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A STUDY OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE LATER
BIBLES WITHIN THE BIBLE
BENJAMIN WISNER BACON, M. A., D. D.
Author of “ The Genesis of Genesis.”
“The books of the Old Testament in their present form, in many instances are
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BY THE SAME AUTHOR.
THE GENESIS OF GENESIS:
A Study of the Documentary Sources of the First Book of Moses in accordance with the results of critical science, illustrating the presence of BIBLES WITHIN THE BIBLE. Hartford, THE STUDENT PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1893.
“ A popular and interesting contribution to one of the most important and puzzling questions raised by modern Biblical critics." New York Tribune.
“We heartily commend this book to any of our readers who desire to get, in a clear, intelligible and simple form, the modern view of the composition of Genesis.” The Christian Union (now The Outlook).
“The author neither declaims nor disputes, but instead sets before the reader page after page of internal evidence, which leads with the force almost of a mathematical demonstration to the conclusions of modern critical science." The Christian World, London, Eng.
“Man wird gestehen müssen, dass ein Katechismus der Methode alttestamentlicher Wissenschaft von so hohem Unterrichtswerthe bisher nicht annähernd geboten ist.” Schürer's Theologische Literaturzeitung, Leipzig, Germany.
Prof. T. K. Cheyne of Oxford, England, writes, in his Founders of Old Testament Criticism, N. Y. 1893, p. 246," Mr. Bacon strikes me as the ablest of our younger Hexateuch critics."
Pres. W. R. Harper of Chicago University says : “ The best thing in English on the subject.”
Prof. K. Budde of Strassburg, declares it" superior to the German works of the class.”
Prof. G. F. Moore of Andover says : “It is the fruit of long and thorough study of the text, and of intimate acquaintance with recent criticism. A more competent guide through the labyrinth of the analysis would be hard to find.” Rev. Julius H. Ward, D. D.: “A very scholarly and thoughtful work." The New York Sun commends it in a four column review.
The New York Evening Post gives an editorial to “Changed Popular Conceptions of the Bible," speaking of this work as “written in a style that everybody can understand," and adds: “Books of that sort are destined to increase and to have a powerful influence."
Prof. Oort of Leiden in the Theol. Tijdschrift, Prof. Toy of Harvard in The New World, Canon Driver of Oxford, and other eminent critics speak of it in similar high terms.