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the meaning of bis being faint! The ineligibility of Esau, he informs us, was the consequence of bis having married 'the daughters of the idolaters of the land. And then after this Mr. Bellamy, in the very next note, asserts that
• Esau, who was evidently at that period considerod as the rightful heir to the priesthood by Isaac and Jacob, and who must for this reason, have been in the exercise of the office, declared to Jacob that he was weary of rites, ceremonies, offerings, and sacrifices ; and entreated him to accept of it, that he might join the spurious worship of those who had adopted a state of things under Adam, or under the Adam c prineval state, viz. Offerings of the fruits of the ground withuut sacrifice.'
If Esau had rendered himself ineligible to the priesthood at that period, how could Isaac and Jacob consider him as the rightful heir to it, and how could he be in the exercise of his office, when, on his defection, which had already taken place, Jacob, as Mr B. informs us, had succeeded to it? Mr. B.'s fictions are not even consistent. The history affords no evidence of Esau's being married at this period, nor does it contain a particle of information on the subjects with which Mr. Bellamy has embellished his Bible. His Hebrew is of the usual kind. “The word "ppsat halgniteeni, is rendered, feed
Bilt this word cannot be thus understood, it is only • translated so in this passage ; for in no part of Scripture is it
ever rendered to satisfy hunger.' The fact is, that the word is used but once in the Hevrew Bible, namely, in this very passage! 72 which Mr. B. affirms, iDeans, not pottage,' but a sacred • sacrumental repast,' denotes the article or substance from which a repast was prepared, and in all the instances of its use in the Bible, signifies the matter of a common meal for the pur. pose of satisfying hunger. 979 means faintness from exhaustion, having reference to Esau's answer, “ I am going to die;" so the word is used in 2 Sam. xvii. 29 : “ The people is hungry “ and my weary (exhausted) and thirsty in the wilderness."
The preceding extract affords a fair specimen of the style and spirit of the Notes. Mr. Bellamy every where descries tabernacles, and priests, and sacraments, and preaching. When Jacob rested at Bethel, (Chap. xxviii. 11.) ' he was,' says this gentleman,' as the representative head of the Church, well known
to the officiating priest at this tabernacle at Bethel. The offerings, sacrifices, rites, ceremonies, statutes, ordinances, 6 and laros,' as described in the book of Leviticus,' were always
the same from the beginning.' p. 109. The refreshment provided for Isaac, (Chap. xxvii. 17, 25.) was a sacred sacramental repast which,' says our Author, is retained in Christian
churches to the present day!' p. 110. Cbap. iii. 24, according to him, describes the institution of a place of worship,' with the sacred fire with the incense in the censer which was taken Vol. X. N.S.
by the high-priest within the vail, in the Holy of Holies before the Cherubim!'
Leaving these reveries, we must devote a few more words to Mr. Bellamy's self-contradictions. His work is indeed quite a curiosity in this respect. To display in their proper light the inconsistencies and contradictions to which we refer, we shall insert a table of passages which might, without difficulty, be enJarged for the entertainment of our readers, exhibiting Bellamy versus Bellamy. . .We find that the Cherubim, • With the Israelitish church it the Shechinah, the URIM and pleased God to communicate with THUMMIM, were continued under his people by the urim and the the Mosaic dispensation, and THUMMIM; but in this church that by these divine symbols, God which was prior to the time of communicated his will. Now as Moses, we do not meet with URIM the divine goodness had by these and THUMMIM; God communisymbols of his presence communed cated with man only from the with man from the fall, so likewise Cherubim.' p. 76, Gen. xvüi. l. when he established the covenant with Noah, they were continued as the appointed means of communication. p. 58. Gen. xi. 7.
ype Zaakeen means a very old *yp: Zaakeen cannot be rendere man.' p. 84.
ed by the words an old man,' in • Abraham was pr zakeen, old.' any part of scripture ! p. 102. Chap. xxiv. 1.
. We find from the translations • Chap. xxiii. 6. The word recorded in this chapter that he is Elohyim, is in the Common (Abraham) was a person of great Version rendered mighty : but this consequence and dignity. We is evidently an error.
The transhave the testimony of Trogus lation, a mighty prince, cannot be Pompeius, who says, the Jews applied to Abraham at this period, derive their origin from Damas- as he was not a temporal prince, cus, a famous city of Syria; their he had not even a place to bury kings were Abraham and Israel.' | his dead.' p. 97. which is perfectly consistent with scripture authority, where it is said, he was a mighty prince. Chap. xxiii. 6. p. 64 Gen. xiv. 13.
