1644 1ed Calvinist Puritan Bible Dictionary Thesaurus Biblicus Richard Bernard
“There is a kind of smiling and joyful laughter which may stand with the best man’s piety.”
– Richard Bernard
Richard Bernard was 16th-century English Calvinist Puritan whose nonconformist sermons led him to form his own congregation of separatists in the early 17th-century, even though he wrote many book against church Separation. Bernard also composed ‘Thesaurus Biblicus,’ a thesaurus and dictionary designed for clarifying Bible reading and understanding scripture.
This 1644 first edition features a full-page engraved portrait of Richard Bernard.
Item number: #2549
Thesaurus biblicus, seu promptuarium sacrum : whereunto are added all the marginall readings, with the words of the text, and many words in the text expounded by the text, all alphabetically set downe throughout the Bible : in the end is annexed an abstract of the principal mattters [sic] in the Holy Scripture
London: Imprinted by Felix Kingston, and are to be sold at his House in Pater-Noster-Row, at the Signe of the Gilded Cock, 1644. First edition.
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Wanting the following pages from the supplementary work ‘The Bible Abstract and Epitome’: pg. 57-60, 105-108; Index pg. PEN-PER (i.e. 1 index leaf)
Separate title page:
“The bibles abstract and epitome” by George Miller; 1642.
References: Wing B 2035A; Wing B 2023; ESTC R 38697
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Binding: Leather; tight & secure
Size: ~11in X 7.5in (28cm x 19cm)
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