Commentary on Ephesians by B.F. Westcott

Brooke Foss Westcott (12 January 1825 – 27 July 1901)
Brooke Foss Westcott (12 January 1825 – 27 July 1901) Source: Wikipedia

Bishop B.F. Westcott’s Commentary on Greek text of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain book available for digitisation.

Brooke Foss Westcott [1825-1901], Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians: The Greek Text with Notes and Addenda. London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1906. Hbk. pp.212. [Click to visit the Ephesians page for the download link for this title and other commentaries and articles]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Postscript to Preface
  • Introduction
    1. Text
    2. Title and Destination
    3. Date and Place of Writing
    4. Canonicity and External Evidence of Authenticity
    5. Internal Evidence of Authorship
    6. Style and Language
    7. Relation to the Colossian Epistle
    8. Relation to other Pauline Documents
    9. Relation to other Apostolic Writings
    10. Historic References to e Gospel
    11. Characteristics
    12. Plan of the Epistle
  • Text and Notes
  • Additional Notes
  • Vocabulalary of the Epistle
  • Index of Subjects

Calvin’s Commentaries on Galatians and Ephesians

John Calvin [1509-1564]
John Calvin [1509-1564]

John Calvin’s Commentaries on Galatians and Ephesians require no introduction. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain translation available for digitisation.

John Calvin (William Pringle, translator), Commentaries on the Epistles of Paul to the Galatians and Ephesians. Edinburgh: The Calvin Translation Society, 1854. Hbk. pp.383. [Click to visit the download page for this book]

Table of Contents

  • Translator’s Preface
  • Commentary on Galatians
  • Commentary on Ephesians

The Argument of the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians

What part of Asia was inhabited by the GALATIANS, and what were the boundaries of their country, is well known; but whence they originally came is not agreed among historians. It is universally admitted that they were Gauls, and, on that account, were denominated Gallo-Grecians. But from what part of Gaul they came it is more difficult to determine.

Strabo thought that the Tectosages came from Gallia N arbonensis, and that the remainder were Celtre; and this opinion has been generally adopted. But, as Pliny enumerates the Am biani 3 among the Tectosagi, and as it is universally agreed that they were allied to the Tolistobogi, who dwelt on the banks of the Rhine, I think it more probable that they were Belgians, whose territory extended from a very distant part of the course of the Rhine to the English Channel. The Tolistobogi inhabited that part which receives from its present inhabitants the -names of Cleves and Brabant…

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Commentary on Ephesians by James S Candlish

John MacGregor Candlish [1821–1901], The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians with Introduction and Notes

This is a short commentary on Paul’s letter to Ephesians by James S. Candlish, Professor of Theology at the Free Church College in Glasgow. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

John MacGregor Candlish [1821–1901], The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians with Introduction and Notes. Handbooks for Bible Classes and Private Students. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1901. Hbk. pp.132. [Click to visit the Ephesians page for the download link for this title and other resources]

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Authorship
  2. To Whom Addressed
  3. Time and Circumstances of Writing
  4. Scope and Contents of the Letter
  5. Relation of the Epistle to Other Parts of the New Testament

The Epistle with Notes

  • The Salutation. Ch. 1.1, 2
  • Prauise for God’s Salvation. Ch. 1.3-14
  • Prayer for Believers. Ch. 1.1—2-10
  • Reminder of their Changed Position. Ch. 2.11-12
  • Appeal as the Prisoner of Christ for the Gentiles. Ch. 3.1-21
  • Exhorttion to Loving Unity. Ch. 4.1-16.
  • Exhortation to Christian Living. Ch. 4.17—5.21
  • Exhortation to Mutual Subjection. Ch. 5.22—6.9
  • Call to Arms Against Spiritual Foes. Ch. 6.10-20
  • Conclusion. Ch. 6.21-24.