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ALTHOUGH few students of the scriptures may have it in their power to acquire a knowledge of the ancient languages, there are other literary qualiscations, of no small importance in sacred studies, which are within the reach of almost every one. It may be useful to enumerate some of these, and to suggest the means of their attainment, as there may be many who are unaware of the facilities afforded to the mere English scholar by the labor of the learned in the department of biblical literature.
Among the subjects, then, with which the student should render himself familiar, we may mention: 1. The history of the Bible itself, embracing a particular account of the manner, the time, and other circumstances of the composition of its books; its preservation and authenticity; its different versions and editions, &c. For information upon these topics the student may consult Horne’s Introduction to the study of the Scriptures. Also Michaelis' Introduction to the New Testament.
2. The biographies of the authors of each book, and of the persons particularly mentioned in them. For most of the reliable information under this head we are indebted to the books themselves. Something, however, may be gained by a reference to the Apocrypha, the works of Josephus, and of Philo.
3. Ancient geography. It is especially important to understand the geography of Palestine and the countries which border upon itas Egypt and the contiguous provinces of Asia. That of Greece, with its ancient divisions, and that of the Roman empire also should be well understood. Consult Mitchell's Ancient Geography and Atlas; Well's Sacred Geography; also Calmet's Dictionary.
4. Chronology. The student should understand the ancient methods of computing time, and the order of the events recorded in the Seriptures. He should be able to trace the important coeval events SERIES III.-VOL VI.