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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

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Since its publication in the late nineteenth-century, Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown’s Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible—also known as the JFB—has earned a reputation as a trustworthy, conservative, practical, and altogether invaluable Bible study tool. C.H. Spurgeon once noted of the commentary that “It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed and used it diligently.”

This lightly condensed version of the classic work offers rich insights into Scripture from the perspectives of authors that were both first-rate scholars and everyday pastors. After informative introductions to each book, the JFB works verse by verse, providing exposition of every chapter in the Bible. The commentary is based on the original languages without being overly technical, so laypeople as well as pastors and students will benefit from the sound scholarship and apt insights.

Note that this is a condensed version of the classic six volume work, A Commentary, Critical, Experimental, and Practical, on the Old and New Testaments.

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“The Lord has more need of our weakness than of our strength: our strength is often His rival; our weakness, His servant, drawing on His resources, and showing forth His glory. Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity; man’s security is Satan’s opportunity. God’s way is not to take His children out of trial, but to give them strength to bear up against it (Ps 88:7; Jn 17:15).” (Volume 2, Pages 319–320)

“These Herodians were supporters of Herod’s dynasty, created by Caesar—a political rather than religious party. The Pharisees regarded them as untrue to their religion and country. But here we see them combining together against Christ as a common enemy.” (Volume 2, Page 40)

“The moral design of it was to revive the sinking spirit of the patriarch and to arm him with confidence in God, while anticipating the dreaded scenes of the morrow. To us it is highly instructive; showing that, to encourage us valiantly to meet the trials to which we are subjected, God allows us to ascribe to the efficacy of our faith and prayers, the victories which His grace alone enables us to make.” (Volume 1, Page 35)

“We incline to take it as a prayer against being drawn or sucked, of our own will, into temptation, to which the word here used seems to lend some countenance—‘Introduce us not.’” (Volume 2, Page 27)

“Truth is the first thing: those who reach it, will at last reach unity, because truth is one; while those who seek unity as the first thing, may purchase it at the sacrifice of truth, and so of the soul itself.” (Volume 2, Page 349)

  • Title: Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • Authors: David Brown, Andrew Robert Fausset, Robert Jamieson
  • Publisher: Faithlife
  • Print Publication Date: 1997
  • Logos Release Date: 2001
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:29.1.27
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-06-15T15:52:54Z


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  1. Federico



  2. Rev Jerald

    Rev Jerald


    Anemic commentary and no depth
  3. Luis Resendes

    Luis Resendes


    Very easy to read very good tool to have.
  4. Armor Of God Baptist Ministries
  5. Michael Sobol

    Michael Sobol


    The unabridged 6 volume version is on Community Bid! If you really what this resource, go there and bid on the full 6 volumes. The production price is projected to only be $40 for a great whole bible commentary!
  6. Jose L. Chaparro
    Yes, it appears that the commentary included in the NASB Bible Library and certain Logos software editions is a condensed version of this unabridged edition, according to the product description of said commentary. I did not know that previously.
  7. Marc



  8. Milroy Anthonypillai
  9. Tom



    It is part of the NAS Bible Lib for 29.99.
  10. Robert Daniel Bell
    This must be the abridged edition. There is little information about what this really is. Page numbers are not included. What you expect is the Eerdmans edition of 1945, but that is not what you get!


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