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all these, or as many as can be obtained, would not render the present work either useless or unimportant.

This Testament, being designed principally as a text book, or for the benefit of young students, (particularly those designed for the work of the ministry) contains nothing but what has been thought indispensable. We have not inserted many notes, as they would have either exceeded our limits, or else made the work too expensive.

That this work may meet with all the encouragement it merits, be the means of exciting people to a closer attention to the sacred scriptures, and, through the blessing of God, be a comfort and consolation to the ransomed millions who have been too long kept in superstitious darkness and ignorance, in regard to the universality of the free favour of God, even that God who hath saved us and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and favour, which was bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before the ancient dispensations, but which hath now been made manifest by the coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and incorruption to light, by the gospel; and that it may afford the youth of our land who are looking forward to the work of the ministry, a more easy access to the most correct reading of the sacred text, without its being blended with a language with which they are equally unacquainted, and for which they will now have no use- -In a word, that this work may be instrumental, in the hand of God, of correcting some of the monstrous errors that now exist in the Christian church, and of establishing the truth of that gospel which was preached to Abraham, is the sincere prayer, and will be the best reward, of the public's

Most obedient

and very

Philadelphia, April 1, 1822.

humble servant,

ABNER KNEELAND.

An account of the times when, and places where, the Books of the New Testament were severally written, according to Dr. Lardner's plan. Supplement to the Credibility, &c. vol. i page 4.

BOOKS.

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts of the Apostles
Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus

Philemon

Hebrews

James

1 and 2 Peter

1 John

2 and 3 John Jude

Revelation

X

PLACES.

Judea, or near it

Rome

Greece

Ephesus

Greece

Corinth

Ephesus
Macedonia

Corinth or Ephesus

Rome

Rome

Rome

Corinth

Corinth

Macedonia

Rome

Macedonia, or near it
Rome

Rome or Italy

Judea

Rome

Ephesus

Ephesus
Unknown

Patmos or Ephesus

EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS

EPISTLE OF JAMES
2 PETER

About

REVELATION.

A. D.

68

63 or 64

58 56

57 52 or 53 61 Before the end of 62 Before the end of

About April

62 52

64

64

63 or 64

About February

The beginning of
About October

About
Between

About May

Before the end of
Before the end of
In the spring of

2 JOHN

3 JOHN

JUDE

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52

56

DISPUTED BOOKS:

Concerning which, Dr. Lardner says, that they should be allowed to be publicly read in Christian assemblies, for the edification of the people; but not to be alleged as affording alone sufficient proof of any doctrine.-Lardner's Hist. of Apostles and Evang. vol. i. p. 30.

61

56

62 63 61 or 62 64

80

80 and 90 64 or 65

95 or 96

PREFACE

To the English only, of the Greek and English Testament.

IT was at first designed and intented by the editor,* that this translation of the New Testament should have been always accompanied by the Greek; so that no dispute might ever arise, in any part of the world, (on account of any supposed incorrectness of the translation,) without having the means at hand whereby it might be settled at once, by any one capable of judging; and that those who are unable to controvert, should be awed into silence, (or else acquiescence,) by seeing directly before their eyes the original Greek; and that too from a copy acknowledged to be the most correct of any extant. But, from the earnest entreaty of some of his friends, and for the sake of accommodating many common readers, (to whom the Greek can be of little or no service, and who are unable to be at the additional expense,) the editor has deviated from his original plan: and even after the foregoing preface was in type, the word always (in the sentence referred to in the note below,) was expunged, and the word also inserted in its stead; so that we are permitted to publish the translation by itself, without violating a pledge which was intended to have been given to the public. The editor has been more willing to comply with this request in consequence of finding that his proposals for the Greek and English Testament, were made really lower than could well have been afforded: this he did as an encouragement to many readers, particularly young students, to make themselves acquainted, not only with the English, but also with the Greek of the New Testament. Now, by publishing the translation separately, and making use of the same composition of type, there has been a considerable saving of expense; by which we are enabled to keep the Greek and English at the price first intended, and at the same time offer this translation cheaper than what it otherwise could have been afforded. We have at the same time

* See page vii.

published an edition of the Greek, by itself, in the same way; so as to accomodate those who may wish to make use of it, and yet prefer a different translation. It is designed to keep all three of these Testaments, viz. the Greek of Griesbach, the Greek and English, and the English alone, constantly in market; and booksellers may be supplied with them, at a discount of 33 per cent. from the retail prices; or at 25 per cent. discount, with an agreement to take back at all times what may remain unsold. These terms are considered very favourable, both to booksellers, and to the public; and, during the life of the editor, will be faithfully performed by the public's

Most obedient,

and very humble servant,

Philadelphia, July, 5, 1823.

ABNER KNEELAND.

Jesus is baptized

CONTENTS

tried and overcometh

Page.

cleanseth a leper

healeth a centurion's ser-

vant

withdraws to Capernaum

calls Peter, Andrew, James

and John

teaches and heals in Galilee ib.
his sermon on the mount

ib.

heals Peter's mother-in-law 35
shows how he is to be fol-
lowed

has dominion over the

winds

casts out demons

cures a paralytic

calls Matthew the publican ib.
answers concerning fasting
restores the daughter of
Jairus

ib.

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defends his disciples' con-
duct

ib.

heals a withered hand

cures a blind and dumb de-
moniac

an epitome of his conduct ib.
commissions and gives in-
struction to his disciples ib.
declares John his forerun-

speaks of blasphemy
refuses to give a sign
declares who are his rela-
tions

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