Originating as a series of lectures at the University of Oxford in 1885, this book by Bible scholar F. W. Farrar surveys the history of biblical interpretation from the early Jewish rabbis through his own time. Contents includes: Success and Failure of Exegesis, Rabbinic Exegesis, Alexandrian Exegesis, Patristic Exegesis, Scholastic Exegesis, The Reformers, Post-Reformation Epoch, and Modern Exegesis.
There is nothing in English to replace the old work by Frederic W. Farrar.
—Dr. Vern S. Poythress, Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation
...a worthy counterpart to Schleiermacher...
—Donald K. McKim, Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters
...a work of real merit which took years of painstaking research to produce.
—Cyril J. Barber, Author, The Minister's Library