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N. B. The Letters i. ii. iii. refer to the Volume, the Figures to the Pages, and n. to the Notes.


AARON, his birth and parentage, i. 437. applies with his
brother Moses to Pharoah, but in vain, 445. why he is in-
sulted by the people, 511. weakly contributes towards their
idolatry, 512. makes them a molten calf, and erects an altar
before it, ib. is called to account for it, and the pitiful ex-
cuse he makes for himself, 513. the motives for his base
compliance, 526. his crime palliated, by whom, 527. why
he chooses the figure of an ox or calf, ib. is consecrated to
the high priest's office, by whom, 538. n. his two sons, Na-
dab and Abihu, struck dead, ib. n. he and his sister Miriam,
envying Moses, quarrel with him, 541. God reproves them,
and Miriam is struck with leprosy, ib. why Aaron was not
smitten, ib. how he assuages the plague, 545. his rod that
budded, ib. n. he dies and is lamented, by whom, and how
long, 574. is succeeded by his son Eleazar, ib. n. eulogy
upon, 575. n.

ABARIM, mountains of, their situation, i. 585. n.
ABEL, a fortified town, address of a woman there to the
besieging general, ii. 218. n.

ABEL, his birth, i. 105. meaning of his name, ib. n. his
temper and employment, 106. his oblations, ib. their accept-
ance by a visible token from God, ib. is murdered by his
brother, being the first martyr, 107.

ABIGAIL, Nabal's wife, her prudent conduct to David,
ii. 129. is married to him upon her husband's death, 130.
her speech and artful piece of eloquence, ib. n.

ABIMELECH the First, king of Gerar, invites Sarah to his
bed, i. 290. God threatens him, he expostulates, is pacified,
and makes a league with Abraham, ib.

ABIMELECH the Second, king of Gerar, takes Rebecca.
for Isaac's sister, i. 343, reproves him for the imposition, is
reconciled, but desires him to leaves his dominions, his
league, ib.

ABIMELECH, bastard son of Gideon, slays all his brethren
but one, yet is made king by the people of Shechem, ii. 65.
storms the place and destroys all the inhabitants, 67. is kill.
ed by a woman at Thebez by a stone, ib. n.

ABIJAH, Succeeds his father Rehoboam in the kingdom
of Judah, ii. 273. his pathetic speech to the tribes, ib. gains
a great victory over Jeroboam, takes Bethel, but does not
remove the idolatry of that place, therefore his reign short,
ib. his character, 274.

ABNER, general of Saul's army, after his master's death
proclaims his son Ishbosheth king, ii. 172. is defeated by
Joab, David's general, slays Asahel, Joab's brother, upbraids
Ishbosheth for ingratitude, 178. and n. corresponds with
David, is killed, ib. David's detestation of the murder, 174.
Abomination of Desolation, what, ii. 592. n. and iii. 265.


ABRAHAM leaves Ur and goes to Haran, i. 279, thence,

by Divine appointment, to Canaan and Egypt, 281. deceives
the king, how, ib parts with Lot, 282. his vision, ib. leaves Be-
thel and comes to Mamre, 283. vanquishes the five kings, re-
covers Lot, congratulated by the kings of Sodom and Salem,
284. favoured with another vision, ib. n. his covenant with God,
ib. marries Hagar, his wife's handmaid, 285. has a son by her,
ib. has the promise of a son by Sarah, 286. is commanded by
God to be circumcised, his name changed, ib. also his wife's,
ib. circumcises himself, his son, and all the males of his fa-
mily, 287. is visited by three angels, entertains them hospi
tably, they impart to him their intention of destroying Sodom
and Gomorrha, ib knowing who his guests are, he intercedes
for the devoted cities, ib. removes from Mamre to Gerar,
why, 290. prevails with his wife to pass for his sister, ib.
his interview with Abimelech, its king, to whom he apolo-
gizes and is treated kindly, ib. Isaac born, 291. dismisses
Hagar and Ishmael, makes a league with Abimelech, 292.
ordered to sacrifice Isaac, he sets out for Mount Moriah,
binds his son, and is stopt in the act of proceeding to slay
him, 293. purchases a burial place for Sarah, 294. sends his
steward to procure a wife for Isaac, 295. marries Keturah,
has six sons by her, 297. his death, burial, and character,
302. n. his fault in denying his wife palliated, 303. n. and
304. in marrying Hagar, 305. and for dismissing her, 307.
his unparalleled cheerfulness and resignation to the Divine
will, why this trial was made of his obedience, 306–334.
and 312. n. heathen testimony to this part of Sacred Histo-
ry, 334.

