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2040 pages
May 2005
Nelson Reference

The MacArthur Bible Commentary

by John MacArthur

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The MacArthur Bible Commentary is an impressive 2,040 pages. Much of the content can be found in The MacArthur Study Bible or The MacArthur Bible Handbook, but there are several unique features I particularly enjoyed. The mini-bibliographies at the end of each book are a great addition: not so lengthy as to be intimidating, and not overly repetitive, especially in the Old Testament references. The listing of key proverbs on various topics throughout the book of Proverbs was a welcome discovery. And though not unique to this volume of MacArthur’s work alone, I thoroughly appreciate the sections “Dealing With God’s Word,” which discusses Bible study basics and the principles of interpretation, and “Key Teachings of the Bible.” I do wish he had included “The Character of Genuine Saving Faith,” an excellent feature found in the Study Bible and the Handbook.

MacArthur’s Commentary will be a valuable addition to anyone’s arsenal of Bible study tools. – Pam Glass, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

John MacArthur brings you a complete Bible commentary in one volume. The MacArthur Bible Commentary treats every passage of the Old and New Testaments phrase by phrase, with hundreds of word studies as sidebars throughout. It offers a broad overview of each Bible book and the internal consistency that results from having a single commentator. It includes:

  • A general introduction to each major division of the Bible
  • A short introduction covering author, date, time, and setting for each book of the Bible
  • Each introduction also includes discussion of God's character, how Christ is seen, key doctrines, key words, key people, and key Scripture passages that represent the "core theme" of each book of the Bible
  • A harmony of the historical books of 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and 1 and 2 Chronicles
  • A harmony of the Gospels
  • Articles providing an overview of theology, the ministry of Jesus, the ministry of the apostles, and the progress of revelation
  • Cross-references to The MacArthur Bible Handbook as an alternative source for more in-depth treatment

Bible students who have appreciated John MacArthur's faithfulness to Scripture will find here a volume to be used an treasured.