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Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Pentateuch (21 vols.)

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The Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Pentateuch presents an impressive balance of perspectives from the history of biblical scholarship on the Five Books of Moses. With contributing voices from Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the contributors here provide an international taste of scholarship on the Pentateuch from a wide variety of perspectives. Some are fully entrenched in the higher criticism and analyses of the literary sources of the Pentateuch books, while others emphasize the traditional unity of the Pentateuch and the historic position of its authorship by Moses. Together these dueling perspectives give readings the opportunity to consider the evidence, historical, archaeological, and textual, and decide for themselves the nature and structure of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers of Deuteronomy.

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  • Balances a wide variety of theological and historical perspectives
  • Presents contributions from leading scholars of the 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Includes both technical discussions of the text, as well as thoughtful devotional content
  • Title: Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Pentateuch (21 vols.)
  • Volumes: 21
  • Pages: 7,619
  • Topic: Pentateuch

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A Devotional Commentary: Exodus I–XX.17

  • Author: Frederick Brotherton Meyer
  • Publisher: The Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 240

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This accessible commentary goes beyond dry scholarly discussion to suggest the important implications of Scripture for daily needs. Thoughtful and practical, Meyer’s commentary is grounded in his active pastoral ministry. This first volume examines the chapter 1 through 20:17 of the book of Exodus.

Frederick Brotherton Meyer (1847–1929) was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England. He was educated at Brighton College, University of London, and Regent’s Park College. Meyer was well known for his friendship with Dwight L. Moody, and became involved with ministry work on both sides of the Atlantic. Upon his death he was described as “The Archbishop of the Free Churches.”

A Devotional Commentary: Exodus XX.18–XL

  • Author: Frederick Brotherton Meyer
  • Publisher: The Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 240

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This accessible commentary goes beyond dry scholarly discussion to suggest the important implications of Scripture for daily needs. Thoughtful and practical, Meyer’s commentary is grounded in his active pastoral ministry. This second volume examines the chapter 20:18 through chapter 40 of the book of Exodus.

Frederick Brotherton Meyer (1847–1929) was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England. He was educated at Brighton College, University of London, and Regent’s Park College. Meyer was well known for his friendship with Dwight L. Moody, and became involved with ministry work on both sides of the Atlantic. Upon his death he was described as “The Archbishop of the Free Churches.”

A Devotional Commentary: Genesis

  • Author: W. H. Griffith Thomas
  • Publisher: The Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 507

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This commentary on Genesis highlights devotional aspects of faith, steadfastness, devotional and spiritual virtues in the characters and narrative accounts of Genesis from creation through the Patriarchs. Each chapter starts with the text of a larger passage followed by smaller sections that explain the context, history, and practical application.

William Henry Griffith Thomas (1861–1924) was an Anglican clergyman and scholar from the English-Welsh border country. He has been quoted by theologian Alister McGrath in the science-versus-religion debate.

Critical Remarks on the Hebrew Scriptures, vol. 1: Remarks on the Pentateuch

  • Author: Alexander Geddes
  • Publisher: Davis, Wilks, and Taylor
  • Publication Date: 1800
  • Pages: 493

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Critical remarks on the Hebrew Scriptures represents one of the earliest critical commentaries on the Pentateuch. Attempting a scientific and empirically grounded historical method, Geddes places an emphasis in his commentary on what can be explicitly confirmed and tested. He represents a critical voice in the history of research that called for a reanalysis of the structure of the Pentateuch.

Alexander Geddes (1737-1802) was a Scottish theologian, biblical scholar, and author.

Dissertations on the Genuineness of the Pentateuch vol. 1

  • Authors: E.W. Hengstenberg and E.J. Ryland
  • Publisher: James Nisbet & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1847
  • Pages: 474

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This volume and its companion by E. W. Hengstenberg represents an important watershed in the debate over the structure and history of the Pentateuch. Hengstenberg and Ryland worked hard to argue and provide evidence for the traditional conclusions about the authorship of the Pentateuch, as well as its internal structure and unity.

Ernst Wilhelm Theodor Herrmann Hengstenberg (October 20, 1802–May 28, 1869), was a German Lutheran churchman and neo-Lutheran theologian. He was born at Frondenberg, a Westphalian village, and was educated by his father, who was a minister of the Reformed Church and head of the Frondenberg convent of canonesses (Fräuleinstift).

