"Brown's Self interpreting family Bible - The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments".

BROWN, John [ Bible ]

Published by Cononley near Leeds, Edward SLATER, no date, c. 1880.
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XIII, LXXXII, 25pp, 1123 pp + 1p of Table. Frontispiece and 28 full page illustrations, all in colours (one being loose has been repaired). Each board with patterned brass borders and two engraved brass clasps, one clasp is missing. Bound in elaborate decorated brown leather covers with gilt backgrounds and letters. Book is disbound with all covers present. Less than half of spine has leather missing. The full title on the title page is ; "Brown's Self-interpreting family Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments; to which are annexed marginal references and illustrations; an exact summary of the several books; a paraphase on the most obscure or important parts; explanatory notes; evangelical notes. By the late Rev. John Brown, D. D., Minister of the Gospel at Haddington. With many additional references and numerous illustrations". The first XIII pages are "The life of the Rev. John Brown", with a list of his works. They are followed by LXXXII pages : "An Introduction to the right understanding of the oracles of God" comprising five chapters : I :'Of the divine authority of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments' ; II ; 'Of the rules for understanding the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments' ; III : 'Of the Jewish laws and types' ; IV : A short view of the geography and history of nations necessary for the right understanding of the historical, and especially the prophetical ,part of Scriptures ; the correspondent texts of which are, all along, generally quoted and ought to be carefully compared' ; V : 'A chronological harmony of the Scripture histories, and of the fulfilment of its predictions'. These chapters are followed on 25 pages by : 'The names and order of the books of the Old and the New Testaments, with the number of their chapters' ; 'A collection of the names and titles given to Jesus Christ' ; 'A collection of the appellations given to the church of God in the Scriptures' ; 'A collection of the similes contained in the Scriptures, arranged alphabetically' ; 'A collection of synonymous terms or phrases used in the Scriptures' ; 'A collection of the prophecies which concern the calling of the Jews, and the glory which shall be in the latter days' ; 'A table of the promises' ; 'A concise harmony of the Gospels' ; 'A table of offices and conditions of men' ; 'An alphabetical table of proper names in the Old and New Testaments' ; 'Chronological tables' ; 'Table of the measures, weights, moneys, and times mentioned in Scriptures'. Except on the first 13 pages, text is throughout on two columns. Old Testament ends p. 802, followed by "Family Portrait Gallery" and "Family Register"-4ff. 'Portraits' have not been used, 'Register' has been partially used from 1884 to 1953 : Poole, Bonny, Balderstone and Scott families. Weight and value will justify specific shipping costs. , format : Format : folio, 27 x 34. Anglais GB English. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: "Brown's Self interpreting family Bible - ...
Publisher: Cononley near Leeds, Edward SLATER, no date, c. 1880.

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