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Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Acts of the Apostles (31 vols.)
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Overview

The Classic Commentaries and Studies on Acts collection (31 vols.) includes some of the most significant classic studies on the book of Acts from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With authors such as Joseph Addison Alexander, Frederick Denison Maurice, William Owen Carver, and C. J. Vaughan, Classic Commentaries and Studies on Acts offers over 9,000 pages of exegetical analysis, rhetorical context, contextual comparison, and interpretation. The thirty volumes contained in Classic Commentaries and Studies on Acts have had an enduring impact on New Testament exegesis, and this exceptional collection provides easy accessibility to this wealth of significant scholarship.

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Key Features

  • Over 9,000 pages dedicated to the book of Acts
  • Noted authors from a wide variety of backgrounds
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Individual Titles

Studies in the Book of Acts

  • Author: John Williams
  • Publisher: Thomas Whittaker
  • Publication Date: 1888
  • Pages: 178

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Desiring to read Acts as the historical document that it is, John Williams' Studies in the Book of Acts is an expositional study of Acts. According to Williams, a historical reading of Acts would result in not only a better understanding of the New Testament, but also a more intelligent comprehension of the origin, organization, and early development of the Church. Focusing on each section of Acts, Williams' commentary guides the reader chronologically through the book of Acts.

John Williams was Bishop of Connecticut. He is the author of such works as Thoughts on the Gospel Miracles, The English Reformation, and The World's Witness to Jesus Christ.

Acts

  • Author: George Holley Gilbert
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 262

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George Gilbert's Acts commentary is a verse-by-verse exposition through the book of Acts. With each verse, Gilbert analyzes the structure and language of the text, offering insights into the background and historical narrative of Acts.

George Holley Gilbert was Professor of New Testament Literature and Interpretation atthe Chicago Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Student's Life of Jesus, The Student's Life of Paul, The First Interpreters of Jesus, and A Short History of Christianity in the Apostolic Age.

The Early Church: Studies in the Acts of the Apostles

  • Authors: David James Burrell and Joseph Dunn Burrell
  • Publisher: American Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 312

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Presupposing the historicity of Acts, David and Joseph Burrell's The Early Church: Studies in the Acts of the Apostles interacts with the book of Acts on a section-by-section basis. In each chapter of the commentary, issues regarding history, language, and culture are discussed, making Burrell's The Early Church: Studies in the Acts of the Apostles a valuable resource for studying the book of Acts.

David James Burrell was the author of We Would See Jesus, The Home Santuary, and The Evolution of Christianity.

Joseph Dunn Burrell was minister at the Classroom Avenue Presbyterian Chruch.

The Acts of the Apostles with Introduction, Notes, and Maps

  • Author: Thomas M. Lindsay
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 135

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Written to be an aid for Sunday school teachers, Thomas Linsays The Acts of the Apostles with Introduction, Notes, and Maps is a brief exposition of the Acts of the Apostles. With an understanding of Acts' historical value, Lindsay highlights important economic and political aspects in oder to help guide the reader in their interpretation of Acts.

Thomas M. Lindsay was Professor of Divinity and Church History at the Free Church College in Scotland.

The Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: H. T. Andrews
  • Publisher: Andrew Melrose
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 313

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H. T. Andrews' The Acts of the Apostles is a verse-by-verse exposition through the book of Acts. Areas of historicity, culture, and poiltics are discussed by Andrew in order to help the reader understand and interpret the book of Acts.

H. T. Andrews was Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Criticism at New College in London.

Notes on the Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: Bradford K. Peirce
  • Publisher: Carlton & Phillips
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 371

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Bradford K. Peirce's Notes on the Acts of the Apostles was originally published to be an aid for Sunday school classes and private reading of Scriptures. Expositional in nature, Peirce's commentary is a useful guide through the book of Acts.

Bradford K. Peirce was the author of The Eminent Dead and Triumphs of Faith.

A Commentary on the Book of the Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: William Humphry
  • Publisher: John W. Parker
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 219

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William Humphry's A Commentary on the Book of the Acts of the Apostles is an exegetical commentary on the Greek text of Acts. Humphry moves through Acts verse-by-verse commentaing on the text in a helpful and engaging manner.

William Humphry was the author of A Word on the Revised Version of the New Testament, A Commentary on the Revised Version of the New Testament for English Readers, The Doctrine of a Future State, and The Character of St. Paul.

The Acts of the Apostles Explained, vol. 1

  • Author: Joseph Addison Alexander
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner
  • Publication Date: 1857
  • Pages: 462

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Known as a skilled linguist and exegete, Joseph Alexander's The Acts of the Apostles Explained, vol. 1 is an exegetical and expositional commentary on the text of Acts. Alexander proceeds through the text of Acts in a verse-by-verse manner, commenting on the language, history, and culture of the first century world. Volume one of Acts cover chapters 1-12.

