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BIO@RAPHY:

OR THE

STORY Áp THE
PATRIARCH S.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

THE HISTORY OF

DEBORAH, RUTH, AND HANNAH.

BEING

A COURSE OF LECTURES

DELIVERED AT THE SCOTTS CHURCH, LONDON WALL.

BY HENRY HUNTER, D. D.

THE THIRD AMERICAN EDITION.

COMPLETE IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was,

I am.-John, viij. 58.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which

is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.--Revelation, i. 8.

PHILADELPHIA:

PUBLISHED BY EDWARD EARLE,

OORNER OF FOURTI AND LIBRARY STREETS,

1819.

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CONTENTS

LECTURE I.

INTRODUCTORY LECTURE. PAGE 9

Luke xx. 27, 38.-Then came to him certain of the Saddu-

cces (which deny that there is any resurrection) and they

asked him, saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any

man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without chil.

dren, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up

seed unto his brother. There were therefore seven

brethren; and the first took a wife, and died without chil.

dren. And the second took her to wise, and he died child-

less. And the third took her; and in like manner the

seven also: and they left no children, and died. Last of

all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection

whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife. And

Jesus answering, said unto them, The children of this

world marry, and are given in marriage. But they which

shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the

resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given

in marriage. Neither can they die any more: for they are

equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being

the children of the resurrection. Now that the dead are

raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he called

the Lord, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and

the God of Jacob. For he is not a God of the dead, but

of the living: for all live unto him.

LECTURE II.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

25

Heb. xi. 24, 27.-By faith Moses, when he was come to

years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God,

than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Esteem-

ing the reproach of Christ greater riches than the trea-

sures of Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense

of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the

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wrath of the king: for he endured as seeing him who is

invisible,

LECTURE III.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

37

Exod, iii. 13, 14.-And Moses said unto God, Behold, when

I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto

them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you:

and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I

say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT

I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the chil-

dren of Israel, I AM, hath sent me unto you.

LECTURE IV.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

50

Exod. vi. 9.–And Moses spake so unto the children of Is.

rael: but they hearkened not unto Moses, for anguish of

spirit, and for cruel bondage.

LECTURE V.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

63

Exod. vi. 1.. Then the Lord said unto Moses, now shalt

thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand

shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive

them out of his land.

LECTURE VI.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

75

Exod. x. 7.-And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How

long shall this man be a snare unto us? Let the men go,

that they may serve the Lord their God: knowest thou

not yet that Egypt is destroyed?

LECTURE VII.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

87

Exod. xii. 1, 3. And the Lord spake unto Moses and

Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be

unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first

month of the year to you. Speak unto all the congrega-

tion of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they

shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the

house of their fathers, a lamb for an house.

LECTURE VIII.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

100

Exod. xii. 26, 27.–And it shall come to pass when your

children shall say unto you, What mean you by this ser-

vice? that ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord's

passover, who passed over the houses of the children of

Israel in Egypt when he smote the Egyptians, and deli-

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vered our houses. And the people bowed the head and

worshipped.

Psalm xci. 5, 8.-Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by

night ; nor for the arrow that fliath by day ; nor for the

pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruc-

tion that wasteth at noon-day. A thousand shall fall at thy

side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not

come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold,

and see the reward of the wicked.

LECTURE IX.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

113

Exod. xiii. 17, 22.-And it came to pass when Pharaoh had

let the people go, that God led them not through the way

of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for

God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they

see war, and they return to Egypt.

But God led the peo-

ple about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red

Sea. And the children of Israel went up harnessed out

of the land of Egypt. And Moses took the bones of Jo-

seph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of

Israel, saying, God will surely visit

you;

and shall

carry

up my bones away hence with you. And they took their

journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the

edge of the wilderness. And the Lord went before them,

by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and

by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light to go by day

and night. "He took not away the pillar of the cloud by

day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the

people.

LECTURE X.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

128

Exod. xiv. 21, 22.-And Moses stretched out his hand over

the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong

east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and

the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went

into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground; and the wa-

ters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on

their left.

LECTURE XI.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

141

Exod. xv. 1, 2..Then sang Moses and the children of Is-

rael this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will

sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously;

the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The

Lord is my strength and song, and he has become my

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