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BE Confident (Wiersbe BE Series - Hebrews)

BE Confident (Wiersbe BE Series - Hebrews)

by Warren Wiersbe

Hebrews—written by Christians, to Christians, and for Christians—is loaded with spiritual truth accessible to any believer looking to grasp the importance of faith. Penned at a politically unstable time, Hebrews targets believers tempted to abandon their faith and slip back into the rules and regulations of Judaism. In our politically … Read more…

BE Strong (Wiersbe BE Series - Joshua)

BE Strong (Wiersbe BE Series - Joshua)

by Warren Wiersbe

It can seem as though today's culture encourages weakness, not strength. And this attitude has crept into the church: Don't take a strong position of faith. Don't take a strong view of evangelism. Don't maintain strong moral values. Yet God's people are called to be soldiers, and to fight for His cause and kingdom. Based on the book of Jo… Read more…

Song of Songs, The (Hermeneia)

Song of Songs, The (Hermeneia)

by Roland Murphy

Murphy offers a representative sounding in the major periods of the Song's exegetical history. Attention is given to the hermeneutical principles operative in the development of Jewish and Christian exposition. Murphy examines the literary character and structure of the Song, aspects of its composition and style, and its meaning and theological significa… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Hebrews

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Hebrews

by Craig R. Koester

One of early Christianity's most carefully crafted sermons, the Epistle to the Hebrews addresses listeners who have experienced the elation of conversion and the heat of hostility, but who now must confront the formidable task of remaining faithful in a society that rejects their commitments. The letter probes into the one of most profound questions of f… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Mark 8-16

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Mark 8-16

by Joel Marcus

In the final nine chapters of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus increasingly struggles with his disciples’ incomprehension of his unique concept of suffering messiahship and with the opposition of the religious leaders of his day. The Gospel recounts the events that led to Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion by the Roman authorities, concluding with an enigmat… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Obadiah

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: Obadiah

by Paul R. Raabe

Obadiah exemplifies the classic Israelite prophetic tradition. This brief but volatile diatribe encompasses many of the great prophetic themes, such as divine judgment against Israel's enemies, the day of Yahweh, Zion theology, Israel's possession of the promised land, and the kingship of Yahweh. These themes allow Obadiah to transcend time and touch… Read more…

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon (OT Vol 9)

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon (OT Vol 9)

by Thomas C. Oden and J. Robert Wright

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…

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Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Leviticus Vol 3

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Leviticus Vol 3

by Jay Sklar

Levitical rules and regulations can at first appear irrelevant to contemporary Christians--but they provide important Old Testament background for understanding large portions of the New Testament. Leviticus describes a point in human history when God came and dwelt in the midst of the ancient Israelites and taught them what their purpose in life really was.… Read more…

Tyndale New Testament Commentary: 2 Corinthians Vol 8

Tyndale New Testament Commentary: 2 Corinthians Vol 8

by Colin G. Kruse

Paul's long, complicated history with the Corinthian church culminates in this ardent defense of Christian ministry in general and of his own ministry in particular. Colin Kruse provides an insightful analysis that illuminates Paul's contrast of the old and new covenants and his eloquent exposition of the ministry of reconciliation. He also charts a … Read more…

Life Application Bible Commentary (James)

Life Application Bible Commentary (James)

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 - Hebrews

For Everyone Commentary Series - Hebrews

by N. T. Wright

Writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to find our way around the letter to the Hebrews, one of the most challenging writings in the New Testament. He acknowledges that people often find it difficult, because some of the ideas it contains are strange to us. Yet, like meeting a new friend, Wright helps us to find Hebrews full of i… Read more…

Welwyn Commentary Series - Judges Ruth Even In Darkness

Welwyn Commentary Series - Judges Ruth Even In Darkness

by Gordon J. Keddie

The period of the Judges was an evil one, requiring hard words for hard times. The people of Israel had rejected their God for the desire of an earthly ruler, and had rebelled against his laws. Yet even in this time of unbelief and hypocrisy, God raised up men and women to call his people back to a personal faith in the living God. The aut… Read more…

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

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

by David J. Atkinson

The book of Proverbs is the most practical book in the Bible. Its instruction in the art of living has been long tried and long proven. Its proverbial seeds of discernment are ready to be planted and rooted in the receptive soil of Wisdom's sons and daughters today. In The Message of Proverbs the ancient voice of Lady Wisdom cries out … Read more…

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Ephesians - Reformed Expository Commentary

Ephesians - Reformed Expository Commentary

by Bryan Chapell

Ephesians - Reformed Expository Commentary is written to serve the needs of pastors, as a true homiletical commentary. Bryan Chapell, a noted preacher and teacher of preachers, provides and in-depth exegetical analysis in a sermon format, providing outlines, pastoral explanation, illustrations and applications for each passage. As a comme… Read more…

