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Last week I shared with you my Three Step Bible Study Method. I promised a follow up post with three commentaries I recommend, so here it is! This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many great commentaries that can help you dig deeper into God’s Word, but if you don’t know where to start, these are three commentaries that I use and enjoy. If one of the commentaries in this post sparks your interest, you can click the title to find where to purchase it!

THE LIBERTY BIBLE COMMENTARY

This two volume commentary set is a great option for beginners. With one volume for the Old Testament and one for the New Testament, it has a slightly devotional feel to it.

PROS

– Easy to read.

– Mid-range price.

CONS

– Not as much content.

THE WYCLIFFE BIBLE COMMENTARY

This is a concise, one volume commentary on the whole Bible. It goes verse by verse giving all of the facts with none of the fluff.

PROS

– Sticks to the facts without devotional thoughts.

– Easy to read.

– A very affordable option.

CONS

– Not as much content; may need to reference other commentaries for clarification on some verses.

THE PULPIT COMMENTARY

This twenty-three volume commentary set is really the best of the best in my opinion. No matter how obscure the passage you are studying is, you’re sure to find insight in this commentary.

PROS

– Very extensive quality content.

CONS

– Definitely a more expensive option.

– Written on a higher reading level (this is not necessarily a con for me, but it may be for some).

 

I hope this will help you get started with using commentaries to deepen your Bible study. If you want more recommendations, check with your pastor or a Bible teacher in your church. I’m sure they would love to help you deepen your study of God’s Word!

Is there a Bible commentary that you use and love? Tell me about it in the comments!

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