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All the verse-by-verse insights of the 12-volume Expositor’s Bible Commentary—in 2 convenient volumes.

When you want to dig more deeply into the meaning of God’s Word, a good expository Bible commentary is ideal. You want more than a simple, one-volume commentary that just scratches the surface. But you don’t want a time-consuming multi-volume set laden with fine points you can’t use. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary Abridged Edition is tailor-made for you.

Based on the critically acclaimed Expositor’s Bible Commentary used by pastors, students, and scholars across the world, this two-volume abridged edition offers you the full, penetrating, verse-by-verse commentary of the 12-volume series while leaving out needless technical details. Marshalling the knowledge of fifty-two top biblical scholars, it brings tremendous insight to your Bible studies.

Covering the Old and New Testaments in separate volumes, this commentary features: • Verse-by-verse exposition of the entire Bible • 250 in-text charts, maps, tables, and pictures • Goodrick/Kohlenberger numbers for cross-referencing the Zondervan NIV Exhaustive Concordance and other G/K-numbered resources

About the Author

Kenneth L. Barker (PhD, Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning) is an author, lecturer, biblical scholar, and the general editor of the NIV Study Bible.

John R. Kohlenberger III (MA, Western Seminary) is the author or coeditor of more than three dozen biblical reference books and study Bibles, including The Strongest Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, NIV Interlinear Hebrew-English Old Testament, NRSV Concordance Unabridged, Greek-English Concordance to the New Testament, Hebrew-English Concordance to the Old Testament, and the award-winning NIV Exhaustive Concordance and Expositor's Bible Commentary: Abridged Edition. He has taught at Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

 



Verlyn D. Verbrugge (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is Senior Editor at Large for Biblical and Theological Resources at Zondervan. He has published a number of articles as well as the acclaimed New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology: Abridged Edition (Zondervan, 2000), Paul’s Style of Church Leadership as Illustrated by His Instructions to the Corinthians on the Collection (Mellen, 1992), and A Not-So-Silent Night: The Unheard Story of Christmas and Why It Matters (Kregel, 2009).

 



Richard Polcyn (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) edited the Old Testament volume. He was an editor for Union Gospel Press and continues to work as a freelance editor.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Expositor's Bible Commentary
  • Hardcover: 3136 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Abridged edition (May 10, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310255198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310255192
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.1 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michael Taylor TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 1, 2009
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"The Expositor's Bible Commentary" Abridged Edition takes the 12-volume original Old Testament and New Testament set and condenses the information into 2 volumes (1 Old Testament and 1 New Testament set).

For several years I was interested in the Expositor's Bible Commentary set but do not do so for 2 main reasons:

1. The original 12-volume set takes up too much room in my office.
2. Did not want to purchase the cd because I already spend enough time behind a computer!

I serve as an adjunct faculty at a local community college and alternate between teaching either an Introduction to Old Testament or Introduction to New Testament class each semester. Since I also have a full-time sales position and travel, carrying around a heavy commentary set or book was out of the question.

This commentary set perfectly meets those needs. The approach is scholarly and leaves out the numerous footnotes and other notes without compromising the seemingly sound commentary on Bible verses.

Highly recommended. Whether a pastor, teacher, or Bible student, this commentary set needs to be a part of your library!
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I got this Commentary set based on the recommendation of the pastor who was teaching a class I was in. I've never done bible research before so this was a good way to get my feet wet. It is not too deep for a beginner like myself, but it gives enough detail and background to broaden your perspective and help you think critically about how you interpret the bible - a very important thing! i'd say for the average person like myself it's a good, handy biblical resource. Seems reliable, nothing I've read in it so far has set off any red flags (in terms of being too subjective). My mentality is that you can't be too careful in what you allow to influence your thinking - especially when it comes to scripture! I think I'll get good use out of this set, I'd recommend it.
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I previously owned the 12 volume set, but I really like the 2 volume abridged set better. I usually consult multiple commentaries and with the 2 volume set I can get the information that I need and move on much quicker.
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I bought this because I don't have room for the full-volume set. I like it. It gives me more details than my one-volume commentaries. However, it gives summary-passage commentary for many passages in the Old Testament as oppose to verse-by-verse (I don't like that ... but will manage). Yet, it gives many verse-by-verse commentary for the New Testament (I like this). I do like that the font is much easier to read than some of the other truncated or abridged commentaries on the market which I have physically examined. This will make my most scholarly commentary of them all ... I am looking forward to the growth I will receive from it.

This version is from 1994; abridged 2-vol. set. However, prior to that it was published as Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary; Old Testament, New Testament. So you can also find it by that title.
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The Expositor's Bible Commentary is a wonderful Bible commentary. This rendition is a two-volume set that covers the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and New Testament in two distinct books.

Pros: This commentary set gives you the historical, cultural, linguistic, archaeological, and interpretive information you'd expect from this series but in an abridged format. For those who cannot afford the full set or who do not have the room the extra books this is a great investment that you will enjoy.

Cons: None that I've found thus far.

Overall: What you are getting is a great commentary that will certainly enrich your reading and understanding of the Bible. Enjoy!
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These commentaries are excellent. I'm not sure of a way to beat this level of scholarship for this price. And I looked. Obviously, they come from a bit of a conservative evangelical angle, but that's exactly what I was looking for.
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The Explorer's Bible is a blessing. It is helping me to understand scriptures on another level, as well as assisting in sermon preparation.
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