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Important note: If you already downloaded the commentary format, there is no need to download this file. If would prefer them in book/journal format you can download these. The link below is to the commentary format.
In case you want all 49 volumes for MySword, I have zipped all 49 journal/book volumes and made them available as one download. The individual volumes have also been uploaded if you only want certain books or authors.
The Expositor's Bible is one of the most-recognized standards of expository commentaries. Written by 29 great Bible scholars of their day who were also full-time preachers, The Expositor's Bible represents every important branch of Protestantism. This set shows a degree of inter-denominational exposition and agreement that would not be reached today. The Expositor's Bible demonstrates the agreement on the profound realities and essentials of the Christian Faith. It shows how this Faith is to be preached with the conviction and persuasiveness which its opulent gospel justly merits.
This work was conceived and edited by Sir William Robertson Nicoll, C.H., D.D., LL.D. He had an exceptional knowledge of religious and literary, of theological and philosophical, thought. He understood what were the most urgent needs of the church as to spiritual enlightenment, for the better exercise of the Church's mission in advancing the Kingdom of Christ to earth's remotest bounds.
A company of writers of the same caliber and qualifications could hardly be brought together at the present day. Both clergy and laity are here helped to understand the Scriptures as 'profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.'
The Bible continues to occupy its place of finality as the supreme Authority on Religion and Morals. This is the basis on which The Expositor's Bible was written.
Some of the 29 prominent authors include:
- Alexander MacLaren D.D.
- Marcus Dods D.D.
- George Gillanders Findlay B.A.
- Frederic W. Farrar D.D.
- Handley Carr Glyn Moule M.A. D.D.
- George Adam Smith D.D.
Sir William Robertson Nicoll was born in Lumsden, Aberdeenshire. He was educated at the University of Aberdeen and graduated in 1870. He studied for the ministry at the Free Church Divinity Hall there until 1874, when he was ordained minister of the Free Church at Dufftown, Banffshire. In 1885 Nicoll was forced to retire from pastoral ministry after an attack of typhoid had badly damaged his lung. In 1886 he moved south to London and began his editorship of The Expositor (1885) and the British Weekly (1886), posts which he held for the rest of his life. He made the British Weekly widely influential, published several religious and secular books, was knighted in 1909, and was made a companion of honor (a prestigious order) two years before his death 1923.
Nicoll was a prolific editor of expository works and left behind a literary legacy that has placed all preachers in his debt. This scholar is rightly remembered for such works as the 50-volume Expositor's Bible (1888-1905), the 12-volume The Sermon Bible (1888-1893), and the 5-volume Expositor's Greek New Testament (1897-1910), all of which he edited. But none of these surpasses in quality and utility The Expositor's Dictionary of Texts.
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