4 Reasons Pastors & Bible Scholars Love the Anchor Yale Bible


The Anchor Yale Bible boasts 90 volumes and top ratings, but why else is it worth adding to your library? Here are four simple reasons . . .

It’s study step #1

In many circles the Anchor Yale Bible series is known as the go-to “Monday commentary,” since it’s the first reference many pastors reach for when they begin their early-week sermon preparation. More specialized study resources or other commentaries may follow, but this is your best initial step to building much-needed historical and linguistic foundations for a solid message. It all starts here.

It’s deep—and wide

The Anchor Yale Bible series isn’t just for pastors with sermons to prepare. For decades, serious scholars and researchers have depended on these commentaries to help them understand scriptural backgrounds. In the same way, this series will help you reconstruct the ancient settings of biblical narratives, with exact translation, verse-by-verse commentary, and extended exposition. Photos and illustrations finish clearing a path to what’s really behind a Scripture passage.

It sets the standard

This 88-volume collection has set the standard for decades, delivering some of the best resources from a cross-section of Protestant, Catholic, and even Jewish scholars from around the world. This is the commentary you turn to, Mondays and beyond. Because sometimes it takes a little extra digging—and these commentaries provide the shovel.

It taps into the power of Logos

Logos Bible Software gives you powerful tools to experience the Anchor Yale Bible in ways that are simply not possible with print editions. With the Logos edition, you add speed and accuracy to your study, sermon preparation, and scholarship. Inside your digital library, you can search for verses, pinpoint Scripture references and citations instantly, and perform detailed word studies.

Along with your English translations, all Scripture passages are linked to Greek and Hebrew texts. (Hovering over a Scripture reference will even display your verse, in real time.) The advanced tools in your digital library free you to quickly dig deeper into one of the most important contributions to biblical scholarship in the past century.

Don’t miss a chance to broaden and quicken your study of Scripture. Get the Anchor Yale Bible today!

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Robert Elmer

Robert Elmer has written more than fifty books, including youth and adult fiction, nonfiction, and devotional. He earned his undergraduate degree in communications and Bible from Simpson University, with post-graduate studies in education at St. Mary’s College. He began his career as a copywriter, reporter, and news editor, and is now the editor of the “Prayers of the Church” series from Lexham Press, which includes Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans and Fount of Heaven: Prayers of the Early Church. Robert and his wife make their home in the Pacific Northwest.

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