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Bible. T. Gospe's. Harmonies. English,
FOUR GOSPELS IN ENGLISH.
ACCORDING TO THE COMMON VERSION.
NEWLY ARRANGED, WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES,
EDWARD ROBINSON, D. D., LL. D.
LATELY PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE IN THE UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, NEW YORK;
FOOT-NOTES FROM THE REVISED VERSION OF 1881,
PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT EXEGESIS IN HARTFORD THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846,
BY EDWARD ROBINSON,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.
BY THE EDITOR.
EDWARD ROBINSON'S Harmony of the Four Gospels in English is herewith published in an enlarged and revised form.
I. THE ARRANGEMENT has, in general, been preserved unaltered; though minor modifications have been introduced. A few of these represent the later judgments of Dr. Robinson himself, as given in the more recent editions of his Greek Harmony. Many more are the result of an effort to present in parallel lines the parallel clauses; an improvement largely due to the skill and good judgment shown at the Riverside Press. The only extensive transfers are (as in the Greek Harmony): John 7: 53; 8: 1 transferred from § 83 to § 84, the whole of the latter section being properly regarded as of doubtful genuineness; the three accounts of the anointing at Bethany brought forward to § 111 from § 131; Matt. 21: 14-17 transferred from § 112 to § 113; and §§ 136, 137 transposed, with section numbers in brackets. The reasons for these changes are given under the proper sections in the Additional Notes of the Appendix. — The "Schedule of Days" is that given by Dr. Robinson in those editions of his Greek Harmony published before 1851; see p. 184.
II. THE TEXT of the Authorized Version is retained, but carefully corrected to conform with the standard English editions. In some minor matters, of spelling and punctuation, the standard edition of the American Bible Society has been followed, though rarely unless sustained (as against the Oxford edition of the A. V.) by the Revised Version. Dr. Robinson's occasional emendations have usually been retained. No little labor, however, has been given to securing accurate reproduction of the English text.
III. THE FOOT-NOTES constitute an entirely new feature of this edition. They are invariably selected from the Revised Version of 1881, and are designed to serve the purpose of the Harmony. As it was impossible to give all the emendations of the revisers, a selection was made, including (1) those changes representing extensive variations in the Greek text; for example, an omission of a clause or verse, or a variation seriously affecting the sense; (2) verbal changes, which, while apparently trivial, serve to show more accurately the correspondences and divergences of the several narratives. Those of the latter class, though appearing more frequently in the foot-notes, include only a portion of the changes affecting the relations of parallel pass