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A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament

For the Use of Biblical Students

By The Late

Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener

M.A., D.C.L., LL.D.

Prebendary of Exeter, Vicar of Hendon

Fourth Edition, Edited by

The Rev. Edward Miller, M.A.

Formerly Fellow and Tutor of New College, Oxford

Vol. I.

George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden

Londo, New York, and Cambridge



Preface To Fourth Edition. Description Of The Contents Of The Lithographed Plates. Addenda Et Corrigenda. Chapter I. Preliminary Considerations. Chapter II. General Character Of The Greek Manuscripts Of The New Testament. Chapter III. Divisions Of The Text, And Other Particulars. Appendix To Chapter III. Synaxarion And Eclogadion Of The Gospels And Apostolic Writings Daily Throughout The Year. Chapter IV. The Larger Uncial Manuscripts Of The Greek Testament. Chapter V. Uncial Manuscripts Of The Gospels. Chapter VI. Uncial Manuscripts Of The Acts And Catholic Epistles, Of St. Paul's Epistles, And Of The Apocalypse. Chapter VII. Cursive Manuscripts Of The Gospels. Part I. Chapter VIII. Cursive Manuscripts Of The Gospels. Part II. Chapter IX. Cursive Manuscripts Of The Gospels. Part III. Chapter X. Cursive Manuscripts Of The Acts And Catholic Epistles. Chapter XI. Cursive Manuscripts Of St. Paul's Epistles. Chapter XII. Cursive Manuscripts Of The Apocalypse. Chapter XIII. Evangelistaries, Or Manuscript Service Books Of The Gospels. Chapter XIV. Lectionaries Containing The Apostolos Or Praxapostolos. Appendix A. Chief Authorities. Appendix B. On Facsimiles. Appendix C. On Dating By Indiction. Appendix D. On The {~GREEK SMALL LETTER RHO WITH DASIA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER ETA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER MU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER TAU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA~}. Appendix E. Table Of Differences Between The Fourth Edition Of Dr. Scrivener's Plain Introduction And Dr. Gregory's Prolegomena. Index I. Of Greek Manuscripts. Index II. Of Writers, Past Owners, And Collators Of Mss. Footnotes


Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener

In templo Dei offert unusquisque quod potest: alii aurum, argentum, et lapides pretiosos: alii byssum et purpuram et coccum offerunt et hyacinthum. Nobiscum bene agitur, si obtulerimus pelles et caprarum pilos. Et tamen Apostolus contemtibiliora nostra magis necessaria judicat.

HIERONYMI Prologus Galeatus .


[In The Third Edition]

To His Grace

Edward, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury .


Nearly forty years ago, under encouragement from your venerated predecessor Archbishop Howley, and with the friendly help of his Librarian Dr. Maitland, I entered upon the work of collating manuscripts of the Greek New Testament by examining the copies brought from the East by Professor Carlyle, and purchased for the Lambeth Library in 1805. I was soon called away from this employment {~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON WITH DASIA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER KAPPA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMEGA WITH VARIA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER NU~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH PSILI~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON WITH OXIA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER KAPPA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMICRON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER NU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER TAU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA WITH OXIA~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER GAMMA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER THETA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER UPSILON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER MU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMEGA WITH PERISPOMENI AND YPOGEGRAMMENI~} to less congenial duties in that remote county, wherein long after it was your Grace's happy privilege to refresh the spirits of Churchmen and Churchwomen, by giving them pious work to do, and an example in the doing of it... Continue reading book >>

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