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convenience of reference. Verses, parts of verses, series of verses, and chapters are cited or quoted as often as they contain distinct subjects. Numerous verses are repeated from one to thirty times cach, according to the number of subjects they contain and their position in extensive citations or extracts. The verse before referred to has been quoted or cited under five different and equally important headings, while other analyses quote it only once. The familiar verse, Rom. 5:1, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” is cited under nine headings; namely, Justification, Faith, Peace, Salvation by Faith, Jesus the Saviour, Atonement, Mediation, Propitiation, and Reconciliation, while in other analyses it is used but once, under Justification.

Passages variously interpreted by different religious schools or accepted authorities are cited under the subjects they are claimed to support, without reference to the personal views of the author.

To provide against doubt that this Digest would be complete in its classification of matter respecting the principles and practice of law, I secured the assistance of the Honorable Jolin Welch, Judge of the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio, U. S. A., and author of Welch`s Index-Digest of Ohio Decisions. Judge Welel. made a consecutive and analytical study of the Bible for this work, from the standpoint of a learned jurist and successful author, and his notes have been incorporated with the author's. Lawyers, judges, legislators, and statesmen may, therefore, rely on this work as a complete and valuable handbook of the Bible for the purposes of their professions. All subjects relating to the principles and practice of law are classified under leadings in common use.

Some subjects abound in the Scriptures to such an extent, and are used so frequently by religious teachers and others, that, were references only given in this work to the books, chapters, and verses containing them, the student would stayger at the thought of developing the topics. In order to make this class of subjects quickly and easily available the verses, or parts of verses, themselves are printed. This method of treatment might have been extended, but the size of a convenient volume had to be taken into consideration. Minor topics are made almost equally available by brief sub-topical divisions followed by references.

One of the most important, and it is believed valuable, features of this book is its elaborate system of cross references to kindred and antithetical subjects. Wide scope is thus given each subject by connecting it with those to which it is related.

Under the sub-topic, INSTANCES OF, are grouped all the illustrative facts that occur in the Scriptures relating to each subject. As a book of illustrations this work should


valuable. It also contains numerous and elaborate Bible readings, with a wide range of subjects.

An Index contains a handy reference to the pages and columns in which each verse of the Bible is quoted or referred to throughout the work, to enable


anyone who may be studying any particular verse to find what topics the author noted in it, and with what Scriptures it is grouped.

It was not the object of the author in preparing this Digest to develop religious subjects only, but to note and classify everything found in the Scriptures. It is believed that it is approximately exhaustive. It is the result of fourteen years of delightful and untiring study of the word of God, aided by my wife, Anna Semans Nave, who has been an indefatigable assistant from the inception of the work. All pioneer works of an analytic character, as well as all noteworthy commentaries, have been consulted, in order to bring into it all useful materials to be found. Its preparation was inspired by the obvious deficiency of such helps in the use of the Scriptures. This deficiency was felt by the author in preparing sermons, lectures, and other forms of religious instruction. The qniet of army garrisons, apart from the rush and distraction of dense communities, has been favorable to its careful preparation. With the belief that it will contribute to make the Scriptures more quickly, easily, and fully available where particular subjects are under considera. tion, I offer it to the public.

AUTHOR. Fort McPherson, Ga.

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for Micah. 46 Nahum.

Ilabakkuk. Zephaniah, Haggai. Zechariah. Malachi.





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Num. Deut. Josh.


1 Cor,

2 Cor.

Judg. 1 Sam.


2 Sam.


1 Kin.

1 Corinthians.

2 Corinthians. " Galatians.

Ephesians. Philippians. Colossians. 1 Thessalonians. 2 Thessalonians. 1 Timothy. 2 Timothy. Titus.

2 Kin.

1 Chr. 2 Chr. Neh.


" Deuteronomy.
" Joshua.

1 Samuel.
2 Samuel.
1 Kings.
2 Kings.
1 Chronicles.
2 Chronicles.

" Psalms.
“ Proverbs.

Song of Solomon,

" Jeremiah.

Lamentations. " Ezekiel. 16 Daniel.

Hosea. " Obadiah.

1 Thess.
2 Thess.

1 Tim.

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