ABRAHAM'S Bosom, what it means, i. 302. iii. 201. n.
ABSALOM Conceals his hatred against Amnon for abusing
his sister Tamar, causes him to be murdered at a sheep-
shearing feast, ii. 187. n. for which he is banished, ib. but
restored, by Joab's contrivance, to David's favour, 188, his
beauty, popularity, and rebellion, ib. is the darling of the
nation, why, 189. defeated and killed, 193. weight of his
hair, 194. and 206 his punishment just, ib. the place of his
burial, his father vindicated, 203, &c.

ABYSSINIANS, descended of Solomon, ii. 285. n.
Abyss, supplies water for the deluge, i. 169 n.
ACHATA, its situation, iii. 433. n. and 460. n.

ACHAN, his crime, and how detected, ii. 7. n. stoned to
death with his family, ib. the case of his children considered,
32, 33 n.

ACHISH, king of Gath, indulgent to David, how, ii. 131.
who he was, ib. the kindness repaid by David, 227. n.
ACHOR, valley, why so called, ii. 8. n.

ACRA, a fortress, name and situation, and form of the
mount, ii. 599. n.

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, (genuine) by whom written,
iii. 476. why so called, ib. why not made longer, 477 and
reaching to St Peter's and St Paul's martyrdom, ib. suffi-
ciently copious for the design, ib.

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, (Apocryphal) account of them,
iii. 478. and ib. n.

ACTS OF PILATE, extract from a book so called, iii.
285 n.

ADAD, name of the kings of Syria, ii. 178. n.

ADAM, created, i. 11. why formed out of the dust, safe
and fearless in conscious rectitude, 12. n. Mahometan fic-
tions concerning him, 24. n. supposed to have been created
at the Vernal Equinox, 13. n. his transports on seeing Eve,
ib. n. his happiness and employment, 30. n. conjectures of
Jewish expositors, ib. his fall, 47. the sentence, ib. n. pro-
nounced against the guilty, 48. state of innocence of short

duration, 50. bis liberty of choice, and expulsion from para.
dise, 50, 51. list of his posterity in the line of Seth, 121,
his death and burial, 124. fictions concerning, ib. n.
ADOM, OF ADAM, its situation, ii. 4. n.

ADONIJAH, David's eldest son, aspires to the throne, ii.
222. his character, his great feast, and disappointment, 223
flies for refuge to the altar, ib. pardoned by Solomon, but
afterwards put to death by him, why, 226-245.

ADRAMELECH, and ANAMELECH, Assyrian idols, ii. 397. n.
ADRAMYTTIUM, its situation, ii. 125. n.

ADULLAM, its situation, ii. 125. n.

Adultery, women more severely punished for it than men
in the East, why, i. 897. n. how punished among the Jews,
iii. 187. n. that of David discovered and spoken against, by
whom, ii. 184. n.

ENON, where John baptized, meaning of the name, iii. 27.
Affronts, David's patience under them, ii, 121. n.

AGABUS fortels a great famine in many parts of the Ro
man empire, iii. 409. n. when it happened, ib. who he was,
ib. his festival, ib. the confirmation of his prophecy, by
whom, ib.

AGAG, saved by Saul, ii. 117. n. why Samuel killed him,
146. n.

AGAPE, feasts, why appointed, iii. 429. n.

AGARSP, king of the oriental Scythians, invades Bactria,
slays Zoroastres, and all the priests of the patriarchal church,
ii. 686. demolishes all the fire temples, ib.

AGRIGENTUM, the inhabitants of it, burn Phalaris in his
own bull, ii. 201.

