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The MacArthur Bible Commentary treats every passage of the OT and NT phrase by phrase, with hundreds of word studies as sidebars throughout.
Hardcover, 2040 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Nelson Reference & Electronic Publishing
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David Dittmer
I respect Dr. MacArthur a great deal and agree with him on a great deal; however, he has a way of making it seem as though what he believes is what the church has always believed and is absolutely what the Bible teaches, even if that is not the case.
Brent McCulley
One volume; infinite wisdom - The MacArthur Bible Commentary is a priceless book of prolific commentary, verse-by-verse, of MacArthur's expository genius. I cannot be more thankful to John MacArthur, and his deep love for the Scriptures, in his writing of this gemstone. I was thankful and blessed enough to have this gifted to me, almost brand new, from an old roommate who was not using it at the time.

This came at a time that I was just beginning to question the many heretical theological influe
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John MacArthur's commentary broadens my understanding of scripture and adds instructive historical perspective. At the same time, it helps me to focus on a passage's core spiritual truths and its applications to my life.

I love John MacArthur's sermons (I listen online), and am now thrilled to find this treasure-trove of exposition.

I have both the 2006 NASB "MacArthur Study Bible" and the 2005 "The MacArthur Bible Commentary." I've compared the two
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Do you want to update to a new Bible that has study notes and commentary included but don't want to let go of your notes and marks from the years past? An easy solution is to buy a single volume Bible commentary.

Regardless of the Bible you have - unless you have the MacArthur study Bible! - this whole Bible commentary is a valuable addition to your study as you dig into the Word of God. While thick and heavy physically, this book is thorough and easy to use and understand. MacArthur's
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There are differences in style between Revelation and John's other writings, but they are insignificant and do not preclude one man from writing both. In fact, there are some striking parallels between Revelation and John's other works. Only John's Gospel and Revelation refer to Jesus Christ as the WORD ( 19:13 ; John 1:1 ). Revelation ( 1:7 ) and John's Gospel (19:37 ) translate Zechariah 12:10 differently from the Septuagint, but in agreement with each other. Only Revelation and the Gospel of ...more
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Definitely a great commentary to augement your Bible study time. A very daunting task to read it when doing a one-year Bible reading plan. I've been thinking of reading it again though (maybe an updated version since I think it has been updated since 2005).
Btw, I love how he divides Genesis in his outline based on the toledoth phrases which indicate that Moses most like compiled accounts of the events in Genesis from each of the sources named in each toledoth statement.
An invaluable Bible study resource. I don't agree with all of MacArthur's theology but I deeply appreciate his succinct insight. The cross references alone make this commentary worthwhile - allowing scripture to explain scripture.

This is an excellent way to gain a cursory understanding of the Bible as a whole.
Jared Daugherty
This is a must have for those who want to study the Bible and theology. Never should commentaries shape what we believe, but help correct what errors we may bring to the discussion by reading other thoughts from men of God.
Amanda Himes
I have not read this commentary cover to cover (surprise!), but every time I consult it during my summer inductive Bible studies, I come away better informed about the Scriptures.
Evangelist Michael
A very good commentary for a personal study of the Bible. Highly recommend!!
Excellent commentary.
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John F. MacArthur, Jr. is a United States Reformed evangelical writer and minister, noted for his radio program entitled Grace to You and as the editor of the Gold Medallion Book Award winning MacArthur Study Bible. MacArthur is a fifth-generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker and has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969, and as ...more
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