Richard Simon Critical History of the Text of the New Testament: Wherein is Established the Truth of the Acts on which the Christian Religion is Based

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BRILL, Feb 15, 2013 - Religion - 404 pages
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In Critical History of the Text of the New Testament (1689), 17th century Oratorian Richard Simon (1638-1712), ‘father’ of modern biblical criticism, surveys the genuineness, authority, and reliability of all then known manuscript and printed sources of the New Testament.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Disproof of Early Heretics Arguments against the Validity of the Books in the New Testament Remarks on the Premise Applied by Chur...
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Chapter Two Titles Heading the Gospels and Other Books in the New Testament Whether the Titles Are by the Authors of those Books or Whether th...
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Chapter Three Books Published in the Name of Jesus Christ and the Apostles Of Several Forgeries by Early Heretics Remarks on this Whole Question
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Chapter Four The first Fathers did not produce the originals of the New Testament in their disputes with heretics Discussion of evidence used to show...
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Chapter Five The books of the New Testament starting with the Gospel of St Matthew The original of this Gospel was written in the Hebrew spoken b...
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Chapter Six In the time of Jesus Christ and the apostles Jews in the area of Jerusalem spoke Chaldaic or Syriac Mr Vosss arguments against this view ...
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Chapter Seven The Nazarene sect and their Hebrew or Chaldaic version of the Gospel of St Matthew
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Chapter Eight The Ebionites Their Version of the Gospel of St Matthew Other early Heretics who Used this Gospel
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7 not present in most Greek manuscripts or other Western texts nor in the earliest Latin manuscripts The preface to the canonical Epistles ascribed to ...
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early views on this book heretics who rejected it their reasons discussion of their reasons Learned Catholics in the early Church also ascribed it to Ceri...
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Chapter Twenty Objections raised to the books of the New Testament by the Jews and other enemies of the Christian religion Did the Evangelists and ...
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Chapter TwentyOne Discussion of further doubts about the books of the New Testament Part of the Evangelists and apostles interpretative method wa...
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Chapter TwentyTwo Analysis of various Old Testament passages seemingly quoted by the apostles in an incorrect sense Verification of criticisms ma...
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16 Quarrel on the subject of inspiration between the Jesuits and the theologians of Louvain Three Jesuits propositions condemned by the doctors of L...
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Chapter TwentyFour Analysis of the arguments put forward by Louvain and Douai scholars in censuring the propositions of the Louvain Jesuits conc...
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Chapter TwentyFive Spinozas arguments against inspiration in the Books of the New Testament
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Chapter Nine The Greek text of St Matthew Its status Comparison with the Hebrew or Chaldaic text Rejoinders to Heretics objections to this gospel
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Chapter Ten The dates and order of the Gospels Greek manuscript copies of St Mark cited in this regard His Gospel generally believed to be the seco...
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Chapter Eleven In which language did St Mark write his Gospel? The last twelve verses of his Gospel are lacking in several Greek Manuscripts
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Chapter Twelve The Gospel of St Luke What made him publish it given the existence of two others published before his Of Marcion and his text of t...
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Chapter Thirteen The Gospel of St John Heretics by whom it was rejected Their reasons Response to those reasons Discussion of the twelve verses fro...
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Chapter Fourteen Acts of the Apostles as accepted within the Church Acts ascribed to other apostles are of doubtful authenticity
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Chapter Fifteen St Pauls Epistles in General Marcion and his text of those Epistles Forged letters ascribed to St Paul
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is it by St Paul and is it Canonical? Views of the early Eastern and Western Churches views on this Epistle from more recent times
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clarification of problems pertaining thereto
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Chapter TwentySix The Evangelists and apostles styles Views held on this subject by modern writers and early Church scholars followed by critical o...
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is there such a thing? Most disagreements on the matter are purely nominal The arguments adduced by Claude Saumaise to disprove the existence of ...
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Chapter TwentyEight A fuller discussion of Saumaises arguments against the Hellenistic language with incidental explanations of various problems p...
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Chapter TwentyNine Overall view of Greek manuscripts including sources already mentioned Compilations of the diverse readings found in those m...
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Chapter Thirty Greek manuscripts of the New Testament The oldest surviving manuscripts were the work of Latin writers intended for use in their co...
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examples of the variant readings it presents exegetic observations
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Chapter ThirtyTwo Other Greek manuscript sources of the New Testament Variants contained in those manuscripts with critical observations
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Chapter ThirtyThree Presentation and appearance of Greek New Testament manuscripts Separating of verses chapters and other textual elements The ...
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Index
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Andrew W.R. Hunwick, Doctor of University of Paris (Sorbonne, 1969), "Chevalier dans l ordre des Palmes Academiques" was formerly Professor of French Studies at the University of Western Australia (1998-2007). He was editor for the "Complete Works of Voltaire" (Oxford, Voltaire Foundation): see vol. 80c (2009): 11-76: articles Journal de politique et de litterature (1777).

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