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ELSLEY. Annotations on the four Gospels, and the Acts of the Apostles: compiled and abridged for the use of students.' London, 1812. 3 vols. 8 vo.
'Altogether, we say without the smallest reserve, we never saw a book more admirably adapted for the use of students, more creditable to an author's sagacity, diligence and erudition,' &c. This work is known to be the production of the Rev. Mr. Elsley, vicar of Burenston, near Bedale.' Horne, Intro. ii. 792.
FELL. 'A paraphrase and annotations upon all St. Paul's Epistles; done by several eminent men at Oxford. Corrected and improved by the late Right Rev. and learned Bishop FELL.' London, 1702. 1 vol. 8 va.
'Fell on the epistles is very short; but most of his notes are worthy of remark.' Dr. Doddridge, quoted by Horne, Intro. ii. 796.
GENEVA BIBLE. The copy to which I have referred is in the library of Harvard University, but has no title page. Horne says this version and notes were first published at Geneva in 1560. The translators were 'all zealous Calvinists, both in doctrine and discipline.' Intro. ii. 244.
GILL. An Exposition of the Old and New Testaments, in which the sense of the sacred text is given: doctrinal and practical truths are set in a plain and easy light; difficult passages explained; &c. By JOHN GILL D. D.' London, 1809-1810. 9 vols, folio.
This author was a Baptist after the straitest sect. His rank among the Baptists will perhaps very nearly correspond with that of Dr. A. Clarke among the Methodists.
GILPIN. 'An Exposition of the New Testament, &c. By WILLIAM GILPIN, A. M. Prebendary of Salisbury, vicar of Boldoe in New Forest, near Lymington.' London, 1790. 1 vol. 4 to.
Horne says of this, that it is a 'justly admired, and ably executed work.' Intro. ii. 789.
GREEK AND ENGLISH TESTAMENT, 1729. The New Testament in Greek and English. Containing the
original text, corrected from the authority of the most authentic manuscripts; and a new version, formed agreeably to the illustrations of the most learned commentators and critics, &c.' London, 1729. 2 vols. 8 vo.
This work, I suspect, never obtained a very high reputation, though its author, or authors, manifestly believed the doctrine of endless misery. The style of the translation is liable to serious objections, on account of its apparent levity.
GROTIUS. 'HUGONIS GROTII Opera omnia theologica, &c.' Amsterdam, 1689. 4 vols. folio.
My quotations were made partly from this edition, and partly from the Critici Sacri. Of this author, Dr. A. Clarke says, 'His learning was very extensive; his erudition profound; and his moderation on subjects of controversy highly praiseworthy. No man possessed a more extensive and accurate knowledge of the Greek and Latin writers; and no man has more successfully applied them to the illustration of the sacred writings.' Com. Gen. Preface.
HALLETT. A free and impartial Study of the Holy Scriptures recommended; being Notes on some peculiar Texts, with Discourses and Observations, &c. By JoSEPH HALLETT, JR.' London, 1729, 1732, and 1736. 3 vols. 8 vo.
'Many important topics of Scripture criticism and interpretation are discussed in these volumes. If the reader is not always convinced by the arguments of the learned author, he cannot fail of being pleased with the ingenuity and spirit of candor and piety which pervade them.' Horne, Intro. ii. 786.
HAMMOND. A Paraphrase and Annotations upon all the Books of the New Testament, briefly explaining all the difficult parts thereof. By H. HAMMOND, D. D.' London, 1653, and (7th edit.) 1702. 1 vol. folio.
"The first edition of this valuable work appeared in 1653; it is in great and growing reputation.' Horne, Intro. ii. 786.
HENRY. 'An Exposition of the Old and New Testaments; wherein each chapter is summed up in its contents; the Sacred text inserted at large, in distinct paragraphs; each paragraph reduced to its proper heads; the sense given, and largely illustrated: With practical
remarks and observations. By MATTHEW HENRY, late Minister of the Gospel at Chester.' London, 1760. 6 vols. folio.
'The value of this Commentary is too well known to require any testimonies to its merit.' Horne, Intro. ii. 753.
Theological lectures at Westminster Abbey with an interpretation of the New Testament, &c. By JOHN HEYLIN, D. D. Prebendary of Westminster, and Rector of St. Mary-le-strand.' London, 1749. 2 vols. 4 to.
"This interpretation, though far from being elegant, appears to us, in general, to be accurate and judicious, and shows that the author had carefully studied the original.' Monthly Review, quoted by Horne, Intro. ii. 788.
