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Ancientness  n.  The quality of being ancient; antiquity; existence from old times.

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"Ancientness" Quotes from Famous Books

... their high antiquity, no one will deny. But how about "their authority"? Does the coincidence also raise our opinion of the trustworthiness of the Text, which these two MSS. concur in exhibiting? for that is the question which has to be considered,—the only question. The ancientness of a reading is one thing: its genuineness, (as I have explained elsewhere,) quite another. The questions are entirely distinct. It may even be added that while the one is really of little moment, the latter is of ...
— The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel According to S. Mark • John Burgon

Words linked to "Ancientness" :   antiquity, oldness

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