Updating the language of the original while retaining its beauty and reliability, Manser renders Matthew Henry's 18th-century commentary accessible to a wider circle of contemporary readers. The Presbyterian minister's enduring scriptural insights and prayerful, penetrating reflections comprise a rich resource for personal devotions, Bible studies, and lesson and sermon preparation. 2600 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
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Review 1 for New Matthew Henry Commentary: The Classic Work with Updated Language
Date:September 29, 2013
We are studying Isaiah at a men's bidle study at church so this was a timely purchase It hlpsto explain waht is going on and goes below teh surface. It was recommended by a friend.
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Review 2 for New Matthew Henry Commentary: The Classic Work with Updated Language
Modern language, but abridged
Date:April 2, 2012
This version of the beloved Matthew Henry Commentary is an updated version in contemporary English. Be warned, however, that THIS VERSION IS ABRIDGED! All the main points in the original seem to be present here; however, some of Matthew Henry's expansive comments and pious exclamations that make this work as much a devotional as a commentary have been edited out. Here is just one example, from Gen. 1:1-2.
ORIGINAL VERSION: The Son of God, the eternal Word and Wisdom of the Father, was with him when he made the world (Prov. 8:30), nay, we are often told that the world was made by him, and nothing made without him, Jn. 1:3, 10; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2. O what high thoughts should this form in our minds of that great God whom we draw nigh to in religious worship, and that great Mediator in whose name we draw nigh!
THIS VERSION: We are often told that the world was made by the Son, and nothing was made without him (Jn 1:3, 10; Eph 3:9; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2)
So ... if you can manage the old English, get the original version, by all means - Matthew Henry's extended musings on God and His word are very helpful and spiritually encouraging. But if you have to have a modern language edition, this will have to do.
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