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equal credit to himself, and benefit to the Theological Seminary 1. This academical disquisition, which was publicly defended at Andover. To borrow the just character given of his labours by before the Theological Faculty at Montauban for the degree of the English editor (the Rev. Dr. Henderson) :—" It was impossible Bachelor in Divinity, is parily iranslated and parily abridged with for any person who had perused the former works of our author much judgment from the first Volume of Professor Stuart's Comnot to hail with high anticipations the present production as a most mentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. valuable accession to biblical literature. Intimately acquainted
167. Vindiciæ Originis Paulinæ ad Hebræos Epistolæ, nova with the minutiæ of Hebrew grammar; familiar with the diversified style of the sacred writers ; trained by long study of the laws ratione tentatæ a Frid. Christ. Geluke. Lugduni Batavorum, of biblical exegesis to a refined and maiured tact in seizing the 1832, 8vo. point, the bearing, the various shades and ramifications of meaning The object of this disquisition is to prove the Pauline origin of couched under ihe sacred phraseology; imbued with a sincere the Epistle to the Hebrews, from the coincidence of senuinents love of divine truth, and a profound reverence for its dictates; and, and expressions which the author conceives he has found between withal, endowed with a manly and richly cultivated intellect, he the Epistle to the Hebrews and some of Seneca's writings; which possesses qualifications peculiarly fitting him for the performance coincidence, he is of opinion, cannot be fortuitous, but is solely to of a work replete with so many difficulties as that of a Translation be derived from Paul's intimate acquaintance with the Roman and Critical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. The Philosopher. He further argues in favor of the historical tradition ordeal to which this important portion of Scripture has been sub- respecting Paul's intimacy with Seneca, and endeavours to show, jected by the wild and extravagant hypotheses of some of the from internal criteria of time, that the Epistle to the Hebrews was master-spirits of German theology, rendered it a matter of impe written during the continuance of that intimacy. The hypothesis rious necessity that some champion, completely accoutred and disc is maintained with great ingenuity, though it will not (we appreciplined to the battle, should step forward and take up the gauntlet hend) carry conviction to the minds of its readers. which they have so fearlessly and vauntingly thrown down. If we mistake not, such a champion has here entered the field, and
THE SEVEN CATHOLIC EPISTLES.! won the day. Questions respecting style, authorship, and interpre. 168. Gottlob Christiani Stort opusculum de Catholicarum tation, which men of such celebrity as Eichhorn, Bertholdt, De Epistolarum occasione et scopo. (In the second volume of his Wette, and others, were considered to have completely set at rest; collected Opuscula, pp. 367—415.) have been submitted to a fresh and rigid investigation, and in most instances triumphantly, in all more or less satisfactorily, the very 169. A Practical Paraphrase on the Seven Catholic Epistles, reverse of their conclusions has been shown to be in accordance after the manner of Dr. Clarke's Paraphrase on the Four Evan. with the real facts of the case." (Preface to the English edition, gelists. By Samuel Collet. London, 1734, 8vo. P. v.) The topics discussed in the first volume, in forty sections,
170. Epistolarum Catholicarum Septenarius, Græce, cum nova are—the form of the epistle ; to what church or churches it was versione Latina, ac scholiis grammaticis atque criticis, opera Joh. addressed ; its antiquity and canonical authority ; the external and Benedicti Carpzovir. Halæ, 1790, 8vo. internal evidence that it was written by the apostle Paul, who is
In this work, the received Greek text of the Seven Catholic most decisively shown to have been its author. The various ob- Epistles is retained, and the punctuation is corrected where the jections of Bertholdt, Schulz, Seyffarth, De Wette, and Boehme, editor deemed correction necessary. The new Latin version, are discussed, and satisfactorily refuted: to them succeeds a con- which is printed with the Greek tert, is very close: and in his sideration of the style of the epistle and of the hypotheses advo- scholia or notes Professor Carpzov has vindicaied his rendering of cated by some learned men, who have severally ascribed it to Bar- particular passages, or discussed various readings of importance; nabas, Luke, Clement of Rome, and to A pollos. These hypotheses and has also illustrated the peculiar idioms occurring in these are shown to be destitute of foundation. with a brief notice of the “ Critical and Exegetical Helps" to the epistles, especially those of St. John. study of this epistle. The second VOLUME commences with a new
SAINT JAMES, AND 1 and 2 PETER. translation of the Epistle to the Hebrews, the object of which is
171. Annotatio ad Epistolam Jacobi perpetua cum brevi Trai10 give a more exaci view of the features of the original Greek than is presented by the authorized English version. This transla- tatione Isagogica. Scripsit Matth. SchneCKEN BURGER. Stutttion is followed by an admirable continuous commentary upon the gardiæ, 1832, 8vo. whole epistle. When difficulties demanded special and extended 172. Commentarius in Epistolam Jacobi. Conscripsit Car. investigation, he has thrown the result of such investigation into Godofr. Guil. Theile. Lipsiæ, 18:33, 8vo. excursus at the end, after the method pursued by Heinrichs, Koppe, Dindorf, and other German philologers and critics ; because difli. 173. A Practical Commentary, or an Exposition with Notes cult subjects can there be treated and studied with more conve. on the Epistle of James. By Thomas Manton. London, nience, and also more fully, than if intermixed with the usual 1653, 4to. series of exegetical notes. The London reprint has been edited
173*. Sam. Frid. Nathan. Mori Prælectiones in Jacobi et with great care by the Rev. Dr. HENDERSON.
