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Life in the Future

by R. H. K.

Tom said ...
R.H.K. anyone?
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 : 19:57
Marty said ...
I believe there is a print error on the title page. Should be "H. R. K. (King)
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 : 11:29
Timothy Stunt said ...

But both the copies in the CBA in Manchester (one described as a 'new edition' and one as a '3rd edition') have R.H.K. as the author rather than H.R.K. No explanation is given by Dr Crawford Gribben (in 'Rethinking the Rise of Prophecy Fiction: H.R.K's Life in the Future (?1879) in Bethren Historical Review vii [2011] 68-80) for his reordering of the initials.  Can Marty tell us anything about H.R. King?  Timothy Stunt

Friday, Feb 15, 2019 : 21:36
Marty said ...
Google Books:
SOLO Bodleian Oxford: Also has K, H. R.
CBA may have taken it off the scan. Have no other information on either name.
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 : 00:13
Tom said ...
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 : 20:45
Tom said ...
There was a Henry Robert Lawrence King (1844-1923) who was living in Ryde at the time. Complete guess though.
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 : 20:57
Timothy Stunt said ...

The author was evidently quite a scholarly and precise person. In the 2nd ed. (used by Crawford Gribben) he describes (in chapter 2) Jews studying, in the British Museum, the Codex Cottonianus (described as a MS 'containing only a few fragments of the four gospels' from 'the end of the 4th century').  However in this 'New edition — Revised' (pp.9-10,)  the author follows Tregelles in his rewritten edition of volume IV of Horne's Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament (1856) and states that the fragments in the British Museum were 'in one of the ancient Codices (named Purpureus, marked N)' and that they date 'from the end of the 6th century'.  That he supposed the Jews would have looked at these fragments rather than the Codex Alexandrinus (4th century in the Brit Mus) possibly indicates that he originally thought these gospel fragments were part of another Codex Cottonianus that contains much of Genesis (and which is also in the British Museum), but the fact that he corrected the nomenclature and the dating of the MS suggests a well-informed scholarly approach.   Incidentally the Henry Robert King, living in Ryde was an ironmonger — not that such a factor precludes scholarship — there were many autodidacts among the early Brethren!  Timothy Stunt

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 : 01:12
Marty said ...

This is probably the correct HRK.
Henry Robert Lawrence King
BIRTH: 1844 - Edmondsham, Dorsetshire, Ryde, Hampshire.
DEATH: 19 December 1923, Age 79.
Residence in 1881 - 124 High Street, Ryde, Hampshire.
BURIAL: West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium.
West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Wife: Elizabeth King 1853 ~ 21st March 1922, Age 69. Birth: Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Elizabeth Merina King 1879 – 3rd January 1957. Birth: Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Marcus Henry King 1883–1966, Age 82-83. Birth: Ryde, Isle of Wight.
    Wife: Gabrielle King 1891-1980.

Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 : 02:38

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