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The Classic Commentaries and Studies on Luke Upgrade (22 vols.) offers over 7,000 pages of nineteenth- and twentieth-century scholarship on Luke. The scholars included here represent a variety of church backgrounds, offering a range of theological perspectives including Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Quaker, and more. This collection provides a blend of accessible materials for students, pastors, preachers, and anyone interested in understanding the book of Luke.

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Key Features

  • Over 7,000 pages of commentary on Luke
  • Works by leading nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Bible scholars
  • A range of theological perspectives

Individual Titles

Exposition of the Gospel according to St. Luke, in a Series of Lectures: Chapter I–IX

  • Author: James Thomson
  • Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
  • Publication Date: 1849
  • Pages: 507

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This volume contains a series of lectures on the book of Luke. The intention of these lectures is to succinctly communicate the book’s message for all believers. James Thomson cautions readers “that we should be careful to judge the opinions of men by the word of God, and not the word of God by the opinions of men,” and seeks to provide common ground for understanding the Scriptures.

James Thomson (1768–1855) was a Scottish minister who coedited the third edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. He was ordained minister of Eccles, Berwickshire in 1805. In 1842, he was honored with the degree of DD from the University of St. Andrews. His other works include Rise, Progress, and Consequences of the New Opinions and Principles Lately Introduced into France and Sketch of the Present State of Agriculture in Berwickshire.

Exposition of the Gospel according to St. Luke, in a Series of Lectures: Chapter IX–XX

  • Author: James Thomson
  • Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
  • Publication Date: 1850
  • Pages: 523

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This volume contains a series of lectures on the book of Luke. The intention of these lectures is to succinctly communicate the book’s message for all believers. James Thomson cautions readers “that we should be careful to judge the opinions of men by the word of God, and not the word of God by the opinions of men,” and seeks to provide common ground for understanding the Scriptures.

James Thomson (1768–1855) was a Scottish minister who coedited the third edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. He was ordained minister of Eccles, Berwickshire in 1805. In 1842 he was honored with the degree of DD from the University of St. Andrews. His other works include Rise, Progress, and Consequences of the New Opinions and Principles Lately Introduced into France and Sketch of the Present State of Agriculture in Berwickshire.

A Suggestive Commentary on St. Luke: With Critical and Homiletical Notes, vol. 1

  • Author: W. H. Van Doren
  • Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
  • Publication Date: 1868
  • Pages: 520

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According to W. H. Van Doren, “Our aim in these volumes has been to state and print the teachings of the Bible in their simplest form. There are very many in our busy age, who have but little leisure, and few books.” To Van Doren, this meant reducing the book of Luke into easily accessible morsels of wisdom. This commentary contains a wealth of notes and facts about Luke gleaned from Scripture and other primary-source materials, as well as valuable insights into each verse. This is an ideal resource to examine side by side with Scripture.

On the whole, we may venture to commend the book as likely to be useful to the class for whom it is designed.

The Scattered Nation and Jewish Christian Magazine

William Howard Van Doren was a reverend, and author of the A Suggestive Commentary series.

A Suggestive Commentary on St. Luke: With Critical and Homiletical Notes, vol. 2

  • Author: W. H. Van Doren
  • Publisher: I. K. Funk & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1867
  • Pages: 558

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According to W. H. Van Doren, “Our aim in these volumes has been to state and print the teachings of the Bible in their simplest form. There are very many in our busy age, who have but little leisure, and few books.” To Van Doren, this meant reducing the book of Luke into easily accessible morsels of wisdom. This commentary contains a wealth of notes and facts about Luke gleaned from Scripture and other primary-source materials, as well as valuable insights into each verse. This is an ideal resource to examine side by side with Scripture.

On the whole, we may venture to commend the book as likely to be useful to the class for whom it is designed.

The Scattered Nation and Jewish Christian Magazine

William Howard Van Doren was a reverend, and author of the A Suggestive Commentary series.

