Handley Moule on Romans, Colossians and Philemon

Handley Carr Glyn Moule /ˈmoʊl/ (23 December 1841 – 8 May 1920)
Handley Carr Glyn Moule (23 December 1841 – 8 May 1920). Source: Wikipedia

Handley Moule was Bishop of Durham (1901–1920). He was prolific author and contributed several volumes to the Cambridge Bible for Schools and College series (1891-98). The noted Cambridge theologian C.F.D. Moule was his grand-nephew.

My thanks to Book Aid for providing two of Moule’s commentaries for digitisation. These volumes are in the public domain.

Handley Carr Glyn Moule [1841-1920], editor, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians and Philemon. The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1906. Hbk. pp.195. [Click to visit the download page]

Handley Carr Glyn Moule [1841-1920], The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Romans. The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1918. Hbk. pp.270.  [Click to visit the download page]

Introduction (from Romans Commentary

“Saul, who is also called Paul,” was born at Tarsus, the capital of the province of Cilicia, and one of the three great Academies (Athens, Alexandria, Tarsus,) of the classic world. His father was a Jew, a Benjamite; one of the great orthodox-patriotic party of the Pharisees; a “Hebrew,” in the special sense of a maintainer of Hebrew customs and of the use (within his own household) of the Aramaic language; and, finally, a Roman citizen. This citizenship was no result of the “freedom” of Tarsus; for civic “freedom,” under the Empire, implied no more at the most than municipal self-government and exemption from public taxation. Saul’s father may have been the freedman of a Roman noble; or he may have received citizenship in reward for political services during the great Civil Wars; or, just possibly, he may have bought the privilege….

Commentary on the Books of Samuel by C.F. Keil

Carl Friedrich Keil
Carl Friedrich Keil. Image source: Wikipedia.

Carl Friedrich Keil and Franz Delitzsch were 19th Century German Lutheran theologians. Their commentaries are conservative and express their conviction of the divine authority and inspiration of the whole Old Testament. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this book available for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.

Carl Friedrich Keil [1807-1888], Biblical Commentary on the Books of Samuel. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, [1866]. Hbk. pp.512. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

Introduction

  • Title, Contents, Character, and Origin of the Books of Samuel

Commentary

 

Commentary on John by B.F. Westcott

Brooke Foss Westcott (12 January 1825 – 27 July 1901)
 Brooke Foss Westcott (12 January 1825 – 27 July 1901). Image source: Wikipedia

According to F.F. Bruce this is the best of Bishop Brooke Foss Westcott’s commentaries. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy for digitisation.

This title is in the public domain.

Brooke Foss Westcott [1825-1901], The Gospel According to John: The Authorised Version with Introduction and Notes. London: John Murray, 1894. Hbk. pp.307. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

Introduction:

  1. The Authorship of the Gospel
  2. The Composition of the Gospel
  3. Characteristics of the Gospel
  4. Relation to the Other Apostolic Writings
  5. The History of the Gospel
  • Commentary

F.F. Bruce notes:

It was after Westcott’s election to the Regius Chair in 1870 that his commentaries began to appear, although he had been laying the groundwork for them in his Harrow years. The first commentary to be published was not one of the projected Macmillan series: it was the commentary on the Gospel of John in the Speaker’s Commentary series (so called because it was sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Commons). This work, based on the AV, appeared in 1880; it was the one volume in the Speaker’s Commentary destined for immortality; it is still reprinted (and most deservedly so) from time to time. A posthumous edition, adapted to the Greek text, was edited by his son Arthur Westcott and published in 1908.

F.F. Bruce, “Bishop Westcott and the Classical Tradition,” Spectrum 11 (September 1978): 20.