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CONTENTS OF VOLUME VI.

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LECTURE I.

INTRODUCTORY LECTURE.

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GENESIS II. 18.-And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone, I will make

him an help meet for him.

LECTURE II.

HISTORY OF DEBORAH.

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JUDGES IV. 4, 5.-And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.

And she dwelt under the palm-tree of Deborah, between Ramah and Beth-el, in Mount Ephraim:

and the children of Israel came up to her for judgement,

LECTURE III.

HISTORY OF DEBORAH.

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JUDGES IV. 21, 22, 23.-Then Jael, Heber's wife, took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her

hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground:

(for he was fast asleep, and weary) so he died. And behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came

out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest. And

when he came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the nail was in his temples. So God sub-

dued on that day, Jabin the king of Canaan before the Children of Israel.

LECTURE IV.

HISTORY OF DEBORAH.

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JUDGES V. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.-Then sang Deborah, and Barak the son of Abinoam, on that day, saying,

Praise ye the Lord for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves. Hear,

O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes: I, even I will sing unto the Lord: I will sing praise to the

Lord God of Israel. Lord, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of

Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water. The moun-

tains melted from before the Lord, even that Sinai from before the Lord God of Israel.

LECTURE V.

HISTORY OF DEBORAH.

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JUDGES V. 12, 13.-Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead

thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam. Then he made him that remaineth have dominion

over the nobles among the people: the Lord made me have dominion over the mighty.

LECTURE VI.

HISTORY OF DEBORAH.

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JUDGES V. 20, 21.-They fought from heaven: the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. The

river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon: O my soul, thou hast trod-

den down strength.

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and go thou after them: have 1 not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? And

when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him. Why have I found

grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger? And Boaz

answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me all that thou hast done unto thy mother-

in-law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the

land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore. The Lord

recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose

wings thou art come to trust. Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight, my lord; for that

thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be

not like unto one of thine handmaidens. And Boaz said unto her, At meal-time come thou hither,

and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he

reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left. And when she was risen up

to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and re-

proach her not. And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them that she

may glean them, and rebuke her not. So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she

had gleaned; and it was about an ephah of barley.

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