The Wycliffe Bible Commentary is an entirely new commentary on the whole Bible written and edited by a wide cross section of American Protestant Christianity. Within the limits of its more than a million and one-quarter words, it attempts to treat the entire text of the Old Testament on a phrase by phrase basis. In addition, summaries of the major sections of each biblical book generally appear in the text in connection with the main headings in the outline. Thus the reader is permitted an overview and a detailed discussion of a passage at the same time. This commentary was acclaimed by Wilbur M. Smith as easily the best of its kind originating in this country, taking full advantage of the latest scholarly research. Forty-eight of America's leading scholars have contributed to this complete, up-to-date commentary.