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pense his reveal'd Will; infuch a Manner, that any ordinary Capacity may be enabled to apprehend the Drift and Design of the Holy Scriptures, upon all Occafions; either when they peruse them at home, or hear others read them by fmall Portions at a time, in the Pfalms and Leffons appointed for the daily Service of the Temple.tolqran

For whatever Dangers and Difficulties may have been furmis'd, as attending the Study of them, the whole Scope of the facred Writings, from the Beginning to the End, ap pears evidently to be but this one, The Salvation of Mankind through JESUS

JESUS CHRIST. Which being at tainable only by a proper Faith, and asgood do moralLife, the Bible contains nothing but what re lates to one or the other of thefe ; nothing but Genealogies, Types, Pre

dictions, and Demonftrations, con

cerning the MESSIAH; and Inftitutions, Precepts, Exhortations, and Examples, for living righteously?

Therefore, that I might not burden, either the Reader or my self, with more than was neceffary, and perhaps fafe upon this Occafion, I' have omitted confulting any of those very learned Authors who have writ ten profeffedly upon the fame Sub

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ject, except Sigonius; and him, more
for Method than any thing elfe;
keeping as close as poffible to the
exprefs Senfe and Meaning of the
Scriptures; which I take to be the
beft, if not the only allowable Inter-
preters of what themselves contain.

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