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NOTES. Messrs. A. and C. Black announce that they are about to publish, in four quarterly volumes, commencing October, 1898, Encyclopaedia Biblica: a Dictionary of the Bible, edifed bv Professor Cheyne and Dr. J. Sutherland Black, a-si»lant-( ditor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Among the contributors will be— The Rev. Dr. E. A. Abbott; the Rev. C. J. Ball, Lincolu's-inn ; Mr. F. C. Burkitt, Cambridge ; Mr. A. E. Cowley, Oxford ; Professor A. B. Davidson, Edinburgh ; Professor Driver, Oxford ; the Rev. A. C. Headlam ; Dr. M. R. James, Cambridge ; Mr. J. L. Myres, Oxford ; Professor J. A. Robinson, Cambridge; Professor W. Sanday, Oxford ; Mr. A. E. Shipley ; Mr. G. A. Simcox ; Professor G. A. Smith, Glasgow ; the late Professor W. Robertson Smith ; Professor B. Stade, Giessen ; Dr. W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, Director, Royal Gardens, Kew; Professor J. Welihausen, Alar- burg ; Professor H. Zimmern, Leipzig. The following are special points that have been kept steadily in view in the preparation of the work :— _ " The primary aim has been to supply a much felt want by applying to every detail within the scope of a Bible dictionary the most exact scientific methods now in use, so as to provide, in dictionary form, the results of a thoroughgoing critical study of the Bible, with a completeness and conciseness that has never yet been attained in any language. " The policy adopted is to give a carefully considered account of the subjects dealt with, based on and starting from the latest that has been -written on the subject by the leading scholars, rather than to attempt to calculate the average opinion in the world of Biblical studies. " Generally speaking, the subject-matter of the Encyclopaedia Biblica is that of Bible dictionaries in general. Some large important headings will, however, be found here for the first time, and archaeological facts have been treated with greater fulness than has been usual in works of this class " By delaying the stereotyping to the very last, it has-been possible to work the results of new discoveries or fresh discussions, as they appear from month to month, into the whole mass of articles."