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TEXTS FROM THE HOLY BIBLE

EXPLAINED BY THE

HELP OF THE ANCIENT MONUMENTS.

WORKS BY THE AUTHOR.

THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES, TRANSLATED; being a

Revision of the Authorised English Old Testament. In 3 vols. THE NEW TESTAMENT; translated from Griesbach's Text.

Fifth Edition. CRITICAL NOTES ON THE AUTHORISED ENGLISH

VERSION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. Second Edition. HISTORIC NOTES ON THE BOOKS OF THE OLD

AND NEW TESTAMENTS. Second Edition.
THE HISTORY OF THE HEBREW NATION AND

ITS LITERATURE.
THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE BIBLE.

THE HISTORY OF EGYPT, from the Earliest Times till

the Conquest by the Arabs, in A.D. 640. Fourth Edition. THE CHRONOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY OF ANCIENT

EGYPT. ALEXANDRIAN CHRONOLOGY. EGYPTIAN INSCRIPTIONS, from the British Museum

and other Sources. 216 Plates, in Folio. EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS, being an Attempt to

Explain their Nature, Origin, and Meaning. With a Vocabulary. EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES IN THE BRITISH

MUSEUM DESCRIBED. EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY AND EGYPTIAN CHRIS

TIANITY; with their Influence on the Opinions of Modern Christians.

EXPLAINED BY THE

HELP OF THE ANCIENT MONUMENTS,

WITH A FEW PLANS AND VIEWS,

BY

SAMUEL SHARPE,

AUTHOR OF TUE “HISTORY OF EGYPT.”

CONTAINING

ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX DRAWINGS ON WOOD,

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LONDON:
S. & J. BRAWN, PRINTERS, 13, PRINCES STREET, LITTLE QULEN STREET,

HOLBORN, W.C.

PREFACE.

The following Illustrations are argumentative and explanatory, rather than ornamental. The earlier are taken chiefly from the Egyptian and Assyrian sculptures; the later include some coins. A few maps and plans are given, but only such as explain points in geography that are not shown in the more common maps.

It would have been easy to have added a number of landscape views, which most agreeably illustrate Scripture history; but of these only two or three are given, of which the features are very distinctly pointed to in the Bible narrative.

The writer has wholly forborne from using the more common class of Scripture plates, which are

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