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Bible Commentaries

Choose from 127 Bible Commentaries freely available online at StudyLight.org for sermon, Bible study, and Sunday school preparation.

A biblical commentary is a written systematic series of explanations and interpretations of Scripture. They are written by some of the most knowledgeable theologians in church history. Through a personal narrative, they provide more in-depth understanding and insight into the Bible and can be valuable tools to assist both casual reading and serious study.

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Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible (Albert Barnes)

Educated at Princeton seminary, Albert Barnes was a dedicated student of the Bible. Though passed over by the biographical sketches of influential theological writers, his notes on the Whole Bible continue to be quite popular even today.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

Bell's Commentary on the Bible (Brian Bell)

This work is Brian Bell's personal notes from his Sunday Morning and Wednesday night messages. Brian's goal in teaching is to fulfill Nehemiah's exhortation to 'read from the Book of the Law of God and clearly explain the meaning of what was being read, helping the people understand each passage' (Neh.8:8).
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Calvary Chapel

Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments (Joseph Benson)

One of the most eminent of the early Methodist ministers in England, Joseph Benson was born at Melmerby, in Cumberland, Jan. 25, 1748. At sixteen he became a Methodist and was converted. In 1766 Mr. Wesley appointed him classical master at Kingswood School. He devoted himself closely to philosophy and theology, studying constantly and zealously.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Wesleyan/Methodist

Geneva Study Bible (Editor - Theodore Beza)

Modern believers can read the Scriptures with help from the theology of Calvin, Luther, Zwingli, and other Reformation leaders. It was first printed in 1560.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Luthern

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes (E.W. Bullinger)

The Companion Bible is popular among Christians who want to understand God's Word in the trusted and familiar language of the King James Text. The Companion Bible is sometimes touted by proponents of the KJV as a free and compelling Study Bible that remains immune to the trends of modern Study Bibles and translations.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Anglican

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible (John Calvin)

Indisputably one of the most influential figures of the Christian Reformation, Calvin's lasting impact on Christian study, theology, and thought can be experienced through this 22-volume exposition of the Bible. (Calvin did not include exposition on Judges to Job, Proverbs to Song of Solomon, 2 & 3rd John, and Revelation.)
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Clarke's Commentary (Adam Clarke)

Author of one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written, Adam Clarke shows his Godly respect for the Bible as well as his courage to give his opinion on many difficult and controversial questions other commentaries often avoid.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Wesleyan/Methodist

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible (James Burton Coffman)

One of the leading authorities in the Church of Christ, Dr. Coffman presents a verse by verse look at God's Word.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Coke's Commentary on the Holy Bible (Thomas Coke)

A Commentary on the Holy Bible, six complete volumes (1801-1803), written by the Methodist Missionary Thomas Coke, whom John Wesley called his "right hand." Coke is regarded as one of the founders of the Methodist Church in the United States. Francis Asbury called Coke "the greatest man in the last century" in his memorial sermon.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Wesleyan/Methodist

College Press Bible Study Series (Various Authors)

The College Press Bible Study Textbook Series (The Old Green Commentaries) includes 59 books and over 30,000 pages of valuable insight. This library includes outlines, introductions, essays, paraphrases, surveys, maps, illustrations and questions to engage the reader.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable (Thomas Constable)

Written by Dr. Thomas L. Constable over a 25-year period, these notes provide commentary on all 66 books of the Bible, and contain more than 7,000 pages of material. Dr. Constable's Notes, also known as expository notes to Dr. Constable's seminary students, are intended to help you to better understand the Bible.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament (John Darby)

These synopses, originally written and published in French, have played a central role in the emergence of fundamentalism and the development of American Christianity.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Plymouth Brethren

Kingcomments on the Whole Bible (Ger de Koning)

The purpose of this commentary, available for every book in the Bible, is to encourage people to read the Bible and to aid in their personal study of God's Word.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible (John Dummelow)

Compiled by 40 Bible Scholars and edited by Dummelow, this commentary has received favorable reviews from Christians of many denominations. At one time, this was one of the most popular commentaries of the 20th century.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Charles John Ellicott)

This unique Bible Commentary is to be highly recommended for its worth to Pastors and Students. Its expositions are simple and satisfying, as well as scholarly. Among its most commendable features, mention should be made of the following: It contains profitable suggestions concerning the significance of names used in Scripture.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Anglican

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures (Gary H. Everett)

