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SOME OF THE MINOR CHARACTERS OF SCRIPTURE,
TRACED WITH A VIEW TO INSTRUCTION
AND EXAMPLE IN DAILY LIFE.
REV. FRANCIS BOURDILLON, M.A.
Published under the Direction of the Tract, Committee.
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HE design in this second series of "Lesser
Lights” is precisely the same as in the first-to set forth in detail some of the minor characters of Holy Scripture, and to draw out the special practical lessons to be learnt from each, whether in the way of example or of warning.
The Introduction prefixed to the first series applies therefore equally to the second : but this may be added
that, even among the minor characters of Scripture, a great difference exists. Some of those contained in this volume-such as Jonathan and Timothy and Titus-are of such importance that, had they not in each case been overshadowed by one greater, they might well have been numbered among the chief characters of Scripture : but Jonathan was the friend of David,