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Sect. I. An answer to the first argument against it,

taken from the civil law

116

SECT. II. The second and third arguments, taken

from the civil law, answered

124

Sect. III. The principal argument; taken from the

New Testament, answered

130

Sect. IV. An answer to two other arguments taken

from the New Testament

142

Sect. V. The Romans frequently indulged the na-

tions they conquered in the use of their own laws, even

in capital cases

145

Sect. VI. The Romans were peculiarly favourable to

the Jews, and allowed them singular privileges in all

parts of the empire

164

Sect. VII. The Jews petitioned the emperor Au-

gustus that their country might be made a Roman pro-

vince, with this view, that they might have the free use

of their own laws

170

Sect. VIII. The reasons we have to believe that the

emperor Augustus granted to the Jews what they had in

view in this petition

174

Sect. IX. Passages from Josephus and Philo, proving

that the Romans did grant to the Jews the execution of

their own laws even in capital cases

180

Sect. X. Objections answered

185

Sect. XI. Other passages from Josephus, proving

that the Jewish magistrates had the power of putting

persons to death in the execution of their own laws 193

Sect. XII. Passages from the Talmud to the same

purpose, and the Talmudical account very consistent

with the History of Josephus

202

SECT. XIII. An argument of another nature, render-

ing it highly probable that the Jewish magistrates under

the Romans had the execution of their own laws in

capital cases

208

Sect. XIV. Arguments taken from the sacred writ-

ings to prove the same thing

210

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