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The Old and New Testament, Vol. 1 of 2 free pdf Excerpt from The Old and New Testament, Vol. 1 of 2: Connected, in the History of the Jews, and Neighbouring Nations- From the Declension of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, to the Time of Christ Dr. Humphrey Prideaux was bora at Padstow, in the county of Cornwall, on the3d of May, A.D. 1648, being the third son of Edmund Prideaux, Esq. by Bridgett his wife, who was the daughter of John Moyle of Bake, Esq. in the same county. He was by both his parents descended from ancient and honourable famiUes, well known in that county. The doctor being a younger brother, and designed by his parents for the church, as soon as he was of fit age he was sent abroad to school, first to Liskard, in Cornwall, then to Bodmin, in the same county, and from thence removed to Westminster, under the famous Dr. Busby, where he was soon chosen Kings scholar- and after having been in that college three years, was from thence elected to Christ-church, Oxford, and admitted into a students place in the year 1668, by Dr. John Fell, dean of that college- and in Trinity Term, A.D. 167 ii, he commenced bachelor of arts. As soon as he had taken that degree, he was employed by Dr. Fell, who had at that time the management of the public printing-press in that university, in an edition of Lucius Florm, and directed to add notes thereto, which he did accordingly. These notes contain only references to other authors, showing where other ancient historians have treated more at large of matters, which Florus has only related in epitome. After this, there was put into his hands, out of the Bodleian library, a manuscript copy of Johannes Antiochenus Malela, a Greek historian, in order to have it fitted for the press by his care: hut he, on perusing it, thought it a very fabulous and trifling book, not worth the printing- and upon his giving this judgment of it, the design was quite laid aside. This book, however, has been since published by the learned Dr. Hody, professor of Greek in the same university. About this time, the doctor had the misfortune to lose his brother Nicholas, for whom he had conceived a particular affection, on account of his promising parts, and the great progress he had made in literature. He died of the smallpox, in the eighteenth year of his age, at Corpus Christi college, Oxon, where he had been a scholar three years- and lies buried in the cloister near the chapel, with a mural monument erected to his memory, which is be seen there. It was about this time that the Lord Henry Howard, then earl of Norwich, and afterward duke of Norfolk, made a present to the vmiversity of Oxford, of those marbles, which are called the Arundel marbles, being the collection of his grandfather Thomas, earl of Arundel: and these being set up in the court before the theatre, as there were several very curious and valuable inscriptions upon them, it was thought proper, that they should be published with a comment to explain them- and Mr. Humphrey Prideaux, at that time the only bachelor of arts, was appointed to this work. Accordingly he undertook it, and two years afterward, in May, 1676, published his book, entitled Marmora Oxoniensia, in one volume in folio, printed at the university press, and dedicated to the said earl of Norwich. In this work he has given us all the aforesaid inscriptions at large, with a comment after each, tending to illustrate and explain them, and has added by way of appendix, an account of some marbles collected by Mr. Selden, and Sertorius Ursatus sCommentarius de notis Romanonim. This book being published when he was but twenty-six years of age, a year after he had taken his master of arts degree, gained him great reputation in the university, and was well received in the world, especially among foreigners in Germany, France, and Italy- and the demand for it among the learned was such, that it grew very scarce within a few years after it had been printed, and was not to be had, but at an advanced price. The learned Hueti.

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Author : Humphrey Prideaux
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330431847
EAN : 9781330431849
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Number of Pages : 444 pages
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Language : English
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