One of my aims in 2018 is to make available more biblical commentaries. Here are four on the books of first and second Kings; two short, two long. Colour maps are included, enhanced as much as possible to overcome the fading in the originals. All are in the public domain.
These are the 1923 Baird Lectures given by George Adam Smith on the book of Jeremiah. They provide an introduction both to the prophet and his book. This title is in the public domain.
George Adam Smith [1856-1942], Jeremiah, Being the Baird Lectures for 1923, 3rd edn., 1924. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1923. Hbk. pp.394. [Click to download complete book in pdf]
Table of Contents
Lecture 1: The Man and the Book
Lecture 2: The Poet
Lecture 3: Prophet – His Youth and His Call
Lecture 4: The Prophet in the Reigh of Josiah, 627-608 B.C.
Lecture 5: Under Jehoiakim, 608-597 B.C.
Lecture 6: To the End and After, 597-B.C.?
Lecture 7: The Story of His Soul
Lecture 8: God, Man and the New Covenant
Index of Texts
Index of Names and Subjects
The purpose and the scope of this volume are set forth in the beginning of Lecture I. Lecture II. explains the various metrical forms in which I understand Jeremiah to have delivered the most of his prophecies, and which I have endeavoured, however imperfectly, to reproduce in English. Here it is necessary only to emphasise the variety of these forms, the irregularities which are found in them, and the occasional passage of the Prophet from verse to prose and from prose to verse, after the manner of some other bards or rhapsodists of his race. The reader will keep in mind that what appear as metrical irregularities on the printed page would not be felt to be so when sung or chanted; just as is the case with the folk-songs of Palestine to-day. I am well aware that metres so primitive and by our canons so irregular have been more rhythmically rendered by the stately prose of our English Versions… [Continue reading]
I uploaded most of this book about 10 years ago in HTML. Technology has moved on since then, so I have re-scanned the material again to PDF and provided an option to download the entire volume as one file.
This books appears by kind permission of James Montgomery Boice’s widow.
James Montgiomery Boice, ed., The Foundation of Biblical Authority. London & Glasgow: Pickering & Inglis, 1979. Pbk. ISBN: 072080437X. pp.172. [Click here to visit the download page]
Table of Contents
Foreword: God Gives His People a Second Opportunity – Francis A. Schaeffer
1. The Church’s Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration – John H. Gerstner
2. Encountering Present-Day Views of Scripture – James I. Packer
3. The Witness of the Bible to its Own Inerrancy – Gleason A. Archer
4. Sola Scriptura: Crucial to Evangelicalism – R.C. Sproul
5. The Preacher and God’s Word – James Montgomery Boice
6. Evangelicals and the Doctrine of Inerrancy – Kenneth S. Kantzer
Preface: The International Council on Inerrancy
This volume is the first scholarly production of a new organization of pastors, professors, and Christian laymen: The International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Founded in 1977, after a year of careful conversations and planning, the ICBI has as its purpose the defense and application of the doctrine of biblical inerrancy as an essential element for the authority of Scripture and a necessity for the health of the church. It was created to counter the drift from this important doctrinal foundation by significant segments of evangelicalism and the outright denial of it by other church movements. At one of its early meetings, the Council adopted the following statement as an expression of its purpose. [Continue reading]