David Brown

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  1. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    David Brown, Scottish Presbyterian (August 17, 1803 -- July 3, 1897) was a notable 19th century minister, writer and Biblical commentator. He was one of the trio who, along with Robert Jamieson and A.R. Fausset, compiled the Jamieson, Fausset, Brown commentary on the Bible (his part was the Gospels, Acts and Romans). He served as Principal of the Free Church College in Aberdeen and as moderator of the Free Church of Scotland General Assembly (1885). He was one of the founders of the Evangelical Alliance and a director of the National Bible Society of Scotland. He wrote
    Christ's second coming: will it be pre-millennial?
    ; The Restoration of the Jews: The History, Principles, and Bearings of the Question; The Apocalypse: Its Structure and Primary Predictions; and Life of the Late John Duncan; among other works. For more on his life, see William G. Blaikie, David Brown, D.D., LL.D.: Professor and Principal of the Free Church College.
     
  2. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Was he a premillennialist when he wrote the commentary with the other two men?
     
  3. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    No, he was a premillennialist during his younger days, but he wrote his classic refutation of premillennialism (Christ's Second Coming: Will it be Premillennial?) in 1858 and his historicist postmillennial study of the restoration of the Jews in 1861. The JFB commentary was published in 1871, and his further historicist postmillennial study of the Apocalypse was written in 1891.
     
  4. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Were Jameson and Fausset premillennialists?
     
  5. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Andrew Robert Fausset (Irish Anglican, 1821 - 1910) was premillennial. Robert Jamieson (Scottish Presbyterian, 1802 - 1880) -- I'm not certain about his eschatological position.
     
  6. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    David Brown's commentary on Romans can also be found here.
     
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