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HOWARD CROSBY, D.D.
PROFESSOR OF THE GREEK LANGCAGE AND LITERATURE IX RUTGERS COLLEGE, AND
TORXERLY PROFBSSOR 1X TEZ OXIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by
HOWARD CROSBY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for tho
Southern District of New York.
JOHN F. TROT PRINTER, STEREOTYTER, AND ELECTROTYPER,
45 & 60 Groene Street,
Prof. TAYLER LEWIS, LL.D.
MY DEAR SIR, -A taste for classical studies and an especial fondness for Biblical research have derived from you their chief incentive and encouragement. Twenty years ago your enthusiasm in unfolding the meaning of Plato enkindled a zeal in my fellow-students and myself, which was fanned to a flame by your nervous expositions of the words of Paul. Most appropriately I may, therefore, inscribe to you the present little volume as a thank-offering, whose merit (if it have any) is derived from these sources.
I have not attempted to write a commentary. No doctrinal dissertation or practical remarks will be found in the book. I have put the word “scholia" on the title-page as designating to a scholar's mind the true character of the Notes, which are intended simply to remove the surfacedifficulties of the text, those which the peculiarities of language (Greek or Englishı) in grammar or rhetoric present, and those which require an archælogical explanation. In the former class I might mention the obsolete English expressions of King James' day, the misconceptions of the force of the original Greek by the English translators, the inconsistencies of translation, and the obscurity of connections. This last difficulty is principally apparent in the Epistles. In the latter class are the geographical and historical names and the allusions to ancient and Oriental usages.