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AN ABSTRACT OF THE SCRIPTURE-HISTORY
OF THE APOSTLES,
A NEW M E T H O D.
WITH FOUR CRITICAL ESSAYS:
I. ON THL WITNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
II. ON THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN АРО.
STLES, ELDERS, AND BRETHREN, III. ON THE TIME WHEN PAUL AND BARNABAS
IV. ON THE APOSTOLICAL DECREE.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
AN ESSAY ON THE DISPENSATIONS OF GOD TO
MANKIND, AS REVEALED IN SCRIPTURE:
TOGETHER WITH A DISSERTATION ON HEBREWS
XII. 42---255 NOW, PRSTUP:4 BLISHED.
PRINTED BY W. BOWYER AND J. NICHOLS: SOLD BY B. WHITE, AT HORACE'S HEAD,
IN FLEET STREET."
HE very high opinión enter
tained of the Miscellanea Sacra by the Learned of all denominations, and the scarcity of the first edition, would be sufficient reasons for a fecond; even if the work had not received such improvements from the Author, as add new force to his
arguand elucidation to his criticisms. He employed thrie interval between its publication in 14725: and his death in 1734 in tevicwing correcting, and enlarging it. The additions, which bear no small proportion to the original work, are now faithfully given to the Vol. I.
world from an interleaved copy written in the Author's own hand.
The uncommon ingenuity and erudition with which Mr. Bryant has supported his hypothesis with regard to the island of Melite, has occasioned the tracing St. Paul's voyage in the new map, according to his opinion, as well as the commonly received one; that, upon a comparative view of both, the preference may be given to that which seems best intitled to it.
The alterations in the Eqay on the Dispensations of: God: 10 Mankind were too trivial:af:themselves to have given rise to a
ähiüë ditïon; had not the difficulty of procuring copies of either of the preceding ones rendered it neceffary