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Cambridge Bible for Schools & Colleges Old Testament

This Old Testament commentary is written in a fluid “school notes” style that is praised for its readability. Though easy to understand, it is still extremely scholarly and wide-ranged, and has 54 volumes and almost 40,000 pages. 

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This is the Old Testament only. The full commentary is available here: Complete Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges.

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Take advantage of this opportunity to get one of the most highly respected commentaries of the last century for your library.

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges was regarded as one of two significant commentaries published during its era. It was the first complete Bible commentary ever produced by the Cambridge Press. More than thirty theologians and biblical scholars contributed to this collection, including Herbert Edward Ryle, S. R. Driver, J. Skinner, A. Plummer, F. W. Farrar, H. C. G. Moule, and W. H. Simcox. It is often mentioned together with the International Critical Commentary (ICC) as the two important commentaries released in the immediate wake of the Bible scholarship revolution following Wellhausen and his Documentary Hypothesis. Even though it takes this important turn in scholarship into consideration, it still is considered a fairly conservative commentary.

The general editors were J.J.S Perowne, D.D., Bishop of Worcester, and A.F. Kirkpatrick, D.D., Regius Professor of Hebrew. They were known as outstanding scholars in the original Biblical languages, as were many of the single volume authors, and did not have to depend on secondary scholarship their language work.

This commentary has a much more readable style than its Greek counterpart, the Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, also published by Cambridge Press at roughly the same time.

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges is known for its ease of reading as well as its scholarship. The notes are written in a school commentary style, which, though somewhat leaner and easier to read in short sessions, are still rich in analysis and extensive exegesis. The comments also include history, original languages work (including paraphrasing), literary analysis, outlines, and verse by verse comments.

“It will be a long time before any more suitable work appears -- (Educational Times, 1904).

What's Included

  • Genesis by Herbert Edward Ryle
  • Exodus by S. R. Driver
  • Leviticus by A. T. Chapman
  • Numbers by A. H. McNeille
  • Deuteronomy by George Adam Smith
  • Joshua by G. F. Maclear
  • Judges, 2nd ed. by G. A. Cooke
  • Ruth by G. A. Cooke
  • 1 Samuel by A. F. Kirkpatrick
  • 2 Samuel by A. F. Kirkpatrick
  • 1 Kings by J. R. Lumby
  • 2 Kings by J. R. Lumby
  • 1 & 2 Chronicles by W.E. Barnes
  • Ezra & Nehemiah by Herbert Edward Ryle
  • Esther by Annesley William Streane
  • Job by A. B. Davidson
  • Psalms by A. F. Kirkpatrick
  • Proverbs by T. T. Perowne
  • Ecclesiastes by E. H. Plumptre
  • Song of Solomon by Andrew Harper
  • Isaiah, Vol. 1 by J. Skinner
  • Isaiah, Vol. 2 by J. Skinner
  • Jeremiah & Lamentations by A. W. Streane
  • Ezekiel by A. B. Davidson
  • Daniel by S. R. Driver
  • Hosea by T. K. Cheyne
  • Joel and Amos by S. R. Driver -1898
  • Obadiah and Jonah by T. T. Perowne
  • Micah by T. K. Cheyne
  • Nahum, Habakkuk, & Zephaniah by A. B. Davidson
  • Haggai & Zechariah by T. T. Perowne
  • Malachi by T. T. Perowne

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Cambridge Bible for Schools & Colleges Old Testament

Cambridge Bible for Schools & Colleges Old Testament

This Old Testament commentary is written in a fluid “school notes” style that is praised for its readability. Though easy to understand, it is still extremely scholarly and wide-ranged, and has 54 volumes and almost 40,000 pages. 

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