Dissertations on the Genuineness of the Pentateuch vol. 2

  • Authors: E.W. Hengstenberg and E.J. Ryland
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1847
  • Pages: 555

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This is the second volume by E. W. Hengstenberg valuable research upon the historical nature of the Pentateuch text in terms of its authorship and unity. Hengstenberg and Ryland worked hard to argue and provide evidence for the traditional conclusions about the authorship of the Pentateuch, as well as its internal structure and unity.

Ernst Wilhelm Theodor Herrmann Hengstenberg (October 20, 1802–May 28, 1869), was a German Lutheran churchman and neo-Lutheran theologian. He was born at Frondenberg, a Westphalian village, and was educated by his father, who was a minister of the Reformed Church and head of the Frondenberg convent of canonesses (Fräuleinstift).

Egypt and the Books of Moses

  • Author: E. W. Hengstenberg and R.D.C. Robbins
  • Publisher: Allen, Morrill and Wardwell
  • Publication Date: 1845
  • Pages: 317

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Egypt and the Books of Moses connected Egyptian history, archeology, and various excavations to five books of the Pentateuch. Hengstenbeg uses archeological evidence illustrate the accuracy of scripture, in order to provide a counterpoint to the the historical-critical scholars of his day. This book is of interest to a modern reader because it depiction of Bible history, Egyptian history, and the daily life of an Egyptian during the time of Moses.

Ernst Wilhelm Theodor Herrmann Hengstenberg (October 20, 1802–May 28, 1869), was a German Lutheran churchman and neo-Lutheran theologian. He was born at Frondenberg, a Westphalian village, and was educated by his father, who was a minister of the Reformed Church and head of the Frondenberg convent of canonesses (Fräuleinstift).

Israel in Egypt

  • Author: William Osburn
  • Publisher: Seeleys
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 481

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Israel in Egypt An historical look at the events in the Bible that took place in Egypt. Working with archeological evidence from various excavations, William Osburn argues for the historicity of the Exodus and the status of Israel living in Egypt in the period between Genesis and Exodus on the basis of inscriptional evidence in Egypt.

William Osburn was a scholar and student of scripture who dedicated his life to understanding the history of Israel in Egypt. Following Jean-François Champollion’s deciphering of the Rosetta Stone in Egypt, Osburn sought to illustrate the life of Joseph, Israel and the Exodus from the Egyptian inscriptions on ancient monuments.

The Century Bible: Exodus

  • Author: W.H. Bennett
  • Publisher: T.C. & E.C. Jack
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 315

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The Century Bible is a turn of the century commentary series by leading scholars of the day. This volume on Exodus provide an historical and theological introduction along with verse-by-verse analysis of the Biblical text. Focusing on original sources for the writing of Exodus, W. H. Bennett provides an accessible, but critical and scholarly commentary on the book of Exodus.

W. H. Bennett was a Christian scholar and long-time Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society of Great Britain.

The Century Bible: Genesis

  • Author: W.H. Bennett
  • Publisher: T.C. & E.C. Jack
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 437

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The Century Bible is a turn of the century commentary series by leading scholars of the day. This volume on Genesis provides an historical and theological introduction along with verse-by-verse analysis of the Biblical text. Grounded in historical source criticism, W. H. Bennett provides an accessible, but critical and scholarly commentary on the book of Genesis.

W. H. Bennett was a Christian scholar and long-time Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society of Great Britain.

The Creation: A Lecture on Genesis 1 and 2

  • Author: William Kelly
  • Publisher: Wilson Foundation
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 47

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The Creation: A Lecture on Genesis 1 and 2 presents a brief, but thoughtful study of the first two chapters of Genesis and the creation narrative. Celebrating the theological insight of Moses’ writing, Kelly holds that the Creation account demonstrates that a strong historical and scientific foundation undergirds the biblical text.

William Kelly (1823–1906), born in Ireland, moved to London after attending Trinity College in Dublin. Deeply involved with the Plymouth Brethren, he also became a prolific writer, earning the respect of theologians such as Henry Alford. He is quoted as having said “There are three things real—the Cross, the enmity of the world, the love of God.”

