An exposition by Matthew Henry of St Matthew's Gospel, 1698

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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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Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased for 12 guineas from Holland Bros (501/78), 19 May 1955


Call number used to be ms1719

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: reversed calf.Paper: 16.4x21.2cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.



Related Material

St Andrews University : GB 227 msBX5201.H21: Sermon by Matthew Henry, 1704.