The Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels Vindicated and Established

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G. Bell, 1896 - Bible - 317 pages
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This is the first part of a two-volume defense of the traditional (Byzantine) text of the Gospels, employing text-critical argumentation by Dean John Burgon arranged and supplemented by Edward Miller. Although Burgon is sometimes considered an arch-conservative firebrand, his analysis is well-organized and filled with cogent observations, and at times the reader may feel sympathy with the sense of outrage and frustration that sometimes colors Burgon's sentences. This is to be read along with its companion-book, "Causes of Corruption."  

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Page 279 - The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Page 51 - And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.
Page 170 - I know that ye are Abraham's seed ; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father : and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Page 281 - The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet; The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Page 284 - THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; as it is written in the prophets, " Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Page 295 - And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Page 295 - Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife, and knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son. And he called his name JESUS.
Page 213 - It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Page 40 - It is no less true to fact than paradoxical in sound, that the worst corruptions to which the New Testament has ever been subjected, originated within a hundred years after it was composed; that Irenaeus and the African Fathers and the whole Western, with a portion of the Syrian Church, used far inferior manuscripts to those employed by Stunica, or Erasmus, or Stephens thirteen centuries later, when moulding the Textus Eeceptus.
Page 240 - Behold my hands* and my feet, that it is I myself : handle me, and see ; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

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