An Appeal to the Society of Friends in Behalf of the Bible Association of Friends in America Anonymous

ISBN: 9781230410258

Published: September 12th 2013

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26 pages


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An Appeal to the Society of Friends in Behalf of the Bible Association of Friends in America  by  Anonymous

An Appeal to the Society of Friends in Behalf of the Bible Association of Friends in America by Anonymous
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 26 pages | ISBN: 9781230410258 | 5.66 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...of the AssociationsMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Associations edition of the Bible. From the Episcopal Recorder. FRIENDS EDITION OF THE BIBLE.

Our readers will find in another part of to-days paper, a notice of this new edition of the Bible, which we would recommend to their attention. It is one of the cheapest and most beautiful editions which has been published in this country. It is of the royal octavo size, and is much more convenient for family reading than the quarto form. The religious community will feel under obligations to The Bible Association of Friends in America, for adding the marginal references and reading!, which have been too generally omitted in former editions.

The translators, when in doubt respecting the meaning of a passage, placed one version in the text and another in the margin, without deciding in all cases which was most correct. They left it to the judgment of others to make this decision, and in many instances it has been in favour of the marginal reading. It is therefore, in our judgment, a question, whether any edition of the English Bible can be considered perfect without these readings.

The marginal references furnish, perhaps, the best commentary for the study of the scriptures. Dr. Scott gives it as his opinion, that along with other means, (for none should be recommended exclusively, ) consulting well selected marginal references, forms one of the best helps for fixing the word of God in the memory, leading the mind to a just interpretation of it, and in many cases rendering it most affecting to the heart. It tends powerfully to counteract all sceptical doubts, when every part of scripture is thus found (like the stones in an arch) to support and receive support from the rest, and to constitute one grand...



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