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Gospel of John - Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

Gospel of John - Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

by Francis Martin and William M. Wright IV

In this addition to the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, two well-respected New Testament scholars interpret the Gospel of John in its historical and literary setting as well as in light of the Church's doctrinal, liturgical, and spiritual tradition. They unpack the wisdom of the Fourth Gospel for the intellectual and spiritual transformation of … Read more…

Swindoll's Living Insights: Insights on Romans (Vol. 6)

Swindoll's Living Insights: Insights on Romans (Vol. 6)

by Charles Swindoll

The 15-volume Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary series continues with Insights on Romans. This newly revised and expanded edition draws on Gold Medallion Award–winner Chuck Swindoll’s 50 years of experience with studying and preaching God’s Word. His deep insight, signature easygoing style, and humor bring a warmth and practical acc… Read more…

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For Everyone Commentary Series - Mark

For Everyone Commentary Series - Mark

by N. T. Wright

Tom Wright's eye-opening comments on the Gospel of Mark and what it might mean for us are combined, passage-by-passage, with his fresh translation of the Bible text. Making use of his true scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Wright captures the urgency and excitement of Mark's Gospel in a way few writers h… Read more…

Welwyn Commentary Series - Esther - Unspoken Lessons About The Unseen God

Welwyn Commentary Series - Esther - Unspoken Lessons About The Unseen God

by Derek Prime

When it seems that God is not active in human affairs, he may be most at work. He may be most present when he seems most hidden. Nowhere is this more clearly illustrated than in the book of Esther. Although God’s name is not mentioned in the book, the discerning reader may see the hand of God at work throughout the narrative, as he brings his purposes to p… Read more…

Ancient Christian Texts - Commentary on Isaiah

Ancient Christian Texts - Commentary on Isaiah

by Joel C. Elowsky

Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 260--ca. 340), one of the early church’s great polymaths, produced significant works as a historian (Ecclesiastical History), geographer (Onomasticon), philologist, exegete (commentaries on the Psalms and Isaiah), apologist (Preparation for and Demonstration of the Gospel) and theologian. His Commentary on Isaiah is one of his maj… Read more…

Bible Speaks Today, Old Testament (BST): The Message of Isaiah

Bible Speaks Today, Old Testament (BST): The Message of Isaiah

by Barry Webb

Ever since Jesus read from the scroll of Isaiah in the synagogue of Nazareth, Christians have gravitated to this great prophecy as the interpretive center of the Old Testament. Here the story of Israel, scourged by judgment and exile and hopeful of restoration, is framed by its witnesses, heaven and earth. How will Israel be brought through its school of suf… Read more…

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): Reference Set (22 Vols)

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): Reference Set (22 Vols)

by Joel B. Green

Series Editor: Joel B. Green "Faithful criticism" characterizes volumes in The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT). Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has been widely recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike for its attention to the text of Scripture, … Read more…

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New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Books of Haggai and Malachi

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Books of Haggai and Malachi

by Pieter A. Verhoef

Haggai and Malachi are two significant but sometimes marginalized books. The New International Commentary: Haggai and Malachi by Pieter A. Verhoef is a comprehensive, critical interpretation and explanation of these two books in terms of how their messages are connected to today’s church. In his introductions to these books, Verhoef incl… Read more…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Romans Volume 4

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Romans Volume 4

by James Montgomery Boice

"It is changed people who change everything," says James Montgomery Boice. "If you have been called to faith in Jesus Christ, you are part of the radically changed community, the new humanity." Volume 4, The New Humanity, explores the life applications of theology Paul set out in the final four chapters of the book of Roma… Read more…

New American Commentary (NAC) Volume 26: Acts

New American Commentary (NAC) Volume 26: Acts

by John B. Polhill

The New American Commentary (NAC) Volume 26: Acts. " . . . 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 concentrates on the… Read more…

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 8: 1, 2 Samuel

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 8: 1, 2 Samuel

by Kenneth Chafin

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 8: 1, 2 Samuel. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introd… Read more…

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 5: Deuteronomy

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 5: Deuteronomy

by John Maxwell

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 5: Deuteronomy. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introd… Read more…

New International Greek Testament Commentary: The Epistle of James

New International Greek Testament Commentary: The Epistle of James

by Peter H. Davids

Peter H. Davids brings to the New International Greek Testament Commentary series a bold, extensive approach to scholarly work on the letter of James. This highly acclaimed commentary breaks new grounds in synthesizing the Hellenistic/Judaic backdrops of early Christian literature with the importance of the distinctiveness of Christian theology. His work ca… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude

by Norman Hillyer

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 Greek transliterat… Read more…

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 30: Daniel (WBC)

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 30: Daniel (WBC)

by John Goldingay

This is Volume 48 of the Word Biblical Commentary series, covering the book of Daniel. 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 theo… Read more…

