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Bible commentaries are often huge and daunting—but they don’t have to be. The Layman’s New Testament Bible Commentary from Barbour Books addresses key passages of Matthew through Revelation, and the Layman’s Old Testament Bible Commentary addresses key passages of Genesis through Malachi. With thousands of notes, covering the Gospels, History, Epistles, Prophecy, and the breadth of the Old Testament from the Pentateuch to the Minor Prophets, this commentary is concise and easy to understand—perfect for the non-scholar.
Introductions to each of the of the New Testament's 27 books and the Old Testament's 39 books provide additional background and insight. Ideal for personal Bible study or for Sunday school or small group preparation, The Layman’s Bible Commentary set is usable with any Bible translation.
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Mark L. Strauss (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is University Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego, where he has served since 1993. He is the author of the Mark volumes in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary Series and Expositors Bible Commentary. Additionally, he authored the Luke volume in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary. He is also author of various books including Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee; How to Read the Bible in Changing Times; and Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels. He served as the New Testament Editor of the Teach the Text Commentary Series. He serves as Vice-Chair on the Committee for Bible Translation for the New International Version and as an associate editor for the NIV Study Bible.
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