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A Paraphrase and Annotations Upon All The Books Of The New Testament

By H. Hammond

1681 - London - J. Macock and M. Flesher

15" By 10", [8], xii, 949, [21]pp.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

An exceptionally bright and scarce copy of this first lengthy commentary on the New Testament to be published in the English language.

"Briefly Explaining All The Difficult Places Thereof"

Fifth edition, corrected.

Hammond (1605-1660) is often referred to as the father of English commentators or the father of English exegesis. He is known for his preterist theology, believing that God's final judgement (Apocalypse) has already taken place. This was often rejected by other theologians and pastors, including Charles Spurgeon, who nonetheless valued the information that Hammond brought to the overall body of Biblical knowledge. Hammond was held in high esteem even by his opponents. He was an excellent preacher; Charles I pronounced him the most natural orator he had ever heard. He read widely, and was a diligent scholar. He translated Blaise Pascal's Provincial Letters in 1657, under the title of Les Provinciales, or the Mystery of Jesuitisme, discovered in certain letters written upon occasion of the present differences at Sorbonne between the jansenists and the molinists, London, Royston, 1657.

Hammond's writings, published in 4 volumes. fol. (1674 - 1684), consist mostly of controversial sermons and tracts. The Anglo-Catholic Library contains four volumes of his Miscellaneous Theological Works (1847 - 1850). The best of them are his Practical Catechism, first published in 1644; this Paraphrase and Annotations on the New Testament; and an incomplete work of a similar nature on the Old Testament. His Life, a delightful piece of biography, written by Bishop John Fell, and prefixed to the collected Works, was reprinted in vol. iv. of Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Biography.

Containing the original half title.

Adorned with a beautifully engraved frontispiece, large vignette to the title page, and numerous decorative head and tail pieces.

Collated complete.

CONDITION

In contemporary full calf binding. Externally, rubbed, with wear and loss to the extremities and spine. Both hinges are tender. Lacking the original spine label. Internally, exceptionally bright and clean, with only the very occasional handling mark and spot. Small closed tear to page 117. Neat ink inscription to the front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD with a VERY GOOD INDEED interior.  


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