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Thomas Scott: Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations on the book Psalms

Old Testament

Psalms


Thomas Scott
Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott was an English clergyman who succeeded John Newton (author of "Amazing Grace") in the Olney Parish when Newton moved to London. Scott had been a Unitarian but came to accept Jesus as Redeemer and Lord largely through Newton's influence.

Scott wrote of his conversion in The Force of Truth, a testimony of God's grace still in print today. Scott's 6-volume Commentary on the Bible, first published in America in 1804, was extremely popular and went through numerous American editions in the 19th century. The Dunham Bible Museum has 5 copies of Scott's commentaries, published between 1804 and 1845.

Scott's "Preface" to his commentaries, printed below, was often reprinted in Bibles, without the commentaries. R. A. Torrey heavily relied on Scott's Commentaries when writing his Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge.

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