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Commentary Recommendations 

Commentaries provide helpful insights from scholars, bible teachers, and pastors from around the world who are dedicated to learning the truth of God’s Word. The commentary series listed here are verifiable and reputable sources of biblical knowledge approved by the staff and many biblical scholars. 

Tyndale Commentary

“The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world’s most distinguished evangelical scholars, these volumes offer clear, reliable and relevant explanations of every book in the Old Testament. These Tyndale volumes are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means.”

NIV Application

“The NIVAC series provides both the historical-exegetical meaning of the text, while also providing a bridge from the ancient world to the Bible’s relevance today.”

Christ-Centered Exposition

“Augustine said, ‘Where Scripture speaks, God speaks.’ The Christ-Centered Exposition authors agree. We believe the Word is God-breathed, authoritative and timeless, so we strive to handle text carefully and accurately. This devotional-style commentary series provides pastors with a practical application of God’s written word, exalting Jesus as the hero of every book.”

New American Commentary

“THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.”

New International Commentary Series

“Prepared by some of the world’s leading New Testament scholars, this series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the scriptures as the infallible Word of God.”

Expositor's Bible Commentary

Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series once again gathers the most current evangelical scholarship and resources. Its fifty-six contributors, thirty of whom are new, represent the best in evangelical scholarship committed to the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full authority of the Bible.

Exegetical Commentary

New Testament volumes, written by notable evangelical scholars, treat the literary context and structure of the passage in the original Greek, providing an original translation based on the literary structure. Critical scholarship informs each step but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author’s message as it unfolds.