Title: Octavius Hadfield

Author: Barbara Macmorran

Publication details: 1969, Wellington

Digital publication kindly authorised by: G. H. Macmorran

Part of: New Zealand Texts Collection

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Octavius Hadfield

[extract from letter written by Octavius Hadfield]

I have just read a Life of Lord Cromer, chiefly his work in Egypt. He must be an able man. But I have also read a book by a very learned Hebrew and Arabic scholar, a Professor of these languages at Oxford. He completely smashes up the 'Higher Clitics' who attack the Old Testament. It requires a little knowledge of Hebrew to understand it. It is the most satisfactory book I have read for the last twenty years.