John Darby’s 5-volume Synopsis of the Books of the Bible has played a central role in the emergence of fundamentalism and the development of American Christianity. As the intellectual and theological forerunner of well-known preachers such as Dwight Moody and contemporary authors such as Tim LaHaye, John Darby’s influence is profound. From a dispensational interpretation of the Bible, to the contemporary understanding of the rapture and the End Times, the prominent features of evangelical theology are indebted to Darby’s influence.
Chapter-by-chapter commentary of the entire Bible. These volumes contain introductions to each book of the Bible along with overviews of important biblical themes, such as the implications of biblical prophecy and the nature of divine revelation. Darby’s commentary is indispensable for personal study of the Bible, and a vital addition to the libraries of theologians, church historians, and anyone interested in the emergence of dispensationalist thought.