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that when the diacritic point came to be applied, it followed the com mon understanding, which chose what seemed to be the more ap propriate of two good senses.
Job xix. 25-27.
BY REV. J. I. MOMBERT, D.D.
In the Journal for June and December, 1882, beginning p. 27, is a paper on this passage. The exact Greek text of the passage, as it stands in the printed editions of the Alexandrian and Vatican Manuscripts, and in the Complutensian Polyglot, herewith supplied, may be useful for reference.
A. Codex Alexandrinus (Baber), Lond. 1821.
ΛΥΕΙΝ ΜΕ ΜΕΛΛΩΝ ΕΠΙ ΓΗC
B. Codex Vaticanus, Roma, 1871.
ΕΙΝ ΜΕ ΜΕΛΛΩΝ
ΤΟ ΑΝΑΝΤΛΟΥΝ ΤΑΥΤΑ
C. Complutensian Polyglot. οίδα εγώ ότι αένναός εστιν ο εκλύειν με μέλλων, επί γης αναστήσαι το δέρμα που το αναντλούν ταύτα. παρά γαρ κυρίου ταυτά μοι συνετελέσθη, και εγώ έμαυτώ συνεπίσταμαι, & οφθαλμός μου εώρακε, και ουκ άλλος, πάντα δε μου
συντετέλεσται εν κόλπω.
BY PROF. ISAAC H. HALL, PH.D. The following corrections should be made in papers on the Beirât Codex and the Syriac Apocalypse, published in the Journal for June and December, 1882 :
Page 4, line 15, for "128" read « 98.”
8, lines 15-19, dele the sentence beginning "Several instructive examples,"
with the one which follows in parenthesis. The peculiarity is one noted at several places in Wiseman's Horæ Syriacæ, and seems to serve another object. I have observed the same thing in other MSS., c.g., in that of the Union Theological Seminary in New York. The statements made in the two sentences referred to rest, however, on the assurance of sundry native scholars, of whom the late Butrus el-Bistani, author of the Mohut el-Mohit, and an excellent Syriac scholar, was
But it seems contradicted by other MS. phenomena and ex-
lines 2 and 3 of foot-note, for “Guido” read “Guy."
Pococke and De Dieu matter, viz., [Christian Knorr von Rosenroth,]
line 15, put full stop after “ fuissent” (the old semi-period). Other less important corrections, especially in the accentuation of some of the Greek words, will easily be made by the reader.
"HE eighth meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and Exe
gesis was held in the Chapel of the Union Theological School, December 27, 1883.
The Society met in accordance with the arrangements of the committee at 9 A.M.
In the absence of both the President and the Vice-President, Rev, M. S. Terry, D.D., was called to the chair.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
The Committee of Arrangements reported the following programme: Morning session, 9-12.30; recess, 12.30–2 ; afternoon session 2-5-30; recess, 5.30–7.30 ; evening session, 7-30 onward ; which was adopted, as also the further recommendation that the first part of the afternoon session be devoted to necessary business, and the hour immediately following to brief notes.
The first paper, on“ The Independent Legislation of Deuteronomy,” was read by Prof. E. C. Bissell, D.D., and discussed by various members of the Society.
The second paper, on Recent Discussions of Rom. ix. 5,” by Prof. Ezra Abbott, D.D., in the absence of the author on account of illness, was read by Prof. Francis Brown.
The third paper, on “The Readings 'Elnvas and 'Emnulotás,” by Prof. B. B. Warfield, D.D., who also could not be present, was read by the Secretary.
Before it was quite completed, the time fixed for closing the session arrived, and a recess was taken.
At 2 P.M. the Society re-assembled, and at once proceeded to the transaction of business.
Pursuant to a recommendation of the Council, it was voted that thenceforth back numbers of the Journal be sold singly, to members elected after their publication, at one dollar a copy.
The following persons were recommended by the Council, and elected to membership in the Society :
Prof. C. R. Brown, Newton Centre, Mass.
Rev. J. P. Peters, Ph.D., Cor. 99th St. and oth Ave., New York,
5 West 35th St., New York, N.Y. Prof. H. M. Scott,
Congregational Theol. Sem., Chicago, Ill. Rev. Jacob Streibert, West Haven, Conn. Prof. E. B. Andrews, Providence, R.I. Prof. E. D. Burton, Newton Centre, Mass. Rev. J. J. McCook, 114 Main St., Hartford, Conn. Prof. J. W. Lindsay, D.D., 12 Somerset St., Boston, Mass. Rev. F. A. Henry,
Ridgefield, Conn. Prof. J. F. Genung, Ph.D., Amherst, Mass. Prof. D. M. Welton, Ph.D., Toronto, Canada. Prof. G. T. Ladd, D.D., New Haven, Conn.
The Society further adopted the recommendation of the Council to the effect that Hartford, Conn., be the place of the next meeting, and Profs. Bissell and Hart, and Rev. Mr. Andrews, a committee to fix the date, and make all necessary arrangements.
At the conclusion of these matters of business, it was voted that the presentation of the brief notes, which were next in order, be deferred, in order that Prof. W. A. Stevens might read his paper on Ænon near to Salim,” which was followed by a short discussion.
Among the notes afterwards offered were the following:
One by Prof. Francis Brown, on the Gospel of Matthew in a MS. of the National Library at Paris, edited by John Wordsworth, A.M.
One by Rev. J. I. Mombert, D.D., on Ziegler's series of printed editions of the ante-Hieronymian portions of the Italic text, with a reference to the speaker's edition of Tyndale's Pentateuch in process of publication.
One by Rev. W. H. Ward, D.D., on Ps. xci. 4, as illustrated by the decorations on the Bowl of Palestrina. See Le Journal Asiatique, 1878.
A second by Dr. Hall, on two Greek MSS., one a copy of Chrysostom's Homilies on Ephesians, and his Hermeneia on Galatians ; the other, a Lexicon in the Philadelphia Library, -- and two liturgical works in the possession of Hiram Hitchcock, Esq., of New York.
At the close of the hour devoted to these notes, Rev. J. I. Mombert, D.D., requested permission, which was granted, to read his paper on “The Tridentine Decrees concerning the Holy Scriptures, and the History of the Official Text of the Scriptures of the Church of Rome."
The discussion which followed this paper elicited much that was interesting concerning the Latin MSS. of the Bible.
At this point, it was moved and voted that the meeting close with the session then in progress, but that the session be extended long enough to allow the presentation of the papers yet to be read.
Prof. I. H. Hall, Ph.D., then gave the Society a description of “ The Union Theological Seminary's Syriac MS. of the Gospels, etc."
Dr. Mombert asked permission to publish, in the next volume of the Journal, some additions to an article in that of 1882.
It was voted to authorize the Council to publish the papers read during the year as far as the funds on hand would permit.
The remainder of Prof. Warfield's paper was then read, and one by Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D., on “The History of the Printed Text of the Old Testament,” was read by its title.
There were present at one or both sessions of the meeting, Drs. Buttz, Crosby, Hitchcock, Mombert, and Terry; Profs. Ballantine, Beckwith, Bissell, Briggs, Brown, Gardiner, Hall, Harper, Hart, Mitchell, Moore, and Stevens; Revs. Gillett, Micou, Rice, and Riggs.
A rough copy of the minutes was read and corrected, after which the Society, at 6.30, adjourned.
H. G. MITCHELL,
LIST OF MEMBERS,
Members are requested to give the Secretary notice of changes in their
Prof. Ezra Abbot, D.D., LL.D., *
23 Berkeley St., Cambridge, Mass.
* Died March 21, 1884.