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Matthew Poole's Commentary on the Holy Bible (3 vols.)

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Overview

Matthew Poole was one of the most influential Puritan ministers and thinkers of the seventeenth century. A Protestant clergyman in England during a time of religious persecution, he fled the country due to threats of assassination. Poole was known as a devoted Christian, full of integrity and perseverance, in addition to being a great theologian and writer. His commentary series has been a standard for over four hundred years and continues to be a trusted resource for pastors and laity. Poole’s exposition offers insight on the entire Bible, going verse-by-verse. He includes a brief introduction and summary for each chapter of the Bible, as well as each book. Poole’s commentary is characterized by questions and answers, cultural context, historical impact, and cross-references. He provides practical and readable information, highly applicable for pastors and those seeking more context and information for Scripture.

This beloved commentary series will be of great benefit to the every-day Bible reader, as well as pastors and seminary students. It includes an introduction to the series by friends of Matthew Poole, who published his works after his death. Many theologians have used Poole’s commentaries for their own study, including Charles Spurgeon. This edition uses the same edition published in 1853 in New York by Robert Carter and Brothers, the same work used in the Hendrickson edition, which is the set standard.

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  • Useful and practical commentary on the whole Bible
  • Each book and chapter contains a summary and introduction
  • Provides insight verse-by-verse
  • Includes introduction to Matthew Poole’s life

Top Highlights

“Ready; as being already purchased, prepared, and laid up for them; and so he intimates, that their not as yet possessing it, is not because it is not ready for them, but because the time of their being put in possession of it is not yet come.” (Volume 3, Page 899)

“And Joab presumed to leave these two tribes unnumbered, because he had specious pretences for it;” (Volume 1, Page 804)

“That was this, That the letter of a ritual law is not to be insisted upon, where some eminent necessity urgeth the contrary, in the performance of some natural or moral duty. The law of nature commandeth every man to feed himself when he is hungry. The moral law confirms this, as it is a means to the observation of the sixth commandment, and especially on the sabbath day, so far as may fit us for the best sanctification of it.” (Volume 3, Page 53)

“The words are variously interpreted: from the faith of the Old Testament to the faith of the New; so that no person ever was or shall be justified in any other way. Or, from a lesser faith to a greater; not noting two faiths, but one and the same faith increasing to perfection. He saith not, from faith to works, or from works to faith; but from faith to faith, i. e. only by faith.” (Volume 3, Page 481)

“Certainly there cannot be a greater proof and demonstration that faith is not of ourselves, nor a thing in our own power, no, not with all the external aids of gospel doctrine and arguments, than is in this text.” (Volume 3, Page 314)

If I must have only one commentary, and had read Matthew Henry as I have, I do not know but what I should choose Poole. He is a very prudent and judicious commentator . . . not so pithy and witty by far as Matthew Henry, but he is perhaps more accurate, less a commentator, and more an expositor.

Charles Spurgeon, author

  • Title: Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible (3 vols.)
  • Author: Matthew Poole
  • Series: Commentary on the Holy Bible
  • Publisher: Robert Carter and Brothers
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 3,069

Matthew Poole (1624–1679), English Nonconformist theologian, was born at York, educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and from 1649 till the passing of the Act of Uniformity (1662) held the rectory of St Michael le Querne, London. Subsequent troubles led to his withdrawal to Holland, and he died at Amsterdam in 1679.

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  1. A Reformed

    A Reformed

    6/3/2022

    Aside from Calvin, Poole is absolutely essential.
  2. Luis A Garrido

    Luis A Garrido

    12/10/2021

  3. Joshua Smith

    Joshua Smith

    8/11/2021

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    Roger West

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    Danny Bond

    12/19/2015

  8. Brian. E.

    Brian. E.

    12/5/2015

    How do we justify $89 when the physical set can be had for $35? I struggle to understand Logo's pricing strategy especially with a resource that is infinite. This digital copy can be given infinitely forever. The work on it is done. Once the cost associated with that product is complete it's all profit. Does this truly need to be price so unrealistically?
  9. Ron Jones

    Ron Jones

    12/4/2014

    good resource
  10. so kwon seop

    so kwon seop

    8/28/2014

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