The Bible Knowledge Commentary (Old Testament) and The Bible Knowledge Commentary (New Testament)
Help from expert scholars in understanding the Scriptures!
? What does that verse mean?
? How should I interpret this passage?
? What is the significance of this word or phrase in Greek or Hebrew?
? How do Bible-time customs help me understand the meaning of this passage?
? How can this alleged contradiction be explained?
? How does the information on the author, historical background, and features of a Bible book help interpret that book?
The Bible Knowledge Commentary answers these and other questions about the Scriptures, discussing all the Bible verse by verse and often phrase by phrase. In addition, maps, charts, and diagrams help you grasp the meanings of the biblical text. Unlike most others this commentary is by authors from one school?Dallas Theological Seminary. The Bible Knowledge Commentary?popular in style and scholarly in content?will deepen your understanding of God's written Word.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary will be welcomed by a wide spectrum of Bible students, form the beginner, who will find it easy to understand and easy to use, to the advanced, who will find it consistently thorough and reliable. The readable style, combined with careful scholarship, make this a Bible study aid I and others will add to our "most-used" shelf of books.Publishers Description
This detailed yet readable commentary, based on the New International Version of the Bible, is ideal for pastors, Bible teachers, students, or anyone looking for a reliable help in personal Bible study. Now with updated contemporary covers, this classic series will reach a new generation of readers. With maps, charts, cross-references, bibliographies, book introductions, and helpful historical background, "The Bible Knowledge Commentary Series "addresses readers' deepest questions as it draws them into the truth and power of Scripture.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.2" Height: 4.8"
Weight: 7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 29, 2002
Publisher David C. Cook
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Reviews - What do our customers think?
|great reference material Feb 6, 2007|
|These commentaries are excellent for giving explanantion to each verse in scripture. The depth and clarity makes reading and understanding God's word so much more real. I would recommend both volumes to the beginner all the way through the advanced scholar. A must have! |
|A Marvelous Resource Jan 15, 2007|
|My wife and I have used this commentary for several years, and found it to always be concise and reliable. We can recommend it to both the new student of the Bible, as well as the more seasoned student of scripture. The doctrinal position presented can be generally descirbed as pre-millennial and dispensational.|
It appears that fewer and fewer churches today are helping their members grow to a better and deeper understanding of the Bible. Many church members are looking for help as they undertake a deeper, personal study of the Word of God. This commentary can be an invaluable source of information as one makes one's way from Genesis to Revelation.
The ultimate responsibility for personal growth lies with each individual beliver. Where the local assembly fails to provide guidance; these volumns can serve as a faithful guide to the truths of God's Word. With all sincerety, I strongly recommend that anyone seeking to grow toward spiritual maturity, make these volumns a part of their lives.
As one observes the increasing chaos in the world today; knowing God's sure plan for this age, and resting in the sufficiency of His love, and His grace is a sure source of comfort.
|Outstanding Commentary Feb 12, 2006|
|As a Christian with slight Dispensational leanings, I found this commentary very helpful. This commentary is written by a collection of Dallas Theological Seminary professors. The writings are concise and plain, yet they cover a wealth of information. They delve into the difficult topics of today, such as authorship of the Pentateuch and literal versus allegorical prophetic interpretation. Each book's commentary begins with a study of the authorship, date, audience, theme and purpose. Then an outline of the book is given. Many charts are added to help give deeper understanding, and are not too difficult for the layperson nor too minimal for the theologian to benefit from. The format of the writing gives a summary title for a passage and then discusses it, rather than going verse-by-verse or splitting up the context. For a small-volume commentary set, this is a superb contribution. I am very glad to have added it to my library, and plan to continue using it throughout my studies.|
|Excellent resource for bible college educated Jan 19, 2006|
|I purchased the electronic version of this book (saves space and money). It does not have the depth of a single bible book commentary and hence why my Life and Let of Paul II professor rejected me using this commentary as a credible source on my Romans exegetical paper. |
But for any standard single volume commentary this is the best of the best that I have used at least. The LANTC commentary is very limited with its depth (because it focuses too much on application) while this commentary digs a bit deeper into the text.
Mark 9:48 is a very complex passage to understand for many, as few understand what the "worm" is symbolic for. Some believe that worms will literally eat up unbelievers for all of eternity, and others believe that the "worm" is symbolic for a humans internal soul.
This commentary gave me allot more depth to the passage (not as much as a single book commentary) but it did well for being a single volume bible commentary. The LANTC commentary offered less than a paragraph of commentary on this verse.
So overall I strongly reccommend this commentary. But sadly the sad state of the church is in decay. Many are not interested in these types of commentaries, since many would rather not study the bible in depth. Those who go to bible college or seminary do study in depth, and its sad that the in depth studying stops after graduation for many christians.
But for the educated and those with a deep hunger for Gods word, I strong encourage you to purchase this. If you lack the physical space, you can always buy the electronic version online.
|Incredible comentary! Dec 10, 2005|
|This book is incredible! Having to have used it my self, i can honistly say that the information in here is very informative. It goes through all of the major aspects of each verse and chapter, and even throws in some of the smaller points that are very usful for study. |
I would highly recommend this book to any one that needs information regarding the old and new testaments. It is well worth spending the money to get it!
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