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layman12Don’t be misled by the title of the Layman’s Bible Commentary, our latest release for your digital library. I might have titled this The Bible Commentary for Everyone. Even if you are a preacher, teacher or student using advanced Bible study tools, you are going to be surprised by how helpful the Layman’s Bible Commentary will be in aiding your study of God’s Word. This 12-volume commentary on the entire Bible is easily worth the regular price of $99.95, but, for a limited time, it’s a steal at just $39.95Click here to learn more or download this package now. Or, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8023.

An Easy-To-Read, Straightforward Commentary That Will Surprise You

The Layman’s Bible Commentary was authored by 8 evangelical theologians and Bible scholars who desired to bring understanding and clarity to every passage of the Bible. This commentary does not dwell on linguistic details, or shy away from giving clear explanations of how difficult words have been translated. As I read through each of these volumes, I was impressed by the crisp research and new nuggets of truth revealed, truth I want to share with others.

An Elegant Way to Dispense Knowledge and Understanding

This morning, I was studying the story of Noah in Genesis 6. Immediately, I learned something new as the commentary section opened with this statement:

Genesis 6 begins by naming two groups: the sons of God and the daughters of men. Many view this as a way of describing the descendants of Cain and the descendants of Seth (4:1-25). The assumption, then, is that the descendants of Seth are God-following people, while the descendants of Cain are not. If this is the case, then the events described in verses 1-2 represent a mingling of the godly with the ungodly, and thus a watering down of righteousness on the earth.

Demystifying Each Book

Throughout each commentary, you’ll find highlighted sections: Demystifying Genesis, Demystifying Exodus, etc. Here’s a sample I found in my study of Noah:

Demystifying Genesis
How could Noah’s ark potentially hold over a billion species of animals (6:19-21)? Keep in mind that the modern concept of species is not the same as a “kind” in the Bible. There were probably only several hundred different kinds of land animals that would have to be taken into the ark. The sea animals stayed in the sea, and many species could have survived in egg form. Also, Noah could have taken younger varieties of some larger animals. And finally, the ark was a huge structure—the size of a modern ocean liner three stories high.

Critical Observations

You’ll also find that the Layman’s Bible Commentary often pauses to offer sections called Critical Observations. Here’s a sample from the Noah story:

God attaches significance to the rainbow as a sign of His covenant, though there may have been rainbows before this pronouncement. The Hebrew word for rainbow is also the word for a battle bow. The point seems to be that the bow is now put away, hung in place by the clouds, suggesting that the storm is over. As a result, whenever clouds appear over the earth and a rainbow appears, God will remember His covenant, while the rainbow reminds His people of the same thing.

Take It Home

Each chapter concludes with an exhortation called Take It Home. This is a practical way of applying what has been learned in the commentary. Here’s a sample:

Noah’s story reminds us that it is possible to be right with God, even when surrounded by wickedness. We can stand as Noah did, righteous and blameless among our contemporaries. It just requires that we listen to God’s voice and do what He says.

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