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PROPER LESSONS

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ON THE

OLD TESTAMENT,

OF THE

MORNING AND EVENING SERVICE OF EVERY SUNDAY
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

FOR THE

BY F. T. TRAVELL, M.A.

LATE RECTOR OF UPPER SLAUGHTER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE.

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SOLD AT THE DEPOSITORY,

GREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS;

AND BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1841.

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PREFACE.

THE following sheets were composed for the use of a Country Congregation, and were read through in succession every Sunday in the year, at the conclusion of the Evening Service. As the historical parts of the Old Testament, and the writings of the Prophets, contain many things of great importance to every Christian; and as a considerable portion of them is constantly read in the church on a Sunday, it seemed a desirable object to render these parts of Scripture plain and intelligible. For this purpose, an attempt is here made to comprise, in a small compass, an explanation of any obscure passages in them; to which are added some short reflections upon the most interesting subjects in each chapter.

The historical chapters are in general not difficult to be understood, though in particular places the story is sometimes interrupted and disjoined. In the plan here adopted, the narration is continued without interruption, and those difficulties are removed, which arise either from the obscurity of the language, or from the peculiar customs of remote ages.

The writings of the Prophets are much less intelligible than those which relate to history and

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