This extensive twenty-volume collection is a commentary of different essays, sermons, anecdotes, and interpretations of various Scripture passages. Scottish Presbyterian minister James Hastings compiled The Great Texts of the Bible in the early twentieth century. Hastings provides helpful and personal observations on Scripture texts throughout the entire Bible, resulting in over nine thousand pages of material. He presents word meanings, expositions, poetry and quotations from many authors and thinkers, as well as a list of references and literature used for each text. Each section is outlined into major topics and points, offering readable commentary.
The Great Texts of the Bible is perfect for pastors and anyone wanting expository notes on key passages of Scripture. Hastings’s work is encouraging, clear, and well-researched. Each volume contains both a topical and a Scripture passage table of contents for reference.
James Hastings was born in 1852 in Scotland. He was a Presbyterian minister and theologian. Hastings was the editor of many Biblical works, including: Dictionary of the Bible, Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, and The Great Texts of the Bible. He died in 1922.