

IN SOUTHERN PALESTINE.

Trouble in Abram's tent and its cause-Hagar-Ishmael-A child pro-

mised to Sarai-Her name changed to Sarah: Abram's to Abraham-

He entertains angels–Cities of the plain destroyed—Abraham goes to

Gerar-His deception there.........

91-96

CHAPTER IX.

AN HEIR GIVEN.

Birth of Isaac—“Laughter" --Cause of that name—Feast-Offence by

Ishmael--IIe and his mother sent off—They are near perishing-

Beersheba, and its name......

97-102

CHAPTER X.

THE TRIAL OF FAITH.

Scene at Beersheba-Called to sacrifice Isaac-Human sacrifices preva-

lent in all those nations: the belief common that what was most

precious to the person offering was most acceptable to their gods-

Abraham takes Isaac to Moriah-His hand stayed-A greater sacrifice

where the offering was made-Abraham now removes to Hebron-

Death of Sarah-He purchases a burying place ..........

102-113

CHAPTER XI.

HOW ALPHABETS WERE ORIGINALLY MADE.

Was Abraham's contract for the purchase of Mach pelah in writing ?-

Progress of the human mind in forming a written language-Egyp-

tian hieroglyphics mostly represent soundsThe Hieratic writing-

Papyrus-An alphabet-Invented by the Phænicians–Our own alpha-

bet a set of sounds from pictures, as in Egyptian hieroglyphics-

The Demotic writing-The Rosetta Stone-Key to the hieroglyphics

discovered ....

..... 114-128

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joining Mount Serbal the Sinai of Scripture ?-Bartlett's visit to

Serbal

343-351

CHAPTER XXXVI.

REPHIDIM-A BATTLE.

The advance-Rephidim and murmurings-Water given miraculously

-Attack by the Amalekites, who are discomfited-Jethro arrives in

the camp-His advice to Moses........

351-356

CHAPTER XXXVII.

SINAI.

Description of the mountain-Its position-Its summits-Dr. Robin-

son's account_Rev. Dr. Olin's ascent at its front-A thunder-storm

there described.......

356-367

CHAPTER XXXVIII.

THE DECALOGUE.

The encampment formed at Sinai–Moses called to ascend the mountain

-The thunders and lightning and cloud-He is charged to prepare

the people for some solemn event-Moses and Aaron summoned to

the summit—The Decalogue given-Alarm among the people..... 367–372

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