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Simeon and Levi, They wickedly slew the Shechemites after they had made a league with them.
Levi, The priesthood and care of the worship of God was given to his family or tribe.
Judah, The kingdom was promised to his family from him came David and Christ.
Joseph, Israel's beloved son; but his brethren hated him and sold him into Egypt, where he was made ruler of the land. Zebulun, Issachar, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, and Benjamin, are the other seven patriarchs, but have nothing so remarkable recorded concerning them.
Ephraim and Manasseh were the two sons of Joseph, but Jacob in prophecy appointed them to make two distinct tribes in the nation of Israel.
SECT. V.-Names of Kings.
JEWS.-Saul, The first king of Israel; he sought his father's cattle, and the prophet found him and anointed him king. David, The man after God's own heart, who was raised from a shepherd to a king.
Solomon, A king of Israel, and the wisest of men: he built the temple at Jerusalem.
Rehoboam, A proud young king of Israel, who lost all his subjects except Judah and Benjamin.
Jeroboam, The first king of Israel when they parted from Judah, and he set up the idolatry of the calves.
Ahab, An ungodly king of Israel, who set up the idol Baal. Hezekiah, A good king of Judah, who reformed the nation; he prayed when he was sick, and was promised that he should live fifteen years longer.
Manasseh, A king of Judah, who did much wickedness, but he repented and was forgiven.
Josiah, A very young king of Judah, whose heart was tender, and he feared God.
Zedekiah, The last king of Judah; he was taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar, and had his eyes put out.
GENTILES.-Abimelech, The name of some of the ancient kings of the Philistines.
Pharoah, The name of the kings of Egypt: one who made the Israelites slaves, and was drowned in the red sea with all his army.
Balak, King of Moab, who hired Balaam to curse Israel, Adonibezek, The king of Bezek in Canaan, who had cut off the thumbs and great toes of threescore and ten kings, and was served so himself at last.
Eglon, A king of Moab, who oppressed Israel, and was stabbed with a dagger by Ehud their deliverer.
Jabin, King of Canaan, who had three hundred chariots of iron, and was conquered under the government of Deborah.
Hiram, King of Tyre, who furnished Solomon with timber and workmen toward the building the temple.
Sennacherib, The king of Assyria who besieged Jerusalem, but an angel of God destroyed his army, even one hundred and fourscore thousand men in one night.
Nebuchadnezzar, The proud king of Babylon who destroyed Jerusalem, but he ran mad, and was driven among the brasts. Belshazzar, The last king of Babylon, who in the midst of his jollity was frighted by the hand which appeared against the wall, and was slain that night.
Darius, The king of the Medes and Persians, who put Daniel into the lions' den sore against his will; and afterwards threw in his accusers there.
Cyrus, the king of Persia who commanded the Jews to build their city and temple again.
Ahasuerus, The king of Persia who took Esther, a Jewish young woman, for his queen.
Casar, The emperors of Rome and the rulers of the world were so called.
Augustus Cæsar, The emperor of the world when Christ eame into it.
Herod the Great, The king of Judea, who killed all the children in Bethlehem, in hopes to kill Christ.
Herod, The king of Galilee, who cut of John the baptist's
Agrippa, A king who was almost persuaded to be a christian. SECT. VI.-Names of Governors, Judges and Officers.
JEWS.-Moses, The deliverer and the law-giver of Israel: he was said to be the meekest of all men.
Joshua, The leader of Israel, who brought them into the promised land.
Gideon, The captain who frighted a great army of Midianites with lamps and pitchers in the hands of three hundred men.
Jephthah, The captain who before the battle made a vow, and it fell upon his own daughter.
Samson, The strongest man, and he slew a thousand Philistines with the jaw-bone of an ass, and at last slew himself with the Philistines, by pulling down the house on their heads.
Zerubbabel, a prince of the Jews, who took care of the building of the temple at their return from Babylon.
Nehemiah, A governor who assisted the Jews in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, and settling their state.
GENTILES.-Pontius Pilate, The governor of Judea, who ordered Christ to be crucified.
Felix, A governor who trembled when Paul preached. Festus, Another Governor, who sent Paul prisoner to Rome, Cornelius, A Roman Centurion, who was converted to the christian religion by Peter.
Sergius Paulus, A governor in Cyprus, who was converted by Paul.
SECT. VII.-Names of Prophets.
Moses, The law giver of the Jews, and the greatest prophet the world ever had till the coming of Christ.
Samuel, the prophet whom God called when he was a child : he was also a judge of Israel.
David, A king and prophet.
Elijah, The prophet who was carried to heaven in a chariot
Elisha, The prophet who was mocked by the children, and a wild bear tore them in pieces.