Petri Epistolas. Edidit C. A. Donat. Lipsiæ, 1794, 8vo. 162. A literal Translation of St. Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews, from the original Greek, with copious explanatory, notes. LEIGHton, D.D. Archbishop of Glasgow. 2 vols. 8vo. 'Various
174. A Commentary on the First Epistle of Peter, by Robert By the late Rev. George Vaughan Sampson, M.A. Edited by
editions. his son, the Rev. G. V. Sampson. London, 1828, 8vo.
This admirable commentary, which fills the first two volumes 163. Christiani Theophili Kuixöel Commentarius in Epis- of Archbishop Leighton's works, is wholly practical, and has long tolam ad Hebræos. Lipsiæ, 1831, 8vo.
been admired for its piety. Dr. Doddridge, in his paraphrase on « With the idiom and spirit of Paul's writings, I cannot help bishop Leighton for many important hinis.
this Epistle, has acknowledged himself deeply indebted to Archthinking him to be but very moderately acquainted. On questions of higher criticism he details with a good deal of brevity and 175. Huberti Philippi de Kanter Commentatio in locum accuracy what others have said; but he adds nothing to the stock 1 Petri V. 1—4. Lugduni Batavorum, 1823, 4to. of thought already before the world." (Prof. Stuart, in the An. dover Biblical Repository, January, 1833, vol. iii. p. 160.)
176. In secundam S. Petri Apostoli Epistolam Commentarius. 164. G. M. Amtion Commentatio Exegetico-Dogmatica in cellanea. Londini, 1690, 8vo.
Auctore Thoma Smith, S.T.P. In pp. 177-372. of his Mistres priores versus capitis primi Epistolæ ad Hebræos scriptæ. Coburgi, 1828, 8vo.
177. A Dissertation on 2 Pet. i. 16—21. in which the Force
of the Apostle's reasoning is shown, and the connection of the 165. De Epistolæ, quæ dicitur ad Hebræos, Indole maxime whole passage is explained. By William Primatt. London, peculiari Librum composuit Traugott Augustus SEYFFARTH. 1751, 8vo. Lipsiæ, 1821, 8vo.
178. A Dissertation upon the controverted passages in St. An elaborate investigation of the style, scope, &c. of the Epistle Peter and St. Jude concerning the Angels that sinned, and who to the Hebrews; the main object of which is, to disprove the kept not their first estate. By Samuel HENLEY. London, Pauline origin of this epistle. Dr. Seyffarth's hypothesis is com- 1778, 8vo. pletely refuted by Professor Stuart in his Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, vol. i. Ø 28.
1, 2, AND 3 John. 165*. Petri Hoffstede de Groot Disputatio quâ Epistola ad 179. Epistolæ tres Catholicæ S. Joannis Græce, notis illustratæ Hébræos cum Paulinis Epistolis comparatur. Trajecti ad Rhe-a Leonhardo Christophoro Ruilio. Amstelodami, 1739, 12mo. num, 1826, 8vo.
180. Sam. Frid. Nath. Mori Prælectiones Exegeticæ in tres The Epistle to the Hebrews is here collated with the other Johannis Epistolas, cum nova earundem paraphrasi Latinâ. writings of St. Paul: at the end there is an index, showing under Cura C. A. Hempel. Lipsiæ, 1797, 8vo. various heads the coincidence between them. It is a very valuable This work contains a free Latin version of St. John's three tract.
Epistles, as it was dictated by the late celebrated Professor Morus 166. Essai Critique sur l'Authenticité de l'Epitre aux Hébreux. Par Henry-Louis LAHARPE. Toulouse, 1832, 8vo.
1 The Paraphrases of Dr. Benson on these Epistles have already been noticed in No. 74, p.131. of this Appendix.
THE REVELATION OF SAINT JOHX.
in his Divinity Lectures, together with his observations on it, and interpretatio facta, certis historiarum monumentis confirmatur et two critical Excursus, one of which relates to the disputed pas-illustratur, tum quoque quæ Meldensis Præsul Bossuetus hujus sage in 1 John v. 7, 8.
libri commentario supposuit, et exegetico Protestantium syste181. A Commentary upon the First, Second, and Third mati in visis de Bestia ac Babylone Mystica objecit, sedulo Epistles of Saint John. By Thomas Hawkins. London, examinantur. Auctore Campegio Vitringa. Amstelædami, 1808, 8vo.
1719, 4to. 182. Joh. Jac. RAMBOSNET, Specimen Academicum de Se
195. A Perpetual Commentary on the Revelation of Saint cunda Epistola Johannea. Trajecti ad Rhenum, 1819, 8vo. John, with a Preliminary Discourse concerning the Principies
183. Versio Latina Epistolarum et Libri Visorum Joannis upon which the said Revelation is to be understood. By Charles Novi Testamenti, perpetua adnotatione illustrata a M. Godofr. Daubuz M.A. New modelled, abridged, and rendered plain to Sigismund. Laspis. Editio altera, novis curis emendata et aucta. the meanest capacity, by Peter Lancaster, A.M. London, 1730, Lipsiæ, 1821, 8vo.
The best edition of an elaborate and very useful work, of which
later writers have not failed to avail themselves. Daubuz's work 184. An Exposition of the Epistle of Jude. By William was first printed in folio, 1720. JENKYN. London, 1652–54, 2 vols. 4to.
196. The Scripture Preservative against Popery ; being a 185. A Practical Commentary, or an Exposition, with Notes, Paraphrase with Notes on the Revelation of St. John. By on the Epistle of Jude. By Thomas Manton, B.D. London, Thomas Pyle, M.A. London, 1735, 8vo. 1795, 2d edition. 1658, 4to.