'Study Notes on the Holy Scripture' is a culmination of thirty-two years of personal Bible study, resulting in 10,000+ pages of text and 50 megabytes of data. This commentary is theologically conservative in many ways, yet charismatic (i.e. gifts of the Spirit, speaking in tongues, etc.).
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

The Biblical Illustrator (Joseph Exell)

Over 34,000 pages in its original 56 volume printing, the Biblical Illustrator is the largest commentary of its kind. With contributions from many of the most well-known authors of the time, this massive compilation is arranged in commentary form for ease of use in personal study and devotion, as well as sermon preparation.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

The Pulpit Commentaries (Joseph Exell)

Published in 1890, its 20,000+ pages, 23 volume commentary covered the entire Bible with passage homiletics from several authors; historical, cultural, and geographical information; verse by verse exposition; point by point sermons with cross-reference aids in developing Bible studies and sermons.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary

Published in 1892, its 19,000+ pages, 37 volume commentary covered the entire Bible with passage homiletics from several authors; historical, cultural, and geographical information; verse by verse exposition; point by point sermons with cross-reference aids in developing Bible studies and sermons.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Bridgeway Bible Commentary (Donald C. Fleming)

The Bridgeway Bible Commentary deals with each biblical book in such a way that readers readily see the meaning of the Bible in its own context and its relevance in today's world. It is neither a word-by-word technical reference work nor a mere collection of overviews. It provides a free-flowing commentary on the entire text of each biblical book, along with background material, maps, diagrams, drawings, tables and feature articles.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Arno Clemens Gaebelein)

First published in 1922, this nine-volume commentary by Arno C. Gaebelein is praised and respected by legions of devoted students. This commentary on the whole Bible has been a standard reference work for most of a century, and the strident words of A. C. Gaebelein still ring with timeless truth.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Wesleyan/Methodist

Gann's Commentary on the Bible (Windell Gann)

Windell Gann preached the Gospel for over 40 years, from 1986 to 2006. He holds several degrees in Bible with a background in Religious Education and currently teaches Bible class in the church as well as pulpit fill-in as needed.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary (Albert Garner; J.C. Howes)

The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary is a 23-volume commentary written in the language of the common man are designed for those teaching Bible or Sunday School, ministers and laymen desiring to understand or discover an explanation for any particular passage of Scripture.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible (John Gill)

He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon. Gill is little known, but his works contain gems of information found nowhere outside of the ancient Jewish writings. Gill presents a verse-by-verse exposition of the entire Bible.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Grant's Commentary on the Bible (L.M. Grant)

This is commentary on different books of Bible by L M Grant. Contains introduction to each Book and commentary at Chapter Level Only. There is no commentary at each verse Level. There are some books and chapters the original author himself omitted. You may not find comments for them.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Gray's Concise Bible Commentary (James Martin Gray)

While many Bible commentaries strive for exhaustive treatments of Scripture, Dr. James M. Gray's Concise Bible Commentary instead endeavors to be succinct. According to Gray's own explanation of this work, it "represents the labor of eight years in the use of such spare hours as could be found in an otherwise well-filled life, but had the plan permitted its expansion into a series of volumes instead of one, it might have been completed earlier."
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Reformed Episcopal

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Robert Hawker)

The Poor Man's Commentary by Robert Hawker, contains 9,600 comments on the Old and New Testaments. Hawker's writing frequently contains rich, devotional overtones and Hawker often relates passages to Christ.

Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Anglican

Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary (George Haydock)

The Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, following the Douay-Rheims Bible text, was originally compiled by Catholic priest and biblical scholar Reverend George Leo Haydock.
Theological Stance: Catholic      Church Affiliation: Catholic

Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible (Matthew Henry)

Henry's six volume Complete Commentary provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the Bible. It was written in 1706.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Nonconformist

Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible (Matthew Henry)

Henry's one volume Concise Commentary provides a condensed look at nearly every verse in the Bible. The original was written in 1706.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Nonconformist

Hole's Old and New Testament Commentary (Frank Binford Hole)

With an easy to read style, this commentary on the New Testament will be invaluable to Christians old and young who seek to understand the word of God, the salvation He offers in His Son and His plans for our lives.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible (Robert Jamieson; A.R. Fausset; David Brown)

A one-volume commentary prepared by Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown. It was published in 1871.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged (Robert Jamieson; A.R. Fausset; David Brown)

