Dr. John Brown of Edinburgh (1784- 1858) can be ranked among the finest expositors of his own or of any other age. C. H. Spurgeon said oh the present volume in his Commenting and Commentaries: "Brown is a modern Puritan. All his expositions are of the utmost value. The volume on Galatians is one of the scarcest volumes in the market." As a theological professor, Brown was strongly convinced that his students' views should be "not only consistent with, but derived from a careful exegesis of the "words which the Holy Ghost teacheth"...it has been my sincere desire to bring out of the inspired words what is really in them, and to put nothing into them that is not really there.'