Opening Scripture: A Hermeneutical Manual HBBy: Patrick Fairbairn
|Solid Ground Christian Books
Patrick Fairbairn (1805-1874) was a gifted and faithful servant of Christ best known for his commentaries and works on Prophecy and Typology. This lesser known work deserves a place alongside those other great works. Roger Nicole contends: "It is high time that in the midst of controversies in which all kinds of accusations are levelled against the use of the Old Testament by New Testament authors the painstaking work of Patrick Fairbairn and his monumental scholarship be once again taken into consideration." Sinclair Ferguson says, "I have a copy of Fairbairn and often wondered why it hasn't been reprinted . . . I suspect the title has put publishers off (hermeneutical plus manual being a bit much for today's readers!). I think Fairbairn was really an extraordinarily able man and a great servant of the church . . . so I'm enthusiastic about this reprint!"