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All articles & reviews tagged with matthew-henry

Review

May 2020
Reviews > Film

FILM REVIEW: Matthew Henry — The life and times of the Bible commentator

Although the name of Matthew Henry has become synonymous with the whole-Bible commentary which he authored in the early 18th century, there is also much to learn from his remarkable life and the tumultuous times through which he lived. This two-hour documentary film traces the main events of Henry’s biography and the effects of…

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Historical

July 2014
Articles > Historical

Matthew Henry

June 2014 is the 300th anniversary of Matthew Henry’s death. In this extract from Philip Eveson’s Bitesize Biography, we are reminded that this Puritan, whose Bible commentary has had a profound and lasting impact on many Christians, faced the normal ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ of pastoral ministry. Matthew Henry lived at a time when there…

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Review

January 2014

Bitesize Biography – Matthew Henry

Bitesize Biography — Matthew Henry Philip H. Eveson EP Books, 128 pages, £5.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-799-7 Star Rating : 4 I was glad to read this book, because Matthew Henry’s commentary on the whole Bible has been a favourite resource for my quiet times and personal Bible study, and for sermon preparation. I remember reading…

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Historical

October 2012
Articles > Historical

Matthew Henry — a detailed look

Matthew Henry — a detailed look To fully appreciate the life and ministry of Matthew Henry, we first need to consider his ancestry and background. His grandfather was John Henry (1590-1652), the son of Henry Williams of Briton Ferry, which lies between Swansea and Neath in South Wales. John Henry became a courtier under…

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Historical

October 2012
Articles > Historical

Matthew Henry’s evangelism

Matthew Henry’s evangelism In this extract from Philip Eveson’s recent biography of Matthew Henry, the author describes Matthew Henry in his outreach to the lost. Chester Castle Besides the work in his own church, Matthew had been engaged, almost from the beginning, in preaching to the prisoners in Chester castle. It was the jailor’s…

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Historical

October 2012
Articles > Historical

Matthew Henry’s Commentary in contemporary English

Matthew Henry’s Commentary in contemporary English Martin Manser Martin H. Manser is a professional editor who has worked Matthew Henry’s Commentary into contemporary English, for publication by Zondervan as an e-book. Readers can here compare the two versions. ‘But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord’ (Joshua 24:15) Original commentary:…

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Historical

October 2012
Articles > Historical

‘Thoughts fixed and affections flaming’: some jewels from Matthew Henry

‘Thoughts fixed and affections flaming’: some jewels from Matthew Henry The Bible (Deuteronomy 6:6): ‘He that loves God loves his Bible’. Help (Isaiah 47:15): ‘Happy are those who by faith and prayer deal with one that will be a very present help in time of trouble!’ Joy (John 8:56): ‘No joy like the joy…

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