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This translation is, upon the whole, faithfully executed, though 34. Devotional Comments : being a Series of Scriptural Es. that of the Old Testament, being a version of a version, can hardly positions, with a Prayer annexed to each subject. By Mrs. Ste afford much assistance to the biblical student. The translation of the New Testament is much improved in the punctuation, and also vens. Knaresborough and London, 1823–31, 20 vols. 8vo. in the arrangement of the objections and replies that occasion such 35. The Comprehensive Bible; containing the Old and New frequent transitions in St. Paul's Epistles. The notes which accom- Testaments, according to the authorized Version, with the various
this work are very brief, but satisfactory as far as they go. readings and marginal notes usually printed therewith : a geneVery few copies of Mr. Thomson's work have reached England ; ral introduction, containing disquisitions on the genuineness, and even in America it has become very scarce and dear.
authenticity, and inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, -various 31. Bellamy.—The Holy Bible, newly translated from the divisions and marks of distinction in the sacred writings, original Hebrew, with Notes, critical and explanatory. By John ancient versions,-coins, weights, and measures,—various sects BELLAMY. London, 1818-21, 4to.
among the Jews : introductions and concluding remarks to each Three parts only of this new translation have been published. book : the parallel passages contained in the Rev. J. Scott's The arrogant claims of the author and his extravagancies of inter- Commentary, Canne's Bible, Rev. J. Brown's Self-Interpreting pretation have been exposed in the Quarterly Review, vols. xix. pp. 250–280. and xxiii. pp. 290–325. ; in the Eclectic Review, Bible, Dr. A. Clarke's Commentary, and the English Version of vol. x. N. S. pp. 1–20. 136—150. 280—299.; in the Anti-jacobin the Polyglott Bible (noticed in p. 21. of this Appendix), sys Review, vol. liv. pp. 97–103. 193–207. 305-316. ; in Mr. Whitta- tematically arranged; philological and explanatory notes. With ker's Historical and Critical Inquiry into the Interpretation of the chronological and other indexes. (By William GREENFIELD.) Hebrew Scriptures, and Supplement to it, 8vo., Cambridge, 1819, London, 1827, crown 4to. demy 4to. and royal 4to. 1820; in Professor Lee's Letter to Mr. Bellamy, Cambridge, 1821 ; and last, though not least in value, in Mr. Hyman Hurwitz's “Vin
36. A Commentary on the Holy Bible, from Henry and Scott. diciæ Hebraicæ,” London, 1821, 8vo.
With occasional observations and notes from other writers. Vols. 32. BOOTH ROYD.-A new Family Bible, and proved Ver. 1:-111.-Y. (comprising Genesis to Solomon's Songs, and the sion, from corrected Texts of the Originals, with Notes, critical Gospel of Matthew to the Acts of the Apostles. By George and explanatory; and short Practical Reflections on each Chap | Stokes.] 1831–34, royal 12mo. or crown 8vo. ter. By the Rev. B. BOOTH ROYN, LL.D. Pontefract and Lon- The object of this work is, to provide a commentary on the Holy don, 1818, 1821, 1823, 3 vols. 4to.
Scriptures, compact in size and moderate in price, which may be
useful to those whose opportunities for reading, or whose means of The Rev. Dr. Boothroyd has long been advantageously known as purchasing, render such a publication desirable ; while the conthe editor of the critical edition of the Hebrew Bible with philo- ients are suited for Christians of every station, rank, and denomina. logical notes, of which we have given an account in page 8. of tion. The valuable Commentaries of Henry and Scott have
prin. this Appendix. His improved English Version of the Bible will be cipally supplied the materials for the present publication. Their found a valuable help to the critical understanding of the Sacred most important observations are condensed and blended together, Scriptures. Where any reading in the original is supported by the so as to form a continuous exposition. The editions used, are Hen. authority of ancient MSS. and Versions, Dr. B. has availed himself ry's Exposition, edited by the Rev. Messrs. Burder and Hughes ;* of it, and has inserted it in the text; always apprizing his readers and the first edition of Scou's Commentary. Numerous exiraets of such changes, which (as we have had occasion to remark in our from other authors (one hundred in number) have been inserted, chapter on various readings) are not unfrequently real improve where they appeared needful, and explanatory notes upon some ments. The Historical Books are printed in continuous paragraphs, passages have been added, most of which are designed to meet the the Poetical Books being printed in single lines. The first two misrepresentations of infidels. volumes contain the Old Testament; the third, the New Testa- the authors from whom the additional paragraphs are taken. This
Due acknowledgment is made to ment. The numbers of the different verses are judiciously thrown conimentary, which is published at the expense of the Religious into the margin ; and the notes, which are placed at the foot of each Tract Society, is beautifully and correctly printed with a new type. page, possess the rare merit of condensing much important critical As the text is not inseried, it may be used with any edition of the and explanatory matter in comparatively a small compass. To the authorized English version of the Bible : bus, in size, it is princi: whole, Dr. B. has prefixed a well-executed abridgment of Michae- pally adapted to the beautifully printed Oxford ruby Bible in small lis's Commentaries on the Law of Moses.
8vo. published in 1827. 33. WILLIAMS.—The Cottage Bible and Family Expositor ; 37. The Christian Expositor; or, Practical Guide to the Study containing the Authorized Translation of the Old and New Tes- of the Holy Scriptures, intended for the use of General Readers. taments, with Practical Reflections and short Explanatory Notes, By the Rev. George HOLDEX, A.M. London, 1824–30, 3 vols, calculated to elucidate difficult and obscure Pa ges. By Tho- 12mo. mas Williams. London, 1825–27, 3 vols. 8vo.
