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3. to give unto his seed, and that in his 1892. XXI. 9.
quest are cast forth.
Isaac. Abraham giveth proof of his
faith and obedience.
the 127th year of her age.
ter of Bethuel, the son of Nahor, in
the 40th year of his age.
year of their father Isaac's age.
from him Abraham and his posterity
were called Hebrews. Gen. xix. 13.
Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hit-
tite, and Bashemath the daughter of
Elon the Hittite.
laomer and his confederates, and in his 1760. XXVII. Jacob by his mother's instructica
obtaineth the blessing from Isaac kis
father, which was designed for Esau.
Upon which he is forced to flee into
Mesopotamia, to shun his brother's
XXVIII. rage. Upon the way are foretold unto
him in a vision the blessings of his
XXIX. posterity. At length he cometh to he
uncle Laban's house, and covenante
to serve him seven years for his daugt-
ter Rachel, but Laban deceiverb him
with Leah; the marriage week being
completed, Rachel also is given him to
wife, upon condition of serving seren
Of Leah are born,
1758. 32, Reuben,
and in token of a greater blessing|| 1756. 34, Levi,
length beareth Joseph : Jacob, desirang
to depart, is persuaded by Laban 19
serve six years more for some part of
1739. XXXI. Jacob, after he had been twenty
years in Mesopotamia, sets forward on
his journey homewards, without ac-
quainting his father or brothers in law.
32. Rachel stealeth her father's gods, and
XXXII. is pursued by Laban. Jacob by his
prudence is reconciled to his brother
Esau. He wrestleth with an angel at
Peniel, and is called Israel.
XXXIV. About this time Dinah, Jacob's
daughter, is deflowered by Sichem the
son of Hamor. Simeon and Levi, Di-
nah's brethren, revenge their sister's
quarrel, by putting all the males ef
Sichem to the sword; for which thing
Jacob reproveth them.
XXXV. 16. Rachel is delivered of Benjamin m
the way betwixt Beth-el, or Bett-
lehem, and Ephrath, and dies in child-
bed. Some think that Job lived about
XXXVIII. Judah lieth with Thamar his daugh-
16. ter in law in disguise.
is sold to merchantmen, Ishmaelites
and Midianites, who carry him into
Egypt, where he is sold to Potiphar, an
officer of Pharaoh, and by him made
overseer of his house.
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Midian, where he marrieth Zipporah
the daughter of Reuel, or Jethro, a
priest, and liveth with him forty years.
1530. Joshua Caleb, the son of Jephunneh born.
XIV. 7, 10. Whilst Moses keeps his father in
1, 2, &c. peareth to him in a burnis; ish, and
sendeth him to deliver Is
V. Moses and Aaron having ucuare to
Pharaoh the message, on which they
are sent unto him from God, are
charged by him as heads of a mutiny,
and sent away with many bad words;
and more grievous labours are forth-
with laid upon the Israelites.
Moses being now eighty, and Aaron
eighty-three years of age, urged there-
unto by God, return again to Pharaoh,
where the magicians by their sorcery,
imitating the miracle of Aaron's rod
turned into a serpent, make Pharaoh
Psalm more obstinate than he was before.
LXXVIII. Wherefore God by the hand of Moses
CV. lays ten plagues upon the Egyptians.
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4th, upon Monday with us) in the even-
ing, the passover is instituted.
Upon the fifteenth of the same month,
at midnight, the firstborn of Egypt
being all slain, Pharaoh and his ser-
vants make haste to send away the
Israelites; and they, the selfsame day
wherein they were let go out of bond-
age, being the complete term of 430
years from the first pilgrimage of their
ancestors, reckoning from Abraham's
departure out of Charran, take their
Numbers journey, and march away, being 600,000
XXXIII. men, beside children, and come to Ra-
meses, from whence by several encamp-
ings they come to the Red sea, the
Lord conducting them in a pillar of
cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by
night. They carry Joseph's bones with
Exod. XIV. At the Red sea Pharaoh with his
host overtakes them ; Moses divides
the waters with his rod, and the chil-
dren of Israel pass through on dry
ground unto the desert of Etham;
whom when Pharaoh and his army
would needs follow, they are all over-
whelmed by the waters coming together
at the dawning of the day, whereby the
Israelites are wholly freed from the
XV. bondage of the Egyptians; whose car-
cases when they see floating all the sea
over, and cast upon the shore, they
sing a song of praise and thanksgiving
XVI. Upon the fifteenth of the second
month (our June the 4th, being Thurs-
day) the Israelites come to the wil.
derness of Zin, which lieth between
Elyma and Sinai, where for want of
food they murmur against God and
their leaders : about the eventide God
sends them quails, and the next morn-
ing rains upon them manna from hea-
ven ; and upon that kind of bread they
lived afterward by the space of forty
years, even till they came to the bor-
ders of the land of promise. Anomer
of it is preserved for a memorial.
