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From Rev. J. B. Waterbury, D. D., Pastor of Boudoin Street ( Congregational) Church, Boston. It is a most valuable book, suited to the wants of clergymen, and well adapted to aid Sabbath-school teachers in their responsible work. Every family that can afford it, would do well io possess themselves of so important and is teresting a veluune; to which they might refer in elucidating the Scriptures, and rendering their study not only [rofitable but delightful.

J. B. Waterbury. From Rev. Cyrus A. Bartol, Pastor of West Congregational (Unitarian) Church, Bost in. It is a most useful and valuable work, containing very important information on subjects of the highest interest and well worthy of a wide circulation.

C. A. Bartol. From Rev. S. W. S. Dutton, Pastor of North Congregational Church, New Haven, Ct. The Popular Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature is admirably adapted to the use of parents, teachers of the young. and of the commipity generally; being a judicious abridgment of a larger and very able work, written for critical students in theology. It is, in iny judgment, aliogother the best book for the purpose which has been published.

S. W. S. Dutton.

From Rev. Z. S. Barstow, D. D., Pastor of Congregational Church, Keene, N. H. I find it well adapted to accomplish its object. It brings into a convenient form, in a single volume, what must be aught Or in many volumes without it. And it is hereby recommended to parents, Sabbath-school teachers, and uthiers, as doing a good service in aiding them in the study of the Scriptures.

Z. S. Barstow

From Hon. Thomas S. IVilliams Hartford, Ct. It appears to me to contain a mass of information, in a condensed forin, highly important to those who regard the sacred volume; and to Sabbath-school teachers it will prove a most valuable assistant. I hope it will receive an exlensive circulation.

Thomas S. Williams.

From Rev. Ephraim Peabody, D. D., Pastor of Store Chapel Congregational ( Unitarian) Church, Boston. It appears to contain the best results of modern scholarship, presented in a clear and condensed form, and may, withoui hesitation, be recommended as a valuable work to families, to Sunday-school teachers, and indeed to all readers of the sacred records.

E. Peabody.

From Rev. Baron Slow, D. D., Pastor of Rowe Street Baptist Church, Boston, I have examined it with special and unalloyed satisfaction. It has the rare merit of being all that it professes to be; and very few, I am sure, who may consult it, will deny that, in richness and fulness of detail, it surpasses their expectation. Many mini-ters will find it a valuable auxiliary ; but its chief excellence is, that it fumi-hes just the facilities which aro needed by the thousands in families and Sabbath schools, who are engaged in the imprtant business of biblical education. It is in itself a library of reliable information.

Baron Stow. From Rev. A. L. Stone, Pastor of Park Street Congregational Church, Boston. I have found it a time-saving and labor-saving helper in investigating the significance of the sacred writings, which I could never consent again to be without. Thad occasion to commend it, a few days since, to a young man f my pe ple, Intely interested in the study of the Scriptures, who desired access to sources of knov. ledge in respect io biblical matter; beyond what he possessed; and this work secmed i liim just what he had been looking for in unin. Permit me to express the hope, that not only clergymen and Sabbath-school teachers, but every person who would be at all a student of the Bible, may avail themselves of this judicious and timely contribution to popularizeo sacred literature.

A. L. Stone. From Rev. Juhn Richards, D. D., Pastor of Congregational Church of Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. In my opinion it is a very useful book; particularly to heads of families, Sabbath-school teachers, and all others interested in the study of the Scriptures.

John Richards. From Rev. Thomas Laurie, Pastor of Congregational Church, West Rorbury. I would heartily recommend it to all who wish a trustworthy compendium of biblical science. Not to compare is invidiously with other excellent Bible Dictionaries, there is one excellence of this work that must render it superior to all others, and that is, that while o hers were go up," this, if I may so express it, was "reduced down." Other Bible Dictionaries are compilations expressly got up für Sabbath-school teachers and Bible classes. But this is a work of much higher character, the result of far greater labor and rescarch, prepared originally for the use of the most advanced biblical scholars, condensed into its present forin that the fruits of that labor and research might bo brought within reach of a greater nuniber. Still we have the largest Popular Encyclopædia of strictly Biblical Lir. erature that exists. Some of the abbreviations also are decided improvements on the larger edition. It is another excellence of this work, that it embodies the most recent discoveries on the field of biblical science. Previous works of the kind have, to too great an extent, merely retailed the conjectures of past ages, and perpetuated their blunders in sacred geography. No one who has not travelled in the Eut, and consulted them on the sprit, lias any idea of the mass of rubbish they contain. I know of nothing better than the work before us. It fills up a gap that has long existed in our helps for the study of the Sacred Scriptures.

T. Lauric. From Rev. J. H. Kennard, Pastor of Tenth Baptist Church, Philadelphia. No Bible student should be without this important assistant. Those who have but few books, will find in this volume the essence of many standard works; and those wllo tuve butaiule time for reading, will here find a rich tam of kouwelve for their iminediate use.

