The Journal Of Sacred Literature And Biblical Record Volume 2 by John KittoThe Journal Of Sacred Literature And Biblical Record Volume 2 by John Kitto

The Journal Of Sacred Literature And Biblical Record Volume 2

byJohn Kitto

Paperback | July 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Library of the Vaticau, tells us that " St. Peter, when he would set up the see of the truth, brought the Holy Gospel to Rome; and that Paul the Apostle when he called Timothy thither, was careful that literary monuments should be brought with him: For bring with thee, he says, the books, and especially the parchments. Behold the beginnings of the Vatican Library. En Vaticawe Bibliothecce primordia!"d But, except by a figure of speech, the learned Assemani could not indicate, in that depository of glorious remains, the least fragment of papyrus or parchment which apostolic eyes had looked upon or fingers touched. Yet there was a time when all that those holy founders of the Church had written in their public capacity existed and was handled, read, and copied from. What became of those wondrous productions, or by what strange fate have they refused to unfold their glorious characters to posterity? Perhaps we might justly reply, that the age was too intent on great things to care for little ones; that it had such a high perception of The Truth itself, that it failed to appreciate the casket. The unsettled state of the kingdoms of the world also tended to depress mere sentiment, and to deprive things of a conventional value. Upon esirth there was great " distress of nations and perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring," and if amidst the din of arms and the destruction of great cities such things as the Ark of the Covenant with all its precious contents were entirely lost to the Church of God, we cannot well wonder that the autographs of apostles should share the same fate. But a deeper reason than any of these operated, we believe, to deprive A See J. S. Assemani Catalogus Codicum MSS. Bibliothecce Apostolicte Valiccmef, tom. i. (all...
Title:The Journal Of Sacred Literature And Biblical Record Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217119425

ISBN - 13:9780217119429