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A60244 Critical enquiries into the various editions of the Bible printed in divers places and at several times together with Animadversions upon a small treatise of Dr. Isaac Vossivs, concerning the Oracles of the sibylls, and an answer to the objections of the late Critica sacra / written originally in Latin, by Father Simon of the Oratory ; translated into English, by N.S.; Disquisitiones criticae de variis per diversa loca et tempora Bibliorum editionibus. English Simon, Richard, 1638-1712.; N. S.; M. R. 1684 (1684) Wing S3800; ESTC R12782 236,819 292

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