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Lake of the
Waters of Merom
BY M. L. R. PERRINE, D. D.
Oliphant & Skinner, Printers.
Entered according to act of Congress, on the thirty-first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, by H. Ivison & Co, as Proprietors, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Northern District of New York,
The following abstract was compiled with the design of af. fording the Theological students at Auburn, the means of obtaining as full and connected a view of Biblical Geography, as possible, in the limited time allotted them for this study. It is printed, by request, to save the time and labour, of transcribing, or taking notes. It was never intended to supersede the reading of more extensive works on this subject; but to render such reading more interesting, and beneficial.
No one can suppose that all the names of places, and of people, mentioned in the Bible, will be found on the following pages: still, it is thought, that by fixing this sketch in the mind, the Biblical student, will not only be aided in his geographical investigations, but will be enabled to locate the most of the countries, nations, and families, that he meets with, in reading the sacred volume.
It may not be improper to remark—that in locating the early nations, and families of our race, particular respect has been paid, in this abstract, to the opinion, that their settlements were made under a special providence, and in a regular and orderly mannerand that the plan of attempting to describe the extent and proba. ble boundaries of these settlements, has been pursued, principally with a view to make the whole plot, or scheme, familiar to the student. No geographical mistakes, of a serious nature, it is