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WILLIAM TYLER,

PRINTER, 5, BOLT-COURT, LONDON.

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The trouble you were last year so good as to take, in perusing a considerable part of this work in manuscript, and the favourable sentiments you were pleased to express of what you had got time to peruse, have emboldened me to dedicate it to your Lordship. I mean not thus to bespeak your future patronage, or even approbation of the whole, when you shall become acquainted with it. That can be only as your better judgment shall direct. I well know, that if the book have no merit of its own, no patron whatever can long preserve it, or ought to preserve it if he could, from its natural fate, oblivion. But I am happy in this opportunity of expressing to the world my gratitude for the patronage you have already bestowed both on it and on its author. I am happy also to have it in my power to inscribe a work intended for promoting the best interests of mankind, the cause of truth and probity, to one who, to the satisfaction of the candid and judicious, has approved himself an able defender of the most important truths, as well as a successful detecter of fraud and falsehood. I have the honour to be, with great respect,

MY LORD,
Your Lordship’s most obliged,

and most obedient servant,

GEORGE CAMPBELL.

ABERDEEN, September 17, 1788.

CONTENTS.

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DISSERTATION II,

The Causes to which the principal Differences Languages are imputable ;

the Origin of the Changes produced on the Language and the Idiom of the

Jews; the principal Difficulties to be encountered in translating the Sacred

Books.

Part I. The Causes of the Differences in Languages

54

Part II, The Origin of the Changes in the Idiom of the Jew3

Part III. The Difficulties found in translating the Scriptures

67

DISSERTATION III.

of the Style of the Scripture History, particularly the Gospels.- Its Perspicuity

defended against the Objections of Father Simon

73

DISSERTATION IV.

Observations on the right method of proceeding in the critical Examination of

the Books of the New Testament

99

DISSERTATION V.

Of the Proper Version of some Names of Principal Import in the New Testa-

ment

122

Of the Phrase η Βασιλεία του Θεου, or των ουρανών

ibid.

PART II. Of the Name το Ευαγγέλιον

126

PART III. Of the Phrase ή Καινη Διαθηκη

140

Part IV. Of the Name o Xustog ·

141

DISSERTATION VI.

Inquiry into the Differences in the Import of some Words commonly thought

synonymous.

PART I. Διαβολος, Δαιμων, and Δαιμοσιον

152

PART II. 'Aidns and rewa

168

PART III. Μετανοξα and μεταμελομαι

192

PART IV. 'Ayles and órios

200

PART V, Κηρυσσεια, ευαγγελιζειν, καταγγέλλειν, and διδασκειν

216

DISSERTATION VIT.

Inquiry into the Import of certain Titles of Honour occurring in the New Tes-

tament.

Part I. Kugos

228

PART II. Διδασκαλος,

Rabbi

: :

243

DISSERTATION VIII.

Observations on the Manner of rendering some words to which there are not any

that perfectly correspond in modern Languages

254

Part I. Weights, Measures, and Coins

ibid.

PART II. Rites, Festivals, and Sects

264

Part III. Dress, Judicatories, and Offices

267

ST. MATTHEW'S GOSPEL.

PREFACE.

491

SECTION I. The Nativity.—Ch. i. ii.
The lineage of Jesus from Abraham. His conception and birth. The visit of

the magians. The judgment of the chief priests and scribes concerning the
place where the Messiah should be born. Joseph's retreat into Egypt, The
murder of the infants. Herod's death. Joseph's return to Galilee

513

Section II. The Baptism.-Chap. iii. iv.

John sent to baptize and announce the Messiah. Jesus baptized by him, and

attested from heaven. Tempted by the devil in the desert. Return

lilee. Calls Peter, Andrew, and the two sons of Zebedee.

to the people of the reign of God. Performs miraculous en

SECTION III. The Sermon on the Mount

Who are happy. The disciples of Jesus bour

ratify the divine law, much impaired by th
respect of extent. Exemplified in whr
3. divorce ; 4. oaths ; 5. retaliation ;
respect of motive. Where the end
emplified --1. in almsgiving; 2.
the stability of the things in
should pursue the former wit
the latter. The service of
Admonitions to charitab!

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