Works by the Rev. Marcus Dods, D. D.

Fifth Edition. Crown 8vo, cloth, price 7s.6d.

"The execution of this (Expositor's Bible) series has been excellent. Dean Chadwick's treatment of the Gospel of St. Mark is in almost perfect proportion, happy in style, just and reasonable in temper, and full of helpful and suggestive thinking. The Colossians and Philemon, by Dr. Maclaren, finely illustrate those subtle, spiritual gifts of intellect and imagination that have made him the favourite teacher of so many earnest and devout readers. In the Book of Genesis a much more difficult and thorny piece of work fell to the lot of Dr. Marcus Dods. There are at the present moment peculiar difficulties in the treatment of those early chapters of Bible story. The minds of general readers are hesitating between the old literal and somewhat secular interpretation of the narrative, and the new, more scientific, but not always more ideal and spiritual reading of the record. That a settlement of the problem is possible, and indeed not far off, is the conviction of many who have most thoroughly studied the course and meaning of current thought; and they do not doubt that the result will be to restore to us, in the prelude of the history of redemption, everything the heart of faith needs and loves, perchance in a purer and nobler form. Dr. Dods has a steady head, a practised hand, and a determined will. With admirable address he has steered his way between the shoals and rocks of preliminary questions, and has brought safely to port his rich cargo of exposition, the produce of many an arduous voyage of discovery and research." -- Rev. Prof. W. G. Elmslie, D.D.


Third Edition. Crown 8vo, price 7s.6d.

"He shows himself to be thoroughly at home with his subject, and that his exposition is clear, intelligent, and characterised by a sobriety of judgment, a candour, and a sweet reasonableness which are worthy of all praise, is only what might be expected from a writer of Dr. Dods' well-known abilities and culture." -- Scotsman.

"The most varied of Paul's Epistles demands in its expositor a combination of qualities which is very rarely met with. He who would read it aright from beginning to end must be theologian, casuist, and historian all in one; he must be equally at home in the ancient and the modern Church, in ancient and in modern life. There is probably no man living in whom these characters are more at one than Dr. Dods; and though the student of exegesis may sometimes look in this book for what he will not find, the practical expositor will recognise in it a model of what his work should be." -- British Weekly.



Crown 8vo, cloth, price 7s.6d. each.

"An excellent contribution to the series (Expositor's Bible). Dr. Dods appears to us always to write with clearness and with vigour. He has the gift of lucidity of expression, and by means of apt illustrations he avoids the cardinal sin of dryness, so that the interest, even of the general reader, will not flag as he smoothly glides through these chapters." -- Guardian.


Second Edition. Crown 8vo, cloth, price 5s.

"Professor Marcus Dods is a theologian, and much more. The essays in this volume show him, not for the first time, as a man of much reading, of broad and genial sympathies, refined but liberal judgment, possessed of no little literary culture, and keenly appreciative of literary and mental power in other men even when they do not happen to belong to his own school. They have all more or less permanent value. They are good literature, and make a book worth having and reading." -- Scotsman.


Fourth Edition. Fcap.8vo, price 2s.6d.

"The compiler has placed in the hands of ordinary readers the results of the latest scholarship respecting the authorship, genuineness, date and place of writing, and circumstances attending the production of all the books of the New Testament. The work is very well done indeed." -- English Churchman.

"When we compare it with even the best of the extant volumes on the same subject, we are bound to acknowledge that Dr. Dods has compressed into the 247 pages of this little book more than is to be found in much bulkier works." -- Christian Leader.

"It contains an admirable, brief statement of the conclusions arrived at concerning the books of the New Testament, after the most recent and careful investigations of modern scholars. Dr. Marcus Dods has packed away an immense amount of information in very small space." -- Methodist Recorder.

"A more admirable manual we could not conceive. The student will here find great riches in little room." -- Baptist Magazine.

"Dr. Dods has earned the gratitude of Biblical students by the preparation of this work. It is an invaluable manual, so compact in form and so concise in matter as to render it specially suitable for use in public schools and colleges as a preparation for the study of larger works when time permits. Let any young minister master this portable volume, and he will be well furnished indeed." -- Methodist New Connexion Magazine.


As Recorded by St. Matthew.

