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Page 282 - It will not be out of place to add here a distinct expression of our belief that even among the numerous unquestionably spurious readings of the New Testament there are no signs of deliberate falsification of the text for dogmatic purposes.
Page 149 - At all events, when every allowance has been made for possible individual licence, the text of D presents a truer image of the form in which the Gospels and Acts were most widely read in the third and probably a great part of the second century than any other extant Greek MS.
Page 185 - GriesbacKs criticism 254. In dwelling on Griesbach's errors at some length, notwithstanding the neglect into which his writings have unhappily fallen, we should be grieved even to seem regardless of a name which we venerate above that of every other textual critic of the New Testament. It was essential to our purpose to explain clearly in what sense it is true, and in what sense it is not true, that we are attempting to revive a theory which is popularly supposed to have been long since exploded....
Page 2 - The proportion of words virtually accepted on all hands as raised above doubt is very great, not less, on a rough computation, than seven-eighths of the whole. The remaining eighth, therefore, formed in great part by changes of order and other comparative trivialities, constitutes the whole area of criticism.
Page 56 - good pleasure ', declared for the Head of the race at the Baptism (iii 22), was already contemplated by the angels as resting on the race itself in virtue of His birth. The difficulty arising from unequal division, AiŁa Iv wftiffrois &c$ being overbalanced by Kal tirl yjjy dpijvrf tv avffpdirois evSoKlas, is of little moment.
Page 177 - X4i f.; xii 19, 21, 39; xxii 62; (xxivg;) John iii 32; iv 9. With the difficult question of notation here involved we are not for the moment concerned : it is enough here to repeat that we find ourselves wholly unable to believe some of the clauses and sentences omitted by Western documents to be genuine, while in other not obviously dissimilar cases our judgement remains suspended. 241. These exceptional instances of the preservation of the original text in exclusively Western readings are likely...
Page 46 - It is incredible that the evangelist deliberately concluded either a paragraph with ^0o/3oDiro ydp, or the Gospel with a petty detail of a secondary event, leaving his narrative hanging in the air. Each of these points of intrinsic' evidence is of very great weight : but the first admits, as we shall see, a two-sided application ; and such support as either of them lends to the genuineness of vv.
Page 227 - Now every such binary group containing B is found by this process to offer a large proportion of readings which on the closest scrutiny have the ring of genuineness, while it is difficult to find any readings so attested which look suspicious after full consideration.