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Title: Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible
Post by: lord doog on October 01, 2012, 09:09:22 AM
Has anyone ever used this commentary before? My priest mentioned it was good but since it was written by a Protestant I don't know if it will have completely Orthodox teachings and views. Your thoughts?
Title: Re: Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible
Post by: genesisone on October 01, 2012, 09:49:53 AM
Many of the earlier Protestants were quite sensible in regards to Biblical issues.

You may want to take a look at John Wesley's commentary (http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/wesleys-explanatory-notes/). Wesley's understanding of salvation and sanctification was strongly influenced by his reading of the Early Church Fathers. It was the similarity of theosis (Orthodox) and entire sanctification (Methodist) that helped me feel very much at home in Orthodoxy when I began to study it carefully.

As always, if anything seems amiss, you can discuss it with your priest.
Title: Re: Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible
Post by: Rufus on October 01, 2012, 03:11:14 PM
Has anyone ever used this commentary before? My priest mentioned it was good but since it was written by a Protestant I don't know if it will have completely Orthodox teachings and views. Your thoughts?

I've got the whole thing--thank you Borders for going out of business. It's a good basic commentary. It does not go into deep stuff.
Title: Re: Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible
Post by: Sinful Hypocrite on October 01, 2012, 09:49:04 PM
You can access those plus a few others at this bible site for free, when you look up verses the commentaries are listed below , this site is the best all around bible source, it lists 11 different bibles when you look up verses, all very easy to use.

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