Although many expositions of the Bible, of great and deserved This unassuming but cheap and useful commentary on the Holy celebrity, are happily extant in our language, à commentary suffScriptures, though professedly designed for persons and families in ciently short to be read by those who have not leisure to consult the humbler walks of life, is not unworthy the attention of students learned and extensive works, yet sufficiently comprehensive to of a higher class, who may not be able to purchase more bulky or serve as a guide to the study of the Holy Scriptures, for general more expensive commentaries; and on this account it is here readers, is a desideratum. To supply this deficiency is the object noticed. The work is dedicated by permission to the learned and of the present beautifully printed, cheap, and truly valuable work; venerable Bishop of Salisbury. The first volume contains the which, though intended for the use of general reader,' comprises whole of the Historical Books, and also the Book of Job: the so much and such various information in a condensed form, expresssecond volume comprises the rest of the Old Testament. The ed in neat and perspicuous language, that not only general readers
, New Testament forms the third volume. The following is the but also critical students, may gladly, profitably, and safely avail plan of publication: The authorized Version is nearly and clearly themselves of Mr. Holden's labours, without any apprehension of printed." Long chapters are broken into paragraphs of a suitable having imposed upon them the neologian interpretations of modern length, regulated by the subject-matter of them; and the Genealo- German critics and commentators. Every page indicates Mr. Holgies, Enumerations of the Tribes, and certain Ceremonial Laws of den's intimate acquaintance with all the best exegetical works on the Jews, which are not suitable for reading in families or schools, the Holy Scriptures, both British and Foreign. Vols. I. and II. apare printed in a smaller type, and are so distinguished that they peared in 1834, Vol. III., containing the New Testament, was may be omitted in reading, without difficulty or confusion. A few published as a separate work in 1830. See a notice of it in $6 words, which are not in strict accordance with modern European No. 46. p. 130. infra. ideas of propriety, are exchanged for others; and to each chapter is given a concise practical exposition, compiled from various sources, together with brief critical notes (in which are interwoven the principal marginal readings and references) on difficult and obscure passages, especially such as have been alleged to be con- $ 4. PRINCIPAL COMMENTATORS ON THE OLD TESTAMENT AND tradictory. The editor has carefully indicated the sources whence he has drawn his annotations ;-a practice which, it were to be wished, had been followed by the anonymous compilers of some
(i.) Commentators on the Old Testament. commentaries now circulating in numbers, as also in volumes, who have contrived to comprehend the most valuable remarks of others
1. RICHARDSON (Bishop).-Choice Observations and Explawithout any acknowledgment of the authors to whose labours they nations upon the Old Testament, containing in them many are indebted. Mr. Williams has also paid a laudable attention to remarkable matters, either not taken notice of, or mistaken by those passages against which objections have been taken by modern most: which are additionals to the large annotations made by skeptics; for which portion of his work he was well qualified by his former very useful publications in reply to the cavils and objec- further and larger Observations on the whole book of Genesis.
some of the Assembly of Divines : to which are added some tions of Paine and other infidels of the last century. A concise Introduction is prefixed, vindicating the divine authority of the By John Richardson, Bishop of Ardagh. London, 1665, folio. Holy Scriptures, and the learning and fidelity of the translators of Bishop Richardson has been characterized by his contemporanes our authorized English Version, and also pointing out the sources as a man of profound learning, well versed in the Scriptures, and of Scripture difficulties, together with the means of their removal of exact knowledge in sacred chronology. His Harmony of the The fine paper copies are handsome library books.
Four Gospels, in which he led the way to a more exact arrangement
OX DETACHED BOOKS THEREOF.
of the narratives of the four evangelists, is printed in Archbishop and a general argument to each of them. By Richard KIDDER, Usher's Annals. Bishop Richardson's Annotations were published Bishop of Bath and Wells. London, 1694, 2 vols. 8vo. after his death : as they sell at a low price, they are not unworthy
A learned and valuable work, though now not often to be met of the student's attention.
with. 2. Pyle. A Paraphrase with short and Useful Notes on the Books of the Old Testament. By the Rev. Thomas Pole, M.A. teuchi Commentarius: seu ultimorum Jacobi, reliquorum Bilha
5. Johannis MARCki in præcipuas quasdam partes PentaLondon, 1717-1725, 4 vols. 8vo.
mi, et novissimorum Mosis, quæ leguntur Genes. xlvii. 9. Numer. These volumes extend to all the historical books of the Old Tes. xxii-xxiv. et Deut. xxix.—xxxiii. Analysis Exegetica. Lugu. tament. Dr. Duddridge calls it “ an elegant and judicious contraction" of Bishop Patrick's work, noticed in p. 110. supra ; and adds,
Bat. 1713, 4to. that it is “ vasily to be preferred to his Paraphrase on the Epistles," 6. A Critical and Practical Exposition of the Pentateuch; which is mentioned in p. 131. infra.
with Notes, theological, moral, critical, philosophical and histo3. MARCHANT.—An Exposition of the Books of the Old Tes- rical. To which are subjoined two Dissertations :-1, On the tament, extracted from the Writings of the best Authors, ancient Mosaic history of the creation, and 2. On the destruction of the and modern. By John Marchant. London, 1745, folio. seven nations of Canaan. London, 1748, folio.
