Catalogue Entry: THEM00064

Exposition of 2 Kings 17:15-16

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 21, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

[Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]

Custodial History

The complete lot (c. 7,000 words on 28 pp.) was bought at the Sotheby sale by 'Ulysses' (Jacob Schwartz?) for £13; Schwartz told Yahuda on 15 February 1937 that he could have it on inspection for £20.

Sotheby Lot

Part of SL261


Same watermark as letters to Oldenburg of 18 August, 26 August and 24 October 1676.

The text is complete but was originally accompanied by a shorter version which is no longer present: this now constitutes Harry Ransom Research Center Ms. 130 and possibly Babson Ms. 437 (though this yields a total page count of 30, two higher than that in the Sotheby catalogue).

[Editorial Note 1] A page appears to be missing at this point. It is not to be found in the other surviving drafts of this text (Babson Ms. 437 and Harry Ransom Research Center Ms. 130).

[1] Comp with Ier 42.20 & 43.2

[2] See Micah 3.9, 11     &

[3] See Hosea 8.13. Ezek 14.7. Ier 14.

[Editorial Note 2] A page appears to be missing at this point.

[Editorial Note 3] I.e. 'The grace of our Lord Iesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost'.

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