Selected Bible Commentaries
These commentaries are not presented in any particular order. I make no attempt to identify the 'best' bible commentary. Each will appeal to readers of different denominations and inclination.
They were selected for quality at relatively low cost, with a cost of $US50 or less, while covering at least one of the Testaments fully.
Each one provides well regarded commentary, accessible to the lay reader. By 'lay reader' I mean an educated Christian reader, who is not, however, a seminary student. Any one of these texts would be a good choice for a Children's Sunday School Teacher, who wishes to ensure he or she has a proper understand of the Bible text to be taught in the lesson.
I will add reviews of each book to this page as I am able. If you would like to submit a review of any of these books, or suggest another title for this page, please contact me. I'd be delighted to share it with your fellow readers.
Encountering The New Testament: A Historical And Theological Survey
by Walter A. Elwell, Robert W. Yarbrough (ISBN: 080102806X)
Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey
by Bill T. Arnold, Bryan Beyer (ISBN: 0801021766)
New International Bible Commentary
by F. F. Bruce (ISBN: 0310220203)
New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition
by D. A. Carson, R. T. France, J. A. Motyer, G. J. Wenham (Editor) (ISBN: 0830814426)
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament
by John H. Walton, Victor Harold Matthews, Mark W. Chavalas (ISBN: 0830814191)
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
by Craig S. Keener (ISBN: 0830814051)
Complete Bible Handbook: An Illustrated Companion
by John Bowker (ISBN: 0789435683)
Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible
by James D. G. Dunn (Editor), John W. Rogerson (Editor), J. W. Rogerson (Editor) (ISBN: 0802837115)
The Navarre Bible: New Testament (Compact Edition)
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 1889334596)
No compact Navarre Bible: Old Testament edition exists at this time. The following are the separate volumes of the Old Testament. Each retails for less than $US50. However, you'd probably have to spend over $US300 to get all seven volumes. Perhaps grounds to try some of the ideas presented in our fundraising section?
The Navarre Bible - The Pentateuch
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 1889334219)
The Navarre Bible � From Joshua to Kings
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 188933460X)
The Navarre Bible - Chronicles to Maccabees
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 1889334847)
The Navarre Bible - Wisdom Books
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 1594170142)
The Navarre Bible - Psalms and Song of Solomon
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 1889334952)
The Navarre Bible - Major Prophets
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 1594170231)
The Navarre Bible - Minor Prophets
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 159417024X