Commentaries give you a verse-by-verse or chapter-by-chapter explanation of Scripture with practical topical studies throughout.
Handbooks are a basic companion to Bible reading, especially for those less familiar with the Bible. A handbook is an at-a-glance survey of every book of the Bible addressing “who, what, where, when and why.”Learn More
Commentaries provide information from experts in biblical studies who explain the context, meaning, and theological importance of Scripture. Commentaries are arranged by book of the Bible and will either be one-volume or several volumes.
There are different types of commentaries to meet your needs. Devotional commentaries focus on the spiritual significance of the text for our lives. Expository commentaries focus on explaining the text. Most expository commentaries use historical, geographical, and cultural information as well as discussions of the original languages to explain the text. Critical commentaries primarily for specialists focus on technical issues related to the Greek or Hebrew texts, their interpretation, history, and original context of Scripture.