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Originally drawn up by the late Rev. DR. ROMEYN, of New York, and recommended by the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church there.
"I. THE historical part of the portion of Scripture which constitutes the lessons including the two great divisions, the church and the world.
II. The biographical part, including the two great classes, believers and unbelievers ; with the effects which their good and bad example have had upon the church and the world:
III. The doctrinal part, including the nature and perfections of God-the character, person, offices, and work of Christ—the actual state of man by the fall, &c. &c.-marking distinctly the gradual increase of knowledge on these points from age to age, through the patriarchal and levitical dis. pensations, till the Christian dispensation furnished mankind with the clear, ful developement of God's gracious purposes towards our fallen state.
IV. The preceptive part, including the whole range of our duties, accord. ing to the moral law.
V. The positive ordinances, including the sacraments, types, sacrifices, the priesthood, the temple service ; distinguishing between these positive institutions, and moral duties--the first dependent on the will of God, and therefore mutable the last on his nature, and therefore immutable: mark. ing the changes of the first from time to time, with the reasons for the change, and unfolding the influence which they obviously were intended to have upon the spiritual exercises of our hearts, and our obedience to the moral law.
VI. The practical lessons which the historical and biographical parts fur. nish for the regulation of human conduct, in all the relations of life.”
N.B. In these outlines it will be understood that general questions should be asked the pupils ; and full instruction given by the Teacher under each division.
The subsequent TABLES relative to the proper names, in Scripture-to sacred geography, and chronology-to the fulfilment of prophecy and to some Miscellaneous topics: and in the case of proper names the accentu. ation being marked according to the plan adopted in Walker's and other approved Dictionaries, cannot fail to lead the pupil to an easy and correct
part of A. M.
The ruins of this city are now G.; 60 N. J. In the vicinity is seen about 60 miles S. of Bag- the mount on which our Saviour dad.
delivered his memorable serBe-ræ'a, now Veria, t. Mac.; 48 mon. W. Thessalonica.
Cap-pa-do'ci-a, country, in the east Beth-ab'a-ra, t. Pal., on the east
part of A. M. side of the Jordan.
Ce'dron, or Kidron, rivulet, Jud. Beth'a-ny, t. Jud.; 2 E. J.
passing by J., and flowing into Be-thes'da, pool, north of the tem- the Dead sea. ple at J.
Cen'chre-a, s-p. Gr., a little distance Beth'le-hem, t. Jud.; 6 S. J. It is from Corinth, being the eastern
memorable on account of being port of that city. the birth-place of our Saviour. Charran, Ha'ran, or Char ræ, It was styled Bethlehem of Ju- now Heren, t. Mesopotamia, 70 dah, or Bethlehem Eph'ra-ta, to miles from the Euphrates, 150 distinguish it from another Beth- ENE. Antioch. lehem in Zebulun, near Naza- Chi'os, now Scio, island in the reth. The country to the south Ægæan sea. of Bethlehem is called in the Cho-ra'zin, t. Pal., in Galilee, New Testament, the Hill-coun- at the north end of the lake of try of Judea.
G.; a little to the east of Ca. Beth'pha-ge, v. Jud.; on the mount pernaum. of Olives; 2 E. J.
Ci-li'ci-a, country in the SE. Beth-sa'i-da, t. Galilee, on NW.
side of the lake of G. SW. of Clau'da, a little island on the S. Capernaum.
W. side of Crete. Bi-thyn'i-a, country, A. M., in the Cni'dus, now Crio, t. A. M.; in
NW. part, bordering on the SW. corner; 70 S. Ephesus. Euxine sea and the Propontis. Co-los'se, t. A. M. in Phrygia, on
the Meander, near Laodicea. C.
Coos, or Cos, now Stanchio,
island in the Ægæan sea. Cæs-a-rea, city and s-p. Pal., in Cor’inth, city, Gr. in the north
Samaria; 25 N Joppa. This part of the Peloponnesus, on the was the seat of the Roman go- isthmus of Corinth; 46 WN vernours of Pal.
W. Athens. It was celebrated Cæs-a-re'a Phi-lip'pi ; now Pa- for wealth, commerce, arts, and
neas, t. Pal., in Galilee; 24 E. magnificence. by S. Tyre. This town was Crete, now Candia, the largest of first called Laish, afterwards the Grecian islands, situated to Dan. It was situated on the the south of the Ægæan sea. north border of the land of Is- Cy'prus, a large and fertile island rael, as Beer sheba was on the in the eastern part of the Med. south. Hence the phrase, to Cy-re'ne, now Curen, city & s-p. express the limits of the coun- Africa, in Libya, on the Med. try, " From Dan to Beer-sheba.” Callva-ry, a hill on the NW. side
D. of J. ; where our Lord was crucified.
Dal ma-nu'tha, t. Pal., on SE. Ca'na, t. Pal. in Galilee ; a few part of the lake of G. miles N. of Nazareth.
