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THE GREEK TESTAMENT.
FOR THE USE OF THEOLOGICAL STUDENTS,
AND THE UPPER FORMS IN SCHOOLS.
A. C. BARRETT, M.A.
Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged.
AUTHOR OF A TREATISE ON MECHANICS AND HYDROSTATICS.
DEIGHTON, BELL, AND CO.
LONDON: BELL AND DALDY.
THE present work was originally undertaken with the view of supplying a want which has long been felt by Theological Students at the Universities, and Candidates for Ordination. But in offering this second and revised edition to the public, I would suggest that it may be found useful by Divinity students generally, and also in Training Schools, where there is need of a clear epitome of Biblical knowledge, such as cannot otherwise be acquired without the assistance of a large and expensive library. Of the Introductions to the New Testament which already exist in our language, some are not sufficiently comprehensive; others fall far behind the present state of Biblical knowledge; and the few which are free from these defects are so voluminous, that they are seldom used by ordinary readers except as books of reference. I have attempted, therefore, in the following pages to condense into a small compass a variety of information, which I trust may be found useful by intelligent students of the sacred volume, referring them, where necessary, to standard works in which the same subjects are more fully discussed.
In the present edition, I have endeavoured to cor-
rect such defects as have been pointed out in the
notices of the work, which have appeared from time
to time in different periodicals. I have accordingly
enlarged the Table of Contents, and divided the book
into separate chapters, placing first the chapters re-
lating to the Text and Language, then those which
treat of the Geography and Archæology, next those
which discuss the alleged contradictions of the New
Testament, and the disputed quotations from the Old,
and reserving to the last place the Introductions to
If I have not fully complied with all the sugges-
tions that have been offered, I am nevertheless grate-
CHAP. I.-ON THE GENERAL TITLE OF THE BOOKS
CHAP. II.-ON THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
Hellenistic Greek, Hebraisms, Syriasms, Persisms,
CHAP. IV. ON THE GREEK ARTICLE.
How used by Homer; definition of the article ;