Geneva Commentary Series
Hugh Martin on Jonah is both a commentary and a devotional classic. Speaking of this work in his times, Charles Spurgeon wrote: “A first-class exposition of Jonah. No one who has it will need any other. It is not a small treatise, as most of the Jonah books are; but it is all rich with good matter.”
Bemoaning that Martin’s commentary on Jonah was Out of Print at the time (1866), Spurgeon added “It ought to be republished! What are publishers at, to let such a book slip out of the market?”
Gratefully, it is now in print, in this beautiful clothbound Geneva Series edition.
Hugh Martin shows how the book of Jonah has tremendous relevance for the Christian in every age. The spiritual lessons he draws from the experiences of this prophet are remarkable. Each chapter deals with a particular theme, so it is readable even if not used as a commentary. Hugh Martin was one of the most outstanding men in that “galaxy of gifted and devoted ministers of the Gospel” in Scotland during the second half of the 19th century.
‘All Martin’s writings exhibit an unexcelled warmth and fervor. No one could scale higher heights of sanctified eloquence.’
— John Murray, Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Theology Seminary
About the Author
Hugh Martin (1822-1885) was one of the most outstanding ministers of 19th century Scotland. After a distinguished university career, Martin entered the ministry and held pastorates at Panbride and Edinburgh. Ill health forced his retirement in 1865. Martin also wrote The Shadow of Calvary, Christ’s Presence in the Gospel History, The Atonement, and Simon Peter.