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a similar manner. Proof of authenticity, appli-
cable to the New Testament in general, deduced
from the peculiar Greek dialect, in which the
several books are composed. Further proof from
the style, the manner, und the character of the
several writers. All these internal marks of
authenticity, combined with the external evidence,
are decisive in favour of the New Testament. ... 69
LECTURE XXIII.

Tre system of Theology adopted in these Lectures consists of seven branches ; namely, the Criticism of the Bible, the Interpretation of the Bible, the Authenticity and Credibility of the Bible, the Divine Authority of the Bible, the Inspiration of the Bible, the Doctrines of the Bible, and the History of those Doctrines with Ecclesiastical History in general.

The two first Branches, having been already considered, we now enter on the third Branch, which relates to the Authenticity and Credibility of the Bible. And it is hardly possible, that these important questions should be examined at a period more seasonable than the present, when every effort has been made to shake the fabric of Christianity to its very basis. If it could be proved, that the Bible were not authentic, the foundation itself would be destroyed, on which we build our faith in this life, and our hopes of

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Page a similar manner. Proof of authenticity, applicable to the New Testament in general, deduced from the peculiar Greek dialect, in which the several books are composed. Further proof from the style, the manner, und the character of the several writers. All these internal marks of authenticity, combined with the external evidence, are decisive in favour of the New Testamento. ... 69 LECTURE XXIII.

The system of Theology adopted in these Lectures consists of seven branches ; namely, the Criticism of the Bible, the Interpretation of the Bible, the Authenticity and Credibility of the Bible, the Divine Authority of the Bible, the Inspiration of the Bible, the Doctrines of the Bible, and the History of those Doctrines with Ecclesiastical History in general.

The two first Branches, having been already considered, we now enter on the third Branch, which relates to the Authenticity and Credibility of the Bible. And it is hardly possible, that these important questions should be examined at a period more seasonable than the present, when every effort has been made to shake the fabric of Christianity to its very basis. If it could be proved, that the Bible were not authentic, the foundation itself would be destroyed, on which we build our faith in this life, and our hopes of

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