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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1839, by THOMAS H. GALLAUDET, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New-York.
Right of publishing transferred to the American Tract Society.
CHAP. 32.-Encampment near Mount Sinai. The
LIFE OF MOSES.
Encampment near Mount Sinai. The Covenant. The people to sanctify themselves.
Having contemplated the natural scenery of Mount Sinai and the surrounding region, we are the better able to understand the wisdom of God in his providential dealings with the Israelites. He acts in accordance with the character of man. He led a people such as the Israelites were to a spot like that of Sinai, for the sake of the moral impression which would be made upon them.
It was necessary that instructions to their minds, and appeals to their consciences, should be accompanied with a powerful address to their senses. By their long bondage and degradation, they had sunk down into a state of great comparative ignorance and stupidity. Excessive and constant labor had left them little or no time for intellectual improve