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Isaacks inhabits at grindvloeren.nl
Mon Jan 11 00:56:24 CET 2010

Ion of the world. Such were not only St. Paul, St. Peter, and St.
Barnabas, but also as is not unreasonable to infer many of that
assemblage of Christians at Rome whom St. Paul enumerates to our
surprise in the last chapter of his Epistle to the Romans. Many no doubt
were friends whom the Apostle of the Gentiles had met in Greece and
elsewhere: but there are reasons to shew that some at least of them,
such as Andronicus and Junias or Junia[8] and Herodion, may probably
have passed along the stream of commerce that flowed between Antioch and
Rome[9], and that this interconnexion between the queen city of the
empire and the emporium of the East may in great measure account for the
number of names well known to the apostle, and for the then flourishing
condition of the Church which they adorned. It has been shewn in our
first volume that, as is well known to all students of Textual
Criticism, the chief amount of corruption is to be found in what is
termed the Western Text; and that the corruption of the West is so
closely akin to the corruption which is found in Syriac remains, that
practically they are included under one head of classification. What is
the reason of this phenomenon? It is evidently derived from the close
commercial alliance which subsisted between Syria and Italy. That is to
say, the corruption produced in Syria made its way over into Italy, and
there in many instances gathered fresh contributions. For there is
reason to suppose, that it first arose in Syria. We have seen how the
Church grew of itself there without regular teaching from Jerusalem in
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