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B. C. 4004.

CHAP. III.

in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good
and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; 10
and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth 11
the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold 12
of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that 13
compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the 14
third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east
of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. And the LORD 15
God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress
it, and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, 16
saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. But 17
of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not
eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt
surely die.

AND the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should 18 be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of 19 the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names 20 to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and 21 he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the LORD God had taken from 22 man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And 23 Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall 24 cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they 25 were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

NOW the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the 3 field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat 2 of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the 3 tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And 4 the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for 5 God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

AND when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves

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Books. Chap.

Joshua

Judges.

Ruth

Job...
Psalms

OF THE

BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT,

ALSO

THEIR CHRONOLOGICAL ARRANGEMENT, DATES, AUTHORS, &c.

Chronological order,
(according to Dr. Blaney.)
HISTORICAL.
A.M.B.C.
Genesis ... 50 Job...... 2184 1520
Exodus
40
Leviticus .. 27
Numbers .. 36
Deuteronomy 34 Leviticus.

Genesis
Exodus

24 Numbers.
21 Deuteronom
4 Joshua

1 Samuel

31 Judges

2 Samuel. . 24 Ruth.... 1 Kings

22 2 Kings... 23 1 Samuel... 2949 1055 (Samuel, Nathan, and 1 Chronicles 29, 2 Samuel. .2986 1018 2 Chronicles 36 Gad, 1 Chr. xxix. 1 Chronicles. 2999 1015 Ezra..... 10 29. F Song of Sol.. 2901 1013 Sclomon, when young. Nehemiah.. 131 Kings 1-XI. 3000 1004 $ Na han, Iddo, 1 Chr. Esther.... 102 Chr. I-IX. 3000 10042 ix. 29. 3 POETICAL Proverbs... 300411000 Solm n, Agur, Lemuel. Ecclesiastes. 3029 975 Solanon, when old.

12 150 Proverbs .. 31 Ecclesias'es. 12 Jonah Song of Solo- Joel 8 Amos

mon.

Micah
Hosea
Nahum

... 66 Isaiah

PROPHET-
ICAL.

Isaiah
Jeremiah
Lamentations
Ezekiel

Daniel.

Hosea

Joel .
Anos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

WITH

THE NUMBER OF CHAPTERS;

Ezekiel

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Kings XII.&c. 3107 997

7 Haggai.
3 Zechariah
3 Esther.

Habakkuk.

Zephaniah 3 Ezra.
Haggai...
2 Nehemiah
Zechariah.. 16 Malachi
Malachi... 4 Psalms

52 Zephaniah
5 Habakkuk
4S 2 Chr. X. &c. 3381
12 2 Kings .. 3414 590
4 Jeremiah .. 3416
3 Lamentations

9 Obadiah

2313 1491
2513 1491
2514 1490
2553 1451
2553 1451 The oldest historical records.
2577 1427 Joshua, completed by Phineas and Eleazar.
2198 1406 Phineas and Eleazar, high-priests; and Samuel.
2692 1312 Samuel, for the family of David."

Authors, &c.

(The oldest book in the world. Written by Job
in Uz or Idumea, B. C. 1540; or by Moses
in the land of Midian.

Compiled and written by Moses, (the last
chapter perhaps by Joshua,) in the wilder
ness of Arabia, and on the borders of Ca-

haan.

The authentic
records of the Jew.
ish nation, compiled
under the inspection
of the Kings and
High-pries's by in-
spired men, Proph
e's, and others; par-
ticularly by Ezra,
who revised
whole.

the

do.

3142 962 Jonah, at Nineveh, against the city.
3204 800 Joel, in Judea, against corruptions.
3217 787mos, do.
3254 750 Micah, do.
3264 740 Horea,.. do.
3291 713 Nahum, . do.
3306 698 Isaiah, at Jerusalem,.
3374 630 Zephaniah, do,
13378 626 Habakkuk,

do.

do.

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do.

623 The records continued by direction of Heze-
kiah.

5SS Jerem ah, in Judea and Jerusalem, against
3416 5882 Judah, Egypt, and other nations.
3417 587 Obadah, in Judea, against Nineveh.
3-130 574 Ezekiel, at Babylon, during the captivity,
3460 534 Daniel, do..

do.

3484 520 Haggai,At Jerusalem, after the return from
3484 520 Zechariah, the captivity; encouraging the
13495 509 Ezra
returned Jews to build the tem-
3547 457 Ezra
ple and city-with the record of
3570 434 Nehemiah, the labors to restore the state)
3607 397 Malachi, J and purify the people.
At various times: Dovid, Solomon, Asaph, the sons of
Korah, &c.

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FIRST BOOK OF MOSES,

CALLED

GENESIS.

IN THE beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. 1 And the Earth was without form and void; and darkness 2 was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

AND God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And 3,1 God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the dark- 5 ness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

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And God 7 AND God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. male the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmaAnd God called the firmament Heaven. 8 ment: and it was so. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

AND God said, Let the waters under the Heaven be gathered 9 together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was

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And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering 10 together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was And 12 good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb 11 yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morn- 13 ing were the third day.

AND God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the 14 Heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: and let them be 15 for lights in the firmament of the Heaven, to give light upon the And God made two great lights; the 16 earth and it was so. greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament 17 of the Heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over 18 the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and 19 the morning were the fourth day.

AND God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the 20 And God created 21 moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of Heaven.

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great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind; and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and 22 fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

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AND God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature 24 after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the 25 earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said. Let us make man in our image, 26 after our likeness: and let thera have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of 27 God created he him; male and female created he them. And 28 God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing 29 seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of 30 the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, be- 31 hold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, 2 and all the host of them.

AND on the seventh day God ended his work which he had 2 made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified 3 it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

THESE are the generations of the heavens and of the earth 4 when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, and every plant of the field before 5 it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a inist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

AND the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and 7 breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

AND the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; 8 and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out 9 of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also

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B. C. 4004.

CHAP. III.

in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good
and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; 10
and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth 11
the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold 12
of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that 13
compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the 14
third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east
of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. 'And the LORD 15
God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress
it, and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, 16
saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. But 17
of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not
eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt
surely die.

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AND the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should 18 be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of 19 the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names 20 to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and 21 he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the LORD God had taken from 22 man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And 23 Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall 24 cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they 25 were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

NOW the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the 3 field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat 2 of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the 3 tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And 4 the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for 5 God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

AND when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves

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