Daniel (Reformed Expository Commentary)

Daniel (Reformed Expository Commentary)

by Iain M. Duguid

In Daniel - Reformed Expository Commentary, Iain M. Duguid reminds Christians that Daniel gives us more than moral lessons drawn from the familiar stories of the fiery furnace or Daniel in the lion's den. It gives us more than a prophetic timetable, often coupled with other prophecies of the Bible. The whole of the book points us to Christ, whether as t… Read more…

New American Commentary (NAC) Volume 6: Judges, Ruth

New American Commentary (NAC) Volume 6: Judges, Ruth

by Daniel Block

The New American Commentary - Volume 6: Judges, Ruth " . . . 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 t… Read more…

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 35: 1, 2 & 3 John / Revelation

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 35: 1, 2 & 3 John / Revelation

by Earl Palmer

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 35: 1, 2 & 3 John / Revelation. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Foll… Read more…

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 13: Psalms 1-72

The Preacher's Commentary - Volume 13: Psalms 1-72

by Donald Williams

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 13: Psalms 1-72. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the intro… Read more…

New International Greek Testament Commentary: The Epistle to the Galatians

New International Greek Testament Commentary: The Epistle to the Galatians

by F. F. Bruce

Author of over forty bestselling commentaries and books during his lifetime, the late F. F. Bruce created for the New International Greek Testament Commentary a strong analysis of the Greek text on Paul's epistle to the Galatians, one that would be used for many years as a resource full of rich exegetical insight, relevant textual criticism, and a wealth… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1, 2, & 3 John

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1, 2, & 3 John

by Thomas F. Johnson

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 31: Hosea-Jonah (WBC)

Word Biblical Commentary: Volume 31: Hosea-Jonah (WBC)

by Douglas Stuart

This is Volume 31 of the Word Biblical Commentary series, covering the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah. 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, … Read more…

Brazos Theological Commentary: Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

Brazos Theological Commentary: Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

by Daniel J. Treier

Pastors and leaders of the classical church interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a whole witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Modern interpreters of the Bible questioned this premise. But in recent decades, a critical mass of theologians and biblical scholars has begun to reassert the priority of a theological reading of Scripture.… Read more…

Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament - Ephesians and Colossians

Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament - Ephesians and Colossians

by Charles H. Talbert

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…

John 1-11 MacArthur New Testament Commentary

John 1-11 MacArthur New Testament Commentary

by John MacArthur and John F. MacArthur

From one of today's top-selling commentary series comes volume one of the Gospel of John, the 25th installment to the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series. John MacArthur gives verse-by-verse analysis in context and provides points of application for passages, illuminating the biblical text in practical and relevant ways. The series has been pra… Read more…

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: 1-2 Corinthians (NT Vol 7)

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: 1-2 Corinthians (NT Vol 7)

by Thomas C. Oden and Gerald Bray

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…

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BE Equipped (Wiersbe BE Series - Deuteronomy)

BE Equipped (Wiersbe BE Series - Deuteronomy)

by Warren Wiersbe

Are you equipped to face the future? There are opportunities ahead—and battles. Are you ready? The truths that Moses shared in Deuteronomy are just what we need today as we face the unknown future: • How to recognize and use the lessons of the past • The importance of God's law &… Read more…

Galatians (Hermeneia)

Galatians (Hermeneia)

by Hans Dieter Betz

Betz exhibits a massive control of the literature on Galatians and especially of the ancient literatuer relevant for understanding it. He has a gently rigorous way of demolishing fanciful and unsupported exegesis of the past while still taking clear positions on controversial issues.… Read more…

John 2: Jn 7-21 (Hermeneia)

John 2: Jn 7-21 (Hermeneia)

by Ernst Haenchen

Contains a number of valuable insights. The introductory material on Johannine criticism is some of the clearest exposition for students available anywhere.… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: 2 Peter, Jude

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: 2 Peter, Jude

by Jerome H. Neyrey

Jerome H. Neyrey gives us a thoroughly up to date and comprehensive study of two of the most obscure books of the New Testament. Written after the death of Jesus and his Apostles, the Epistles of 2 Peter and Jude offer a glimpse into the turbulent life of the early Christian communities. Neyrey’s fascinating study not only provides an entirely new translat… Read more…

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Samuel

Anchor Yale Bible Commentary: II Samuel

by P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.

II Samuel completes P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.'s study of the book of Samuel. Based upon the introduction and commentary of his first volume, McCarter continues the discussion of textual and literary sources as they relate to a reconstruction of historical events. A key issue for McCarter is accounting for the historical circumstances that … Read more…


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