Matthew Henry

About Matthew Henry

Who is it?: Author
Birth Day: October 18, 1662
Birth Place: Flintshire, British
Died On: 22 June 1714\nCheshire, England
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Cause of death: Apoplexy
Education: Gray's Inn
Notable work: Exposition of the Old and New Testaments

Matthew Henry Net Worth

Matthew Henry was bornon October 18, 1662 in Flintshire, British, is Author. An English Presbyterian minister, Matthew Henry is till date well known for his work, ‘Commentary’, which provided a detailed verse by verse study of the Bible. The work gained a large momentum mostly due to it being the best and the most widely used work of its kind. He dedicated the better part of his life preaching. Initially starting it off as a legal student, he soon turned to theology calling it as God’s chosen profession for him. No sooner he started preaching across various cities and gained much popularity for his sermons. Henry served as the pastor of a congregational church in Chester for twenty five years, later on taking up the position of a minister at a nonconformist Chapel at Hackney in London. From 1708 to 1710, he started collecting all the notes and writings, compiling them to come up with six volumes of ‘Exposition of the Old and New Testaments’ or ‘Complete Commentary’. To know more about his life and works, read through the following lines.
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💰 Net worth: $850,000

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He is allowed by all competent judges, to have been a person of strong understanding, of various learning, of solid piety, and much experience in the ways of God. And his exposition is generally clear and intelligible, the thoughts being expressed in plain words: It is also found, agreeable to the tenor of scripture, and to the analogy of faith. It is frequently full, giving a sufficient explication of the passages which require explaining. It is in many parts deep, penetrating farther into the inspired writings than most other comments do. It does not entertain us with vain speculations, but is practical throughout: and usually spiritual too teaching us how to worship God, not in form only, but in spirit and in truth.

Biography/Timeline

1708

Matthew Henry's well-known six-volume Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708–10) or Complete Commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the Bible, covering the whole of the Old Testament, and the Gospels and Acts in the New Testament. After the author's death, the work was finished (Romans through Revelation) by thirteen other nonconformist ministers, partly based upon notes taken by Henry's hearers, and edited by George Burder and John Hughes in 1811.

1714

Henry was born at Broad Oak, Iscoyd, a farmhouse on the borders of Flintshire and Shropshire, Wales, United Kingdom. His father, Philip Henry, was a Church of England cleric and had just been ejected under the Act of Uniformity 1662. Unlike most of his fellow-sufferers, Philip possessed some private means, and was thus able to give his son a good education. Matthew went first to a school at Islington, at that time a village just outside London, and then to Gray's Inn, in the heart of the capital. He soon gave up his legal studies for theology, and in 1687 became minister of a Presbyterian congregation at Chester. While in Chester, Henry founded the Presbyterian Chapel in Trinity Street. He moved again in 1712 to Mare Street, Hackney. Two years later (22 June 1714), he died suddenly of apoplexy at the Queen's Aid House (41 High Street) in Nantwich, while on a journey from Chester to London.

1860

In 1860, a memorial was erected in Chester to commemorate Matthew Henry. This consists of an obelisk designed by Thomas Harrison that incorporates a bronze medallion by Matthew Noble. The obelisk originally stood in the churchyard of St Bridget's Church, and was moved in the 1960s to stand on a roundabout opposite the entrance to Chester Castle.

2013

Famous evangelical Protestant Preachers such as George Whitefield and Charles Spurgeon used and heartily commended the work, with Whitefield reading it through four times – the last time on his knees. Spurgeon stated, "Every minister ought to read it entirely and carefully through once at least." John Wesley wrote of Henry: