The Expositor’s Bible Commentary-Abridged edition is a concise, two-volume reference set that consolidates the classic 12-volume EBC series into one Old Testament volume and one New Testament volume.
This two-volume set is considered one of the best concise bible commentaries available today.
The original EBC series was published in 1984. The complete set was revised fro 2006-2010. This two-volume abridged set is of the original version, not the revised version.
The theological orientation is conservative evangelical. Certain books, such as Daniel, 1-2 Thessalonians, and Revelation are dispensational and premillennial.
This set is intended for pastors, Sunday school teachers, and bible study leaders. Discussion on biblical scholarship and the original languages of the bible are mostly found in the footnotes.
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Hardcover: 2,832 pages (both volumes combined)
Publisher: Zondervan Academic; Abridged edition (2004)
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“The Expositor’s Bible Commentary is a superb tool to help the Christian who wants to better understand God’s Word. As a preacher, I turn to it again and again. From the Psalms to the Gospel of Matthew, some of the best commentaries are to be found in this series. I’m thankful for these scholars and for their work.”
~ Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; President, 9Marks
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
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