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HAGAR, Sarah's handmaid, becomes Abraham's secondary wife, i 285, n, in her pregnancy treats her mistress with inso. - lence, and being rebuked runs away, is advised by an angel to return, obeys and has a son, Ishmael, ib. import of that name, ib. her dismission from Abraham's house with her son, her distress, 291. comforted by an angel, 292. gives Ishmael her son in marriage to an Egyptian, by whom he had 12 sons, who dwelt in the wilderness of Paran, as their parents had done, 292. prophecy concerning Ishmael explained, 323. his descendants verify it, ib. et seq. in conflicts with Alexander, Antigonus, the Romans, and the Parthians; they take the name of Saracens, 325, 326. n. HAGARENEs are protected from the power of Trajan by the favour of Providence, i. 325 HAM, his immodest behaviour towards his father Noah, i. 198. who curses his race in the person of Canaan, ib. why the curse upon Canaan, 209. n. HAMAN, Ahasuerus's prime minister, his implacable hatred of Mordecai the Jew, for what, ii. 537. procures a decree to extirpate the whole nation, 538, copy of the decree, ib. orders a gibbet fifty cubits high to be erected, intending to hang Mordecai thereon, 540. but is hanged on it himself, and his estate given to Esther, 548. ten of his sons are also executed, ib. why the wise men whom he consulted might predict his ruin from Mordecai, being a Jew, 565. how his great wealth night be procured, ib. the deliverance of the Jews wonderful, 566. HAMATH or HAMAH, province of Syria, king of, sends presents to David, ii. 179. HANDMILLs, generally used before the invention of other mills, ii. 75. n. HANNIBAL marches directly towards Italy, but meets danger and difficulty by the way, ii. 683. loses about 30,000 men in the attempt, defeats the Romans at Pavia, Trebya, Thrasymene, and Cannae, but is conquered by Scipio, and sues for peace, 684, flies from Carthage to king Antiochus, who tleserts him, ib. escapes to Prusias, king of Bithynia, and at last poisons himself, fearing that he should be delivered to the Romans, 685. n. HARAN or CHARRAN, where Terah dwelt, a city of Mesopotamia, i. 246. and m. Harmony of the three first Gospels, iii. 84–118. HARosheth, its situation, ii. 58. n Harvest, wheat in Judea, began in June, ii. 115. n. storm in time of, ib. HavilAH, thought by some to be part of Arabia, i. 37. Hawk, sacred among the Egyptians, to kill one even involuntarily, punished with death, i. 484. Hazael, murders his master Benhadad, how, and suc. ceeds him, ii. 847. reduces the king of Israel to wretchedness, 352. HAzor, city of, ii. 57. n. “Hearing and not understanding,” meaning of, iii. 155. n. HEBrews, why they and their kings were so addicted to idolatry, ii. 421. HEBron, its situation, ii. 172. n. and iii. 6. n. Helioporus is sent by Seleucus, king of Syria, to seize the treasures of the temple at Jerusalem, ii. 590, but terri. fied by angels, ib. aspires to the crown, poisons his master, but is disappointed, and by whom, ib. HERod Antipas, history and character of, iii. 15. n. his conscience troubled after murdering the Baptist, 138. m. his own death, ib. HERop the Great, son of Antipater, governor of Galilee,

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himself under the protection of Sextus Caesar, prefect of Syria, and by presents obtains the government of Coelo-Syria, 658. marches into Judea, designing to cut off the whole Sanhedrim, but is prevailed upon by his father and brother to spare them, ib. revenges his father's death on Malichus, 659. quells the tumult caused thereupon, ib. complaints against him to M. Anthony by the chief men of Judea among others, ib. their efforts to injure him rendered ineffectual by bribes and interest, ib is made governor of Judea, but refused ad. mittance into it. 