1792 Large Folio British Family Bible
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With Copper Plates This is the Christian's New and Complete British Family Bible: being a new, clear, full and universal exposition and commentary on the Holy Scriptures, illustrated with valuable notes and annotations. It was compiled by Paul Wright in 1792. it contains 80 copper Plates, and Maps;'Illustrated with most valuable notes and annotations, theological, critical, moral, divine, historical, geographical,., systematical, biographical, practical, admonitory, chronological and explanatory'. With a frontispiece and numerous further stunning plates throughout, including a depiction of the creation of Heaven and Earth, a new map of the garden and land of Eden, and other illustrations of Biblical text. 'All the difficult and obscure passages are clearly explained; the seeming contradictions in every respect reconciled; the mis-translations corrected; the errors of former commentators rectified and pointed out; the objections of deists and infidels answered; the prophecies and parables faithfully elucidated; sublimes passages properly noted; the offices of the Jewish and Christian churches thoroughly investigated; every minute circumstance of the revealed will of God faithfully recorded; all proper names together with scripture weights and measures, accompanied with the necessary interpretations and illustrations and the whole of divine revelation (upon which all our hopes of eternal happiness depend) displayed in its original purity, and rendered easy, pleasant, and profitable to every capacity, both with respect to faith and practice'. 'This valuable body of Christian divinity, and treasury of divine revelation, being the result of more than forty years study and experience (and not a hasty production, undertaken to serve pecuniary purposes) is executed in a manner far superious to other publications of this sort, and will alone form a complete universal library of divine knowledge, antient and modern'. Paul Wright was the vicar of Oakley and rector of Snoreham in Essex, previously of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, an author of 'other learned, pious, and useful works, universally approved of by Christians of every denomination'.This Bible contains the Old and New Testaments with the Apocrypha bound between the Testaments. It is complete including frontis and title page. Bound in the original full leather binding , 6 raised bands on the spine. Original leather bound, untouched since 1st. printed; Published by Alex. Hoggs 1792 An extremely scarce copy of this large and engaging family bible.