The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ : In the Original Greek With Notes and Introductions (Classic Reprint)

Chr Wordsworth

Excerpt from The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: In the Original Greek With Notes and Introductions The history of the Criticism and Interpretation of the Sacred Text of the Evangelical Scriptures during the present century is distinguished by certain remarkable characteristics. By the blessing of Divine Providence singular benefits have been bestowed upon the present generation, for the elucidation of the inspired Volume. The Manuscripts of the New Testament have been collated with greater labour and accuracy than formerly the Various Readings thence derived have been recorded with more minute exactness and precision and new aids and instruments have thus been supplied to the biblical student, which were not accessible in former times. Transcripts, some of them in facsimile, of the most ancient Manuscripts have been published early Versions have been recovered and printed. The researches of Travellers, Historians, and Chronologers, have shed new light on the sacred page. Indeed it must he confessed, with thankfulness to the Divine Author of Scripture, that the present age enjoys, in certain respects, greater privileges for the due understanding of Holy Writ, than were ever conferred by Almighty God on any preceding generation since the Revival of Letters. On the other hand, some features of a different kind present themselves to our notice. In one remarkable respect, the history of the Criticism and Interpretation of the New Testament in our own times bears a striking resemblance to that of the Old Testament among the Jews. Nothing could be more praiseworthy than the diligence of the Masoretic Critics in collating the Manuscripts and revising the Text of the Old Testament. With unwearied patience and scrupulous fidelity they registered every letter, and the frequency of its occurrence, in the pages of the ancient Scriptures. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.