Seventh Thousand. Price 3s.6d.

"Unfolded with a lucidity which ought to satisfy even Mr. Matthew Arnold. The crisp, pointed, and graphic style of Dr. Dods is in harmony with the keen and spiritual insight which marks him out as a prince among the living expositors of the sacred
writings." -- Christian Leader.

"No thoughtful reader could rise from its perusal without being imbued with holier feelings and actuated by sublimer aspirations than when he took the book up." -- Liverpool Post.

"Eminently popular in style and practical in aim." -- Christian.

"Marked alike by careful language and sober thought." -- Guardian.

"Intelligent, reverent, and spiritual, marked by much literary beauty, and will be read by both learned and simple." -- British Quarterly.

"An interesting contribution to a most important
subject." -- Presbyterian Churchman.


Second Series. Parables Recorded by St. Luke.

Sixth Thousand. Crown 8vo, cloth, price 3s.6d.

"Dr. Dods is a model for all expositors. He is lucid, reverent, and suggestive. Though his style is usually somewhat austere, it frequently blossoms into rare beauty and tenderness." -- Sheffield Independent.

"He offers an original exposition, marked by strong common sense and practical exhortation. He not only makes the circumstances of the parable stand distinctly before the reader, introduces him into the circle that heard it, and shows distinctly how it affected the bystanders, but he also applies it skilfully to the conduct and practices, the views and feelings, of the men of our day, and drives its lesson home to their very hearts. This gives a great value to the work." -- Literary Churchman.


Seventh Edition. Crown 8vo, price 2s.6d.

"It is highly instructive, singularly lucid, and unmistakably for quiet personal use." -- Clergyman's Magazine.

"It is very rarely that so much solid exposition can be found compressed into so small a space. Soundly evangelical, the lectures are at the same time luminous, refined, and practical, abounding not only in fine glimpses of spiritual intuition, but also in keen analysis of human character, and its sources and motives of action." -- Freeman.

"A work so simple in style and in structure, breathing at every point the spirit of the Master, can hardly fail to find acceptance, and is eminently fitted to be at once edifying and
elevating." -- Scotsman.


Sixth Thousand. Price 3s.6d.

"The present volume is worthy of the writer's reputation. He deals with the problems of human life and character which these biographies suggest in a candid and manly fashion, and where he discovers a spiritual significance in them his course is always marked by sobriety and caution, yet he is not wanting in fervour and earnestness." -- Spectator.

"We commend this volume to our readers as a model of popular exposition.... For insight into the depths of the character portrayed, an insight which amounts to intimacy, we have not for many a day found any work superior to this." -- Baptist.

"Dr. Dods has the double qualifications for writing biography. He is at once a student of books and a student of life. For reality therefore, for freshness, for penetration, for insight into character, these chapters are incomparable, and for the purposes of 'Household Exposition' we can conceive of no healthier form of literature coming into our families." -- Christian.


Sketches from the Period of the Judges.

Sixth Edition. Crown 8vo, cloth, price 3s.6d.

"The popularity of this volume is richly deserved. The sketches are bright and forcible, and abound in moral teaching and practical lessons for the golden age of Victoria as well as for the iron age of Israel." -- Evangelical Magazine.

"Powerful lectures. This is a noble volume, full of strength. Young men especially will find in it a rich storehouse of prevailing incentive to a godly life. Dr. Dods searches with a masterly hand." -- Nonconformist.

"The characters are vividly and truthfully drawn, and many practical lessons in daily life are enforced from their virtues and vices." -- Standard.


Sixth Thousand. Crown 8vo, cloth, price 3s.6d.

"Four lectures by one of the most mature, competent, and able theologians of the sister Church of Scotland. The book closes with an essay on Christianity which is not only of much interest, but full of thought and reverent Christian speculation. The last paper, indeed, is a decided contribution to comparative theology, and as a summary of the leading points on which the science of comparative religion may be said to turn is of permanent usefulness and worth." -- Christian.

"Its general truth few reflecting Christians will doubt, and its elevating tendency nobody, Christian or unbeliever, will deny. To us this book is specially welcome, as an evidence, in addition to many others, of a new outburst of earnest religious thought and sentiment." -- Spectator.


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