This volume completes the Paraphrase on the New Testament, 186. Hermanni Witsii Commentarius in Epistolam Judæ. after the manner of Dr. Clarke, Mr. Pyle's Paraphrase on the Acts
and Epistles is nouced in p. 131. No. 2. supra. Lug. Bat. 1703, 4to. A learned, elegant, and perspicuous illustration of the Epistle of John. By Moses Lowmax. 2d edit. London, 1745, 4to. Lon
197. A Paraphrase and Notes on the Revelation of Saint Jude.
don, 1807, 8vo. 4th edition. 187. Epistola Judæ, Græce, commentario critico et annotatione perpetua illustrata, a Henr. Carl. Alex. HAENLEIN. Erlanga,
Bishop Tomline includes this work in his list of books for clergy.
men and biblical students. Dr. Doddridge has said of it, that he 1799, 8vo.
" has received more satisaction from it, with respect to many diffi188. Collectanea, sive Notæ Criticæ et Commentarius in culties" in the book of Revelation, than he ** ever found elsewhere, Epistolam Judæ. Accedunt de fonte Doctrinæ, et Dictionis or expected to have found at all.” (Works, vol. ii. Leeds edit. p. 37.)
He has given an abstract of Mr Lowman's scheme of interpretation Judæ genere et colere, Dissertationes hue. Auctore M. T.
in his 229th lecture. (Works, vol. v. pp. 410-414.) Low man's LAURMANN. Groningæ, 1818, 8vo.
scheme of the seven seals is also approved by the late Rev. Daud 189. A. Jessien, de Aubertux Epistolæ Judæ Commentatio Simpson, in his “ Key to the Prophecies" (p. 582.), as more consistent Critica. Lipsiæ, 1820, 8vo.
with history than that of Bishop Newton, printed in the second volume of his dissertations on the prophecies.
198. Bengelius's Introduction to his Exposition of the Apo190. In the second tome or part of Mr. Hugh Broughton's calypse; with his preface, and the greatest part of the conclusion works (pp. 408—522.), there is an exposition or interpretation of it; and also his marginal Notes on the text, which are a of the Revelation of Saint John, entitled “ A Revelation of the summary of the whole exposition. Translated from the high Holy Apocalypse.". The learned writer expounds it chiefly of Dutch, by John Robertson, M.D. London, 1757, 8vo. the corruptions of the Church of Rome.
See an account of this work in the Monthly Review, O. S. ro!. 191. Clavis Apocalyptica ex innatis et insitis Visionum on the Apocalypse is given in the Rev. John Wesley's notes men
xviii. pp 25—28. The substance of Bengel's expository writings Characteribus eruta et demonstrata a Josepho Mede.—Ejusdem tioned in p 131' No. 12. of this Appendix. Commentarius in Apocalypsin, et Appendix ad Clavem Apoca- 199. The Revelations translated, and explained throughoat, lypticam.
with keys, illustrations, notes, and comments; a copious introThese excellent treatises “ of the pious and profoundly learned”duction, argument, and conclusion. By W. Cooki, Greek From Joseph Mede (as he is justly styled in the title-page to the collec. fessor at Cambridge, &c. 1789, 8vo. tive edition of his works) were originally published in 4to., but now form, together with some other disquisitions on prophecy, the second
“A writer who can discover" (as Mr. Cooke has done) * the Jewish volume of the folio edition of his works. Mede is universally al- church in the Iliad, and Christianity in the Odyssey, may certainly lowed to have led the way to a correct and rational interpretation find whatever he pleases in the Book of Revelation ; but it is not of the Apocalypse. The examination of his Clavis occupies the equally certain thai he is qualified to detect the fallacies of Joseph chief part of Bishop Hurd's tenth sermon on the study of the pro- Mede, and to prove him mistaken, false, and erroneous. Thougti phecies; and that eminent prelute, afier adverting to the numerous the author prosesses to have lighted the taper of God's truth from and abortive attempts to explain this mysterious book, which were
the kindled incense of prayers,' and though he may expect that it made soon after the Reformation, has the following striking remark will 'flame like a fire-brand, fling and bounce, and run, singeing concerning Mede : -“The issue of much elaborate inquiry was, and scorching wherever it touches,' we have been so unfortunate that the book itself was disgraced by the fruitless efforts of its com- as not to receive from this flaming taper a single ray to guide us mentators, and on the point of being given up as utterly impene through this region of darkness." (Monthly Review, N. S. vol. iii. trable, when a sublime genius arose in the beginning of the last p. 148.) century, and surprised the learned world with that great desidera- 200. Commentarius in Apocalypsin Joannis. Scripsit Jo. tum-á key to the Revelations." (Works, vol. v: p. 270.) The tenth Gothofr. Ercanorn. Gottingæ, 1792, 2 vols. small 8vo. of Bishop Hurd's sermons on the prophecies discusses, after Mede, the interpretation of the Apocalypse.
The hypothesis of the celebrated Professor Eichhorn is, that the
Revelation of Saint John is a prophetic drama, the true su bjeet of 192. Clavis Apocalyptica, or the Key to the Apocalypse, which is the spiritual victory of Christianity over Judaism and educed and demonstrated from the natural and internal Charac- Paganism. As ihis Commentary on the Apocalypse is not of very ters of the Visions; for the use of those to whom God hath frequent occurrence in this country, the following abstract of his imparted the love and desire of searching into, and understanding scheme may be not unacceptable to the reader. He divides the that wonderful Prophecy. By Joseph Mede, B.D. Translated A pocalypse into four parts, viz. 1. The Title ;-2. The Prologue by a Clergyman of the Established Church. London, 1831, 1. The Title. (i. 1—3.)
itself;—3. The Drama itself;—and 4. The Epilogue. 12mo.
