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The Old Testament and the New Scholarship (Paperback): John Punnett Peters
The Old Testament and the New Scholarship (Paperback): John Punnett Peters

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John Punnett Peters

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER V MODERN STUDY OF THE BIBLE IT is customary in certain quarters to call students of the Bible, according to modern methods, "higher critics," and to designate the present-day methods of Bible study in general "Higher Criticism," which Higher Criticism is supposed to indicate a dangerous laxity regarding the fundamental tenets of Christianity, if not absolute infidelity. How many who thus use the term have any knowledge of its origin and true meaning, or of the history of the development of the present science (for such it may fairly be called) of Bible study ? Who to-day would dispute Le Clerc's statement in his criticism (1685) of Simon's Critical History of the Old Testament, that in writing the history of a book it is not enough to say "when and by whom it was written, what copyists transcribed it, and what faults they committed in transcribing it. It is not sufficient to tell us who translated it, and to call our attention to defects in his version; nor even to teach us who commented upon it, and what there is that is faulty in those comments. We must discover, if that is possible, with what purpose the author composed it, what occasion caused him to take up his pen, and to what opinions or to what events he may make allusion in that work." And yet this is "Higher Criticism." It was Eichhorn, of Gottingen, who first, a little more than a hundred years later, applied to the method of Bible study thus defined by the Dutch scholar the term " Higher Criticism," "a new name," as he says, "to no humanist." Hear how he expounds the value of this Higher Criticism for the interpretation of the Book of Genesis. "The credibility of the book obviously gains by it. The historian is no longer obliged to rely on one reporter in the history of the most distant past; and in the ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John Punnett Peters
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-09826-7
Barcode: 9780217098267
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-09826-6

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