660. driven thence, he is denied admittance into Arabia Petraea, ib. goes to Rome, obtains a grant of the kingdom of Judea, 661. opposed by Antigonus, ib. he has little aid from Rome, besieges Jerusalem, takes Antigonus and puts him to death by Anthony's order, 663. slays the whole Sanhedrim except two, ib. makes Aristobulus, Mariamne's brother, though only seventeen years of age, high priest, ib. afterwards causes him to be drowned, 664. with detestable hypocrisy mourns for him, and buries him splendidly, ib, accused for this to Anthony, but justified by artful management, 665. orders his wife to be put to death upon the event of his own, executes his uncle Joseph upon suspicion of intercourse with Mariamne, ib, cuts off old Hircanus, secures his wife and mother in the castle of Alexandria, and goes to meet Octavianus, 666, is kindly received and confirmed in the government of Judea, ib. kills Sohemus from jealousy, and Mariamne herself, at the instigation of his brother and sister, and soon after his mother also and his two sons, 666–7. his great veneration for Augustus; alienates from him the affection of the Jews, and causes conspiracies against him, 668. designs to rebuild the temple, ib., he destroys the children at Bethlehem, iii. 13. why Josephus passes over this, ib. n. his miserable end, his will and project for procuring a general mourning at his death, 14. n. erodiaNs, who, why so called, and their tenets, iii. 259. m. their attempts to ensnare our Saviour in his talk, ib, how defeated by him, 260. HERoDIAs, her birth and account of, iii. 132. her cruel temper, ib. her death and that of her daughter, 133. n. Heroism, David’s in sparing Saul, ii. 53. HEzekiah succeeds his father Ahaz as king of Juda, and reforms the nation, ii. 403. renews the passover, 404. demolishes the idols, establishes the true worship, ib. his success against the Philistines, 406. sickens but recovers, ib. his alliance with M. Baladan, king of Babylon, ib. reproved by Isaiah for showing the riches of the kingdom to the Babylonish ambassador, 407, his sorrow, prepares for a vigorous defence against Sennacherib king of Assyria, who invaded Judah, ib. his alliance with the king of Egypt, reproved for it by Isaiah, promises to submit to Sennacherib, 408. receives insolent messages from him by Rabshakeh, his alarm and anxiety and humble applications to Isaiah in this distress, 409. sees Sennacherib's proud army miraculously defeated, 410. ends his days in peace, ib. his death and burial, ib. is succeeded by Manasseh, the worst of his race, ib. why Hezekiah might fear to die, 423, what his distemper, ib. n. his sun-dial, 425. and the miracle upon it, ib, his wealth accounted for, ib. Hiddekel, one of the rivers that watered paradise, description of it, i. 38. HIEL of Bethel, the seat of idolatry, presumptuously adventures to rebuild Jericho, ii. 298. punished by the successive deaths of all his children, ib. and why, 330,

HIERAPolis, the notions of its inhabitants concerning the deluge, i. 139. n. * Hieroglyphic writing, the origenofbrute worship, i.483,499. High Places, what, ii. 112. n. High Priest's office, i. 562. office of the other priests, ib. m. from Josephus, ib. types of our Lord, ib. their pectoral and robes, ib. Hillel, a great doctor of the law, ii. 663. n. HINDoos and Egyptians, their sciences, i. 4. n. HINNoM, vale of, ii. 252, and 400. n. place of idolatrous worship, 412. on that account represents hell, ib. Hippodrome, what, ii. 587. HIRAM congratulates David upon his accession to the throne, ii. 175. his name what formerly, ib. n. sends men and materials to build him a palace, ib. finished, 177. letter to Solomon, 280. n. and presents, ib. refuses twenty cities ; payment of the help which he gave by workmen, &c. 263. History of the Holy Bible from the creation to the