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OR THE

HISTORY OF JESUS CHRIST!

BEING A

COURSE OF LECTURES,

DELIVERED AT THE

SCOTS CHURCH, LONDON.WALL.

BY HENRY HUNTER, D. D.

The First American Edition.

Jesus said unto them, verily, verily, I say unto you, before
Abraham was, I am. -JOHN viii. 58.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the
Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the
Almighty.-

-REVELATION i. 8.

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WALPOLE, N. H.

PRINTED FOR THOMAS AND THOMAS, BY D. NEWHALL.

1803.

CHAVARD UNIVERSITY

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PREFACE

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TO THE ENGLISH EDITION OF THIS WORK.
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AYING found it requifite to publish a new and uniform Edition of SACRED BIOGRAPHY in four volumes, together with an additional volume of lectures, frequently called for, on the hiftory of our bleffed Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST, I felt myself in justice obliged to print that volume separately, for the accommodation of those who may have purchased prior editions of the book in fix volumes. Being of nearly the fame fize with thefe, it admits of being bound up in the fame form, and may be marked Vol. VII. But though of the fame fize, the Reader will please to obferve that this volume contains fully a third more matter than any of the preceding, the fixth excepted.

For the liberal patronage given to the work by the public I feel myself highly indebted, and beg leave hereby to express my cordial acknowledgments. To the people of my immediate charge I owe a tribute of peculiar thanks, for the encouragement and fupport given to my various labours during an union of more than thirty years. Many of them, I know, will be gratified in reading what they heard with fo much patience, attention and candor, during the months of November, December and January laft. If this volume shall survive me, I bequeath it to them as a small token of an affection and gratitude which no length of time or change of circumstances can diminish.

From the very nature of the thing, this could not poffibly pretend to be confidered as a whole. But is

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not every incident of our SAVIOUR's life, a whole of itself, while it is in an intimate connection with others, and a part of the ftupendous WHOLE, which far transcends the comprehenfion of men and of angels P Though, therefore, the entire volume be but a fragment, each particular difcourfe aims at prefenting one diftinct and individual object, gradually melting away into another, and it may, of course, be read either feparately, or as a link in a chain. The additional vol ume, and its predeceffors, I again recommend to the bleffing of God Almighty, and with equal deference, as in the beginning, cheerfully submit my work to the judgment of the candid, the ferious and the be nevolent.

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