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HARMONY OF THE FOUR GOSPELS,
ENGLISH AUTHORIZED VERSION,
ARRANGED ACCORDING TO
GRESWELL'S “HARMONIA EVANGELICA"
WITH REFERENCES TO HIS DISSERTATIONS ON THE SAME,
BY PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR.
INTENDED PRINCIPALLY AS AN ACCOMPANIMENT TO
A Pictorial and Geographical Chart,
HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
SAMPSON LOW, No. 42, LAMB'S CONDUIT STREET;
AND HAMILTON, ADAMS AND CO.
The importance and interest of an harmonized view of the Four Gospels being acknowledged, it may be asked, what is the form or manner in which it should appear, as best adapted for consultation and investigation ? Various plans have been adopted in works of this kind, but no one appears so satisfactory as that of Archbishop Newcome, in parallel columns. And the chief recommendation of it is this, that while it fully developes the author's scheme and arrangement of the course of events, it affords the reader sufficient opportunity of forming his own judgment upon the order of narration, and of investigating the peculiar diction of each Evangelist ; especially where, for more easy reference to any portion of each of the Gospels, a register is given at the head of the page, by which to find the context of every passage ; and any derangement of the order in which a passage is found in the sacred volume, is marked by a reference at the beginning and end of the section. For instance :-in
XXVII. p. 2. v. 1 of Matt. ix. is referred to as to be found in ģxxi. p. 3. p.3. v. 17 of Matt. viii.
Q XXI. p. 2. gxxx. p. 3. Matt. xv. 1. & Mark vii. 1. are
g vill. p.4.
At the same time the juxtaposition of corresponding portions affords satisfactory means of comparison. No other mode can so well combine the two distinct objects of a Diatessaron and a Synopsis of the four Evangelical Histories. Archbishop Newcome's plan has been adopted by the author of the Harmonia Evangelica, so ably illustrated by his accompanying volumes of “ Dissertations upon the Principles and Arrangement of a Harmony of the Gospels.”
Permission has been kindly granted to the editor of this