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ILLUSTRATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS OF SOME OF THE
CHIEF HISTORICAL FACTS OF THE BIBLE.
BY E. 0. HAVEN, D.D.,
PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AND ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE UNIVERSITY
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855,
BY CARLTON & PHILLIPS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern Dis
Every age demands its own books—every age of the world, every age of an individual man. This book was written for the present age of the world, and for the young. There are old treatises on the Bible without number, of every class, profound and light, dull and even witty ; but very many of them, from the style both of language and of thought, are not exactly fitted to
present time, and therefore are found chiefly, periodically dusted, in the libraries of antiquarians and of theologians, who, for personal conviction, do not need them.
There is an age of curiosity in man, an age of independence and buoyancy, when, in the case of the religiously-educated, traditional faith is weakened, even the good example of a pious parent is feeble, and childhood's habits of devo