Published in 1878, this is the unabridged version of Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown's Commentary. This version includes the Greek and Hebrew words, along with double the content of the abridged, official e-Sword version. Most online versions of JFB are abridged and include only a fraction of what the authors said!
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

The Popular Commentary (Paul E. Kretzmann)

The Popular Commentary of the Bible by Paul E. Kretzmann, Ph. D., D. D., has been a favorite among confessional Lutherans since publication of the first volume in 1921. The four volume work, completed in 1924, consists of nearly 3,000 pages. Kretzmann, as it is popularly known, has been out of print for quite some time.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Luthern

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical (Johann Peter Lange)

Valued for generations and consulted by Bible scholars everywhere, John Peter Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scripture has withstood the test of time. Hundreds of times per year, even today, Lange is quoted and cited in dissertations and books. Lange's is one of the finest academic commentary sets that has ever been produced.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture (Alexander MacLaren)

Maclaren was born in Glasgow on February 11, 1826, and died in Manchester on May 5, 1910. He had been for almost sixty-five years a minister, entirely devoted to his calling. He lived more than almost any of the great preachers of his time between his study, his pulpit, his pen.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

'Thru the Bible' with Dr. J. Vernon McGee (J. Vernon McGee)

Thru the Bible is a 30-minute Bible study radio program that takes the listener through the entire Bible in just 5 years, going back and forth between the Old and New Testaments. This Bible study program has been aired on radio stations in the U.S. since 1967, and is now being aired in over 200 countries around the globe.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary (Frederick Brotherton Meyer)

Frederick Brotherton Meyer, a contemporary and friend of D. L. Moody and A. C. Dixon, was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England involved in ministry and inner city mission work on both sides of the Atlantic.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible (G. Campbell Morgan)

Through he had no formal training for the ministry, G. Campbell's devotion to studying of the Bible made him one of the leading Bible teachers in his day. His reputation as preacher and Bible expositor grew throughout England and spread to the United States. This commentary is the culmination of his study of God's Word.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Evangelical Free Church

Wells of Living Water Commentary (Robert Neighbour)

Published in 1939-1940, this is a timeless collection of Biblical analysis, exposition, and truths with a unique blend of literary creativity. The metaphor of a water well perfectly describes the depth of thought and spiritual clarity.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

Expositor's Bible Commentary (William Robertson Nicoll)

The Expositor's Bible is one of the most-recognized standards of expository commentaries. It was written by twenty-nine eminent scholars of the day who were also full-time preachers. These writers also represent every important branch of Protestantism.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts (William Robertson Nicoll)

This large commentary "contains outlines, expositions, and illustrations of Bible texts, with full references to the best homiletic literature" and is suitable for "Bible Expositors" - those who teach and preach and study.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Scottish Free Church

Sermon Bible Commentary (Wiliam Robertson Nicoll)

This was a 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references that the editor compiled from authors he liked. The Sermon Bible was compiled/edited by William Robertson Nicoll who also edited the Expositor's Bible Commentary.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Scottish Free Church

Nisbet's Church Pulpit Commentary (James Nisbet)

The Church Pulpit Commentary includes work by various important members of the Anglican Church such as Thomas Arnold, Rev. F.D. Maurice and John William Burgon. It includes short essays which cover one verse, sometimes two, at a time that the authors view as important and relevant.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Church of Scotland

The People's Bible (Joseph Parker)

Joseph Parker was an English Congregational minister. Parker was pre-eminently a preacher, and his published works are chiefly sermons and expositions. This commentary was one of his greatest works and was republished later as Preaching Through the Bible
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Congregationalist

Peake's Commentary on the Bible (Arthur Peake)

First published in 1919, Peake's commentary of the bible was a one-volume commentary that gave special attention to Biblical archaeology and the then-recent discoveries of biblical manuscripts. Biblical quotations in this edition were from the Revised Version of the Bible.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Primitive Methodist

Pett's Commentary on the Bible (Peter Pett)

In this modernly written verse-by-verse commentary of the Bible (see book exclusions below), Dr. Peter Pett leads the reader through the Scriptures with accuracy and insight. Students and scholars alike will delight at Pett's clear and direct style, concisely examining the original text, its writers, translations and above all, the God who inspired it. Study the bible online.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible (Matthew Poole)

Finished by friends after his death, Matthew Poole's two volume commentary on the Bible is highly regarded for his very prudent and judicious expositions. Considered one of the great Puritans, few names will stand so high as Poole's in the Biblical scholarship of Great Britain.
Theological Stance:      Church Affiliation: Nonconformist

