You want a deeper understanding of the Scriptures, but the notes in your study Bible don’t give you enough depth or insight. This commentary was created with you in mind.
The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary is a nontechnical, section-by-section commentary on the whole Bible that provides reliable and readable interpretations of the Scriptures from 43 leading evangelical scholars. A complete revision of the well-known Baker Commentary on the Bible, this updated resource features new articles and vibrant full-color images on more than 1,600 pages—complete with photos, maps, and timelines to illustrate the text.
This information-packed commentary will help you gain a deeper understanding of the Bible in your own personal study or in preparation for teaching. It tackles problematic questions, calls attention to the spiritual and personal aspects of the biblical message, and brings out important points of biblical theology, making it invaluable to anyone seeking to get the most out of their Bible study.
“This points to the coming work of Christ and anticipates Sunday worship in honor of the resurrection of Jesus” (Page 155)
“ trial is an outward circumstance that can pose difficulties to our faith” (Page 1528)
“All people everywhere (on earth and in the heavens) (150:1, 6) are to praise God for who he is and what he does (150:2)—to praise him with music and dance (150:3–5).” (Page 535)
“advised, ‘Oh if we did remember [God’s] former goodness, we should not be so ready to doubt of his future care’” (Page 158)
“Spiritual experiences must lead to fruit-bearing in the form of new obedience and love.” (Page 1149)
Under the dynamic leadership of Gary Burge and Andrew Hill, a talented and diverse team of scholars has produced The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary. Evangelical by conviction, this basic reference book gives ordinary Christians complete and reliable comment on every passage in the Bible. By treating the Bible as the Word of God, by providing a distinctively Christ-centered reading of the Old Testament, and by counterbalancing critical interpretations of Scripture, this new commentary promises to build up the church and help Bible readers understand the gospel.
—Philip G. Ryken, president, Wheaton College
Let’s face it: the Bible can be a challenging book to understand, to say the least. But that sentence will become less true if people use this book. It’s rare to see this combination of deep scholarship, clear prose, and engaging images—all of which help us hear afresh the Bible’s message for us today.
—Mark Galli, senior managing editor, Christianity Today
This commentary gives a welcome bird’s-eye view of the Bible. In addition, there are enough pictures and maps to help the reader also get a worm’s-eye view of what the bird is seeing. That makes this commentary a welcome guide to the study of the Scriptures.
—Haddon Robinson, Harold John Ockenga Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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Gary M. Burge is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. His published works include The New Testament in Antiquity, 2nd Edition: A Survey of the New Testament within Its Cultural Contexts, The Bible and the Land, Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller, Encounters with Jesus, Jesus and the Land, the NIV Application Commentary on the Letters of John, and the NIV Application Commentary on the Gospel of John.
Andrew E. Hill is professor of Old Testament Studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the coauthor of A Survey of the Old Testament and the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary on the Minor Prophets, and is the author of the Anchor Bible Commentary: Malachi and the NIV Application Commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles.