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Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Bible Commentary books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Nelson’s Compact Series: Compact Bible Commentary (2004)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe ability to translate scripture into modern-day application is at your fingertips. Nelson’s new Compact Bible Commentary is perfect for beginning Bible readers, students, pastors, and teachers—ordinary believers seeking a fresh and current perspective—all in a portable travel size. Over forty evangelical scholars created this rich resource, an abridgement of the already-successful Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Commentary.
Author(s): Thomas Nelson, Earl D. Radmacher , et al.

The Oxford Bible Commentary (2013)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWhether you see the Bible as the living word of God, or as a highly significant document from the ancient world, or as one of the classic works of world literature, The Oxford Bible Commentary will put in your hands everything you need to study and understand the biblical text. Here is a monumental, line-by-line critical commentary on the Bible, covering all the books that appear in the NRSV.
Author(s): John Barton, John Muddiman

Nelson’s Quick Reference Chapter-by-Chapter Bible Commentary: Nelson’s Quick Reference Series (1994)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfEnd the frustration of being unable to locate a Scripture, find a biblical word definition, or get a historical fact when you need it. Within this time-saving and convenient Bible commentary, acclaimed Bible teacher Warren Wiersbe takes you through each book of the Bible, chapter by chapter, and makes it easy to: “When we read…
Author(s): Warren W. Wiersbe

KJV Standard Lesson Commentary® Deluxe Edition 2019-2020 (2019)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfKey features include: The Deluxe Edition features online and download access for the Standard Lesson eCommentary. Access is available through your choice of or .
Author(s): Standard Publishing

KJV Standard Lesson Commentary® Large Print Edition 2019-2020 (2019)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfKey features include:   The SLC, available in the King James Version and New International Version Bible translations, is based on the popular Uniform Series, also called the International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL).
Author(s): Standard Publishing

Daniel (Everyday Bible Commentary series) (2018)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWe love the stories of courage and faith in Daniel, but the prophecy in the second half of the book can befuddle us.
Author(s): John C. Whitcomb

The Complete Bible Commentary (2008)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf“Williams’s Complete Bible Commentary is a valued volume in my library.”-Billy Graham This insightful, biblically faithful commentary is one of the most informative single-volume commentaries available. It includes an introduction to each book of the Bible as well as helpful comments on the book’s history and themes.
Author(s): George Williams

Global Bible Commentary (2004)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe Global Bible Commentary invites its users to expand their horizon by reading the Bible with scholars from all over the world and from different religious persuasions.  These scholars have approaches and concerns that often are poles apart.  Yet they share two basic convictions:  biblical interpretation always matters; and reading the Bible “with others” is highly rewarding.   Each of the short commentaries of the Global Bible Commentary is a readily accessible guide…
Author(s): Daniel Patte

Genesis: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (2010)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIn his clear and readable, style Walter Brueggemann presents Genesis as a single book set within the context of the whole of biblical revelation. He sees his task as bringing the text close to the faith and ministry of the church. He interprets Genesis as a proclamation of God’s decisive dealing with creation rather than as history of myth.
Author(s): Walter Brueggemann

Precepts For Living: The UMI Annual Bible Commentary 2019-2020 (2019)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe 2019-2020 edition of the Precepts For Living ® Annual Bible commentary will enhance your personal Bible study and the impact of your Bible teaching with powerful, life-transforming insights, an amazing depth of study, and creative-teaching resources.
Author(s): Urban Ministries, Inc., et al.

Psalms – Everyday Bible Commentary (2019)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThere is nothing that can speak to the Christian’s heart quite like the Psalms. These cherished songs lead us into worship, guide our lament, and teach us to pray. But they are even more vibrant when we understand the context, author’s intent, and recognize what this means for our lives today. This is what the best preachers do, but you don’t have to wait until Sunday’s sermon.
Author(s): Robert L. Alden

NIV Compact Bible Commentary (1999)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis readable guide to the Bible is full of facts and pictures about the arts, culture, geography, geology, theologies, philosophies, and lifestyles of biblical times. It contains concise definitions of persons, places, objects and events, and invaluable summaries of the books of the Bible. Included is information about archaeological finds in the Holy Land and maps of the ancient world.
Author(s): John H. Sailhamer

NBBC, Acts: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition (New Beacon Bible Commentary) (2015)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe book of Acts portrays the earliest followers of the risen and ascended Christ. Throughout its pages, from Pentecost onward, God is continually present in the lives of believers, empowering them as they declare through word and deed what God has done for the people of Israel-and ultimately for the rest of the world –through Christ. In this NBBC, Richard Thompson skillfully delves into these ideas and teases out their implications for today.
Author(s): Richard P. Thompson

Precepts For Living: The UMI Annual Bible Commentary 2019-2020 Large Print (2019)

 Best Bible Commentary Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe 2019-2020 edition of the Precepts For Living ® Annual Bible commentary will enhance your personal Bible study and the impact of your Bible teaching with powerful, life-transforming insights, an amazing depth of study, and creative-teaching resources.
Author(s): Urban Ministries, Inc., et al.

Best Bible Commentary Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some bible commentary books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Roman's: Paul's Masterpiece On Grace (Bible Commentary)

Author(s): Andrew Wommack
ID: 3020888, Publisher: Harrison House Publishers, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary

Author(s): J. Scott Duvall
ID: 2576328, Publisher: Baker Publishing Group, Year: 2020, Size: 436 Mb, Format: epub

The Hebrew Bible: a translation with commentary. Volume 1, The five books of Moses: Torah

Author(s): Alter, Robert
ID: 2595831, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2019;2018, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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