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Alexander Maclaren


Expositions of Holy Scripture

English Non-Conformist Minister of Scottish Origin

Why Read This Book




Alexander Maclaren was twice President of Baptist Union of Great Britain and a recognized scholar of Hebrew and Greek. He was pastor of Union Chapel, Fallowfield, Manchester, until his retirment in 1903.

A very good summary of Maclaren's life can be found in our "Daily Devotions from the Classics," June, 30.

These excerpts were compiled by Carol Morgan and consist of selected writings from Maclaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture. The reader will find much that is both practical and uplifting.

We have taken these expositions from a 17-volume set published by Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1932; Maclaren's work was originally published in 1910 by Hodder & Stoughton as a 33 volume set. The 17-volume set is not an abridgement, but simply the same material bound in larger volumes.

Expositions from

"The Growth and Power of Sin"
Genesis 4:3-16

"A Petulant Wish"
Genesis 17:18

"Faith Tested and Crowned"
Genesis 22:1-14
Compare the treatment of this text by Poole and Henry.

"Mahanaim: The Two Camps"
Genesis 32:1,2

"Recognition and Reconciliation"
Genesis 45:1-15

Expositions from

"A Path in the Sea"
Exodus 14:19-31

"The Bread of God"
Exodus 16:4-12

"The Ideal Statesman"
Exodus 18:21

"The Bread of the Presence"
Exodus 25:30

"An Old Subscription List"
Exodus 35:21

Expositions from

"Strange Fire"
Leviticus 10:1-11

"Emancipated Slaves"
Leviticus 26:13

Expositions from

Numbers 10:29

"The Poison and the Antidote"
Numbers 21:4-9

Expositions from

"Putting On the Armor"
1 Kings 20:11

"The Story of Hazael"
2 Kings 8:9-15

"Hezekiah, A Pattern of Devout Life"
2 Kings 18:5,6

"Unpossessed Possessions"
2 Kings 22:3

Expositions from

"The King's Potters"
1 Chronicles 4:23

2 Chronicles 17:16

2 Chronicles 24:2,17

"A Strange Reward for Faithfulness"
2 Chronicles 32:1

Expositions from
The Psalms

"A Staircase of Three Steps"
Psalm 5:11, 12

"One Saying From Three Men"
Psalm 10:6; 30:6; 16:8

"Secret Faults"
Psalm 19:12

"Open Sins"
Psalm 19:13

"A Threefold Thought of Sin and Forgiveness"
Psalm 32:1, 2

"The Secret of Tranquility"
Psalm 37:4, 5, 7

Expositions from
The Prophets

"Chambers of Imagery"
Ezekiel 8:12

"Youthful Confessors"
Daniel 1:8-21

"A New Year's Message"
Daniel 12:13

"Guilty Silence and Its Reward"
Jonah 1:1-17

"The Ideal Devout Life"
Habakkuk 3:19

"Vain Toil"
Haggai 1:6

"Blemished Offerings"
Malachi 1:8

Expositions from

"No Difference"
Romans 3:22,23

"Thy Free Spirit"
Romans 8:2

"Christ Condemning Sin"
Romans 8:3

"The Revelation of Sons"
Romans 8:19

"The Gift That Brings All Gifts"
Romans 8:32

"A Triplet of Good Counsel"
Romans 12:17,18

"Avenge Not Yourselves"
Romans 12:19-21

Expositions from
2 Timothy

"God's Stewards"
2 Timothy 1:14

"A Faithful God"
2 Timothy 2:13

Expositions from

"The Purpose of Grace"
Titus 2:11-12

"Christ's Gift of Himself"
Titus 2:14

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