flood, i. 1, from the flood to the call of Abraham, 195. from Abraham's call to the Israelite's departure out of Egypt, 279. from the departure from Egypt to their entering into Canaan, 50l. from their entering into Canaan to the building of the temple, ii. 1. from the building of the temple to the captivity in Babylon, 259. from the Babylonish captivity to the birth of Christ, 479. from the birth of Christ to the completion of the canon of the New Testament, iii. 1. Holofer.NEs, account of, ii. 448, n. his acting like a Persian accounted for, ib. and 459. n. the rapidity of his conquest, 448. his career stopt at Bethulia, 449. Holy Ghost, the third person of the Blessed Trinity, why he assumed the form of a dove when he descended upon our Lord at his baptism, iii. 21. n. his descent upon our Lord accounted for, 51. unction of necessary to our Lord, why, 52. sin against, what, 164.effusionofat Pentecost, 392, n. Holy of Holies, in the tabernacle, ii. 256. Holy Place described, ii. 256. Aru outgau izra, explained, iii. 142. m. Honey, wild, John Baptist's food, iii. 18. m. HoR, the same with Mount Seir, in the land of Edom, i. 574. m. where Aaron died, being 123 years old, ib. HoRITEs, account of, i. 626. HoREB, a mountain in Arabia Petraea, account of, i. 441. n. Mount of God, why so called, ib. the tremendous scene there, 509. n. Hosanna, what, how used, iii. 216. n. Hosea, prophet, his life and character, ii. 365, of his marriage with an adulteress, 463 Hosea, king of Israel, murders Pekah, and, after nine years interregnum, ascends the throne, ii. 395. is vanquished by Salmanezer, king of Assyria, and imprisoned for life, 396. Hospitality, ancient, i. 288. n. House of Millo, what, ii. 250. House-keeper, ministers of the Gospel compared to, iii. 126. n. Humanity and good neighbourhood taught in the Mosaic law, i. 604. n. Humiliation, David's, described, ii. 185. n. Humility taught, how, iii. 181, and n. HushAI, the Archite, ii. 190, is ordered to return to Jerusalem, why, ib, and n. offers his services to Absalom, who banters him, 192. and n, and makes him a privy counsellor,

ib. acquaints David with all that passes, and saves him by his advice, 193. HYMENAEus and Alexander excommunicated, by whom, why, account of them and their heresy, Alexander’s crime, iii. 461. n, Hymn, sung by our Saviour and his apostles, what, iii. 273. n. Hypocrites, why our Lord called the Scribes and Pharisees, iii. 137. n. HYRCANus, the youngest son of Joseph, his remarksble birth, ii. 588. his conduct in the Egyptian court, 589. his perfidy to his father, ib. opposed by his brothers, and threatened by Antiochus Epiphanes, kills himself, 590. HYRcANus, son of Simon, succeeds his father, ii. 627. why Josephus's report of his breaking up David's sepulchre to take money from it, false, 628. n. shakes off the Sy. rian yoke, 630. builds the tower of Baris, takes several cities, subdues Shechem, destroys the temple on Gerizzim, conquers the Idumaeans, and converts them, ib., his alliance with the Romans, and siege of Sanaria, ib. his rage against the Pharisees, 631. succeeded by his son Aristobulus, ib. HYRCANUs, elder son of Alexander Jannaeus, named successor to his father by Alexandra, queen dowager, but deposed by his brother Aristobulus, ii. 653–4. is assisted by Aretas, defeats Aristobulus, and appeals to Pompey, and pleads his cause before him, 655. is restored by him to his government under some restrictions, 655. confirmed in it by Julius Caesar, 657. is delivered by the Parthians in chains to Antigonus, king of Judea, who cuts off his ears and delivers him again to the Parthians, who leave him at Seleucia, 660. is released from his chains by Phraortes, king of Persia, and allowed to reside at Babylon, 664. returns to Judea, ib. and put to death there by Herod upon some pretence, ib.