J. H. Kennard.



From Reo. Thomas Starr King, Pastor of Hollis Street Congregational (Unitarian) Church, Boston. A constant use of the whole work, for several years, has led me to believe that it is the best Biblical Dictionary in che English language. The abridgments made in your edition do not, so far as I can judge, lessen its value to the majority of those who need such a volume; and I cordially wish you success in your enterprise. T. S. King. From Rev. Albert Barnes, D.D., Author of Notes on the Scriptures," and Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church,

Philadelphia. I feel greatly obliged to you for the volume of Kitto abridged. I have not had time to examine it as an abridg ment. I am free, however, to speak of the original, which I have had in use for several years, and which I regara as an exceedingly valuable work. In my own studies it has superseded all other works of a similar nature, as I think it will wherever it is known.

Albert Barnes. From Rev. Samuel M. Worcester, D. D., Pastor of the Tabernacle ( Congregational) Church, Salem. I have a copy of the larger work,” which I am disposed to think is really less valuable, and therefore less worthy to be recommended to almost any class of readers, ihan the edition which you now offer for the patronage and the benefit of the Christian public. From the examination which I have been able to make of somo important articles, I shall not be surprised if your edition shall have a decided preference with those who desire to have as much wheat, with as little as possible both of chaff or tares.

Samuel M. Worcester. From John Dowling, D. D., Author of " History of Romanism,” etc., ond Pastor of the Broadway Baptist Church,

Nero York. It is incomparably the most valuable work of its kind that has ever been published in this country, inasmuch as it embodies, besides all that was valuable in the older Cyclopædies, the most recent researches in biblical literature of the ablest scholars, both in the old world and the new. It is just such a work as every ininister, Sabbath-school teacher, and Christian father of a family ought to have constantly at hand, side by side with his Bible, to answer a thousand questions which will constantly occur to all who desire to furnish their own minds for the work of instruction in the truths of God's word, and who study to show themselves workmen that need flot to be ashamed. I do most cordially thank the enterprising publishers for presenting this valuable work to the American public in so attractive a form, and sincerely hope they will be rewarded by a sale commensurate with its merits. John Dowling.

From Rev. 19. T. Dwight, D. D., Pastor of Third Parish Congregational Church, Portland, Me. I regard it as far the most valuable work of the kind which has been published in this country. The price of the work, which is three dollars, is very reasonable for a book which contains so many engravings, and an amount of letter-press sufficient for four octavo volumes.

W. T. Dwight.

From Reo. Gardner Spring, D. D., Pastor of the Brick Church Chapel Presbyterian Church, New York. I am gratified to express the opinion, that for the variety, accuracy, and comprehensiveness of its articles, it is a most valuable volume. The biblical student, while he may not dispense with other sources of information, will find in Kitto that which will save him no little time and labor.

Gardner Spring.

From Rev. J. 11. Wainwright, D. D., Trinity ( Episcopal) Church, Nero York. As it is designed to be a book of reference, I have turned, on various occasions, to articles in all parts of the book, and have been uniformly satisfied with the fulness and accuracy of the information contained in them. I do noi hesitate, therefore, to recommend the work as being well adapted to the purpose for which it was compiled, and I trust that your enterprise in publishing it will be rewarded.

J. M. Wainwright From R. E. Pallison, D. D., Professor of Christian Theology in Nerton Theological Institution. It is more valuable, in my opinion, than any other work of the kind in reach of the American student of the Bible. While it is an aid to all, it seems to me indispensable to the minister. It moets the wants of the age in this department of knowledge.

R. E. Pultison.

From Howard Malcom, D. D., Author of Bible Dictionary,” etc., and President of University at Lewisburg, Pa.

I regard Kitto's Cyclopædia as vastly superior to any similar work. The author has evidently availed himself of the latest publications, whether critical, historical, geographical, scientific, or antiquarian; and so selected, arranged, and expressed his topics, as to make his work perfectly available to the unlearned, while it is a most welcome aid to the schular. No one who buys the book will regret his purchase.

Howard Malcom. From Rev. R. C. Waterslon, Pastor of Church of the Savior, Congregational (Unitarian) Church, Boston. I consider it a most desirable work for Sunday-school teachers, and for all students and renders of the Scriptures It contakis a vast amount of important information, thoroughly condensed and admirably stated, while its numerous engravings (which are unusually good) often convey at a glance a more vivid and true idoa than could have been given by pages of description. "Both for the family and the Sunday school, this volumo is invaluable. I shall certainly recommend it to others, as a work of uncommon merit, and hope it will be widely read, and pass through many editions,

R. C. Waterston. From Rev. R. H. Neale, D. D., Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Boston. Your“ Epitome,” if epitome it may be called, is a decided improvement on the larger work, inasmuch as, without materially lessening its value as a source of information, it is brought, by its diminished price, within the reach of the inany who, in these days of Sabbath schools and Biblo classes, are, or ought to be, diligent students of the word of God.

Rollin H. Neale. From Prof. George Bush, Author of Notes on the Scriptures,” New York. It is made up of the contributions of eminent biblical scholars in Europe and America, each one of whom fur nished such articles as his peculiar tastes or studies enabled him to execute with most ability. The result has been an immense accumulation of materials, drawn from the most recent sources on the antiquities, languages, geography, natural history, &c., of the sacred volume, the substance of which is very skilfully condensed in the present volune, and amply illustrated by pictorial designs.

George Bush. From Rer. Horace Bushnell, D. D., Pastor of Third Congregational Church, Hartford, Ch. . I am very glad to see issued from your press an abridgment, for popular use, of Kitto's Cyclopædia. It cannot bo less than a very important contribution to the popular literature of the Bible.

Horace Bushnell.

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