Calvin’s Commentaries on Galatians and Ephesians

John Calvin [1509-1564]
John Calvin [1509-1564]

John Calvin’s Commentaries on Galatians and Ephesians require no introduction. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain translation available for digitisation.

John Calvin (William Pringle, translator), Commentaries on the Epistles of Paul to the Galatians and Ephesians. Edinburgh: The Calvin Translation Society, 1854. Hbk. pp.383. [Click to visit the download page for this book]

Table of Contents

  • Translator’s Preface
  • Commentary on Galatians
  • Commentary on Ephesians

The Argument of the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians

What part of Asia was inhabited by the GALATIANS, and what were the boundaries of their country, is well known; but whence they originally came is not agreed among historians. It is universally admitted that they were Gauls, and, on that account, were denominated Gallo-Grecians. But from what part of Gaul they came it is more difficult to determine.

Strabo thought that the Tectosages came from Gallia N arbonensis, and that the remainder were Celtre; and this opinion has been generally adopted. But, as Pliny enumerates the Am biani 3 among the Tectosagi, and as it is universally agreed that they were allied to the Tolistobogi, who dwelt on the banks of the Rhine, I think it more probable that they were Belgians, whose territory extended from a very distant part of the course of the Rhine to the English Channel. The Tolistobogi inhabited that part which receives from its present inhabitants the -names of Cleves and Brabant…

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Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles by J.P. Lilley

James Philip Lilley [1846-1931], The Pastoral Epistles. Handbooks for Bible Classes and Private Students

A brief commentary on the pastoral epistles of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus by the Rev J.P. Lilley. This is part of the Handbooks for Bible Classes and Private Students series. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

James Philip Lilley [1846-1931], The Pastoral Epistles. Handbooks for Bible Classes and Private Students. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1901. Hbk. pp. 255. [Click to visit the 1 & 2 Timothy page for the download link for this title and other resources on these letters]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. The Pastoral Epistles as a Group
  2. The First Epistle to Timothy
  3. The Epistle of Titus
  4. The Second Epistle to Timothy
  • A Translation of the Pastoral Epistles
  • Commentary
  • Appendix

Greek Text Commentary on Jude and 2 Peter by J.B. Mayor

Joseph Bickersteth Mayor [1828-1916], The Epistle of St. Jude and the Second Epistle of St Peter. Greek Text with Introduction and Comments

Those with a good command of Greek will benefit most from this commentary, but even those with no Greek should find the massive introduction of interest. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain book for digitisation.

Joseph Bickersteth Mayor [1828-1916], The Epistle of St. Jude and the Second Epistle of St Peter. Greek Text with Introduction and Comments. London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd. / New York: The Macmillan Company, 1907. Hbk. pp.ccii +239. [Click to visit the 2 Peter page for the download link for this and other resources]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. Relation of the Second Epistle of Peter to the Epistle of Jude
  2. Grammar and Style of Jude and of 2 Peter
  3. Further Remarks on the Style of the Two Epistles
  4. Comparison Between 1 Peter and 2 Peter
  5. Comparison Between the Peter of the Two Epistles and the Peter of the Rest of the N.T.
  6. Authenticity of the Epistle of Jude and of the Second Epistle of Peter Considered
  7. Under What Circumstances were the Epistle of Jude and the Two Epistles of Peter Written?
  8. The Author of the Epistle of Jude
  9. Use of Apocryphal Books by Jude
  10. Story of the Fallen Angels
  11. False Teachers in the Church Towards the End of the First Century
  • Text of Jude and 2 Peter
  • Notes on the Second Epistle of St Peter
  • 2 Peter: Paraphrase and Comments
  • Index of Greek Words
  • Index of Subjects