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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1839, by 'THOMAS H. GALLAUDET, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New-York.

Right of publishing transferred to the American Tract Society.


chosen to assist Moses. Quails sent. Plague at

CHAP. 48.—Many of the Israelites destroyed, while

attacking the Canaanites. They turn back into

the wilderness,

CHAP. 49.-Destruction of Korah and his party,

Chap. 50.-Murmurings. A great plague. Budding

of Aaron's rod,

Chap. 51.-The Israelites arrive again at Kadesh.

Death of Miriam. Sin of Moses and Aaron.

Its punishment,

Chap.52.- Route aster leaving Kadesh. Mount Hor.

Death of Aaron,

Chap. 53 --Fiery serpents sent. The brazen serpent ;

a type of Christ,

CHAP. 54.--Valley of Zered. Destruction of the

Amorites, and of Og and his army,
Culap. 55.--Encampment on the plains of Moab.

Balak and Balaam,

Chap. 56.-Account of Balaam,

Chap. 57.–Balaam. His blessing on the Israelites,

CHAP. 58.-Balaam's prophecies. His character,
CHAP. 59.-- The sin of the Israelites with the Moab.

ites. Zimri. The people numbered. Moses

warned of his approaching death,

CHAP. 60.—Joshua appointed to succeed Moses. De-

struction of the Midianites and of Balaam,

CHAP. 61.- Reuben and Gad. Apportionment of

Canaan. Cities of refuge,

CHAP. 62.—The parting counsels of Moses. His ex.

hortations and warnings,

CHAP. 63.-Further exhortations of Moses,

CHAP. 64.--Moses continues his counsels, Promises

and threatenings. The prediction of Moses re.

specting Christ. Gerizim and Ebal,

CAAP. 65 - The ratifying of the covenant. Moses en-

courages Joshua, and delivers to the priesis and

elders copies of the law. Divine communications

to Moses,

CHAP. 66.-The song of Moses. He is summoned to

leave the world. His last blessing. He ascends

mount Nebo,

CHAP. 67.-Moses reaches Pisgah, and from it is per-

mitted to survey the promised land. He dies,

and is buried by the Lord,

CHAP. 68.—The character of Moses. Conclusion,






Encampment near Mount Sinai. The Covenant. The

people to sanctify themselves.

Having contemplated the natural scenery of Mount Sinai and the surrounding region, we are the better able to understand the wisdom of God in his providential dealings with the Israelites. He acts in accordance with the character of man. He led a people such as the Israelites were to a spot like that of Sinai, for the sake of the moral impression which would be made

them. It was necessary that instructions to their minds, and appeals to their consciences, should be accompanied with a powerful address to their senses. Ву their long bondage and degradation, they had sunk down into a state of great comparative ignorance and stupidity. Excessive and constant labor had left them little or no time for intellectual improve

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