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SIXTH MONTH. August-September.

SEVENTH MONTH. September-October.



NINTH MONTH. November-December.

TENTH MONTH. December-January.





Sinai. The Passover observed (Numb. ix. 1).

Leave Sinai on the 20th of this month (Numb. x. 11); but before they
go, on the 1st day of the month, they are numbered for the second (!)
time (Numb. i. 1, 2).
On the 20th day they march, and, going three days' journey, stop at
Taberah, their 13th Stage (Numb. x. 33; xi. 3). [Qu. in the wilder-
ness of Paran (Numb. x. 11, 12)? or at Kibroth-Hattaavah (Numb.
xxxiii. 16)?

Kibroth-Hattaavah, or Taberak.

14th Stage. From Kibroth-Hattaavah to Hazeroth. Miriam's leprosy.

15th Stage. From Hazeroth to Rithmah (?) (Numb. xxxiii. 18).
or Paran (?) (Numb. xii. 16).

or Kadesh-Barnea (?) (Numb. xxxii. 8). Spies sent hence.

At Kadesh they "spent many days," at least they spent forty; till the spies returned.

Compassing Mount Seir.

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Ije-abarim, in the border of Moab, "to the east of Moab" (Numb. xxi 11). Observe, that they have come up thus far, leaving Mount Hor S.W. They are still tending northward; they are now "in the wilderness before Moab" (Numb. xxi. 11). Next they come to “Dibon-gad" (Numb. xxxiii. 45), which was probably in the valley, or brook, of Zared? (Numb. xxi. 12.) Passing quietly by the Moabites, they pass the brook Zared.

The north side of the brook Zared. Thirty-eight years have now elapsed since they sent the spies from Kadesh-barnea (Deut. ii. 14), and all the military men are dead that came out of Egypt. They are now on the borders of the Ammonites (?) (neighbours of the Moabites), whom they are commanded not to molest (Deut. ii. 19).

They pass over the river Arnon, into the country of the Amorites*. Sihon is defeated at Jahaz; the Israelites lay waste his cities from Aroer, on the Arnon, to Gilead.

They advance to the river Jabbok, the southern boundary of the Ammon-
ites, which they did not cross, having received a Divine command not
to molest the children of Ammon.

They now turned (eastward ?) and attacked Og, the king of Bashan, whom
they defeated at Edrei (Numb. xxi. 13; Deut. iii. 1).
They then settle in the plains of Moab, on the east side of Jordan, over
against Jericho. Here Balaam's affair took place, between Beth-
Jesimoth and Abel-Shittim. Here also they are seduced to idolatry
and fornication with the daughters of Moab. Here, too, the people are
numbered. (This was the third numbering, but not of the same per-
sons.) Laws respecting sacrifices, Numb. xxviii. xxix. xxx. The
Midianites are spoiled, and Balaam is slain. Reuben and Gad have
their territories assigned them. Cities of the Levites and of refuge.
On the 1st day of this month Moses recites the book of Deuteronomy to
the assembled tribes. (See Note 1, Sect. clxxi.)

He afterwards ascends Pisgah, the highest point of Mount Nebo, one
of the mountains of Abarim, or a mountain named both Nebo and
Abarim, and there dies, after taking a survey of the promised land.

The people mourn for Moses thirty days.


• This part is difficult; I will here give the reader the parallel passages from Numbers and Deuteronomy: NUMBERS XXI.

Ver. 12.-" And pitched in the valley of Zared."

13.-" Pitched on the other side of Arnon" (qy.
the south side ?).

16. "Thence they went to Beer" [in the wil-
derness (ver. 18)]. [A well dug here,
and song sung by the people.]
20.-"From the top of Pisgah, which looketh
towards Jeshimon." Rather, as in mar-
gin, "From the top of the hill, which
looketh towards the wilderness."
A civil message sent "to Sihon king of the


Ver. 13.-"Get ye over the brook Zered."


18.-"Pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab."

[No parallel passage.]

26.-" And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon."





ACTS of parliament, enumeration of those
passed under Henry VIII., by which the
English Church was rendered independent
of Rome, ii. 67, n.

Additions of Pius IV. to the Nicene Creed
not necessary, even if admitted to be true,
i. 524. Not made a new Creed by the
Council of Trent, 525.

Address of the head of a family in com-
mencing a systematic plan of domestic
worship, i. 17.

Agonistici, who so called, ii. 28, n.
Aix-la-Chapelle, Congress of, ii. 76, n.
Alvarez de Paz, prayer of, i. 15.
Anglican Church, Episcopate of, chargeable
with the error of reminding their people
rather of the Reformation than of Chris-
tianity, ii. 102.

Apostasy, the crime originally meant by the
word heresy, ii. 64, n.

Apostle, true meaning of the term, ii.

Apostolic office, its resumption by the Uni-

versal Episcopate the great remedy for the
evils of discord and disunion, ii. 93; its
field of operation uncircumscribed, 103—
108; advantages of it, 115; means of
restoring it, 115.

Articles, the Thirty-nine, classification of, i.

Augustine, extract from, on the power of one
Council to rescind the acts of another, i.
519, n.


