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by the high-priest within the vail, in the Holy of Holies before the Cherubim !

Leaving these reveries, we must devote a few more words to Mr. Bellamy's self-contradictions. His work is indeed quite a curiosity in this respect. To display in their proper light the inconsistencies and contradictions to which we refer, we shall insert a table of passages which might, without difficulty, be enlarged for the entertainment of our readers, exhibiting Bellamy versus Bellamy. '. We find that the Cherubim, ! With the Israelitish church it the Shechinah, the URIM and pleased God to communicate with THUMMIM, were continued under his people by the urim and the the Mosaic dispensation, and THUMMIM; but in this church that by these divine symbols, God which was prior to the time of communicated his will. Now as Moses, we do not meet with URIM the divine goodness had by these and THUMMIM; God communisymbols of his presence communed cated with man only from the with man from the fall, so likewise Cherubim.' p. 76, Gen, xvii. l. when he established the covenant with Noah, they were continued as the appointed means of communication. p. 58. Gen. xi. 7.

999 Zaakeen means a very old f yp Zaakeen cannot be render, man.' p. 84.

ed by the words an old man,' in • Abraham was pr zakeen, old.' any part of scripture ! p. 102. Chap. xxiv. 1.

We find from the translations · Chap. xxiii. 6. The word recorded in this chapter that he 04738 Elohyim, is in the Common (Abraham) was a person of great Version rendered mighty : but this consequence and dignity. We is evidently an error. The transhave the testimony of Trogus lation, a mighty prince, cannot be Pompeius, who says, the Jews applied to Abraham at this period, derive their origin from Damas- as he was not a temporal prince, cus, a famous city of Syria ; their he had not even a place to bury kings were Abraham and Israel.' his dead.' p. 97. which is perfectly consistent with scripture authority, where it is said, he was a mighty prince. Chap. xxiji. 6. p. 64 Gen. xiv. 13.

• The word van vayigaang, ren. So he expired, thus died Abradered he gave up the ghost,'' ham.' Chap xxv. 8, text. means to be employed in a very laborious work. This word is ren. dered in the new translation, thus Abraham had laboured,' Note, p. 102. Chap. xxv. 8.

• Sarah heard it in the tent door, 16 and Sarah heard at the which was behind him.? These opening of the Tabernacle, for words thus rendered, are not she was behind him.' Text, Chap. consistent with the original, xviii. 10. and cannot be applied to make sense of the passage, The word |

which is rendered behind him,' is, to be translated and he followed him'-1177 40078 va hua achearaa,

and he followed him;' that is, the stranger who was the speaker to Abraham, followed him. Note, Chap. xviii. 10. p. 76. n oypi Zekunim' is a plural noun, and means elders in all the scrip old age' by Mr. Bellamy in ture when truly translated, there- Chap. xxi. 2, 13 pis ya, a son in fore op? 32, does not mean a son his old age.' v. 7. 193773 ya, a son of his old age. Note, Chap. xxxvii. in his old age.' In Chap. xliv. 20,

Zekunim is translateil זקנים .

Son of his ,ילד זקנים he translates

| old age. We had almost overlooked a passage which we promised to notice. 15 nap Chap. xxxiii. 20. is translated by Mr. Bellamy,

he preached before him ;' a strange rendering at all events : had it however been before a congregation, it might have passed; but Jacob, a mortal preaching before God, is a surprising spectacle. This very expression however he has rendered in Chap. xxxi. 47.' he called it ;' an intelligible phrase, according with the reading of the Common Version.

We here conclude our examination of Mr Bellamy's version, not because we have exhausted the materials which it supplies for our critical strictures, (for an abundance of them yet re. main unnoticed,) but from the apprehension that the Article has for every important purpose been sufficiently extended. A version more at variance with the principles on which it was professedly undertaken, it would be impossible to mention : the Author has set at defiance every rule by which a translator should be governed. While professing a rigid adherence to the · literal import of the original, he has given the Hebrew terms meanings entirely at variance with the usage of the sacred writers.

So serious and so numerous are his errors, that had preceding translators indulged in similar freedoins, the real import of the Scriptures must ere now have been quite obscured, and of all books the Bible would have been the most corrupt. For the length to which the present Article has extended, we assign no other reason than the high patronage which this new translation has obtained, and the industry employed to recoinmend it as an important work, both of which are most una worthily bestowed upon it. If the tone of our strictures has partaken of severity, the utmost severity is ampply justified by the arrogant manner in which its Author has contemned and aspersed the most learned, the most upright, and the most pious of Hebrew scholars, not less than by the numberless errors and gross corruptions of wbich he has been guilty. The appropriate title to this production, would be, The Holy Bible perverted from the original Hebrew, by Mr. John Bellamy.

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