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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.

Author Bios

Merrill Chapin Tenney

Merrill Chapin Tenney (1904–1985) served on the original translation team for the New American Standard Bible. Tenney earned degrees from Gordon College of Theology and Missions, Boston University, and Harvard University. After serving as a pastor in Massachusetts, Tenney began teaching the New Testament and Greek at Wheaton College and served as dean of the graduate school and professor of Bible and theology for several years.

Tenney was also the general editor of the Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary, and in 1951, he became the second president of the Evangelical Theological Society, an academic society of scholars, teachers, and pastors.

Among Tenney’s many books are John: The Gospel of BeliefIllustrated Manner and Customs of the BibleNew International Bible Dictionary, Galatians: The Charter of Christian Liberty, and New Testament Times.

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Richard Longenecker

Richard N. Longenecker is a prominent New Testament scholar and Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College, Toronto. He was formerly Distinguished Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

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