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Jabin, King of Canaan, who had three hundred chariots of iron, and was conquered under the government of Deborah.

Hiram, King of Tyre, who furnished Solomon with timber and workmen toward the building the temple.

Sennacherib, The king of Assyria who besieged Jerusalem, but an angel of God destroyed his army, even one hundred and fourscore thousand men in one right.

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Nebuchadnezzar, The proud king of Babylon who destroyed Jerusalem, but he ran mad, and was driven among the beasts.

Belshazzar, The last king of Babylon, who in the midst of his jollity was frighted by the hand which appeared against the wall, and was slain that night.

Darius, The king of the Medes and Persians, who put Daniel into the lions' den sore against his will; and afterwards threw in his accusers there.

Cyrus, the king of Persia who commanded the Jews to build their city and temple again.

Ahasuerus, The king of Persia who took Esther, a Jewish young woman, for his queen.

Cesar, The emperors of Rome and the rulers of the world were so called.

Augustus Cæsar, The emperor of the world when Christ came into it.

Herod the Great, The king of Judea, who killed all the children in Bethlehem, in hopes to kill Christ.


Herod, The king of Galilee, who cut of John the baptist's

Agrippa, A king who was almost persuaded to be a christian. SECT. VI.-Names of Governors, Judges and Officers. JEWS.-Moses, The deliverer and the law-giver of Israel: he was said to be the meekest of all men.

Joshua, The leader of Israel, who brought them into the promised land.

Gideon, The captain who frighted a great army of Midianites with lamps and pitchers in the hands of three hundred men.

Jephthah, The captain who before the battle made a vow, and it fell upon his own daughter.

Samson, The strongest man, and he slew a thousand Philistines with the jaw-bone of an ass, and at last slew himself with the Philistines, by pulling down the house on their heads.

Zerubbabel, a prince of the Jews, who took care of the building of the temple at their return from Babylon.

Nehemiah, A governor who assisted the Jews in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, and settling their state.

GENTILES.-Pontius Pilate, The governor of Judea, who ordered Christ to be crucified.

Felix, A governor who trembled when Paul preached.

Festus, Another Governor, who sent Paul prisoner to Rome. Cornelius, A Roman Centurion, who was converted to the christian religion by Peter.

Sergius Paulus, A governor in Cyprus, who was converted by Paul.

SECT. VII.-Names of Prophets.

Moses, The law giver of the Jews, and the greatest prophet the world ever had till the coming of Christ.

Samuel, the prophet whom God called when he was a child : he was also a judge of Israel.

David, A king and prophet.

Elijah, The prophet who was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire.

Elisha, The prophet who was mocked by the children, and a wild bear tore them in pieces.

Isaiah, The prophet who spoke more than any other concerning Christ and the gospel.

Jeremiah, The prophet who foretold the captivity of Israel in Babylon, and their return.

Amos, The herdsman, who was made a prophet.

Jonah, The prophet who lay three days and three nights in the whale's belly.

Daniel, The prophet who was cast into the lion's den for praying to God, and was saved there.

Haggai and Zechariah, The prophets who encouraged the Jews in building the temple.

Malachi, The last of the prophets before the coming of



John the Baptist, The prophet who told that Christ was

Prophets in the christian church were many: the most noted besides the apostles was.

Agabus, Who foretold a general famine, and Paul's being laid in fetters at Jerusalem.

Note, Among the apostles, Peter, John and Paul foretel many things to come in their writings, and may well be called prophets, but an apostle is a higher title.

SECT. VIII. Names of Priests.

Melchisedeck, The king of Salem, and the priest who blessed Abraham.

Jethro, A priest or prince of Midian, the father-in-law of Moses, who gave him counsel about the government of the Israelites.


Aaron, The brother of Moses, and the first high-priest of

Nadab and Abihu, Two priests, the sons of Aaron, who were slain by fire from heaven, for offering sacrifice with other fire than God had appointed.

Phineas, A grandson of Aaron, whose zeal against idolatry was greatly approved of God and rewarded.

Eli, A high-priest and a judge of Israel, who fell down and died for grief, when he heard the ark of God was taken by the Philistines.

Abiathar, The high-priest who was thrust out of his office by Solomon for treason.

Zadok, The high-priest who anointed Solomon king.

Jehoiada, The high-priest who turned Athaliah a wicked woman out of the throne of Judah, and restored the family of David.

Joshua or Jeshua, The high-priest who assisted Zerubbabel in rebuilding the temple of Jerusalem at the return from Babylon. Ezra, The priest and scribe who greatly promoted the restoration of the worship of God at the Jews' return.

Caiaphas, The high-priest who condemned Christ upon a pretence of blasphemy.

SECT. IX.-The Twelve Apostles.

