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The Great Texts of the Bible: St. Matthew
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The Great Texts of the Bible: St. Matthew


Charles Scribner’s Sons, T&T Clark 1914

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The Great Texts of the Bible: St. Matthew 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: St. Matthew 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 St. Matthew
  • Readable, clear style
  • List of references and literature used throughout


  • The Name of Jesus
  • The Magi
  • The Two Baptisms
  • A Question of Life
  • The First Beatitude
  • The Pure in Heart
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • A Conservative Reformer
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • The First Things First
  • The Golden Rule
  • Choosing a Road
  • The Leper
  • The Physician
  • The Ministry of Small Things
  • The Great Invitation
  • Rest Under the Yoke
  • My Church
  • The Keys of the Kingdom
  • The Cost of Discipleship
  • The Transfiguration
  • Eternal Life
  • The Ministering Master
  • The Good and Faithful Servant
  • Unto Me
  • The Blood of the Covenant
  • Christ’s Parting Charge

Product Details

  • Title: The Great Texts of the Bible: St. Matthew
  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 451

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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