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PRINTED FOR THE
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE;

SOLD AT THE DEPOSITORY,
GREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS; 4, ROYAL EXCHANGE ;

16, HANOVER STREET, HANOVER SQUARE;

AND BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

[978.]

1855.

101 a 156

LONDON: Printed by James Truscott, Nelson Square.

THE TRUTH

OF THE

SCRIPTURE HISTORY OF ST. PAUL

EVINCED.

CHAPTER I.

Exposition of the Argument. The volume of Christian Scriptures contains thirteen letters purporting to be written by St. Paul; it contains also a book, which, amongst other things, professes to deliver the history, or rather memoirs of the history, of this same person. By assuming the genuineness of the letters, we may prove the substantial truth of the history; or, by assuming the truth of the history, we may argue strongly in support of the genuineness of the letters. But I assume neither one nor the other. The reader is at liberty to suppose these writings to have been lately discovered in the library of the Escurial, and to come to our hands destitute of any extrinsic or collateral evidence whatever; and the argument I am about to offer is calculated to show, that a comparison of the different writings would, even under these circumstances, afford good reason to believe the persons and trans

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