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Bible Knowledge Commentary

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The Bible Knowledge Commentary is an exposition of the scriptures by Dallas Theological Seminary faculty. Based on the New International Version of the Bible, it gives you verse-by-verse commentary for the New Testament and thorough coverage of the Old Testament.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary is for everyone who wants a comprehensive and reliable commentary on the entire Bible. It is an excellent tool for personal Bible study and presents fresh insights into the scriptures that are helpful for beginning and advanced students of the Bible.


  • Covers the entire Bible
    • Verse-by-verse (often phrase-by-phrase) comments for the New Testament
    • Passage-by-passage (sometimes verse-by-verse) comments for the Old Testament
  • Book introductions discuss authorship, date, purpose, unity, style and unique features of each book
  • In-depth comments focus on what is important for understanding each verse or passage. In their comments, the writers:
    • Carefully and clearly explain original language words, problem passages, puzzling Bible-time customs and alleged contradictions.
    • Consistently interpet the scriptures from the grammatical-historical and premillenial perspective. (Varying views of passages are often presented where differences of opinion exist within evangelical scholarship.)
  • Explanatory charts illustrate the meaning of the biblical text (maps and diagrams from printed version are not included)
  • Based on the New International Version of the Bible but useful with any translation

From the Preface

Why another Bible commentary when so many commentaries are already available? Several features make this two-volume set a distinctive Bible study tool.

First, The Bible Knowledge Commentary is written by faculty members of one school: Dallas Theological Seminary. This commentary interprets the Scriptures consistently from the grammatical-historical approach and from the pretribulational, premillennial perspective, for which Dallas Seminary is well known. At the same time, the authors often present various views of passages where differences of opinion exist within evangelical scholarship.

Second, this is the first two-volume commentary to be based on the New International Version of the Holy Bible (1978 ed.). The NIV is widely accepted as a translation that faithfully renders the biblical text into clear modern-day English. The Bible Knowledge Commentary thus becomes immediately useful as a companion to one's personal Bible study.

Third, this commentary has features that not all commentaries include. (a) In their comments on the biblical text, the writers discuss how the purpose of the book unfolds, how each part fits with the whole and with what precedes and follows it. This helps readers see why the biblical authors chose the material they did as their words were guided by the Holy Spirit's inspiration. (b) Problem passages, puzzling Bible-time customs, and alleged contradictions are carefully considered and discussed. (c) Insights from the latest in conservative biblical scholarship are incorporated in this volume. (d) Many Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words, important to the understanding of certain passages, are discussed. These words are transliterated for the benefit of readers not proficient in the biblical languages. Yet those who do know these languages will also appreciate these comments. (e) Dozens of diagrams are included; they are placed conveniently with the Bible passages being discussed, not at the end of the volume. (f) Numerous cross references to related or parallel passages are included with the discussions on many passages.

About the Author(s)

The Bible Knowledge Commentary is an exposition of the Scriptures written entirely by Dallas Theological Seminary faculty. The Dallas Theological Seminary is noted for its commitment to the inerrancy of the Scriptures, dispensational theology, and biblical teaching and preaching. Editors were John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck. Consulting editors were Kenneth L. Barker, Eugene H. Merrill and Stanley D. Toussaint. Contributors include Gene A. Getz, J. Dwight Pentecost, John D. Hannah and other noted Bible scholars.

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