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HELP TO THE READING

OF

THE BIBLE.

BY

BENJAMIN ELLIOTT NICHOLLS, M.A.

OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,

CURATE OF ST. JOHN'S, WALTHAMSTOW,

AUTHOR OF SUNDAY EXERCISES ON THE MORNING AND EVENING

SERVICES OF THE CHURCH.

“ Search the Scriptures.”—JOHN v. 39.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD,
AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL.

1838.

LONDON:

GILBERT & RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

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ON THE RIGHT INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE....

Terms used in speaking of God

ib.

Application to ourselves of Scripture examples

57

Interpretation of Doctrines, promises, &c.

58

Prophecy

63

Types

67

Parables

68

Importance of comparing Scripture with Scripture

72

Words used in different senses.....

77

Importance of attending to proper names

80

Value of some knowledge of geography

83

natural history

90

chronology

92

profane history..

95

Manners and customs of eastern nations ....

98

Difficulties and seeming contradictions of the Bible........... 105

Quotations illustrating the leading object of this chapter....... 107

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