[B-Greek] Trench Synonyms
Ben and Jo Crick
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Sat Feb 15 18:36:55 EST 2003
On Sat 15 Feb 2003 , bertdehaan at gosympatico.ca wrote:
> I used someone's "Synonyms of the New Testament" by Trench. I checked
> on the inter-net if I could find a used copy and was surprised to find
> two books with this title, one by Robert Trench, the other by Richard
> Trench. Who is who, or which is which? Is this a good book to get or are
> other, better books available.
The book I have is Richard Chenevix Trench, /Synonymns of the New Testament/,
Ninth Edition, Improved, London, Macmillan and Co, 1880.
RC Trench was born in Dublin, 1807; died in London 1886. A British prelate,
philologist, theologian and poet. He graduated from Trinity College
Cambridge, was Dean of Westminster from 1856, and was Archbishop of Dublin
1864-84. He was also sometime Professor of Divinity at Kings College London.
Among his works are /The Story of Justin Martyr/, 1835; /Sabbation/, 1838;
/Poems from Eastern Sources/, 1842; /Study of Words/, 1851; /English Past
and Present/, 1855; /Select Glossary of English Words/, 1859; /Notes on
the Parables/, 1841; /Notes on the Miracles/, 1846; and /Synonymns of the
New Testament/, n.d.
RC Trench was a generation ahead of JH Newman, and was untroubled by the
"Higher Criticism" furore of the latter half of the 19th century. You
could call him a Conservative Anglican. His books on the Parables and
the Miracles are also in my possession, and are still highly regarded by
the conservatives in the Church of England.
Trench's /Synonyms/ is often paired with Robert Baker Girdlestone's
/Synonymns of the Old Testament/, 2nd Ed., London, 1897.
Both have been reprinted by Eerdman's, Grand Rapids, MI.
Revd Ben Crick BA CF, and Mrs Joanna (Goodwin) Crick
<ben.crick at argonet.co.uk>
232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK)
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