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JABAL, one of Cain's descendant’s, an artful herdsman, and the first inventor of tents or moveable houses, is supposed to be the Pales of the Gentiles, i. 109. JABEsh-GILEAD, situation, ii. 113. n. massacre at, 95. Jabin, king of Canaan, his vast army, who he was, ii. 57. and n. is conquered by Deborah and Barak, 59. Jacob born, i. 342. his name and Esau's, what they signify, ib. beguiles Esau of his birthright, 342. gets the blessing from his father Isaac, 346. is sent by his mother to his uncle Laban in Mesopotamia, 847. censured for obtaining his brother's birthright clandestinely, 348. and intercepting the intended blessing, explanation and solution of difficulties, ib. and 352. goes from Beersheba to Haran, his vision of the ladder, 360, his devotions, and arrival at Haran, 361. n. on his vow, ib. and of tithes, then mentioned for the second time, interview with Rachel, serves seven years for her, is deceived by Laban, who gives him Leah instead of her whom he loved, marries Rachel also, his children, n. remarks on some passages, 362, 863. his contract with Laban, 364. departs from Haran, after having been defrauded and illtreated by Laban, 365. the interview with his father-in-law, their parting, 366. n. upon the monument which he set up, ib. message to his brother Esau, n. his fears of the approaching interview, 367. his name changed by the angel that wrestled with him, ib. Esau treats him kindly, account nah, by her misconduct causes him great anguish, ib. and m. furious proceedings of his sons, 370. removes to Bethel, where his nurse Deborah dies, 371. n. comes to Ephrah, where Rachel dies, 372. comes to Mamre, ib. defended for purloining Laban's property, 874. his vow, 376, 377. reforms his household, ib., his polygamy, 379, wrestling with the angel, ib. Origen's fancy concerning it, ib. Josephus upon this, 381. n. the idols stolen by Rachel, what, 383, the mandrakes, ib. n. and 384. dotal maid's, 385. Jacob's ladder and pillar, 386–391. he is partially fond of Joseph, and why, 391. Joseph's coat, ib. n. lamentation for his supposed death, 394. Joseph in Egypt, 394–396, 398, &c. Jacob sends his sons to Egypt to buy corn, 401. again a second time, with Benjamin, 404. m. on his present, ib. their reception, ib. blesses Joseph’s sons, 411. and all his own sons, ib. to 413, dies, is buried in Machpelah, 414, n, the embalming, ib. mourning for, ib. the first who declared the future state of every one of his sons when he left the world, 420. JAEL, wife of Heber the Kenite, kills Sisera, Jabin's ge. neral, ii. 60. vindicated, 80. and n. but see 81. m. JAIR, is made a judge of Israel after Tola's death, ii. 67. oppresses the people, ib., aggrandizes his own family, intro. duces a multiplicity of idols, 68. JAIRus, ruler of the synagogue, his office what, iii. 129. n. JAMEs and John desire leave to command the fire of heaven to destroy the Samaritans, iii. 184. and n. their request, at their mother's instigation, what, 209. n. JAMEs the Great, why so called, his birth and parentage and education under John the Baptist, iii. 409. n. farther account of, ib. and his martyrdom under Agrippa, ib. JAMEs the Less, why so called, iii. 398. n. why called the Just, ib. is made bishop of Jerusalem in preference to all the rest, why, ib. diocesan, 502. writes an epistle to the converts of the twelve tribes of Israel, 456. contents of it, ib. when and why it obtained the name of Catholic, ib. n. why not generally received at first, ib. suffers martyrdom at Jerusalem, 457. his character, ib. n. JANUs, his temple shut up at Rome at the time our Saviour was born, how often shut before, ii. 670, and n. of the Christian era, ib. JAPHET, eldest son of Noah, though usually mentioned : last, i. 243. where he and his posterity settled, ib. See Dis. sertation, Jasher, a book of that name, opinions concerning it, ii. 42. Jason, reputed bishop of Tarsus, iii. 421. n. JAson, and the Argonauts, fabulous story of, ii. 213. Ibis, sacred among the Egyptians, death to kill one even involuntarily, i. 484. Iconium, its situation, iii. 413. n. Idolatry, rise of it among the Cainites, first objects of it among the Chaldeans, &c. the heavenly bodies, i. 274. Diodorus Siculus's account of, 275, progress of it to image worship, 275–277. sarcasms in Scripture on its absurdity, ib. commencement of, not from the cherubic figures, 499. why not abolished in Israel by the judges, ii. 92. Idumea, why so called, iii. 117. its situation, ib. and ii. 598. n. IDUMEANs, conquered and converted by the Maccabees, iii. 117. m. Jesusites occupy Jerusalem until the reign of David, ii.

