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

First MONTH, Abib.

March-April. SECOND MONTH, Zif.


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

Taberuh, 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-Hatlaavah, or Taberah.

THIRD Moxtu.


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Compassing Mount Seir.


They come to the desert of Zin (Numb. xx. 1) in this first month. Here,
at Kadesh (Meribah] (Numb. xx. 13), they murmur for want of water,
It appears to be a long stage from Ezion-gaber to Kadesh (Numb.

xxxiii. 36). Miriam dies.
They request permission of Edom to pass through that territory; and,

being refused, they turned southward from Kadesh, and journeyed to Mount Hor.





Mount Hor (?).




Sixth Month.

On the 1st day of this month AARON DIES, at Mount Hor. Thirty

days' mourning for Aaron. And the Canaanite (Numb. xxi. 1) disputing the passage of Israel, they

turn aside to fetch a circuit of Edom, from Mount Hor, "by the day of
the Red Sea" (Numb. xxi. 4). But compare Numb. xxi. 4 with Deut.
ii. 8. It appears that there was a long defile, or narrow plain, fron

Elath to Moab.
FIERY SERPENTS. This must have been either at Zalmonah (Numb.

xxxiii. 41) or Punon (ver. 42). I think it was the latter; because the
next station we find them at (Numb. xxi. 10)

was Oboth; and at Oboth (Numb. xxxiii. 43) they arrived from Punon.

SEVENTH MONTH. September-October.

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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

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against Jericho. Here Balaam's atfair took place, between BethJesimoth 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, bu not of the same persons.) 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.

January, February.

events of these
two mouths.


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

DEUTERONOMY II. Ver. 12." And pitched in the valley of Zared." Ver. 13.-"Get ye over the brook Zered," 13.-—“ Pitched on the other side of Arnon" (qy. 18.-"Pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab."

the south side ?). 16.-" Thence they went to Beer" [in the wil

[No parallel passage.] derness (ver. 18)]. (A well dug here,

and song sung by the people.) 20.-—" From the top of Pisgah, which looketh 26.-" And I sent messengers out of the wildertowards Jeshimon." Rather, as in mar

ness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of gin, “From the top of the hill, which

looketh towards the wilderness."
A civil message sent "to Sihon king of the






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 reminding their people
rather of the Reformation than of Chris-

tianity, i. 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.

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,
üi. 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.

objections to rescinding
it considered, i. 519-531.

, consequences of re-
scinding it, i. 531.

state of things which
will compel its repeal, i. 534; results to be
anticipated therefrom, 534–536.

consequences of not
rescinding it, i. 537.

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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.

Calvin, extract from, in favour of episcopacy,

ii. 50, n.
Canon Law and Creed, Scriptural, desirable-

ness of one being formed for the Universal
Church, ii. 84.

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,

i. 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.

bound to circulate the Scrip-
tures, ii. 53.

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. 51).

the term substituted by the clergy for
the word Christ, ii. 99.
Churches, episcopal, of England, Scotland,

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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.

the argument in its favour
stated, i. 238.

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.

ever ready to revise its
decisions, i. 519.

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, ï. 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, i. 38.

consulted the Catholic episcopacy,
ii. 40.

adopted a Catholic, not a sectarian
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 geen
in the present state of the Church, i. 5)1.


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