EAN-139781165475711   EAN-13 barcode 9781165475711
Product NameMotives To The Study Of Hebrew (1814)
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Short DescriptionPaperback
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Long DescriptionThis 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.1814 Excerpt: ... which does him more credit than all his dialectick subtleties; and may serve in some degree to redeem him from the censure, which he has, for the most part, justly incurred, for the abuse of his very extraordinary talents. The narrative, which immediately precedes this letter, is a supplement to the account of self-taught Hebraists in the former part of Motives to the Study of Hebrew. I shall conclude this account of these FragMents, intended, to promote the study of Hebrew, by stating in few words the principal " Peter Lombard, Archbishop of Paris, and the celebrated Abelard: men, whose consummate abilities were rather qualified to reform the Church, and to restore Useful science, than to corrupt both, by confounding the common sense of mankind with frivolous speculation. These visionary theologists never explained or illustrated any scriptural topic: on the contrary, they perverted the simplest expressions of the sacred text, and embarrassed the most evident truths of the Gospel by laboured distinctions, and unintelligible solutions." Hist, of Engl. P. vol. i. Diss. ii.) reasons (besides the easiness of the language, of which something will be said in its place,) which recommend the knowledge of the language to different descriptions of readers. 1. Hebrew is the origin! language of the Old Testament, and therefore ought to be studied by all Christians, who are not precluded from it by poverty, or age, or infirmity, or incompatible duties. 2. It is a language, for the cultivation of which (as a great public and ecclesiastical concern) councils have been held, constitutions have been appointed, and lectures established; and therefore ought not to be neglected by any Clergyman, who has a respect for his profession, and is not prevented from studying it by a...
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