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THE WHOLE COMPRISING
An Historical account of the Persons: Al mentioned in the Writings of the Old and
Whatever important is known concerning
a Body of Scripture History,
Chronology, and Divinity; and serving in a
LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
BY JOHN BROWN,
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT HADDINGTON.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
PRINTED BY AND FOR W. GRACIE ;
No Volumes equally deserve our attentive perusal as the inspired Oracles of God. By these men live, and in them is the life of our soul. They are the inestimable Testament of God our Saviour; the blessed means of all true and spiritual wisdom, holiness, comfort, and eternal felicity. Let us then daily search the scriptures, and understand what we read ; for these are they that testify of Christ. Since they are one of the most valuable talents committed to us, and for which we must give an account at the great day of the Lord, let us, with all our getting, get the understanding of them ; let us hide them in our hearts, believing what they assert, receiving what they offer, and doing whatsoever they command us. To assist in the perusal of these divine Volumes, is the following Work offered to the public. How far it differs from these of the kind, published by Illyricus, or Wilson, in one, or by Simon in two, or by Ravanell, or Calmet, in three volumes folio; and of the last of which, a kind of abridgment has been lately published at London, will be easily perceived, by a comparison of a small part of any of them herewith ; es
on the larger articles of ANGELS, ANTICHRIST, APOCRYPHA, ARABIA, CHURCH, God, GosPEL, HEBREWS, &c.
The principal significations of emblamatic words are here briefly hinted. The gospel-signification of