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NEW TESTAMENT HISTORY.

PART I.

BEING

The Authorised Persion

or

ST. MATTHEW'S GOSPEL.

ARRANGED IN LESSONS,
WITH ANALYSES, NOTES, SUMMARIES,
GOSPEL BIOGRAPHY, GEOGRAPHY, MONEY, WEIGHTS, MEASURES, ETC.,

FOR

ALDER SCHOLARS, PUPIL-TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS GENERALLY.

By M. T. YATES.
Author of Writing-Made-Basy Copy-Books, Gcography and Grammar Sheets and

Cards, Spelling-Made-Basy, &c,

HANCHESTER: JOHN HEYWOOD, 141 AND 143, DEANSGATE;

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT, 141, DEANSGATE.
LONDON : SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & Co.; AND J. C. TACEY.

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PREFACE.

“Teach the Bible from the Bible itself."-Congress of Church School Manacci',

Leeds, 1877.

This book gives the authorised version of St. Matthew's Gospel, arranged in Lessons, with Analyses, Notes, and Summaries. No other work need be used with it, for it at once takes the place of the Bible—without superseding it—and also the handbooks now in such common use by students. The chapters are so arranged that there is a lesson to learn and a lesson to read upon cach one, and the summaries at the heads of the 'essons may with advantage be revised alone, just before examination.

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NEW TESTAMENT HISTORY.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW.

ST. MATTHEW. LESSON 1.-ST. MATTHEW was a publican, or tax gatherer, before Christ called him to be an apostle. He was sitting at the receipt of custom, or receiving toll from those who crossed the Sea of Galilee, when Jesus said to him: “Follow me. And he arose and followed Him.” (St. Matthew ix., 9.) By St. Mark and St. Luke he is called “Levi.” It is said that he suffered martyrdom.

HIS GOSPEL. LESSON 2.-ST. MATTHEW'S GOSPEL was written first. He was a Jew, and he wished his countrymen to recognise in Jesus of Nazareth the Messiah of the Prophets. Hence he leaves unexplained all reference to Jewish customs, all of which, he presumes, are familiar to his readers.

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