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The Great Texts of the Bible (20 vols.)

by Hastings, James

Charles Scribner’s Sons, T&T Clark 1910–1915

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The Great Texts of the Bible (20 vols.)
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Overview

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.

Key Features

  • Expository commentary on selected texts from whole Bible
  • Written in readable and clear style
  • List of references and literature used throughout

Individual Titles

Genesis to Numbers

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 451

Topics Included

  • The Creation and the Creator
  • Let There Be Light
  • In the Image of God
  • Fellowship
  • The Conflict of the Ages
  • The Tree of Life
  • Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
  • Walking with God
  • The Rainbow
  • The Proving of Abraham
  • The Bartered Birthright
  • Jacob’s Vision
  • Spiritual Wrestling
  • Shiloh
  • The Burning Bush
  • The Eternal Name
  • Forward!
  • Life in God’s Presence
  • Unconscious Glory
  • The Continual Fire
  • The Scapegoat
  • Come with Us
  • Look and Live
  • The Death to Die
  • Sin the Detective

Deuteronomy to Esther

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 544

Topics Included

  • Remember All the Way
  • The Good Will of a Lifetime
  • God Who is Our Home
  • The Death and Burial of Moses
  • The Excellence of Things Ordinary
  • The Choice of a Master
  • As for Me and My House
  • The Sin of Meroz
  • Unconscious Loss
  • A Woman’s Choice
  • A Greeting in Harvest
  • The Call of Samuel
  • The Stone of Help
  • Friendship
  • Thou Art the Man
  • Repentance and Retribution
  • An Exceeding Bitter Cry
  • The Well By the Gate
  • Hewing and Building
  • Halting Between Two Opinions
  • A Still Small Voice
  • Naaman
  • The Visible and the Invisible
  • Knowledge and Service
  • Opportunity

Isaiah

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 503

Topics Included

  • The Unnatural Children
  • Learning to Do Well
  • Reasoning with God
  • The Transformation of the Sword
  • The Making of a Missionary
  • The Gift of a Son
  • The Child as Leader
  • The Wells of Salvation
  • What of the Night?
  • In the Desert
  • The King and the Country
  • The Forerunner
  • God’s Waiting Ones
  • The Bruised Reed and the Smoking Flax
  • A Man of Sorrows
  • Vicarious healing
  • Our Sin-Bearer
  • The Poor Man’s Market
  • Abundant Pardon
  • The Highest is the Most Forgiving
  • God’s Double Dwelling-Place
  • Arise! Shine!
  • The Lord’s Sermon
  • The Lord’s Remembrances
  • The Angel of His Presence

Job to Psalm 23

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 512

Topics Included

  • The Unselfishness of True Religion
  • The Deeps of God
  • Trust Inextinguishable
  • Life Beyond Death
  • I Know that my Redeemer Liveth
  • Acquaintance with God
  • Songs in the Night
  • The Treasuries of the Snow
  • Hearsay and Experience
  • The Man that is Blessed
  • The Four Acts of Religion
  • Rest after Toil
  • The Greatness of Man
  • Knowing and Trusting
  • A Goodly Heritage
  • The Vision of God
  • God's Gentleness and Man's Greatness
  • The Perfect Law
  • Hidden Faults
  • The Ministry of Surprise
  • A Personal Providence
  • Rest, Refreshment, Restoration
  • Good Guidance
  • The Valley of the Shadow
  • Entertainment, Enjoyment, Enrichment
  • Pursuit and Permanence

Psalm 24 to Psalm 119

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 456

Topics Included

  • The Secret of the Lord
  • Waiting Courageously
  • The Transience of Sorrow
  • Room to Live
  • The Beatitude of Forgiveness
  • The Guiding Eye
  • The Goodness of God
  • God of Nature and God of Grace
  • Life and Light
  • Delighting in the Lord
  • The Crowning of the Year
  • The Burden–Bearing God
  • A Sun and a Shield
  • The Home of the Soul
  • The Right Use of Time
  • God’s Inner Circle
  • Strength and Beauty
  • Light and Gladness
  • All His Benefits
  • The Day’s Work
  • Leanness of Soul
  • A Volunteer Army
  • The Brook in the Way
  • What Shall I Render?
  • The Day Which the Lord Made
  • The Clean Path
  • The Wondrous Law
  • Liberty in God’s Law