Dal-ma'ti-a, the southevn part of Ca-perina-um, t. Pal. in Galilee; Illyricum, on the east side of on the north end of the laks of the Adriatic sea.
Da-mas'cus, city, Syria, 50 miles E-pi'rus, country in the NW. from the Med., 120 NNE. J.
part of Gr. It is one of the most ancient E-thi-o'pi-a, country, Africa, lying cities in the world, famous both S. of Egypt, now consisting of in sacred and profane history. Nubia, Abyssinia, &c. It is now populous and commer- Euphra'tes, one of the largest and cial.
most celebrated rivers of Asia. Dead Sea, Sea of Sodom, Salt Sea, It rises in the mountains of Ar
or Lake As-phal-ti'tes, salt lake, menia, and after a course of Pal., 70 miles long, and 10 or 15 1500 miles, flows into the Per. broad. It occupies the spot
sian gulf. where the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are supposed to have
F. stood. The water is clear and limpid, but very salt and bitter, Fair Ha'vens, s-p. on the east and of greater specific gravity
end of Crete. than that of any other lake that
is known. De-cap'o-lis, a district of country
G. in Pal. comprising ten cities, lying chiefly to the east of the Gad'a-ra, t. Pal., to the east of Jordan and the lake of G.
the lake of G. Deribe, t. A. M., in Lycaonia; Ga-la'ti-a, country, A. M., N. of 40 S. Iconium.
Pal., divided into Upper and
Lower. Upper Galilee, the
northern part, was called GaliEgypt, country, in NE. part of Lee of the Gentiles.
Africa, watered by the Nile, and Ga'za, t. Pal., in the country of celebrated as the cradle of the the Philistines ; 44 SW. J. sciences.
Gennesareth, Lake of, or Sea of E'lam, an ancient name of Persia. Galilee, or Sea of Tiberias, Em'ma-us, t. Jud., 7 miles from J. lake, Pal.; 50 N. J. It is 17
Here our Saviour appeared to miles long, and 6 broad. It is his disciples after his resurrec- beautiful lake, surrounded by tion. There were two other finé scenery, and was much freplaces of the same name; one quented by our Saviour and his 22 NW. of J.; the other near disciples. the south end of the lake of G. Ger-ge-senes', a people so called E'non, 1. Pal., on W. side of the from Gergesa, a town situated Jordan, near Salim.
to the east of the lake of G. Eph'e-sus, city, A. M., capital of Geth-sem'a-ne, v. and garden on the province of Asia, on the the east side of between mt Cayster ; 35 S. by E. Smyrna. It Olivet and the brook Cedron. was one of the most splendid Golgotha, a part of Calvary cities in the world, and had a ce- where our Saviour was cruci lebrated temple of Diana, which fied. was accounted one of the seven Go-morrah, one of the five cities wonders of the world.
which were situated on the E'phra-im, t. Pal. in the country plain of Sodom, and were de
belonging to the tribe of Ephra- stroyed by fire from heaven. im: 8 NE. J.
Greece, a country comprising the
Mel-çhiş'e-deç. Ol'i-vet. Pon'tus.
O-lym' pas. Pôr'çı-us.
O-nés'i-mus. La-od-i-çe'ånş. Me'nan.
Paph-la-go'nl-å. Quå-têr'ni-anş. Lốt.
Nå'a-man. Pen-te-cost. Re-bểe/cả.
Rhegi-um. Maç-e-dd'-ni-å. Nain.
Phå'ri-sèeş. ROme. Mầm/mon. Nåz'a-reth.
Phê-nl çë. Ru'fus.
Ne-åp'o-lis. Phe-ni'çi-å. Ruth.
Phi-le'-mon. Sa-bach-thá'ni. Mårk. Ne're-us.
Phi-leotus. Såb'a-th. Mårş'hill. Ne'ri.
Phil'ip. Sâd'du-çéeş. Már'tha. Nero.
Phil- ip'pi-ånş. Så lå.
Så'lem. Måt'that. Nin'e-vêh. Phy-géllas. Sa'lim. Måt/thew. Nin'e-viteş.
Phy-laç'ter-ièş. Salmon. Måt-thi'as. Nole.
Sal-md'ne. Me'di-å. Nym'phås Pi-sid 1-å. Sa-1d'me.