Stowe. Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, both The Canonical and the Apocryphal
Stowe. Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, both The Canonical and the Apocryphal
Stowe. Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, both The Canonical and the Apocryphal
Stowe. Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, both The Canonical and the Apocryphal
Stowe. Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, both The Canonical and the Apocryphal
Stowe. Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, both The Canonical and the Apocryphal
Stowe. Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, both The Canonical and the Apocryphal
Stowe. Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, both The Canonical and the Apocryphal

Stowe. Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, both The Canonical and the Apocryphal

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Stowe, C. E. Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, both The Canonical and the Apocryphal, designed to show what the Bible Is Not, what It Is, and How to Use It; (The New Testament). Hartford, Conn.: Hartford Publishing Company, 1867. First Edition. [6577]

Brick publisher's cloth stamped in blind & gilt, binding is worn at the edges, front end paper hinge split, nothing detached. 6 x 9 inches, 1869 owner's signature, frontispiece portrait of Stowe, with additional plates, some are reproduced ancient texts. 583 unmarked pp., foxing generally confined to the plates, a few page corners turned. The text block is tight. Good. Hardcover.

The bulk of this work concerns the New Testament, although there is a chapter on the so-called "Apocryphal" books of the Old Testament. Criticizes “Modern substitutes for the Gospel History,” including works by Strauss, Weisse, Gfroerer, Bruno Bauer, F. C. Baur, Renan and Schenkel.

Stowe works to show what evidence is relied upon for trust in the text of the New Testament and describes some ancient manuscripts that lend credence to its veracity. He gives brief biographies of one hundred of the ancient witnesses to the New Testament. He treats with apocryphal New Testament books generally in comparison to the genuine ones. He also contrasts the Biblical prophets with those of "Classical Oracles."

Dedicated "To those who with me Believe and love and trust the Bible." Sold by subscription.

Calvin Ellis Stowe (1802-1886) b. Natick, MA; d.Hartford, CT. As a child Stowe was apprenticed to a paper mill and filled his spare moments with reading, teaching himself to read Latin. Benefactors paid for his subsequent education, and he graduated with honors from Bowdoin College in 1824. He next entered the Andover Theological Seminary, sitting under the tutelage of Moses Stuart. His intellect and interest in languages found him at times a newspaper editor, a translator, and a teacher, at different times a member of the faculties of Dartmouth, Bowdown and Andover. Stowe was a very influential American educator of the 19th century. He was instrumental in the movement to establish free public schools. He was the husband of Harriet Beecher Stowe.