George Hawkins Pember
matriculated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1856; took the
B.A. in 1860, being placed in the Second Class Classical Tripos; and his
M.A. in 1863. He died July 5, 1910, in his seventy-third
year. He studied the classics in his unconverted days for his own
glory, but since his conversion he sought to use the knowledge so gained
for the good of God's church. How extensive and accurate was his
classical knowledge, and how very widely he had read, may be seen in The
Great Prophecies and in Earth's Earliest Ages.
preeminently a teacher of teachers, and one of the best exponents of
prophetic Scripture during his period, so rich in great teachers of the
Word of God".
~ G. H. Lang
"This is a book
of distinct and conspicuous mark on the exhaustless theme of Scripture
Prophecy. It is evident that the conscientious labour and thought
of years are embodied in the volume. While the author shows that
he has studied with care the literature of his subject, he has at the
same time wrought out an independent scheme of interpretation marked by
great comprehensiveness and self-consistency."
"Pember was one
name (among two or three) that dominated prophetic study in the
Victorian age, a writer foremost in scholarship, in expository insight,
in literary clarity, who had the added gift of interpreting facts in the
light of Scripture; and Earth's Earliest Ages was to many of us a
key book in our earlier years."
"One of the
deplorable facts of today is the disappearance of these giants, and even
of their works, with few if any to take their place; and the value of
this present volume becomes correspondingly greater as it gives to the
present generation a summary of one who knew his Bible, and fearlessly
stated a drama of all-comprehensive gravity now obviously at the
~ D. M. Panton
"One of the most
valuable expositions of prophecy ever published. It is written in
a popular and interesting style, and handles with masterly
discriminating, scholarly research, and eloquent description the
principal prophecies of the Bible."
~ Prophetic News