My First Commentary ★★★★
The year was 1970 - I was a relatively new believer having come to faith through the ministry of Christian Radio and having started college. I met up with a group of Christians that were committed to Bible Study and daily devotions. I decided to follow them in the practice. I would begin my day in the reference section of our college library - where, to my right sat a commentary set known as the Interpreter's Bible Commentary. It was this very set, now on sale for use with the WordSearch Bible Software. It was a good way for me to begin - usable by a new believer, but with enough depth to take me beyond the basics. Designed for the active preacher, it provides both an exegetical survey of each passage and a suggested homiletical approach to each passage. Though the printed books has these side by side on the page, WS has published them as two separate documents - which can be linked or studied separately. The other advantage of the WS implementation is that rather than have 15 (?) separate volumes on my desk or shelf, all the volumes are at my fingertips without taking up additional room on my desk. If I remember correctly, the original volumes were published with both the KJV and the RSV, of course the WS version allows the reader to use the versions of his or her choice. Though the commentaries are a bit dated, they are not so dated as to be not be useful. Enjoy the Interpreter's Bible Commentary as you study the Word of God.