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General Editors :

J. J. S. PEROWNE, D.D., formerly Bishop of Worcester. A. F. KIRKPATRICK, D.D., Lady Margaret Professor of


Opinions of the Press.

Guardian.—It is difficult to commend too highly this excellent series.

Academy.-“ Nearly every book of the Bible, with the exception of those included in the Pentateuch, has now been included in this excellent series, excellent alike for its clear and convenient arrangement, for the high scholarship of most of its editors, and for the liberal attitude which many of them adopt towards matters of criticism."

Church Review.-"The 'Cambridge Bible,' started so many years ago, and so firmly established by this time in its unique position, is nearing its completion.

Baptist Magazine.—"Upwards of forty volumes have already been contributed to the invaluable Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges,' and the two latest (Chronicles and Proverbs) will well sustain the high character of the Series.

Church Sunday School Magazine.—We cannot imagine any safer or more helpful commentaries for the student of Holy Scripture.'

Sunday School Chronicle.—"There are no better books in exposition of the different parts of Scripture than those contained in the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. The series has long since established its claim to an honourable place in the front rank of first-rate commentaries; and the teacher or preacher who masters its volumes will be, like Apollos, mighty in the Scriptures.' All conscientious and earnest students of the Scriptures owe an immense debt to the Cambridge University Press for its Bible for Schools and Colleges. Take it for all in all, it is probably the most useful commentary alike on the Old Testament and on the New that has been given us in recent years."



Chronicles. Christian World.-“ An admirable addition to the well-known Cambridge Bible Series. Dr Barnes has done his work thoroughly well, and has given us a commentary on Chronicles, which is decidedly the best to be found in English, in spite of the limitations imposed by the series in which it appears."

Literature." An edition which deserves much praise."

Ezra and Nehemiah. Guardian.—“Professor Ryle's Commentary is quite the best work on these books accessible to the English reader.”

The Book of Job. Spectator.-Able and scholarly as the Introduction is, it is far surpassed by the detailed exegesis of the book. In this Dr Davidson's strength is at its greatest. His linguistic knowledge, his artistic habit, his scientific insight, and his literary power have full scope when he comes to exegesis.”

Methodist Recorder.-—"Already we have frequently called attention to this exceedingly valuable work as its volumes have successively appeared. But we have never done so with greater pleasure, very seldom with so great pleasure, as we now reser to the last published volume, that on the Book of Job, by Dr DAVIDSON, of Edinburgh.... We cordially commend the volume to all our readers. The least instructed will understand and enjoy it; and mature scholars will learn from it.”

Psalms. Book I. Church Times.-"It seems in every way a most valuable little book, containing a mass of information, well-assorted, and well-digested, and will be useful not only to students preparing for examinations, but to many who want a handy volume of explanation to much that is difficult in the Psalter....... We owe a great debt of grati. tude to Professor Kirkpatrick for his scholarly and interesting volume."

Psalms. Books II. and III. Critical Review.—"The second volume of Professor KIRKPATRICK's Commentary on the Book of Psalms has all the excellent qualities which characterised the first.... It gives what is best in the philology of the subject. Its notes furnish what is most needed and most useful. Its literary style is attractive. It furnishes all that is of real value in the form of introduction, and it has a studious regard for the devout as well as intelligent understanding of the Psalms.”

Psalms. Books IV. and V. Record.—“We are glad to welcome the third and concluding volume of Dr Kirkpatrick's admirable work on the Psalms. It is not, indeed, drawn up with a view to the needs of Hebrew students; but for educated readers ignorant of Hebrew it is, in our opinion, by far the most useful aid to the study of the Psalmslearned, cautious, reverent.

Christian.-"The introduction and notes are learned and luminous, and students will consult the book with delight. On critical questions, the editor is not extreme, but he frequently goes further than we like. A reverent spirit pervades the pages, whether expository of critical.”

Proverbs. London Quarterly Review.—“Such volume has been greatly needed, and students will be very thankful for a little book whose merits they will more and more appreciate as they use it. It is beautifully written and full of suggestive comments.”

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Job-Hosea. Guardian." It is difficult to commend too highly this excellent series, the volumes of which are now becoming numerous. The two books before us, small as they are in size, comprise almost everything that the young student can reasonably expect to find in the way of helps towards such general knowledge of their subjects as may be gained without an attempt to grapple with the Hebrew; and even the learned scholar can hardly read without interest and benefit the very able introductory matter which both these commentators have prefixed to their volumes."

Isaiah. Chapters I–XXXIX. Professor W. H. Bennett in the British Weekly.—“Dr Skinner's name on the title-page of this book is a guarantee for extensive and exact scholarship and for careful and accurate treatment of the subject. This little volume will more than sustain the high reputation of the series in which it appears...readers will look forward with much interest to Dr Skinner's second volume on chapters xl—Ixvi.”

School Guardian.-—"This last addition to 'The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges,' is a most valuable one, and will go far to increase the usefulness of what we have no hesitation in calling the most useful commentary for school purposes. There ought to be two copies, at least, of this in every parish—one in the clergyman's and the other in the teacher's library."

Jeremiah. Church Quarterly Review.—"The arrangement of the book is well treated on pp. xxx., 396, and the question of Baruch's relations with its composition on pp. xxvii., xxxiv., 317. The illustrations from English literature, history, monuments, works on botany, topography, etc., are good and plentiful, as indeed they are in other volumes of this series.'

