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persons, at several thousand miles distance from each other, at various periods of time through a series of many bundred years, have been examined and compared with each other, with the early Versions, with ancient Lectionaries and Rituals, and with the Quotations of Scripture made by early Jewish, Christian, and even Heathen authors ; and every sentence, word, letter, and circumstance noted in which they differ; not onę Variation, or Reading, has been discovered, by which a single essential doctrine bas either been destroyed or altered. “They all” (MSS. and Versions, &c.) “ agree,” says Bishop Marsh, “in the important doctrines of the Christian Faith ; they all declare with one accord the doctrine of the TRINITY, and the doctrine of the ATONEMENT BY Jesus Christ"

With this brief intimation of the importance of the critical investigations of the great Biblical scholars of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, we now conclude the present work.-In tracing the History and Fate of the SACRED WRITINGS, from the Giving of the Law on Mount Sinai, to the conclusion of the last century, we have seen light emanating from the volumes of Divine Truth, when suffered to be viewed with unrestricted freedom; but when they have been withdrawn from popularand general perusal, the horizon has been obscured, and the people have "sat in darkness, and in the valley of the shadow of death.” The pious reader will, therefore, join the author in hailing the indications of universal light and happiness, afforded by the institution and unparalleled success of the British and Foreign Bible Society and other similar institutions, the increased energy of the venerable Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, and the Biblical labours of the Baptist and other learned ministers and missionaries in the East; by which verna(6) Marsh's Course of Lectures, pt. i, Lec, 5, p. 86; and Lec. 6, p. 119.

Griesbachii Nov. Test, Græc. Proleg. sec. 1, p. 37.

cular translations of the Scriptures have been rapidly multiplied, and extensively circulated : and in praying, that “every pation, and kindred, and people, and tongue, may soon be favoured with the inestimable blessing of the Word of God in their native tongue; for the Law OF THE LORD IS PERFECT, CONVERTING THE SQUL; THE LAW OF THE LORD IS SURE, MAKING WISE THE SIMPLE, Psalm, xix. 7.

FINIS.

INDEX.

A

Page.
Acts of the Apostles, eurious metrical version of....... 117
Act, authorizing the Bible to be read in Scotland.....

204
Akbar, emperor of the Moguls, requests a translation of the
Scriptures into Arabic or Persian.

....52. 56

letter of, to the king of Portugal 53
America, (South) first work printed at Mexico,..

46
Andrew's, (St.) university of, lectures of professors in..... 212
Anecdotes of Sixtus V. 11; of an illiterate priest, 108; of Ed.

ward VI. 121; of Queen Mary, 124; of Queen Elizabeth,
142; of Frederick II, of Denmark, 251; of Robert Pas-
field, 324; of J. Ferreira d' Almeida, 408; of Ernest,
duke of Saxe-Gotha...

412
Antiquaries, (Society of) founded by Archbishop Parker...... 163
Athos Mount, account of .

456
B
Bartholomew's Day, Massacre of Huguenots on..

76
Basque, or Cantabrian translation....See Version
Bedell, (Bishop) promotes translation of Scriptures and Liturgy
into Irish. ...

338
Beza presents valuable MSS. to the University of Cambridge... 84
BIBLE....See Versions.

the Zurich Latin one reprinted in Spain... ... 39
Syriac version of, altered by Catholics...

.49. 51
translation of into English, fixes the standard of the
language.

92
injunctions respecting 51. 120. 126. 128. 141. 143. 147.

181. 183, 188, 205. 211. 287, 322. 337. 479

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Bible Generan translation of......

130
burnt or destroyed. ........125. 139. 145. 182. 427. 450
(The Bishops')....156, 162. 181 ; translators of...... 156
authorized to be read jo Scotland.

204
wealthy householders in Scotland obliged to possess one. 211
(Radzivil)....

.. 278
Authorized English edition of....285; translators of.. 289

See English Bible.
Bibles, sent to Ireland, and number sold,

.. 201
(German) number of.

213 487.
Bible, (English) fine imposed upon the printers for an error i... 318
treated with indigoity

343
German corruption of, an edition of.

409, 488.
« Biblia-Polyglotta Britannica," a projected improvement of
the London Polyglott.

.. 362
BIOGRAPHICAL Notices of Abbott (George) 305. Acoluthus, An-

dreas 458. Adam, (Michael) 227. Æneas, (John) 268.
Aglionby, (John) 312. Ainsworth, (Henry) 316. Akbar, em-
peror of the Moguls, 52. 55, 56. Agricola, (Michael) 265.
Alan, (Dr. William) 72. Ali Beigh, 460, Almeida, (J. F. d')
407. Amelotte, (Denis) 388. Andrews, (Dr. Lancelot) 290.
Andrews, (Roger) 297. Alley, (William) 165. Aquino,
(Philip d') 398, Arator, (Stephen) 266. Athias, (R. Jo-
seph) 416. Azevida, L. de 458. Bale, (John) 168.
Barlowe, (William) 175, Barlowe, (Dr. William) 309. Bas-
sandyne, (Thomas) 208. Baudart, (William) 402. Becon-
(Thomas) 168. Bedell, (William) 340. Bedwell, (William)
294. Benedict, (XIV.) 479. Bernard, (Richard) 313. Ber-
tram, (Cornelius Bonaventure) 81. Besse, (Pierre de 386.
Beza, (Theodore) 82. Biffrun, (Jacobus) 90. Bellett, or
Bellott, (Hugh) 152. Bilson, (Thomas) 311.
(Andrew) 297. Blahoslaus, (John) 267. Blanchini, (J.)
485, Boacher (Joan) 120. Boderianus, (G, F.) 34. Bo-
german, (John) 403. Boreel (Adam) 404. Bowrey, (Tho-
mas) 352. Boyse, (John) 303. Branthwaite, William
302. Breitinger (John James) 421, Bretkius, (Joho) 269.
Brett, (Richard) 301. Bristoo, or Bristow, (Richard) 74.
Broughton, (Hugh) 190, Browne, (George) 196, Brupius,
(Melchior) 220. Bucer, (Martin) 99. Bucer, (Gerson) 402.
Bude, or Budaeus, (Louis) 80. Budney, (Simon) 280 Burleigh,
(Mr. ) 293. -Canne, (John) 316. Canterus, (William)
36. Cardeira, (L. de) 459. Caroli, (Gaspard) 265. Cas.
tell, (Edmund) 366. Castalio, (Sebastian) 86. Chaderton,
(Lawrence) 295. Cheke, (Sir John) 110. Christian IV. (of
Denmark) 430. Ciaconius, (Petrus) 7. Clarke, (Richard) 292.
Clay, (John) 231. Clement, XIII. 480. Clement, XIV. 480.
Cole, (Thomas)136, 171, Cole, (William) 136.

