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It is wellMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:BUDDHIST TEXTS QUOTED AS SCRIPTURE BY THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
It is well known, that there are, in the New Testament, quotations from other literatures than the Hebrew and the books of its Canon, as when Paul quotes the Greek poet Aratus (i) and Jude the apocryphal book of Enoch. (2) In the Gospel of Mark there is a quotation, as if / from Scripture, which does not occur in the Old Testament, but which Rendel Harris discovered in a midrash on Genesis ascribed to Philo. (3) It evidently emanates from some early commentary or apocryphal work known to the Evangelist.
MARK IX. 13. I say unto you, that Elijah is come, and they have also done unto him whatsoever they listed, even as it is written of him. Nowhere does the Old Testament foretell that the second Elijah will be persecuted. The quotation is therefore apocryphal or extra-Judaic. (1) Acts XVII. 28. (2) Jude 14 and 15. (3) Philonis Judaei Alexandria! libri Antiquitatum, Quaes- tionum et Solutionum in Genesin. Basileae, 1527, folio. Scholars have long been accustomed to such quotations, and are not astonished thereat when they spring from the literature that surrounded the Judaeans.
But modern research has made it clear that a wider range of influence affected the com- ft position of the New Testament than the books of/ the Hebrews, the Greeks and the Romans. Here tofore, these have been our three classic nations, and their common lake, the Mediterranean, has been our central sea- but since the acquisition of India by the English in 1757, and especially since that of the Philippines by ourselves, the sacred books of Asia have widened our horizon. The Pacific Ocean is now our central sea, and to our classical peoples we have added several more, with India first and foremost.
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