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Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1837,
By WEEKS, JORDAN & Co. In the Clerk's Office of the District of Massachusetts.
Tuitle, Dennett & Chisholm..... Printers..... 17 School Street....Boston.
A Few words will be sufficient to explain the character of the following little work, – prepared for the Sunday School and families. Its principal aim is to present, in a cheap and simple form, a connected account of the Saviour's mission, printed after the usual manner of other narratives. The first volume is a selection and arrangement, (Carpenter's Harmony being followed, in general, as a guide,) from the four gospels, of the history of the Ministry of Christ. A very few passages have been entirely omitted, - some because their insertion would interrupt the natural course of the story, and others for an obvious reason. The marginal references show what portions of each of the Evangelists are employed in this compilation, and the Index points out their parallel passages. The second volume contains a selection of Poetical Illustrations and the Notes. The Illustrations, it is believed, may serve to impress more deeply on the minds and hearts of the young, the beauty and meaning of the incidents and passages in the gospels to which they allude. The notes are few, and consist of explanations of the manners and customs of the Jews, — dotices of those emendations of the common version required by Griesbach's edition of the Greek, which materially affect the sense,-and references to passages in the Old Testament quoted in the Gospels. No questions have been prepared for this work, since those already in print may be easily used in connection with it. With this explanation of their design, these volumes are commended to the attention of those engaged in the religious instruction of the young, and to heads of families, with the hope that they may aid their efforts to reveal the beauty and perfection of the character of Jesus.
NEWBURYPORT, APRIL, 1837.
PUBLISHERS' Note. The first volume will be sold separately, to such as may desire to use it as a Class Book in the Sunday School.
Birth of John the Baptist; Birth of Jesus; Visit of
the Wise Men; Flight into Egypt; Jesus converses
with the Doctors in the Temple,
Preaching of John the Baptist; Baptism of Jesus;
the Temptation; John the Rapiist's account of
himself and Jesus; the Marriage at Cana,
The expulsion of the Money Changers; Conversation
with 'Nicodemus; John the Baptist's Testimony of
Cure of the Nobleman's Son; the Pool of Bethesda,
and Cure of the Impotent Man; the Complaint of
Walk through the Corn-fields on the Sabbath day;
Jesus in the Synagogue at Nazareth; the miraculous
Jesus departs into Galilee; call of Peter and Andrew
and James and John; cure of Simon's wife's moth-
Cure of a Leper; the Centurion's servant; raising of
the Widow's Son; stilling of the Tempest; cure of
Cure of the Man sick of the Palsy; call of Levi;
raising of Jairus' Daughter; cure of two Blind Men
Message of John the Baptist; Jesus at the house of
Simon the Pharisee; mission of the seventy; Par-
able of the Good Samaritan; Jesus visits Martha