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The Holman Illustrated Bible Commentary is a colorful and concise commentary covering the entire Bible. The editors know that some of what we read in the Bible is self-explanatory, but other passages are difficult and require help, much like when the apostle Philip assisted Ethiopian eunuch in Acts. So to bring clarity to all Bible passages, 45 top Bible scholars contributed to this 1,410-page commentary.

The authors of this work used the study notes of the HCSB Study Bible as a base. Because a study Bible has limited space, some passages received limited attention. The Holman Illustrated Bible Commentary gives additional commentary to fill in these gaps, making a more complete commentary.

In addition, over 300 maps, photos, charts, illustrations, and reconstructions illustrate the Bible commentary throughout. Fascinating artifacts and archaeological evidence is placed alongside the appropriate commentary text. You will discover that many Bible stories are illustrated by contemporary artists, as well as the great master painters like Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt. All of this adds a refreshing visual experience to studies of God's Word.

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  • An introductory section for each book of the Bible gives an overview that introduces:
    • Circumstances of Writing
    • Message and Purpose
    • Contribution to the Bible
    • Structure
    • Outline
  • Includes over 300 maps, photos, charts, illustrations, and reconstructions to illustrate the Bible commentary.

Top Highlights

“These verses should not be taken as a prohibition against women speaking in church.” (Page 1245)

“The wilderness is where Israel failed its test of faith before God” (Page 1092)

“The events predicted would bring such joy as is felt at a great harvest or a great plunder.” (Page 719)

“cowardice. Boldness, not cowardice, is a mark of the Holy Spirit” (Page 1327)

“We must greedily, and with a prompt mind, receive those things which are plain, and wherein God openeth his mind. As for those things which are hid from us, we must pass them over until we see greater light.” (Page vii)

  • Title: Holman Illustrated Bible Commentary
  • Authors: E. Ray Clendenen, Jeremy Royal Howard
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780805499308, 080549930X
  • Resource ID: LLS:WS_014B52DEB13E4D5988A40FCD7E156E4B
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-02-01T00:54:53Z

The Logos edition of the Holman Illustrated Bible Commentary equips you for better study with cutting-edge functionality and features. Whether you are performing Bible word studies, preparing a sermon, or researching and writing a paper, Logos Bible Software gives you the tools you need to use your digital library effectively and efficiently by searching for verses, finding Scripture references and citations instantly. Additionally, important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, theology texts, and other resources in your library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. With most Logos resources, you can take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Jeremy R. Howard (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Publisher of Bibles & Reference Books at B&H Publishing Group. He is also General Editor of the HCSB Study Bible and author of Understanding Jesus.

E. Ray Clendenen (Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington) is the general editor the New American Commentary and authored the commentary on Malachi in that series. He was also the general editor of the series NAC Studies in Bible and Theology. He coauthored HCSB: Navigating the Horizons in Bible Translation and he was a coeditor of The Apologetics Study Bible and the HCSB Study Bible.


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