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ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.
HORATIO B. HACKETT, D. D.
PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE IN NEWTON
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by
GOULD AND LINCOLN,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
Is permitted to Inscribe this Volume
AUGUSTUS THOLUCK, D. D.,
WHOSE WRITINGS IN ILLUSTRATION OF THE SACRED WORD, AND WHOSE
PERSONAL INSTRUCTIONS, HAVE CAUSED HIS INFLUENCE TO BE
FELT AND HIS NAME TO BE HONORED IN FOREIGN
COUNTRIES AS WELL AS HIS OWN.
Ir has been the writer's endeavor to present to the reader in this volume the results of the present state of biblical study, as applied to the illustration of the Acts of the Apostles. Although our language contains already some valuable works devoted to the same general object, it is hoped that the dependence of the work here offered to the public on the original text, and the advantage taken of the latest investigations in this department of criticism, will render it not superfluous.
Of the importance of an acquaintance with the contents of the Acts, it must be unnecessary to speak. A single reflection will render this sufficiently obvious. No person can be prepared to read the Epistles of the New Testament with the greatest advantage until he has made himself familiar