2. The Prologue (i. 4.-11. 22.), in which it is stated that the argu. 193. A Translation of Mede's Clavis Apocalyptica. By R. ment of the drama belongs to the Christians; Epistles to ihe Bransby Cooper, Esq. London, 1833, 8vo.
churches being added, which in the symbolic style of the poem
are represented by the number seven. 193*. A Commentary on the Revelation of St. John. By R. 3. The Drama itself (iv. 1.-xxii. 5.) which consists of a prelude Bransby Cooper, Esq. London, 1833, 8vo.
and three acts!!! “ The first of these publications will be a very acceptable present
In the Prelude (iv. 1.-viii. 5.), the scenery is prepared and to the English student of the Bible; as, in having Mede's views
adorned. set before him, he will certainly have those of the soundest writer
Act I. Jerusalem is taken, i. e. Judaism is conquered by the on prophecy unfulfilled. The second work is also valuable, as the
Christian Religion. (vii. 6.11. 17.) commentary is nearly founded upon Mede's views, and Mr. Cooper
Act II. Rome is captured ; i. e. Paganism is subdued by the points out where he has gone beyond them." (British Magazine,
Christian Religion. (xi. 18.--xx. 10.) June, 1833, p. 692.)
Act III. The New Jerusalem descends from heaven; or the
happiness of the life to come, which is to endure for ever, is 194. Anacrisis Apocalypseos Joannis Apostoli, quâ in veras described. (xx. 11.-xxii. 5.) interpretandæ ejus hypotheses diligenter inquiritur, et ex iisdem | 4 The Epilogue. (xxii. 6–21.,
a. Of the Angel. (xxi. 6.)
offers his volume “as a sequel" to the compilations of Messrs. Elsb. Or Jesus Christ. (xxii. 7-16.)
ley and Slade (noticed in p. 131. No. 10. and p. 135. No. 79. 8!pra), c. Of Saint John, who denounces a curse against those who shall it may be most advantageously consulted and studied as a distinct
add to or diminish the predictions contained in this book (xxi. work; being sufficiently critical for the use of the scholar, at the
16—20.), and concludes with an apostolical benediction. (21.) same time that its perspicuity renders it highly valuable to ordinary The hypothesis of Eichhorn (we understand) was attacked and readers. refuted by M. Lange, in his German translation of the Apocalypse.
208. England Safe and Triumphant: or Researches into the 201. A Commentary on the Revelations. By Bryce Jour- Apocalyptic Little Book, and Prophecies, connected and synchroSTONE, D.D. Edinburgh, 1794, 2 vols. 8vo.
nical. By the Rev. Francis Turuston, M.A. Coventry and This work we have not had an opportunity of seeing : it is stated London, 1812, 2 vols. 8vo. by Dr. E. Williams to be “ well calculated for general use, being Among many interpretations of the Divine Book of the Revewritten with great perspicuity, and in a popular practical strain.
lation, here is one which expressly views in it the permanency of (Christian Preacher, Appendix, p. 437.)
the church of England, and its prevalence over all other denomina202. Reflections sur l'Apocalypse. Par E. GIBERT, Minister tions of the Christian world! Much as we are inclined to believe de la Chapelle Royale, et Recteur de St. André dans l'Isle de that there is a strong foundation of truth in what this author urges, Guernsey. Guernsey, 1796, 8vo.
in conformity with other sound interpreters, or built on their posi
tions, we cannot but think in many places, particularly towards the Plain, pious, and practical. The learned author has chiefly fol. latter end of his work, he is rather 100 rapid in forming his deduclowed the exposition given by Bishop Newton in the second volume tions and conclusions ; in some of which we confess ourselves of his Dissertations on the Prophecies.
unable to follow him." (British Critic, 0. S. vol. xxxiii. pp. 593. 595.) 203. Practical Observations on the Revelation of Saint John, written in the year 1775. By the lale Mrs. Bowdler. 2d edit.
209. A Dissertation on the Dragon, Beast, and False Prophet Bath, 1800, 12mo.
of the Apocalypse; in which the number 666,is satisfactorily This work is expressly designed for those who have not leisure explained : and also a full illustration of Daniel's Vision of the or inclination to examine ihe prophetical meaning of the Apocalypse. Ram and He-Goat. By James Edward Clanke. London, 1814, “ Many such readers will doubiless be found ; and whoever iakes 8vo. up the book with a serious mind, will be edified by the good sense, "We cannot agree with the author in many of his explanations : piety, and modesty of the writer.” (British Critic, 0. S. vol. xvi. yet we have read his work with some degree of satisfaction, and
ihink he has succeeded in throwing additional light on some of 204. A Commentary on the Revelation of Saint John, accom- the obscure subjects which he undertakes to illustrate.” (Eclectic panied with Historical Testimony of its accomplishment to the Review, N. S. vol. iv. p. 289.) present day. By the Rev. E. W. WHITAKER. London, 1802,
210. A Dissertation on the Seals and Trumpets of the Apo8vo.
calypse, and the Prophetical Period of twelve hundred and sixty The present work is an enlarged edition of a small work on the years. By William CunINGHAME, Esq. London, 1813. Third prophecies, originally printed in 1795. The author “ has the pecu- Edition, 1833, 8vo. liar merit of compelling the historian Gibbon to give testimony, in For a copious analysis of this soberly written and truly valuable almost every instance that falls within the limits of his chronology, work (now very materially improved), see the Christian Observer, to the fulfilment of the prophecies." The points insisted on by for 1814, vol. xiii. pp. 163–180.) Mr. Whitaker, he “ has succinctly handled, and reasoned upon each in such a manner as to render his work, if not decisive upon the
210*. On the Jubilean Chronology of the Seventh Trumpet subject, yet too important not to become a book of reference and of the Apocalypse, and the Judgment of the Ancient of Days, authority to future commentators.' (British Critic, vol. xxiii. O. S. Dan, vii. 9.; with a brief account of the Discoveries of Mons. de Pref. p. iv. and p. 252.)
