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hereafter , has attacked these opinions of M . Schleyermacher , and has published in 1808 , on this subject , ' * Researches into the Authenticity of the First Epistle of St . Paid to Timothy , * " which are written with as much judgment as moderation . 6 . In 1806 , there appeared a second edition of the metrical
Hichhorn on the Authenticity of the Book of Genesis * Mr . Editor , Having lately been engaged in residing p ^ rt of Eichhorn ' s Introduction to the Old Testament , I was much struck with the Chapter on the Authenticity of the Book of Genesis , and have trans .
lafed the greatest p £ rt of it , as Mrell » as my imperfect acquaintance with the language in which it is \ vHtten , allowed , with the hope that your readers would be pleased with the many ingenious and , as far as I know , novel observati 6 ns , wtiich it contains , on that most
interesting book of scripture . Yours respectfully , JDVENIS . ** 1 . I consider the absence , of all pretension to science , and the scantvness pf tfre information contained ^ in the Book of Genesis , as
^ 11 , evidence of its high antiquity aqc | genuinejness * Did Jt betray aijy ^ owledge of a new formation qf c $ k& , earth after , the deluge , or 0 f * & previous conflagratiotv facts which our naturalists ; ren 4 \ i \ the archives of Nature , I should have fead roy , < fcH * bjU wm&Q&QB its gen .
translation' of the Apocalypse , by I > r . Munter , now Bishop of Seelande , with an interesting Diser-j tation u On the most ancient Christian Poetry . 7 . The third edition of the
valuable ' * Novura Lexicon GrseGo- * latinumin Novum Testamentum , " by M . Schleusner , appeared at Leipsic , in 1806 , in two tomes .
uinen ^ ess and high antiquity . For such profound secrets of nature would be beyond the boundaries of the knowledge of an antiquity so remote . But when it introduces a picture of the creation , by the great doctrine , " that God is the author of every thing which exists , " ( a doctrine by which all the systems of ancient times are ovejc ^ thrown- ) it offers a kind of info r *
mation , which the infancy of the world was fully capable df under , standing , and which was a worthy commencement of the Old Testamen U .. . ... " How barren is the history of events from Adam to Noah , ? , ^ ad from Noah to Abraha ^! ,, ? Ten genealogical steps , andjittle e ] sej ! To beat the pains tp ^ forge tea names , in order to join sq barrea an account to them , is a thing which has no parallel in the annals
of imposturj 6 . All tiae literary ira ,-postors thc ^ t have bee n known , who have been desirous to impress upon their spurious productions ^ the stamp of an high antiquity , have spoken of \ vond ^ r « fa | l things , and siich as mjght ^ t ^ ct notice . Aad ^ mj ^ lf ^^ p coutjtvrtmteii
Eickhorn oh tkt Authenticity of the Book of Genesis . $ 8
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1812, page 357, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1749/page/13/