John Woolman: Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes

(1754)

Glossary

  • Abraham in the Christian Old Testament, the founding patriarch of the Israelites
  • Alwise all wise
  • Apple of his Eye an image used in various biblical books, including Deuteronomy, Psalms, Proverbs, Lamentations, and Zechariah
  • Ascension the doctrine that after his death Christ rose to heaven
  • Chron. the Christian Old Testament books of Chronicles
  • City which hath Foundations … quotation from the biblical book of Hebrews, chapter 11, verse 10
  • Cornelius a non-Jew whose house Peter and his companions entered to dine, the first time Peter had ever eaten with a Gentile
  • David a king of Israel in biblical times
  • Deut. the Christian Old Testament book of Deuteronomy
  • divers diverse, various
  • Eccl. the Christian Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes
  • Exod. the Christian Old Testament book of Exodus
  • Gen. the Christian Old Testament book of Genesis
  • Gentiles non-Jews
  • Holy Record the Bible
  • Holy Writ the Bible
  • I have other Sheep … quotation from the book of John, chapter 10, verse 16
  • Isai. the Christian Old...
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