About the Author
Andrew Bonar (1810-1892) was a Scottish preacher and author. He was a great friend of R.M. M'Cheyne, whose memoir he wrote. After short ministries in Jedburgh and Edinburgh, he was ordained at Collace, Perthshire, and remained there after the disruption, preaching in a tent until a free church was built. In 1856 he started a new free church at Finnieston, Glasgow, exercising a fine ministry until his death.
Leviticus is one of the least read and understood parts of Scripture. Yet, the author of this commentary points out, no book in the Bible contains more of the very words of God than Leviticus.
Bonar wrote his notes on Leviticus for his personal use, but was persuaded to publish them by friends. His commentary, though based on sound exegesis, is marked by simplicity. The author is always careful to make spiritual application, for, as he says, ‘The Gospel of the grace of God, with all that follows in its train, may be found in Leviticus. This is the glorious attraction of the book to every reader who feels himself a sinner.’
One might think that a commentary on Leviticus would be as dry as a mouthful of sand in the desert, but Scottish preacher Andrew Bonar unfolds and unpacks the beauty to be found in the third book of the Scriptures. Bonar lived and served as a pastor in the 19th century and was a friend of Robert Murray M'Cheyne. He and M'Cheyne had a passion for understanding how the types in the Old Testament showed Christ, since all Scripture speaks of him. Bonar's explanations are simple, yet highly accurate and devotional. One will not only see the connections between the Jewish sacrificial system and the Messiah, but will be led into worship and praise. Highly recommended for all who take their Bible seriously. Also recommended is Bonar's brother Horatius' "Everlasting Righteousness"