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Expositor's Bible (Nicoll)

Expositor's Bible (Nicoll)


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The Expositor's Bible is the recognized standard of expository commentaries. Despite its name, it is a commentary, not a Bible. Over 1600 articles cover an average of about 20 verses each. Each article is lengthy; the fact that it is a passage-by-passage commentary as opposed to verse-by-verse should not be taken to mean that it is abbreviated or abridged; there is plenty of depth to its breadth.

Originally printed in 48 volumes over a period of several years, The Expositor's Bible is presented here in one convenient PocketBible commentary for ease of use within the PocketBible app.

Turn to any of these volumes and there is always a sense of satisfaction that the authors are dealing squarely with their subjects, without any attempt to sidestep difficulties by explaining them away, or to camouflage ignorance with wordy generalizations and pious phrases. Such an achievement on the high scale of consistent superiority and practical usefulness is cause for joy.

The Expositor's Bible is at once a commentary and an exposition. Minor details, technical questions, critical issues, do not distract the student by their obtrusive insistence. They are relegated to footnotes which might be taken or left at the reader's discretion, although the wise reader will not readily overlook them.

The Expositor's Bible was written by twenty-nine eminent scholars who were also preachers. Although some of them later occupied professorial positions they had all been preachers whose excellence was widely recognized. They retained their preaching instinct and insight even after they had vacated the pulpit for the classroom.

The Expositor's Bible is an interdenominational exposition. It declares the universality of Christian experience, scholarship and churchmanship. It conclusively demonstrates the hearty agreement of all thoughtful persons on the profound realities and essentials of the Christian Faith. It shows how this Faith is to be preached with the conviction and persuasiveness which its opulent gospel justly merits.

About the Editor(s)

Sir William Robertson Nicoll CH LLD (10 October 1851 4 May 1923) was a Scottish Free Church minister, journalist, editor, and man of letters.

Nicoll was born in Lumsden, Aberdeenshire, the son of Rev Harry Nicoll (18121891), a Free Church minister of Auchindoir, and his wife, Jane Robertson.

He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and graduated MA at the University of Aberdeen in 1870, and studied for the ministry at the Free Church Divinity Hall there until 1874, when he was ordained minister of the Free Church at Dufftown, Banffshire. Three years later he moved to Kelso, and in 1884 became editor of The Expositor for Hodder and Stoughton, a position which he held until his death.

In 1885, Nicoll was forced to retire from pastoral ministry after an attack of typhoid had badly damaged his lung. In 1886, he moved south to London, which became the base for the rest of his life. With the support of Hodder and Stoughton he founded the British Weekly, a Nonconformist newspaper, which also gained great influence over opinion in the churches in Scotland.

Nicoll secured many writers of exceptional talent for his paper (including Marcus Dods, J. M. Barrie, Ian Maclaren, Alexander Whyte, Alexander Maclaren, Carnegie Simpson and James Denney), to which he added his own considerable talents as a contributor. He began a highly popular feature, "Correspondence of Claudius Clear", which enabled him to share his interests and his reading with his readers. He was also the founding editor of The Bookman from 1891, and acted as chief literary adviser to Hodder and Stoughton.

Among his other enterprises were The Expositor's Bible (originally published by Hodder & Stoughton, 18871896, but afterward reprinted in New York by A. C. Armstrong & Son) and The Theological Educator.

He died on 4 May 1923 at his home, Bay Tree House in London.

From "William Robertson Nicoll", Wikipedia, July 10, 2020.

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