AGRIPPA, grandson of Herod the Great, a dreadful perse-
cutor of Christians, iii. 409. orders the apostle James the
Great to be beheaded, ib. apprehends St Peter, imprisons
him, placing guards, and why, ib. slays them, 410. gives au-
dience to the ambassadors of Tyre and Sidon, ib. his remark-
able speech, ib. applauded by flatterers, ib. his pride and mi.
serable end, ib.

AGRIPPA, son of Herod, account of him, iii. 444. n.
AGRIPPA, grandson to Augustus, banished to the island
Planaria for his vicious life, iii. 508.

AHAB, succeeds his father Omri in the kingdom of Israel,
ii. 278. and in wickedness exceeds all his predecessors, 297.
his interview with the prophet Elijah, ib. upbraids him with
being the cause of the calamities the nation suffered, 300.
defeats Benhadad twice, and makes a dishonourable peace
with him, threatened severely thereupon by God, 304-5.
covets Naboth's vineyard, 306. procures his death, 307. Eli-
jah's denunciation of the Divine displeasure, 307. n. goes
with Jehoshaphat to the siege of Ramoth-gilead, is there
killed, 308. the dogs lick his blood, as Elijah prophesied, ib.
how Ahab might search for Elijah everywhere without finding
him, 326. the sincerity of his repentance, questioned by some,
but justly thought real by others, 329.

AHASUERUS, in profane history called Artaxerxes Longi-
manus, succeeds his father Xerxes on the throne of Persia,
ii. 534 divorces his queen Vashti, 535. marries Esther in a
very pompous manner, ib. makes a decree for the destruction
of all the Jews in his dominions, why, and by whose investi-
gation, 536. grants a commission to Ezra to return to Jeru-
salem, 538–545.

AHAVA, or AVA, a river of Assyria, its course, ii. 545. n.
AHAZ, succeeds his father Jotham in the kingdom of Ju-
dah, n. 399. two signs of indemnity given him, ib. his idola-
try, 400. is invaded, by whom, ib. makes a league with
Tiglath-Pileser, king of Assyria, 401. who extorts money

from him, ib. becomes his vassal, ib. his wickedness increases
till he dies, 402. succeeded by his son Hezekiah, ib. pro-
phecy to him explained, iii. 47. n.

AHAZIAH succeeds his father Ahab in the kingdom of Is.
rael, and imitates his wickedness, ii. 311. falls from his house,
ib. dies of that fall, 313. succeeded by his brother Jehoram,

AHAZIAH, king of Judah, succeeds his father Jehoram, and
is slain by Jehu's party at Megiddo, ii. 349. the different ac-
counts of his death, in Kings and Chronicles reconciled, ib.

AшIJAH the prophet acquaints Jereboam, the son of Ne-
bat, that he is to succeed king Solomon, ii. 267. the result, n.
ib. rends his garment in his presence, why, 288. the action
symbolical, not the effect of madness, n. ib.

AHIMELECH, the high priest, is charged with a conspiracy
against Saul, is ordered to be put to death, ii. 126. his de-
fence by Josephus, ib. is executed by Doeg, ib.

AHITOPHEL joins the rebellion of Absalom, ii. 190. why
disgusted with David, n. ib. his advice being rejected,
hangs himself, after making his will, 192-3.

AJALON, miracle there, ii. 41, 47. n.

second, escapes from Rome, ii. 657. by Pompey's order is
beheaded by Scipio, ib.

ALEXANDER of Ephesus, who he was, and whether a friend
to St Paul, iii. 432. n.

ALEXANDRA, wife of Alexander Jannæus, is regent of
Judea after her husband's death, ii. 652. the Pharisees, how-
ever, manage the government, ib. terrified by Tigranes's in-
vasion, but delivered, how, 643. makes Hyrcanus, her eldest
son, high priest, and declares him her successor, ib.

ALEXANDRIA, its museum and library, ii. 583. n. the city,
by whom built, 585. n. its history, ib.
ALEXANDRION, account of, ii, 655.

ALMA, meaning of, iii. 47. n.

