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Although Godet is best known for his detailed biblical commentaries, he was also a prolific essayist, and reserved his essays for topics on themes which were broader than could be contained in a biblical commentary. This volume contains essays on Song of Solomon, Job, prophets, angels, and other topics. Godet’s essay on the six days of creation provides a unique window into the early church’s initial response and reaction to increasing scientific claims for an old earth.
Godet, in all his commentaries, shows a scholarly breadth of familiarity with the commentators who preceded him. Many of their interpretations are stated and refuted in order to present that which the author feels is the correct interpretation of the passage. One can in reading this work avail himself of a clear summary of the views of many various writers. The author was respected as a theologian, hence his work has depth, and was revered as a Greek scholar and exegete, and thus his work has accuracy.
[Frédéric Louis Godet] has many qualifications for his work. One of the most needful exists in an eminent degree—a hearty sympathy with the book he is expounding. He does not approach it from the outside, but the inside, having a heartfelt experience of the power of the blessedness of its truths.
—Talbot W. Chambers