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JehoAHAz succeeds his father Jehu in the kingdom of Israel, ii. 352, is oppressed and sadly reduced by Hazael, king of Syria, and his son Benhaded, dies, and is succeeded by his son Joash, 353. JehoAHAz, or Shallum, son of Josiah, succeeds his father, though not the eldest son, in the kingdom of Judah, ii. 437. his conduct very different from that of his father, ib. is thrown into chains, and sent to Egypt by Pharaoh Necho, ib. dies miserable and disgraced, ib. Jehoiacilis, called also Conian and Jeconiah, succeeds his father Jehoiachim in the kingdom of Judah, ii. 442, but in a few months is sent a prisoner into Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, 443. released and kindly treated by his son Evilmerodach, ib. dies and succeeded, as a nominal prince, by his son Salathiel, 489, n. Jehoiada, the high priest, keeps Joash, son of Ahaziah, concealed six years in the temple, ii. 353. crowns him and proclaims him king, 354. guides the young king wisely, dies, and is buried in one of the royal sepulchres, 355. as high priest had a right to defend Joash, and oppose the usurper Athaliah, 373. Jehoiakist, formerly called Eliakim, made king of Judah, after his brother Jehoãhaz, ii. 437...a bad prince, boldly re. proved by Jeremiah and by Urijah, the prophets, 438. the latter he pursues into Egypt, takes him prisoner, and executes him at Jerusalem, 438. is invaded by Nebuchadnezzar, and with the vessels of the temple carried to Babylon, is restored conditionally, 439. rebels, and is again invaded by Nebuchadnezzar, 442. is slain, and his body cast out without any funeral, ib, JehoRAM, king of Israel, succeeds his brother Ahaziah, and makes some reformation, ii. 315, joined by Jehoshaphat against Meshec, king of Moab, why, ib. defeats and besieges him in his royal city, 316. thinks of killing Benhadad’s men, but desists, by Elisha's persuasion, 344. vows revenge

: against Elisha as the cause of the famine, 345. slain with an

arrow in Jehu's conspiracy, 349. Joonam, king of Judah, succeeds his father Jehoshaphat, ii. 310. his vices, ib. he murders all his brothers, and many chief men of Israel, ib. Elijah's letter to him, many revolt against him, 31 1. dies miserably, and unlamented, ib. Jehoshaphat, valley of, described, ii. 252. and iii. 280. n. Jehoshaphat succeeds his father Asa in the kingdom of Judah, ii. 276, excels him in piety, 296. his reformation at home and authority abroad, 297, beloved by his subjects, and revered by his enemies, ib. but marries his son Jehoram to Athaliah, daughter of Ahab, king of Israel, which displeases God, and causes great trouble to himself and family, ib: this act palliated, how, ib. n. goes with Ahab to Ramots. Gilead, 308. his danger in that expedition, ib. returns in Peace to Jerusalem, but severely reproved by the prophet Jehu for assisting Ahab, an enemy to God, ib, his pious admonition to the judges, ib. his prayer excellent, 309. obtains a complete victory over the Moabites and Ammonites without striking a blow, 310, but suffers great loss by joining Ahaziah, king of Israel, in equipping a fleet at Ezion-Géber, which was dashed in pieces in the mouth of the harbour, ib. joins with Jehoram, king of Israel, against Mesha, king of Moab, why, 315. dies, and is buried in the city of David, succeeded by his son Jehoram, 310. why he appointed itine. rant preachers, and who they were, 332. why his subjects and armies so numerous, 333. Jehu, the grandson of Nimshi, anointed king of Israel,

ii. 348, conspires against his matser, cuts off the house of Ahab, and puts an end to the worship of Baal in his kingdom, 349—352. JEPHTHAH, though the son of Gilead's concubine, chosen as a deliverer of Israel, ii. 69. the Gileadites make him their general, his rash vow, quarrels with the Ephraimites, their bad conduct, his success in fighting, appoints a test to distinguish his foes, ib. having triumphed over enemies foreign and domestic he retires, and peaceably ends his days, 70. See Dissert on his vow, 97. JEREMIAH, denounces God's judgments against Jehoiakim and his family, ii. 438, prophesies the captivity of Judah for their sins, 489, employs Baruch, his amanuensis, to copy his prophecies, and afterwards