The bishop approving it, furnished him with a round sum for that purpose; which the merchant being more a friend to Mr. Tindall that the bishop knew sent to Mr. Tindal, and had the impression sent him some few copies being as we must imagine first sold off. With this money Mr. Tindall supported himself in his exile, and was also enabled togo on with his translation of the other part of the Bible, and to prepare a perfect English Bible.
Sculteri Annales in anno In the meantime, a passage happened so pleasant, that I shall think it worth the while here to relate it: Sir Thomas More being lord chancellor, and having several persons accused for heresy, and ready for execution, offered to compound with one of them for his life, upon the easy terms of his discovery to him who they were in London that maintained Tindall beyond sea. After that the poor man had got as good a security for his life as the honour and truth of the chancellor could give him, he told him it was the bishop of London maintained him, by sending him a sum of money to buy up the impression of his Testaments.
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The chancellor smiled, saying that he believed he said true. George Constantine. Thus was the poor confessor's life saved. But to return to our story. In the year Mr. But his great adversary, Sir Thomas More, was the year before gone to his own place, being executed for treason. Tindall and Mr. Coverdale, as Mr. Fox telleth us, before Mr. Tindall's death, had translated the whole Bible. Baker's Chronicle, p. But it came not out till after his death, under the name of Thomas Matthews with the addition of the Apocrypha, translated by John Rogers.
The Lord Cromwell, with Archbishop Crammer, presented it to the king, and obtained an order from his majesty for leave for any of his subjects to read it; but this was not with the great regret of the bishops.
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Frafton and Whitchurch undertook the work, upon what seeming encouragement from Bonner may be read in Mr. Fox's 2nd vol of his Martyrology, pref. But how it came to pass I cannot tell, though Bonner's treachery was suspected in the case, when it was upon the point finished, the copies were seized, and ordered to be burnt, and the work had wholly ceased but for the covetousness of the officer, who sold four great dry fats filled with them to a haberdasher to lay caps in.
By this means having recovered some copies, they came to London, and there made a new impression. But after this, my Lord Cromwell being put to death, the bishops and popish party made so great complaint to the king, whose warmth for the Reformation much abated in the latter part of his life, that the sale of the English bible was again prohibited, and the printer imprisoned; and although the bishops promised the king they would make a more correct translation, yet it was never done during that king's reign.
But in the year of our Lord , which was the nineteenth or twentieth of the reign of Queen Elzabeth, some bishops published a new translation; but till that time the bibles used in churches were Tindall's and Coverdale's, being allowed by the public authority of King Edward VI. And to this day the Psalms in our Service Book are according to Tindall's and Coverdales's Bibles; which should make us wary in our censures of that translation, though we see reason in many things to dissent from it.
Only we having a more correct translation established by authority, why for the avoiding the offence of the less knowing people we have not made use of that, but retained a tranlation not undertaken by any public authority, and confessed to be more imperfect, is what I cannot, nor count myself obliged to account for. Possibly God for the honour of his martyr hath so ordered it. After this, King James coming to the crwon, being a prince of great learning and judgment, and observing the different usage of some words in his age from the usage of then In King Henry VIII or in Queen Elizabeth's time, and also the several mistakes though of a minute nature in those more ancient versions, was pleased to employ divers learned men in making a new translation, which is that which at this day is generally used.
With what reverence to former translators, what labor, and care, and pains they accomplished their work, the reader may see at large in their preface prefixed to those copies that are printed in folio, and in their epistle to King James in our Bibles of a lesser form; of which translation though it may not be with its more minute error yet I think it may be said that it is hardly exceeded by that of any other church.
By this history reader thou mayst understand the mighty workings of Divide Providence, and wonderful goodness of God to this nation in the plenty we have of Bible, and that of a very correct translation though possibly not in every little thing perfect. Fox if we remember right tells us a story of two maids in Lincolnshire, that in Queen Mary's time parted with a considerable part of their estate for a few leaves of the bible. How good is God to us, that we for a few shillings can have the whole revelation of the Divine will! The English bible is come to us at the price of the blood of one martyr, and the unwearied labour of a multitude of holy and learned men, succeeding one another for more than sixty years, before we had the translation so perfect as now it is in all hands.
