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Module type: Commentary
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Exposition of the Old And New Testaments, the magnum opus of John Gill, is the largest Bible commentary ever written by a single individual. The entire nine volume set is included in the SwordSearcher study library.
Gill, called "the great Baptist Hebraist of England" by B. H. Carroll (Interpretation of the English Bible, vol 1. ch. 8), stood firmly against the disbelieving "rationalist" movement of his time, defended the traditional pronunciation of Jehovah and proved the existence of vowel points in the original Hebrew text, and in his commentary on 1st John 5:7 shows why the strongest Scripture text on the doctrine of the Trinity is authentic Holy Writ.
With explanatory commentary on nearly every phrase of almost every verse in the Bible, Gill's work is so thorough and detailed that it has been called "ponderous" by critics. However, a treasure-trove of insight, historical information, and exposition awaits a patient and diligent reader.
Gill's commentary offers a summary of each book, each chapter, and exposition of each verse.
The following is an excerpt from a sermon preached by C. H. Spurgeon (The Ceremony of Laying the First Stone of the New Tabernacle):