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ATOANELv, explained, 562
Apostates, a moral relapse increases seven-

fold the former evil, 189—in the case
of the relapsed demoniac, the first
effort of the evil spirit is made upon
the individual from whom he has been
dispossessed, and although the first
possession was a calamity, reposses.
sions are occasioned by a relapse into
sin, 188-highly monitory to those
who relapse into sin, 189—if evils are
suffered to resume their influence, they
return with seven-fold force, ib.—the
doom of apostates pointed out by the
fate of the barren fig-tree, 302-apos-
tates are the first to betray their fellows,

and to hate the faithful, 343
Apostles, signification of the term, 144—

to whom it is applied, 144, 660—why
they were chosen by our Lord from the
humbler sphere of life, 64, 145, 146–
fanciful notions on the number being
limited to twelve, 64—a reason why
this number was first fixed upon, 64,
618-distinction between the miracu.
lous powers of Christ and those of his
apostles, 144—the catalogue of the
apostles not formed with reference to
their rank or dignity, 145—the charac-
ter of those who were chosen by our
Lord, 146—why they were forbidden
to go to the Gentile nations or Sama-
ritans, ib.-objects contemplated in
their first mission, 147-means which
were taken to preserve their depend-
ence upon God, 148—their character,
at all times, and under all circum-
stances, stated, 150--the promise of the
special aid of the Holy Ghost made
unto them, 151, 152—how this help is
afforded, 152—the providential justifi-
cation of the character and motives
of the apostles, noticed, 155, 156—their
character as given by Christ himself,
171—the wisdom which was manifested
in the selection of the apostles, noticed,
171, 172—powerful motives for exer-
tion in the parables of the mustard-
seed and the leaven, 202—are called
scribes, to denote their training and
qualification for the office of public
teachers, 205—their fear in beholding
Christ walk upon the sea, 214--the re-

sult of unbelief, 476—are qualified and
invested with authority to declare the
laws of the Gospel dispensation, 236,
263, 280—how the apostles collectively,
and not Peter exclusively, constitute the
rock on which the church is to be
built, 233, 234—they did not acknow-
ledge any supremacy in Peter, 253—
are to declare the terms on which sins
may be remitted, 237—this power,
possessed by the apostles, greatly
abused by the Church of Rome, 237–
no instance recorded of their forgiving
the sins of any individual, by virtue
of any authority deposited with them,
237—reason why they were prohibited
from making an open declaration of
their belief, that Christ was the Son
of the living God, 237, 450—why they
could not cast out the unclean spirit,
at the request of the father of an afflict-
ed child, 248, 489—their worldly views
of the kingdom to be established by
the Messiah, 253, 614—reproved by
our Lord, 254, 255—the apostles to
be received by us as little children, 255
-rules of church discipline are to be
brought in by the apostles, 263, 264–
the rebuke which they gave parents
who brought children to Christ ac-
counted for, 271-nature of those sacri.
fices which they made for the cause of
Christ, 279—the phrase, “They shall
sit upon twelve thrones,” explained,
280, 281-in what respect the apostles,
being last, became first, 285—the call-
ing of the apostles was a matter of
sovereign grace, and not of promise or
stipulation, ib.-reason for their dul-
ness in not comprehending the charac-
ter of their Master's sufferings, as pre-
dicted by him, 288, 614--cautioned
against imitating the conduct of the
Jewish doctors, in assuming titles of
distinction, 327—and why, ib.-
compared, by our Lord, to the pro-
phets, wise men, and scribes, among
the Jews, 335—their martyrdom fore-
told, ib.—are comforted in the pros-
pect of those troubles which shall pre-
cede the destruction of Jerusalem, 341
– their indignation at Mary anointing
our Lord, reproved, 375–understood

