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النشر الإلكتروني

DAILY LESSONS

ON THE

LIFE OF OUR LORD

ON EARTH.

VOL. I.

ON THE

LIFE OF OUR LORD

ON EARTH,

IN THE WORDS OF THE EVANGELISTS.

WITH A SHORT EXPOSITION, ARRANGED FOR

READING IN THE HOUSEHOLD.

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PREFACE.

This Life of Christ and accompanying Exposition was originally prepared for the use of the Author's own Household. It was his desire to set before its members in daily readings at Household worship, a continuous view of our Lord's life ou earth, with such explanations and remarks as might be most necessary and suitable, embracing thus the chief facts and doctrines of our most holy faith. Failing to find any work on exactly the same plan elsewhere, he prepared the present from time to time. Now that it is completed, what was found useful in one Family may help to supply a want which may be felt in others also.

The Commentary is often in the very words (never, he trusts, unacknowledged) of some of our best writers. The Notes (rather from ancient than more modern sources) have been added for the sake of any who may be in a position to study the Book more closely in private. In a work of this kind it has not been thought advisable to print the originals of passages from the Fathers and other ancient authors, but references are given in almost every case to the exact place where they will be found, that any who have the opportunity may verify them, and work further the same mine.

The Harmony, or order of events, has not been arranged without much anxious thought. This is a subject the difficulties of which can only be appreciated by those who have made the like attempt.

Such constructing of a Harmony however is not, it is believed, inconsistent with the conviction of a Divine plan in the arrangement and grouping together of events, which each Evangelist has been led to follow.

Where an event is related by more than one of the Evan

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