The Cambridge Companion to the Bible

Front Cover
Joseph Rawson Lumby
The University Press, 1893 - Bible - 412 pages
1 Review

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Author holds irreverent views of the Bible and particularly the book of Revelation. At points the work leans toward self promotion of the authors view points and opinion rather than objective analysis/ assessment of Biblical content, styles, linguistics or authorships of origin. Rather than a "Companion to the Bible" it is in many places a personal criticism masked as academic review.This work might be more appropriately titled: "The Cambridge Criticism of the Bible". When performing a review one should stick to objectivity rather person opinions and degrading political criticisms designed to support bias for the advancement of humanism.  

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 178 - As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Page 91 - Now, therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people : for all the earth is mine : and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
Page 138 - And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Page 191 - And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
Page 278 - And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth ; and shutteth, and no man openeth...
Page 162 - And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD ; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Page 162 - Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you ; even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Page 52 - Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
Page 32 - Oxford. 13. The directors in each company to be the Deans of Westminster and Chester for that place, and the king's professors in the Hebrew or Greek in either university. 14. These translations to be used when they agree better with the text than the Bishops' Bible: Tindale's, Matthew's, Coverdale's, Whitchurch's, Geneva.
Page 164 - For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Bibliographic information