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PART III. SACRED ANTIquities of THE JEws, AND of oth ER
different kinds of legal impurities, particularly, 1. The Leprosy of the Per-
CRITIC.1L STUDY.A.N.D KNOWLEDGE
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
SUMMARY OF BIBLICAL GEOGRAPHY AND ANTIQUITIES.
A SKETCH OF THE HISTORICAL AND PHYSICAL
I. Names.—II. Boundaries.—III. Inhabitants before the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites.—IV. Division by Joshua-Mllotments of the twelve tribes.—V. The Kingdom under David and Solomon.— VI. The Kingdoms of Judah and Israel-VII. Divisions in the time of Jesus Christ.—VIII. Account of the City of JERUsALEM :—1. Its situation;–2. Names;–3. Fortifications and walls;–4. Remarkable Buildings;–5. Notice of the successive captures of the city;6. Sketch of its present state.-IX. Historical Epochs.
I. THIS country has in different ages been called by various names, which have been derived either from its inhabitants, or from the extraordinary circumstances attached to it. Thus, in Jer. iv. 20. it is termed generally the land; and hence, both in the Old and New Testament, the word Tn, which is sometimes rendered earth, is by the context in many places determined to mean the promised land of Israel; as in Josh. ii. 3. They be come to search out all the country (Sept. row yov); Matt. v. 5. The meek shall inherit the earth (yov, the . and in Luke iv. 25. where a great famine is said to have prevailed throughout all the land (or radav row yov). In like manner, op.cupiewn, which primarily means the inhabited world, Vol. III. 2