The Style and Literary Method of Luke

  • Author: Henry J. Cadbury
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 205

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In this volume, Henry J. Cadbury explores the linguistic and philological attributes of Luke, treating Luke “as an individual writer of the Hellenistic age. Attention is centered on his language, as compared with that of the literary men of his time, or as displayed in his correction and paraphrase of Greek sources which he used.” Cadbury argues that this line of study is essential to understanding the theological indications of the text, suggesting that “as a rule the linguistic study should precede rather than follow the theological and historical study. Instead of explaining a writer’s language in the light of a theory about his identity and interests, we should test the theory by an independent study of the language.”

Henry Joel Cadbury (1883–1974) was a Quaker who served as the Hollis Chair of Divinity, once called “the most prestigious endowed professorship in America.” He also served as director of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library and chairman of the American Friends Service Committee. His other works include National Ideals in the Old Testament, The Knowledge Claimed in Luke’s Preface, The Peril of Modernizing-Jesus, The Book of Acts in History, and The Making of Luke-Acts.

A Commentary on the Gospel of S. Luke

  • Author: Harvey Goodwin
  • Publisher: Deighton, Bell, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1865
  • Pages: 392

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This volume was written for those who are only familiar with English. Harvey Goodwin wrote this text to provide an accessible exposition of the Gospel of Luke to the greater public.

Harvey Goodwin (1818–1891) was bishop of Carlisle. His other works include Parish Sermons, Guide to the Parish Church, Essays on the Pentateuch, and The Foundations of the Creed.

The Medical Language of St. Luke

  • Author: William Kirk Hobart
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 306

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In this volume, William Kirk Hobart compares the language of Luke to the writings of ancient Greek medical writers. The text explores the words they share, and examines the words that, in the Bible, appear exclusively in Luke and Acts. Through comparison of language, the text argues that the same writer produced both Luke and Acts.

William Kirk Hobart was a reverend and scholar of Trinity College, Dublin.

St. Luke’s Gospel: The Text Divided into Paragraphs, and Arranged Chronologically, with Notes

  • Author: J. Davies
  • Publisher: George Philip & Son
  • Publication Date: 1870
  • Pages: 134

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In this volume, J. Davies provides concise supplemental notes on the book of Luke. The text examines each section of the Gospel in paragraph form.

Studies in the Gospel of Luke

  • Author: Robert E. Speer
  • Publisher: The International Committee of Young Men’s Christian Associations
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 62

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This volume is designed to help teachers and professors prepare lectures on Luke. The text contains materials for approximately 30 lessons and offers counsel for preparing them.

Contents:
  • Who Wrote the Third Gospel?
  • Who Was Luke?
  • When Was the Gospel Written?
  • Where Was the Gospel Written?
  • For Whom Was the Gospel Written?
  • To Whom Is the Gospel Dedicated?
  • With Whose Oral Gospel Affiliated?
  • What Divisions of Christ’s Ministry in the Gospel?
  • The Teaching of the Gospel
  • The Miracles of the Gospel
  • The Parables of the Gospel
  • The Substance of the Chapters of the Gospel
  • Analysis of the Gospel
  • Characteristics and Peculiarities of the Gospel
  • What View of Christ Is Given in the Gospel?

Robert E. Speer (1867–1947) was an author, religious leader, and secretary of the American Presbyterian Mission. He visited a number of missions in foreign countries, including Persia, India, China, Korea, Japan, and South America. He was educated at Phillips Academy and Princeton Theological Seminary. Speer wrote over 25 books, including The Man Christ Jesus, The Man Paul, Missionary Principles and Practice, The Principles of Jesus, The Light of the World, and The Finality of Jesus Christ.

The Plan of St. Luke’s Gospel: A Critical Examination

  • Author: William Stewart
  • Publisher: James Maclehose
  • Publication Date: 1873
  • Pages: 98

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The Plan of St. Luke’s Gospel: A Critical Examination is an essay presenting a hypothesis which seeks to account for the phenomena of Luke’s Gospel. William Stewart believed that, acting upon the hypothesis of this essay, one could solve many of the difficulties that arise in the Gospel.

William Stewart was professor of divinity and biblical criticism and dean of the faculty of theology at the University of Glasgow. He also served as editor of The University of Glasgow, Old and New.

The New Testament Commentary, vol. 2: Luke

  • Author: J. S. Lamar
  • Publisher: Christian Publishing Co.
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 333

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This volume offers a complete original interpretation of Luke. J. S. Lamar elected not to consult established nineteenth-century commentaries to avoid absorbing their bias. The goal of this work was to provide an independent understanding of the Gospel, relying on Scripture for guidance through the text.