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not the Lord, when he predicted his strangers, after having welcomed them,
own resurrection, 393—the drowsiness noticed, 601
of Peter, James, and John in the gar- Apaye, explained, 118
den, accounted for, 399—they derive Archelaus, his deposition noticed, 570
support from our Lord, who refers to Apxlouvaywgos, an officer of the synagogue,
the predictions of Scripture, 402—meet described, 65, 138
their risen Saviour in Galilee, 439-the APxovtes, explained, 291
apostolic commission, considered, 440, Apayos doyos, explained, 185
526—the two kinds of teaching prac- Arians, the emperors and kings of that
tised by the apostles, noticed, 440, 441 sect were the first to imbrue their
--the promised support in the discharge hands in the blood of their opponents,
of their commission, 441, 442, 527– 200
their election to the apostolate an act Aristotle, his ethics quoted, 366
of sovereign choice, 457—why they are Apti ETEAEVTNCEV, explained, 138
compared to a lamp, 462—are com- Asaph, the seer, account of a psalm
manded not to imitate the conduct of which bears his name, 202—its refer-
the rabbins and gentile philosophers, ence to the Christian dispensation, ib.
but to declare the whole counsel of -in what respect Asaph was a type of
God, ib.are to learn with all dili- Christ, 203
gence, that they might be qualified to Ascension, the trophies of his mercy and
teach, ib.—are compared to sowers, power with which Christ ascended to
and why, 463—the blessedness of those heaven, noticed, 615
who receive a servant of Christ, 490— Assarium, a Jewish farthing, its value,
the promised co-operation of Christ 157, 640
with his apostles in their work, 527— Asses, the judges and kings of Israel an-
in what respect they are styled Minis. ciently rode upon them, 294_horses
ters of the word, 534–their success in forbidden to the Jews, and why, 294,
preaching the Gospel predicted by the 295—the reason why our Lord entered
miraculous draught of fishes, 584—in Jerusalem on an ass, stated, 295, 296
what respect they are said to catch -the conduct of Solomon, who intro-
men, 585—the strong and pure prin- duced horses, noticed, 295—the cha-
ciple of faith and love in the apostles, racter of the man whose ass Christ bor-
which led them to follow Christ, no- rowed probably not unknown to him,
ticed, 587—their doctrine must be con- ib.—why both an ass and a colt are
nected with that of Christ, contained mentioned by Zechariah, in his pro-
in the Evangelists, to make an efficient phecy relating to this event, ib.—the
Gospel, 651, 652—the reason why the question, whether our Lord rode by
Socinians generally reject the Epistles, turns on the ass and on the colt, or
652—the call of Paul to the apostle- only upon the latter, noticed, 297-the
ship, noticed, 658—the office of an phrase, “On which never man sat,"
apostle entirely temporary, 660—illus- considered, 500
trated in the peculiar work which they Athanasius, his testimony to the authen-
had to perform, ib.--they imagined ticity and genuineness of St. Luke's
they laboured in vain, unless they Gospel, 531
turned men from darkness to light, Athens, the law of restitution rigidly en-
662-the peculiar guidance of the Holy forced in that city, 88—punishment
Spirit under which they were placed, inflicted by the Athenians on those
noticed, 663, 664-difference between who should swear falsely, 421
the inspiration of the apostles and Atonement, the doctrine of, as the foun-
fanaticism, 664

dation and top-stone of the Christian
ATOOTOROı, certain officers of the temple, system, clearly laid down, 292-Dature
described, 251

of that atonement made by Christ for
Arabs, custom of the, to wash the feet of

man, stated, ib.—the notion, that the

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sacrifice of Christ was intended only as tration of Christian baptism, ib.-the
a price to redeem the sacrifices of the baptism of repentance, explained, 445
law, considered and refuted, 292, 293 -baptism by immersion derives no
-the blood of the covenant specially support from the custom of Pharisees
alluded to in the memorable prophecy washing their hands, &c., 478— the
of Zechariah, 297—the doctrine of interest which our Lord took in little
atonement held by the Patriarchs and children bears a favourable aspect upon
Prophets of old, 612—the objection infant baptism, 490—the nature of that
brought against this doctrine, that God baptism with which our Saviour was to
is implacable, refuted, 704—the atone- be baptized before his word could be
ment perfectly consistent with the jus- sent as fire on the earth, 651—why he
tice, mercy, and love of God, 704

anxiously longed for its accomplish-
Avarice, a peculiar feature in the charac-

ment, ib.
ter of false teachers, 117—especially in Baptism of Christ, superiority of the, over
that of Judas, the traitor, 377

that of John, 51-no allusion in the
Augustine, quoted, on the descent of the baptism of Christ to the entrance of

Holy Ghost upon Christ, 54—his re- the Levitical Priests into their office, 54
marks on Psalm xxxii., 91-on resem- Baptism of John, the absurdity of the sup-
bling God in the perfection of love, ib. position that it was administered by
-on the parable of the wheat and the immersion, 47—meaning of the phrase,
tares, 200

“baptized in Jordan,” 47, 51-the pe-
Avan, described, 372, 403, 408

culiar character of that baptism which
Avantai, described, 139

John administered, 48, 50, 441, 445–
Ašvos, explained, 310

was not an ordinance through which

the Holy Ghost descended upon Christ,
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Barabbas, his name and character noticed,
Baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire does

