Commentary on Ephesians by James S Candlish

John MacGregor Candlish [1821–1901], The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians with Introduction and Notes

This is a short commentary on Paul’s letter to Ephesians by James S. Candlish, Professor of Theology at the Free Church College in Glasgow. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

John MacGregor Candlish [1821–1901], The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians with Introduction and Notes. Handbooks for Bible Classes and Private Students. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1901. Hbk. pp.132. [Click to visit the Ephesians page for the download link for this title and other resources]

Table of Contents


  1. Authorship
  2. To Whom Addressed
  3. Time and Circumstances of Writing
  4. Scope and Contents of the Letter
  5. Relation of the Epistle to Other Parts of the New Testament

The Epistle with Notes

  • The Salutation. Ch. 1.1, 2
  • Prauise for God’s Salvation. Ch. 1.3-14
  • Prayer for Believers. Ch. 1.1—2-10
  • Reminder of their Changed Position. Ch. 2.11-12
  • Appeal as the Prisoner of Christ for the Gentiles. Ch. 3.1-21
  • Exhorttion to Loving Unity. Ch. 4.1-16.
  • Exhortation to Christian Living. Ch. 4.17—5.21
  • Exhortation to Mutual Subjection. Ch. 5.22—6.9
  • Call to Arms Against Spiritual Foes. Ch. 6.10-20
  • Conclusion. Ch. 6.21-24.

Keil and Delitzsch’s Commentary on Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther

Franz Delitzsch [1813-1890
Franz Delitzsch [1813-1890

Keil & Delitzsch’s Commentary on Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther has proved itself a valuable work over the years, even for those with no command of Hebrew. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

Carl Friedrich Keil [1807-1888] & Franz Delitzsch [1813-1890], Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. The Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1878. Hbk. pp.380. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents


§ 1. Name and Contents, Object and Plan
§ 2. Unity and Composition
§ 3. Composition and Historical Character



§ 1. Contents, Division, and Object
§ 2. Integrity and Date of Composition


§ 1. Name, Contents, Object, and Unity
§ 2. Historical Character
§ 3. Authorship and Date
§ 4. Canonicity


The Book of Ezra. Introduction

The book of Ezra consists of two parts. The first part, comprising a period anterior to Ezra, begins with the edict of Coresh (Cyrus), king of Persia, permitting the return to their native land of such Jews as were exiles in Babylon, and prescribing the rebuilding of the temple at Jerusalem (i. 1-4); and relates that when the heads of the nation, the priests and Levites, and many of the people, made preparations for returning, Cyrus had the sacred vessels which Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem brought forth and delivered to Sheshbazzar (Zerubbabel), prince of Judah (i. 5-11). Next follows a list of the names of those who returned from captivity (chap. ii.), and the account of the building of the altar of burnt-offerings, the restoration of divine worship, and the laying of the foundation of the temple ( chap. iii.)…

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