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The following front matter appeared in the 6 volumes of the printed work. The volumes were labelled alphabetically, although the material is presented in order of the Bible books.

Volume 1: Adam - Joseph



Abel

The Sacrifice

The Death



Abraham

         I.       Ur and Haran-

Introduction

Historicity

Name

Birthplace

Migration to Haran

         II.      The Call-

How did the Call come?

The Obedience of Faith

Hope

Election

Separation

         III.     Canaan-

The Route

The Land

Down into Egypt

         IV.      Lot-

The Choice

The Rescue

The King of Sodom

Melchizedek

         V.       The Covenant Promises-

Abraham's Hopes and Fears

The Promises

The Covenant

The Signs

         VI.      The Heir-

Ishmael

Ishmael and Isaac

         VII.     Sodom and Gomorrah-

The Visit of the Angels

Abraham's Intercession

Lot's Escape

Lot's Wife

         VIII.    Abimelech-

The Sin of Abimelech

The Compact with Abimelech

         IX.      Abraham's Great Trial-

Temptation

The Morality of the Trial

The Faith of Abraham

Jehovah-jireh

         X.       Machpelah-

The Death of Sarah

The Death of Abraham

         XI.      Abraham's Place in the History of Religion-

The Unity of God

The Justice of God

A Peculiar People

A Great Future

The Father of the Faithful

Abraham and God

         XII.     Abraham's Personal Character-

His Faith

His Titles

The Fruit of his Faith



Adam

As Man

As “the Man”

