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ON THE

OLD AND NEW COVENANTS.

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BELL AND BAIN, PRINTERS, 15 ST. ENOCII SQUARE, GLASGOW,

PREFACE

TO

THE SECOND EDITION.

In the following work, the Mosaic and Christian Dispensations, and the correspondence and the difference between them, are considered, and a preliminary view is taken of the Patriarchal Dispensation. The law of Moses embraced a collection of rites which had been previously observed, together with such new institutions as were adapted to the progress of the plan of mercy, and to the condition of the world. And though the substance of the typical economy has now come, it is still of great importance to the right understanding of the Christian economy to have scriptural views of the ancient preparatory dispensations. It was not the design of the writer to embrace every particular connected with them, but merely to give such a general view of their leading objects as might serve to guide the studies of inquirers.

In this Second Edition there have been introduced some slight alterations, and some very considerable

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