Translate Voetius Tempore Nativitatis Christi
This donorbox campaign is to give an opportunity to support the translation of Gisbertus Voetius's De Tempore Nativitatis Christi (1638) as an appendix of the translation of his On the Sabbath and Feast Days to be published later in 2023. By donating you help offset the cost of this translation work which will cost upwards of about $5000. This is a publication project for Naphtali Press Special Editions which the creation of the texts to be published is funded by annual sponsorship drives. This is an additional cost to help fill out the Sabbath and Feast Days volume nicely. If you did not come on this page via promotions to NPSE sponsors you may wish to
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More information. Gisbertus Voetius, On the Sabbath and Feast Days. This is a funded book project for the Naphtali Press Special Editions series year, 2020-2021, which is on track to finally get into print later in 2023. This additional translation work on the time of Christ’s birth will be an appendix for that volume. This is an important work because Voetius was born in 1589, would have known men of the prior generation, was at Dort and clerked and issued its deliverances to print, and thus was well situated to canvas the Reformed view on this issue as it developed from the earlier days of the Reformed churches to 1638. The issue of the Sabbath, like in England and Scotland, was not without controversy, nor the companion issue of what to do with the old holy days of Roman Catholicism.
NPSE. For over thirty years Naphtali Press (NP) has published fine quality editions of Puritan, Presbyterian and Reformed literature. Naphtali Press Special Editions (NPSE) is a series of books co-published by NP and Reformation Heritage Books (RHB). RHB handles production and sales of the titles, while NP creates the text to be published. This involves significant development costs and hearkening back to the days of subscription based and even older era of patron supported publication, NPSE relies on annual sponsor drives to raise the funds to create these texts. Formal Sponsors (see https://www.naphtali.com/npse-2/npse2/) at the several levels offered receive copies of all titles produced that year, a custom bookplate and recognition in the front sponsorship section of each volume, as well as other ‘rewards’ depending on sponsorship level. Sponsorship of NPSE makes it possible to publish puritan classics never yet republished, or undertake first time translation work, or transcription and editing for first time publication works still remaining in manuscripts. The sponsorships for 2020-21 have closed, but if you would rather be a formal sponsor of NPSE 2021-22, than donate to this separate funding drive, we will start solicitations in about October 2021 (formal sponsorship begins at $199 USA, $299 International).
This work by Voetius is one of three that hopefully will appear in 2023. The plan is to produce a third and final volume of The Shorter Writings of George Gillespie and a new edition (first since 1840) of James Durham’s Lectures on the Song of Solomon, a Scottish Presbyterian classic.
Titles published so far by NPSE with Reformation Heritage Books are David Dickson's Sermons on Jeremiah's Lamentations, a massive three volume edition of James Durham's Commentary on Revelation, a critical edition of Jus Divinum Regiminis Ecclesiastici, or the divine right of church government, and the first two volumes of a three volume set of The Shorter Writings of George Gillespie (v2 appearing in Feb. 2023). These all remain in print and available at Reformation Heritage Books.