Select Biblical And Literary Intelligence -- By: Anonymous
BSac 4:16 (Nov 1847) p. 791
Select Biblical And Literary Intelligence
Professor Hengstenberg of Berlin writes as follows, in respect to his Christology. “Although the German edition has been out of print for a long time, still I am sure that no new edition will appear within several years. For, after the completion of my commentary on the Psalms, I have thrown myself, with the greatest zeal, upon the Revelation of St. John. But if I should give a new edition, it would contain no important change; the greatest would be in the treatment of the Messianic Psalms. In my Article on Balaam (Numbers 24th chapter), I have arrived at a different conclusion from that in the Christology.” We learn that the publisher of Dr. Keith’s translation of this able and important work, intends to print an abridged edition, in one large volume, under the editorial care of Rev. Prof. Packard of Alexandria, D. C.
We learn that the geographer, Dr. Ritter of Berlin, expects to spend the coming winter in visiting the peninsula of Sinai, Syria, etc.
The veteran classical scholar and teacher, Frederic Jacobs, died at Gotha, on the 30th of March, 1847. He was born at Gotha, Oct. 6, 1764. From 1790 to 1807 he was teacher in the gymnasium in that city, and from 1807 to 1813, professor in the Lyceum in Munich and member of the Academy of Sciences. From 1813 to his death, he was head libra-
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rian of the ducal library at Gotha. His writings are very numerous, some of them are exceedingly attractive, and are filled with valuable thoughts. His style is genial and happy, and his devotion to classical pursuits most enthusiastic. He united, in a degree which is very uncommon in German classical authors, a pure taste with profound knowledge. The 7th vol. of his Miscellaneous Writings (8 Bde, 1822-45), contains his autobiography. Several very delightful articles from his pen may be found in the “Classical Studies,” a volume published a few years ago by Gould, Kendall & Lincoln of Boston.
Dr. Hug, who lately deceased at Freiburg in the Breisgau, had prepared for the press the 4th ed. of his Introduction to the New Testament. While the leading features of the earlier editions are scrupulously retained, it has received important corrections and additions. The work has enjoyed an extensive and deserved popularity, both among Protestants and Catholics. The author was a candid and considerate member of the Catholic communion, and like Dr. Jahn of Vienna, acceptable to all parties. The guiding principle of the Introduction is the historical, which alone can lead to true results in a production of this nature. It is to be published by Cotta of Stuttgard, at about $3,50.
The Psalms, according to the original text, metrically translat...
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