The Webster Bible (Reprint from the 1833 Edition)

By: Noah Webster

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The language of the Bible has no inconsiderable influence in forming and preserving our national language. On this account, the language of the common version ought to be correct in grammatical construction, and in the use of appropriate words. This is the more important, as men who are accustomed to read the Bible with veneration, are apt to contract a predilection for its phraseology, and thus to become attached to phrases which are quaint or obsolete. This may be a real misfortune; for the use of words and phrases, when they have ceased to be part of the living language, and appear odd or singular, impairs the purity of the language, and is apt to create a disrelish for it in those who have not, by long practice, contracted a like predilection. It may require some effort to subdue this predilection; but it may be done, and for the sake of the rising generation, it is desirable. The language of the scriptures ought to be pure, chaste, simple, and perspicuous, free from any words or phrases which may excite observation by their singularity; and neither debased by vulgarisms, nor tricked out with the ornaments of affected elegance. Noah Webster, 1833 Noah Webster, Jr. (October 16, 1758--May 28, 1843) was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author.Brown leather-like cloth. Black spine label. Previous owner's personal library bookplate on front free end-paper. Solid copy. xvi, 907pp. Reprint from the 1833 Edition by Durrie & Peck. Full refund if not satisfied.

Title: The Webster Bible (Reprint from the 1833 Edition)

Author Name: Noah Webster

Categories: Bibles,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Baker Pub Group: 1987

ISBN Number: 0801096847

ISBN Number 13: 9780801096846

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 040705