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DEAN OF LLANDAFF AND MASTER OF THE TEMPLE:
MACMILLAN AND CO.
AND NEW YORK
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THIS little book, of scarcely more than three hundred pages, is yet the fruit of much toil. It marks the fulfilment (in some sense) of a hope expressed more than thirty years ago in the Preface to an Edition of St Paul's Epistle to the Romans, that I might live 'to carry a similar process into another Epistle'—I said, 'of St Paul,' for I did not then contemplate the selection of the particular Epistle before us.
A new work on the Epistle to the Hebrews ought on all accounts to be modest and even apologetic. When Delitzsch, on the conclusion (in 1859) of his own work, drew up his long list of previous interpreters, his catalogue of English commentators was meagre in the extreme; and of the few English annotators mentioned by him scarcely one has retained a permanent hold upon the attention of his countrymen. The case is altered now. And it is at least a noticeable coincidence, that within the last seven years there have been (including the