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Thomas Charles Edwards
1837 - 1900
      
      Thomas Charles-Edwards was a Welsh minister, writer and academic who was the first Principal of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
      
      Edwards was the son of Lewis Edwards, founder of the Bala Theological College. He was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford, and began preaching with the Presbyterian Church of Wales in 1856. He became minister of the Windsor Street chapel in Liverpool, and later of the Catherine Street chapel in the same city. He was accounted one of the leading preachers of his generation.
      
      In 1872 the new university at Aberystwyth was founded, and Edwards was appointed as the first Principal. He resigned from this post in 1891, partly for health reasons and partly to follow his father as head of the Bala Theological College. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1887.

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CommentaryThe Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Preface
       THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS BY THOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS, D.D. PRINCIPAL OF THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES, ABERYSTWYTH NINTH EDITION PREFACE. In this volume the sole aim of the writer has been to trace the unity of thought in one of the greatest and most difficult books of the New Testament. He has endeav ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 1
       THE REVELATION IN A SON. "God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners, hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in His Son, Whom He appointed Heir of all things, through Whom also He made the worlds; Who being the effulgence of His glory, and the very image of His substance, an ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 2
       THE SON AND THE ANGELS. HEBREWS i. 4-ii. 18. The most dangerous and persistent error against which the theologians of the New Testament had to contend was the doctrine of emanations. The persistence of this error lay in its affinity with the Christian conception of mediation between God and men; its danger sprang from its complete inconsist ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 3
       FUNDAMENTAL ONENESS OF THE DISPENSATIONS. Hebrews iii. i-iv. 13 (R.V.). "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High-priest of our confession, even Jesus; who was faithful to Him that appointed Him as also was Moses in all his house. For He hath been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by so ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 4
       THE GREAT HIGH-PRIEST. "Having then a great High-priest, Who hath passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a high-priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but One that hath been in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near w ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 5
       THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF RENEWAL. "Of Whom we have many things to say, and hard of interpretation, seeing ye are become dull of hearing. For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that some one teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 6
       THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF FAILURE. "But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak: for God is not unrighteous to forget your work and the love which ye showed toward His name, in that ye ministered unto the saints, and still do minister. And we desire that each one of you may show the ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 7
       THE ALLEGORY OF MELCHIZEDEK. HEBREWS vii. 1-28 (R.V.). "For this Melchizedek, King of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him, to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is, King ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 8
       THE NEW COVENANT. "Now in the things which we are saying the chief point is this: We have such a High-priest, Who sat down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man. For every high-priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 9
       AN ADVANCE IN THE EXHORTATION. "Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by the way which He dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh; and having a great Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in fulness of faith, having our hea ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 10
       FAITH AN ASSURANCE AND A PROOF. "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the proving of things not seen. For therein the elders had witness borne to them. By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which do appear."--HEB. xi. 1-3 (R.V.). It is oft ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 11
       THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM. "By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out unto a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he became a sojourner in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: fo ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 12
       THE FAITH OF MOSES. "By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw he was a goodly child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to be evil entreated with the people of God, than to en ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 13
       A CLOUD OF WITNESSES. "By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was a-dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concernin ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 14
       CONFLICT. "Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 15
       MOUNT ZION. "For ye are not come unto a mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that no word more should be spoken unto them: for they could not endure that which was enjoined, If even a beast ...read
The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews: Chapter 16
       SUNDRY EXHORTATIONS. HEBREWS xiii. Let love of the brethren continue. Forget not to shew love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are evil entreated, as being yourselves also in the body. Let marriage be had in honour among all, and let the bed be ...read

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