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Tes | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Feb 14 2011 6:34 AM

I bid for this commentaries.Is there any one who knows the detail of the contents of the commentaries ?

Blessings in Christ.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 14 2011 6:41 AM

I'm not privy to the contents.  The best you could do is to go to the page (

Look at each title and do a Google search on them one at a time to learn more.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 14 2011 6:50 AM


I bid for this commentaries.Is there any one who knows the detail of the contents of the commentaries ?

I do not recognize any of the authors - so have chosen to not bid on this one.



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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 14 2011 7:28 AM


Thomas Black:


Look at each title and do a Google search on them one at a time to learn more.

You could also consult volume 4 of Spurgeon's "Lectures to my students". Of course these are not necessarily the same editions (e.g. no.1180?)!

1159     ANDERSON (Robert, of Brighton. 1792–1843). Exposition of Romans. 12mo. Lond., 1837. 2s. 6d. After the manner of Charles Bridges. Full of holy unction and devout meditation.

1161     BROWN (John, D. D., Edinb.) Analytical Expositions of Romans. Large 8vo. 14s. Edinb., W. Oliphant & Co. 1857. S. 7s. to 9s. Dr. Brown’s work must be placed among the first of the first-class. He is a great expositor.
1163     CHALLIS (James, M. A., F. R. S., F. R. A. S.) Translation of Romans, with Notes. 8vo. 4s. Lond., G. Bell & Sons. 1871. The translation is made in the current language of the day. The notes are mainly critical.
1164     CHALMERS (T., D. D.) Lectures on Romans. Four vols., 8vo. 1827. Four vols., 12mo. Edinb., Edmonston & Co. 1854. S. 8s. 6d. Our preferences as to expositions lie in another direction; but we cannot be insensible to the grandeur and childlike simplicity which were combined in Chalmers.

1167     FORD (J., M. A.) Romans. Illustrated from Church of England Divines. 8vo. 12s. Masters, 1862. S. 7s. (See No. 957). [No.957: Those who wish to see what the Fathers said upon the Gospels, and to read the choicest sayings of the early Anglican bishops, cannot do better than consult Ford, who has made a very rich collection. Some of the extracts do not materially illustrate the text, but they are all worth reading.]
1168     FORBES (John, LL. D.) Analytical Commentary, tracing the Train of Thought by the Aid of Parallelism, with Notes, etc. 8vo. 10s. 6d. Edinb., T. & T. Clark. 1868. We think Dr. Forbes carries the idea of parallelism further than it should go. It can only be applied strictly to poetical books, which Romans is not. He tries to bring out the other side of the truths taught in Hodge, Edwards, and Calvin; but we confess our preference of those authors to himself. The work will greatly edify those whom it does not confuse.
1169     FRY (John, B. A.) Lectures. 8vo. Lond., 1816. 2s. Having no theory to serve in this instance, Fry writes to edification.
1170     GODWIN (John H., Hon. Prof., New Coll., Lond.) New Translation, with Notes. 8vo. 6s. 6d. Lond., Hodder & Stoughton. 1873. Such a book as students need while studying the Greek text in college.
1171     HALDANE (R. 1764–1842). Exposition: with Remarks on the Commentaries of Macknight and others. 8vo. 12s. 6d. Edinb., W. Oliphant & Co. 1874. S. 9s. Dr. Chalmers styled this “a well-built commentary,” and strongly recommended it to students of theology. In his “Sabbath Readings” he writes: “I am reading ‘Haldane’s Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans,’ and find it solid and congenial food.”
1172     HINTON (J. Howard). Exposition. 8vo. 6s. Lond., 1863. S. 1s. 6d. Not believing in the constant parallelism of the Epistles, we care very little for this treatise, much as we esteem the author.
1174     KELLY (William). Notes. 12mo. 2s. 6d. Lond., G. Morrish. 1873. Many of the remarks are admirable, but the theories supported are untenable.

1180     PLUMER (William S., D. D., LL. D.) Commentary, with Introduction on the Life, Times, Writings, and Character of Paul. Imp. 8vo. 14s. Edinb., W. Oliphant. [N. D.] Plumer is a laborious compiler, and to most men his works will be of more use than those of a more learned writer.
1181     PRIDHAM (Arthur). Notes. Cr. 8vo. 5s. Lond., Yapp. 1862. Sound and gracious, but somewhat dull.
1182     PURDUE (E., A. M.) Commentary on Romans. 8vo. Dub., 1855. 1s. 6d. Not important.
1183     ROBINSON (T., D. D.) Suggestive Commentary on Romans. [Van Doren Series of Commentaries.] Two vols., cr, 8vo. 8s. nett. Lond., Dickinson & Higham. 1871. A good book in a good style. Worth any amount to preachers.

1185     STUART (Moses.) Commentary on Romans. 8vo. 6s. Lond., W. Tegg & Co. S. 3s. 6d. Moses Stuart is judged to have been at his best in Romans and Hebrews. The present work is in some points unsatisfactory, on account of certain philosophico-theological views which he endeavors to maintain. Mr. Haldane denounced him as by false criticism “misrepresenting the divine testimony in some of the most momentous points of the Christian scheme.” The charge was too true. 1186     TERROT (C. H., A. M., Bishop of Edinburgh). Romans [in Greek], with Introduction, Paraphrase, and Notes. 8vo. Lond., 1828. 1s. 6d. Anti-Calvinistic. Why do not such writers let Romans alone?
1187     THOLUCK (A. F.) Exposition of Romans. Two vols., f’cap. 8vo. 8s. Bib. Cabinet Series. Edinb., T. Clark. 1842. S. 4s. Moses Stuart confesses his great obligations to this eminent divine, who far exceeds the most of his German brethren in spirituality, and is not behind them in scholarship; yet even he is none too orthodox nor too reverent in his treatment of Holy Scripture.
1188     VAUGHAN (Charles John, D. D.) Romans. The Greek Text, with English Notes. Cr. 8vo. 7s. 6d. Lond., Macmillan & Co. 1874. S. 4s. Very valuable to students of the Greek. The result of independent study and honest labor.
1190     WARDLAW (Ralph, D. D.) Lectures on Romans. Three vols., cr. 8vo. 3s. 6d. each. Lond., Fullarton & Co. 1861. Wardlaw interprets with great sobriety and spirituality, and we never consult him in vain, though we do not always agree with him. 1192     WILLIAMS (H. W., Wesleyan Minister). Exposition. Cr. 8vo. 6s. Lond., 66 Paternoster Row. 1869. S. 2s. 6d. This epistle has a fascination for Arminian writers; it affords them an opportunity for showing their courage and ingenuity. Mr. Williams’s book is instructive.

1196     FRASER (James. 1700–1796). The Doctrine of Sanctification. Explication of Romans VI. to VIII. 1–4. 8vo. Edinb., 1830. Offered, new, by Ogle & Murray, 2s. 6d. Dr. John Brown says: “Fraser’s Scripture Doctrine of Sanctification is well worth studying. The old Scotch divine is rude in speech, but not in knowledge.”

C. H. Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the Students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), 241.
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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 14 2011 5:17 PM

Thank you all.

Blessings in Christ.

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