29 APRIL 1865, Page 19

A Jewish &ply to Dr. Coknso's Criticism on the Pentateuch.

(Trnbner and Co.)—If this book, which relates only to the first part of the Bishop• of Natal's criticism, is regarded as a defence of the substantial truth of the leading historical facts of the narrative subsequent to the call of Abraham, it may be safely pronounced one of the best of the replies. We cannot say that it is the least succesigful in vindicating the infalli- bility of the narrative, nor so far as we see does it attempt to do so. In tone and temper it puts most of the Christian " replies " to shame. But people are sick of Dr. Coleus° and his refuters.