Friday, January 1, 2010

Bible Commentaries I Recommend


Whole Bible
  • Scripture Is the Best Interpreter of Scripture (1 Cor. 2:13; 10:11)
  • Treasury Of Scripture Knowledge by Canne, Brown, Blayney, Scott, etc.
  • The Bible Knowledge Commentary by John F. Walvoord, and Roy B. Zuck
  • The Bible Believer's commentary by William MacDonald
  • The Bible Exposition Commentary by Warren W. Wiersbe
  • The Ryrie Study Bible By Charles C. Ryrie
  • Unger's Bible Handbook by Merrill F. Unger
  • Encyclopedia Of Bible Difficulties by Gleason L. Archer
  • International Standard Bible Encyclopedia by James Orr
  • Wiersbe's Expository Outlines by Warren W. Wiersbe
  • Thru The Bible Commentary by J. Vernon McGee

OT
  • Keil & Delitzsch
  • A Commentary on Daniel by Leon Wood
  • Portraits of Christ In Genesis by M.R. DeHaan
  • Paradise To Prison by John J. Davis
  • The Prophets Of Israel by Leon J. Wood

NT
  • Lenski
  • Salvation is Forever by Robert Gromacki
  • Romans by Robert Gromacki
  • So Great Salvation by Chrales C. Ryrie
  • Jerusalem To Rome by Homer A. Kent
  • New Testament Survey by Robert Gromacki
  • The Pastoral Epistles by Homer A. Kent Jr.

Eschatology
  • Things To Come by J.Dwight Pentecost
  • The Nations, Israel, and the Church in Prophecy by John F. Walvoord
  • The Revelation of Jesus Christ by Walvoord
  • The End Times Controversy by Tim Lahaye/Thomas Ice
  • The Bible And Future Events By Leon J. Wood
  • The Validity Of Dispensationalism by W.W. Barndollar

Systematic Theology
  • Basic Theology By Charles C. Ryrie; 
  • Chafer Systematic Theology By Lewis Sperry Chafer;
  • Major Bible Themes by Chafer/Walvoord;
  • The Moody Handbook Of Theology by Paul Enns;
  • Is The Bible Reliable? By Robert L. Saucy
  • A Layman's Guide To Interpreting The Bible by Walter A. Henrichsen

Language Sources
  • Theological Dictionary Of The New Testament by Kittel/Friedrich 
  • Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
  • The Complete Word Study Dictionary by AMG International
  • Thayer
  • The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, by Gleason L. Archer and R. Laird Harris
  • Unger's Bible Dictionary by Merrill F. Unger
  • Lenski
  • Keil & Delitzsch

If you want to do your own original word studies and research, I haven't seen a Bible program that is better than the free Online Bible: http://onlinebible.net/

E-sword is an excellent Bible study program, as the program itself is free and has reasonably priced access to many good and more recent commentaries http://www.e-sword.net. This program enables you to do exhaustive searches of your commentaries as well as the Bible, which is highly valuable. 

The Word Bible study program is also free, has a lot of cool features, and looks promising, but doesn't have much add-on material available yet. http://theword.gr

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