Isaiah, The prophet who spoke more than any other concerning Christ and the gospel.
Jeremiah, The prophet who foretold the captivity of Israel in Babylon, and their return.
Amos, The herdsman, who was made a prophet.
Jonah, The prophet who lay three days and three nights in the whale's belly:
Daniel, The prophet who was cast into the lion's den for praying to God, and was saved there.
Haggai and Zechariah, The prophets who encouraged the Jews in building the temple.
Malachi, The last of the prophets before the coming of
John the Baptist, The prophet who told that Christ was
Prophets in the christian church were many: the most noted besides the apostles was.
Agabus, Who foretold a general famine, and Paul's being laid in fetters at Jerusalem.
Note, Among the apostles, Peter, John and Paul foretel many things to come in their writings, and may well be called prophets, but an apostle is a higher title.
SECT. VIII.-Names of Priests.
Melchisedeck, The king of Salem, and the priest who blessed Abraham.
Jethro, A priest or prince of Midian, the father-in-law of Moses, who gave him counsel about the government of the Israelites.
Aaron, The brother of Moses, and the first high-priest of
Nadab and Abihu, Two priests, the sons of Aaron, who were slain by fire from heaven, for offering sacrifice with other fire than God had appointed.
Phineas, A grandson of Aaron, whose zeal against idolatry was greatly approved of God and rewarded.
Eli, A high-priest and a judge of Israel, who fell down and died for grief, when he heard the ark of God was taken by the Philistines.
Abiathar, The high-priest who was thrust out of his office by Solomon for treason.
Zadok, The high-priest who anointed Solomon king. Jehoiada, The high-priest who turned Athaliah a wicked woman out of the throne of Judah, and restored the family of David.
Joshua or Jeshua, The high-priest who assisted Zerubbabel in rebuilding the temple of Jerusalem at the return from Babylon. Ezra, The priest and scribe who greatly promoted the restoration of the worship of God at the Jews' return.
Caiaphas, The high-priest who condemned Christ upon a pretence of blasphemy.
SECT. IX.-The Twelve Apostles.
Simon Peter, The apostle who denied Christ, but repented and wept bitterly.
Andrew, The brother of Peter: they were both fishermen. John, The beloved disciple who leaned on Jesus' bosom at the last supper.
James, The greater, that is, the elder he was the brother of John; these two were also fishermen.
Philip, The apostle who asked Christ to shew them God the Father.
Bartholomew, Who is supposed to be the same with Na
Thomas, The apostle who was hard to be persuaded that Christ was risen from the dead.
Matthew, The publican who is called Levi: he wrote the gospel of Matthew.
James, The lesser or younger, the son of Alpheus, or Cleophas; he is called the Lord's brother or cousin.
Jude, The brother of James the lesser he is named Lebbeus and Thaddeus.
Simon, Who is called Zelotes.
Judas Iscariot, who afterwards betrayed his Master, and hanged himself.
Besides these twelve, there were two or three others, viz.
Matthias, Who was chosen by lot in the room of Judas
Paul, the apostle of the Gentiles, who was called by Christ after he ascended to heaven.
And Barnabas is once called an apostle, who accompanied Paul in his labours. Acts xiv. 14.
SECT. X.-Names of Men remarkable.
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.-Adam, The first man that God made.
Cain, Adam's eldest son, a wicked man who killed his brother.
Abel, Adam's second son, a righteous man whom Cain slew. Enoch, The man who walked with God, and was taken to heaven without dying.
Methusaleh, The oldest man that we ever read of, almost a thousand years years old.
Noah, the good man who was saved when the world was drowned.
Job, The most patient man under grievous pains and losses. Abraham, The pattern of believers, and the friend of God. Lot, The righteous man who was delivered when Sodom was destroyed.
Isaac, Abraham's son according to God's promise.
Esau, Isaac's eldest son, who sold his birth-right for a mess of pottage.
Jacob or Israel, Isaac's youngest son, who craftily obtained his father's blessing by deceit.
Israel, A new name that God gave to Jacob, because he prevailed with God in prayer.
Corah, The wicked man whom the earth swallowed up alive, for daring to be a priest without God's order.
Balaam, The heathen prophet or enchanter who would have cursed Israel, but God forced him to bless them.
Goliah, A giant whom David slew with a sling and a stone.
Absalom, David's wicked son, who rebelled against his father, and he was killed as he hung on a tree by his hair.
Adonijah, Another son of David, who set up himself for king against his father's will, because his father had always humoured
Obadiah, A good servant in the wicked court of Ahab, who feared the Lord from his youth..
Gehazi, The prophet Elisha's servant, who told a lie, and he was struck with an incurable leprosy.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, The three Jews who