He first published the incompleted Spicilegium patrum et hÃ¦ticorum sÃ¦culorum i.-iii. (2 vols., Oxford, 1698-99), issued Justin's Apologia (1700) and IrenÃ¦us's Liber adversus hÃ¦reses (1702), and then proceeded to his most celebrated work, an edition of the Septuagint on the basis of the Codex Alexandrinus, which was preserved in England. Volumes i. and iv. were published by Grabe himself in 1707 and 1709; volumes ii. and iii., after his death, edited from his manuscript by F. Lee and G. Wigan respectively, in 1719 and 1720; the Annotationes designed in conclusion of the work remained unprinted. Grabe's comprehensive acquaintance with patristic writings proved greatly to his advantage. He sought to verify the three recensions of the Septuagint (Hesychius, Lucian, Origen) in the manuscripts of his acquaintance, and in this way marked out the course and aim of modern Septuagint researches. In his last years he felt a great longing for his home, and there is no doubt that he was a significant factor in the contemporary efforts to introduce there the Anglican hierarchy and liturgy (cf. G. J. Planck, Geschichte der protestantischen Theologie, GÃ¶ttingen, 1831, p. 355). His manuscript remains are preserved in the Bodleian Library.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: P. J. Spener, Der evangelischen Kirchen Rettung, Frankfort, 1695; B. von Sanden, Beantwortung der dubiorum M. Graben, KÃ¶nigsberg, 1695; S. Schelwig. De eruditionis gloria in Anglia per advenas propagata in memoriam T. E. Grabii, 1712; Acta Borussica, vol. i., KÃ¶nigsberg, 1730; ADB ix. 536-537; DNB, xxii. 306-307; H. B. Swete, Introduction to the O. T. in Greek, pp. 125-126, 183 sqq., Cambridge, 1900.
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