Altar of Burnt-offerings, i. 561. of incense, ib. why Balak
erected seven altars, 577. n. altar, a privileged place, ii. 223.
n. prophecy against that at Bethel, 270. n.

AMALEKITE, his message to David, ii. 171. n.

AMALEKITES, their descent, and the grounds of their en-
hemity against Israel, what, i. 624. their country described,
625. n. their religion and government, ib. provoke the Al-
mighty to lasting hostility, ii. 143. their genealogy by the
author erroneous, i. 625. n. the command to destroy them
evaded. ii. 117-143.

Ai, a small town, its situation, ii. 6. is taken and sacked
by Joshua, and how, 7-9. n.

AKRON, Or EKRON, its situation, ii. 108, n.
ALATHEA of the Egyptians, what, i. 522.

ALEXANDER the Great, passes over the sea of Pamphylia,
his soldiers wading up to the middle, i. 530. and n. not pa-
rallel to the passage over the Red Sea, ib. avenges the death
of his enemy Darius upon his murderer, ii. 202. Scorns to
steal a victory, 18. n. his birth, 579. commands the Grecian
forces, ib. over-runs all Asia, and takes Darius and his fami-
ly prisoner, subdues Tyre, &c. ib. burns the town, and makes
slaves of the inhabitants, 580. n. his merciless cruelties, ib.
palliated by himself, ib. marches against Jerusalem in great
wrath, yet reverences the high priest, and is kind to the
people, ib. except the Samaritans, whom he punishes for the
murder of Andromachus, 581. said to have died by poison,
or by excess of drinking, ib. his character, ib. the Grecian
empire divided after his death among his commanders, 582.
and n. 511. sheds tears for Darius's death, ib.

ALEXANDER, otherwise called BALAS, usurps the kingdom
of Syria, ii. 621. seizes Ptolemais, prepares to drive Deme-
trius from his throne, 622. is joined by Jonathan the high
priest, by what means, asks Ptolemy Philometer to give him
his daughter in marriage, 623. his plot against Ptolemy's
life, 624. defeated, ib. flies to Arabia, where Zabdiel, king
of the country, cuts off his head, and sends it to Ptolemy,
who rejoices at the sight of it, ib.

ALEXANDER ZABINA, the pretended son of Alexander
Balas, defeats Demetrius in a pitched battle, ascends the
throne, ii. 629. but soon deposed by Antiochus Gryphus, son
of the late Demetrius, by the help of Physcon is compelled
to shut himself up in Antioch, ib.

ALEXANDER JANNEUS succeeds his brother Aristobulus
in the government of Judea, ii. 648. murders one of his bro-
thers, ib. fights with the people of Ptolemais, blockades their
city, 649. his perfidy to Ptolemy Lathyrus, king of Crete, ib.
defeated by him, ib. his alliance' with Cleopatra, queen of
Egypt. 650. besieges Gaza, ib. puts its inhabitants to death,
ib.sulted and hated by his own subjects, who openly re-
bel, 651. us success against them, and enormous cruelty,
652. his political advice to his queen, and death, ib.
ALEXANDER the Second, eldest son of Aristobulus the

AMAZIAH, Succeeds his father Joash in the kingdom of
Judah, avenges his father's murder, ii. $56. fights against
the Edomites, kills 10,000 of them, and takes as many pri-
soners, 357. takes Selah, metropolis of Arabia Petræa, and
throws the aforesaid prisoners from the rock on which the
town was built, ib. his idolatry, 358. his challenge of Joash,
who treats it with contempt, ib. vanquished, taken prisoner,
murdered by his subjects, 359. succeeded by his son Azariah,
called also Uzziah, ib.

Ambuscade before Ai, account of, ii. 33.

AMENOPHIS, the Pharaoh who pursued Israel, and was
drowned, i. 620. n.

AMERICA, how peopled, i. 256. n. on Cook's discoveries,
ib. and 257.

AMMON Succeeds his father Manasseh in the kingdom of
Judah, ii. 412. his wickedness, ib. is murdered by his do-
mestics, after a reign of two years, and succeeded by his son
Josiah, ib.

