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Abaddon or Apollyon, the destroyer | Mite, the smallest Roman coin, ac


Allelujah, praise ye the Lord. Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet.

Amen, verily, so be it. Amethyst, a precious stone of a violet colour.

Apostles, the first Missionaries of the Cross.

Areopagus, Marshill, where was held the highest court at Athens. Armageddon, the mount of Megiddo. Bar, a son; as Barjona, the son of Jona.

Beryl, a bright transparent gem, of a blueish green.

Bottles were anciently made of skins.
Centurion, captain of 100 men.
Chalcedony, a precious stone, va-
riegated with divers colours.
Charger, a large basin.
Chief-Priests, heads of the 24 courses

of the Jewish Priesthood. Christ (Heb. Messiah) the anointed. Chrysolite, a precious stone of a gold colour.

Chrysoprasus, a precious stone of a yellowish green colour. Chrystal, a bright transparent stone. Cubit, a measure of about 1 foot 9 inches.

Decapolis, a district of ten cities. Diamond, or Adamant, the most valuable of all precious stones. Emerald, a precious stone of a green colour.

Epicureans, who placed all happiness in the gratification of the appetites and passions. Essenes, a subdivision of the Pharisees, recluse and austere. Euroclydon, the north-east wind. Gaulonites or Galilens, a sect who disclaimed allegiance to a Gentile Magistrate.

Gentiles, all nations except the Jews. Herodians, time-servers of Herod. High-Priest, the only Priest who might enter within the Holy of Holies.

Jacinth, a gem of a deep orangecolour.

Jasper, a precious stone variegated with divers colours.

Legion, a Roman legion consisted of about 5000 men.

cording to some less than an English farthing.

Omega, the last letter in the Greek alphabet.

Onyx, a blueish white gem. Patriarchs, fathers of families. Penny, a Roman coin, value sevenpence halfpenny English. Pentecost, a Jewish feast about 50 days after the Passover. Pharisees, a self-righteous sect, very rigid in their observance of the mere ceremonies of religion. Phylacteries, small rolls of parch

ment, whereon were written certain words of the law, which the Jews wore on their foreheads, arms, &c.

Piece of Silver, see Shekel. Pinnacle of the temple, the battlement, or highest part.

Pound or mina, is differently valued at from £3 to £9. sterling. Proseucha, an oratory or house of prayer.

Publicans, Roman tax-gatherers.
Raca, wickedly foolish.

Ruby, a precious stone, deep red.
Sabaoth, or Zabaoth, hosts, armies.
Sadducees, Jewish infidels.
Sapphire, a precious stone of a beau-
tiful sky-blue.

Sardius or Sardine, a gem of a
light reddish colour.
Sardonyx, a precious stone between
the Sardius and the Onyx.
Scribes, writers and expounders of
the Mosaic law.

Scrip, a small bag used by shepherds. Shekel or piece of silver, value about

28. 3d. halfpenny.

Shekel of gold, value £1. 16s. 8d. Stoicks, a sect who contended that all events were determined by a fatal necessity.

Synagogue, a place of Jewish worship, but not for sacrifice. Talent of silver, about £242 - of gold, £5475.

Tetrarch, governor of a fourth part of a kingdom.

Time, the Jews began their day at sunset, the Romans at midnight as we do. The Jewish years contained 12 months of 30 days, with an intercalary month occasionally.

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