Scofield's Reference Notes (C.I. Scofield)

People have relied on this reference work in their daily studies for more than 90 years. C. I. Scofield intended to provide a concise yet complete tool to help the new reader of the Bible. Originally written in 1909.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Congregationalist

Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Charles Simeon)

These expository outlines (or "skeletons") are not a verse-by-verse explanation of the English Bible. Rather, they are a chapter-by-chapter study with explanations of the most important and instructive verses in each chapter.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Anglican

Smith's Bible Commentary (Chuck Smith)

This commentary consists of transcriptions of recordings of Pastor Chuck Smith's "Through the Bible" messages delivered at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Calvary Chapel

Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

As the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon demostrated his understanding of the Scriptures through these brief expositions of passages from the Holy Scripture. Study the bible online.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments (Joseph Sutcliffe)

This commentary represents 40 years of Sutcliffe's study of the Bible. After retiring at age 74, he compiled this commentary from his Bible study notes he accumulated over the years. The commentary is mostly expositional with some exegetical comments and Hebrew/Greek analysis.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Wesleyan/Methodist

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (R.A. Torrey)

The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge has provided a cross-reference resource for Bible students worldwide for generations. This highly respected and nearly exhaustive compilation was developed by R.A. Torrey from references in Thomas Scott's Commentary and the Comprehensive Bible. With nearly 500,000 cross-references it is the most thorough source available.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Trapp's Complete Commentary (John Trapp)

John Trapp was an English Puritan. His large five-volume commentary is still read today and is known for its pithy statements and quotable prose. His volumes are quoted frequently by other religious writers, including Charles Spurgeon.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Anglican

Wesley's Explanatory Notes (John Wesley)

Produced between 1754 and 1765, Wesley's commentary on the whole Bible has stood the test of time.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Wesleyan/Methodist

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible (Daniel Whedon)

Dr. Daniel D. Whedon was a central figure in the struggle between Calvinism and Arminianism. He devoted 25 years to writing the New Testament commentaries. Other authors wrote the Old Testament commentaries with Whedon serving as the editor. Study the bible online.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Wesleyan/Methodist

Old Testament (1 total)
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Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary (Karl Keil and Franz Delitzsch)

A triumph of rigorous scholarship and sound theological judgement, Keil & Delitzsch is a classic in conservative biblical scholarship and remains one of the most popular Old Testament commentaries available. Beginning with the nature and format of the Old Testament, this evangelical commentary introduces each book of the Old Testament, and offers in-depth analyses of the Hebrew text as well as grammatical and philological issues.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Luthern

New Testament (16 total)
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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament (John & Jacob Abbott)

Well known throughout the late 1800's for their prolific writings on various subjects, John and Jacob Abbott decided to put to paper their personal study and translation of the original Greek New Testament. Included are 50 woodcut illustrations from the original printing.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Congregationalist

Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary (Henry Alford)

Greek New Testament critically revised text, digest of vatious readings; marginal references to verbal and idiomatic usage; prolegomena; critical exegetical commentary; for theological students and ministers. Originally done in four parts from 1849-1861, revised from 1863-1878
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Anglican

Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament (Johann Albrecht Bengel)

The Gnomon of the New Testament was written in 1742 by Johann Albrecht Bengel and is the result of twenty years' labor. Bengel's Gnomon awakened a fresh interest in the study of the New Testament. The Gnomon of the New Testament is still one of the books most valued by expositors of the New Testament.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Luthern

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament (William Burkitt)

William Burkitt is known for his Bible commentary, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament (Matthew through John published 1700, Acts through Revelation published 1703). C. H. Spurgeon regarded Burkitt's commentary as a "goodly volume," and recommended "attentive perusal" of it.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Anglican

Cambridge Greek Testament Commentary for Schools and Colleges

Published around the turn of the century, the Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges is filled with great exegesis and written by the best British Bible scholars of that era. Verse by verse, the authors frequently used outlines, historical facts from inside and outside the Bible, word studies, and extensive Greek analysis. Study the bible online.
Theological Stance: Catholic      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Edwards' Family Bible New Testament (Justin Edwards)

The Family Bible "with brief notes and instruction [com-and cross references], designed to give the results of critical investigation, and to assist the Reader to understand the meaning of the Holy Spirit in the inspired word" was first published in 3 volumes in 1851 by the American Tract Society. The comments follow the Authorized Version/KJV.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Congregationalist

Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament (William Baxter Godbey)

William B. Godbey was one of the most influential evangelists of the Wesleyan-holiness movement in its formative period (1880-1920). Thousands of people experienced conversion or entire sanctification under his ministry, and Godbey gained a reputation for having revivals everywhere he went.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Wesleyan/Methodist

The Bible Study New Testament (Rhoderick D. Ice)

Known to many as the "Old Green Commentaries", the Bible Study New Stestament commentary series was extremely popular. However, due to the high cost of reprinting, College Press, the publisher of these timeless treasures, has chosen not to reprint but instead offer them electronically for free.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

People's New Testament (Barton Johnson)

This work was written in 1891 for the novice student. It contains aids to help understand every verse.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Mahan's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament (Henry Mahan)

For over 30 years Pastor Henry Mahan delivered a weekly television message. Each message ran for 27 minutes and was widely broadcasted in the Tri-State area of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. This commentary is the result of his intestive desire to take the glorious mysteries of the gospel of Christ and put them in plain, everyday, "shirtsleeve language." Study the bible online.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (Heinrich Meyer)

Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer, a German Protestant with a gift for languages, published the first commentary in this collection in 1832 at the age of thirty-two. Each volume focuses on the Greek text, and Meyer uses and discusses an abundance of sources and authors to illustrate meaning derived from the text. Meyer also likes to include important bibliographic material which was integral to his studies and research.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Luthern

The Expositor's Greek Testament (William Robertson Nicoll)

This work ranks among the most important commentaries on the Greek text of the New Testament from the 19th century. Drawing from the scholarship of twenty contributors under the editorship of William Robertson Nicoll, this massive reference work contains textual, literary, and grammatical commentary on nearly every Greek word in the entire New Testament
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Scottish Free Church

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament (A.T. Robertson)

A.T. Robertson, a renowned Greek New Testament scholar, takes the reader verse-by-verse, painting word pictures to describe the actions of Jesus and the early Christians.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention

Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament (Philip Schaff)

Best known for his encyclopedia, Philip Schaff was a Swiss-born, German educated Protestant theologian and a Church historian who spent most of his adult life living and teaching in the United States.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

Vincent's Word Studies (Marvin Vincent)

Originally published in 1887, Marvin Vincent's Word Studies has been treasured by generations of pastors and laypeople. Commenting on the meaning, derivation, and uses of significant Greek words and idioms, Vincent helps you incorporate the riches of the New Testament in your sermons or personal study without spending hours on tedious language work.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

Gospels Only (7 total)
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Golden Chain Commentary on the Gospels (Thomas Aquinas)

This work by Thomas Aquinas demonstrates an intimate acquaintance with the Church Fathers and is an excellent complement to the more recent attempts to understand the inner meaning of the Sacred Scriptures. For each of the four Gospel writers, the Catena Aurea starts by indicating the verses to be analyzed, then phrase-by-phrase, provides the early Fathers' insights into the passage.
Theological Stance: Catholic      Church Affiliation: Catholic

Brown's Commentary on the New Testament (James Brown)

Pastor Jim Brown's sermon notes are designed to be an assisting commentary with an emphasis on life application. They are not only simple for the beginner but Jim adds word studies and Greek/Hebrew interpretations into the mix where they are helpful. Jim's love for the Bible comes out through his teaching in greatest part because he seeks to find God's heart for our lives through Jesus!
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Calvary Chapel

The Gospels Compared

Presented here, chapter by chapter, is a comparision of the events in the live of Christ as told by the writers of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Lightfoot's Commentary on the Gospels (John Lightfoot)

Although only covering the Gospels, this set of commentaries, by the English scholar partially responsible for formulating the Westminster Confession, is full of insight and wisdom.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

The Fourfold Gospel (J.W. McGarvey)

Also known as a "Harmony Of the Four Gospels," this chronology of the life of Christ, by J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton, has titled sections and sub-divisions. Comments are injected in the text.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

McGarvey's Original Commentary on Acts (John McGarvey)

This one volume work took the author, John W. McGarvey, three years to prepare. Even today it is still hold a place in literature as a work of superior merit.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels (J.C. Ryle)

These thoughts of Ryle regarding the Gospels is considered among the best practical and devotional commentaries ever written. Study the bible online.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Anglican

