Origin of the work:
Comenius’ first work of lengthy extracts from Scripture, in this case from the Old Testament. It is similar to the relevant parts of the Handbook (the Manualník).
This treatise was intended for religiously and morally raised young people, and was at the same time to serve as an introduction to Biblical readings. In the foreword Comenius explains the veracity and the significance of Scripture. He took the Latin Vulgate bible as the basis for this work; he corrected errors or incorrect translations into the Vulgate in line with modern translators/Biblicists
For further study, see also:
J. V. Novák & J. Hendrich, Jan Amos Komenský, jeho život a spisy. Prague 1932, p554
Jan Kumpera, J. A. Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, p264