John Gill (1697 – 1771) was an English Baptist, a biblical scholar, and a deep set Calvinist. Gill was born in England and as a boy was quick to master the classics, Latin and Greek. He would also go on to learn Hebrew as well. At the age of 19 he professed his faith and started pastoral work when 21 and would stretch on for 51 years.
In 1748, Gill was awarded an honorary degree, a Doctor of Divinity, by the University of Aberdeen. He was a prolific author, producing such works as:
The Doctrine of the Trinity Stated and Vindicated (1731)
The Cause of God and Truth (1735-8)
An Exposition of the New Testament (1746-8), which with his Exposition of the Old Testament (1748-63)
A Dissertation on the Antiquity of the Hebrew Language (1767)
A Body of Doctrinal Divinity (1767)
A Body of Practical Divinity (1770)
His Biblical commentary has stood the test of time, and is perhaps his most important work.
This version of the commentary is cross-linked to the World English Bible.