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  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Esther

    from Keith Mathison Sep 06, 2008 Category: Articles

    In the Hebrew Bible, the book of Esther is found in the third section of the canon, the Writings.  It is the last of the five "scrolls" (Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, and Esther), and is read at the Feast of Purim. It is a deeply profound and moving narrative of historical events that displayed the providence of God. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on this book of Scripture. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

    from Keith Mathison Sep 01, 2008 Category: Articles

    With the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, the continuous historical narrative of the Old Testament comes to a close. These two books were originally a single work, and most commentaries treat them together. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on Ezra/Nehemiah. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of 1 & 2 Chronicles

    from Keith Mathison Aug 24, 2008 Category: Articles

    If you randomly select 100 Christians and ask them to name their five favorite books of the Bible, it is unlikely that the books of 1 & 2 Chronicles will be found on many lists. These books are largely neglected by Christians today. These theologically rich books contain principles that remain as relevant for the people of God today as they were for the people of God then. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on 1 & 2 Chronicles. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Romans

    from Keith Mathison Aug 19, 2008 Category: Articles

    The sheer number of commentaries on Romans makes it somewhat difficult to choose a "Top 5." Our own Dr. Sproul has himself written an outstanding introductory level commentary on Romans. I recommend this volume to anyone who is not familiar with the great themes of Paul's epistle. In addition to this volume, the following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of Romans. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of 1 & 2 Kings

    from Keith Mathison Aug 15, 2008 Category: Articles

    The books of 1 and 2 Kings recount events that cover a period of just over four hundred years, from the death of David to the release of Jehoiachin from prison in Babylon. The books of 1 and 2 Kings describes a movement towards the eventual loss of the land and exile. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the books of 1 & 2 Kings. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Books of 1 & 2 Samuel

    from Keith Mathison Aug 10, 2008 Category: Articles

    The books of Samuel deal in the broadest sense with the establishment of the monarchy in Israel in fulfillment of promises found within the Pentateuch. Within this larger context, these books focus primarily on the stories of three important individuals in the history of Israel: Samuel, Saul, and David. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the books of Samuel. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Acts

    from Keith Mathison Aug 03, 2008 Category: Articles

    The book of Acts is Luke's sequel to his Gospel. It traces the first decades in the history of the church after the resurrection of Christ, focusing in particular on the work of Peter and Paul. There are a number of good commentaries on the book of Acts. The following are the five that I have found to be the most helpful. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Ruth

    from Keith Mathison Jul 27, 2008 Category: Articles

    The Book of Ruth tells a wonderful story of God's behind-the-scenes providence in the life of a woman whose descendants would include King David and ultimately the King of kings Himself. The following are the five commentaries on Ruth that I have found the most helpful. Keep Reading
  • Teaching Series for the Growing Christian

    from Keith Mathison Jul 24, 2008 Category: Articles

    God desires for us to not only understand His holy character, but to grow in holiness ourselves. We should be in a state of desiring to understand the process of sanctification and learn how the Word of God applies to topics such as spiritual growth, the Christian family, prayer, and worship. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Judges

    from Keith Mathison Jul 20, 2008 Category: Articles

    The Jews referred to the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings as the "former prophets." These books demonstrate the outworking in history of God's faithfulness to His plan of redemption, to His covenant promises and warnings. The following are the five commentaries on Judges that I have found the most helpful. Keep Reading

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