Encyclopaedia Biblica; A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political and Religious History, the Archaeology, Geography, and Natural History of the

Encyclopaedia Biblica; A Critical Dictionary of the Literary, Political and Religious History, the Archaeology, Geography, and Natural History of the

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...inevitable step was to transfer his cradle to Bethlehem. When the accounts of Mt. and Lk. were written this had already become a fixed article of faith, which, well or ill, had somehow or other to be fitted in and reconciled with the historical fact as to his actual home. The contradictions (of the facts as made known to us by the gospel itself) prove that at the time when the 13. The narra tives an narratives of the nativity and childhood were given their present place the kernel of the gospels of Mt. and Lk, was already fixed., These additions must come from quite other hands--the substance of them that is to say, not necessarily the form. For there remains the possibility--untouched by our criticism--that the present form is due to a reviser before whom the various elements already lay. This possibility does not seem to have been present to the mind of Harnack when recently (SBA W 27 1900 547 jfl."), proceeding upon the similarity of phraseology and vocabulary, he thought it possible to prove that the first two chapters of Lk. are due to the same hand as that which wrote the whole of the rest of that gospel and Acts as well. It is utterly impossible to think even of those chapters as indubitably coming from one and the same hand. The ultimate decision of the question must be left to criticism of the facts and analysis of the composition. Whilst in Mt. the story of the childhood allows itself to be recognised as an interpolation by the fact of its being in contradiction with the rest of the gospel, in the case of Lk. we are able to confirm the results reached by criticism by referring to the testimony of the author himself. His appeal to those who 'from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word' (la; cp I3, Stvudtv)--even...show more

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  • Paperback | 820 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,438g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615425
  • 9781236615428