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THE

STORY OF THE GOSPELS

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PREFACE.

IT

is generally acknowledged by the learned

that no commentary or harmony, ancient or modern, satisfactorily explains some passages in the four Gospels. The student therefore who is in search after truth wisely consults the originals as the safest interpreters of each other, and if he has full confidence in the Evangelists as writers he is careful that the chronological order of each record be adhered to, and that the most probable readings be taken in their literal and grammatical sense.

This course has been adopted by the author of the present work, with the happy result that the combination so formed from two or three narratives is invariably more perspicuous in. sense, more complete in arrangement, and more enriched with the niceties of circumstantial detail than the corresponding account in any one single Evangelist. In this way a strict attention to chrono

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