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The Writers of the New Testament: Their Style and Characteristics
William H. Simcox
Limited preview - 2004
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Page 38 - To a writer of this period, it would seem as legitimate an artifice to compose a letter as to compose a speech in the name of a great man whose sentiments it was desired to reproduce and record ; the question which seems so important to us, whether the words and even the sentiments are the great man's own, or only his historian's, seems then hardly to have occurred either to writers or to leaders " (Simcox, Writers »f tht New Ttttuntnt, 38).
Page ii - MA The Writers of the New Testament : Their Style and Characteristics. By the same Author.
Page ii - Fcap. 8vo, cloth, price 2S. &/. each. A Manual of Christian Evidences. By the Rev. PREBENDARY Row, MA, DD An Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament. By the Rev. Prof.
Page 17 - On the other hand, there is a fulness of life, " a new birth," in the use of abstract terms, which is not found elsewhere, after the golden age of Greek philosophy. Almost the only passage in the New Testament which reads like a Greek period of the time, is the first paragraph of the Gospel according to St. Luke, and the corresponding words of the Acts.
Page ii - By the Rev. AC JENNINGS, MA Vol. I. From the First to the Tenth Century. Vol. II. From the Tenth to the Nineteenth Century. An Exposition of the Apostles
Page 192 - ... the Rev. ALEXANDER MACLAREN, DD, of Manchester. Fourth Edition. " In nothing Dr. Maclaren has written is there more of beauty, of spiritual insight, or of brilliant elucidation of Scripture. Indeed, Dr. Maclaren is here at his best."— Expositor. The Pastoral Epistles. By the Rev. ALFRED PLUMMER, DD, Master of University College, Durham. Second Edition. " It is an admirable example of what popular theology ought to be. ... Built throughout upon sound erudition and sensible, devout, and well-disciplined...
Page 43 - ... sense of literary nicety, which enters into his earnest religious argument without rendering it artificial or over-elaborate. He has an art of words, which is more than an unconscious sense of rhythm. He has the style of a trained speaker ; it is style, yet style at the command of a devout genius. "Of Hellenistic writers he is the freest from the monotony that is the chief fault of Hellenistic compared with literary Greek ; his words do not follow each other in a mechanically necessary order,...
Page 38 - Gnlatians has never comprehended the literary peculiarity and greatness of the apostle." to us, whether the words and even the sentiments are the great man's own, or only his historian's, seems then hardly to have occurred either to writer or readers. Now the pastoral epistles are undoubtedly so ancient and so like St. Paul, that their author may be presumed to have known well the events and the sentiments of the close of his life. If we have in them not the apostle's own utterances, but only the...
Page 13 - It is thus certain that these verses have quite a different character of diction from the rest of the Gospel — whether we account for the fact by supposing that they are not St. Mark's, or that they are St. Mark's own words, while the rest is given in St. Peter's,* or in some other way.