History of Revision

From the Revised New Testament published in 1881

Under the direction of Isaac H. Hall, LL.B.; Ph. D.

 

CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER I.

ORIGIN OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.

Its Author--Its Writers--Its Original Languages--Original Copies of the
New Testament--Arrangement of the Books--Time of Writing the Books

 

CHAPTER II.

         EARLY MANUSCRIPTS, VERSIONS AND QUOTATIONS.

Existing Manuscripts--Uncial and Cursive Writing--Sketches of Uncial
Manuscripts--Sketches of Cursive Manuscripts--Early
Translations--Quotations--Quotations by Origen

 

CHAPTER III.

EARLY ENGLISH VERSIONS.

Saxon Paraphrases - Wyckliffe's Version--Tyndale's Version--Coverdale's
Version--Matthew's Bible--The Great Bible--Taverner's Bible--Cranmer's
Bible--Wittingham's Testament--Genevan Bible--The Bishops'
Bible--Rheims and Douay Versions

 

CHAPTER IV.

KING JAMES' VERSION.

The Demand--Instructions to thc Translators--Completion of the Revision--
Winning its Way--Unquestionable Excellence of King James' Version

 

CHAPTER V.

DEFECTS OF KING JAMES' VERSION.

Excellent but Defective--Number of Defects--Defects of King James' Version Illustrated

 

CHAPTER VI.

CHAPTERS AND VERSES.

Convenience of Arrangement--A Burdensome Help--
Authorship of this Help--True use of these Helps

 

CHAPTER VII.

FACILITIES FOR REVISION.

What is Needed in Order for a Good Revision--What we Possess to this end

 

CHAPTER VIII.

THE PRESENT REVISION MOVEMENT.

Origin--The English Revision Committee--The American Revision
Committee--Expenses of the Work--Objects of the Revisers--
Principles of Revision--Way of Working--The Prospect

 

CHAPTER IX.

SKETCHES OF PROMINENT REVISERS.

With Full Names, Titles, Official Positions, Dates of Important
Periods in their Histories, Literary Works, etc., etc

 

CHAPTER X.

INCIDENTAL BIBLE FACTS.

Singular Renderings in Various Bibles--Typographical Errors at Various Times