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Stories from the Bible


ADDITIONAL SERIES IN THE FORGOTTEN CLASSICS FAMILY LIBRARY Great Lives Series Freedom Series Rediscovered Treasures Series World History Series Nature, Art, and Music Series


Stories from the Bible W.H. Bennett Helen Brown Hoyt

FORGOTTEN CLASSICS FAMILY LIBRARY Libraries of Hope


Stories from the Bible Copyright Š 2014 by Libraries of Hope, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. International rights and foreign translations available only through permission of the publisher.

Compiled From: The Old Testament Story, Retold for Young People, by W.H. Bennett, New York: The MacMillan Company, (1898). A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ, by Helen Brown Hoyt, Boston and Chicago: W.A. Wilde Company, (1902).

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Table of Contents The Old Testament Story The Patriarchs ........................................................................ 3 Israel in the Wilderness............................................................... 3 Abraham...................................................................................... 6 Isaac ........................................................................................... 10 Jacob and Esau .......................................................................... 16 Jacob and Laban ........................................................................ 20 Joseph the Spoiled Darling........................................................ 24 Joseph in Prison ......................................................................... 27 Joseph the Ruler of Egypt .......................................................... 30 Moses and Joshua.................................................................. 37 The Son of Pharaoh’s Daughter ............................................... 37 The Reproach of Christ ............................................................ 39 The Burning Bush ..................................................................... 41 The Ten Plagues ....................................................................... 44 The Exodus ............................................................................... 46 The Red Sea .............................................................................. 48 The Wanderings in the Wilderness .......................................... 50 The Conquest of Jericho ........................................................... 52 The Gibeonites .......................................................................... 54 The Battle of Beth-Horon......................................................... 56


Table of Contents Continued The Judges, Ruth and Samuel ............................................... 58 Deborah and Barak ................................................................... 58 Gideon ....................................................................................... 61 Jephthah .................................................................................... 65 Ruth ........................................................................................... 68 Hannah and Samuel.................................................................. 72 Eli and Samuel........................................................................... 74 Saul, David, and Solomon ..................................................... 76 Saul, the First King of Israel ...................................................... 76 Saul’s Victories .......................................................................... 79 David, Saul’s Minstrel and Armor Bearer ................................ 81 David and Goliath ..................................................................... 83 David and Jonathan .................................................................. 87 David Spares Saul’s Life ............................................................ 90 David and the Ark on Zion....................................................... 92 David and Absalom ................................................................... 95 Solomon..................................................................................... 99 Elijah and Elisha .................................................................. 102 The Famine ............................................................................. 102 The Rain .................................................................................. 104 The Still Small Voice .............................................................. 107 Naboth’s Vineyard .................................................................. 110 The War with Moab................................................................ 112 Naaman ................................................................................... 115 Jehu .......................................................................................... 118


Table of Contents Continued Amos, Hosea, and Isaiah ..................................................... 122 Amos and Hosea ..................................................................... 122 The Call of Isaiah .................................................................... 124 The Deliverance from Sennacherib ........................................ 126 Jeremiah.............................................................................. 129 The Putting Down of the High Places .................................... 129 The Fall of Jerusalem .............................................................. 132 The New Israel ................................................................... 134 The New Temple .................................................................... 134 Ezra and Nehemiah ................................................................. 136

A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ Preface ................................................................................ 141 Introduction ........................................................................ 142 The Birth of the Christ ....................................................... 150 The Ministry of Christ ........................................................ 163 The Opening of the Ministry .................................................. 163 The Beginning of the Work in Galilee ................................... 174 The Great Physician................................................................ 183 The New Kingdom and Its Laws............................................. 197 The Second Preaching Tour ................................................... 206 Two Wonderful Days .............................................................. 216 The Last Ministry in Galilee ................................................... 227 The Christ in Retirement........................................................ 241 Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea ................................... 256 Wonderful Teachings.............................................................. 281 The Last Journey to Jerusalem ................................................ 295


Table of Contents Continued The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life ......................... 307 Saturday ................................................................................... 307 Sunday ..................................................................................... 309 Monday .................................................................................... 312 Tuesday.................................................................................... 314 Wednesday and Thursday ....................................................... 330 Friday ....................................................................................... 339 The Death and Burial of the Christ ........................................ 352 The Resurrection and Ascension of the Christ.................... 358 The Resurrection..................................................................... 358 The Ascended Christ .............................................................. 367


