The Inspiration of Scripture; Its Limits and Effects

The Inspiration of Scripture; Its Limits and Effects

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...the divergences produced by such omission, difference of connection, and verbal discrepance, involve also marked divergences in sense. According to Matthew, our Lord spoke of the spiritual blindness and deafness of the people as the antecedent reason why He spoke to them in parables--hiarovro.. 6ti, 'for this cause... because.' According to Mark and Luke, He named it as the purpose which He had in view in thus speaking--iva, 'in order that.' It may no doubt be said that, in fact, both are right, and that this spiritual dulness was both the reason and purpose of Christ's parabolic mode of discourse; which is, indeed, implied by the record of Matthew. Still it cannot be denied that the entire omission of one aspect by Mark and Luke (occasioned by that blending of remote parts of sentences just alluded to), gives to their reports a one-sided character, which, in the absence of the more exact account of Matthew, would inevitably have led to serious misunderstanding of Christ's meaning. Then, as our second instance, we notice that in Luke the measure of fruit borne on the good ground is described as one, 'an hundredfold.' In Matthew and Mark it is described as various, 'one thirty, one sixty, and one an hundredfold.' A simple case of omission, no doubt, but an omission which involves a very important difference of sense. Looking at Luke's report, we should be justified in asserting 'an hundredfold' to be the true, normal, and invariable yield of seed on the good ground. Looking at the other two, we should conclude that rather it was an exceptional yield, merely the highest measure attainable; a divergence in sense not lightly to be put on one side. lz Matt. xvi. 2-4. Mark viii. 12.?8 When it is evening ye say, Fine weather, for the heaven is red; and...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236551719