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AN

INTRODUCTION

TO THE

Critical Study and knowledge

OF THE

HOLY SCRIPTURES.

BY

THOMAS HARTWELL HORNE, M.A.

FIFTH EDITION, CORRECTED.

ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS MAPS AND FAC-SIMILES OF

BIBLICAL MANUSCRIPTS.

VOLUME II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND;

AND W. BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH.

MDCCCXXV.

LONDON: Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode,

New-Street-Square.

CONTENTS

OF

THE SECOND VOLUME.

Section I. On the Hebrew Language.

I. Antiquity of the Hebrew Language; - II. And of its Characters. - III. Of the

Vowel Points.

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SECTION II. On the Samaritan Pentateuch.

I. Origin of the Samaritans. — II. Their enmity against the Jews in the time of Jesus

Christ. — III. Critical notice of the Samaritan Pentateuch, and of its variations from

the Hebrew. - IV. Versions of the Samaritan Pentateuch.

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SECTION III. On the Greek Language.

I. Similarity of the Greek language of the New Testament with that of the Alexandrian

or Septuagint Greek Version. — II. The New Testament, why written in Greek.-

III. Examination of its Style. — IV. Its Dialects — Hebraisms — Rabbinisms.

Syriasms and Chaldaisms - Latinisms Persisms and Cilicisms.

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Section IV. On the Cognate or Kindred Languages.

I. The Chaldee. - II. The Syriac. — III. The Arabic. - IV. The Ethiopic.

V. The Rabbinical Hebrew'

– VI. Use and Importance of the Cognate Languages

to Sacred Criticism.

CHAPTER II. On the Manuscripts of the Bible.

Section I. On the Hebrew Manuscripts of the Old Testament.

I. Different Classes of Hebrew manuscripts. — II. The rolled manuscripts of the sy"

nagogues. — Ill. The square manuscripts used by the Jews in private life.

IV. Antient recensions or editions of Hebrew manuscripts. V. Age of Hebrew

manuscripts. – VI. Of the order in which the sacred books are arranged in manu-

scripts. — Number of books contained in different manuscripts. –VII. Modern

families or recensions of Hebrew manuscripts. — VIII. Notice of the most antient

manuscripts. - IX. Brief notice of the manuscripts of the Indian Jews.

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