4. Ortox.-A short and plain Exposition of the Old Testa- This Exposition is compiled with considerable industry from the ment, with devotional and practical Reflections for the use of labours of the best interpreters ancient and modern. It was origifamilies, suhjoined to each chapter, somewhat in the manner of nally published in numbers, and was designed to have been a comDr. Doddridge's Family Expositor. By the late Rev. Job Ortox. plete commentary on the entire Bible: but not meeting with suffi
cient encouragement, the author (a Mr. JAMESON) proceeded no 6 vols. 8vo. 1788–1791; second edition. London, 1822, 6 vols. further than the Pentateuch. It is not of common occurrence. 8vo.
7. A New and Literal Translation, from the original Hebrew, The work was published after the author's death by Mr. Gentle of the Pentateuch of Moses, and of the Historical Books of the man of Kidderminster : it contains notes chiefly collected from Old Testament to the end of the second book of Kings; with modern expositors, of which it cannot be said that they are emi; Notes, critical and explanatory. By the late Rev. Julius Bate. the reflections are admirably adapted to promote the purposes of London, 1773, 4to. serious religion.” (Biographia Britannica, 2d edit. vol. v. p. 311. “ It is most certainly a new translation, and so very literal as to See also Month. Rev. 0. S. vol. lxxix. p. 329.) To form a complete be really unintelligible to a plain English reader." (Monthly Recomment on the Scriptures, Mr. Orton's paraphrase may be joined view, 0. S. vol. I. p. 106.) with Mr. Palmer's abridgment of Dr. Doddridge, noticed page 129. infra.
8. The Pentateuch, or the Five Books of Moses illustrated 5. Geddes.—The Holy Bible, or the Books accounted sacred, text, for the use of Families and Schools. By the Rev. S. Clap
being an Explication of the Phraseology incorporated with the otherwise called the Books of the Old and New Covenants,
HAM. London, 1818, 12mo. faithfully translated from the corrected Texts of the Originals, with various readings, explanatory notes, and critical remarks.
" As a substitute for expensive commentaries on the Bible, and By Alexander GEDDES, LL.D. 4to. London, vol. i. 1792, vol. ii. Struction and edification of those persons who may not have leisure
as the means of providing in many interesting respects for the in1797. Critical Remarks on the Hebrew Scriptures, 4to. London, to procure more copious volumes, the present work will be accepta1800, vol. i. on the Pentateuch.
ble. The plan of it is judicious, and the execution is on the whole The two volumes of Dr. Geddes's version include the historical respectable, and must have cost the editor no inconsiderable erbooks from Genesis to Chronicles, and the book of Ruth. Of the pense of labour.” (Eclectic Review, N. S. vol. xii. p. 74.) doctor's heterodox commentaries and versions, the reader may see 9. An Analytical Exposition of the whole First Book of an ample examination and refutation in the 4th, 141h, 19th, and 20th Moses, called Genesis, and of xxiii. chapters of his Second Book, volumes of the British Critic, old series. The learned doctor's called Exodus. Wherein the various readings are observed ; work is here noticed, lest the author should be charged with the original text explained ; doubts resolved ; Scriptures paraldesignedly omitting it.
leled ; the Scripture Chronology from the Creation of the World to the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai cleared ; and the
whole illustrated by doctrines collected from the text. Delivered (ii.) Commentators on detached Books of the Old Testament. in a Morning Exercise on the Lord's Day. By George HUGHES,
B.D., late Minister of the Gospel in Plymouth. (Plymouth),
1672, folio. 1. Horæ Mosaicæ ; or a Dissertation on the Credibility and A
elaborate and curious work; it is not of common occur. Theology of the Pentateuch. By George Stanley Faber, B.D. rence. Second Edition. London, 1818, 2 vols. 8vo.
10. The Hebrew Text of the Parallel Prophecies of Jacob This elaborate Treatise contains the substance of the eight Bamp- and Moses, relative to the Twelve Tribes, with a translation and ton Lectures delivered by Mr. Faber before the University of Ox- notes, and the various lections of near forty MSS., &c. &c. By ford, and published in 1801. “ Those who have not the means or D. DURELL, D.D., Principal of Hertford College. Oxford, 1764, leisure to consult the very valuable works of Mr. Bryant, Mr. Mau
4to. rice, and Sir W. Jones, in this line, will find in these volumes many of the most striking facts brought together, and so arranged as jointly to corroborate and confirm the events recorded in the Pen- 11. Joannis MERCERI Commentarius in Genesin. Genevæ, tateuch. The references to other authors are numerous ; nor are 1598, folio. these confined solely to the ancients. Additional notes and illustrations are to be found at the end of each volume.” (Brit. Crit. vol. 12. Hexapla in Genesin : that is, a Sixfold Commentary upon xix. 0. S. pp. 382. 388.) The second edition, published in 1818, is Genesis, wherein six several translations are compared, where very materially enlarged and greatly improved by its learned they differ, with the Originall Hebrew, and Pagnine and Montaauthor.
nus' Interlinearie Interpretation. Together with a sixfold use 1'. Principles for the Proper Understanding of the Mosaic of every chapter, showing 1. The Method or Argument; 2. The Writings stated and applied. By the Rev. J. J. Blunt, B.D. Divers Readings; 3. The Explanation of Difficult Questions, London, 1833, 8vo.
and Doubtfull Places; 4. The Places of Doctrine ; 5. Places of 2. The Character of Moses established for Veracity as an Confutation ; 6. Morall Observations. By Andrew Willet. Historian, recording Events from the Creation to the Deluge. London, 1608, folio. By the Rev. Joseph Townsend, M.A. Vol. I. London, 1813 ; 13. A Few and New Observations upon the Book of Genesis; Vol. II. Bath, 1815, 4to.
also a Handful of Gleanings out of the Book of Exodus. By For an analysis of this work, see the Quarterly Review, vol. xiv. John LIGHTFOOT, D.D. Works, vol. i. p. 698. London, 1684, pp. 96-112. and the Eclectic Review, O. S. vol. x. pp. 32–49. folio.
