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The Expositor’s Bible Commentary (EBC) (12 vols.)
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Overview

The Gold Medallion Award–winning Expositor’s Bible Commentary is a major contribution to the study and understanding of the Scriptures. Providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures and the teaching and proclamation of their message, this 12-volume reference work has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide.

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary uses the New International Version for its English text, but also refers freely to other translations and to the original languages. Each book of the Bible has, in addition to its exposition, an introduction, outline, and bibliography. Notes on textual questions and special problems are correlated with the expository units; transliteration and translation of Semitic and Greek words make the more technical notes accessible to readers unacquainted with the biblical languages. In matters where marked differences of opinion exist, commentators, while stating their own convictions, deal fairly and irenically with opposing views.

Key Features

  • Transliterations make the Expositor’s Bible Commentary accessible for English-only study
  • Introduction to authorship and historical issues
  • Outlines of each book of the Bible
  • Exposition and notes on the entire Bible
  • Detailed bibliography
  • Advanced search features of Logos Bible Software make the Expositor’s Bible Commentary more accessible than ever
  • All Scripture references linked to the Bibles in your library
  • Results from the Expositor’s Bible Commentary appear in Passage Guides and other reports in Logos Bible Software

Praise for the Print Edition

If you are eager to get a complete commentary set, I think the Expositor’s Bible Commentary is probably the best of the bunch for your money.

—Paul Westervelt, Discipleship Journal

The single work that I recommend to cover the whole Bible is The Expositor’s Bible Commentary.

Emmaus Journal, Emmaus Bible College

Individual Titles

Introductory Articles: General, Old Testament, New Testament

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 1979
  • Pages: 752

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 1:

  • Carl F. H. Henry on the authority and inspiration of the Bible
  • F. F. Bruce on the transmission and translation of the Bible
  • Bruce M. Metzger on the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
  • Bruce K. Waltke on the textual criticism of the Old Testament
  • Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. on the theology of the Old Testament
  • William Sanford LaSor on the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Gordon D. Fee on the textual criticism of the New Testament
  • Donald Guthrie on historical and literary criticism of the New Testament
  • I. Howard Marshall on Jesus and the Gospels
  • Roger Nicole on the Old Testament in the New Testament
  • And dozens more!
One would have to search long and far for a single book offering a more comprehensive survey of biblical introduction and background than is provided in Volume 1. Topics ... are given succinct and comprehensible treatment by evangelical scholars well chosen for their respective assignments.

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 1,008

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 2:

  • Genesis: John H. Sailhamer
  • Exodus: Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
  • Leviticus: R. Laird Harris
  • Numbers: Ronald B. Allen
. . . a roaring success. Both form and style contribute to readability, and the scholarship is sound without being pedantic or tedious.

Christianity Today

Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 1,120

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 3:

  • Deuteronomy: Earl S. Kalland
  • Joshua: Donald H. Madvig
  • Judges: Herbert Wolf
  • Ruth: F. B. Huey, Jr.
  • 1, 2 Samuel: Ronald F. Youngblood

1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1988
  • Pages: 1,060

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 4:

  • 1, 2 Kings: Richard D. Patterson and Hermann J. Austel
  • 1, 2 Chronicles: J. Barton Payne
  • Ezra, Nehemiah: Edwin Yamauchi
  • Esther: F. B. Huey, Jr.
  • Job: Elmer B. Smick

Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 1,244

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 5:

  • Psalms: Willem A. VanGemeren
  • Proverbs: Allen P. Ross
  • Ecclesiastes: J. Stafford Wright
  • Song of Songs: Dennis F. Kinlaw

Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Pages: 1,024

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 6:

  • Isaiah: Geoffrey W. Grogan
  • Jeremiah: Charles L. Feinberg
  • Lamentations: H. L. Ellison
  • Ezekiel: Ralph H. Alexander

Daniel and the Minor Prophets

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Pages: 752

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 7:

  • Daniel: Gleason L. Archer, Jr.
  • Hosea: Leon J. Wood
  • Joel: Richard D. Patterson
  • Amos: Thomas E. McComiskey
  • Obadiah: Carl E. Armerding
  • Jonah: H. L. Ellison
  • Micah: Thomas E. McComiskey
  • Nahum, Habakkuk: Carl E. Armerding
  • Zephaniah: Larry Walker
  • Haggai: Robert L. Alden
  • Zechariah: Kenneth L. Barker
  • Malachi: Robert L. Alden

Matthew, Mark, Luke

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Pages: 1,059

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 8:

  • Matthew: D. A. Carson
  • Mark: Walter W. Wessel
  • Luke: Walter L. Liefeld

John and Acts

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1984
  • Pages: 592

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 9:

  • John: Merrill C. Tenney
  • Acts: Richard N. Longenecker

Romans through Galatians

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1977
  • Pages: 528

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 10:

  • Romans: Everett F. Harrison
  • 1 Corinthians: W. Harold Mare
  • 2 Corinthians: Murray J. Harris
  • Galatians: James Montgomery Boice

Ephesians through Philemon

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Pages: 480

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 11:

  • Ephesians: A. Skevington Wood
  • Philippians: Homer A. Kent, Jr.
  • Colossians: Curtis Vaughan
  • 1, 2 Thessalonians: Robert L. Thomas
  • 1, 2, Timothy: Ralph Earle
  • Titus: D. Edmond Hiebert
  • Philemon: Arthur A. Rupprecht
This volume [Volume 11] continues the high standard of volume 10. While drawing on the resources of contemporary scholarship, [the contributors] distinguish hypothesis from fact, conjecture from truth. On controversial items a fair presentation of the position of others accompanies a clear statement of the contributor\rquote s own view. This volume as well as volume 10 should prove extremely useful to the parish pastor.

Concordia Journal

Hebrews through Revelation

  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Publisher: Zondervann
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Pages: 624

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contributors to Volume 12:

  • Hebrews: Leon Morris
  • James: Donald W. Burdick
  • 1, 2 Peter: Edwin A. Blum
  • 1, 2, 3 John: Glenn W. Barker
  • Jude: Edwin A. Blum
  • Revelation: Alan F. Johnson

Product Details

  • Title: Expositor’s Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • General Editor: Frank E. Gaebelein
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 10,078

About Frank E. Gaebelein

Frank E. Gaebelein for many years held the position of headmaster of the Stony Brook School. He was coeditor of Christianity Today and devoted himself to editing, writing, and speaking.