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    Georg Heinrich August von Ewald (Author)

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Excerpt from Commentary: On the Books of Yô:é:l, 'Amò:s, Hosé:a, and 'Zakharya,'

The translation of the late Professor Ewald's great work on the Hebrew Prophets, the first instalment of which is here presented to the English reader, is intended to be a translation and not an adaptation. Accurate translation was what the Committee of the Theological Translation Fund required, and that alone has been the study of the translator. The author wrote his work for earnest students in search of the meaning of the Hebrew Prophets, and his translator has worked under the conviction that only such will study this English version. Certainly, readers of the original who care more for form than for truth and meaning are not likely to become students of the great Gottingen critic: but it was not for them that he published the results of his profound enquiries. It is as little likely that English readers who expect to discover the meaning of a page of English at the first glance will read through this first volume of one of this confessedly difficult authors most original and characteristic works. On the other hand, it is hoped that the English reader who resolves to master this important book in the English translation has not undertaken a much harder task than the German reader of the original. At least, it has been the aim of the translator to render English students this service. To make their labour lighter than this was not his wish. If an accurate and intelligible translation has been produced, his design has been accomplished.

A few words with reference to the translation of Ewald's German version of the Hebrew text will probably not be out of place. It was not his design to make a popular rendering of these ancient writers.

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