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THE

EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS,

IN

GREEK AND ENGLISH,

WITH AN ANALYSIS AND EXEGETICAL COMMENTARY.

BY

SAMUEL H. TURNER, D.D.,

PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL LEARNING AND INTERPRETATION OF SORIPTURE IN THE GENERAL

THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, AND OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE AND

LITERATURE IN OOLUMBIA COLLEGE, N. Y.

NEW YORK:

STANFORD AND SWORDS, 137, BROADWAY.

1852.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1882,

BY SAMUEL H. TUBNER,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

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INTRODUCTION.

It may seem superfluous to offer to the Church an exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews, in addition to the many and valuable works illustrative of that portion of Holy Scripture which already exist. But even the best may contain some objectionable matter, or may omit a suitable notice of certain points of interest and importance; or, some circumstances may make it expedient to bring forward prominently doctrinal or practical considerations clearly maintained in the Epistle, while others may make the publication of an additional commentary not only proper but obligatory. These considerations combined have had their influence in inducing me to issue this small volume on the Hebrews, and even to express an intention to follow it by other similar publications on the New Testament, if they shall appear to be wanted.

The Greek text follows the edition of Hahn, as printed by Professor Robinson, the punctuation being in a few instances slightly altered. In the analysis and notes, I have endeavoured to explain the Epistle by giving the reader the results of some little examination, rather than to present him with a long array of writers to whom but few have access, and whom still fewer would take the trouble to study. I have, however, laid before him the reasons also for the results, or the process by which they are thought to be sustained. I am not aware of being influenced by any other motive than a desire to present conscientiously what I believe to be the true meaning of the inspired writer. And so far as this may have been done, I would humbly hope for the divine blessing; and wherein it has failed, not less humbly trust in that infinite mercy which *winks at ignorance," and is not "extreme to mark what is done amiss."

It is well known that the Epistle to the Hebrews has given

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