D. D. Whedon was an important nineteenth-century figure in the struggle between Calvinism and Arminianism. He devoted 25 years to completing his commentaries on the New Testament and, moreover, edited the Old Testament commentaries presented here. These commentaries—intended for popular use by laypeople—are comprehensive yet concise. They analyze the entire Bible, providing the background, history, message, and historical and contemporary relevance of each Old and New Testament book. Each volume includes introductions to the text, illustrations, and maps.
Scholarly yet readable, Whedon’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments offers a comprehensive intellectual, historical, and spiritual survey of the riches found in God’s Word. In the Logos edition, each Scripture passage links to your favorite translation, and the volumes are easy to study side by side with your other commentaries. You can search by topic or Scripture passage with remarkably fast results.
The New Testament part of the series is the ablest Methodist commentary since the days of Adam Clarke, and is in many respects superior to that monumental work. The Old Testament books were committed to various scholars who have wrought well, but unequally, on their respective tasks.
—Southern Methodist Review
For the laborious work of construction, for accuracy of workmanship, and for general attraction of page, the present number of the series should be accepted with gratitude by the church.
[We] seldom get hold of a book of ‘Notes on the Scriptures’ that we feel like sitting down to read carefully through; yet such has been our desire with these successive volumes.
In its own field it is matchless.
—N. W. Christian Advocate