Psalm 120 to Song of Songs

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 462

Topics Included

  • The Light of God’s Word
  • The Opening of God’s Word
  • Help From Beyond the Hills
  • Guardianship in Daily Life
  • The House of the Lord
  • Sowing in Tears, Reading in Joy
  • The Gifts of Sleep
  • De Profundis
  • The Encompassing God
  • The Searcher of Hearts
  • The Good Providence of God
  • Tenderness and Power
  • The Beginning of Wisdom
  • Trust in the Lord
  • The Two Paths
  • The Heart
  • The Winning of Souls
  • The Sovereignty of Providence
  • The Lamp of the Lord
  • the Training of Children
  • The Buying and Selling of the Truth
  • The Golden Mean
  • Eternity in the Heart
  • Do It Well and Do It Now
  • Giving and Receiving
  • After That the Judgment
  • Timely Remembrance
  • The Whole Duty of Man
  • Separated Lovers
  • Spring-Time
  • In Praise of Love

Jeremiah to Malachi

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 511

Topics Included

  • The Fountain of Living Waters
  • The Old Paths
  • The Call of Life
  • The Pride of Jordan
  • Habit
  • The Marred Vessel
  • The Lord Our Righteousness
  • Everlasting Love
  • The New Covenant
  • The Discipline of Change
  • The Perfection of Sorrow
  • God and the Sinner
  • A New Heart
  • Life From the Dead
  • Open Windows
  • A Promised Inheritance
  • The Valley of Achor
  • The Blessing of the Dew
  • A Meeting with God
  • The Wideness of God’s Mercy
  • Life for God
  • Life By Faith
  • The City Without Walls
  • A Brand Plucked Out of the Fire
  • The Supremacy of the Spiritual
  • Contrition
  • The Fellowship of the Saints
  • Religious Conversation
  • A Peculiar Treasure

St. Matthew

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 451

Topics Included

  • The Name of Jesus
  • The Magi
  • The Two Baptisms
  • A Question of Life
  • The First Beatitude
  • The Pure in Heart
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • A Conservative Reformer
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • The First Things First
  • The Golden Rule
  • Choosing a Road
  • The Leper
  • The Physician
  • The Ministry of Small Things
  • The Great Invitation
  • Rest Under the Yoke
  • My Church
  • The Keys of the Kingdom
  • The Cost of Discipleship
  • The Transfiguration
  • Eternal Life
  • The Ministering Master
  • The Good and Faithful Servant
  • Unto Me
  • The Blood of the Covenant
  • Christ’s Parting Charge

St. Mark

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 515

Topics Included

  • The Beginning of the Gospel
  • The Temptation
  • A Model Sermon
  • The Gift of the Sabbath
  • An Eternal Sin
  • Desire and Duty
  • The Carpenter
  • Retirement for Rest
  • Admiration or Adoration
  • A World for a Life
  • Faith and Doubt
  • The Little Children
  • One Thing Thou Lackest
  • Believe and Receive
  • The Two Commandments
  • Not Far from the Kingdom
  • All that She Had
  • A Ministering Woman and a Grateful Savior
  • When They had Sung a Hymn
  • The Prayer in Gethsemane
  • Watch and Pray
  • Bearing Christ's Cross
  • Christ's Commission to His Church
  • The Crowned Savior

St. Luke

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 481

Topics Included

  • No Room
  • Good Tidings of Great Joy
  • The Song of the Heavenly Host
  • A Touchstone of Character
  • The Growth of the Child Jesus
  • Always at Home
  • Always at Work
  • The Baptism of Jesus
  • Prayer and Choice
  • Forgiveness
  • The Good Samaritan
  • The One Thing Needful
  • The Gift of the Holy Spirit
  • A Man's True Life
  • The Narrow Door
  • The Return to the Father
  • Faithfulness in Little Things
  • Ingratitude
  • The Coming of the Kingdom
  • The Kingdom that is Within
  • Cur Deus Homo
  • The Impenitent City
  • The Winning of the Soul
  • In Remembrance
  • Sifted as Wheat
  • An Open Bible and a Burning Heart

