The Evidences of the Genuineness of the Gospels Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...of the New Testament." But the principal value of Jones's work consists in its giving in an English dress the information to be found in Fabricius, and in the republication of some of the later apocryphal writings (also published by Fabricius) with English translations. He had no clear comprehension of his own purpose in writing; and his views and reasonings only tend to perplex the subject He follows Fabricius in arranging the books in the alphabetical order of their titles. In 1832, J. C. Thilo published the first volume of his "Codex Apocryphus Novi Testament!," a work commenced on an extensive plan, hut of which no other portion has appeared. The first volume contains the later apocrypha writings, which had previously been published, with others in addition, --all apparently edited in a careful and thorough manner, with Prolegomena and notes. It contains also the Gospel of Luke used by Marcion, as restored by Hahn, who has made Marcion's Gospel a particular subject of study. I shall refer to the three works which I have mentioned by the names of their respective authors. The copy of Fabricius which I use is of the second edition, printed in 1719, in three Parts. That of Jones is of the Oxford edition, printed in 1798. with the Valentinians and the Marcionites, we have, as has been seen, abundant remains. The opinions and arguments of those heretics are brought forward in order to be confuted; and, though we may not regard them as fully and fairly stated, yet, on the other hand, it cannot be supposed, that any striking peculiarity in their opinions, or any main topic of their reasoning, has been passed over in silence. If they had opposed other histories of Christ to the four Gospels, if they had relied for the support of their systems on...