18 MAY 1867, Page 20

The Minor Prophets. Translated from the original Hebrew. By John

Bellamy. (Simpkin and Marshall.)—This new translation, which, it is needless to say, is in some respects a considerable departure from the authorized version, is accompanied by copious and learned notes explain- ing these differences, and preceded by an eccentric dissertation on the verse in St. Jude's Epistle which speaks of the Archangel Michael disputing with the Devil about the body of Moses. According to Mr. Bellamy, this refers to John the Baptist's recognition of our Lord as the Lamb of God. John the Baptist was the Archangel Michael, the Devil means the Adversary, i.e., the assembled body of the Pharisees, and the body of Moses means the Law of Moses.