Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword or section
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

Ratings: (0)|Views: 2 |Likes:
Published by glennpease
Rev. ALEXANDER NICOLL, D.C.L. F.R.S

2 Timothy ii. 15. Study to shew thyself approved tmto God, a workman that needeth not to he ashamed^ rightly dividing the word of truth.
Rev. ALEXANDER NICOLL, D.C.L. F.R.S

2 Timothy ii. 15. Study to shew thyself approved tmto God, a workman that needeth not to he ashamed^ rightly dividing the word of truth.

More info:

Published by: glennpease on Mar 04, 2014
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

06/22/2014

pdf

text

original

 
RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTHRev. ALEXANDER NICOLL, D.C.L. F.R.S 2 Timothy ii. 15. Study to shew thyself approved tmto God, a workman that needeth not to he ashamed^ rightly dividing the word of truth. That the true sense and doctrine of the New Testament may be obtained from any author-ized translation in such a manner as sufficiently to answer all the purposes of theological dis-cussion, is an opinion which hardly any of those who have directed their attention to this subject could at the present day be found to defend. It is scarcely necessary, therefore, even to allude to the possibility of such sup-position before those, who would, if the suppo-sition were well founded, be constrained to set aside as useless much that they have long and 142 SERMON V.
1
 
industriously laboured to attain. It is, how-ever, by no means an uncommon opinion, that the same volume may, philologically speaking, be sufficiently explained and understood by the mere knowledge of that language in which it has been communicated to us, and by those rules of criticism alone, which have been de-duced from, or appUed to, uninspired compo-sitions in general which are written in the same language. So at least it might fairly be con-cluded, from the method of theological educa-tion which is generally pursued, the object of which, in order to be most universally adopted, is, as it ought justly to be, restricted to that which is of the most immediate importance, and is capable of the most general attainment. Nevertheless it has been generally admitted, in consequence of the great peculiarity of its diction, and the distinctness of its character-istic manner from that of other records in the same language, that the New Testament does require additional illustration in order to become intelligible ; as no one can reasonably deny tha(
2
 
SERMON V. 143 it has actually been illustrated and rendered more intelligible, from various other sources besides those which spring out of itself. The principal of these sources of illustration have generally been considered to be, at least since that period when any thing Uke sacred criticism took its origin, and assumed any thing like form, that language in which the books of the Old Testament are principally written, and those kindred to it, which were vernacular among the inhabitants of Palestine and the neighbouring countries at the time the books of the New Testament were written. Nor, certainly, could any thing be more consistent with probability, reasoning a priori^ when we consider that Christ in his human character and all the writers of the New Testament were Jews, that they conversed chiefly with Jews, and consequently in a language which was
3

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->