The Apocrypha

The Apocrypha : Translated Out of the Greek and Latin Tongues; Being the Version Set Forth A. D. 1611 Compared with the Most Ancient Authorities and Revised A. D. 1894 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Apocrypha: Translated Out of the Greek and Latin Tongues; Being the Version Set Forth A. D. 1611 Compared With the Most Ancient Authorities and Revised A. D. 1894 The Westminster Committee completed their first revision of the First Book of Maccabees on July 5, their second revision on November 3. 1881. Their first revision of the Books of Judith and Tobit was completed on July 6, their second revision on October 11, 1882. With regard to the Greek text they derived great assistance from Dr. Scrivener. But the number of places in which it was thought right to abandon readings that seemed to be represented in the Authorised Version was not large. The English Version was found to require much care. In the First Book of Maccabees, for example, a well-known peculiarity of the writer had been obliterated by the repeated introduction, with or without the use of italics, of the words God' and the Lord, ' which never occur in the best Greek text. Archbishop Trench worked with the Committee until they were close to the end of the First Book of Maccabees. Dean Stanley also attended up to about the same time: Principal Brown did not take any part in the work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 263g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243125321
  • 9780243125326