MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 170
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CITATION: Church of England New Testament Revision Company, Four
Gospels and Acts, MSS 170, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology
Library, Emory University.
The Convocation of Canterbury, together with the Convocation of York,
creates and modifies cannon law for Church of England. In the 1870's,
the Convocation of Canterbury appointed companies, or committees,
to create a revision of the Bible that reflected new knowledge of the original
Greek text. This was the first revision of the Bible used by the
Church of England since 1611. The New Testament was issued
in 1881 and the Old Testament was issued in 1884. Together they were
published as a revised Bible in 1885.
This volume consists of bound annotated page proofs of the New Testament.
It was prepared by a member of the New Testament Revision Committee ca.1877.
The volume contains the Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and the
Acts. Lists of the members of the Old and New Testament Revision
Companies are bound in the front of the volume. A short summary of
the project written by J. W. Blakesley in 1877 is also contained in the
volume along with a copy of the resolution charging the two committees
with the principles of their task.