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1. Prithynon or bardic Staff with a specimen

of the Bardic Mriting 2. Form of the MS. Rolls used in the Jewish

Synagogues 3. Papyrus or cgyptian Rued.

AN

INTRODUCTION

TO

THE LITERARY HISTORY

OF

THE BIBLE.

BY JAMES TOWNLEY, D.D.,

AUTHOR OF ILLUSTRATIONS OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE,

&c. &c.

Second Edition.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR JOHN MASON,
14, CITY-ROAD, AND 66, PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1828.

250. 6. 23/

LONDON:

JAMES NICHOLS, PRINTER,

WARWICK-SQUARE, NEWGATE-STREET.

PREFACE.

In the year 1813 the present writer published a small work on the literary history of the Bible, which he entitled “ Biblical Anecdotes." Whilst the author was engaged in its compilation, Dr. (now Bishop) MARSH printed his “ Historical View of Translations of the Scriptures." This was succeeded in 1815, by “ An Historical Sketch of the Translation and Circulation of the Holy Scriptures," designedas a reply to the Bishop's pamphlet, by the Rev. Messrs. THOMSon and ORME, the Secretaries of the Perth Auxiliary British and Foreign Bible Society. Both of these works are replete with important information, but necessarily restricted in the range of their details by their controversial character. A literary history of the Bible, therefore, still appeared to be a desideratum in

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1. Peithynon or Mardio Staff, with a specimen

of the Kardic Mriting: 2. Form

of the MS. Rolls used in the Jewish Synagogues 3. Papyrus er egyptian Rued.

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