418—the populace did not clamour for
not signify the calamities which came his deliverance until persuaded by the
on the Jews, but the descent of the Sanhedrim, ib.
Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost, Barbarians, who were anciently termed
51 - superiority of the baptism of such, 665
Christ over that of John, ib.—the pro- Barrenness, the reason why it was a re-
priety of infant baptism considered, 273 proach among Jewish women, 541
-its nature, and why it is administer- Bagaviotal, explained, 267
ed, ib.-immersion in water, a meta- Basavidelv, explained, 123
phor to express the rush of successive Basil, quoted, on the manner in which
troubles, 289—in what respects James Christ declared the law, 81
and John were baptized with the Sa- Baskets, being found in the desert, ac-
viour's baptism, ib.—to those who are counted for, 213—the kind of baskets
capable of it, instruction must precede in use among the Jews, described, 213,
baptisın, 440—nature of Christian bap- 226
tism, stated, ib.—of universal obliga- Battaloyew, explained, 95
tion, ib.—a public profession of faith, Baxter, Richard, quoted, on the import-
ib.—the rite of initiation by which we ance of a single eye, 104-on taking
enter the covenant of grace; and of up the cross, 240—on the difference
which it is a sign, seal, and pledge, between faith and presumption, 250—
ib. — Christian baptism distinct from on the cure of Bartimæus, 294—on the
that of John, and a standing testimony power of faith, 302—on the unprofit
to the doctrine of the Trinity, 441- able servant, 365 — on unnecessary
the propriety and antiquity of the for-
inula used in baptism, ib.--the formula Bed, as used by the sick who were
laid down, necessary to the adminis- brought to Christ, described, 134

care, 628

Beelzebub, history of the name, 155—the Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, de-
common reading corrected, ib.

scribed, 182–in what the amazing
Brua, described, 418

guilt of this crime consisted, as com-
Benevolence, a positive virtue of the reli- mitted by the Pharisees, ib.—why it is

gion of Christ, 89—inculcated in the termed a sin against the Holy Ghost,
parable of the good Samaritan, 624, ib.—its awful punishment, as admitting
625-a rigorous exaction of our rights of no palliation, noticed, ib.--the opi-
in transactions with our fellow crea- nion, that this crime consists in the
tures, so as to forget the claims of rejection of the Gospel after the Holy
benevolence and mercy, will expose us

Ghost had been shed forth in his mira.
to the exact justice of God, 267

culous gifts, refuted, ib.—the ques-
Bethany, where situated, 294, 626—the tion, how far others, besides the Phia-

reason why our Lord retired thither on risees, could be guilty of this offence,
the evening of the day in which he considered, 183—remarks on the irre-
cleansed the temple, 301

missibility of this sin, ib.—the prac-
Bethlehem, its situation, 32—the train of tical benefits resulting from this excep-

circumstances which led to the fulfil- tion which God has made from the
ment of prophecy in the birth of Christ mercies of the Gospel, ib.
at this place, noticed, 34-accomplish- BAEW, explained, 462
ment of Micah's prophecy to this effect, Bless, the term explained, when applied
considered, 35—the paucity of accom- by man to those who curse him, 90-
modation for travellers in this city, hy our Saviour to God in the miracle
mentioned, 557—and its celebrity for of the loaves, 212–in what respect the
pasturage, ib.

virgin Mary is said to be blessed, 548
Bethphage, where situated, 294 — from Blessing, a devotional form of, used by
whence its name was derived, 301

the Jews, before and after meals, no-
Bethsaida, its situation, privileges, and ticed, 212—this pious and becoming

guilt, noticed, 169—in what the wick- custom sanctioned by our Lord, ib.
edness of this city consisted, 169, 170 nature of the blessing pronounced by
—why the guilt was more aggravated prophets and holy men upon others,
than that of Nineveh, 169

271-remarks of the Rabbins on the
Bewray, an old English word, explained, blessing used at meals, 384—the bless-
410

ing uttered by our Lord at the celebra-
Binding and loosing, a Jewish phrase for tion of the eucharist, considered, 384,

declaring what was lawful and unlaw- 385—that pronounced by the priest in
ful, 236—illustrated by quotations from dismissing the congregation, noticed,
Rabbinical writings, ib.— the phrase 541
has reference to things, and not to per- Blood, how the blood of Christ consti-

tuted the redemption price of the
Blasphemy, in what respect this word was world, 292, 703—the phrase, “The

applied by the Jews to our Lord, 133 blood of thy covenant,” in Zechariah's
-blasphemy, when applied to men, prophecy, referred to the atonement of
what, 182, 223—when considered as a Christ, 297—absolutely necessary that
crime against the divine Majesty, de- the blood of Christ be shed, in order
scribed, ib.--the punishment inflicted to his becoming a sacrifice for sin, 388
upon blasphemers by the Jewish law,

