An Introduction to the New Testament

An Introduction to the New Testament

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...laws, such as we find in xvi. 18 fol. and xviii. 15-17. In Matthew's eyes the community, the Church, forms the highest disciplinary authority, and is the keeper of all heavenly gifts of grace; here, in fact, we find the primitive Catholicism already complete in its fundamental features. It was the strangest mistake that criticism could commit to place this essentially Catholic Gospel first among all the evangelistic products of the early Church. The partisans of tradition might be forgiven for it, for to them the most precious is always the oldest; but in defence of criticism it can only be urged that even at the present day there are many to whom a slight tinge of Jewish colour counts as a sure sign of pre-Catholic origin, and that Hellenisation is proclaimed far too one-sidedly as the one cardinal point of distinction between primitive Christian and early Catholic theology. 3. Who the author was and to what province he belonged will probably never be known. The only certain thing is that he wrote for Greek readers who knew no Hebrew, for he translates Hebrew words to them. For instance, as early 1 xxviii. 19 fol. 2 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. as i. 23, we have 'Emanuel, that is, God with us.' From his knowledge of the Hebrew language and Bible we may conclude that he was himself a born Jew. He is intimately acquainted with the Old Testament, and expounds it in the manner of the Palestinian scribes, without using the Alexandrian method. That in his book quotations from, or at any rate references to, the Old Testament occur much more frequently than in those of the other Evangelists--we naturally do not include here the quotations in Jesus' own discourses--is no mere coincidence; it hangs together with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542622
  • 9781236542625