See also:English theologian, was
See also:born about 1645 at Shap in Westmorland, entered
See also:Oxford, as a servitor in 1661, and took his
See also:master's degree in 1669 in which
See also:year he spoke the " Oratio Panegyrica " at the opening of the Sheldonian Theatre . Soon afterwards he was chosen
See also:fellow and tutor of his college; in 1676 he became
See also:chaplain to the
See also:bishop of Oxford, and in 1681 he obtained the rectory of Bletchington,
See also:Oxfordshire, and was made chaplain to
See also:Charles II . From 1685 till his
See also:death he was
See also:principal of St Edmund's
See also:Hall; and in 1704 he was nominated by Queen Anne to a prebendal
See also:stall in Canterbury . He died on the 23rd of
See also:June 1707, just a fortnight after the publication of his Greek Testament .
See also:Mill's Novum testamentum grxcum, cum lectionibus variantibus
See also:MSS. exemplarium, versionum, editionum SS. patrum et scriptorum ecclesiasticorum, et in easdem notis (Oxford, fol . 1707), was undertaken by the advice and encouragement of
See also:John Fell (q.v.), his predecessor in the
See also:field of New Testament
See also:criticism; it represents the labour of
See also:thirty years, and is admitted to mark a
See also:great advance on all that had previously been achieved . The text indeed is that of R . Stephanus (155o), but the notes, besides embodying all previously existing collections of various readings, add a vast number derived from his own examination of many new MSS, and
See also:Oriental versions (the latter unfortunately he used only in the Latin
See also:translations) . Though the amount of information given by Mill is small compared with that in
See also:editions, it is probable that no one
See also:person, except perhaps Tischendorf, has added so much material for the
See also:work of textual criticism . He was the first to
See also:notice, though only incidentally, the value of the concurrence of the Latin evidence with the Codex Alexandrinus, the only representative of an
See also:ancient non-Western Greek text then sufficiently known; this hint was not lost on Bentley (see
See also:Westcott and Hort, Introduction to New Testament) . Mill's various readings, numbering about thirty thousand, were attacked by Daniel
See also:Whitby (1638–1726) in his Examen as destroying the validity of the text; Antony
See also:Collins also argued in the same sense though with a different
See also:object . The latter called forth a reply from Bentley (Phileleutherus lipsiensis) .
In .1.710 Kuster reprinted Mill's Testament atAmsterdam with the readings of twelve additional MSS .
JAMES MILL (1773-1836)
JOHN STUART MILL (1806-1873)
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