Ezekiel Guardian.-"No book of the Old Testament stands more in need of a commentator than this, and no scholar in England or Scotland is better qualified to comment upon it than Dr A. B. Davidson. With sound scholarship and excellent judgement he com. bines an insight into Oriental modes of thought which renders him a specially trustworthy guide to a book such as this... ,His commentary may be safely recommended as the best that has yet appeared. Nor is it unlikely that it will remain the best for some time to come.

Joel and Amos. Church Bells.—“ Professor Driver's latest contribution to the Cambridge Bible cannot but shed lustre and value on this already praiseworthy attempt to aid our students of Bible history and doctrine. The introduction and notes place this book among the best handbooks to the Prophets' lives, work, and mission."

Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah, Critical Review.-"No better guide to these three prophets could be wished than Dr Davidson's little book. His commentaries on Job and Ezekiel are perhaps the best in this excellent series, and the present work is equal to its predecessors."

Guardian.—“ Prof. Davidson has laid all students of the Old Testament under a fresh debt of gratitude by the publication of this scholarly little volume. It is quite the best commentary on these books

that has yet appeared....Small as it is, the volume is well worthy to take its place by the side of the same author's invaluable commentaries on Job and Ezekiel.”

Spectator.-"We may say without hesitation that Professor Davidson's guidance is amply satisfactory. The theological student or the preacher who may have to deal with the subject cannot do better than consult him."

First Book of Maccabees. Bookman.--" Useful at once to the theological student and the serious reader of the Bible. The notes are exceedingly interesting and are careful summaries of the best research.”

Educational Times.—“An excellent school and college edition.”

St Matthew. English Churchman.—“The introduction is able, scholarly, and eminently practical, as it bears on the authorship and contents of the Gospel, and the original form in which it is supposed to have been written. It is well illustrated by two excellent maps of the Holy Land and of the Sea of Galilee.”

St Mark. Expositor.—“Into this small volume Dr Maclear, besides a clear and able Introduction to the Gospel, and the text of St Mark, has compressed many hundreds of valuable and helpful notes. In short, he has given us a capital manual of the kind required-containing all that is needed to illustrate the text, i.e. all that can be drawn from the history, geography, customs, and manners of the time. But as a handbook, giving in a clear and succinct form the information which a lad requires in order to stand an examination in the Gospel, it is admirable......I can very heartily commend it, not only to the senior boys and girls in our High Schools, but also to Sunday-school teachers, who may get from it the very kind of knowledge they often find it hardest to get

St Luke. Spectator.—“Canon FARRAR has supplied students of the Gospel with an admirable manual in this volume. It has all that copious variety of illustration, ingenuity of suggestion, and general soundness of interpretation which readers are accustomed to expect from the learned and eloquent editor. Anyone who has been accustomed to associate the idea of 'dryness' with a commentary, should go to Canon Farrar's St Luke for a more correct impression. He will find that a commentary may be made interesting in the highest degree, and that without losing anything of its solid value.... But, so to speak, it is too good for some of the readers for whom it is intended.”

St John. English Churchman.—“The notes are extremely scholarly and valuable, and in most cases exhaustive, bringing to the elucidation of the text all that is best in commentaries, ancient and modern."

Acts. School Guardian.—“We do not know of any other volume where so much help is given to the complete understanding of one of the most important and, in many respects, difficult books of the New Testament.

Romans. Expositor.-" The ‘Notes' are very good, and lean, as the notes of a School Bible should, to the most commonly accepted

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and orthodox view of the inspired author's meaning; while the Introduction, and especially the Sketch of the Life of St Paul, is a model of condensation. It is as lively and pleasant to read as if two or three facts had not been crowded into well-nigh every sentence."

Ephesians. Baptist Magazine.—“It seems to us the model of a School and College Commentary—comprehensive, but not cumbersome; scholarly, but not pedantic.”

Guardian.-" It supplies matter which is evidently the outcome of deep study pursued with a devotional mind.”

Philippians. Record.—“There are few series more valued by theological students than 'The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges,' and there will be no number of it more esteemed than that by Mr H. C. G. Moule on the Epistle to the Philippians.

Colossians. Record._"Those who have already used with pleasure and profit Mr Moule's volumes of the same series on Ephesians and Philippians will open this little book with the highest expectations. They will not be disappointed.......No more complete or trustworthy volume has been contributed to this series.”

Expository Times.--"This is now the Commentary on Colossians and Philemon to have at your hand, whether you are schoolboy or scholar, layman or clergyman.'

Thessalonians. Academy.--"Mr FINDLAY maintains the high level of the series to which he has become contributor. Some parts of his introduction to the Epistles to the Thessalonians could scarcely be bettered. The account of Thessalonica, the description of the style and character of the Epistles, and the analysis of them are excellent in style and scholarly care. The notes are possibly too voluminous; but there is so much matter in them, and the matter is arranged and handled so ably, that we are ready to forgive their fulness. ... Mr FINDLAY's commentary is a valuable addition to what has been written on the letters to the Thessalonian Church."

Baptist Magazine.—“Mr FINDLAY has fulfilled in this volume a task which Dr Moulton was compelled to decline, though he has rendered valuable aid in its preparation. The commentary is in its own way a model-clear, forceful, scholarly—such as young students will welcome as a really useful guide, and old ones will acknowledge as giving in brief space the substance of all that they knew."

Timothy and Titus. The Christian. -“The series includes many volumes of sterling worth, and this last may rank among the most valuable. The pages evince careful scholarship and a thorough acquaintance with expository literature; and the work should promote a more general and practical study of the Pastoral Epistles.”

Hebrews. Baptist Magazine.--"Like his (Canon Farrar's) commentary on Luke it possesses all the best characteristics of his writing. It is a work not only of an accomplished scholar, but of a skilled teacher.”

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