The Presbyterian Review and Religious Journal

The Presbyterian Review and Religious Journal

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...table of contents has been prefixed, and a valuable article on the fundamental errors of the Hopkinsian theology subjoined in the appendix. Art. VI.--The Biblical Cabinet. New Series, Vol. i. Part II Commentary on the Psalms. Translated from the German of E. W. Henostenbehg, by the Rev. P. Fairbaien, Salton, and the Rev. J. Thomson, Leith. Edinburgh: Thomas Clark. 1845. This number of the Biblical Cabinet carries on Hengstenberg's Commentary as far as to the end of Psalm xxxiv. It is all characterised by minute and discriminating criticism; and the translation improves in perspicuity and ease as it proceeds. The author ever seeks to arrive at the obvious and unforced sense of the original, and is admirably successful in pointing out the bearing of the context upon the settlement of a verbal difficulty; nor does the fact that he avails himself of the labours of his predecessors dimmish the value of the work. We may briefly notice his mode of treating Psalm xviii. as a good illustration of his general manner. The structure of the psalm is first noticed--traces of skill in its composition--its authorship--its superscription. Then follow some excellent remarks on the repetition of this Psalm in 2 Sam. xxii., maintaining the position that the variations in the two editions of the same song are the result of express design. We cordially agree in the substance of the author's remarks on this subject, excepting only his unguarded, and, as it appears to us, unfounded assertion, that the Hebrew text in Samuel is decidedly inferior to the text of the Psalms in point of elegance. The title of David, ' the servant of the Lord, ' is one of honour, not merely ol moderation and humility. God had bestowed it upon him, and it would have been false humility to..
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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662172
  • 9781236662170