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Bible Commentaries

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - UnabridgedCommentary Critical Unabridged


Old Testament

New Testament

Robert Jamieson
Robert Jamieson
Andrew Fausset
Andrew Fausset
David Brown
David Brown

Robert Jamieson, Andrew Fausset, and David Brown stand as a distinguished trio in the field of biblical scholarship, known primarily for their monumental work, the "Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary." This comprehensive commentary on the Bible, first published in the latter half of the 19th century, remains a revered resource for theologians, pastors, and lay readers alike, offering deep insights into the Scriptures.

Robert Jamieson (1802-1880) was a Scottish clergyman and theologian, serving with distinction in various parishes within the Church of Scotland. His deep commitment to pastoral care and theological education marked his ministry, laying a strong foundation for his later scholarly work. Jamieson's scholarly pursuits were driven by a passion for making the Bible accessible and understandable to both clergy and laypeople, a mission that found its culmination in the collaborative commentary.

Andrew Robert Fausset (1821-1910), an Irish Anglican clergyman and scholar, brought to the project an impeccable command of biblical languages and a meticulous approach to scriptural analysis. Fausset's contributions to the commentary are noted for their thorough examination of the historical and linguistic context of the Scriptures, enriching the reader's understanding of the biblical text.

David Brown (1803-1897), a Scottish theologian and minister, was renowned for his preaching and academic contributions to the Free Church of Scotland. Brown's work in the commentary is characterized by practical application and an evangelical warmth, aiming to bridge the gap between scholarly insight and everyday Christian life.

Together, Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown created a commentary that combines scholarly rigor with pastoral sensitivity, offering readers a rich tapestry of biblical interpretation. Their work is distinguished by its methodical approach to scripture, examining the original Hebrew and Greek texts, and providing exhaustive commentary on virtually every verse of the Bible. The "Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary" endures as a testament to their collective expertise, a treasure trove of biblical knowledge that continues to offer guidance, inspiration, and understanding to those who turn to its pages.

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