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
- The Province of Galatia
- Introduction of the Gospel into Galatia
- Occasion and Contents of the Epistle
- Genuineness of the Epistle
- Place and Time of Composition
- Commentaries on the Epistle
6 Thornville Terrace
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.
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.