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THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, &c. THE CAMBRIDGE PARAGRAPH BIBLE of the Authorized English Version, with the Text Revised by a Collation of its Early and other Principal Editions, the Use of the Italic Type made uniform, the Marginal References remodelled, and a Critical Introduction prefixed, by the Rev. F. H. SCRIVENER, M.A., LL.D., Editor of the Greek Testament, Codex Augiensis, &c., and one of the Revisers of the Authorized Version. Crown Quarto, cloth, gilt, 215. From the Times.

copy of the Bible, which presents the ar“Students of the Bible should be particu- rangement of an unbroken text in paragraphs larly grateful to (the Cambridge University

accommodated to the sense (the numerals, Press) for having produced, with the able as

indicating the chapters and verses, being sistance of Dr Scrivener, a complete critical

removed to the margin); with the broad disedition of the Authorized Version of the Eng

tinction between the prose and poetical por: lish Bible, an edition such as, to use the words tions of Scripture duly maintained, and with of the Editor, 'would have been executed such passages of the Old Testament as are long ago had this version been nothing more quoted in the New being inarked by the use than the greatest and best known of English

of open type.” classics.' Falling at a time when the formal

From the Spectator. revision of this version has been undertaken by a distinguished company of scholars and

“Mr. Scrivener has carefully collated the

text of our modern Bibles with that of the divines, the publication of this edition must be considered most opportune,

first edition of 1611, restoring the original For a full account of the method and plan of reading, in most places, and marking every the volume and of the general results of the

place where an obvious correction has been investigations connected with it we must refer

made ; he has made the spelling as uniform the reader to the editor's Introduction, which

as possible ; revised the punctuation (punccontains a mass of valuable information about

tuation, as those who cry out for the Bible

without note or comment should remember, the various editions of the Authorized Ver.

is a continuous commentary on the text); sion."

carried out consistently the plan of marking From the Athenæum.

with italics all words not found in the original, “Apart from its religious importance, the and carefully examined the marginal referEnglish Bible has the glory, which but few

The name of Mr. Scrivener, the sister versions indeed can claim, of being the learned editor of the Codex Augiensis,' chief classic of the language, of having, in guarantees the quality of the work.” conjunction with Shakspeare, and in an im

From the Methodist Recorder. measurable degree more than he, fixed the language beyond any possibility of important

“This noble quarto of over 1300 pages is change. Thus the recent contributions to the in every respect worthy of editor and publiterature of the subject, by such workers as

lishers alike. The name of the Cambridge Mr Francis Fry and Canon Westcott, appeal to University Press is guarantee enough for its a wide range of sympathies; and to these may perfection in outward form, the name of the now be added Dr Scrivener, well known for editor is equal guarantee for the worth and his labours in the cause of the Greek Testa- accuracy of its contents.

Without question, ment criticisın, who has brought out, for the

it is the best Paragraph Bible ever published, Syndics of the Cambridge University Press,

and its reduced price of a guinea brings it an edition of the English Bible, according to within reach of a large number of students.. the text of 1611, revised by a comparison with

But the volume is much more than a Paralater issues on principles stated by him in his graph Bible. It is an attempt, and a successIntroduction. Here he enters at length into ful attempt, to give a critical edition of the the history of the chief editions of the version,

Authorised English Version, not (let it be and of such features as the marginal notes,

marked) a revision, but an exact reproducthe use of italic type, and the changes of or

tion of the original Authorised Version, as thography, as well as into the most interesting published in 1611, minus patent mistakes. question as to the original texts from which This is doubly necessary at a time when the our translation is produced.

version is about to undergo revision. . . To Dr Scrivener may be congratulated on a

all who at this season seek a suitable volume work which will mark an important epoch in

for presentation to ministers or teachers we the history of the English Bible, and which

earnestly commend this work." is the result of probably the most searching From the London Quarterly Review. examination the text has yet received.

“The work is worthy in every respect of From Notes and Queries.

the editor's fame, and of the Cambridge

University Press. The noble English VerThe Syndics of the University Press sion, to which our country and religion owe deserve great credit for this attempt to supply so much, was probably never presented bebiblical students and general readers with a fore in so perfect a forin.”


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THE CAMBRIDGE PARAGRAPH BIBLE. STUDENT'S EDITION, on good writing paper, with one column of print and wide margin to each page for MS. notes. This edition will be found of great use to those who are engaged in the task of Biblical criticism. Two Vols. Crown Quarto, cloth, gilt, 315. 6d.

THE LECTIONARY BIBLE, WITH APOCRYPHA, divided into Sections adapted to the Calendar and Tables of Lessons of 1871. Crown Octavo, cloth, 6s.

THE POINTED PRAYER BOOK, being the Book of Common Prayer with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. Royal 24mo. Cloth, Is. 6d.

The same in square 32mo, cloth, 6d.

“The ‘Pointed Prayer Book' deserves and still more for the terseness and clearmention for the new and ingenious system ness of the directions given for using it.”on which the pointing has been marked, Times.

GREEK AND ENGLISH TESTAMENT, in parallel Columns on the same page. Edited by J. SCHOLEFIELD, M.Ā. late Regius Professor of Greek in the University. Small Octavo. New Edition, in the Press.

GREEK TESTAMENT, ex editione Stephani tertia, 1550. Small Octavo. 35. 6d.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW in Anglo-Saxon and Northumbrian Versions, synoptically arranged: with Collations of the best Manuscripts. By J. M. KEMBLE, M.A. and Archdeacon HARDWICK. Demy Quarto. ios.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MARK in Anglo-Saxon and Northumbrian Versions synoptically arranged: with Collations exhibiting all the Readings of all the MSS. Edited by the Rev. Professor SKEAT, M.A. late Fellow of Christ's College, and author of a Meso-Gothic Dictionary. Demy Quarto. 10S.


THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST LUKE, uniform with the preceding, edited by the Rev. Professor SKEAT, Demy Quarto. 10S.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN, uniform with the preceding, by the same Editor. Demy Quarto. Ios.

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