Translated from Latin by Josiah Allport, John Davenant’s An Exposition of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossian, vol.1 expounds on the first two chapters of Paul’s letter to the Colossians. Originally delivered in Cambridge at his commencement to the post of Theology Professor, Davenant provides exegetical and homiletical notes on each section of Colossians. Also included with the commentary proper is a brief biographical sketch of the life of Davenant as well as a section on the diversity of degrees of ministers within the church. James Davenant (1572–1641) was a Professor and Bishop in the Church of England. Educated at Queens College, Cambridge, Davenant became bishop of Salisbury in 1621. He also served as the Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity. In 1618 Davenant was chosen by King James I to represent the Church of England at the Synod of Dort.