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The PREFACE

After his Return, he

~vas

made choiu of to Interpret

this Epiflle, to which

Wor~

he was eminently fuited upon

all accounts

,

having a Light into the deep and profound

Myfl:eries

contained in it

,

beyond the elevation of tbofe

Times.

As to his

Comment,

it fufficiently commends it felf, and

therefore needs not our

Encomium.

We Jhall only give

yott fame Remark.f on it, which occurr'd in the perufal of

his

P

aperr.

.

,

·

According to our Obfervation,

No man, who bath been

exercifed in the fame Province, doth more happily pitch

upon the true, genuine, and full fcope of the Text.

He

is

frequently guided to a Scope unobferved by Others, as to the

latitude of it, and was much delighted to Interpret

Scri–

pture

into the moft vaft and comprebenfive fenfe, which the

Spirit of God

aimed at, adoring flill the

Fulnefs of

the

Scripture,

being curious and critical in obferving the various

References and AJPeClr one place had upon others.

We find him dextrous at the opening of

dark Scriptures,

having a peculiar

F

acuity in comparing

Spiritual things

with Spiritual,

one obfcure place with another more clear and

perJPicuous; fetching Light, as men do in

Opricks,

by vari–

ous pofttionr of Gla!fer into a

dar~

place; bringing Light to

Gofpel Truths

from

dar~

Types

and

Prophecies,

and rejle–

tling

hac~

Light again upon thofe

dar~

fbadows

from

Gofpel

Truths.

That what places Jingly fend out but fame fma!J

Rays, being happily gather'd by him into a

Confl:ellation,

give now aglorious light.

He

pajJeth by no difficulty of the Text, till he affoilr it and

m11¥s the place plain. He values the leafi

Iota,

and ma¥r

it appear, what great and momentous things depend upon little

Words in the

Scripture,

which others too carelefly paft

by.

HisObfervations

are clear, genuine, and natural, and

many times not of Vulgar and Common obfervation, which

he ufually confirms by one or more pertinent appoflte Scri–

ptures, which he interprets as he goer along, to tbe great be–

nefit and delight of the Reader

;

fiill founding what be

treats