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CONTENTS of the FOREIGN ARTICLES,
ART. 1. A fourth and fifth Chapter of Genefis, tranflated from the original Hebrew; with marginal Illustrations, and Notes critical and explanatory. By Abraham Dawfon, M. A. Rector of Ringsfield, Suffolk. 4to. 3 s. Cadell, &c. 1772.
EVERAL years ago this Author published a critical account of the three firft chapters of Genefis; he has executed the prefent tranflation upon the fame plan, which he tells us he has feen no reason to alter. The ftrict attention and care which had been bestowed upon the former publication, appear likewife to have been obferved in regard to this performance; and the Writer ftill finds, as he had before done, feveral occafions to differ from our common English verfion: fome inftances of which we fhall proceed to lay before our Readers : Haft not made a proper diftinction-haft not fe lected the best of thy fub
Ch. iv. 3. And Jehovah faid unto Cain, "Why art thou wroth, and why is thy countenance fallen ? Though thou haft done right in offering, yet as thou haft not done right in dividing, haft thou not finned? Be fill: for to thee fhall he be in fubjection, and fhalt thou rule over him?"
Mr. Dawson endeavours, in the notes, to juftify and fupport his tranflation: the first part of his reafoning upon this paffage we shall give in his own words:
2 Be quiet:compose thyfelf.
" 3. Tnough (am) thou haft done right in offering, yet as (cu am) thou haft not done right in dividing, haft thou not finned? be ftill:"-fo Sept. xx sav opfws #goσeveyns oftws de μη διελης ημαρτες ; ησυχασον.—This is fo natural and commodious a fenfe of the paffage, and more agreeable to, the ori
• Vid. Rev. O&. 1763. VOL. XLVII.
ginal than any other I have met with, that it hath often been matter of wonder to me that commentaters fhould have perplexed their felves and tortured.the words fo much to find out other meanings. Engl. has rendered fath-fhalt thou not be accepted? Margin-thalt thou not have the excellency? fo Le Clerc dignitatem tueberis. But there is nothing in the original to answer to the wards-fhalt thou be-fhalt thou have-in Engl. or to-tueberiin Le Clerc: accordingly Le Clerc will have thinr or fome fuch word to be understood. How harsh and forced a.conftruction is this? but now by fuppofing fath to be the infinitive of na the conftruction is eafy-Though thou haldone right in offering (in bringing thy gift)-: nor has Le Clerc any thing to object to this rendering, except it be his bare unfupported affertion that " na never fignifies in the ld Teftament-to offer ;"--whereas among the various fignifications of this word that of bringing to God, prefenting offerings, is affigned by all lexicographers as one; and accordingly the verbal noun, math, denotes gifts, presents, oblations, meffes of meat fent as prefents,-Ezek. xx. 31. bath mthnthichm-when you offer your gifts,-40. maouthichm-of your oblations and which is ftill more directly to our purpose, 1 Chron. xvi. 29. we find this word joined with-mne-fabu mnee-bring a gift, an offering
But as to that part of the verfe which this Author renders, in dividing"-lphth-he acknowledges there is fome difficulty. Among feveral other obfervations (for the whole note is too long for us to tranfcribe) he remarks, I am inclined to fufpect the original reading to have been-phle, phlth, phlthe—. I might eafily be tranfpofed, and e changed into a from the word immediately following; and as is not prefixed to fath this helps to confirm my conjecture of its making part of the root in this word, and having undergone a tranfpofition. Phle, of the fame import with phla, fignifies-to divide, to separate, to felect as excellent and best of the kind, to make an honourable diftinction, &c. Sept. might very well render it by dieλns. Lev. xxii. 21. Whofoever offereth a facrifice of peace offering unto the Lord-lphla ndr-Engl. to accomplish his vow-Sept. diαςειλας (a word of like import with διελης) ευχην—xxvii. 2. iphla ndr-Engl. fhall make a folemn vow-Sept. EuENTαI EUXNY; but in Numb. vi. 2. the fame phrafe is rendered-μɛyaλws ευξηται ευχήν; and xv. 3. μεγαλύναι ευχην. Thus Exod. viii. 2. ephlithi-Engl. I will fever-Sept. mapadoαow, I will diftinguish in an honourable manner: the like in Exod. ix. 4. in all which places, Chald. Samar. and Syr. verfions have phr which fignifies, to separate, to divide, to diftinguish, &c.'- There are feveral farther notes upon this paffage, which we must pafs by; but the Reader will obferve, that by rendering