Chesaux as to the great Astronomical Cycles of 2300 and 1260 205. Brief Commentaries upon such parts of the Revelation years, and their difference, 1040 years. By William CUNINGand other Prophecies as immediately refer to the present times. HAME, Esq. London and Edinburgh, 1834, 8vo. By Joseph GallOWAY, Esq. London, 1802, 8vo.
211. The Prophetic History of the Christian Revelation Ex206. The Apocalypse, or Revelation of Saint John, translated, plained; or a Brief Exposition of the Revelation of Saint John. with Notes critical and explanatory. To which is prefixed a By the Rev. George SCHMUCKER, Pastor of the Evangelical Dissertation on the divine origin of the book, in answer to the Lutheran Church, York Town, Pennsylvania. Vol. I. Baltimore, objections of the late Professor Michaelis ; with a biographical 1817, 8vo. (This work has not been completed.] chart of writers in the early Christian church who appear to 211*. Apocalypsis Græce. Perpetua Annotatione illustrata have afforded evidence in favour of the Apocalypse. By John à Joanne Henrico Heinrichs. Gottingæ, 1821. 2 parts or Chappel WooDHOUSE, D.D. London, 1806, royal 8vo.
vols. 8vo. “ This," said the late Bishop Hurd, " is the best book of the kind Though published as a detached work, this commentary on the I have seen. It owes ils superiority to two things, - the author's Apocalypse forms part of the Novum Testamentum Koppianum understanding, for the most part, the apocalyptic symbols in a spi- (noticed in p. 127. No. 16. of this Appendix), of which it constiritual, not a literal sense : secondly, to the care he has taken to fix tutes the tenth volume. After Eichhorn, Grotius, Hug, and other the precise import of those symbols, from the use made of them by modern continental critics, Dr. Heinrichs considers the Apocalypse the old prophetical and other writers of the Old and New Testa- as a sacred poem representing, in a dramatic form (the scenery of ment. Sull many difficulties remain, and will remain to the time which is chiefly borrowed from the ancient prophets), the final of the end." (Manuscript note of the late Bishop Hurd, on a blank triumph of Christianity over Judaism and Paganism; the three leaf of a presentaron copy of this work, in the library of Hartlebury: cities of Sodom, Babylon, and Jerusalem, or the Matron, the See Gentleman's Magazine, vol. lxxviii. part ii. p. 702.) Afier such Harlot, and the Bride,-being intended to represent those three commendation, any further observation is unnecessary. The text systems. Heinrichs does not adhere to the artificial divisions of of the Apocalypse is handsomely printed in three columns, contain. Eichhorn, of which we have given an abstract in page 140. ing the Greek iext of Griesbach's second edition of the New Testa. ment, Dr. W.'s own translation from it, and the authorized version,
212. M. T. LAURMANN Prælectio de imaginum sive figurafrom which he never departs but when the sense requires it. The rum poeticarum in Apocalypsi Joannea, indole atque pretio. reader who is desirous of seeing analyses of this most excellent Groninge, 1822, 8vo. work, may consult the British Critic, O. S. vol. xxix. pp. 190—200.; and the Eclectic Review, 0. S, vol. ii. part ii. pp. 214–222.
213. The Chronology of the Apocalypse, investigated and
defended. By John Overton. London, 1822, 8vo. 207. Annotations on the Apocalypse, intended as a sequel to those of Mr. Elsley on the Gospels, aud Mr. Slade on the Prophecies are fulfilled; several of which are interpreted in a
214. A concise Exposition of the Apocalypse, so far as the Epistles. For the Use of Students in Prophetical. Scripture. different way from that adopted by other Commentators. By J. By John Chappel WoodHOUSE, D.D., Dean of Litchfield. Lon
R. PARK, M.D. London, 1823, 8vo. don, 1828, 8vo.
The author of this work regards the Apocalypse as being alloThe commendations bestowed by the late Bishop Hurd upou Dr. gether a spiritual and not a political prophecy; that is, as relating Woodhouse's larger publication (just noticed) are equally applicable exclusively to the progress of true religion, and not to the history 10 his present work, in which piety and philology are happily united. of the Roman Empire. This general principle is derived from the The notes are partly abridged from his former translation of the excellent work of Dean Woodhouse, noticed in the preceding Apocalypse, and are parily new: the Greek text of the original, column, to which Dr. Park acknowledges his obligations, and and the improved version of Dr. W., are here omitted ; and the which he has for the most part taken as his guide. “ This concise text of St. John, according to the authorized English version, is exposition deserves to be recommended as a useful outline of the divided into parts and sections, with a view to a more complete Apocalyptic Predictions and their fulSilment." (Eclectic Review, arrangement and illustration of this prophetic book, the genuine- N. S. vol. xxii. p. 341.) die'ss and divine inspiration of which are most satisfactorily vindicated from the objections of the late learned Professor, Sir J. D.
215. Dissertations introductory to the Study and Right UnMichaelis, in a preliminary disquisition. Although Dr. Woodhouse derstanding of the Language, Structure, and Contents of the
Apocalypse. By Alexander Tilloch, LL.D. London, 1823, | Romish Church from power to persecution, under different aspects 8vo.
