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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.
From Hon. Edward Everett, LL D., Boston.
I have kept it on my table, and have frequently referred to it; and it has been a good deal read by different mem-
bers of my family. I'unite with them in the opinion that it is a valuable work, well adapted for the above-named
purpose. It appears to embody, in a popular form, the results of much research, and will promote, I doube not, the
intelligent reading of the Scriptures..

Edward Everett
From Jared Sparks, L.L. D., President of Harrard College.
I am glad to possess the work; and I enclose three dollars, which I understand to be the price of it.

Jared Sparks.
From Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen, L.L. D., New Brunswick, N. J.
I regard it as a very valuable help to the student of the Bible. It brings to the aid of the reading community, in
an instructive and condensed form, a rich treasure of historical and biblical literature, prepared and arranged by
some of the best minds, and which could otherwise be gained only by a laborious and patient research, that very
few have the leisure to give to the subject. No family would, I think, ever regret the purchase of a book so desers-
ing of a household place.

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.

Simon Greenleaf.
From Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, L.L. D., Boston.
I have examined with great pleasure your edition of Kitto's Popular Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature. It seems
to me a most convenient and valuable aid to the çudy of die Scriptures, and I am glad that you have been able to
publish it at so reasonable a price. It can hardls fail to commend itself to those who would teach, and to those
who would learn, something more than the more letter of the inspired volume.

Robert C Winthrop-
From Rev. John S. Slone, D. D., Rector of Cirist fEpitopal). Church, Brooklyn, N. Y.
I have examined the points of most special interest to the Episcopal church, as well as several others of more
general interest, and now beg leave to say that I consider the work candid, learned, and well adapted to usefulness,

John S. Stone.
From Rev. A. Bond, D. D., Pastor of Second Congregational Church, Norwich, Ct.
1 rejoice to see the abridgment out in such beautiful style. As now offered, it furnishes, in convenient form, a
most valuable auxiliary to the facilitios provided to aid, Sabbath-school teachers and others in prosecuting the
study of the Scriptures. The character of the writers whose contributions enrich this volume, is a satisfactory
pledge of its literary merit and theological soundness. In this publication you have rendered important service to
the cause of sacred literature, which will, I doubt not, be highly appreciated. The work, when known, will not
fail to find its way into the libraries of private Christians, as a compact and beautifully executed manal for ca.
stant reference, as a thesaurus of most valuable information on the numerous articles of which it treats. It is to be
hoped that many will think of it as a rich neu ycar's present, that will be specially acceptable to all who love the
literature of the Bible.

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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