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For Everyone Commentary Series - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs

For Everyone Commentary Series - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs

by John Goldingay

Westminster John Knox Press is pleased to present the Old Testament for Everyone series. Internationally respected Old Testament scholar John Goldingay addresses Scripture from Genesis to Malachi in such a way that even the most challenging passages are explained simply and concisely. The series is perfect for daily devotions, group study, or personal visits… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Job

Preaching the Word - Job

by Christopher Ash

Life can be hard, and sometimes it seems like God doesn’t even care. When faced with difficult trials, many people have resonated with the book of Job—the story of a man who lost nearly everything, seemingly abandoned by God. In this thorough and accessible commentary, Christopher Ash helps us glean encouragement from God’s Word by d… Read more…

Welwyn Commentary Series - Daniel - Dare To Stand Alone

Welwyn Commentary Series - Daniel - Dare To Stand Alone

by Stuart Olyott

The book of Daniel is full of practical help – especially for believers who find themselves standing alone in the classroom or at work, or among their family and friends. Daniel tells us how to remain true to God in a hostile environment, and shows us how to live for him when everything is against us. Daniel dared to stand alone. So can we. &… Read more…

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

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

by Christopher J. H. Wright

Ezekiel comes to us as a stranger from a distant time and land. Who is this priest who, on his thirtieth birthday, has a dazzling vision of God on a wheeled throne? Who is this odd prophet who engages in outlandish street theater and speaks for God on international affairs? Who is this seer who paints murals of apocalyptic doom and then of a restored temple … Read more…

Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC): The Letter of James

Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC): The Letter of James

by Douglas J. Moo

Few books in the New Testament are better known or more often quoted as the Letter of James. Because James is so concise, so intensely practical, and so filled with memorable metaphors and illustrations, it has become one of the two or three most popular New Testament books in the church. This highly original commentary seeks to make the L… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Luke

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Luke

by Darrell L. Bock

In Luke’s powerful account, Jesus enters Galilee, proclaiming “good news to the poor… freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind.” The Gospel of Luke—in more detail than the other Gospels—portrays Jesus’ striking care for the “least of these”: the destitute, the afflicted, the persecuted, the outcast—even non-Israelit… Read more…

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Book of Jeremiah

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Book of Jeremiah

by John A. Thompson

The New International Commentary: The Book of Jeremiah by J.A. Thompson is advanced yet easy to read. It’s one of the best works on Jeremiah available today—it will help you understand this truly wonderful book that emphasizes God’s covenant love for his people. Aside from the commentary itself, Thompson’s book on Jeremiah seeks to solidify your know… Read more…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: The Gospel of John Volume 5

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: The Gospel of John Volume 5

by James Montgomery Boice

"In the wisdom and purpose of God," says James Montgomery Boice, "the tragedy of the cross is a triumph since it is this that makes salvation possible." More than a message of Christ's triumph, the final chapters of the Gospel of John describe how we can triumph as well. Volume 5 covers chapters 18-… Read more…

New American Commentary (NAC) Volume 24: Luke

New American Commentary (NAC) Volume 24: Luke

by Robert Stein

The New American Commentary (NAC) Volume 24: Luke. " . . . 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 1: Genesis

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 1: Genesis

by Stuart Briscoe

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 1: Genesis. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introducti… Read more…

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 28: Acts

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 28: Acts

by Lloyd Ogilvie

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 28: Acts. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - Philippians

Understanding the Bible Commentary - Philippians

by F. F. Bruce

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…

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Revised (Vol. 9: Matthew-Mark)

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Revised (Vol. 9: Matthew-Mark)

by Tremper Longman III and David E. Garland

Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the m… Read more…

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 25: Isaiah 34–66, rev. ed. (WBC)

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 25: Isaiah 34–66, rev. ed. (WBC)

by John D. W. Watts

Dr. Watts has revisited this work he produced almost twenty years ago, updating it in light of current scholarship. He continues to hold to the unity of Isaiah, rather than ascribing it to two or three composers or schools, even though the work ranges over three crucial centuries of Israel's history. In this second WBC volume on Isaiah… Read more…

Brazos Theological Commentary: Leviticus

Brazos Theological Commentary: Leviticus

by Ephraim Radner

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. Leviticus is the fifth volume in the series.… Read more…

Matthew 8-15 MacArthur New Testament Commentary

Matthew 8-15 MacArthur New Testament Commentary

by John MacArthur and John F. MacArthur

These study guides, 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 journali… Read more…

2 Maccabees (Hermeneia)

2 Maccabees (Hermeneia)

by Robert Doran

The second-century B.C.E. Maccabean revolt against Seleucid oppression was a watershed event in early Jewish history and Second Maccabees is an important testimony to the revolt and its aftermath. Robert Doran's commentary on 2 Maccabees explores the interplay between history and historiography in the document. Providing detailed philological analysis of… Read more…

BE Delivered (Wiersbe BE Series - Exodus)

