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The BIBLE, or, The Book, so named on account of its supereminent importance and high value, contains the sacred writings both of the Israelites and of the Christians; the former called the Old, the latter the New, Testament, or Covenant.
The genuineness of these Scriptures, (that is, their having been really written by the persons to whom they are ascribed,) and their authenticity, (or their relating matters of fact as they actually happened,) rest upon more irresistible evidence than that of any other undisputed historical record whatever.
The Old Testament opens with a glorious display of the almighty power and infinite wisdom of God operating in the formation of the world, with all its mineral and vegetable sub-stances, with all its various tribes of animals, and man, crowned king of them all, by the King of kings and Lord of lords, the supreme. Ruler of the Universe.