Anglo-American Bible Revision

Anglo-American Bible Revision

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...Acts and Epistles. In the Revelation he had only an inaccurate transcript of a mutilated MS. (wanting the last six verses) of little value, the real and supposed defects of which he supplied by translating from the Latin Vulgate into Greek. Besides this, he had in all, for his later editions, three MSS. of the Gospels, four of the Acts and Catholic Epistles, and five of the Pauline Epistles, together with the text of the Aldine edition of 1518, and of the Complutensian Polyglot, both of little critical value. In select passages he had also collations of some other manuscripts. The result of the whole is, that in a considerable number of cases, not, to be sure, of great importance, the reading of the common English version is supported by no known Greek manuscript whatever, but rests on an error of Erasmus or Beza (e.-g. Acts ix, 5, 6; Rom. vii, 6; 1 Pet. iii, 20; Rev. i, 9, 11; ii, 3, 20, 24; hi, 2; v, 10, 14; xv, 3; xvi, 5; xvii, 8,16; xviii, 2, etc.); and it is safe to say that in more than a thousand instances fidelity to the true text now ascertained requires a change in the common version, though in most cases the change would be slight. But granting that not many of the changes required can be called important, still, in the case of writings so precious as those of the New Testament, every one must feel a strong desire to have the text freed as far as possible from later corruptions, and restored to its primitive purity. Such being the need, we will next consider--m. Our Present Resources For Settling The Text.--Our manuscript materials foj the correction of the text are far superior, both in point of number and antiquity, to those which we possess in the case of any ancient Greek classical author, with the exception, as regards antiquity, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535561
  • 9781236535566