Westminster Commentary on James – Richard John Knowling

Richard John Knowling [1851-1919], St James with an Introduction and Notes

This is an exegetical commentary on the Letter of James by Richard John Knowling, Professor of New Testament at King’s College, London. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain book available for digitisation.

Richard John Knowling [1851-1919], St James with an Introduction and Notes. Westminster Commentaries. London: Methuen & Co., 1904. Hbk. pp.160. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Prefatory Note
  • Preface
  • Introduction
    1. Interest of the Epistle
    2. Not only Jews, but Christian Jews
    3. Inference that the writer might be a hearer of our Lord, or at all events a Jew of Palestine
    4. Objections urged against the knowledge of Greek in this writer and answer to such objections
    5. If written by this James, terminus ad quem of his death
    6. Recent advocates of a very early date
    7. This practical bearing of the Epistle enables us to understand ii. 14-26, and the meaning of St James’s language
    8. Question of literary dependence between Romans and James Discussed
    9. Extra-canonical writings
    10. External evidence, why not more decisive
    11. Reasons why the epistle is still attacked
  • Text, Paraphrase and Additional Notes
  • Index

Rabbinic Tradition and New Testament Backgound by R.A. Stewart

Roy A. Stewart, The Earlier Rabbinic Tradition and its Importance for New Testament Background

This interesting little monograph on the Rabbinic background to the New Testament came across the sorting tables at Book Aid recently. I have corresponded with IVP’s Rights Department and they cannot say with certainty who owns the copyright. They are, however, happy for me to upload it here, but if anyone knows how to contact the author’s literary executor, do contact me.

Roy A. Stewart, The Earlier Rabbinic Tradition and its Importance for New Testament Background. London: Inter-Varsity Fellowship, 1949. Pbk. pp.47. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  1. The Main Stages of Rabbinic Tradition
  2. The Pre-Documentary Period
  3. Halakhah and Haggadah
  4. The Mishnah and its Literary Successors
  5. Some General Characteristics of Rabbinic Writings
  6. Michnaic and New Testament Ideals
  • Appendix: Tractates of the Mishnah
  • Select Bibliography

Commentary on Exodus by Frank Marshall

Frank Marshall [1848-1906], The Book of Exodus

A commentary on Exodus in Frank Marshall’s commentary series for English Schools. You can find a list of other volumes here. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain work for digitisation.

Frank Marshall [1848-1906], The Book of Exodus. London: George Gill & Sons Ltd., n.d. Hbk. pp.138. [Click here to visit the download page]

Contents

  • Preface
  1. Introduction
    • The Title
    • The Pentateuch
    • The Author
    • Time of Writing
    • Scope of the Work
    • Design of the Book
    • General Outline
    • Israel in Egypt
    • The Ten Plagues
    • Journey from Egypt to Sinai
    • The Murmurings and Sins
    • Moses
    • Moses as a Type of Christ
    • Pedigree of Moses and Aaron
    • The Tabernacle
    • The Furniture of the Tabernacle
    • The Consecration of the Tabernacle
    • How the Tabernacle was Moved
    • Subsequent History of the Tabernacle
    • History of the Ark
    • Types and Figures
    • The Three Great Festivals of the Jews
    • The Seven Nations of Palestine
    • Geographical Notes
    • Biographical Notes
  2. The Text, with Marginal Notes and footnotes
  3. Appendix
    • Comments on the Revised Version
    • Words and Phrases Explained
    • Weights and Measures
    • The Stones of the Breat-Plate
    • The Spices
    • Theory Regarding Composition of Pentateuch
    • Chronological Table
    • The Pharoahs of Exodus
    • Passages Illustrative of Exodus