John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck are the authors of the Bible Knowledge Commentary, which is considered one the best concise commentaries on the bible available today.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary is a two-volume set: the Old Testament is volume one and the New Testament is volume two.
These commentaries were written from 1983-1985.
The authors were all professors at Dallas Theological Seminary, which is traditionally Baptist, Dispensational, and Premillennial.
Rather than verse-by-verse commentary, authors tend to approach biblical books passage-by-passage, which is what is to be expected in a two-volume whole bible commentary.
These volumes are intended for pastors, Sunday school teachers, and bible study leaders.
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Hardcover: 2,552 pages (both volumes combined)
Publisher: David C Cook (2002)
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This detailed yet readable commentary, based on the New International Version of the Bible, is ideal for pastors, Bible teachers, students, or anyone looking for a reliable help in personal Bible study. Now with updated contemporary covers, this classic series will reach a new generation of readers.
With maps, charts, cross-references, bibliographies, book introductions, and helpful historical background, The Bible Knowledge Commentary Series addresses readers’ deepest questions as it draws them into the truth and power of Scripture.
The publisher notes that readers will get help from expert scholars in the understanding Scripture:
- What does that verse mean?
- How should I interpret this passage?
- What is the significance of this word or phrase in Hebrew or Aramaic?
- How do Bible-time customs help me understand the meaning of this passage?
- How does the information on the author, historical background, and features of a Bible book help interpret that book?
The Bible Knowledge Commentary answers these and other questions about the Scriptures, discussing all the Bible verse by verse and often phrase by phrase. In addition, maps, charts, and diagrams help you grasp the meanings of the biblical text. Unlike most others this commentary is by authors from one school – Dallas Theological Seminary. The Bible Knowledge Commentary – popular in style and scholarly in content – will deepen your understanding of God’s written Word.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary will be welcomed by a wide spectrum of Bible students, from the beginner, who will find it easy to understand and easy to use, to the advanced, who will find it consistently thorough and reliable. The readable style, combined with careful scholarship, make this a Bible study aid I and others will add to our “most-used” shelf of books.
Sunday school teachers and many others at our church will find The Bible Knowledge Commentary extremely helpful.
Dr. Roy B. Zuck is department chairman and professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary where he has served on faculty since 1973. Dr. Zuck has written or edited more than seventy books on Christian education and biblical studies. He had edited Bibleotheca Sacra (Dallas Seminary’s theological journal) since 1986.
John F. Walvoord is Chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary, and was on the school’s faculty for 50 years, including its president from 1952-1986. He has written numerous books, most of which, like Rapture Question and The Millennial Kingdom, relate to Bible prophecy. He is also the coeditor of the best-selling Bible Knowledge Commentary.