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Peterhouse : He Kainē Diathēkē.Novum Testamentum

Aldrich, Henry, 1648-1710


<p style='text-align: justify;'> The New Testament in Greek prepared from the work of John Gregory (d.1678) by Henry Aldrich (1648-1710), aided by John Ernest Grabe (1666-1711). Contains a preface by John Gregory (d.1678) and a list of subscribers. This copy is interleaved, and contains MS annotations in English by Daniel Whitby (1638-1726) and in Latin by Jeremiah Markland (1693-1776). The flyleaves contain notes in Greek by the first owner (anonymous). </p><p style='text-align: justify;'>John Gregory (d.1678) received his B.A. from Pembroke, Cambridge in 1667, and his M.A. in 1672. He was Archdeacon of Gloucester from 1672 until his death in 1678. He is also the author of a commentary on the Sabbath:'Hēmera anapauseōs, or, A discourse of the morality of the Sabbath: being an exposition of Exod. XX, v. 8, 9, 10, 11; with prayers relating thereunto [Wing G1918].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Henry Aldrich (1648-1710) was Dean of Christ Church from 1689 to 1711, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1692 to 1695. He was known more widely as an architect, a musician and a humorist. Aldrich also actively opposed the catholicizing policies of James II, organising the printing of rebuttals against Abraham Woodhead and Obadiah Walker.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>John Ernest Grabe (1666-1711) was a biblical scholar who revised the scholia for this volume in 1703. He matriculated at the University of Königsberg in 1682 and received his M.A. in 1685. He was a chaplain at Christ Church until 1703. He was employed by Queen Anne to print the Alexandrine MS of the Septuagint, then residing in the Royal Library at St James', the first volume of which he published in 1707, and the last in 1709. He received a DD from the University of Oxford in 1706. </p>

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