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THE QUARTERLY

JOURNAL OF PROPHECY.

NOT THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD."-1 COR. II. 6.

SCIANT IGITUR, QU PROPHETAS NON INTELLIGUNT, NEC SCIRE DESIDERANT,
ASSERENTES SE TANTUM EVANGELIO ESSE CONTENTOS,

CHRISTI NESCIRE MYSTERIUM.

JEROME IN EP. AD EPH.

BLIT

VOL. XIII.

LONDON:
JAMES NISBET AND CO., 21 BERNERS STREET.

1861.

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THE QUARTERLY

JOURNAL OF PROPHECY.

JANUARY 1861.

ART. 1.--DR FAIRBAIRN'S TYPOLOGY.*

In the January Journal for 1852, we reviewed Dr Fairbairn's Typology, and pointed out what we regarded as errors in it. + Dr Fairbairn, in his third edition, refers to the review, and in a tone that bespeaks offence, and the expedients to which he resorts to depreciate it, indicate a measure of irritation quite unfavourable to his candour and prudence. We regret that he should thus derogate in a degree from the estimate we had formed of him. Our criticism was not only courteous, but forbearing and generous. We indulged in no personal reproaches. So far from it, we spoke of him in terms of commendation, and expressed as appreciative and honourable an estimate of a considerable part of his work, we believe, as it has drawn from the pen of any of his friends. In contrasting him with another class of writers, our language was: “He is a candid and dignified inquirer after truth; he displays a large acquaintance with the Scriptures, conducts his discussions with learning and tact, and presents, on many themes, just and lofty views.” And we said of the first half of his second volume, “ It might appropriately be entitled, “ The Great Truths and Principles

* The Typology of Scripture, Viewed in Connexion with the Entire Scheme of the Divine Dispensations. By Patrick Fairbairn, D.D., Professor of Divinity, Free Church, Glasgow. In two volumes, from the third Edinburgh Edition. Philadelphia : William S. and Alfred Martien. 1859.

+ The wing article is a reprint from the April number of the Theological and Literary Journal, edited by Mr Lord of New York. The ability, learning, and Christian vigour of this periodical recommend it to all students of prophecy.

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