Understand what Scripture says AND how to live it today

The Story of God Bible Commentary  (SGBC) provides pastors, Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, and committed Bible students with a clear and compelling exposition of Scripture, setting each passage in context of the Bible’s narrative arc.


The authors of this series study and probe the Bible as God’s story, to discern and then articulate how we can live the Bible’s story faithfully and creatively in the culture today.


If we are to discover the contemporary meaning of the Bible, we must engage with it in several ways: reading, studying, questioning, and wrestling with the text. The Story of God Bible Commentary  will assist you in these tasks.


This series offers vital tools for you to understand the original context of biblical passages; to carry insights from the biblical world and ancient Near Eastern literature straight into your context today; and finally, to empower you to discern and communicate biblical insight to your small group or congregation.


Each commentary is broken into three sections:


1. Listen to the Story  presents the Bible passage in the New International Version (NIV).


2. Interpret the Story  examines the passage for its essential message and meaning.


3. Live the Story  explores how we can live this text in the world today. It offers insightful reflections, illustrations, and practical suggestions for daily Christian life and practice.


You’ll experience the uniqueness of The Story of God Bible Commentary  as it helps you read the Bible in light of Christ’s incarnation, encounter theology of the great traditions of the church, and engage with faithful and insightful voices of the global church.


See how story is woven throughout this commentary series in Lynn H. Cohick’s free eBook from SGBC: Philippians.


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This Bible commentary series offers great diversity among its international team of scholars, which includes many women authors, making it perhaps the most diverse commentary series in evangelical history.

Leading biblical scholars Tremper Longman III and Scot McKnight serve as general editors for The Story of God Bible Commentary   series. Together, they have sought authors for the 43 volumes who are exceptional scholars, faithful Christians, committed evangelicals, and theologically diverse. This collection of writers represents the changing face of both American and world evangelicalism.


General Editor —Tremper Longman III

Associate Editors —George Athas, Mark J. Boda, Myrto Theocharous

Genesis —Tremper Longman III

Exodus —Christopher J. H. Wright

Leviticus —Jerry E. Shepherd

Numbers —Jay A. Sklar

Deuteronomy —Myrto Theocharous

Joshua —Lissa M. Wray Beal

Judges —Athena E. Gorospe

Ruth/Esther —Marion Taylor

1-2 Samuel —Paul S. Evans

1-2 Kings —David T. Lamb

1-2 Chronicles —Carol M. Kaminski

Ezra/Nehemiah —Douglas J. Green

Job —Martin A. Shields

Psalms —Elizabeth R. Hayes

Proverbs —Ryan P. O’Dowd

Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs — George Athas

Isaiah —Mark J. Boda

Jeremiah/Lamentations —Andrew G. Shead

Ezekiel —D. Nathan Phinney

Daniel —Wendy L. Widder

Minor Prophets I —Beth M. Stovell

Minor Prophets II –Beth M. Stovell


General Editor —Scot McKnight

Associate Editors —Michael F. Bird, Lynn H. Cohick, Joel Willitts

Matthew —Rodney Reeves

Mark —Timothy G. Gombis

Luke —Kindalee Pfremmer DeLong

John —Nicholas Perrin

Acts —Dean Pinter

Romans —Michael F. Bird

1 Corinthians —Justin K. Hardin

2 Corinthians —Judith A. Diehl

Galatians —Nijay K. Gupta

Ephesians —Mark D. Roberts

Philippians —Lynn H. Cohick

Colossians/Philemon —Todd Wilson

1, 2 Thessalonians —John Byron

1, 2 Timothy, Titus —Marius Nel

Hebrews –Radu Gheorghita

James —Mariam J. Kamell

1 Peter —Dennis Edwards

2 Peter, Jude —C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell

1-3 John —Constantine R. Campbell

Revelation —Jonathan A. Moo

Sermon on the Mount —Scot McKnight