(chapters xij.- xiv.); a prediction of the fall of the pa pacy, the uni. These dissertations are seven in number. In the first two Dr. judgment, and the close of the providential history of ihe world.
versal war, the Millennium, the subsequent brief apostasy, ihe final Tilloch has very ingeniously, but we think not satisfactorily, The ninth chapter of the Apocalypse, which has hitherto been endeavoured to show that the Apocalypse was one of the earliest conceived to be a view of Mohammedism, Dr. Croly interprets as written books of the New Testament; but the weight of historical
a prediction of the fall of monarchy in France, and of the atheistic evidence we have shown in the present volume of this work (see
war, in 1793. A general sketch of the leading events in the his pp. 381, 382.) is decidedly in favour of the late date of the Apoca: tory of the Christian Church, from Constantine to the present lypse. The remaining tive dissertations contain many ingenious time, completes the volume, which is evidently the result of great observations on the language and style of this prophetic book labour and research, and which abounds with most importani his“ There is much ingenuity displayed in these pages, and many morical information. remarks occur in them that are deserving of consideration ; but we regret to be obliged to add, that the learned author has fre- 219. Alberti Christ. Van Eldik THEME Commentatio de quently ventured assertions wholly gratuitous, in order to support Septem Epistolis Apocalypticis. Lugduni Batavorum, 1827, 4to. a favourite hypothesis, to which he had obviously determined ihat 220. Initium Disputationis de Libri Apocalypseos Argumento, every fact should be made to bend ; and that he has conducted
Sententia, et Auctore many of the discussions in the volume before us in a manner that
... Publico examini submittit Henricus musi be pronounced, by every impartial reader, not only unfair, | Engelinus Weyers. Lugduni Batavorum, 1828, 4to. but in some instances disingenuous." The author “may fairly be The first part only of an academical Dissertation on the Apoca. represented as having brought under the notice of biblical students lypse: it discusses ihe hypotheses of Grotius, Herder, Eichhom, some very interesting topics, and he has furnished many ingenious and Heinrichs, respecting ihe author and argument of this book. and curious remarks on the several subjects of his Dissertations, although, in but too many cases, he has exhibited them in a crude Revelation. By the Rev. Robert Ctlbertson. London, 1828,
221. Lectures, Expository and Practical, on the Book of and unsubstantial form.' (Eclectic Review, N. S. vol. xxii. pp. 343. 360.)
8vo. 216. An Explanation of the Apocalypse or Revelation of St.
222. Commentarius in Apocalypsin Johannis, Exegeticus et John. By Alexander Smith. Washington City, 1825, 12mo. Criticus. Auctore Georgio Henrico Augusto Ewald Lipsis,
1828, 8vo. The author of this publication (who is a general in the the United States of America) announced it in a pompous adver- 222*. A Key to the Revelation of St. John the Divine; tisement, in which he "certified on honour that he had discovered being an Analysis of those parts of that wonderful Book, which the meaning of the Apocalypse, which, with the exception of a relate to the General State of the Christian Church, through all few passages in the second and third chapters, has never been ap- the times since it was written, and to the peculiar Signs of those proached by any expositor.” The pamphlet (for it contains only Times. By the Rev. Philip ALLWOOD, B.D. London, 1829, fifty-seven loosely-printed pages, exclusive of the title-page) is
2 vols. 8vo. published as the result of twenty years' study; and, as it is uiterly unknown in this country, the following concise outline of its con- 223. The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ, commonly called the tents may perhaps gratify the curiosity of the reader. Contrary to Revelation of St. John the Divine, briefly, yet minutely, Er. tioned by any of the Fathers until about the close of the second plained and Interpreted, to the xixth Chapter inclusive, being century—that the several passages which are common to their the History of the Christian Church, until the Destruction of writings and this book, are quotations from the former by the author the Roman Empire at the Coming of our Lord with all his of the latter, and not vice versâ, as is commonly supposed, because Saints. Consisting of a select Compilation from the most apthe Book of Revelation is a much more masterly and perfect pro-proved and learned Commentators, both ancient and modern. duction than the others, and the world is in a state of progressive London, 1832, 8vo. improvement, as the rude but precedes the splendid palace; (Gene. ral Smyth's book is therefore superior 10 all the productions of an
224. A Treatise on the Millennium; in which the prevailing Liquity!!)—that “the fall of the mystical Babylon is, UNQUESTION | Theories on that subject are carefully examined, and the true ably, the destruction of Byzantium by the forces of Severus, in Seriptural Doctrine attempted to be elicited and established. the year 195 ; and this event is the beacon which we must keep | By George Bush, A.M. New York, 1832, 12mo. in view, while searching for the other events, enigmatically related in this book,"—that Irenæus, bishop of Lyons, must have been the
The opinion advocated by the author of this treatise is, that the author of the Apocalypse, because he wrote several books, in one
Millennium is past; the predictions in the Apocaly pre having been of which he mentioned the ancient copies of the Apocalypse, and fulfilled by the triumph of Christianity over Paganism, in the conwas also acquainted with several persons who figured in the his version of Constantine to the Christian faith. tory of the destruction of Byzantium-that it is a compilation from 225. An Exposition of the Apocalypse, by the Rev. Aleranthe prophets, the theology of the Rabbins, the Pastor of Hermas, der Keith, D.D., forms the chief part of his “ Signs of the and the more ancient Apocalypses, applied by the writer to the Times,” noticed in No. 17. p. 100. supra, and another Original history of his own time—and that it is a pious forgery, written in the spirit of insatiable revenge! The mystical number 666 he Exposition of this Book by the Rev. Dr. Lee in his “ Six Serfinds in the name of Decimus Clodius Albinus, although the Latin mons on the Study of the Holy Scriptures.” No. 25. p. 9 numerals contained in that name amount only to 2318!
