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Commentaries in the Olive Tree Bible App

Commentaries — there are endless possibilities! This archive contains posts on our most popular sets, giving you a look inside.

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Did you know we also have free commentaries available on our website? You can add the Matthew Henry Concise to your Olive Tree library right now! Or, add the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown.

If you want more information on a commentary not listed on our blog, reach out to our support team. Additionally, you can reach out them if there is a set you would like made available on Olive Tree. You can contact our support team at support@olivetree.com.

 

Upon the completion of building the temple, Solomon prays an extraordinary prayer. Solomon’s prayer extolls Yahweh for keeping his promises to David, expresses his astonishment that Yahweh would condescend to dwell among them, and petitions Yahweh to act on behalf of his people. Let’s see what we can learn from…

After a midnight raid against a force that far outnumbered his own, Abram defeated a handful of kings and rescued his nephew Lot from their possession. Following his triumph, he returned back to the land of Canaan and was met by two unlikely men in the Valley of the Kings.…

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When Jesus told his disciples to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest,” do you think they saw themselves as the answer to that prayer? That appears to be the point Matthew makes in his Gospel. How so? Because he follows that…

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Contrary to what our initial reaction may be, not all people-pleasing is wrong. Consider Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 10, “Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage,…

Since there are hundreds of proverbs in the book we know as Proverbs, it can be helpful to condense or distill some of them down into a more manageable list. This can also help because often the proverbs are not arranged by topic. Instead, they are scattered throughout the book.…

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How does Jesus challenge our fickle faith? One way he does this is by speaking hard truths. Jesus knew that some of his followers were only there for the benefits they received from following him. They were wowed by his miracles and diligently sought him only to get their “fill…

Can you imagine grappling with God? Can you imagine wrestling with him, going toe-to-toe, mano a mano? We may use that language to express struggling with God, say in prayer. But Jacob physically wrestled with God. Let’s look at this strange encounter in Genesis 32 that occurs while Jacob is…

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Who will go first? That’s probably a question that’s been asked countless times on the playground or in the backyard. While most of those occasions create a feeling of excitement or thrill, there are some that can cause a sense of trepidation or even dread. No one wants to be…

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Are you looking for a commentary series that engages “in the task of biblical interpretation and theological reflection from the perspective of the global church”? Then look no further than the New Covenant Commentary Series! We’ve recently released the New Covenant Commentary Series for our app and would like to…