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ART. I. INTRODUCTORY OBSER ART. IX. THE MORALS OF So-
VATIONS. By the Editor, 1 CRATES, Erom Schweighau-

ser's Opuscula Academica. By
Art. II. ON SOME OF THE Cau. F. M. Hubbard, Boston, 161

SES OF THE CORRUPTION OF 1. The Reverence manifested by
Pulpit ELOQUENCE, By Rev. Socrates towards God,

161

Leonard Bacon, New Haven, II. Zeal of Socrates in promoting

Conn.

22 the happiness of men,

165

III. His fortitude and constancy, 170
ART. III. CHRISTIAN PERFEC-
TION. By Rev. Dr. Pond, 44 Art. X. A SECULAR VIEW OF

THE Social INFLUENCES OF
ART. IV. THE WRITINGS OF CHRISTIANITY. By Hon. Ca-
John Foster, By Rev. Daniel leb Cushing,

180

Butler, Dorchester, Ms. . 58

ART. XI. MODERN ENGLISH

ART, V. GENUINENESS OF SEV Poetry. — Byron, SHELLEY,
ERAL TEXTS IN THE GOSPELS. WORDSWORTH,

206

By M. Stuart,

62

Matthew 27; 3–10,

62 XII. Critical Notices, 239

Matthew 27: 52, 53,

70 1. Farst's Heb. Concordance, 239

Mark 14: 8-20,

71 2. Prescott's Reign of Ferdi-

Luke 22: 43, 44,

76 nand and Isabella,

242

John 5:4,

78 3. Bancroft's Hist, of the U.S. 245

John 21: 24, 25,

83 4. Cousin's Psychology, 247

Concluding Remarks,

84 5. Skinner's Select Discourses, 248

6. Catastrophe of the Presb. Ch. 249

ART. VI. SOME REMARKS ON 7. American Education,

250

HEBREWS 12: 25. By Prof. T. 8. Manual of Prayer,

251

D. Woolsey, New Haven, 881 9. Nordheimer's Heb. Chres-

tomathy, :

251

ART. VII. CAMPBELLISM. By R. 10. Tocqueville's Democracy in

W. Landis, Jeffersonville, Pa. 94 America,

f 1. The fundamental principles 11. Augusti’s Christ. Archaeol. 253

of Campbellism pointed out and 12. Havernick's Introduction to

examined,

98 the Old Testament, . 255

13, Memoirs of Coverdale, 255

ART. VIII. ADVANTAGES AND 14. Medhurst's China,

256

DEFECTS OF THE Social Con 15. Windischmann's Vindication

DITION IN THE UNITED STATES

of Peter,

257

OF AMERICA. By Rev. Dr. 16. Hoary Head,

258

Stowe,

130

1. Our Advantages,

131 XIII. MISCELLANEOUS INTELLI-

II. Our Defects,

142

GENCE,

259

Conclusion,

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§ 1V. The translation of the N. ART. IX. THE ANTE-COLUM-

Testament adopted by the BIAN HISTORY OF AMERICA. By

Campbellites,

312 Henry R. Schoolcraft, Esq.

Detroit,

430

ART. III. THE LAW AND THE " Antiquitates Americanae," 430

Prophets, FULFILLED IN Its favorable Reception,

435

CHRIST; - An ExposITION OF View of the Assonet Inscription
MATTHEW 5: 17-20. By Lew Rock,

440

is Mayer, D. D. Theol. Šem. of F. Magnusen's interpretation, 441

the German Ref. Church, Mer Note from Albert Gallatin,

448

cersburg, Pa.

328

ART. X. THE DRAMA OF AN-

Art. IV. BOLDNESS

CIENT GREECE; A BRIEF VIEW

PREACHER. By Aaron M. Col OF ITS HistorY, STRUCTURE,

ton, Theol. Sem. Andover, 341 REPRESENTATION AND MORAL

TENDENCY, By Rev. Prof, J.

ARTICLE V. THE EFFECTIVE Proudfit, New York,

449

PREACHER: CHARACTERISTICS

AND CULTURE, By Prof. Shep ART. XI. THE PRESBYTERIAN

ard, Theol. Sem, Bangor, Me, 346 CONTROVERSY: Its Occasions

AND PRESENT STATE.

By E-

ART. VI. Psycho-PHYSIOLOGY, rastus C. Benedict, Esq. New-

CONNECTION

York,

472

WITH THE MYSTERIES OF ANI Postscript. The Law-Suit deci.
MAL MAGNETISM AND OTHER ded,

512

KINDRED PHENOMENA. By

Prof. S. Adams, Minois Col Art. XII. Critical Notices, 500

lege, Ill.

362 1. Knobel's Commentary on

Ecclesiastes,

500

ART.VII. Christ PREEXISTENT; 2. Herzfeld's Chron. Judicum, 501

-A HOMILETICAL EXPOSITION 3. Abeel's Missionary Conven-

OF John 1:1–5. By Thomas

tion,

503

H. Skinner, D, D. New York, 382 4. Mitchell's Principles of Con.

gregational Churches, 504

ART. VIII, A BRIEF REPORT 5. Stephens's Travels in Greece,

OF TRAVELS IN PALESTINE AND

Turkey, etc.

504

ADJACENT
REGIONS IN

6. Voyages of the Morrison and

1838; UNDERTAKEN FOR THE

Himmaleh,

505

ILLUSTRATION

BIBLICAL 7. Skinner's Aids to Preaching

GEOGRAPHY. By Edward Rob-

and Hearing,

506

inson, D. D. New York Theol. 8. Norton's Astronomy,

507

Seminary,

400 9. Keith's Demonstration,

508

1. From Cairo to Mount Sinai

10. Bacon's Hist. Discourses, 508

and Akabah,

401 11. Mass. Board of Education, 509

II. From Akabah to Jerusalem, 406 12. Cushing's Oregon Territory, 509

III, Jerusalem,

410 13, Everett's Address and Field's

IV. Excursion to Michmash,

Poem,

510

Bethel, etc.

414 14. Lunt's Poems,

510

V. Excursion to Carmel, Enged 15. Malcolm's Travels,

510

di, the Jordan, etc.

417 16. Additional Notices,

511

VI. 'Excursion to Gaza, Hebron,
and Wady Mousa,

420 Art, XIII. MISCELLANEOUS AND
VII, Excursion to Nazareth, Tibe LITERARY INTELLIGENCE,

515

rias and Beirout,

427

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BIBLICAL REPOSITORY.

JANUARY, 1839.

SECOND SERIES, NO. 1.-WHOLE NO. XXXIII.

ARTICLE I.

INTRODUCTORY OBSERVATIONS.

By the Editor.

It has been the fate of most periodical publications in our country, whether political, literary or theological, to be of short continuance. They have been commenced, each in its turn, to meet an exigency. As the exigency has ceased, the periodical has passed out of existence or assumed a character supposed to be better adapted to the changed position of things.

Such a result was to be expected in a condition of society so rapidly advancing as that of the North American States. A few years only, in most sections of this country, produce such changes in the number of the population, their wealth, and the state of education, as demand new facilities of supply and improvement. Institutions of learning have thus been multiplied, each of which has been anxious to avail itself of the influence of a separate periodical to subserve its own interests, as well as to promote the general cause of education. Other sectional or party interests have often been found to conflict with each other. These too have demanded, for a time, the support of rival publications wbich have ceased with the occasions that produced them ;—and the conductors of the periodical press, like other men, are not suffered to continue by reason of death. Their works fall into the hands of new proprietors and editors, whose

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