BE Delivered (Wiersbe BE Series - Exodus)

by Warren Wiersbe

Freedom is a central theme in our world. It's become a rallying cry for people, groups, even entire nations. But freedom without boundaries can be costly, as the Israelites learned after their release from Egyptian slavery. Based on the book of Exodus, this study offers an eye-opening look at the pitfalls of deliverance without discipline and shares the … Read more…

BE Worshipful (Wiersbe BE Series - Psalms 1-89)

BE Worshipful (Wiersbe BE Series - Psalms 1-89)

by Warren Wiersbe

Beloved teacher Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe leads the journey through the valleys and mountains of Old Testament kings and queens, illuminating the painful confessions, the anger toward God, and the holy desires they modeled for generations to come. It's the unaltered, vulnerable grit of human experience that gives Psalms its credibility and makes it so valuab… Read more…

Odes of Solomon, The (Hermeneia)

Odes of Solomon, The (Hermeneia)

by Michael Lattke

Known until the 18th century only from fragmentary quotations and references in patristic literature, more recent discoveries of Greek, Coptic, and Syriac manuscripts have drawn fresh interest and attention to the Odes of Solomon, a collection of Christian poetry from the second century rich in imagery and exhibiting an exotic spirituality. Internationally r… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Galatians

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Galatians

by J. Louis Martyn

As the early church took shape in the mid-first century a.d., a theological struggle of great consequence was joined between the apostle Paul and certain theologians who had intruded into the churches founded by the apostle in Galatia. Writing his letter to the Galatians in the midst of that struggle, Paul was concerned to find a way by which he could assert… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter to Titus

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Letter to Titus

by Jerome D. Quinn

The Letter to Titus, one of the three "Pastoral Epistles" of the New Testament, has over the last twenty years become the ground of intense controversy-theologically, sociologically, even politically. For this letter (like its companions, I and II Timothy) dates to a time when the Apostles are gone and a new church leadership is evolving. In Titus … Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Exodus 1-18

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Exodus 1-18

by William H. C. Propp

Exodus is the heart of the Hebrew Bible, the defining moment in Israel’s birth as a people, the dramatic triumph of their God. Yahweh, Pharaoh, Moses, Aaron, the Hebrew slaves, the plagues, the parting of the Red Sea—these larger-than-life characters and epoch-making events capture the imagination of everyone from biblical scholars to moviemakers. Howeve… Read more…

BE Hopeful (Wiersbe BE Series - 1 Peter)

BE Hopeful (Wiersbe BE Series - 1 Peter)

by Warren Wiersbe

"Hope is not a sedative; it is a shot of adrenaline, a blood transfusion." Through clever word pictures like this, best-selling author and former pastor Warren Wiersbe preaches the same message Peter preached so long ago. Turning each enlightening page, believers gain increasing confidence in true Hope, a God in whom they don't just wish for et… Read more…

Bible Speaks Today, New Testament (BST):  The Message of 2 Peter & Jude

Bible Speaks Today, New Testament (BST): The Message of 2 Peter & Jude

by Dick Lucas and Christopher Green

The letters of 2 Peter and Jude form a robust pair, with their distinctive overlap in theme and wording. These letters are sometimes overlooked, yet their message for today's church is powerfully relevant. Both their writers aim to expose false guide who bewitch young believers. In response, they set before the churches bedrock conditi… Read more…

Tyndale New Testament Commentaries: Matthew Vol 1

Tyndale New Testament Commentaries: Matthew Vol 1

by R. T. France

The visit of the Magi, the Sermon on the Mount, the Great Commission: these are only a few of the well-known passages in Matthew's Gospel. Yet it begins with a list of unknown names and apparently irrelevant 'begettings'. The early church may have placed Matthew first in the New Testament because it provides a Christian perspective on the relatio… Read more…

Life Application Bible Commentary (1 & 2 Thessalonians)

Life Application Bible Commentary (1 & 2 Thessalonians)

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…

1 - 3 John - Reformed Expository Commentary

1 - 3 John - Reformed Expository Commentary

by Douglas Sean O’Donnell

How can we know that we possess eternal life? The apostle John answered that question in the three epistles that bear his name. He wrote that we must firstly believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that Christ came in the flesh. Secondly, we are to obey God’s commandments. Thirdly, we must love others. In this illuminating and engaging … Read more…

For Everyone Commentary Series - Romans - Part 1

For Everyone Commentary Series - Romans - Part 1

by N. T. Wright

Writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us see the great sweep of this letter. Romans has long been viewed as the book above all in which Paul puts forth the basic doctrines of the faith, and the picture of God's life for us. It is the classic setting-out of the Gospel. Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous t… Read more…

Feasting on the Gospels, John  (2 Vols.)

Feasting on the Gospels, John (2 Vols.)

by Cynthia A. Jarvis and E. Elizabeth Johnson

Feasting on the Gospels is an all-new, seven-volume preaching series that focuses on the most prominent and preached-on New Testament books, the four Gospels. Featuring never-before-published essays from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors, Feasting on the Gospels covers every single passage in the Gospels, making it a valuable resource for… Read more…


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