John Trapp..A Commentary on the New Testament.

To Pastors who still read books,I want to recommend,and encourage you to read Puritan John Trapp(1601-1669).

Spurgeon wrote about John Trapp,Trapp will be most valuable to men of discernment,to thoughtful men,to men who only want a start in a line of thought,and are then able to run alone.Trapp excels in witty stories on the one hand,and learned allusions on the other.His writings remind me of himself:he was a pastor,hence his holy practical remarks;he was the head of a public school,and everywhere we see his profound scholarship;he was for some time amid the guns and drums of a parliamentary garrison,and he gossips and tells queer anecdotes like a man used to a soldier’s life;yet withal,he comments as if he had been nothing else but a commentator all his days.Trapp is my special companion and treasure;I can read him when I am too weary for anything else.Trapp is salt,pepper,mustard,vinegar,and all the other condiments.Put him on the table when you study,and when you have your dish ready,use him by way of spicing the whole thing.Yes,gentlemen,read Trapp certainly and if you catch the infection of his consecrated humour,so much the better for your hearers.”

Solid Ground Christian Books,Birmingham,Alabama.

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One Comment on “John Trapp..A Commentary on the New Testament.”


  1. You know what I dig about you, hottub? You’re a reader and a thinker! Thanks for posting things of substance, my friend!


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