from the standard commentaries on Hebrews, you will not find many
devoted to the "heroes of faith" listed in Hebrews 11. The
expositor of the Word needs exegetical tools that will help him mine
ore for himself, and then mint it into coins of truth for wide
One such tool is Great Cloud of Witnesses in Hebrews Eleven by Dr.
William Bullinger. We know of no other book on Hebrews eleven in
the English language that contains more solid spiritual teaching and
truth than this one. Far from being an "ivory tower" commentary,
this book touches life and makes living by faith an exciting and
Dr. Bullinger held some doctrinal views that perhaps some of us
not agree with; but this disagreement must not rob us of the blessings
of his written ministry. He was a careful student of the Word and
a recognized scholar in the field of Biblical languages. In fact,
the Archbishop of Canterbury granted him an honorary Doctor of Divinity
degree in 1881 in recognition of his Biblical scholarship.
If this is your first meeting with Dr. Bullinger, you may be
by his analytical outlines of Scripture passages. He was a great
believer in the inspiration of The Scriptures and in the order in which
God revealed truth. His massive work, Figures of Speech Used in
Bible, shows how carefully he examined the text and sought to unlock
meaning. To him, the analysis of the total passage and the
of the individual words and phrases must go together. The
working out of this principle is seen in his monumental volume, The
Bible, a valuable tool for the serious Bible student, even if he does
follow Bullinger's system of interpretation.
Bullinger was born in Canterbury, England, on December 15,
His early training was in music, but his greatest joy was Bible
He trained for the Anglican Church ministry at King's College, London,
showing great skill in the study and use of Biblical languages.
a short time he served as curate at Bermondsley Abbey Church on Tooley
Street in London, near the London Bridge. His personal views of
led him into an independent ministry, including the publishing of a
study magazine, Things to Come. He died in London on June 6,
We predict that your use of this excellent book will not only make
a better student of the Word but also a better follower of the Lord.
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