Poor Christians in popish countries either have not this pot of spiritual food, or must cry out, "Death is in the pot. They must first get a licence in writing before they use them, and, to get that, they must approve themselves to their confessors to be such as are, if not frozen in dregs, yet soured with the leaven, of their superstition. Yet this seemed toom much to Clement the Eighth, who therefore frustrated the grant of Pius the Fourth.
There is no evidence that this man was teaching false doctrine, but he was not submissive to authority.
As is always the case, the unsubmissive one becomes the greatest tyrant, and thus by disobedience he manifests his lack of love. To Christian hearts it is thrilling. Just as "the Name" to a Jew always meant Jehovah, so now to the Christian-whether Jew or Gentile - "the Name" means the One which is dear and glorious above all others.
Ignatius, later writing to the Ephesians, says: "I am in bonds for the Name's sake"; and, "Some are wont of malicious guile to hawk about the Name. Oh, for a like humility, loyalty and love! Oh, let my love be such to Thee, That I may ever grateful be To suffer stigma, brand or shame, And count it honour for Thy Name Who didst so much for me!
Do you remember what Christ said of Himself in John ?
This man was the model of a true Christian layman who had dedicated his wealth and talents to the Lord. His purse strings were loose and his latchstring was out. All he had belonged to Christ. Gaius was noted for his hospitality, a manifestation of Christian love. John urges him to continue entertaining the traveling preachers in spite of the bitter opposition of an autocratic and blustering church official named Diotrephes. You can be either a Gaius, helping in the Kingdom, or a Diotrephes, hindering the cause.
Following his expression of love for Gaius, John voices his joy that Gaius is persistently walking in the truth and showing hospitality to the messengers of the gospel. But John cannot commend certain others in the assembly. Diotrephes, for example, has allowed pride to replace love in his life, even rejecting the disciplining words of John. Everything that Gaius is, Diotrephes is not!
John uses this negative example as an opportunity to encourage Gaius. Talk Thru the Bible. This makes the epistle one of a few letters in the NT addressed strictly to an individual cf. As with 2 John, 3 John focuses on the basic issue of hospitality but from a different perspective. While 2 John warns against showing hospitality to false teachers 2 John 7—11 , 3 John condemns the lack of hospitality shown to faithful ministers of the Word vv. Reports came back to the apostle that itinerant teachers known and approved by him 3 John —8 had traveled to a certain congregation where they were refused hospitality e.
Diotrephes went even further, for he also verbally slandered the Apostle John with malicious accusations and excluded anyone from the assembly who dared challenge him 3 John In contrast, Gaius, a beloved friend of the apostle and faithful adherent to the truth 3 John —4 , extended the correct standard of Christian hospitality to itinerant ministers.
John wrote to commend the type of hospitality exhibited by Gaius to worthy representatives of the gospel 3 John —8 and to condemn the high-handed actions of Diotrephes 3 John The apostle promised to correct the situation personally and sent this letter through an individual named Demetrius, whom he commended for his good testimony among the brethren 3 John — Read his fascinating brief biography - Henry Alford and Phil Johnson's related comments. James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament… though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon see his comments in following entry on Alford. Editorial Note : If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the " The Greek New Testament " see next entry below is longer e.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad.
You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition.
Lectures to my Students, Vol. A series of popular studies whose strong point is word study. Contains good illustrative material. Part of the author's interpretation follows a liberal position.
Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in — Various authors contributed. It is evangelical and amillennial… Often the explanations of verses are very worthwhile. C H Spurgeon "Albert Barnes is a learned and able divine, but his productions are unequal in value, the gospels are of comparatively little worth, but his other comments are extremely useful for Sunday-school teachers and persons with a narrow range of reading, endowed with enough good sense to discriminate between good and evil… Placed by the side of the great masters, Barnes is a lesser light, but taking his work for what it is and professes to be, no minister can afford to be without it, and this is no small praise for works which were only intended for Sunday-school teachers.
