Gay Allen, I give you this reference, but perhaps it's as much as for other people.
"The Bible Knowledge Commentary - Old & New Testament "John F. Walvoord & Roy B. Zuck, ed.
"2 volumes -- written and edited by Dallas Seminary faculty; members -- verse-by-verse analysis -- NIV -- historical, grammatical, and premillennial perspectives -- discusses how books of the Bible unforld and how each part fits within the whole -- introduction, outline, commentary, bibliography, and cross-references for each book -- explains problem passages, alleged discrepancies, customs, geographical lications, and key Hebrew and Aramaic words -- maps, charts, and diagrams"
Well just from the description you can see what would be both pleasing and displeasing to you, Gay❗
It's a 2 volume set, so it takes up space and has heft to it.
It does expect the user of it to be using the NIV like the 1984 version.
I don't like the 2 vol. part of it. The books themselves are well built. You can get used versions of it for a lot less money on Amazon, and they could be in very good condition because they look like it could take some physical abuse.
I like the NIV, and the editors are Dispensational.--you won't?
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Gay M Allen wrote: Thank You James, and ladybug~! your help is awesome, I respect your wisdom as I have been reading your comments for a while now and have come to the conclusion that they are accurate and you speak truth, may God bless you.
Amen to your reply LB!
Psalm 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
May God bless you Gay.
So glad to hear the wonderful news about your Son MS.
Amen sister MS. Please allow me to add to your list of faithful preachers, Gary Shepard, Bill Parker, Tim James. Bill parker has a website as well, reign of grace ministries. Many of these men preach live on facebook, Scott Price also uploads his sermons on youtube. The others may do so as well, I am not sure on that though. Yes, they are all on fb as well. I have spoken privately with some of them and been greatly encouraged.
@Gay M Allen- greetings Gay. wonderful to see that the Lord has moved you to seek for Him. I would caution you as to many of the preachers and commenters on Sermon Audio. Many teach or hold to a conditional works based ‘gospel’ which is no Gospel at all and is condemned by the apostle Paul as per Galatians 1:8. I would suggest three Sovereign Grace Gospel preachers who messages can be found here on SA or if you use Facebook they are on there too. Scott Price, James Guyo, and James H. Tippins. All three encourage folk to message, text, or e-mail for more clarification or in-depth study of the Scripture. May the Lord be pleased to guide you in your seeking of Him. God Bless.
Thank You James, and ladybug~! your help is awesome, I respect your wisdom as I have been reading your comments for a while now and have come to the conclusion that they are accurate and you speak truth, may God bless you.
Gay M Allen wrote: Thank You All, BLB is great I forgot all about it too, what is your opinion of e-sword.net ?
I can't speak on the esword site as I haven't used it.
In my thoughts, The bottom line is that commentaries are written by men wheras Scripture is written by God. Scripture has its own commentary given through the cross references of the prophets cited by the NT authors. That's why there can really be no such thing as a New Testament church as the NT is citing prophets and explaining what they said in detail.
Acts 15:16 cites Amos 9:11. That creates an objective context that's there for us to explore, learn, and ask questions. Like;
What sword? How did God raise the tabernacle of David again? What happened to the first?
Does modern worship consist of such dialogue?
None I'm aware of yet Jer 9:24 says God delights in us knowing and understanding Him and He promised to give us a heart so that we could (Ezek. 36:26)
There are plenty of these tethered texts in which to do the same such as these: Acts 2:17 / Joel 2:28 Isa. 49:6/ Acts 13:46-47
Anyway, I hope this can be of help to you or anyone else for that matter.
ladybug wrote: Yes James, blb is an excellent source for study. I use bible hub too, but prefer blb. Concerning Isaiah, spot on. God teaches His sheep His truth. Hope your day is filled with Christ, a deeper desire to know Him, and to proclaim Him to a world that is getting darker by the hour...
Thank you for those well wishes. May God continue to bless you!
Yes James, blb is an excellent source for study. I use bible hub too, but prefer blb. Concerning Isaiah, spot on. God teaches His sheep His truth. Hope your day is filled with Christ, a deeper desire to know Him, and to proclaim Him to a world that is getting darker by the hour...
Ladybug wrote: Excellent advice James interlinear bibles are helpful in the studying of His word as well. Keeping chapters and verses in context and cross referencing is a must. Sometimes it's helpful to look at parallel translations as we study. In the end, the Spirit teaches and guides the sheep all truth.
Great advice as well LB! I use the www.blb.org to do what you mentioned, although there are others.
Your last sentence reminded me of His promise to teach those who are His.
Isaiah 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Excellent advice James interlinear bibles are helpful in the studying of His word as well. Keeping chapters and verses in context and cross referencing is a must. Sometimes it's helpful to look at parallel translations as we study. In the end, the Spirit teaches and guides the sheep all truth.
Gay Allen, Study notes in any bible will flow in conjunction with the authors understanding. So my opinion would be to use the ones He ordained to provide study notes to us to begin with. Namely, The prophets.
I have the Holman version of KJV study bible now and wonder if it is any good? Someone wrote in the amazon comments about it that the study notes argue with scripture rather than explain them, I feel conflicted using it. anyone have an opinion of this?
Neil wrote: Jim is playing the troll here, trying to start a fight over the KJV which was mentioned neither by the article nor the 1st poster. Prov. 6:16,19: "The Lord hates ... he that soweth discord among brethren." [KJV, not needing Google Translate]
Spot on. Thanks
Psalm 120 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue
Sharp arrows of the mighty, ... .... I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
LifeWay has also noted that the Bible most Americans reach for is ... the authorized version of the Bible. Yes, the NIV is the most sold, but apparently the most reached for is the KJV. It’s not a sect, it’s just what people have around at the home. I’ve always looked at the KJV as a translation and everything else a paraphrase.