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The royal universal family Bible, or A complete library of divine knowledge : containing the sacred text of the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha at large, illustrated with notes, critical, historical, theological, and practical, wherein the difficult passages are explained, the seeming contradictions reconciled, the mis-translations corrected, the deistical objections refuted, and the Sacred Scriptures represented in their original purity, as the only means of reconciling offending Man to his offended God, with practical reflections on each chapter : the whol calculated to promote the interest of virtue and piety, and make men wise unto salvation : to which is added I. At the end of each book a connection between civil and sacred history. II. An account of the great men who flourished in the heathen nations in those times, their characters and writings. III. The state of religion in the heathen nations, before the Incarnation. IV. Ancient and modern geography compared, shewing the difference in the names of places since the Christian æra. V. An explanation of the duty of all the officers' mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. VI. An explanation of all the Scripture terms, names, and phrases. VII. The history of the Old and New Testaments connected. VIII. An explanation of the divine offices used in the Jewish church, both before and after the captivity. IX. A reconciliation of sacred chronology with the records of the heathens. X. A complete concordance to the Old and New Testaments. XI. A critical and historical account of all the English translations of the Bible. XII. A complete index to the Bible /
by the Reverend John Herries, A. M. and others.
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London : Printed for Fielding and Walker ..., 1780 [that is, 1781]-1781 [that is, 1782].
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2 volumes : illustrations, 5 maps ; 40 x 24 cm.
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The royal universal family Bible, or A complete library of divine knowledge : containing the sacred text of the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha at large, illustrated with notes, critical, historical, theological, and practical, wherein the difficult passages are explained, the seeming contradictions reconciled, the mis-translations corrected, the deistical objections refuted, and the Sacred Scriptures represented in their original purity, as the only means of reconciling offending Man to his offended God, with practical reflections on each chapter : the whol calculated to promote the interest of virtue and piety, and make men wise unto salvation : to which is added I. At the end of each book a connection between civil and sacred history. II. An account of the great men who flourished in the heathen nations in those times, their characters and writings. III. The state of religion in the heathen nations, before the Incarnation. IV. Ancient and modern geography compared, shewing the difference in the names of places since the Christian æra. V. An explanation of the duty of all the officers' mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. VI. An explanation of all the Scripture terms, names, and phrases. VII. The history of the Old and New Testaments connected. VIII. An explanation of the divine offices used in the Jewish church, both before and after the captivity. IX. A reconciliation of sacred chronology with the records of the heathens. X. A complete concordance to the Old and New Testaments. XI. A critical and historical account of all the English translations of the Bible. XII. A complete index to the Bible / by the Reverend John Herries, A. M. and others.
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London : Printed for Fielding and Walker ..., 1780 [that is, 1781]-1781 [that is, 1782].
citation/reference
Bentley, G.E., Blake books, 420
Easson & Essick, William Blake, v. 1, no. 1
Easson & Essick, William Blake, v. 2, no. 15
general note
Includes 100 engraved plates.
Maps engraved by T. Bowen.
The New Testament has a separate title-page.
The frontispiece is engraved by Walker & Angus after Dodd, script by Palmer; 5 of the plates are engraved by William Blake, one being drawn by him; of the remaining a few are unsigned, and the rest are by A. Byrell, J. Collyer, Cook, Grignion, D. Jenkins, Page, J. Parker, Thornwaite, Tookey, Wooding, etc., after Dodd and D. Jenkins.
local note
Victoria University Library copy has armorial book plate of John Bailey.
catalogue key
5868405
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2005/10/01.

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