Commentary on Galatians by John Eadie

John Eadie [1810-1876], A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians

With the digitisation of the John Eadie’s commentary on Galatians, all five of his Greek text commentaries on the letters of Paul are now available in PDF. The copy I scanned was published in 1869 and was bought by Charles Haddon Spurgeon in 1873. Inside was hidden a personal letter from the author to Charles Spurgeon, written over 150 years ago. This document will now be transferred to the Archive at Spurgeon’s College.

John Eadie [1810-1876], A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1869. Hbk. pp.480. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
    1. The Province of Galatia
    2. Introduction of the Gospel into Galatia
    3. Occasion and Contents of the Epistle
    4. Genuineness of the Epistle
    5. Place and Time of Composition
    6. Commentaries on the Epistle
  • Commentary
Letter from John Eadie to Charles Spurgeon
Letter from John Eadie to Charles Spurgeon

6 Thornville Terrace

8 October

My Dear Sir,

I got from you when up last in London – Herman Heinfetter – Could you discover who he is. His address is 17 Fenchurch Street and his translation was published by Evans Evans Paternoster Row – I would like to know simply whether it is a real name or only a non de plume. Also could you get me Lemoine’s History of Printing and send it to me by post this is, I think, a large book. I am not coming up for the Revision tomorrow and so I bother you today.

Yours sincerely,

John Eadie


Herman Heinfetter. Is, as Eadie suspected, a non-de-plume: that of Frederick Parker. See here for more details.

Revision. John Eadie was a member of the Committee for the Revision of the New Testament (Revised Version) from 1870. It met once a month in the Jerusalem Chamber of Westminster Abbey. This would date the letter between 1870 and 1875. John Eadie died in June 1876.

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