Dr. William Barclay does more than clarify the meaning of the imagery. His commentary covers many interesting subjects, such as the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the probable facts about Johns exile on the island, and the meaning of Christs knocking at the door.
World-renowned for his thought-provoking Daily Study Bible series, Dr. Barclay is one of the best-loved commentators on the Bible. In The New Daily Study Bible series his language has been sensitively updated, and out-of-date references have been removed. Sensitively edited by Linda Foster, the series keeps the cadences of Barclays inimitable style and his own original translations of New Testament texts.
The New Daily Study Bible series keeps the cadences of Barclays inimitable style and his own original translations of the New Testament texts. Through this exiting new revision, Barclays distinctive voice, which has spoken to so many in past years, will continue to help new generations to know better their Bible, their God and their Saviour.
William Barclay (1907-1978) was a biblical scholar, writer and broadcaster who was Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism from 1963 to 1974.
Born in Wick, the young Barclay moved with his family to Motherwell and graduated from the University with an MA with First Class Honours in Classics (1925) and a BD with distinction (1932). He was minister of Trinity Church in Renfrew from 1933 until 1947, when he was appointed Lecturer in New Testament Language and Literature at the University. He was subsequently appointed Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Hellenistic Greek, before his appointment to the Chair of Divinity and Biblical Criticism.
Barclay wrote more than seventy books, including the million-selling The Daily Study Bible and was a popular broadcaster on television and radio. In 1974 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Ethics at the University of Strathclyde. He was awarded a CBE in 1969.