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here mention, with reference to the Tower of Babel, that he adopts the translation, “ Let us make for ourselves a land-mark," instead of " Let us make us a name," in Gen. xi. 4. For a fuller exposition of his views of this passage, he begs leave to refer to his Addresses for Sunday Schools, p. 34.

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London, July 2, 1831.

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Adam and Eve

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Cain and Abel

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Noah and the Flood.

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The Tower of Babel -

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The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah 9
Jacob and Esau

12
Joseph hated by his Brethren

19
What happened to Joseph in Egypt

23
Joseph's Conduct to his Father and his
Brethren

28
Moses in the Bulrushes

37
Destruction of Pharaoh and his Host

40
The Ten Commandments given
The Golden Calf

50
The Tabernacle and its Furniture

54
The Promised Land

59
Joshua, the Leader of the Armies of Israel 64
The Feats of Samson

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The Story of Ruth

75
Samuel called to be a Prophet

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Saul, the first King of Israel -
David slaying Goliath
Friendship of David and Jonathan
Parable of the Ewe-Lamb
The Rebellion of Absalom
The Wisdom of Solomon
The Division of the Kingdom
The Three Years' Drought
Elijah and the Priests of Baal
The Wickedness of Ahab and Jezebel
The Young Persons who Mocked Elisha
Gebazi struck with Leprosy -
Josiah, the Young King of Judah
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Nebuchadnezzar eating Grass like Oxen
The Hand-writing on the Wall
Daniel in the Lions' Den
The Return from the Captivity
Haman and Mordecai

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BIBLE STORIES.

PART I.

STORIES FROM THE OLD

TESTAMENT.

ADAM AND EVE.

(Gen. ii. iii.) The first man that ever lived was Adam, the father of all mankind; and the first woman was Eve, his wife.

God placed them in a beautiful garden, full of fruits and flowers, in a warm and pleasant country. And he told them that they might freely eat of all the fruits which were in the garden, except of the fruit of one tree; of that they might not eat.

Here Adam and Eve might have been

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very happy; but they would not mind what God had told them; for Eve took of the fruit of the forbidden tree, and ate, and gave some to her husband, who ate also. And God punished Adam and Eve, because they had been so wicked as to do what he had told them not to do. He brought great trouble upon them, and made them work hard for their bread; and he drove them away from that beautiful garden where they at first lived, and never let them come to it again.

This story teaches us, that we should never allow ourselves to do what God has commanded us not to do. It was He who made us, and not we ourselves; we ought, therefore, willingly to obey his commands, and strive always to please him.

This story likewise teaches us, that we ought to be content with the good things which God has given us, and never to

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