James Rosscup writes "This work Gnomon , originally issued in , has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day. Represents Combination of Bengel's Gnomon above and Comments by more modern expositors in brackets to make this more usable for those who do not read Greek.
Spurgeon comments on the goal to make Bengel's Gnomon listed above more accessible -- "Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it… will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely… to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament " Spurgeon, C. James Rosscup : This ICC work rates with Westcott as one of the top two detailed older commentaries of a technical nature based on the Greek text.
Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works. He paraphrases Cyril Barber's comment in which Barber says Brooke Deprecates the deity of Christ, rejects as "legend" the teaching regarding the Antichrist and minimizes the efficacy of Christ's death on the cross. Exegetically valuable; theological unreliable.
Laypeople can find it still valuable today. It is Arminian in viewpoint and thus helpful, for example, in showing the reader how this approach deals with texts involving the eternal security question. The work contains much background material from many sources on all books of the Bible. His mind was evidently fascinated by the singularities of learning, and hence his commentary is rather too much of an old curiosity shop, but it is filled with valuable rarities, such as none but a great man could have collected If you have a copy of Adam Clarke, and exercise discretion in reading it, you will derive immense advantage from it, for frequently by a sort of side-light he brings out the meaning of the text in an astonishingly novel manner.
I do not wonder that Adam Clarke still stands, notwithstanding his peculiarities, a prince among commentators. I do not find him so helpful as Gill, but still, from his side of the question, with which I have personally no sympathy, he is an important writer, and deserves to be studied by every reader of the Scriptures.
Ellicott was an Anglican bishop. The New Testament part is more valuable. The work dates back to and is verse by verse, consisting of 2, pp. Ellicott was an outstanding Anglican conservative scholar of the 19th century in England. Different scholars here contributed on different scripture books, Famous names included are George Rawlinson Exodus , H. Spence I Samuel , E. A one-volume condensation edited by John Bowdle is available Zondervan, , 1, pages.
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Now over a century old, it is still very helpful. Important for linguistic study of the epistles. Defends Johannine authorship. The viewpoint is essentially conservative. It is considered to be one of the standard tools for exegetical study. He also wrote Body of Divinity, 3 volumes, and several other volumes.
His commentary is evangelical, wrestles with texts, is often wordy and not to the point but with worthy things for the patient who follow the ponderous detail and fish out slowly what his interpretation of a text is. He feels the group that gathers against the holy city at the end of the thousand years is the resurrected wicked dead from the four quarters of the earth i. His ultraism is discarded, but his learning is respected: the world and the church take leave to question his dogmatism, but they both bow before his erudition.
Ministers, as a rule, should not buy condensations, but get the works themselves. Its insight into human problems is great, but it often does not deal adequately with problems in the text. The one-volume form eliminates the Biblical text and is thus less bulky. It has sold very well. The late Wilbur M. Henry was born in a Welch farmhouse, studied law, and became a Presbyterian minister near London.
matthew pooles commentary on the holy bible book of john annotated Manual
He wrote this commentary in the last 13 years before he died at 52 in The first of six volumes was published in He completed through Acts, and the rest of the New Testament was done by 14 clergymen. The tendency has been in religious literature to discuss the views of men rather than the inspired Word of God. Edmond Hiebert has manifested extraordinary gifts as a leading scholar in the field of biblical exegesis. In his writings he has shown thorough research, a comprehensive review of pertinent literature, and, more importantly, a penetrating discernment of the precise meaning of the scriptural text.
He has combined depth in scholarship with practical application and has manifested an ability to communicate the results of his study in an understandable way. His works have benefited both the scholar and the lay reader and have served to provide a solid basis for interpreting Scripture for a generation which has deviated more from biblical truth than any generation in the past. God has raised up men such as Dr. Hiebert to provide a sure word in an age that is groping for eternal truth.
