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ON

THE PENTATEUCH;

SELECTED FROM

THE EXEGETICAL PARTS OF ROSENMULLER'S SCHOLIA, AND OF

DATHE'S NOTES TO HIS LATIN VERSION ;
ALSO FROM SCHRANK, MICHAELIS, LE CLERC, AINSWORTH,

POOLE, AND OTHER AUTHORS.

BY T. BRIGHTWELL.

“ The word of God speaks to men, and therefore it speaks the language of the

children of men.”-LEIGHTON.

LONDON:

BALL, ARNOLD, AND CO., 34, PATERNOSTER ROW;
JOSIAH FLETCHER, NORWICH.

1840.

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Norwich : PRINTED BY J. FLETCHER, UPPER HAYMARKET.

PREFACE.

The Scholia, or Notes, of Rosenmuller the son, upon the Old Testament, and of his father upon the New Testament, extend at the present time to 28 vols. They contain important treasures of biblical learning drawn from every available source, and have a high reputation in the schools of theology.

The object aimed at in the present work has been to extract, for the benefit of the general reader, the most useful portions of the exegetical or explanatory parts of the Scholia upon the Pentateuch, and where the notes given by Rosenmuller appeared unsatisfactory or objectionable, to supply the deficiency from other sources.

For this purpose, recourse has been had to a variety of works, especially to the following: 1. The valuable notes added by the “learned and judicious” Dathe to his Latin Version of the Pentateuch, in order to illustrate the difficult and obscure passages. 2. The Commentarius literalis in Genesin of Schrank, a learned, reverential, and pious Roman

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