Bede, the Venerable, some notice of him and
his writings, i. 496.
Beveridge, Bishop, extract from, describing
the Church of England, i. 539, n.
Bible, the, its universally acknowledged au-
thority, and its predictions respecting the
ultimate triumph of the truth which it
reveals, ii. 93. 97, 98; impiety and arro-
gance of the Papal interdiction of its general
perusal, 101.

Bishop of Rome, Dedication to the, on the
repentance of himself and his Church, i.

Bishops of the Catholic Church, the principal
causes of the failure of Christianity, ii. 93;
earnest appeal to them, 97-142; originally
called "Apostles," 110; mischievous con-
sequences attending the discontinuance of
the appellation, ib.

Blessings, four, of inestimable value to every
independent nation, ii. 70.

Britain, Great, the three great services it
has rendered to the Christian world, ii. 70.
-, why blessed in God's provi-
dence with such great temporal prosperity,
ii. 71.

sketch of its conduct through-
out the war of opinions which has lasted
for three centuries, ii. 75.
British Empire, its Protestant monarchy a
powerful obstacle to the progress of Popery,
i. 509.

Bull of Leo X. conferring the title of De-

fender of the Faith on Henry VIII., par-

ticulars concerning, ii. 66.

Bull of Pope Pius IV., necessity for rescind-
ing it, i. 516.

circumstances under
which that bull was enacted, i. 517; nature
of it, 518.

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Canons of antiquity, doctrine of the Creed of
Pope Pius IV. concerning their authority,
i. 528. Proposed modification of that
article, ii. 49.

Canterbury, Archbishop of, appeal to his
Grace respecting the Union of Christians,
ii. 140.

Centuries, the three first, their decisions may
be received in controversies on doctrine or
discipline, ii. 84.

Children, importance of their early religious
training, i. 8.

Christian, the influence that name should
exert over all who claim it as their own,
ii. 8.
Christian rulers, their duty to promote Chris-
tian peace and union, ii. 7.

must be the originators of

any scheme for this end, ii. 9.

called upon to uphold their
own supremacy, ii. 39; recommended to
summon a general council, ii. 42. Mode in
which this might be effected, 43. Good
effects of such a proceeding, 44.

tures, ii. 53.

bound to circulate the Scrip-

general appeal to, to imitate
the example of Constantine, ii. 53.
Christians, early, their conduct under perse-
cution, ii. 19.

Christianity, Scriptural, certainty of its final
establishment, i. 541. Causes which have
impeded its progress, ii. 103.

the only remedy for the evils
with which irreligion, Popery, and infidelity
are cursing the nations, ii. 90.
Church, the first upon earth was a family,
i. 2.

the early Apostolic, summary of its
faith, i. 242.

present state of the, as the result of
past controversies, i. 511.

"" the term substituted by the clergy for
the word Christ, ii. 99.
Churches, episcopal, of England, Scotland,
and America, present a great obstacle to
the progress of Popery, i. 507.

Church of England, her Scriptural mode of
training children, i. 8.

more entitled to the ap-
probation of Christians in England, than
any other communion, i. 235.

stated, i. 238.

the argument in its favour

truths taught by, con-
cerning God, the soul, and the means of
grace, i. 239.

neither adds to, nor takes
from, the primitive truths, i. 245.
contrasted with the
Romish and other churches as to the
manner in which it has kept the truths of
Revelation, i. 245.

its continuance in the

unity and communion of the one Catholic
Church, i. 248.

Church of England, summary of the reasons
for preferring it to all others, i. 249.

decisions, i. 519.

ever ready to revise its

its recognition of the
foundations on which an attempt at the
reunion of Christians may be begun, ii. 74.
Circumcelliones, who so called, ii. 28, n.
Clergy, Roman Catholic, generally conformed
to the English service till forbidden by the
Pope, i. 521.

Coke, Sir Edward, his testimony of the con-
formity of Roman Catholics with the English
service, i. 523.

Commentator on the Scriptures, qualifications
of a, i. 14.

Confessions of faith, Protestant, their har
mony an obstacle to the progress of Popery,
i. 510.
Congress to promote Christian union, prin-
ciples by which it should be guided, ii. 84.
, persons to whom its deliberations
should be entrusted, ii. 85.

the extent to which its decisions
would be received as international law
amongst Christians, ii. 86.

its effects upon Popery, Secta-
rianism, Episcopacy, personal piety, and
general peace, ii. 88.

Conscience, rights of, what, ii. 13.
Constantine, parallel between the circum-
stances of the Church in his days and in
the present, ii. 12.

causes of his conversion, ii. 20.
publishes the edict of Milan, ii.
21. His departure from its principles the
foundation of all subsequent persecution,


-, proofs of his belief in the deity
of Christ, ii. 30, n.
his impartiality a pattern for
Christian rulers, ii. 34.
--, upheld his own supremacy, ii. 38.
consulted the Catholic episcopacy,

adopted a Catholic, not a sectarian

ii. 40.
Creed, ii. 44.

acknowledged the Episcopate
and the Catholic Church, ii. 50.

endeavoured to extend the know-
ledge of the Scriptures to every member of
the Church, ii. 52.

sanctioned the canons and litur-
gies of the Catholic Church, and worshipped
Christ as divine, ii. 53.

his error in making the Canons
of Nice a portion of the civil law, ii.
Controversies, religious, nature of them in
different ages of the Church, i. 238, n.
their evil effects seen
in the present state of the Church, i. 511.

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