For more see Tributes to D Edmond Hiebert. While specializing in the Gospels and particularly the Gospel of John, she has written on Colossians, the epistles of John, and various theological topics such as God as father in the Scriptures. In prophecy he is premillennial dispensational Many preachers have found that Ironside works, read along with heavier books on details of exegesis, help them see the sweep of the message and prime their spirits for practical relevance. Though terse, it provides something good on almost any passage, phrase by phrase and is to some degree critical in nature.
It is evangelical Especially in its multi-volume form this is one of the old evangelical works that offers fairly solid though brief help on many verses. Things have changed greatly since this assessment! It is primarily of help to pastors and lay people looking for quick, though usually somewhat knowledgeable treatments on verses. We consult it continually, and with growing interest. My Comment - This is one of the best older Pre works on interpretation of prophecy as it tends to interpret the text literally and not allegorically.
Generally, one finds a wealth of detailed commentary, background, and some critical and exegetical notes. Often, however, there is much excess verbiage that does not help particularly. On the other hand, it usually has something to assist the expositor on problems and is a good general set for pastors and serious lay people though it is old. Helpful in discussing Bible characters, it is weak in prophecy at times because of allegorization.
It is not really as valuable today as many other sets for the serious Bible student. The expositions are in the form of sermons. Most of these are older commentaries like Matthew Henry, etc. To go to the next verse simply click "3 John " in the upper right corner. Twenty wordy lectures by a noted Plymouth Brethren scholar of the past century.
Matthew Poole's Commentary on the Holy Bible (3 vols.)
Provides an important study of the text with numerous comments and illustrations of the religious scene from a perspective of intense loyalty to the Scriptures. He introduces each book with a chart giving an analysis and synthesis Morgan deals with the Bible chapter by chapter, with nearly words on each. He devotes pages to the Old Testament, to the New Testament. It is a stimulating broad evangelical coverage of Scripture, if the reader is looking for synthesis rather than detail.
Morgan was a master expositor in the early part of this century. Some of the effort is so general it is of little help except to those looking for sketchy treatment. It is evangelical and premillennial. Morgan is better in such works as The Crises of the Christ. Rosscup - This work, later called Preaching Through the Bible Baker Book House , is rich in its applications and exhortations, though often not particularly helpful for the reader who is looking for exposition that stays right with the text.
Treatment of the texts is sermonic. It moves through one small section of Bible verses after another. This is another sample of the Apostle John's private correspondence. Zechariah Who is this King of Glory? Yahweh of Hosts: He is the King of Glory. Psalm He lived during tumultuous times in England. From to , Parliament passed four acts known together as the Clarendon Code. The second of these was the Act of Uniformity It made the use of the Book of Common Prayer compulsory in the religious services of the official Church of England.
This book prescribed the form of public prayers and the administration of the sacraments. Around clergy refused to comply and were called "nonconformists. From until the passing of the Act of Uniformity in , Poole was the rector of St. Michael le Querne, London. He eventually left England and lived the remainder of his life in Amsterdam. In the opinion of some, this commentary is the only true rival to Matthew Henry, born while Poole was still living.
He is a very prudent and judicious commentator How was the serpent in Genesis 3 able to speak to Eve? Read Poole's intriguing analysis of this verse and then compare it with the other great exposition that we've posted by Matthew Henry.
Read Matthew Poole's explanation of this puzzling curse and then compare it with the other great exposition that we've posted by Matthew Henry. Christopher Benson has an enlightening exegesis on this passage. Abraham is commanded by God to offer up his son Isaac as a burnt-offering. Read Matthew Poole's explanation and then compare it with the other great exposition that we've posted by Matthew Henry. You can also compare the treatment of this text by Alexander Maclaren.
Abraham's Great Test: Genesis Did you ever notice Paul's argument in Romans One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will? Satan had challenged God by claiming that Job was faithful to him only because God blessed him so richly. Therefore, Satan was given permission to take all that Job had and afflict him with a horrible disease.