I came across this hard-to-find article y F.F. Bruce on Daniel and the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Library at Spurgeon’s College. It appears online by permission of F.F. Bruce Copyright International, Inc., Bath, England, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Sir Robert Anderson [1841-1918] was an Assistant Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police and member of the Open Brethren. In 1885 he wrote this response to F.W. Farrar, then the Dean of Canterbury, who had recently written a commentary on the Book of Daniel in The Expositor’s Bible series. Farrar roundly dismissed the historical claims of that book, so Anderson countered with this defence of a 7th Century dating of Daniel.
This title has been widely republished both in print and on-line, but as I came across a copy at Book Aid I thought it would do not harm to make is available here as well. My thanks to Book Aid for their assistance.
Robert Anderson [1841-1918], Daniel in the Critics’ Den. A Reply to Dean Farrar’s ‘Book of Daniel. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1895. Hbk. pp.126. [Click to visit the download page]
Bv “all people of discernment” the “Higher Criticism” is now held in the greatest repute. And discernment is a quality for which the dullest of men are keen to claim credit. It may safely be assumed that not one person in a score of those who eagerly disclaim belief in the visions of Daniel has ever seriously considered the question. The literature upon the subject is but dull reading at best, and the inquiry demands a combination of qualities which is comparatively rare. A newspaper review of some ponderous treatise, or a frothy discourse by some popular preacher, will satisfy most men. The German literature upon the controversy they know nothing of, and the writings of scholars like Professor Driver of Oxford are by no means to their taste, and probably beyond their capacity. Dean Farrar’s Book of Daniel will therefore supply a much – felt want…
Samuel Prideaux Tregelles (1813 – 1875) is best known today for his critical Greek text of the New Testament. This book provides a summary of his life and work and that of his colleague, B.W. Newton.
F.F. Bruce writes in the Foreword:
I am glad for several reasons to commend the memoir which Mr. Fromow has prepared of B. W. Newton and S. P. Tregelles. One reason is that, as Mr. Fromow has mentioned, some of the material has appeared in The Evangelical Quarterly during my editorship of that periodical.
Another reason is that the name of S. P. Tregelles is one that must always be held in grateful honour by Biblical students for the great work which he did last century on the text of the New Testament. His Greek New Testament is his legacy and monument, and there is no need to enlarge here upon its character and worth. But it is unlikely that Tregelles would ever have begun this work but for the influence which B. W. Newton exercised upon him in his early days; and when at a later date Tregelles was prevented by paralysis from continuing and completing his work, it was Newton who undertook the responsibility of seeing the concluding part through the press. Newton thus merits a share in the gratitude which the world of Biblical learning owes to Tregelles….
My thanks to The Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony for their kind permission to place this book on-line. This title may be downloaded and used for free educational purposes, but not sold for profit without written permission from the copyright holder.
George H. Fromow, ed., B.W. Newton and Dr. S.P. Tregelles. Teachers of the Faith and the Future. The Life and Works of B.W. Newton & Dr. S.P. Tregelles. Taunton: The Phoenix Press, n.d. Hbk. pp.174. [Click here to visit the download page]
Table of Contents
- B. W. Newton’s Call by Grace
- Newton’s Life and Career
- How He Learned Prophetic Truth
- Testimonies to His Character and Work
- Samuel Prideaux Tregelles, LL.D., Life and Letters
- Evangelists in Welsh
- Tregelles Greek New Testament
- Christians Influenced by their Writings
- A Page from Church History
- A Statement of Doctrinal Belief
- Propositions for Christian Consideration
- Extracts from the Teachings of Tregelles
- Dr. Tregelles as a Hymn Writer
- The Eternal Sonship and the Suretyship of Christ
- Principles for the Reading of Scripture
- Matthew’s Gospel is Characteristically Christian
- Thoughts on Romans Chapters 1 : 2 and 3
- The Church in the Epistle to the Ephesians
- Imputed Righteousness
- Christ, the Church and the Nations
- The Renewal of the Near East
- Newton’s Forecasts Up-To-Date
- Revelation Chapter 13 and the Pope
- Some Revised Translations
- The Goal of Godless Governments
- Daniel’s Visions Illustrated
- Mr. Newton’s Prayers
- A Statement and Acknowledgment
- A Humble Letter
- The Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony Manifesto