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Explanation 1

The edition introduces a continuous pagination for every folio leaf and smaller interpolated sheet; the recto and verso of each leaf or sheet are indicated by r or v appended to the page number.

Explanation 2

Biblical book and chapter which Mather annotates.

Explanation 3

Whenever Mather inserted leaves these are marked as such [Insert].

Using the Volumes

Explanation 4

The explanatory footnotes identify Mather’s sources, introduce the authors and works to which he refers, briefly discuss the subject matter at hand when necessary, and clarify Mather’s exegetical positions in the context of his own time period.

Explanation 5

Translations of Mather’s Latin, Greek and Hebrew citations. Authoritative text editions are referenced if available.