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Alexander McCaul


Plain Sermons
On Subjects
Practical and Prophetic

Professor of Hebrew and
Old Testament Exegesis

Why Read This Book




Alexander McCaul was born in 1799 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. Among other positions, he was Rector of St. Magnus and Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis at Kings College in London, and he published a textbook on Hebrew grammar.

One of the most important aspects of his life's work for the Lord was that, though not Jewish himself, he had a great interest in Jewish literature and Jewish evangelism. He is one of the best writers on these subjects, and his books include the following:

  • The Messiahship of Jesus: The Concluding Series of the Twelve Lectures on the Prophecies (1852)
  • Rabbi David Kimchi's Commentary upon the Prophecies of Zechariah (translated with notes and observations by Alexander McCaul, 1837)
  • The Old Paths, or, A Comparison of the Principles and Doctrines of Modern Judaism with the Religion of Moses and the Prophets (1854)
  • Reasons for Believing That the Charge Lately Revived Against the Jewish People is a Baseless Falsehood (1840)

As an indication of his love for the Jewish people, he even named one of his sons Alexander Israel McCaul.

These fourteen sermons constitute the entirety of the book Plain Sermons On Subjects Practical and Prophetic by Alexander McCaul (London: B. Wertheim, 1840). We have reproduced the entire book here. Occasionally we have broken up extremely long paragraphs into two or more shorter ones, and updated some punctuation.

Sermon 1

Poverty and Riches

Sermon 2

Judgment and Mercy

Sermon 3

National Piety:
The Condition of National Prosperity

Sermon 4

Christ Before Pilate

Sermon 5

The Rule of God's Righteous Judgment

Sermon 6

The Prophetic Song of Zacharias

Sermon 7

The Future Glories of Jerusalem

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Sermon 8

The Glory of Jerusalem:
The Light of the World

Sermon 9

Prayer for the Second Advent

Sermon 10

The Blessed Hope (Part 1)

Sermon 11

The Blessed Hope (Part 2)

Sermon 12

The Scripture Doctrine of Church and State

Sermon 13

Advice and Consolation

Sermon 14

Our Duty Towards the Jewish People

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