Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926) was a schoolmaster and theologian well known as the author of the religious and mathematical allegory Flatland (1884). This book was originally published in 1913, forming the second part of two volumes on the historical significance of various elements of the Bible. The elements analysed within the books are diverse, ranging from differences of phraseology between the Gospels to the significance of ritual. The key aim is to contextualise these elements as a means of gaining a greater understanding of the meaning behind the Scriptures. Both books will be of value to anyone with an interest in Biblical exegesis and the history of theology.
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Table of Contents
References and abbreviations; 1. The complexity of the evidence; 2. Traces of metaphor underlying the narratives about the 'baskets'; 3. The immediate sequel to John the Baptist's death; 4. 'And he saith unto them, come ye ... and rest a little,' in Mark; 5. 'Come ye, [by] yourselves, apart, into a desert place,' in Mark; 6. The concourse of 'many,' in Mark; 7. 'They had no leisure so much as to eat,' in Mark; 8. 'To a desert place apart,' in Mark and Matthew; 9. 'In the boat,' in Mark; 10. Signs of conflation in Mark; 11. 'On foot,' in Mark and Matthew; 12. 'He had compassion,' in Mark and Matthew; 13. 'They were as sheep not having a shepherd,' in Mark and Matthew; 14. 'Shepherd' (sing.) nowhere mentioned by Luke; 15. 'And he began to teach them many things,' in Mark; 16. 'When the day was now far spent,' in Mark; 17. 'They continue with me now three days,' in Mark and Matthew; 18. 'Buying' or 'whence?'; 19. 'Two hundred pennyworth' in Mark and John; 20. 'How many loaves have ye? Go [and] see,' in Mark; 21. 'There is a lad here,' in John; 22. 'Here,' in all the Gospels; 23. 'By companies,' 'by ranks,' in Mark; 24. 'On the green grass' in Mark; 25. 'By hundreds and by fifties,' in Mark; 26. 'Taking,' 'blessing,' and 'looking up to heaven'; 27. 'Breaking in pieces' or 'breaking'; 28. 'And the two fishes he divided among [them] all,' in Mark; 29. 'Twelve basketfuls' (R. V.) in Mark; 30. 'They that ate the loaves,' in Mark; 31. 'Five thousand men' or 'about five thousand [men]'; 32. Irenaeus and Origen on the 'five thousand' in the Acts, and Clement of Alexandria on the 'five loaves'; 33. 'Give ye them to eat,' why omitted by John; 34. 'Eating' in the presence of the Lord; 35. 'That he should give something to the poor,' in John; 36. 'We all partake of the one loaf'; 37. 'Jesus ... taketh the loaf and giveth to them,' in John; 38. Christ's 'leaven'; 39. The passionateness of Eucharist; 40. The 'kiss of love'; 41. 'Testament' or 'covenant'; 42. 'Testament' in the Gospels.