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Topic Guide - Bible Commentaries Online

Commentary Sets

This guide contains a list of many biblical commentaries available in the public domain.  This guide links to resources primarily located in the following collections;, Hathi Digital Trust, and Google Books.  Please note that some sets are not fully available online but we have listed and linked those portions that are accessible.  

A special thank you to Bryan College Library for assembling this collection of materials.  


Hovey, Alvah, et al. An American Commentary on the New Testament. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1884.


American Baptist Publication Society. An American Commentary on the Old Testament. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1908.


Poole, Matthew. Annotations Upon the Holy Bible: Wherein the Sacred Text Is Inserted, and Various Readings Annexed, Together with the Parallel Scriptures. New York: R. Carter and Bros, 1853.



Exell, Joseph S. The Biblical Illustrator: Or, Anecdotes, Similes, Emblems, Illustrations, Expository, Scientific, Geographical, Historical, and Homiletic, Gathered from a Wide Range of Home and Foreign Literature, on the Verses of the Bible. New York: Anson D.F. Randolph & Co, 1880.


The Bible for Home and School. New York: Macmillan, n.d.


Gray, James Comper. The Biblical Museum: A Collection of Notes, Explanatory, Homiletic, and Illustrative, on the Holy Scriptures, Especially Designed for the Use of Ministers, Bible Students, and Sunday-School Teachers. London: Elliot Stock, 1876.



Perowne, J. J. Stewart, A. F. Kirkpatrick, F. H. Chase, R. St. John Parry, and Alexander Nairne. The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Cambridge: University Press, 1895.


Cambridge Greek Testament. Cambridge [England]: [Cambridge] University Press, n.d.


Adeney, Walter Frederic. The Century/New-Century Bible. New York: H. Frowde; Oxford University Press, 1904.


Jamieson, Robert, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown. A Commentary Critical, Practical and Explanatory, on the Old and New Testaments. New York: F.H. Revell, 1880.


Weiss, Bernhard, George H. Schodde, and Epiphanius Wilson. A Commentary on the New Testament. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1906.


Patrick, Simon, and John Rogers Pitman. A Critical Commentary and Paraphrase on the Old and New Testament and the Apocrypha. London: Priestley, 1822.


Patrick, Simon. A Critical Commentary and Paraphrase on the Old and New Testament and the Apocrypha. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1846.


Henry, Matthew, George Bruder, Joseph Hughes, and Samuel Palmer. An Exposition of the Old and New Testaments. Philadelphia: Barrington & Haswell, 1828.

Nicoll, W. Robertson, and S. G. Ayres. The Expositor’s Bible. New York: A.C. Armstrong, 1903.

Ryle, J. C. Expository Thoughts on the Gospels. For Family and Private Use : with the Text Complete. New York: Robert Carter, 1857


Mackintosh, Charles Henry. Genesis to Deuteronomy: Notes on the Pentateuch. New York: Loiseaux, n.d.


Alford, Henry. The Greek Testament: with a critically revised text: a digest of various readings: marginal references to verbal and idiomatic usage: prolegomena: and a critical and exegetical commentary. London: Longmans, Green, 1898.



Clarke, Adam. Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testament: (Authorized Translation) Including the Marginal Readings and Parallel Texts, with a Commentary and Critical Notes. London: Ward, Lock & Co, 1846


Scott, Thomas. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorized Version ; with Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations, and Copious Marginal References. London: James Nisbet and Co, 1866.


Simeon, Charles. Horae Homileticae, or, Discourses (in the Form of Skeletons) Upon the Whole Scriptures. London: Printed by Richard Watts, and sold by Cadell and Davies, 1819. (Expository Outlines on the Whole Bible)



Indian Church Commentaries.  London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, n.d.


Driver, Samuel Rolles, Alfred Plummer, and Charles Augustus Briggs. The International Critical Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, n.d.



Macmillan/Murray Commentaries



Schaff, Philip. A Popular Commentary on the New Testament: By English and American Scholars of Various Evangelical Denominations. Edinburgh [Scotland]: T & T. Clark, 1879.


The Preacher's Complete Homiletic Commentary on the Old Testament: With Critical and Explanatory Notes, Indexes, Etc. 39 vols.New York: Funk & Wagnalls, nd..


Spence-Jones, H. D. M. The Pulpit Commentary. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Co, 1890.



Haupt, Paul, ed. The Sacred Books of the Old Testament; A Critical Edition of the Hebrew Text Printed in Colors (The Polychrome Bible). Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1893.