John MacArthur New Testament Commentaries | Reviews, Theology

MacArthur New Testament Commentaries are a classic biblical studies resource collection from the ministry of Pastor John F. MacArthur. Pastor MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California where he has served since 1969.

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John MacArthur’s New Testament Commentary series covers all 27 books

He is well-known for his radio program, Grace to You. MacArthur is the chancellor emeritus of The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California, and The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, California.

Theologically, MacArthur is Calvinist, Baptist, and a dispensationalist.

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MacArthur Commentaries: Reviews

“The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series is nothing less than a library of faithful exegesis and exposition. This project is unparalleled in our times, and John MacArthur has produced a masterful commentary series that demands attention and deserves a place in every preacher’s library.”

~ R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Clear, reasonable, understandable, devout—all these things and more can be honestly said about this generation’s greatest single-author pastoral commentary set. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series is a help to Christians and preachers.

~ Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

Purpose of the MacArthur Commentary Series

From the publisher: If you’re familiar with John MacArthur’s in-depth Bible teaching, you have an idea of what you’ll find in The MacArthur New Testament Commentary.

The commentary takes you deep into each passage, verse by verse—sometimes word by word. It’s like having a Bible teacher sitting next to you as you study Scripture.

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The MacArthur New Testament Commentary is now complete—thirty-three volumes that take you through the whole New Testament, detail by detail, verse by verse. Excellent for:

  • personal and family devotions
  • pastoral study
  • preparing Sunday-school lessons
  • using with a small group
  • simply reading—each volume draws you in

One-Volume Edition

The MacArthur Bible Commentary

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The MacArthur Bible Commentary treats every passage of the OT and NT phrase by phrase, with hundreds of word studies as sidebars throughout. Over 2,000 pages in length.

Complete Set

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Individual Volumes

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Matthew 1-7

Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse of Matthew 1–7 in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical.

Taking into account the cultural, theological, and Old Testament contexts of each passage, MacArthur tackles interpretive challenges and fairly evaluates differing views, giving the reader confidence in his conclusions.

Matthew 8-15

Matthew 16-23

Matthew 24-28

The Old Testament looked forward to the final King of kings who would bring everlasting salvation and peace.

In his Gospel, Matthew demonstrates that Jesus Christ is that King, perfect in His eternal glory and majesty. As the King’s ambassadors, Christians today will find in Matthew great motivation for heartfelt worship and service.

Mark 1-8

Mark 9-16

“The gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” Those words not only begin Mark’s gospel, but they also capture one of its most important themes—one that builds throughout the first eight chapters until it reaches its climax in Mark 8:29, where Peter acknowledges, “You are the Christ.”

Luke 1-5

Luke 6-10

Luke 11-17

Luke 18-24

The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series comes from the experience, wisdom, and insight of one of the most trusted ministry leaders and Bible scholars of our day.

John 1-11

John 12-21

Each volume was written to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible, dealing thoroughly with every key phrase and word in the Scripture without being unnecessarily technical.

This commentary will help to give a better, fuller, richer understanding of God’s Word, while challenging the reader to a vibrant personal spiritual walk.

Acts 1-12

Acts 13-28

Romans 1-8

Romans 9-16

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians




Colossians and Philemon

1 & 2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy




1 Peter

2 Peter and Jude

1-3 John

Revelation 1-11

Revelation 12-22

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