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THAT the reader may understand the method according to which the several texts are disposed in the following Har-. mony, let him turn to page 188. where about the middle he will find in the fourth column on the margin, the names Mark, Luke, Matthew ; and opposite to these names, passages of their several gospels. These passages are included between two short black lines; the intention of which is to signify, that the passages are parallel to each other, and that they are compared together. The É. and second lines of the evangelist Mark being printed so as to range with the second and third lines of Luke, and with the second and third lines of Matthew, it signifies that these lines of the several evangelists, contain parallel expressions of the same sentiment, as any one will see by reading them. The third line of Mark being printed so as to range with the first line of Luke, and with the first line of Matthew, it signifies that they also are parallel expressions. The fourth line of Mark being printed so as to range with the fourth line of Luke, and with the fourth line of Matthew, it signifies that they likewise are parallel expressions. With the fourth line of Matthew, this particular comparison ends; as is signified by the short black line drawn below it. And therefore a new comparison of parallel expressions begins in the immediately subsequent passage. f the reader will cast his eye on the comparison immediate. ly preceding that in pag, 188, which I have been explaining, he will find only one line of Mark's gospel, and that printed so as to range with the third line of Luke immediately above it. This signifies that these two are parallel expressions. And the first and second lines of Luke having nothing corresponding to them in Mark, are therefore singular, and peculiar to Luke. If the reader will turn his eye upwards to the passage, which, in the same page of the Harmony, immediately precedes the last mentioned comparison, he will find in the fourth marginal co..., lumn, lumn, between the lines of comparison, the name of Luke only. This signifies that the passage between these lines is singular, and peculiar to Luke; or that there is nothing corresponding to it in

the other gospels. ". . ." ... • * The end of a section is marked by the last line of comparison in the section running quite across the page. Thus, p. 188. the section from which the above examples are taken, ends a little from the bottom of the page with Luke iii. 20. as is signified by the line of comparison being drawn quite across the page to the

inside margin.

The chapters and verses of the several evangelists to which every passage in this harmony belongs, are distinctly marked in three or four columns on the mārgin; the chapters for the most part only once in each column, namely, opposite to the passage of that particular evangelist first occurring in the page; but the yerses in their order opposite to the passages as they come in. * first column contins the Chapters .# verses of Matthew, he second those of Mark, the third those of Luke, and the fourth; when it occurs, those of jóññ. For as John does not relate mily . . . . . .” -t: "... : " " - * -- - - - - - - - - * * * * ... ****". of . w” --- * ~ *- : *t of the priors found in the rest, the column peculiar to him is frequintly drop an . passage of his go. list mentioned in the Harmony, is marked at the top of the columns, with a reference to the page where ". in . See an example at the top of the columns in p. 188. But that the reader may more distinctly understand how the chapters and verses are marked i; marginal columns, let him look to the before mentioned 188th page of the Harmony, about the middle; where, opposite to the name atthew, in the fourth column, and to the words, f ..}} }. tize you with water unto ripentano, is found in. the first column, i. number 11, and it the top of the same column, towards the left hand, the figure 3. to signify that the : o o: jou, &c. are the beginning of the 11th verse of the o lapter of Matthew. So likewise opposite to the words o the text which are marked in the fourth column with, the namé Mark, and which run thus, I indeed, have toptized you with aff, is found in the second marginal column the #: 8; and i little above it in the same tolumn, but towards the left hind, the figure I, to § that these words, I indeed have hoptized you with water, are the beginning of o: 8th verse of the o napter & Mark. The words in }. Harmony immediately ; 'ing those last mentioned, viz. There comets one mightier than 1, &c., ha ing no figure opposite to them, make part of the 7th yerse of M. is is intimated by a black stroke found in the verse's lace in the column of Mark. The design therefore of those black strokes ; the columns, is to direct #. reader's eye upward to the number of the verse, and with the help of the verses * - - enable

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enable him, by casting his eye along the column, readily to find the scattered members of any particular evangelist, whose account he chuses to consider separately. A point below a verse in the column signifies, that it is the last verse of that particular chapter; yet the ending of the chapters is not always thus mark

In the preface, there is mention-made of three transpositions. These are distinctly pointed out in the Harmony by double lines in the marginal columns of the evangelist to whom these transpositions belong. Thus, pag. 190. the first transposition is made from Luke, and comes in after chap iv. 4. of that evangelist. Accordingly it is marked with a double line in the marginal column belonging to Luke. The beginning and ending of the transposition is marked by a black stroke crossing the marginal column at the place where the transposition begins and ends. Also the place from whence the transposition is taken, see p. 191. after Luke iv. 8. is marked in the column of Luke by a cross in this form +, with a reference opposite to it in Italic characters, directing to the page where it is inserted. -

To conclude, that the Harmony might not swell to too great a bulk, the singular passages are not printed where they happen to be long see pag. 192. opposite to John iv. 46. In like manner, if a singular passage makes a complete section, the first line of it only is printed, with a reference signifying where it ends. Thus, p. 185, the first section being a passage peculiar to Luke, the first line of it only with its reference is printed, and the end of the section is marked by the line of comparison which runs across the Page. And so of all the rest.

