A Comparative Estimate of the Mineral and Mosaical Geologies, Revised, and Enlarged with Relation to the Latest Publications on Geology Volume 2
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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... feast of the Jews, and Jesus Foranangeiwent went Up to Jerusalem. down at a certain 1 season, into the Now, there is at Jerusa bath, and trou-,, bled the water; lem, by the sheep-market, STX Z a bath, which is called in troubling of the the Hebrew tongue Beth-water, stepped. m in, was made esda, having five porches. whole of whatso-_, ever disease he In these lay a great num-had' ber of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered. And a certain man was there, waitins for, e moving ot the which had an infirmify waters, thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that, &c. In the Greek MS., the text and the marginal sentences, though both are in the uncial character, are written by different hands; and it will be evident from the language, and from the Itacism perceptible in the latter, that the latter are of a date posterior to the former. It will be equally manifest, that they were marginal notes, annexed with the design of illustrating the popular superstition under which the infirm man was waiting at the bath; but, at the same time, adopting the superstition, and averring it to be true. The original text, was free from that blemish; and, the simplicity and close sequence of the recital, bear internal evidence that those marginal passages are alien to it. The superstitious clause, therefore, does not pertain to the evangelical historian, but has become incorporated into his history in the progress of transcription. Bishop Marsh thus speaks concerning this passage: " The Codex Ephrem has many marginal "notes written in uncial letters, without accents. "This proves what has been sometimes doubted, "that marginal notes were made in the most an"cient MSS., and that this practice prevailed in "the...
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