These volumes cover much of the Gospel of John, plus a great many portions of the other three Gospels. They are not in any sense a harmony of the Gospels. .In them he reveals his encyclopedic mind, and a profound regard for the Bible and the very Word of God.
There is little doubt that any reader of these volumes will become possessor of myriads of new insights into the Scriptures, and what they reveal of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is indispensable to the student of the Gospels. For example Brown’s exposition of the Beatitudes are exquisite, with many rare expositions.
As this gifted and spiritually enlightened author takes the reader through the life of Christ Jesus, the Messiah, the God-man, there is a rising excitement to the soul as he passes on to those last days of sorrow and of trial. The glorification of Christ in His suffering may not have penetrated to the mind of Christians in general, nor even to the closest students, but John Brown will lay it on the heart and make it real to all. Be prepared for a feast of the soul.
We can only mourn that the high cost of these volumes are very apt to keep them out of the hands of many who need them. Still, it should be kept in mind that besides the many pages, 800 pages (hundreds) of informative notes are in these volumes.
Spurgeon and many others have always considered John Brown to be a Puritan born out of time. Spurgeon says of this great commentary: ‘Of the noblest order of exposition. Procure it.’ Elsewhere in Commenting and Commentaries, Spurgeon wrote, ‘Dr. Brown’s work must be placed among the first of the first-class. He is a great expositor.'' And regarding another exposition, he commented, ''Brown is a modern puritan. All his expositions are of the utmost value.'' His commentaries on John 17, 1 Cor. 15, Psalm 18 and Isaiah 53; Romans, Galatians, Hebrews; 1 Peter and 2 Peter 1, are all of them treasures to possess.
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John Brown (1784-1858) was a theological professor of Exegetical Theology in the United Secession Church of Scotland from 1834 until 1856. He authored many commentaries in the last ten years of his life.
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