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cluding Dissertation involves in it an
opinion, in which Dr. Tilloch avows his
usual confidence; but in which we cer-
tainly are not prepared to follow him.
It relates to the identity of the person
designated by the terms anμévos and
ἀρνίον ;
in other words, Dr. T. contends,
that "he who sitteth upon the throne,"
and "the Lamb," a mode of expression
that runs throughout the Apocalypse,
are not two persons, but one! He is
consequently at much pains to prove,
that in both cases Christ is intended.
Accordingly where our version ascribes,
"Salvation to him that sitteth upon the
throne, and unto the Lamb," he is for
striking out the words "and unto," and
would read "to him that sitteth upon
the throne, the Lamb." This appears to us
to furnish a clue to his train of criticism
formerly noticed on Rev. v. 1. and ver. 7.
His argument founded on the circum-
stance of ro apvío not being an attribu-
tive, but an hieroglyphical proper name
may indeed shew that the construction
of the Greek will not positively deter-
mine that two persons are intended, but
neither on the other hand will it decide
the contrary. This point must be settled
by the scope of the passages in which
"He that sitteth upon the throne," and
"the Lamb," are distinctly spoken of.
We have already remarked, that Rev.
v. 1, 7. are point blank against Dr. T.
in this instance; so also is ch. vi. 16.
We may remark too, that when the
writer of the Apocalypse speaks of the
Lamb in connection with the throne, he
speaks of him as "in the midst of the
throne," Tò άpylov tồ ảvà péσov tõ Spóve; but
we have seen that he speaks also of one,
who "sitteth upon the throne," a dis-
tinction which is prominently marked,
and uniformly preserved throughout the
book; and though we are not allowed to
suppose that this distinction refers to
the divine nature, it evidently points at
a distinction, which it appears to be the
great object of Dr. Tilloch's strain of
criticism to destroy-to wit, the personal
distinction between the Father and the
Son. This doctrine lies upon the very
surface of Divine Revelation; and no
man can have scriptural views of the
economy of redemption without admit-
ting it. If Dr. Tilloch be firm in the
belief of this doctrine, the tendency of
his critical remarks throughout the
section is to us quite inexplicable!

Again, in Rev. xxii. 1. we meet with
τῶ θρόνο τῷ Θεῦ, καὶ τῷ ̓Αρνίυ, “ from the
throne of God and of the Lamb." We
must, according to Dr. Tilloch's doc-
trine, understand it to mean, "from the
throne of the Lamb who is God, or
omnipotent," seeing that apvíov is a pro-
per name, and eòs an attributive. But
it is clear to us, that unless some very
strong reasons can be assigned from the
scope of these passages, why the distinc-
tion of persons which they at first sight
appear to denote, should not be taught
in them, (for it is very plainly taught in
many parts of the New Testament,
quoted by Dr. T. himself, in a former
Dissertation,) there can be no reason.
able objection to our common rendering.
What Greek terms, we ask, (though
prior should be allowed to be a proper
name,) would better express "out of the
throne of God and of the Lamb," than
ἐκ τῷ θρόνο τῷ Θεῷ, και τῷ ̓Αργία ?
At page 366, the Doctor says,
passage in Rev. vii. 10. has been already
noticed, Salvation be to our God, the
sitting one on the throne, even the
Lamb.' UNTO the Lamb is quite im-
proper, as the Greek has here no preposi
tion." But why should the want of a
preposition before apú be any reason
for discarding "unto," which is merely
the sign of the dative case, when there
is no objection against the preposition to
in the former part of the sentence,
though none in the Greek, any more
than in the other instance, both nouns



In several places the expressions "God and the Lamb" occur. Dr. T.

by considering the term, "the Lamb," as a proper name, and not an attributive, (with what correctness we do not here stop to enquire,) dexterously gets over such verses, by considering them as applying only to one person. Yet in his manner of explaining them, we cannot help noticing that we think he is not quite consistent with himself. For instance: he tells us that apvío (the Lamb) is no attributive-it is a proper name. But if so, in those passages where xa0nuevos or ads occur, connected with apvíos by the copulative xa, it would be proper to nullify the conjunction altogether; thus reading," to him that sitteth upon the throne, the Lamb," rather than, "to him who sitteth upon the throne, and who is the Lamb;" for, according to the latter mode of reading, the appellation "the Lamb," has certainly more the appearance of an attributive than a proper name, into which our author resolves it.