3. Annotations upon the Five Books of Moses, the Book of 14. A Specimen of an Universal View of all the Eminent Psalms, and the Song of Songs or Canticles. By Henry Ains. Writers on the Holy Scriptures : being a Collection of the DisWORTH. London, 1639, folio.
sertations, Explications, and Opinions of the learned Men, in all This work " is a good book, full of very valuable Jewish learn. ages, concerning the Difficult Passages and Obscure Texts of ing; and his translation is in many places to be preferred to our the Bible; and of whatever is to be met with in profane authors own, especially on the Psalms.” (Dr. Doddridge.] It was trans- which may contribute to the better understanding of them. By lated into Dutch in 1690, and is highly esteemed on the continent. the Rev. Jonathan SMEDLEY, Dean of Clogher. 1728, folio. 4. A Commentary on the Five Books of Moses, with a Dis
This Specimen contains only the first chapter of Genesis ; the sertation concerning the Author or Writer of the said Books, I work which it announces never having been published. The
ON TIE PENTATEUCH.
author proposed, 1. To exhibit at length the words of the inspired 28. Brief Observations upon some of the first Chapters of the authors; 2. To quote the chief commentators in Pool's Synopsis, on Book of Genesis. London, 1827, 8vo. every subject, as they are ranged by him ; 3. To set down the judgmeni of ancient historians, philosophers, poets, &c.; and to reserve
29. Libri Geneseos secundum Fontes rite dignoscendos Adumthe last place for moderns, especially English and French Divines. bratio nova. In usum Prælectionum scripsit Dr. C. P. W. A copy of this specimen is in ihe library of the British Museum. GRAMBERG, Lipsiæ, 1828, 8vo.
15. A New English Translation, from the original Hebrew, This writer adopts the hypothesis of some modern German critics, of the First Three Chapters of Genesis, with marginal illustra- that the book of Genesis is a compilation by a third person from two tions, and notes, critical and explanatory. By Abraham Daw. primary documents, which he designates by the terms - Jehovista"
and “ Elohista," from the appellation of Jehovah and Elohim giren son, M.A. London, 1763, 4to.
to the Almighty. He adopts the unienable notion that the history 16. A Fourth and Fifth Chapter of Genesis, translated from of the creation and Fall of Man is a philosophical and poetical
mythos, or fable. the original Hebrew. By Abraham Dawson, M.A. London, 1772, 4to.
30. T. P. C. KAISER Commentarius in priora Geneseos Ca17. The Sixth, and Eleven following Chapters of Genesis, pita, quatenus universæ populorum mythologiæ claves exhibent.
Norimberge, 1829, 8vo. translated from the original Hebrew, &c. &c. By Abraham Dawson, M.A. London, 1786, 410.
31. An Essay on the Book of Genesis ; being an attempt to
reconcile the Incongruities in the Mosaical Account of the Crea. For an account of these publications see the Monthly Review, tion of the World. Dublin, 1830, 12mo. Old Series, vol. xxix. pp. 293—299. ; vol. xlvii. pp. 1–7.; and vol. lxxvii. pp. 140—147.
31*. The Worship of the Serpent traced throughout the world,
and its Traditions referred to the Events in Paradise ; proving 18. Annotations upon Genesis, with Observations, doctrinal the Temptation and Fall of Man by the Instrumentality of a and practical. By the Rev. Thomas Harwoop. London, 1789,
Serpent Tempter. By the Rev. John Bathurst Dease, M.A. 8vo.
London, 1830, 8vo. Second Edition, 1833, 8vo. This is a compilation from various authors, which, if not a brilliant, may in some degree be considered as a useful perform(Month. Rev. New Series, vol. iv. p. 106.)
Though not a commentary on the book of Genesis, “ The Mosaic
History of the Creation of the World, illustrated by Discoveries 19. Sacred Literature, or Remarks on the Book of Genesis, and Experiments derived from the present State of Science, by corrected and arranged to promote the knowledge and evince the Thomas Wood” (8vo. London, 1818), deserves a notice in this place, excellency of the Scriptures. By James Franks, A.M. Lon- as a very elaborate illustration of the first chapter of Genesis
. don, 1802, 8vo.
Science is here rendered the handmaid of Revelation. To the This work is nearly similar in design and execution to the pre-exhibits very considerable research. The religious improvements
work is prefixed a view of the cosmogony of the ancients, which ceding; it consists principally of extracts from other books. The are both natural and scriptural: the doctrine of the Trinity is here author has contented himself with forming the arrangement, scripturally defended, and its authorities are clearly adduced. A which is clear and good, and inserting short passages to serve for philosophical exposition of the first chapter of Genesis is attempted connection and elucidation. The volume begins with general remarks on the Scriptures, and then proceeds through the book of lately explained by John Hutchinson, Esq. Originally published
in “ The Ancient Principles of the True and Sacred Philosophy, as Genesis in the order of the chapters ; containing in the whole in Latin by A. S. Caicott
. Translated with Notes, and a Prelimithree hundred and fifteen remarks upon that book, illustrative of the matter contained in it , and collected from the best authors of nary Dissertation on the Character and Writings of Moses By
Alexander MAXWELL." London, 1822, 8vo. all descriptions." (Brit. Crit. O. S. vol. xxi. pp. 680, 681.)
