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THE

HOLY BIBLE

ACCORDING TO THE AUTHORIZED VERSION (A.D. 1611).

WITH AN EXPLANATORY AND CRITICAL

Commentary

AND

J Revision of the Translation,

BY CLERGY OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH.

APOCRYPHA.

EDITED

BY HENRY WACE, D.D.,
PREBENDARY OF ST. PAUL'S; PRINCIPAL OF KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON; PREACHER

OF LINCOLN'S INN; HONORARY CHAPLAIN TO THE QUEEN;

CHAPLAIN TO THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

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PREFACE,

The scope and limits of this addition to the SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY on the Holy Bible are so lucidly explained in the General Introduction by Dr. Salmon, the Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Dublin, that little need here be added in presenting these two volumes to the reader. “ The Books called Apocrypha” formed an integral part of the Authorized Version of the Holy Bible in 1611, and it was thought therefore that the design of a Commentary on that Version would not be completely carried out unless these books received a similar treatment with those which are recognised as Canonical, while their inherent interest and importance rendered it desirable that the English reader should be furnished with a much more complete edition and explanation of them than any he has hitherto possessed. The plan and principles of the SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY have been as far as possible adhered to; and it is hoped that these volumes will afford the latest information which modern learning has supplied on the subject of the Apocryphal books, and will furnish a trustworthy guide in their study.

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

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