From the preface by the author. This expositiry volume on the Pastoral Epistles had its origin in a departmet of labour connected with my official duties. Till lately, it ws for many years my lot to conduct a class of Pastoral Theology for advanced students preparing for the work of the Christian ministry; and a portion of the time during each session was usually devoted to the exposition and illustration of more or less of those Epistles. Practically, it was found impossible to overtake more, in any particular session that a comparatively limited portion of them. But as comments on the whole had been prepared, I have thought that the publication of them might be of some advantage to students of Sacred Scripture, especially those who are either in the position of candidates for the ministry, or without lengthened experiences in the discharge of its duties.
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