As a Man



Cain

The Sacrifice

The Sin

The Punishment



Enoch

Walking with God

Taken by God



Esau

         I.       Esau's History-

The Birthright

The Blessing

         II.      Esau's Character-

A Cunning Hunter

An Uncontrolled Temper

A Profane Person

The Sum



Eve

The Wife

The Woman

The Mother



Isaac

The Son

The Husband

The Father

The Character of Isaac



Jacob

         I.       Jacob the Supplanter-

The Stolen Birthright

Bethel

Padan-aram

Peniel

         II.      Israel the Prince of God-

The Meeting with Esau

The Settlement at Shechem

The Return to Bethel

The Journey to Egypt

Death and Burial



Joseph

         I.       The Dreamer-

Joseph's Relation to his Brethren

The Result

         II.      The Prisoner and Prime Minister-

In Potiphah's House

Temptation

In Prison

Prime Minister

         III.     The Saviour of his People-

Joseph and his Brethren

Joseph and his People



Melchizedek

The Historical Melchizedek

The Order of Melchizedek



Noah

A Child of Hope

A Recipient of Grace

A Man of Faith

A Preacher of Righteousness

An Epoch Maker

A Sinner

A Giver of Blessing and of Cursing



Rebekah

Rebekah as Maid

Rebekah as Wife

Rebekah as Mother



Sarah

The Beautiful Woman and True

The Despairing and Jealous Wife

The Mother of Nations

The Lover to the End





Volume 2: Moses - Samson



Aaron

The Prophet

The Priest



Achan

The Sin

The Confession

The Punishment



Balaam

In the Hand of the Lord

The Wages of Unrighteousness



Caleb

The Witness

The Reward



Deborah

Deborah the Judge

Deborah the Deliverer

Deborah the Poet



Gideon

The Call of Gideon

Gideon's Campaign

Latter Days



Jephthah

and

his

Daughter

Jephthah

Jephthah's Daughter



Joshua

         I.       The Faithful Servant-

Amalek

Mount Sinai

The Seventy Elders

The Report of the Spies

Leader of Israel

         II.      The Victorious Soldier-

Jordan

Jericho

Ai

The Gibeonites

Lake Merom

         III.     The Resolute Reformer-

Distribution of the Land

Joshua's Farewell and Death

Joshua's Character



Miriam

By the Nile

At the Red Sea

In the Wilderness



Moses

         I.       The Israelites in Egypt-

The Sources for the History of Moses

Their Historical Value

The Bondage

Deliverance

The Uses of the Bondage in Egypt

         II.      Birth and Education-

The Birth of Moses

His Education

His Choice

         III.     In Midian-

The Desert

The Bush

The Call

         IV.      The God of Israel and His Messenger-

The Commission

The Diffidence of Moses

The Presence of God

The God of Israel

The Name

         V.       Before Pharaoh-

The Beginning of the Struggle

The Hardening of Pharaoh's Heart

The Plagues

The Passover

         VI.      The Red Sea-

The Pursuit

The Passage

The Song

         VII.     From the Red Sea to Sinai-

Marah and Elim

The Manna

Rephidim

         VIII.    The Ten Words-

Their Antiquity

Their Form

Their Uniqueness

Their Permanence

         IX.      The Covenant and the Tabernacle-

The Covenant

The Tabernacle

         X.       The Great Intercession-

The Golden Calf

The Intercession

The Presence and the Glory

Unconscious Transfiguration

         XI.      From Sinai to Kadesh-

The Blessing

Hobab

Eldad and Medad

Miriam's Mistake

The Spies

         XII.     From Kadesh to Moab-

Korah, Dathan and Abiram

Edom's Churlishness

The Death of Aaron

The Fiery Serpents

The Song of the Well

         XIII.    Mount Nebo-

The Fault

The Punishment

Pisgah

The Worker and the Work

         XIV.     My Servant Moses-

The Leader

The Lawgiver

The Prophet



Samson

         I.       The Glory of Strength-

The Nazirite

The Gift of Strength

The Riddle

         II.      The Profanation of Strength-

Delilah

Revenge





Volume 3: Ruth - Naaman



Abigail

The Story of Abigail

Abigail's Character



Absalom

The Family of David

Absalom before the Rebellion

The Rebellion and the End

The Character of Absalom



Ahab

Ahab's Apostasy

Ahab's Glory

Ahab's Covetousness

Ahab's Death

Ahab's Character



David

         I.       The Shepherd-Minstrel

The Sources

David's Introduction to History

         II.      At the Court of Saul

Saul's Jealousy

David's Courage

Jonathan's Love

         III.     The Outlaw

Nob

Adullam

Keilah

Ziph and Maon

         IV.      Hebron

Achish

Ishbosheth

Abner

         V.       The King

David's Military Achievements

David's Religious Policy

         VI.      Decline and Fall

David's Sin

Absalom's Rebellion

The Closing Days

         VII.     The Character of David

His Attractiveness

His Sinfulness

His Religiousness

His Kingliness

         VIII.    The “Psalms of David”

The Psalms

David and the Psalms



Elijah

         I.       A Prophet's Preparation

The Prophet and the King

The Prophet in Solitude

The Prophet and the Widow

         II.      Triumph and Despair

Carmel

