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1. Roberts and Donaldson, Ante Nicene Fathers (Peabody MA: Hendrickson, 1995), [vol 1, p. 186].
2. ibid [vol 1, p. 63].
3. Marva Dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publ. Co, 1999) p. 203.
4. Wayne Muller, Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest (New York: Bantam Books, 1999) p. 2.
5. Joseph Pipa, The Lord's Day (Ross-shire, England: Christian Focus Publications, 1997) p. 13.
6. J. Douma, The Ten Commandments (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publ., 1996) p. 13
7. Cited in Francis Nigel Lee, The Covenantal Sabbath (London: Lord's Day Observance Society, 1969) p. 248.
8. Muller, Restoring, p. 143.
9. George Herbert, The Complete English Works (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995) p. 73-74.


† Not that Mr. Jones is in any way disagreeing with what Mr. Wilson has to say.


† But not in a way that would contradict anything that Dr. Leithart has to say.


† But not in a way that would conflict with anything that Mr. Hagen has to say, including his monograph on Vocal Reverberation Under Spinal Pressure.


1. As quoted by John Owen in his eight volume Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews, Volume I, Banner of Truth, p. 67.
2. Donald Guthrie, The Letter to the Hebrews, Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, IVP, p. 21.
3. Owen, p. 71. I confess that, until I read Owen, Apollos was my first choice as author.
4. For a brief sampling: the author speaks of our heavenly calling (3:1, cf. Phil. 3:14), and rejoicing in hope (3:6, cf. Rom. 5:2). Immature believers are babes partaking of milk (5:12-13, cf. 1 Cor. 3:1-2); the law was supplanted by the gospel because of its weakness (7:18, cf. Rom. 8:3); the ceremonial law was a shadow of things to come (10:1, cf. Col. 2:17); the Christian life is a race to be run with endurance (12:1, cf. 1 Cor. 9:24); we are not to be carried about with strange doctrines (13:9, cf. Eph. 4:14); we sacrifice by our service and worship (13:15-16, cf. Rom. 12:1).


† But only in a way that is in complete agreement with the entire Credenda editorial staff.


1. In 1998, Oxford University Press published the Gesta Regum Anglorum and the Historia Novella. The Gesta Regum is William of Malmesbury's important survey of English Kings from Roman times through the Anglo-Norman period. The new Oxford edition is in many ways superior to its 19th-century predecessors. It includes an improved Latin text, and the English translation is vastly superior both in accuracy and in elegance. Its publication was followed in 1999 by a second volume, one of introduction and commentary by R. M. Thomson. This second volume is a great help toward understanding and appreciating William's Gesta Regum. However, the introductory material in this volume does not replace Thomson's earlier book-length study, William of Malmesbury (Boydell Press, 1987), nor is it even an adequate summary. The large commentary portion, on the other hand, is a worthwhile and well-informed study of the work. The nicely bound 880-page Oxford edition of Gesta Regum retails for the high price $175.00, money well spent for such a valuable addition to one's library. The second volume of introduction and commentary retails for $125.00.
The Historia Novella chronicles events in England from 1126-1142. It is William of Malmesbury's most mature work, but less significant than the Gesta Regum and the Gesta Pontificum because of its narrower scope. The present Oxford version is a significant revision of R. K. Potter's 1955 edition. The Latin text is revised significantly, but the translation is little changed. Notes to the text compare William's with other accounts, and are very helpful for interpretation.
Agents at Oxford University Press say that a new edition of Gesta Pontificum is being prepared for publication. This very important work has not been translated into English, and its inaccessibility has been gravely unfortunate. The day it is published will truly be a happy one.


1. Milton S. Terry, Biblical Hermeneutics (Grand Rapids MI: Zondervan, 1995), [p. 258].

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