20. Hermanni VENEMA Dissertationes Selectæ ad Sacram Scripturam Veteris et Novi 'Testamenti : quarum Tom. I. Pars I. continet Dissertationes quinque ad Librum Geneseos : Pars II. 32. Hexapla in Exodum : that is, a sixfold Commentary upon continet Commentarium ad Gen. xlix. 1—27. Leovardiæ, 1747- the Book of Exodus, according to the Method propounded in 50, 4to.
Hexapla upon Genesis. By Andrew Willet. London, 1608, 21. Critical and Explanatory Notes on Genesis, Exodus, folio. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and the Minor Prophets; to- 33. Exodus; a corrected Translation, with notes, critical and gether with some Dissertations on several difficult Passages of explanatory. By William Hopkins, B.A. London, 1784, 4to. Scripture, &c. &c. By the Rev. Henry DIMOCK. Gloucester, The translator has, in general, executed his task with fidelity; 1804, 410.
and, "where it could be done with propriety (or where the read22. A Dissertation on the Fall of Man ; in which the Literal ings of the Samaritan copy would permit it) he has adopted, Sense of the Mosaic Account of that Event is asserted and prejudices that might be infused into the minds of the common
he says, 'the English vulgar translation, in order to preveni any vindicated. By the Rev. George Holden, M.A. London, 1823, people by uncharitable bigots.' In the notes we meet with little
ihat can gratify the taste of curious and critical readers ; and his The Scripture History of the Fall of Man has met with many England might well have been spared in a work of this nature."
severe reflections on the articles and liturgy of the Church of strenuous adversaries, who have endeavoured to explain it away in various ways; while it is utterly rejected by many of those who (Monthly Rev. O. S. vol. lxxii. p. 412.) have rejected ihe doctrine of the aionement. In the second volume
JOSHUA AND THE OTHER HISTORICAL BOOKS. of this work (Chap. I. Sec. II. pp. 205, 206.), the literal sense of the first three chapters of Genesis is briefly vindicated ; but it has 34. Josu æ Imperatoris Historia, illustrata atque explicata ab been reserved for Mr. Holden to consider the subject most fully Andrea Masio. ` Antwerp, 1574, folio; and also in the Critici and distinctly. All the efforts of perverted criticism to reduce the
Sacri, Mosaic Iistory of the Fall of Man to allegory, fable, or mythos, are here examined in detail; and the objections of its adversaries to A work of very considerable value, on account of its containing the literal sense of that history are minutely and satisfactorily the readings of the Syriac Hexaplar version, the manuscript of refuted.
which Masius possessed. This manuscript is said to have been 23. Two Dissertations:-1. On the Tree of Life in Paradise, readings of Joshua, as given by Origen.
written in the year 606, and is the only one that preserves the with some Observations on the Fall of Man. 2. On the Oblations of Cain and Abel. By Benjamin Kennicott, M.A. de diversis ex quibus constat Josuæ Liber monumentis, deque
35. C. H. van HERWERDEN Disputatio de Libro Josue, sive Oxford, 1747, 8vo.
ætate quâ eorum vixerunt auctores. Groningæ, 1828, 880. 24. An Essay towards a Vindication of the vulgar Exposition
36. Historia Ruth, ex Ebræo Latinè conversa et Commentaof the Mosaic History of the Fall of Man. By John Witty. rio explicata. Ejusdem Historiæ Translatio Græca ad Exemplar London, 1705, 8vo.
Complutense, et Notæ in eandem. Opera ac Studio Joannis 25. The Historical Sense of the Mosaic Account of the Fall, Drusii. Amsterdami, 1632, 4to. proved and vindicated. By William WoRTHINGTON. London,
37. A Comment on Ruth by T[homas) F[ULLER), B. D. 1751, 8vo.
London, 1654, 8vo. 26. The Defence of the Veracity of Moses, in his Records of
38. John Henr. MICHAELIS, Chr. Ben. MICHAELIS, et Joh. the Creation and General Deluge ; illustrated by Observations Jac. RAMBACHII, Notæ Uberiores in Hagiograppa. Haiz, in the Caverns of the Peak of Derby. By Philobiblos (Thomas 1735–1751, 3 vols. 4to. Ronn). London, 1820, 8vo.
of this work, the elder Michaelis wrote the annotations on the 27. Stähelin (J. J.) Animadversiones quædem in Jacobi first book of Chronicles, the Psalms, book of Job, and Song of Vaticinium, Genes. cap. XLIX. Basileæ, 1827, 4to.
Solomon ; C. B. Michaelis was the author of those on Proverbs
ON THE POETICAL BOOKS GENERALLY.
the Lamentations of Jeremiah, and the Prophet Daniel ; and the 54. Liber Jobi in versiculos metrice divisus, cum Versione notes on the second book of Chronicles, Ruth, Esther, Nehemiah, Latina Alberti Schultens, Notisque ex ejus Commentario exand Ecclesiastes, were written by Rambach.
cerpsit atque adnotationes suas adjecit Ricardus Grer. Lon39. J. D. Dauler, de Librorum PARALIPOMENORUM auctori dini, 1742. tate atque fide historica. 8vo. Lipsiæ, 1819.
A learned and valuable work. Mr. (afterwards Bp.) Warburton 40. GREY (Richard) The Last Words of David, divided ac- having attacked Dr. Grey, the latter detended himself in “An cording to the Metre, with Notes critical and explanatory. Lon- Answer to Mr. Warburton's Remarks so far as they concern the don, 1749, 4to.
