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BXBLXCAL KEPEKTORP.

A

Collection of Tracts

IN

BIBLIOAL LITERATURE, .

BY CHARLES HODGE,

PROFESSOR OF ORIENTAL AND BIBLICAL LITERATURE, IN THE THEOLOGICAL

SEMINARY, AT PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY.

'Ερευνάτε σας γράφας.

VOL. I.

Princeton Press :

PRINTED BY D. A. BORRENSTEIN.

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proposed under the usurpation of Cromwell. Dr. Gell.

Anonymous “Essay for a New Translation.” Pilkington's

Remarks. Bishop Lowth. Archbishop Secker. Dr. Durell.

Lowth's Isaiah. Dr. White. Dr. Blayney. Archbishop

Newcome. Mr. Wintle. Dr. Kennicott. Dr. Geddes.

Archbishop Newcome's “ Historical View.” Bishop Hors-

ley. Mr. S. Greenaway

309

II. Mr. Bellamy's New Translation. Object of it. His incompe-

tency. Proved from Gen. xix. His novel translation of ver.

5, 25, 32. Singular disquisition on the word pip. Ignorance

in supposing the existence of a preterpluperfect tense in He-

brew

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III. Expediency only of a New Translation asserted on the other

side. No inaccuracies in the present translation affecting faith

or morals. Probable reasons which might have prevented

compliance with the proposal for a New Translation under

authority. No good case made out in support of that propos-

al. The received Hebrew text stated to be corrupt. Mode

of amending it inefficient. Collations of MSS. and versions.

No classification of MSS. ever attempted. Under different

editions impracticable. All MSS. and versions, the Septua-

gint alone excepted, of one and the same edition. Sep.uagint

too corrupted for use. Eichorn. Critical Principles adopted

by the advocates for a New Translation unsatisfactory and fal-

lacious. Baver. Eichorn

353

IV. Lowth's Translation of Isaiah. Animadversions upon it. Cen-

sured by Kocher. Specimens of erroneous criticisms in it.

Isaiah chap. i. Chap. i. 29. Chap. ii. 20. Chap. viii. 9.

Chap. xxiv. 11. Kocher as superior in philological acquire-

ments, as inferior in classical taste. Lowth and his followers

men of indisputable learning and ability

368

V. Received Hebrew or Masoretical text. More ancient than the

Masora. Eichorn carries it ap to the first century of the

Christian era. Complete restoration of it desirable, could it

be effected. Septuagint may have been translated from an-

other edition. This by no means certain. Cappellus. Shar-

fenberg. Masoretical the only text to be depended upon.

Question of vowels and accents as connected with that of the

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