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The explanation of the difficulties of Holy Writ has constantly occupied, to a degree far beyond any other subject, the attention of literary men. Jews, from the time of Ezra, and Christians from the times of the Apostles, have applied themselves to the interpretation of the acknowledged Books of Divine Revelation, or the arrangement of commentaries or compilations of opinions, with a view generally to establish the truths of Religion, and to guard them from the misapprehensions of ignorant men, and the perversions of infidels. The great antiquity of the Sacred Text itself, so long in disuse as a living language, united with the paramount importance of the awful doctrines it contains, will readily account for the almost univer