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THE RIGHT REVEREND
THOMAS BURGESS, D.D.
LORD BISHOP OF SALISBURY,
Is Dedicated, With Profound Respect,
By His Lordship's
And Obedient, Humble Servant,
The following book originated in a wish that others might participate in the satisfaction and pleasure I had myself experienced in finding, on an attentive perusal of the sacred volume, that throughout the whole of its inspired pages it earnestly inculcated, and firmly supported, the doctrine of the Divinity of Christ and the Trinity of the Supreme Being, as held by the Established Church of England.
In what this Trinity consists, our Lord and his disciples have fully informed us, viz., in the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the Triune Elohim of the Hebrews, the God over all, blessed for evermore, of the New Testament.
I beg it may be clearly understood that I wish the following extracts to be read with the Bible, for it will give greater interest when these selected passages are connected with the histories from which they are taken. The inspired authors of the Old Testament make use of different terms in speaking of God. In contemplating on these terms, through the medium of that language in which they were originally written, I felt convinced that these names, as well as those given to