Commentary of St John’s First Epistle by J.J. Lias

John James Lias [1834-1923], The First Epistle of St. John with Exposition and Homiletical Treatment

John James Lias [1834-1923] contributed a number of commentaries in the Cambridge Bible for Schools series. By way of contrast this is a more detailed treatment of First John with the preacher in mind.

My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

John James Lias [1834-1923], The First Epistle of St. John with Exposition and Homiletical Treatment. London: James Nisbet & Co., 1887. Hbk. pp.424. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Contents

  • Preface
  1. Introduction
  2. The Word of Life
  3. The Message
  4. The Forgiveness of Sins, and its Results
  5. Darkness and Light
  6. The Appeal to the Christian
  7. The Object of the Appeal—Love’s Not the World
  8. The Work of the Antichrist
  9. The Effects of Belief in the Truth
  10. Rejection and acceptance of God’s Revelation
  11. The Blessing of Abiding in the Truth
  12. The Righteousness of Christ to be Manifested in Us
  13. The Privileges of the Christian
  14. The Future of the Children of God
  15. Purity by Abiding in Christ
  16. True Holiness
  17. Love the Sign of the Believer
  18. Passing From Death Unto Life
  19. Christian Assurance
  20. Spiritual Influence
  21. Love a Divine Gift
  22. Teaching of Christian Experience
  23. Character of Christian Experience
  24. Source of the Life of Love
  25. Union with Christ
  26. The Three Witnesses
  27. Conclusion of the Epistle

Commentary on Galatians by John Eadie

John Eadie [1810-1876], A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians

With the digitisation of the John Eadie’s commentary on Galatians, all five of his Greek text commentaries on the letters of Paul are now available in PDF. The copy I scanned was published in 1869 and was bought by Charles Haddon Spurgeon in 1873. Inside was hidden a personal letter from the author to Charles Spurgeon, written over 150 years ago. This document will now be transferred to the Archive at Spurgeon’s College.

John Eadie [1810-1876], A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1869. Hbk. pp.480. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
    1. The Province of Galatia
    2. Introduction of the Gospel into Galatia
    3. Occasion and Contents of the Epistle
    4. Genuineness of the Epistle
    5. Place and Time of Composition
    6. Commentaries on the Epistle
  • Commentary
Letter from John Eadie to Charles Spurgeon
Letter from John Eadie to Charles Spurgeon
Letter from John Eadie to Charles Spurgeon
Letter from John Eadie to Charles Spurgeon

6 Thornville Terrace
Glasgow

8 October

My Dear Sir,

I got from you when up last in London – Herman Heinfetter – Could you discover who he is. His address is 17 Fenchurch Street and his translation was published by Evans Evans Paternoster Row – I would like to know simply whether it is a real name or only a non de plume. Also could you get me Lemoine’s History of Printing and send it to me by post this is, I think, a large book. I am not coming up for the Revision tomorrow and so I bother you today.

Yours sincerely,

John Eadie

Notes

Herman Heinfetter. Is, as Eadie suspected, a non-de-plume: that of Frederick Parker. See here for more details.

Revision. John Eadie was a member of the Committee for the Revision of the New Testament (Revised Version) from 1870. It met once a month in the Jerusalem Chamber of Westminster Abbey. This would date the letter between 1870 and 1875. John Eadie died in June 1876.

John Eadie’s Commentary on Ephesians

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Theatre and harbour street, Ephesus. Source: Wikipedia

This is John Eadie’s commentary on the Greek text of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. This digital version was scanned from a copy held in Spurgeon’s College Library.

John Eadie [1810-1876], A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians, 2nd edn. London: Griffin, Bohn & Co., 1861. Hbk. pp.504. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • The Literature of the Epistle
    1. Ephesus and the Planting of a Christian Church in it
    2. Title and Destination of the Epistle
    3. Genuineness of the Epistle
    4. Relationship of the Epistles to Ephesus and Colosse
    5. Place and Date of Composition
    6. Object and Contents of the Epistle
    7. Works on the Epistle
  • Commentary
  • Index

The rest of John Eadie’s commentaries on the letters of Paul will appear here as they are completed.