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Teach the Text Commentary Series Collection (11 vols.)

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Edited by Mark L. Strauss and John H. Walton, the Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best in biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from interpretation to communication of each book of Scripture. The six pages of focused commentary in each preaching unit allow pastors to quickly grasp the most important information in each discussion. Every unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text, along with full-color images.

This collection is no longer available. Check out the Teach the Text Commentary Series (21 vols.) collection.

  • Provides easy access to the information pastors need to effectively communicate Scripture
  • Contains a concise summary, main theme, illustrations, and interpretation for each passage
  • Points to the key theological themes of the passage and ways to communicate these themes to today’s audiences
Few commentaries help the reader move beyond study to thoughtful application, and fewer still move beyond application to teaching. That’s why I am thrilled with the Teach the Text Commentary Series from Baker. Pastors and teachers are going to love this series. I highly recommend it.

George H. Guthrie, Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible, Union University

Pastors, communicators, and fellow Bible teachers, shove some books over and make room on your shelves. The Teach the Text Commentary Series was specifically envisioned with us in the lens and emphasizes precisely what matters most: communicating the heart of the authoritative text itself. Here is the best of biblical scholarship made accessible, applicable, and relevant to life right here on the hot pavement where we need it most.

Beth Moore, founder, Living Proof Ministries

Most commentaries are either too technical or too light to be of much help, leaving us to wander through the text on our own. Accurately balanced between good scholarship and solid preaching perspectives, these commentaries provide an unusually deep and relevant approach to the text. If you take preaching and teaching the Word seriously you must take this series seriously as well.

—Joe Stowell, president, Cornerstone University

I love Bible commentaries. But, some are too much; some are too little. The Teach the Text Commentary Series lands right in the middle—the best of scholarship in a manageable size for busy pastors and teachers.

Leith Anderson, president, National Association of Evangelicals

The Teach the Text Commentary Series builds a wonderful bridge between the academic works of the past and contemporary works of the present day. The content is easy to comprehend while giving enough meaty knowledge so everyday students and teachers of the Bible can grab hold of the powerful text with an assurance of sound interpretation. I can’t wait for my first copy to sit squarely on the corner of my desk!

—David Anderson, lead pastor, Bridgeway Community Church, Columbia, MD

The Teach the Text Commentary Series is a perfect tool for the pastor looking for ‘sermon-ready’ insights. They not only provide the most relevant ‘sermon-friendly’ information but organize it in a manner that makes it simple for the pastor to use.

—Miles McPherson, senior pastor, The Rock Church, San Diego, CA

Teach the Text is the kind of commentary I have looked for a long time. It deals with the kinds of questions that busy pastors have to ask and answer in order to preach the Scriptures every week. I commend it to those of you who are in that kind of ministry.

Haddon Robinson, Harold John Ockenga Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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Mark Strauss is Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, Distorting Scripture?, The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy, Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series, Mark in the Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary series, and Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series.

John H. Walton is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.


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  1. Bart Miles

    Bart Miles


    Great Detail commentary with very good teaching plans
  2. Joshua Allanson
    I have got hard copies confine this is a great resources on studying. Easy to read and understand. Is there a plan to add more to this list is the books become available?
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  4. Richard Tatina

    Richard Tatina


    Great for busy pastors who need help with formulating the big idea of their passage!
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