Cambridge Greek Testament – St Matthew by Arthur Carr

This is a commentary on the Greek text of the Gospel of Matthew in the Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools series. A number of people have contacted me to say how helpful this series is proving to students learning Greek, so I am trying to digitise all those in the public domain. You can access links to all the available volumes here.

My thanks to Book Aid more making this public domain title available for digitisation.

Arthur Carr [d.1917], The Gospel According to St Matthew. Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1906. Hbk. pp.330. [Click here to visit the download page for this book]

Table of Contents

  • Preface by the General Editor
  • Editor’s Preface
  • On the Greek Text

I. Introduction

  1. Life of St Matthew
  2. Authorship, Origin, and Characteristics of the Gospel
  3. Analysis of the Gospel
  4. External History during the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ
  5. Literary Form and Language of the Gospel

II. Text and Notes

III. Notes

IV. Index

Frederic Godet’s Commentary on the Gospel of John

Frédéric Louis Godet [1812-1900], Commentary on the Gospel of St. John With a Critical Introduction, 3rd edition, 3 Vols.

This 3 volume set is regarded as Swiss theologian Frederic Godet’s best work. My thanks to Book Aid for making a set of this public domain work available for digitisation.

Frédéric Louis Godet [1812-1900], Commentary on the Gospel of St. John With a Critical Introduction, 3rd edition, 3 Vols. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1899-1900. Hbk. pp.462+372+416.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Author’s Preface
  • Preliminaries
  • St. John the Apostle
  • The Fourth Gospel
  • The Origin of the Fourth Gospel
  • Commentary on John 1:1-51

Volume 2

  • Commentary on John 2:1—10:42

Volume 3

  • Commentary on John 11:1—21:25

Taking the Bible text seriously, in all its various contexts – David Instone-Brewer

Bible Contexts Series b Dr David Instone-Brewer

Dr David Instone-Brewer has asked me to share this very useful resource:

The Bible is an ancient book with timeless wisdom, historical integrity and many puzzles.  When we read it in the context of their lifestyle, literature, and language, the Bible speaks to us like it did to its original audience.

When we grasp these contexts, we become gripped by the excitement of historical stories, the controversial views of prophetic messengers, and the unexpected simplicity of its teaching.

Dr David Instone-Brewer
David Instone-Brewer

Dr David Instone-Brewer has drawn together the background information discovered by scholars that he’s met (and some that he hasn’t), and presents straightforward conclusions that unfold the meaning of the literal text.

All the chapters of the Scripture in Context series from Lexham Press will be freely available on this site, though only a few at a time. There’s more every month, so there is always something interesting to read. If you share a chapter on social media, that link should remain active even after the end of the month, so you can continue discussing and digesting it.

Each 15-minute chapter is self-contained with a compact introduction to the topic and a presentation of the newest information and insights in plain language. These are books for people interested in deep questions who don’t have much time for reading. The books themselves are great for giving to someone who may find church boring but has a questioning mind. 

Visit the Bible Contexts website here