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The Modern Reader's Bible

Prophecy Series

The Minor Prophets

THE MODERN READER'S BIBLE

A SERIES OF WORKS FROM THE SACRED SCRIPTURES PRESENTED

IN MODERN LITERARY FORM

DANIEL

AND

THE MINOR PROPHETS

EDITED, WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES

BY

RICHARD G. MOULTON, M.A. (CAMB.), PH.D. (Penn.)
PROFESSOR OF LITERATURE IN ENGLISH IN THE

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

LONDON: MACMILLAN & Co., Ltd.

All rights reserved

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INTRODUCTION

THE present volume of the Modern Reader's Bible has a special subject which involves some differences in the arrangement of the book. It contains not an author but a corpus prophetarum: the Minor Prophets, with the addition of Daniel. Such an introduction as I have attempted to previous volumes seems unsuitable in this case; I have thought it more convenient to place at the commencement of the notes to each author what I have to offer in the way of general remarks. Considerations of space have further obliged me to reduce to a minimum the explanation of particular passages; in place of this I have usually given an analysis of each discourse or other division of prophecy. With this must be remembered, what is the principle of the whole series, that the arrangement of the text is itself of the nature of a commentary.

Another point of arrangement should be explained here. All that in the Bible follows the eighth chapter of Zechariah will be found in the present volume under the heading

Anonymous.' Every reader will be aware that the authorship of the latter part of Zechariah is disputed. Had it, however, been merely a question of disputed authorship, as with Isaiah, I should have considered the matter out

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