Genesis-Job (#1 in A Commentary On The Holy Bible Series)
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About "Genesis-Job (#1 in A Commentary On The Holy Bible Series)"
Poole's uncommon gift of compactness and comprehensiveness enabled him to distil into his work material that was generally spread over many folio volumes. When the exhaustiveness of Puritan literature later became a cause of disfavour, Poole's commentary was exempt from the criticism and even in the 19th century Richard Cecil could say " If we must have commentators, as we certainly must, Poole is incomparable, and, I had almost said, abundant of himself." His supreme concern is to clarify th meaning of the text. Consequently where the meaning is plain he spends little time, but on difficult passages he is fullest and frequently gives a survey of various views with reasons for his own conviction. In this way he brings out the importance and relevance of obscure passages-particulary in the Old Testament. C.H. Spurgeon advised his students that Poole's volumes "are necessaties for your library," and gave this testimony of his own experience of their worth. " On the whole, if I must have only one commentary, and had read Matthew Hnery, as I have, I do not know but what I should choose Poole."
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Matthew Richard Poole, a native Californian, has authored more than two dozen travel guides to California, Hawaii, and abroad, and is a regular contributor to radio and television travel programs, including numerous guest appearances on the award-winning "Bay Area Backroads" television show. Before becoming a full-time travel writer and photographer, he worked as an English tutor in Prague, a ski instructor in the Swiss Alps, and a scuba instructor in Maui and Thailand. Highly allergic to office buildings and mortgage payments, he spends most of his time traveling the globe and searching for n