An exposition with practical observations upon the Gospel according to St Matthew. A commentary by Matthew Henry on the Authorised Version of St Matthew, giving a copy of each chapter then an exposition on each verse in that chapter. Marginalia, principally scriptural cross references, some in Greek.
An exposition by Matthew Henry of St Matthew's Gospel, 1698
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Administrative / Biographical History
Matthew Henry (1662-1714), son of Philip Henry, became a Presbyterianminister like his father. He was a brilliant preacher, active in evangelical ministry throughout Cheshire, Staffordshire and Lancashire, although he was often persecuted for his non-conformism. He worked mainly in Chester, moving to Hackney for the last few years of his life. As well as an impassioned preacher, he was a prolific writer, his best known work being Exposition of the Old and New Testament. The ms text differs only very slightly from the published version.
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Purchased for 12 guineas from Holland Bros (501/78), 19 May 1955
Call number used to be ms1719
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Binding: reversed calf.Paper: 16.4x21.2cm
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