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E.VV.

Heb.

H.G.

id.

J

J.Th.S.

The English Versions, i.e. Authorised and Revised.
The Hebrew text.

Historical Geography of the Holy Land.

idem, 'the same,' referring to the book last mentioned. The Jehovistic document.

Journal of Theological Studies.

The Lucianic recension of the Septuagint.

Luc.

LXX.

The Greek translation known as the Septuagint.

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INTRODUCTION.

CHAPTER I.

THE BOOK OF NUMBERS.

The Book of Numbers is the fourth of the six writings which modern students have grouped together under the name of

Numbers C.B.S.

ERRATUM

The title of the book referred to on p. ix, line 6, is An Introduction to the Pentateuch, by the Rev. A. T. Chapman, M.A., published in The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges.

The composition of the book is of the same nature as that Exodus. Two early writings, known as J and E, at first existed separately, but were afterwards fused into the composite work JE; and this was at later time combined with priestly material P. (On these symbols, the justification for their use, and an account of the distinctive characteristics of the several writings, see Chapman, Introd.) The priestly material is to a large

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