No High Court of Appeal

Edward Leigh (1602–1671), English Puritan and theologian:

If the authority of the authentical copies in Hebrew, Chaldee and Greek fall, then there is no pure Scripture in the Church of God, there is no high court of appeal where controversies (rising upon the diversity of translations, or otherwise) may be ended. The exhortations of having recourse unto the Law and to the Prophets, and of our Saviour Christ asking “How it is written,” and “How readest thou,” is now either of none effect, or not sufficient.”

~Treatise, (London, 1656), Vol I, vi. 102-3

Source:, Comment #39 (Jerusalem Blade)


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