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Analytical Bible Expositor (27 vols.)
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Analytical Bible Expositor (27 vols.)

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LBC Publications 2008–2013

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Overview

John G. Butler’s Analytical Bible Expositor is a comprehensively organized, chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse commentary. This invaluable set is much more accessible than the typical commentary, because it is free from heavy intellectual arguments and the difficult-to-understand language which is characteristic of many commentaries. The author treats each chapter of the Bible as a unit. From this starting point, he outlines the chapter and analyzes each verse. Expository in style, this commentary presents both the meaning and the message of the Scripture. The annotations of the text combine explanation with real-world application. This helpful series will be a valuable aid for both the preacher and teacher, helping them to understand the Scripture and providing a wealth of useful sermon and lesson outlines.

With the Logos Bible Software, each volume in the Analytical Bible Expositor is very simple to navigate. The clear outlines in every chapter allow readers to easily jump from subject to subject using the contents bar. All scripture references are linked to the user’s preferred Bible translation, making it effortless to compare translations of various authors. Efficient and easy-to-use search indexes help the individual look for parallel passages, subjects, and commentaries faster than using a print book.

Key Features

  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary
  • Includes introductions for each chapter outlining the main points
  • Includes quotation and study guides

Product Details

Individual Titles

Genesis

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 469

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In this volume Butler presents the many and varied subjects so vividly portrayed in Genesis: creation, the fall of man, the godly and ungodly lines of Adam and Eve’s descendents, divine judgment upon the earth, and the greatest flood in the history of mankind, to name just a handful. He writes, “Genesis is a book of beginnings, and chapter one of Genesis is the beginning of the beginnings. This is a great place for the Bible to begin. If chapter one of Genesis is not true, then the contents of the Bible lose their value.” Insightful as well as beautiful, he paints pictures with words, describing not only the meanings and foundations of Scripture, but relating them to life in such a way as to be relevant to every reader. A rousing commentary sure to whet the appetites of seekers of his Word for generations to come.

Exodus

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 305

John G. Butler’s Exodus is a comprehensively organized, chapter by chapter and verse by verse commentary. This invaluable work is much more accessible than the typical commentary, because it is free from heavy intellectual arguments and the difficult-to-understand language which is characteristic of many commentaries. The author treats each chapter of the Bible as a unit. From this starting point, he outlines the chapter and analyzes each verse. Expository in style, this commentary presents both the meaning and the message of the Scripture. The annotations of the text combine explanation with real-world application. This helpful series will be a valuable aid for both the preacher and teacher, helping them to understand the Scripture and providing a wealth of useful sermon and lesson outlines.

Leviticus to Deuteronomy

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 600

John G. Butler’s Leviticus to Deuteronomy is a comprehensively organized, chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse commentary. This invaluable work is much more accessible than the typical commentary, because it is free from heavy intellectual arguments and the difficult-to-understand language which is characteristic of many commentaries. The author treats each chapter of the Bible as a unit. From this starting point, he outlines the chapter and analyzes each verse. Expository in style, this commentary presents both the meaning and the message of the Scripture. The annotations of the text combine explanation with real-world application. This helpful series will be a valuable aid for both the preacher and teacher, helping them to understand the Scripture and providing a wealth of useful sermon and lesson outlines.

Joshua to II Samuel

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 830

Joshua to II Samuel by John G. Butler is an exceptionally well structured two-volume exegesis, organized chapter-by-chapter and verse by verse, on the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and 1 & 2 Samuel. Each chapter is evaluated as a unit and is ordered and arranged in the typical analytical, alliterated, outline style of the author. Butler’s commentary is expositional in style and helps one to understand both the meaning and the message of the biblical passage. The commentary combines explanation with practical application. This commentary will benefit both the preacher and teacher by providing not only a deeper understanding into the meaning of Scripture, but also a fortune of invaluable sermon and lesson outlines.

In Joshua to II Samuel, Butler combines five books that encompass the rise of the nation of Israel. The first of the five narratives, the book of Joshua, is a record of the conquest of Canaan by Israel under the leadership of Joshua. Victories and shameful defeats parallel the spiritual lives of the Israelites. With the problem of corruption came the need for judges. Butler clearly illustrates the constant failure of Israel to obey God in this time, making the book of Judges a heartbreaking story that shows the consequences of what happens when everyone does “what is right in his own eyes.” The book of Ruth, a huge contrast to the book of Judges, brings hope by focusing on the story of redemption in a non-Israelite who chooses God, rather than idols. Finally, Butler concludes his Expositor with the books of Samuel, the last and greatest judge of Israel. These books focus on the closing the period of the judges that ushered in the period of the kings. Throughout the entire volume, Butler illustrates God’s faithfulness to a nation that struggles to be faithful to him.

I Kings to II Chronicles

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 754

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I Kings to II Chronicles is an extensively organized chapter-by-chapter commentary. Direct in its argument and language, it’s much easier to read and understand than the typical too-academic commentary. Every Bible chapter is treated as a unit and examined in Butler’s typically analytical, alliterative style. As a whole, this commentary combines exposition with practical application.