—the phrase, “ The blood of the new
noticed, 403, 406-nature of that blas-

testament,” explained, ib.—the bloody
phemy with which our Savivur was sweat of our Lord in his agony in the
charged before the Sanhedrim, 406, garden, considered, 395—the form of
407—a custom of the Jews, on hear. denunciation, “His blood be upon us,"
ing blasphemy, mentioned, 406—blas- explained, 421
phemy defined, a light and irreverent Boanerges, sons of thunder, a term applied
speaking of God, 691

to James and John, not because of

sons, 263

their character, or manner of preach- compared to whited sepulchres, ib.
ing, but on account of the truth which painted sepulchres, described, ib.-ex-
they declared, 458

amples of the Jews paying extraordi-
Bolton, his remark on the promise of a nary honours to the tombs of the pro-
hundred fold, noticed, 498

phets, given, ib.
Books, ancient, described, 577 — the Butter, as mentioned in the scriptures,

phrase, “Book of life,” explained, 621 described, 29
Bosom of Abraham, the phrase explained, Buxtorf, on the phrase, “ It is easier for a

125—the expression, “Shall men give camel to go through the eye of a nee-

into your bosom,” what it means, 594 dle,” quoted, 277
Bottles of the east, described, 138-east-
ern method of stopping bottles which

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contain essences, noticed, 374
Box of alabaster, described, 374—what 72, explained, 218
is meant by breaking it, ib.

Cæsar Augustus, his decree for enrolling
Bread, a term used by the Jews to denote the country of Judea, noticed, 34, 555

all the necessaries of life, 101—form -nature of that taxation, and various
of the loaves of bread in use among conjectures respecting it, considered,
the Jews, noticed, 212—the phrase,

555, 556
“breaking of bread,” explained, 212, Cæsarea Philippi, account of, where situ-
385—kind of bread used by our Lord, ated, and its present condition, stated,
at the institution of the eucharist, no- 229, 230—the number of soldiers sta-
ticed, 384-nothing in the act of break- tioned there, 422
ing the bread symbolical or peculiar to Caiaphas, an account of, 372, 373-assem-
that institution, 385—bread an emblem, bly of the priests and elders in his palace,
and only an emblem, of the real body to plot the destruction of our Lord,
of Christ, ib.

noticed, 376—Christ conveyed hither
Bpepos, explained, 271

from the house of Annas, where the
Brethren of Christ, who they are supposed Sanhedrim were assembled, 403

to have been, 189—the term “bre. Called, meaning of the phrase, “the
thren” is not to be confined to poor called,” 661—the phrase, Many are
and destitute Christians, or to Chris- called, but few chosen,” explained,
tians generally, it extends to all man- 286, 313—the actual salvation of men
kind, 370

not the necessary result of being called,
Broken-hearted, described, 577—the ten- 286—how the term, “ the called,” was

der sympathy of Christ with such, 578 brought into the common theological
Bpwois, explained, 103

language of the church, 661
Brother, meaning of the term, as used by Calvary, the name is of the same import

our Lord, 82-how understood by the as Golgotha, 423
Jews, ib.

Calvin, John, quoted, on the abrogation
Browne, Sir Thomas, his testimony con- of the ceremonial law, 246—on that

cerning the growth of the mustard- faith which is one of the weightier mat-
tree, quoted, 201

ters of the law, 331
Buckingham, his travels in Palestine, quot- Camel, a coarse garment of camel's hair
ed, 191, 192

common in the east, 46—the proverbial
Burdens, nature of those which the Pha- and hyperbolical expression, “ It is
risees laid upon the people, 173

easier for a camel to go through the
Burning alive, an eastern punishment, eye of a needle,” considered, 277-an
noticed, 205

absurd observation of Harmer on this
Burying-places, among the Jews, de- phrase, noticed, 278

scribed, 332, 333—the phrase, “graves Campbell, quoted, on the reality of those
that appear not,” explained, 333—why cases of demoniacal possession men.
the righteousness of the Pharisees is tioned by the inspired writers, 66—his

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