The Gospel of the Pentateuch

  • Author: Charles Kingsley
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 365

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This volume consists of a collection of sermons about the relationship between the New Testament gospel and the Pentateuch. Charles Kingsley presents God’s providence through creation and God’s direction of Abraham and his family in order to build his chosen people, Israel.

Charles Kingsley was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian and novelist.

The Message of Moses and Modern Higher Criticism

  • Author: Francis E. Gigot
  • Publisher: Benziger Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 35

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This book began as a lecture that Francis E. Gigot gave at Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania on March 17th, 1915. Designed for a general audience, Gigot avoids technical details and linguistic discussion, emphasizing instead the relevant details for readers to accurately understand the primary points of debate between the traditional view of Moses and the Pentateuch relative to the rise of modern higher criticism and method. Gigot’s seeks to vindicate the correctness of the Jewish and Christian tradition concerning Moses’ authorship of the first five books of the Old Testament and its monotheistic method.

Francis E. Gigot was a French Catholic priest and Sulpician

The Pentateuch and Its Anatomists

  • Author: Thomas Rawson Birks
  • Publisher: Hatchards
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 337

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The present volume is designed as a small contribution to the controversy of the authorship of the Pentateuch and the literary unity of the Five Books of Moses. The objects of critical scholarship against the unity and genuineness of the book of Genesis on the basis of the use of the two divine names in different passages is examined and explained here in a manner that is accessible and intelligible to English readers.

Thomas Rawson Birks was an English theologian and controversialist devoted to relating the two fields of theology and science. Born in 1810, he won numerous scholarships and prizes throughout his life for his theological studies and published a number of books on the subject before his death in 1883.

The Pentateuch: And Its Relation to the Jewish and Christian Dispensations

  • Author: Andrews Norton and John James Tayler
  • Publisher: N. Trubner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1870
  • Pages: 152

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Andrew Norton believes that critical inquiries, searching for the primary elements and construction laws and combinations of literary composition ought to assist the reader of the Bible in understanding and faith. Rather than leading to doubt, critical methods pursued in honesty should exult, rather than deaden, the devotional sentiments of those who study the Bible.

Andrews Norton was an American preacher and theologian. Along with William Ellery Channing, he was the leader of mainstream Unitarianism of the early and middle 19th century, and was known as the "Unitarian Pope"

The People’s Bible: Exodus

  • Author: Joseph Parker
  • Publisher: Funk and Wagnalls Co.
  • Publication Date: 1887
  • Pages: 353

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The People’s Bible is not a commentary in the usual sense. Rather than providing a technical treatise for the scholar, word or phrase by phrase, the People’s Bible is a pastor’s commentary that focuses primarily on those sections of Scripture that are of obvious and immediate value for the spiritual growth of the soul. Rather than working through the minutiae of critical discussion and analysis, Joseph Parker focuses on discovering the governing idea and principle purpose of each book of Scripture.

Exodus is a book of providence, in leadership, national deliverances, organization, and the establishment of God’s commandments for life. It shows how the tabernacle of God is with men upon the earth as both a refuge and a place of judgment.

Joseph Parker (1830–1902) studied at University College and Cavendish College. He was a pastor in Banbury from 1853 to 1858 and then at Cavendish Street Chapel in Manchester until 1869, when he became the pastor of Poultry Chapel in London. He served as chairman of the London Congregational Board and the Congregational Union of England and Wales.

The People’s Bible: Genesis

  • Author: Joseph Parker
  • Publisher: Funk and Wagnalls Co.
  • Publication Date: 1887
  • Pages: 401

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The People’s Bible is not a commentary in the usual sense. Rather than providing a technical treatise for the scholar, word or phrase by phrase, the People’s Bible is a pastor’s commentary that focuses primarily on those sections of Scripture that are of obvious and immediate value for the spiritual growth of the soul. Rather than working through the minutiae of critical discussion and analysis, Joseph Parker focuses on discovering the governing idea and principle purpose of each book of Scripture.

Genesis is a book of beginnings. It is the beginning of creation, of humanity, of family life, and of disobedience and sin. Genesis is a book about a wondrous dawn and an hour of revelation from God and vision for humanity. If we grasp this truth, we find insight into the whole of Genesis.

