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DIATESSARON.

THE

LIFE OF OUR LORD;

IN

The Words of the Gospels.

BY

FREDERIC GARDINER, D.D.,

PROFESSOR IN THE BERKELEY DIVINITY SCHOOL,
AUTHOR OF "A HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS IN GREEK," ETC. ETC.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by

WARREN F. DRAPER,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

ANDOVER:

PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER.

PRESS RAND, AVERY & FRYE.

PREFACE.

Tue following work is an attempt to combine in one continuous narrative the distinct histories of the life of our Blessed Lord as given by the four Evangelists. In bringing them together, and weaving into continuous and connected sentences all their various clauses, supplying each its separate information, slight modifications of the language are sometimes unavoidable. Care has been taken to limit these as much as possible, and in no case to alter the sense.

Since the date of the English authorized version, the discovery of early Greek manuscripts and the abundant labor of critical scholars have established some changes in the Greek text then commonly in use. Such changes have been adopted here as the only means of reproducing, as exactly as possible, the original inspired narrative. For the same reason also, a very few changes in the

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