John Eadie (1810-1872) was a prominent Scottish Seccessionist and United Prebyterian Church minister, as well as a New Testament scholar. He was appointed Professor of Biblical Literature in the United Presbyterian Divinity Hall in 1843. His widely acclaimed commentaries on Paul's epistles prompted his appointment to the New Testament committee engaged in preparing the Revised Version of the Bible in English.
Preachers with a working knowledge of New Testament Greek will appreciate the insights and thorough explanations found in this volume. The expositions are based on Eadie's precise exegesis of Greek words and phrases.
The expositions deal with all exegetical problems and carefully trace the development of Paul's themes. Important digressions on theological truths distinctive to each epistle are also present. Viewpoints that differ from the author's are summarized and assessed objectively. According to The New Shcaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, the work of John Eadie are marked by candor and clearness as well as by an evangelical unction not common in works of the kind.