HT: Charles Savelle on the Bible Exposition blog:
Free Downloads of ICC Commentaries
Charles Halton has provided a helpful link to free downloads of ICC commentaries and other commentaries. These volumes are the older ones that are now out of copyright. Check it out here.
These are available in several formats, but I’d recommend that you download them in pdf. The files are larger, but you will get the best reproduction. Some have both color and B&W versions of the pdf available. There’s no need for the color since all you get is the yellowed pages! That may be a bit easier reading on screen (less glare), but if the files size is substantially larger (it often is), it’s not worth the extra download time unless you’re on a really fast internet connection.
Do NOT select the “Full Text” option! Those are uncorrected OCR scans—and it’s abominable quality—to say nothing of the biblical language fonts!
Most are OT vols., but NT ones I noted include the following. (If you find any other NT vols I missed, let me know; and if someone wants to list all the OT vols in canonical order with urls, post it on your blog and send me a link, or else send it to me and I’ll post it here. Don’t try to post that sort of list in the comments or my spam filters will surely block a post with that many links!)
- Matthew (Allen)
- Mark (Gould)
- Luke (Plummer)
- Acts, vol 1 and vol 2 (Gloag)
- Romans (Sanday & Headlam)
- 1 Corinthians (Robertson)
- 2 Corinthians (Plummer)
- Galatians (Burton)
- Ephesians & Colossians (Abbott)
- Philippians, Philemon (Vincent)
- Thessalonians (Frame)
- Pastoral Epistles (Lock)
- Hebrews (Moffatt)
- James (Ropes)
- Peter & Jude (Bigg)
- Johannine Epistles (Brooke)
- Revelation, vol 1 and vol 2 (Charles)
Not a bad collection for the price! 🙂 Obviously they do not interact with current issues, but they do deal with the text—and that has not changed much in 100 years. We may be more confident in some of our views of the language nowadays (hopefully justified! 🙂 ), but the discussion of the grammar and syntax here is always worth considering.
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Mark Hoffman has now provided a list of the equivalent OT vols on his Biblical Studies and Technological Tools blog. Thanks Mark!