• One of the most authoritative, easily understood, and denominationally universal Bible commentaries of all time.
Albert Barnes (1798-1870) pastored the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. He was deeply involved in the social and moral issues of his day — slavery, drinking, dancing, and so on. Barnes's commentaries were more notable because they comment on every verse of the Bible, not because of his biblical scholarship, per se. These are the comments of a pastor on the passages on which he was preaching. One of the best-selling commentary sets of its time — for preachers and laypeople! Albert Barnes, with the help of James Murphy, wrote conservative verse-by-verse commentary of the KJV text. This work is dependable and profitable for personal Bible study, sermon preparation, and teaching.