St. John 1–12

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 508

Topics Included

  • The Word
  • The Incarnation of the Word
  • The Lamb of God
  • Personal Service
  • The First Sign
  • A New Beginning
  • The Amazing Gift of Love
  • No More Thirst
  • True Worship
  • Christ's Doctrine of Election
  • To Whom shall We Go?
  • The Will to Know
  • Living Water
  • The Light of the World
  • Truth and Freedom
  • The Sinlessness of Christ
  • A Time to Work
  • The Greatest Thing in the World
  • The Good Shepherd
  • The Resurrection and the Life
  • The Tears of Jesus
  • Fruitfulness through Death

St. John 13–21

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 458

Topics Included

  • The Love of Jesus for His Own
  • Regeneration and Renewal
  • The New Commandment
  • The Secret of the Untroubled Heart
  • The House of Many Mansions
  • The Reliability of the Redeemer
  • The Preparation and the Reception
  • The Way, the Truth, the Life
  • The Giving of the Comforter
  • Where He Delights to Dwell
  • Christ's Gift of Peace
  • The True Vine
  • An Expedient Departure
  • The Spirit and the World
  • The Day of Knowledge and Power
  • Life in the Knowledge of God
  • Environment and Character
  • The Master's Consecration
  • The Kingdom of Truth
  • The Savior’s Easter Greeting
  • Christ's Mission and Cues
  • My Lord and My God
  • Believing Without Seeing
  • The Chief Purpose of the Gospel
  • Love and Service
  • The Individuality of Duty

Acts to Romans 1–8

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 507

Topics Included

  • Power for Witness
  • Whitsun Day
  • Apostolic Christianity
  • The Saving Name
  • Faithful unto Death
  • Why Persecutest Thou Me?
  • Come Over and Help Us
  • What Must I do to be Saved
  • An Unknown God
  • The Beatitude of the Giver
  • The Lash of the Law
  • Visions and Obedience
  • Not Ashamed of the Gospel
  • Justification
  • The Harvest of the Justified
  • God's Own Love A Good Reckoning
  • The Wages and the Gift
  • Law or Love
  • The Carnal and the Spiritual
  • The Owner's Mark
  • The Resurrection of the Body
  • The Leading of the Spirit
  • The Spirit of a Son
  • The Assurance of Sonship
  • Joint-Hexes with Christ

Romans 9 to 16

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 471

Topics Included

  • Another Good Reckoning
  • An Expectant Creation
  • The Saving Grace of Hope
  • How to Pray as We Ought
  • Love’s Prosperity
  • The Inclusive Gift
  • No Case
  • An Inseparable Love
  • Anathema From Christ
  • The Heart and the Mouth
  • The Body for God
  • In Fashion or In Favor
  • Business
  • Outward, Inward, Christward
  • For the Battle
  • The Polemics of Christianity
  • Debt
  • Love and the Law
  • Reading for the Dawning
  • Eternally the Lord’s
  • Our Accountability
  • A Definition of the Kingdom
  • The Privilege of the Strong

I. Corinthians

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 516

Topics Included

  • The Power and the Wisdom of God
  • The Sum of Saving Knowledge
  • Things Prepared for Love
  • God’s Fellow-Workers
  • The Teacher’s Great Text
  • Yet Possessing All Things
  • Our Three Judges
  • Judging Prematurely
  • For the Feast
  • The Body for God
  • Spiritual Detachment
  • Adaptability
  • For the Crown
  • Trust in God and Do the Right Thing
  • Man’s Chief End
  • Proclaiming the Lord’s Death
  • The One Thing Needful
  • The Partial and the Perfect
  • These Three
  • The Resurrection from the Dead
  • The Christian Knight