Brother Lamar is a graceful writer, a clear thinker, and a splendid preacher. He is very choice in his selection of words, and is recognized today as one of the most chaste and polished writers in the church.

—John T. Brown, author, Churches of Christ

Brother Lamar has a beautiful mind. He is incapable of any thing uncouth or vulgar. His thoughts are chaste and fresh, and always expressed in a polished, forcible style. He is a hard student, but reads a very select library. He seeks for perfection in every thing, and, consequently, his literary labors are always carefully performed.

—W. T. Moore, author, The Living Pulpit of the Christian Church

James Sanford Lamar (1829–1908) graduated from Bethany College, and was ordained in Bethany Church. His other work includes The Organon of Scripture: The Inductive Method of Biblical Interpretation.

Recent Discoveries in Luke’s Writings: A Study

  • Author: G. Mackinlay
  • Publisher: Marshall Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 282

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In this volume, G. Mackinlay asserts that then-recent discoveries in Luke and Acts offer solutions to a number of problems in interpreting the Gospel. The book is divided into three parts, exploring the harmony of the Gospels, the existence of three parallel narratives in Luke, and what their existence means for interpreting the Gospel.

Lt.-Col. G. Mackinlay was vice president of the Victoria Institute. His other works include The Text Books of Gunnery and The Magi, How They Recognized Christ's Star.

Salvation by Grace: An Address on Luke XXIII, 39–43

  • Author: William Kelly
  • Publisher: F. E. Race
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 23

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This essay by William Kelly explores the nature of salvation by grace and its implications for us. The essay pays particular attention to grace in the context of the two robbers who were crucified with Jesus.

William Kelly (1823–1906) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin. He was highly involved with the Plymouth Brethren and was a prolific writer. His other works include Notes on the First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, Lectures on the Epistle of Paul, the Apostle, to the Ephesians, with a New Translation, and Exposition of the Epistle of James.

Spiritual Studies in St. Luke’s Gospel, vol. 1

  • Author: Arthur Ritchie
  • Publisher: The Young Churchman Co.
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 405

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In Spiritual Studies in St. Luke’s Gospel, Arthur Ritchie seeks to stimulate meditation on Scripture and suggest practical applications. The text consults Church Fathers and the insights of other Bible commentators as well.

Arthur Ritchie was rector of St. Ignatius’ Church in New York City.

Spiritual Studies in St. Luke’s Gospel, vol. 2

  • Author: Arthur Ritchie
  • Publisher: The Young Churchman Co.
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 405

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In Spiritual Studies in St. Luke’s Gospel, Arthur Ritchie seeks to stimulate meditation on Scripture and suggest practical applications. The text consults Church Fathers and the insights of other Bible commentators as well.

Arthur Ritchie was rector of St. Ignatius’ Church in New York City.

The Man of Sorrows: As Set Forth in the Gospel of Luke

  • Author: John Nelson Darby
  • Publisher: Pickering & Inglis
  • Pages: 240

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In this volume, John Nelson Darby provides keen commentary on the book of Luke, which can easily be read either on its own or right alongside Luke. The text also includes a detailed chapter index, as well as an index of subjects.

John Nelson Darby (1801–1882) was known as the father of dispensationalism. He attended Westminster School and Trinity College. Darby became a lawyer, but he practiced law for just one year because he thought it was incompatible with his religious beliefs. He was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England in 1825 and became a priest in 1826. A few years later, Darby formed the Plymouth Brethren and left the Church of England. His other works include 1890 Darby Bible (DBY), Synopsis of the Books of the Bible (5 vols.), and numerous other works, many of which are contained in The Collected Writings of John Nelson Darby (47 vols.).

Lectures on the Parable of the Prodigal Son

  • Author: Henry Scawen Plumptre
  • Publisher: J. Hatchard and Son
  • Publication Date: 1833
  • Pages: 202

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This volume contains seven lectures on the prodigal son, delivered by H. S. Plumptre to the Parish Church of St. Mary in Newington Butts. The lectures have been preserved in their original form, and will be appreciated for their simplicity and practical applications.

