John Gray: A Kentucky Tale of the Olden Time

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Lippincott, 1892 - 218 pages
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Page 5 - And Jobab died ; and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead. 35. And Husham died ; and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead ; and the name of his city was Avith.
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