The Analytical Bible Expositor: 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 the Analytical Bible Expositor: 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 Analytical Bible Expositor: Joshua to II Samuel, Butler illustrates God’s faithfulness to a nation that struggles to be faithful to him.
With the Logos Bible Software, each volume in the Analytical Bible Expositor: Joshua to II Samuel 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.
- Newly published by John G. Butler
- Every chapter begins with an introduction and is outlined with main and sub-points
- Chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse commentary
- Title: Analytical Bible Expositor: Joshua to II Samuel
- Author: John G. Butler
- Publisher: LBC
- Publication Date: 2010
- Pages: 830
About John G. Butler
John G. Butler, was born and raised in a small rural community in north-central Iowa. He has been a Baptist minister for over half a century and pastored for some forty years with pastorates in Williamsburg, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and Clinton, Iowa. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, attended Tennessee Temple University and graduated from Cedarville University back when these schools were sound fundamental schools, conservative in doctrine and practice. Butler has been married to his college sweetheart for nearly fifty years. They have three children and five grandchildren. Butler is also the author of the Bible Biography Series—a twenty-seven volume series about major Bible characters which is the most extensive Bible character series in print; the Study of the Savior—a ten volume series about Jesus Christ, and the Daily Bible Reading—a unique four volume devotional series that emphasizes expository Bible study.