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SACRED HISTORY,

FAMILIAR DIALOGUES,

FOR THE

INSTRUCTION OF YOUTH:

WITH MAPS.

TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE

HISTORY OF THE JEWS,

IltOir THE TIME OF NEBEMIAH TO THE DESTRUCTION
OF JERUSALEM.

BY MISS H. NEALE,

AUTHOR OF " AMUSEMENT HALL," "BRITANNVS'
AND AFRICUS," &C. &C.

With a Recommendatory Preface, by the Rev. JOHN RYL4ND, D.D.

I

THIRD EDITION..

IN TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. II.

LONDON:

Printed for T. Gardiner, Princes-Street, Cavendish-
Square; W. Button; Sherwood, Neeley, and Jones; Gale,
Curtis, and Fenner; T. Hamilton; and Cradock and Joy,
Patemoster-Row; C. Law, Avemaiia-J_ane; Williams and Son,
Stationers-Court; Dauton and Ha»vey, Gracechurcli-Street;
J. Hatchard; and Sharpe and Hailes, Piccadilly.

1813.

J. BaifieW, Printer,91, Wardonr-Street.

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HISTORY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.

Introduction - - - ------ Page l

DIALOGUE I.

An angel sent to Zacharias. The birth of John. The

angel Gabriel's salutation to the Virgin Mary. The birth

of Christ at Bethlehem. Angels sent to proclaim the birth

of the Messiah to some shepherds who were watching over

their flocks in the field. Simeon and Anna, coming into

the temple, acknowledge the child Jesus as the promised

Messiah .--------.-.--4

DIALOGUE II.

Toe offering of the wise men from the East. The slaugh-

ter of the children at Bethlehem, by order of king Herod.

Joseph and Mary arc warned of God to flee into Egypt.

Joseph is informed by an angel, in a dream, of the death of

Herod, and commanded to return with the young child

into Judea. Jesus, at twelve years of age, is found with

the doctors in the temple, both hearing them, and asking

them questions - -- -- -- -- -- -12

DIALOGUE III.

John begins his public ministry, being about thirty years
of age, preaching repentance, and baptizing in the river
Jordan. Our Lord is baptized by John. He is led by the
Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. The call of Andrew, Peter, Philip, and Nathaniel, to be disciples of Christ. The first miracle wrought by our Lord at a marriage in Cana of Galilee, where he turns water into wine. He drives the buyers and sellers out of the temple. Nicodemus comes to Jesus by night. John's imprisonment

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DIALOGUE IV.'"

Our Lord's conversation with the woman of Samaria. The cure of the nobleman's son. The treatment our Lord meets with at his own city Nazareth; after which he goes to Capernaum. The miraculous draught of fishes. Our Lord calls four of his disciples to be his stated attendants; casts out a devil in the synagogue; and heals Peter's mother-in-law. He makes a progress through the province of Galilee, where he performs many cures; particularly that of healing a leper, by which his fame is spread throughout all the country - - - - -- -- -- -- 23

DIALOGUE V.

The cure of the man afflicted with the palsy, who was let down from the top of the house. The call of Matthew. The cure of the infirm man at the pool of Bethesda. Our Lord teaches the people by the sea-side, andTieals their diseases; then retires to a mountain, and continues a whole night in prayer. The twelve apostles chosen out of the disciples. The sermon on the mount delivered. The cure of the centurion's servant. The widow's son restored to life

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DIALOGUE VI.

John sends two of his disciples to our Lord, to inquire if he were the promised Messiah. A storm stilled by the woid of Jesus. A legion of devils cast out of two men in the country of the Gadarenes. The daughter of Jairus restored to life. Two blind men receive their sight. The twelve apostles sent forth to preach the gospel and work miracles. John Baptist beheaded by order of Herod 39

DIALOGUE VII.

Five thousand persons fed with five loaves and two fishes. Christ walks upon the water; applauds the faith of the Syrophaenician woman, whose daughter he heals; cures a man that was deaf and dumb; and feeds four thousand with seven loaves and a few fishes. His rebuke to Peter 48

DIALOGUE VIII. The transfiguration of Christ on the mount. His rebuke to James and John for their intemperate zeal against the Samaritans. Ten lepers healed. The seventy disciples chosen. Our Lord's visit to Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. A blind roan restored to sight - - - ----- 55

DIALOGUE IX. The Jews attempt to stone Christ. Little children brought to him. The death of Lazarus. His restoration to life by Jesus - -- -- - - 64

DIALOGUE X.

Our. Lord's visit to Bethany. Mary anoints his feet with ointment. Hispublicentryinto Jerusalem. He receives the praises of children; drives the buyers and sellers out of the temple, and teaches the people. At night he returns to Bethany. On the ne^t day, and the day following, he goes up to Jerusalem. The widow's mite applauded. Jesus returns to Bethany. Judas sells his master for thirty pieces of sjlyejr - -- -- -- -- -- -- -69

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