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Bible with commentaries of the Church Fathers

The Catena Bible is freely available both at the linked website and as an app for Android and iOS, and provides related patristic commentaries for each verse.
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Bible with commentaries of the Church Fathers

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture is the leading commentary series collecting the church fathers. At 29 volumes would be a big investment to buy, but most theological colleges/seminaries ...
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What is the earliest systematic New Testament commentary?

Origen's commentaries do indeed appear to be the earliest surviving line-by-line, self-contained biblical commentaries. This becomes evident when we examine his closest competitors. We'll look first ...
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Did John Wesley plagiarize Matthew Henry...?

John Wesley himself explains in the preface to his notes that he very highly regarded Matthew Henry's commentary and that much of his notes were abridgements of Henry's Work. Addressing those who ...
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Do any of the Church Fathers draw a connection between Eve and the Holy Spirit?

Perhaps not surprisingly, in light of Ephesians 5, church fathers widely connect Eve with Christ's Church. This seems to displace other interpretations, like a connection between Eve and the Holy ...
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Did Jesus write a Bible commentary?

Although Jesus didn't write about the Bible (which at that time would of course be just the Old Testament), He did teach about it. In addition to the specific quotations listed in Ruminator's answer, ...
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How to understand the paradox of 1John 5:3 and Mathew 5:29

Well, it would indeed be burdensome if it was taken in a way not intended by the words, namely, literally. Jesus uses hyperbole a lot in His teaching, so that it would be very memorable to his ...
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Did Jesus write a Bible commentary?

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. Luke 4:16 KJV. Luke records that it was Jesus' ...
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Bible with commentaries of the Church Fathers

Newbie can't comment, but Laridian has the Ancient Christian Commentary for $150 https://www.laridian.com/catalog/products/PCDACCS.asp. Buy once, use on multiple platforms. Not connected except by ...
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What lost bible commentary did St. Thomas Aquinas want more than an entire kingdom?

William of Tocco, O.P., Life of St. Thomas Aquinas (1323): The First Biography of the Angelic Doctor ch. 42, p. 150, translation of Ystoria sancti Thome de Aquino pp. 176-7: when they first saw the ...
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What is the earliest commentary on John 20:28?

Cyprian (210-258 AD) in his Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews, in Book Two under item #6, "That Christ is God" references John 20:28 along with many other Scriptures as an ...
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Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Unfaithful Wife

It would appear that the two don't relate at all. I suspect that these verses in the resource that you've linked to are as a result of a transcription error as they don't appear at all in this version ...
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Romans 6:5 and "Where's Wolfius?"

The evidence supports the conclusion that the Wolfius referred to by John Owen, Vicar of Thrussington, in his footnotes to Calvin's Commentary is Johann Christoph Wolf (1683-1739); and that the ...
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Did Jesus write a Bible commentary?

The only recorded instance of Jesus writing anything that I'm aware of is this account which has an uncertain provenance: [Jhn 8:2-11 NKJV] 2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, ...
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What is the earliest commentary on John 20:28?

This may not be the absolute earliest extant commentary, but if there were any earlier, I would think the popular Ancient Christian Commentary series would have included it. Unfortunately, the ...
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Did Jesus write a Bible commentary?

He did not have a written commentary at all. But as Jesus was a Jewish boy who grew up in Jewish culture, every young Jewish child grew up familiar with the Law and the Prophets from at least 2 years ...
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Which is the most ancient commentary on song of Solomon, that attempts to explain its narrative

Gregory of Nyssa (335-395) wrote a complete commentary on the Song of Songs, though I can't tell whether his is the oldest complete Christian commentary. It has been translated by the Hellenic ...
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Hugh of Saint-Cher's complete Bible commentary (Postillæ in totam Bibliam)?

I don't think there is any English translation of the whole thing, just quotes here and there in other works. The Latin text of his Postilla (8 vols. in folio. Venetiis:1703) can be conveniently ...
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Are Shepherd's Notes the same as a commentary?

This Shepherd's Notes: John on Amazon has does have sample pages (go to the page and click on the image of the cover that has "Look Inside" written just above it). Be sure to look at the ...
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Early Church Fathers' Commentary on Luke 10:16

Justin Martyr, in his First Apology, uses Luke 10:16 as an occasion to criticize the Jews for rejecting Jesus: Jesus the Christ, because the Jews knew not what the Father was, and what the Son, in ...
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Bible with commentaries of the Church Fathers

Joanna Manley's The Bible and the Holy Fathers probably comes closest to what you are looking for, although it only covers those Old Testament readings that fall within the Eastern Orthodox lectionary....
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Book on "What Happened to the Seven Churches of Revelation?"

A reference request for a book on: "What Happened to the Seven Churches of Revelation?" The content of the book discusses the messages to each of the churches as written in Revelation and ...
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Are Bible commentators considered scholars?

Are Bible commentators considered scholars? Only if they possess the required intellectual baggage so to speak. In other words, some biblical commentators are scholars, while others are not! Check ...
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What is a free online New Testament commentary you recommend for diving into the historical/cultural context and the Greek/manuscripts?

Rather than a commentary you might find an Introduction to the New Testament helpful such as this one which does go into the socio-historical context. More detailed commentaries are usually on a book-...
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How to understand the paradox of 1John 5:3 and Mathew 5:29

Much of the apparent contradiction/paradox appears to result from careless renderings of the Greek text for 1 Jn 5:3, particularly the verbs and prepositions. A stricter, more careful rendering would ...
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How to understand the paradox of 1John 5:3 and Mathew 5:29

Christ was always elevating the old testament law. Remember when he said if you look at another woman in lust you've already committed adultery, or that if you hate a man you've already committed ...
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How to understand the paradox of 1John 5:3 and Mathew 5:29

St. Thomas Aquinas's commentary on St. Matthew 5 says: And if thy right eye scandalize thee. Here the Lord shows how this precept [not to "look on a woman to lust after her" (Mt. 5:28)] can be ...
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What general theological framework(s) are represented in the Life Application Study Bible commentary?

Question: What general theological framework(s) are represented in the Life Application Study Bible commentary? KB: The Life Application Study Bible NIV (LASB) is the version I have used for about 16 ...
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In what specific ways does the content differ between the standard edition and the student edition of The Apologetics Study Bible?

The best bet is probably to go to amazon and click Read a Sample, then compare similar sections, such as Genesis. Apologetics Study Bible (ASB) and Apologetics Study Bible for Students (ASBS) My ...
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