to read them to the people, 440. his inspiration appears by his remembering them, 441. is for. ced to abscond, why, ib. advises Zedekiah to obey the king of Babylon, 444. his letter to the captive Jews, for which he is grossly abused, ib. agrees with Ezekiel, then at Babylon, in his predictions, 445. imprisoned for prophesying the ruin of Jerusalem, 451, cruelly treated by the princes, ib. after the city and temple are plundered, he is saved by Nebuchad nezzar's order, and treated kindly, 454. his poem called Lamentation, 453. n. his carrying his cup, sending yokes and bonds, and carrying his girdle to Euphrates, all explained, 462.467. our Saviour taken for, iii. 140. n. Jericho, its situation, ii. 2. and n. its ancient and present state, ib. account of its siege, 6. might be taken on the Sabbath, 24, what is meant by the rams horns employed at the siege of it, 25. n. destruction of it miraculous, 26. n. curse against the man who should rebuild it, how fulfilled, 6. n. Jehoboam, son of Nebat, an enterprising man, is made overseer of Solomon's buildings, and ruler in the house of Joseph, ii. 266. and n. is informed by Ahijah of his future promotion over ten tribes, 267. prevails on them to revolt, and join him, ib. sets up two golden calves at Dan and Be. thel, 269. reproved by a prophet from Judah, 270, meaning of the prophecy, ib. n. orders, in his rage, the prophet to be seized, ib the hand which he stretched out withers, ib. but is restored by the prophet, ib. sends his queen in disguise, upon his son Abijah's illness, to consult Ahijah, 271. why he sent her, not another, ib. is defeated by Abijah king of Judah, 273. how he set up idols, 281. why he chose the figure of a calf, ib. why set up in Bethel, 282. JERoboAM, the Second, is successful in many exploits, ii. 360. dies honoured and renowned, but leaves the govern. ment in such confusion, that there was an interregnum for many years, 361. JERusAleM, is invested by the two united tribes of Judah and Simeon, and burnt, ii. 51. n. it was, however, rebuilt by the Jebusites, and again taken by David, 175. description of the city, its public buildings, fountains, brooks, mountains, gates, and royal sepulchres, &c. 349—357, signs of the approach of its final ruin by the Romans, iii. 264. miseries of the siege, 265. Jesus, his name very significant, and given, like some few others in Scripture, by a particular appointment of heaven, iii. 5. m. is born in an inn, laid in a manger, 9. announced by angels to the shepherds of Bethlehem, ib. the angels hymn, ib. adoration of the shepherds, the circumcision on the 8th day, and why, carried soon after to Jerusalem by his mother and Joseph, 10, presented in the temple, manner and form of his redemption, 11. n. why a pair of turtles offered, ib. manifested to old Simeon, ib. who in an estacy proclaims him the Messiah, and to Anna, ib, and 12. and to the wise

men, ib. attempt of Herod to murder him, 13. carried into Egypt and preserved, ib. goes at 12 years of age to the passover with his parents, 15. remains behind, why, n. ib. 16. their concern, ib., is found in the temple disputing and teaching, ib. blamed by his mother, and his excuse, why, n. ib. returns to Nazareth and is subject to his parents, ib.lives obscurely as a carpenter, though in favour with God and man, 17. the silence of the evangelists as to his life from 14 to 30 years, accounted for, 16. n. removes from Nazareth, goes to Bethabara in Judea, and is there baptized by St John, 19. circumstances of the baptism, 20. m. carried into the wilderness, he fasts 40 days and 40 nights successively, being tempted by the devil, and how, 21. his conquest, and the ministration of angels to him, 22 chuses several persons to be his disciples, and who, 23. why called the Son of Man, 24. m. his first miracle at a marriage feast at Cana, ib. goes from Cana to Capernaum, thence to Jerusalem to the passover, 25. reforms the abuse and profanation of the temple, and how, ib. and n. the manner of it justified, n. ib. his dispute with the Jews thereupon, 26. works many miracles, ib. discourses with Nicodemus on regeneration, ib. and 27. goes through the province of Judea, converting many wherever

he comes, 27. makes his disciples baptize them, and why, ib.