AMMONITES, victory over the, ii. 115.

AMNON falls in love with his sister Thamar, and ravishes
her, ii. 185. her speech to him very moving, ib. n. his hatred
of her afterwards accounted for, ib. is killed by Absalom,

187. and n.

AMON or HAMON, its situation, i. 616.

AMORITES, grievous sinners, meaning of "their iniquity
not being yet full," and why destroyed gradually, ii. 21.
AMORITES, why severely treated by David, ii. 201. weight
of their king's crown, 206. n.

AMOS, prophet, account of him and his writings, ii. 366.
AMPHIPOLIS, its situation, iii. 420. n.

Analogy between the government of the Old Testament
church and that of the New, iii. 500-1. 2. &c.

ANANEL, the high priest, is deposed by Herod, why, ii.
662. n.

ANANIAS, the high priest, orders his officers to strike St
Paul on the face, iii. 480. some account of him, ib.
ANANIAS, the disciple, who he wɛs, iii. 403. n.
ANANIAS and Sapphira, their fraud and punishment, in


Anathema of Joshua, what, ii. 7. n.

Ancients, their manner of eating, i. 405. n. why the Egyp-in marriage, ib. spoils Jupiter's temple, ib. is slain for his
tians declined eating with the Hebrews, ib. n. their religion,
272. idolatry, 274-5. 6.

ANDREW the Apostle, his preaching and martyrdom, iii.
460. his cross of a singular form, 461.

ANGEL of the Covenant, who, ii. 52. n.

Angels, when created, i. 15. evil ones, 47. n. angel from
Gilgal, ii. 52. n. guardian, their reality, iii. 181. n. angel
brandishing a sword over Jerusalem, ii. 221. their bodies not
subject to the laws of gravity as ours are, 70. n. the angel
appearing to Manoah, ib. their appearance in armour, a com-
mon tradition, ib. absurdity of their supposed connection
with women, i. 131. n.

Anger ascribed to God, i. 523-601.

Anger and reproaches, when allowable, iii. 159.

Animals clean and unclean, a Divine command for the
discrimination, i. 149.

Anointing, why with oil, ii. 112. n. why David's private,
118. n. the effects of it, ib. n. of kings, an ancient custom, ib.
Antanaclasis, a figure of rhetoric, exemplified, i. 50. n.
ANTEDILUVIANS, their gradual progress in wickedness, i.
129. Berosus, &c. quoted, i. 139. false notions of their skill
in arts and sciences, 184. n. their detestable actions, 125. n.
longevity, &c. ib.

ANTHONY, Mark, defeats Brutus and Cassius at Philippi,
ii. 693. makes Herod and his brother Phasael tetrarchs over
Judea, 659. procures from the Roman senate the kingdom of
Judea for Herod, 660. hastens to Cleopatra, queen of Egypt,
694. quarrel between him and Octavianus, ib. its cause, ib.
his character, 695. sea-fight between him and Octavianus, ib.
follows his mistress in her flight from the engagement, ib. is
deserted by all his forces, ib. being informed of Cleopatra's
death, who fearing his resentment, had shut herself up in a
monument, and spread that report, he kills himself, ib.

ANTICHRIST, Man of Sin, who, iii. 490. and n.
ANTIGONUS, younger son of Aristobulus the second, by
the help of the Parthians gains the kingdom of Judea, ii.
660. besieged by Herod in Jerusalem, 661. yields, 662. his
pusillanimity and death, 663.

ANTIGONUS, the brother of Aristobulus, is perfidiously
murdered, ii. 648.

ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES, his wicked and wild behaviour,
ii. 516. supposed the Gog and Magog mentioned in Ezek. ib.
n. but more probably Cambyses, ib. is the horror and abo-
mination of mankind, ib. succeeds Seleucus in the kingdom
of Syria, by whose means, 589. his implacable enmity to the
Jews, whom he persecutes, 590. deposes Onias the high
priest, and sells the pontificate to his brother Jason first, and
for what, ib. afterwards to his brother Menelaus, for what,
ib. besieges Jerusalem, storms it, slays 40,000 Jews, 591.
forces himself into the temple, pollutes even the Holy of
Holies, how, 592. massacres the people, compelling them to
idolatry, ib. suppresses the rites of the Jewish religion, and
burns the devout observers of the Sabbath, 593. attempts to
plunder the temple of Diana at Ephesus, is disappointed, by
whom, 599. his vain threats to the Jews, 600. his exquisite
tortures of body and mind before he expires, ib. the Macca-
bæan history of him confirmed by Polybius, his character
from the same historian, 601.