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At Rephidim, which was the eleventh || Before Exodus God renews his covenant with his
gives them his laws again.
the tabernacle, the ark of the covenant,
the altar, the table of shewbread, the
priests' garments, the holy ointments,
the candlestick, and other utensils and
vessels belonging to the sacrifices, are
finished in the desert at mount Sinai,
and are brought unto Moses.
XL. The tabernacle is set up and anointed
with holy oil. Aaron and his sons are
consecrated for the priesthood.
Lev. X. Nadab and Abihu for offering strange
fire are struck dead in the place by
fire from heaven.
Numb. VII. The princes of the tribes present
their offerings toward the dedication
of the tabernacle. God speaketh to
Moses from the mercy seat.
IX. The second passover is instituted.
X. 29. Jethro, who is also called Hobab,
Exodus brings his daughter Zipporah, with ber
XVIII. two sons, Gershon and Eliezer, which
were left with him, to his son in la
Moses: and having congratulated his
and the whole people of Israel's deliver-
ance out of bondage, he openly declara
his faith and devotion toward the true
God. By his advice Moses imparts
the government of the people to some
others, and ordains magistrates for the
deciding of lesser causes.
Numb. XI. Moses complains to God of the orer
great burden of his government; Gol,
to ease him of his charge, gives him far
assistance the court of seventy Elders.
31. The people lust for flesh, God gires
them quails in wrath; and sends witbal
a most grievous plague among then.
XII. God rebukes the sedition of Miriam
and Aaron, and maintaineth Moses bis
XIII. From the wilderness of Paran, nez:
Kadesh-barnea, twelve men are sent
(among whom are Caleb and Joshua)
to discover the land of Canaan. Re-
turning, they bring with them the
branch of a vine, with a cluster of
grapes upon it; ten of the twelve sa
sent speak ill of the country, declare i:
barren, and magnify the cities for their
strength, and the giantly stature of the
XIV. The people, terrified with this rela.
tion, are about to return into Egips
from which Caleb and Joshua endea-
vouring to dissuade them are like to be
stoned. At this God is so provoked,
that he threatens to destroy them: bur
is prevailed upon by Moses his prayers
to spare them. Nevertheless he de-
nounceth that all who are now twenty
years old and upward (except Caleb
and Joshua) shall die in the wilderness
The men who raised the evil report
are all destroyed by sudden death
Some endeavouring to enter upon the
promised land, contrary to the con.
mand of God, are smitten by the Ama.
lekites and Canaanites.
the Israelites continue many days; but
that in some places they continued
many years, appeareth, for that in the
space of thirty-seven years there are
but seventeen encampings mentioned.
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Josh. sayer out of Mesopotamia to come and
XXIV. 9. curse the Israelites, promising him
great rewards for his labour ; purpos-
Jing afterwards to make war upon them.
Numb. Balaam, forewarned of God, refuseth
second time, he importuneth God to let
go, and goes with a purpose indeed
to curse Israel; but God, offended there.
2 Pet. II. at, makes the dumb ass of this wizard,
on which he rode, speaking in a man's
voice, to reprove his folly.
