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rejects by the evidence of intuition . " The translation here given of the authentic Scriptures , is , with some few exceptions , taken from the venerable Archbishop Newcome ' s version , frdm which also
the notes are almost wholly selected . " There can be no doubt of the propriety of this part of the plan , except that justice to the Archbishop renders it at least desirable , that all departures from his version , and all additions to
his notes , should have been carefully specified . It cannot be expected that we should have minutely examined the general contents of the volume before us , since they have been long before the public : but the notes appear
to be in general well selected , and must be very useful to those who , partaking in Mr . Evarrson ' s disgust towards the rejected books , wish even to avoid the sight of the-m , and consequently confine their attention to this volume .
We perceive that in 1 Tim . "iii . 16 . the translation is founded upon the reading which ; but in 2 Cor . viiiv 9 . the primate ' s version is
retained , andj what is a . little extraordinary , the primate ' s notes , * ' Rick in the glories of his divine nature , poor by taking on him human nature , and appearing even
in an humble state of life . " Through a similar inadvertency , we here and there perceive that notes are left , implying the genuineness of the other gospels , which we should have expected would scarcely have escaped the keen examination of a thorough
Evanfioniun . We have heard assigned as one motive for the publication of the Evansonian N . T . that no version
of the N . T . was generally accessible , conveying just ideas as to the reading and translation of some very important passages , which have materially contributed to strengthen , and are even the
general support of , widely prevalent errors respecting the person of Christ , and the Unity of God . This , however , we are led to suppose , must be a mistake ; for the plan of the I . V . was brought
forwards to the Unitarian Society , in the spring of 1806 , ( see M . Rep . vol . i . p . 383 , ) and that work was actually in circulation by the middle ot 1808 . The reasons assigned in the Preface are as follow :
The reader is now in full possession of the plan upon which this volume of the New Covenant is submitted to the public . Had Mr . Evanson lived he would certainly have done that himself ,
which is here performed by hi «^ friend , as a memorial to his great talents , ardent assiduity , and inflexible integrity , in the pursuit and promulgation of the truth .
" The cause a £ pure Christianity has never yet been injured by fair inquiry and candid discussion ; and it i- confidently expected that the present publication , so far from increasing the number of unbelievers , will be the means of leading some persons to attend to the
evidences of revelation , who have before discarded it as a cunningly devised fable , on account of certain things attaching to it , which to them may seem to have been obviated by Mr . Evanson ' s inquiries . "
We are not informed that Mr . E . had actually projected a work similar to the one before us , and committed the execution of it to the gentleman who has undertaken
it ; we presume , therefore , that we are to consider the preceding statement , as containing a complete view of the grounds upon which the publication rests for its vindication . Now whether the
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