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PUBLISHED BY OUMMINGS AND HILLIARD, NO. 1. CORNHILL.
Cambridge....Printed by Hilliard & Metcalf.
CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
Illustrations of scripture 13 Extract from the farewell ad-
tion of christian truth 17 Reasons for introducing ex-
Newcome's observations, &c. 27 theology
suppression of intemperance 32 Annual report of the execu-
love one another
tion of christian truth 56 On humility in the investiga-
Consolation for pious parents Project for an Asylum Bank 188
Illustrations of scripture 148 tian privileges
Reflections on Do.
JOSHUA xxii. 10, 11, 12.
ion against the Lord. One stir“And when they came unto the red up another; the fire of jeal. borders of Jordan, that are in the ousy spread like lightning through land of Canaan, the children of the tribes; and prior to making Reuben, and the children of Gad, any proper inquiry, as to the moand the half tribe of Manasseh, tives of their brethren, a vast arbuilt there an altar by Jordan, a my was assembled to go to war. great altar to see to.
But God suffered them not to com“ And the children of Israel mence the expected slaughter. heard-say, Behold the children of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar the Reuben, and the children of Gad, priest, and ten princes, were sent and the half tribe of Manasseh to expostulate with the supposed have built an altar over against rebels, to bring them to a sense the land of Canaan, in the borders of the evil they had done. They of Jordan, at the passage of the went with full confidence, that children of Israel.
their brethren had committed a “ And when the children of Is. great trespass against the Lord. rael heard of it, the whole congre- Nor does it appear that it bad gation of Israel gathered them- occurred to their minds, that posselves together at Shiloh, to go up sibly the error was on their own to war against them.”
part ; for, instead of making a Thus by a mere hear-say nine friendly inquiry, they introduced and a half of the tribes of Israel their business by an implicit were agitated, put in motion, and charge of rebellion. As ambasgathered together to go to war sadors of a numerous people, they against their unoffending breth- opened their embassy in this man
They “heard-say," that ner-" Thus saith the whole contheir brethren had set up an al- gregation of the Lord, what trestar; and so much was true; but pass is this, that ye have commit. this might be without any crimi- ted against the God of Israel, to pal intention; yea, from the most turn away this day from followpious motives. But the hear-saying the Lord?” And as though excited a jealousy, that the new this were not enough to say prior altar had been erected in rebell- to inquiry, they proceeded.-" Is