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· A HISTORY

OF THE

ISR A ELITISH NATION

FROM THEIR ORIGIN

TO THEIR DISPERSION AT THE DESTRUCTION OF

JERUSALEM BY THE ROMANS.

BY
ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER, D.D.

LATE PROFESSOR IN THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AT PRINCETOX, N. J.

PHILADELPHIA:

WILLIAM S. MARTIEN.

1853.

110. C. 176.

Entered, according to the act of Congress in the year 1853

By WILLIAM S. MARTIEN

In the office of the Clerk of the District Court of the Eastern District of

Pennsylvania.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The nature and design of the following work may be sufficiently gathered from the Preface which follows. It might be unnecessary to say another word, but for the fact that while the labours of the lamented author were taking their present form, it pleased God to remove him to a better world. It will be observed that the materials of the publication had to a certain extent appeared in separate volumes, which were well received by Christian readers. But an important end is attained, by throwing them into a continuous series. The chasm which existed in one great period of the annals has been filled by the hand of a clergyman whose learning and discretion commended him to Dr. Alexander as remarkably fitted for the task. He has performed his part with complete success; and there can be no doubt that the History, as now presented, will be found eminently useful as an instrument of Biblical instruction.

JAMES W. ALEXANDER.

NEW YORK, January 1853.

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