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glorious consummation, and the mysterious counsels of the most High respecting the Christian dispensation, shall be for ever closed in judgment— all these things conspire to render this book the most difficult portion of the New Testament writings. An illustration of it, therefore, must be regarded as a subject worthy of the noblest faculties which the Creator ever bestowed on man. In this good work, Dr. Tilloch might have been a successful labourer, could he have contented himself with thinking on some points with those that have gone before him. But straining after originality, on almost every topic that comes in his way, he has, in our opinion, completely failed in his object. His criticisms are much too arbitrary and violent-they overshoot the mark, as we think we have shewn in various instances in the course of our Review; and we deeply regret that he should have given us so much occasion to doubt his soundness, in certain articles of the faith once delivered to the saints.


being in the dative case? And at p. 316,
he had previously made the same com
plaint, alleging that there was equal rea-
son for "unto" being inserted before the
middle clause of the verse, viz. "him that
sitteth upon the throne," by reading it,
"unto the sitting one upon the throne."
To this, however, it is sufficient to re-
mind Dr. Tilloch, that as xx0nμery is a
participle agreeing with Op, and with-
out an intervening conjunction, it would
be improper the cases are not parallel.
But we must desist: we have already
extended these remarks to a much
greater length than suits the limits of
our Journal; and we fear we owe an
apology to a large proportion of our
readers, who will find comparatively
little interest in this protracted discus-
sion. Our only plea is, that hitherto,
so far as we know, no other Journal has
noticed the volume; and if report tell
true, the author is not a little elated
with the flattering commendations that
have been bestowed upon his book from
some learned bodies and individuals to
whom it has been presented. That Dr.
Tilloch is a man of learning and talents,
no unprejudiced person who peruses his
pages will think of denying, though it
may be fairly questioned, how far that
learning and those talents have been
usefully employed in the instance before
It is the misfortune of a certain
class of religionists, that they never can
be satisfied with what satisfies other
people. Hence we find them continually
straining after singularities. They must
have an opinion of their own, different
from all the world besides. This, in
any one, is a most unhappy temper of
mind; but when found in a teacher of
religion, or an author by profession, it is
of the most pernicious consequence.
We could give some notable exemplifi-
cations of this fact, in real life, were it
necessary, but it is not. The book of
the Revelation is confessedly obscure


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Matthew Henry at Hackney. To which are added, Strictures on the Unitarian Writings of the Rev. Lant Carpenter, LL.D. 8vo. pp. 136, 4s. 6d. SOCINIANISM is such an ill-disguised sort of infidelity, that it seems scarcely deserving of half the pains employed in its refutation. No serious Christian, we should think, could be in any danger from a creed which not only leaves out, but which finds no substitute for, the great doctrines of Christianity. It denies to us a Saviour, without proffering the intercession of the saints; and takes away the cross, without so much as giving us a crucifix in its stead. It desolates the sanctuary of its altar, of its priest, and of the atoning blood; leaving the guilty without_pardon, and the dying without hope. It lays waste the inheritance of Him who is appointed heir of all things; converts the church of God into a heathen temple, and fills it with the priests of paganism. There may, indeed, be some who lay hold on the skirts of such a system, to take away the reproach of open or avowed unbelief; but it seems impossible that any real Christian should have any fellowship, any sympathy at all with it. It has moreover been so completely vanquished and put to flight, first by Horsley, then by Fuller, afterwards by Wardlaw, by Bevan, and Pye Smith, that nothing remains but a company of fugitives, who have fled like the Benjamites before the men of Judah.

