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Classic Reprints No. 3
The Evidence of Greek Papyri with Regard to Textual Criticism
By Frederick G. Kenyon

1904
28 pages
$10.00

Well known for his writings on the textual criticism of the New Testament, Frederick Kenyon here discusses the relation of the Greek papyri discovered in Egypt to the textual criticism of classical Greek authors.

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Classic Reprints No. 16
Essay on the Right Estimation of Manuscript Evidence in the Text of the New Testament
By Thomas Rawson Birks

1878
138 pages
$15.00

Written while the Revised Version was being translated, this book is a scathing critique of the principles of textual criticism then in vogue--principles still followed today by translators of modern Bible versions.

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Classic Reprints No. 18
Deliver Us From Evil
By Frederick C. Cook

1881-1882
126 pages
$15.00

Written by an Anglican scholar in the form of two letters addressed to the bishop of London, this is an extremely detailed study of the change in the last petition of the "Lord's Prayer" adopted in the Revised Version. Cook's work is just as relevant today as the day it was written since most modern versions of the Bible also change the phrase "deliver us from evil" (Mat. 6:13) as it appears in the Authorized Version.

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Classic Reprints No. 45
The Old Latin and the Itala
By F. C. Burkitt

1896, 1910
150 pages
$15.00

A technical work of textual criticism on Old Latin texts and versions in which it is argued that the Latin version of the Bible mentioned by Augustine under the name of the Itala was the Vulgate of Jerome. Includes two articles by the author from The Journal of Theological Studies in which he replies to his critics and expands his arguments.

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Classic Reprints No. 62
Tischendorf and Tregelles
By Ezra Abbot

1875
34 pages
$10.00

Brief biographical sketches of Lobegott Friedrich Constantin Tischendorf (1815-1874) and Samuel Prideaux Tregelles (1813-1875), two of the leading Greek scholars and textual critics of the nineteenth century. What is unique about these sketches, written soon after the deaths of Tischendorf and Tregelles, is that they were written by Ezra Abbot (1819-1884), who was not only a contemporary, but a fellow Greek scholar and textual critic.

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Classic Reprints No. 66
Desiderius Erasmus
By Robert Falconer, et. al

1858, 1936, 1937
54 pages
$10.00

Three articles on life, character, and literary influence of Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536), the editor of the first published edition of the Greek New Testament. Two articles were written upon the four hundredth anniversary of his death, and the third, first published in The Christian Review in 1858, is an account of the legacy of Erasmus from a Baptist point of view.

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Classic Reprints No. 67
A Defense of the Reading 'Only Begotten Son' in John 1:18
By Ezra Abbot

1856, 1861, 1875
68 pages
$10.00

Three extremely detailed articles by the Greek scholar and textual critic Ezra Abbot (1819-1884) defending the reading "only begotten Son" in John 1:18 of the Authorized Version.

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Classic Reprints No. 68
A Defense of the Reading 'God Was Manifest in the Flesh' in 1 Timothy 3:16
By Ebenezer Henderson and Moses Stuart

1832
80 pages
$10.00

Long before Dean Burgon (1813-1888) defended the genuineness of the reading "God Was Manifest in the Flesh" in 1 Timothy 3:16, as it appears in the Authorized Version, these two scholars had already done so in the pages of the Congregational magazine The Biblical Repository. Yet, all critical Greek texts and most modern versions of the Bible still reject the genuineness of this reading in 1 Timothy 3:16.

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Classic Reprints No. 88
An Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
By Benjamin Warfield
Seventh Edition
1907
231 pages
$25.00

Benjamin Warfield (1851-1921), professor for many years at Princeton Theological Seminary, was one of the leading biblical scholars of his day. This final edition of his work on textual criticism is being reprinted for its historical value rather than in defense of his opinions.

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Classic Reprints No. 93
The Oxford Debate on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
By Edward Miller, et al.

1897
59 pages
$10.00

The text of a debate held at Oxford on May 6, 1897, between two Anglican clergymen, Edward Miller (1825-1901) and William Sanday (1843-1920), and some others, on the system of textual criticism advocated by the foremost defender of the Traditional Text, Dean Burgon (1813-1888). Includes an explanatory preface by Miller.

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Classic Reprints No. 106
A Dissertation on John 1:18
By Fenton John Anthony Hort
1876
84 pages
$10.00

A dissertation by one of the editors of the Westcott and Hort Greek text on the phrase monogenes theos in John 1:18. Argues against the reading found in the Authorized Version. This dissertation can be considered a counter to the 1861 article of Ezra Abbot, originally published in the Bibliotheca Sacra, and reprinted as part of Classic Reprints No. 67.

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Classic Reprints No. 109
The Text of the New Testament
1822
27 pages
$10.00

Reprinted from the North American Review, this is a detailed survey, from the critical text point of view, of the editions of the Greek New Testament from Erasmus to the focus of the article, that of the text of J. J. Griesbach (1745-1812).

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