Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Commentary
Pages 1920 pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
n.b. now abridged as the Nelson "Compact Bible Commentary" A comprehensive verse-by-verse commentary for lay Bible students, fully highlighted by articles, maps, charts, and illustrations-all in one volume.
- Clear and Comprehensive: Annotations by leading evangelical scholars don't dodge tough issues; alternative views are presented fairly, but commentators make their positions clear.
- Attractively Designed: Graphics appeal to the sound-bite generation and others who aren't traditional commentary readers.
- Interesting and Revealing: Hundreds of feature articles that provide additional information or new perspectives on a topic related to Bible background.
- Visually Appealing: Maps, drawings, and photos illuminate the commentary and visualize important information.
While I tend to read multivolume commentaries these days, I used this for a long time in my early Christian days. I found it's layout to be clear and readable. I also found it tackled tough issues when many single volume commentaries remain silent. I think it's a great commentary if you can only carry one with you and you need the whole bible.