Joseph Addison Alexander was chiar of the chair of Hellenistic and New Testament Literature at Princeton, where he was also a contemporary of Charles Hodge. He authored The Earlier Prophecies of Isaiah, The Later Prophecies of Isaiah, The Psalms Translated and Explained (3 vols.), commentaries on Mark and Matthew, and two volumes of Sermons.

The Acts of the Apostles Explained, vol. 2

  • Author: Joseph Addison Alexander
  • Publisher: James Nisbet and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1857
  • Pages: 498

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Known as a skilled linguist and exegete, Joseph Alexander's The Acts of the Apostles Explained, vol. 2 is an exegetical and expositional commentary on the text of Acts. Alexander proceeds through the text of Acts in a verse-by-verse manner, commenting on the language, history, and culture of the first century world. Volume two of Acts covers chapters 13-28.

Joseph Addison Alexander was chiar of the chair of Hellenistic and New Testament Literature at Princeton, where he was also a contemporary of Charles Hodge. He authored The Earlier Prophecies of Isaiah, The Later Prophecies of Isaiah, The Psalms Translated and Explained (3 vols.), commentaries on Mark and Matthew, and two volumes of Sermons.

The Acts of the Apostles: An Exposition

  • Author: Richard Belward Rackham
  • Publisher: Methuen & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 513

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Richard Rackham's The Acts of the Apostles: An Exposition is an exposoition on the text of Acts. Intending to get at the heart of Acts, Rackham provides what he describes as a "paraphrase of Acts," progressing through Acts one section at a time. A usefull aspect of his commentary is the sectioning of the commentary into the Acts of Peter and Paul. Rackham provides the Church a commentary that is both readable and informative.

Richard B. Rackham was minister at The Community of the Resurrection.

The Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: William Owen Carver
  • Publisher: Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 270

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Describing his commentary as neither a critical commenatry nor a practical commentary, William Carver's The Acts of the Apostles is intended to be a useful tool for both the student and the pastor in their study of the Acts of the Apostles. Carver moves through Acts verse-by-verse, analyzing the text and offering critical and practical comments on Acts that are both exegetical and applicable.

William Owen Carver was Associate Professor of Interpretation of the New Testament and Professor of Comparative Religion Missions in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The Acts of the Apostles: A Course of Sermons

  • Author: Frederick Denison Maurice
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 348

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Although not a commentary in the proper sense, Frederick Maurice's The Acts of the Apostles: A Course of Sermons form an useful exposition of the Acts of the Apostle. Originally preached St. Peters in 1861, Maurice's expositions on Acts are exegetically informed and applicable even today. Each of the sermons highlight a particular text from Acts and are followed by a exposition of the text.

Frederick Denison Maurice was educated at Trinity College in Cambridge and at Exeter College in Oxford. He was an ordained Anglican and the author of The Kingdom of Christ, The Epistle to the Hebrews, The Old Testament, and The Epistles of St John.

The Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: Henry J. Ripley
  • Publisher: Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln
  • Publication Date: 1843
  • Pages: 331

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Originally intended for Sunday school teachers, Henry Ripley's The Acts of the Apostles is an exposition on the accounts and doings of the Apostles as contained in the book of Acts. Ripley moves through Acts in a section-by-section manner, offering an exposition on the key passages discussing Peter and Paul's accounts as they unfold in Acts.

Henry J. Ripley was Professor of Sacred Rhetoric and Pastoral Duties in the Newton Theological Institute.

The Acts of the Apostles with Notes, Comments, Maps, and Ilustrations

  • Author: Lyman Abbot
  • Publisher: A. S. Barnes and Company
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 262

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Written to aid the reader in their understanding of Acts and to help promote the knowledge of Jesus to others, Lyman Abbot's The Acts of the Apostles with Notes, Comments, Maps, and Ilustrations is an exposition of Acts. Intended to give the results rather than the process, this commentary is not a critical work, but rather a work that explains the meaning of the text of Acts. With the aid of illustrations and maps, Abbot consisely works through Acts and clearly expounds on the message of the text.

Lyman Abbot is the author of Dictionary of Religious Knowledge, Jesus of Nazareth, and Commentary on Matthew and Mark.

The Acts of the Apostles: With a Commentary

  • Author: Abiel Abbot Livermore
  • Publisher: James Munroe and Company
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 330

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Understood as a history or life of the Apostles, Abiel Livermore's The Acts of the Apostles: With a Commentary is an exposition through the Acts of the Apostles. Moving verse-by-verse through Acts, Livermore comments on the text and illuminates it through solid exegesis and illustration.

Abiel Abbot Livermore graduated from Harvard in Arts and in Divinity. He pastored in Keene, New Hampshire; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Yonkers, New York. He also edited the Christian Inquirer. Livermore where also served as president of the Theological School. He was also chief editor of the Cheshire Pastoral Association’s Christian Hymns.

Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: H. W. Burrows
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 104

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H. W. Burrow's Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles is a series of six lectures on different subjects relating to Acts. Subjects include a general survey of Acts, the relationship of Acts with the Gospels, the connection of Acts with history, Acts and its relationship with Christianity, the miracles of Acts, and others. The lectures of H. W. Burrows are a useful look at the history of interpretation on the Acts of the Apostles.

H. W. Burrows was Canon of Rochester.

Short Notes on the Greek Text of the Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: J. Hamblin Smith
  • Publisher: Rivingtons
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 152

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J. Hamblin Smith's Short Notes on the Greek Text of the Acts of the Apostles is a very useful tool for the Greek student who wishes to understand aspects of syntax and Greek linguistics. Although brief, Short Notes on the Greek Text of the Acts of the Apostles should not be overlooked because of its relatively small size. Works of this nature tend to develop more in-depth discussions on grammar, syntax, and other elements of Greek language than a traditional commentary. Smith's work is a must for any Greek student studying the Acts of the Apostles.

J. Hamblin Smith was Lecturer in Classics at St. Peter's College, Cambridge. He was also author of A Key to Exercise on the Elementary Principles of Latin Prose Composition.

A Commentary of the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 1

  • Author: W. Denton
  • Publisher: George Bell and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 410

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W. Denton's A Commentary of the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 1 is a critical and exegetical commentary on the Acts of the Apostles. With a critical eye, Denton works through the text of Acts verse-by-verse, analyzing the language, history, and culture of the first-century world. Denton concludes that the Book of Acts is a historically reliable and accurate account, and the events descibed in Luke's account should be taken at face vaule as reliable and trustworthy.

W. Denton was Professor at Worchester College in Cambridge. He also served as Vicar of St. Bartholomew. W. Denton is the author of A Commentary on the Gospels and on the Epistles for the Sundays and Other Holy Days of the Christian Year and A Commentary on the Lord's Prayer.

A Commentary of the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 2

  • Author: W. Denton
  • Publisher: George Bell and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 402

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W. Denton's A Commentary of the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 1 is a critical and exegetical commentary on the Acts of the Apostles. With a critical eye, Denton works through the text of Acts verse-by-verse, analyzing the language, history, and culture of the first-century world. Denton concludes that the Book of Acts is a historically reliable and accurate account, and the events descibed in Luke's account should be taken at face vaule as reliable and trustworthy.

W. Denton was Professor at Worchester College in Cambridge. He also served as Vicar of St. Bartholomew. W. Denton is the author of A Commentary on the Gospels and on the Epistles for the Sundays and Other Holy Days of the Christian Year and A Commentary on the Lord's Prayer.

A Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: Horatio B. Hackett
  • Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 325

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With the aid of illustrations, Horatio Hackett's A Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles is a useful tool for studying the book of Acts. A Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles is a section-by-section commentary on the book of Acts. Arguing for its historical accuacy and trustworthiness, Hackett expounds on the text of Acts and illuminates the practical and applicable teachings.

Horatio B. Hackett was professor of Hebrew, Greek and Latin. He was educated at Amherst College and Andover Theological Seminary. He taught at Mount Hope College, Brown, Newton Theological Institution, and Rochester Theological Institution. He authored Illustrations of Scripture and contributed thirty articles to William Smith’s Dictionary of the Bible.

New Commentary on Acts of Apostles, vol. 1

  • Author: J. W. McGarvey
  • Publisher: Standard Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 262

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Arguing that the book of Acts is a historically reliable, J. W. McGarvey's New Commentary on Acts of Apostles, vol. 1 is an verse-by-verse exegetical commentary on the text of Acts. Moving verse-by-verse through Acts, McGarvey offers an exposition on Acts that is both practical as it is critical.

J. W. McGarvey was Professor of Sacred History in the College of the Bible. He is author of a Commentary on Matthew and Mark, Lands of the Bible, and Evidences of Christianity.

New Commentary on Acts of Apostles, vol. 2

  • Author: J. W. McGarvey
  • Publisher: Standard Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 292

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Arguing that the book of Acts is a historically reliable, J. W. McGarvey's New Commentary on Acts of Apostles, vol. 2 is an verse-by-verse exegetical commentary on the text of Acts. Moving verse-by-verse through Acts, McGarvey offers an exposition on Acts that is both practical as it is critical.

J. W. McGarvey was Professor of Sacred History in the College of the Bible. He is author of a Commentary on Matthew and Mark, Lands of the Bible, and Evidences of Christianity.

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 1

  • Author: Paton J. Gloag
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1870
  • Pages: 439

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Paton J. Gloag's A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 1 is an verse-by-verse exegetical commentary on the text of Acts. Gloag discusses areas of exegetical importance, areas such as history, language, culture, and theology.

