New Matthew Henry Commentary: The Classic Work with Updated Language  -     By: Matthew Henry, Martin Manser
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New Matthew Henry Commentary: The Classic Work with Updated Language

Zondervan / 2010 / Hardcover

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Updating the language of the original while retaining its beauty and reliability, Manser renders Matthew Henry's 18th-century commentary accessible to a wider circle of contemporary readers. The Presbyterian minister's enduring scriptural insights and prayerful, penetrating reflections comprise a rich resource for personal devotions, Bible studies, and lesson and sermon preparation. 2600 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 2600
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 2.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0310253993
ISBN-13: 9780310253990
Series: Matthew Henry

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A classic commentary in modern language … this volume contains the wealth of exposition, metaphors, analogies, and illustrations that have set Matthew Henry’s Commentary apart as one of the enduring legacies of faith—and presents them in the language of today. Passage by passage, its prayerful, penetrating reflections and rich insights into the very heart of God’s Word are sure to challenge and inspire you. Ideal for personal devotions, Bible studies, and lesson and sermon preparations, The New Matthew Henry Commentary will enable you to rediscover this classic work—or discover it for the first time. Forever fresh and never failing to render new pearls of wisdom, this beloved text is one that you will reach for often to obtain deeper understanding of and appreciation for the Scriptures.

Author Bio

Matthew Henry (1662-1714) was a Presbyterian minister in England who began his commentary on the Bible in 1704. He completed his work up to the end of Acts before his death. Afterward, his ministerial friends completed the work from Henry's notes and writings. Martin Manser has compiled and edited Bible reference material and English-language dictionaries for nearly thirty years. He lives in Aylesbury, England. He and his wife have two children.

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    We are studying Isaiah at a men's bidle study at church so this was a timely purchase It hlpsto explain waht is going on and goes below teh surface. It was recommended by a friend.
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    Modern language, but abridged
    April 2, 2012
    Tim Royappa
    This version of the beloved Matthew Henry Commentary is an updated version in contemporary English. Be warned, however, that THIS VERSION IS ABRIDGED! All the main points in the original seem to be present here; however, some of Matthew Henry's expansive comments and pious exclamations that make this work as much a devotional as a commentary have been edited out. Here is just one example, from Gen. 1:1-2.


    The Son of God, the eternal Word and Wisdom of the Father, was with him when he made the world (Prov. 8:30), nay, we are often told that the world was made by him, and nothing made without him, Jn. 1:3, 10; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2. O what high thoughts should this form in our minds of that great God whom we draw nigh to in religious worship, and that great Mediator in whose name we draw nigh!


    We are often told that the world was made by the Son, and nothing was made without him (Jn 1:3, 10; Eph 3:9; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2)

    So ... if you can manage the old English, get the original version, by all means - Matthew Henry's extended musings on God and His word are very helpful and spiritually encouraging. But if you have to have a modern language edition, this will have to do.
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