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PREFACE.

In closing the Fourth Volume of the Critica Biblica, the Editor terminates his labours. A variety of other engagements renders him incapable of any longer conducting a Work which has required no trifling share of attention and anxiety; and the consciousness of what he owes to the Christian public, and the interests of Sacred Literature will not permit him to occupy a station, the duties of which his circumstances preclude him from fulfilling. To his Subscribers, generally and individually, he returns his grateful acknowledgements. Their approbation and support has encouraged his best exertions, during the progress of the Work, and at the close ot his labours it affords him some gratification to think that he has not altogether laboured in vain. But to those Gentlemen

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who have enriched the pages of this work with their contributions, his special thanks are due, and are here tendered. Would that the productions of his own pen had been more worthy their present association!

The Titles and Indices, which have been reprinted, will render the Critica Biblica complete, as an entire Work; and the Editor hopes that it will be found to merit a place among the Biblical Publications of every Library.

SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS.

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATIONS:

Striking Hands, Prov. xi. 21 .... 53

House of the dead —

Eastern mode of Eating 54

Sitting upon the Ground —

Matt. vi. 3. and Prov. vi. 13 —

Grass upon the House top 113

The Oriental Dress 113

Parable of the Ten Virgins 212

Book of Life 348

POETRY OF THE HEBREWS:

(Continued from Vol. iii. p. 506.J

Of Personification 22

Of the Sublime 57

Sublimity of Expression 118

Sublimity of Sentiment 164

The Sublime of Passion 219

Of the various kinds of Hebrew
Poetry—Prophetical & Ele-
Giac 380

Didactic, Lyric, Dramatic, &c. 436

SACRED GEOGRAPHY:

(Continued from Vol. iii. p. 550.J
Canaan, or the Holy Land—Ti-
berias 156

BIBLICAL BIOGRAPHY:

Rev. Thomas Harmer 29

Grotios 64

Luther 295,332,397

Venerable Bede 513

Lightfoot 570,601

BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS:

The Second Psalm 20

Luke i. 46—55 39

James i. 25—27 39

The Song of Moses 68

The Coronation Prayer for Solo-
mon 347

Isaiah, ch. viii. ix 410

VOL. IV.

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