II. Corinthians and Galatians

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 494

Topics Included

  • Comfort
  • The Yea and the Amen
  • The Triumph of the Vanquished
  • The Liberty of the Spirit
  • Transformed by Beholding
  • An Eternal Weight of Glory
  • The Seen and the Unseen
  • Walking by Faith
  • The Constraint of Love
  • In Christ a New Creation
  • The New and the Old
  • Ambassadors for Christ
  • The Sinless Made Sin
  • Sorrow
  • The Liberality of Christ
  • The Captivity of Thought
  • Power in Weakness
  • The Apostolic Benediction
  • The Inner Revelation
  • The Spiritual Life
  • The Mission of the Son
  • True Religion
  • The Fruit of the Spirit
  • Burdens
  • Sowing and Reaping
  • Weariness in Well-Doing
  • Glorying in the Cross
  • The Marks of Jesus

Ephesians to Colossians

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 536

Topics Included

  • The Church
  • Salvation the Gift of God
  • God’s Workmanship
  • The Commonwealth of Christ
  • Spiritual Architecture
  • The Father and the Families
  • Power and the Inward Man
  • Christ in the Heart
  • Our High Calling
  • Grieving the Spirit
  • The Fruit of the Light
  • The Purchase of Opportunity
  • St Paul’s Ruling Passion
  • Work Out Your Own Salvation
  • The Excellent Exchange
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  • The Power of His Resurrection
  • Pressing On
  • Citizenship in Heaven
  • Christian Joy
  • The Antidote to Anxiety
  • Christ in You the Hope of Glory
  • Complete in Christ
  • Risen with Christ
  • The Hidden Life
  • The Indwelling Word

Thessalonians to Hebrews

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 489

Topics Included

  • Asleep in Jesus
  • Ceaseless Prayer
  • Proving and Holding Fast
  • A Prayer foe Sanctity
  • Prayer and Progress
  • A Faithful Saying
  • The Mystery of Godliness
  • The Value of Godliness
  • The Love of Money
  • Life and Immortality
  • The Practice of Assurance
  • The Use of Scripture
  • The Crown of Righteousness
  • Saving and Instructing Grace
  • Progressive Revelation
  • The Crowned Christ
  • Perfect through Sufferings
  • The Sabbath Rest
  • The Throne of Grace
  • Salvation to the Uttermost
  • The Cleansing of the Conscience
  • The Way of Access
  • Faith
  • The Choice of Moses
  • Seeing the Invisible
  • The Race Set before Us
  • The Unchanging Christ

James to Jude

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 433

Topics Included

  • The Good Gifts of the Father
  • The Prater of a Righteous Man
  • A Living Hope
  • Love and Joy in Believing
  • The Temple of Living Stones
  • A Propitiation and a Pattern
  • The Ethics of the Atonement
  • Depths of Mercy
  • Human Anxiety and Divine Care
  • The Unfolding of Character
  • Growth
  • Fellowship in the Light
  • Righteous Forgiveness
  • An Advocate with the Father
  • The Love that Confers Sonship
  • What We Are and What We Shall
  • The Power of the Christian Hope
  • The Bond of Brotherhood
  • God
  • Love Casting Out Fear
  • The Ray and the Reflection
  • Victory over the World
  • The Peril of Idolatry
  • Self-Keeping

Revelation

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 426

Topics Included

  • Redeeming Love
  • The Second Advent
  • The Lord's Day
  • Fear Not
  • The Tree of Life
  • Fidelity and its Reward
  • Victory and Intimacy
  • A Dead and Alive Church
  • The Waiting Guest
  • An Opened Book and a New Song
  • The Redeemed
  • The Noble Army of Martyrs
  • The Lamb as a Shepherd
  • The Kingdom of our Lord
  • The Dead in Christ
  • The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
  • The Opening of the Books
  • A New Heaven and a New Earth
  • No More Sea
  • God's New World
  • The Citizens of the City
  • The Perfect Life
  • The Alpha and the Omega
  • The Privileges of the Blessed
  • Christ's Witness to Himself
  • Come

Product Details

  • Title: The Great Texts of the Bible (20 vols.)
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Volumes: 20
  • Pages: 9,724

About James Hastings

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.

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