Ezra to Job

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 539

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Ezra to Job is an extensively organized chapter-by-chapter commentary. Direct in its argument and language, it’s much easier to read and understand than the typical too-academic commentary. Every Bible chapter is treated as a unit and examined in Butler’s typically analytical, alliterative style. As a whole, this commentary combines exposition with practical application.

Psalms

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Publisher: LBC Publications
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 938

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This volume provides chapter-by-chapter commentary on Psalms, combining exposition with practical application.

Proverbs to Song of Solomon

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 352

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Proverbs to Song of Solomon is an extensively organized chapter-by-chapter commentary. Direct in its argument and language, it’s much easier to read and understand than the typical academic commentary. Every Bible chapter is treated as a unit and examined in Butler’s typically analytical, alliterative style. As a whole, this commentary combines exposition with practical application.

Isaiah to Ezekiel

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Publisher: LBC Publications
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 958

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This volume provides chapter-by-chapter commentary on Isaiah to Ezekiel, combining exposition with practical application.

Daniel to Malachi

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Publisher: LBC Publications
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 428

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Analytical Bible Expositor: Daniel to Malachi is an extensively organized chapter-by-chapter commentary. Direct in its argument and language, it’s much easier to read and understand than the typical academic commentary. Every Bible chapter is treated as a unit and examined in Butler’s typically analytical, alliterative style. It combines exposition with practical application.

Matthew

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 493

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The always thoughtful John G. Butler writes, “The Gospel of Matthew is a vital connector of the Old Testament to the New Testament. In fact, no book in the New Testament makes a better book to start the New Testament and connect it to the Old Testament than Matthew.” The Old Testament saw Christ in the future; the New Testament sees Christ in fulfillment and the fulfillment of Christ starts in Chapter 1 of Matthew (Matthew 1:22). This volume does a masterful job of bringing life to this Gospel, blending in-depth exegesis with spot-on alliteration, and making reading it an enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Mark

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 291

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In this fascinating commentary volume, author John G. Butler writes, “Mark is the servant Gospel. Therefore, like a servant, the book of Mark moves very quickly. It tells the story of Christ in only sixteen chapters whereas the other Gospels take longer. The brevity of Mark does not diminish the value of the book, however. It is a very valuable book and at times gives us insights not found in the other Gospels.” Thanks to the heartfelt delivery of the information gleaned by Butler in this commentary on the Gospel of Mark, the instructions for proper service in the name of God are presented in a manner which will speak to any reader, be they student or teacher in the study of Scriptures.

Luke

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 473

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The Christmas story presented in the book of Luke is one of the most widely known and recounted Bible stories today. Butler presents a refreshing new look at this story and other detailed accounts of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection with this thorough examination of Luke’s writings. From the musical anthems of Mary and Elisabeth in Luke 1, to Jesus’ glorious ascension, the text comes alive with in-depth analysis of the facts and events of Jesus’ life, paying special attention to culture, setting and context. Butler’s colloquial language and approach affords even the layperson a unique appreciation and perspective.

John

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 321

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The book of John is foundational to any believer and Butler’s commentary vividly explains and displays the richness of the message. “The Gospel of John is not a collection of the experiences of Christ but a careful selection of material to support the opening text of John regarding the identity of Christ.” says Butler. He continues, “Whether or not you believe this introduction is a litmus test of your faith.” This commentary will enlighten and inspire a deeper faith and awe for Jesus—as Word, Son and Savior. This volume goes way beyond the basics and is insightful for both pastors and laypersons alike.

Acts

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 362

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The book of Acts begins where the Gospels end. At the beginning, Acts depicts scenes of confusion, anticipation, and excitement. By the end of Acts, we have witnessed the ministry of the apostles, and the Holy Spirit has propelled the church to the furthest reaches of the empire. In this way, Acts tells us about the earliest history of the church, and helps identify ways in which the Spirit moves today.

John G. Butler’s new commentary on Acts makes the core themes of the book accessible in outline form. This detailed commentary unpacks the message and the meaning of Acts for today’s church.

Romans

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 184

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Romans is packed with a rich theology that describes the weight of sin, the freedom from the law, and the hope of grace. It is Paul’s most concise and thought-provoking epistle. John G. Butler’s commentary unpacks this important book for today’s reader. He explains and exposits the key themes of Romans for pastors and students of the Bible today.

1 and 2 Corinthians

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 268

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The Corinthian letters are among the longest of Paul’s writings. These books focus on the manifestation of divine truth, Paul’s visits and relationship with the church, and problems of morality—and their deeper spiritual problems. John G. Butler’s commentary is an important reminder that the letters to the Corinthians are important for the church today. The verse-by-verse exposition in an accessible outline form makes the themes and purpose of Paul’s letters clear and accessible for modern readers.

