Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Ecclesiastes – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

ECCLESIASTES; OR THE PREACHER. THE GREEK TITLE IN THE LXX. Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION The Hebrew title is Koheleth, which the speaker in it applies to himself (Ec 1:12), "I, Koheleth, was king over Israel." It means an Assembler or Convener of a meeting and a Preacher…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Song of Solomon – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE SONG OF SOLOMON. Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION The Song of Solomon, called in the Vulgate and Septuagint, "The Song of Songs," from the opening words. This title denotes its superior excellence, according to the Hebrew idiom; so holy of holies, equivalent to "most holy" (Ex 29:37);…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Isaiah – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH. Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION. Isaiah, son of Amoz (not Amos); contemporary of Jonah, Amos, Hosea, in Israel, but younger than they; and of Micah, in Judah. His call to a higher degree of the prophetic office (Isa 6:1-13) is assigned to…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Jeremiah – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET JEREMIAH Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah, one of the ordinary priests, dwelling in Anathoth of Benjamin (Jer 1:1), not the Hilkiah the high priest who discovered the book of the law (2Ki 22:8); had he been the same, the…
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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Ezekiel – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET E Z E K I E L. Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION The name Ezekiel means "(whom) God will strengthen" ; or, "God will prevail" . His father was Buzi (Eze 1:3), a priest, and he probably exercised the priestly office himself at…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Daniel – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF DANIEL. Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION Daniel, that is, "God is my judge"; probably of the blood royal (compare Da 1:3, with 1Ch 3:1, where a son of David is named so). Jerusalem may have been his birthplace (though Da 9:24, "thy holy city," does…
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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Hosea – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF HOSEA Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION The first of the twelve minor prophets in the order of the canon (called "minor," not as less in point of inspired authority, but simply in point of size). The twelve are first mentioned by Jesus, the son of…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Joel – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF JOEL Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION Joel (meaning "one to whom Jehovah is God," that is, worshipper of Jehovah) seems to have belonged to Judah, as no reference occurs to Israel; whereas he speaks of Jerusalem, the temple, the priests, and the ceremonies, as if…
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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Amos – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF AMOS Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION Amos (meaning in Hebrew "a burden") was (Am 1:1) a shepherd of Tekoa, a small town of Judah, six miles southeast from Beth-lehem, and twelve from Jerusalem, on the borders of the great desert (2Ch 20:20; compare 2Ch 11:6).…
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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Obadiah – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF OBADIAH Commentary by A. R. Faussett   INTRODUCTION This is the shortest book in the Old Testament. The name means "servant of Jehovah." Obadiah stands fourth among the minor prophets according to the Hebrew arrangement of the canon, the fifth according to the Greek. Some consider him…
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