Preface to a late edition of the Book of Job.” London, 1744, 8vo. 41. Commentatio ad Elegiam Davidis in Saulum et Jonathanem. 55. Some Observations tending to illustrate the Book of Job, Auctore Antonio Henrico PAREAU. Groninge, 1829, 4to. and particularly Job xix. 25. By the Rev. Charles, Costard, M.A.
This dissertation consists of three parts. In the first is given a London, 1747, 8vo. critical examination of David's exquisitely beautiful elegy on the 56. A Dissertation on the Book of Job, its Nature, Argument, death of Saul and of Jonathan; in the second we have an exegeti-Age, and Author. Wherein the celebrated Text, ch. xix. 25. is cal interpretation of it; and the third contains an ingenious com- occasionally considered and discussed. To which is prefixed an Sacred Poets, and with those of other Oriental poets and of the Introductory Discourse, with a short Analysis of the whole Book. Greeks. The result of this collation establishes more satisfactorily Ry John GARNETT, B.D. (afterwards Bishop of Clogher]. Lonthe infinite superiority of David's elegy over every similar compo- don, 1751. Second edition, 1754, 4to. sition, sacred or profane.
57. Observationes Miscellanea in Librum Jobi. (Auctore 42. A. G. F. SCHIRMER, Observationes Exegetico-Criticæ in D. R. Boullier.] Amsterdami, 1758, 8vo. Librum ESDRÆ. Vratislaviæ, 1820, 4to.
This work is an attack on the labours of Professor Schultens, whose system of explaining Hebrew words and idioms, chiefly
by the aid of the Arabic, is here severely criticised. 43. The Annotations of Michaelis above noticed, in No. 38. of the Book of Job. By Walter Hodges, D.D. London, 1750,
58. Elihu, or an Inquiry into the principal Scope and Design 44. A Paraphrase on the Books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and | 4to. Ecclesiastes, with notes, critical, historical, and practical. By This work is written on the Hutchinsonian system, and is deLawrence HOLDEN, 1764, 4 vols. 8vo.
signed to show that Elihu was no other personage than the Son of “ To what class of readers this performance will be useful or
God himself! See Monthly Review, (0. S.), vol. ii. pp. 219-225. agreeable, we really know not; but this we verily believe, that
347–352. persons of taste, learning, or judgment, will find very little in it to 59. A Commentary on the Book of Job, in which are inserted engage their attention.
(Monthly Review, O. S. vol. xxxi. p. 73.) | the Hebrew text and English translation, &c. By Leonard The public opinion seems to have been in unison with that of the Chappelow, B.D., Arabic Professor in the University of CamMonthly Reviewers; the book has never been popular, and is to be purchased at a very low price ; on which account, this notice
bridge. 1752, 2 vols. 4to. is inserted as a caution to the student who may be inexperienced See an account of this work in the Monthly Review (O. S.), in the real value of books.
vol. vii. pp. 197—205. 45. Critical Remarks on the Books of Job, Proverbs, Psalms, 60. An Essay towards a New English Version of the Book Ecclesiastes, and Canticles. By D. DURELL, D.D. London, of Job, from the original Hebrew, with a Commentary, and some 1772, 4to.
account of his Life. By Edward Heatu, Esq. London, 1756, See an analysis of this work in the Monthly Review, 0. S. vol. | 4to. xlvii. pp. 119–129.
" It is but justice to this new Essay upon Job, to observe, that the 46. Joh. Chr. DOEDERLEIN Scholia in Libros Veteris Testa- use; and that, in the notes, there are many observations entirely
translation is in many places very different from that in common menti Poeticos. Halæ, 1779, 4to.
new-all of them ingenious, and many of them true." (Month. 47. The Poetical Parts of the Old Testament newly translated Rev. O. S. vol. xiv. p. 156.) from the Hebrew, with notes critical and explanatory. By 61. A Critical Dissertation on the Book of Job. By Charles William Green, M.A. London, 1781, 4to.
Peters, A.M. Second edition. London, 1757, 8vo. For an account of this work, see the Monthly Review, O. S. The first edition of this work appeared in 1751. (See Month. vol. Ixviii. pp. 1–8.
Rev. 0. S. vol. iv. pp. 401–409.) In it, the author particularly considers Bishop Warburton's account of the Book of Job, vindicates its antiquity, and shows that the ancient Jews did believe in
a future state. 48. Friderici SPANHEMII Filii Historia Jobi. Genevæ, 1670, 4to. Also in the second volume of the folio edition of his col.
62. The Book of Job in English verse, translated from the lective works published at Leyden, in 1701-3, in 3 volumes, original Hebrew ; with remarks, historical, critical, and explanafolio.
tory. By T. Scott. London, 1773, 8vo. 49. A Translation of the Book of Job, with annotations, argu- The notes display much research and good sense.
A close and exact translation, as far as a metrical version can be. ments, and dialogues on each chapter, is given in the second tome or part of the celebrated Hugh BROUGHTor's works,
63. An Improved Version attempted of the Book of Job, with Pp. 246–294.
a preliminary Dissertation and Notes, critical, historical, and 50. An Exposition, with Practical Observations on the Book explanatory By Charles GARDEN, D.D. London, 1796, 8vo. of Job. By Joseph Caryl. London, 1676, 2 vols. folio.
A book of great pretensions, but indifferent execution. See an
analysis of it in the British Critic, 0. S. vol. ix. pp. 168–175. This work was originally published in six volumes, 41o. at different times. I have never had an opportunity of examining it;
64. Jo. Jac. REISKE Conjecture in Jobum et Proverbia, cum but Wachi eulogizes it in very high terms. (Biblioth. Theol. vol. iv. ejusdem oratione de studio Arabicæ Linguæ. Lipsiæ, 1779, 8vo. p. 487.) It is now very little read or even consulted, few readers being able to wade through two large folio volumes.