Joseph Parker (1830–1902) studied at University College and Cavendish College. He was a pastor in Banbury from 1853 to 1858 and then at Cavendish Street Chapel in Manchester until 1869, when he became the pastor of Poultry Chapel in London. He served as chairman of the London Congregational Board and the Congregational Union of England and Wales.

The People’s Bible: Leviticus - Numbers XXVI

  • Author: Joseph Parker
  • Publisher: Funk and Wagnalls Co.
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 377

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The People’s Bible is not a commentary in the usual sense. Rather than providing a technical treatise for the scholar, word or phrase by phrase, the People's Bible is a pastor’s commentary that focuses primarily on those sections of Scripture that are of obvious and immediate value for the spiritual growth of the soul. Rather than working through the minutiae of critical discussion and analysis, Joseph Parker focuses on discovering the governing idea and principle purpose of each book of Scripture.

Leviticus is about of the mechanics of devotion and faith: the mechanics of reckoning with sin, of sacrifice and intersession. The higher meaning of each of these formalities illustrates how God interacts and engages with humanity. Numbers begins the history of the people of Israel in the context of the rituals of Leviticus. Just a month after the Tabernacle is set up, the Lord calls his people to take census and obey him as he leads them to the promised land, though they do not obey.

Joseph Parker (1830–1902) studied at University College and Cavendish College. He was a pastor in Banbury from 1853 to 1858 and then at Cavendish Street Chapel in Manchester until 1869, when he became the pastor of Poultry Chapel in London. He served as chairman of the London Congregational Board and the Congregational Union of England and Wales.

The People’s Bible: Numbers XVII - Deuteronomy

  • Author: Joseph Parker
  • Publisher: Funk and Wagnalls Co.
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 426

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The People’s Bible is not a commentary in the usual sense. Rather than providing a technical treatise for the scholar, word or phrase by phrase, the People’s Bible is a pastor’s commentary that focuses primarily on those sections of Scripture that are of obvious and immediate value for the spiritual growth of the soul. Rather than working through the minutiae of critical discussion and analysis, Joseph Parker focuses on discovering the governing idea and principle purpose of each book of Scripture.

The second half of Numbers finds God’s people wandering in the wilderness as punishment for disobedience, but it is also a story of redemption for a new generation. And this new generation needs to learn the mechanics of devotion and faith just as their mothers and fathers had. And thus Deuteronomy presents the Law of Moses once more.

Joseph Parker (1830–1902) studied at University College and Cavendish College. He was a pastor in Banbury from 1853 to 1858 and then at Cavendish Street Chapel in Manchester until 1869, when he became the pastor of Poultry Chapel in London. He served as chairman of the London Congregational Board and the Congregational Union of England and Wales.

The Traditions and Beliefs of Ancient Israel

  • Author: Thomas Kelly Cheyne
  • Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 616

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Originally planned as a comprehensive commentary on Genesis for critically-minded students, Thomas Kelly Cheyne realized that he would need two volumes for the effort. As a result of space constraints in the International Critical Commentary series, Cheyne’s work never appeared in the series. Instead, he has compiled here in this book what he views as the best and most important contributions from that research on Genesis and Exodus. Not quite a commentary, but also not quite a monograph, this volume provides valuable discussion of many particular passages in Genesis and the beginning of Exodus, as well as important contributions to our understanding of Hebrew vocabulary and philology.

T.K. Cheyne (1841–1915) was an ordained minister and Bible scholar after studying at Göttingen in Germany. He was known for biblical criticism in light of literary and historical contexts. He published several translations of Scripture and commentaries, including The Reconciliation of Races and Religions.

Traditions of Eden: or Proofs of the Historical Truth of the Pentateuch

  • Author: Henry Shepheard
  • Publisher: James Nisbet & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 451

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Henry Shepheard contributes this volume to biblical scholarship out of a deep concern to defend the truth of God’s Word from the attacks and opposition that arise from Higher Criticism. In challenging these new methods, Shepheard presents a defense of the traditional interpretations of the creation acount, specifically, and of the unity and accuracy of the Pentateuch, more generally. This treatise argues from theological tradition and historical evidence of the accuracy of the first five books of the Old Testament.

Henry Shepheard was the author of Traditions of Eden.

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