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A NARRATIVE

OF THE

LIFE, DOCTRINES AND MIRACLES

OF

JESUS CHRIST,

OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR,
AND OF HIS HOLY APOSTLES;

CONTAINING THE

FOUR GOSPELS AND THE ACTS:

WITH A GENERAL INTRODUCTION,

AND

PREFATORY REMARKS TO EACH BOOK ;

AND

NOTES DIDACTIC, EXPLANATORY, AND CRITICAI.
Designed chiefly for those who have not leisure to peruse

the larger works of voluminous Commentators.

BY ALDEN BRADFORD.

And many other miracles Jesus, in fact performed, which are
not written in this book. But these are written, that ye may
believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, be.
leving, ye may have life through his name. John xx. 20.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY BRADFORD & READ,
And for sale by J. Brewer, Providence; A. Sherman, jr. New
Bedford ; J. Avery, Plymouth ; J. Dabney, Salem ; J.
Babson, Wiscasset ; E. Goodale, Hallowell ; Var.
ney & Co. Dover; A. Finley, Philadel.
phia ; Eastburn, Kirk & Co.
New York, &c. &c.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACRUSETTS, TO WIT :

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventeenth day of July, A.D. 1813, and in the thirty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America, BRADFORD & READ of the said District, have deposited in this Office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

“Evangelical History : or a Narrative of the Life, Doctrines and Miracles of Jesus Christ, our blessed Lord and Savior ; and of his holy Apostles; Containing the Four Gospels and the Acts ; with a General Introduction, and Prefatory Remarks to each Book; and Notes, didactic, explanatory, and critical. Designed chiefly for those who have not leisure to peruse the larger works of voluminous Commentators. By ALDEN BRADFORD. And many other miracles Jesus in fact performed which are not writ. ten in this book. But these are written that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, ye may have life through his name. John xx. 20.

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;" and also to an Act entitled, “An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, an Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etcbing historical and other Prints."

Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

WILLIAM S. Shaw, }

24,55

WATSON & BANGS, PRINTERS,
xo. 7, STA'TE-STREET, BOSTON.

PREFACE.

It will be readily admitted by the intelligent Christian, that some passages of Scripture require explanation, and that in some instances the cominon translation needs to be corrected, for the improvement of those who are unacquainted with the language in which they were originally written, and who have not leisure to consult the larger works in the hands of the theological student. The Editor of this volume has it in view to furnish remarks, which may explain difficult texts and terms in a small compass.

He pretends not to offer any thing new to the biblical critic ; nor does he expect to give satisfaction concerning all the obscure phrases and expressions, which occur in the sacred writers.' He can only say, that he has read the original, and consulted learned commentators with some attention; and proposes merely to exhibit, in a less voluminous form, whatever is material as to the meaning of the writers of the evangelical narrative.

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