A Bible commentary that took 300 years to get published?
Containing over 3 million words, it was too expensive to print.
But in 2010 Cotton Mather’s Biblia Americana was released!
Harry Stout, Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University said:
“At a time when the role of the Bible in American culture is being revisited, the Biblia Americana provides us with a commentary unequaled in size and scope.”
Cotton Mather, a leading intellectual and minister in 18th century Boston, was well aware of the arguments of the Enlightenment sweeping Europe, with scientists and philosophers purporting preeminence of science and reason over religion and the Bible.
Cotton Mather devoted 30 years of his life to Biblia Americana developing a format of questions and answers encompassing the entire biblical canon, now contained in 10 volumes!
A rich treasure that continues today for students of American church history!