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THE

DIVINE LEGATION

OF

MOSES DEMONSTRATED.

BY

THE RIGHT REVEREND

WILLIAM WARBURTON, D. D.,

LORD BISHOP OF GLOUCESTER.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, WRITINGS, AND CHARACTER OF THE AUTHOR.

BY RICHARD HURD, D. D.,

LORD BISHOP of worcester.

A NEW EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG AND SON, 73, CHEAPSIDE;
R. GRIFFIN AND CO., GLASGOW; T. T. AND H. TEGG, DUBLIN:
ALSO, J. AND S. A. TEGG, SYDNEY AND HOBART TOWN.

MDCCCXXXVII.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME SECOND.

BOOK IV.

SECT. III.-The high antiquity of Egypt proved from scripture:-And from the
ancient Greek historians, supported and confirmed by scripture. In the course of
this inquiry the rise and progress of the art of medicine is treated of and explained,

SECT. IV.—The high antiquity of Egypt proved from their hieroglyphics. Their

nature, original, and various kinds, explained. Proved to be the original of the art

of oneirocritic, or interpretation of dreams, and likewise of brute worship. In this

inquiry is contained the history of the various modes of information by speech and

writing: and of the various modes of ancient idolatry, in the order they arose from

one another,

SECT. V. Sir Isaac Newton's chronology of the Egyptian empire confuted, and
shown to contradict all sacred and profane antiquity, and even the nature of things.
In the course of this dissertation, the causes of that infinite confusion in the ancient
Greek history and mythology are inquired into and explained,

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BOOK V.

THE NATURE OF THE JEWISH THEOCRACY EXPLAINED: AND THE DOCTRINE OF A FU-

TURE STATE PROVED NOT TO BE IN, NOR TO MAKE PART OF, THE MOSAIC DISPENSA-

TION.

SECT. I-Little light to be got from the systems of Christian writers,—or the ob-

lections of deists, or from the rabbins, or from the cabalists, concerning the

true nature of the Jewish republic. The Hebrew people separated from the rest of

mankind not as favourites, but to preserve the knowledge of the true God amidst an

idolatrous world-Vindicated from the calumnious falsehoods of the poet Voltaire,. 235

SECT. II.-Proves the Jewish government to be a theocracy.-This form shown to
he necessary: there being no other, by which opinions could be justly punished by
civil laws; and without such laws against idolatry, the Mosaic religion could not be
supported.-The equity of punishing opinions under a theocracy, explained. Bayle
censured.-Foster confuted.-The theocracy easily introduced, as founded on a pre-
vailing notion of tutelary deities.-An objection of Mr Collins to the truth of reve-
lation examined and confuted.-The easy introduction of the theocracy, it is shown,
ccasioned as easy a defection from the laws of it.-The inquiry into the reason of
this leads to an explanation of the nature of the Jewish idolatry.-Lord Bolingbroke's
accusation of the law of Moses examined and exposed,

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