Simon Peter, The apostle who denied Christ, but repented and wept bitterly.

Andrew, The brother of Peter: they were both fishermen. John, The beloved disciple who leaned on Jesus' bosom at the last supper.

James, The greater, that is, the elder he was the brother of John; these two were also fishermen.

Philip, The apostle who asked Christ to shew them God the Father.

Bartholomew, Who is supposed to be the same with Na


Thomas, The apostle who was hard to be persuaded that Christ was risen from the dead.

Matthew, The publican who is called Levi: he wrote the gospel of Matthew.

James, The lesser or younger, the son of Alpheus, or Cleophas; he is called the Lord's brother or cousin.

Jude, The brother of James the lesser: he is named Lebbeus and Thaddeus.

Simon, Who is called Zelotes.

Judas Iscariot, who afterwards betrayed his Master, and hanged himself.

Besides these twelve, there were two or three others, viz.

Matthias, Who was chosen by lot in the room of Judas


Paul, the apostle of the Gentiles, who was called by Christ after he ascended to heaven.

And Barnabas is once called an apostle, who accompanied Paul in his labours. Acts xiv. 14.

SECT. X.-Names of Men remarkable.

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.-Adam, The first man that God made.

Cain, Adam's eldest son, a wicked man who killed his brother.

Abel, Adam's second son, a righteous man whom Cain slew. Enoch, The man who walked with God, and was taken to heaven without dying.

Methusaleh, The oldest man that we ever read of, almost a thousand years old.

Noah, the good man who was saved when the world was drowned.

Job, The most patient man under grievous pains and losses. Abraham, The pattern of believers, and the friend of God. Lot, The righteous man who was delivered when Sodom was destroyed.

Isaac, Abraham's son according to God's promise.
Ishmael, Abraham's son by his maid Hagar.

Esau, Isaac's eldest son, who sold his birth-right for a mess of pottage.

Jacob or Israel, Isaac's youngest son, who craftily obtained his father's blessing by deceit.

Israel, A new name that God gave to Jacob, because he prevailed with God in prayer.

Corah, The wicked man whom the earth swallowed up alive, for daring to be a priest without God's order.

Balaam, The heathen prophet or enchanter who would have cursed Israel, but God forced him to bless them.

Goliah, A giant whom David slew with a sling and a stone. Jonathan, One of the sons of Saul, in strict friendship with David.

Absalom, David's wicked son, who rebelled against his father, and he was killed as he hung on a tree by his hair.

Adonijah, Another son of David, who set up himself for king against his father's will, because his father had always humoured him.

Obadiah, A good servant in the wicked court of Ahab, who feared the Lord from his youth.

Gehazi, The prophet Elisha's servant, who told a lie, and he was struck with an incurable leprosy.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, The three Jews who

were cast into the fiery furnace for refusing to worship a golden image, and were not burned.

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.-Jesus Christ, The Son of God, and the Saviour of men.

Joseph the Carpenter, The supposed father of Christ, because he married Mary his mother.

Simeon, The old man who took the child Jesus into his arms in the temple, and blessed God for shewing him the Sa


John the Baptist, The forerunner of Christ, who baptised with water, those, who professed repentance.

Nathanael, A disciple of Jesus, and a man without guile. Nicodemus, The disciple who came to Jesus by night, for fear of being seen.

Zaccheus, A little man who climbed up a tree to see Christ. Lazarus, The man whom Christ raised when he had been dead four days.

Barabbas, The thief whom the Jews saved when they gave up Christ to be crucified.

Joseph of Arimathea, A rich man who buried Christ in his own sepulchre.

Barnabas, A man that sold his land, and became a preacher of the gospel, and a companion of Paul.

Ananias and Sapphira, A man and his wife, who were both struck dead for telling a lie.

Gamaliel, A wise man, and a doctor of the law who was St. Paul's master.

Stephen, The first man that was put to death for Christ's sake. Philip, One of the deacons, and a preacher of the gospel. Simon, called Simon Magus, A sorcerer or conjurer, who thought to buy the gift of the Holy Ghost for money.

Elymas, A wicked man, a sorcerer or conjurer, who was struck blind for speaking against the gospel.


Silas, or Silvanus, A companion and fellow-prisoner of St.

Timothy, A young preacher of the gospel, who knew the scriptures from his youth.

Titus, Another preacher of the gospel, under the direction of St. Paul.

Apollos, A warm and lively preacher of the gospel.

Aquila and Priscilla, A man and his wife who assisted the ministers of Christ in spreading the knowledge of the gospel. Philemon, A friend of Paul, at whose house Paul had a lodging.

Onesimus, A servant of Philemon, who ran away from him to Rome, and was there converted by Paul.

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