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Deepen your Old Testament study with insights from one of the nineteenth-century’s most significant single-author commentaries.
Benefit from 2,500 pages of exposition designed for the “hallowing of [readers’] affections” and the “elevating [of] their imaginations.” Wordsworth seeks to help the faithful “see and recognize with joy that Holy Scripture best interprets itself and supplies the best discipline for the mind,” satisfying “all the aspirations of the soul.” Christopher Wordsworth, a nineteenth-century Anglican divine, labored for years to produce a commentary on the entire Bible. This collection compiles his volumes on the Old Testament, published in intervals between 1864 and 1872. Wordsworth was especially passionate about the Old Testament, as biographers Elizabeth Wordsworth and John Overton noted. He wrote about it with “the fervor of a poet and the devout intuition of a saint,” believing “the Old Testament [would] be the battlefield of Christianity.”
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Check out more of Christopher Wordsworth’s work with Wordsworth’s Church History.
‘Astonishing,’ I call it; for although others besides [Wordsworth] have in past years achieved a commentary on the whole Bible, no other Anglican divine has executed his task with nearly the same learning, grasp of the subject, [and] profound theological instinct.
—John William Burgon, dean of Chichester
Christopher Wordsworth (1807–1885) was an English intellectual and bishop of Lincoln. Wordsworth was the nephew of Romantic poet William Wordsworth and the youngest son of Christopher Wordsworth, master of Trinity College. He attended Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge and became a fellow at Trinity in 1830. In 1836, he became public orator at Cambridge and the headmaster of Harrow School. In 1844, he was made a canon of Westminster, and later was archdeacon of Westminster. In 1869, he was appointed bishop of Lincoln.