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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 21 2018 1:32 PM

I've been going through my library and I seem to have noticed a discrepancy. Is the author of these books Simon Patrick or Patrick Simon?

https://www.logos.com/product/41746/a-commentary-upon-the-fifth-book-of-moses-called-deuteronomy

https://www.logos.com/resources/LLS_SAMSIMON/a-commentary-upon-the-two-books-of-samuel

I think the last one might be a mistake.  I think that amazon agrees with me - https://www.amazon.com/Commentary-Upon-Books-Samuel-FACSIMILE/dp/B007RZ2NJM

Would anyone like to confirm?

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David Staveley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 21 2018 2:14 PM

Bruce Dunning:

I've been going through my library and I seem to have noticed a discrepancy. Is the author of these books Simon Patrick or Patrick Simon?

https://www.logos.com/product/41746/a-commentary-upon-the-fifth-book-of-moses-called-deuteronomy

https://www.logos.com/resources/LLS_SAMSIMON/a-commentary-upon-the-two-books-of-samuel

I think the last one might be a mistake.  I think that amazon agrees with me - https://www.amazon.com/Commentary-Upon-Books-Samuel-FACSIMILE/dp/B007RZ2NJM

Would anyone like to confirm?

They are one and the same person: Patrick Simon (1626-1707), Bishop of Ely from 1691 until his death, wrote both the commentaries on Deuteronomy and 1 and 2 Samuel you list.  In fact, he wrote commentaries on all the books of the Hebrew Scriptures from Genesis up to the Song of Solomon, which were published in 10 volumes.

The mistake in names appears even on listings for his books on Amazon:

Here he is called Simon Patrick:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=A+Commentary+upon+the+Fifth+Book+of+Moses%2C+Called+Deuteronomy

Here they get his name right as Patrick Simon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=A+Commentary+upon+the+Two+Books+of+Samuel

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