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page, first the test in paragraphs
, scondly the numbering for chapters and versest thirdly a perpendienlar line, fourthly columovof references
Then, if the imale perpendienlar dash () be inserted often' enough to denote, with the punctuation, unmiss takably
, the division of the text into chapilies and vereer; the reader can reac ily find any chapter or verse.
THE PARAGRAPH Reference Bible, in great perfection
as the Monion can give it,'would, in my view, be the CHOICEST TREASURE in the language
Ito PARAGRAPHS, ju-cúld make it Whet adapted to set forth and impreß upon
the mind of the reader the meaning of the mapired writers;"and it Referen? CES would make the Bible its own best
Robinson's English Harmony of the Fispalle, differing in only one point in ader of time (ou trh at the med of the Reface) from this Sreek Harmony
, and Neanders Leife 4 Christin ita Historieal bonnection and its His mical Development, deur to
seem to be worthy of afecial regard in preparing a taragraph edition of the borrie la English Version of the Gospels
It appears from the following Preface, that Townshend's Harmony chief guide
was Mr. Nourses
[See pagu band 2.] * Perhaps a better system of numbering would be to number chapters with small raised antique figures, (1,hive.,) and verdes with smaller raised commew figures
, (1,2,32.,) at the beginning of the chapters' and verses Smalorised. Staliebt tus may be used to refer to pafinger of Scriptin and the common reference marks, to refer to ginal readingo, if any, These figured, letters, and marks, would be readily distinguished from the tent, and from fach other. These letters would
FROM REV. DR. ALEXANDER,
Princeton, N. J.
Now, it is desirable that the same arrangement should be made in our
I would, therefore, respectfully recommend his undertaking to the
FROM REV. DR. MILLER,
Princeton, N. J.
I am, my dear sir, with much respect,
FROM REV. DR. LAURIE, AND OTHERS.
Washington City, D. C.
I am, my dear sir, affectionately yours,
text than homai letters, because they
readily distinguished from the
would dither more from it.
Washington City, D. C. We cordially concur in the opinion expressed by Dr. Laurie, of the work proposed to be published by Mr. Nourse, and sincerely wish him entire success in his undertaking.
J. N. CAMPBELL,
Washington City, D. C. The arrangement and publication of the Bible without verbal altera. tion, on the plan proposed by Mr. Nourse, meet with my cordial appro. bation.
Recommendation to the plan of the Testament, which is the same as that
of this Bible.
FROM REV. M. BROWN, D, D.
Canonsburg, Pa. DEAR SIR-I can imagine no objection to this plan, except what may be suggested by prejudice arising from association, which attaches sacred ness to the mere arrangement in which we have been accustomed to read the sacred volume. This, though a prejudice, is yet connected with feelings which cannot be condemned. Like every other change in matters of religion, it will meet with opposition; but ultimately the plan proposed must prevail, and an arrangement adapted to the sense be admitted into general use. Mr. JAMES NOURSE.
FROM REV. D. L. CARROLL, Now Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, L. I. I have examined the Edition of the New Testament, published by Mr. Nourse, according to the plan on which he now proposes to publish the whole Bible, and consider it as having a decided superiority over every other form in which our English translation of the Scriptures has appeared before the public. I sincerely hope that the present Ediiion will ineet with a ready and an extensive reception, as I doubt not but that the word of God, thus arranged in paragraphs according to the sense, will commend itself alike to the Christian and the Critic. Litchfield, Conn.
D. L. CARROLL.
Philadelphia, Decembe, 1823 DEAR SIR-Having examined your specimens of a Bible, the common text being arranged in paragraphs, without verbal alterat:n,-We hereby signify our approbation of the plan, and recommend it to our Christian friends and the public.
EZRA STILES ELY, D. D. Pastor of 3.1 Presb. Ch. Phila.