Horeb

         III.     The Later Years

Naboth's Vineyard

Fire from Heaven

The Chariot of Fire



Elisha

         I.       Master and Disciple

The Mantle of Prophecy

The Spirit of Elijah

         II.      The Man of Miracles

The Waters Healed

The Judgment of Irreverence

The Army Saved

The Widow's Oil

The Shunammite

Death in the Pot

Miraculous Feeding

Naaman

The Lost Axe-Head

         III.     The Politician

Dothan

Famine in Samaria

Hazael and Jehu

Joash

Elisha's Bones



Gehazi

Gehazi and the Shunammite

Gehazi and Naaman

Gehazi and Jehoram

Gehazi's Failure



Jeroboam

The Divided Kingdom

Jeroboam's Idolatry



Jezebel

Baal-Worship

The Murder of Naboth

Retribution



Joab

Joab and Abner

Joab and Uriah

Joab and Absalom

Joab and Amasa

Joab and Solomon



Jonathan

The Warrior Prince

The Pattern of Friendship

The Crowning Close



Naaman

Naaman and the Captive Maid

Naaman and the Prophet

Naaman and the House of Rimmon



Ruth

In Moab

Back to Bethlehem

In the Harvest Field

By the Threshing-Floor

At the Gate



Samuel

         I.       In Favour with God

Samuel's Birth and Childhood

The Prophet of the Lord

A Life of Intercession

         II.      In Favour with Men

Samuel and Eli

Samuel as King-maker

The Integrity of Samuel



Saul

         I.       Saul and Samuel

Israel's Chosen King

Trial and Downfall

         II.      Saul and David

The Evil Spirit

David

Endor and Gilboa



Solomon

The Wise King

The Temple-Builder

The Apostate





Volume 4: Hezekiah - Malachi



Amos

The Prophet

The Prophecy



Daniel

The Voice of Conscience

The Philosophy of History

The Great King

The Writing on the Wall

The Kingdom of God

The Man of Prayer

Eternal Life



Esther

The Book of Esther

Esther the Queen

Esther's Opportunity

Esther the Saviour of her People



Ezekiel

         I.       The Place of Ezekiel

Ezekiel's Times

Ezekiel's Inheritance

Ezekiel's Work

         II.      The Personality of Ezekiel

His Experience of Life

His Response to Life

His Influence on Life

         III.     The Preaching of Ezekiel

God and His Holiness

The Nation and its Sinfulness

The Individual and his Responsibility



Ezra

The Return to Jerusalem

The Institution of the Law



Habakkuk

The Problem

The Solution

The Prophet's Prayer



Haggai

The New Temple

The Forward View

The Messianic Age



Hezekiah

The Religious Reformer

The Nation's Defender



Hosea

The Prophet

The Prophecy



Isaiah

         I.       The Life of Isaiah

Isaiah's Youth

Isaiah's Call

Isaiah's Ministry

         II.      The Work of Isaiah

Isaiah the Theological Thinker

Isaiah the Social Reformer

Isaiah the Political Counsellor

         III.     Deutero-Isaiah

The Situation

The Theology

The Conception of the Servant



Jeremiah

         I.       Jeremiah's Career

A Prophet's Training

A Prophet's Task

A Prophet's Treatment

         II.      Jeremiah's Character

His Loneliness

His Introspection

His Despondency

His Anger

His Sense of Destiny

His Likeness to Christ

         III.     Jeremiah's Creed

The Nature of God

The Guilt of Sin

The New Covenant

The Vision of the Future



Job

         I.       The Problem of Job

The Problem beyond and before Job

The Problem in Job

The Problem after Job

         II.      The Book of Job

Age

Place

Purpose

Plan

Theology

         III.     The Characters in Job

Satan

Job's Friends

Elihu

The Almighty

Job



Joel

The Prophet

His Prophecy

His Religion



Jonah

An Unwelcome Charge

The Divine Pursuit

Jonah's Preaching and its Result

Jonah's Displeasure and its Rebuke



Malachi

The Name and the Date

The Situation

The Message



Micah

Divine Judgment

The Vision of Restoration

God's Controversy with His People



Nahum

The True God and His Foe

The Doom of Nineveh



Nehemiah

At Shushan the Palace

First Visit to Jerusalem

Second Visit to Jerusalem



Obadiah

Israel and Edom

The Prophet and his Prophecy



Zechariah

The Hour and the Man

Good Words

A City Without a Wall

Forgiveness

The Messianic Hope

The Flying Roll and the Ephah



Zephaniah

The Menace

The Admonition

The Promise





Volume 5: Mary - Simon



Andrew

The Disciple

The Missionary

The Brother



Caiaphas

His Conduct

His Character



Herod

Antipas

Herod and John

Herod and Jesus



Herod

the

Great

His Greatness

His Tyranny

His Domestic Sins

His Relation to the Messiah



James

the

Apostle

Zealous by Nature and by Grace

Jealous by Nature and by Grace

Ambitious by Nature and by Grace



John

the

Baptist

         I.       John and the Jews

At Home

In the Wilderness

         II.      John and Jesus

John's Baptism of Jesus

John's Testimony to Jesus

         III.     John and Herod

The Deputation to Jesus

The Death of John



Judas

Iscariot

         I.       The Man

         II.      The Apostle

         III.     The Traitor

Was His Conduct Satanic?

