New Testament Commentary

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Section 1

Notes on the Gospels
(based on work by C.M. Luxmoore)

• Organized thematically with emphasis on establishing sequencing of events and key messages.

Section 2
Notes on the Acts
Currently being compiled

Section 3
Notes on the Epistles
(based on Notes authored by J. Miller)

• Verse by verse commentary, with brief introductions to the letters. The English Revised Version was used by the authors and is frequently quoted throughout.

Compiler’s notes:
1. All references have been conformed to a common format provided below. Therefore, comments on any particular passage can be found by searching for the respective reference.
2. Readers will appreciate that these notes were originally published in the twentieth century, some as early as 1927. Views expressed by the authors sometimes reflect the thinking of the day, and world conditions prevailing at the time of writing. Principles taught are enduring, although some of the commentary will inevitably be dated, and to a 2023 reader even perhaps a little offensive at times, when views are expressed about doctrinal error in different branches of so-called “Christianity” at the time of the original statements.
3. Page numbering from original hard copy has been retained.

Note: Shortened names usually end with a period; un-abbreviated names do not.

Book: Abbreviations:
Genesis Gen.
Exodus Ex.
Leviticus Lev.
Numbers Num.
Deuteronomy Deut.
Joshua Josh.
Judges Jdgs.
Ruth Ruth
I Samuel 1 Sam.
II Samuel 2 Sam.
I Kings 1 Kgs.
II Kings 2 Kgs.
I Chronicles 1 Chron.
II Chronicles 2 Chron.
Ezra Ezra
Nehemiah Neh.
Esther Est.
Job Job
Psalms Ps.
Proverbs Prov.
Ecclesiastes Eccles.
Song of Songs Songs
Isaiah Isa.
Jeremiah Jer.
Lamentations Lam.
Ezekiel Ezek.
Daniel Dan.
Hosea Hos.
Joel Joel
Amos Amos
Obadiah Obad.
Jonah Jon.
Micah Mic.
Nahum Nah.
Habakkuk Hab.
Zephaniah Zeph.
Haggai Hag.
Zechariah Zech.
Malachi Mal.
Matthew Matt.
Mark Mk.
Luke Lk.
John Jn
Acts Acts
Romans Rom.
I Corinthians 1 Cor.
II Corinthians 2 Cor.
Galatians Gal.
Ephesians Eph.
Philippians Phil.
Colossians Col.
I Thessalonians 1 Thess.
II Thessalonians 2 Thess.
I Timothy 1 Tim.
II Timothy 2 Tim.
Titus Tit.
Philemon Philn.
Hebrews Heb.
James Jas.
I Peter 1 Pet.
II Peter 2 Pet.
I John 1 Jn
II John 2 Jn
III John 3 Jn
Jude Jude
Revelation Rev.

For additional commentary on passages in New Testament books, you can check the Churches of God website to see what was written about them in Bible Studies magazine .  Here is a list of the books and the annual volume in which they were covered:

“The Gospel According to Matthew” 1946
“Matthew [Part 1)” 1996
“Matthew (Part 2)” 1997
“Matthew (Part 3)” 1998
“Mark” 1989
“The Gospel Narrative of Mark” 1925
“The Gospel According to Luke” 1961
“The Gospel of Luke 1-12” 2016
“The Gospel of Luke 13-24” 2018
“John [Part 1)” 2006
“John [Part 2)” 2008
“The Gospel According to John” 1955
“The Gospel According to John – Chapters 1 to 11” 1967
“The Gospel According to John – Chapters 12 to 21” 1968
“The Gospel According to John” 1928
“The Acts of the Apostles” 1931
“New Beginnings in the New Dispensation (Acts 1-11)” 1970
“Romans (Part 1)” 1986
“Romans (Part 2)” 1987
“The Letter to the Romans” 1927
“Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians” 1948
“1 Corinthians” 1991
“2 Corinthians” 1992
“Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians” 1950
“The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians” 1953
“Galatians” 2004
“Ephesians” 1984
“Philippians” 1933
“Philippians” 2002
“Colossians” 1982
“The Epistles to the Thessalonians” 1979
“The Pastoral Epistles” 1942
“1 Timothy” 2010
“Titus and Letters of Peter” 2012
“The Epistle to the Hebrews” 1926
“The Epistle to the Hebrews” 1957
“The Epistles of James, John and Jude” 1976
“The Letters of James and John” 2014
“The Epistles of Peter and Jude” 1951
“The Epistles by John” 1938
“Revelation 1-11:” 1972, 2020; 12-22: 2022
“Studies in Revelation” 1974

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