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"With Mr Carr's well-edited apparatus to St Matthew's Gospel, where the text is that of Dr Scrivener's Cambridge Paragraph Bible, we are sure the young student will need nothing but a good Greek text.... We should doubt whether any volume of like dimensions could be found so sufficient for the needs of a student of the first Gospel, from whatever point of view he may approach it."-Saturday Review.
"THE CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS :-The Gospel according to St Matthew, by the Rev. A. Carr. This valuable series of school books is under the editorship of Professor Perowne, and is doing a great and thorough educational work in our schools. The volume before us condenses in the smallest possible space the best results of the best commentators on St Matthew's Gospel. The introduction is able, scholarly, and eminently practical, as it bears on the authorship and contents of the Gospel, and the original form in which it is supposed to have been written. It is well illustrated by two excellent maps of the Holy Land and of the Sea of Galilee."-English Churchman.
"A very important work in the nature of a Scriptural text-book for the use of students has been undertaken by the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press—namely, the separate issue of the several books of the Bible, each edited and annotated by some Biblical scholar of high reputation. Among those who have undertaken to contribute to the work are Canon Farrar, Professor Robertson Smith, Professor Davidson of the Edinburgh Free Church College, Professor E. H. Plumptre, Archdeacon Perowne, and Dr Maclear, head-master of King's College School, London. The whole series is being edited by Canon Perowne, the Hulsean Professor of Divinity at Cambridge. The work is entitled The Cambridge Bible for Schools, and four instalments of it have already appeared-the Book of Joshua and the Gospel according to St Mark, by Dr Maclear; the Gospel according to St Matthew, by the Rev. A. Carr, M.A.; and the General Epistle of St James, by Professor Plumptre. The method pursued in each text-book is the same. There is first a biographical, historical, and critical introduction; after which follows the text, profusely illustrated and explained by notes. The amount of work expended on each of the four text-books that have thus far appeared is very great; and it is, moreover, work of excellent quality, undertaken and performed in a broad and scholarly spirit. The value of the work as an aid to Biblical study, not merely in schools but among people of all classes who are desirous to have intelligent knowledge of the Scriptures, cannot easily be over-estimated."-The
"Among the Commentaries which are in course of publication, the Cambridge Bible for Schools (Cambridge University Press) deserves mention. It is issued in conveniently-sized volumes, each containing a Book of the Old or New Testament. We have just received two of these volumes-one, on The Book of Joshua, prepared by Dr Maclear, of the King's College School; the other, by Professor Plumptre, on The Epistle of St James. That they are designed for the use of schools sufficiently indicates the scope of the annotations which accompany the text of each of these books. That on the Book of Joshua is enriched
with notices of the most recent discoveries in Biblical archæology and geography. The illustrations, however, are not confined to such notices, but embrace a wider exegesis. It has, moreover, two maps and a very good index of the contents of the annotations. The volume on the Epistle of St James is, independently of a sufficient commentary, enriched with a useful introduction, in which the authorship of the Epistle and the time when written are discussed with the fulness which we had a right to expect from Dr Plumptre. The series will be valuable to schools; but it will by no means exhaust its usefulness there. More advanced readers of Holy Scripture than are to be found in our public schools will derive assistance from these handy volumes, which, when completed-if completed as those already published give us reason to expect-will be a welcome addition to our commentaries on Holy Scripture."-John Bull.
"St Matthew, edited by A. Carr, M.A. The Book of Joshua, edited by G. F. Maclear, D.D. The General Epistle of St James, edited by E. H. Plumptre, D.D. (Cambridge University Press). These volumes are constructed upon the same plan, and exhibit the same features as that on 'St Mark's Gospel,' of which we gave a full account on its issue. The introductions and notes are scholarly, and generally such as young readers need and can appreciate. The maps in both Joshua and Matthew are very good, and all matters of editing are faultless. Professor Plumptre's notes on 'The Epistle of St James' are models of terse, exact, and elegant renderings of the original, which is too often obscured in the authorised version."-Nonconformist.
"THE CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS: ST MARK.-This little volume forms the first part of an edition of the Bible which is being issued from the University Press, under the general direction of Prof. Perowne....St Mark is edited by Dr Maclear, Head Master of King's College School. It is a very business-like little book. The text is given in paragraphs, and each paragraph has a title, which reappears as a division of the notes. The introduction, which occupies twenty pages, is clear and good, and concludes with an analysis of the book. There are maps and an index. The notes are pointed and instructive, and constantly give words and phrases from Wicliff's version, and quotations from classical and modern authors, which add greatly to the interest of the work and to its usefulness for schools. There is a good list of writers who have undertaken other parts of this edition of the Bible, including the editor and his distinguished brothers, Professor Plumptre, Canon Farrar, Dr Moulton, and Mr Sanday."-Contemporary
"The General Epistle of St James, with Notes and Introduction. By Professor Plumptre, D.D. (University Press, Cambridge). This is only a part of the Cambridge Bible for Schools, and may be bought for a few pence. Nevertheless it is, so far as I know, by far the best exposition of the Epistle of St James in the English language. Not Schoolboys or Students going in for an examination alone, but Ministers and Preachers of the Word, may get more real help from it than from the most costly and elaborate commentaries."-Expositor.
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