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An Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelists, by the Rules of Evidence administered in Courts of Justice   By: (1783-1853)

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Examination of the Testimony

of the

Four Evangelists,

by the Rules of Evidence Administered


Courts of Justice.

With an Account of the Trial of Jesus.

By Simon Greenleaf, LL.D.

Dane Professor of Law in Harvard University

Second Edition

Revised and Corrected by the Author.


A. Maxwell & Son, 32, Bell Yard, Lincoln's Inn;

W. Smith, 113, Fleet Street;

Hodges & Smith, Dublin; T. & J. Clark, Edinburgh.



Contents And Synopsis Of The Harmony. Advertisement To This Edition. An Examination, Etc. Harmony Of The Gospels. Part I. Events Connected With The Birth And Childhood Of Jesus. Part II. Announcement And Introduction Of Our Lord's Public Ministry. Part III. Our Lord's First Passover, And The Subsequent Transactions Until The Second. Part IV. Our Lord's Second Passover, And The Subsequent Transactions Until The Third. Part V. From Our Lord's Third Passover, Until His Final Departure From Galilee, At The Festival Of Tabernacles. Part VI. The Festival Of Tabernacles And The Subsequent Transactions, Until Our Lord's Arrival At Bethany, Six Days Before The Fourth Passover. Part VII. Our Lord's Public Entry Into Jerusalem, And The Subsequent Transactions Before The Fourth Passover. Part VIII. The Fourth Passover; Our Lord's Passion; And The Accompanying Events Until The End Of The Jewish Sabbath. Part IX. Our Lord's Resurrection, His Subsequent Appearances, And His Ascension. Note On The Resurrection. An Account Of The Trial Of Jesus. The Jewish Account Of The Trial Of Jesus. By Mr. Salvador. The Trial Of Jesus Before Caiaphas And Pilate. Preface. Analysis Of The Chapter Of Mr. Salvador, Entitled "The Administration Of Justice" Among The Jews. Trial Of Jesus. Footnotes


In introducing to the notice of the British Public, Mr. Professor GREENLEAF'S Harmony of the Four Gospels, the publishers have much satisfaction in announcing, that it has become a Standard Work in the United States of America: and its intrinsic value has induced them to make it known, in the hope of promoting its circulation, in this country.

The spirit of infidelity is far more restless and active on the other side of the Atlantic, than, happily, it has been in our highly favoured land: and, in consequence, it has called forth some of the most able and powerful minds to correct and subdue it. Among these advocates of Divine Revelation, the profound lawyer, Professor Greenleaf, holds a most honourable and distinguished place; and his work may justly be regarded as combining sound and practical knowledge with well directed zeal and piety. Its character has been very fairly appreciated in two leading North American journals, from which the following extracts are made, as indicative of its contents, and also of the high estimation in which its learned author is deservedly held in his own country.


The Author is a lawyer, very learned in his profession, acute, critical and used to raising and meeting practical doubts. Author of a treatise on the law of evidence, which has already become a classic in the hands of the profession which he adorns, and teaches in one of the Law Seminaries which do honour to our country in the eyes of Europe, he brings rare qualifications for the task he assumes... Continue reading book >>

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