Discussions on the Gospels
by Alexander Roberts
ISBN 0217463622 (0-217-46362-2)
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Book summary: 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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...of the New Testament exhibit this dialect in various degrees of cultivation; but they are all so closely, and, as it were, organically, connected together by the common possession of its peculiarities, as to be necessarily assigned to writers who had been subject to the same influences, and lived in the same age and country.t And it may be observed, that if St Luke and St Paul, in some portions of their writings, particularly in the concluding chapters of the Acts, and in the Epistle to the Hebrews, depart more than any other of the sacred writers from the type of Greek generally exhibited in the New Testament, this is just what was to be expected in the case of such as had travelled so much, and enjoyed such various culture, as was certainly the case with both these writers. But it may be said that the dialect in question was See this point further noticed in Part II., Chap. VII. t Thiersch justly remarks: " Die sprachliche Charaktcr der heiligen Schriften, und das Genus der Literatur, dem sie nicht eigentlich ange-horen, sondern welches sie vielmehr selbst constituiren, ist so eigen-thiimlich und tragt in alien seinen Theilen so sehr das Geprage der Originalitat, dass der wahre Erforscher der Sprachengeschichte, und Beobachter verschiedenartigen Gestaltung des Styls, allerdings die bedentsamsten Kriterien der Aechtheit dieser Werke im Gantzen darin zu entdecken vermag."--Venuch zur Herstellung des historischen Stand-punkts fiir die Kritik der neutestamentlichen Schriften, Erlangen, 1845, p. 43. founded upon the Septuagint; and we may to a certain extent admit that this was the case. There can be no doubt, I believe, that all the sacred writers were thoroughly familiar with the version of the LXX.; and that its style had no little influence on...
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