Individual Books (47 total)
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Beet's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament (Joseph Agar Beet)

Joseph Agar Beet was an English Wesleyan and member of the faculty of theology in the University of London 1901-05. He delivered the Fernley Lecture on The Credentials of the Gospels in 1889, and lectured in America in 1896.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Wesleyan/Methodist

Light & Truth: Bible Thoughts and Themes on Revelation (Horatius Bonar)

Horatius Bonar was a Scottish churchman and poet. His thoughts and commentary on the book of Revelation, along with his other works made him a highly popular author.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Scottish Free Church

Box's Commentaries on Selected Books of the Bible (Charles Box)

Charles Box, Church of Christ pastor from Alabama provides context and commentary on selected passages from 26 books of the Bible
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Broadus' Commentary on Matthew (John Broadus)

Broadus digs deep into the 1st Century A.D. and brings out the manners and customs of the day and uses the information to bring color to the Biblical story of Jesus Christ's life as recorded by Matthew. It also cross references to the other three gospels and puts together a detailed and complete record of Christ's journey on earth.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Brown's Commentary on Selected Book of the Bible (John Brown)

The Self Interpreting Bible was Brown's most significant work, and it remained in print (edited by others), until well into the twentieth century. The objective of providing a commentary for ordinary people was very successful. The idea that the Bible was "self-interpreting" involved copious marginal references, especially comparing one scriptural statement with another.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

The First Epistle of John Expounded in a Series of Lectures (Robert Smith Candlish)

Robert Candlish was a Scottish minister who was among the leaders that formed the "Free Church" of Scotland. This commentary is derived from a set of lectures he presented on 1st John.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Scottish Free Church

Caton Minor Epistles Commentary (Nathan Thomas Caton)

Nathan Thomas Caton was not a preacher, he was a Christian who tought it was important to study the Scriptures. Easy to understand and never talks over the head of the reader, his commentaries on the books of James through Jude were written for the regular person on the street.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

D.S. Clark's Commentary on Revelation (David Scott Clark)

This early twentieth-century Post-millennial commentary on the Book of Revelation, written by the father of theologian Gordon Clark, offers an easy-to-read alternative to the popular Pre-millennial/Dispensational views of the best-selling Scofield Reference Bible and a multitude of other dissertations on end-time prophecy.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

Derickson's Notes on Selected Books (Stanley L. Derickson)

This modern commentary on selected books of the New Testament is penned by Stanley Derickson.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

International Critical Commentary NT (S.R. Driver, A.A. Plummer and C.A. Briggs)

The International Critical Commentary NT (or ICC) is a series of commentaries in English on the text of the New Testament. Initially started over one hundred years ago, the International Critical Commentary series has been a highly regarded academic-level commentary on the Bible.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

Dunagan's Commentary on the Bible (Mark Dunagan)

This commentary is a compilation of over 2700 pages of commentary notes written and compiled over the past 15 years by Mark Dunagan. These commentaries were written in preparation to teach each of the books in an adult Bible class.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians (John Eadie)

John Eadie's publications were connected with biblical criticism and interpretation, some of them being for popular use and others more strictly scientific. To the former class belong the Biblical Cyclopaedia, his edition of Alexander Cruden's Concordance, his Early Oriental History, and his discourses on the Divine Love and on Paul the Preacher; to the latter his commentaries on the Greek text of St Paul's epistles to the Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Galatians, published at intervals in four volumes.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

Godet's Commentary on Selected Books (Frédéric Louis Godet)

A highly influential conservative Swiss scholar in the nineteenth centry, Frédéric Louis Godet left his mark in the areas of Biblical inspiration and New Testament scholarship. Not one to shy away from difficult verses, Godet plunged head on into giving solid answers while providing understandable conclusions.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Evangelical Free Church

Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews (Robert Haldane)

Robert Haldane was a Scottish churchman who was instrumental in the establishment of 85 "Churches of Christ" throughout Scotland and Ireland. In addition, he also influenced the spread of Protestant Christianity across the continent of Europe, impacting France (Le Reveil), Germany (Die Erweckung) and the Netherlands (Het Reveil).
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Hampton's Commentary on Selected Books (Gary Hampton)

These commentaries are not written to be exhausitve and wordy. Instead, they are concise, easy to understand, and conversational in tone. This file contains 15 commentaries spanning 24 books of the Bible.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms (Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg)

