Preface

Anfwer to a Queftion propo-fed by a private Perfon, I wrote it purely for his Satisfaction, without any Thought of printing it But Chewing a Copy of it fome Years after to a Neighbouring Clergyman, he adviied me to fend it to thePreis. Wherefore, I revifed and corre& ed it, and then tranfmitted it to the Bookr feller, above Two Years ago . He, being diffident whether any Thing written on thisSubjeft would fell, de* layed to print and publiih it until now. If the World lhall accept of this,...

Xfiu ti latcd in the Reign of King Henry the Eighth

(m* being joined to the Book of Common-Prayer t in the Rcign of King Ejwarj the Sixth, tfo VcU ftill continued there in that Tranflation, V'though there be a very different Verfion of thofe Pfalms and Hymns fince made and placed in our Bibles in the Reign of King James the Firft. This Latin Tranflation of St Jerom, excepting the Pfalms and J i Hymns, as before obferved, is ftill ufed in re< s> rtu. thc the Church of Rome, and goes by the Name of Biblia Vulgata. The Copies of the Ver-. fion...

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the Council gave the Preference, among all the Latin Tranflations to the mod an-< c cient, which had been approved of in the < c Church for many Ages before, which c< could not be charged with any Error in Point of Faith or Morality, and which < c was morally conformable to the Original Text This Verfion is commanded to be t made ufe of as the only one in all Ser-< mons, Conferences, or other PubKck A& s, < c without the leaft Diminution of the Au-< c thority and authentic...

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And we have no Reafonto queftion, but thofe who made ' this Tranflation, made ufe of a Copy to tranflate from, which was taken imme-. ' v diately from that authentic Book For at . . . this Time the Alexandrian Jews, and their j . Brethren in Judea, had as free Intercourfe with each other as could be defired Judea being at that Time fubjedt to the King of Egypt. But that authentic Book which was at the Time of this Tranflation lodged in the Temple at JeruJalem, and, as...