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CONTAINING

AN ABSTRACT OF THE SCRIPTURE-HISTORY

OF THE APOSTLES,

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N E W Μ Ε Τ Η Ο D.

WITH FOUR CRITICAL ESSAYS:

I.

ON THL WITNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

II.

ON THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN APO

STLES, ELDERS, AND BRETHREN.

III. ON THE TIME WHEN PAUL AND BARNABAS

BECAME APOSTLES.

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. 22--255 NOW PR s TP: BLISHED.

A NEW EDITION,

WITH LARGE AND!TIONS AND CORRECTIONS,

VOL. I.

LONDON,

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PRINTED BY W. BOWYER AND J. NICHOLS: SOLD BY B. WHITE, AT HORACE'S HEAD,

IN FLEET STREET.:

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tained of the Miscellanea Sacra by the Learned of all denominations, and the scarcity of the first edition, would be sufficient reasons for a few cond; even if the work had not received such improvements from the Author, as add new force to his arguments, and elucidation to his criticisms. He employed the interval between its publication in 1925 and his death in 1734 in reviewing, correcting, and enlarging it. The additions, which bear no small proportion to the original work, are now faithfully given to the Vol. I.

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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 Emay on the Dispensations of God: 10 Mankind were too trivial: af :themselves to have given rise to a chini : edition; had not the difficulty of procuring copies of either of the preceding ones rendered it necessary

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