Contents:
  • Introduction. The Prodigal’s Impatience and Independence
  • The Prodigal’s First Step in His Wicked Career and Subsequent Extravagance
  • The Prodigal’s Destitution, Degradation, Misery, and Ruin
  • The Prodigal’s Madness: His Recovery, and Deliberation
  • The Prodigal’s Return As a Penitent to His Father. The Confession of His Guilt
  • The Prodigal’s Reception at Home, and the Gracious Conduct of the Father
  • The Prodigal’s Restoration, Not Only to His Former Privileges, but Also the Additional Honours Conferred Upon Him

Henry Scawen Plumptre was the preacher at the Parish Church of St. Mary in Newington Butts, and at the Foundling Hospital. His other work includes A Sermon on 1 Cor. XI, 19, Preached at the Primary Visitation of the Lord Bishop of Landaff.

St. Luke’s Gospel: With a Vocabulary

  • Author: John T. White
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1888
  • Pages: 327

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This volume contains the original Greek text of the Gospel of Luke, with a complete vocabulary list.

Gospel Difficulties: The Displaced Section of S. Luke

  • Author: J. J. Halcombe
  • Publisher: C. J. Clay and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 475

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In this volume, J. J. Halcombe examines the order of the Gospels, with particular attention to Luke. Halcombe presents evidence suggesting that the text was rearranged after it was written, and argues that this alteration created contradictions between the Gospels. Halcombe argues that understanding the displaced section of Luke is key to understanding the unity of the Gospels.

Contents:
  • The Displaced Section of S. Luke
  • The Four Pictures
  • The Meaning of S. Luke’s Preface
  • The Plan of S. Matthew’s Gospel
  • The Chronological Problem Presented by the Gospels
  • The Four Years of the Ministry
  • S. Luke’s Testimony to Christ’s Divinity Obscured by the Displacement of His Text
  • The Settlement at Bethlehem
  • A Crucial Question, or the Unnamed Feast of S. John v. i.
  • The Four Gospels Arranged for Comparison and Consecutive Reading

J. J. Halcombe was rector of Balsham and rural dean of North Camps after serving for a time as reader and librarian at Charterhouse. His other works include Mission Life, The Mystic Flowery Land, and Stranger than Fiction.

Commentar über das Evangelium des Heiligen Lucas

  • Author: Paul Schanz
  • Publisher: Franz Fues
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 572

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This volume contains the German text of Paul Schanz’ commentary on Luke.

Paul Schanz (1841–1905) was a German Catholic theologian. He was professor of a wide array of subjects including mathematics, natural sciences, New Testament exegesis, dogmatic theology, and apologetics. His other works include The Christian Belief in its Relation to Modern Science, Apology of Christianity, Is Theology a Science?, and commentaries on Matthew, Mark, and John.

Das Evangelium Lucae

  • Author: Julius Wellhausen
  • Publisher: G. Reimer
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 142

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This volume contains the German text of Julius Wellhausen’s commentary on Luke.

Julius Wellhausen (1844–1918) is known for his studies of how the Pentateuch was understood. Wellhausen studied theology at the University of Göttingen, and in 1870 he became a lecturer of Old Testament history there. He later taught at the University of Greifswald, Halle, and Marburg. Wellhausen is best known for his work, Prolegomena to the History of Israel. He also wrote Das Evangelium Matthaei

Les Saints Évangiles

  • Author: Henri Lasserre
  • Publisher: Societe Generale de Libraire Catholique
  • Publication Date: 1887
  • Pages: 600

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This volume contains the French text of Henri Lasserre’s translation of the Gospels, in addition to his notes on all four Gospels. Lasserre was familiar with both Latin and Greek, and he draws from works of the early church and medieval theologians.

Henri Lasserre (1828–1900) was a French journalist and Catholic writer. Lasserre wrote for newspapers such as The Nation, The Awakening, The Friend of the Religion, and The Journal of the Catholic World. Lasserre had a progressive and incurable blindness, which was suddenly healed in 1862. His most popular work, Our Lady of Lourdes, was produced in over 200 editions, earning him an apostolic brief from the Pope. His other numerous works include The Spirit and the Flesh, The Blind Man and His Companion, and Christian Life in the Midst of the World.

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