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KITTO'S CYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE.
From Prof. N. Porter, Yale College, New Haven, Ch I do not hesitate to express my belief that the Popular Cyclopædia is the best work of the kind in the language and is particularly well adapted to the wants of Sabbath-school teachers and all the readers of the Scriptures whi wish to be acquainted with the results of the older and more recent investigation in respect to the history, antiqur ies, and criticism of the Sacred Scriptures.
N. Porter. From Rev. E. N. Kirk, Pastor of Mount Vernon Congregational Church, Boston. The work is invaluable to the student of the Bible who has not access to the standard works on biblical literature in several languages. We have no other in this department to be compared with it, for condensing the results of modern researches or Oriental antiquities and topography, which are so valuable in explaining the language of the Bible.
Edward N. Kirk.
Theodore Frelinghuysen. From Hon. John McLean, L.L. D., of Ohio. It is only necessary to look through this volume to appreciate its value. Although it is an abridgment of the origin&? work, it includes every thing valuable to the general reader, omitting such parts only of the original as could be of little interest, except to a theological student. There is no work I have seen which contains so much biblical knowledge, alphabetically arranged under appropriate heads, in so condensed a form, and which is sold so cheap. Under a leading word is to be found in this book, whether it relate to natural science or scriptural illustration, enough to satisfy every inquirer. It has been prepared with much labor and research, and shows in the authors a profound knowledge of the languages in which the Scriptures were composed and translated, and also of the history, local and general, of contemporaneous customs and events. Next to the Bible, this dictionary of it contains more interesting knowledge than any work of the same size, and it should be found in every family, in our public schools, as well as in all our academies and colleges.
John McLean. From Hon. Simon firectea, L.L. D. A book that will prove highly useful to all persons engaged in the study of the Bible, or in teaching its sacred iruths to the young. I hope, therefore, that it will be widely cirotiated.
Robert C Winthrop-
John S. Stone.
A. Bond. From Henry J. Ripley, D. D., Author of " Notes on the Scriptures,” and Professor in Neuton Theological Institution
I have no hesitation in recommending it as an excellent family book for the elucidation of the sacred volume, and consequently for fostering an interest in the Bible. It would be invaluable to Sabbath-school teachers, and of great utility to preachers. It every where shows evidence of research, and is particular and accurate in its details, erimier times exhibiting in a mere parenthetic remark unusual copiousness of information and discrimination of statement It employs appropriate authorities, both less and more modern, as to questions of sacred criticism, of history and geog hy, and gives the reader the results of recent learned investigations. If the purpose of this book is gained, for which it presents so ample an apparatus, scriptural knowledge will be increased.
H. J. Ripley. From the Puritan Recorder. Ilere we have the larger work, referred to in the title, boiled down more than one half, and made more strong and rich by the evaporation. To that numerous and most useful class of laborers in the Lord's vineyard, the Sabbaths school teachers, we would respectfully offer our advice to appropriate three dollars each to make themselves possess ors of this valuable help for the discharge of their duties. If any one of them should not have the money, wa counsel him " to sell his garment and buy one."
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