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Achsah, 20.

Adoni-bezek, 12.

Adventurer, the, 211.

Agnosticism, 156.

Altars, local, 338.

Amalek, 78.

Amorites, 64.

Angel of Jehovah, 147.

Ascendency of races, 14.

Astarte, 52.


Baal, 52.

Baal-berith, the modern, 221.

Baal-peor, 51.

Balaam, 70.

Barak, the Lightning Chief, 99;
agreement with Deborah, 122.

Barbarism, the new, 140.

Bethlehem, 364.


Canaan, its population, 6;
central position, 6;
degeneracy of its people, 8;
god of, 52.

Character, national, 205;
of Arabs, 239;
decision of, 378.

Charity, careless, 399.

Christ, the Strengthener, 42, 43;
and the inquirer, 124;
and the church, 152, 177;
critics of, 154;
personal pledge to, 160, 383;
enemies of, 181;
priesthood of, 208;
kingship of, 228;
sacrifice of, 251, 332;
manliness of, 264;
the temple, 343;
His teaching as to wealth, 388.

Christianity secularized, 330.

Church, the opposition to, 79, 82;
leaders in, 123;
custody of truth by, 124;
world in, 133;
elation of, 139;
right spirit of, 152;
confusion in, 171;
national, 176;
attacks upon, 186;
perpetual duty of, 353.

Completeness of life, 416.

Compromise, 88, 402;
with heathens, 98.

Concentration, 175;
and breadth, 275.

Conscience, correlative of power, 303;
and life, 353, 354;
insanity of, 357.

Conversion, 27, 159;
imperfect, 41;
helped by circumstances, 158;
complete, 160;
Ruth's, 381.

Co-partnery, with the world, 220;
between Hebrew and Philistine, 284.

Creed, the old, 172.

Culture, 20, 88;
affecting religion, 228.

422Cushan-rishathaim, 69.

Custom, old, why recorded, 408.


Danite migration, 340.

Date of Book of Ruth, 409.

Deborah, 91;
inspiration of, 96, 102, 108;
her wisdom, 100;
not unmerciful, 117;
her judgeship, 135.

Dependents, duty to, 414.

Dependence, ignoble, 297.

Divine judgment, 11;
of Meroz the prudent, 132.

Divine Vindicator, the, 394.

Doubt, religious, 26.


Earth-force in man, 149.

Ecclesiasticism, 167, 201.

Education, 273.

Ehud, 83.

Emigration, 366.

Entanglements, base, 301.

Equipment for life, 184.

Evil, despotic, 287.

Evolution, spiritual, 4, 85, 109.

Ezra, 38.


Faint yet pursuing, 191.

Faith, development of, 4;
conflicts of, 27;
link between generations, 49;
army of, 128;
recuperative power of, 141;
power through, 203;
ebb and flow of, 233;
saves, not doing, 300;
courage forced on, 347.

Fidelity depends on religion, 405.

Fittest, survival of, 9.

Fleece, Gideon's, 169.

Freedom, cradle of faith, 85, 86, 90;
right of the rude, 258.

Free-lance, 304.


Gibeah, crime of, 348

Gideon, 144;
his fleece, 169;
his three hundred, 173;
kingship refused by, 196;
his caution, 197;
desire for priesthood, 198;
his ephod-dealing, 202;
a storm of God, 204.

Gilead, its vigour, 235.

God with man, 146.

Goël, duty of, 398.

Gospel, at the gates of, 420.


Heathenism, rites of, 53.

Hebrews, language of, 31;
intermixture with Canaanites, 68;
national spirit of, 234.

Heroism, 149.

History, key to, 5, 295.

Hittites, 65.

Honey from the carcase, 289.

Humanity, priesthood of, 208.


Ideal, of life, 29;
for Israel, 48, 242.

Idolatry, 33;
unpardonable, 49.

Intolerance, moral, 354.

Israel, mission of, 13;
oppressed by Cushan-rishathaim, 72;
by Jabin, 92;
by Midianites, 137;
tribes of, 97, 132, 167;
its idea of Jehovah, 107, 118;
superiority of, 55, 69, 90.


Jael, 103, 134;
her tragic moment, 105.

Jealousy, tribal, 255.

Jebusites, 28.

Jephthah, the outlaw, 235;
chosen leader, 236;
his peaceful policy, 240;
his vow, 243;
his daughter, 247.

