The Life of Our Lord upon the Earth

The Life of Our Lord upon the Earth

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The Life of Our Lord upon the Earth

The Life of Our Lord upon the Earth

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This book was published in 1862. That it has continued in request for so many years, shows at least that it meets a want not otherwise adequately met. It has seemed to me, therefore, little less than a duty carefully to revise it, and to make it, so far as I am able to do, more worthy of the favor it has received.

In this revision the character of the book has not been changed. It deals with the life of the Lord on the earth in its chronological, topographical, and historical relations only. As was said in the original preface: "It does not design to enter into any questions respecting the authorship of the Gospels, the time when written, or their relations to each other. Nor does it discuss the point of their inspiration, but assumes that they are genuine historical documents, and true statements of facts; and deals with them as such. Nor does it attempt to explain the Lord's discourses or parables, or to discuss questions of mere archæology or verbal criticism." Of course disputed readings, when bearing on the special objects of our enquiries, have been considered, and for comparison with the textus receptus the text of Tischendorf and that of Westcott and Hort have been used, with occasional reference to the readings preferred by Meyer, Alford, Keil, and others. Whenever the translation in the Revised Version seemed to give light, it has been . . .

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