The King James Version (KJV) of the English bible is one of the most beloved translations of Scripture and has been published for over 400 hundred years.
The King James bible is known for its accurate translation of Hebrew and Greek words, its beautiful phrasing of Old and New Testament verses, and the fascinating history surrounding its development. No other English translation has impacted the world like the King James has.
Many people who read the King James bible have a deep desire to understand Scripture. Like other Christians, they seek the wisdom found in resources like bible commentaries to help them understand the history, theology, and meaning of Old and New Testament books.
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One-Volume Whole Bible KJV Commentaries
The benefits of utilizing a one-volume whole bible commentary include: (1) they often cost less than other commentaries, (2) they offer readers an overview of every passage of the bible, and (3) because they are just one volume, they take up less room than a set of commentaries.
The limitations of one-volume whole bible commentaries include: (1) since they are overviews, they don’t comment on every single verse of Scripture, and (2) because they don’t have as much space to work with as other commentaries, there is often just one focus, like explaining the basic meaning of the text, so less information on theology, history, and literature.
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In-Depth King James Commentaries
The benefits of using in-depth bible commentaries include: (1) in most in-depth commentaries, every verse of a biblical book is commented on, (2) authors discuss topics that shed more light on biblical texts, such as history, theology, and application, and (3) when the reader finds a commentary series they like, volumes can be purchased over time to build a resource library.
Building a commentary library over time costs more than buying a one-volume edition, but for those who can afford it, it is an investment that rewards the reader for years, if not a lifetime.
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|Wesleyan||gives insight |
|John Phillips Commentary Series||for evangelical pastors, Sunday school teachers, and students of Scripture||offers application,|
|The Preacher’s Outline and Sermon Bible||broadly |
|Protestant||includes exposition, homiletics, and homilies (i.e. sermons)||Amazon|
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KJV Study Bibles with commentary
Because study bibles combine the entire text of Scripture with explanatory notes and helpful summaries, they are a go-to resource for many Christians. There are many study bible available in the KJV English translation.
|35,000 notes||bottom of page, |
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70 articles; in-text
charts and maps
|apologetics focusing on creationism||10,000 study notes; |
|Greek and |
|key words, |
|5,700 notes on theology,|
people, history; 100’s of
maps and charts
|premillennial perspective||10,000+ notes, |
articles on theology;
16 color maps;
|1917 notes; 16 |
pages of color;
Oxford Bible Maps
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|100,000 topical |
14 color maps