Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments
Bible Comments

Joseph Benson (1748 - 1821) was a prominent Methodist preacher in England. He was born in Melmerby, Cumberland. At sixteen he joined the Methodist movement and in 1766 Mr. Wesley appointed him to be the master of Classics at Kingswood School. He applied himself to the study of philosophy and theology.

Working closely with John Wesley he would preach to crowds of up to twenty thousand. After John Wesley's death he became the head of the publishing arm of the organization. The circulation of the Methodist Magazine rose sharply under his leadership he authored a multi-volume commentary on the entire Bible.