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CYCLOPÆDIA OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE,
CONDENSED FROM THE LARGER WORK.
BY JOHN KITTO, D. D.,
AUTHOR OF “THE PICTORIAL BIBLE,” “HISTORY OF PALESTINE,” “DAILY Bible readingS,” ETÜ
ASSISTED BY NUMEROUS DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS AND DIVINES, BRITISH, CONTINENTAL, AND AMERICAN
WITH MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS
One volume, octavo. 812 pp. Price, cloth, $3,00.
THE POPULAR Biblical Cyclopedia of Literature is designed to furnish a DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE, em Dodying the products of the best and most recent researches in biblical literature, in which the scholars of Europe and America have been engaged. The work, the result of immense labor and research, and enriched by the contri outions of writers of distinguished eminence in the various departments of sacred literature, has been, by universal consent, pronounced the best work of its class extant, and the one best suited to the advanced knowledge of the present day in all the studies connected with theological science.
This work, condensed by the author from his larger work in two volumes, is not only intended for ministers and theological students, but is also particularly adapted to parents, Sabbath-school teachers, and the great body of the religious public. It has been the author's aim to avoid imparting to the work any color of sectarian or denominational bias. On such points of difference among Christians, the historical mode of treatment has been adopted, and care has been taken to provide a fair account of the arguments which have seemed most conclusive to the ablest advocates of the various opinions. The pictorial illustrations-amounting to more than three hundred-are of the very highest order of the art.
EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS.
From Rev. J. J. Carruthers, D. D., Pastor of Second Parish Congregational Church, Portland, Me.
"Kitto's Popular Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature" is by far the most valuable boon presented to the Christian public for many years. The condensation of the work, published by Gould & Lincoln, at little more than a third of the price, is, what it professes to be, a condensation, a reduction, not of ideas, but of words, without in the slightest degree obscuring the meaning of the gifted authors whose joint communications make up this very beautiful and most useful volume. There is no hazard in predicting for such a volume (eight hundred double-columned pages, with three hundred and thirty-six pictorial illustrations, for three dollars!) a rapid sale and constantly extending circulation. J. J. Carruthers.
From Rev. W. B. Sprague, D. D., Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Albany, N. Y.
I have no hesitation in saying that I regard it as the most important auxiliary to the study of the Scriptures, among the great mass of people, of which I have any knowledge. As many of the greatest biblical scholars of the age were put in requisition for the production of the original work, so the substance of what they have written - at least nearly every thing that could be advantageously appropriated by the common reader- has been admirably preserved in this condensed edition. Every Sabbath-school teacher, and indeed every Christian, who is able to do so, ought to possess himself of the work; and the fact that such a work is in existence, may well be regarded as one of the favorable signs of the times in regard to the progress of evangelical knowledge. W. B. Sprague.
From Rev. Joel Hawes, D. D., Pastor of First Congregational Church, Hartford, Ct. 7
A capital work, containing a vast amount of information on a great variety of subjects, in a very condensed, yet clear and interesting form. Every fainily and every Sabbath-school teacher, wishing to understand the Bible, should possess this work. J. Hawes,
From Rev. Daniel Sharp, D. D., Pastor of Third Baptist Church, Boston.
I have looked over Kitto's Popular Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature, and consider it a most valuable, as it was a much needed, publication. Every minister ought to have a copy of it on his study table. As a book of reference, shedding its collected light on almost all scriptural subjects, and furnishing a brief, but clear and compendious history of the most remarkable events and personages mentioned in the Bible, it cannot fail, when consulted, of being a great help. Every lover of God's word, not to say every Sabbath-school teacher, and every theological student, will find treasures of information in the above-named work. Daniel Sharp.
From Rev. N. L. Frothingham, D. D., late Pastor of First Congregational (Unitarian) Church, Boston.
I consider that you have done the public a great favor by its republication in so convenient, handsome, and cheap a form. Any commendation from me, of such a work, might seem superfluous at least. But if I might be permitted to say what has most struck me in it, I should mention these two things. -the abundant fruits of the most rosent learning which it contains, and the general candor and freedom from dogmatism with which different views of disputed subjects are presented. N. L. Frothingham.