Matthew Henry

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Interesting … another Presbyterian (reformed) in my life… this one from the grave but his writing’s on and of scripture continue to influence me greatly. Confessional and a Puritan and very relevant to today. His writing was consulted by Whitfield, Spurgeon and many others through the history and legacy of great preachers. Today the first commentary that I read to help set the tone for my study and to pull my heart to the Word.

“His exposition is often dismissed today as – at best – a sort of devotional trawl through the Bible, lacking a proper critical apparatus, sacrificing academic nous for catchy alliteration and apposition, with a little something to be said for its pithy pungency. To judge him thus is self-defeating nincompoopery of a high order.”

Concise Commentary