Matthew Poole was one of the most influential Puritan ministers and thinkers of the seventeenth century
Over 34,000 pages in its original 56 volume printing, the Biblical Illustrator is a massive compilation of treatments on 10,000 passages of Scripture. It is arranged in commentary form for ease of use in personal study and devotion, as well as sermon preparation.
Most of the content of this commentary is illustrative in nature, and includes from hundreds of famous authors of the day such as Dwight L. Moody, Charles Spurgeon, J. C. Ryle, Charles Hodge, Alexander MacLaren, Adam Clark, Matthew Henry, and many more. The collection also includes lesser known authors published in periodicles and smaller publications popular in that ara. Unlike modern publishers, Exell was apparently not under any pressure to consolidate the number of pages.
This one volume commentary was prepared by Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown and published in 1871.
Fleming’s Bridgeway Commentary is a good commentary but not overly technical in style. It is good for Bible students. This commentary is easy to read, easy to understand.
F.B. Meyers Through the Bible Commentary, Meyer Ephesians Commentary
Expositions of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren is collection of over 1,500 expository sermons arranged as a Bible commentary. Alexancer MacLaren was called “the prince of expository preachers,” a title he earned through his famous sermons during his lifetime as a minister.
Nisbet Church Pulpit Commentary Cmt 12 vols over 100 authors with nearly 5,000 pages has concise comments and sermon outlines, perfect for preaching.
Nicoll – Expositor’s Greek Testament commentary includes substantial introductions to each New Testament book. Nearly every (Greek) word in the New Testament contains grammatical, critical, exegetical, literary, and/or contextual analysis. The commentary is carefully cited with an extensive bibliography. The scholar, pastor, and serious Bible student can benefit from the Greek analysis.
A.B. Simpson was in Christian and Missionary Alliance, and his works are at once devotional as well as well founded on Scripture. In this work on Colossians he explores this book.
Wallace (studied at Dallas Theological Seminary) is dispensational and his work on Bible introduction and Bible outlines is excellent.