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Being a VIEW of the
Government Religious and Civil,
Of that People, out of whom the SAVIOUR
As it is contained in the BIBLE.
By SAMUEL CROX A L L, D. D.
Printed for J. TONSON and J. WATTS
HE Defign of the follow
ing Treatife is to make the
Bible more eafily under ftood, and confequently better relish'd by all Sorts of People.
Were this facred Book but confider'd impartially and attentively, in its most advantageous Lights; as it contains all the written Revelation of God's Will now extant; as it is the A 2
Bafs of our National Religion, and gives Vigour and Spirit to all our Social Laws; as it is the most ancient, and confequently curious Collection of Hiftorical Incidents, Moral Precepts, and Political Inftitutions; as the Style of it is, in fome Places, nobly Sublime and Poetical, and in others, fweetly Natural, Plain, and Unaffected: In a Word, as the being well acquainted with it is highly requifite, in order to make Men ufeful and ornamental in this Life (to fay nothing of their Happinefs in the next) It is to be hop'd that a cool Reflection or two of this Sort, might induce the more inge
nuous and rational among them, to let the Bible take it's Turn, in their riper Years, among thofe Volumes which pass through their Hands either for Amusement or Inftruction. And fhould fuch an Entertainment once become fashionable, of what mighty Service would it be to the Interest of Religion, and confequently the Happiness of Mankind!
In order to this, I have endeavour'd to range together, under proper Heads, the feveral difpers'd Circumftantials relating to the peculiar Conftitution both in Church and
State, of that People, to whom God more especially vouchfaf'd to dif