Comitolus;
(Paulus) 10. Conrart, (V.) 394. Cotton, (John) 355. Cox,
(Richard) 177. Crellius, (John) 417. Curcellæus, (Stephen,)
418. Czechovicius, (Martin) 281. -Dalmatin, (George)

Bing,

274, 277. Daille; (John) 394. Dathen, (Peter) 247. Dakins,
(William) 311. Davies, (Richard) 150. 165. Daniel, or
O'Donel, (William) 337. Davies, (John) 331, Delben,
(P. and G.) 245. Dillingham, (Francis) 296. Diodati, (Giovan-
ni or John) 373. 393. Donellan, (Nehemiah) 203. Downes,
(Andrew) 303. Draconites, (John) 222. Duport, (John) 302.

-Eber, (Paul) 215. Ecchellensis, (Abraham) 379. Edward
VI. 121. Eedes, (Richard) 307. Elger, (George) 445.
Eliot, (John) 353. Ephraim, (John) 268. Espence, (Claude
Dr.) 71, Ernest, duke of Saxe Gotha, 411. Euphemius, (St.)
513. Euze, (Nicholas de) surnamed Fraxinis, 68.
Fagius, (Paul) 98. 227. Fareclowe, or Fairclough,
(Mr. ) 302. Fayus, or La Faye, (Anthony) 85. Filbinger,
(Jer.) 417. Fenton, (Roger) 310. Fernandez, (Benedict) 46.
Frizon, (Pierre de) 386.- -Gell, (Robert) 315. Gilby,
(Anthony) 132, Godeau, (Anthony) 388. Golius, (James)
370. Goodman, (Christopher) 134. Goodman, (Gabriel) 179.
Gouge, (Thomas) 333. Goulart, (Simou) 85. Grundler, J.E. 524.
Guadagnolo, (Philip) 379. Gudbrand, (Thorlakson) 261. 263.
Grey, (Lady Jane) 122. Grindal, (Edmund) 172, Guest,
(Edmund) 179- -Harding, (John) 297. Harlem, or Wilhelm,
(John) 34. Harmar, (John) 309. Harrison, (Thomas) 296.
Heidegger, (J. H.) 420. Helitz, (Luke) 268. Hersuge, (Johan)
227. Hemmingius, (Nicolaus) 253. Holland, (Thomas) 299.
Hommius, (Festus ) 403. Hopkins, (John) 115. Horn, (Robert)
171. Hottinger, (J. H.) 419, Huatt, (Thomas) 151. Hutton,
(Leonard) 312. Hughes, (William) 152. Hughes, (Stephen)
333. Hunnes, (William) 116. Hutter, (Elias) 222. Hyde,
(Thomas) 351.- James I. 285. 313. Janicius, (Martin)
281, Jaquemot, (John) 85. Jarava, (Ferdinand) 28. Jay
(Gui Michel le) 397, Jessenius, (Paul 268.) Jessey, (Henry)
327. Junius, (Francis) 234. Kaldi, (George) 425. Kavi.
ezinski, (Matthias) 280. Kelly, (J.) 473. Kerney, (John) 203.
Kilbye, (Richard) 299. King, (Geoffry) 293. Kirk, (Robert)
346. Kiska, (John) 281. Knopf, (Christopher) 254. Knox,
(John) 137. -Lasco, (John) a 245. Latini, (Latino) 5.
haud, (Archbishop) 323. Lauritson, (Anders) 253. Laurence,
180. Layfield, (John) 293, Lenæus, (J.) 440. Leo, of Mo-
dena, 19. Leopolitanus, (Hieron.) 278. Leon, (Louis de) 28.
Leti, (Gregorio) 15. Levita, (Elias) 226. Licarrague, (John de)
45, Lightfoot, (John) 368. Lively, (Edward) 295. Livinejus,
(Johannes) 10. Lublinius, (Jacobus) 280, Ludolph, (Job)
412.

Luther, 213. -Madsen, (Paul) 253. Maistre,
(Anth, le) 389. Maldonatus, (Johannes) 8. Marets, (S. des)
393. Marolles, Mich. de) 387. Maracci, (Louis) 379.
Martin, (D.) 394. Marbecke, (John) 118. Mary, queen
of Scots, 211, Martin, (Gregory) 73. Martini, (A.) 482.
Mary, queen of England, 124. Marnix, (Philip de) lord
of St. Aldegonde, 249. Masius, (Andrew) 36. Mercier, (Jean
le) 230. Micron, (Martin) 245. Moluar, (Albert) 265, 423,

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