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Poor Man's Old and New Testament Commentary (12 vols.)

by Hawker, Robert

4 publishers Logos Bible Software, Ebenezer Palmer, Thomas Wardle, Robert Carter 1828–2013

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Poor Man's Old and New Testament Commentary (12 vols.)
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Overview

Charles Spurgeon exhorted his students, “Gentlemen, if you want something full of marrow and fatness, cheering to your own hearts by way of comment, and likely to help you in giving to your hearers rich expositions, buy Dr. Hawker’s Poor Man’s Commentary . . . he sees Jesus, and that is a sacred gift which is most precious.” Delve into the exegetical and devotional writings of one of the most influential preachers and theologians of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England. His thoroughly Christ-centered view of Scripture comes through clearly in his extensive nine vol. commentary on the whole Bible. According to Joel R. Beeke of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, “Hawker increased in fame and popularity as a powerful ‘high Calvinist’ preacher” and “was remarkably winsome in preaching Christ to all.” Hawker brings his homiletical skill to the reading of Scripture in this rich commentary. His two devotional volumes, included in this collection, will guide you through deep morning and evening meditations on God’s Word. Also included in this collection is The Poor Man’s Dictionary, Hawker’s nearly 1,000-page work on the words of the Old and New Testaments, written as a companion volume to his commentaries. Much more than a dictionary, this work provides encyclopedic and theological treatment on all the words in the Bible.

Key Features

  • Verse-by-verse commentary on the whole Bible
  • Concise summaries of every chapter of the Bible
  • Devotional reflections on every chapter of the Bible
  • Extensive Bible dictionary on all the words in Scripture

Praise for the Print Edition

There is always such a savor of the Lord Jesus Christ in Dr. Hawker that you cannot read him without profit . . . Full of devotion and sweetness.

Lectures to My Students, vol. 4, by Charles Spurgeon

Hawker excels in Christ-centered, experiential divinity. He was taught by the Spirit how to find Christ in the Scriptures, as well as how to present Him to hungry sinners in search of daily communion with a personal Redeemer. For the genuine Christian, here is devotional writing at its best: it is always warmly Christ-centered, eminently practical, personally searching.

Joel R. Beeke

Individual Titles

Poor Man’s Old Testament Commentary, vol. 1

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Williams and Smith
  • Publication Date: 1808
  • Pages: 757

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The first volume of Hawker’s extensive commentary covers Genesis through Numbers. Hawker leads you through the scriptural record of creation, the flood, the lives of the patriarchs, and the creation of Israel as a nation. At each turn, Hawker illuminates Christ from these Old Testament passages.

Poor Man’s Old Testament Commentary, vol. 2

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Williams and Smith
  • Publication Date: 1808
  • Pages: 778

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Volume 2 of Hawker’s Old Testament commentary covers Deuteronomy through 2 Samuel. Hawker guides you with devotional richness through the wilderness with the Israelites and into the promised land of Canaan, through the period of the judges and into the establishment of the Israelite monarchy. Rather than merely presenting moralistic examples of biblical figures, Hawker illuminates the pointers to Christ in people and events like the battle between David and Goliath. “We may read this passage sweetly indeed, if we behold in it some faint outlines of Jesus, who in his gracious undertaking for our deliverance is represented by the prophet, who, when he saw that there none to help in all the armies of Israel, and when all hearts gathered blackness, his own arm brought salvation, and of the people, there was none with him. Isaiah 63:3–5.”

Poor Man’s Old Testament Commentary, vol. 3

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Williams and Smith
  • Publication Date: 1808
  • Pages: 773

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Volume 3 of Hawker’s Old Testament commentary covers 1 Kings through Esther. Hawker takes these historical books of the Bible and shows the life and vibrancy that they communicate as they point to Christ. Join Hawker on this rich journey through the history of Israel.

