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The modern 'Reader's Bible
New Testament Series
A SERIES OF WORKS FROM THE SACRED SCRIPTURES PRESENTED
IN MODERN LITERARY FORM
ST. MATTHEW AND ST. MARK
THE GENERAL EPISTLES
EDITED, WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES
RICHARD G. MOULTON, M.A. (CAMB.), PH.D. (PENN.)
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., LTD.
All rights reserved
BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.
Set up and electrotyped January, 1898. Reprinted August,
Norwood Mass. U.S.A.
THE series of books which make up the New Testament group themselves into a clear and interesting unity.
The Acts and Sayings of Jesus
This last, by its revival of the form and matter of ancient prophecy in application to the Christian dispensation, makes a link binding together the Old Testament and the New. The gospels, moreover, are for their age a sacred history like the historic books of the Old Testament; and the epistles, like portions of The Chronicles, may be regarded as documents illustrative of the history. But such a description of them would obviously be inadequate. Indeed, it is extremely difficult to fit the gospels into any literary classification : from the point of view of literature,