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Henry Ainsworth
Annotations upon the five bookes of Moses, the booke of the Psalmes, and the Song of Songs, or, Canticles. VVherein the Hebrevv vvords and sentences, are compared with, and explained by the ancient Greeke and Chaldee versions, and other records and monuments of the Hebrewes: but chiefly by conference with the holy Scriptures, Moses his words, lawes and ordinances, the sacrifices, and other legall ceremonies heretofore commanded by God to the Church of Israel, are explained. With an advertisement touching some objections made against the sinceritie of the Hebrew text, and allegation of the Rabbines in these annotations. As also tables directing unto such principall things as are observed in the annotations upon each severall booke
London: John Bellamie, 1626. Scarce. ESTC Citation No. S106799. Collated from Copac and ESTC. Lacking final eight leaves and front and rear blank. An early edition. First published in 1616. Contains: Annotations upon the five bookes of Moses, and the booke of the Psalmes Annotations upon the first booke of Moses, called Genesis Annotations upon the second booke of Moses, called Exodus Annotations upon the third booke of Moses, called Leviticus Annotations upon the fourth booke of Moses, called Numbers Annotations upon the fifth booke of Moses called Deuteronomie Annotations upon the booke of Psalmes Solomons Song of songs, in English metre The work also contains the unpaginated additions of annotations upon the five bookes of Moses, and annotations upon the booke of the Psalmes. Henry Ainsworth was an English Nonconformist clergyman and scholar who, following his move to Amsterdam as a result of Queen Elizabeth's dissatisfaction with his Nonconformist beliefs, was the leader of the separatist congregation in Amsterdam. Ainsworth's Annotations contains complete independent translations of each of the mentioned books, together with his extensive commentary of each work. This 1627 edition is also the first version to contain the 'Table of Some principal things observed' which follows the text and discusses references of a purely grammatical nature. The work is noted to contain a particularly important and innovative translation of Exodus XV as prose rather than poetical. Upon initial release in 1616 the work was met with some criticism, something which is addressed in the 1627 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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