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CHAP. 32.—Encampment near Mount Sinai. The

covenant. The people to sanctify themselves. Chap. 33.—The Israelites at the foot of Sinai. God

descends. Moses and Aaron go up the moun

tain. The ten commandmenis,
Chap. 34.- Communications from God to Moses.

Moses descends. The covenant ratified,
Chap. 35.- Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the

seventy elders ascend Sinai. They see God. Mo-
ses there forty days, receiving divine commu-

Cuap. 36 — The two tables of stone. The golden calf.

Aaron's guilt. Moses intercedes for the idola.

trous Israelites, CHAP 37.-Moses and Joshua descend. Moses destroys

the golden calf. Three thousand of the idolaters

are slain. Moses again ascends the mountain, Chap. 38.-Moses is directed to proceed from Sinai.

He descends. The taberaacle of the congrega

tion. God's accompanying presence promised, Chap. 39.-Moses ascends Sinai. The divine glory

passes before him. He is there another forty days.

He descends. The building of the tabernacle, CHAP. 40.- The tabernacle being completed, God

descends, and fills it with his glory. Nadab and

Abihu destroyed,
CHAP. 41.-Additional laws. The son of Shelomith.

Promises and threatenings,
CAAP. 42.-The Israelites numbered. Manner of en.

camping, and marching, CHAP. 43.–The priests and

Levites. The first-born.
Offerings of the princes,
Chap. 44.-The departure from Sinai. General fea-

tures of the regions between Sinai and Canaan, Caap. 45.-Taberah. Murmurings. Seventy elders

chosen to assist Moses. Quails sent. Plague at

CHAP. 46.-Hazeroth. Aaron and Miriam sin against

Moses. Kadesh-barnea. The spies sent to sur

vey Canaan,
Cuap. 47.—The spies return. Discouragement et

their report. Joshua and Caleb faithful. The
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CHAP. 48.-Many of the Israelites destroyed, while

attacking the Canaanites. They turn back into

the wilderness,

Chap. 49.-Destruction of Korah and his party,

Chap. 50.-Murmurings. A great plague. Budding

of Aaron's rod,

Chap. 51.-The Israelites arrive again at Kadesh.

Death of Miriam. Sin of Moses and Aaron.

Its punishment,

CHAP. 52.- Route after leaving Kadesh. Mount Hor.

Death of Aaron,

Chap. 53.-Fiery serpents sent. The brazen serpent;

a type of Christ,

CHAP. 54.--Valley of Zered. Destruction of the

Amorites, and of Og and his army,

Chap. 55.--Encampment on the plains of Moab.

Balak and Balaam,

Chap. 56.-Account of Balaam,

Chap. 57.–Balaam. His blessing on the Israelites,

CHAP. 58.--Balaam's prophecies. His character,

Chap. 59.--The sin of the Israelites with the Moab.

ites. Zimri. The people numbered. Moses

warned of his approaching death,

CHAP. 60.-Joshua appointed to succeed Moses. De-

struction of the Midianites and of Balaam,

CHAP. 61.-Reuben and Gad. Apportionment of

Canaan. Cities of refuge,

Chap. 62-The parting counsels of Moses. His ex.

hortations and warnings,

Cuap. 63.-Further exhortations of Moses,

CHAP. 64.--Moses continues his counsels. Promises

and threatenings. The prediction of Moses re-

specting Christ. Gerizim and Ebal,

CHAP. 65 – The ratifying of the covenant. Moses en-

courages Joshua, and delivers to the priests and

elders copies of the law. Divine communications

to Moses,

CAAP. 66.—The song of Moses. He is summoned to

leave the world. His last blessing. He ascends

mount Nebo,

Caap. 67.-Moses reaches Pisgah, and from it is per.

mitted to survey the promised land. He dies,

and is buried by the Lord,

Crup. 68.-The character of Moses. Conclusion,

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Encampment near Mount Sinai. The Covenant. The

people to sanctify themselves.

Having contemplated the natural scenery of Mount Sinai and the surrounding region, we are the better able to understand the wisdom of God in his providential dealings with the Israelites. He acts in accordance with the character of man. He led a people such as the Israelites were to a spot like that of Sinai, for the sake of the moral impression which would be made


them. It was necessary that instructions to their minds, and appeals to their consciences, should be accompanied with a powerful address to their senses. By their long bondage and degradation, they had sunk down into a state of great comparative ignorance and stupidity. Excessive and constant labor had left them little or no time for intellectual improve

ment. To escape, if possible, the lash of the oppressor by urging on their daily task, and to provide for the immediate and pressing wants of them. selves and their families, filled up the round of their unceasing occupations. Toiling thus like the very animals which were associated with them in their labor, they were in danger of approaching more and more to their condition. With spirited and soul-elevating objects of thought or action they had scarcely any acquaintance; and living in the midst of an idolatrous and superstitious people, they were insensibly losing the knowledge of Divine truth which their ancestors, the patriarchs, had enjoyed

Such a people needed to be roused from their moral ignorance and lethargy. Strong impressions must be made upon them through the medium of the senses, to prepare the way for their subsequent elevation of character. This is true, every where, of human nature. The individuul, in the season of childhood and youth, must thus be addressed, and reached, and instructed. And God has made wonderful provision for this discipline, in the fascinating attractions that sensible objects possess in the early dawn of our being. Nations, in the infancy of their history, where masses of men begin to emerge from a state of ignorance and barbarism, need the same kind of discipline. And this truth avas never more strikingly exemplified than in the history of the Israelites.

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