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
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
Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey
by Bill T. Arnold, Bryan Beyer (ISBN: 0801021766)
New International Bible Commentary by F. F. Bruce
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)
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
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
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
by Craig S. Keener (ISBN: 0830814051)
Complete Bible Handbook: An Illustrated Companion by John Bowker
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)
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)
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)
The Navarre Bible - The Pentateuch
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 1889334219)
The Navarre Bible � From Joshua to Kings by University of Navarre (Editor)
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)
The Navarre Bible - Chronicles to Maccabees
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 1889334847)
The Navarre Bible - Wisdom Books by University of Navarre (Editor)
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)
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)
The Navarre Bible - Major Prophets
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 1594170231)
The Navarre Bible - Minor Prophets by University of Navarre (Editor)
The Navarre Bible - Minor Prophets
by University of Navarre (Editor) (ISBN: 159417024X

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