23 JUNE 1894, Page 27

The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah. With Introduction, Notes, and

Maps, by Herbert Edward Kyle, D.D. (Cambridge University Press.)—This is a volume of the series entitled "The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges." Professor Kyle's introduction and his copious annotation supply all that the student can want for the understanding of the two books, or, as the editor thinks, the one book known under these two names. The date of the compilation is, in his view, not earlier than 320 B.C. Memoirs of both Ezra and Nehemiab have been freely used; but neither can have been the compiler. He is probably the same person who put together the Chronicles. The books are of the greatest interest and importance; but their character is such that it is difficult for the ordinary reader to find his way about in them without a guide.