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SABBATH MORNING READINGS

ON THE

OLD TESTAMENT.

BY THE

REV. JOHN CUMMING, D.D.,

MINISTER OF THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHURCH, CROWN COURT, COVENT GARDEN.

Book of Genesis.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY JOHN P. JEWETT & COMPANY.

CLEVELAND, OHIO:
JEWETT, PROCTOR & WORTHINGTON.

1854.

PREFACE.

I HAVE been often and earnestly requested to print the necessarily superficial, but natural, and I humbly believe useful, exposition of the Chapter or Scripture Lesson which I give every morning service. On re-commencing the regular reading of God's Holy Word, I have resolved to make the attempt.

I do not pretend in such expositions to give learned critical or strictly doctrinal disquisition for the instruction of divines ; all I offer is an explanation of what occasionally perplexes the ordinary Christian reader, and a résumé of such elucidations of passages of Scripture as are not generally familiar or accessible. I attempt no fine writing, no learned criticism, no elaborate comments. I submit to the reader simply what seems suggested by, or explanatory of, the passage under review, while I endeavor to obviate difficulties, reconcile what

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