Galatians to Philemon

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 220

This volume in the Analytical Bible Expositor series is a comprehensively organized, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. This invaluable work is more accessible than many commentaries, because it avoids heavy intellectual arguments and difficult-to-understand language. Butler treats each chapter of the Bible as a unit. From this starting point, he outlines each chapter and analyzes each verse. Expository in style, this commentary presents both the meaning and the message of Scripture. The annotations of the text combine explanations with real-world application. This helpful commentary will be a valuable aid for both preachers and teachers, helping them to understand Scripture and providing a wealth of useful sermon and lesson outlines.

Hebrews

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 112

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This eloquently written epistle is addressed to Jewish Christians in order to reaffirm their commitment to Christ, and to encourage them to persevere through persecution and laxity of faith. It exalts Christ as superior to all else and gives examples of how to live by the doctrine of Christ. Butler’s commentary is insightful, and includes some observations as to why Hebrews is thought to have been written by Paul.

James

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 38

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“This chapter cites some significant ways in which faith in Jesus Christ affects the life of the believer,” writes Butler. A practical and spiritually rich epistle on living the Christian life, James stresses the necessity of putting one’s faith into action. Butler’s verse-by-verse commentary shines light on some of the best practical advice for daily living contained in the New Testament.

I Peter

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 47

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Written during a time of great persecution, 1 Peter is still powerful and inspiring today. With the assurance of Christ’s return, 1 Peter encourages readers to persevere during times of suffering, and instructs believers on ways for living a hopeful, holier life. Butler’s insightful commentary helps explain these wonderful teachings by contextualizing them for our modern world.

II Peter

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 27

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Distressed at the rising number of false teachers, Peter was compelled to urge his fellow Christians to become stronger in their knowledge of faith in order to battle the rising apostasy generated from heretical imposters. Rebuffing those impatient for the Lord’s final judgment and return, Peter explains that the delay in the second coming of Christ gives more time for people to reject Satan and accept Christ as their Savior. Deftly guiding the reader through this important New Testament book, Butler breaks down every chapter of 2 Peter to its core elements and provides useful commentary on every important verse.

I John

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 35

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This epistle is a reminder of God’s love for Christians. In return, Christians need to admit their sins and seek God’s forgiveness. John’s letter reiterates man’s relationship with God and the responsibilities of all Christians in leading a Christian life. Butler examines the authorship of First John and the nature of sin, and provides in-depth commentary on this important book.

II John

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 9

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“This epistle emphasizes love for the saints and loyalty to the Savior,” writes Butler. Butler breaks down this succinct but important book into four sections:

  • The Commencement of the Epistle (II John 1: 1–3)
  • The Commandments in the Epistle (II John 1: 4–6)
  • The Contending in the Epistle (II John 1: 7–11)
  • The Closing of the Epistle (II John 1: 12,13)

III John

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 7

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The shortest book in the Bible, John’s letter to Gaius commends the generous hospitality shown to those spreading the Gospel in and around Gaius’s city. It also warns against the false teachings of Diotrephes, and contains praise for Demetrius, a faithful missionary. Butler’s astute analysis of Third John is divided into five parts:

  • The Commencement of the Epistle (III John 1: 1,2)
  • The Communication for Gaius (III John 1: 3–8)
  • The Censure of Diotrephes (III John 1: 9–11)
  • The Commendation of Demetrius (III John 1: 12)
  • The Closing by the Writer (III John 1: 13,14)

Jude

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 13

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“God is not taken by surprise by evil, but evil may be surprised to discover that God is ready for their judgment. He has already reserved a place for the wicked,” observes Butler. He is referring to the problem of apostasy, the main subject of the book of Jude. Very similar to 2 Peter, Butler divides his examination of Jude into four parts:

  • The Commencing of the Epistle (Jude 1: 1–3)
  • The Characterizing of Apostates (Jude 1: 4–16)
  • The Conduct of Apostasy (Jude 1: 17–23)
  • The Closing of the Letter (Jude 1: 24, 25)

Revelation

  • Author: John G. Butler
  • Series: Analytical Bible Expositor
  • Publisher: LBC
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 196

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One of the most studied books in the Bible, the Book of Revelation is a challenging and mysterious work. Butler dedicates almost 200 pages examining and explaining each verse and chapter, providing historical context and great insight into John’s prophesies. Butler is expert at organizing each chapter into distinctive segments, formulating an easy system to study Revelation’s complicated structure. With each chapter beginning with a helpful introduction and his employment of unadorned language, Butler has made this complex work accessible for anyone.

About John G. Butler

John G. Butler, originally from Iowa, has been a Baptist minister for over 50 years and a pastor for over 35 years with pastorates in Clinton, Iowa; Williamsburg, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; and Chicago, Illinois. Having attended Tennessee Temple University and graduated from Cedarville University, he also authored the 25-volume Bible Biography Series, a 10-volume Study of the Savior series about Jesus Christ, and the 4-volume Butler’s Daily Bible Reading set, a unique daily devotional focusing on expository Bible study.