1597 A True Chronologie of the Times of the Persian Monarchie and After to the Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romanes Rare in Commerce
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This work inspired debate among sixteenth century theologians. This work offers evidence of Lively's breadth of scholarship, and his attitude towards Hebraic tradition of exegesis. In this work Lively analyses the seventy weeks in Daniel 9: 24-27 and seeks to understand if it is to merely be understood as a historical event, or if Daniel's weeks can be applied to the contemporary era.
It is in this work that Lively stresses the important contribution of non Christian writers such as Pliny, Horace and Herodotus in understanding The Bible. He also uses the church fathers as a source for this work, and the writings of post-biblical Jewish exegetes, lexicographers, grammarians and historians.
The first and only edition of this work.
ESTC reference no: S108759.
Extremely scarce in commerce, with no other copies traced.
Collated, lacking F5, 2C7, and 2C8. Therefore, with the signatures A-E8, F4, F6-8, G-Q8, R2, S-2B8, 2C6. R2 is blank as called for.
Edward Lively was a noted scholar and he played an active role in preparations for the King James Bible. Lively was also a Regius Professor of Hebrew at Trinity College, Cambridge. Lively's works are extant in manuscript, and he only wrote two books.
An important piece of Biblical scholarship, in both a religious and historical context. Lively examines this particular excerpt from the perspective of several sources, which was truly distinctive at this time of writing.
In a contemporary vellum binding. Rebacked with later cloth. Externally, generally smart with a few light marks to the boards. Front hinge has failed after the front endpaper, with the binding detached from textblock at the spine. Prior owner's biographical note on Lively to the verso of front endpaper, dated 1911. Contemporary inscription to the title page 'C E Rowley'. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Loss to the gutter of F4, not affecting the text. Hole to V2, affecting the edge of table but no text is missing. Spotting to the first and last few pages, otherwise just the odd spot.
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