Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles by Richard Belward Rackham

Richard Belward Rackham [1863-1912], The Acts of the Apostles. An Exposition, 10th edn., 1925

Richard Belward Rackham’s commentary on Acts is written from a conservative viewpoint, focusing on the Greek text and historical background. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy for digitisation.

Richard Belward Rackham [1863-1912], The Acts of the Apostles. An Exposition, 10th edn., 1925. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1901. Hbk. pp.524. [Click to visit the Acts page for the download link for this title and other resources on this book]

Table of Contents

  1. The Book
  2. The Author
  3. The Composition of Acts
  4. The History of the Acts
  5. The Theology of the Acts
  6. The Church and Ministry in the Acts
  • The Analysis of the Acts
  • Chronological Table
  • Addenda
  • Commentary
  • Index
  • Map of the Eastern Mediterranean


The form of this commentary upon The Acts of the Apostles requires some words of explanation. Instead of breaking up the comment into disjointed notes, an attempt has been made to give a continuous interpretation which the reader can read straight on without interruption, just as he would read the book of The Acts itself. The aim has been simply to ascertain the meaning of the original text and to add the necessary information. Thus the commentary is practically a paraphrase of The Acts, in which the words of the text commented upon are distinguished by being printed in italics, and such general information or discussion as is required from time to time is inserted in the paraphrase fu separate paragraphs: further illustration which the reader can leave on one side is relegated to footnotes. If, however, this method on the one hand aims at consulting the reader’s convenience, on the other it is liable to err on the side of length and repetition, from which faults this commentary can hardly claim to be free.

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Commentary on First Corinthians by Thomas Charles Edwards

Principal Thomas Charles Edwards (1837-1900) - author of Commentary n First Corinthians

Thomas Charles Edwards was born in Bala, North Wales and served as the first Principal of the University of Aberyswyth and later of Bala Theological College, which had been founded by his father. Edwards was moderator of the Presbyterian Church in 1887 and was renowned for his preaching. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of his public domain title available for digitisation.

Thomas Charles Edwards [1837-1900], A Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians. London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1885. Hbk. pp.491. [Click to visit the First Corinthians page for the download for this link book and for other resources on the letter]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Summary
  • Commentary
  • Index


Several years ago I entered on a solitary and prolonged study of the Apostle Paul, from a desire to find out for myself, if possible, his real meaning and central principle. This principle seemed to me to spring first to the front in the Epistles to the Corinthian Church. But in the effort to understand it and the Apostle’s application of it to the difficulties and faults 0£ his readers, I found the truth 0£ Wycliffe’s remark “that Paulis wordis passen othere writingis in two thingis,-thei ben pure, sutil, and plentenous to preche the puple.” As I proceeded, I was ever more convinced of the vitality and power of his doctrine of Christ, its sufficiency, its peculiar fitness, to rekindle our dying faith. To me its power was the evidence of its truth. It seemed, not merely to answer the anxious questions of the age, but also to raise the entire spiritual life into a higher sphere, in which doubt is put away with the things of the child and faith in the supernatural made human becomes a promise of strength .and a pledge of victory.

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Bishop Westcott’s Commentary on Hebrews

Brooke Foss Westcott [1825-1901], The Epistle to the Hebrews: The Greek Text with Notes and Essays, 3rd edn

This is a detailed commentary on the Greek text of the letter to the Hebrews and those with good Greek with benefit from it most. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain book for digitisation.

Brooke Foss Westcott [1825-1901], The Epistle to the Hebrews: The Greek Text with Notes and Essays, 3rd edn. London: MacMillan & Co. Ltd. / New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. Hbk. pp.506. [Click to visit the Hebrews page for the link to this title and for those to other commentaries and theological articles]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
    1. Text
    2. Title
    3. Position
    4. Original Language
    5. Destination
    6. Date
    7. Place of Writing
    8. Style and Language
    9. Plan
    10. Characteristics
    11. History and Authorship
    12. The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Epistle of Barnabas
  • Text and Notes
  • The Use of the O.T. in the Epistle
  • Index