Such is supra. the outline of this author's plan, whose fallacy, ignorance, and presumption have been very severely and deservedly exposed in
226. Explication Raisonnée de l'Apocalypse, d'après les printhe Literary Journals of North America.
cipes de sa Composition. Par Philippe Basset. Paris, 1832-33,
3 tomes, 8vo. 217. An Introduction to the Study of the Apocalypse; being
227. The Book of the Unveiling. London, 1833, 12mo. an Attempt to make that portion of God's Word profitable to the Generality of Readers. To which is added a Brief Outline of Prophetic History, from the Babylonian Captivity to the com
§ 7. EXPOSITORY LECTURES AND SERMONS ON THE SCRIPmencement of the Nineteenth Century, selected chiefly from the
TURES, AND ON DETACHED PORTIONS THEREOF. best and most approved Writers on the Subject. By the Rev. Richard MURRAY. Dublin, 1826, 8vo.
1. Horæ Homileticæ, or Discourses in the form of Skeletons) 218. The Apocalypse of St. John, or Prophecy of the Rise, upon the WHOLE SCRIPTURES. By the Rev. Charles Sixtos, Progress, and Fall of the Church of Rome; the Inquisition ; M.A. London, 1833, 21 vols. 8vo. the Revolution of France; the Universal War; and the Final
2. A Popular Commentary on the Bible, in a Series of Ser. Triumph of Christianity. Being a new Interpretation by the Rev. George CROLY, A.M. London, 1827, 8vo.
mons, following, in the Old Testament, the Course of the first
Lessons at Morning and Evening Service on Sundays. Designed This original and powerfully written volume is prefaced by a for Parish Churches, or for reading in Private Families. By the view of the injurious effects of Popery, and the benefits conferred Rev. James PLUMTRE, B.D. London, 1827, 2 vols. 8vo. (comby Protestantism upon the British empire, in the successive reigns from the time of 'Queen Elizabeth. The interpretation of the prising the Old Testament. This work was never completed.] Apocalypse, which follows, adopts a plan different from that of all
3. Practical Lectures on the Historical Books of the Old Tese its predecessors. The author considers the whole as a fasciculus tament. By the Rev. Henry Lindsar, M.A. London, 1828, of prophetic visions seen at intervals, and relating to distinct portions of providential history. The first three chapters are exclu. 8vo. sively addressed to the Church in the time of Saint John. The 4. Sacred Biography; or, the History of the Patriarchs (and remainder of the Apocalypse contains a general view of Christian part of the History of Jesus Christ]: being a Course of Lectures History from the reign of Constantine to ihe Millennium (chapters delivered at the Scots Church, London Wall. By Henry HUSTER, vi.-vii.); a detailed prediction of the penalties inflicted Europe for her persecution of the Reformed Church to the Millen: D.D. London, 1783, &c. 7 vols. 8vo.; seventh edition, 1814, nium (chapters viii.—xi., XV., xvi.); a view of the progress of the 5 vols. 8vo.; also 1826, 2 vols. 8vo.
5. Lectures on the Four last Books of the PENTATEUCH, de- in the enlightened perusal of Compositions, in which the national signed to show the Divine Origin of the Jewish Religion, chiefly history of the Jews and the personal experience of David are from Internal Evidence; in three parts. By the Rev. Richard often blended with the Spirit of Prophecy. By the Rev. John Graves, D.D., Dean of Ardagh. London, 1815, 2 vols. 8vo. Morison, D.D. London, 1832, 3 vols. 8vo. Third edition, Dublin and London, 1829, 1 vol. 8vo.
As Bishop Horsley's posthumous work on the Book of Psalms The first edition of this valuable work appeared in 1807: in this (which has been noticed in page 120. of this Appendix) is chiefly impression it is very materially improved, and is indispensably adapted to the use of the scholar and biblical critic, while the necessary to the biblical student.
well-known and splendid commentary of Bishop Horne has been 6. Lectures on the Pentateuch. By the Rev. William Marsu, phetic and mystical interpretation ; Dr. Morison has performed a
thought by many to partake too much of the systematically proM.A. London, 1822, 8vo.
very acceptable service to private Christians, as well as to critical 7. Expository Discourses on the Book of Genesis, inter- students of the sacred volume, in his exposition of the Book of spersed with Practical Reflections, by Andrew FULLER. 2 vols. Psalms. The plan which he has adopted is in every respect de. 8vo. London, 1806.
serving of commendation. Adhering strictly to the literal meaning
of the text, he is careful at the same time not to overlook either its The late respected author of this work has long been known by prophetical or typical character. The authorized version is prohis able publications on the absurdity of deism, and the immoral perly relained, and the exposition follows each successive verse; tendency of Socinian tenets. These “ Expository Discourses," which while the critical notes, olien very instructive, are commodiously are short, and fifty-eight in number, were originally delivered as placed at the foot of the page. Dr. Morison is advantageously lectures to Mr. Fuller's congregation at Kettering." The author known as the author of a volume of Lectures on the Reciprocal selects a paragraph of convenient length, and furnishes a concise Obligations of Life; in which some important topics of Christian exposition of its leading circumstances, accompanied with a few Ethics, not commonly discussed from the pulpit, are concisely expractical reflections, and occasionally with a useful criticism. The plained and earnestly enforced on Christian principles and motives. paragraphs are not inserted at length, but referred to by the initial and final verses. Much originality of critical remark must not be
23. The Portraiture of the Christian Penitent: a Course of expected, nor must the reader be surprised if he often meet with a Sermons on the Fifty-first Psalm. By the Rev. C. E. De Coet. trite and obvious reflection : but we will venture to promise him, LOGAN, M.A. London, 1776, 2 vols. 8vo. much more frequently, a manly, judicious, and useful train of observation, expressed in simple and vigorous language.” (Eclectic London, 1824, 8vo.
24. Sermons on the Fifty-first Psalm. By the Rev. J. BULL. Review, 0. S. vol. ii. part ii. p. 896.) 8. Lectures on the Book of Genesis. By J. RUDGE, D.D.
