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The Exposition of Holy Scriptures (L4 PB)


Called the “prince of expositors,” Alexander MacLaren was a renowned preacher of the 19th and 20th century. Expositions of Holy Scripture brings together many of the sermons over his fifty years in ministry. Although it discusses many different books and passages of the Bible, Expositions of Holy Scripture isn’t a commentary in the fullest sense–for example, MacLaren doesn’t comment on every verse. Rather, these volumes are MacLaren’s powerful sermons, arranged by the text of the sermons. Broadly evangelical in nature, MacLaren’s sermons are not historical–rarely referring to the current events of his day–allowing them to retain their interest and power since he first gave them. Expositions of Holy Scriptures is thus highly practical and lively. It makes a wonderful companion to more textually oriented commentaries. To read Expositions of Holy Scripture is to be in the presence of one of the greatest preachers of the last few centuries.

Tim Perrine
CCEL Staff Writer

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How many people wrote the Torah?

Just read an article on software that helps determine how many writing styles and where they are used for Hebrew texts…

Can computers solve mystery of bible’s ‘ghostwriters’

“…Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed an algorithm that they claim can delineate between the different contributors within individual books of the Bible. The program does this by detecting noted differences in writing styles and dividing the texts into probable author groupings. Its designed to distinguish between certain linguistic patterns, such as word preferences….”

I would love to see this run on the book of Psalms… It might be good to write a greek version to add to the debate on if Paul wrote Hebrews… I love it when science and the Bible get together… 🙂