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THE BIBLE

MANY TONGUES.

LONDON :

THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY ;

Instituted 1799.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Pago

THE BIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS IN GENERAL, AND OF THE

BIBLE IN PARTICULAR.

Biography of Books - The Iliad - Cæsar's Commentaries -

Bacon's Organum-Bunny's Resolutions and Richard Baxter

-Wycliffe and Luther-Knox and Wesley-Doddridge and

Wilberforce-Richmond and the Dairyman's Daughter-Col.

Gardiner and Dr. Chalmers. The Bible and its influence on

individuals :-Usher and Toplady-The earl of Rochester-

Greenland-Andrew Fuller and Dr. McAll.-Luther and the

Psalms-Chrysostom and Paul's Epistles-Ridley and Boyle-

Sir Isaac Newton and Locke-Leighton's French Bible-The

Great Bible-Translators of modern times. Literary beau-

ties: - Petrarch-Hale- Milton - Steele-Addison-Sir W.

Jones-Mrs. Hemans-Sir Walter Scott, The Bible and our

race :-Its influence—The patriarchs—The law. Missions:

South America-Japan_Madagascar. The Reformation in

Germany, England, and Bengal Its influence. Philology and

Historv-Europe, India, China-Universities of Germany-

Scotland and Italy-England and Spain-The Bible and

freedom-The spiritual results of the Bible most important .

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CHAPTER II.

THE BIBLE IN THE ANCIENT BAST AND AT ROMR.
The Captivity and the Targums— Jewish dispersions and their
moral purpose-Hebrew printing-The language of the Cymri

Diffusion of Greek - The Ptolemies - The Alexandrian
Library and the Seventy-The story of Aristeas and Philo–A
dilemma-The Codex Alexandrinus written by a lady-All not
satisfied

with the Seventy--Origen's Polyglot--Jerome's labours
-Tbe Vulgate-Antiquity, what ?—Judge or witness P–Did
the church at Rome originally read the Bible in the language
of Italy?-Infallibility turns printer-Results. Syriac versions
- Claudius Buchanan - The churches in Malabar-Testimony
of Syrian churches against Romish corruptions. The Bible
speaks the language of barbarians—The Coptic version-The
Thebaic-The Ethiopic-Book of Enoch. Armenian version
and the Nestorians—The Georgian. The Goths, their origin
and version-The Silver Manuscript of Upsal—The Vandals-
The Sclavonic version. Arabic, one of the oldest and most
extensively spoken of all languages - Lessons. Who read
these books ? - Ancient and modern libraries—The circulating
library of Cæsarea --- Fenelon's opinion - The Fathers —

Destruction of early books -- Number of manuscripts now

existing-Results on the character of the early church, and

the extension of the gospel

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