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HIS LIFE

A COMPLETE STORY IN THE WORDS

OF THE FOUR GOSPELS

PREPARED BY
WILLIAM E. BARTON, THEODORE G. SOARES

SYDNEY STRONG

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USING THE TEXT OF THE AMERICAN STANDARD

REVISED BIBLE

HOPE PUBLISHING COMPANY
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27 EAST 22ND STREET
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HIS LIFE
THE STORY OF JESUS IN THE WORDS OF

THE FOUR GOSPELS
Paper covers, single copy 15 cents. 10 copies 12%
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Presentation Edition De Luxe, on heavier paper in
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gold leaf, 70 cents, net; postpaid, 75 cents.

HIS LAST WEEK
THE GOSPEL STORY OF THE PASSION AND

RESURRECTION OF JESUS
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HOPE PUBLISHING COMPANY

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Copyright, 1905, by the Pastors' Publishing Union.
The Text of the American Standard Revised Bible,
copyright 1901, by Thomas Nelson & Sons, is used by
special arrangement and with their permission.

PREFACE.

The four Gospels, each telling in its own way the story of the Life of Jesus, are the rich heritage of Christians. No one of the Gospels could be spared But in reading any one of the four we miss some of the familiar words and incidents we love. Almost from the days of the Apostles there have been attempts to unite the Gospels in a single narrative. The first of these efforts, so far as we know, was undertaken by the devout scholar Tatian, soon after 173 A. D. His book served a useful purpose in his own and later generations, and is now a valuable witness to the antiquity and early acceptance of our four Gospels.

There have been many harmonies of the Gospel from the second century to the present; and they are all but indispensable to the scholar.

Almost every minister keeps one at his elbow. But these, for the most part, are made for purposes of scholarly comparison, and not for general reading. Moreover, they are expensive.

The editors of this little book have undertaken to prepare an interwoven story of the Life of Jesus from the four Gospels for popular reading. A booklet that may be carried in the pocket, and may be sold for ten cents in paper binding, has been their ambition. They have been led to this undertaking by the large demand for copies of their booklet “His LAST WEEK," which comprises the last third of this volume, whose use at Easter time has brought them many requests

for the complete Gospel story, interwoven in the same

manner.

The work of preparation has been done by three ministers of Oak Park, in suburban Chicago, who have shared equally the labor, but the undertaking has the support and co-operation of the entire group of fifteen local pastors, representing six different denominations. To this larger group of brethren is due a grateful acknowledgment of sympathy and assistance. The book has at least the value of an illustration in practical interdenominational co-operation. In the spirit of this fine fellowship it is commended to Christians of every

name.

THE EDITORS.

His Life

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1. bis Birtb and Boybood 1. THE DIVINE ANNOUNCINGS.

The Word made Flesh
The Promised Birth of John the Baptist
The Angel's Visit to Mary.
Mary's Visit to Her Cousin.
Mary's Song....
The Birth of John the Baptist.

The Song of Zacharias
2. THE BIRTH AND INFANCY OF JESUS.

Joseph and Mary
The Birth of Jesus
The Angels and the Shepherds
The Circumcision ...
The Presentation in the Temple...
The Visit of the Wise Men..

The Flight into Egypt
3. THE LIFE IN NAZARETH.

The Return to Nazareth
The Boyhood Visit to Jerusalem
The Eighteen Silent Years...

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11. Beginnings of bis Ministry 1. JESUS AND JOHN THE BAPTIST.

The Voice in the Wilderness.....
The Baptism of Jesus ..
The Temptation in the Wilderness.

John's Testimony to Jesus....
2. THE BEGINNINGS OF FAITH.

The First Disciples by the Jordan..

The First Miracle ... 3. JESUS IN JERUSALEM.

Cleansing His Father's House.

The Visit of Nicodemus... 4. PREPARATORY PREACHING.

Jesus Baptizing and Preaching

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