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Ellicott’s Commentaries on the Epistles of St. Paul

This is something of a different approach to adding resources to this blog: here you’ll find some commentaries on the Pauline Epistles by Charles John Ellicott (1819–1905), who was a scholar and clergyman in the Church of England.  In the “it’s a small world” department, he was the predecessor of none other than Edgar C.S. Gibson (author of that excellent commentary on the Thirty-Nine Articles) as Bishop of Gloucester.

To some extent he is being mentioned here because he was indeed one of the better Anglican Biblical scholars of his day; he comes across as being evangelical and having a high regard for the Scriptures, and desiring that they be handled with wisdom and discernment.  I cannot find that he wrote commentaries on Romans or 2 Corinthians, but below you will find quite a list of links to the commentaries I have found that were assembled by Google Books, in PDF form.  I must note that if one wishes these in paper form, Wipf and Stock Publishers has most if not all of them available from their site, such as this one on Galatians.

If I come across additional texts by Bp. Ellicott, I’ll add them if possible – and I hope to add a set of Old Testament commentaries (by different authors) soon.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 15, 2015 6:14 pm

    W F Moulton dedicated his edition of Winer to Ellicott saying that ‘if this book succeed in accomplishing anything for the accurate study of the Greek Testament, it will be through what I have learned from Bishop Ellicott’s wise counsels and from his noble commentaries on St. Paul’s Epistles.’ Andrew

    • January 15, 2015 8:36 pm


      Thanks for that interesting information. I appreciate that very much.



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