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THE MISSING FRAGMENT OF THE LATIN TRANSLATION OF THE FOURTH BOOK OF EZRA, discovered, and edited with an Introduction and Notes, and a facsimile of the MS., by ROBERT L. BENSLY, M.A. Sub-Librarian of the Universiiy Library, and Reader in Hebrew, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Demy Quarto. Cloth, 1os.

“Edited with true scholarly complete- added a new chapter to the Bible, and, startness."--Westminster Review.

ling as the statement may at first sight ap“ Wer sich je mit dem 4 Buche Esra pear, it is no exaggeration of the actual fact, eingehender beschäftigt hat, wird durch die if by the Bible we understand that of the obige, in jeder Beziehung musterhafte Pub- larger size which contains the. Apocrypha, lication in freudiges Erstaunen versetzt wer- and if the Second Book of Esdras can be den.”Theologische Literaturzeitung: fairly called a part of the Apocrypha.”

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THEOLOGY-(ANCIENT). SAYINGS OF THE JEWISH FATHERS, comprising Pirqe Aboth and Pereq R. Meir in Hebrew and English, with Critical and Illustrative Notes. By CHARLES TAYLOR, M.A. Fellow and Divinity Lecturer of St John's College, Cambridge, and Honorary Fellow of King's College, London. Demy 8vo. cloth. IOS.

“The most promising mode of rendering is of ancient date, claiming to contain the its [the Talmud) valuable parts accessible dicta of teachers who flourished from B.C. 200 seems to be that of the separate publication to the same year of our era.

The precise of the more important tracts with a transla- time of its conipilation in its present form is, tion and critical apparatus.

This is what of course, in doubt. Mr Taylor's explanaMr Charles Taylor has achieved for the tory and illustrative commentary is very full interesting Mishnah tract Masseketh Aboth and satisfactory.”—Spectator. or Pirque Aboth, which title he paraphrases If we mistake not, this is the first preas “Sayings of the Fathers." These fathers

cise translation into the English language are Rabbis who established schools and taught

accompanied by scholarly notes, of any porin the period from two centuries before to

tion of the Talmud. In other words, it is two centuries after Christ. They are the

the first instance of that most valuable and men who, living in the age immediately

neglected portion of Jewish literature being succeeding the completion of the Hebrew

treated in the same way as a Greek classic Canon of Scripture, were first able to look

in an ordinary critical edition. .. The Talon that Scripture as a whole and to compare

mudic books, which have been so strangely passage with passage, discover the bearing

neglected, we foresee will be the most imof one assertion on another, and thus work out the first system of Biblical interpretation,

portant aids of the future for the proper un

derstanding of the Bible. .. The Sayings of theology, and ethics. Their system was in

the Jewish Fathers may claim to be scholarfull vigour in the time of Christ, and was

ly, and, moreover, of a scholarship unusually duly imparted to all students--among others,

thorough and finished. It is greatly to be of course, to our Lord Himself and to the learned Pharisee, St Paul. To a large ex

hoped that this instalment is an earnest of

future work in the same direction; the Taltent it was accepted in the early ages of the

mud is a mine that will take years to work Christian Church, and, through the authority

out.”Dublin University Magazine. conceded to the Fathers of the Church, became the unquestioned and orthodox system A careful and thorough edition which of interpretation till modern times. Hence does credit to English scholarship, of a short it is peculiarly incumbent on those who look treatise from the Mishna, containing a series to Jerome or Origen for their theology or of sentences or maxims ascribed mostly to exegesis to learn something of their Jewish Jewish teachers immediately preceding, or predecessors. The New Testament abounds immediately following the Christian era. with sayings which remarkably coincide with, Mr Taylor has his treasure-house replete or closely resemble, those of the Jewish with Rabbinic lore, and the entire volume Fathers; and these latter probably would (especially the “Excursuses') is full of most furnish more satisfactory and frequent illus- interesting matter. We would also call trations of its text than the Old Testament. special attention to the frequent illustration -Saturday Review.

of phrases and ideas occurring in the New “ The Masseketh Aboth' stands at the Testament.”—Contemporary Review. head of Hebrew non-canonical writings. It

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