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OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY,

OR

Scripture Facts;

WITH QUESTIONS FOR SCHOOLS.

BY THE REV, W. H. PINNOCK, LL.D.

Author of the Analyses of 'Ecclesiastical History,' History of the

Reformation,' &c. &c. &c.

CAMBRIDGE:
PRINTED BY AND FOR J. HALL & son;
SOLD ALSO BY WHITTAKER & CO. AVE MARIA LANE;

G. BELL, 186, FLEET-STREET, LONDON;
AND J. H. PARKER, OXFORD.

M.DCCC.LIV.

PREFACE.

THESE Pages are but an Abbreviation of the Author's larger · ANALYSIS OF SCRIPTURE HISTORY,' and are intended more for storing the memory with Bible facts than for supplying arguments or elucidations. It is hoped, therefore, that it will prove adequate to the end designed

November, 1854.

A SHORT

Scripture History.

THE OLD TESTAMENT.

INTRODUCTION.

1. “The Bible" is a name given to the Holy Scriptures to mark their pre-eminence and worth. It is from the Greek word, Biblos, meaning.The Book."

2. In the Bible are the Old Testament, and the New Testament; the former contains thirty-nine Books, and the latter twenty-seven.

3. The Books of the Old Testament are further divided into

four classes, viz.
1. The Books of the Law.
2. The Historical Books.
3. The Holy Writings or Poetical Books.

4. The Prophetical Books. 4. The Books of the Law, five in number, were written by Moses, and are also called the Pentateuch, from two Greek words' pente'five, and 'teuchos' a volume, or book.

5. They are
Genesis.

Leviticus.
Exodus.
Numbers.

Deuteronomy.

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1. What is the meaning of_the word “ Bible ?”. 2. How many Books are in the Old Testament? how many, in the New ? 3. Into what four classes are the Books of the Old Testament divided ? Who wrote the Books of the Law, and what is the meaning of Pentateuch? 5. What are the names of these Books ?'

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