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CONTENTS

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I. THE FIRST BOOKS IN THE WORLD

Scribes and priests—The works of Confucius-Latin literature-

The change in form—The incentive to write-Myths and
legends—Cupid and Psyche-A co-operative beginning.

III. THE STORY OF THE BIBLE. By E. W. BARNES,

Sc.D., F.R.S., CANON OF WESTMINSTER

A book of many books—The Israelites—The people of the Old

Testament-Moses—The beginning of the Bible: The Law-
The books of the Old Testament—The priestly writers—The
growth of the Old Testament—The Prophets—The loss of early
documents—The spirit of Hebrew monotheism-The planning
and preaching of Ezekiel—“The Writings”—The national
literature of the Jews—A great drama—The Apocrypha—The
Wisdom literature of the Jews—The dignified beauty of
Ecclesiasticus—The New Testament—The writers of the New
Testament—Jesus of Nazareth—The four Gospels-St. Paul-
Translations of the Bible— The first printed English Bible.

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sion—The English versions-Four versions compared-An

error of form-Parallelism in Hebrew poetry-A “balance of

thought”—The Hebrew mind-Other Hebrew poetry-Two

noble eulogies.

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Photo: Rischgitz Collection.

PORTION OF THE STORY OF THE DELUGE, FROM A TABLET WHICH
PROBABLY BELONGED TO THE PALACE LIBRARY AT NINEVEH

Photo: W. A. Mansell & Co.

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ENGRAVING, TAKEN FROM A DRAWING IN GEll's Pompeiana, Consist

ING OF A UNION OF ALL THE IMPLEMENTS OF WRITING, COLLECTED
FROM A GREAT NUMBER OF ANCIENT PAINTINGS IN POMPEII AND
HERCULANEUM

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FACSIMILE OF THE PAPYRUS INSCRIBED WITH HIEROGLYPHIC TEXT OF The
Book of the Dead

Photo: W. A. Mansell & Co.

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PAPYRUS INSCRIBED IN THE HIERATIC CHARACTER WITH AN EGYPTIAN

ROMANCE AND BEARING THE NAMES OF ANTEF, ELEVENTH DYNASTY,
ABOUT B.c. 2600, AND THOTHMES III, EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY, ABOUT
B.C. 1600

Photo: W. A. Mansell & Co.

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JEAN Mielot, A Famous SCHOLAR AND CALLIGRAPHER OF THE MIDDLE
AGES.

Photo: Rischgitz Collection.

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THE VIRGIN AND CHILD ATTENDED BY ANGELS, FROM A COPY OF THE

“OFFICES OF THE VIRGIN”

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“APOLLO AND DAPHNE,” BY BERNINI

Photo: Anderson.

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“PAN AND Psyche,” by Sir EdwARD BURNE-JONES .

Photo: Fredk. Hollyer, London.

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ENDYMION,” by G. F. Watts

Photo: Fredk. Hollyer, London.

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“ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE,” By G. F. Watts .

Photo: Fredk. Hollyer, London.

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