The Old Testament Story Retold for Young People

By W. H. Bennett


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The Patriarchs Chapter 1

Israel in the Wilderness

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The Patriarchs

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Israel in the Wilderness

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Chapter 2

Abraham

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Abraham

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The Patriarchs

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Abraham

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Chapter 3

Isaac

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Isaac

11


The Patriarchs

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Isaac

13


The Patriarchs

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Isaac

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Chapter 4

Jacob and Esau

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Jacob and Esau

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The Patriarchs

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Jacob and Esau

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Chapter 5

Jacob and Laban

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Jacob and Laban

21


The Patriarchs

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Jacob and Laban

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Chapter 5

Joseph the Spoiled Darling

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Joseph the Spoiled Darling

25


The Patriarchs

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Chapter 7

Joseph in Prison

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The Patriarchs

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Joseph in Prison

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Chapter 8

Joseph the Ruler of Egypt

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Joseph the Ruler of Egypt

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The Patriarchs

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Joseph the Ruler of Egypt

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The Patriarchs

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Joseph the Ruler of Egypt

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The Patriarchs

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Moses and Joshua Chapter 1

The Son of Pharaoh’s Daughter

37


Moses and Joshua

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Chapter 2

The Reproach of Christ

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Moses and Joshua

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Chapter 3

The Burning Bush

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Moses and Joshua

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The Burning Bush

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Chapter 4

The Ten Plagues

44


The Ten Plagues

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Chapter 5

The Exodus

46


The Exodus

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Chapter 6

The Red Sea

48


The Red Sea

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Chapter 7

The Wanderings in the Wilderness

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The Wanderings in the Wilderness

51


Chapter 8

The Conquest of Jericho

52


The Conquest of Jericho

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Chapter 9

The Gibeonites

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The Gibeonites

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Chapter 10

The Battle of Beth-Horon

56


The Battle of Beth-Horon

57


The Judges, Ruth, and Samuel Chapter 1

Deborah and Barak

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Deborah and Barak

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The Judges, Ruth, and Samuel

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Chapter 2

Gideon

61


The Judges, Ruth, and Samuel

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Gideon

63


The Judges, Ruth, and Samuel

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Chapter 3

Jephthah

65


The Judges, Ruth, and Samuel

66


Jephthah

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Chapter 4

Ruth

68


Ruth

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The Judges, Ruth, and Samuel

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Ruth

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Chapter 5

Hannah and Samuel

72


Hannah and Samuel

73


Chapter 4

Eli and Samuel

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Eli and Samuel

75


Saul, David, and Solomon Chapter 1

Saul, the First King of Israel

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Saul, the First King of Israel

77


Saul, David, and Solomon

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Chapter 2

Saul’s Victories

79


Saul, David, and Solomon

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Chapter 3

David, Saul’s Minstrel and Armor Bearer

81


Saul, David, and Solomon

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Chapter 4

David and Goliath

83


Saul, David, and Solomon

84


David and Goliath

85


Saul, David, and Solomon

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Chapter 5

David and Jonathan

87


Saul, David, and Solomon

88


David and Jonathan

89


Chapter 4

David Spares Saul’s Life

90


David Spares Saul’s Life

91


Chapter 7

David and the Ark on Zion

92


David and the Ark on Zion

93


Saul, David, and Solomon

94


Chapter 8

David and Absalom

95


Saul, David, and Solomon

96


David and Absalom

97


Saul, David, and Solomon

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Chapter 9

Solomon

99


Saul, David, and Solomon

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Solomon

101


Elijah and Elisha Chapter 1

The Famine

102


The Famine

103


Chapter 2

The Rain

104


The Rain

105


Elijah and Elisha

106


Chapter 3

The Still Small Voice

107


Elijah and Elisha

108


The Still Small Voice

109


Chapter 4

Naboth’s Vineyard

110


Naboth’s Vineyard

111


Chapter 5

The War with Moab

112


The War with Moab

113


Elijah and Elisha

114


Chapter 6

Naaman

115


Elijah and Elisha

116


Naaman

117


Chapter 7

Jehu

118


Jehu

119


Elijah and Elisha

120


Jehu

121


Amos, Hosea, and Isaiah Chapter 1

Amos and Hosea

122


Amos and Hosea

123


Chapter 2

The Call of Isaiah

124


The Call of Isaiah

125


Chapter 3

The Deliverance from Sennacherib

126


The Deliverance from Sennacherib

127


Amos, Hosea, and Isaiah

128


Jeremiah Chapter 1

The Putting Down of the High Places

129


Jeremiah

130


The Putting Down of the High Places

131


Chapter 2

The Fall of Jerusalem

132


The Fall of Jerusalem

133


The New Israel Chapter 1

The New Temple

134


The New Temple

135


Chapter 2

Ezra and Nehemiah

136


Ezra and Nehemiah

137


The New Israel

138


A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ

by Helen Brown Hoyt


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Preface

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Introduction

142


Introduction

143


A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ

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Introduction

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A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ

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Introduction

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A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ

148


Introduction

149


The Birth of the Christ

150


The Birth of the Christ

151


A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ

152


The Birth of the Christ

153


A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ

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The Birth of the Christ

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A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ

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The Birth of the Christ

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A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ

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The Birth of the Christ

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A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ

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The Birth of the Christ

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A Child’s Story of the Life of Christ

162


The Ministry of Christ The Opening of the Ministry

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The Ministry of Christ

164


The Opening of the Ministy

165


The Ministry of Christ

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The Opening of the Ministy

167


The Ministry of Christ

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The Opening of the Ministy

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The Ministry of Christ

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The Opening of the Ministy

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The Ministry of Christ

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The Opening of the Ministy

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The Beginning of the Work in Galilee

