27 MARCH 1909, Page 25

A Short Grammar of the Greek New Testament. By A.

T. Robertson, D.D. (Hodder and Stoughton. es. net.)—Professor Robertson comes to his task very well equipped. He has studied the newest books on his subject and assimilated their contents. He starts, for instance, with a right conception of what the

language with which he is dealing really is. "It to quote from his preface, "the vernacular Komi of the first century A.D. written by men of varied culture." He sets a proper value on the papyri discoveries of the last twenty years, which have taught us, among other things, that many expressions which wo used to regard as Hebraisms, &c., were really in common use in Egypt. They may well have come originally from Oriental influences on the language spoken in Semitic countries. The book has naturally much to do with Greek grammar in general. It would hake) been useful if the New Testament variations from common Greek usage, as it is seen in classical books, had been distinguished by a separate typo.