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Commentaries & Expositions on the Whole Bible

Laymon, Charles M., ed. The Interpreter's One-Volume Commentary on the Bible. Charles M. Laymon, ed. ( Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1971; Reprint ed. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1991).

Non-Technical Exposition
New International Biblical Commentary. Liberal. New Cambridge Bible Commentary. Liberal. A Continental Commentary. ( Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc, 1988-1999; na.: na., na).

( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003; na.: na., na).

( Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1993-; na.: na., na).

Torch Bible Commentaries. Liberal.

( London: SCM Press, 1948; na.: na., na).

The NIV Application Commentary. Conservative.

( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1994; na.: na., na).

Adeney, W. F., ed. The Clarendon Bible. Critical. Adeney, W. F., ed. The Century Bible. Based upon the RV. Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible. Liberal. [Scottish Presbyterian] Baxter, J. Sidlow. Explore the Book. Scott, 1965). Conservative.

(34 vols. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, n.d.; na.: na., na).

(34 vols. London: Caxton Publishing Co, 1903; London: Thomas Nelson, 1967).

( Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1958; na.: na., na).

( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1960; 6 vols. London: Marshall, Morgan and

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). "Helpful for personal study." Black, Matthew & Harold H. Rowley, ed. Peake's Commentary on the Bible. 2001). ( na.: na., 1919; Updated ed. New York, NY: Routledge,

Brown, R. E., & Joseph A. Fitzmyer & Roland E. Murphy, eds. The New Jerome Bible Commentary. Prentice-Hall, 1968; Revised ed. Englewood Cliff, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1999). Roman Catholic. Carter, Charles W., Ralph Earle & W. Ralph Thompson, eds. The Wesleyan Bible Commentary. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1964-1969; na.: na., na).

(2 vols. Englewood Cliff, NJ:

(6 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B.

Clarke, Adam. Adam Clarke's Commentary: The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments. Ralph Earle, ed. (6 vols. na.: na., na; One-volume ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1967). Conservative. [English Methodist] Arminian. ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). Clericius (Jean le Clerc). Annotations. Conservative. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

~ Bush, George. Notes on Genesis. (na; Reprint ed. 1976). Davison, Francis, et al., eds. The New Bible Commentary. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1953; 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1954). Conservative. This work is prefaced with a series of general articles on the authority of Scripture, revelation and inspiration, the literature of the OT, an evaluation of apocryphal material, etc. ~ Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. Revised by W. M. Dunnett. (1953; Revised ed. 1985). *Most valuable.

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Whole Bible Commentary Recommendations

Gaebelein, Frank E., ed. The Expositor's Bible Commentary: with the New International Version of the Holy Bible. (12 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1976-; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1995). Conservative. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). ~ Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). Guthrie, D., J. A. Motyer, A. M. Stibbs & D. J. Wiseman, eds. The New Bible Commentary: Revised. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, na; 3rd ed, completely revised. Carmel, NY: Guideposts, 1970). Conservative. Follows essentially the same format as the original edition. This edition includes more American, Canadian, and Australian authors. Hall, Joseph. Contemplations on the historical passages of the Old and New Testament. Conservative. [Anglican] ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). Henry, C. F. H., ed. The Biblical Expositor. (3 vols. Philadelphia, PA: A. J. Holman, 1973; na.: na., na). Conservative. Subtitled, "The Living Theme of the great Book with General and Introductory Essays and an Exposition on each Book of the Bible. Morgan, G. Campbell. Living Messages of the Books of the Bible. Conservative. [British Congregationalist] ( Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1982; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). Ogilvie, Lloyd J., ed. The Communicator's Commentary. ( Waco, TX: Word Books, 1982-; na.: na., na).

Pfeiffer, Charles F. & Everett F. Harrison, ed. Wycliffe Bible Commentary. Press, 1990). Conservative.

( Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1962; Chicago, IL: Moody

~ Swanson, Dennis M., Prof. Books for Every Christian: The Fifty Books That Should be in Every Christian's Library. (2003; na). Turner, George Allen, ed. The Evangelical Bible Commentary. Conservative. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1957; na.: na., na).

~ Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. Revised by W. M. Dunnett. (1953; Revised ed. 1985). *Most valuable. Walvoord, John F. & Roy B. Zuck, eds. The Bible Knowledge Commentary. na). (2 vols. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1983-1985; na.: na.,

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). Wiersbe, Warren W. Bible Exposition Commentary. Conservative. (2 vols. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1989; na.: na., na).

~ Swanson, Dennis M., Prof. Books for Every Christian: The Fifty Books That Should be in Every Christian's Library. (2003; na).

Technical Exegesis
tudes Bibliques. Critical. United Bible Society Handbooks Series. ( New York, NY: United Bible Society, na; na.: na., na). ( Paris: J. Gabalda et Cie, 1907-; na.: na., na).

Hermeneia; A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. LiberalCritical.

( Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, na; na.: na., na).

~ Dennison, James T., Jr. Preaching Resources. (na; Revised ed. 2006). "Modern critical scholarship at its best." The New Interpreter's Bible. (12 vols. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1994-2002; na.: na., na).

Albright, W. F. & David N. Freedman, eds. Anchor Bible. (44 vols. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1964; na.: na., na). Liberal. Includes some of the best of Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant Biblical scholarship.

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Viewpoint of neo-orthodox theology. Clement, R. E. & M. Black, eds. The New Century Bible. Moderately Critical. An update of the earlier series.

Whole Bible Commentary Recommendations

Buttrick, George A., ed. The Interpreter's Bible. (12 vols. New York, NY: Abingdon-Cokesbury, 1953-1956; na.: na., na). Liberal. Containing liberal scholarship, lengthy introductions, the AV and RSV text, exegetical and expository notes, and bibliography. ~ Tenney, Merrill C. New Testament Survey. Revised by W. M. Dunnett. (1953; Revised ed. 1985).

( London: Marshall, Morgan and Scott, 1966-; na.: na., na).

Locke, Walter, ed. Westminster Commentaries. ( London: Methuen & Co, 1901-; na.: na., na). Liberal. In general, these volumes reflect the Anglo-Catholic point of view. Mayer, John. A Commentary upon the whole Old Testament and New Testament. Wherein the divers Translations and Expositions, Literal and Mystical, of all the most famous Commentators ( London: na., na; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). Metzger, Bruce, David A. Hubbard & Glenn W. Barker, gen. eds.; John D. W. Watt, OT ed.; Ralph P. Martin, NT ed. Word Biblical Commentary. (58 vols. Waco, TX: Word Books, na; na.: na., na). ConservativeModerate. Tillman, F., ed. Die Heilige Schrift des Neuen Testaments bersetzt und erklrt. Critical. ( na.: na., 1913-; 2nd ed. na.: na., 1931-).

Wilkenhauser, A. & O. Kuss, eds. Das Neuen Testament bersetzt und kurz erklrt. The so-called "Tegensburger NT"

( na.: na., 1938-; 5th ed. na.: na., 1959-).

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