65. Jobi antiquissimi Carminis Hebraici Natura atque Virtu
tes. Scripsit Carolus David Ilgen. Lipsiæ, 1789, 8vo. 51. Francisci Vavassoris Jobus, brevi Commentario et Meta
66. Animadversiones in Librum Job; scripsit Jac. Christ. Rud. phrasi Poeticâ illustratus. Paris, 1679, 8vo.
ECKERMANN. Lubecæ, 1779, 8vo. 52. Dissertationes in Librum Jobi. Autore Samuele WESLEY.
67. Joannis Henrici PĂREAU Commentatio de Immortalitatis Londini, 1736, folio.
ac Vitæ Futuræ Notitiis ab antiquissimo Jobi scriptore in suos This volume contains fifty-three elaborate Dissertations, which usuis adhibitis. Accedit Sermo Jobi de Sapientia mortuis magis embrace almost every critical question or difficulty that is to be cognita quam vivis ; sive Jobeidis caput xxviii. philologicè et found in the book of Job. The learned author collated all the criticè illustratum. Daventriæ, 1807, 8vo. copies which he could procure, both of the original Hebrew, and also of the Greek and other versions.
68. The Book of Job, metrically arranged according to the 53. Liber Jobi, cum nova versione et commentario perpetuo. Masora, and newly translated into English ; with Notes, critical Edidit Albertus SCHULTENS. Lug. Bat. 1737, 2 vols. 4to.
and explanatory, accompanied, on the opposite page, by the auof this learned and elaborate work, an abridgment was printed thorized English version. By the Right Rev. Joseph Stock, at Halle, in 1773, by Prof. Vogel, entitled Alberti Sehuliensii Com- D.D., Bishop of Killala. Bath, 1805, 4to. mentarius in Jobum, in compendium redactus, cum observationibus This translation was executed in the short space of six weeks. criticis et exegeticis. 2 vols. 8vo.
Many of the author's opinions and conjectural emendations were
severely criticised by Archbishop Magee, who has shown that his Land of Uz. By the Rev. Samuel Lrsons, B.A. Oxford and objections to the antiquity of the Book of Job were unfounded. London, 1832, 8vo. (On the Atonement, vol. i. pp. 351-422.) 69. The Book of Job, translated from the Hebrew, by the in Jobi locum celeberrimum, cap. XIX. 25—27. de Guele. Jena,
79. J. G. STICKEL Commentatio Historico-philologico-critica late Miss Elizabeth Smith : with a preface and annotations, by
1832, 8vo the Rev. T. Randolph, D.D. London, 1810, 8vo.
This was a posthumous publication of an amiable and accomplished young lady.—"Considering the age of Miss Smith, and the
80. GREGORII BARUEBRÆI Scholia in Psalmum quintum et circumstances under which she studied the Hebrew language, her Iranslation of the Book of Job may certainly be deemed a very sur- decimum octavum, e Codicis Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ A pographo prising work; and had it not been characterized in the extrava. Bernsteniano edidit, interpretatus est, et annotationibus prolegogant ierms of commendation with which Dr. Randolph has intro- menisque instruxit Joannes Theophilus Guilielmus Henricus duced it to the public, it might have borne generally a more RHODE. Vratislaviæ, 1832, 8vo. favourable report than it will gain from that scrutiny which his eulogium seems to challenge. It was evidently left in an unfinish
81. Annotations upon the Book of Psalms. By Henry Aixsed state; and the editor felt himself bound in honour not to make
See p. 115, No. 3. supra. the smallest correction. We have it, therefore, just as Miss Smith 82. Marci MARINI, Brixiani, Annotationes Literales in Psal. wrote it; and we receive it as a monument of her industry and mos, Nová Versione ab ipsomet illustratos. Editæ operâ et genius, though we cannot regard it as having effected much 10wards the elucidation of the Book of Job.” (Month. Rev. N. S. studio Joannis Aloysii Mingarelli
. Bononiæ, 1748-50, 2 vols. 4to. vol. Ixv. p. 152.) See also a similar critique in the Eclectic Review, A learned and useful work, the author of which died in 1594. vol. vi. part ii. p. 780.
To his profound knowledge of Hebrew literature the younger Bur70. The Book of Job, literally translated from the original torf, Le Long, Turretini, and other eminent philologists of the se Hebrew, and restored to its natural arrangement, with Notes, tions are strictly literal; and to them is prefixed the original Hebrew
venteenth century, have borne ample testimony. These Annotacritical and illustrative, and an Introductory Dissertation on its text of the Psalms, together with the Vulgate Latin version, and a scene, scope, language, author, and object. By John Mason new translation of them by Marco Marini. Good, M.D. F.R.S. &c. London, 1812, 8vo.
83. A brief Explication of the Psalms. By David Dickson, “On the whole, we regard this work as a valuable accession Professor of Divinity in the College of Edinburgh. London, to our stock of sacred literature, and we can recommend it with 1653–54, 3 vols. 8vo. Glasgow and London, 1834, 12 fols. confidence to the biblical studeni, as containing a great mass of 12mo. useful information and valuable criticism." (Christian Observer, vol. xii. p. 306.)
This work was very popular during the latter part of the seren71. Henr. MiddelDORFF Curæ Hexaplares in Jobum, e Co- is enlarged with a memoir of the author, by the Rev. Robert Wod
teenth century. The Glasgow reprint is very nearly executed, and dice Syriaco-Hexaplari Ambrosiano Mediolanensi. 4to. Vratisla- row. viæ, 1817.
