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George Whitefield: How He Studied His Bible

Largely forgotten today, George Whitefield was probably the most famous religious figure of the eighteenth century. Newspapers called him the “marvel of the age.” He preached with clarity and with tenacity. When George Whitefield, a Calvinist studied the Bible…

“There he is at five in the morning . . . . on his knees with his English Bible, his Greek New Testament and Henry’s Commentary spread out before him. He reads a portion in the English, gains a fuller insight into it as he studies words and tenses in the Greek and then considers Matthew Henry’s explanation of it all. Finally, there comes the unique practice that he has developed: that of ‘praying over every line and word’ of both the English and the Greek till the passage, in its essential message, has veritably become part of his own soul.” ~Arnold Dallimore, George Whitefield, I:82-83.

Are there still any preachers who still preach Christ and him crucified like George Whitefield?


8 responses to “George Whitefield: How He Studied His Bible

  1. Scripture Zealot September 4, 2012 at 00:34

    I thought it was Spurgeon who did this. I got that one wrong. I wonder why he didn’t use Calvin’s commentary. I’ve been doing similar lately (sans Greek) and use Henry and Calvin, sometimes Gill too.

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  4. Jesaja 66:2 October 22, 2012 at 01:35

    …there might be slightly different preferences regarding the used commentaries – however most important is to start doing Bible study like Whitefield, Spurgeon, Georg Mueller etc.

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