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ALLEN AND FARNHAM, STEREOTYPERS AND PRINTERS.

PREFACE.

This Volume consists of expositions of the second book of the Pentateuch — the Book of Exodus. It elucidates customs and explains difficulties, if not with learning, at least with simplicity and clearness. It goes over ground consecrated by stupendous manifestations of the presence and glory of God, and records the sins and sufferings - the waywardness and unbelief- of a people more favored than any.

But it is not a dry statement of the past. It is full of practical and instructive applications to us, on whom the ends of the age have come. these things,” says an apostle, “ happened unto them for ensamples, and they are written for our admonition.”

The Jew has in reserve for him a yet more majestic Exodus. We, the Gentiles, are now in our desert and accomplishing ours. May we reach the true Canaan, the heavenly rest — the New Jerusalem!

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As in the Readings on Leviticus, which will follow this Volume, many very deeply interesting rites and ceremonies occur, replete with evangelical truth, for which I cannot find room, I propose, if spared, during 1854, to issue, for those who choose to have it, a small, cheap, occasional volume, to be called “ A COMPANION TO THE SABBATH MORNING READINGS ON THE OLD TESTAMENT," which will contain special illustrations of important passages in Leviticus.

May it please God to make these Readings helps to us, to “read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” his own precious Word.

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