Charles J. Ellicott’s Commentary on the New Testament

Charles John Ellicott [1819-1905], editor, A New Testament commentary for English readers various writers, 3 Vols., 3rd ednCharles J. Ellicott edited a multi-volume commentary on the Bible in the 1870s which is still being reprinted today. This is the three volume New Testament set.

I am looking for the Old Testament volumes in poor condition which I can disbind and scan. If anyone knows of one, please let me know. These volumes are in the public domain.

Charles John Ellicott [1819-1905], editor, A New Testament commentary for English readers various writers, 3 Vols., 3rd edn. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1877-79]. Hbk. pp.554+468+641. [Click to visit the download page]

Volume 1

The Gospel According to St. Matthew, St. Mark, and St. Luke by Edward Hayes Plumtre [1821-1891]

The Gospel According to St. John by Henry William Watkins [1844-1922]

Volume 2

The Acts of the Apostles by Edward Hayes Plumtre [1821-1891]

Romans by William Sanday [1843-1920]

1 Corinthians by Thomas Teignmouth Shore [1841-1911]

2 Corinthians by Edward Hayes Plumtre [1821-1891]

Galatians by William Sanday [1843-1920]

Volume 3

Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon by Alfred Barry [1826-1910]

Thessalonians, I & II and St. Peter I by Arthur James Mason [1851-1928]

Timothy I & II, and Titus by Henry Donald Maurice Spence [1836-1917]

Hebrews by William Fiddian Moulton [1835-1898]

St. James by Elgood George Punchard [1844-1917]

St Peter II and Jude by Alfred Plummer [1841-1926]

St John, Epistles I, II & 3 by William Macdonald Sinclair [1850-1917]

Revelation by William Boyd Carpenter [1841-1918]

Blog Interview – Dr. Dave Johnson – Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Philippines

1) Please introduce yourself and your role at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary

Asia Pacific Theological Seminary logoMy name is Dave Johnson and I am a member of the faculty at the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (APTS) in Baguio City, Philippines. My speciality is overseeing the school’s publishing ministry, both books and our Journal, the Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies.

2) Tell us a little about Asia Pacific Theological Seminary

APTS was founded in 1964 for the purposes of training Asian church leaders to minister effectively in their own contexts. Since most Bible schools were only offering a diploma level education at the time, we began by offering a bachelor’s degree and in time, starting offering masters programs. As the Bible schools were able to upgrade their programs to the four year level, we gradually phased out our bachelor’s degrees and added more masters programs and, eventually, post graduate studies were added. Today, we offer masters degree in various ministerial disciplines and have post graduate programs at the MTh, DMin and PhD levels. We currently have a total of 135 resident and non-resident students representing 28 nations.

3) Are the courses full time, part-time or a mixture of both?

Dave and Debbie JohnsonSince most students come from outside the Philippines, they study full time.

4) How do APTS students fund their studies?

We have some scholarship programs. Otherwise, the students must find their own sponsors or financial resources.

5) Does APTS take students from overseas?

Yes. See above.

6) What type of ministry is APTS intended to prepare students for?

Pastors, missionaries and Bible School educators

7) When students leave APTS what kind of ministries / jobs do they go into.

They mainly pastor, teach in a Bible school (or both) or serve as missionaries. Many have gone on to high leadership positions within their denomination or fellowship.

8) What is distinctive about what APTS offers compared with other colleges in and overseas?

We are international, missional and Pentecostal. With one possible exception, we are the only seminary in the Philippines that focuses on all three and one of the few in the entire Asia Pacific Region that do so.

9) Please tell us about the library and other research facilities.

We have an excellent library of over 60,000 resources as well as an archive for church historians. We have an excellent pastoral setting that is conducive to study and reflection.

10) Does APTS offer a distance or on-line learning option.

We offer a few courses online. We also have extension campuses in Samoa, Fiji, Bangkok and one restricted access nation.


Asia Pacific Theological Seminary publishes the Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, which is available for free download on their website.

For more interview with Bible College Faculty from around the globe go here.

Wardle’s History and Religion of Israel on-line

The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser

Walter L. Wardle’s The History and Religion of Israel forms the first volume in the Clarendon Bible series. It contains numerous plates which are included in greyscale to preserve their quality. The supplement “The Old Testament Chronologically Arranged” by Evelyn Waters Hippisley [1878-1968] is not included as it is still in copyright. This title is in the public domain.

Walter Landsell Wardle [1877-1946], The History and Religion of Israel. Thomas Strong [1861-1944], Herbert Wild [1865-1940] & George Herbert Box [1869-1933], General Editors, The Clarendon Bible. Old Testament, Vol. 1. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1936. Hbk. pp.228. [Click to visit the main download page]

Table of Contents

  • Editor’s Preface
  • Author’s Preface
  1. Introductory
  2. Israel’s Origins
  3. The Period of the Judges
  4. Thr Rise of the Kingdom
  5. The Divided Kingdoms
  6. The Exile and the Perian Period
  7. The Background of the Religion
  8. Moses and Yahweh
  9. THe Influence of Canaanite Religion on the Religion of Israel
  10. Law
  11. The Development of Prophecy
  12. The Writing Prophets
  13. The Later Literature
  14. Israel’s Debt to Other Nations
  • Index
  • Chronological Table [Not included]

Editor’s Preface

The problem of the teaching of Holy Scripture at the present time presents many difficulties. There is a large and growing class of persons who feel bound to recognize that the progress of archaeological and critical studies has made it impossible for them to read, and still more to teach, it precisely in the old way. How-ever strongly they may believe in inspiration, they cannot any longer set before their pupils, or take as the basis of their interpretation, the doctrine of the verbal inspiration of Holy Scripture. It is with the object of meeting the requirements not only of the elder pupils in public schools, their teachers, students in training colleges, and others engaged in education, but also of the clergy and the growing class of the general public, which, we believe, takes an interest in Biblical studies, that the present series has been projected….