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^ & they , must have known oi this ancient interpretation . Any argument , . therefore * fotuatied on the disagteemeat of the Chaldee interpreters , who were themselves Jews of ancient date , with the Masoretic punctuation , must be frail and unsatisfactory . ( 7 ) Rosenmuller should have
informed his readers that the different editions of the'Septuagint vary greatly in the rendering of our passage . They are accurately and faithfully described by Dr . Pye Smith . I shall presume , in the following observations , that all those to whom
tlie ^ - will have " any interest , have access to Dr . Pye Smith ' s : Scripture Testimony /' ( s ) In opposition to Grotius * Dn S . remarks , that yyv signifies a giver of counsel , and not a solicitor of it .
The verb , however , from which this participial form is derived , may be taken in either sense . If , at least , we can depend upon Cocceius , ( ed . 1777 * ) whom ; Dr . Smith frequently conduits , this verb denotes " . partim concilium dare , partim concilium
cape re ,- so as to correspond with both the . English words to counsel and to consult . See also Pagninus : " Conslliarius , comulta . " Ought not the erudition and accuracy of Grotius to have vouched for the possibility of his translation ?
() Dr . Smith attributes to Rosenmutler the words , " ^> K hie est fortis , potens , heros , as Job xli . 17 ; 2 Kings xxiv . 15 / ' which he proceeds to controvert . Dr . Smith perhaps employed the first edition of the Scholia , as the clause is not to be found
in the second edition . ( lo ) Is Dr . Smith correct in affirming that the Arabic ( if of the London Pplyglott ) supports the reading of the Hebrew ? It appears to be a combination of the different readings of the
LXX . ( ll ) Dr . Smith objects to the interpretation of Le Clerc , that the prefix n might have been expected before b& I can see no reason that this phould be , and the probability surely is , that he Clerc would have attended
to this if he believed it to be a rule of the Hebrew grammar . If in the following instances , —Gen . i . 2 , 4 t spirit of God ; » Exod , ix . 29 , " voice of « od ; " Job . i . J . 6 ,, " fire of God , "the word for < 7 orf requires no preftx ,
surely Mo ^^ ia i iS * $ lease beforeiis ^ y ' } : ¦ :: ¦¦ ¦¦ ¦ - -. v —¦ ¦¦ - , . ' . ( ' * - « > Rosenmviller does n 6 t , ( at least i ^\> . U | e ^ i ^/ : ^ t ^) > - •) B A ^ ' &r : S » affirms , translate iw ^ ujmrnofifak but eter ±
rial ; nor does ^ he eriiploy any reasoning to shew that the phrase is inconsistent with long * though indefinite ^ duration , which is admitted by Pagninus , Cocceius and Parkhurst ,
Shnctttres orijJtmericun ^ Quab ^ r CrmSL lli
Slk ^ Dec . 5 , 1824 . AS the ^ Cree l to which the following strictures , from the Philadelphia Universalist Magazine ,
relate , has been l « dd before your readers , ( Vol . XIX . pp . 14 r 339 , ) I transcribe a copy lately received from America for insertion , in the hope they may convey useful instruction to some of the brethren on this
side the Atlantic , who may equally require it , and not be unacceptable to others of your readers . P . ( t A Novel Creed , intended for Quakers , but honourably rejected by them .
. " Orie would have thought that the Christian world , of all sects and denominations , had become too well informed , for any few designing men to attempt to make and palm a Creed upon a whole body of Christians , almost without their knowledge or consent : but if our information be cor-.
rect , ( and we have it from one of the Society who was present at the General Meeting of Friends , ) the way in which the Essay of a Creed ( from which we have made the following extracts ) was got up , and attempted to be carried in the General Meeting , fails but little short of the manner of
making creeds in the third and fourth centuries . To the credit , however , of the Society , the attempt did not succeed " . The Essay of a Creed from which the following extracts were taken , was adopted and printed by "the Meeting for Sufferings" of the Yearly Meeting
of Pennsylvania , and copied on their Minutes , which are annually read in the Yearly Meeting for its approbation : but so much disapprobation was expressed with it , that the pamphlet was ordered ** not to be published *' Hence the work was suppressed ; but this cannot make it any less true or any more false ; and as it was evi-
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1825, page 13, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2532/page/13/