Was His Conduct Patriotic?

What were His Motives?

         IV.      The Example

The Lost Opportunity

The Gradual Descent

The Gift and the Temptation

Treachery



Martha

and

Mary

Bethany

The Home in Bethany

The Sisters



Martha

Martha's Faults

Martha's Faith



Mary

The Learner

The Mourner

The Worshipper



Mary

Magdalene

What we Know of Mary Magdalene

What we may Learn from Her



Mary

the

Virgin

         I.       The Events in Mary's Life

         II.      The Elements of Mary's Character

Her Faith

Her Obedience

Her Humility

Her Purity

Her Thoughtfulness



Matthew

Matthew the Publican

Matthew the Christian

Matthew the Evangelist

Matthew the Writer



Nathanael

Nathanael's Call

Nathanael's Character

Nathanael's Confession



Nicodemus

Coming to Christ

Seeking Light

The Divine Teacher

The Heart of Christianity

The Spirit of God

Not Ashamed of Christ



Philip

Philip and the Messiah

Philip and the Multitude

Philip and the Greeks

Philip and the Father



Pilate

Unbelief

Worldliness

Weakness



Simon

of

Cyrene

Simon's Unexpected Opportunity

Simon's Immeasurable Gain



Thomas

         I.       Who was Thomas?

At the Raising of Lazarus

In the Upper Room

Absent

Present

         II.      What was Thomas?

Was He a Doubter?

Was He a Pessimist?

Was He a Heroic Lover?





Volume 6: Luke - Titus



Agrippa

Agrippa as Judge

A Judge in Chains



Ananias

and

Sapphira

The Sin of Ananias and Sapphira

Sapphira

The Punishment



Apollos

His Preparation

His Preaching at Ephesus

His Qualification for the Work

His Corinthian Ministry

His Later Life

His Character



Barnabas

The Son of Exhortation

The Good Man



Bernice

Bernice's Early Life

Bernice and St. Paul

Bernice in the Jewish War



Cornelius

The Man

The Visions

The Meeting



Dorcas



Felix

The Roman Official

The Slave

The Sinner



Festus

The Man of Good Intention

“One Jesus”



Gallio

Gallio in Contemporary History

Gallio in St. Luke's Narrative

Gallio's Character



Gamaliel

The Teacher

The Counsellor



James the Lord's Brother

         I.       Before the Resurrection

The Brother of the Lord

The Home at Nazareth

The Unbelief of the Brothers

         II.      After the Resurrection

The Appearance to James

After the Ascension

The Martyrdom



John Mark

         I.       His Experience of Life

His Lost Opportunity

His Second Chance

         II.      His Gospel and Traditions

St. Mark and St. Peter

St. Mark's Gospel

Tradition



St. Luke

         I.       The Historian

The Writer of St. Luke's Gospel

The Writer of Acts

         II.      The Companion

The Physician

The Friend



Lydia

Lydia's Readiness

The Divine Influence

The Disciple of Christ



Philemon

The Man

The Letter

The Request



Philip the Evangelist

In Samaria

On the Way to Gaza

At Cæsarea



Phœbe

The Church and Women

Phœbe's Work and Place



Priscilla and Aquila

Preparation

Service



Silas

Chief among the Brethren

The Companion of St. Paul



Simon the Sorcerer

The Simon of the Book of Acts

The Traditionary Simon

The Sin of Simon



Stephen

         I.       The Deacon

The Election

The Accusation

The Defence

         II.      The Martyr

Stephen's Death

The Value of his Death

Stephen's Character



Tertius

Tertius the Amanuensis

The Salutation of Tertius



Timothy

With Lois and Eunice

By the Side of St. Paul

Alone in Ephesus



Titus

The Comforter of St. Paul

His Work in Corinth

His Ministry in Crete

His Subsequent Life