HORNE. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures. By THOMAS HARTWELL HORNE, (of St. John's College, Cambridge,) Curate of the united parishes of Christ Church, Newgate street, and St. Leonard's, Foster lane.' Philadelphia, 1826, (from the London edition.) 4 vols. 8 vo.
This work is too well known in this country to require any testimony relative to its character. It deserves a place in the library of every clergyman of whatever denomination. It need scarcely be remarked that its author was a firm believer in the doctrine of endless misery.
Illustrations of the four Gospels, founded on circumstances peculiar to our Lord and the Evangelists. By JOHN JONES.' London, 1808. 1 vol. 8vo.
This author was an English clergyman, and his work is considered to be judicious and useful.
KENRICK. 'An Exposition of the Historical Writings of the New Testament, with Reflections subjoined to each section: by the late Rev. TIMOTHY KENRICK.' Boston, 1828, (from the London edition.) 3 vols. 8vo.
This author was an English Unitarian divine. He believed in a state of punishment in the future life; but not in its endless duration. His exposition has been generally well received: though perhaps it has had quite as much credit for originality as
it deserved. The editor of the second edition says, the work has been highly commended since its first publication.
KNATCHBULL. 'Annotations upon some difficult Texts, in all the Books of the New Testament. By Sir NORTON KNATCHBULL, Knight and Baronet.' Cambridge, 1693. 1 vol. 12 mo.
The character of this work, and the rank of its author, are sufficiently described in the title-page. Sir Norton Knatchbull ranks among the learned writers of his day; and his work contains many valuable notes.
LARDNER. A History of the Apostles and Evangelists, writers of the New Testament. BY NATHAN IEL LARDNER, D. D. London, 1760.' This work is republished in a collection of Theological Tracts, in 6 volumes, by RICHARD WATSON, D. D. F. R. S. Lord Bishop of Llandaff, &c.' London, 1791. 6 vols.
This work is an admirable introduction to the New Testament, and a storehouse of literary information, collected with equal industry and fidelity.' Bishop Marsh, quoted by Horne, Intro. ii. 725.
LAWSON. An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews wherein the Text is cleared; Theopolitica improved; The Socinian comment examined. By GEORGE LAWSON, Rector of More, in the County of Salop.' London, 1662. 1 vol. folio.
Of this writer I know little, except that he was a clergyman of the established English Church.
The Expository works, and other Remains of Archbishop LEIGHTON,' &c. 1748. 2 vols. 8 vo.
Horne pronounces the work here mentioned to be an ‘admirable commentary. Intro. ii. 803.
LIGHTFOOT. The works of the reverend and learned JOHN LIGHTFOOT, D. D. late master of Katherine Hall in Cambridge.' London, 1684, 2 vols. folio: and 1825. 13 vols. 8 vo.
'The writings of Dr. Lightfoot are an invaluable treasure to the Biblical student. By his deep researches into the Rabbinical writings, he has done more to illustrate the phraseology of the Holy Scriptures, and to explain the various customs, &c. therein alluded to, particularly in the New Testament, than any other author, before or since.' Horne, Intro. ii. 298.
LOCKE. A Paraphrase and Notes on the Epistles of St. Paul to the Galatians, First and Second Corinthians, Romans, and Ephesians, &c. By JOHN LOCKE.' Cambridge, 1832. 1 vol. 8 vo.
For remarks on this work see the name of Peirce. I remark here that the author is the same, whose philosophical works have secured to him an immortal reputation.
MACKNIGHT. A Harmony of the Four Gospels: in which the natural order of each is preserved with a Paraphrase and Notes. By JAMES MACKNIGHT, M. A. minister of Maybole.' London, 1756. 2 vols. in one, 4 to.
'A new Literal Translation, from the original Greek, of all the Apostolical Epistles. With a Commentary and Notes, Philological, Explanatory and Practical. By JAMES MACKNIGHT, D. D. author of a Harmony of the Gospels, &c.' Boston, 1810. 6 vols. 8 vo. and London, 1832, 1 vol. royal 8 vo.
Of the Harmony,' here named, Horne says it 'contains so much useful information' that it has long been regarded as a standard book among divines.' Intro. ii. 482. And of the 'Translation' &c. the same author says, 'It is a work of theological labor not often paralleled, and an ample storehouse of observations to exercise not only the student, but the adept in divinity.' Intro. ii. 796.
PARKHURST. 'A Greek and English Lexicon to the New Testament. By JOHN PARKHURST, M. A. Formerly Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge.' London, 1794. 1 vol. 4 to.
Horne pronounces this an 'admirable work,' and says it contains 'valuable stores of philology.' Intro. ii. 705.
PEARCE. A Commentary with notes on the four Evangelists, and the Acts of the Apostles, together with