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ADAM AND DAVID;
WITH SKETCHES OF
THEIR HEAVENLY EMPLOYMENT.
A BIBLE. ALLEGORY.
BY JAMES GALLAHER.
" Many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples which are not
written in this book.” - John.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Ohio.
TO THE SECOND EDITION.
I have long believed that true religion would be honored, could the great men of the heathen world be fairly contrasted with the great men of the Bible. Nowhere on this earth does the human mind unfold its powers to such purpose and perfection as where the light of revelation shines.
When a young worshipper of the true God was brought into the court of a mighty heathen king, and stood there amidst renowned statesmen, talented counsellors, and profound politicians, and gave his opinions and his advice to the king, Pharaoh said unto his servants, “Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art : thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.” (Gen. xli. 38—40.) Now, what was true of Joseph in the court of Egypt, is true of the great men of the Bible in every department of society. The Bible legislator and the Bible historian has no parallel in the annals of the heathen world. In like manner, the faithful friend, the deep politician, the eloquent orator, the patriot soldier, and the great general, portrayed on the sacred pages, are unequalled where the true religion is unknown. It is remarkable that at a single touch the pencil of inspiration