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Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 1

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 1

by R. Kent Hughes

The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power. It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually and come face to face in a new way with Christ. It is also true that no New Tes… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 2

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 2

by R. Kent Hughes

The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power. It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually and come face to face in a new way with Christ. It is also true that no New Tes… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1 Peter

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1 Peter

by I. Howard Marshall

Recipient of Christianity Today’s Critics Choice Award! Peter’s letter encouraged his readers: not only as they endured suffering, but also as they persevered in holding fast to Christ in unbelieving and hostile world. Peter’s letter is full of practical advice for right familial and social living, not to mention for interacting with… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 2 Peter & Jude

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 2 Peter & Jude

by Phillip H. Towner

In Simon Peter’s eyes, the mercy of forgiveness is, perhaps, matched only by the awe of experiencing trust after his threefold denial. That redemptive event in Peter’s life fueled profound letters—letters of caution and hope, grave counsel, and unimaginable promise. Jude is too often ignored because of its short length and forceful … Read more…

Preaching the Word - 1&2 Peter and Jude

Preaching the Word - 1&2 Peter and Jude

by David R. Helm

Neither Peter nor Jude minced words about the realities that would confront every Christian and that were confronting the church at large-suffering and persecution, contradictory views of the gospel, constant challenges to the faith at the hands of false teachers. Yet even in the face of these harsh realities, both biblical writers unswervingly declared that… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-3 John

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-3 John

by Marianne Meye Thompson

Divided by discord, the church John wrote his letters to greatly needed his firm instruction to rediscover Christ-centered love and unity. His letters to that church are easily adapted to modern gatherings of believers, which are often challenged by disputes –whether internal or external. In a pluralistic society, visibly holding fast to gospel truth is im… Read more…

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Epistle to the Romans

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Epistle to the Romans

by Douglas J. Moo

Paul's letter to the Romans has been called "the quintessence and perfection of saving doctrine." Perhaps the most challenging and thoroughly doctrinal book of the entire New Testament, Romans deals with many issues that are basic to Christian theology and practice. In this volume respected New Testament scholar Douglas J. Moo provides a superb s… Read more…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Genesis Volume 1

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Genesis Volume 1

by James Montgomery Boice

What can we gain from studying the Book of Genesis? According to James Montgomery Boice, starting at the beginning of everything causes us to think about God and to understand ourselves as fallen, yet redeemable. This knowledge not only deepen our understanding of the Christian faith but also enhances our ability to impart the gospel's truth to a world d… Read more…

NIV Application Commentary 1 Corinthians

NIV Application Commentary 1 Corinthians

by Craig L. Blomberg

Just as Protestants are now split into countless denominations, the Corinthian church was marred, albeit on a smaller scale, by factions and discord. It fell to Paul to reconcile the church to itself in the face of convictions alike only in the strength that their adherents clung to them with. Subjects like eating habits, doctrine, marriage, lawsuits, and wo… Read more…

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Luke 2 Volume Set - Reformed Expository Commentary

Luke 2 Volume Set - Reformed Expository Commentary

by Philip Graham Ryken

Philip Ryken's Luke 2 Volume Set - Reformed Expository Commentary indicates Luke wanted to provide an orderly account of the life of Jesus that would help people be more certain of the good news of his death and resurrection. The purpose of Ryken's commentary is simply to make Luke’s message clear for a contemporary audience by explaining, illustra… Read more…

New American Commentary (NAC) Volume 10: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

New American Commentary (NAC) Volume 10: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

by Mervin Breneman

The New American Commentary - Volume 10: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther " . . . all New American Commentary authors affirm the divine inspiration, inerrancy, complete truthfulness, and full authority of the Bible. The perspective of the NAC is unapologetically confessional and rooted in the evangelical tradition.... Thus, the commentary concen… Read more…

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 3: Leviticus

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 3: Leviticus

by Gary Demarest

General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations in The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 3: Leviticus. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduc… Read more…

New International Greek Testament Commentary Series: The First Epistle to the Corinthians

New International Greek Testament Commentary Series: The First Epistle to the Corinthians

by Anthony C. Thiselton

Perhaps one of the best commentaries on 1 Corinthians in the English language, written by one of the most distinguished theologians of our time, the New International Greek Testament Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians is everything that a scholar on New Testament theology, exegesis, textual criticism, and linguistic issues could ever want--an… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

by Leslie C. Allen and Timothy S. Laniak

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew translitera… Read more…

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 8: Judges (WBC)

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 8: Judges (WBC)

by Trent C. Butler

This is Volume 8 of the Word Biblical Commentary series covering the book of Judges. The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theolo… Read more…

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 35c: Luke 18:35–24:53 (WBC)

