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  • Submitted: Sep 03 2012 09:46 PM
  • Last Updated: Dec 29 2021 12:53 PM
  • File Size: 98.88MB
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  • Author: James Hastings
  • e-Sword Version: 9.x - 10.x
  • Tab Name: GreatTexts

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Download Hastings, James - Great Texts of the Bible (20 vols) 1.0

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James Hastings

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This 20 volume commentary (or collection?) contains unique, expository articles on "The Great" texts of of Bible. Filled with analogies, history, sermons, anecdotes, interpretations, and perspectives, this resource focuses on epic Bible texts that leap from your Bible's pages. While not a devotional work, devotional undertones do run throughout this resource.

One modern pastor reflects, "I’ll sometimes be stuck on some passage and wander over to this Hastings guy to see if it was a text that he thought was “great”. If it was, I read him, and I never leave his feet disappointed."

As with his companion work, Greater Men and Women of the Bible, Hasting provides insight and personal observations on the "Great Texts" of the Bible. Where as the Greater Men and Women of the Bible is organized by person, The Great Texts of the Bible is organized by scripture.

Because Hastings studied the classics as an undergraduate, each section includes viewpoints from other authors, often with poems and literature quotes and references. And as with the companion work, this resource is organized not just by topic but by subtopic and various levels of outlining.

You will find a lifetime of encouragement and clarity in The Great Texts of the Bible.

James Hastings (1852-1922) was a Presbyterian clergyman and author. Hastings was born in Scotland, studied the classics at the University of Aberdeen, attended the Free Church Divinity College in Aberdeen, and was ordained a Free Church minister in 1884. Hastings was a prolific author. Hastings also compiled a number of dictionaries, such as the Hastings, James - Dictionary of the Bible (1909).

e-Sword Edition
The 20 volumes translates into about 25 megabytes of text. The download page shows a self installing version (exe file) and a manual install version (zip file).

Each download file includes two e-Sword versions: 1) Commentary and 2) Reference Library. The content is identical. The only difference is the presentation (one is a commentary and the other is a Reference Library module).

In my view, this work is a great commentary module. The drawback is e-Sword lacks the ability to easily or quickly see all comments in a commentary. Thus, you can click the Book View of the commentary version to see an index of all comments for that Book of the Bible.

The Reference Library version is organized by Bible book and indented for easy reference (click screenshot thumbnail at the bottom of the file listing).
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What's New in Version 1.0 (See full changelog)

  • Uploaded Mac/e-sword 11 version.

es una maravilla para mi un buen tesoro de DIOS,por lo que se escribe de los tiempos antiguos,siempre hay algo que aprender de ellos,gracias por todo su esfuerzo en esta obra de DIOS



Thanks so much for this!


I’m honestly not sure if it was your file or another user’s submission (I use eSword on my iPad). And I can’t figure out a way to check exactly… so please accept my apologies if it isn’t.


I found an error in the entry for Eph 2:10.


It says:

That place is Romans, chapter 1 Eph 2:20; and there the Apostle uses it with reference to the wonders of creation.



But, where the text becomes a verse link that currently says “Eph 2:20” it should actually have links in Romans Chapter 1 (Rom 1:20, Rom 1:23) which are the other location the word is used.


Trying (hoping) to be helpful… nooooot at all critical!!



Hastings, James - Great Texts of the Bible GENESIS to REVELATION in (20 vols) (1911) 1.0
Modules were provided Sep 03, 2012, for e-Sword for the PC, version 9-10. As last updated Dec 29, 2021, with the upload of Mac/e-Sword for PC version 11 and later
Hastings, James - Great Texts of the Bible (20 vols) as updated. Now the download module options are as follows:

[1] great_texts_of_the_bible.cmti 41.59 MB
[2] great_texts_of_the_bible.cmtx 26.96 MB
[3] Hastings, James - Great Texts of the Bible.exe 13.97 MB
[4] Hastings, James - Great Texts of the Bible.zip 16.35 MB

NOTE: The Zip file folder contains the following two files, created for e-Sword for the PC
[1] great texts of the bible.cmtx 2012-09-03
[2] Hastings, James - Great Texts of the Bible.refx 2012-09-03
The TAB is "GreatTexts" Great Texts of the Bible - James Hastings in the Commentary window.

NOTE: The *.exe file contains an installation wizard which will install the two same files into the selected directory file folder.

NOTE: The *.cmti option is designed for MAC/e-Sword for PC version 11+ and later.
The Tab in the Commentary window is "GreatTexts" The Great Texts of the Bible - James Hastings

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NOTE: When the *.cmti file was made, the compiler did not correct the incorrect hyperlinked text from Ephesians 2:10 to Romans which was previously reported. This is why we are encouraged to double-check all entries, when we do our own detailed Bible Study so that we can ensure that the cross references we report in our own writings are accurate, and not just copied from the writings of another writer.

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