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The Great Texts of the Bible: Deuteronomy to Esther
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The Great Texts of the Bible: Deuteronomy to Esther


Charles Scribner’s Sons, T&T Clark 1911

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The Great Texts of the Bible: Deuteronomy to Esther is an extensive commentary made up of essays, sermons, anecdotes, and scriptural interpretations. Scottish Presbyterian minister James Hastings, who compiled The Great Texts of the Bible in the early twentieth century, provides helpful and personal observations on the Scripture texts. He presents word meanings, expositions, poetry, and quotations from many authors and thinkers, as well as a list of references. Each section is outlined into major topics and points, offering readable commentary.

The Great Texts of the Bible: Deuteronomy to Esther is perfect for pastors and anyone else wanting expository notes on key Scripture passages. Hastings’s work is encouraging, clear, and well researched. The volume contains both a topical and a scriptural table of contents for reference.

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Key Features

  • Expository commentary on Deuteronomy to Esther
  • Readable, clear style
  • List of references and literature used throughout


  • Remember All the Way
  • The Good Will of a Lifetime
  • God Who is Our Home
  • The Death and Burial of Moses
  • The Excellence of Things Ordinary
  • The Choice of a Master
  • As for Me and My House
  • The Sin of Meroz
  • Unconscious Loss
  • A Woman’s Choice
  • A Greeting in Harvest
  • The Call of Samuel
  • The Stone of Help
  • Friendship
  • Thou Art the Man
  • Repentance and Retribution
  • An Exceeding Bitter Cry
  • The Well By the Gate
  • Hewing and Building
  • Halting Between Two Opinions
  • A Still Small Voice
  • Naaman
  • The Visible and the Invisible
  • Knowledge and Service
  • Opportunity

Product Details

  • Title: The Great Texts of the Bible: Deuteronomy to Esther
  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 544

About James Hastings

James Hastings (1852–1922) was born in Scotland. A Presbyterian minister and theologian, Hastings was the editor of many biblical works, including Dictionary of the Bible, Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, and Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics.

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