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 35c: Luke 18:35–24:53 (WBC)

by John Nolland

This is Volume 35c of the Word Biblical Commentary series, covering chapters 18-24 of the book of Luke. The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, str… Read more…

Brazos Theological Commentary: Revelation

Brazos Theological Commentary: Revelation

by Joseph L. Mangina

This commentary, like each in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, is designed to serve the church--providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of Scripture. In this addition to the series, Joseph Mangina offers a co… Read more…

Galatians MacArthur New Testament Commentary

Galatians MacArthur New Testament Commentary

by John MacArthur and John F. MacArthur

These commentaries part of a set from noted Bible scholar, John MacArthur, take readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on the explored passage or concept. With probing questions that guide the reader toward application, as well as ample space for jou… Read more…

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: The Twelve Prophets (OT Vol 14)

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: The Twelve Prophets (OT Vol 14)

by Thomas C. Oden and Alberto Ferreiro

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture does what very few of today's students of the Bible could do for themselves. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers—including much that is available only in the ancient languages—have been combed for their comment on Scripture. From these results, scholars … Read more…

BE Mature (Wiersbe BE Series - James)

BE Mature (Wiersbe BE Series - James)

by Warren Wiersbe

Perhaps of all the books in the New Testament, James most squarely focuses on results. His pull-no-punches approach to spiritual maturity, his preference for action over words, makes his text the perfect backdrop for a study of how to grow in our faith. Beloved author and teacher, Warren Wiersbe, leads you through this practical book with … Read more…

Jeremiah 1 (Hermeneia)

Jeremiah 1 (Hermeneia)

by William L. Holladay

Holladay's English rendering translates identical words and phrases consistent, and compares the parallel passages which are a prominent feature of Jeremiah.… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Samuel

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: I Samuel

by P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.

The two books of Samuel narrate the establishment and expansion of the Kingdom of Israel. From Samuel’s providential birth, to his appointment of Saul as Israel’s first king, to the demise of Saul and the rise of David as his successor, I and II Samuel are filled with the stuff of Israel’s everyday experience. Religious, political, economic, military, … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Proverbs 10-31

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Proverbs 10-31

by Michael V. Fox

This volume completes Bible scholar Michael V. Fox’s comprehensive commentary on the book of Proverbs. As in his previous volume on the early chapters of Proverbs, the author here translates and explains in accessible language the meaning and literary qualities of the sayings and poems that comprise the final chapters. He gives special attention to compara… Read more…

Acts - Reformed Expository Commentary

Acts - Reformed Expository Commentary

by Derek W. H. Thomas

The church in our time easily loses sight of her mission to witness to the resurrected Christ. Studying Acts identifies us with the early church and the way the gospel shaped her as she began witnessing in Judea and continuing, in concentric circles, “to the end of the earth.” Acts reminds us that the story of the church remains incomplete—that there c… Read more…

Bible Speaks Today, New Testament (BST):  The Message of Matthew

Bible Speaks Today, New Testament (BST): The Message of Matthew

by Michael Green

The Gospel according to Matthew is perhaps the most important single document of the New Testament, for in it we have the fullest and most systematic account of the birth, life, teaching, death and resurrection of the founder of Christianity, Jesus the Messiah. In The Message of Matthew, Michael Green shows how this very Jewish Gospel portrays the power and … Read more…

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: 1 Chronicles Vol 10

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: 1 Chronicles Vol 10

by Martin J. Selman

The Chronicler wrote as a pastoral theologian. The congregation he addressed was an Israel separated from its former days of blessing by a season of judgment. The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles bring a divine word of healing and reaffirm the hope of restoration to a nation that needed to regain its footing in God's promises and to reshape its life before Go… Read more…

Tyndale New Testament Commentary: Hebrews Vol 15

Tyndale New Testament Commentary: Hebrews Vol 15

by Donald Guthrie

The book of Hebrews is quite challenging, claims commentary author Donald Guthrie, since there are many open questions about authorship, historical setting and audience. More than most New Testament books, Hebrews requires detailed explanations of the background allusions within it, which reference the priesthood of Christ being directly linked to the old Le… Read more…

Johannine Epistles (Hermeneia)

Johannine Epistles (Hermeneia)

by Rudolf Bultmann

A classic commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John from a well-known name in the field of biblical studies. Bultmann addresses issues of authorship and source criticism into his discussion of the epistles, largely siding with Haenchen and Schnackenburg.… Read more…

Life Application Bible Commentary (Romans)

Life Application Bible Commentary (Romans)

by Philip Comfort

The Life Application Bible Commentary series is the only commentary to offer sermon and lesson applications alongside stirring commentary. Each volume in the series provides in-depth explanation, background, and application for every verse in the text. Perfect for sermon preparation and lesson planning, this one-of-a-kind reference provides excellent quotes … Read more…


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