The 11-volume John Eadie Commentaries and Bible Reference Collection contains all of Eadie’s works on the Bible, including five commentaries on the New Testament, plus a biography of Paul, a massive 2-volume history of English Bible translation, a topic concordance, a Bible encyclopedia, and a detailed history of Near Eastern culture. The thorough commentaries will aid both pastors and Greek scholars, and the reference books will aid all readers of the Bible.
John Eadie was an eminent biblical scholar, a master of the Greek text of the New Testament, and an influential Presbyterian minister. During his lifetime, he wrote five New Testament commentaries, which have become standard works on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and 1 &2 Thessalonians. Each commentary contains detailed investigations of the text, grammar, and linguistic features of the Greek text. He also provides thorough exegesis and contextual information for each epistle, and demonstrates both Pauline authorship and the coherence of each book.
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On the whole, we have no hesitation in saying that, for full criticism and interpretation, as a repository of the view of nearly all critical interpreters, ancient and modern, on the text of this precious epistle, as well as for sound judgment of his own, for felicitous amplification, evangelic expression, and devout illustration of the sense thus patiently ascertained, this is, for critical students, the best commentary on the Colossians in our language.
—British and Foreign Evangelical Review
His commentaries on the Greek text of many of Paul's epistles have established themselves as classics. Eadie's balanced blend of scholarship and devotion make this a very profitable set for New Testament scholars and students alike.
—F. D. Lindsey, Bibliotheca Sacra
The exegesis is useful for sermon-building or simply feasting on its riches. It should be in every pastor's library.
—Grace Theological Journal
Eadie is well known for his commentaries that resulted from his remarkable preaching ministry.
—John MacArthur, Preaching: How to Preach Biblically
John Eadie was born on May 9, 1810 at Alva, Stirlingshire, in Scotland. He spent many childhood years as the assistant to Rev. Browning, a local preacher. He studied at the University of Glasgow, where he excelled at the classical languages. Upon graduation, Eadie became an active member of the Succession Church, an influential nineteenth century Scottish Presbyterian denomination, which was later renamed the United Presbyterian Church.
In 1835, Eadie became a minister at the Cambridge Street Church is Glasgow. The church later moved to Lansdowne Crescent in 1863. In addition to his pastoral duties, Eadie became a professor of biblical literature and hermeneutics at the United Presbyterian Divinity Hall, and he received his D.D. from St. Andrews in 1850. During his industrious career at the Divinity Hall, Eadie penned the five New Testament commentaries for which he is best known. His writings contributed to the growing interest in biblical criticism and hermeneutics. Eadie died on June 3, 1876.