The Sacred History and Doctrine of the New Testament (1753)

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The Sacred History and Doctrine of the New Testament (1753)

S$158.00

Title: The Sacred History and Doctrine of the New Testament, in Question and Answer: with the Lives and Travels of the Virgin Mary and Joseph, of our Saviour Jesus Christ,, his Apostles &c., an Explanation of the Fixed and Moveable Feasts, in Commemoration of their Lives and Martyrdoms, and their Successors in the Church, carried down to the present time. Designed for the Use of Schools, and necessary in all Families. To which is added A brief Chronology from the Creation to our Saviour’s Birth, Tables of Scripture-Measures, Weights and Coins, accurately calculated and by Decimal Arithmetick reduced to our English Valuation; a large Catalogue of remarkable Scripture Names, the Characters and Conditions of Men

Author: Rev. C. Brown

Publisher: Printed for the author,and Sold by P.Stephens fronting Stationers Hall; W.CRAIGHTON in Ipswich. 1753. Third edition.

Condition: Reading copy only. Badly bound in black leather (probably rebound). Cover scuffed and worn, but binding very sound. Frontispiece and last page pasted onto boards. 8vo. Text slightly foxed but very clean. 11 remarkable copper engraved plates.

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A fascinating religious textbook from the mid-18th century, during a time when religion and science were not considered separate domains. The book contains questions and answers on the various books of the New Testament, with copious footnotes, and a supplement at the back which contains an explanation of time, space, chronology, rain and clouds, astronomy and other matters of science. The supplement describes the calendars used by the Chaldeans, Egyptians, Babylonians, Romans and others, how Corpenicus derived his theories from Pythagoras, and that the Greek philosophers derived their knowledge from Egypt. Hades, Gog and Magog, the Turks and Isaac Newton also make an appearance in this delightful read.