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ENGLISH HARMONY

THE FOUR EVANGELISTS,

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GENERALLY

DISPOSED AFTER THE MANNER OF THE GREEK

OF

WILLIAM NEWCOME,

(ARCHBishop of ARMAGH:

wrTH A MAP OF PALESTINE, DIVIDED ACCORDING TO THE TWELVE TRIBES,

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PREFATORY remarks on this publication are perhaps scarcely requisite. It may suffice to point out the utility of Harmonies in general, and to make a few additional observations on this Harmony. Their uses are considerable in various respects. By placing the narrations of similar circumstances, as related by the several Evangelists, in opposite columns, their deviations or additions are more readilyobserved, and more easily compared. Thus arranged, obscure passages are frequently illustrated by the suggestion of a seemingly indifferent circumstance, and the deficiencies of one Evangelist are supplied by the more ample detail of another: by which means a full and connected history of our Saviour is framed; and the distinct phrase. ology and idiom of each of these sacred writers is more Conspicuously displayed. It may also thus be observed, that John's gospel, as appears from his numerous additions and omissions, was intended as a sequel to the others and written after them; and that Mark, as is proved by his insertion of new matter, did not merely epitomise the gos. pel of Matthew,

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