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A GENERAL INTRODUCTION
TO THE STUDY OF
HOLY SCRIPTURE

A. E. BREEN D. D.

COPYRIGHT © 2018 BY e-Catholic2000.com.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Published on the net for the Greater Glory of God

SECOND EDITION
REVISED AND ENLARGED
ROCHESTER, N. Y.

JOHN P. SMITH PRINTING COMPANY
1908

CONTENTS

A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HOLY SCRIPTURE

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

CHAPTER I
REVELATION AND ITS CRITERION

HOLY SCRIPTURE MOST PROFITABLE TO DOCTRINE AND MORALITY

WHAT THE BIBLE OWES TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

HOW TO STUDY HOLY SCRIPTURE

HOLY SCRIPTURE AND THEOLOGY; INTERPRETATION; THE FATHERS

THE AUTHORITY OF HOLY SCRIPTURE; MODERN CRITICISM; PHYSICAL SCIENCE

INSPIRATION INCOMPATIBLE WITH ERROR

SUMMARY

POPE LEO XIII.

CHAPTER II
EXTENT OF INSPIRATION

CHAPTER III
THE CANON

CHAPTER IV
THE CANON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

CHAPTER V
EZRA AND HIS INFLUENCE

CHAPTER VI
THE ALEXANDRIAN CANON

CHAPTER VII
THE CANON OF THE CHURCH

CHAPTER VIII
THE CANON OF THE FATHERS OF THE FOURTH CENTURY AND FIRST YEARS OF FIFTH CENTURY

CHAPTER IX
THE CANON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT FROM THE END OF THE FIFTH CENTURY TO THE END OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY

CHAPTER X
THE CANON OF THE CHURCH FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIRTEENTH CENTURY TO THE COUNCIL OF TRENT

CHAPTER XI
DECREE OF THE COUNCIL OF TRENT

CHAPTER XII
THE CANON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

CHAPTER XIII
THE NEW TESTAMENT OF THE SECTS

CHAPTER XIV
THE APOCRYPHAL AND LOST BOOKS OF BOTH TESTAMENTS

CHAPTER XV
THE LOST BOOKS OF BOTH TESTAMENTS

CHAPTER XVI
THE HEBREW TEXT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

CHAPTER XVII
THE GREEK TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

CHAPTER XVIII
THE UNCIAL CODICES

CHAPTER XIX
THE SEPTUAGINT AND ITS VERSIONS

CHAPTER XX
VERSIONS DERIVED FROM THE SEPTUAGINT

CHAPTER XXI
THE TARGUMS

CHAPTER XXII
THE ANCIENT VERSIONS

THE SYRIAC

THE PESHITTO

THE PHILOXENIAN AND HARKELEIAN VERSIONS

THE KARKAPHENSIAN VERSION

CURETON’S VERSION

THE SINAITIC SYRIAC PALIMPSEST

THE PALESTINIAN SYRIAC

THE EGYPTIAN OR COPTIC VERSIONS

THE ETHIOPIC VERSION OF SCRIPTURE

THE GOTHIC VERSION

THE ARMENIAN VERSION OF SCRIPTURE

CHAPTER XXIII
THE VULGATE

CHAPTER XXIV
THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE VULGATE BY THE COUNCIL OF TRENT

CHAPTER XXV
THE CORRECTION OF THE VULGATE

CHAPTER XXVI
MODERN ENGLISH VERSIONS OF SCRIPTURE

CHAPTER XXVII
THE INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE

CHAPTER XXVIII
JEWISH INTERPRETATION








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