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SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER
OF THE AUTHOR.
Tat tbou mightest know the certainty of those things wherein thou hast been
Luke i. 4.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
THE THIRD EDITION.
PRINTED BY J. RITCHI E.
WILLIAMS, AND OGLE, LONDON,
PARAPHRASE & COMMENTARY
HARMONY OF THE FOUR GOSPELS.
Luke vii. 1,-10. See § 28.
and cured a centurion's slave who was dangerously ill.
wortby for whom he jould do this. 5. For he loveth qur nation, and be hath built us a synagogue.- Jesus, who embraced every opportunity of doing good, whether to the bodies or fouls of men, did not decline this that was now offered to himn. He cheerfully went with the elders as they desired : But in the way, some of the centurion's friends whom he had sent, met JeA
sus 3. Sent unto him the elders of the Jews.] Thefe elders were not the moft aged persons in Capernaum, but either the magistrates of the own, or the rulers of the synagogue, (węgiruvaywyos). For as it was anciently the custom of the Jews, to intiult the management of public affairs to perfons advanced in years, as having most wisdom and experience, they called all who discharged those offices elders, even when in latertimes they tre admitted to them, without any regud to their age at all.