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THE BIBLE IN THE LEVANT

OR

THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF THE

REV. C. N. RIGHTER

AGENT OF THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY IN THE LEVANT

BY

SAMUEL IRENÆUS PRIME, D.D.

AUTHOR OF “THE POWER OF PRAYER"

SAMPSON LOW, SON, & CO. LONDON
ALEXANDER STRAHAN AND CO. EDINBURGH

1859.

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY

L. Hartfield

12783

EDINBURGH: PRINTED BY BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY.

PAUL'S WORK.

TO

THE MOTHER

WHO FREELY GAVE HER BELOVED SON

TO THE SERVICE OF GOD IN A FOREIGN LAND

AND DID NOT REGRET THE GIFT WHEN HE DIED FAR AWAY

This Book

IS

RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

PREFACE.

his years.

FEW words of preface are required for this unpretending volume. A man's life is not to be measured by the number of

It has been well said that some die old at thirty, and others young at fourscore. The subject of this sketch was formed for high accomplishment, and to all human appearances was destined to do a great work in the service to which he was called. His early removal was a sad blow to the host of friends who were looking to his future with high hopes. But the thoughts of Infinite Wisdom are higher than ours. And while we bow with resignation to the will of Him who called our friend and brother so early to Himself, we find a mournful satisfaction in preparing these memorials of one whose name and virtue will long be fragrant in the hearts of all who knew him.

S. I. P.

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