the place where himself first baptized uncertain, why supposed to be at Jericho, 27. n. he removes into Galilee, and why, 29 why he delegated the office of baptizing to his apostles, 28. m. discourses with a woman of Samaria at Jacob's well, 29. invited to Samaria, and treated kindly, 30. cures a nobleman's son, and converts him and his family, 31, begins to preach in Galilee, why, the good effects, ib. from thence he comes to Nazareth, but the inhabitants in a rage hurry him to the brow of the hill, intending to kill him, ib., he with. draws from their fury miraculously, 32. their rage against him, how to be accounted for, ib. removes to, and abides in Capernaum, ib. the wonderful draught of fishes caught by his order, ib. calls Peter, Andrew, James, and John, who instantly obey, and become his followers, 33. his preaching, how more excellent than that of the Jewish doctors, ib. n. cures a person possessed by the devil, to the amazement of all the spectators, 34. whether the devil knew him to be the Son of God disputed, ib. n. cures Peter's wife's mother, 34. removes from Capernaum into other parts of Galilee, 35. cures a leper with a touch, ib. without contracting any pollution, ib. n. cures a paralytic person, let down through the roof of the house, 36. how that could be done, ib. n. gives him absolution from his sins, 37. censured for it by the Scribes and Pharisees, ib. he reproves and convinces them, ib. calls Matthew the publican from the receipt of custom, ib. censured, by whom, for keeping company with publicans, 38. his apology and arguments, ib. and n. vindicates his disciples for not observing any fasts, ib. and 39. cures a paralytic at Bethesda on the Sabbath, and orders him to take up his bed and walk home, 113. why he cured but one, 114. is brought before the Sanhedrim as a Sabbath breaker, with an intent to have been put to death, 115. his defence before the council, ib. causes him to be thought a blasphemer as well as breaker of the Sabbath, ib, vindicates his disciples for pulling and eating ears of corn on the Sabbath day, and himself for curing the man with the withered hand on the same day, 116. forced by the malice of the Pharisees and Herodians to withdraw to the sea-side, 117. great multitudes follow him thither, and he heals all that were brought to him, ib. makes an election of 12 persons to be his apostles, who they were, 118. summary of his sermon on the Mount, 119, curesthecenturion'sservant, and raises to life the widow'sson of Naim, 120. message of St John Baptist, what, ib. his answer, 121. his discourse in commendation of John, ib. upbraids the cities which had witnessed his miracles, ib. discourse with Simon in regard to Mary Magdalene, and parable of the two debtors, 122–8. gives the woman a full pardon of all her sins, ib. is censured for absolving her, by whom, ib. cures a demoniac at Capernaum, whereupon the Pharisees blaspheme, and he rebukes them sharply, vindicating his own miracles, 124. reproves the Scribes and Pharisees for asking a sign, ib. who his true relations, 125. instructs the multitude in parables, 126. allays the storm at sea, 127. cures two demo. niacs at Gadara, who were outrageously mad, 128. returns to Capernaum, and cures a woman of a bloody flux, 129, re; stores to life Jairus's daughter, 130, cures two blind men, and onedumb demoniac at Capernaum, 131, goes to Nazareth once more, why, ib. his treatment there prevents his staying long, or doing many miracles among them, ib. sends out his apo: stles, and gives them their commission, ib, why he was bred up a carpenter, ib. n. meaning of the Greek word, ib. removes into the desert, where he feeds a great multitude with a small provision, and what, 134, the fragments saved, and why, ib. n. avoids being made king, and walks upon the surface of the sea, 135, saves Peter as he was sinking, and walks with him to their vessel, and stills the tempest, ib. discourses to the people whom he had fed, upon spiritual blessings, under the metephor of meat and drink, 136. vindicates the custom of eating with unwashed hands, 137. cures the Syrophenician woman's daughter. 138. likewise a deaf and dumb man, how, ib. heals all sick persons that are brought to him, and again feeds a great multitude with a small provision, and what, 189, upbraids the Pharisees and Sadducees, why; ib. cures a blind man at Bethsaida, and makes trial of the faith of his apostles, ib. chargesthemstrictly to disclose to no manthat he was the Messiah, and why, 141. m. begins to mention his future sufferings,ib.histransfiguration on the Mount, 143, charges them, on their descent, not to tell any man the things they had seen till after his resurrection, ib. cures a lunatic, possessed, both deaf and dumb,179. why his apostles could not, ib. fortels his death to his disciples, impresses the duty of forgiving injuries, and humility, 180, 181. pays the collectors at Čapernaum the tribute money for the use of the temple, both for Peter and himself, by a miracle, 188, the Samaritans treat him inhospitably in his passage to Jerusalem, 184. why, n, ib. the indignity, how far resented by James