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SYNONYMS

OF

THE NEW TESTAMENT.

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OF

THE NEW TESTAMENT;

BEING

THE SUBSTANCE OF A COURSE OF

LECTURES ADDRESSED TO THE THEOLOGICAL STUDENTS,

KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON.

BY

RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCH, B.D.

PROFESSOR OF DIVINITY, KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON;

AND EXAMINING CHAPLAIN TO THE LORD BISHOP OF OXFORD.

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PREFACE.

This little volume has grown out of a short course of lectures on the synonyms of the New Testament, which, in the fulfilment of my duties as Professor of Divinity at King's College, I have more than once addressed to the theological students there. It seemed to me that lectures on such a subject might help, in however partial a measure, to supply a want, of which many of the students themselves are probably conscious, of which those who have to do with their training cannot help being aware. The long, patient and exact studies in philology of our great schools and universities, which form so invaluable a portion of their mental, and, I will add, of their moral discipline also, can find no place during the two years or two years and a half of the theological course at King's College. The time itself is too short to allow this, and it is in great part claimed by other and more pressing studies.

Some, indeed, we rejoice to find, come to us possessing

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