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fluence on the English language and literature. For what is found here the editor claims no originality. Besides many other sources, he is greatly indebted to the following: Smythe's “How We Got Our Bible”; Moulton's “The Bible as Literature”; Prothero's “Psalms in Human Life”; Nettleton's “Old Testament Narratives"; Scott's “Selections from the Old Testament"; Gardiner's “The Bible as English Literature”; Abbott's “The Life and Literature of the Ancient Hebrews”; Hunt's "Ethical Teachings in Old English Literature"; Van Dyke's "Influence of the Bible in Literature," an article in the “Century Magazine," October, 1910.

J. R. RUTLAND.

ALABAMA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

MAY, 1912

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ABRAHAM

Abram and Lot — Isaac Promised Abraham Prays for

Sodom - Isaac Born — Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away –
The Sacrifice of Isaac — Getting a Wife for Isaac Abraham
Dies.

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JACOB

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Jacob Deceives Isaac Jacob Flees from Esau The

Dream in Bethel — Jacob's Bargain with Laban — Jacob
Leaves Laban Esau's Present The Wrestling with the

Angel — Jacob Meets Esau - Rachel and Isaac Die.

JOSEPH

89

Joseph's Dream — Joseph Sold into Egypt — Joseph Inter-

prets the Prisoners' Dreams — Pharaoh's Dream — Joseph,
a Ruler in Egypt — The Famine — Jacob's Sons Go into
Egypt — Joseph Makes Himself Known to his Brethren
Jacob Goes to Egypt — Joseph Buys up All the Land and

Cattle — Jacob Dies — Joseph Dies.

MOSES.

113

The Baby Found — The Flight to Midian — The Burning

Bush Moses Goes Back to Egypt Pharaoh Burdens Israel
More — Waters Turned to Blood — The Plague of the Frogs -
The Cattle of Egypt Smitten — Hail Destroys Egyptian Grain

- The Plague of the Locusts The Passover The Firstborn

Smitten - Moses Parts the Red Sea — The Egyptians Are

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Drowned · Moses Makes Laws — Moses Strikes Water from
the Rock — Amalek is Defeated Jethro Joins Israel
Israel before Sinai - The Ten Commandments - Aaron
Makes the Golden Calf - Moses Breaks the Tables — Three
Thousand Israelites Slain · The Cry for Meat - The Seventy
Elders Chosen — Miriam Land Aaron Punished - Spies Sent
into Canaan — Joshua and Caleb — Conspiracy against
Moses — The Rebels Swallowed Up — Aaron's Rod Blossoms

- Moses Sins — The Fiery Serpents — Moses Dies.

BALAAM

173

JOSHUA

182

Rahab Harbors the Spies — Israel Crosses Jordan - Jericho
Falls — Israel Defeated at Ai — Achan Stoned - The Gib-
eonites - The Sun and the Moon Stand Still - - Joshua's

Parting Words — Joshua Dies.
THE VICTORY OF DEBORAH AND BARAK

Jael Smites Sisera.

GIDEON

203

Gideon Pulls Down the Altar of Baal- The Fleece – The

Victory.

ABIMELECH AND JOTHAM

209

Jotham's Fable Abimelech Is Slain.

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JEPHTHAH

214

Jephthah's Daughter Sacrificed.

SAMSON

217

Samson's Birth Foretold The Woman of Timnath

The Corn Fields are Burned Philistines Slain with the Jaw-

bone of an Ass Samson and Delilah Samson Pulls Down

the Temple.

RUTH

226

Ruth and Naomi - Naomi Returns Boaz and Ruth
Boaz Marries Ruth Obed.

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SAMUEL, SAUL, AND DAVID.

234

God Calls Samuel - Eli's Sons Killed Israel Demands a
King — Saul Seeks His Father's Asses Samuel Anoints
Saul –Saul Made King - Jonathan and His Armourbearer

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Saul Sins — Samuel Beheads Agag — Samuel Anoints David —
David Made Armourbearer to Saul — David Kills Goliath
Saul Tries to Kill David - Jonathan and David — David Cuts
Saul's Skirt — Samuel Dies - David Spares Saul — The
Witch of Endor — Samuel's Message — Saul Falls on His
Sword — David, King of Judah — King of Israel — Uriah is
Killed — Nathan's Parable — Absalom Conspires against

David — Absalom's Death - David's Charge to Solomon.

SOLOMON

283

Solomon's Choice - The Queen of Sheba Solomon's

Disobedience — Ahijah Anoints Jeroboam.

THE REBELLION OF ISRAEL .

289

ELIJAH.

291

Elijah Fed by the Ravens - The Widow's Son Raised from

the Dead — Elijah and the Prophets of Baal — Under the
Juniper Tree — Naboth's Vineyard — Elijah

Vineyard — Elijah Prophesies
Ahab's Death — The Captains of Fifties Killed — Elijah is

Taken Up.

ELISHA.

The Widow's Oil Increased — The Shunammite's Child –

Naaman, the Leper - Gehazi Cursed - The King of Syria

Discomfited — Jehu is Anointed — Jezebel Dies - The Death

of Elisha.

JONAH.

Jonah's Call The Storm Jonah Preaches to Nineveh

Jonah Gets Angry.

DANIEL

322

Daniel Refuses to Eat the King's Meat The King's Dream

- Daniel is Honoured The Image of Gold

The Fiery

Furnace - Nebuchadnezzar's Dream - Daniel Made Prince

The Lion's Den.

ESTHER

341

Vashti Disobeys Esther is Presented Ahasuerus Loves

Esther The Edict to Kill All Jews — Esther Appeals to

the King - The King Honours Mordecai — Haman is Hanged

The Feast of Purim.

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