Bible Commentaries

The Bible tells the story of the world: Creation, the Fall of Man, the history of national Israel, the coming of Christ, the beginnings of the Church and the future unveiling of the full glory of God. Each of these narrative threads are tightly woven into a beautiful tapestry representing Christ and His redemptive work. The individual books of Scripture are an essential part of that story, so it is important that we understand each one on its own as well as its place in the broader context of Scripture. Traditional commentaries have tried to guide readers toward this understanding through verse-by-verse exposition of passages. Such careful analysis is often helpful, but it is not the only way to approach Bible study. We emphasize resources with a broader, story-based approach that concentrate on major themes and symbolism.

Two books that ably demonstrate this narrative approach are Through New Eyes by James Jordan, and A House for My Name by Peter Leithart. Jordan's book develops a "maximalist" approach to Scripture, incorporating typology and symbolism in its studies. The original authors and readers of the Bible had a certain way of looking at the world that is reflected in the traditional canon. That way of looking was rooted in biblical typology. If we train ourselves to recognize these symbols and their meaning, we will come to a better understanding of the Biblical narrative. A House for My Name similarly follows thematic arcs through the Biblical covenants, demonstrating the coherence of the overall story. Leithart shows how the main characters and events of the Old Testament all point to Christ(John 5:39).

Commentaries are designed not only to tell us about the Bible, but to show it to us in a fresh way. A good commentary helps readers think clearly about the whole Bible, not just fragments of it, and thematic and story-based commentaries offer a holistic approach well adapted to this kind of thinking.

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1 & 2 Kings
Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
by Peter Leithart
from Brazos Press
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$21.00
Book of Job Unfolded
by William H. Green
2nd edition from Christian Liberty Press
for 11th-12th grade
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$7.50
Book of Job Unfolded - Answer Key
from Christian Liberty Press
for 11th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$2.50
Book of Psalms
by Robert Alter
First Edition from W. W. Norton and Co.
for Adult
in Bible Reading & Study (Location: XBI-STUDY)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Christ and His Rivals
by Doug Wilson
from Athanasius Press
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$14.95 $9.00 (2 in stock)
Commentary, Critical and Explanatory, on the Old and New Testament
by Andrew Robert Fausset, Robert Jamieson
from Arkose Press
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$34.00
Crying Out for Vindication
The Gospel According to the Old Testament
by David R. Jackson
from P&R Publishing
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$11.00
Darius, Artaxerxes, and Ahasuerus in the Bible
by James B. Jordan
from Athanasius Press
for 9th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$8.95
Deep Exegesis
by Peter Leithart
from Baylor University Press
in Biblical Theology (Location: XTH-BIB)
$35.00 $24.00 (1 in stock)
Exploring Genesis
by John Phillips
from Loizeaux Brothers
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Faith in the Face of Apostasy
The Gospel According to the Old Testament
by Raymond B. Dillard
from P&R Publishing
for 10th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$11.00
From Age To Age
by Keith A. Mathison
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Eschatology & Prophecy (Location: XTH-ESCH)
$32.00
From Behind the Veil
by Peter Leithart
from Athanasius Press
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$18.95
From Famine to Fullness
The Gospel According to the Old Testament
by Dean R. Ulrich
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$11.00
Genesis Record
by Henry Morris
from Baker Books
for Adult
in Faith & Science (Location: XAP-SCI)
$12.00 (2 in stock)
Gleanings in Exodus
by Arthur W. Pink
from Moody Press
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$21.99
Glory of Kings
by Peter Leithart
from Wipf and Stock Publishers
for Adult
in Various Theology (Location: XTH-MISC)
God's Pattern for Creation
by W. Robert Godfrey
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Habakkuk
by Walter J. Chantry
from Banner of Truth Trust
for 10th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$9.00
Hear, My Son
by Ralph Allan Smith
from Athanasius Press
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$9.99
Hebrews
by John Owen
from Crossway Books
for 11th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$23.99
Herein is Love Volume 1: Genesis
by Nancy Ganz
2nd Edition from Shepherd Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$11.21
Herein is Love Volume 2: Exodus
by Nancy E. Ganz
2nd Revision from Shepherd Press
for Kindergarten-5th grade
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$15.00 $10.00 (1 in stock)
Herein is Love Volume 4: Numbers
by Nancy Ganz
from Shepherd Press
for 3rd-5th grade
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$13.00 $7.50 (1 in stock)
How to Read Proverbs
by Tremper Longman III
from InterVarsity Press
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Immanuel in Our Place
The Gospel According to the Old Testament
by Tremper Longman
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Bible Surveys (Location: XBI-SURV)
$11.00
IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
by Craig S. Keener
from InterVarsity Press
for 10th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$35.00
Jesus the King
by Timothy J. Keller
Reprint from Penguin Press
for Adult
in Jesus Christ (Location: X-JESUS)
$13.60
Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History
by Francis A. Schaeffer
from InterVarsity Press
for 10th grade-adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Judges: Gods War Against Humanism
by James B. Jordan
from Geneva Ministries
for Adult
$16.95
King's Cross
by Timothy Keller
from Dutton Adult
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$19.00
Our Lord Prays for His Own
by Marcus Rainsford
4th edition from Kregel Publications
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Primeval Saints
by James Jordan
from Canon Press
Biography for 10th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$14.00 $7.50 (2 in stock)
Returning King
by Vern Poythress
from P&R Publishing
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$12.50
Romans
by Robert Rogland
from P&R Publishing
for 9th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$10.00
Salvation Through Judgment and Mercy
The Gospel According to the Old Testament
by Bryan D. Estelle
from P&R Publishing
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$12.99
Sermon on the Mount
by James Montgomery Boice
1st edition from Zondervan
for 11th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Sermons In Obadiah & Jonah
by R. J. Rushdoony
from Ross House Books
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$7.99
Son for Glory
Through New Eyes Commentary Series
by Toby Sumpter
from Athanasius Press
for Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$14.95
Son to Me
by Peter Leithart
from Canon Press
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$21.00 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Storyteller's Companion to the Bible: Genesis
by John C Holbert, Michael E. Williams
English Language from Abingdon Press
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: ZCLE-CHR)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Storyteller's Companion to the Bible: Judges-Kings
by David Albert Farmer, Michael E. Williams
from Abingdon Press
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: ZCLE-CHR)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
The Four
by Peter Leithart
from Canon Press
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$18.00
Theology of the Prophetic Books
by Donald E. Gowan
1st edition from Westminster John Knox Press
for 11th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Tools of Dominion
by Gary North
from Institute for Christian Economics
for 11th-Adult
in Biblical Law (Location: XTH-LAW)
$19.00 (1 in stock)
Treasury of David
by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
from Kregel Publications
for 10th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Union and Communion
by J. Hudson Taylor
from Dodo Press
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: ZCLE-CHR)
$9.99
Victory According to Mark
by Mark Horne
from Canon Press
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$17.00 $9.00 (1 in stock)
Vindication of Jesus Christ
by James B. Jordan
2nd edition from Athanasius Press
for 11th grade-Adult
in Eschatology & Prophecy (Location: XTH-ESCH)
$7.50