took place on Sept. 29, 1915.The present book contains some seventy fewer pages than the old,but the pages themselves are larger. Some of the old articles havebeen improved by being shortened, and room has thus been found formuch new material. Dr Westcott s article on Sacred Books of otherfaiths has been omitted with much regret, but it was felt that only thehand of the writer could have adapted it successfully to modern days.Special attention has been given to the ew Testament. BesidesDr Swete s article there are new contributions from Dr A. E. Brooke,Mr Valentine-Richards and Mr Dean Smith. Another addition is thearticle on the Theology of the .T. by Mr G. H. Clayton. Mr Elmslieand Mr Lanchester have written new articles on the Old Testament.The Dean of Wells and Professor Gwatkin have revised theircontributions to the Companion of 1892. Dr Murray has broughtvi PREFACEhis article on the Textual Criticism of the .T. up to date, andDr Bonney has given much time to the revision of his chapter onGeography. The late Professor Skeat most kindly undertook to gothrough his Glossary again, but he died within a few days of makingthe promise, and the sheets were returned untouched to the Editor,who under these circumstances has ventured to make a few additionalentries. Dr Watson of Peterhouse has revised the Index of Subjects andthe Concordance with thoroughness and care. For the present form of several articles which have been lightly touched the Editor is himself responsible, e.g. for Dr Moulton s essay on the English Bible and forthe Introductions to the Synoptic Gospels. The new contributionsby the Editor are (a) a discussion of the "Testimony" of Josephusto Jesus Christ, and (6) a chapter on the Sacred Literature of theGentiles. Chapters v (the Section on the Poetical Books), xv (Chronology), xvi,. xvn (both on Antiquities) and xx, xxi (Zoology andBotany) have been rewritten at a considerable expenditure of timeand labour.Professor Be van was unable to find time to revise Chapter xvni.so that it falls to the Editor to accept responsibility for it, but thefullest use has been made of the careful work which appeared in theCompanion of 1892.Of the Maps attached to the volume six are new, while four whichappeared in the former book have been revised.