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This book was published when Bain was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Altoona, Pennsylvania (now Providence Presbyterian Church). The title was inspired by Hebrews 9:4, which notes that the Israelites’ “ark of the covenant” contained “the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant.” As Bain notes in the inscription, simply possessing the pot “would enrich no one, but to appropriate its contents would enrich any soul beyond compare.” It was Bain’s hope that if readers would likewise “appropriate” his book and “use its contents,” they would be “enriched” as well.
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