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THEOLOGICAL TRACTS,

IN SIX VOLUMES.

By RICHARD WATSON, D.D. F.R.S.
Lord Bishop of Landaff,

AND

Regius Professor O/"divinity in /Æ* University of

Cambridge.

SECOND EDITION.

VOL. III.

LONDON.-

Printed for T. Evans in the Strand, and in the Great Market, Bury St.

Edmund's; J. and J. Merrill, Cambridge ; J. Fletcher, and Prince and

Cooke, Oxford; P. Hill, Edinburgh; and W. M'kenzif, Dublin.

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A Dissertation on the Ancient Versions'of the Bible ;Jhew-

ing why our Engli/b Translation- differs so much from

them, and the excellent Use that may be made of them to-

wards attaining the true Readings of the Holy Scriptures

in doubtful Places. In a Letter to a Friend. The

second Edition, prepared for the Press by the Author

before his Death, and now printed from his own

Manuscript. By the late Rev. Dr. Thomas Brett.

Lond. 1760. p. 1.

In the Year 1729, Doctor Brett published a Chronological Essay in
Defence of the Computation of the Septuagint. In that Tract he ob-
serves, that if the Reader "compares the xivth Psalm in his Bible, whicty
is translated from the Hebrew, with the fame Psalm in his Common-
Prayer-Book, translated from the Septuagint, he will find that in his
Common-Prayer-Book, there are four whole Verses more than are in
his Bible, viz. ver. 4, 5, 6, 7. Yet these Verses are every one of them
cited by St. Paul in the fame Words, Rom. iii. 14, 15, 16, 17,18." For
the clearing up of this and similar Difficulties, he wrote, in the fame
Year, the Essay which is here republished ; the first Edition of it came
out in 1742, several Years after it had been composed. It is an excel-
lent Dissertation, and cannot fail of being very useful to such as have
not Leisure or Opportunity to consult Dr. Hedy's Book de Bibliorum
Textibus; Bishop Walton's Prolegomena to his Polyglot; Du, Pin's
Canon of Scripture; Dean Prideaux's Account of the Hebrew Scrip-
tures in the 2d Vol. 8vo of the Old and New Testament connected;
the 2d Book of Lamy's Apparatus Biblicus; Lewis' Origines Hebrææ;
and other Works of a like Nature. Dr. Owen's Inquiry into the
present State of the Septuagint Version, Lond. 1769, is very deserving
of the Reader's Attention.

An Hijlorical Account of the several Englijh Translations of

the Bible, and the Opposition they met with from the Church

of Rome. By Anthony Johnson, A. M. Lond.

1730. p. 60.

In the Preface to Poile's Annotations on the Bible, there is a short

Account of the English Translations of it; and a Tract was printed in

London, 1778, intitled, A List of various Editions of the Bible, and

Parts thereof, in English, from the Year 1526^0 1776. If the Reader

wishes to make a deeper Inquiry into this Subject, he will find full

Information, not only with reipect to various Translations of the Bible

into English, but into a great many other Languages, in Mr. Le Long's

btbliotheta Sacra;

Vol.. III. , Aa

V An Introduction to the Reading os the Holy Scriptures j in-

tended chiejlyfor young Students in Divinity. By Messrs.

BEAUSoBREand L'enfant. Camb. 1779. p. 101.

This is a Work of extraordinary Merit; the Authors have left scarcely

any Topic untouched, on which the young Student in Divinity maybe

supposed to want Information. Macknight'i Preliminary Observations,

&c. prefixed to his Harmony; Lamy's Apparatus Biblicus ; Pritii lntro-

•ductio ad Lectionem N. Testamenti; HarwouTs Introduction to the

Study of the New Testament; Percy's Key to the New Testament; and

Co/iyer's Sacred Interpreter, may be properly read along with this Intro-

duction.

A Key to the Apojlolic Writings, or an Esay to explain the

Gospel Scheme, and the principal Words and Phrases the

Apojlles have used in describing it. By J. Taylor.

Lond. 1754. p. 315.

This Work, which is prefixed to the Author's Paraphrase and Notes

on the Epistle to the Romans, is greatly admired by the Learned, as

containing the best Introduction to the Epistles, and the clearest Ac-

count of the whole Gospel Scheme, which was ever written. The

Doctrine of a double Justification was disliked by Bp. Bull; and it has

lately been animadverted on, as not founded in Scripture : however that

may bej it has had, in modern Times, other Supporters besides Dr.

Taylor; and it seems to have been well understood by Crellius, above

350 Years ago. Justisicationostra vel accipitur proejusmodi areatuac

pœna, quam peccatis promeruimus, absolutione ac liberatione, qua fit,

ut nolit nos Deus punire, fed potius nobiseum perinde velit agere, ac si

justi et innocentes effemus : vel accipitur pro ipsa salute nostra qu-im ali-

quando consecuturi sumus. Ilia Justiricatio simul ac fidem in Christum

complectimur nobis contingit, et tarn diu durat, quamdiu in nobis du-

rat sides, eaque viva et per charitatem efficax, feu quæ Obedientiam,

qualem Christus a nobis requirit, habeat conjunctam. Hac vero poste-

■» 'fit Justificatioquæ ex ilia prlrna fluit in adventuDomini Jesu nobis con-

tinget. Crel. in Rom. c. v. and in his commentary on 1 Cor. c. i, he

fays, Justificamur simul atque Doctrinæ Christi fidem adjungimus, id est

jus adipiscimur ad immunitatem ab omnibus poenis et ad vitæ æternae

adeptionem. Verum hoc jus nondum est plenum, fed adhuc a condi-

tione, quæ sequi debet, pendet, nempe ut constantes in fide simus, ac

sar.ctitati vitæ in posterum studeamus, itaque justificatio partim anteceSt

sanctificationem, partimsequitur. Hinc patet, quid sentiendum de Ulo

tristislimo dicto (of St. Augustine): Botta opera non antecedunt juftifi-

canatm,fed sequuntur just ificatum; antecedunt enim justisicandum plene,

sequuntur justificatum inchoate, &c.

Plain Reasons for being a Chri/iian. Lond. 1730. p. 456.

The Merit of this Tract will not be seen by an hasty Reader; every

Article of it contains Matter for much Consideration, and thews the
Author to have been well acquainted with his Subject. It was written
by Dr. Chandler, but not published till it had been revised by some other
Dissenting Ministers. A DIS-

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