Principles of Textual Criticism: With Their Application to the Old and New Testaments; Illustrated with Plates and Facsimiles of Biblical Documents (Google eBook)

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Simms and M'Intyre, 1848 - Bible - 515 pages
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Though obsolete, this manual, written by a Unitarian in the mid-1800's, does a good job of introducing the reader to the text-critical issues that were faced in the mid-1800's, especially where the New Testament text is concerned. Porter's book was a major source used by Bruce Metzger, author of a popular textbook on NT textual criticism.  

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Page 462 - Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Page 177 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night ; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and for years ; and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth : and it was so.
Page 155 - Behold my servant, whom I have chosen ; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
Page 215 - Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
Page 187 - And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
Page 207 - And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth ? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell. And the king said, Inquire thou whose son the stripling is.
Page 154 - Behold my servant, whom I uphold ; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth ; I have put my spirit upon him : he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Page 150 - For of a truth against thy holy child JESUS, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together...
Page 183 - But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
Page 24 - And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee ; and no craftsman of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee ; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee...

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