Jerusalem, 15.

423Joash of Abiezer, 156.

Joshua, 45.

Jotham's parable, 214.

Judges, their vindication, 57.

Justice, passion for, 58;
human effort for, 104;
should be open, 412.


Kenites, 24.

Kingship, refused by Gideon, 196.

Kiriath-sepher, 18.


Leaders, uncalled, 163.

Leadership, incomplete, 161.

Levites, 338.

Life, the law of, 294, 299;
hindrances to, 296;
fear hindering, 297;
complete, 314.

Literature, 19;
Danites of, 345, 346.

Love, 380.

Luz, 28.


Marriage, 20;
a failure? 24;
rash experiments in, 284.

Marriages, mixed, 38.

Master-strokes in providence, 158.

Meroz, 132.

Micah, 335.

Midianites, 137, 195.

Missionary spirit, 137.

Moab, 77, 367.

Moderatism, 166.

Monotheism, 32.

Moral intolerance, 354.

Moses, 13, 19.

Motherhood, 268.


National church, 176.

Nature, God revealed in, 111-15;
and supernatural, 266.

Nature-cult, 42, 418.

Nazirite vow, 276.

Nomadism, religious, 25.


Opportunism, 166.

Organized vice, 179.

Orpah, 376.

Othniel, 22, 73.


Parentage, 271.

Past, the, returning, 71;
lessons of, 410.

Pastors, unspiritual, 344.

Patriotism, religious, 226.

Personal ends engrossing, 136.

Personality, 15;
in religion, 379.

Pessimism, 230.

Pharisaism, 39;
danger of, 356.

Philistines, 26, 62.

Philistinism, 310, 329.

Phœnicians, 63.

Polygamy, 21, 351.

Polytheism, its development, 54.

Prayer, 142, 143, 231.

Predestination, 269.

Priesthood, Gideon's desire for, 198;
true, 206;
Roman Catholic, 246.

Prophets, unrecognized, 162;
their preparation, 270.

Prosperity, misunderstood, 388.

Providence, imperfect instruments of, 58, 84.

Public office, 216.

Purity, 350.


Reconciliation, religion always for, 395.

Reformer, his character, 153.

Reformation, the true, 155.

Religion, emotional, 130;
and the state, 36, 75.

Remnant, the godly, 126, 131.

Repentance, imperfect, 40.

Responsibility, 300;
in advising, 370.

Retribution, 138.

424Rich, obligations of, 390.

Rights and duties, 30, 256.

Ruth, her choice, 377;
conversion of 381;
goodness commending her, 392;
her danger, 401;
her marriage, 416.


Sacred places, 33.

Salvation, personal, 151.

Samson, his loneliness, 279;
boyhood of, 280;
character of, 281;
his marriage, 290;
his riddle, 291;
no reformer, 308.

Schism, 342, 345.

Science, dogmatism of, 112;
Danites of, 345.

Self-respect, 312.

Self-sacrifice, 249, 331, 333.

Self-suppression, 16, 251, 375.

Self-vindication, 358.

Separations in life, 383.

Shechem, 210.

Shibboleths, of reform, 262;
allowable, 263;
Christ used none, 264.

Sibboleths, of egotism, 260;
of bad habit, 260;
of literature, 261.

Sisera, 101.

Spiritual brotherhood, 151;
strength, 321, 324;
service, 369;
pauperism, 400.

Strength and character, 193.

Struggle, the law of existence, 10.

Success, sanctified, 80;
succeeding, 189.

Succoth and Penuel, 190.

Supernatural in human life, 267.


Temptation, 287;
process of, 317.

Theocracy, 3, 46;
Jotham's idea of, 214, 218.

Tribal religion, 328.

Truth and charity, 228.


Unscrupulous helpers, 133.


Veracity of the narrative, 359.

Vicarious suffering, 355.

Voluntary churches, 176.


Wars of conquest, 5.

Women, treatment of, 21;
their freedom, 22;
duties of, 125;
social bondage of, 372;
helpless, 373;
submission preached to, 375;
problems in their life, 416, 418.

Wrong never strong, 182.


Zephath, 25.

Transcriber's note:

Variations in spelling have been preserved except in obvious cases of typographical error. Hyphenation is inconsistent.

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