A German Lutheran churchman and neo-Lutheran theologian from an old and important Dortmund family, Hengstenberg was a professor of theology at the University of Berlin in the 1800's. Available here is the commentary on five crucial books of the Bible.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Luthern

Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians (Charles Hodge)

A Presbyterian theologian, he was a leading exponent of historical Calvinism in America during the 19th century. Presented here is the commentary on three important books of the New Testament
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

Ironside's Notes on Selected Books (Henry Allen Ironside)

Ironside was one of the most prolific Christian writers of the 20th Century and published more than eighty books and pamphlets, a number of which are still in print. He also wrote the popular hymn Overshadowed. One editorial reviewer wrote of a 2005 republication that, "Ironside's commentaries are a standard and have stood the test of time."
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Plymouth Brethren

Jones' Commentary on the Book of Mark (J.D. Jones)

John Daniel Jones was a Welsh Congregational minister and became well known as the minister of the Richmond Hill Church in Bournemouth, England. This commentary is his look at the book of Mark and considered the best preaching commentary by some.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Congregationalist

Keathley's Commentary on Revelation (J. Hampton Keathley)

A clearly written, modern commentary on Revelation, Keathley leaves no question unanswered as he ties Revelation, Daniel, Ezekiel, and Matthew together in a dispensational view of the end-times.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Independent Bible Church

Kelly Commentary on Books of the Bible (William Kelly)

William Kelly was a prominent Northern Irish member of the Plymouth Brethren, amongst whom he was a prolific writer. His chief interest was in ministering spiritually to those whom he described as the "few despised ones of Christ's flock."
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Plymouth Brethren

Knollys' Commentary on Revelation (Hanserd Knollys)

Hanserd Knollys was an English particular Baptist minister from England being ordained in 1620 at the age of 21. Cotton Mather, Puritan minister, enumerated him among 'godly anabaptists;' quite when he adopted doctrine and practice to justify the comment is not clear.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

The Great Biblical Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide (Cornelius a Lapide)

Cornelius a Lapide was a Flemish Jesuit and exegete. He wrote commentaries on all the books of the Canon of Scripture (including the Deuterocanon), with the exception only of the Book of Job and the Psalms. Presented here are the commentaries on the Gospels and several epistles.
Theological Stance: Catholic      Church Affiliation: Catholic

A Study of the Prophetic Book of Holy Scriptures (Clarence Larkin)

Reverence Clarence Larkin was an American Baptist pastor, Bible teacher and author whose writings on Dispensationalism had a great impact on conservative Protestant visual culture in the 20th century.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Layman's Bible Commentary (Various Authors)

The LAYMAN'S BIBLE COMMENTARY is based on the conviction that the Bible has the Word of good news for the whole world. The Bible is not the property of a special group. It is not even the property and concern of the Church alone.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Lipscomb's Commentary on Selected New Testament Books (David Lipscomb)

David Lipscomb published his first commentary on Acts in 1896. Before his death in 1917, he was able to compile notes on John and all of Paul's epistles but refused to publish them because he felt they could be improved. Eventually they were published starting in 1935.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Luscombe's Commentary on Selected Books of the NT (Manly Luscombe)

Manly Luscombe has been a full-time preacher since 1966. A graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and Covington Theological Seminary, he holds both Master and Doctor of Ministry degree. Since 2010, Manly and his wife, Janet, have served the Cades Church of Christ in Milan, Tennessee.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Luther's Commentary on Galatians (Martin Luther)

The importance of this Commentary on Galatians for the history of Protestantism is very great. It presents like no other of Luther's writings the central thought of Christianity, the justification of the sinner for the sake of Christ's merits alone.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Luthern

Mackintosh's Notes on the Pentateuch (C.H. Mackintosh)

This focus of this work by C. H. Mackintosh are the first five books of the Old Testament, also known as the Pentateuch.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Plymouth Brethren

Meyer's Devotional Commentary on Philippians (Fredrick Brotherton Meyer)

Meyer's commentry on Philippians is an indepth look into Paul's epistle to the church at Philippi.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Milligan on Paul's Epistle to the Thessalonians (George Milligan)

This classic, Greek commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians has transcended time, still cited by modern Bible scholars today. The verse by verse, exegetical comments and dissertations were written by George Milligan, whose 19th and 20th century scholarship set the standards for Greek vocabulary.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Church of Scotland

Mitchell's Commentary on Selected New Testament Books (John G. Mitchell)