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THE following is a SCHEME of that part of the HARMONY which com. prehends the two transpositions. It consists of three columns only, John

being dropt, because he does not mention the particulars transposed. In the first column, the facts mentioned by Matthew are represented in the order wherein he has related them; in the seeond, the facts mentioned by Mark are represented in the order which they hold in his history; in the third, the facts mentioned by Luke are represented in his order. The cor. responding facts in the several gospels are distinguished by their being ph. ced opposite to each other. The facts transposed into their true place,are printed in Italic letters, to signify that they are transposed. But the numbers which mark the order wherein they are related by the evangelists, are added at the end ; and the reader, by looking to these numbers, will find the places which they actually hold in the gospels.

Matthew's order. Mark’s order. Luke's order. 1 John Baptist's ministry. 1. John Baptist’s ministry. 1. John Baptist's ministry. 2. Jesus is baptized. 2 Jesus is baptized. 2. Jesus is baptized. 3. Jesus is tempted. 3. Jesus is tempted. 3. Jesus is tempted. 4. Jesus goes to Nazareth. 4. Jesus goeth to Nazareth. 4. Jesus goes to Nazareth 5 Jesus settles at Capernaum 5 Jesus settles at Capernaum. 6. Four disciples are called. 6. Four disciples are called.

7. Sermon on the mount §: The first leper is cured. 9. A centurion's son is cured. fo. An unclean spirit is cast out. Ic. An unclean spirit is castout, 11. Peter's wife's mother is cured. 11. Peter'swife's mother is cured. 11. Pcter's wife's motheriscured, 12. Fishes are caught by miracle. 13. The second leper is cured. 13. The second leper is cured. 14 The storm at sea, and the s 14. The storm at sea, and the s 14. The storm at sea, and tie

cure of the demoniacs i cure of the demoniacs (30), i cure of the demoniac! (30), 15. The paralytic is cured. 15. The paralytic is cured. 15. The paralytic is cured. 16. Matthew is called, and the 16. Matthew is called, and the 16. Matthew is called. disciples are vindicated. disciples are vindicated.

17. The woman that had the flux i 17. The woman that had the i 17. The woman that had the

of blood, Jairus's daughter. Jiux of blood.—jairus's jlux of blood.—jairai's daughter (31). L daughter (31). 18. Two blind men are cured, and a devil is dispossessed. 19. Ears of corn plucked, and \ 19. Ears of corn plucked, ...) the withered handcured (17)) the withered hand cured (27) 29. Twelve apostles are chosen. 20. Twelve apostles are chosts. 21. Sermon on the plain. zz. A centurion's slave is curd. 33. Apostles receive instructions. 24. Widow of Nain's son cured.

25. The Baptist sends messengers - 25. The Baptist sends messengers to Christ. to Christ. 26. Jesus dines with Simon the Pharisee.

27. Ears of corn are plucked, and (17. Ears of ornare pluched,and (37. Ears of ornare elected aro the withered hand is cured. Vthe witbered hand is cured(19) \the withereaband is cured (1). as, Calumny of the Pharisees as. Calumny of the Pharisees. 29 Parab.es of the sower, &c. 29. Parables of the sower, &c. 29. Parables of the sower, &c. 30. The storm at sea, and the 7 32. The storm at sea, and the cure of the demoniacs (14). | cure of the demoniacs(14.) 31. The woman that had the 31. The woman that had the flux of blood —Jairus's flux of blood.—Jairus's daughter (17). - J daughter (17) 34 Jesus goeth to Nazareth. 33. Jesus got thro Nazareth. 33. The apostles are sent out. 33. The apostles are sent o

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Luke

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Sect. 8.

Sect. 9.

jesus is born in Bethlehem, in the days of
the taxing.
And it came to pass in those days, &c.
to verse 8. -
Angels appear to the shepherd of Bethle.
hem.
And there were in the same country
shepherds, &c. to verse 21.

ject. 10. Jesus is circumcised and named in Bethle.

hem. He is presented in the temple.
And when eight days were accom-
plished, &c. to verse 40.

A a - Sect. 11.

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