A New and Full Method of Settling the Canonical Authority of the New Testament; To Which Is Subjoined a Vindication of the Former Part of St. Matthew's Gospel, from Mr. Whiston's Charge of Dislocations Volume 1

A New and Full Method of Settling the Canonical Authority of the New Testament; To Which Is Subjoined a Vindication of the Former Part of St. Matthew's Gospel, from Mr. Whiston's Charge of Dislocations Volume 1

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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. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...on another method, which plainly implies the frequent inaccuracy, if not falsehood, of the inspired writers themselves. This is a very hard charge indeed, which at once falls upon all the harmonizers and commentators of the Gospels, that ever wrote before Mr. Whiston. It is strange that all these good men, who had so great a veneration for inspired writers, should thus charge the Evangelists with inaccuracies, if not falsehood; Mr. Whiston will agree with me, they had none of them this design, and then I am not afraid to aflert, that no such thing follows from the method they took, to reconcile the Evangelists. The substance of their charge amounts to no more than this, viz. That they suppose the Evangelists, not to have always, and in every particular instance, observed the order of time; but this is so far from supposing an inaccuracy or falsehood in the Evangelists, that it is only supposing them to have taken the best method, and the method the best historians have taken, before and since their time. For the clearing of this matter, I will endeavour to shew: I. That this is a thing very common in the history of the Old 'Testament. II. That it has been the practice of the best profane historians. III. Offer some reasons, why the Evangelists neglected tht order of time. I. The writers of the history of the Old Testament very frequently deviate from the, order of time, in relating several branches of their history; sometimes placing them much sooner, sometimes much later, than the time, in which they really came t- pass. This was very remarkably the practice of that best and most accurate of all historians, Moles. For instance, Gen. xxv. 7, 8,9. He places the death of Abraham before the birth of Ifaac's two sons, Efau and Jacob, ver. 24,25, ...show more

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  • 9781236642462