and John, ib, refuses to destroy Samaria at their request, on the contrary, he heals ten leprous persons there, ib. sends out 70 disciples to the several places he purposes to visit, ib. their instructions, arrives at Jerusalem, and preaches boldly at the feast of tabernacles, 185, the Sanhedrim order him to be seized, the orders not executed, why, 186. dismisses the woman taken in adultery, how, 187, preaches to the people the mysteries of Christianity, promises eternal life to his dis’ ciples, 188.states the true notion of a neighbour, 189, though joyfully received at Bethany by Martha, he prefers her sister Asary's choice, 190. teaches and encourages his disciples to pray, ib. inveighsagainst the Scribes and Pharisees, ib. preachesagainst covetousness, exhortsto watchfulness, to repentance, and preparation for death and judgment, refuses to arbitrate between two contending brothers, why, 191. preaches every Sabbath day in one of the synagogues of the Jews, 192. curse a bowed down woman, and confutes the ruler of the synagogue, who was envious and displeased on that account, iń. cures a man that was blind, the altercations on that sub

ject, 193, the Pharisees he shows to be false guides, and himself the true one, 195. is in danger of being stoned, and why, 196, shows the difficulty of obtaining salvation, and the danger of the Jews for rejecting it when offered, ib. cures a dropsical man on the Sabbath day, and justifies the action, 198. recommends humility and charity to the poor, ib. shows the qualifications necessary to be a Christian, vindicates his own conduct in conversing sometimes with sinners, 199. shows the manner in which we are to employ our riches, and the miserable consequence of uncharitableness, ib. and 200, re-establishes the sacredness of marriage, and states the case of divorces, 202. reminds his disciples of several duties, especially that of humility, &c. 203. discourses with the Pharisees about the kingdom of heaven, 204, cautions his disciples not to be deluded by false Christs and prophets, ib. fortels the destruction of Jerusalem, receives little children kindly, shows the danger of riches, and the rewards of a faithful adherence to him and his religion, 205–6, goes to Bethany, hearing of Lazarus's sickness, 208. in his journey corrects the mistakes of his apostles, fortels his approaching sufferings, instructs them in the nature of his kingdom, 209, cures two blind men at Jericho, 210, raises Lazarus to life, 212. inhuman resolution of the Sanhedrium thereupon, 213. sups at Bethany with Lazarus, where Mary anoints him with spikenard, ib. upon Judas's repining thereat, he vindicates her core cuct, 214. approaches Jerusalem next morning in triumph upon anass, 215. and with the joyful acclamations of all the company, 216, his lamentation over the city, having a full prospect of it,216. after his arrival he goes directly to the temple, and finds the court of the Gentiles most shamefully profaned, makes an immediate reformation, by driving out the buyers and sellers, 255. acquaints the people with his approaching death, 257. is for a moment shocked at the horror of it, but resigns himself to the Divine will, ib. hears a voice from heaven, ib. curses the barren fig tree, 258. teaches all day in the temple, and argues with the chief priests and scribes there, ib. reproves their hypocrisy in several parables, and what, 259. answers the captious questions of the Herodians and Pharisees, of paying tribute to Caesar, 260. and those of the Sadducees of the resurrection, 261. and those of the Pharisees of the greatest commandment in the law, 262. exhorts his apostles to faith, fervency in prayer, and a forgiving temper, ib. exposes the vices of the Scribes and Pharisees, 263. commends the poor widow's charity, foretels the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, ib, the previous signs of it, ib. exhorts his disciples to watchfulness and prayer, 266. by several emblems, his coming to the last judgment described, ib. sups with Simon the leper, 267. Mary's love to him how expressed, her prodigality censured, by whom, ib. his apology for her, ib. sups with Martha, washes his apostles feet, instructions upon that action, 268. foretels his being betrayed, by whom, ib. exhorts them to mutual love, ib. promises a better life, and the gift of the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, after his decease, 269. eats the passover, institutes the sacrament of thesupper, 270,271. reproves theirambitious thoughts, foretels Peter's apostacy and cowardice, 273. comforts and revives them under the sad thoughts of being left by him, 269,270.272, prays for himself, his apostles, and all succeeding Christians, 272. sings a hymn, and retires to the garden of Gethsemane,273. his prayer and agony, 274,iscomforted by angels, ib. betrayed by Judas with a kiss, is apprehended, 275, cures the high priest's servant, 276, deserted by his apostles, ib. brought before Annas, afterwards before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrim, 277, examined, insulted, his

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