By Andrew W.R. Hunwick
In Critical heritage of the textual content of the recent Testament, seventeenth century Oratorian Richard Simon (1638-1712), 'father' of contemporary biblical feedback, surveys the genuineness, accuracy, authority, and reliability of all then identified resources of the recent testomony. He makes rigorous, goal, and specialist use of a extraordinary volume of fabric with regards to the text--Greek and Latin manuscripts, early models, quotations from the previous testomony within the New, from the Church Fathers and different commentators of all classes. notwithstanding in his day Simon was once contradicted, hostile, persecuted, and silenced, it's accurately simply because, 3 centuries in the past, he dared to be varied, and due to his wisdom and his scrupulously "scientific" method, that his paintings merits to arrive a much wider viewers.
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Simon’s nephew-biographer asserts that Simon thereupon burnt all his papers, for fear of their being put to undesirable use after his death, evidently having being given to understand they could be seized and scrutinized by Jesuit theologians. Apparently the trauma and ensuing stress involved in this act of panic induced a terminal fever. Yet how plausible is it, one wonders, that Simon, at 74, destroyed several crates of papers? Moreover, the posthumous inventory of his library, bequeathed to the Chapter of Rouen, includes several bound ledgers of seemingly innocuous manuscript notes, pertaining to Walton’s Polyglot and other bibles, rabbinics, and patristics, as well as eight rare Hebrew, Syriac and Arabic manuscripts.
PL 2:366a). 12 Ibid. bk. 4 ch. 5 (PL 2:366b). 13 Ibid. (PL 2:366c). -1563), Calvinist theologian. 15 T. l. (Geneva): Estienne, 1563], 21 [Mazarine 23253 pièce 2]. 16 Juan Maldonado (1533–1583, Spanish exegete, “this learned Jesuit” [see ch. 24 of the 11 14 chapter two or they include them in the opening words of their books; which he proves by examples taken from the Old Testament and from which he infers that it is possible to believe that the Evangelists did not write the titles of their Gospels.
6 Tertullian, Against Marcion bk. 4 ch. 2 (PL 2:363). , bk. 4 ch. 4 (PL 2:364a). 8 Ibid. 9 Ibid, (PL 2:365b). 13 One can be sure, he holds, that something dates from the time of the apostles if one sees that it has been kept intact in the apostolic Churches. The whole of Tertullian’s reasoning shows that the continuing tradition of the Church is the criterion for distinguishing the divine and canonical books from those which are not; and that it was the Church itself which added or at least approved of the titles of the four Gospels, to let us know that the Gospels had been written by apostles, or their disciples; which is in complete disagreement with a particular approach of some Protestants.
Critical History of the Text of the New Testament: Wherein Is Established the Truth of the Acts on Which the Christian Religion Is Based by Andrew W.R. Hunwick