ANTIOCHUS the Great makes himself master of Cœlo Sy.
ria and Palestine, ii. 588. defeats the Egyptians at Paneas,
ib. his favours to the Jews, why granted, ib. makes peace
with Ptolemy Epiphanes, gives him his daughter Cleopatra

sacrilege, 590. his character, n. ib.

ANTIOCHUS Eupater succeeds his father Epiphanes in the
kingdom of Syria in his minority, is under the tuition of
Lysias, ii. 613. carries a great army into Judea, 615. rati-
fies a peace made by Lysias with Judas Maccabæus, ib. de.
posed by Demetrius Soter, the legal heir, and killed by him,

ANTIOCHUS Sidetes deposes his brother Demetrius, and
marries his wife, ii. 627. conquers the usurper Tryphon,
becomes the king of Syria, ib. called Sidetes from his pas
sion for hunting. ib. his perfidy to, and murder of Simon
and his sons, ib. takes Jerusalem, 628, marches against the
king of Parthia with a great army, but both are cut off in
one night by the inhabitants of the country, 629.

ANTIOCH, or Epidaphne, its situation, iii. 408. n.
ANTIPATER, father of Herod the Great, his parentage,
&c. ii. 652. esteemed for his wisdom by the Romans and
others, 653. n. poisoned by his friend Malicus, 608.
ANTONIA, a fortress at Jerusalem, its origin, founder, and
name, iii. 438. n.

APAMEA, its situation, ii. 627. n.

APHEK, a city of Judah, ii. 107. in its fall kills 27,000
men, its situation, 305. n.

APOCALLYPSE, its authenticity, iii. 471. n.

APOLLOS, his preaching at Ephesus and Corinth, iii.

APOLLONIUS, his miracles suspected, iii. 287. n.
Apologues, their use, iii. 174. n.

Apostles, the import of the name, and to whom given ge-
nerally, by the Jews, iii. 118. and to whom in particular,
ib. those of our Lord, their election and authority, 131. and
161. why mean men chosen to that office, 157. their return
to Jerusalem after the ascension, 391. choose Matthias into
their number, ib. are filled with the Holy Ghost, 392. make
many converts, heal all diseases, &c. 393.

Apparitions, notion of the Jews that they betoken death
to the person who sees them, iii. 3. n.

Apparitions, one of the usual ways of revelation, i. 309. n.
Appeals, Roman, manner of, iii. 444. n.
APPII FORUM, its situation, &c. iii. 452. n.
Apples of Sodom, account of, i. 888. n.
Aprons of our first parents, i. 53. n.
AQUILA, some account of him, iii. 424. n.
ARABIA, three divisions of, iii. 403. n.

ARABIANS obtain the appellation of wild, i. 324. their
manner of life, prowess, and history for several ages, 325—6.
their custom of carrying fire before their armies in the de-
sarts of Arabia, 515.

ARARAT, mountain, described, i. 189. supposed to be
Caucasus, 206. migration from it, 223. n.

ARATUS quoted, iii. 423. n.

ARBACES joins with Belesis in a conspiracy against Sar-
danapalus, king of Assyria, ii. 473. is thrice defeated by
him, but having laid siege to Nineveh, he drives him to the
desperate act of burning himself, his palace, &c. and gets
possession of his kingdom, 475.

ARCHELAUS succeeds his father Herod, is equally hated
by the Jews, who complain of him to Augustus, iii. 15.
loses his government, and is banished, ib.

Archers of great service in ancient warfare, ii. 134, na
Saul first taught the use of the bow, ib.
AREOPAGUS, described, iii. 422. n.

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