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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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
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
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
Habakkuk
by Walter J. Chantry
from Banner of Truth Trust
for 10th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$9.00
Hebrews
by John Owen
from Crossway Books
for 11th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$23.99
IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
by Craig S. Keener
from InterVarsity Press
for 10th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$35.00
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)
Joy at the End of the Tether
by Doug Wilson
from Canon Press
for 9th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$10.00
Judges
by James Jordan
from Wipf and Stock Publishers
for 11th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$29.00
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)
Romans
by Robert Rogland
from P&R Publishing
for 9th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$10.00
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)
Table in the Mist
by Jeff Meyers
from Athanasius Press
for 10th-Adult
in Bible Commentaries (Location: XBI-COMM)
$18.95
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)
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