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THE BIBLE

MANY TONGUES.

LONDON :
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY ;

Instituted 1799.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER 1.

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
Psalmg-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
History-Europe, India, China-Universities of Germany-
Scotland and Italy-England and Spain-The Bible and
freedom-The spiritual results of the Bible most important .

CHAPTER II.
THE BIBLE IN THE ANCIENT BAST AND AT ROME.
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'slabours
-Tbe Vulgate-Antiquity, what ?-Judge or witness ?–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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