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Diary Entry Esther Burr, 1742
The following is a journal excerpt written by a young Puritan woman at the time.

What is the purpose of referencing the Canticles and the Gospel of John?


To extend the lesson of God's work within nature by quoting scripture


To provide evidence as to why God's work can be found within nature


To provide historical context to support Edwards' claim


To make clear the goal of the lesson her father wishes to teach her

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