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Praise for the Print Edition
The whole make-up is that of a thoroughly helpful, instructive critical study of the Word, surpassing anything of the kind ever attempted in the English language, and to students and clergymen knowing the proper use of a commentary it will prove an invaluable aid.
—The Lutheran Quarterly
Professor Gould has done his work well and thoroughly. . . . The commentary is an admirable example of the critical method at its best. . . . The Word study . . . shows not only familiarity with all the literature of the subject, but patient, faithful, and independent investigation. ... It will rank among the best, as it is the latest commentary on this basal Gospel.
—The Christian Intelligencer
Dr. Gould's commentary on Mark is a large success . . . and a credit to American scholarship. ... He has undoubtedly given us a commentary on Mark which surpasses all others, a thing we have reason to expect will be true in the case of every volume of the series to which it belongs.
—The Biblical World
- Title: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Mark
- Author: Ezra P. Gould
- Editor: Samuel Rolles Driver, Alfred Plummer and Charles Augustus Briggs
- Publisher: T & T Clark
- Publication Date: 1922
- Pages: 317
About Ezra P. Gould
Ezra P. Gould: Was Professor of the New Testament Literature and Language, Divinity School of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.