25. Sermons on the Ninety-first Psalm. London, 1826, 8vo. London, 1823, 2 vols. 8vo.
26. A Practical Exposition of the Hundred and Nineteenth 9. Lectures upon some Important Passages in the Book of Psalm. By Thomas Manton, D.D. London, 1681, folio. Genesis. By Henry Thomas Austen, M.A. London, 1820, 27. An Exposition of Psalm CXIX. By the Rev. Charles 8vo.
BRIDGES. London, 1827, 12mo. 10. A Series of Sermons illustrating the History contained in 28. A Practical Exposition of the Hundred and Thirtieth the Book of Genesis. By the Rev. William Bassett, M.A. Psalm. By John Owen, D.D. London, 1669, 4to. and various London, 1822, 2 vols. 12mo.
subsequent editions. 11. Ten Lectures on the Philosophy of the Mosaic Records 29. Six Lectures on the Penitential Psalms. By Edward of the Creation, delivered in the Chapel of Trinity College, BERENS, M.A. Oxford, 1823, 12mo. Dublin. By James KENNEDY, B.D., Donellan Lecturer for the Year 1824. London“and Dublin, 1827, 2 vols. 8vo.
30. Lectures on the Book of EcCLESIASTES. By Ralph
WARDLAW, D.D. Glassgow and London, 1821, 2 vols. 8vo. The design of these elaborate lectures is, " to counect the biblical records of the creation, as closely as their language and arrange
"This is a very elegant Commentary on an exceedingly difficult ment admit, with physical science; and to estimate the degree of portion of Scripture." (Orme's Biblioth. Biblica, p. 459.) evidence which arises out of the comparison, of the inspiration of 31. Lectures on the Prophecies of ISAIAH. By Robert Mactheir author.” Many important geological facts are adduced, which culloch, D.D. London, 1791–1805, 4 vols. 8vo. concur to the confirmation and illustration of the Mosaic history.
These lectures were delivered in the ordinary course of his pas12. Eight Lectures on the History of Jacob. By the Rev. toral labours by Dr. M., who was a minister in the church of ScotHenry Blunt, A.M. London, 1828, 12mo.
land. “They contain many ingenious elucidations of the text, 13. Lectures on the History of Joseph. By John Davies have taken much pains to understand the phraseology of the pro
and many judicious and useful reflections. The author appears to Bath, 1823, 12mo.
phet, and to investigate his original design ; he marks distinctly 14. The Book of Genesis considered and illustrated in a the leading divisions of the prophecies, and explains, at the beginSeries of Historical Discourses. By the Rev. Francis Close, ning of each division, its peculiar object.”. (Monthly Review, N.S A.M. London, 1826, 8vo.
vol. xx. p. 226.) Dr. Macculloch has made great use of Vitringa's
elaborate commentary on Isaiah. 15. The Christian Exodos: or the Deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt practically considered, in a Series of Discourses.
32. Outlines of Lectures on the Book of DANIEL. By F. A. By the Rev. R. P. Buddicom, M.A. London, 1826, 2 vols. 8vo. Cox, LL.D. London, 1833, 12mo. Second edition, 1834, 12mo.
16. Davidica. Twelve Practical Sermons on the Life and 33. An Exposition of the Prophet Jovau, in Sermons. By Character of David, King of Israel. By Henry THOMPSON, George ABBOT, D.D. London, 1613, 4to. M.A. London, 1827, 8vo.
34. Lectures upon Jonas. By John King, D.D., Bishop of 17. Lectures on the History of Joseph. By George Lawson, London. London, 1618, 4to. D.D. Edinburgh and London, 1812, 2 vols. 12mo.
35. Theological Lectures to the King's Scholars at Westmin18. Lectures on the Book of Ruth. By G. Lawson, D.D. ster Abbey, with an Interpretation of the New TESTAMENT, &c. Edinburgh and London, 1805, 12mo.
&c. By John Herlin, D.D. London, 1749. 1761, 2 vols. 4to. 19. Lectures on the Book of Esther. By G. Lawson, D.D. The first part of this work contains the interpretation of the four Edinburgh and London, 1809, 12mo.
Gospels, the second part comprises the Acts of the Apostles and
the several Epistles.' "This interpretation, though far from being 20. An Exposition of the Book of PROVERBS. By the late elegant, appears to us, in general, to be accurate and judicious, George Lawson, D.D. Edinburgh, 1821, 2 vols. 12mo. and shows that the author had carefully studied the original. The
“These works were chiefly intended for the instruction of Chris- whole contains evident marks of solid judgment, critical skill, and tians in the ordinary walks of life. They are pious and sensible, reader will perceive a small tincture of mysticism; and according
considerable learning. In several parts of the work, indeed, the full of sound doctrine, and salutary admonition and instruction. There is rarely any thing of a critical nature to be found in them, ly we are told, in tho preface to ihe second part, that the author which indeed was not the writer's object; but they every where
was deeply read in the writings of the mystic divines, and was discover a minute acquaintance with the Bible and the human styled by some the mystic doctor.” (Monthly Review, O. S. vol. heart, and a deep concern to profit the reader. The style is plain,
33.) and the illustrations (are) generally very brief." (Orme's Biblioth. 36. Explanatory Notes and Practical Comments, being a Biblica, p. 287.)
Series of Short Lectures on the New Testament. By a Clergy21. Lectures on the Book of Psalms. By the Rev. John man. Dublin and London, 1829-33, 2 vols. 8vo. Ewart, M.A. London, 1822–26, 3 vols. 8vo.
37. Lectures on the History of Jesus Christ. By James 22. An Exposition of the Book of Psalms, Explanatory, Cri- BENNETT. London, 1825, 3 vols. 8vo. Another edition in 2 tical, and Devotional, intended chiefly to aid private Christians | vols. 8vo. VOL. II.-App.