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A TABLE of OFFICES and CONDITIONS of MEN. PATRIARCHS, or Fathers of Families, | Prophets, anciently called Seers, who

such as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and his sons.

foretold future events, and denounced
God's judgements.
Children of the Prophets, their disci-
ples or scholars.

Judges, temporary supreme Governors,
immediately appointed by God over
the children of Israel.
Kings, and they either of the whole
nation, or, after the falling off of the
ten tribes, of Judah or Israel.
Elders, Senators of the LXX, or San-

hedrin.

Officers, Provosts, Sheriffs, or Execu

tioners.

Judges, inferior Rulers, such as deter

mine controversies in particular cities. Israelites, Hebrews, descendants from

Jacob.

An Hebrew of Hebrews, an Israelite by original extraction.

A Proselyte of the Covenant, who was circumcised, and submitted to the whole law.

A Proselyte of the Gate, or stranger who worshipped one God, but remained uncircumcised.

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Wise Men, called so in imitation of the
Eastern Magi, or Gentile Philosophers.
Scribes, writers, and expounders of the

law.

Disputers, that raised and determined
questions out of the law.
Rabbies or Doctors, Teachers of Israel.
Libertines, freed men of Rome, who,
being Jews or Proselytes, had a syn-
agogue or oratory for themselves.
Gaulonites, or Galileans, who pre-
tended it unlawful to obey an heathen
Herodians, who shaped their religion to
magistrate.
the times, and particularly flattered
Herod.

Epicureans, who placed all happiness.
Stoics, who denied the liberty of the
in pleasure.

will, and pretended all events were determined by fatal necessity. Simon Magus, author of the heresy of the Gnostics, who taught that men, however vicious their practice was, should be saved by their knowledge. Nicolaitanes, the disciples of Nicolas,

one of the first seven Deacons, who taught the community of wives. Nazarites, who under a vow abstained from wine, &c.

Nazarenes, Jews professing Christianity.
Zelots, Sicarii, or murderers, who under

pretence of the law, thought themselves authorised to commit any outrage. Pharisees, separatists, who upon the opinion of their own godliness, despised all others. Sadducees, who denied the resurrection of the dead, angels, and spirits. Samaritans, mongrel professors, partly Heathen, partly Jews, the offspring of the Assyrians sent to Samaria. Apostles, Missionaries, or persons sent; they who were sent by our Saviour from their number were called The Twelve. Bishops, Successors of the Apostles in

the government of the church. Deacons, Officers chosen by the Apostles to take care of the poor.

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