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Biblical Studies

A Guide to Biblical Studies

Introduction to Commentaries

Intro to general commentaries

Each section will be divided into three categories: Critical, Essential/Pastoral, Devotional and these categories are defined in terms of the purpose and audience of the commentary as follows. 

  1. Critical Commentaries are academic commentaries making use of the original languages and are written for the highly educated readers. 
  2. Essential/Pastoral commentaries are focussed on the ministerial application of the Bible. They may still be written for an educated reader but the purpose of their writing is for application more than scholarship
  3. Devotional commentaries are solely written for the edification of the reader. They are focused on the lay person rather than the pastor or academic audience. 

Commentary Sets

Old Testament Series

New Testament Series