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The object of this publication is not to lead the mind from, but te, THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE. Some of the embellishments require but little or no comment. With the Sacred Text to refer to, they speak for themselves. Of such a character, are the "VIEWS OF PETRA," and the "CARTOONS OF RAFFAELLE." Our duty is to "search out of the book of the LORD, and read;"-to employ our best faculties and capacities, and bring every means of intellectual excitement and improvement, to draw from this inexhaustible storehouse of heavenly knowledge and holy delight. We know that from Revelation, mind has derived its strength, science its utility, and the arts their refinement. From THE BIBLE the astronomer has moralized his demonstrations, and the geologist borrowed his clew and solution. Nay, it is from the inspired page, that the orator, poet, and artist, have received models of their respective arts; and all that is sublime, venerable, or pathetic, in the production of human genius, has been durable only, as it imbodied the spirit and genius of those perfect prototypes. PSALM CXI. 2– 4. PROVERBS III. 13-17. PHILIPPIANS IV. 8.

The numerous, urgent, and oft-repeated requests of eminent MINISTERS and private Christians, have induced the publisher, at his leisure hours, to compile the following work. He hopes that, to the Biblical student and Sabbath school teacher, it will be found useful as a book of reference. It is also designed as a valuable and cheap PRESENT, for parents and teachers to put into the hands of youth committed to their care.

Particular attention has been paid to the character of the literary portion of the work. We have prepared such matter as is best calculated to be generally and permanently useful, rather than the light and frivolous creations of fancy, and without any reference to sect or party. Nothing sectarian or controversial has been admitted. It is proper to remark, that we are indebted to several English publications, for many of the engravings, the editor of one of which says, that "several distinguished travellers have offered him the use of nearly three hundred original sketches of Scripture places, made upon the spot."

Having been able to enrich the present volume with subjects of deep interest and lasting worth, the publisher has much satisfaction in presenting to the Christian reader the BIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS—and trusts that it will prove acceptable to every lover of the Sacred Scriptures. R. S.

New York, 1841.

A LIST

PRINCIPAL ENGRAVINGS AND GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS,

TOGETHER

WITH THE CHAPTER OF THE BIBLE TO WHICH THEY EACH REFER.

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21 Miriam celebrating the Deliverance of
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22 Wild Date-Palm, found in the Sinai
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23 Gathering the Manna...

24 Valley and Convent of Sinai. From La-
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LEVITICUS. 27 The Camel, and Camel's Foot..

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37 Elath (Akaba). Laborde.

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38 Arabic Door, inscribed with passages of the Koran...

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39 The Giraffe (Chamois)..
40 Battlement of Roof....

41 Egyptian Ploughing with Ox and Ass... 22
42 Shoes-Egyptian Sandals; verse 5....
43 Oriental Water-Carrier.

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BOOK OF RUTH. 50 Ruth and Naomi.........

scription de l'Egypte".

44 Writing Materials and Implements. From Paintings at Herculaneum.... 45 Youth with a closed Roll.............. 46 Girl with a Tablet-Book..

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47 Female reading, with a Box of Rolls.... 31 48 Female reading a Roll...

49 Fragment of an Egyptian Papyrus Roll.. 31

FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL. 51 Young Samuel. Reynolds... 52 Male, Female, and Young of the Wild Goat of Syria and Egypt... 53 Saul and the Witch of Endor.

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70 Group, illustrating the use of the Style,
&c. From Montfaucon, "Pulægra-
phia Græca".

71 Modern Utensils used in Painting the
Eyes...

72 Ancient Vessel and Probe, for Painting
the Eyes...

THE FIRST BOOK OF CHRONICLES. 60 Arab Huts and Sheep-Cotes at Busheir.. 17 61 Beards (undressed) of a Syrian Jew, an Arabian, and a Persian.. 19 62 Beards (dressed) of a Turkish Shiek, a Mameluke, a Turkish Officer, and of Turkish Gentlemen..

63 The Plague. Poussin...

THE SECOND BOOK OF CHRONICLES. 64 The Pomegranate...

65 Palmyra-General View of the principal
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THE PSALMS.

73 Various Forms of the ancient Lyre..... 43 74 Muse, with an early form of Lyre, taken from a Grecian statue.....

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75 Summit of Mount Zion, with the Mosque of David. From an original drawing 48 76 David with the Head of Goliath. Guido 78 77"The days of our years are three-score 90 years and ten." Canova....

78 Trumpets or Funeral Pipes. From an
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70 Ancient Trumpet. From Calmet..
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PROVERBS.

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82 Oriental Gate... 83 Egyptian House............

PSALM.

THE SONG OF SOLOMON.

84 Rose of Sharon....

85 Costume of the "Spouse" and Attendants. Collected from the State Dresses of ancient Egypt.....

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ISAIAH.

86 Isaiah. From the Frescoes by Michael Angelo in the Sistine Chapel... .. 87 "Cauls." Lady adorned with the Sufa, showing also the Turban or Bonnet.. 88 The Ckumarah..

89 Ancient Egyptian Necklace..

90 Various Forms of Drops or Pendent Ornaments, collected from ancient Egyptian Sculptures..

91 Forms of Ear-rings. Collected from ancient Egyptian Sculptures.. 92 Ancient Egyptian Necklace..

93 The Ckoosah, or jewelled Head-Band of modern Egypt..

94 The Khizam, or Nose-jewel of modern Egypt.

95 Ladies of modern Egypt, showing the common Face Veil, with one Form of the Walking Wrapper.

96 Another Form of the Walking Wrapper 97 Woman wearing the Tob..

08 Hood-Veil of an Arab female..

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121 The Plain of Jordan....

122 Christ in the Storm. Rembrandt.

123 Christ and the little Children. Overbeck.

124 Jerusalem, with the Mount of Olives. From Light's "Travels"... 125 Marriage Procession of a Hindoo Bridegroom... 126 Marriage Procession of a Bride in Leba

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99 Indoor Dress of a modern Egyptian lady, showing the Black Veil, and the Mantle.....

100 Dancing Woman of Cairo, &c......

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101 Jeremiah. From the Frescoes by M. Angelo in the Sistine Chapel..... 102 Mode of Painting the Eyes and Brows, and Tattooing the Face, Hands, &c., in modern Egypt...

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JOHN.

131 Mary anointing the feet of Jesus. Sebastian Ricci...

132 Charge to Peter: "Feed my Sheep." Cartoon of Raffaelle....

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133 Peter and John curing the Lame Man. Cartoon of Raffaelle....

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134 Death of Ananias. Cartoon of Raffaelle 135 View of Damascus...

136 Elymas the Sorcerer. Cartoon of Raffaelle..

137 Paul and Barnabas at Lystra. Cartoon of Raffaelle...

138 Ancient Rotundo at Thessalonica... 139 Paul Preaching at Athens. Cartoon of Raffaelle..... 17

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