Paton J. Gloag was Minister of Blantyre. He is also the author of An Introduction to the Pauline Epistles, An Introduction to the Catholic Epistles, and An Introduction to the Johannine Writings

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 2

  • Author: Paton J. Gloag
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1870
  • Pages: 439

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Paton J. Gloag's A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 1 is an verse-by-verse exegetical commentary on the text of Acts. Gloag discusses areas of exegetical importance, areas such as history, language, culture, and theology.

Paton J. Gloag was Minister of Blantyre. He is also the author of An Introduction to the Pauline Epistles, An Introduction to the Catholic Epistles, and An Introduction to the Johannine Writings.

Notes, Critical and Explanatory, on the Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: Melancthon W. Jacobus
  • Publisher: Robert Carter and Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 430

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Melancthon Jacobus' Notes, Critical and Explanatory, on the Acts of the Apostles is an verse-by-verse expositional commentary on the text of Acts. Jacobus works through Acts section-by-section commenting on the background and theology of the text of Acts.

Melancthon W. Jacobus was Professor of Biblical Literature at the Western Theological Seminary.

History of the Planting and Training of the Christian Church by the Apostles

  • Author: Augustus Neander
  • Publisher: James M. Campbell
  • Translator: J. E. Ryland
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 322

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Augustus Neander's History of the Planting and Training of the Christian Church by the Apostles is an exposition of the beginning of the Church as seen in the Acts of the Apostles. Neander's treatment of the text of Acts is a historical investigation of the key passages of Acts. Neander examines these passages in order to show how the Church developed in the first century and spread throughout the world. Neander's commentary is an exegetical verse-by-verse examination of the text of Acts, analyzing both the Greek text of Acts and where relevant, the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.

Augustus Neander was Professor of Theology in the University of Berlin. He is the author of Uber den Kaiser Julianus und sein Zeitalter, Der heilige Bernard und sein Zeialter, and a work on Gnosticism entitled Genetische Entwickelung der vornehmsten gnostichen Systems.

A Key to the Narrative of the Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: John Pilkington Norris
  • Publisher: Rivingtons
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 160

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John Pilkington Norris' A Key to the Narrative of the Acts of the Apostles is a collection of eighteen essays on areas of importance in the book of Acts. Although A Key to the Narrative of the Acts of the Apostles is not a commentary in the proper sense, Norris does arrange his essays in chronological order according to the narrative of Acts. Also included is an appendix containing five additional essays that have historical value and help to shed hermeneutical light on Acts.

John Pilkington Norris was Canon of Bristol. He was educated at Trinity College in Cambridge.

The Church of First Days: Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 1

  • Author: C. J. Vaughan
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1873
  • Pages: 336

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Consisting of fifty-six lectures, C. J. Vaughn's The Church of First Days: Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles is an exposition through the Acts of the Apostles. Progressing through Acts section-by-section, Vaughn comments on key texts of Acts and questions that have been historically raised in the past.

C. J. Vaughan was Master of the Temple and Chaplain and Ordinary to the Queen.

The Church of First Days: Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 2

  • Author: C. J. Vaughan
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1873
  • Pages: 338

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Consisting of fifty-six lectures, C. J. Vaughn's The Church of First Days: Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles is an exposition through the Acts of the Apostles. Progressing through Acts section-by-section, Vaughn comments on key texts of Acts and questions that have been historically raised in the past.

C. J. Vaughan was Master of the Temple and Chaplain and Ordinary to the Queen.

The Church of First Days: Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles, vol. 3

  • Author: C. J. Vaughan
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1873
  • Pages: 378

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Consisting of fifty-six lectures, C. J. Vaughn's The Church of First Days: Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles is an exposition through the Acts of the Apostles. Progressing through Acts section-by-section, Vaughn comments on key texts of Acts and questions that have been historically raised in the past.

C. J. Vaughan was Master of the Temple and Chaplain and Ordinary to the Queen.

The Composition and Date of Acts

  • Author: Charles C. Torrey
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 72

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In The Composition and Date of Acts, Charles C. Torrey champions that the first fifteen chapters of the Book of Acts represents a translation into Greek from an Aramaic source. He shows that the original language of the first half of Acts is Aramaic, the idioms rendered literally—even the order of words is preserved. For comparison, Torrey provides Aramaic examples from the 2nd and 3rd centuries, the Onkelos Targum, the Megillath Taanith, and other pieces of Judaic literature.

Charles C. Torrey (1863–1956) was Professor of Semitic Languages at Andover Theological Seminary from 1892–1900. Torrey later went on to become Professor of Semitic Languages at Yale University from 1900–1932.

Product Details

  • Title: Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Acts of the Apostles
  • Volumes: 31
  • Pages: 9,665