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fluence on the English language and literature. For what is found here the editor claims no originality. Besides many other sources, he is greatly indebted to the following: Smythe's “How We Got Our Bible”; Moulton's “The Bible as Literature”; Prothero's “Psalms in Human Life”; Nettleton's “Old Testament Narratives"; Scott's “Selections from the Old Testament"; Gardiner's “The Bible as English Literature”; Abbott's “The Life and Literature of the Ancient Hebrews”; Hunt's "Ethical Teachings in Old English Literature"; Van Dyke's "Influence of the Bible in Literature," an article in the “Century Magazine," October, 1910.

J. R. RUTLAND.

ALABAMA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

MAY, 1912

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JACOB

72

Jacob Deceives Isaac Jacob Flees from Esau The
Dream in Bethel — Jacob's Bargain with Laban — Jacob
Leaves Laban Esau's Present - The Wrestling with the

Angel — Jacob Meets Esau Rachel and Isaac Die.

JOSEPH,

89

Joseph's Dream — Joseph Sold into Egypt — Joseph Inter-

prets the Prisoners' Dreams - Pharaoh's Dream — Joseph,

a Ruler in Egypt — The Famine — Jacob's Sons Go into

Egypt — Joseph Makes Himself Known to his Brethren

Jacob Goes to Egypt — Joseph Buys up All the Land and

Cattle — Jacob Dies — Joseph Dies.

MOSES.

113

The Baby Found – The Flight to Midian — The Burning
Bush - Moses Goes Back to Egypt Pharaoh Burdens Israel
More — Waters Turned to Blood — The Plague of the Frogs
The Cattle of Egypt Smitten - Hail Destroys Egyptian Grain

- The Plague of the Locusts — The Passover — The Firstborn

Smitten Moses Parts the Red Sea — The Egyptians Are

5

Drowned Moses Makes Laws - Moses Strikes Water from
the Rock Amalek is Defeated — Jethro Joins Israel -
Israel before Sinai The Ten Commandments – Aaron
Makes the Golden Calf — Moses Breaks the Tables - Three
Thousand Israelites Slain – The Cry for Meat - The Seventy
Elders Chosen Miriam Canet Aaron Punished

Spies Sent
into Canaan – Joshua and Caleb — Conspiracy against
Moses — The Rebels Swallowed Up – Aaron's Rod Blossoms

- Moses Sins — The Fiery Serpents — Moses Dies.

BALAAM

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JOSHUA

182

Rahab Harbors the Spies — Israel Crosses Jordan - Jericho
Falls — Israel Defeated at Ai — Achan Stoned — The Gib-
eonites — The Sun and the Moon Stand Still — Joshua's

Parting Words — Joshua Dies.
THE VICTORY OF DEBORAH AND BARAK

Jael Smites Sisera.

GIDEON

203

Gideon Pulls Down the Altar of Baal - The Fleece - The

Victory.

ABÍMELECH AND JOTHAM

209

Jotham's Fable · Abimelech Is Slain.

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Jephthah's Daughter Sacrificed.

SAMSON

217

Samson's Birth Foretold - The Woman of Timnath -

The Corn Fields are Burned - Philistines Slain with the Jaw-

bone of an Ass Samson and Delilah - Samson Pulls Down

the Temple.

RUTH

226

Ruth and Naomi Naomi Returns Boaz and Ruth
Boaz Marries Ruth — Obed.

SAMUEL, SAUL, AND DAVID.

234

God Calls Samuel Eli's Sons Killed — Israel Demands a
King — Saul Seeks His Father's Asses — Samuel Anoints
Saul — Saul Made King - Jonathan and His Armourbearer

Saul Sins Samuel Beheads Agag — Samuel Anoints David
David Made Armourbearer to Saul - David Kills Goliath
Saul Tries to Kill David — Jonathan and David — David Cuts
Saul's Skirt — Samuel Dies David Spares Saul — The
Witch of Endor — Samuel's Message — Saul Falls on His
Sword - David, King of Judah — King of Israel — Uriah is
Killed — Nathan's Parable Absalom Conspires against

David · Absalom's Death — David's Charge to Solomon.

SOLOMON

283

Solomon's Choice — The Queen of Sheba — Solomon's

Disobedience — Ahijah Anoints Jeroboam.

THE REBELLION OF ISRAEL

289

ELIJAH .

291

Elijah Fed by the Ravens - The Widow's Son Raised from

the Dead – Elijah and the Prophets of Baal - Under the
Juniper Tree — Naboth's Vineyard - Elijah Prophesies
Ahab's Death — The Captains of Fifties Killed — Elijah is

Taken Up.

ELISHA

The Widow's Oil Increased The Shunammite's Child

Naaman, the Leper Gehazi Cursed The King of Syria

Discomfited — Jehu is Anointed — Jezebel Dies — The Death

of Elisha.

JONAH.

Jonah's Call - The Storm - Jonah Preaches to Nineveh

Jonah Gets Angry.

DANIEL

322

Daniel Refuses to Eat the King's Meat The King's Dream

Daniel is Honoured The Image of Gold

- The Fiery

Furnace Nebuchadnezzar's Dream - Daniel Made Prince

- The Lion's Den.

ESTHER

341

Vashti Disobeys Esther is Presented Ahasuerus Loves

Esther The Edict to Kill All Jews — Esther Appeals to

the King - The King Honours Mordecai — Haman is Hanged

- The Feast of Purim.

CHRONOLOGY

357

INDEX OF PROPER NAMES

359

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