174


The Beginning of the Work in Galilee

175


The Ministry of Christ

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The Beginning of the Work in Galilee

177


The Ministry of Christ

178


The Beginning of the Work in Galilee

179


The Ministry of Christ

180


The Beginning of the Work in Galilee

181


The Ministry of Christ

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The Great Physician

183


The Ministry of Christ

184


The Great Physician

185


The Ministry of Christ

186


The Great Physician

187


The Ministry of Christ

188


The Great Physician

189


The Ministry of Christ

190


The Great Physician

191


The Ministry of Christ

192


The Great Physician

193


The Ministry of Christ

194


The Great Physician

195


The Ministry of Christ

196


The New Kingdom and Its Laws

197


The Ministry of Christ

198


The New Kingdom and Its Laws

199


The Ministry of Christ

200


The New Kingdom and Its Laws

201


The Ministry of Christ

202


The New Kingdom and Its Laws

203


The Ministry of Christ

204


The New Kingdom and Its Laws

205


The Second Preaching Tour

206


The Second Preaching Tour

207


The Ministry of Christ

208


The Second Preaching Tour

209


The Ministry of Christ

210


The Second Preaching Tour

211


The Ministry of Christ

212


The Second Preaching Tour

213


The Ministry of Christ

214


The Second Preaching Tour

215


Two Wonderful Days

216


Two Wonderful Days

217


The Ministry of Christ

218


Two Wonderful Days

219


The Ministry of Christ

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Two Wonderful Days

221


The Ministry of Christ

222


Two Wonderful Days

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The Ministry of Christ

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Two Wonderful Days

225


The Ministry of Christ

226


The Last Ministry in Galilee

227


The Ministry of Christ

228


The Last Ministry in Galilee

229


The Ministry of Christ

230


The Last Ministry in Galilee

231


The Ministry of Christ

232


The Last Ministry in Galilee

233


The Ministry of Christ

234


The Last Ministry in Galilee

235


The Ministry of Christ

236


The Last Ministry in Galilee

237


The Ministry of Christ

238


The Last Ministry in Galilee

239


The Ministry of Christ

240


The Christ in Retirement

241


The Ministry of Christ

242


Christ in Retirement

243


The Ministry of Christ

244


Christ in Retirement

245


The Ministry of Christ

246


Christ in Retirement

247


The Ministry of Christ

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Christ in Retirement

249


The Ministry of Christ

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Christ in Retirement

251


The Ministry of Christ

252


Christ in Retirement

253


The Ministry of Christ

254


Christ in Retirement

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Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

256


Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

257


The Ministry of Christ

258


Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

259


The Ministry of Christ

260


Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

261


The Ministry of Christ

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Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

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The Ministry of Christ

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Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

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The Ministry of Christ

266


Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

267


The Ministry of Christ

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Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

269


The Ministry of Christ

270


Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

271


The Ministry of Christ

272


Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

273


The Ministry of Christ

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Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

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The Ministry of Christ

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Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

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The Ministry of Christ

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Autumn Visits to Jerusalem and Perea

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The Ministry of Christ

280


Wonderful Teachings

281


The Ministry of Christ

282


Wonderful Teachings

283


The Ministry of Christ

284


Wonderful Teachings

285


The Ministry of Christ

286


Wonderful Teachings

287


The Ministry of Christ

288


Wonderful Teachings

289


The Ministry of Christ

290


Wonderful Teachings

291


The Ministry of Christ

292


Wonderful Teachings

293


The Ministry of Christ

294


The Last Journey to Jerusalem

295


The Ministry of Christ

296


The Last Journey to Jerusalem

297


The Ministry of Christ

298


The Last Journey to Jerusalem

299


The Ministry of Christ

300


The Last Journey to Jerusalem

301


The Ministry of Christ

302


The Last Journey to Jerusalem

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The Ministry of Christ

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The Last Journey to Jerusalem

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The Ministry of Christ

306


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life Saturday

307


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

308


Sunday

309


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Sunday

311


Monday

312


Monday

313


Tuesday

314


Tuesday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Tuesday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Tuesday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Tuesday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Tuesday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Tuesday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Tuesday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Tuesday

329


Wednesday and Thursday

330


Wednesday and Thursday

331


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

332


Wednesday and Thursday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

334


Wednesday and Thursday

335


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Wednesday and Thursday

337


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

338


Friday

339


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

340


Friday

341


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Friday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Friday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Friday

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The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Friday

349


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

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Friday

351


The Death and Burial of the Christ

352


The Death and Burial of the Christ

353


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

354


The Death and Burial of the Christ

355


The Last Week of the Christ’s Earthly Life

356


The Death and Burial of the Christ

357


The Resurrection and Ascension of the Christ The Resurrection

358


The Resurrection

359


The Resurrection and Ascension of the Christ

360


The Resurrection

361


The Resurrection and Ascension of the Christ

362


The Resurrection

363


The Resurrection and Ascension of the Christ

364


The Resurrection

365


The Resurrection and Ascension of the Christ

366


The Ascended Christ

367


The Resurrection and Ascension of the Christ

368


The Ascended Christ

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