Dr. John G. Mitchell preached the Bible for 75 years. A member of the first class to graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary, he pastured churches in Michigan and Oregon and ministered to spiritually hungry people around the world. He founded the Multnomah School of the Bible and Trout Creek Bible Camp. He wanted his students to fall in love with the Savior.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Bible Church

Mylne's Commentary on Ecclesiastes (George W. Mylne)

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
Theological Stance: Unknown      Church Affiliation: Unknown

Newell's Commentary on Romans, Hebrews and Revelation (William Newell)

A classic commentary on the Books of Romans, Hebrews and Revelation by William R. Newell. Originally this work was copyright 1935.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Congregationalist

Norris' Commentary on the Book of Revelation (Harold G. Norris)

Not everyone will agree with all the views put forward, but Harold Norris rightly has taken seriously the fact that Revelation belongs to the tradition of apocalyptic literature. The basic emphases of John are highlighted in ways that do justice to the original setting of the work but that also allow us to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches today through it.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Anglican

Owen's Exposition of Hebrews (John Owen)

A friend to Oliver Cromwell, John Owen's 'Exposition of Hebrews' is an in-depth look at one of the most popular books of the New Testament.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Nonconformist

Philpot's Commentary on select texts of the Bible (Joseph Charles Philpot)

J.C. Philpot was known as 'The Seceder'. He was a 'Strict & Particular Baptist' and the editor of the Gospel Standard magazine. This commentary is his views on selected text from the Holy Bible.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Pink's Commentary on John and Hebrews (A.W. Pink)

Virtually unknown in his own lifetime, Arthur Walkington Pink became "one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century." His writing sparked a revival of expository preaching and focused readers' hearts on biblical living. Pink was an ardent Calvinist and did not shrink from preaching and teaching the "doctrines of grace" otherwise known as the Five Points of Calvinism.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Living By Faith: Commentary on Romans & 1st Corinthians (Brad Price)

Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Scott's Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations on the book Psalms (Thomas Scott)

Thomas Scott was an English clergyman who succeeded John Newton in the Olney Parish. Formerly a Unitarian, Scott came to accept Jesus as Redeemer and Lord largely through the influence of Newton. In 1804 he produced an extremely popular commentary. R.A. Torrey heavily relied on this commentary when writing his Treasury of Scripture Knowledge.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Anglican

Scott's Commentary on Revelation (Walter Scott)

Walter Scott was one of the four key early leaders in the Restoration Movement. He was a successful evangelist and helped to stabilize the Campbell movement as it was separating from the Baptists. His insight on the book of Revelation is still as refeshing as when it was written.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Seiss' Lectures on Leviticus and Revelation (Joseph A. Seiss)

In the tumultuous times in which we are living, it's not hard to imagine that the tribulation period may soon be upon us. Read and see how Dr. Seiss interpreted John's writings.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Luthern

Smith's Writings (Hamilton Smith)

A much loved expositor of the Scriptures, Smith wrote on many different portions of the Bible, the best know is his character studies of Abraham, Elijah, Elisha, Joseph, and Ruth. His writings are terse and yet do not lack content as a consequence of their brevity. One of his effective teaching methods is short, profound comparisons and contrasts.
Theological Stance: Dispensationalism      Church Affiliation: Plymouth Brethren

Treasury of David (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

This seven volume magnum opus by Charles H. Spurgeon was first published in weekly installments over 20 years in The Sword and the Trowel, the periodical of Spurgeon's London Metropolitan Tabernacle. Sections were published as separate volumes, with the seventh released in 1885.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Utley's You Can Understand the Bible (Dr. Robert Utley)

Bob Utley is a contemporary Bible teacher who is best known for his commentary series that covers the Old and New Testaments.
Theological Stance: Calvinism      Church Affiliation: Baptist

Wallace's Commentary on the Book of Revelation (Foy E. Wallace)

Through his writing and speaking, Foy Wallace gathered a considerable following among the autonomous group of Church of Christ; his combination of the skilled use of logic combined with charisma propelled him to the forefront of at least three major controversies within the denomination.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement

Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament (E.M. Zerr)

Edward Zerr began his preaching career in 1897, at the age of 20. By the time of his death in 1959, he had preached about 8,000 sermons, from California to Connecticut, and from Washington to Arizona. But the crowning success of his efforts was the writing of his six volume commentary on the whole Bible.
Theological Stance: Arminianism      Church Affiliation: Restoration Movement