Three critical and exegetical commentaries by Moses Stuart (1780-1852)—on Romans, Hebrews and the Book of Revelation
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Featured in this collection are three critical and exegetical commentaries by Moses Stuart (1780-1852)—on Romans, Hebrews and the Book of Revelation. Stuart served as Professor of Sacred Literature in the Andover Theological Seminary, from 1809 until 1848. He was a pioneering American scholar in the area of Hebrew studies, Biblical exegesis (hermeneutics), and as one of the first to become especially acquainted with the rising tide of German critical scholarship. He is best known today for his writing on the interpretation of Biblical prophecy, which include his commentaries on Daniel and the book of Revelation. He also had an influence—largely through students such as Adoniram Judson—on the foreign missions movement in America.
These are among the first New Testament Commentaries to apply a modern critical approach to the (Greek) text. They are extremely thorough and detailed, dealing with all of the critical questions as understood by scholars at the time. The historical background is analyzed carefully, including comparative references to Jewish and Hellenistic literature. The first volume of both the Commentaries on Hebrews and Revelation is an introduction to the book—among the most complete and exhaustive you are likely to find (the introduction to Revelation makes up more than 500 pages!) While superseded in many areas by more recent Commentaries, these works by Moses Stuart retain much of their original value, and continue to be used profitably by scholars and students today.
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