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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7

Bible to Bisectrix

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Author: Various Authors
Language: English
Wordcount: 210,935 / 662 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.9
LoC Category: AE
Downloads: 1,529
Added to site: 2010.12.20
mnybks.net#: 29962
Genre: Reference
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ources are in consequence capable of being separated from one another. The authors of the Hebrew historical books, as we now have them, do not, as a rule, as a modern author would do, rewrite the matter in their own language; they excerpt from pre-existing documents such passages as are suitable to their purpose, and incorporate them in their work, sometimes adding at the same time matter of their own. Hebrew writers, however, exhibit usually such strongly marked individualities of style that the documents or sources, thus combined, can generally be distinguished from each other, and from the comments or other additions of the compiler, without difficulty. The literary differences are, moreover, often accompanied by differences of treatment, or representation of the history, which, where they exist, confirm independently the conclusions of the literary analysis. Although, however, the historical books generally are constructed upon similar principles, the method on which these principles hav

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