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GENERAL ACCOUNT

OF THE

BOOK OF
PSA L MS,
WITH THEIR USE AND PLACE IN THE

WORSHIP OF GOD

UNDER THE
DID' Testament Dispensation:

ALSO A
Brief Description of the Temple, its

Furniture, &c.

and a
Spiritual and Typical Exhibition of Christ in those Sa-

cred Memorials of his Person and Salvation,

Interspersed with

Quotations from Dr. LIGHTFOOT, DEAN PRIDEAUX, and

Others.

By SAMUEL EYLES PIERCE.

With a Recommendatory Preface by the

Rev. I. NICHOLSON.

LONDON:

Printed by W. Nicholson, Warner Street,
Sold by WiLLIAMS and Smith, Stationers' Court; MATHEWS

and LEIGH, 18, Strand; BUTTON and Son, Paternoster
Row; and Mrs. COLLINS, Change Alley, Cornhill.

1805.

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PREFACE,

ITisan admirable saying of a wise Roman", who nevertheless was an entire stranger to “The Book," " The Book of Books,” “ The precious, precious Book of God,"

a Horace, the brightest genius in the court of Augustus.

0 « The Book” is the genuine English of the word, Bible, which is of Greek derivation, and exclusively applied to the Holy Scriptures.

c Usher, the learned and venerable Bishop of Armagh, constantly distinguished the Holy Scriptures by this appropriate character.

These words formed a part of the last address of a dying martyr. When he had arrived at the stake, and adjusted every thing preparatory to his execution, he took his final leave of all terrestrial objects in this empassioned language. “ Farewell Sun and Moon! Farewell all the beauties of Creation, and comforts of life! Farewell my honoured

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