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FROM THE

OLD TESTAMENT.

ARRANGED WITH CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES,

EXPLANATORY NOTES, AND MAPS.

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LONDON: BURNS AND OATES,
Portman Street and Paternoster Row.

1875.
[All rights reserved.]

101. i. 216

Nihil obstat.

JOSEPH A. BANS,

Can. Theol.

Imprimatur.

HENRICUS EDUARDUS,

Card. Archiep. Westmon.

LONDON :
ROBSON AND SONS, PRINTERS, PANCRAS ROAD, N.W.

CONTENTS.

SECT.

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LXXX. Elias' sacrifice on mount Carmel. His destruction of

the prophets of Baal

LXXXI. Naboth is falsely accused and put to death by Jezabel.

God's judgment on Achab and his house . . 280

LXXXII. Josaphat joins Achab in an expedition against Ramoth

Galaad. Achab is slain there .

LXXXIII. Josaphat appoints judges. He is delivered from his

enemies. Death of Ochozias . . .

LXXXIV. Eliseus succeeds to the mantle of Elias. His miracles 289

LXXXV. Further history and miracles of Eliseus . . .

LXXXVI. Miracles of Eliseus during the war between Syria and

the kingdom of Israel . . . . . 298

LXXXVII. Reign of Ochozias. Jehu destroys the house of Achab 303

LXXXVIII. Athalia usurps the throne of Juda until killed by Joiada 309

LXXXIX. The reign of Joas. He repairs the temple . . 311

XC. The reign of Amasias. The death of Eliseus. . 312

XCI. The reigns of Ozias and Joatham . . . . 315

XCII. The reign of Achaz. His alliance with Assyria

against Israel and Syria . . . . . 317

XCIII. Ezechias' reign. The captivity of Israel .

320

XCIV. The king of Assyria invades Juda. The destruction

of his army . . . . . . .328

XCV. Ezechias' illness and recovery. . . . .328

XCVI. The reigns of Manasses and Amon . . . . 329

XCVII. The reign of Josias. He restores the worship of God 331

XCVIII. Joachaz succeeds his father Josias. The reigns of

Joakim and Joachin. The captivity of Juda . 335

XCIX. The reign of the last king, Sedecias . . . 337

C. Judith's discourse to the ancients of Bethulia when

they were about to deliver it up . . . 339

CI. Early history of Tobias. His conduct in captivity . 342

CII. Tobias's perseverance in good works under poverty

and other trials . . . . . . 343

CIII. Tobias's instructions to his son. He sends him to

Rages . .

. . 345

CIV. Tobias's return to his parents. The angel discovers

himself . . . . . . . . 347

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CXI. God's spiritual benefits to faithful souls . . 359

CXII. Who are they that shall ascend to heaven: Christ's

triumphant ascension thither . . . . 359

CXIII. An exhortation to the praise and service of God 360

CXIV. The happiness of him that shall believe in Christ, not-

withstanding the humility and poverty in which

He shall come: the malice of His enemies, es-

pecially the traitor Judas . . . . 361

CXV. The repentance and confession of David after his sin.

The fourth penitential psalm . . . . 362

CXVI. Christ in His passion declareth the greatness of His

sufferings, and the malice of his persecutors the

Jews; and foretelleth their reprobation . . 363

CXVII. A prophecy of the coming of Christ, and of His king-

dom, prefigured by Solomon and his happy reign 365

CXVIII. The soul aspireth after heaven; rejoicing, in the

mean time, in being in the communion of God's

Church upon earth . . . . . . 366

CXIX. The Church of Christ shall last for ever ; but God

permits her to suffer sometimes most grievous

afflictions . . . .

. 366

CXX. A prayer for the mercy of God; recounting the short-

ness and miseries of the days of man . . 369

CXXI. The just man is secure under the protection of God . 370

CXXII. An invitation to adore and serve God, and to hear His

voice . .

CXXIII. Thanksgiving to God for His mercies . . . . 371

CXXIV. Christ's exaltation and everlasting priesthood. . 372

CXXV. God is the keeper of His servants . . . . 373

CXXVI. A prayer for the fulfilling of the promise made to

David . . .

. 373

CXXVII. The lamentation of the people of God in their captivity

in Babylon .

CXXVIII. God's special providence over His servants . . 375

CXXIX. An exhortation to praise God for His benefits . . 376

CXXX. The love of Christ and His spouse . . . 377

CXXXI. The use and end of the Proverbs. An exhortation to

flee the company of the wicked, and to hearken to

the voice of wisdom.

CXXXII. The advantages of wisdom. The evils from which

it delivers . . .

380

. .

CXXXIII. An exhortation to the practice of virtue.

CXXXIV. The preaching of wisdom. Her excellence . . 382

CXXXV. The vanity of all temporal things .

385

CXXXVI. Solomon's experience of the different pursuits and en-

joyments of life . .

386

CXXXVII. The true wisdom, since death must come, is to fear

and obey God

388

CXXXVIII. An exhortatiov to love God, who cannot be deceived,

and who desires not our death. . . . 389

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