The Sacred Classics Defended and Illustrated, or, An Essay Humbly Offer'd Towards Proving the Purity, Propriety, and True Eloquence of the Writers of the New Testament

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by Anthony Blackwall

Sacred Classics Defended and Illustrated
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Title not held by The Wolf Law Library
at the College of William & Mary.
 
Author Anthony Blackwall
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Published London: Printed for C. Rivington
Date 1737
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The Author's own description proves incredibly accurate in this case. He writes that this work is "An essay humbly offered towards proving the purity, propriety, and true eloquence of the writers of the New Testament : in two parts : in the first of which those divine writers are vindicated against the charge of barbarous language, false Greek, and solecisms : in the second is shewn, that all the excellencies of style, and sublime beauties of language and genuine eloquence do abound in the sacred writers of the New Testament, with an account of their style and character, and a representation of their superiority, in several instances, to the best classics of Greece and Rome"

This linguistic defense of the poetry of the New Testament is incredibly interesting theologically as it represents the works of the new testament as written shaped and manipulated by authors rather than being true representations of the word of God himself. [1]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Wythe's copy of volume two owned by the Library of Congress.

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  1. The sacred classics defended and illustrated, or, An essay humbly offer'd towards proving the purity, propriety, and true eloquence of the writers of the New Testament : in two parts : in the first of which those divine writers are vindicated against the charge of barbarous language, false Greek, and solecisms : in the second is shewn, that all the excellencies of style, and sublime beauties of language and genuine eloquence do abound in the sacred writers of the New Testament, with an account of their style and character, and a representation of their superiority, in several instances, to the best classics of Greece and Rome : to which are subjoin'd proper indexes : Blackwall, Anthony, 1674-1730 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (Internet Archive)[1]