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DIVINE LEGATION OF MOSES
BY THE RIGHT REVEREND
WILLIAM WARBURTON, D.D.,
LORD BISHOP OF GLOUCESTER.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,
A DISCOURSE BY WAY OF GENERAL PREFACE:
CONTAINING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, WRITINGS, AND CHARACTER OF
BY RICHARD HURD, D.D.,
LORD BISHOP OF WORCESTER.
THE TENTH EDITION, CAREFULLY REVISED.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE.
VI. THE atheistical pretence of religion's being an invention of statesmen, and
Appendix, showing that the omission of a future state in the Mosaic dispensation
doth not make it unworthy of the original to which believers ascribe it......
DEDICATION OF Books IV. V. VI. TO LORD MANSFIELD, 1765
PREFACE TO BOOKS IV. v. vi. 1740..
PROVES THE HIGH ANTIQUITY OF THE ARTS AND EMPIRE OF EGYPT; AND
THAT SUCH HIGH ANTIQUITY ILLUSTRATES AND CONFIRMS THE TRUTH
I. Introduction, shewing that the universal Pretence to Revelation, proves the
VI.-Proves that Moses was skilled in all the learning of Egypt, and the Israelites
violently inclined to all their superstitions-That the Ritual Law was insti-
tuted partly in opposition to those superstitions, and partly in compliance to
the People's prejudices-That neither that Ritual nor Moses's Learning is
any objection to the divinity of his Mission-But a high confirmation of it-In
which Herman Witsius' arguments to the contrary are examined and con-
futed; and the famous Prophecy in the twentieth chapter of Ezekiel explained
and vindicated against the absurd interpretation of the Rabbins and Dr.
III.-The high antiquity of Egypt proved from Scripture—And from the ancient
IV. The high antiquity of Egypt proved from their Hieroglyphics-Their nature,
original, and various kinds, explained-Proved to be the original of the art of
Onirocritics or interpretation of Dreams, and likewise of Brute-worship-In
this inquiry is contained the history of the various modes of information by
Speech and Writing-And of the various modes of ancient idolatry, in the
order they arose from one another
V.-Sir Isaac Newton's chronology of the Egyptian empire confuted, and shewn to