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An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures

Volume 2. The Text of the Old Testament Considered

Part 1


  • Date Published: November 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108067737

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  • A painstaking compiler of catalogues and indexes, the biblical scholar and bibliographer Thomas Hartwell Horne (1780–1862) first published his most famous work in 1818, having begun his research for it many years earlier in 1801. Reissued here is the expanded four-volume tenth edition of 1856, which includes revisions by the scholars Samuel Davidson (c.1806–98) and Samuel Prideaux Tregelles (1813–75). This monumental and influential work of nineteenth-century biblical scholarship remains a valuable resource for modern researchers. Volume 2, the work of Davidson, addresses the Old Testament and has been split into two parts for this reissue. Influenced by contemporary German scholarship, Davidson's contribution caused controversy, particularly around prophetic authorship and the role of divine inspiration, resulting in his resignation from Lancashire Independent College. Indeed, Horne distanced himself from this volume. Part 1 includes discussion of scriptural Hebrew, of Greek, Arabic, Latin and Syriac translations, and of textual history and interpretation.

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    • Date Published: November 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108067737
    • length: 612 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Criticism of the Old Testament:
    1. Preliminary
    2. Languages of the Old Testament
    3. The Hebrew characters
    4. Hebrew vowel points
    5. Hebrew accents
    6. Means by which a knowledge of the Hebrew language may be acquired
    7. Criticism of the text
    8. History of the text itself
    9. History of the printed text
    10. Sources of criticism
    11. The Septuagint translation
    12. Other ancient Greek versions
    13. Versions from the Septuagint
    14. Venetian-Greek version
    15. Targums
    16. Old Syriac version
    17. Arabic translations
    18. Samaritan version of the Pentateuch
    19. Vulgate version
    20. Versions made from the Vulgate
    21. Rules for using versions
    22. Hebrew manuscripts
    23. A few of the oldest MSS described
    24. Parallel passages
    25. Quotations
    26. Critical conjectures
    27. Application of the sources of criticism
    28. Table of the quotations from the Old Testament in the New
    29. Sources whence quotations were taken
    30. Introductory formulas of quotations
    31. On the external form of quotations
    32. On the internal form of quotations
    Part II. Biblical Interpretation, Book 1:
    1. Qualifications necessary to a good interpreter
    2. Grammatical interpretation
    3. Study of the text itself
    4. Study of the context
    5. Study of parallels
    6. External sources of grammatical interpretation
    7. Biblical exegesis
    8. Examination of the passage itself
    9. Examination of context
    10. Parallels, or parallel passages
    11. Analogy of faith
    12. Ancient versions
    13. On historical circumstances
    14. External circumstances
    15. On Jewish writings as aids in interpretation
    16. Assistance derivable from the Greek fathers in the interpretation of scriptures
    17. Limitations and cautions in the exegesis of the Bible
    18. Commentaries
    Part II. Biblical Interpretation, Book II:
    1. Interpretation of the figurative language of scripture
    2. On the interpretation of the metonymies occurring in the scriptures
    3. On the interpretation of scripture metaphors
    4. Anthropopathy and personification
    5. Allegory
    6. On the interpretation of scripture parables
    7. On the interpretation of scripture proverbs
    8. The interpretation of the poetical parts of scripture
    9. On the interpretation of types
    10. On the interpretation of prophecy
    11. On the doctrinal interpretation of scripture
    12. On the moral interpretation of scripture
    13. On the interpretation of the promises and threatenings of scripture
    14. On the interpretation and means of harmonising passages of scripture which appear to be contradictory
    15. On the inferential reading of scripture
    16. On the practical reading of scripture.

  • Authors

    Thomas Hartwell Horne

    Samuel Davidson

    Samuel Prideaux Tregelles

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