Numb. Balaam twice offers sacrifice, and
XXIII. would fain have cursed Israel, to gra-
Deut. tify Balak therein ; but being forced
XXIII. 5. thereto by the Spirit of God, instead of
Joshua cursing, he blesseth them altogether ;
XXIV. 10. foretelling what felicity attended them,
and what calamities should befall their
Numb. By his advice the women of Moab
XXV. and Midian are set on work to turn the
1, 2, 3, &c. Israelites away to idolatry. Wherefore
God commands Moses first to take all
the ringleaders of this disorder, and to
hang them up before the sun, and then
gives order to the judges to put to
death all such as had joined themselves
Psalm a plague upon the people, whereof die
CVI. 28. 23,000 men in one day: which, added
Rev. II. 14. to them which were hanged and kill-
1 Cor. X. 8. ed with the sword, amount in all to
Numb. Phinehas the son of Eleazar, by kill-
XXV. ing Zimri, the chief of his father's fa-
Psalm mily, and Cozbi the daughter of Zur,
CVI. 30. a prince of the Midianites, appeaseth
Numb. the wrath of God, and the plague ceas-
XXV. eth. God therefore settleth the high
13, 17. priesthood for ever upon the house of
Phinehas, and commands that war be
made upon the Midianites.
Numb. Moses and Eleazar, by God's com-
XXVI. mand, in the plain of Moab, near unto
Jordan, over against Jericho, number
the people from twenty years old and
upwards, and find them to be 601,730
men, besides the Levites, whose num-
ber, reckoning them from one month
old and upwards, come to 23,000; and
then Moses receives command for the
parting of the land of promise among
XXVII. The daughters of Zelophehad have
1, 2, their father's land parted among them,
for want of issue male ; this occasions
the law for succession in heritages to
God signifies to Moses that he shall
Deut. III. die; and Joshua thereupon is declared
lays his hands, and gives him instruc-
tions. Several laws are made.
Numb. Twelve thousand of the Israelites
XXXI. under the command of Phinehas van-
quish the Midianites, and put to the
sword all the males among them with
their five princes, and among them
Josh. XIII. Zur, the father of Cozbi, and Balaam
21, 22. the wizard; but they save the women
alive; at which Moses is wroth, and
commands that every male child, and
all the women, except such as be vir-
Numb. gins, be killed.
XXXII. The lands which belonged to Sihon
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Deut. III. and Og, namely, all from the river Ar-|| Before Josh. IV. waters being for that present divided;
for a memorial of which miraculous
passage Joshua sets up twelve stones
in the very channel of Jordan, and
taking twelve other stones out of the
midst thereof sets them up at Gil-
gal, the place where they text en-
V. The day following Joshua renews the
use of circumcision, which had been
omitted forty years.
10, Upon the fourteenth day of the same
month, in the evening, the Israelites
celebrate their first Passover in the
land of Canaan.
Next day after the Passover manna
13, Our Lord Jesus, Captain of his Fa-
ther's host, appears to Joshua, the ty.
pical Jesus, before Jericho, with a
drawn sword in his hand, and promis-
eth there to defend his people.
VI. Jericho, the ark of the Lord having
been carried round about it, is taken
the seventh day, the walls thereof fall-
ing down at the sound of the priests'
trumpets; all the inhabitants are put
to the sword, except Rabab and her
VII. The Israelites besiege Ai, and are
smitten by their enemies, God having
abandoned them for sacrilege commit-
ted by Achan; Achan's sin being disco-
vered by the casting of lots, and himself
found guilty, he is stoned to death, and
together with his children and cattle,
VIII. burned with fire. God being pacified
hereby, Ai is taken by ambushment, and
On mount Ebal, according to the
law made, is an altar erected, and the
Ten Commandments engraven on it;
the blessings and cursings are repeated
on mount Ebal and mount Gerizimi,
and the book of the law read in the ears
of the people.
IX. The kings of Canaan combine against
Israel ; only the Gibeonites craftily find
a way to save their own lives, by mak-
ing a league with them : but are after-
wards deputed to the servile offices of
the house of God.
Joshua X. Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem, with
the kings of Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish
and Eglon, hearing that Gibeon is fallen
off from them, join their forces toge
ther, and besiege it: but Joshua raiščih
the siege, pursueth those five kings,
and smiteth them as far as Azekah, the
Lord in the mean while killing more
with hailstones from heaven, than the
Israelites with their swords. Joshua
commands the sun to stand still over
Gibeon, and the moon over the valley
of Ajalon, by the space almost of one
whole day, until the Israelites are fully
avenged of their enemies. The fire
kings hide themselves in a cave at
Makkedah; from whence they are
brought forth, scornfully used, and
XXIII. wherein, after the failing of manna,
10, 11. they began to till the ground, the rise
of the sabbatical years is to be taken.
ed by God to divide all the land on the
west of Jordan among the nine tribes