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Life and Epistles of Saint Paul [Paperback]

By W. J. Conybeare (Author) & J. S. Howson (Author)
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER XVI. " But I shall remain at Ephesus until Pentecost; for a door is opened to me both great and effectual, and there are many adversaries against whom I must contend." 1 Cor. xvi 8, 9. " Great is Diana of the Ephesians."Acts six. 28. DESCRIPTION OF EPHESUS. TEMPLE OF DIANA. HER IMAGE AND WORSHIP. POLITICAL CONSTITUTION OF EPHESUS. THE ASIARCHS. DEMETRIUS AND THE SILVERSMITHS. TUMULT IN THE THEATRE. SPEECH OF THE TOWN- CLERK. ST. PAUL'S DEPARTURE. The boundaries of the province of Asia,' and the position of its chief city Ephesus,3 have already been placed before the reader. It is now time that we should give some description of the city itself, with a notice of its characteristic religious institutions, and its political arrangements under the Empire. No cities were ever more favourably placed for prosperity and growth than those of the colonial Greeks in Asia Minor. They had the advantage of a coast-line full of convenient harbours, and of a sea which was favourable to the navigation of that day ; and, by the long approaches formed by the plains of the great western rivers, they had access to the inland trade of the East. Two of these rivers have been more than once alluded to,the Hermus and the Maeander.' The valley of the first was bounded on the south by the ridge of Tmolus ; that of the second was bounded on the north by Messogis. In the interval between these two mountain ranges was the shorter course of the river Cayster. A few From Ah. Num. HI. p. 49. For the form under which Diana is represented, see bjlow, p. 76. Compare p. 18. Ch. viii. Vol. I. p. 237. ' Ch. xiv. Vol. H. p. 18. P above, Vol. II. pp. 12 18. miles from the sea a narrow gorge is formed by Mount Paclyas on the south, which is the western termination of Messogis...

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   878
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.52" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.44"
Weight:   1.97 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2000
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  080288086X  
ISBN13  9780802880864  

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I have had my own personal copy of a 1893 edition since 1978. I have read and studied this book over and over many times during these past years. I still find it edifying in any facet of my ministry and teaching. It has opened up the world of the times of Christ and the Apostle Paul's world, helping me to better understand the civilization which gave birth to the Church age. It is not an easy book to read, and a dictionary at hand does help clarify the thinking of these writes. Based on the available knowledge and information of their day, their research is impeccable and presented in an understandable format. This is not a book for just anyone, nor someone who is only interested in a cursory look at its presentation. I highly recommend it for a serious student of both The Bible and its History of time and places. When you consult the list of "Contents and Chapters," and the "Appendices," you are immediately led into a small study unto itself. The writers are chronological with subject matter that is apart from the basic book. The uses of notes are excellent for clarification and searching the Scriptures to substantiate the writings. This is a serious translation of the Epistles of St. Paul by two eminent scholars of their day.
Tough, but good  Feb 24, 2006
This work was written in the 19th century, so the language can be challenging. This is not casual reading. That being said, I have found it to be one of the best biographies of Paul. So many of the others seem really to be the author's projections of some point of view they hold onto the apostle Paul. The authors at times run off into speculation, but these are clearly marked. I am sure it is dated with respect to the archeology of the middle east and Greece.
A living picture of Paul. Historical, insightful, in depth.  Aug 25, 2001
From the first paragraph of their introduction: "The purpose of this work is to give a living picture of St. Paul himself, and of the circumstances by which he was surrounded." Actually, they did far more than that modest sentence indicates. Either Conybeare or Howson (or both of them) personally walked and sailed everywhere that the Apostle traveled! Their account is a great travelogue, an historical tour-de-force, and an insightful Christian analysis and examination of Paul's ministry. Included in the book are the authors' own translations from the Greek of Paul's inspired writings!

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