NEWPORT PARTICULAR BAPTIST COMMENTARY SERIES
John Gill, Samuel E. Pierce, C.H. Spurgeon, James Haldane, Samuel Stennett
THIS COMMENTARY SERIES IS ALL HARDCOVER, SMYTH-SEWN WITH DUST JACKETS
(1) COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF GENESIS by John Gill
This volume is presented for the first time in two hundred years in a new easy-to-read format, complete and unabridged from the pen of one of the leading Bible expositors of the eighteenth century. Making skillful use of an extensive acquaintance with Jewish rabbinical literature and other ancient historical writings, John Gill brings before the reader a narrative of uncommon interest, woven within a substantial, reliable exposition of this important book. First published in 1763. Bound in grade B black cloth vellum with gold stamping and colored dustjacket. 836 pages.
(2) AN EXPOSITION OF DEUTERONOMY 33: The Blessings of Moses on the Children of Israel by William Parkinson
The author of this unique Exposition of Deuteronomy 33, was pastor of the First Baptist Church, New York, for over thirty-five years and it was there that the essence of these sermons was first presented, beginning in 1828. In these two volumes (originally published separately, but now combined into one volume), Parkinson not only expounds the text itself, which has to do with the blessings pronounced by Moses upon each of the tribes of Israel, but brings to bear other related subjects in the Word of God which will aid in illuminating one’s overall understanding of biblical things. Interesting topics, ranging from the salvation of those dying in infancy to a discussion of what constituted the Urim and Thummim, are capably dealt with along the way. The exposition is presented as it should be?both literal and typical. Moses is herein portrayed as a type of Christ, who bestows blessings and appropriate admonitions upon His people for their good and His glory. Parkinson’s expressed desire was that these sermons 'in the hand of the Holy Spirit,' might 'be instrumental, in comforting believers?in awakening sinners?and in directing inquiring souls to Christ.'
First published in 1831 and 1839, our facsimile reprint includes a new nine-page biographical introduction and four illustrations (including two different portraits of Parkinson). We have corrected the original “errata” listed at the back of these books, as well as other typographical errors we discovered while cleaning up the pages for publication. This instructive and long awaited volume is the latest to appear in our Newport Commentary Series. 1134 pages, including a very helpful topical index. Clothbound hard-cover.
(3) EXPOSITION OF THE BOOK OF PSALMS: Set Forth as Prophetic of Christ and His Church by Samuel E. Pierce (2 vols.)
This two-volume set on the Psalms by Samuel Eyles Pierce (1746-1829) was formerly one of the scarcest of the full-length Scripture expositions to be found by this early nineteenth-century Baptist minister and author.
When we set out to publish this work, not a single library in the US or Canada listed it among their collections! And in Great Britain, only two libraries were shown to have the volumes. Over a century ago, C. H. Spurgeon in his well-known book Commenting and Commentaries (1885), stated that even in his day this set was "very scarce," while commending Pierce as one who "writes to comfort and edification" on the Psalms. We are therefore honored to make this work available once more to the present generation of Christians.
What makes Pierce's exposition unique among others on the Psalms is that he views the whole book (not just the "messianic" Psalms), as prophetic of Christ and His Church and expounds each chapter in accordance with this central theme. The result is a spiritually rich, Christ-centered treatise on this favorite Old Testament book. Pierce was a Christian very much in the mold of John Bunyan, and readers are sure to profit from a careful study of these books.
(4) COMMENTARY ON MATTHEW: The Gospel of the Kingdom by Charles H. Spurgeon
First published posthumously in 1893, the year following his death, this volume represents the only New Testament commentary written by Spurgeon and is reproduced here in a facsimile reprint of the original edition published by Passmore and Alabaster, Spurgeon’s publishers. To this 263-page work we have added portraits and other illustrations, but most importantly, a collection of selected unpublished letters to and from Spurgeon, as well as some of his manuscript book reviews and sermon outlines. Transcriptions of each of these has been provided, along with interesting information on the persons and subjects addressed in the correspondence. A glossy insert of color reproductions of some of the more significant letters is included and a previously unpublished work, “Letters on the Down-Grade Controversy, with Notes by Dr. Eric Hayden,” with additional Spurgeon letters, completes this volume. These important additions to our reprint of this fine commentary should make this a highly collectible book. Black cloth hardcover, with gold stamping and color dust-jacket. 70 illustrations. 384 pages.
(5) EXPOSITION OF THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER IN MATTHEW 13 by Samuel Stennett
This new edition of Samuel Stennett's Discourses on the Parable of the Sower, first published in 1785, has been completely re-typeset and includes the memoir of Stennett by Joseph Jenkins originally published in John Rippon's Baptist Annual Register in 1796.