84. Paraphrases and Annotations upon the Book of Psalms 72. Le Livre de Job, nouvellement traduit d'après le texte By Henry HAMMOND, D.D. London, 1659, folio. original non ponctué et les anciennes versions, notamment Dr. Hammond's notes are exceedingly valuable, and contain l’Arabe et la Syriaque ; par J. Louis BRIDEL, Professeur de Lan- many learned observations that had escaped preceding commeats. gues Orientales, et de l'interprétation des Livres Saints, dans tors on the Book of Psalms. They are also to be found in the fourth l'Académie de Lausanne. Paris, 1818, 8vo.
volume of his collected works, published at London in 1684, in folio. 73. The Book of Job, translated from the Hebrew by George of the whole Book of Psalms, cast into such a method that the
85. David's Harp Strung and Tuned : or an Easie Analysis Hunt. Bath, 1825, 8vo.
74. Le Livre de Job, traduit en Vers Français, avec le Texte Summe of every Psalm may be quickly collected and remernde la Vulgate en regard; suivi de Notes Explicatives, ainsi que bered. With a Devout Meditation or Prayer at the end of every de Variantes, tirées de plus célèbres Interprètes de la Bible. Psalm, framed for the most part out of the words of the Psalm, and Par B. M. F. LEVAVASSEUR. Paris, 1826, 8vo.
fitted for several Occasions. By William (Nicholsos), Bishop
of Gloucester. London, 1662, folio. 75. A New Translation and Exposition of the very ancient Book of Job; with Notes, explanatory and philological. By the with great minuteness; it is wholly practical and explanatory. In
In this work every verse of the Psalms is divided and subdivided Rev. John Fry, B.A. London, 1827, 8vo.
his explications, the Rt. Rev. Author steers between the two es. 76. An Amended Version of the Book of Job, with an Intro- tremes of literal and spiritual interpretation. The prayers at the duction, and Notes, chiefly explanatory. By George R. Nores. end of each Psalm are expressed nearly in the very words of the
inspired authors. Though the quaint and scholastic mode which Cambridge (North America), 1827, 8vo.
obtains in this work is somewhai repulsive, it may nevertheless te “Mr. Noyes, in the present translation, has aimed at combining consulted with advantage by those who cannoi command oiber the fruits of the labours of the learned in sacred literature, as far and more critical commentaries ; especially as the book may be as they relate or can be applied to the book of Job. He has pre- occasionally met with at a low price. Dr. A. Clarke has inserted sented the public with a version of this highly interesting portion Bishop Nicholson's Analysis in his commentary on the Palms, of Scripture, the basis of which is laid in the former received" omitting his prayers. [our authorized) “ translation ; but into which have been incorpo.
86. Martini GEIERI Commentarius in Psalmos Davidis, fonrated, with a judicious selection, the most important suggestions of the critics, lexicographers, and divines, which have been made tium Ebræorum mentem, et vim vocum phrasiumque sacrarum since the received version of the Bible was promulgated ...... To sensumque adeo genuinum, adductis copiose locis parallelis, cot the general ability, fidelity, good sense, and good taste, with which latis etiam (ubi opus) versionibus interpretumque sententiis, et he has executed his task, we bear willing and ample testimony." enodatis difficultatibus, cum curâ eruens. Lipsiæ, 1681; 1697; (United States' Review and Literary Gazette, vol. ii. p. 343.)
Amstelodami, 1685; Dresdæ, 1709, folio. 77. The Book of Job, in the words of the Authorized Ver
Geier was an eminently learned divine of the Lutheran church, sion, arranged and pointed in general conformity with the Maso- and Professor of Hebrew at Leipsic, where the substance of his retical Text. Dublin, 1828, 8vo.
commentary on the Psalms was delivered in lectures to the students. “ The principal feature in this work is the adoption of what the It is very little known in this country ; but on the continent it is editor calls a half-pouse in each line of every verse, which he has very highly esteemed for its erudition and piety. (Walchius, vol. marked by a dot, placed, like the Greek colon, at the top of the iv. p. 495.) last letter of the word to which it is affixed. In the determination 87. The Book of Psalms, with the argument of each psalm, of this pause he has been directed by the Masoretical punctuation, and a preface giving some general rules for the interpretation of which not only divides the respective verses into couplets or tri: this sacred book. By a Divine of the Church of England. (Peki plets, but every line into two distinct parts. The editor has not Allix, D.D.) London, 1701, 8vo. followed Bishop Lowth and others in printing each line separately, but has retained the usual form of the verse, as in the authorized 88. An Essay towards a New English Version of the Book version, and as established by the Masorets. The words also of of Psalms, from the original Hebrew. By Z. MUDGE. London, the English translation have been retained throughout, except 1744, 4to. where a slight alteration was rendered necessary by the change in their collocation, in which the order of the Hebrew is followed
The learned author of this work, which is now of rare occurrence, as closely as the difference of language will permit. By this professes to give a plain literal version, without offering to deviate means the majestic simplicity of the original is materially preserv- into any affected ornaments. The transitions of persons and scenes. ed ; and, in many instances, ihe sense of a passage more accurately which are frequent in the Psalms, are carefully indicated ; and developed." (Christian Remembrancer, vol. x. pp. 492, 493.)
the numerous, though brief, notes are designed partly to point
out the critical meaning of each psalm, and partly to accoont to 78. Conjectures concerning the Identity of the Patriarch Job, the reader for the changes made in the version. Some of these his Family, the Time when he lived, and the Locality of the notes, however, are more ingenious than solid. How highly Mr