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Concise Bible Commentary (Gray)


Concise Bible Commentary (Gray)

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Fundamental to any first-hand knowledge of the Bible is the reading of the Bible itself. No commentary nor even large collection of commentaries can be substituted for it. This commentary is designed to be used alongside the reading of Scripture, not in place of it.

The Concise Bible Commentary is intentionally concise. It does this not by editing the massive amount of material in a multiple-volume, verse-by-verse commentary down until it fits in one volume, but rather by attacking the reading of the Bible in large portions. The idea is to engage the reader in the broad outlines, themes, and teachings of Scripture. Where necessary, special attention is given to individual verses or even specific words, but when this happens it is to explain bigger principles. Rather getting bogged down on isolated texts or the perplexities of a specific passage, the Concise Bible Commentary focuses on the bigger picture — the understanding of which should reduce any difficulties or perplexities to a minimum.

Each chapter of the Concise Bible Commentary includes questions to help focus one's attention on what one has just read in the Scripture passage. These have obvious application to personal study, group study and discussion, and even sermon and lesson preparation, and will be found to a be a valuable part of this unique work.

About the Author(s)

James M. Gray (1851-1935) was the third president of Moody Bible Institute. In 1873, while in training for a ministerial career in the Protestant Episcopal Church, he accepted Christ through the reading of a series of homilies on the book of Proverbs in the quietness of his room. Soon after his ordination in 1877, he assumed the pastorate of the Church of Redemption in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1879 Dr. Gray was called to pastor the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston where he served for fourteen years. During that time he established three separate branch churches. Dr. Gray associated himself with the Boston Bible and Missionary Training School from its inception in 1889 by Adoniram Judson Gordon, and taught courses here until 1903/1904.

Dr. Gray became a Summer Lecturer in the Moody Bible Institute in 1892 and he continued in this capacity until the fall of 1904. In addition to his work in the Institute, Dr. Gray preached in the Chicago Avenue Church (now known as the Moody Memorial Church). He also initiated large Bible classes throughout New England and several classes at the Institute.

In 1904, Dr. Gray accepted an offer from the Institute to become one of three deans who would jointly lead the Institute. In 1907 Dr. Gray become the sole dean of the Institute. In 1925 the name of the office of "Dean" was changed to "President." Therefore, Dr. Gray was the first president of the Institute.

Dr. Gray's public ministry was extensive. He was a popular lecturer and possessed unusual teaching and preaching abilities. In recognition these abilities, Dr. Gray was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Bates College of Lewiston, Maine in June 1864. This award was also a testament to his popularity in the United States, particularly in New England. Dr. Gray was also awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Des Moines University in 1929. On 1 November 1934, Dr. Gray resigned as the President of the Institute at the age of eighty-three to accept the office and title of President-Emeritus.

He remained active in retirement. After a crippling heart attack, Dr. Gray went to be with the Lord on 21 September 1935.

Based on biographical information retrieved on January 31, 2021 from https://library.moody.edu/archives/biographies/james-m-gray/

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