In these six discourses, Stennett first gives a concise overview of parables in general and rules to assist in their interpretation. He then proceeds to cautions regarding the use and abuse of allegory, which can be wisely applied to other portions of Scripture as well. After discussing the leading ideas of this parable in particular, he carefully examines the four "soils" or kinds of hearers the Gospel comes to, which he designates as the inattentive, the enthusiastic, the worldly-minded and the sincere. In addition Stennett provides much sound counsel to those who sow the seed, or "Word of the Kingdom" and those who attend on the ministry of that Word.
A careful reading of these exceptional discourses will enrich one's understanding a great deal not only on this key New Testament passage but on the Lord's parables in general.
Samuel Stennett (1728-1795) was among the last of a long line of outstanding ministers produced by the remarkable Stennett family in England. His pastoral ministry extended over a period of 47 years at the Little Wild Street Baptist Chapel in London, first as assistant to his father Joseph Stennett and the last 37 years as sole minister to the congregation. His influence through both his preaching ministry and his books was widely significant.
(6) AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS by William Pattison
Robert E. Pattison (1800-1874) brought years of pastoral experience as well as theological teaching to bear in writing this, 'his only literary monument.' First published in Boston in 1859, C. H. Spurgeon counted this work among the very best on this epistle, stating in his Commenting and Commentaries that it was 'A book to instruct intelligent, experienced believers,' and 'a model for a class-book, plain yet profound.' Includes a biographical essay on the author, an appendix containing Pattison's address to the Warren Baptist Association in which he contends that it is not the outward miracles that would now commend the gospel to others for consideration, but the inward miracle of the transformed life, which then outwardly through a commitment to piety may be effectually used of the Lord in the conversion of others, and a second appendix of a sermon by Hanserd Knollys on Ephesians 1:4. 264 pages.
(7) EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS by James A. Haldane
This heretofore scarce volume by the esteemed Scottish Baptist James Alexander Haldane (1768-1851) deserves a place among the finest commentaries on this New Testament epistle. Haldane had originally penned this work with a view towards writing a fuller exposition, but died before he could complete the task. Nonetheless these 'notes of an intended exposition' alone comprise a full and rich name of Biblical instruction.
Haldane's correspondence from his latter years revealed 'how much his mind was interested in the work' and 'had cost him so much thought and pleasant labor.' In the book of Hebrews, Haldane reminds us, 'the consideration of the surpassing dignity of the Son of God, by whom God had spoken in these last days' (p. 44), is the focal point of this entire epistle. 'Believers ought diligently to attend to whatever the Lord Jesus has said in His Word. The Gospel itself is the great truth, the belief of which is salvation, however great men's ignorance in other respects may be; yet nothing which God has said is to be over-looked, but everything is to be attended to as far as it is understood' (p. 45). Haldane, in faithfulness to the text, sets forth Christ as the one true Deliverer from sin as the Savior of His People.
C.H. Spurgeon's classic 'Commenting and Commentaries' was originally 'compiled for the use of ministers' as an aid in guiding his pastoral students in purchasing the best Bible commentaries for their libraries. Spurgeon was very well-read and well-qualified for such an appraisal. In his introductory 'Remarks upon the Catalog of Commentaries,' Spurgeon noted that the books 'most heartily recommended are listed with *** after the book.' In this select category was James A. Haldane's Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews (1860), to which Spurgeon appended the following comments: "a posthumous work issued not as a finished exposition, but as 'notes of an intended exposition.' Very valuable for all that."
Out of print since the first edition of 1860, this quality facsimile reprint is produced from Spurgeon's own personal copy, to which we've added Haldane's work on "The Duty of Self-Examination." This hardcover volume is 424 pages.
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COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF GENESIS by John Gill
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836 pages. Bound in grade B black cloth vellum with gold stamping and colored dustjacket.
AN EXPOSITION OF DEUTERONOMY 33: The Blessings of Moses on the Children of Israel by William Parkinson
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1134 pages, including a very helpful topical index. Clothbound hard-cover.
EXPOSITION OF THE BOOK OF PSALMS: Set Forth as Prophetic of Christ and His Church by Samuel E. Pierce (2 vols.)
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NEARLY 1400 PAGE TWO VOLUME HARDCOVER SET WITH DUST JACKETS
COMMENTARY ON MATTHEW: The Gospel of the Kingdom by Charles H. Spurgeon
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384 pages. Black cloth hardcover, with gold stamping and color dust-jacket. 70 illustrations.
EXPOSITION OF THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER IN MATTHEW 13 by Samuel Stennett
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Cloth hardcover with colored dustjacket, 224 pages.
EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS by William Pattison
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EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS by James A. Haldane
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