Poor Man’s Old Testament Commentary, vol. 4

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Williams and Smith
  • Publication Date: 1808
  • Pages: 641

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Volume 4 of Hawker’s Old Testament commentary covers Job through Psalms. In explaining his earthly ministry to the disciples, Jesus said in Luke 24:44: “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Perhaps no one has taken the Christ-centeredness of the Psalms as vigorously as Hawker. With this volume, you can read comments by this master preacher on everything written about Christ in the Psalms.

Poor Man’s Old Testament Commentary, vol. 5

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Williams and Smith
  • Publication Date: 1808
  • Pages: 765

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Volume 5 covers Proverbs through Lamentations. Read Hawker’s rich devotional reflections as he takes you through the wisdom literature of Scripture. He does not stop at the moral application of these texts, but goes on to show how they point to Christ and ultimately strengthen our faith in his work, not our own.

Poor Man’s Old Testament Commentary, vol. 6

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Williams and Smith
  • Publication Date: 1808
  • Pages: 563

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This sixth and final volume of the Poor Man’s Old Testament Commentary covers Ezekiel through Malachi. Hawker’s summaries and reflections on each chapter guide you through these books, strengthening your love for the Savior with each passing chapter as Hawker presents the whole Bible as Christian Scripture.

Poor Man’s New Testament Commentary, vol. 1

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones
  • Publication Date: 1815
  • Pages: 729

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This first volume of the New Testament commentary covers the four Gospels. You will be deeply impacted by Hawker’s rich commentary on the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. Take an intimate tour with Hawker through the first century alongside Jesus and his disciples.

Poor Man’s New Testament Commentary, vol. 2

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones
  • Publication Date: 1815
  • Pages: 684

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Volume 2 of this New Testament commentary covers Acts through Ephesians. Hawker’s insights on the earliest history of the church and the major Pauline epistles are rich reading for the layperson and will sweeten the sermon preparation and delivery of any minister.

Poor Man’s New Testament Commentary, vol. 3

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones
  • Publication Date: 1815
  • Pages: 683

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The third and final volume of Hawker’s New Testament commentary covers Philippians through Revelation. The end of this monumental work represents decades of study and deep reflection on God’s Word from one of the ablest ministers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Stand on the shoulders of a man who spent countless hours in careful meditation on every passage in the Bible.

The Poor Man’s Concordance and Dictionary to the Sacred Scriptures

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Ebenezer Palmer
  • Publication Date: 1828
  • Pages: 933

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Much more than a dictionary, Hawker’s dictionary offers encyclopedic knowledge on every word in the Authorized Version of the Bible. In addition to definitions, Hawker also includes essays on the theological meaning and significance of biblical words. Designed as a companion volume to the Poor Man’s Commentary, this volume is a wonderful capstone to that monumental work that has benefited so many over the past two centuries.

The Poor Man’s Morning Portion

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Robert Carter
  • Publication Date: 1845
  • Pages: 315

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This morning devotional contains Scripture and reflections for every day of the year. Written for the “poor in spirit,” this gem of Christian devotion brings you the riches of Christ every morning.

The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Publisher: Thomas Wardle
  • Publication Date: 1845
  • Pages: 360

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Like Hawker’s Poor Man’s Morning Portion, this evening devotional contains Scripture and reflections for every day of the year. Written for the “poor in spirit,” you will find the riches of Christ as you lay down every evening with this gem of Christian devotion.

Product Details

  • Title: Poor Man’s Old and New Testament Commentary
  • Author: Robert Hawker
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 7,981

About Robert Hawker

Robert Hawker (1753–1827) was a Calvinist preacher in the Church of England. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and he received his Doctor of Divinity from the University of Edinburgh. Most famous for his pulpit ministry, Robert Hawker was a very well-known and beloved preacher who drew great crowds with his charismatic character, his scholarship, and his erudition. Far from being an ivory-tower minister, Hawker was intimately involved in mercy ministries to the oppressed and needy of his community. He founded the Misericordia Fund to provide relief for the needy and the Corpus Christi Society for needy Christians. He also actively founded schools for underprivileged children and the Great Western Society for Dispersing Religious Tracts among the Poor of the Western District.