Haykin on Beddome and the Bible

An anniversary piece on Beddome by Michael Haykin has appeared in the February Evangelical Times and can be accessed here.


Anniversary Year 2017

This year sees the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Beddome's birth. He was born on January 23.


Ordination of John Ryland Sen

Ivimey says (Volume 4)
At Warwick, Mr. Ryland had often preached before September 21, 1746; and at that time the church unanimously invited him for twelve months. His ordination took place July 26, 1750. Mr. Brine [John Brine 1703-1765, High Calvinist pastor in Cripplegate, London] gave him a charge, which appears in his printed works. Mr. John Haydon, of Horsley, preached to the people; Mr. Beddome, Mr. [John?] Overbury, and Mr. Craner prayed; and Mr. Ryland himself concluded 

Letter of Dismission for John Ryland from Bourton Church to that of Warwick.
“The church of Christ meeting at Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow, in Gloucestershire, under the pastoral care of our beloved brother, Benjamin Beddome, to the church of Christ of the same faith and order meeting at Warwick, sendeth greeting. 
“Dearly beloved in our Lord Jesus,
“As it was our happiness that God should raise up such a gift as our brother Ryland amongst us, so 'tis your privilege that you have enjoyed his ministry so long - had him restored after a threatening and dangerous illness (of the small-pox in April last)  = and are now likely to have him settled in office amongst you. For this purpose we dismiss him from his fellowship with us, and recommend him to you; assuring you that we think it our honour that we ever had such a member; and hoping that the God of all grace will still preserve to him that amiable character which he hath hitherto sustained. May you long be a mutual blessing one to another; and may you enjoy much of God and Christ under his ministrations ! In return for such a gift, we desire, and think we have some claim to an interest in your prayers, who are “Yours in the glorious Head of the Church, Christ Jesus,“
BENJAMIN BEDDOME, Pastor, [and eleven other names.]
Done in the church this 8th day of July, 1750, and signed by us in behalf of the whole.”


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401. ?
402.  Beddome, Benjamin, 1717-1795 Sermons printed from the manuscripts of the late Rev. Benjamin Beddome (Thisagain must obviously be  alater addition to the collection).
403. Doolittle, Thomas, 1632?-1707 The young man's instructer, and the old man's remembrancer 404. Herodotus [Hērodotou Halikarnēssēos Historiōn logoi 9.] = Herodoti Halicarnassei Historiarum libri IX
405. Pareus, David, 1548-1622 Davidis Parei Theologi Archipalatini. In S. Matthaei Evangelium Commentarius
406a.  Geneva Bible 1580 NT
406b. R. F. H. (Robert F. Herrey) Two right profitable and fruitfull concordances
407. Spanheim, Friedrich, 1632-1701 Friderici Spanhemii Fr. f. Introductio ad chronologiam, et historiam sacram t 1
408. Spanheim, Friedrich, 1632-1701 Friderici Spanhemii Fr. f. Introductio ad chronologiam, et historiam sacram t 2
409. Leigh, Edward, 1602-1671 Critica sacra: or, Philologicall and theologicall observations upon all the Greek words of the NT
410. Ashwood, Bartholomew, 1622-1680 The best treasure, or, The way to be truly rich. : Being a discourse on Ephes. 3.8


Roger Hayden 1936-2016

I had not realised that Roger Haydn had died in March. I move in different circles. He wrote important books on Baptist history and served as a voluntary archivist at Bristol Baptist College Library. I only met him once but was impressed by his historical and more contemporary knowledge of the Baptist scene and his concerns for the future of the Baptist cause. There is an obituary here.


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390. Weemes, John, 1579?-1636 The Christian synagogue … the diverse reading, the right pointing, translation and collation of scripture with scripture
391. Prideaux, Humphrey, 1648-1724 The Old and New Testament connected in the history of the Jews and neighbouring nations
392. Powell, Vavasor, 1617-1670 The life and death of Mr Vavasor Powell
393a. Hieron, Samuel, 1576?-1617 The sermons of Master Samuel Hieron
393b. Hieron, Samuel, 1576?-1617 The workes of Mr Sam. Hieron late pastor of Modbury in Deuon
The second volume
394-398. Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817 Theology, explained and defended, in a series of sermons Vols 1-5 These volumes must have been added to the library later.
400. ?


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380. Burgess, Anthony, -1664 Spiritual refining or A treatise of grace and assurance
381. Willet, Andrew, 1562-1621 Hexapla in Danielem: that is, A six-fold commentarie vpon the most diuine prophesie of Daniel
382. Stock, Richard, 1569?-1626 A learned and very usefull commentary upon the whole prophesie of Malachy
383. Hildersham, Arthur, 1563-1632 CVIII lectures upon the fourth of John
384. Kendall, George, 1610-1663 [Theokrati'a] or A vindication of the doctrine commonly received ... concerning Gods intentions of special grace …
385.  Twisse, William, 1578?-1646 The riches of Gods love unto the vessells of mercy, consistent with his absolute hatred or reprobation of the vessells of wrath
386. Willet, Andrew, 1562-1621 Hexapla in Leviticum that is, a six-fold commentarie vpon the third booke of Moses, called Leviticus
387. Pemble, William, 1592?-1623 The vvorkes of that learned minister of Gods holy VVord, Mr. VVilliam Pemble
388.  Heidegger, Johann Heinrich Joh. Henr. Heideggeri Historia papatus
389. Sibbes, Richard, 1577-1635 Beames of divine light, breaking forth from severall places of holy scripture .. in XXI. sermons
390. Weemes, John, 1579?-1636 The Christian synagogue … the diverse reading, the right pointing, translation and collation of scripture with scripture