But if, as the Author of this classical and elegant pamphlet believes, these enemies of the Christian faith are still active in their endeavours to "corrupt our Encyclopædias, our Reviews, our Travels, and spread the effluvia through our reading rooms and public libraries," 114, be reason for his having prepared a little nitric acid for purifying the atmosphere within its in


The next section consists of a Critical Examination of the Unitarian Version of the New Testament, so far at least as concerns the doctrine of the Trinity, the Deity of Christ, and the Atonement. The mis-translation and evident corruption of a number of passages are ably exposed; and though the writer has not always succeeded in placing his remarks in juxtaposition, they discover considerable learning and acuteness.

The testimonies of the early Christian Fathers then follow; and the pamphlet closes with some pointed Strictures on the Writings of Dr. Carpenter, which we esteem the ablest portion of the work. The anonymous author, whom we suspect to be a layman, is entitled to commendation for learning and ability so zealously devoted to the cause of truth, and for the entertaining and instructive performance which we have now the pleasure of introducing to our readers.

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anonymous Editor has selected those parts of the writings of the above mentioned authors, which place their sentiments in the most striking point of view; and we can safely say, that the arguments in support of the foregoing doctrines are stated with greater force in this little volume, than will be easily found any where else in so small a compass. The publication issues from the Edinburgh press; and we learn from the Preface, that it has been occasioned by the discovery, that more than usual zeal has been manifested of late to introduce the doctrines of Socinus into the Northern Metropolis. As an antidote to the poison of Socinianism, we certainly think this manual has considerable merit; and we cordially recommend it for dissemination in those parts of the country, where these souldestructive principles particularly prevail. We have only further to add, that Mr. Maclaurin's matchless Sermon, on glorying in the Cross of Christ, is given by way of Appendix to the volume.

appeal to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, at their Annual Meeting in the ensuing month of May, where it will receive its final adjudication. To this meeting, the friends of Reform in Scotland are looking forwards with no little portion of anxiety; and in the meantime, they are quite upon the alert to enlighten the public mind, by exposing the monstrous abuses to which the practice of holding pluralities has never failed to give rise. On this subject, the two pamphlets mentioned at the head of this article will be found interesting; but Mr. Burn "Buiks," may almost be said to exhaust the subject, and we strongly recommend it to the attentive perusal of such of our readers as have leisure and inclination to examine it. Did our columns admit of it, we could produce some highly interesting extracts, but we are compelled to forego the pleasure. Should our good friends in the North succeed in carrying their point on the present occa sion, they will establish a precedent which may probably stimulate the good people on this side the Tweed, to set hic labor! hoc opus est!! Such an unabout cleansing the Augean stable! But dertaking in England would be too vast for any power short of Omnipotence


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Dr. McFarlane, Principal of the Uni-biography, we may nevertheless report versity of Glasgow. By the REV. that the subject of this Memoir, appears ROBERT BURNS, Minister of St. George's to have been "a decidedly pious chaChurch, Paisley. Glasgow, Chalmers racter," ," as the fashionable phrase goes. and Collins, and Whittakers, London. Of Mr. Rogers's Sermon we can speak pp. 300, 12mo. pr. 3s. 6d. bds. 1824. with greater confidence as to its useful IN our Magazine for December, 1823, tendency. The text is 2 Tim. i. 12." For (See Vol. IX. p. 389.) we announced the I know whom I have believed," &c. and proceedings of the Presbytery of Glas- he has given a scriptural and able illus gow, on the motion for inducting Dr. tration of the words, demonstrating that M'Farlane into the ministry of the High faith in Christ is the best preservative Church of that city on which occasion against the fear of death. In reading it the motion was negatived. The case we were strongly reminded of the style of next proceeded to the Synod of Glasgow preaching of our late valued friend, Mr. and Ayr, where it was again discussed, Abraham Austin-a name, we believe, and again negatived by a majority of dear to Mr. Rogers, and certainly dear five votes. Dr. M'Farlane has still an to ourselves.

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