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ORACLES OF GOD
A Popular Introduction to The Old Testament
BOSTON: RICHARD G. BADGER
Copyright, 1916, by Richard G. Badger
All Rights Reserved
APR 2 1917
THE GORHAM PRESS, BOSTON, U. S. A.
The purpose of this book is to supply the need of a convenient popular introduction to the books of the Old Testament, for the use of Bible Classes, and the general reader.
It is intended for popular use, and therefore avoids technical methods and critical discussion, but on the other hand, it is positive, and I hope not merely superficial in its presentation of the messages given by inspiraton for our learning.
The extent of the work has been regulated by the aim to give as much as can be fairly well considered by a class in about fifty lessons.
It is presumed that the reader is tolerably familiar with the narratives of Scripture and the books most generally used for devotional reading.
No one can be too familiar with the contents of these Scriptures, but it is quite possible to have our knowledge so detached and ill arranged that we get confused and vague impressions of the whole,-possible to not see the woods for the If this book helps to give a true perspective, and an harmonious view of the great redemption which is revealed in the Holy Bible, it will not have been written in vain.
Typical Incidents-The Progress of Civiliza-
tion. The Intermarriage of the Godly and
Israel in Egypt-The Call of Moses and the
The Ten Commandments, the Decalogue.
Contents of the Book-The Witness of His-
tory-The Exhortation to Loyalty-The Su-
preme Law, Holiness-Love, the Fulfilling of
the Law-The Ten Commandments-Statutes,
Ordinances, and Judgments-The Thanksgiving
Ritual-The Priests-The Publication of the
The Prophetic Books-The Themes of Proph-