Edwin Hamilton Gifford’s Commentary on Romans

Colosseum, Rome

Edwin Hamilton Gifford’s Commentary on Romans was original published as part of the Speaker’s Commentary series in 1881, but reprinted (with considerably higher production values) five years later by John Murray. Recent reviewers have noted that this is one of the better older commentaries on Romans. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain work available for digitisation.

Edwin Hamilton Gifford [1820-1905], The Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans with Notes and Introduction. London: John Murray, 1886. Hbk. pp.238. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    1. Authorship
    2. Time and Place of Writing
    3. Language
    4. Jews in Rome
    5. Christians in Rome
    6. Occasion of Writing
    7. The Purpose of the Epistle
    8. Integrity of the Epistle
    9. Authorities for the Text
    10. Contents of the Epistle
  • Commentary
  • Appendix—”The Law,” “The Flesh”
  • Addtional Notes

Westminster Commentary on 2 Corinthians by H.L. Goudge

Henry Leighton Goudge [1866-1939], The Second Epistle to the Corinthians with Introduction and Notes. Westminster Commentaries

This is an exegetical commentary on 2 Corinthians by Henry Leighton Goudge, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University.

My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy this public domain book available for digitisation.

Henry Leighton Goudge [1866-1939], The Second Epistle to the Corinthians with Introduction and Notes. Westminster Commentaries. London: Mehtuen & Co. Ltd.,1927. Hbk. pp.135. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Prefatory Note
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Text, Paraphrase and Additional Notes
  • Index

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