Brazos Theological Commentary: Ezra and Nehemiah

Brazos Theological Commentary: Ezra and Nehemiah

by Matthew Levering

This volume, like each in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, is designed to serve the church--through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible. Ezra & Nehemiah is the fourth volume in the series.… Read more…

Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament - Acts

Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament - Acts

by Mikeal C. Parsons

Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament proceed by sense units rather than word-by-word or verse-by-verse. This series explores how New Testament texts form Christian readers by: Attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs Showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits … Read more…

Luke 11-17 MacArthur New Testament Commentary

Luke 11-17 MacArthur New Testament Commentary

by John MacArthur and John F. MacArthur

Luke 11-17 continues The MacArthur New Testament Commentary’s look at the longest of the four Gospels. Luke is unique in its historical detail and for how it positions Jesus as the Savior-King not just of the Jews, but of all mankind. Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practica… Read more…

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Genesis 12-50 (OT Vol 2)

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Genesis 12-50 (OT Vol 2)

by Thomas C. Oden and J. Mark Sheridan

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 Encouraged (Wiersbe BE Series - 2 Corinthians)

BE Encouraged (Wiersbe BE Series - 2 Corinthians)

by Warren Wiersbe

The road of spiritual growth can get bumpy. From the new believer to the seasoned disciple, we all experience frustrations and setbacks in our pursuit of God. And perhaps no one understands spiritual struggles better than the apostle Paul. In the book of 2 Corinthians, Paul shares a revealing look at his own challenges, and offers a profound message of encou… Read more…

Ezekiel 1: Ezek 1-24 (Hermeneia)

Ezekiel 1: Ezek 1-24 (Hermeneia)

by Walther Zimmerli

This book will become one of the classic works on Ezekiel. It is so thorough that it will be most useful to the scholar and serious students.… Read more…

Romans (Hermeneia)

Romans (Hermeneia)

by Robert Jewett

Deeply conversant in the full range of questions and interpretations of the letter, Jewett's commentary explores the crucial and controverted passages that have always animated studies of Romans. Jewett also incorporates the exciting new insights from archaeology of the city of Rome, social history of early Christianity, social-scientific work on early C… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Habakkuk

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Habakkuk

by Francis I. Andersen

The book of Habakkuk (one of the twelve Minor Prophets) is an intensely personal testimony played out against a highly political backdrop. Writing as his land and his fellow Israelites were being invaded and plundered by the Chaldeans, Habakkuk questions God’s actions with a passion equal to Job’s. Habakkuk wonders, how can a God who is just and compassi… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Malachi

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Malachi

by Andrew E. Hill

Admittedly, as the last book in the Old Testament, and a minor prophet at that, Malachi is often overlooked by Bible readers. Yet, Malachi's passionate proclamations and the significance of what he had to say to his people capture the attention of even the casual reader. The message of Malachi came at a time of cultural and religious rethinking for Israe… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Job

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Job

by Marvin H. Pope

This third edition of the Anchor Bible Book Of Job (Volume 15 in the series) contains numerous new, revised or augmented notes. Of special interest is the inclusion of readings from the earliest translation of the Book Of Job, the recently published Targum (Aramaic translation) recovered from Cave XI of Khirbet Qumran, in the Judean Wilderness near the Dead … Read more…

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Psalms 1-50 (OT Vol 7)

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Psalms 1-50 (OT Vol 7)

by Thomas C. Oden, Craig A. Blaising and Carmen S. Hardin

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…

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Genesis Vol 1

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Genesis Vol 1

by D. J. Wiseman

Genesis--the Bible's account of human origins and the harbinger of human destiny--is a book teeming with critical problems. Who wrote it? When? Does the account of creation square with modern science? What about Adam and Eve? Derek Kidner not only provides a running exegetical commentary, but lucidly handles the tough issues that Genesis raises. His clea… Read more…

Tyndale New Testament Commentaries: Romans Vol 6

Tyndale New Testament Commentaries: Romans Vol 6

by F. F. Bruce

Paul's epistle to the Romans changed the lives of many great Christian thinkers, including Augustine, Martin Luther, John Wesley and Karl Barth. However, while Romans has been among the most influential books of the New Testament, it has also been the subject of some of the church's most heated debates. What is justification by faith? What is the rel… Read more…

Life Application Bible Commentary (Galatians)

Life Application Bible Commentary (Galatians)

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…

For Everyone Commentary Series - Galatians and Thessalonians

For Everyone Commentary Series - Galatians and Thessalonians

by N. T. Wright

Tom Wright's eye-opening comments on these letters are combined, passage-by-passage, with his fresh and inviting new translation of the Bible text. Making use of his true scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Wright captures the tension and excitement of the time as the letters seek to assert Paul's authorit… Read more…


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