• The word 9124 vayigaang, ren. So he expired, thus died Abradered he gave up the ghost," ham.' Chap. xxv. 8, text. means to be employed in a very laborious work. This word is rendered in the new translation, thus Abraham had laboured' Note, p. 102. Chap. xxv. 8. • Sarah heard it in the tent door,
and Sarah hieard at the which was behind him.? These opening of the Tabernacle, for words thus rendered, are not she was behind him.' Text, Chap. consistent with the original, xviii. 10. and cannot be applied to make sense of the passage, The word
which is rendered behind him,' is
and he followed him;' that is, the
dopo Zekunim' is a plural noun, 0978 Zekunim is translated and means elders in all the scrip' old age? by Mr. Bellamy in ture when truly translated, there- Chap. xxi. 2, 13pis za, a son in fore dop712, does not mean a son his old age.' v. 7. 13773 ya, a son of his old age.' Note, Chap. xxxvii. in his old age.' In Chap. xliv. 20, 3.
Son of his • ,ילד זקנים he translates
We had almost overlooked a passage which we promised to notice. 13 Mp Chap. xxxiii. 20. is translated by Mr. Bellamy, "he preached before him ;' a strange rendering at all events : had it however been before a congregation, it might have passed; but Jacob, a mortal preaching before God, is a surprising spectacle. This very expression however he has rendered in Chap. xxxi. 47. he called it ;' an intelligible phrase, according with the reading of the Common Version.
We here conclude our examination of Mr Bellamy's version, not because we have exhausted the materials which it supplies for our critical strictures, (for an abundance of them yet re-, main unnoticed,) but from the apprehension that the Article has for every important purpose been sufficiently extended. A version more at variance with the principles on which it was professedly undertaken, it would be impossible to mention : the Author has set at defiance every rule by which a translator should be governed. While professing a rigid adherence to the literal import of the original, he has given the Hebrew terms meanings entirely at variance with the usage of the sacred writers.
So serious and so numerous are his errors, that had preceding translators indulged in similar freedoins, the real import of the Scriptures must ere now have been quite obscured, and of all books the Bible would have been the most corrupt. For the length to which the present Article has extended, we assign no other reason than the high patronage which this new translation has obtained, and the industry employed to recommend it as an important work, both of which are most unworthily bestowed upon it. If the tone of our strictures has partaken of severity, the utmost severity is amply justified by the arrogant manner in which its Author has contemned and aspersed the most learned, the most upright, and the most pious of Hebrew scholars, not less than by the numberless errors and gross corruptions of which he has been guilty. The appropriate title to this production, would be, The Holy Bible perverted from the original Hebrew, by Mr. John Bellamy.
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Alex. Chalmers, esq. has undertaken Dr. Jones's new translation of the the Abridgement of the Rev. J. H. Todd's Four Gospels into Welsh, will be pub- edition of Dr. Johnson's English Dico' lisned in a few days, in a 1èmo. volume, tionary ; Mr. Todd hating declived any,
an octavo volume.
concero in it, on account of the state of extemporaneous pharmacopoeia ; to his bealth.
which is added, an Appendix, containThe Rev. J. Bellamy is printing a se- ing an account of the diffent medic nal cond edition of his Com ordance to the institutions in the metropolrs; 'scienuốc Bible, in quarto; and another edition in and charitable
Shosily will be published in 8vo, the NaDr. Biewster has in the press, a Trea- tivity of H. R H. the late Priucess Chartise on the Kaleido•cope"; iniluding an lor e Augusta, calculated from the astros account of the differeut forms in which nomical Tables of Dr. Elmond Halley,late some ingenious opticians have fitted up Rezlus Professor of Astrouomy at Gieenthat instrument.
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The Rev. H.J. Todd is preparing a in proportion to the Sun's Geocentric work on Original Sin, Pree-will, Grace, Motion in the Ecliptic. To which is ** Regeneration, Justification, Faith, Good addled an important and interesting calo' Works, and Universal Redemption, as culition of seven remarkable nativities, maintained in certain declarations of our the parties being now living. By John Reformers.
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situation on Pulmonary Consumption, Mr. Stanley, assistant surgeon and and on the duration of life. Illustrated demonstrator of anatomy at St. Bartho- by statistical reports.
By John G. lomew's Hospital, is preparing for pub. Mansford, Member of the Royal College lication, a Manual of Practical Anatomy, of Surgeons of London. for the use of students engaged in dis- In the course of September will be sections.
published (dedicated to the youth of the Preparing for publication, a complete British Isles) The Pables of Esop and List of the Medical Lectures delivered others, with designs on wood, by Thomas in London, the terms, hours of attend- Bewick.
In the course of the present inonth In the press, Memoirs, biographical, cri-' will be published, in two handsome vols. tical, and literary, of the most eminent 8vo, Sermons on miscellaneous subjects. Physiclans and Surgeons of the present selected from the MSS, of the late Rev. time in the United Kingdom, with a choice E. Robson, M. A. for 37 years Curate collection of their prescriptions,and a spe- and Lecturer of St. Mary, Whitechapel. cification of the diseases for which they By the Rev. H. C. O'Donnugbue, A. M. were given: forming a complete modern
ART. XIV. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
The Cathedral Antiquities of England. By I. Britton, F. S. A. No XVII. being No. 111. of York Cathedral,
Also, by the same author, No. 1. of Chronological and Historical Illustrations of ancient English arcbitecture.
This Number contaius the followa
ing engravings of early specimens of the