This is a work-in-progress, and a continuation of a complete Old Testament chapter-by-chapter Bible study begun here at Christians Unite (no formal affiliation). All Bible text is from the King James version, in which most words which are supplied by the translators are in italics (most other translations do not do this), though I have chosen to have them placed in brackets. The (free) software source for the Bible text is TheWord, which supplies cross references with the text, seen in blue small fonts (i.e. Mark 8:38; Luke 9:26; Luke 12:8; 2Tim 2:12). Also, texts taken or paraphrased from the Old Testament are in bold. In addition, in addition to a few more cross references, beginning with Romans I often am adding red Scripture references within the Bible text in certain places where Paul's teaching, by the Spirit of Christ, more particularly relates to the gospels, in principal and or in precept. (ie. Lk. 24:27,44; Acts 17:2; 28:23) Most of the commentary (see note below) is provided through the free E-sword Bible program. Thanks be to God for all, but above all for the Scriptures themselves.
In addition, each page incorporates the RefTagger scrip, which provides pop-up (“tool tip”) viewing of Bible verses when you place your mouse over a Bible reference, although as yet it does not recognize some abbreviations for books. The Google translate bar is also provided (not working as of 12-8-10). These scripts may add to a slight delay in fully loading larger pages, and the Internet Explorer browser may show a warning about scripts, but these should be allowed for better capabilities, while I recommend using the Firefox browser with its extensions for fuller functionality.
For a worthy summary of the gospels and Acts see here:
For an overview of the intertestamental period from International Standard Bible Encyclopedia see here
For a Harmony of the Gospels click here.
For information on the Bible's manuscript evidence click here.
For a list of all 66 books of the Bible, categorized for memorization, as well as a list of the extra apocryphal books of which Roman Catholicism came to officially accept in 1546, and on why Protestants came to reject them, see here.
For some Charts and more resources, see here.
Thank God for such, however, note that my inclusion of both commentaries and links to sites does not imply that i may agree with everything each may state or offer, though as regards faith, they should be overall doctrinally sound, and in particular, with the aspect to which the link references being viable.
The main commentator is Matthew Henry, with Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary (MHCC) preceding his more lengthy exposition. I myself have only read the Biblical text, and little of the commentaries, but Henry is certainly sound, though i rarely may comment on some aspects wherein I respectfully disagree. My own (few) comments are in red text.
Henry began this expository work in November 1704 while recovering from a serious illness, and in the space of ten years had completed his commentary up to the end of the book of Acts. Matthew Henry then died of an apparent stroke while on a preaching tour of Cheshire in June 1714, after becoming increasingly ill, and being afflicted with diabetes and many attacks of kidney stones. After Henry passed on, the rest of the New Testament was prepared by thirteen nonconformist preachers. George Burder and John Hughes edited the complete edition of 1811, 4 to 6 volumes, which provides more material from Henry's manuscripts. In addition, Adam Clarke is often used for his concise chapter summations, though he is sometimes too much of a “critical” scholar regarding texts. Other commentators with their abbreviations which may be used here include,
Barnes – Albert Barnes (1798-1870); Notes on the Bible
Gill – Dr. John Gill (1690-1771); Exposition of the Entire Bible
JFB – Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown; Commentary on the Old and New Testaments
K+D – Johann (C.F.) Keil (1807-1888) & Franz Delitzsch (1813-1890); Commentary on the Old Testament
PNT – People's New Testament by B. W. Johnson (1891)
RWP – Robertson's Word Pictures (New Testament) by Archibald Thomas Robertson;
Scofield – Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition) by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield (1843-1921)
TSK – Treasury of Scripture Knowledge by Canne, Browne, Blayney, Scott, and others, circa 1880, with introduction by R. A. Torrey.
VWS – Vincent's Word Studies (New Testament) by Marvin R. Vincent, D.D.
Wesley – John Wesley (1703-1791) Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible
Apologetic notes: “Apologetics” comes from the Greek word “apologia,” used in 1Pt. 3:15, and refers to giving an answer/explanation for the faith, not an apology as in expressing contrition. This field includes responding to adversaries of the Bible, such as often alleged that that different accounts in the gospels contradict each other. However, what is shown is that these are complementary, not contradictory. There are relatively very few texts in the almost 800,000 words in the whole of the Bible, and which is a uniquely comprehensive revelation, which truly present difficulties in this area, while most alleged discrepancies are reasonably explained. However, such are continually alleged by the unlearned, and or by committed souls who seem to be driven to reject the authority of God. (cf. Rm. 8:7; 2Thes. 3:2) Glenn Miller of christian-thinktank.com, an apologetic resource, responses to such in stating,
For some reason, these arguments don't ever seem to be satisfied. If we have N witnesses to an event, they want "N+1"...And if EVERY SINGLE WRITER talks about the event in EXACT detail, they are accused of "collusion" and "conspiracy". And if EVERY SINGLE WRITER talks about the event, but uses different vocab, style, levels of precision, of selection of details, THEN the antagonists complain about 'contradictions' and 'disagreements'! What's a mother to do?!!!!
Here is one resource on this issue. See a harmony of the resurrection accounts here:
In addition, Google Custom Search is provided below for searching quality selected sites. However, note that inclusion of such sites does not necessarily mean I agree with everything a site may include. Prayerfully search the Bible with a heart to know and obey what God teaches, according to sound exegesis.