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Context of The Christian's new and complete British family Bible : Being a new, clear, full, and universal exposition and commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Containing the whole of the sacred text of the Holy Bible, as contained in the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha, at large. Illustrated with most valuable notes and annotations, theological, critical, moral, divine, historical, geographical, systematical, biographical, practical, admonitory, chronological, and explanatory. Wherein all the difficult and obscure passages are clearly explained; the seeming contradictions in every respect reconciled; the mis-translations corrected; the errors of former commentators rectified and pointed out; the objections of deists and infidels answered; the prophecies and parables faithfully elucidated; sublime passages properly noted; the offices of the Jewish and Christian churches thoroughly investigated; every minute circumstance of the revealed will of God faithfully recorded; all proper names, together with scripture weights and measures, accompanied with the necessary interpretations and illustrations; and the whole of divine revelation (upon which all our hopes of eternal happiness depend) displayed in its original purity, and rendered easy, pleasant; and profitable to every capacity, both with respect to faith and practice. With practical reflections, improvements, and useful admonitions at the end of each chapter; and an illustration of the doctrines and duties contained in the various parts of the Holy Scriptures. Calculated to enlighten the understanding, purify the heart, and promote the cause of virtue and piety; and thereby establish the happiness and peace o[f] Christian families in this world, and secure their eternal salvation in the next. To which are added, as a farther elucidation of the whole, a complete connection of the old and new testaments; the lives of all the inspired writers, from Genesis to the Revelations; a critical account of the various translations of the Holy Bible; tables of scripture weights, measures, &c. and many other articles (too numerous to mention here) relating to Jewish and Christian antiquities, and other important subjects, not to be found in any other commentator, but which are essentially necessary to explain and illustrated the sacred writings. This valuable body of Christian Divinity, and treasury of divine revelation, being the result of more than forty years study and experience (and not a hasty production, undertaken to serve pecuniary purposes) is executed in a manner far superior to other publications of the sort, and will alone form a complete Universal Library of Divine Knowledge, antient and modern. Being calculated on a plan entirely new, and containing, among the other great improvements never before attempted, every remark valuable or worthy of notice, in former works of this kind. By Paul Wright, D.D.-F.S.A. vicar of Oakley, and rector of Snoreham, in Essex, late of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, and author of other learned, pious, and useful works, universally approved of by Christians of every denomination. Dedicated to the Right Reverend Father in God, the Lord Bishop of London. Search the scriptures, for therein are contained the words of eternal life;-they have God for their author! salvation for their end! and truth, without any mixture of error, for their matter! The whole embellished with the most elegant set of large folio copper-plates ever published in a work of this kind; finely engraved from the original drawings and paintings of Hamilton, Dodd, Wale, Cipriani, Rubens, Vandyke, Raphael, and others, by those ingenious and celebrated artists, Pollard, Grignion, Goldar, Noble, Rennoldson, Conder, Jenkins, Smith, Thornton, Parker, Heath, Walker, Bartolozzi, &c. &c

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