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  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Joel

    from Keith Mathison Jan 31, 2009 Category: Articles

    While most of the other prophets can be dated with some degree of accuracy, it is notoriously difficult to date the book of Joel. Suggestions have been offered ranging from the ninth century to the second century B.C. There are a number of good commentaries on Joel, and the following are five of the most helpful.    Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Philippians

    from Keith Mathison Jan 24, 2009 Category: Articles

    The epistle to the Philippians is the last of the four "prison epistles" of Paul. This letter was not written for one single purpose. Paul had a number of reasons for writing. Most of all, however, he wrote to them because he had a deep care and affection for them. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the epistle to the Philippians. Keep Reading
  • So What Makes the Reformation Study Bible Different?

    from Keith Mathison Jan 22, 2009 Category: Ligonier Resources

    Anyone who steps into a Christian bookstore or opens a Christian book catalog is immediately struck by the large number of Study Bibles available. There are specialty Study Bibles, such as The Literary Study Bible, the Apologetics Study Bible, and the Archaeological Study Bible. There are Study Bibles geared to application (Life Application Study Bible) and Study Bibles geared to word-study (The Thompson Chain-Reference Study Bible). There are also Study Bibles prepared by well-known pastors and teachers (The MacArthur Study Bible). Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Hosea

    from Keith Mathison Jan 17, 2009 Category: Articles

    Hosea's prophetic ministry to the northern kingdom of Israel likely began soon after the ministry of the prophet Amos (ca. 752-750). Although little is known about the prophet himself outside of what can be learned from the book that bears his name, his basic message of judgment and hope is clear. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of Hosea. Keep Reading
  • Ten Significant Christian Publications - 2008

    from Keith Mathison Jan 15, 2009 Category: Articles

    The year 2008 witnessed the publication of a large number of Christian books. Deciding which to include in this list was no simple matter. I've included titles that I believe will have a lasting influence for one reason or another. I have not listed these publications in any particular order. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Daniel

    from Keith Mathison Jan 10, 2009 Category: Articles

    Like Ezekiel, the book of Daniel contains a number of enigmatic prophecies. And like Ezekiel, the difficult nature of these prophecies has resulted in a wide variety of conflicting interpretations. The lack of consensus presents a challenge for the reader, but it is not necessarily an insurmountable one. An examination of the best commentaries can be helpful in sorting through the issues. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of Daniel. Keep Reading
  • Christ and Culture

    from Keith Mathison Jan 09, 2009 Category: Articles

    In the first centuries following the death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah and the inauguration of the new covenant under which the people of God became a trans-national people crossing all borders, the church had few choices in the matter of her relationship to the surrounding culture. The options were limited due to persecution. As the church gained in numbers and influence, however, the situation began to change. With the (at least nominal) conversion of the Roman Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan (AD 313), the questions became acute. Now Christianity was tolerated. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Ezekiel

    from Keith Mathison Dec 20, 2008 Category: Articles

    Like Jeremiah, Ezekiel ministered in the years immediately preceding and immediately following the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. His book contains some of the most difficult and disputed prophecies in the Old Testament. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on this prophetic book.   Keep Reading
  • Pop Goes the Evangelical

    from Keith Mathison Dec 18, 2008 Category: Articles

    What do commercialism, the problem of evil, Chick tracts, American Idol, and Francis Beckwith's recent conversion to Roman Catholicism have in common? Anyone? If you couldn't come up with an answer, not to worry. One would be hard-pressed to find an overarching conceptual category that would encompass all of these topics, not to mention creeds and confessions, anti-aging products, and the Psalms, but they all have one thing in common. At one point or another, they have all been the subject of Carl Trueman's wide ranging interests, and they are all discussed in his most recent book, Minority Report. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Ephesians

    from Keith Mathison Dec 13, 2008 Category: Articles

    Ephesians is a profound book, and our own Dr. Sproul has himself written a very helpful introductory level commentary on it titled The Purpose of God. I recommend this volume to anyone who is not familiar with the basic themes of this epistle. In addition to Dr. Sproul's work, the following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of Ephesians. Keep Reading

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