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Chambers's Information for the People Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,661
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Chambers's Information for the People Volume 2 (Paperback): William Chambers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...foremost place, and in the course of forty years from its publication, all others had quietly succumbed to it; it became, and has ever since remained, the English Bible. Nevertheless, it has long been felt that the authorised version, noble as it is, had defects which modern scholarship might fairly be called on to remove; especially in regard to precise accuracy of translation and the interpretation of obscure passages. The English bishops recommended that a revision of the existing translation should be undertaken; and in 1870 Convocation appointed a committee for the purpose, comprising amongst its number many of the most distinguished Biblical scholars of various denominations. The first meeting of the Committee of Revision was held in Westminster Abbey, 22d June 1870; and their translation of the New Testament was published in 1881. The numerous recent translations of the Scriptures into languages beyond the pale of Christendom, have been executed chiefly under the auspices of Missionary and Bible Societies. As to the contents of the Bible, its one grand object, under whatever form it may appear in the various books, is to give an account of this world, both in its origin and government, as the work of an Almighty Creator, always and everywhere present; and especially to exhibit the relation of man to this Creator, and, in consequence of that relation, in what manner, and with what hopes he ought to live and die--subjects undeniably the most momentous that can occupy human thought The sacred books of other religions have all an analogous aim; to account, namely, for the origin of all things, and to explain the nature and human relations of that something divine, which it is an instinct of the human mind to conceive as actuating and controlling all that...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: William Chambers
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 41mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 810
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-87066-4
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-130-87066-9
Barcode: 9781130870664

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