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Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible Hardcover – Abridged, July 2, 1997


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  • Hardcover: 1360 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Reference; abridged edition edition (July 2, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0529106345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0529106346
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.8 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #669,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 1, 1999
One can not say enough about this wonderful commentary on the Bible. Many wonderful insights about the Scriptures are offered in this commentary. It was written by a man who was not only a scholar, but one who had a genuine relationship with God.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By andy vertrees on February 17, 2001
Adam Clarke's commentary is very unique. He believed in total sanctification and makes a very cogent argument for it. He is very scholarly , but very accessible. He takes the greek words and shows what they meant in greek works, like the Iliad,etc. He was not afraid to change the meaning of a verse when he thought that verse was inconsistent with the corpus of orthodoxy and to me, at least, it gives a much different interpretation than what i was taught..but he always backs up his interpretations with lucid commentary..would highly recommend..a definite call to holiness.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 2, 2003
As a student of the Bible for the past ten years, I've read some of the finest commentaries from the world's greatest scholars. One thing I noticed early on is that almost every writer quoted Dr.Adam Clarke and made reference to his Bible commentary. The information always quoted was to say the least, inspiring and insightful, so, I knew one day I would have to own Dr. Clarke's great commentary on the Bible. The unfortunate news of that the abridger, Ralph Earle, has removed extremely important information such as the correct order of chapters of the book of Jeremiah which is NOT the way it appears in our current Old Testament, and the 39 verses in 1 Samuel which are of doubtful authenticity and which didn't appear in the original text. I gave three stars to give praise to Dr. Clarke for being one of the world's greatest Biblical scholars, but not five stars because of the unacceptable, irresponsible job done by abridger, Ralph Earle. Perhaps we should all seek out hard-to-find copies of the original work, or purchase the unabriged version on CD-Rom. A word to the wise: stay away from abridgements! Biblical students are the loser here thanks to this abridgment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Vic Reasoner on January 16, 2013
Adam Clarke was once considered a dunce, yet he learned twenty languages. He overcame his fears to become the most able biblical scholar of his time in the English-speaking world. When he died the Conference recorded in its minutes, "No man is any age of the church, was ever known for so long a period, to have attracted larger audiences." Three times Clarke was elected president of the British Conference of the Methodist Church.

Yet Clarke is known primarily for his commentary on the entire Bible. Before he began the commentary, he translated the whole Bible from the original languages. Unlike W. B. Godbey who dictated his random thoughts to a secretary, Clarke spent thirty years of hard work on his commentary.

Milton S. Terry wrote in 1885 that next to Matthew Henry, no commentary of similar scope and magnitude "has had a wider circulation or is better known than the commentary of Adam Clarke."

From the first edition which quickly sold out in 1810, his commentary has remain in print until the present. However, in 1967, Ralph Earle produced a one volume abridged edition. Earle stated that dated or extraneous material was eliminated and I would concede that the commentary does contain extraneous material. My concern is that Earle has omitted Clarke's teaching at one significant point while claiming to allow "the great scholar to speak for himself."

In the Preface Earle claims "the actual words of Adam Clarke have not been changed, except to modernize the language and to abbreviate where appropriate." Judge for yourself.

At Ezekiel 36:27 Earle omits one half of one page, including Clarke's comment that "true Christians are those who are filled with the nature and Spirit of Christ.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fred Blocklinger on September 15, 2005
This commentary is an insightful analysis of the Bible. It has given me a new perspective on many of the meanings of the books of the Bible, and of the background of the people whom God spoke through in writing the books of the Bible.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 2, 2003
As a student of the Bible for over a decade, I've read countless commentaries on the Old and New Testaments. Most of these great authors kept quoting Dr. Adam Clarke. The information always quoted from Dr. Clarke was to say the least awe-inspiring, so I knew I had to purchase this commentary one day. The unfortunate news is that the abridger Ralph Earle has removed extremely important information such as the correct order of chapters of Jeremiah (which are incorrect in our current Bibles), as well as the 39 verses in 1 Samuel which are of doubtful authenticity, and should not have been included in the Holy Bible account. The book get three stars because I wanted to give Dr. Adam Clarke his deserved praise, but not a five star rating because of the irresponsible job done by Ralph Earle. We should all seek out the original 3-book series, or if out-of-print, search for the unabridged version on CD-Rom.
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By Geartrooper on May 19, 2014
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My mother bought this an incredibly long time ago when this was her account. Works fine, I guess. Can't really go wrong.
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